Relish

3.8
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Daily 6:30 am–10:00 pm
Bar
Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(734) 369-2810
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Loren Halprin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Street
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Parking details
Ample parking available by restaurant and hotel parking lot.
Public transit within walking distance.
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Public transit
We are located on the drive that goes around Briarwood Mall. There are numerous stops in and around the mall.
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Special events & promotions
Join us for Happy Hour weekly from 5pm-7pm.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 53 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.5
food
3.6
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

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

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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

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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

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k
Cincinnati
72 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.

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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
12 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!

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OT
Detroit
4 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.

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D
Detroit
7 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.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
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.

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

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

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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!

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w
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on March 17, 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.

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MK
Hawaii
8 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.

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s
Detroit
22 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.

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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.

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 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.

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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.

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OT
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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OT
Detroit
8 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!).

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OT
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.

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TD
Charleston
3 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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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

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m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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....

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K
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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o
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Ribs and whitefish dishes were excellent. Restaurant was over air-conditioned and we had to get our coats! Needs some decorating to soften the sound. Carpet? Wall hangings? Curtains? Loud and cold so next time we might takeout...

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food and service was initially great but despite giving them my card when the time came, they didn't swipe it because they assumed that we were staying in a room at the attached hotel. We were unaware, so we left and got a call half way home that we didn't pay so we had to drive all the way back so that they could swipe my card - very frustrating.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We waited a good 5 minutes before a hostess acknowledged us. Then it took another 10 for our waiter. We had to ask for water and the food was mediocre at best. I would not recommend this place.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Often visited prior to change-over.
Will continue to dine here- food good.

ordered an alcoholic drink that I thought was quite watered down- only complaint.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the first time during Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. Great meal at an exceptional price. Will be returning. Willing to pay full price which can be a bit$$. Great service, great ambiance. Looking forward to my next visit.

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JH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was decent, but the kitchen was very slow. Our waiter similarly was well-intentioned but clearly very new and awkward.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We waited 45 minutes to get our got appetizer and a full hour to get our salad appetizer. We were told our appetizer had been "lost". We were asked to order entrees 30 minutes after we already placed our entree order, and when asked to speak to the manager we received little help. She simply said, "well our kitchen is on a 45 minute wait to get food out" and then "we're trying the best we can". There was no apology or offer to correct things. Service was appalling and we will not be going back.

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SS
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprisingly good hotel restaurant. I would have sought it out if I hadn't been staying at the Kensington.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden Gem!
The staff was very friendly and attentive , we were greeted and sat right away, the buffet was beautifully. Set up with many options including made to order omelets and waffles.
My friend is vegan and the server did a wonderful job helping her pick a vegan option off the menu.

This was a clean newly remodeled restaurant

Thank you for a great meal and such wonderful service and Hospitality we will be back to try lunch and dinner!

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AS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food on the buffet was cold but tasted good.

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M
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I was so disappointed with the Easter brunch. The food was mediocre at best. The service was TERRIBLE, our server barely spoke to us, we didn't know what to do or where to go for the buffet. It was very expensive, and no where close to worth the money.

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