While restaurant hopping's integral to the New York lifestyle, spending mornings at the cafe, afternoons at the bistro, and evenings at the...rathskeller will eventually reduce your hop to a shambling waddle. Don't let anyone see you can no longer walk, at the Standard Grill, opening Friday.
The Grill's holding friends and family dinners through Thursday but plans to open Friday. And in a few months, the Standard'll open a two-story club on its rooftop with breathtaking 360-degree views of the city and, below, people who look like ants. Pudgy, sweating ants.
Hunkered beneath the Standard Hotel's imposing Bauhausery, the Grill's actually three glorious spaces in one: an outdoor, brickwork sausage-and-beer grotto nestled between massive steel support beams under the newly-opened High Line Park; a sun-lit, B&W-tiled, French-style bistro w/ a blonde wood full bar; and a white-tablecloth dining room w/ vaulted ceilings and blood red banquettes -- in sum, everything needed to fulfill Maslow's Hierarchy of Feeds.