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Something's Finally Cooking at The Standard Grill

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June 11, 2009 at 9:17 AM | by | ()

It's been two months since our first, revealing brush with the finished Standard Grill Restaurant at NYC's Standard Hotel, and even though the High Line Park above is open, the dining action below remains on the DL.

Although the tables have had place settings for these two months, the restaurant has only recently entered into friends and family mode so that both front and back of house staff will be well trained come opening night. Let's face it: recession or not, this place will be packed all summer with folks coming off the High Line, shacking up upstairs in the hotel, window shopping in the Meatpacking District and West Village, or just looking to lick the newest plate in town.

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.

Archived Comments:

The Tolix Barstools!

Those are actually Tolix Grand Dossier Tabourets (stools)! For those Tolix fashionistas, the "Marais" name was actually made up by some other company, certainly not by Tolix as I interviewed directly in their France factory!  And yes, they are so very cool.

The only place in the US to get them is at Antiquaire in Highland Park, Illinois.  They provide everything from the entire Tolix line, and can custom color anything!  No other company in the US can do that except Antiquaire.

Check them out:

www. Antiquaireonline.com or on Facebook!