Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Standard Grill
The Standard Grill is a fun spot to grab a bite after a walk along NYC's High Line. I particularly loved the garden inspired accents they use to make their restaurant unique with gritty charm.
Above the bar, they have lined the shelving with long-forgotten white swan porcelain planters (ubiquitous in the 80's) and planted them with ivy (of course). The overhead lighting is indoor/outdoor industrial chic- an appropriate nod to the area's recent urban rehab. The bar itself looks like an apothecary or a medicine man's supermarket. Rows of glass jars brimming with herbs co-mingle with liquor and ice which radiates the suggestion of "roof top garden fresh". After lunch, try the ping pong next door.