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The Stand

4.2
194 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

The Stand, located in the Gramercy section of New York City is an intimate restaurant & cocktail bar above the critically acclaimed comedy club, The Stand. Come enjoy weekend brunch and dinner prepared by critically acclaimed chef,Seth Levine(Sons of Essex/RSVP) & cocktails created by Minetta Tavern bartenders Mark Noonan & Cameron Dale.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00pm-4:00pm

Dinner: Sunday -Tuesday :6:00pm - 12:AM
Wednesday-Saturday : 6PM - 2AM

Brunch: Saturday-Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 5PM-7PM


*** Open Table Reservations are for the restaurant only. ***
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Phone number
(212) 677-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Seth Levine
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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.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (866) 954-5203
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Cross street
20th Street
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Public transit
6 train to 23rd and Park or 18th and park. Or 4,5,N,Q,R,F,M trains to Union Square.
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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
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Nice but noisy!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The Alex team on our brunch Pulsd voucher was superb. They delivered great service, was attentive and our mimosa glasses were never empty. The food was delicious ie: the burger and the chicken and waffles. Ambiance is dingy and not the best, needs some work. Also some tables are too small. For brunch it's a great bottomless spot.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Good place for brunch, but they only serve espresso. No regular coffee - so plan accordingly!

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2017

The best food of any Comedy club I've been to; positive experience

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1.0Dined on August 29, 2017

Unfortunately the service ruined our experience. We were not given silverware, she was faced with her back to us on her phone for the majority of the time. We asked for the wine list and she never came back. Delivered desert with no silverware for that either so ice cream melted. Had to chase her for the check. Horrible experience for the price. Will not go back.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2017

Food was good..service was great... show after excellent...great date night option!!!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Had dinner before the comedy show. Service was excellent - great food choices.
Great club to see comedy.

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2017

If you are planning to attend a comedy show, the food is good enough and the convenience is worth it. Some items are very good. Great Mac/cheese. But better options nearby if you are not going to a show.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2017

I didn't realize that The Stand was a bar/restaurant (really more of a bar with some tables) and a comedy club downstairs! We went for dinner and the food was pretty good. The atmosphere was pretty disappointing for me since it really is a dingy looking bar with pretty good food. If that what was what I had expected it would have been okay so no blame on the place. The lobster salad on avocado toast was very good, the caesar salad was good and my chicken dish wasn't great. I'd like to try the comedy club downstairs!

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2017

I like coming here when I’m meeting with a friend for a casual dinner. The burgers and sandwiches are the best menu item if you ask me! The drinks are unique and have a nice kick to them. Also, it’s super cool that they have stand up comedy so it’s a great place to eat and have entertainment. I will definitely keep coming back.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2017

This place was well worth it. The staff was great! Food was on-point. In fact, I went with friends I haven't seen in months so we wanted to sit and stay. I've been in the service industry so I respect the fact the staff needs to turn tables. However, no one rushed us out and the place was not to crowded that we ended up sitting for close to 4 hrs.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2017

Wonderful setting. Casual dining. Amazing service.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2017

It's not that this wasn't a good restaurant; it just was more of a bar than a brunch spot. It was dark and I feel like it was more happy hour ambiance than brunch.

First, the staff was very nice and friendly. Enjoyed the interaction. There weren't many other customers there, so they were very attentive.

I enjoyed the PB&J French toast; my friend said her eggs Benedict was just average. Nothing that separates it from other brunch spots

They do offer a good unlimited boozy brunch deal, but we weren't looking for that kind of day.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2017

The service was great, the food was very delicious, but way over priced. I did not go downstairs for the comedy show, but it was quite busy and everyone was having a good time..

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

Was scheduled for an 8:00 show and ate first. Food was out quickly, drinks were good and food was very good. Was not a big crowd at 6:30 so it was fairly quiet. Very enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

I decided to offer myself a birthday gift by having eight friends&family out for drinks, food and a good laugh. We all had a great time! You can't have a perfect night out, all in the same place for less than 1500$, including a great standup comedy show with "A" list comedians anywhere else!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2017

I went here on a double date for my Birthday, the food and drinks were great, the service was pretty good and I laughed so hard at the comedy show, the only thing was that they never brought out my Bday cake lol but I understand ppl get busy so I definitely would go back.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2017

First I will say something nice. The restaurant was nice and quiet, but only because we were the only customers. The menu is strange, the food more so. Odd preparations of standard dishes.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Awesome spot with superb service and very reasonable prices. I went with a group of 5 and we got a "bucket" of beers (5 for $25, which was fantastic), and we all loved our food. Even when the place got busy close to showtime, The Stand wasn't too loud. Our server was super friendly and we also got a free desert using the discount from Yelp. Customer service was A++!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2017

Great experience

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2017

I was in town from South Carolina visiting my son and niece and took them there yesterday. I was also scouting out a place for my nieces 21st birthday when her family comes up as well. What a disappointing brunch. If you are into Graham and his gyrations around the bar, getting drunk, serving alcohol to minors eating bad carbs, and struggling through an awful Bloody Mary that tasted like a bottle of cocktail sauce,and no stalk of celery???)it's the place to be. I thought it was going to be some trendy spot, imagine my shock.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2017

The crispy brussel sprouts and sweet potato tater tots were perfect nosh with a beer.

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2017

The crab cakes Benedict was completely burnt and the eggs were overcooked. I was really disappointed

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2017

My friend and I decided to come eat at The Stand before seeing the show downstairs. The convenience can't be beat. She enjoyed the chicken paillard and I had the mac and cheese, which was tasty but very oily and the kale and apple salad, which was very lemony. Together they balanced each other out.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

The Stand offers a Bottomless brunch, that is the way to go!

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Food was ok. Servers were pleasant but seemed inexperienced. Tried to serve appetizers after entrees(and that was after waiting a while).
They have a comedy club downstairs so the restaurant upstairs seems like an afterthought. It would be fine for some ok bar food and a drink.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

We did dinner at the restaurant before the 10 pm comedy show. Food was a great blend of something for everyone, new ideas (umm cheeseburger dumplings!?), chic cocktails. It was a little pricey (dinner for 5 with many drinks, apps for each and dinner was $350 before tip). I got seared tuna on the house salad and the piece of tuna was a great portion (big!) and seriously perfectly done!

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2017

The service was excellent, and the food was okay. I would go again for the entertainment.

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5.0Dined on January 8, 2017

The service was great, especially Graham!

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2.0Dined on December 13, 2016

The food was great, and the drinks amazing. Although the portions were extremely small , and the food very pricey. We shared an ap, had one drink each, and one of us had a main salad and the other sandwich and the bill was over $160 - and we both left still hungry. Would not return due to the portion size and cost. This is bar food, not a steak house.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

They have a pretty unique brunch menu, and the option to do unlimited boozy brunch. They offer beer battered PB&J (not in the boozy special), red velvet waffles, chocolate chip pancakes, and all of your other traditional brunch eats.

My only criticism is they should offer a smoked salmon benedict option, or another egg option with no pork, besides the omelette.

I have been several times, and I haven't been disappointed yet.

The crowd can get a little loud, but when you go for unlimited boozy brunch, that's to be expected.

Definite thumbs up from me :-)

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

This is my favorite brunch spot. Food is always perfect, drinks are amazing (and generous)!

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Outstanding steaks. Great service!

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

I took my wife here for our wedding anniversary before one of the comedy shows downstairs. There was much to like about this place: the ambiance, the food was fantastic (better than it needed to be for a comedy club), the server was very attentive, and we weren't rushed at all.

The one MAJOR con: since it was our anniversary, I ordered flowers, through OpenTable, to be delivered to the restaurant beforehand. When my wife and I checked in with the hostess, she says really loudly, "I have a note here that you had flowers delivered? They're sitting in our freezer." Thanks for ruining the surprise by saying that in front of my wife! So much for seamless service and maybe having them already on a table or bringing them out with the appetizers -- anything so it would be a surprise!

Overall, I'd return again -- just not for a special occasion when I was hoping to surprise someone. The food was outstanding (the chocolate lava cake is decadent), and the comedy was pretty great too.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2016

First time at The Stand, was visiting from the UK with friends and brought along a New Yorker who had also never been.
Food was outstanding, service was excellent, and the comedy show was hilarious. Had an absolute blast on all levels and will definitely be back soon.
Would recommend to anyone who likes good food, big beers, and laughter.

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2016

Awesome place! Brunch with Graham is a must!

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4.0Dined on October 10, 2016

Came to the Stand for a comedy show on a date. We came to have drinks and food beforehand. Service was a little slow but the place was packed so that was understandable. Food was excellent and the show was hysterical. I've been before but I will continue to come back.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

We loved the brunch, and highly recommend it! The bacon in Maple syrup should be illegal!

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