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Bar - The Standard, Hamilton, ON

The Standard

4.7
4.7
96 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
THE STANDARD:
[the stan-dard] Noun

1. a high level of quality or attainment, established by general consent as the model or example by which all should be measured.
2. set up or established as a rule for the measure of quality of which is upheld.

The Standard. One of Hamilton's most revered restaurants, has laid down its roots on James St N. With our everchanging menu, seasonal & local inspiration and forward approach to dining, our commitment to excellence shows in everything we do. We strive to provide a memorable experience each day, it is just what we love to do.

From our in house butchery or cooking over charcoal, to working with local suppliers in our community We challenge the way we all think about Food & Drink.

If its a night out with friends, an intimate dinner for two, or just something extraordinary like sitting at our chefs table, We take each day as a new challenge to provide something amazing. It’s a bold statement and that’s why we make it with The Standard.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (289) 619-0955
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    With a gorgeous and welcoming space, The Standard offers a team of experts to plan your perfect party. With the direct involvement of our Chef, Mixologist and in house event planner we can create your vision however big or small.
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Cross Street
    James St. N. & King William Str.
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 7-Course Chefs Table Menu

    $110.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    This is an exclusive dining event. The Chef's table is a 7-course blind Tasting Menu, composed of the best of the season. These are ring side seats right in front of the Kitchen where you will get to see and experience the stress, pressure and rapid fire execution of how a fast-paced restaurant engine runs. This is not for the faint-hearted, your experience will give you a front row seat to ho it all goes down. Strap in, it's going to be a hell of a ride. Elevate your experience with pairings from our exclusive reserve list or for the more adventurous a mixology pairing form our bar team - designed specifically for the nights menu Please note, If there are any dietary concerns please contact us prior to your booking to discuss.
    7-Course Chefs Table Menu photo
  • Brunch Reservation at The Standard

    Apr 6 - Sep 30, 2024
    Enjoys brunch at The Standard with our la carte menu. The Standard is known for its everchanging menu offerings of creative and innovative dishes as well as classics reimagined. Whether its a intimate brunch for 2 or a large group let us show you how we set the standard when it comes to doing brunch. - No additional cost
    Brunch Reservation at The Standard photo

What 96 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Innovative

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

96 Reviews
  1. Stella

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 food, service & ambiance. We will definitely be back!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Would definitely recommend!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space, with a really lovely server and staff. We were cared for attentively, and the atmosphere was exquisite. The food was delicious, well-plated, and playful and innovative in its design -- I would return on a date, with family, or by myself!

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  4. SeyiA

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10. The food was so amazing. Service exceptional

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Right when we got to the restuatant we were told that there was another reservation at 9 pm (we came in at 7) which was no problem until our server was no where to be found and we did not order our apps/drinks until 7:30. The appetizers were incredibly salty and again, our server was nowhere to be found to order another round of drinks

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar and were served by Alex - great service! We asked for his opinion on the menu and we were not disappointed! Food was great, vibe was great - we’ll definitely return. :)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Standard definitely sets the standard. The food was beyond amazing. The service was fantastic- you can tell when people truly love their jobs and enjoy what they are doing. Amanda was knowledgeable, attentive and made sure that all my daughter’s food allergies were catered to. Chef Michael is a true artist and takes pride in what he creates. He came out to our table to make sure my daughter’s needs were looked after. Dining out is always tricky for us but the staff at The Standard made this such an enjoyable, relaxing experience. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were on a time crunch and Ryan our server and the rest of the restaurant were so accommodating and kind and got out us out on time. The food is so fantastic here and the service equally so.

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  9. Cathy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing!! Dinner was excellent! Service, presentation and the energy were above and beyond!! A must visit!! 😊

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  10. Jelv

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food sizes are extremely small, unless you order 10 Oz stake.

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FAQs

The Standard is rated 4.7 stars by 96 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Standard

12 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2J9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    James St. N. & King William Str.
  • Neighbourhood
    Hamilton
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (289) 619-0955
  • Private party facilities
    With a gorgeous and welcoming space, The Standard offers a team of experts to plan your perfect party. With the direct involvement of our Chef, Mixologist and in house event planner we can create your vision however big or small.
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