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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
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!
i went to the Stand last year and it was excellent....I went back two weeks later and excellent again. But on Wednesday night I was very disappointed. My niece's four spicy, crispy shrimp were dried out and over-cooked. My husband and I ordered the steak oscar....lobster was wet, mushy, and tasteless. Our other guest enjoyed his short rib pasta.....
Value...I thought my dinner for $55 was too much...no salad, soup, bread...just steak, mash, horrid thawed lobster and two huge asparagus spears.......
Did the chef change or did I just have a bad experience? Oh yes, a small thing but I really wanted the Dover Sole and the baked pear salad which were included in their on-line menu but not on the night.
Wine list: we love a nice red wine and choose according to the variety....but the majority of the reds only said "blend". Blend of what we wondered? There was no Shirah available (our favorite) but our server recommended another very nice wine....
Pluses: nice server, quiet dining room even tho there was a special ( loud) function in the bar......
Disappointing that after only 2 of our 3 entrees were served, those 2 diners were nearly done eating before the waitress reappeared to ask how everything was - and we had to point out that one of us did not have their entree. Horrified, she ran back and got it, but there was no actual apology or explanation. A manager should have come over and, perhaps, a dessert on the house, would have remedied the oops. Until this time, we enjoyed a special celebration with great food. Just awkward that one of our party waited 10 minutes after the others to get their entree and no one noticed. Too expensive for that kind of mistake to go unmentioned.
Food portions small and overpriced. Ordered filet that was on special, asked for it medium and it was over cooked closer to well. I am not a big eater and I was still hungry after my meal and even with sharing a side for me and my fiancé we were still hungry. Our shrimp appetizer was also overcooked and very salty and I am someone that salts my food. We shared sweet potato fries that were also a tad crisp which isn't that bad. We tried the desserts since they were made in house by the pastry chef. They were sad, the chocolate cake was not good as well as my apple desset it was so tough, not flaky like it should have been. The ice cream on the dish was good however. They do have delicious drinks and a great atmosphere, it's clean, modern and romantic. I would highly recommend getting a soup or salad or some sides to share if you are making a meal of this. The service from the waiter was enjoyable and he was friendly and professional, and food came in good timing. Besides the food runner clearing my drinks while just getting served my entree the service was good . Overall this did not make our list on a place we would like to return to anytime soon. I would have expected more for dining in this area compared to the other restaurants I've been to.
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