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BESA Detroit, Detroit, MI
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BESA Detroit

4.8
4.8
997 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 315-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nick Geftos

  • Catering

    For more information regarding catering please visit https://www.besadetroit.com/catering

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of options with regard to private events. We designed and built our restaurant to be able to offer multiple experiences within the same space. We have a's Table for 15 that offer an amazing experience private experience. We can do events for up to 40 people in our lounge which is separated from our upper floor dining. We can do a more casual event of up to 30 people in our bar area with high tables and the bar. We can also do events for up to 250 people that would include a variety of different experiences throughout the restaurant; high tables, bar area, raw bar, lounge and private room, all in one. Truly unique experience unlike any other place in Detroit. Location, flexibility, attention to detail and overall philosophy of putting our guest ahead of everything makes for one of a kind experience at BESA.

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Cross street

    North West corner of Woodward & E Congress

  • Parking details

    Parking available on the street, parking structures on Congress . BESA offers two hour free parking validation at One Detroit parking garage.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 997 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Overall

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    Best Overall

  • Detroit

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit

    Romantic

  • Detroit

    American

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  1. D

    Dine2experience

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly & welcoming staffs, delicious food and great service. It was not my first time & I always like to go back there. Enjoyed the evening with my coworkers, highly recommended.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great except my girlfriend was cold by the large windows and the door behind us brought in draft every time it was opened.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matthew was an amazing server! I have celiac disease and he was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was outstanding!
  4. HR

    HeatherR

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Besa was an amazing dining experience. Out of this world food and service. Carter was especially attentive. Highly recommend.
  5. j

    jetskiboat

    Cleveland

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding and great environment. It was overall a great experience
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Dined alone. Had to ask for silverware, more water. Would have ordered wine/dessert, but wasn’t asked. sauce on my pasta was cold. Service lacking. Dined with a group at Besa 2 years ago and it was great. Disappointed this go around.
  7. SL

    SamanthaLP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here to celebrate my fiancés birthday. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful! It’s bright and inviting and the lighting in the evening is romantic. We had made reservations a few days prior to arrival and when we arrived, we were seated immediately to our table. The waitress was super sweet and very polite. She offered to go over anything we had questions about pertaining the the drink and food menu. The starter bread is OUTSTANDING! Crunchy on top and pillow soft in the middle. Best focaccia bread I’ve ever had! It also comes with olive oil with a balsamic vinaigrette drizzle in the center of the plate. We both ordered the filet mignon and it was like slicing butter! Best cut of meat I have ever had! The temperature of the food was on point, and the service was amazing. Not once did they interrupt us during our meal! That right there is amazing! Two of the management members were always making sure things were running smoothly throughout our visit. The cheesecake dessert was unreal! It had the crispiest bottom and the fluffiest base. The flavor was similar to a cream cheese pumpkin cheesecake, but more of a 15/10 rating. Best dessert I’ve ever tasted! Thanks for a great experience!
  8. A

    Annierose

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! We sat in the bar area, shared appetizers, wine, and entrée, dessert. Everything was spectacular.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visiting after many recommendations. Staff were very friendly, Ava was wonderful- knowledgeable, friendly, and checked in just enough! Food was excellent but the dessert was especially delicious! Trelice cake - highly recommend! Thank you Besa! We will return.
  11. AP

    AdamP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall everything was very good. Only downfall was one of the drinks was very tiny, and the steak was very charred on one side, as it was left on the grill for too long.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are always so great and accommodating. Have yet to have a bad a experience here.
  13. AC

    AndyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m upset we just found BESA. Rare restaurant if such incredible quality. Everything we had was exceptional. Service easy going, professional but not all over us. Management and owner asked a couple times if we were happy. 12 outta 10
  14. J

    Jordan

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time was just as good as the first. Absolutely worth it.
  15. AF

    AntonioF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was first time there I truly love it the food was phenomenal the service was great everything about it was good and we are going come back.
  16. L

    Lulu

    Cleveland

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Danielle (I hope I remembered it right) was very accommodating, professional, and friendly. The chef and kitchen staff did an outstanding job on making the food delicious and perfectly cooked. It was a busy Monday night, so glad we had reservations. I have celiac disease and there were many options and they they made modifications that were great.
  17. J

    Joey

    Detroit

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing, the drinks and food were also top notch! I definitely will be coming here again.
  18. BP

    BruceP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food! Every bite was perfect!
  19. CP

    CocoPaq

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was awesome! I put in my reservation note that it was my daughter's 7th birthday and everyone wished her happy birthday and checked on us often. Food was delicious. Would highly recommend!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food not very good. 1 plate over cooked lamb chops, other plate no salt on scallops so pretty tasteless. Plates were way too expensive for what was served
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Different softer music might be a nice change-Sinatra, Bennett ….
  22. KT

    KishaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, cocktails and ambience was amazing!! Matthew, server was great and very personable :)
  23. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, beautiful restaurant, and great location.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    It was a fixed menu for new years $125 per person and it was rushed and not overly hot. Food was quite good but the bill was $400 with wine etc. and the whole experience took about an hour for 5 courses, not how I wanted to spend my evening. We were the last sitting and it was not busy, for that kind of money I would have liked to enjoy each course. At one point o had my salad and the next course was on the table and I had to either rush through the salad or eat the scallops cold, very disappointing.
  25. F

    Frank

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening.
  26. DD

    DeniseD

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family evening out over the holidays … food and atmosphere were fantastic!
  27. AD

    ADnyc

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fab time spent at Besa, especially when the outstanding Daniel is our server! Thank you and Happy Holidays!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing bartender!
  29. TH

    TerryH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A very enjoyable evening! Delicious food served with impeccable service. We loved our shared arugula salad, the scallops, the prawns, the tres leches cake, the cute smokey Old Fashioneds and our cappuccinos. The octopus appetizer was good but we both agreed it needed a little more flavor. The cucumber and lime sorbet was so hard it was difficult to eat.
  30. NM

    NicholasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food. Excellent service. We had two meals, filet mignon and the scallops, along with an appetizer and a couple drinks. Bill was just shy of $200. Scallops were amazing. Steak was perfectly cooked, however, it was almost entirely unseasoned. I definitely don’t regret the choice but next time I’d try something else.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience with great service from our waitress Mia. Food was delicious and restaurant was a great venue for date night
  32. RP

    RachelleP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience was perfect. Great night to spend with friends
  33. CP

    CarolineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food, great service, beautiful restaurant.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The ambience is great! Love the location and people watching from the bar window. We started with the arugula salad that had great flavor but difficult to eat without cutting each green because the stems were so long. We splashed vinaigrette all over the table cloth surrounding the plate from the stems flicking around. We also ordered the calamari, the mushrooms and the lamb hummus…all were great!
  35. AE

    AshleyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic! Everything we order came out great!
  36. v

    vickib

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very nice. It was a bit loud in the restaurant not sure if there is anything that can be done with that. Food and service excellent.
  37. F

    Fan21

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way!!!! Love this restaurant!!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great. Service , ambiance food
  39. NL

    NancyL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Happy Hour with superb drink selection and 30% off all apps and salads. Get the pulled lamb shoulder appetizer. Divine.
  40. E

    Emily

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pretty restaurant but food was a bit underwhelming for the price. It was good but not great. Service was good but food took a long time after we had flagged that we were in a hurry and trying to get to a show.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

BESA Detroit is rated 4.8 stars by 997 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for BESA Detroit

600 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North West corner of Woodward & E Congress

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available on the street, parking structures on Congress . BESA offers two hour free parking validation at One Detroit parking garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nick Geftos

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (313) 315-3000

  • Catering

    For more information regarding catering please visit https://www.besadetroit.com/catering

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a variety of options with regard to private events. We designed and built our restaurant to be able to offer multiple experiences within the same space. We have a's Table for 15 that offer an amazing experience private experience. We can do events for up to 40 people in our lounge which is separated from our upper floor dining. We can do a more casual event of up to 30 people in our bar area with high tables and the bar. We can also do events for up to 250 people that would include a variety of different experiences throughout the restaurant; high tables, bar area, raw bar, lounge and private room, all in one. Truly unique experience unlike any other place in Detroit. Location, flexibility, attention to detail and overall philosophy of putting our guest ahead of everything makes for one of a kind experience at BESA.

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