As usual, our casual snooping has revealed telling shots of the state of the restaurant. Check out the five bartenders in the first picture, no doubt working on their memorization of the order of the bevy of bottles behind them. This second shot is just outside of the bar area, underneath the High Line tracks and almost set to become something of a biergarten.
Kudos to The Standard for going with those classy Marais chairs; you'll be finding our butt on one several times later this season. it's just not possible to pass up a hotel biergarten; we want its wurst in the worst way (oo, naughty).
Rest assured that we'll continue to meander around the Meatpacking, laying in wait to jump on a barstool the second this place opens for real. No, we won't be ordering a Manhattan. What cocktail do you think fits The Standard Grill? We'll have whatever you're having.
For a few more shots from our sniffing around The Standard Grill, check out the Flickr Set.