Dress for Dinner
by Julie Besonen, 08/17/2011
Courtesy, The Standard, New York
The Standard Grill
848 Washington St., 212-645-4100, Meatpacking District, Manhattan
The star wattage at The Standard Grill is almost blinding. On one recent night alone, Joe Jonas, skater Johnny Weir, supermodels Amy Lemons and Tyson Beckford and designers Charlotte Ronson, Tara Subkoff and Adam Lippes were in the house. The rambling, white-tiled venue adjoins André Balazs's chic Standard hotel and sits under The High Line, the most picturesque promenade in the City. But it's more than eye candy here: Dan Silverman is an amazingly talented chef, having won acclaim at Union Square Cafe and Lever House. Must-haves: charred Spanish octopus with sweet potato and chilies, "Million Dollar" whole roast chicken for two and "The Deal Closer" for dessert, an enormous bowl of chocolate mousse layered with chocolate cake, fresh whipped cream and two spatulas to shovel it in.