We are excited to use modern and innovative techniques within our beverage program to bring new flavors and experiences to the glass. But we know that there are some things in life that should never change, so rest assured you can feel safe in the arms of all of the old classics you’ve come to love. Our equally dynamic menu will feature locally sourced fare that will complement our bar program.
Come for the drinks. Stay for the food.
James Beard Semifinalist - Outstanding Bar Program - 2017 & 2018
Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am
The Dog Days Negroni was AMAZING, so were the other cocktails we had. The wings were delicious, and so was the Gold Coast shrimp. The service was outstanding as usual
We went for drinks on a Saturday around 6:30pm. The place was so noisy we could barely hear our table of 4. A less than average vodka tonic was $12 because they make their own mixers. A rip-off for sure! We will not be heading back. Food looked subpar so the rating for that was based on the looks of what was being served.
Four of us and we shared everything even the hamburger. The lamb ribs were so delicious we ordered more. The staff was friendly and they even cut our hamburger into four! We will return!
We had a group of 10 for dinner and although the restaurant isn’t huge, it was perfect for our group. Service was great and the food options were creative and delicious. It’s definitely a fun and trendy place to be!
Really fun and funky hip place just off an incredible beautified Alley called the Belt. Th serving staff are attentive and knowledgeable and the food is on point! Small plates to share and entree selections make it easy for whatever occasions and or level of hunger you have . Really had a lovely time drinking and eating with my boyfrnd in a cozy booth table for two . I would definitely hit this place up regularly for a weeknight festive dinner out.
Amazing !!! Can’t wait to go back again! The shrimp and cheese platter is a great way to start. The burgers are incredible!
Fave for cool, mid-century vibe and stellar service. The cocktail menu is beautifully organized and varied and encourages experimentation.
Thoroughly enjoyed dinner here. Great drinks and yummy food. Fantastic wait staff and comfortable seating. Will come again!
I went to standby for my birthday and the staff was absolutely amazing! I had a great time.
Great burger and cocktail. Went before the Tiger game. Very convenient location.
Food & drinks were good but overall not a place for mature people to celebrate. Limited menu & space seemed small & dark. Good service.
Very loud, very hip, great food, good wine but not enough selection. At 65 I was older than all the other patrons by 20+ years.
Got a table with out any issues. Seemed they always have atleast one table open on a Wednesday night. Menu changed completely from everything I saw online... And everything I ordered was average, ordered the mussels, and a fish and chips. Also drank their drink called penicillin, and two old fashions. Hit the spot!
My only issue was the place was so freaking loud from the music that my waiters couldn't hear me when I wanted their attention for more booze!
Really enjoyed the food. Could use a few more meal options. Great service. Intimate setting. Highly recommend
Order the bottle of Syrah. Very good wine! The fish and chips were excellent. The gnocchi was different and very good, but the ice cream for dessert wasn’t good. It was a peanut butter ice cream with pretzels on top that had a spiced, almost hot to the throat feel. Very unusual and not very good.
Cocktails were amazing. Our waiter was very attentive and super nice. Small portions over priced
Got loud as it filled up
We had a good overall experience! Our waiter was great to us especially having an infant with us. Very patient. We went on Mother’s Day. It was nice to go to a place that wouldn’t seem very family friendly and be proven wrong be being received so well.
Great spot for interesting cocktails and fun eats!
I wanted to love this place. It was good... but.....
Well don't let them sit you in the creepy corner booth that isn't deep enough. We moved to a table which was ok, but the slant of the wood chair was on my nerves instantly.
Food was decent... my burger over salty... but good. Desert "Tahini" brownie... was just a brownie.
Lighting and noice level were good... music got louder as the evening got later.
I really enjoyed the restaurant. It is a cozy and unique space. The food was great!! I had the cobb salad and felt it was just the right twist on this menu item. My only disappointment was that the server forgot to get our drinks after we ordered so we waited quite a few minutes until he noticed me looking at him and then went to pour himself. We had wine so did not need the bartenders to fix but probably would have been faster.
Everything about this place is pretty great, except the way the host stand is operated. I’ve always been turned off to Stanby by the way they operate the door. There is security there some nights that accepts bribes from small groups of drunk men. I thought I could avoid having to deal with this by making a reservation. Well, the door was locked when I went for my reservation and every time the seemingly frantic hostess would enter or exit the restaurant and I would attempt to inform her of my reservation she would stressfully shut me up and tell me “Sorry one moment” and proceed to go inside and stand at the hostess desk. She seemed unable to handle the foot traffic and fast paced atmosphere. I waited until somebody exited to sneak into the door where finally I attempted to notify her of my reservation for the third time. Once she was able to listen, we were taken right to our table. It was a mess actually and not handled with poise at all. From that point beyond everything was great. Our server was perfect, the food was good, good atmosphere. They really need to get the host/door situation handled though. It’s a big deterrent.
We were happy to have found a cool spot so off the beaten path; but if a restaurant can't cook a hamburger properly (medium), one has to wonder how good it really is. Our waiter didn't charge us for the offending burger, but that experience kind of took the edge off an otherwise very positive experience.
Service and the over all experience was fantastic
Excellent as always !!!!!
Food was very good, however the portions were small for certain dishes (like gnocchi). The mussels were amazing! We needed more bread (it came with 3 slices) and I was sad to see that they charged us for the additional 3 slices of bread.
Amazing cocktails and good food, too. Very attentive host; waitress was just OK. Looking forward to going back!
If you are only planning on having drinks. This is a great lively environment to do so. Food on the other hand was quite a disappointment....
Crazy loud music and base for a Sunday night. I understand atmosphere, but we could NOT with the pumping base. Fine for a late weekend night, but Sunday at 7pm? Ugh.
This is a fun place to go. Drink menu is extensive but food menu is limited. Everything we had was good though.
Standby was an excellent place for us to bring clients for an upbeat and fun meal after a long day of meetings and discussions. Though we skew younger, there were a variety of age groups represented in the diners in the restaurant. Service was excellent, suggestions were on point, and small and large plates were available to share or order for one's self. I'd highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a fun, energetic time, with good music, good food, great drinks and beer, and impeccable service and atmosphere!
Creative dishes, quality ingredients. Small tables in a moderately small space. Excellent service!
Everything was PERFECT except it was a little too warm and the tables were placed very close to each other - which I understand is probably a hip thing but personally I like a little space/privacy. But definitely a GREAT place to grab a few drinks before/after party! We will definitely be back. PS our server Brent was outstanding!!! Just excellent
The ambiance, food and service we outstanding! Our waiter was so kind, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and unique. We loved celebrating my husbands birthday at the standby!
Cannot beat the place for cocktails....great vibe...had the Middleton cup
Ate here for first time....outstanding burger and fries
Absolutely recommend when in area ....only one minor issue on cold days there is a tendency for patrons trying to elbow there way to the host...consequently leaving the door open to the elements...which can rapidly chill the room temp....(bring a wrap or something for your shoulders on cold days....) not the fault of the place whatsover...
Hadn't been here in a while. The menu had changed completely yet there were zero disappointments.
Staff was very attentive. The drinks and food were outstanding here.
Great service. Great food. Would come back!
My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary and this was a great spot—-The staff was great, food was excellent, definitely a spot I would recommend to anyone visiting Detroit! 5++++++stars
Excellent food and dining environment
Our experience was fabulous. Chef Stephen Schmidt visited our table. Food presentation and quality was incredible. We will be back soon!