Grey Ghost team to open Basan in the Eddystone building on Nov. 15

Reservation books are open now for the long-awaited downtown restaurant

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

One of the most anticipated downtown Detroit restaurant openings of 2022 is finally scheduled. Basan – from Four Man Ladder Hospitality, the team behind the city’s popular Grey Ghost restaurant – will open Nov. 15.

Located near Little Caesars Arena, Basan is a 77-seat bar and restaurant that features a 12-seat private dining space, open kitchen featuring a large, red Robata grill, and next spring, a “spacious patio.”

Basan in Detroit has an open kitchen that features a red Robata grill for cooking food over open flame.

Executive chef Eric Lees has crafted a menu featuring buns, skewers, small plates, main entrees and desserts. Buns include bologna with spicy mayo, onion jam, nori and puffed rice, plus others with lobster, fried oyster, chicken katsu and Brussels sprouts. The menu also has lamb merguez gyoza, eggplant tempura, chicken liver mousse, whole fried snapper, kalbi short ribs and a tofu donut.

“We are confident that this corner of Park Avenue will exude the energy matched for the neighborhood and promise to deliver the world-class hospitality the city has come to expect from Four Man Ladder Hospitality,” said chef and owner John Vermiglio in a statement.

Basan opens Nov. 15 in the Eddystone Building near Little Caesars Arena with small plates, large plates, cocktails and more.

Cocktails and other drinks are under the wing of Four Man Ladder’s beverage director Will Lee and Basan’s beverage manager Alex Kirles. Expect craft cocktails, nonalcoholic concoctions, beer, sake, a wine list and coffee and tea.

Starting Nov. 15, Basan will be open at 4 p.m. daily at 2703 Park in Detroit, hosting guests until 11 p.m. or midnight on Fri.-Sat. Reservations books are open now or through the Resy app.

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Basan is a new restaurant from the team behind Grey Ghost opening in the Eddystone Building in Detroit Nov. 15