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“Wonderful Dinner”
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Ranked #36 of 660 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Price range: US$7 - US$36
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Liberty & William
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.
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, braised lamb shank and green chicken entries as well as the lemon sour cream cake for dessert. We will definitely recommend.

1  Thank CobrasU8
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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 unique and I wish we had just ordered most of them. Our meals were very good however, I just thought the appetizers were the stars. It was also very noisy and difficult to hear anyone. Our staff was very efficient and friendly.

1  Thank Diane1313
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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 unpretentious they are!!! Seems like if that was true, it wouldn't need to be in print :)

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1  Thank Cortney D
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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 that important to us. For food we have the shrimp pasta and the lamb shank - both were great. appetizer, we had the lamb meat balls in broth, also great. They use an interesting fusion of different traditions, with a Middle Eastern / Indian bent. A bit pricey, but we will come again for sure.

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1  Thank helia_bunch
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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. This way we sampled the Duck Nachos, Crab Cakes and Spanish Eggs - loved them all! Hard to choose a favorite between the Spanish Eggs and the Duck Nachos.

My friend was ready for a dessert and enjoyed the lemon cake, I went for the greens and herbs salad - which was refreshing and light.

The service was friendly and attentive and our experience couldn’t have been better. We will be back!

1  Thank annarbortraveler55
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