DEMETRA’S MEDITERRANEAN STEAKHOUSE • GRAND JUNCTION, CO
Demetra’s Mediterranean Steakhouse skillfully blends the sophisticated lounge and the modern steakhouse into one, creating a superior quality, dynamic, fine dining experience. Located in Grand Junction’s upscale Redlands residential shopping area of Monument Village Center, Demetra’s will offer a unique alternative to the grand valleys more franchisee style steakhouses, helping to serve this underfed demographic.
This truly authentic steakhouse distinguishes itself by emphasizing the rich ranching history of the Grand Valley and taking on an authentic-artfully driven approach to fine dining.
Demetra’s ’s Mediterranean Steakhouse will be powered by Slauterhouse Brewing & Bourbon. The menu will feature locally sustainable beef, lamb, poultry, pork, certified elk, bison, and other local game, fresh fish and seafood, and an array of side dishes, appetizers, and deserts.
Demetra’s will provide live music, adding to the enticing atmosphere and sleek environment. It is all designed to promote and encourage guests to interact and mingle, creating the optimum social experience.
Demetra’s believes that the greatest factor in the success of its business is its team. With Colorado Mesa Universities hospitality program just down the street, the second largest in the country next to University Nevada Las Vegas, they’ll work hard to attract, hire, mentor and provide career growth opportunities for energetic hospitality driven individuals.
Ultimately, Demetra’s aims to re-define the modern steakhouse experience complete with incredible food, with a decidedly Mediterranean flair, world-class service and the ideal ambiance.
Grand Junction, CO 81507
In the 1920’s Nick Patsantaras, Demetra’s father, sold his large ranch in Vail, Colorado, for more fertile land in and around Collbran, at the base of the Grand Mesa, the worlds largest flattop mountain. The ranch fast grew into one of the western slopes largest cattle and sheep outfits.
Nick and his brother Konstantine (Gus) were also the proprietors of Grand Junction’s first general store, 2nd Street General Store and Mercantile, and were instrumental in helping Greek, Italian, Irish, and other immigrants assimilate into Colorado’s “Wild West” culture.
Demetra was the matriarch of her family’s ranch and a true trailblazer in her day. As the oldest daughter, she took on many of the responsibilities around the homestead while her brothers were out with the cattle and sheep, and while they were off fighting in WWII.
She milked cows, shot magpies out of the orchard trees, and cared for her siblings. Her childhood years were filled with extended relatives, many of them newly arrived in America, and a “melting pot” of neighborhood friends.
Demetra was an excellent cook and enjoyed entertaining, often serving Greek dishes she had learned from her mother. She was famous for her delicious homemade bread, and she baked ten loaves every Tuesday without fail. The neighborhood kids would flock to the house just as the bread was coming out of the oven and devour a full loaf in minutes.
It is DEMETRA’S MEDITERRANEAN STEAKHOUSES mission to honor her life and legacy with a one of a kind steakhouse, where all can meet as family, and carry on her rich legacy.