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vipJenniferG
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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!

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vipManhattanite
New York Area
114 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.

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vipFredR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice but noisy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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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vipIMOTAS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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

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vipKris
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2017
Overall1food4service1ambience4

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.

MB
MoBetter
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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

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vipDrob
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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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vipSuzicakes
New York Area
380 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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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StefBK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful setting. Casual dining. Amazing service.

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vipLaurenB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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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vipTatesbug
New York Area
100 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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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RobinP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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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Unique646
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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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Lisa
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience1

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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stacey
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipsusanm
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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MelT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipDanielleR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

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vipkdavid54
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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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vipKlken
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience2

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

JB
vipJoeB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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.

LH
LadyHeids
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipCindyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, especially Graham!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2016
Overall2food4service2ambience4

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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RestaurantWeekGem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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viplovetoeat
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding steaks. Great service!

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vipDarthPont
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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BonnieLee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MM
vipMattM
Raleigh
38 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Awesome place! Brunch with Graham is a must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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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kennethf
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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The Stand does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. The Stand also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-2600.

The Stand is rated 4.2 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

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