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Standby, Detroit, MI

Standby

4.7
4.7
769 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
**Please note that we are currently offering a limited dinner menu as we prepare to launch an entirely new and exciting menu in the coming weeks.

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. 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 p.m.


Booked 10 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.
  • Neighbourhood
    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 769 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Contemporary American

  • Detroit

    Contemporary American

769 Reviews
  1. TINA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The venue is nice small but nice. The food was the worst food I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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  2. Trais

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed this spot. Impressive drink menu and great ambience. Cant wait to go back

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  3. SueG

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love everything about this place - the creative food items, the fun drink creations, the vibe and more. Looking forward to seeing what's new on the menu at our next visit.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall service = 7/10 (server was great but food took way too long) Appetizer - Shrimp Fritters = 10/10 Drinks - 8/10 Soup - 0/10 (tasted like an over-chlorinated pool) Burger - 3/10 (over cooked, lettuce was over saturated with something that tasted sour, patty was way too big, bun was too small, bacon wasn’t bacon but pork belly and inedible) Fries - 5/10 (mediocre at best)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best, always and as per usual. Wonderfully crafted cocktails and delicious food with the best music.

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  6. BilWithOneL

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 7. Staff was awesome. Eclectic drink and food menu. Very cool space!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I highly recommend the brisket, the gnocchi, and especially the amaretto sour! Service was impeccable. I loved showing this hidden gem to my friend who was in from Boston. He loved it!

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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FAQs

Standby is rated 4.7 stars by 769 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 p.m.


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Standby

225 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Broadway & Gratiot - Located in The Belt Alley
  • Neighbourhood
    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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