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dessous

312 S Main St, Downstairs, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
+1 734-222-0202
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (19 reviews)
“sea bass” (11 reviews)
“sushi” (29 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
French, American, Indian, Bar, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
312 S Main St, Downstairs, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is as impossible to categorize as it is dazzling, thanks to the Indian, Cuban, and Chesapeake Bay influences of the three chef-owners who dreamed up Dessous’ melt-in-your-mouth crab cakes, voluptuous disks of avocado naan, sweet and spicy sea bass atop local kimchi, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DiamondGirl1011
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Everything about our experience was upscale. When we arrived there was combo playing soft background music. The space is very modern and classy. The service was excellent, as was everything that we ate and drank. An example of the level of service: when I asked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David C
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

I was in town with family and chose this restaurant because I could get an online reservation on a Saturday night. There were six of us-we had drinks, appetizers and dishes. Everything was delicious and there was a lot of sharing going on throughout the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Islandhopper045
Reviewed 19 November 2018

A little hard to find because it’s just a long flight of steps to below ground, but once there it opens up into a stylish and attractive space. We had a drink at the bar, (they have a great Happy Hour,) before moving over to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MIfamilyguy
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Highly recommend the sea scallops or the sea bass, both excellent. I substituted the mashed potatoes for the rice and they were also excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Frank C
Reviewed 5 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mgoblue81
Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CobrasU8
Reviewed 14 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank helia_bunch
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Jesse F
14 May 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$36
Meals
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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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