Few things make me happier than dinner at the Standard Grill. I love its location, right under the High Line.  I love the raw bar and the porterhouse steaks with equal fervor.  I love that they always give Little McGifty way more marshmallows than one child could possibly eat.  I adore the penny floor and the old fashioned photo booth in the basement downstairs.  It’s fancy and not cheap, but there is something old-fashioned and nourishing about being there.  It’s not the place where everybody knows my name, but boy, do I wish it was.


The Standard Grill, always a lively scene.

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The wine list.  Yes, vin, please.

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Dinner for me and Mr. McGifty: Porterhouse steak, duck fat smashed potatoes and a good pickle.

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Hot chocolate and a side of marshmallows for Little McGifty.


The penny floor.


Our favorite booth.



I am still working on coming up with more interesting photo booth faces. Working, working…

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