Standard Hotel’s Restaurant Likely to Be Named After Balazs Babies


Details have been slow to emerge about the Standard Hotels ground-floor restaurant, opening in about a month. The Times recently got a tour and admitted to having mixed feelings about the recycled-brick interior (HotelChatter has a spy photo) and the quaintly European garden caf: Over all the effect feels about as genuine as a Hollywood back lot. As of now, we still dont know what to call the restaurant, but were hearing from a source inside the hotel (and it has been confirmed by a rep) that Andr Balazs is likely to incorporate the names of his two daughters, Alessandra and Isabel. Hmmm. So will a typical night in the meatpacking involve hopping from Abe & Arthurs to Alessandra & Isabels, followed by dancing at Simyone and Bijoux?