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Apr 27, 2012 07:44 PM

Standard Hotel downtown -- is it worth eating at?

Am curious to try having dinner there, is it any good?

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  1. Not really. Think Fred 62 fare, with more eye candy.

    1. Not really "good," but not bad as I recall.

      1. Their burger is pretty good, but that is all I would trust them with

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        1. re: Ernie

          Can anyone else chime in? With the change in BAR+KITCHEN's burger recipe, DTLA has become rather lacking in the < $12 "good burger" department.

            1. re: TonyC

              I stopped going the The Restaurant @ The Standard a while ago. The food used to be pretty to very good but the chef has changed soooo many times and 98% of its servers are the WORST (rude, hostile, lazy) that even though I work across the street I will never eat there again.

              Kitty-corner from The Standard is Urbano Pizza Bar. With the recent change in chefs a pretty tasty burger is currently on its menu: THE URBANO BURGER @ $13. Grass fed Paso Prime beef, mozzarella, roasted red bell pepper, pesto mayo, choice of house made chips or salad.

              630 West 6th Street (corner of 6th/Hope), Los Angeles, 90017 (213) 614-1900

              Speaking of restaurants in hotels, I haven’t eaten at Orchard ("O") Hotel’s O BAR | Kitchen in months (and it appears that the recipe has changed in the meantime) but the burger used to be delicious: KITCHEN BURGER @ $14. The online menu now says it is: aged white cheddar, pamplona chorizo, anaheim chili relish @ $14. It does appear that O Kitchen is still offering its parmesan truffle tots @ $6. yum!

              819 S. Flower Street, Los Angles, 90017 (213) 784-3048

              1. re: yinyangdi

                yinyangdi, I spoke of BAR+Kitchen / BAR | KITCHEN / O BAR & Kitchen / OMG PLEASE STOP CHANGING THE NAME /'s old burger. It was indeed fantastic when it was centered around Wagyu. Indeed, they switched the recipe less than a year ago, and it has lost its edge.

                Thanks for the Urbano burger tip. I shall ask the chef what he thinks of his own burger. FWIW, I really like what they're doing there, and during lunch, that burger is only $10. And I love how they're offering a big 'ol burger w/ a side salad.

          1. I have never eaten in the restaurant, but the bar food was only so-so. The bar itself, specifically the rooftop bar, is fantastic. One of my favorite spots for a drink in LA. The building is not too tall, so it is nestled among the taller surrounding buildings. The transition from day to night out there is especially nice.