We ordered the mushroom burger
We ordered the mushroom burger and the chicken paillard. The burger was fantastic, but unfortunately the chicken was very rubbery and borderline inedible. But the service was fantastic and the waiter kindly replaced my order and gave me a discount on the bill for the inconvenience. Cocktails were tasty as well.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time we
This was the first time we ate at Upstairs at the Stand. It is a very hidden gem. You would never know it when you pass it. It is right next door to Paddy McGuire's! The hostess was awesome...so nice, sweet and accommodating. Our waiter was really nice and the food came out quickly. But, just a few things, we had to ask for utensils...spoons for coffee and knife for our crab cakes benedict. Other than that, it was super...the cookie dough pancakes are a must have! I will definitely go there again...it's the perfect weekend brunch place!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was so good and very
Food was so good and very innovative - cheese burger dumplings were great - as was the tuna cannoli and Peking duck pizza - definitely recommend!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the wine were
The food and the wine were very good.We sat close to the other tables, but that didn't bother us.
Service was exellent.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dining in NYC can be fun
I had a great time at the Stand, the food was "clever" and exceptionally well prepared, the atmosphere relaxed, staff more than friendly and forthcoming, I will go again!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Brunch in NYC
Yeah, I said it. I've had brunch at dozens of restaurants in NYC and this was the best one. Their chocolate chip cookie dough pancakes smothered w/ chocolate sauce, strawberries, and bananas ruined all food for me. I tried to eat my favorite homemade dinner later that night and was actually depressed because it wasn't these pancakes. The eggs benedict was delicious and I am very picky about my favorite brunch dish. The breakfast tater tots covered with cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, crispy bacon, served with spicy ketchup was likewise delicious. If their pretzel bread pudding with vanilla Amaretto sauce was a man I would leave my husband. I'll definitely be back to this place. The whole experience was like Christmas morning for my stomach.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great night out
We had dinner and cocktails at the restaurant prior to a show downstairs. Food was delicious, great variety of cocktails and attentive, friendly service. Huge steps forward on comedy club dining. Would definitely go again.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some in our group were skeptical
Some in our group were skeptical - "dinner at a comedy club?" - but the food was creative and delicious and served hot. (Drinks good too!) Excellent place to get a drink and some food in the neighborhood. Try the cheeseburger dumplings and tuna tartare cannoli and pork belly riceballs. Mmmmm.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Visit to NYC
We a guy promoting the venue by the rockafella centre. Couldn't go that night but decided to book for dinner & a show 2 nights later.
It was my wife's birthday and our first time in NYC, we had a great meal & the show was awesome, so funny. Highlight of our trip!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good and innovative cuisine.
Very good and innovative cuisine. The comedy club below the restaurant was a lot of fun and featured terrific comics. Great way to spend an evening.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and wasn't the standard fare. Loved the tater tot nachos and the burger was fantastic. I was surprised that the upstairs dining was only 8' from the bar. Never having been here I thought the upstairs dining would actually be a dining room not tables a few feet from the bar. It was alright just not what I expected. Had I known this I would have just had dinner during the comedy show downstairs.
Will definitely come back, food and comedy were good.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was outstanding
This was an early dinner (6:00 PM), before the 8:00 comedy show downstairs. This is why the noise level was moderate. After the show we went back upstairs and it was very busy and energetic. The menu here is quite interesting. We were three in our party, and we tried three different appetizers and entrees. We all agreed everything was outstanding. We especially loved the Bone Marrow Dumplings and Spicy Tuna Tartare Cannolis. The wine that our very entertaining and attentive server Graham recommended was perfect. This was the perfect start to an evening filled with fun and laughs.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food Great staff
Had a wonderful time for brunch! Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food is eclectic and DELICIOUS. If you want sweet or savory........it's here. Portion size is generous, and prices are reasonable. Great for a leisurely brunch!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food good time
Ryan our server was great! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The Mac and cheese is to die for. We then went downstairs for the comedy show. Hit and miss with the various comics. But good time overall.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter was the most fun
Our waiter was the most fun part of the night! The food was delicious and service was impeccable. What more could you want? If a bachelorette party couldn't shake this place, then you know they have their stuff together. Go!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the creative menu items
Love the creative menu items like the tater tot nachos and the cheeseburger dumplings.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
For something different this
For something different this is the place. Good food and lots of laughs downstairs in their comedy club
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, fun show
Fun staff, good atmosphere. Good fusion food at affordable prices. "Check in" on the Yelp phone app and you'll get a free dessert that you get upstairs. I know they also do brunch and lunch but I went for an evening snack before the show downstairs.
The upstairs bar is a fun atmosphere, sets the tone ahead of the show. Good music. Good espresso. We had the Pork Belly Riceballs and Mussels which were nice appetizers. After checking in on the Yelp mobile app we got the free dessert coupon and ordered the Salted Caramel Pretzel Bread Pudding - that was good too, soft, warm and not uber sweet. Friends were happy that the food was surprisingly good for a comedy club :)
I'd definitely go back for both food & comedy.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little restaurant/bar with a stand up show going on downstairs as well. Our waiter was awesome! Very funny and attentive. The food was delicious... The duck pizzete was the best! The crab sandwich was good too...brussels sprouts also really good as well as the tuna tartare canolis... Great hangout spot
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM