BESA Detroit

4.7
658 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 658 people are saying
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GentianaB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, classy ambient and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Samantha was excellent and assisted us in choosing the best dishes for our table. We sat at the Chef Table which was a private room for our party. Although many sections in the restaurant were loud, we were able to have the music level set to carry on conversations. The food was amazing.

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SaraH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Inventive food with a fabulous wine list. Beautiful dinjng room with soft lighting that doesn't leave you in the dark. Attentive but unobtrusive service and wonderful leisurely. pacing

MC
MCFoodie
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, just AMAZING! Ambiance, food, & service. We had the best night!

NC
vipNormC
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Relaxed evening. Had octopus appetizer, Branzino dinner, Sable dinner and Peach and coconut tort for dessert. It was all fabulous! We already have another reservation to bring friends!

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Kittygirl
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful. The food was average, some dishes lacking flavor. We felt the restaurant was over priced, the dishes small. We love their sister restaurant Tallulah in Birmingham. We will not be back to Besa. We wanted to like the restaurant but the food was a disappointment. We had a wonderful server, that made our evening pleasant.

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vipKimV
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel is the best server I have encountered anywhere in the world!

LB
vipLisaB
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

top notch service and amazing appetizer- octopus- and entree, branzino. definitely will be back the next time i’m in town.

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vipFoodie
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!! Will certainly return!!

BJ
vipBayanJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place! food and drinks were great! I recommend the prawns

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Oefi
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambience was good! The food was ok as well, The service was great

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angel
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about Besa, except nothing for a birthday. Our server, Josh, was outstanding. I would personally ask for him. His recommendations were spot on. The pulled lamb appy was the best of the evening. Enjoyed the warm olives but didn’t love the octopus. That was a miss. Two branzinos were ordered and loved. The filet , perfectly prepared and the Amish chicken was very nice. The owner stopped by TWICE during our evening. We stayed three hours and were not rushed in the least. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipDBlair2230
Detroit
38 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this dining experience. Service was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken shortly thereafter. We ordered the chicken and the barramundi and both were delicious. We also had a bottle of merlot that we especially enjoyed. There was a time limit put on the table, but we were done well before the deadline. I highly recommend this restaurant. Bravo!

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ReedHarris2
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday is half off bottles of wine! Food was amazing.

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AltjonB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Detroit 👏👏 Great service great food very friendly we recommendation thank you Besa

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was flavorful and well prepared. The sever did an amazing job at recommending other food pairings and cocktails with main dishes and was extremely pleasant and engaging. The ambiance was relaxing and elevated and will definitely return again.

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SandraS
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in Detroit, fine dining with great vibe! Superb service by Daniel

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect Birthday dinner date

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vipUsualSuspect
Detroit
50 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to Besa a few times, but it is always nice bringing a first-timer. On this visit I was seated downstairs for the first time. Our server made an extensive sales pitch for the Amish Chicken, so I agreed to try it. He was absolutely correct and I was impressed, as I feel like chicken is hard to do in an original manner. Very much enjoyed it and my guest's beef was perfectly medium-rare. We smashed a few appetizers, as well. Great visit.

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Culinary
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dining experience. Our server Ride was attentive, knowledgeable and made our party feel at home. The drinks were amazing! Definitely going back.

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EricaNunes
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my husband there for his birthday and we were amazed by the service, food and ambiance of BESA. They even pay for you parking if you use they parking partner (2 h). We just loved it!!

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vipDfischNW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing and totally engaged owner. Lovely menu with surprising and delicious food. Terrific service!

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was delightful and the food was fabulous. I would recommend to anyone in town.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Seared octopus was mediocre, lamb shoulder appetizer was amazing, chicken main course was good. Drinks were good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great time, very welcoming atmosphere, staff & superb ambiance ❤️

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MarinaC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food is great just wish the portions were bigger. For the price we left Hungary .

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Food, drinks, ambiance!!

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vipDettkno
Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Food and Service were tops! Heather, our server made a great wine suggestion and was simply a please to speak with. Made our anniversary dinner a special one.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quality and service is top drawer!

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vipmikie
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. We were treated to a beautiful dessert! Love the food and ambience…we had a great server…very pleasant.

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vipJohn
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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AJS14
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine, wonderful place to dine. Bread is outstanding.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food quality was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shawn was excellent! Service & food meet and exceed all expectations.

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KathrynL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience food was high quality. Management and wait staff are very professional, warm and inviting. I would highly recommend Besa, and I look forward to my next visit.

GB
vipGoBlue525
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with girlfriends!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Server was amazing. Food was amazing. Drinks amazing. Cool chill vibes !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great time! Would highly recommend it and we’ll be back!

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vipLarsLaurs
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great anniversary celebration at Besa. Good cocktails and food.

FAQs

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

BESA Detroit is rated 4.7 stars by 658 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.