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BESA Detroit

4.6
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434 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
"A Taste of the Adriatic Experience"

Imagine a light breeze overpassing the Adriatic Sea coupled with fresh mediterranean vegetables, olive trees, citrus, grains and various cheeses. Our restaurant experience will fulfill this by bringing you closer by each bite of our authentic dishes.

Come join us to get a taste of the Adriatic experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 434 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Ballerina
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Not even full, they tried to put us downstairs in a corner next to a private party. We were moved upstairs. Food took more than 1.5 hours after we had ordered to come to the table. Branzino was tasty but many bones were left behind after it was deboned and too much skin was left on. The cocktails were tasty but pricey for the amount serviced. Very expensive for the quality and service. Disappointed. Best part was the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very good experience- not giving 5 stars in food because the chocolate mousse was a tidbit too bitter. Awesome experience aver all!

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RoseT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Highly recommend Besa for an elegant and unique dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was exceptional. Top notch. Not sure our servers name (our fault), but a 20 y/o nursing student, she was amazing! She was very personable and made our night very comfortable. We saw the manager walking around checking on tables. The entire restaurant staff understood when we needed privacy and when we needed service. Everything was excellent, definitely recommend, lease check this place out.

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vipAlexC
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was slow and only after 30 min I ordered the branzino I was told the restaurant ran out of it that was disappointing as that was one of the reason I decided to dine at Besa. To be fair the manager came to apologize and didn't make us to pay for the bottle wine we ordered and also the desserts showing that they care about their customers. I believe the place deserve a second try to see if thing run smother

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NecoleG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was elegant while applying social distancing. The food was delicious and I will recommend to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant I have ever went to. The atmosphere is full of love and joy, the customer service is the best.
I did a reservation a week ahead for our 5th anniversary and they've confirmed with me through text and phone call, I've recommended to be seated next to a window and sure they did, but unfortunately it was next to the bar and didn't like it, so I told them I need to be moved to a better place and surely they did, I am glad they did because it changed my whole mind set to write a good review!
We have ordered the following:
1. Butternut squash soup
2. Black Kale and Radicchio salad
3. Roasted Olives
4. House made fries
5. Whole Branzino
6. Chicken Paillard
Now, the only one I regret to order was the "Rosted Olives" it is not worth it, when the waiter brought for us me and my wife laughed about. It contains couple of black and green olive roasted little bit. For real!!
You have to have the mentality of "Less is More" before your reserve a seat there, you have to know that you're going to have a romantic evening to chat and laugh.
Since we've looked to reviews prior of going ther we knew what to order!
I won't say anything about the food, because it was delicious and the chef has a taste. The entries we ordered which were the last was amazing in taste and picture wise ( see attached pictures) it will speak to you!
The waiter was amazing, lots of joy and fun, he tried his best to let us enjoy the moment 😉 and surely he did.
Parking was an issue, but worth it.
We loved the decorations, simple and clean.
The only thing I didn't like, is they didn't offer anything as a complimentary for our anniversary 😪

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Very cute place with greats vibes! Food was tasty too!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautiful place!

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DemetrisH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my son's birthday. Nice atmosphere, remarkable staff, fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, wine, etc. was excellent. Being that it was our first time, I didn’t realize we were going to be seated in the lower level area. It was ok, but definitely not something I would pick in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was extremely underwhelming.
Drinks were great.
Ambience was chill.

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vipjennifer
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time here; loved it both times. Lots of options for vegetarians. Good wine list. Happy to see the adherence to covid protocols in seating arrangements. Will definitely be back!

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vipCocktails
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience...

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sarahk
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service ! Amazing food and ambiance. Will definitely be returning !

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CherylM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was very nice and comfortable for social distancing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as it gets downtown !
Fab in every way !

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HarukaS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All food are delicious and great service!! Great interior and atmosphere with music. I am sure we will back to try other menus or different seasonal menus!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice and stylish place in downtown Detroit! Clean and modern interior with a lot of natural light at 1st floor, cozy intimate atmosphere at the ground floor ( if you would like to get some privacy) Great for a date if you would like to have a dinner and take a walk before/ after cause it is located in the best part of downtown! The service was excellent and stuff super friendly and professional! The only issue is parking which is pretty common problem in any downtown!

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BeeShell
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the staff, everyone was so friendly! Food was great! Can’t wait to come back again!

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vipmaryf
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening- !!
Will go again and again-
We have 3 courses!! ( we never do that!)
And amazing cocktails, and a mo Kraig for the mister that does not do alcohol-

A must go!

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Demond
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eatting at BESA! Wanted a nice place to take my lady & i definitely found it.. food was amazing, service was even better! I highly recommend this place for dates, business meetings or if you just wanna sit peaceful & eat good food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful!!! He made our night! Food was delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back!

DH
DemetrisH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu, great presentation.
Accommodating to my allergies.

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vipmick
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best eating experiences we’ve had in a very long time. The food and the service were outstanding. We felt like we were in Europe again. This is how to dine, how to treat your clientele. The wait staff were excellent, friendly, knowledgeable and so helpful. The owner even came to our table to make sure everything was ok. Certainly Detroit has many fine restaurants but this is our new favorite. Can’t wait to return.

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vipLJLD
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Besa's new menu since re-opening is excellent. Give it a try!

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal from starter to dessert. Great wine selection. Would recommend, but it was pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service

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HollyG
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is wonderful, imaginative and perfectly done.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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ArianaD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The best service. Beautiful environment.

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ElizabethW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very special food . excellent service. Would recommend for a special occasion. We went for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, and drinks

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go if you want a casual place with upscale feel that isn't too stuffy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls night out. Wonderful experience 10/10 James was awesome

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vipBrittiany
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Limited menu but food was good, service was excellent and friendly without being too much.

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MaryS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful dining experience! Celebrated my daughter's birthday there and the food, cocktails and service were outstanding! Highly, highly recommended!

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BethW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond service start to finish. Exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable server. Very high end experience for a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service. Both the owner and our waiter accommodated us beyond our expectations. They allowed us to finish our drinks and dessert in the downstairs lounge next to the wine cellar. 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is fantastic! If you are blessed enough to have Taylor take care of your table, your evening is even more elevated and enjoyable. Also, Gherti is a wonderful manager and sommelier.

FAQs

BESA Detroit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 315-3000.

BESA Detroit is rated 4.6 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.