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.

34977 Woodward Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French, European

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Saturday; Sunday Closed

Dinner: Monday-Thursday 4-10pm
Friday-Saturday 4-12am



Cross Street:
Maple and Woodward. Entrance is on Peabody Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 220-4237

Website:
http://www.thestandbistro.com/

Entertainment:
None

Executive Chef:
Chef Paul Grosz

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (8)
Good for Groups (8)
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Good for a Date (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Casual (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Music (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (2)
Waterfront (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fun (1)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

loved it! only issue was the music was a bit loud at the beginning if you wanted a quiet conversation over dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Server not especially helpful and way overpriced for what you get.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Loved the location and the ambiance, however the waitstaff was untrained and the food was under seasoned.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fish tacos dry and did not have anything to put on them. Trout itself was very good but far too much of the sweet topping...fish didn't need it. Chopped salad and tomato bisque were excellent .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was good and vibrant bar. Dining room not as active but quality of the food was terrific. Hope it makes it since so good

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Out of chosen wine and Tequila. Out of one of the main entrees and deserts. Coffee machine was broken too. Service very slow and it was odd because very few people in the restaurant. Expected a different experience.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Hadn't been there in a while. Had a wonderful trout dish. Will go back

Tags: Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

If you haven't tried recently you owe it to yourself to try again. They have continued to refine this restaurant to where it really works in both atmosphere and cuisine.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The staff was dry friendly. Best hamburger I ever ate. Good Happy Hour. Would go again.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Cozy, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Our server recommended a great bottle of wine, based on our stated tastes. She also had spot-on food recommendations. She was attentive without being overbearing.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food. Service was slow. Several of the wines on the list were out of stock-surprising for a Saturday evening! Loved the charcuterie board!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I was amazed at the good food and the ambiance. The server was stellar. Good place for a date. My wife and I celebrated our 44th anniversary here and she loved it. I'm glad I found this place on Open Table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

One of the best in Michigan and maybe the best in town; do you really want to eat good food? please go and taste; as french I can say it is the first time i eat food of such a good quality in Michigan. Prices are not too expensive too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Brian our server was fabulous. Staff attentive, food served was delicious and modifications for dietary preferences were perfect. Recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food is very good, they charge too much for the drinks

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We have been to The Stand several times and the food and the service are always top notch. The burgers are to die for. Looking forwards to returning in the near future!!!

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 15, 2017

The Stand is one of my restaurant faves! My family or friends try to visit weekly 💜

Tags: Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Good was excellent. Mussels in tomato sauce was great. My friend thought the filet was very good. Waiter was very helpful, brought wine samples for my friend so she found one she liked.

Prices were high, but worth the price. I would definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

High end restaurant. Excellent service. Food was great. However very pricey, especially the wine. I like to get value for what I spend & in this respect it did not meet the mark.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

It had been a long time since our last visit but we will be back very soon...it was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We had a great meal (short ribs and pasta) and the service was good. The restaurant is very stylish and in a good location.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food was ok, the service was fine. It didn't light my eager to return.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great experience

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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 27, 2017

We love it there. Very special place. Outstanding food, quiet atmosphere, and wonderful staff.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Once again a delicious meal and wonderful service. Wonderful dining and drinks very satisfying.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on June 7, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Ethan is the best waiter ever! Thank you for another flawless ev Ning!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Much improved since the last time I dined here about three years ago. Excellent food, friendly staff, and a warm, well-executed interior design to the restaurant. Reasonably priced as well. Loved the Foie Gras!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I wished they had informed us that it was fixed menu only - I was expecting to be able to order a la carte

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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Live Music, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch at The Stand was an excellent experience. The food was fantastic, the service was exceptional, and we had a great time. This is the perfect place for a special occasion or a romantic dinner!

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 24, 2017

I had fish tacos that were very nice. The grapefruit and avocado salad I liked but could a bit less dressing. Fiddlehead ferns were buttery. My friend liked the crispy shrimp. Ask for bread if you want it.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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