About 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, craft beers, private dining areas, a 10-seat chef's table and so much more. It's downtown cool with an uptown vibe.
Birmingham, MI 48009
American, French, European
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday; Sunday Closed
Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4-10pm
Maple and Woodward. Entrance is on Peabody Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Paul Grosz
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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The Stand Ratings and Reviews
The food was overall very good, some options were not available, which I understand as they had a large group before us dining with them, but as this group was long booked in with them according to the waitress, this should not happen for a certain number of meals. Some of which we have liked to go for.
The service was way below mediocre! The guy offering some water was speaking in such a low volume that none of us were able to understand what he was saying even after asking him to repeat it twice.
Silverware came later than the meals for both the main course and the desserts. The comment from the waitress was that she didn't expect our plates to be ready so soon?
When dirty plates were taken from the table after the starters, the also dirty silverware was put on the table and not taken by the waiter. We were all wondering why...
A few other service related issues happened and that will be the reason for all three of us to never go there again.
I had a great time at The Stand. The food was wonderful and so were the waitstaff. They were very kind and attentive. We even enjoyed the live music. My only complaint is that we ordered a cheese plate and it was quite expensive for only 4 small 1oz pieces of cheese. However the charcuterie board was fairly priced and delicious.
Can't recommend because they are going out of business. We went for dinner and found that their menu was not the same as the one on their website and was greatly diminished. They didn't serve bread because they had none, nor were they able to serve coffee. There were only two other tables with customers in their big gorgeous dining room. It is obvious that they are going to have to close.
The food at the The Stand is all right, not special in any way. If there was a valet it would make me more likely to accept the all right food. The service was great. The music in the bar bleeds over into the dining area which is not desirable. Exceptional food is in short supply in Birmingham, so I guess they will do all right.
Friday night and although we had a reservation, clearly we did not need one. That said, the shareables menu caught our attention and dining with friends, we ordered the mussels, the carrots, the brussel sprouts, the fish tacos and the crispy shrimp. The shrimp were our least favorite as they simply had little taste and no sauce or seasoning to speak of. The rest, we enjoyed. The roasted rainbow carrots were amazing! I could have eaten another whole order for just myself! One of us also ordered the beef short rib pasta dish and it was outstanding.
Drinks good, beer and wine selection sufficient.
Went to The Stand based on Open Table Reviews with a friend. The food, drink and service were very good. I think it is a good place for quiet dinner. Very nice decor, big glass windows. There was nothing wrong with the restaurant I just wanted something a little more lively for a girls night out. It could have just been the night (cold, damp night) because we stopped at another restaurant for a night cap and it was really quiet and empty too. Weird for a Friday night in Birmingham.
Food was great in overall and the service was ok.
I enjoyed fish tacos and lox and bagle.
However, fried chicken and shortril pasta was little too salty.
Even though i mentioned that today was my wife's birthday at the reception, no one said anything until we finished our dinner.
But the people were nice in general.
I usually enjoy dining at The Stand, however I found today's dining experience extremely disappointing. When I made my reservation, I was unaware that the restaurant only offering a limited buffet menu for Mothers Day...Waitstaff service was slow and my food was lukewarm. I won't be returning anytime soon.
The Stand has continually reinvented itself and has really developed into a warm, inviting restaurant with a solid menu, accommodating staff and comfortable yet contemporary space. If you haven't tried it lately, it is probably worth your while to try again.
Chef Paul Gross performs magic in the kitchen. The Stand's food is spectacular - extremely creative and delicious yet very approachable and familiar. The attention to detail is evident in every appetizer, whether it be the special lamb ribs or the great oysters. The entrees receive similar treatment - the hanger steak, the filet mignon and the salmon are all complemented perfectly and cooked with expertise. What a great place!
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