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BESA Detroit, Detroit, MI

BESA Detroit

4.7
4.7
1265 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    American

1,265 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love that place! It’s nice to have places sit down at downtown with great meals

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was a little overpriced, drinks were mediocre but the service was awesome. 7/10

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our first dinner at BESA! Honestly, for us the star of the show was the fresh focaccia. SO pillowy and crispy and perfectly salted. Pulled lamb shoulder, sea scallops, grilled artichoke and BESA fries… all clean plates. We will be returning with friends!! Thank you!

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  4. AustinC

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, food, drinks, and atmosphere, were all fantastic. Lamb chops, steak tartare, and scallops were all perfect. Really enjoyed the house music they were playing as well.

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  5. Justwine

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As first timers we were greeted like family. From the owners to waitstaff just walking by each one took care in making the night a most enjoyable experience

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  6. Foodie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dining experience! Started with the Don Julio 1942 Tuesday special and the Honey crisp mocktail (apple pie vibes), eggplant toast, vegan maitake meal, lamb chops, and the raspberry vegan dessert with a decaf latte with oat milk. Everything was delicious and the service was on point. I don't usually leave reviews but we enjoyed our meal and time so much, I just had to. Cheers!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server was very sweet but food took over 2 hours. Appetizer was given to wrong table. Pop was given 30/40 minutes later. Food was good but cold. I ask for medium well was given medium rare. Not pleased with service at all.

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  8. Den48

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a wonderful dining experience at BESA. The meal was excellent. The service was a little slow and we attributed that to an extremely busy house and perhaps need for more servers.

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  9. CorineS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to BESA was fantastic and we will most definitely be back. Our server was helpful and attentive, she did a great job explaining the various items on the menu. I had a hard time choosing. Our table enjoyed every dish; we ordered a spinach pie/phyllo dough appetizer, kale salad, a chicken entree, and steak frites. There were 3 options for individual glasses for cab drinkers with more options by the bottle. We had a 515 reservation so we could be on time for the 730 theatre show. Parking across the street from BESA was convenient but if the city is busy with multiple events then a 5 pm reservation would be smart.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food & service. One of the best dinners I’ve had.

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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 1265 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 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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