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The team behind Four Man Ladder, operators of Grey Ghost Detroit and Second Best, are delighted to announce the grand opening of their third restaurant, Basan Detroit. Basan will open its doors for service on Tuesday, November 15 starting at 4:00 pm at 2703 Park Avenue in Detroit, on the ground floor of Olympia Development’s Eddystone building.

The 4,000 square foot, 77-seat restaurant, located just steps away from the Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit, will be open seven days a week, serving dinner and cocktails in both its main dining room and expansive lounge. Designed by Chicago-based design group Simeone Deary, aesthetic features include an open kitchen, 12-seat private dining space, dramatic lighting, plush velvet cranberry red sofas, golden natural wood and custom artwork. A spacious patio will open in the spring.

The name Basan is derived from a mythological fire-breathing fowl from Japanese folklore. A large red Robata grill is the showpiece of the kitchen, where a bevy of dishes will be prepared over open flame.

Helmed by Executive Chef Eric Lees, Basan’s menu features five categories: Buns, Skewers, Small Plates, Large Plates and Sweets. Stand-out dishes include:

Bologna Bun
spicy mayo. onion jam. nori. puffed rice.
A5 Wagyu vs American Wagyu Beef Skewer
white soy. yuzu kosho.
Tornado Potato
sriracha mayo. pickled ginger. Bonito.
Whole Fried Snapper
steam buns. pickles. nuoc cham.
Tofu Donut
black sesame. creme anglaise.

The restaurant’s beverage program has been curated by Beverage Director, Will Lee alongside Beverage Manager, Alex Kirles. Offerings include twelve craft cocktails, a series of No ABV mocktails, packaged and draft beers, sake and a full wine list. Stand-out cocktails include:

Shiso Pretty
vodka. mint. cucumber. shiso. cherry green tea. sakura. Lime.
Pacific Coast Highway
sake. barenjager. rice malt. spiced pear. calpico. Mirin.
Smooth As Sunshine
rhum. pineapple. mint. sesame. passionfruit. rose water.

“We are incredibly excited to introduce the city of Detroit to Basan! 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. We’re grateful to Olympia Development for this partnership in bringing Basan to life,” said Chef/Owner John Vermiglio.

Basan will open to the public on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Restaurant hours are Sunday – Thursday from 4:00pm until 11:00pm and Friday and Saturday 4:00pm until midnight. Reservations now available at www.BasanDetroit.com/Reservations or via the Resy app.