I recently had to have an extended working meeting in the meatpacking district, so thought The Standard Hotel might be a nice place to situate myself and a colleague. We stationed ourselves in The Living Room, which overlooks the outdoor tables, and were pleasantly hosted by the staff over the course of the afternoon. It truly made for a productive meeting, as there were provisions for laptops and, to boot, a nice selection of food and wonderful mojito sans alcohol. When I eyed The Standard Grill, which is the restaurant adjoining the space, I fell in love with the nostalgic, clubby design, and promplty made a reservation for that Friday night. Photo above shows the bar area and the substantial chilled lobster salad. To see more photos of the dinner at The Standard Grill click here.