Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Detroit / Eastern Michigan
  4. Detroit
  5. Detroit
Standby, Detroit, MI

Standby

4.7
4.7
762 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
A modern cocktail bar and restaurant in the heart of Detroit. Standby's beverage program uses innovative techniques to bring new flavors and experiences to the glass while honoring and paying homage to the classics. Standby’s equally dynamic food menu features reimagined bar food from scratch with dishes such as; Coconut Calamari with fermented chili and pineapple marmalade and Thai Pork Skewers with peanut sauce, fried shallot, and pok-pok pickles. Come for the drinks, stay for the food.

James Beard Semifinalist - Outstanding Bar Program - 2017 & 2018. Tales of the Cocktail Regional Top Ten Best American Cocktail Bar - 2020.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (313) 241-5719
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Sarah Hansen
  • Catering
    Cocktail Catering services available for parties of any size. Email events@standbydetroit.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please email events@standbydetroit.com for private events and cocktail catering.
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Cross street
    Broadway & Gratiot - Located in The Belt Alley
  • Parking details
    We validate parking for up to 2 hours in "The Z" parking garage on Gratiot Avenue, right next to Standby, on non-event days.
  • Public transit
    Cadillac Center People Mover Station
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 762 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Contemporary American

  • Detroit

    Contemporary American

762 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday happy hour was great, so were the drinks and food. Very happy with my experience and I will be back more regularly.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my third visit the drinks are always great, but it was my first time trying the food and I really enjoyed everything I tried.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with amazing cocktails, and moved on to appetizers and dinner which were both fantastic. We ended with the vegan ice cream dessert on our server's recommendation and she nailed it. It's a small place with great staff, great drinks, and great food. Highly recommended.

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Now that I’m a regular…I feel as if I am disregarded when I come in. The workers talk to one another and the bartenders have prolonged conversations with other patrons…as it seems that my time is not valued as much. The butter for the focaccia was a bit salty tasting for my palate as well.

    Is this helpful?

  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cocktail list like no other bar in the city with food to match!

    Is this helpful?

  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Standby was a great find and experience. Drinks and food were all outstanding and our waitress, Brandy, was an absolute pleasure! She made some great drink recommendations and was extremely knowledgeable about the menu. Will definitely visit again when in town

    Is this helpful?

  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was amazing. If you go ask for MP. She was awesome! The food is great but the entree portion was small for the chicken. Overall great experience though and I cant wait to go back!

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandy perfectly paired our cocktail selections with our meals. The focaccia with Bloody Mary butter is divine!

    Is this helpful?

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went with a large group and honestly I just don’t think the space is made for that. The service forgot half of our orders and really just seemed annoyed by our presence. This spot is much better couples or smaller groups.

    Is this helpful?

  10. KyleB

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice assortment of craft cocktails, delicious food, friendly & fun staff, and amazing music!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Standby is rated 4.7 stars by 762 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Standby

225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway & Gratiot - Located in The Belt Alley
  • Neighborhood
    Detroit
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We validate parking for up to 2 hours in "The Z" parking garage on Gratiot Avenue, right next to Standby, on non-event days.
  • Public transit
    Cadillac Center People Mover Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sarah Hansen
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (313) 241-5719
  • Catering
    Cocktail Catering services available for parties of any size. Email events@standbydetroit.com
  • Private party facilities
    Please email events@standbydetroit.com for private events and cocktail catering.
OpenTable
  • About Us
  • Blog
  • Careers
  • Press
More
Businesses
  • Restaurant reservation software
  • Industry insights
  • Hospitality resources
  • Marketing resources
  • Operation resources
  • How to open a restaurant
  • For restaurants
  • For restaurant groups
Join us on
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo