The Stand
The Stand

The Stand

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestandbistro.com/
  • Phone: 2482204237x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday

    Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11am-4pm

    Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4-10pm
    Friday-Saturday 4-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American, French
  • Executive Chef: Chef Paul Grosz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: None

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple and Woodward. Entrance is on Peabody Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking located on Peabody St.
A word from The Stand
Welcome to modern American food with serious local flavor; or as we like to say, rustic but refined. Just some of The Stand's distinctions include charcuterie, a dedicated vegan menu, craft beers, private dining areas, a 10-seat chef's table and so much more. It's downtown cool with an uptown vibe.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Stand reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (39)special occasion (31)notable wine list (26)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (22)good for groups (18)hot spot (11)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Mockcharla
    MickcharlaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great bar with full menu to watch Detroit's teams on TV
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chopped salad was pre prepared
    Lottieda
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The chopped salad was pre prepared and too cold and bland as a consequence. The Halibut was just warm and the waiter treated us like step children.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Stand doesn't stand high
    drcunn1VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We're frequent diners in Birmingham, Bloomfield and Troy. Our 2nd try at The Stand, we waited quite awhile to return because our first experience was only fair. The food is satisfactory - I had amish chicken breast and my husband was served the pasta of the day. Prices are quite high. Service was slow. Far too many very good to excellent restaurants in the area so we won't be revisiting The Stand. If you do dine at this restaurant, try eating in the bar area and order from the bar menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth trying once
    Coffeeadict10
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We tried the stand for our anniversary. I had mentioned this ahead of time to the restaurant, not expecting anything free but a simple congratulations. This did not occur. Our service was incredibly slow. Our waiter,forgot to bring my wine and did offer more bread while waiting for our entrees. We noticed that several other tables had chefs and/or managers coming up to their tables to see how their dinning experience was. During our two hours no one Approached us leaving us feel unimportant. The food was decent, but nothing wow Ed us. We have dinned at other nearby restaurants and had far better experiences. With all the options, we will go somewhere where we feel important, has amazing food, and great service. The stand did not do
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mushy noodles/bad waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    You could tell they were trying(the kitchen staff, not the waiter). Yet the spaghetti was mushy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Almost great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The Stand is a nice resturaunt. The food is good and the menu is varied. The service was very good, Individually aspects deserve a 5 star review, but something was missing as a package. The high ceilings are elegant, but lack the intimacy that the menu implies. I hesitate to be negative
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Latinfoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Great service. Lovely subdued decor....fall menu is delicious! Nice to have a place in Birmingham where you are able to hear conversations at your own table! Truly enjoyable dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really enjoyed our experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. Chef Gross has another winner with The Stand. The menu and atmosphere lends itself to a casual meal or celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch all the way!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at, top to bottom an incredible menu! Something for everyone...do not miss the short rib appetizer and the lobster fried egg...unreal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food and service was so very well executed. Staff is friendly and efficient. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Jimbo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Enjoyed my first dining experience here. Everything ordered was soo good. The duck and pasta dishes were cooked to perfection. A classy fun dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Stand stands Tall
    GPFoodie
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you are looking for a top notch restaurant, you have to visit The Stand Gastro Bistro My husband and I enjoyed our 10 Year Anniversary in high style. The ambience is definitely upscale, but not stuffy, it is hip and modern and we love their Farm-to-Table approach with fresh ingredients from local Michigan farmers. The owners have put a ton of thought into the details. Order the warm spinach and radicchio salad with a velvety egg on top - the most incredible salad. We also recommend the Alaskan Halibut and the three tastings of sides. The bar was lively and bustling and had a unique menu that we will definitely come back to try. Overall a great experience with a professional staff and attentive service to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful ambiance, excellent food!
    Ysolo
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My family (husband and 2 children) dined at Stand for my husband's birthday. Located in a perfect spot for parking and enjoying Birmingham! The food was awesome and our waitstaff was impressive. The menu isn't kid friendly but our waiter did a great job accommodating our picky children. Food did take longer than we expected from the point of ordering but it was worth the wait. It would be a great date night dinner outing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but boring ambiance
    Trieditout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed the food but that was it. The decor is outdated even though newly done and very boring looking. Not a great place for ambience. We were first seated at a booth that the back was so uncomfortable it pushed us forward. We had to move to a table.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EXCELLENT!!!!!!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I was in town to attend the Woodward Dream Cruise. My second time at The Stand and I could not of been happier. The food and the service were very good. I had the Maine lobster crab broth and the short ribs for my entrée. My waiter William was fantastic. I'm looking forward to going back again when I'm in town. I highly recommend hands down.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    bubbieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had dinner to celebrate a friends special birthday. Everything was very good. The halibut in a mushroom sauce was outstanding. The ambience and the service was very special. I certainly would recommend the restaurant for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    WatchTimesCom
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Reminded me a lot of Roast, food was very good, service was excellent. Smaller menu but a good variety. VERY noisy due to a private party in the back. I would go back if I was invited with others or needed someplace close otherwise I think I would go to Roast instead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellence in Birmingham
    ZitiVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    There is so much that is right about The Stand, that there aren't enough characters available to type here to do it justice. This is reliable excellence, no matter what you order, so try anything from the "Red Lobster" to the incredible house-made Pasta Bolognese (which you will then crave!), and save room for dessert. Chef Grosz has brought a treat to those who don't want to go all the way downtown. We plan to visit him often!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We sat in the bar area. Next time I would like to sit in the main dinning. Did not care for our waiter, I don't need to be called "darling".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful birthday dinner
    gfdinesout10
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had informed the restaurant ahead of time that it was my husband's birthday. We arrived to the table to find a message wishing him a happy birthday and birthday sparkles sprinkled across the table. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the food andsuggested we share some appetizers. The pork belly was wonderful, not too fatty and the five slices were enough to be shared along with an order of tomato risotto from the vegan menu. I had the seared tuna breast with a chantrelle mushroom couscous and foie gras. The tuna was cooked perfectly rare and the foie gras melted in my mouth. Everyone at the table said their main course was excellent and these dishes included the roast duck, the lamb two ways, and a halibutdish. Excellent desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale atmosphere and food
    funfriend
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a very nice meal at The Stand. It was dressier than we expected and the prices reflect that level. Members at our table had duck, steak and pasta dishes. All very good. We also ordered 3 sides to share. The portions were large enough that we really didn't need the shared dishes - one would have been enough. The service was excellent - attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The only dish that wasn't received well by our group was the vegan tomato risotto. It was ok. The Stand's matchbox motto was "Rustic but Refined" - I really didn't experience anything rustic. My one suggestion to the restaurant would be to make it more to the keeping of their motto - roughen it up a bit, and increase the casual feel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dzagnVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Overload, but with great benefit, on the pre-entree fare. Scallop app a MUST. Do not skip the vegan dishes, great as a share with entrees no matter your preference to animal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We've been to the Stand 5 or six times in the last 6-9 months and had a very good experiences. This was not one of those times. Problems: brought the wrong charcuterie tray, water glass tasted like dishwashing soap and dirty water, medium rare bone in filet came out medium well to well, son's waygu beef was half overdone and not tasty and half very good, took over 20-25 minutes for new steak to arrive, the server brought it out and my wine glass was empty and he walked away, i waited to see if i'd see him but after 7-8 minutes he was no where to be found so i decided I'd get up and get one myself from the bar, no one there, he was in the kitchen and the owner didn't seem to care.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Experience
    couz
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were a party of 5 and everyone of us enjoyed dining at The Stand. We were celebrating a special birthday and The Stand added to the occasion. The restaurant's acknowledgement of the birthday was appreciated. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good
    love2dinez
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    It was delicious and very very unique. They even created amazing mock-tails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative Fine Dining
    AnnieS
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The Stand covers all the bases and is a great addition to the dining scene in metro Detroit. The wine list has some deals and it's fun to look for them. The entire menu is very creative while founded in french technique. Fantastic service. A memorable evening helped out by the fact that we had the best table in the house. Can't wait to go back for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Treat!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at The Stand and were not disappointed. Attentive staff, great food, and a wonderful atmosphere. We'd go back again and recommend it highly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 118 reviews are from the The Stand reviews archive.
  • Nice special occasion restaurant
    ChickieB
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We all ordered different entrees and all enjoyed our food. We noticed that both the soup, and main entrees were oversalted, which seems to be a trend in many restaurants. I would have given an outstanding rating for the food if not for that. Also, ordered the special and the portion seemed to be very small-I ordered soup and side vegetables, and the latter was very good. The service was very attentive. I would return again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We had a great experience. The bourbon list is extensive with many great choices, and the drinks are generous. The wine list includes many reasonable choices and the food is delicious. We loved the tuna tartare, chopped salad, sturgeon and whitefish. Our server was friendly and competent and everyone makes us feel so welcome it makes us want to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland food, great staff
    Lynzeats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We wanted to love it. The staff was wonderful, great selection of liqueur:). The food was really bland and uninspired. I would not be inclined to return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • boboVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We've always enjoyed dining at Cuisine, so were curious if we'd be as pleased with our first visit to The Stand. Happy to report that yes, we were. Four in our group & each of us ordered a different entree....all very good. And although the beautifully designed restaurant was fairly quiet (Tuesday night), the bar was rollicking. Looked like fun, will have to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is delicious, great wine menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I enjoyed the table setup and ambiance. The service is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    Suebee
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The atmosphere is classy much better that the predecessor. At first we couldn't find anything we really wanted on the menu. We settled for a great salad and wonderful appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    OMG. I was blown away with the food and the service. I highly recommend hands down. I can't wait to return in the near future. Everything was perfect!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We had a wonderful meal which started with a generous drink. The lobster egg & soft shelled crab special was divine, the tuna with quinoa was also delicious & we loved the beet salad. Also the short rib appetizer was amazing. We love the beautiful décor & the servers are always knowledgable & helpful. We felt very welcome & and will look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience.
    skanerVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We have been to the stand now at least 4 times and each time the food and service have been exceptional. The menu is very intriguing and will always have something for everyone from vegan to meat eaters. Healthy choices and always tasty. Cant wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beej
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great ambiance - food was OK - service was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went thinking we'd be able to order from the menu, but instead it was a set Mourners day brunch menu. There wet food choices and over all it was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Awesome
    thewinepoor
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    After the epic fail as Zazios, this space is now a GREAT restaurant! the Stand was impressive in every regard. Food was excellent and had some unique dishes and the wine list (specifically the reserve list) was fantastic. We will be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent! Great Addition in Bham
    JeffR
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The ambiance, service and food were excellent. The food would have gotten 5 stars if the sides we ordered had been a touch warmer (the macaroni and cheese, which is quite good, was only slightly warm, rather than hot, along with the brussel sprouts and potato). But our waitress was excellent, even having the bartender make my wife a "mocktail" so she could have a "drink." Also, their specialty drink the Woodward and Maple, was incredible. Highly reccomended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.