My only regret is not trying the Feta cheesecake with Fig honey. Now I have to go back. Well twist my arm. Mediterranean Blue serves up authentic Greek cuisine on Michigan Street just south of downtown. Unpretentious and easy to miss even though it is on a busy street corner, the food speaks for itself. They don’t even have a big sign out front, just a sandwich board, but if you want the real thing this is apparently the place to go.
More of a Greek deli, there is a deli case lined with such goodies as lentil and brown rice salad, chickpea salad and kidney bean salad. You can mix and match anything to suit your wishes from a veggie platter to a real gyro.
Chad ordered one of their specials which was a platter of seasoned rice, a choice of meat (he chose the mini falafels) and a side (he went for the tabouli.)
Though he did enjoy it, the falafels had obviously been cooked earlier in the day and just reheated. They were a little on the chewy and hard side, but the flavor was good. If you could get past the chewiness.
I ordered the Mom’s grilled seasonal vegetable wrap– a pita filled with eggplant and onions drenched in a slightly spicy marinara sauce. It was tasty though a little boring. I don’t even really know what they could have done to give it a little more va-voom. Next time I would probably order the veggies without the marinara and add some feta and tzatziki sauce.
That was my problem. I always get tzatziki sauce when I go to a Greek restaurant. Serves me right for straying from my favorites.
I also sprung for the Greek fries– fried potatoes with olive oil, sea salt and oregano and I topped mine with feta cheese for an extra $.75. They were decent.
We will definitely visit again but we would order something different like the Caprese sandwich with tomatoes and mozzarella or the veggie platter with a combo of all the yummy looking salads in the deli case. I think I just ordered the wrong thing (which happens) though we can’t explain the over chewy and hard falafel.
There was a steady stream of people coming through as this is a popular place on the all the review boards. A small dining space and a slightly larger outdoor area would make it difficult to maybe find a place to sit during the busy hours but that is a great problem to have as a restaurant owner.
We will give it another chance for sure, but next time I am not leaving without a piece of that Feta cheesecake. For now, 4 out of 5 sprouts- the portions are small, the falafel was not very good but there are a lot of menu items to choose from for someone who doesn’t eat meat. That’s big in our book- to be able to have many options instead of the standard lettuce, tomato and onion wrap. I will update after our next visit.