Seldon Standard, Detroit: We had an awesome time at Seldon Standard on Saturday. We didn’t have a reservation however, when I called they said half of the seating is reserved and half is for walk ins. We arrived around 4:20 pm and got in line, there were 4 people in front of us. Doors to Seldon Standard opened at 4:30 pm, the kitchen doesn’t open until 5. At that point there were 30 people waiting in line behind us. We put our name on the list and grabbed a seat at the corner of the bar. The bar staff was very friendly and helpful. Just after 5 pm we were shown to our table.
The starters we enjoyed: First of all Seldon Standard is a small plates or tapas format. However, we did technically we did have starters. We enjoyed the Roasted Cauliflower and the Herbed Flatbread, both were excellent. The pace of how the food came out was very nice.
Entrees: Seldon Standard specializes in locally sourced food from a variety of local farms. For dinner we started with the oysters on the half shell, followed by the pheasant sugo, lamb ragu, and the grilled whole trout. The food was absolutely amazing, one of the best we have had in the fast growing Detroit restaurant market.
Wine: If you have read any of my other posts, you know by now we are always drinking Chardonnay, Seldon Standard happens to have 3 chards on the menu. We enjoyed the French Bourgogne Chardonnay. It was very reasonably price both by the glass and by the bottle. It is nice when a restaurant has by the glass option which allows you to sample it before you have to commit to a bottle.
Parking: Parking free along the road, we parked right in front of the building.
Hours: Seldon Standard does take reservations by phone only however, you have to make them weeks in advance to be successful. I did not find them on open table. The are open based on the following schedule.
Dinner 5pm-10pm everyday
Bar 4:30pm-11pm everyday
Lunch 11am-2:30pm (Mon-Fri)
Brunch 10am-2:00pm (Sat, Sun)