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.
Great service. Food was delicious.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This was our second visit to Relish. The food is outstanding. The service is perfect. We love Re-Lish!!!!
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.
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.
the food was amazing. The service was outstanding.
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.
Service was atrocious. Food was delicious. Will not be back.
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
SECOND VISIT /SERVICE VERY GOOD / DISAPPOINTED NO EGG WHITES AVAILABLE
Food was very good. No one else was there for lunch on a Saturday, but a few were at the bar.
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!
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.
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.
Food was delicious! I love the Chef’s flavor combinations. The service was great.overall a wonderful experience.
Fantastic service, amazing food!! We would definitely return.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hidden gem!
Although it was nearly empty, service was slow and food mediocre. Will not return.
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.
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.
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.
Went as part of Ann Arbor Restaurant week and thought that some of the food was really salty.
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.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
The food was delicious but the service was lacking. Even with us only being one of four groups seated. The restaurant was not busy at all. After the manager brought us water, we later ordered pop when ordering our meal. The waiter never brought it and then our waiter changed tables and somebody new waited on us. But he was no better because my water was empty and not once after he brought our food did he check on us. I had to drink some of my boyfriend's water. The wait staff were not out on the floor either where I could signal. By this time we were only one of two groups. I'm glad the food was terrific because service sucked.
The food and service here clearly warrant a better turnout than we saw on this evening. Yes, it's in a hotel that was probably not too full -- but in a mid to large sized dining room, only 3 tables were occupied. The menu is creative and the cooking is great. Our server knew the menu and gave very sound advice. If only there had been people around to enjoy all those things and give the room some much-needed life....
This restaurant space has gone through several iterations. Relish is the best one yet. It was so good I made another reservation. I really liked everything about it!