Travel >Restaurant At The Standard Downtown La Los Angeles Hotels
550 South Flower St, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9007134.049856 -118.256946
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Downtown, New Downtown
Kitschy 24-hour hotel diner fuels the Roof Bar club set with hearty fare. – In Short
This trendy diner is a study in contrasts: bright yellow-leather booths surround sleek marble tables; '70s-style wallpaper is juxtaposed with futuristic felt ceiling tiles; waitress wear retro-chic, form-fitting blue smocks and knee-high black leather boots. Homey favorites make up the diner menu. Starters include chopped salad with blue cheese, avocado and bacon. For dinner, filet mignon with mashed potatoes or pork loin with caramelized apples hint at sophistication. Banana split and chocolate souffle are desserts.
Inattentive Service – Food - mostly the fish, was quite good. The wait staff was inconsistent. What was ordered was served twice, including the appetizer when we were having coffee! But was NOT ordered (wine) was also served and charged! And when the waiter was informed, he asked if it had been drunk! and the glass was still full! worse was the manager asked the same question!
Meanwhile, throughout the night, we were left alone, - no water refill, no can I get you something else, etc. And when we finally caught the attention of the waiter, coffee was served ICE COLD! Very poor service.
this was my third visit and experience of consistently poor, inattentive service!
Who does not serve breakfast at 11 am? – While downtown, I was looking for a place to have a decent breakfast so decided to stop into the Standard. It was a little after 11. I asked for the breakfast menu and the host informed me that breakfast was no longer being served. What are they thinking? Many people in L.A. don't even think of getting out of bed before noon. I was appalled. As I was leaving, other people who were also looking for breakfast were being turned away. C'mon people, know your market.
Pleasantly Surprised – I was a little nervous heading to the Standard after reading these reviews but I was very pleasantly surprised. We ate on the patio which was comfortable, beautiful and well-heated. Perhaps because our waiter was a trainee, he was very attentive and friendly. We ate simply: a perfectly average pizza margarita and burger. The oysters were absolutely wonderful but it's hard to go wrong with oysters (although when you do, you go very very wrong). The winelist was uninspiring and overpriced but any shortcomings were forgiven when I saw the rooftop bar. The views of the cityscape were magnificent and, perhaps because were visited on a Tuesday, the crowd was friendly and low-key. I will definitely be back to the bar and hope to stay in a room at the hotel next time.
party here..dont eat – dont even think twice about the standard for food
the only appeal is that it is "the standard"
the service is HORRIBLE..SLOW..RUDE
my friend had a birthday here... made reservations well in advance even paid a desposit...they ended up spliting the party up with one table of EVERYONE...followed by a table of three..for no reason
the orders were ALL WRONG..and some even never made it out !
our waiter dissappeared...only to resurface when it came time to pay the bill
Some of the smallest portions i have ever seen in my ENTIRE LIFE...we payed 7 dollards for a dolop of guacomole with about 12 bannana chips.....12 bucks for a cup of salad ...and none of it was even that spectacular
the parking was atrociously over priced..when nearby lots where cheaper
one thing to party at the standard...its another to actually eat there
Bad Kitchen Workers – We own a couple of businesses in downtown LA and we often have meetings at restaurants.We had a business meeting for lunch today and a client ordered a Grilled Cheese with NO BACON. The sandwich came and it was not what he ordered. The bacon was all over it. So we asked the waiter to please tell the kitchen they had made a mistake on the order. A couple of minutes later, the sandwich came. Wow, that was fast service. We were even being sarcastic and joking with the waiter. "This is a new sandwich, right. They didn't just take the bacon off." Anyways, looking a little closer at the sandwich, there were little pieces of bacon all over it. How very disappointing. After todays incident, I doubt we will go there or recommend other people to go to that restaurant.
Food is OK, but one of the coolest spots in L.A. – Young professionals and fashionistas flock to this trendy spot. The ambience and lounge decor are the biggest draws for the young, rich & beautiful. The food is ok, nothing to rave about. But the drinks are superb. The service is very young and hip. The rooftop bar is a must see. Try having few drinks on the roof after a long day at work, while relaxing by the pool or wading on the waterbed-cabins. The bartenders shake/stir premium drinks and are cool to talk to. My favorite drink is the Nuts-n-Berries! The crowd is usually professionals that work downtown, 20s-30s, young European tourists, eclectics and fashionistas! However, on weekend nights, the place changes into your typical trendy L.A. club scene "list and cover charge fiasco"
Must've gone on a good night... – Went for lunch and I thought service was pretty good -- maybe a little slow but they were attentive and very friendly. Food was good too. When dessert took a little too long, they even comped it. Would definitely go again.
Worse Service Ever – The service was ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE. The waitress messed up the order, gave us the wrong food, and forgot to bring our french fries, and accidentally overcharged us. When we pointed out her error she got mad.
The food was mediocre at best.
The hottest spot! – I live in Downtown and was elated when the Standard moved into my area. The bar is one of the hottest places in the area, (okay, the only real hot place in the area.) The food is so-so, the bartendars like to get you drunk (if you don't like them stiff be sure to tell them,) and the ambience is fabulous without the pretentious attitudes often seen in WHollywood clubs. Sometimes when I want to step out and party for the night I'll grab a room (usually a jr suite) there and invite a few friends over to play... the rooms are totally retro chic, (just like the rest of the hotel) and are made for partying whether with a significant other, favorite booty call or group of friends doing illicit and unspeakable things.
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