Macomb-Oakland Regional Center (MORC)
28 October 2019
Beaumont Health – South Parking Deck
30 October 2019
DescriptionBESA, a modern fine-dining restaurant inside Bedrock's Vinton building in the heart of Detroit's Financial District, seats 135 guests throughout the main dining area, bar & lounge, and patio, with a private dining area that accommodates up to 36 guests. Located at 600 Woodward, the two-level restaurant includes a main level dining room furnished with custom, high-end finishes on marble tabletops, leather upholstered booths, glass pendant lights, a luxury bar area with high-top tables, and a made-to-order raw bar. Creating a link between the restaurant's levels, a monumental staircase, that also serves as acoustical control within the space, features a unique wood-clad and cove lighting design. The lower-level lounge features the building's original, restored tile flooring, marble-top tables, soft leather couches, and a 12-seat chef's table dining room for private parties. An overflowing, private wine cellar is simple, transparent, and welcoming. Designing the bar on the southeast corner of the space to face Woodward Avenue was intentional to showcase a high level of activity within the restaurant and to invite those passing by into the space. Smoked, bronzed glass was used to enforce warmth and transparency, but also to offer an element of privacy. Small pops of rich colors and high saturation were influenced by the Ownership's culture.