Relish

3.8
67 reviews
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American
rel·ish v. Enjoy Immensely
Local. Inventive. Good Food.
Historical classics blended with the freshest ingredients possible make rel·ish unique. Our passion and commitment is to bring you good food created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Every meal. Every day.
Designed to be a gathering place for the community, rel·ish borrows inspiration from many different cuisines. We create delicious, approachable takes on American classics that feel comforting and surprising at the same time.
Our creative artistry extends to our bar. We feature a great selection of Michigan craft beers and spirits, a thoughtful wine list, and innovative hand-crafted cocktails.
rel·ish is the perfect spot to reconnect and refresh.

Specials

All Day Happy Hour!

Half off Appetizers and Drink specials all day during March Madness. Come in and cheer on your favorite team.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 19, 2019

Ends: March 20, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM

What 67 People Are Saying
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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was bland and service was slow. Server was withdrawn and didn’t interact. Very disappointing.

RM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Cold, cold, cold. Don't take a table in a busy traffic area. Bring a sweater. Shrimp & grits are only average. Hamburger was great. Don't dress too casual..

TK
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Don't let the fact that Relish is located in a hotel (Kensington hotel) stop you from trying this restaurant. I have dined here three times and have enjoyed my food every time. The Peach BBQ Chicken Flatbread is a favorite appetizer and serves 3 people easily. The Beef Short Ribs and the Meatloaf were given a 'thumbs' up' by my guests, along with the Atlantic Salmon. The menu changes seasonally. There is also a small, but respectable, wine list and dessert menu. BONUS: Because this restaurant is located near the expressway, and not downtown (10 mins. away), you can almost always get a table. A plus on graduation and football weekends as well as when other big events fill the city.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was delicious.

LC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

This particular visit to Relish, the service was very slow and the waiter was not very knowledgeable. After a long wait, our soup came first, followed only seconds later by our entree and bread. The food was excellent but we were disappointed by the service especially since the night before I was there and everything had been flawless. Shauna was our server that particular evening and I would say it was the perfect dining experience.

Relish
Responded on January 18, 2019

Good afternoon! Thank you for your feedback! I am so glad the food was enjoyable at each of your visits. I will admit I am disappointed to here our service was less consistent. I assure you your experience with Shauna is the level of service we are trying to instill in each and everyone of our staff members. I will follow up with the staff and ensure we improve from your feedback and remedy the situation that led to our misstep in your service. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were happy to find Relish open on Christmas Day. After two days of family festivities, no one was in the mood to cook (or clean up). Our meal was good, and the service was excellent, especially given the fact it was a holiday.

S
Las Vegas
46 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We walked in.. No one at the hostess stand.. Waited 3-4 minutes Finally I think the busboy came over. He had no idea what Open Table was but he said some one would figure it out. We asked if we could sit in the bar. He said yes and that the bartender would be with us shortly. The bartender had 4 other people at the bar and there was one other person in the dining room. We waited 7 minutes.. Yes I timed it. The bartender fooled around with the TV and chatted with others at the bar. We tried to gt his attention and after a few more minutes we walked out. No one said one word to us after we were seated until we left.. Must not want our business

AA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have eaten here many times. This was our second brunch experience with Re-Lish. It wasn't quite as good as the first time. The place did not seem too busy yet the waitress did not have time to refill our coffee until we were finishing up to leave. the fruit section seemed to not get refilled on the buffet. And the syrup was in a metal picture you use for water so you couldn't see the syrup coming out in order to control the flow. I won't let one time effect all the times we ate here and loved it. We will be back.

OT
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Pretty disappointed. One other party of two in the restaurant and one server. He didn’t seem interested to be there or to serve us. Barely talked to us and short answers to questions we had. Food was ok but parsnips purée was lukewarm. The sourdough bites were the only thing worth mentioning.

AA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Relish. The food is outstanding. The service is perfect. We love Re-Lish!!!!

P
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The menu looked promising online, but the experience was pretty dismal. The host spent an inordinate amount of time trying to get the menus, which were inexplicably packed tightly into envelopes, before seating us. The server seemed inexperienced and unaware of obvious things like ... we had *just* been seated, he had only just brought our waters (only three, even though there were four menus on the table, because there were only three of us seated since one of our party had gone to the restroom), and he asked right away if we were ready to order(!). They were out of two of the five red wines they offer by the bottle. We ordered two appetizers and 4 entrees. They brought two entrees out first. Five minutes later (!) they brought out the other entrees and the appetizers -- one of which was the wrong dish. At that point, we still hadn't gotten our 4th water. The duck fat fries were actually pretty tasty. Everything else was edible, but fair at best. The perch was pretty dry. The bourbon-maple glazed salmon was okay, but basically tasted like salmon with maple syrup. The chocolate syrup on the ice cream tasted cheap and a little odd. The 1/2 bottle of the Zin (15.9% alcohol) actually tasted pretty good after about 1/2 hour. Everything made a little more sense once we realized it was attached to an inexpensive hotel. It was like a cheap diner trying (but failing) to go upscale.

JH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

My husband and I went here for dinner....the food was good but seemed like staff were new and didn’t know a lot about the menus. When asked about brunch no one could answer when it started or how much it would be.

AA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was amazing. The service was outstanding.

R
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The Relish Kitchen is the kitchen for the whole hotel, and the staff serve the room service also, so service in the dining area is slow, especially at breakfast time. They did have a buffet that served essentially the same foods as were on the menu. There was a very heavy pour on the rum and coke and the tequila sunrise that we ordered, which my husband appreciated but I didn't. Overall, I had a very pleasant experience for both dinner and breakfast, even if the service was slow.

JB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Service was atrocious. Food was delicious. Will not be back.

b
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

When I went there was no one else in the restaurant but I still sat there for a while waiting for a waitress. She must've been new and was polite, but not super friendly and didn't really know the menu well. I ordered the short ribs after confirming that they were bone-in and waited over 25 minutes for them to arrive, only to find that she put in the wrong order and I received barbecue baby back ribs. She seemed confused when I pointed this out and went back to the kitchen to re-order my meal, but then the manager did come out and offered a free dessert which was nice. Then my short ribs came out and they were not bone in, they were slices of beef despite my asking specifically about this. They did taste good though, which is why I am giving them 3 stars instead of 2

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

SECOND VISIT /SERVICE VERY GOOD / DISAPPOINTED NO EGG WHITES AVAILABLE

k
Cincinnati
87 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. No one else was there for lunch on a Saturday, but a few were at the bar.

KA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

とっても美味しかったし、店員さんの接客も良かったです(^^)
是非また行きたいと思います!!
ありがとうございました!!!

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E
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We were the only diners in the restaurant from our arrival at 6pm until 7pm! We were concerned the kitchen wouldn't have food prep "at the ready" but we were wrong! The salmon, ribs, and white fish were pleasantly prepared as were our accompaniments. May I suggest that you give this restaurant a chance? Nevermind that it's connected to the Kensington Hotel - give it a try! I'd go back!

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I'm not big on restaurants that are located adjacent to hotels but Relish was outstanding. The menu had a farm to table feel with very reasonable prices. Being gluten free always makes things tough but not in this case! So many options! The salmon was outstanding and normally I can't stand salmon. My husband had chicken smothered in a cream sauce he said was amazing. We ordered a drink called the Trouble Maker; a must try! Great staff and great food! We will go back again.

D
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The menu sounds good and had gotten a lot of good reviews but we never got a chance.

We had taken my mother in law there for Mother’s Day. When we got there there were only 2 other people in the whole restaurant, but still we didn’t see our server till about 20 min after we sat down. Then he took our order and then disappeared for another 30 min. After sitting at the table for an hour we didn’t even have appetizers and no one had stopped by to tell us what was going on, or to apologize for the wait.

We ended up leaving and just paying for the drinks which we barely got. And even at that point there was no apology and no attempt to fetus to return or anything.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious! I love the Chef’s flavor combinations. The service was great.overall a wonderful experience.

LG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, amazing food!! We would definitely return.

HI
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family ate at Relish for Easter Brunch. The food was plentiful with a good variety and quality. We only wish they had a brunch buffet on a regular basis and not only on special occasions. Everything was delicious!

w
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Discovered it is a hotel restaurant when we arrived. Based on that everything about it exceeded our expectations. Service was exceptionally attentive and friendly, very good menu of lighter options (perfect for the 4 of us), and the food was exceptional all around. Great, quiet, quality local place, especially for travelers. We’ll return next time we’re in that part of Ann Arbor.

MK
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was minimal. We asked a couple questions and the response was “I don’t know”. Our drinks were watered down and tasteless. Even the beer tasted bad. But the food was amazing!! Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had 3 different entres at the table. So go if you need a tasty quick meal but its not a place to make an evening out of.

s
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I’ve been to Re-lish several times, and the service was ok because the place wasn’t busy. It was busy last night, & they really couldn’t handle it. The food was very slow to come out. When I asked the server when our dinner would be ready, she said they were busy. There were only 5 occupied tables (about half), but it never occurred to them to update diners about the delays. I had to find the server to ask her for an update. After all the waiting, the food was so so.

E
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Attached to hotel, the waiting area smells like the pool. The dining area is very small. The wait staff was new and could not answer questions on the menu, (some answers were just wrong). They seemed stretched thin but were not full. (on Valentines day at 6:30pm). Food took a while to arrive but was good. The meals are upscale in appearance (good presentation). Very convenient to the mall.

OT
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A hidden gem!

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m
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Although it was nearly empty, service was slow and food mediocre. Will not return.

MJ
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This was my first time to visit Relish, the menu is small but it was great to see so much is locally sourced. The food turned out to be pretty good and I will probably be back. I had two issues, the first is the noise level, there was a party going on in the bar area and the noise was overwhelming in the restaurant because there is only a half wall between them. There were kids in the dining area and the party was loud and raunchy. They really should address this. The second was our waiter didn't seem like he wanted to be there. He was fairly attentive but I don't think he smiled once. I am going to chalk that up to how obnoxious the party-goers were being. Hopefully our next visit will be more peaceful.

LL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was outstanding. We went for restaurant week so the service was a little slow. I am not sure if this would always be the case on a normal night. The food made up for that though - excellent.

ML
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We enjoyed our food for Restaurant Week but were dismayed that the reservations we made two weeks ago, (2 for $25) were incorrect and the price was increased to $25. each.

Also, waitress attire, tee shirt and jeans, does not fit the atmosphere you are trying to create.
Our party of four did thoroughly enjoy our Beef tenderloin dinners and also the sausage and goat cheese on flatbread.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went as part of Ann Arbor Restaurant week and thought that some of the food was really salty.

K
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried Relish for the first time during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. The menu offered some interesting choices--a mixture of the familiar and the creative. The food was excellent, from the appetizers to desserts, and the service was attentive. My only criticism is that our desserts were brought to the table before I had finished my entree (my husband had already finished his), and I felt a bit rushed (all the more so because our desserts included ice cream, which I didn't want to melt before I had a chance to get to it). Other than that little glitch, it was a delightful meal. We were there for dinner, but the lunch menu looked interesting, as well.

D
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

This was a quiet place in a hotel. There were only 3 other guests and so plenty of available seating. Food was really awesome, especially the sourdough bites.

TK
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Myself and two friends dined here during Restaurant Week. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Not what you'd expect from a 'hotel restaurant' and DEFINITELY worth a visit. Parking is right outside the door. The bar patrons seemed to be enjoying themselves, too. We will be back and ask to be seated in Yssis' section (great service!).

MV
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went here for our Christmas dinner. The food was amazing, service so friendly and thoughtful, nice decor, and the prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food.

TD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food and service were both very good. Unfortunately, the ambience is terrible. This restaurant is connected to a hotel and it feels like it. The very few guests that also dined were families with little kids.

If you don't care about the atmosphere and want very good food, give it a try. Otherwise, there are many other good choices in Ann Arbor.

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