Stand

★★★☆☆
Union Square's Rare Well Done Burger Restaurant
  • 24 E 12th St

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: 5th Avenue and University Place

    Map & Directions
  • 212-488-5900

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The roasted marshmallow move is all it damaged up to be. I thoroughly experienced my hamburger and tater children...but in my view, not enough deeply fried pickles...wowwwsssee, those were good.

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★★★★★

The roasted marshmallow move is all it damaged up to be. I thoroughly experienced my hamburger and tater children...but in my view, not enough deeply fried pickles...wowwwsssee, those were good.

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?Recently I visited the much blogged and written about Stand burger. In its conceptual phase it was expressed by a who?s who of food aficionados that such criminalist burger atrocities had occurred there. A penchant for the dramatic and skeptical, I was interested to see what sparked such auspicious burger educators to voice their dissatisfaction. Interestingly Stand Burger was created by noodle king Jonathan Morr , famous for APT and Republic who then in 2007 started to think burgers. Stand has a modern open feel with some communal bench seating and a spacious dining room, perfect for a large crowd. I sat at the bar which was teaming with youngsters and college types. ESPN was showing on all TV?s and people were drinking like fish for 3.00pm in the afternoon, which made for a raucous bar scene. I found out there was a relatively new burger on the menu, the BOLD Burger, a gigantic twin patty goliath of Pat La Frieda beef stacked on a brioche bun with apple wood smoked bacon, saut?ed onions, American and cheddar cheese, pickle, tomato, chipotle sauce and fried egg.

The menu has an array of beefy pleasures, burgers for every palette are featured here such as the Stand Burger noted as the ?best burger in Manhattan at any price? with onion marmalade; Mushroom Beef Burger, Buffalo Blue Cheeseburger,Veggie Burger with quinoa, mushroom, zucchini and parmesan and the Hamburger with shredded lettuce onion marmalade and green peppercorn sauce. Other favorites on the menu include a Burger Salad, Shrimp Po?Boy, Crabbie Pattie Sandwich, fries and Onion rings-which are blogged about as the best in the city!

I went with the Hamburger, BOLD Burger, and the much hyped about Toasted Marshmallow Shake. The Hamburger arrived first; it was plump and piled with shredded lettuce and green peppercorn sauce oozing out the sides. I thought the green peppercorn sauce brought an interesting element to the burger, tasting like steak au poivre more than a burger. In the distance I could see the BOLD Burger coming from the kitchen; it was like a tower of beef and pork levitating across the room. All I could see was this thing of structured beef beauty coming at me, it was daunting but at the same time exciting. I picked it up to take my first bite, struggling to handle its bulkiness. I opened wide, but just grazed the outside of the beast, the taste was succulent and juicy for the first 2 or 3 bites but then fell apart in my hands ending up like a meatloaf on my plate. I finished what I could of the burger, but it lost its juiciness and its flavor and ended up in torn mangled pieces on my plate. The Toasted Marshmallow shake with honey lavender chocolate, peanut butter cap, mint cookies and cream; however was one of the best things I have ever tasted ! It didn?t have any Bourbon in it, but it was a good $7.00 milkshake. In a burger addled town I found Stand to be disappointing, however the overall atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and invitingly appealing.

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★★☆☆☆

?Recently I visited the much blogged and written about Stand burger. In its conceptual phase it was expressed by a who?s who of food aficionados that such criminalist burger atrocities had occurred there. A penchant for the dramatic and skeptical, I was interested to see what sparked such auspicious burger educators to voice their dissatisfaction. Interestingly Stand Burger was created by noodle king Jonathan Morr , famous for APT and Republic who then in 2007 started to think burgers. Stand has a modern open feel with some communal bench seating and a spacious dining room, perfect for a large crowd. I sat at the bar which was teaming with youngsters and college types. ESPN was showing on all TV?s and people were drinking like fish for 3.00pm in the afternoon, which made for a raucous bar scene. I found out there was a relatively new burger on the menu, the BOLD Burger, a gigantic twin patty goliath of Pat La Frieda beef stacked on a brioche bun with apple wood smoked bacon, saut?ed onions, American and cheddar cheese, pickle, tomato, chipotle sauce and fried egg.

The menu has an array of beefy pleasures, burgers for every palette are featured here such as the Stand Burger noted as the ?best burger in Manhattan at any price? with onion marmalade; Mushroom Beef Burger, Buffalo Blue Cheeseburger,Veggie Burger with quinoa, mushroom, zucchini and parmesan and the Hamburger with shredded lettuce onion marmalade and green peppercorn sauce. Other favorites on the menu include a Burger Salad, Shrimp Po?Boy, Crabbie Pattie Sandwich, fries and Onion rings-which are blogged about as the best in the city!

I went with the Hamburger, BOLD Burger, and the much hyped about Toasted Marshmallow Shake. The Hamburger arrived first; it was plump and piled with shredded lettuce and green peppercorn sauce oozing out the sides. I thought the green peppercorn sauce brought an interesting element to the burger, tasting like steak au poivre more than a burger. In the distance I could see the BOLD Burger coming from the kitchen; it was like a tower of beef and pork levitating across the room. All I could see was this thing of structured beef beauty coming at me, it was daunting but at the same time exciting. I picked it up to take my first bite, struggling to handle its bulkiness. I opened wide, but just grazed the outside of the beast, the taste was succulent and juicy for the first 2 or 3 bites but then fell apart in my hands ending up like a meatloaf on my plate. I finished what I could of the burger, but it lost its juiciness and its flavor and ended up in torn mangled pieces on my plate. The Toasted Marshmallow shake with honey lavender chocolate, peanut butter cap, mint cookies and cream; however was one of the best things I have ever tasted ! It didn?t have any Bourbon in it, but it was a good $7.00 milkshake. In a burger addled town I found Stand to be disappointing, however the overall atmosphere and the staff were very friendly and invitingly appealing.

Pros: toasted marshmallow shakes

Cons: dry burgers

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With purple hues, sleek track lighting, open-air walls and modern bar, Stand's waitress-only burger joint is a haven on NYU stomping grounds. The old-fashioned diner-style bar wraps around the middle of the large modern room, finishing the look with tall '50s-style milkshakes, from toasted marshmallow to alchie blends ? la popular demand. The variety of burgers comes on chewy, toasted bakery buns, on which my first-ever salmon burger was a trip. But given the locale, there's probably a lot more of that going around.

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★★★☆☆

With purple hues, sleek track lighting, open-air walls and modern bar, Stand's waitress-only burger joint is a haven on NYU stomping grounds. The old-fashioned diner-style bar wraps around the middle of the large modern room, finishing the look with tall '50s-style milkshakes, from toasted marshmallow to alchie blends ? la popular demand. The variety of burgers comes on chewy, toasted bakery buns, on which my first-ever salmon burger was a trip. But given the locale, there's probably a lot more of that going around.

Pros: Nice Environment, Tasty Shakes, though a bit too sweet.

Cons: Service a Little Weird on my visit.

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We're from Montreal. In for Easter weekend, visiting the city - spanning theater district to Chinatown...with a stop for dinner in the Village.

Found review of the Stand on a "...good value in Village Google Search..." Several restos were listed of varying cuisines....

We had 4 teenagers with us, 3 of our own and one friend who is shall we say a picky eater....okay very picky .....and I thought it would be a decent meal giving them lots of choice in their meal decisions...

The waitress was very pleasant - all smiles and sweetness. I guess we got lucky....based on some of what I have read since...

I encouraged the kids to consider the shakes - especially the Marquee Toasted Marshmallow. It did not disappoint. They all loved it..... A Large (Tall) one was kind of filling though - good size for sharing if you don't want to spoil your appetite - consider yourself warned!!

Burgers were good...but Patty seemed a little too ...well too much like a patty..... Perfectly round.... Meat was good but I would not say it tasted homemade.

We have a similar place here in Montreal - called M-Burger (or some such thing). Very similar - perhaps one copied the other .... I've only been once, and it was eerily like Deja Do...

The shoe string fries were too fine...more like julienne chips.....

The Sweet Potato fries were excellent - in fact we needed seconds.... a real hit with the kids....

One person's burger order was forgotten... Waitress was very apologetic, and it was immediately ordered, and we were told it was on the house.....

We were planning to tip extra, since she was so pleasant....We were surprised there was a 20% Tip already on the bill. Not sure if this is standard for parties of a certain size....for tourists...or standard for everyone at The Stand...... This was what we were going to leave...but as a result we did not tip anything extra. Hope she wasn't upset....

If you ever go to Montreal, we have a real place with a fantastic burger with real meat...not in a pre-shaped patty - DiLallo's - have the Buck Burger - bet you can't have just one !!!

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★★★☆☆

We're from Montreal. In for Easter weekend, visiting the city - spanning theater district to Chinatown...with a stop for dinner in the Village.

Found review of the Stand on a "...good value in Village Google Search..." Several restos were listed of varying cuisines....

We had 4 teenagers with us, 3 of our own and one friend who is shall we say a picky eater....okay very picky .....and I thought it would be a decent meal giving them lots of choice in their meal decisions...

The waitress was very pleasant - all smiles and sweetness. I guess we got lucky....based on some of what I have read since...

I encouraged the kids to consider the shakes - especially the Marquee Toasted Marshmallow. It did not disappoint. They all loved it..... A Large (Tall) one was kind of filling though - good size for sharing if you don't want to spoil your appetite - consider yourself warned!!

Burgers were good...but Patty seemed a little too ...well too much like a patty..... Perfectly round.... Meat was good but I would not say it tasted homemade.

We have a similar place here in Montreal - called M-Burger (or some such thing). Very similar - perhaps one copied the other .... I've only been once, and it was eerily like Deja Do...

The shoe string fries were too fine...more like julienne chips.....

The Sweet Potato fries were excellent - in fact we needed seconds.... a real hit with the kids....

One person's burger order was forgotten... Waitress was very apologetic, and it was immediately ordered, and we were told it was on the house.....

We were planning to tip extra, since she was so pleasant....We were surprised there was a 20% Tip already on the bill. Not sure if this is standard for parties of a certain size....for tourists...or standard for everyone at The Stand...... This was what we were going to leave...but as a result we did not tip anything extra. Hope she wasn't upset....

If you ever go to Montreal, we have a real place with a fantastic burger with real meat...not in a pre-shaped patty - DiLallo's - have the Buck Burger - bet you can't have just one !!!

Pros: Waitress was very pleasant

Cons: 20% tip automatically added (7 people in our party)

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Thanks to "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on Food Network I have been dying to go to Stand.

We had burgers & fries. The burger was DELICIOUS. I made the mistake of ordering the veggie burger upon reading a positive review on menupages and was seriously disappointed. When I return I will most definitely be getting the regular hamburger.

However, what we REALLY went there for was the Toasted Marshmallow Shake. This little beauty is heaven in a glass. HOW do they get it to be a toasty marshmallowy (new word) flavor? Boggles my mind. I am dreaming of returning there.

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★★★★★

Thanks to "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" on Food Network I have been dying to go to Stand.

We had burgers & fries. The burger was DELICIOUS. I made the mistake of ordering the veggie burger upon reading a positive review on menupages and was seriously disappointed. When I return I will most definitely be getting the regular hamburger.

However, what we REALLY went there for was the Toasted Marshmallow Shake. This little beauty is heaven in a glass. HOW do they get it to be a toasty marshmallowy (new word) flavor? Boggles my mind. I am dreaming of returning there.

Pros: fantastic Marshmallow Shake!!!

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My date never got his burger.

When mine came out they said his would be out in 5 minutes, then our server disappeared for half and hour. Then, he dropped the check off without apologizing--he shrugged and asked if we wanted him to check on the missing burger. I was dying to get out of there, but my date really wanted to try the marshmallow milkshake (he was still hungry).

It took 20 minutes for us to get milkshakes because the server got my order wrong and the shakes went to the next table by mistake. Service is sloppy and careless and no apology is unforgivable. The veggie burger was average; the milkshakes were was tasty, but nothing could make up for such appalling service. I will never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

My date never got his burger.

When mine came out they said his would be out in 5 minutes, then our server disappeared for half and hour. Then, he dropped the check off without apologizing--he shrugged and asked if we wanted him to check on the missing burger. I was dying to get out of there, but my date really wanted to try the marshmallow milkshake (he was still hungry).

It took 20 minutes for us to get milkshakes because the server got my order wrong and the shakes went to the next table by mistake. Service is sloppy and careless and no apology is unforgivable. The veggie burger was average; the milkshakes were was tasty, but nothing could make up for such appalling service. I will never return.

Pros: Milkshake selection, atmosphere

Cons: Service, service, service

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I dont eat meat, so I tried their veggie burger and salmon burger...the veggie burger was great, fresh and hearty. The salmon burger was a lil too salty for my tasting...(any my friends as well..) Their mashed sweet potatoes were a bit on the runny side, but the sprinkling of parmesean cheese on top made them scrumptious. They give you a couple of sweet deep fried pickels on the side which were pretty good as well.
But my favorite part of all was the yummy Kaluha Shake...I could not get enough of it! So rich and creamy and very filling...we had one and shared it!

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★★★☆☆

I dont eat meat, so I tried their veggie burger and salmon burger...the veggie burger was great, fresh and hearty. The salmon burger was a lil too salty for my tasting...(any my friends as well..) Their mashed sweet potatoes were a bit on the runny side, but the sprinkling of parmesean cheese on top made them scrumptious. They give you a couple of sweet deep fried pickels on the side which were pretty good as well.
But my favorite part of all was the yummy Kaluha Shake...I could not get enough of it! So rich and creamy and very filling...we had one and shared it!

Pros: quick service, friendly staff, delish alcoholic shakes!

Cons: feeling so full and bloated after a great meal

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The waiter gave me a small proportion of the food. It took a little long for the food to come to the table but it was great. The food tasted great.

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★★★☆☆

The waiter gave me a small proportion of the food. It took a little long for the food to come to the table but it was great. The food tasted great.

Pros: The food was great

Cons: There was a small proportion

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My wife and I just can't get over how bad the service was in this place. With a half-full resturant , we waited about ten minutes for our waiter to finally get around to showing up at the table. Basicaly his attitude demonstrated he didn't care at all. We received no greeting. Our appetizer finally showed up 25 minutes after ordering--with the main meal. He didn't check in on us to see how we were doing. He didn't say goodbye or "thanks for coming" or anything.

He got less than a 15% tip--before tax. Seriously that's what he deserved.

As for the food goes, we went to Strand because NY Magazine said they served one of the best burgers in NYC. My wife and I agreed that while it was a perfectly fine hamburger there was nothing about it that said "this is the best".

Skip this place, there are better establishments to spend your money.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I just can't get over how bad the service was in this place. With a half-full resturant , we waited about ten minutes for our waiter to finally get around to showing up at the table. Basicaly his attitude demonstrated he didn't care at all. We received no greeting. Our appetizer finally showed up 25 minutes after ordering--with the main meal. He didn't check in on us to see how we were doing. He didn't say goodbye or "thanks for coming" or anything.

He got less than a 15% tip--before tax. Seriously that's what he deserved.

As for the food goes, we went to Strand because NY Magazine said they served one of the best burgers in NYC. My wife and I agreed that while it was a perfectly fine hamburger there was nothing about it that said "this is the best".

Skip this place, there are better establishments to spend your money.

Cons: Not the best burger in NY, BAD Service

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we went for the drinks, we ordered food and thought about the menu saying "Best in Manhattan"....i can't argue here do to the fact this was the only burger i have had in NYC..but i have had better everywhere else...the kid was happy with her toasted marsh mellow shake and i too with my blackcherry soda....service fit the the age and place, i'm sure if i asked for something i would have gotten it...would not use that mayo that sits out on the table(90 degrees the day we went).... will only return if the kid is with me and she wants another shake.....the Food Network was right on and we went because of the shakes....

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★★☆☆☆

we went for the drinks, we ordered food and thought about the menu saying "Best in Manhattan"....i can't argue here do to the fact this was the only burger i have had in NYC..but i have had better everywhere else...the kid was happy with her toasted marsh mellow shake and i too with my blackcherry soda....service fit the the age and place, i'm sure if i asked for something i would have gotten it...would not use that mayo that sits out on the table(90 degrees the day we went).... will only return if the kid is with me and she wants another shake.....the Food Network was right on and we went because of the shakes....

Pros: going there made the kid happy

Cons: watched my food sit under heat lamps

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Before even arriving to the restaurant we were met with rude service. The hostess was rude on the phone when we just asked for simple directions and then she had the nerve to hang up the phone. Once there the service was ridiculous. We waited and waited, but our waiter was more focused on leaving than giving us the best service possible. I do have to say that the food was great and the toasted marshmallow milkshake was the best I've ever had in the world:) But thinking about that lousy service keeps me from wanting to go back which is a shame. I don't think that service like this is what the owner had in mind when it began. Someone please revamp the servicing staff NOW!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Before even arriving to the restaurant we were met with rude service. The hostess was rude on the phone when we just asked for simple directions and then she had the nerve to hang up the phone. Once there the service was ridiculous. We waited and waited, but our waiter was more focused on leaving than giving us the best service possible. I do have to say that the food was great and the toasted marshmallow milkshake was the best I've ever had in the world:) But thinking about that lousy service keeps me from wanting to go back which is a shame. I don't think that service like this is what the owner had in mind when it began. Someone please revamp the servicing staff NOW!!

Pros: Excellent shakes

Cons: SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE!!!

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The drinks are great, I only wish that the food measured up. We had between us a mint shake, the pineapple-lime soda and the lemon-basil drink and they were all great. Sweet potato fries (a special) were also tasty and crispy. None of us are beef eaters and this is where the place fell down. One friend had a veggie burger, which was tasteless. My friend and I had salmon burgers which didn't taste very good and left us burping fishiness for the next 6 hours. All in all the food was a major disappointment especially given that it's a little on the expensive side. My recommendation? Drop in for a drink and a lite snack, not a meal.

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★★☆☆☆

The drinks are great, I only wish that the food measured up. We had between us a mint shake, the pineapple-lime soda and the lemon-basil drink and they were all great. Sweet potato fries (a special) were also tasty and crispy. None of us are beef eaters and this is where the place fell down. One friend had a veggie burger, which was tasteless. My friend and I had salmon burgers which didn't taste very good and left us burping fishiness for the next 6 hours. All in all the food was a major disappointment especially given that it's a little on the expensive side. My recommendation? Drop in for a drink and a lite snack, not a meal.

Pros: Inventive and tasty drinks

Cons: Poor quality beef burger alternatives

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Excellent burger. The fresh Ginger beer was out if this world. Fries - crispy with salt fried on. Great find!

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★★★★★

Excellent burger. The fresh Ginger beer was out if this world. Fries - crispy with salt fried on. Great find!

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The first time I went when they first opened, I was excited- I love burgers. The first time, the burger and the service were just right. I went again the other day with my husband and I ordered the 'burger salad', a great, lowcarb option. It was supposed to be a salad with iceburg, romaine, frisee, and a burger, with croutons, caesar dressing and grated parmesan. It arrived with just romaine and iceburg. For $12, it should have had frisee. I asked our dizzy waitress why it didn't come with frisee and her response was to shrug and say they were out of it. My burger (minis) had quite a few hard things in it as well (must be ground up cartiledge), a big 'deal-breaker' for any burger joint in my opinion. I won't go back.

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★★☆☆☆

The first time I went when they first opened, I was excited- I love burgers. The first time, the burger and the service were just right. I went again the other day with my husband and I ordered the 'burger salad', a great, lowcarb option. It was supposed to be a salad with iceburg, romaine, frisee, and a burger, with croutons, caesar dressing and grated parmesan. It arrived with just romaine and iceburg. For $12, it should have had frisee. I asked our dizzy waitress why it didn't come with frisee and her response was to shrug and say they were out of it. My burger (minis) had quite a few hard things in it as well (must be ground up cartiledge), a big 'deal-breaker' for any burger joint in my opinion. I won't go back.

Pros: Convenient

Cons: Mediocre food, indifferent service

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My family trekked into the city from Long Island specifically because we heard this was the new place for great burgers and we love burgers. We were seated immediately and were given menus right away. That's the good part of the experience. We ordered 3 classics (all setup with different add ons) and 1 egg and bacon burger. Our waitress seemed like she was either disinterested or in deep thought about something other than getting our order correct. The drink order was wrong, root beer float instead of coke (no biggie), my sweet iced tea, neither cold or sweet ( I was told it was freshly brewed so it was still hot, but I did get an extra glass of ice). The bacon classic cheeseburgers came without bacon (biggie to my kids). Oops, forgot the mashed sweet potato with cheese side (real biggie to my wife). Here's where it really goes downhill, the burgers. I thought mine (egg & cheese) was pretty good, so did my daughter (she loves salt), salt, salt , salt, big pockets of tongue numbing salt. My wife and son said that their burger tasted funny, sort of like tangy. They continued to eat it assuming that tangy was a good thing and what made the place special. My wife asked me to taste it after she was almost done, I did and said "boy that's tangy!", I then tasted the homemade ketchup and found out that tangy is another word for spoiled. Well, my wife and son spent the next 4 hours with stomach cramps and bathroom visits. So all in all, this was not a positive experience, so much so, that for the first time in my life (50 yrs) I was driven to write a review instead of chalking it up to a possibly bad day at THE STAND. By the way, the sweet potato side was not very good, the fries were excellent.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family trekked into the city from Long Island specifically because we heard this was the new place for great burgers and we love burgers. We were seated immediately and were given menus right away. That's the good part of the experience. We ordered 3 classics (all setup with different add ons) and 1 egg and bacon burger. Our waitress seemed like she was either disinterested or in deep thought about something other than getting our order correct. The drink order was wrong, root beer float instead of coke (no biggie), my sweet iced tea, neither cold or sweet ( I was told it was freshly brewed so it was still hot, but I did get an extra glass of ice). The bacon classic cheeseburgers came without bacon (biggie to my kids). Oops, forgot the mashed sweet potato with cheese side (real biggie to my wife). Here's where it really goes downhill, the burgers. I thought mine (egg & cheese) was pretty good, so did my daughter (she loves salt), salt, salt , salt, big pockets of tongue numbing salt. My wife and son said that their burger tasted funny, sort of like tangy. They continued to eat it assuming that tangy was a good thing and what made the place special. My wife asked me to taste it after she was almost done, I did and said "boy that's tangy!", I then tasted the homemade ketchup and found out that tangy is another word for spoiled. Well, my wife and son spent the next 4 hours with stomach cramps and bathroom visits. So all in all, this was not a positive experience, so much so, that for the first time in my life (50 yrs) I was driven to write a review instead of chalking it up to a possibly bad day at THE STAND. By the way, the sweet potato side was not very good, the fries were excellent.

Pros: Concept

Cons: Food

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Liked the place. Slightly pricier than fast food joints but the quality is better as well. The service takes time. Therefore, don't go there in a hurry.

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★★★★☆

Liked the place. Slightly pricier than fast food joints but the quality is better as well. The service takes time. Therefore, don't go there in a hurry.

Pros: Food quality

Cons: Service time

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My boyfriend and I have been avid Stand-fans since it opened. However, last weekend the service was absolutely horrendous. Always knowing right away what we will order, we had to wait at least five minutes before anyone greeted us or took our order. If it had of been exceptionally busy in the restaurant, I would have understood the delay. However, we could clearly see a handful of servers (and someone that seemed like a lazy, unkempt manager) hanging out and chatting at the bar. When our server finally came to the table, not once did she offer us eye-contact or a single pleasantry. And, this might seem slightly picky, but, the hostess brought a milkshake straw to a customer next to us, carrying it in her bare hands (being a nursing student, moments of bad-hygiene are disturbing). On the other hand, my burger was excellent. But, for the first time ever, my milkshake was HORRBILE and I had to send it back! Finally, I definitely worry, by the extreme decline in service and some decline in the fare, that Stand will soon be closing. Please step it up!

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★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I have been avid Stand-fans since it opened. However, last weekend the service was absolutely horrendous. Always knowing right away what we will order, we had to wait at least five minutes before anyone greeted us or took our order. If it had of been exceptionally busy in the restaurant, I would have understood the delay. However, we could clearly see a handful of servers (and someone that seemed like a lazy, unkempt manager) hanging out and chatting at the bar. When our server finally came to the table, not once did she offer us eye-contact or a single pleasantry. And, this might seem slightly picky, but, the hostess brought a milkshake straw to a customer next to us, carrying it in her bare hands (being a nursing student, moments of bad-hygiene are disturbing). On the other hand, my burger was excellent. But, for the first time ever, my milkshake was HORRBILE and I had to send it back! Finally, I definitely worry, by the extreme decline in service and some decline in the fare, that Stand will soon be closing. Please step it up!

Pros: Burger, Strawberry or Banana Milkshakes

Cons: Service

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Yes, I know this is a burger joint and you go for the burgers but I wasn't super hungry and the entree sized burger salad intrigued me. It's a chock full of healthy stuff salad with a skewer of three burger patties on top (your choice of meat: beef, turker or chicken). Delicious, a great lunch option. Also had the Toasted Marshmallow Shake which I had read about somewhere (NY Mag probably). It exceeded my expectations as fas as taste but was on the small size. I was expecting a true fountain size shake and got a little more than half that for $6. Again, this shake is REALLY tasty but it would be more appropriately priced at around $4.

As far as service note, I went to this restaurant on a Sunday during their lunch "rush" which was nothing as the place was more than half empty so the service was extremely attentive. If the place were packed I would probably advise takeout (or delivery if you're lucky enough to live nearby).

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★★★★☆

Yes, I know this is a burger joint and you go for the burgers but I wasn't super hungry and the entree sized burger salad intrigued me. It's a chock full of healthy stuff salad with a skewer of three burger patties on top (your choice of meat: beef, turker or chicken). Delicious, a great lunch option. Also had the Toasted Marshmallow Shake which I had read about somewhere (NY Mag probably). It exceeded my expectations as fas as taste but was on the small size. I was expecting a true fountain size shake and got a little more than half that for $6. Again, this shake is REALLY tasty but it would be more appropriately priced at around $4.

As far as service note, I went to this restaurant on a Sunday during their lunch "rush" which was nothing as the place was more than half empty so the service was extremely attentive. If the place were packed I would probably advise takeout (or delivery if you're lucky enough to live nearby).

Pros: Delicious food all around with some interesting options here and there

Cons: A little steep in price, particularly for the tasty shakes

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While the food has improved in the time that this establishment opened its doors, the service has plummeted beyond hope. It's a pity that the tasty fare in this clean, noisy and open space is spoiled so much by an unapologetically surly, unkempt, and utterly uncaring staff, from the moment you walk in to the moment you pay the relatively hefty check and leave. Perhaps this presentation to some translates as hip or cool, but many of us still believe that service is just as important to the visit as the food. Do not go expecting to feel welcome; read the menu thoroughly to understand the local lexicon (as it will not be explained to you in any detail); and any misunderstandings with your order are your fault...not theirs (and with much eye-rolling, they will go to lengths explaining why it's your fault, stupid customer).

Nice space, interesting food...definitely not worth the attitude. Too many other far better choices in this neighborhood!

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★☆☆☆☆

While the food has improved in the time that this establishment opened its doors, the service has plummeted beyond hope. It's a pity that the tasty fare in this clean, noisy and open space is spoiled so much by an unapologetically surly, unkempt, and utterly uncaring staff, from the moment you walk in to the moment you pay the relatively hefty check and leave. Perhaps this presentation to some translates as hip or cool, but many of us still believe that service is just as important to the visit as the food. Do not go expecting to feel welcome; read the menu thoroughly to understand the local lexicon (as it will not be explained to you in any detail); and any misunderstandings with your order are your fault...not theirs (and with much eye-rolling, they will go to lengths explaining why it's your fault, stupid customer).

Nice space, interesting food...definitely not worth the attitude. Too many other far better choices in this neighborhood!

Pros: above average burger choices

Cons: lack of presentable service of any kind

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Oh calm down everyone!!
These aren't the best burgers!! They are good... i enjoyed it... it was kinda dry... The staff was really cool and nice, and they had some good beers... pretty good fries... try BLT Burger... they got this place beat if you want just a good burger, if you want really nice atmosphere, Stand is winning though...

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★★★☆☆

Oh calm down everyone!!
These aren't the best burgers!! They are good... i enjoyed it... it was kinda dry... The staff was really cool and nice, and they had some good beers... pretty good fries... try BLT Burger... they got this place beat if you want just a good burger, if you want really nice atmosphere, Stand is winning though...

Pros: Cool, Helpful staff.. Pretty Good burgers, Great location and a Great Space, very nice place

Cons: Burgers are AMAZING, the price point isn't great...

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Seriously. The burger? About the best I've had. Fries? Ditto. Slaw. Definitely the best. And the shake? Without question THE BEST SHAKE I'VE EVER HAD! Nice ambiance. An "easy" place to pop-in without reserves and have a great meal, where you don't have to deal with attitude, or "posers", or having to yell to speak to your tablemate.

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★★★★★

Seriously. The burger? About the best I've had. Fries? Ditto. Slaw. Definitely the best. And the shake? Without question THE BEST SHAKE I'VE EVER HAD! Nice ambiance. An "easy" place to pop-in without reserves and have a great meal, where you don't have to deal with attitude, or "posers", or having to yell to speak to your tablemate.

Pros: Slaw, shake, ambiance

Cons: none

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Went to Stand today with a friend and must say it was a very pleasant experience. The place was not busy because most of the NYU kids were probably home for the holidays. Service was prompt and courteous, although the hostess could've smiled a little (she was probably having a long day). Ordered the pickled egg and the pickle plate for appetizers. The egg is unmemorable; the pickle plate was rather interesting, with the pickled green bean as a standout--crunchy and slightly spicy (they should consider making it a separate dish). I had the Bacon and Egg cheeseburger while my friend had the Mushroom version. Both were cooked perfectly to order--a nice pink and moist center for medium. The patty had great flavor. The brioche bun was definitely a nice touch, holding the burger together perfectly without sacrificing any mouthfeel. Our respective drinks of chocolate malted shake and housemade ginger ale were satisfying, with my friend especially impressed with the thick ginger flavor in his drink. The sides were somewhat disappointing, however: the potato salad was bland and pedestrian; the shoestring fries a little too crunchy and the onion rings--although quite tasty--were lukewarm rather than piping hot. Total bill came to about $60 for 2, no doubt on the expensive side of what many considered as fast food. However, if one is not in the mood to brave the element in Madison Square Park and 40-minute wait for a shake shack burger or fight through the drunken crowd in Corner Bistro, Stand is definitely a top choice for a tasty burger to satisfy your cravings.

2
★★★★☆

Went to Stand today with a friend and must say it was a very pleasant experience. The place was not busy because most of the NYU kids were probably home for the holidays. Service was prompt and courteous, although the hostess could've smiled a little (she was probably having a long day). Ordered the pickled egg and the pickle plate for appetizers. The egg is unmemorable; the pickle plate was rather interesting, with the pickled green bean as a standout--crunchy and slightly spicy (they should consider making it a separate dish). I had the Bacon and Egg cheeseburger while my friend had the Mushroom version. Both were cooked perfectly to order--a nice pink and moist center for medium. The patty had great flavor. The brioche bun was definitely a nice touch, holding the burger together perfectly without sacrificing any mouthfeel. Our respective drinks of chocolate malted shake and housemade ginger ale were satisfying, with my friend especially impressed with the thick ginger flavor in his drink. The sides were somewhat disappointing, however: the potato salad was bland and pedestrian; the shoestring fries a little too crunchy and the onion rings--although quite tasty--were lukewarm rather than piping hot. Total bill came to about $60 for 2, no doubt on the expensive side of what many considered as fast food. However, if one is not in the mood to brave the element in Madison Square Park and 40-minute wait for a shake shack burger or fight through the drunken crowd in Corner Bistro, Stand is definitely a top choice for a tasty burger to satisfy your cravings.

Pros: Great burger, vast and tasty drink choices, table service

Cons: On the expensive side

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I have to tell you about a tremendous burger experience I had tonight?.some place called Stand, on 12th in the West Village. Sat at the small bar (only 4 or 5 seats). GREAT selection of unique beers on tap. The bartender poured me 3 tastings, and i went with the Blue Point Toasted Lager. Perfect-o. Then, the food came. This was the best burger I?ve ever had, lifetime. I?m 33. Consider myself a pretty solid judge of food. This burger was fantastic. It's called the Bacon and Egg Burger. Cooked medium rare, juicy, some kind of creamy egg/mayo, crispy bacon, cheese, and a perfect bun. Every bite was better than the next. Heaven. First time I think ever, I didn?t use ketchup on a burger. Also got an order of onion rings, which were outstanding ? homemade, crispy, thin and delicious! The quintessential onion ring. Side of coleslaw ? very nicely done. And to top it off?a Toasted Marshmallow Shake?I don?t know, for some reason I really enjoy a shake with a burger (it?s rare i get the opportunity, maybe once a year). This shake, quite possibly, is the best shake I have ever had. So, as you can tell, I had a great experience at Stand. If you haven?t tried it ? get over there ASAP. My Lord.

2
★★★★★

I have to tell you about a tremendous burger experience I had tonight?.some place called Stand, on 12th in the West Village. Sat at the small bar (only 4 or 5 seats). GREAT selection of unique beers on tap. The bartender poured me 3 tastings, and i went with the Blue Point Toasted Lager. Perfect-o. Then, the food came. This was the best burger I?ve ever had, lifetime. I?m 33. Consider myself a pretty solid judge of food. This burger was fantastic. It's called the Bacon and Egg Burger. Cooked medium rare, juicy, some kind of creamy egg/mayo, crispy bacon, cheese, and a perfect bun. Every bite was better than the next. Heaven. First time I think ever, I didn?t use ketchup on a burger. Also got an order of onion rings, which were outstanding ? homemade, crispy, thin and delicious! The quintessential onion ring. Side of coleslaw ? very nicely done. And to top it off?a Toasted Marshmallow Shake?I don?t know, for some reason I really enjoy a shake with a burger (it?s rare i get the opportunity, maybe once a year). This shake, quite possibly, is the best shake I have ever had. So, as you can tell, I had a great experience at Stand. If you haven?t tried it ? get over there ASAP. My Lord.

Pros: Clean place, great beer selection, delicious burgers and sides

Cons: Too many kids running around

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I CANNOT BELIEVE Stand is getting these less than stellar reviews! I am the female version of Wimpy (Think Popeye), and am forever searching for the perfect burger. Stand is definitely within my top three burgers EVER eaten!!!! I was willing to pay 9.00 for a burger, even though that's verging on steep for me, but then I discovered the mini burger on the sides menu. 3oz rather than seven, and a mere 4.00.I guess I am one of the few people in America who actually enjoys small portions, as I can never finish the average NY 80z burger and feel guilty for wasting food and money. The mini burger was perfect in every way - size, flavor, appearance. And at that price, I also got a side salad and split fries and pickles with my friend. I think all my burger had on it was cheddar, homeade ketchup, and a pickle - but that was all it needed. Like a good steak, it stands alone and doesn't need sauce. The focus was clearly on the high quality, perfectly medium rare beef. the bun was soft and delicious. The cheddar was certainly NOT "sauce", as another reviewer stated. My friend got the bigger blue cheese burger and it was fantastic as well. (but he could not finish it) Pickles were delicious, they brought us sour and medium sour. very fresh. fries - good sized for a small. tasty, but nothing exceptional. I saw the shoestring ones at another table and they looked too thin. Salad was tasty bt very simple. Just lettuce and vinagrette - no fancy stuff.
The decor suits the place too - simple, unpretentious, but nice presentation and good quality,
I had just eated at WD-50 the day before, and I so much more appreciated this burger than that super fancy, expensive dinner!

Thank you stand, for making my dreams come true!

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★★★★★

I CANNOT BELIEVE Stand is getting these less than stellar reviews! I am the female version of Wimpy (Think Popeye), and am forever searching for the perfect burger. Stand is definitely within my top three burgers EVER eaten!!!! I was willing to pay 9.00 for a burger, even though that's verging on steep for me, but then I discovered the mini burger on the sides menu. 3oz rather than seven, and a mere 4.00.I guess I am one of the few people in America who actually enjoys small portions, as I can never finish the average NY 80z burger and feel guilty for wasting food and money. The mini burger was perfect in every way - size, flavor, appearance. And at that price, I also got a side salad and split fries and pickles with my friend. I think all my burger had on it was cheddar, homeade ketchup, and a pickle - but that was all it needed. Like a good steak, it stands alone and doesn't need sauce. The focus was clearly on the high quality, perfectly medium rare beef. the bun was soft and delicious. The cheddar was certainly NOT "sauce", as another reviewer stated. My friend got the bigger blue cheese burger and it was fantastic as well. (but he could not finish it) Pickles were delicious, they brought us sour and medium sour. very fresh. fries - good sized for a small. tasty, but nothing exceptional. I saw the shoestring ones at another table and they looked too thin. Salad was tasty bt very simple. Just lettuce and vinagrette - no fancy stuff.
The decor suits the place too - simple, unpretentious, but nice presentation and good quality,
I had just eated at WD-50 the day before, and I so much more appreciated this burger than that super fancy, expensive dinner!

Thank you stand, for making my dreams come true!

Pros: awesome burger, offer small version

Cons: I'm not married to the chef

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I wandered into Stand after catching a film next door and I was pleasantly surprised. I was drawn in by the large windows in front and the subtle, dim lighting. We found a table promptly and ordered a toasted marshmallow milkshake, shoestring fries, a burger and couple cocktails. The food was pretty good, but stay away from the shoestring fries. They get cold really quickly because they're so thin, and they're rather tasteless. What I was really impressed by was the drinks. The marshmallow milkshake was intensely flavorful and the cocktails were mixed perfectly. I ordered a blueberry cocktail and I could taste the freshness of the fruit. To top it off, the service was friendly and accessible. The waiters came by often to check up on us and were ready to strike up a conversation.

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★★★★☆

I wandered into Stand after catching a film next door and I was pleasantly surprised. I was drawn in by the large windows in front and the subtle, dim lighting. We found a table promptly and ordered a toasted marshmallow milkshake, shoestring fries, a burger and couple cocktails. The food was pretty good, but stay away from the shoestring fries. They get cold really quickly because they're so thin, and they're rather tasteless. What I was really impressed by was the drinks. The marshmallow milkshake was intensely flavorful and the cocktails were mixed perfectly. I ordered a blueberry cocktail and I could taste the freshness of the fruit. To top it off, the service was friendly and accessible. The waiters came by often to check up on us and were ready to strike up a conversation.

Pros: Great for a casual date. Convenient location. Good service and amazing drinks.

Cons: Bar was a bit limited, they ran out of lime soda water and couldn't make certain drinks.

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The selection in meats/hamburgers and sides are the main reason I recommend this place. The taste of the actual burger is good, but by far not the best in the city. The taste of sides were quite good. The price not that bad, but w/other high quality/low price burger joints out there, hmm.

1
★★★☆☆

The selection in meats/hamburgers and sides are the main reason I recommend this place. The taste of the actual burger is good, but by far not the best in the city. The taste of sides were quite good. The price not that bad, but w/other high quality/low price burger joints out there, hmm.

Pros: Selection

Cons: loud

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I don't mind paying $3 extra for the small fries or $5 for the milkshake.. but the burgers are just too petit.. I guess I am just paying premium for the ambience.. a good place for casual dating.

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★★☆☆☆

I don't mind paying $3 extra for the small fries or $5 for the milkshake.. but the burgers are just too petit.. I guess I am just paying premium for the ambience.. a good place for casual dating.

Pros: ambience

Cons: overprice

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went to stand rescently for the first time, waited till the opening hype was over and to give them a chance to establish themselves and i have to say, i was really impressed. the design is spacious an open but not sterile, and not too slick. the menu consisted of about every variation you can legally do to a hamburger w/ out creating something ridiculous (mushroom, turkey, veg etc). I had a a hamburger on the brioche, comes w lettuce and green peppercorn sauce, similiar to an apoive sauce but more suited for a burger, and it was great, the burger was 7 oz, perfect medium rare, not overdressed and the perfect size. Fries and OR were damn close to perfect and then there was the beer..I'd say the most ambitious list of East coast drafts in a resturant of this kind..the offerings range from captain lawerence, (liquid gold, smoke porter) 2 of my favorite east coast micros, to ithaka, dogfish, victory, blue point, 6 point and so on..all drafts are 5$/pitchers 20$. places like heartland are not exactly my scene...i'd much rather end my workday at stand w a burger and frosted one..

2
★★★★★

went to stand rescently for the first time, waited till the opening hype was over and to give them a chance to establish themselves and i have to say, i was really impressed. the design is spacious an open but not sterile, and not too slick. the menu consisted of about every variation you can legally do to a hamburger w/ out creating something ridiculous (mushroom, turkey, veg etc). I had a a hamburger on the brioche, comes w lettuce and green peppercorn sauce, similiar to an apoive sauce but more suited for a burger, and it was great, the burger was 7 oz, perfect medium rare, not overdressed and the perfect size. Fries and OR were damn close to perfect and then there was the beer..I'd say the most ambitious list of East coast drafts in a resturant of this kind..the offerings range from captain lawerence, (liquid gold, smoke porter) 2 of my favorite east coast micros, to ithaka, dogfish, victory, blue point, 6 point and so on..all drafts are 5$/pitchers 20$. places like heartland are not exactly my scene...i'd much rather end my workday at stand w a burger and frosted one..

Pros: beer and burgers

Cons: i live too far away

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I've ordered from Stand recently and decided tonight with friends to try again. After going through the motions to place the order, the woman on the Stand end of the phone abruptly said, "to ensure freshness, we have reduced our delivery zone. Good bye." Then HUNG UP.

My interest in Stand at this point is to forewarn potential customers that placing orders pose a bother to the staff/management of Stand.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've ordered from Stand recently and decided tonight with friends to try again. After going through the motions to place the order, the woman on the Stand end of the phone abruptly said, "to ensure freshness, we have reduced our delivery zone. Good bye." Then HUNG UP.

My interest in Stand at this point is to forewarn potential customers that placing orders pose a bother to the staff/management of Stand.

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I loved it and thought it very fairly priced. A 7 oz burger of juicy deliciousness for 9 bucks, compared favorably to Spotted Pigs 15 dollar burger. The toasted marshmallow milkshake is the best shake I have had in my life! The fries were average but good, the onion rings were superb and the beer list (according to my husband) was very good

2
★★★★★

I loved it and thought it very fairly priced. A 7 oz burger of juicy deliciousness for 9 bucks, compared favorably to Spotted Pigs 15 dollar burger. The toasted marshmallow milkshake is the best shake I have had in my life! The fries were average but good, the onion rings were superb and the beer list (according to my husband) was very good

Pros: food, service, decor

Cons: gets a little loud

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I'd rather go to Wendies than go back to The Stand and I haven't had a fastfood hamburger in 19 years. I just had lunch there today and felt like I needed a bath after I left. Two burgers, without fries ( come on!), two diet cokes and that left me with a bill of $27.90. I would expect that at the Ritz Carlton. By the way, the best burger I have ever had was at the Ritz in Battery Park. I always wanted to taste a $19 hamburger and it was amazing, and it came with fries.
The Stand's burger came with shaved iceburg lettuce, a single tomatoe, and was sitting on a large empty white plate. The taste was bland at best and honestly, how hard would it be to give a burger some flavor. If you are looking for the perfectly shaped round burger with a bun that is not too big or too small and you don't care about the extras( since when are fries considered and extra at $5 a pop) then this is your kind of burger palace. Have at it, especially to those " it's New York get over it."
Forget about it, save your money and your craving taste buds!

1
★★★☆☆

I'd rather go to Wendies than go back to The Stand and I haven't had a fastfood hamburger in 19 years. I just had lunch there today and felt like I needed a bath after I left. Two burgers, without fries ( come on!), two diet cokes and that left me with a bill of $27.90. I would expect that at the Ritz Carlton. By the way, the best burger I have ever had was at the Ritz in Battery Park. I always wanted to taste a $19 hamburger and it was amazing, and it came with fries.
The Stand's burger came with shaved iceburg lettuce, a single tomatoe, and was sitting on a large empty white plate. The taste was bland at best and honestly, how hard would it be to give a burger some flavor. If you are looking for the perfectly shaped round burger with a bun that is not too big or too small and you don't care about the extras( since when are fries considered and extra at $5 a pop) then this is your kind of burger palace. Have at it, especially to those " it's New York get over it."
Forget about it, save your money and your craving taste buds!

Cons: Food, Food, Food, Price, Price

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I too was quite underwhelmed by this burger - the meat itself is bland and small-portioned. It certainly doesn't justify dropping $17 on a burger, fries & a coke. Furthermore, I opted for the "classic" burger which I found rather distasteful. Maybe some like it, but I would expect something less polarizing to be peddled as the standard option - it should be one of the specialty burgers. Also - there's a reason why "toppings" go on top of the burger - you can't taste properly if they are underneath the patty. I don't see how they can flub that one - that's Burgers 101. That said, the service was fine and the ambience is nice.

1
★★☆☆☆

I too was quite underwhelmed by this burger - the meat itself is bland and small-portioned. It certainly doesn't justify dropping $17 on a burger, fries & a coke. Furthermore, I opted for the "classic" burger which I found rather distasteful. Maybe some like it, but I would expect something less polarizing to be peddled as the standard option - it should be one of the specialty burgers. Also - there's a reason why "toppings" go on top of the burger - you can't taste properly if they are underneath the patty. I don't see how they can flub that one - that's Burgers 101. That said, the service was fine and the ambience is nice.

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At the moment we discovered that fries weren't included in the already not-insignificant burger price, we should've left, dignity intact. Yet we stayed. I ordered the Classic Burger; he got the cheeseburger. In a moment of weakness, we even paid the extra $5 for fries. And, on top of that, $3 for a side of pickles. But I drew the line at a $3 Coke. When the pickles arrived, I was surprised to find two cucumbers, halved, slumping in a ramekin. Then came the burgers: dry, tasteless beef sitting atop what was once, I'm sure, a perfectly lovely bun that had somehow, somewhere between the kitchen and the table, liquefied. // This happens to me only rarely -- but tonight my New York Shame was exhumed. Why are we complicitous in the everyday-food-goes-bougie sham? Why shore up hegemony with every bite? We're building ourselves an ideological prison out of overpriced burgers, people! Oh, the humanity! Not to mention the poor cows, who suffer the posthumous indignity of becoming unmemorable burgers on soggy buns.

1
★★☆☆☆

At the moment we discovered that fries weren't included in the already not-insignificant burger price, we should've left, dignity intact. Yet we stayed. I ordered the Classic Burger; he got the cheeseburger. In a moment of weakness, we even paid the extra $5 for fries. And, on top of that, $3 for a side of pickles. But I drew the line at a $3 Coke. When the pickles arrived, I was surprised to find two cucumbers, halved, slumping in a ramekin. Then came the burgers: dry, tasteless beef sitting atop what was once, I'm sure, a perfectly lovely bun that had somehow, somewhere between the kitchen and the table, liquefied. // This happens to me only rarely -- but tonight my New York Shame was exhumed. Why are we complicitous in the everyday-food-goes-bougie sham? Why shore up hegemony with every bite? We're building ourselves an ideological prison out of overpriced burgers, people! Oh, the humanity! Not to mention the poor cows, who suffer the posthumous indignity of becoming unmemorable burgers on soggy buns.

Pros: awesome ice -- great for crunching; well-intentioned servers

Cons: the lackluster burgers -- and their steep price

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As a burger lover I wondered how Stand would measure up to the new entrants to the burger market.....and it was a huge disappointment. The meat was flavorless, and the "cheese" (cheddar in my case) was a cheese sauce that lacked any flavor at all. Despite the fact that the menu claims that all burgers are prepared medium rare, and I ordered my burger medium rare, my burger came out well done. I sent it back in the hope that it would taste better if it had been cooked properly, but it still lacked any flavor and was the meat was very tough. In addition, the bun is too hard and adds nothing to the flavor of the burger overall. My order of fries was also overcooked, but the onion rings were above average - light and delicate.
The service was fairly inattentive indifferent, and the waiter never bothered to check back with us after we got our replacement burgers to see if they were okay. If you want a great burger, go to BLT Burger, as their meat is very flavorful and I've never had a burger that was not cooked to perfection.

1
★★☆☆☆

As a burger lover I wondered how Stand would measure up to the new entrants to the burger market.....and it was a huge disappointment. The meat was flavorless, and the "cheese" (cheddar in my case) was a cheese sauce that lacked any flavor at all. Despite the fact that the menu claims that all burgers are prepared medium rare, and I ordered my burger medium rare, my burger came out well done. I sent it back in the hope that it would taste better if it had been cooked properly, but it still lacked any flavor and was the meat was very tough. In addition, the bun is too hard and adds nothing to the flavor of the burger overall. My order of fries was also overcooked, but the onion rings were above average - light and delicate.
The service was fairly inattentive indifferent, and the waiter never bothered to check back with us after we got our replacement burgers to see if they were okay. If you want a great burger, go to BLT Burger, as their meat is very flavorful and I've never had a burger that was not cooked to perfection.

Pros: Vanilla shake and onion rings were good

Cons: The burger was not good - not cooked properly and the meat was flavorless

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My boyfriend and I went to Stand for dinner the other night. It is a beautiful space, all clean lines, great lighting. I loved the sides (sauteed mushrooms, cole slaw). The beef was just OK, but the toppings were delicious. There was just something kind of off about the actual burger part. We'll definitely go back, but it's not the best burger I've had in NYC.

1
★★★☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Stand for dinner the other night. It is a beautiful space, all clean lines, great lighting. I loved the sides (sauteed mushrooms, cole slaw). The beef was just OK, but the toppings were delicious. There was just something kind of off about the actual burger part. We'll definitely go back, but it's not the best burger I've had in NYC.

Pros: Decor, side dishes, toppings

Cons: Actual burger just OK

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i came to this place expecting to pay a little extra for a great burger. i'm not sure if what i ordered was not the one everyone else was ordering (ordered the mushroom burger), but i was highly disappointed. it lacked taste, the porcini mushroom sauce lacked "umph". i'm not sure what the big deal is about this place other than the fact they had too many staff members (although not as effecient). my friend ordered the cheeseburger with cheddar and half of it was salty and half was unsalted. the bread absolutely did not go with the burger. the lettuce was already brown by the time it was serevd. i would give this place another chance, but there are so many other burger joints out there. the only thing i liked was the towelette at the end.

1
★★☆☆☆

i came to this place expecting to pay a little extra for a great burger. i'm not sure if what i ordered was not the one everyone else was ordering (ordered the mushroom burger), but i was highly disappointed. it lacked taste, the porcini mushroom sauce lacked "umph". i'm not sure what the big deal is about this place other than the fact they had too many staff members (although not as effecient). my friend ordered the cheeseburger with cheddar and half of it was salty and half was unsalted. the bread absolutely did not go with the burger. the lettuce was already brown by the time it was serevd. i would give this place another chance, but there are so many other burger joints out there. the only thing i liked was the towelette at the end.

Pros: towelette

Cons: burger, shake (too thick, almost was like ice cream), service

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I came here last night for dinner with a friend, and I absolutely loved the food. I'm a huge fan of burgers, and so when I find a restaurant that manages to serve great burgers, I have to tell people about it. I got the hamburger, which was a 7oz medium rare burger with lettuce and peppercorn sauce. The burger was cooked perfectly, and the peppercorn sauce worked suprisingly well with the burger. I also ordered onion rings, and they were amazing. Apparently according to our waiter, they are cooked like tempura, so they are not as bad for you as regular deep fried onion rings. The only odd things was the service. Our waiter was great, but at the end when we couldn't find him, we asked another waiter for our check, and he said I'm not your waiter and walked away! We then asked a waitress and she said I'll find your waiter! I've never been in a restaurant with such weird staff. Other reviewers complained about the prices, but it's NYC and the burgers are good, so deal with it.

2
★★★★★

I came here last night for dinner with a friend, and I absolutely loved the food. I'm a huge fan of burgers, and so when I find a restaurant that manages to serve great burgers, I have to tell people about it. I got the hamburger, which was a 7oz medium rare burger with lettuce and peppercorn sauce. The burger was cooked perfectly, and the peppercorn sauce worked suprisingly well with the burger. I also ordered onion rings, and they were amazing. Apparently according to our waiter, they are cooked like tempura, so they are not as bad for you as regular deep fried onion rings. The only odd things was the service. Our waiter was great, but at the end when we couldn't find him, we asked another waiter for our check, and he said I'm not your waiter and walked away! We then asked a waitress and she said I'll find your waiter! I've never been in a restaurant with such weird staff. Other reviewers complained about the prices, but it's NYC and the burgers are good, so deal with it.

Pros: Burgers

Cons: Service

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The burger was great - good ingrediants, well cooked, very tatsy.
However, it's still a buger and at $17.00 after tax for a burger and fries (no drink) - well, that's plain stupid.

1
★★★☆☆

The burger was great - good ingrediants, well cooked, very tatsy.
However, it's still a buger and at $17.00 after tax for a burger and fries (no drink) - well, that's plain stupid.

Pros: nice food, good service

Cons: Should be gold plated at that price

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At first it was a little weird being seated by a host and served by waitstaff at a burger place, but it was nicely done, very casual and not over-the-top. There is also a take-out counter in the back, if you prefer. The burgers are very good, and substantial - definitely high quality. The fries are good as well - better than most places, and you get plenty for the price. The space is large, bright, comfortable, and clean. Extensive menu including good shakes. There are plenty of burger places in NY and, like pizza, there are many different types that all seem to have a place. If you want cheap "greasy spoon" burger and fries, don't go here. This place may fall somewhere between the higher-end burger places like Rare and the mid to lower-end places like Burger Joint or Shake Shack. This is a fun place to go for some very good burgers in a nice setting.

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★★★★☆

At first it was a little weird being seated by a host and served by waitstaff at a burger place, but it was nicely done, very casual and not over-the-top. There is also a take-out counter in the back, if you prefer. The burgers are very good, and substantial - definitely high quality. The fries are good as well - better than most places, and you get plenty for the price. The space is large, bright, comfortable, and clean. Extensive menu including good shakes. There are plenty of burger places in NY and, like pizza, there are many different types that all seem to have a place. If you want cheap "greasy spoon" burger and fries, don't go here. This place may fall somewhere between the higher-end burger places like Rare and the mid to lower-end places like Burger Joint or Shake Shack. This is a fun place to go for some very good burgers in a nice setting.

Pros: good quality food, friendly service, comfortable space

Cons: can be pricey, but worth it if you're prepared for it

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Burger joints are popping up all over. The Stand is a new one and, while the burger is indeed good, this is a designer burger with a perfect roll on a white plate, for $9.00. Pickles ($.300) and fries ($3.00) (not as good as MacDonald's) are extra and a coke is another $3.00. So, for a medium size burger, fries, pickles, and a coke, the bill is $15.00. If the room was amazing, this may be worth it, but it is not. We are talking about a clean, cold looking space with cafeteria-type seating that does not make one want to linger. Personally, I prefer the diner on the corner of 12th and University that offers a cheeseburger special for half the price, although the beef is arguably not as good and the place is not trendy.

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★★★☆☆

Burger joints are popping up all over. The Stand is a new one and, while the burger is indeed good, this is a designer burger with a perfect roll on a white plate, for $9.00. Pickles ($.300) and fries ($3.00) (not as good as MacDonald's) are extra and a coke is another $3.00. So, for a medium size burger, fries, pickles, and a coke, the bill is $15.00. If the room was amazing, this may be worth it, but it is not. We are talking about a clean, cold looking space with cafeteria-type seating that does not make one want to linger. Personally, I prefer the diner on the corner of 12th and University that offers a cheeseburger special for half the price, although the beef is arguably not as good and the place is not trendy.

Pros: quality of meat

Cons: fries, value, seat comfort and room feel

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