What to Eat at the Standard Grill, Now Serving Duck-Fat Smashed Potatoes

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Heres a look at the Standard Grills newly installed sidewalk caf. It was in full swing last night, during the restaurants third day of service. For the moment you can only drink there, but what better than a nice salty mescal cocktail (you know it!) to ease the 45-minute-to-an-hour wait for a walk-in (around 10 p.m.). Weve reproduced Dan Silvermans menu below like the Waverly Inns, its stamped Preview Menu. It remains to be seen whether thats typical Balazs cheekiness or what.

From the Counter
Jamon Iberico 14
Finnochiona 7
Saucisson Sec Basquaise 6
Chorizo Cantimpalo - 6
Sopressata 8
Nostrano - 6
Gentile 8
Any three 12
All 17

Oysters
dozen 10
Dozen - 18
Malpeque, Prince Edward Island
Wellfleet, Cape Cod
Fanny Bay, British Columbia

A Glass of Dom Perignon and Half-Dozen Oysters 35

Housemade Pates
Chicken Liver Royale 10
Long Island Duck Terrine 12
Foie Gras Terrine, Rhubarb Compote 15

Appetizers
Chilled Almond Soup, Pickled Grapes & Croutons 8
Haricots Verts Salad, Yogurt, Cinnamon, Crispy Shallots 9
Iceberg Wedge, Kentucky Bacon & Blue Cheese 10
Snow Pea & Radish Salad, Cider Vinaigrette 9
Satur Farm Baby Romaine, Anchovy, Lemon & Garlic Dressing 9
Charred Spanish Octopus, Sweet Potato & Chilis 13
Seared Squid, Merguez Sausage, Fennel & Grapefruit 12
Steak Tartare a Go-Go 14

Entrees
Atlantic Swordfish with Soy, Lime & Ginger 19
Sunburst Farm Rainbow Trout, Currant, & Pine Nut Relish 16
Organic Berkshire Pork Chop, Spiced Salt 18
DeBragga & Spitler New York Strip 23
Demi-Vache Dry-Aged Rib-Eye Steak for Two 65
Standard Ranch Burger with Bacon & Cheese 14

Sides
Creamed Spinach 7
Grilled Jersey Asparagus, Grated Parmesan 7
Green Market Sugar Snap Peas, Brown Butter & Sage 7
Roasted Satur Farm Gold & Candy Stripe Beets 7
Duck Fat Smashed Potatoes 7
Potato-Corn Pancakes with Bearnaise 6
Fries 6
A Good Pickle 1

On the House
Crispy Potatoes with Smoked Papria Ailoli