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“Can't wait to go for dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Stand

The Stand
34977 Woodward Ave, Entrance Off of Peabody Street, Birmingham, MI 48009
+1 248-220-4237
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Ranked #6 of 88 Restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: 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, a dedicated vegan menu, craft beers, private dining areas, a 10-seat chef's table and so much more. It's downtown cool with an uptown vibe.
Birmingham, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go for dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My husband and I had lunch at The Stand yesterday, and it was a great experience. The food was delicious and the service was great. I will write a more thorough review once I get there for dinner, but so far I am very impressed.

Visited August 2014
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John K, Owner at The Stand, responded to this review, September 15, 2014
Sue, Please forgive me for the delay in this response. I want to thank you for joining us for lunch and really enjoying your time at The Stand. We look forward to seeing you for dinner.
Cheers
John Kelly
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Rye, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“First class food, a "find" for the area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were in the area visiting our son, who made reservations at The Stand. We are from NYC and travel frequently to Europe, so he knows our "fine food" standards are high. We very much enjoyed our dinner here. I had a lamb entree - my test for the first time at a restaurant is always lamb or duck - and it was excellent: fresh and yummy, well prepared, correctly cooked and beautifully presented. I must say the portions were quite substantial, so no worries if you're really hungry. We also tried the mango/white chocolate mousse, which was to die for. Service was friendly, if not very sophisticated. This is a great place for high level dining in the area.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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John K, Owner at The Stand, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Helensn1, Thank you so much for the generous rating and the very lovely words. We strive for guest appreciation everyday. We are so glad that you really enjoyed your time with us here at The Stand. We hope to see you very soon.
Cheers
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Toronto, ON
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, ambiance and experience at The Stand!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After searching through many restaurant options in our town, I decided to take my fiance to The Stand for his birthday. From the moment we arrived, we were treated like royalty. Friendly hostess who brought us to our reserved table. The table was covered in "Happy Birthday" sparkles and a little card from the restaurant in honor of my fiance! I was so pleased - what a simple but noticeable step over-and-above.

We both started with a great cocktail and the fresh fish appetizer - delicious. For our mains, I had the coq au vin and my fiance had the black cod - his favorite. Both understated, good-portioned and delicious. Brian was our server who was attentive and respectful. He knew exactly when to come and refill the wine glasses, when to do a quality check and threw in delightful little quips along the way. Impeccable. Additionally, we were treated to a little birthday sorbet (as we both have very specific allergies) - a nice touch!

We were thrilled and cannot wait to return for another lunch or dinner. Since then, my fiance has also been pointing out your restaurant to our visiting guests and friends.

Thank you to Brian, and The Stand.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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John K, Owner at The Stand, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
C E , Thank you for celebrating your fiancé's special day with us. I am so glad Brian and the entire team took care of the evening for you. Thank you for the generous rating and the kind words. Much appreciated, Hope to see you soon!!
Cheers
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Evanston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent service, food generally very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to this place because of its combination of a meat/fish and a vegan menu. Those of us who ate fish were extremely happy with their entrées; as for the vegan options, only one out of three dishes (grilled corn with almonds) really stood out, whereas the others (tomato risotto, carrots ratatouille) where rather bland. We appreciate, however, the good intentions. Service is superb. Recommended.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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John K, Owner at The Stand, responded to this review, July 10, 2014
Thank you so much for the generous rating and the kind words. I will have the chef review the risotto and the ratatouille flavor profiles. Once again thank you so much and we hope to see you soon.
Cheers
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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“A fantastic restaurant!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Excellent food and service. We highly recommend. Limited menu. Very much looking forward to returning.

Visited June 2014
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John K, Owner at The Stand, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
George, Thank you so much for the very generous rating and words. Thank you and look forward to seeing you very soon.
Cheers
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