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The Stand, New York, NY

The Stand

4.3
4.3
220 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 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–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

  • 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: (888) 489-0283

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • 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 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much fun !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was salty, mushrooms and broccoli rabbi only ok . Seafood platter also salty , clams casino didn’t seem to have any clams . Moscow mules not great- and there was a lemon slice on it?! Lemon doesn’t belong in a Moscow mule . I wouldn’t go back
  3. PL

    PaulineL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat before seeing the comedy shows!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great bottomless brunch! The staff was amazing, very kind and friendly
  5. AM

    ArdmeadM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The hostess was very nice. She still accommodated me even though I was alone and my voucher was for two. She didn’t make me feel weird lol. The food was good and I even had an extra entree to take home. I used my voucher from Pulsd. I would come again.
  6. c

    colleenp

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fabulous staff, food was great...we ordered the burgers and pizza...great night. Dinner and comedy show to make for a perfect Saturday night! Comedy club was brilliant! We will be back the next time we are in NYC!
  7. FE

    FlaEd

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The stand is a great venue and restaurant. It makes for an easy night out when you can slip from your dinner table right into the venue. The service and food were great and the comics are always top shelf.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I took my boyfriend here for the first time with the Pulsed voucher, and overall we had a great time! For some reason we were a little confused about where to enter the restaurant (the door is right next to the one that says 116 above it) but when we called the host she kindly came outside to show us (lol but it was very appreciated). The bottomless mimosas came quickly and did their dang thing, and while the food did take a minute it wasn’t too long at all and we both enjoyed our meals (Double Decker Burger and Eggs Benedict) — for the bargain with the voucher, you really can’t beat a meal like that in NYC!
  9. c

    clang

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    The service was great. The drinks were amazing. The ambiance was fun. The food however left much to be desired. First appetizer we sent back because is was burned, charred black the server handled perfectly and got us a different appetizer. Then a side-dish was burned but edible. And the bacon I added to my burger was burned. The show after the food was perfect, funny and fun and the espresso martini was amazing, the food just let us down.
  10. U

    Udeme

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great. I used the plusd voucher, which was lovely. Although, the center lf waffle and chicken was too moist, if it was separate it would be better.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very cool spot….super late dining option
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, and customer service was great!
  13. T

    Teey

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    There were lots of empty tables available but was told to wait to be seated by someone. After waiting a long time, the person finally showed but immediately asked if i had a coupon. Does a coupon dictate which table I get, the quality of food I receive and level of service? Does the color of my skin indicate the likelihood of dining with a coupon? Not sure if this is standard procedure but it is tactless and may be perceived as insulting to diners. The timing of that question was inappropriate. I did not have a coupon; I decided to walk out and give my money to a much more deserving restaurant.

    The StandResponded on August 3, 2022Hi Teey, we partner with PULSD for bottomless brunch and a part of our procedure includes verifying who is using PULSD, as they are to scan in QR Codes at the door. Because of that, we do proactively ask if you are joining us with a voucher/coupon, and we do seat you. I assure you this line of questioning was not because of your skin tone, we do ask everyone joining us. Regardless, we will work with our team to ensure that our protocol simultaneously conveys the respect and tact we aim for.

  14. L

    Leandro

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Octopus was over cooked and hard, a couple of raw clams were smelling. Toke me 20 mins before to be able to order.
  15. n

    nicclee

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We happened to be there during a large party being hosted at the restaurant. It made it feel a little chaotic, but the staff seemed to handle it okay. The food was good, but the pizza was a little thinner than the last time we had it.
  16. GD

    GuggyDiner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    They weren't ready for us with a reservation at 11, despite that being the opening hour. They served us a cappuccino and latte without foamed milk because it wasn't working on the espresso machine without giving us the option to order differently. For a table of six, first four dishes arrived, one a burger ordered bare that had sauce in it and came with cold fries. Then the fifth dish came 10 minutes later and the 6th 10 minutes after that, apparently because no one figured out it wasn't ever ordered until our third inquiry over what happened. To make it up to us, they tried to offer free dessert we didn't want and we had to fight to get it taken off the bill. As two guests were catching a plane, they had to leave before the 6th guest was finished. I had hoped this would be a neighborhood gem, but we won't be going back.
  17. CS

    CollinS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Fine but not worth going unless you are going for a show.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We went in to have dinner before a comedy show. Very disappointing service. We arrived and waited 20 minutes without being approached by a waiter, even to offer a menu or water. When we approached the hostess for an explanation she was clueless. We ended up leaving to eat at another restaurant then returned for the show. Service in the main room was adequate, but a little distracted. Overall, based on referrals from friends I expected better.
  19. n

    nicclee

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The decor is pretty cool. It’s a really nice, comfortable space. The food and drinks were good. Service was great. We were there to catch a show and it was super convenient to have dinner and a show in the same venue. Some of the food is pricey, but the comedy tickets were a bargain.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Good experience. Quiet Sunday brunch. Service was solid and food was out quickly
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, service was great, everytime I held up the empty carafe, it was refilled with no problem, lol
  23. JN

    JasonN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place I went twice in a week and there were new comics the second time and both times the show was great. Food was very good.
  24. T

    Tara

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bought a voucher on pulsed for bottomless brunch. Came early, around 11 when they first opened. It was quiet to begin with but by our 3rd pitcher, around 1230 things had really picked up. The menu was simple but tasty and when one person picks of the voucher and the other pats tax and tip it really ended up being a good value! Would go back
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    We booked for dinner and when we got there were told that the kitchen was closed. The pizza oven was still on so we ordered pizza which was great
  26. N

    Nellie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, the music was definitely GREAT. And the overall vibe of the restaurant was welcoming.
  27. SS

    SuzetteS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had such a good time at the 7:30p show that I stayed for the 9:30p one!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very loud old music. Britney Spears blasting throughout. The servers were slow and rude. The food was ok I’d say 4/10. They added a ginormous 50% gratuity at the end and the bald gentleman at the front acted like he didn’t know what happened when he was the one who charged us. Atrocious experience and I’m never going back.
  29. J

    Justrob

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The food was alright but the service was horrible. Worst service I’ve seen in a long time.
  30. MR

    MattR

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was great, the price was great, and the vibe there was a fun one. Service was a little slow but it was mid afternoon on a Saturday.
  31. DS

    DSSM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Waited over an hour for food only to be told the server forgot to put my order in. Then the server proceeded to ignore our table, while looking over to us the entire time, pretending not to see us trying to get our check. Then had to pay a mandatory $18 for gratuity. Won’t be coming back.
  32. SF

    StevynF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and solid food. Did the bottomless and the drinks kept coming. Would definitely recommend if in the area.
  33. TK

    TheKingsHand

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Service was lackluster which sort of ruined the experience. Also the website needs to be updated. Went for a certain meal that wasn't on the menu.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We loved the vibe and ambiance. The food was really good. Service could improve. Also. We had to 3:30 for bottomless but cut us off at 3:20. We understood there was a show but still should be kept to their word of timing then but I would come back
  35. l

    lolz

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great comedy show in an otherwise mediocre establishment
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    The service wasn’t great we didn’t get attended properly food kept coming out late we sat for two hours they checked on us once , we waited on a pre fix meal took 30 mins for each plate the food didn’t match the price and the service… I ordered the chicken it was jus a half of chicken no sides no vegetables nothing but a half chicken for $110 per person Salad ,noodles ,chicken as a 3 course prefix is not worth it …the comedy was ok the service there wasn’t good either … the ambiance was nice overall but the service food was horrible jus my experience and my girlfriend felt the same way … not a great valentines dinner at all
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience2
    Valentines Day
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We were seated out by the bar. They had the football games on. It was cold and every time someone came in from the outside, we got hit with a blast of cold air. The service was good. No complaints there. We usually love The Standard, but this time was a miss. Out of food items on the menus. Husbands food was served cold. No Ketchup for my hamburger had to wait as my phone got cold for the catch up to be delivered. My last review was completely different than this one. A much different experience sitting in the dining room.
  39. JG

    JenniferG

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great stand up comedy entertainment. We laughed a lot! Don’t go there if you get offended easily. Need to be ready for any topics from the comedians. Food was very good and service was great. Unique menu items. Overall it was a highlight of our weekend trip to NYC!
  40. M

    Manhattanite

    New York Area

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    My son & I have been here for dinner often in the past. We always sit in the ground floor dining area (versus the comedy club / bar downstairs). We returned here for lunch when he was home from college. The lunch menu is very limited compared to the full dinner menu. We give high marks to the steak sandwich & The Stand burger. We also loved the well-flavored handcut chips. However, the "tasty-looking" fish tacos were disappointing due to the fact that the chef failed to season the tilapia fish. It was very bland. Some simple salt before breading & frying them would've been good enough. The waitress was attentive among the 4 groups of lunchtime patrons. The food is consistently unique & very good overall. Highly recommend for dinner versus lunch.

FAQs

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

The Stand is rated 4.3 stars by 220 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 9 times today
Google Map for The Stand

116 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Gramercy / Flatiron

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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

  • 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: (888) 489-0283

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