Seven new eateries are joining downtown Detroit’s flourishing food scene this spring. On May 1, Greektown Casino-Hotel will unveil its new food hall, Monroe Market, and ramen noodle bar and restaurant, Noodle Art

“We are pleased to introduce our new dining offerings to the city of Detroit,” said Jason Gregorec, chief executive officer, Greektown Casino-Hotel. “Together, Monroe Market and Noodle Art will be a vibrant destination where guests will be encouraged to explore diverse flavors and chef-driven cuisine for a truly transformative culinary experience.  With options ranging from authentic Japanese ramen to American classics, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.”

The casino completed a $15 million renovation, with Detroit-based Rossetti Associates Inc. as the project architect and designer, to transform the former Market District into Monroe Market and Noodle Art. Located on the main casino floor, the new eateries will be open daily.

Named after the main street in Detroit’s historic Greektown District, Monroe Market is a curated collection of culinary experiences in a unique setting reminiscent of a dynamic street market. Spanning 11,000 square feet, the food hall features six fast-casual eateries situated around a contemporary dining area complete with eclectic décor, communal seating, custom vinyl murals, and a 280-square-foot living wall. Monroe Market’s eateries will each offer their own style and distinctive cuisine utilizing fresh, local and high-quality ingredients. Guests will be able to conveniently place their orders and pay using innovative touch-screen kiosks.

Located next to Monroe Market, Noodle Art will serve up traditional Japanese ramen with a Detroit twist in a glass-enclosed space that features pop-culture decor. The restaurant will offer pork-, chicken- and soy-based broths that are made in-house, a process which can take up to three days. In addition to ramen, Noodle Art will serve Japanese fried chicken, hand-made pork dumplings, tuna sashimi and other rice and noodle bowls.