Permanently Closed - The Standard: A Refined Kitchen

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$30 and under
American
This restaurant is permanently closed. Introducing a new restaurant concept from the Rick Erwin Dining Group that blends the best of both quality and service to create a unique family-friendly dining experience in the Upstate. Seasoned with the ambiance of an historical mill and blended with modern flourishes, we're looking to set the bar high. When you walk through the doors for the first time you'll understand why we called it The Standard.
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63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TravisG
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, the food was fantastic. One member of our party is very difficult to please. However, he was very impressed with several of the dishes and proclaimed that he would return to The Standard anytime. Service was very attentive. Everyone in the party was pleased.

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pgfromsc
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was good but not what I was hoping for. The server was very friendly but really didn’t know the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took my husband to The Standard for his birthday dinner. The Shrimp and Grits was delicious.

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DeniseJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I went to the Standard when it first Opened and wasn't impressed with the menu choices or the lack of. Now here it is 2019 I haven't been to the Standar in over a year, I get there and the menu choices were even worst. It's like they are in the nice setting and no one can figure out the menu. Our waitress only did her job, she was not people friendly at. I wish The Standard would re-do the menu choices again. The place itself is really nice and it looks like you are going to get a nice high end meal, NOT. I don't mind paying money for good food, but not a double burger and the patties were so thin I could have sworn they tasted like McDonald's double cheese burger. I want a hand partied burger with fresh ground beef, not some frozen shop from the same meat market that McDonald's buys mest from. So dissatisfied, disappointed, frustrated with the menus choices. So it may be another year before I cist again, if it's still open. Ijs 🤷🏽‍♀️

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Robert
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wine list is really sub par. I’ve been to all other Rick Erwin’s restaurants and this one has the worst choice.

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furmanb
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

One of us had an entree that arrived undercooked. They took it back to redo it and then it took 15 minutes to get it back...this was after it took a long time to get our food in the first place. This made us late for an event we had planned after dinner. This was on a Friday night, when they should have had full staff in the kitchen and on the floor.

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RickyH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

first visit due to reviews I've seen online since the restaurant opened I finally decided to see for myself. my wife and I were looking at the menu, we looked up at basically the same time and said " this feels like a generic hotel restaurant" there is just no atmosphere at all making the vibe non existent
it s to bad, as the food and service are both very good.

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CarlaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and servers were exceptional- drink recommendations were on point. Food playing was very on trend. But, the seasoning was bland and all our dishes were lukewarm. My meatloaf was so dense it was hard to chew.
Please let this establishment change their menu on this website/app. It is outdated and I made my decision to book based on the menu from this site. When I mentioned it to the hostess I was told they are not able to based on this sites parameters.

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vipRAK74
Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific gourmet burgers. Saturday night was not crowded at all - very surprising.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Absolutely disappointing. This is our last time for sure. This is absolutely not what we have come to experience from a Rick Erwin restaurant. My drink, Vodka Collins was not even made properly. Our waitress was not at all attentive to us....waiting for the opportunity to get second glasses of wine and out of water throughout the meal. Two of the four dishes were Luke warm, not close to being hot. To many times listening to “I’m sorry”. Bob. 864-433-1814

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The restaurant had the old textile mill smell. Not very busy which is not a good sign. Granted we did eat at 530 but even at 615 when we left only a few people. Food was average. My meatloaf was dry.

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MarkD
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, overall wonderful experience!

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JennyVB
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and prices!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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Ruth
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We’re not that crazy about the new menu. The prime meatloaf meal was excellent but the Rick’s Chopped Salad was very disappointing. The Standard needs to consider using the same ingredients as offered at Rick Irwins’s West End Grill. We’ll probably be back but will order something different.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good restaurant..a little pricey for lunch menu!

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DougW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I had the danish baby back ribs. The ribs tasted like they had been prepared days earlier and reheated in the microwave. They were horrible. My wife had the ground prime sirloin meatloaf and is was at best okay. I will definitely not return. The server was great. Beer was cold.

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but not to the degree of the cost for the quality. Not impressive with ambiance either.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I ordered ribs and they were so spicy hot I couldn't eat them nor the collards because they too, were spicy. My friend ordered meatloaf and the sauce on it had a burnt taste. I feel like the waiter should tell you that the sauce is spicy hot as a lot of people do not care for the hot spice on their food. However, Parmesan chicken was ordered and crab cakes and they enjoyed theirs. Needless to say, two of us just made the choice in our food order. I would tell others to ask about the sauces and then make their choice.

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Super
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and delivered to table soon. Waitress frequently checked back to see if anything needed.

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SandraM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We went for dinner, menu was different , was missing the salad with fried chicken and the Cuban sandwich which were our favorites.

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vipHopkd0438
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was amazing, especially the cheese grits. Everything was prepared exactly to our specifications. Will continue to make this restaurant one of our favorites

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!! Meatloaf is incredible. Definitely lived up to all the hype!!!

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JCBX6
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Standard! Our food & service was terrific! We’ll be back again soon!

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JeffH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

When we arrived at 8pm maybe 5 tables seated. Menu looked good but no bread. Food was average, service below average. By the time we finished dinner 9:30 we were the only table left. Staff started cleaning up and I had to call out loud 5 times to get my check. Cool building but I dont see it making it!

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KenB58
Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice setting with a menu that is sure to have something for everyone. Good place for family and friends to gather for dinner.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience2

It was good not great. It was Prom Night so that did not help. The seating was a little confined and some kind of machine noise (maybe a vacuum) was bothersome early during the dinner. I had the twin filets and they were very good. Others were not impressed with the stuffed flounder or the ribs. The server was nice and attentive and the manager stopped by our table as well.

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LeeG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I really enjoyed everything. Our food was outstanding. I really excited about inviting my friends and family to the Standard for a awesome meal.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

One day in advance we had made reservations by phone at your restaurant for Sunday, April 21 st, "Easter Sunday". Upon our party's prompt arrival of 8 people, we were told our table was not yet ready for us. We found this to be odd since we had made reservations and had arrived precisely on time.

While our party of 8 waited, some of us had to stand while others sat in the entrance/foyer area for approximately 20 to 25 minutes waiting for our table. What really drove our group to being angry was that when we were escorted to the table, the table turned to be the one that was right in front of us while standing and waiting in the entrance area. We all had watched this table and can report that absolutely NOTHING was done to it. It was already prepared and ready to receive a part of 8 people.

How does one explain the 20 -25 minute wait for a table already prepared? There is no explanation, as there will be NO RETURN of customer in this party!

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vipNatSpartanburg
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food here were both spectacular. This was the group’s first time at The Standard and the Easter brunch option was great. We all hope to be back soon!

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this8120
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my three children, two in college and one in high school, to The Standard for brunch on Easter Sunday. The menu had a relatively limited selection but we prefer that to having too many choices. I ordered the Eggs Benedict and the others all ordered chicken and waffles. The eggs were not perfectly poached and the waffles were dry but otherwise, everything was delicious. The potatoes and chicken were stand-outs. Our server was charming and efficient. He definitely made the visit even better. We all highly recommend.

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AlbertoH
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfect for first date, is a quite, nice, elegant place where you can have a perfect firs Date!

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vipSusanR
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Some of entrees ,mainly chicken dishes, were overcooked. The wait for our food was rather long, although the server was very attentive and kept our beverages full while we waited. There was a large crowd due to a local prom that night, but the restaurant wasn't full during our time there. I feel that the prices were too high for the serving sizes.

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Pete
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

this was my 6th time there and the food and service is always very goo at a good price.

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful but the noise was very loud for a nice dinner. Our calamari was was over cooked and rubbery. Salads were very fresh. The steak was subpar. The chicken parm was over done. The angel hair had a great tast but the chicken was almost burnt. Service was great. There was what I assume was a manager that kept standing around us and looking around. It was hard to have a nice dinner with someone staring at you the whole time. We will not be back based off the lack of quality of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there Mon and Tues night. Thoroughly enjoyed and very easy and efficient reservation system thru website. I’m impressed. Kudos and cheers to a long and prosperous venture.

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vipStevieL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Standard is a great place to escape to from the busy hustle and bustle. Enjoys a great meal, relaxed with friends and the service and food was great! 10/10 recommended!

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dwntwn2diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was awesome. The server was great. She described our wine choices perfectly so we received exactly what we expected. We took her recommendation for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp and grits and meatloaf. Who knew meatloaf could taste so good. We were stuffed and ordered our dessert to go. It was delicious the next day. We will go back in the summer and use the patio

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twin filets and 12 oz ribeye awesome, Mousse was killer.

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I just don’t recommend anything to anyone, my own preference. But the restaurant is pretty good

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Permanently Closed - The Standard: A Refined Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (864) 586-5601.

Permanently Closed - The Standard: A Refined Kitchen is rated 4 stars by 171 OpenTable diners.