After living near Greektown for over 7 years, I'm ashamed to say that I've NEVER had Moussaka. Which is weird, seeing how I love eggplant! So, I'm on a mission to finally try it. However, I don't want my first taste to be so bad that I never try it again. Hence, my search for a place that has really good moussaka (whether in Greektown or not).
Hey, if I get enough suggestions, maybe I'll try them all. :-)
Don't go to Ouzeri. It seems to me it was half-decent some five or so years ago, but two recent visits have me sworn off them. The last time, I ordered pastitsio; it was mostly a bad bechamel and overcooked pasta with a paltry quantity of ground beef sauce -- not even worth eating, and definitely not worth the price. On top of that, the service was almost non-existent. One was left with the feeling that they don't really want customers.
I'd love to know this as well, I also live in the area. Whenever I've ordered moussaka it has been very oily and seemed to have been sitting around for days. In theory this should be a great dish - but where?
Funny you should ask...I hadn't had moussaka for ages and finally thought I should. Went to Ampeli's last week and had it and it was gross. The meat was dry, not sure how they managed that. And I could barely find any eggplant.
Hate to say anything bad about Ampeli's because normally I quite like the place. They make an awesome grilled quail.