In case you haven’t heard, there are new restaurants popping up left and right! From restaurants like Gold Cash Gold to breweries like Batch Brewing Company, dining options are definitely expanding in Detroit. It feels like every other week there’s a new restaurant to try – not that I’m complaining at all. I love trying new places to eat. And one of the spots on my list of must-tries was Selden Standard.
The other day, a few friends and I decided to get out of the office and take our lunch break over at Selden Standard. We’d heard amazing things about the place, and we were excited to try this new restaurant. It didn’t disappoint!
Even at lunch this place was packed! The staff was warm and welcoming though, and they moved some tables around to accommodate us. Their lunch menu is significantly smaller than their dinner menu, but don’t let that deter you – it’s still delicious.
I got a cup of the soup of the day, which was a creamy onion soup topped with bacon and croutons, and a side of their brussels sprouts, which are roasted with bacon, stilton (a strong English cheese) and walnuts. It was so good; I literally didn’t want it to end.
The food is served in a small-plate style, making it easy to share (and easy to try more of) this amazing food. Selden Standard sources ingredients seasonally from local farms; even the bar is stocked with carefully selected wines from small producers and seasonal cocktails. You’ll be able to find local and global beers, too, which are all sure to work well with whatever you order.
Executive chef, Andy Hollyday, is no stranger to the Detroit restaurant scene. He used to be the executive chef at Roast, where he was named best chef in 2012 by Hour Detroit. His talent and creativity with food didn’t end at Roast. Selden Standard is a phenomenal restaurant with creative and fun dishes. They were even named The Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year.
If you haven’t already, this is one restaurant you’ll definitely want to check out! Have you already been to Selden Standard? What was your favorite dish? Let us know in the comments section.