A Selden Standard Dinner


It was my final night in the “Motor City” and I decided to have dinner at Selden Standard. The New American restaurant focuses on seasonal and locally sourced small plates.

Dinner at The Selden Standard

I was seated at the end of the Chef’s Counter. We all know how much I love counter seating where you can watch the food being made.

Chef’s Counter

The menu also offers beer, wine, and craft cocktails. I forgot the name of the drink I ordered, but it was definitely a sipping cocktail. It was tasty and strong.


I ordered a couple dishes. I started off with the Stuffed Squid.

Stuffed Squid

The tender squid was filled with green chorizo and served over black beans with some chili oil, radish, red onion, and fava beans.

Beans, Chorizo, Chili

The second dish was the Lamb Ragu made with lumache, Kalamata olives, tomato, and parmesan.

Lamb Ragu
Lamb Ragu

The shell-shaped pasta was cooked perfectly and the lamb ragu was delicious. I’m not even a big fan a lamb or olives, but I enjoyed this dish.


Dinner was good and I wasn’t about to head back to the hotel just yet. While I was waiting for my Uber, I was treated to quite the show. Apparently this guy dances to music for hours outside the restaurant. He’s been doing it for quite some time and lost a lot of weight. Good for him! Keep it up!


Selden Standard
3921 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 438-5055

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