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BESA Detroit, Detroit, MI

BESA Detroit

4.6
4.6
1279 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

10:30 p.m.


Booked 23 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.
  • Neighbourhood
    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 1,279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    American

  • Detroit

    American

1,279 Reviews
  1. StephanieS

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Would definitely come back! The service was top notch and everything we tried was delicious!

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  2. Elizabeth

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried BESA for the first time and here is my overall experience: The food was great, especially the pulled lamb should hummus and ravioli and the cocktails and wine were spot on! The food did take awhile to come out and it wasn’t noisy in the restaurant at all. Besides the wait time, it was a great dining experience!

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  3. KurtM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great to be downtown. Lively atmosphere. Food was very good. Cocktails nice. Overall is was a positive experience with one exception. The music that is pumped in is cross between and energetic house/club music. The problem was that every song has the same tempo and bass. So whatever song is in the background, all that can be heard is the same bass at the same tempo, boom boom, boom. That's all you could hear, nothing. else from the music. After about 20 minutes it became monotonous and after an hour it was really distracting. All at my table felt the same way. Otherwise it was a nice place and we all enjoyed our meal.

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  4. TimB

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our 2nd year for Mother's Day brunch. The team exceeded our expectations, which is not easily done. The food was great, and our server was excellent. We look forward to returning.

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  5. AntoneD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not a good food selection and the drinks were just horrible. Thumbs down.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Mother’s Day experience! Shawn took special care of the “mom” and her attention to service was excellent!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything at BESA was outstanding. Our server was an absolute delight and she was attentive to what we were in the mood for. All the staff were polite and professional. The food was astounding. The open faced spinach pie was an experience in itself and I’m happy Shah had recommended it. Everything melted in our mouth and was edible pleasure.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my birthday here over the weekend. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. They know what they’re doing and what they’re talking about, and you can tell making the customers happy is their main priority. Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. The list goes on! Can’t wait to return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to eat or celebrate an event in the Detroit area!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been wanting to try BESA for some time and it didn’t disappoint. The staff (Rider and the General Manager, Greeter and etc.) were absolutely amazing.

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  10. NicoleS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing! The food, the service and the ambiance. Will definitely be back!

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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 4.6 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 23 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
  • Neighbourhood
    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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