Travel >Restaurant At The Standard Downtown La Los Angeles Hotels
550 South Flower St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9007134.049856 -118.256946
Neighborhoods: New Downtown, Central LA, Downtown
Wow! – ...but the wait is worth it!
Felt like I was on "Entourage."
A "Don't Miss!"
5 Star view of the city and beautiful people!
I'll be back.
The place to be – I love hanging out here, definetly better during summer months. If you live in downtown check it out. Visiting book a room.
Great Food Excellent Service – I am a local so i don't think to go "out on the town" in my neighborhood very often. I had some friends in town so I wanted to show them a truely LA spot without all of the BS. I hadn't been to the Standard in a long time so I thought it would be fun. I wasn't planning on having dinner but my friends were hungry so we ate in the Restaurant. Now I am not sure why I haven't been eating here more often. The food was amazing! I had the steak frites. The fries aren't like regular fries. They're like a souffle potato! I have never tasted anything so yummy. The server was really attentive and made the experience fun. There was a huge line to get to the Roof so we hung out in the Lobby and had some drinks after dinner. There was a pretty awesome dj and the vibe was fun. When we finally got to the roof we had a pretty good buzz going. The view is just as beautiful as I remembered it. The only thing that has changed was the servers. I remembered them being snotty with tons of attitude. Not at all. Totally cool and fun. Everyone that works there seems to have a blast. We were supposed to do the site seeing thing but ended up staying for hours and having a great time. Definitely worth it!
Dance party! – The party starts at around midnight...but you may just have to be the first person to start it around 11:30. The dance floor is tiny. It is basically a square set off in the corner of the roof. On the Thursday night I went (no cover charge!), the dj played a lot of pop and hip hop with a cool mix of techno in the background. The dj hardly finishes an entire song, but spins one amazing song into another. We are a group of college and recent college grads and perhaps appropriate for our age ...this is a necessary transition from club to lounge...pha! At first impression, the scene was a bit too "businessy" for my econ major friend. She'd had enough of the card exchanging interview vibe already and wanted to leave. But we stayed longer because of the beautiful (as beauty can only be considered in downtown) view and...lucky we did! Because you wouldn't have guessed we were wallflowers a minute ago...but at 12 am...the party was on. People shed their suits and loosened their tie and did crazyyyyy moves. At one point, the whole rooftop was shouting out the lyrics of Guns n Roses "Sweet Child Of Mine." And when that apple bottom jeans song came on...we even had the security guard cracking up!
Roof top gangster pradise on Weekends – When this place first opened it was the place to be. However, thugs and drugdealers hang out here on the weekends. lots of mexicans. The drinks are small and expensive. You're better off at the Edison bar and grill. Dont waste your time here, you may get shot by a pimp.
Delectable food amid a stylish setting and a laid-back vibe. Food is overpriced – Except culinary treats at the hotel's restaurant. The patio outside offers a romantic setting and invites with a cozy atmosphere to extensive wining and dining. The salmon I had was succulent. It came with white beans, fresh salad, cherry tomatoes and grilled artichockes in an avocado-herb sauce. I loved it! My company had grilled chicken breast fillet along with young green asparaguses and refried chick peas. I think that the dishes are overpriced though and for that price, they could offer at least a small appetizer for free instead of cold French bread with butter. The service was very polite and highly attentive. It was allowed to smoke at the patio.
Great atmosphere marred by awful service and crowd – I went to the Standard for a friend's birthday party a couple weeks ago, and we ended up having an awful time because the hotel staff treated us so badly. While I think the decor is beautiful and worth seeing, I do not recommend going here. Such poor treatment from a hotel that's supposed to be nice is unacceptable.
-We got there before 10:30 but were told there was no list and that only hotel guests were being let in, despite the fact that there was plenty of capacity upstairs
-When the party arranger and hotel guest came down himself and asked that we be let in, since he'd been told we would be, the people at the door acknowledged that he'd been promised that and then said that was too bad, they weren't going to honor that promise, and they didn't apologize
So we waited in the restaurant until we COULD be let in, and got lousy service there too:
-Even though the restaurant was mostly empty, we were still told that sitting there required that we order a full meal
-2 of the 4 drinks we ordered were made incorrectly
-The drinks were sent back and we got new ones, but were charged for an extra shot ($9), which we didn't find out about until we got the check
-When we complained to the waiter, he wouldn't change it, so we asked for the manager, and when he finally showed up, there was a 5-minute argument about us being charged for the extra shot. We finally got a new check, but the entire process, from asking for the check to getting our credit cards back, took over half an hour. And I repeat, there was almost no one in the restaurant. There was no reason whatsoever for the poor service we got.
And after all that, we finally got upstairs, and the crowd was sparse and kind of trashy (people dancing on ledges, taking their clothes off, etc.).
On the positive side: There was one bartender upstairs that really impressed me: she was fast, she made the drinks correctly, and she was nice and helpful. So the Standard has at least one good person working there.
Gross crowd – The atmosphere was decent but the tackiest people in LOS ANGELES can get in. The crowd was disgusting and ugly. The music and drinks were pitiful. Not worth it. I was dragged there for someone's birthday and was majorly disappointed. I preferred it when it was biz professionals. I think I even saw gangsters there.
Go for the view! – The standard downtown is city chic! I went during the week at night to the club where there is no cover during weekdays. The ambience is incredible- the skyline is beautifully dizzying at night. The scene is typical of all la gatherings- jaded kids who are too busy analyzing others than their own confused selves. I felt drinks were priced a little higher than normal, even for la. Don't tip the bartender b/c they're rude- at least one of mine was. This is definitely an la hot spot to go to. BRING CASH! I don't trust having my card up there with an innumerable amount of others- it looks shady
best eggs benedict ever – i usually order eggs benedict everywhere i go. so i eat A LOT of these dishes everywhere in the country and sometimes canada too. on a sunday morning i ordered the eggs benedict and it was everything i could have imagined. the eggs were perfect, the sauce was phenomenal and plenty of it, and the home fries were great too. I also ordered a side of crispy bacon, and it too was also done to perfection
to add, the service was exceptional, great attitude on the server and the food came out very quickly even though it was sunday morning
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