The Restaurant at The Standard, Downtown LA

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, only blocks from Staples Center, Nokia Theater, and Walt Disney Concert Hall, the 24/7 Restaurant at The Standard, Downtown LA specializes in organic, locally sourced comfort classics served all day, every day in a vibrant brasserie setting. There's a diner-style counter that's perfect for cocktails or a quick bite, as well as a supremely charming outdoor patio.
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Server wasn't very attentive and forgot many things we requested. Food wasn't the best either.

MB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance at The Standard is great especially for out of town visitors but the food at their restaurant was mediocre.

BA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time going to The Restaurant, the drinks were great, the flat iron steak was delicious and the coconut cake dessert was amazing!

g
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Disappointed!

OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was there Friday after work. Nobody else was in the restaurant, it was pretty empty. I wanted the cocktail “coffee & cigs” or something like that, after a while they told me they’re out of Bailey, so I need to order something else. I’m not very happy about this, can’t imagine a bar would be out of bailey.

The foods were okay. Not bad but nothing special. I wouldn’t recommend the foods. But since it was pretty empty, the ambience was nice and quiet.

AD
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, relaxing atmosphere. I love the yellow decor. Makes you feel refreshed and overall the staff was great.

T
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

another nice business breakfast meeting at The Standard, on a Monday morning.

CO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Admittedly it was 4:30 in the morning, but we had a good time at breakfast!! A very unique, hip and delicious spot open 24/7 The hotel will even park your car for while you dine, a win-win for downtown. Everybody in our party of eight enjoyed different foods and all but one plate went away empty. In addition, the young lady who served us was very perky, helpful and courteous given the time of day. Many THANKS!! for the exceptional experience!

SF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor area. Cool spot in downtown.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Party of 10 for a birthday. There were only 2 other tables of 2 in the restaurant (Restaurant was basically empty). We were on the patio. Horrible service: Forgot drinks & appetizers. Brought out entrees and gave us a difficult time about canceling appetizers which had not arrived yet. Manager said she would get us up to the rooftop and comp us drinks to make up for it. We waited for about 20 minutes and no one came to talk to us, give us a bill, offer us drinks, water or even acknowledge us. Finally, we all got up and we went to talk to the manager once again. Her staff couldn’t find her. When she finally came back she got nasty and said she “told us” she was going to the rooftop to speak with the manager about letting us up. She never told us. There were 3 of us speaking with her originally and none of us ever heard her say that. She insisted and became very rude and said they could not let us up unless we waited in line and they could do nothing except comp the bday boy’s meal. This is not what she originally told us and considering the bday that I planned for a month was ruined because of them, this was not acceptable. Then, they brought out security, then another manager, all agreed and apologized but they were clearly gaslighting us and were not going to do anything. There is sooo much more to the story of this destroyed evening but reliving it is painful and only upsets me more. Do yourself a favor and NEVER patronize this horribly run establishment. Especially, with a group.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Average food, average service, average space.

DM
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Parking is a nightmare and valet employees in the garage are rude.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Posto carino. Cameriere un po’ frettoloso, forse era alle prime armi. Cibo ottimo e soprattutto ottima qualità-prezzo.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for breakfast at The Restaurant at The Standard. Their menu consisted of yummy breakfast options including vegan alternatives, which made me very happy. Their food was tasty and I would recommend it as a spot for breakfast!

CC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant is very nice, and the food is very good, but on this particular day, we couldnt sit on the patio because they said that since the umbrellas were up they couldn't turn the gas lamps on because the umbrellas can burn, but other than that the service was great and they food was spectacular.

RF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have become such a synic when it comes to DTLA hotels and restaurants. I always assume pretentious attitudes. Not here, great service , great food my new breakfast spot . We live two blocks away so it’s perfect. Great for brunch also

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was really quiet and peaceful; perfect for an early breakfast place. It was a calm, relaxing meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service

H
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Be prepared to wait - service was really slow. Also, at 12:15 they were already out of one of the selections and it wasn't really very busy. The food was OK but for a downtown lunch place I would expect faster service.

j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Chantel, was wonderful. Everything about this restaurant was great & I would definitely go back.

SG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

It was nice place but not too special. Could’ve been better in terms of food variety.

FM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was everyone in the party’s first time and no one was disappointed… The ambience was great and The employees were even better! They were so kind and helpful! The food was excellent as well… I would definitely go back!

KK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been a fan of this restaurant for years. I've tried many different dish here so far and everything tasted so good. Who doesn't love places that have both good food and good atmosphere? Recommended.

LJ
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Everything was perfect about this place but the chewy steak and cold fries. I wanted to complain but only had an hour for lunch. Other than that this place is really nice, but the steak was horrible.

YL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I came here back when it was dineLA during the winter and what a deal that was. Me and my 3 friends all had their $15 dineLA lunch menu and every single food item we got was delicious! I love the atmosphere and the decor of the whole place too. Would definitely come back!

AM
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I came here to celebrate a bachelorette and we all loved it! The food was amazing. Everything we tried was so tasty. The chicken was juicy, not dry, and very flavorful. The lighting at night time made everything very exquisite looking. The service was also great. It wasn’t crowded either. It was the perfect way to start our night and we couldn’t have been more happy with this place!

JR
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was really amazing, sweet people. Tasty cocktails. Dim light ambiance.
Good for late cravings. Try the Impossible Vegan Meat.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had the cauliflower appetizer which was okay, nothing special. So that was a bit disappointing. The salmon was amazing, small potion but what can you expect from an expensive restaurant. This is definitely a special occasion type of place as I’m sure you’d want to eat bigger portions any other day in your life.

LT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Terrible size portions for the price. For a 4 star restaurant, I wad deeply let down. Considering it was Thanksgiving and we drove from. Orange County, huge disappointment. Never again and I will talk bad about it, every chance I get.

VD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is very nice and trendy. The staff is very kind and professional. It has also an open-air side.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, service didn’t know a lot about wine pairing. Plates for main came while my wife and I were still eating our starters. But food was super delicious

AR
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Old fashioned (60's/70's) diner vibe is fun. Great menu with broad selection is perfect for large group, but food arrived cold or was forgotten. Polite, accommodating servers, but not very attentive overall, and it wasn't crowded. Get their potatoes or you'll miss out.

g
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience3

this is one of my 'go to' spots for breakfast meetings. the wait staff knows you and is impeccable! Food is also good and fresh!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is nothing extraordinary, normal food, regular prices, regular costumer service. But the bar in the rooftop wow amazing!!!

CM
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really nice eatery located close by and open late for an impromptu post Theatre hangout suitable for good food and conversation.

M
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time catching up with friends, never disappoints!

AN
London
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Obviously a hip joint but food was average - if you’re looking for brunch in the area there must be better places!

T
Los Angeles
126 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always a good venue for breakfast meetings with client.

C
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our waiter doubled as lthe bartender and was able to mix Several types of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.

Service was outstanding. Would definitely go back again.

C
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is friendly and very accommodating. When I asked for their opinion because I couldn't decide, their knowledge of the dish was given and I was able to make my decision. Burrata with peaches were delectible. I had a very tasty lamb chop and would recommend it. It was for the dine la lunch menu and very much worth it. Went back again and had the pasta and this, too, was delicious! I've been working across the street for a few years and didn't know about this great restaurant till Dine LA!