The Detroit Free Press has announced their selection for the 2015 Restaurant of the Year, along with the list of the Top 10 New Restaurants that opened in 2014.
The 2015 Restaurant of the Year is:
Click here for my post of Selden Standard’s Opening Night Review. I Heartily agree!
The Free Press Top 10 New Restaurant runner-ups I have reviewed:
#2 Bistro 82, Royal Oak
#3 Wright & Co., Detroit
#4 Antietam, Detroit
#7 Gold Cash Gold, Detroit
#10 Top of the Pontch, Detroit
Opening Night November 9, 2014
3921 Second Avenue, Detroit MI
UPDATE: 2015 Restaurant of the Year as published by the Detroit Free Press!
Opening Night was a great success for the latest addition to Detroit’s growing restaurant scene.
Selden Standard’s food is delicious, the staff is well selected, and the restaurant design is great.
It is a sophisticated minimalist interplay of white glazed brick and wood planks levitating below a blacked out ceiling with rows of exposed-filament bulbs suspended in gaps between the planks.
The chef checked every plate that left the kitchen, and I can say that each of my plates were perfectly presented.
I sampled the Kale Caesar Salad with crispy chicken skin, lemon and sourdough croutons; Roasted Beets with Ricotta, pomegranate and walnuts; Lamb Meatballs with tomato, olives, yogurt and mint; and the Pumpkin Tart with heirloom pumpkin, and vanilla spice cream. It was all very, very good.
I look forward to trying out the other menu options soon in this well designed restaurant space. I will update my post when I have had a chance to dine at a table and get the full Selden Standard experience.
Andy Hollyday – Executive Chef
Tadd Heidgerken, of et al. Collaborative – Detroit – Architect
(Note: I am not affiliated in any way with the Architect, Chef or Restaurant – just a discerning diner that is also an architect, and very happy that this restaurant is conveniently on my way home from work!)
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