The Standard Grill

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75 Solid

This Meatpacking District spot is not the glamorous scene it once was, but it’s still a decent option for solid brasserie fare.

848 Washington St., New York, NY, 10014

212-645-4100

http://thestandardgrill.com

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The lowdown

The Standard, High Line, the hotel that straddles the elevated park, is vast — there’s the Biergarten, communal plazas for hanging out, a couple of glitzy clubs, and the Standard Grill, the hotel’s official canteen. The restaurant itself is sprawling, too, with sidewalk seating and coveted tables in discreet shaded nooks, and two sizable dining rooms that exude Keith McNally–esque charm, thanks to subway tile, a floor embedded with pennies, and specials written on mirrors, bistro-style. It’s not the scene that it was when it opened in 2009, but it’s still a pleasant perch from which to slurp down a dozen icy Massachusetts oysters (served with droppers of lemon juice, Tabasco, and mignonette), or to dig into a solid burger with well-seasoned shoestring fries and a sour pickle.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Take advantage of the fact that it’s a hotel bar by trying breakfast (Eggs in Purgatory) or lunch (the smoked-turkey club sandwich).

Recommended DishesSwordfish with ginger; demi-vache rib eye for two; the Deal-Closer.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelBring earplugs!