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The Stand, New York, NY

The Stand

4.0
4
290 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Stand welcomes its guests with their new and exciting presentation of northern Italian taverna fare. Flavors explode with a mix of chef driven small and large composed plates, homemade pastas, Brick Oven specialties and NY Style Pizzas. The beverages include crafted cocktails, a deep list of draft selections and stylistic wine selections along with one of the largest whiskey selection in NYC. Come for the Food and stay for the Comedy, a double dose of entertainment and hospitality.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 677-2600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Private party facilities
    We're a bi-level restaurant, bar and comedy club. Our space can be utilized for events that are both social and corporate, with private and semi-private options available. Whether it's a birthday bash, business meeting, or office holiday party, we'll create a unique and enjoyable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (212) 677-2600
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Cross street
    20th Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    6 train to 23rd and Park or 18th and park. Or 4,5,N,Q,R,F,M trains to Union Square.
  • Entertainment
    Two level restaurant with a comedy club downstairs 7 nights a week and multiple shows starting at 7pm to 2am.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 290 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

290 Reviews
  1. AuthenticallyMe

    New York City

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ve been a loyal patron of The Stand for several years, drawn by its inviting ambiance and delectable menu options. However, my most recent visit for brunch was notably disappointing due to a series of service mishaps, which I feel compelled to share. Our experience was significantly hampered by our waitress’s lack of attentiveness. Despite the restaurant’s bustling environment, she did not take the initiative to write down our orders, leading to inaccuracies when our meals were served. The errors could have been somewhat forgivable if addressed with prompt and attentive service; however, this was not the case. The young man who delivered our food was the sole beacon of helpfulness in an otherwise neglectful service experience. Regrettably, our waitress seemed more interested in socializing at the bar and with her friends than attending to her customers. This behavior was particularly frustrating during what was supposed to be a 90-minute bottomless brunch—a feature we were unable to fully enjoy due to her absence. Although the pancakes served were of good quality, they arrived cold. Instead of sending them back, I requested they be microwaved, a stopgap solution at best. Additionally, there was a mix up with our egg orders regarding the cheese type, which was further exacerbated by a lack of communication from our server. Had there been better communication, such issues could have been preemptively addressed or mitigated. The inclusion of gratuity in our bill added insult to injury, as it did not reflect the level of service we received. While I understand the practice of including gratuity for larger parties or special dining options, it should correspond with service that justifies such a charge. Despite this experience, I am not deterred from supporting The Stand in the future. I believe in the importance of constructive feedback and hope this incident will be taken as an opportunity for improvement.

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  2. KatieT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely fire! We had calamari and honestly might be some of the best I’ve ever had. Our server and the hostess were outstanding in a busy and bustling environment. They kept it very professional and were excellent. Would recommend anyone check it out!

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  3. MegC

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed by some of the brunch menu options, such as the burger which is literally only the patty, cheese and a sauce, nothing else and no sides. I could get a burger at a diner for cheaper and it wound have at least come with lettuce, tomato, and fries. Just didn't seem worth the travel time and money. Our waitress was also very inattentive to her while section, not just us. We, and a few other people, would have to go to the bar where she was hanging out in order to ask for water, mimosas, let her know we were ready to order food, etc... I shouldn't have to seek out a water refill that intensely. This was my second time here, the first was 3 years ago and the experiences are like night and day. Last time we had a great brunch with amazing food and attentive staff and we left as happy as could be. This time we left at the end of brunch and found pizza to eat cause we were still hungry. Fix the menu, fix the staff, and things can go back to better. But as of now, I would not come back

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  4. Sara

    Miami

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is overall nice for brunch. Food is good. The mocktails weren’t the best. I will say be mindful of the brunch special, it is a shame that although the restaurant cannot legally charge taxes on the total before the “special” they think it is ok to charge an automatic 20% gratuity on that amount. I always tip when I am out but I don’t appreciate being forced into an overpriced tip. The restaurant management should really reconsider this process as it is shady.

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  5. Mell

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is very beautiful and clean. Service was great, everyone was extremely pleasant, drinks were great. The food especially for the price was very mediocre and bland but Drinks were great. I hold the spicy Paloma. We went to the 10pm show as well, I enjoyed it. Great space and good laughs. Would come here again for the show and cocktails.

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  6. JahM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pre-fixie menu for Vday was so delicious, and for my lady's first time, she loved the service and atmosphere.

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  7. IainG

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Didn't realise Super Bowl was on the day we booked. Restaurant was empty we were the only ones there.

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  8. CharlieR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Way understaffed and the floor and comedy show both suffered.

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  9. Paula

    Wilmington

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Server could have been a little more attentive since the dining room was pretty empty. Good was really good. The bottomless brunch was well worth it.

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  10. Trish

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried it out for brunch, I didnt care much for their choices perhaphs is good for others, I eat more on the healthy side. I ordered pancakes, one 1 cake was on the plate 3 blueberries & 3 cut up strawberries. It wasn't pancakes as a few or 3, only 1 came. The bottomless alcohol was true to their word. Place was pretty empty. Server was pleasant. They serve you a carafe of Mimosa. This was an invite by a friend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were very kind once we got seated. Dinner and the show were amazing. They made my friends birthday a special night.

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  12. TamB

    New York City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I planned my birthday here and it's a pretty solid place for a big group - lots of space to accommodate if needed. The food was decent, the salmon, pasta, seafood towers and steak frites were good - the octopus was overcooked though and the apps needed serving utensils to be more shareable in such a big group. The events manager was super accommodating and helped me plan dinner and a show for 10 which was very helpful, and dropped our spending minimum since we were already spending on dinner. The show itself was pretty good! And on a cold winter night, it beats waiting outside at Comedy Cellar with the possibility of being turned away at the door. All in all, I'm glad we were able to keep the entire night indoors. My only complaint would be that it was a bit drafty in that big room - they could stand to cozy it up a little.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and a show. Grilled salmon yum. Everyone loved it and the service was very attentive. First choice show seating before the doors opened too.!

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  14. SarahW

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing , great ambiance and service. We did bottomless and the servers kept coming

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  15. AlliV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never cease to amaze me. I’m always pleased with my order which is the Bacon Egg and cheese pizza. You can either get it with watery eggs or more cooked.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great ! I really enjoyed myself and I would definitely come back

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We did the $39 bottomless mimosa brunch deal. It was completely empty when we arrived. The mimosas were great! Not watered down at all. Food was good, aside from the burger being microscopic. Like….. tiny. My husband would’ve left hungry if not for ordering extra fries (not included in the $39 so we had to pay for them). Overall decent value and quality for the money.

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  18. Irish

    Caribbean

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The pizza was not good at all. Bottled sauce, little cheese, lukewarm.

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  19. LindaS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Stand is a really nice place just off Union Square. We had the bottomless brunch on a Sunday afternoon. Very generous pours of champagne and mimosas and the food was very good. It had good value and a cozy ambience.

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  20. JDfromNYC

    Cancun

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food. Drinks and show all great. Had a good time.

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  21. JosephR

    Berlin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great variety. Interesting dishes. Good service. Would return

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  22. Johnny

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner exceeded our expectations. Food and beer were delicious, and ambience was much more upscale than expected. Our server Tom made all the difference, being attentive, friendly, and helpful. Comedy show downstairs was a different story, with host appearing high. He and a few of the comedians told vulgar and offensive jokes. Thankfully, though, dinner was fantastic.

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  23. DayanaraA

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stand was an amazing experience as a first timer. The service was absolutely incredible, the food was amazing and the comedians were extraordinary.

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  24. Markus

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and the best staff. Made the night so easy, fun and enjoyable. Great comedians and amazing spot to see some great comedy.

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  25. AngelicaC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the prefixed meal with my mom and it was absolutely delicious. Everything tasted fresh and authentic. I would definitely come back for a show and food. Getting priority seating added to the fun because we got an amazing view of the comedians.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Awful, rude service. Unbelievable. Liars. Pathetic.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and wonderful ambiance! I will be back!

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  28. AliceH

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Orders of Fried chicken and waffles, and smashed cheeseburger with fries from brunch menu were delicious.

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  29. BenjaminR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wonderful! The staff just thrive a damm. Always well taken care of here. Drinks, Dinner and Comedy. Can’t beat that

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! Good food, good service and good atmosphere

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  31. MatthewM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Big Jay is king. Guy did a set of crowd work worthy of a Netflix special

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  32. Christopher

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    My experience at The Stand yesterday for brunch was horrible, the food was not good and the waitress did not have good customer service. not paying attention to her customers, and having long conversation with her coworker. I don’t recommend nobody.

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  33. JoeP

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was Great. Only "complaint" is their website mentions having Jazz for brunch but they had nothing while we were there. Food was good, service was good and they kept the bottomless Mimosas flowing.

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  34. AlliV

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This spot is my boyfriend and mine top favorite date spot. This time I went with my friend. It was an excellent time for the both of us.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The server worked hard to accommodate us after forgetting to put in our food. I would return for the value. Bottomless mimosas were good 👍

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  36. MatthewF

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was poorly prepared. The Medium steak I ordered was bloody, dark red all the way through. The rest of the food was either overcooked or over-seasoned. Service was decent, but at the price point its better to eat elsewhere. We didnt even get free tickets to the show after, which was an extra $30

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  37. NervanaS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great low key spot for afternoon lunch. The food was delicious and came out quickly. The staff were friendly and checked on us frequently

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Ver good, voucher combo very good, brunch goes off, the pizzas lit

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  39. Steve

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Orange Creamsicle drink. Very fine pizza Regina . Service by Kaylie was excellent

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  40. LisaM

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great bottomless brunch experience - staff attentive and never ran out of mimosa! Would recommend

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FAQs

The Stand offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-2600.

The Stand is rated 4 stars by 290 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Stand

116 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Gramercy Park
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    6 train to 23rd and Park or 18th and park. Or 4,5,N,Q,R,F,M trains to Union Square.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Entertainment
    Two level restaurant with a comedy club downstairs 7 nights a week and multiple shows starting at 7pm to 2am.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 677-2600
  • Private party facilities
    We're a bi-level restaurant, bar and comedy club. Our space can be utilized for events that are both social and corporate, with private and semi-private options available. Whether it's a birthday bash, business meeting, or office holiday party, we'll create a unique and enjoyable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Event Coordinator: (212) 677-2600
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