24 E 12th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.733908 -73.993343
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
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.
DMANBURGER "Stand Burger" – •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, sautéed 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.
Trendy Burger Joint with Great Shakes & Full Bar – 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 à 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.
Burger was good .. but what's with all the excitement ? – 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 !!!
Fantastic Burgers, Fries & Shakes! – 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.
Appalling Service – 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.
Reasonable and quick eats – 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!
Not good service – 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.
Revamped high-end burger bar. – Stand opened to much fanfare in 2007 but the buzz faded quickly, thanks to a too-hard bun and some peculiar gourmet sodas that nobody liked (rosemary, was it?). But after a change of ownership, the place has righted itself, adopting a soft bun from Amy's Bread that's dressed with olive oil and then grilled--the better to support a range of first-rate burgers, the beef versions of which are supplied by Pat LaFrieda, the city's reigning burgermaster. The shakes are handmade and popular too, particularly a marshmallow number that has garnered a devout neighborhood following. The place is spacious and comfortable, and also features delivery and call-ahead service.
Way overrated burger, awful service – 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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