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

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Here’s a look at the Standard Grill’s newly installed sidewalk café. It was in full swing last night, during the restaurant’s 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.). We’ve reproduced Dan Silverman’s menu below — like the Waverly Inn’s, it’s stamped “Preview Menu.” It remains to be seen whether that’s 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
½ 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