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Bar - The Standard, Hamilton, ON

The Standard

4.7
4.7
78 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 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 Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (289) 619-0955
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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

  • 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
  • 7-Course Chefs Table Menu

    $125.00 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 what really goes on in front of the stoves. Strap in, it's going to be a hell of a ride. Please note, Due to the menu complexity seating times are limited to 6pm & 8:30pm to allow for a full experience. Bookings outside of those seating times will need to be adjusted if available. With any dietary concerns please contact us prior to your booking.
    7-Course Chefs Table Menu photo

What 78 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

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

78 Reviews
  1. ChristineC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I came for Brunch and were bot dissapointed. Dharma was our server and she wad amazing and attentive. We bothbhad the Cobb Salad. My friend added Salmon and I added grilled chicken. Im a big foodie and i have to say this was by far THE BEST salad I've ever had out. From the fresh avocado to the perfectly boiled egg, to the smokey bacon and the handeck cheese, heirloom tomatos, and the green goddess dressing and a perfectly grilled and seasoned chicken breast. I couldnt say a bad thing. I could eat this every day. A must try. The Standard is the sister to Undefined and does not dissapoint. I have to say I'm partial to the Standard, for the size of the establishment and that the music isn't too loud as i find at Undefined. But they are a smaller place. I will be back again. A MUST TRY.

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  2. Mermitch

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience, great ambiance. Server could have been more familiar with the food (advised the squid was not spicy, when in fact it has quite a kick and I could not eat it) (sourdough bread served on the side of the muscles, when it’s also poured over as the menu stated). It’s the small things. Thankfully everything else was outstanding and I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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  3. ThomasL

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chef’s table tasting menu was overall a very good experience. Why not perfect - food too salty and kitchen not up to speed. It was 7 course over 3.5 hours. We like slower pace, in this case it was off balance. Still recommendable. Less salt and a 2.5 hour event would have made the difference

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experienced chefs table with blind tasting. Kitchen to service staff was friendly, knowledgeable and created a fun and tasty experience. Accommodating with food allergies. Would happily go back and try more food.

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  5. Papparone

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first experience at The Standard was a great one! We were a table of 6 for my wife’s Birthday celebration and we were served by Hannah. First off, Hannah was absolutely stellar at her job and after only being there for a week, her knowledge and attention to care and detail was unmatched! So thank you Hannah for making our experience great! The food was delicious! The focaccia bread and the pressed watermelon apps were delicious as well as beautifully presented! The entrees were amazing as well and very flavourful. The whole table was raving about everything they ate. Being a table of 6, meant one or two dishes ended up being lukewarm but Hannah quickly got that fixed. We will be back and can’t wait to try brunch here!

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  6. RyanT

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an incredible dining experience. We did the Chefs Table tasting menu and it was like dinner and a show. It was fun watching the kitchen operate, and getting a chance to talk to the various chefs working in the kitchen! We went with someone with a few allergies, and were incredibly impressed how well the team accommodated this. We look forward to coming back soon!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Great location, service and value

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  8. katiek

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was really good but took a while to come out. The service was mediocre and the hostess was not friendly. I felt disappointed I chose The Standard for my Mother’s Day celebrations.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and bartender were great! Hostess staff were not overly helpful.

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  10. Loralane3

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered 3 small plates and 2 mains to share between the 5 of us girls. Food was so delicious, as were the drinks. Service was amazing. Can’t wait to come back!

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FAQs

The Standard is rated 4.7 stars by 78 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 16 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 Wed–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • 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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