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312 S Main St, Downstairs, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
+1 734-222-0202
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea bass” (10 reviews)
“sushi” (29 reviews)
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Sushi, French, American, Indian, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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312 S Main St, Downstairs, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Dessous. They did a great job with the ambiance, very modern and romantic. Each visit I had the lamb shank, which was awesome. My wife had a steak, which she said was really nice. We will definitely be back.

Thank mgoblue81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner early on a Friday evening(6:00)on an October football weekend. We had a reservation and no wait. The service was excellent. Our server Cree was professional, friendly and very helpful with menu suggestions. We very much enjoyed the crab cake appetizer,...More

Thank CobrasU8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at Dessous on a big game weekend. In Ann Arbor it is hard to find an excellent restaurant on game weekends. Dessous did a good job handling the crowds. The appetizers were fantastic and flavorful. The diversity and spices were...More

Thank Diane1313
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Drinks and food were very interesting and tasty, which being fans of Chef Eve, we expected nothing less. Service was attentive and professional. We did have a little chuckle at the letter on the back of the menu that made a point to describe how...More

Thank Cortney D
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We really liked the food. Replacing Melange, I feel the food is much more interesting and creative. Ambience is ok, it's still in the basement which you can't do much about. Service was fine - not too great but it was sufficient and it's not...More

Thank helia_bunch
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

A friend had a Groupon coupon for Melange which the new management of Dessous offered to honor/ right away, we gave them credit for being generous. We loved the simple decor and decided to order from the appetizer menu and treat them like small plates....More

Thank annarbortraveler55
Reviewed 29 August 2018

With a gin and tonic to start, we tried several of the items on the bar menu. The first, and one of the best dishes, was the avocado naan. While the naan was thicker than expected, it was right for the dish. The shrimp tacos...More

Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The décor is understated modern and the food and service were wonderful. I had the best meal I've had in months. Highly recommended. Wish I lived closer.

Thank voyager52
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The food is ok, but not great; probably best the heirloom tomato salad and the lamb stew. and then there were the shrimp tacos with mango paired with korean kimchee. If you are intrigued by the combination, order the kimchee on the side just to...More

1  Thank fenmen
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I was eager to try Dessous after having dined at Melange several times. We were a family group of 7 celebrating a birthday on a Saturday night. The ambience sets a quiet mood with cool shades of grey and some sheer table dividing drapery which...More

3  Thank A2Marija
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Jesse F
14 May 2015|
Response from 5loavesand2fish |
Thank you for inquiring! We are "down to earth" people, and want you to feel comfortable dining with us. Some of our guests dress in "business casual" attire. Others wear jeans. Please wear what you feel comfortable in, and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$36
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 S Main St, Downstairs, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
    (Liberty & William)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-222-0202
  • E-mail
dessous is a very personal restaurant - the menu is inspired, full of flavor and warmth which we hope carries through every aspect of the restaurant. We want our guests to come in and enjoy, knowing they are sincerely cared for. Indian influences and traditions are woven together with a foundation of French philosophy and technique. Combining a love of big flavors, texture and contrast - the dishes are complex, yet harmonious - coming together to create our own unique fingerprint.
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