Sales Coordinator Erica Hale Guest Blogs Her Experience at This Best Local Greek Spot
One late Saturday night, I happened upon Best Local Greek restaurant Spectrum (233 S. Halsted St.). It’s just blocks from Presidential Towers. A friend suggested I try it out, but I figured if you’ve seen one bar and grill you’ve seen them all. Luckily, I was mistaken.
This cozy bar and grill is nestled in the heart of Greektown in the West Loop. To my surprise, Spectrum had live music. The night I wandered in, there was a blues band—a unique sight for a Greek restaurant.
Being a Greek spot, of course it has gyros piled high with roasted lamb, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce (my personal favorite). You can also feast on other classic Greek dishes like pork souvlaki or saganaki. I almost screamed the first time a waiter came near me with a plate of flaming cheese, but saganaki is a delicious appetizer and great conversation starter. For the less adventurous, The Spectrum also serves classic American food.
Spectrum is as authentic as it gets—the owners are originally from the island of Cyprus near Greece. The restaurant was renovated a couple of years ago, but just recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Spectrum opens every weekday at 11am, and 5pm on weekends. Good news for night owls: It’s open until 4am every night and until 5am on Saturdays. If you’re in the mood for some late-night food and drinks in Greektown, give Spectrum a try. You won’t be disappointed.