Delmar Kitchen and Bar is open in Greektown

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

The Delmar Kitchen and Bar is now open in Greektown after a sputtered start earlier this year. 

The historic building at Monroe and Beaubien debuted a rooftop club called Delmar over the summer with DJs, bottle service and a bird's-eye view of Greektown. A few weeks later, the restaurant on the ground level opened as Friend & Associate, but closed up in September. 

Delmar Kitchen and Bar serves a variety of hamburgers, plus other sandwiches, pizza, small plates and a full bar.

It relaunched this week as Delmar Kitchen and Bar to match the branding of the upstairs club. This version is more low key than the original concept, and seems to cater to sports fans with many televisions, photos home teams on the walls and a shuffleboard table. 

Executive chef Jasmine Hughes, formerly of Ferndale's Public House, will serve a huge menu that has small plates, pizza, sandwiches, sweets and eight kinds of burgers. Entrees include grilled pork chops, macaroni and cheese, shrimp and grits and other comfort food favorites.

The restaurant, which used to be Greek eatery Santorini Estiatorio, has its own Delmar-branded hot sauce. There's also a full bar including 25 beers on draft. 

An abbreviated version of the menu is available during late night service and brunch is available on the weekends. Delmar Kitchen and Bar, 501 Monroe, is now open daily at 11 a.m.

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Delmar Kitchen and Bar has a lot of televisions and a shuffleboard table.