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Posted by anonymous on 10/05/2009
Aside from the other diners in the restaurant (who were rude) the management and food was worth skipping! The food was not cooked evenly and was over salted. For what the food costs and what it claims to be there are much better places in that area.The restaurant atmosphere reminded me of s mash between a school cafeteria and a restaurant on Cape Cod. I will not be going back and do not recommend this.
Posted by nycoffeenut on 09/15/2009
went here with my sister and our best friend. the location is super chic and the crowd very fun to watch, person at next table was getting vip treatment from the waiter while we were getting ignored and turned out was vip at mtv programming. anyway, food was very high quality but with wierd spices, strange flavor mayo on complementary potatoes that came with our dishes. The waitress that served us was out to lunch instead of concentrating on serving us. I admit we are a "tough crowd" but at these prices the service should be better. Can't beat the scene but the food is just ok.
Posted by Vicki on 08/30/2009
Two of three entrees ordered were good (hamburger/panini). The frittata (chilled?) was really not good. A replacement was offered; however, my dining companions were half way thru their meal at that point (since we hadn't seen our waiter, we had to find someone for ice tea refill and to ask about frittata). We only saw the waiter when we ordered, then paid (even for frittata, which had one bite taken out of it). The rating is based on the frittata and service.
Posted by foodlover212 on 08/25/2009
I went to the Standard Grill twice. Once for breakfast, and then once for dinner after it being recommended by my breakfast server. First the breakfast. The hostess had a bright smile, very welcoming in the morning. We were seated and greeted by our server promptly. We received our coffee and juice without having to wait long and ordered (try the poached eggs!!! and the pork sausage on the side) They have kissing dogs as the salt and pepper shakers which are SO cute and for sale. Our server was so fun, sweet, knowledgable, and made us have such a great morning. His name was Ian, try and sit in his section! Although all the servers looked like they were great too. Now on to dinner, WOW! The food is unbelievable. Chef Dan Silverman really knows his stuff, and the sommelier picked out some great wines. The Maitre D' seemed calm and collected and charming even when there was a swarm of people around. The service was great. Fun servers that know their food. THAT is service. We ordered wine, the seared squid which was the absolute BEST way to start a meal, the swordfish was just plain impeccable, and the deal closer dessert for two. I didn't catch our servers name, but I would come back time and time again. With the other reviews on this site, those people must have been out to have a bad time. If the food was that bad, and the service was that awful, the restaurant wouldn't be so busy every single night. I will DEFINITELY come back here. Can't wait to try the brunch!
Posted by Upper Westsider on 08/18/2009
This was a very pleasnt dining surprise. The breakfast/brunch was surprisingly well-priced and quite good. Not at all like standard (no pun intended) hotel restaurant fare -- and particularly good and reasonably priced given the location-- adjacent to the Highline. The service was careful and attentive. Had a fun, leisurely excellent breakfast then a walk on the Highline. And if it's a nice day, you can eat outside.
Posted by Heath on 08/18/2009
A group of my girlfriends and I went here to celebrate a birthday last night. It was a very hot day and they didn't have any air flow, everyone in the restaurant was sweating. The waitor was rude and forgetful. I got yelled at for asking for refills on our water (it was 100 degrees in the place and we had ordered wine!) In my opinion you shouldn't have to ask to have your water glass refilled. The food was decent but not good enough for me to recommend this place based on the bad service and uncomfortable conditions.
Posted by nycdiner on 08/09/2009
I kind of weened off these "hot spots" in my mid-twenties but a friend pulled some strings so we thought we'd brave the snootiness factor and rock our asses over the Highline to the new and of course ridiculously popular, Standard Grill at the Standard. After having two overly vermouthed dirty martinis we stepped into dinner. The restaurant was bustling and busting at the seems full of celebrity types, celebrity wanna-bees and of course, flocks of gay men. Approximately 5 minutes within being seated, our jaws nearly dropped as A-Rod, Kate, Kurt, and Goldie paraded in with their entourage and sat at the table right in front of us. At this point, we lost interest in ordering drinks and looking over menus.... it was all about the celebrity fodder. Needless to say -once we saw them ordering (heavily) we proceeded to make our choices and order with our lovely and attentive waitress, Dana. Appetizer choice and taste underwhelming. My husband and I shared "the million dollar chicken," which Dana happily explained to us its preparation, ingredients, and how it's name was derived from its flavors not its price. Our friends ordered burgers, and halibut. The plates came out looking somewhat spartan but overall presentation was "pretty." Bottom line-chick was okay a breast and pretty rancid a leg. The boys liked their burgers; but what boy doesn't like their hamburgers. Overall food highlight-the chef's treat, on the house, little cut up potatoes fried and dressed with spicy mayo (think: spicy tuna roll topping). In essence, our food was ok, our company was great (our friends) and our "company" was ridiculous!! Breaking bread with 4 A-list celebrities .... priceless.