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Standby, Detroit, MI

Standby

4.8
4.8
749 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 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 749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Contemporary American

  • Detroit

    Best Overall

  • Detroit

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Contemporary American

749 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation for 4 on a Wednesday night just to be on the safe side. When we went in there were a number of open tables. Two of our friends flew in from California and their flight was delayed. By the time they had checked in to their hotel and gotten settled it was between 9:20-9:30. I don’t get to see them very often - months between visits sometimes years. They had decided they wanted us to eat at the hotel restaurant because it was more convenient since they were late to get checked in and settled. While we were waiting to hear from them before we knew they wanted to eat at the hotel, my friend and I placed an order for a drink thinking they were going to join us. Right after we placed our drink order, our friends told us they wanted to eat at the hotel restaurant instead. Our waiter came over and asked if we’d like to order something. I told him we put in a drink order a few minutes ago and that our friends from California wanted us to come eat at the hotel with them and asked if he could have them not make our drinks because we were going to leave to meet our out-of-town friends. The waiter seemed indifferent and said he would check how far along they were with our drinks. He came back and said for us to just have our drinks because the bar had pretty much finished making them. We waited there another 10 minutes until these drinks were brought to us. It became obvious that the drinks hadn’t even been made yet and the waiter just wanted our money with no consideration for our experience. He should have said no problem I will stop the order, go enjoy your evening. It was very frustrating sitting in the restaurant waiting for these drinks when we only had a few hours to spend with our friends who were here on a one night stopover, leaving again in the morning. We were trying to be considerate to tell them to stop the drinks and not just leave without saying anything. We should have just left. The drink was good. The experience left a very bad taste.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brandi was the best she made my birthday so much sweeter!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ibrahim, Arie, and Liz showed me a wonderful time! Their service is top notch as always!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic!! Loved it!!! Will be back! Thanks!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t say enough about how great of a Mgr Liz is. I’ll be back on Opening Day!

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  6. AshleyS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice laid back space to enjoy a delicious cocktail and great music. Staff was extremely friendly

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Squeezing in and standing over people at their tables, because the bar area was overflowing with people already, just to wait for the table we made reservations for was SUPER weird. The space is really too small for that, it was so hot and we were so squished together that I ended up puking up the dinner I’d had before coming down. There HAS to be a better way to turnover tables, guys. That was miserable.
    StandbyResponded on March 25, 2024
    We value your recent feedback as we strive for continuous improvement in our services. We apologize sincerely for any discomfort experienced during your visit. While waiting for your reserved table may not have been ideal, our space sometimes necessitates offering guests the option to enjoy a drink in the bar area. Rest assured, we are actively working to enhance seating arrangements and streamline reservations for a more enjoyable experience. We appreciate your recognition of our staff's diligence in promptly addressing the unfortunate mess of an incident and maintaining cleanliness.

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  8. MiraO

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great meal and drinks before a comedy show at the Fox. Our waiter was attentive and helpful especially in navigating the cocktail menu which is extensive. I know it can get loud and crowded later but early evening was perfect for us! Would highly recommend for amazing cocktails and great food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it’s a cute place to stop and have drinks. I didn’t try any food so I can’t speak on that, but the drinks were really good! I’d definitely stop in again some time.

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  10. KathyS

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible cocktails and delicious food. Highly recommend!!

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FAQs

Standby is rated 4.8 stars by 749 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 15 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.
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