Top 10 Takeover: Standby

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | August 26, 2016
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Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers and Detroit Free Press have teamed up for the Top 10 Takeover, a series of restaurant takeovers that will highlight the ten best new restaurants in Detroit and the surrounding area. Last time, we looked at Townhouse. Next, the Takeover heads to Detroit to check out Standby on September 6.

Located in the Belt Alley in downtown Detroit, a public art space that connects Gratiot and Grand River, Standby is a cocktail bar with cuisine to match an atmosphere that doesn’t put an Old Fashioned above a bottle of Miller High Life.

Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press.

Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press.

Standby recently underwent a changeup in kitchen leadership and that new leadership, Jesse Knott and Lindsay Salminen, will be putting their best culinary foot forward with a redesigned menu come September 6. The new menu features 10 items, such as shrimp escabeche and whisky mushroom pierogi. The most expensive items on the menu, Church St. Roasted Chicken and curry braised lamb, clock in at $15. But, at a place like Standby, the cocktails are front and center with plenty of options for mixed drinks, regardless of your poison of choice.

Takeover attendees on September 6 will have the chance to enjoy a five-course dinner:

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  • First course: Pate en Terrine, rye cracker, soy dijonnaise, radish, cilantro

  • Second course: Corn soup, paprika, coriander, black pepper

  • Third course: Yellowtail Ceviche, Aperol, grapefruit, fennel

  • Fourth course: Lamb Shank,heirloom tomato, feta, cucumber, mint

  • Fifth course: Ice Cream, dark chocolate, Amaro Montenegro

Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press.

Photo courtesy of Detroit Free Press.


While tickets are sold out for the Standby Takeover dinner, your Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are giving out three pairs of tickets. The sweepstakes is currently underway and runs through September 1. Click here for your chance to win!