Standard Grill

4.5
101 reviews
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After a decade of success in the Meatpacking District, the Standard Grill enlisted acclaimed chef Rocco DiSpirito to re imagine the restaurant. The main dining room will serve a mix of indulgent and healthful options from a raw bar and new wood-fired grill.

Currently open for dinner reservations Tuesday to Saturday.

For breakfast, lunch and a casual daily dining, please visit our Grill Café page.
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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always great! 50 characters is more than I need to say

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a
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal we've had in a while. Also impeccablr service.

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NB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Rocco Dispirito is a genius. The menu is seasonal and every changing. Perfect balance of seeing certain “standard” favorites (pardon the pun) that you love to see and new dishes that you have not seen before. Have been there 8 times in the past six months and have left every single time thinking that I need to come back and try some of the other dishes on the menu. The meals are amazingly synergistic in that many of the dishes are so amazingly creative yet they all complement each other. One of the best restaurants that I have been to in a long time. Bravo!!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I hadn’t been to The Standard in about 3 years & I hate to say it, but overall, I was pretty disappointed with the food, service and menu selection. You can definitely tell there’s a new ‘cook’ in the kitchen!

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food, extremely slow service. There were long gaps between courses and trying to flag down a server was a challenge throughout the meal. The restaurant was moderately busy but not filled to capacity.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent creative food that compares well with the absolute best NY has to offer. Impeccable service and beautiful ambiance.

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MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The Standard is a casual place that is priced like a fancy place. The noise level is so high that conversation is nearly impossible. The food was OK tho not great. I started w/ the tuna tatrtare which wasn't awful but was somewhat disappointing. Then I had the short ribs cooked sous vide. They were very tender and tasty to some degree but nothing special. They came w/ a pureed potato concoction that was virtually tasteless. My companion had the truffle risotto w/ shrimp. Completely uninteresting.
Service on the other hand was quite good. The chocolate mousse dessert was a major disappointment. And I like chocolate mousse. The room itself is not so great either. I doubt I would return to the Standard unless they raise their standard.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third experience having a dinner in Standart Grill.I always live amazing hours.Service,food,ambiance and politeness of the hosting people and the service people also so nice..

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N
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Small, limited menu. No outside seating , dark old furniture. Over priced. Not gonna recommend ever ! Sorrry

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OL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good, but I like the Lobster the most. Waitress was good but became very annoying. Manager on duty was good. Other restaurant helpers need more training how to serve food without disrupting the guests.

Avoid the oysters at all costs! Not very appetizing.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Terrible service and poorly organized. Food is mediocre at best. Will not be returning.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Too many waiter and management interruptions during dinner.

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HW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Rocco Dispirito is the best - if you get the chance to taste his food consider yourself very blessed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around experience. Standard Grill has been elevated to a destination experience. Used to be a place to grab a meal when in Meatpacking now go to Meatpacking just to dine here.

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

New menu not nearly as good as the old, it too bad.

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CS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow...Rocco DiSpirito is back in NYC and we are loving it!! The food and presentation were innovative and delicious, and our service from Brigan (sp?) was top notch. If you want an incredible dining experience with amazing food and fun atmosphere this is the place to go. I can't wait to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a different menu to the usual. Still unclear but it was Rocco di Spirito’s menu. Wish someone had mentioned it on booking. Wasn’t the classic dishes I love and expect. And it was so much more expensive. It was a disappointing evening and I had friends in visiting from London.

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b
Toronto
202 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Shared sea bass option was enough for two small eaters with a couple of sides. The fish was prepared perfectly--mushroom and kale sides were delicious as were the accompanying sauces. The short rib also was a hit. Enjoyed the yuzu-lemon tart for dessert. Attentive and friendly service by Nicole.

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SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Friends had told me this was the place to go for dinner in the Meatpacking District.

I believe it has changed ownership or management since I heard this.

I would like to say that I almost never write negative reviews—usually when I take the time to write, it is a positive review.

I just felt incredibly ripped off by this restaurant.

First, we were seated at a noisy table smack aside the hostess table. When I courteously asked for a more intimate table (knowing the price tag was going to be steep and this was a special occasion), we had to wait but were finally seated elsewhere.

Ever after that, it felt like we were being slightly punished for the request. We didn’t see a waitperson for almost 20 minutes. When he came, he did not look us in the eye, and then forgot my drink.

The food was good enough, but there was just not ANY cheeriness about the waitstaff at all. And I NEVER got my drink.

While we tipped the waiter, I really didn’t want to do that 18 per cent (the lowest suggested on the bill), but we did, never wanting to deprive waitstaff.

Then, before we left, I received an email from Open Table saying I had been a NO SHOW at The Standard Grill.

When I asked the waitperson if he would please take care of this, he returned quickly to the table with a hasty “the hostess marked you here”. WHAT? I had just showed him an email saying we were delinquent.

Upon addressing the hostess, I was once again told we had been marked present at the restaurant. Finally, she checked the monitor and conceded we had not been checked in, with the briefest of very cursory apologies.

I had dined here once before and enjoyed my experience.

If this is new management, they are going to fail miserably until they train the workers. This is not a sophisticated restaurant, but it has a very sophisticated price tag.

I can not recommend and will not return.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a larger group to celebrate the birthday of our grandchild. We are long-time Standard High Line and Standard Grille Restaurant so we didn’t think twice about hosting the dinner here. I wasn’t sure if the restaurant would welcome an infant but they were so gracious and welcoming that we were all really impressed and grateful. Throughout our three hour dinner, the waitstaff were so attentive and helpful to accommodate our needs. The menu had changed but it was interesting and had a little something that we’d all enjoy. Our meal just solidified our loyalty to the Standard High Line and all their restaurants and bars. (We also had a beautiful sunset cocktails at the Top of the Standard) Don’t miss either if you’re in NYC!

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UV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very good service, high class.
According to the price I expected more of the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was glacial!

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R
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 3

I have always enjoyed this place...it has been an oasis in a sea of hi, trendy, white-hot madness outside due to its proximity to the high line and the Whitney. But recently, they have gone “upscale” with a much more limited and pricier menu. I appreciated the Grille atmosphere and ambiance more. Oh well...

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb service, food gloriously tasty, relaxed, laid back, no rush, great setting. A wonderful dinner!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and top notch service

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I found the menu pretentious. They have a "red Shrimp" for 21.00. Its a prawn with not much meat and clearly not worth the money.
The Black Bass with Sweet Potato Puree was a little better than OK. The wine selection, while wide was expensive.

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening at Standard Grill. Server was knowledgeable on menu. We had delicious oysters and the Tuna tartar was awesome. Delicious flavours, beautiful presentation, lovely setting / atmosphere. Looking forward to visiting again when I'm back in New York.

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c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i have always been a fan of Rocco's and he is a dear friend, so i don't go easy on him!! he continuously evolves as an artist and that is not easy to do and appeal to the masses at the same time. The entire team at the restaurant just seem happy to be there and that is rare too.... i genuinely feel like i am home at this restaurant whether i am with friends, associates or on my own. This is a rare gem of a place that i miss so very much in the current landscape of NYC... Bravo, can't wait to see you again soon xox

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was so unexpectedly wonderful! It was my husband’s birthday and the warmth and care given to us was perfect!

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t
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff at Le Coucou recommended Standard Grill with new Chef. Dinner was fantastic. Tuna tartare with caviar was flavorful and plentiful. We shared the Mediterranean Sea bass (designed for 2) and we added the wild mushroom side dish. At $68 for the sea bass, the value is amazing. Highly recommend the Chocolate Bombe. We look forward to returning

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t
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at numerous restaurants in NYC and around the world and by far one of the best restaurants ever. Menu blends classic dishes with eclectic twists. Impeccable and attentive service. More than reasonable prices for the quality experience and compared to other NYC establishments. Highly recommend for both a business meeting ( you will impress your guests) as well as for a romantic date or a family special occasion. ( the porterhouse for two is arguabky the best I’ve ever eaten at any steakhouse)

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A
London
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and a really nice evening! Expensive but it was for a birthday treat. We'd go again.

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HP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food & service!
If the new outdoor area is available it is great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, impeccable service. Can’t wait to go back!

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SL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Not the same since Rocco took over. Ordered appetizer skewers and portion was embarrassingly small- 1/2 a soft shell crab for $11. Smoked Short rib was too fatty- clearly not trimmed. Salmon was over cooked. Disappointing meal as we love the ambiance there and loved the old menu. Overpriced!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hi
Thank you for taking care of us! Perfect service!

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W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in NYC. Hands down. Don’t miss the scallop and uni, the Ribeye, the risotto, and the chocolate bombe. Food is phenomenal. Handsome room. Not too loud. Great service. My fifth time this year. Can’t wait to go back.

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d
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every dish was so delicious from the super fresh raw bar to the truffled roasted chicken to the perfect desserts
Bravo Rocco and team!

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SE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here was amazing, pretty much across the board. Service was slow at first, almost as if there was some confusion among the wait staff as to who had our table. That was the only negative, but it was corrected and the rest of the meal outshone slow initial service.

When we were seated, we were given sealed notes on formal china. Break the seal to reveal a message - our s read "Welcome to the Jungle, We've got fun and games." Unfold the note and you have the dinner menu. Cool beginning to the meal.

After we ordered, the server brought us a tasty amuse - beet-cured salmon with dill on the restaurant's "game-changing bread" - which kind of tasted like a pliable seed cracker / toasted sprouted bread mashup. It was just a bite but was a nice start.

We ordered oysters, Peconic bay scallops (a signature dish), and tuna tartare as our starters. Oysters were great, but yes you can get great oysters anywhere in the city. The scallops were good, but were actually the least impressive items of our meal — by no means bad, but not worth any hype. Essentially the dish is a chunk of scallop that was either lightly poached or "cooked" with citrus, with a piece of uni and a tomato-water mustard oil liquid, served in the scallop shell. The flavor was similar to a refined bloody mary.

The tuna, however, was amazing. It was a simple dish, with fresh wasabi and cilantro. It was served with some more of the game-changing toast, and we could have scarfed down another bowl of the stuff. However, it was a good sized portion.

The mains were also notable. We had two grain-based dishes: the truffled red shrimp risotto, and the fregola with clams and garlic. The risotto is one of the best dishes I've ever had, and I've been places! Perfect in every way. The fregola with clams was also amazing.

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CW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect. The service was impeccable, friendly and not pretentious. They really went the extra mile to make our dinner fantastic. We’ll definitely return.

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