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Bar - The Standard, Hamilton, ON

The Standard

4.7
4.7
47 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 20 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

  • 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 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
  • 5-Course Chefs Table Menu

    $85.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    This is an exclusive dining event. The Chef's table is a 5-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 allow for a full experience. With any dietary concerns please contact us prior to your booking.
    5-Course Chefs Table Menu photo
  • Brunch Reservation at The Standard

    Apr 6 - May 11, 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 47 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Southern Ontario

    Innovative

  • Southern Ontario

    Hot spot

  • Southern Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

47 Reviews
  1. Olu4

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice high-end dining experience. Saffron risotto was fantastic! House-made dessert menu looked amazing but we were too full to try it. Our waiter was very nice. Would recommend and will be back for dessert!

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  2. CanadianDylanA

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very much exceeded expectations, everything was amazing. Can’t wait to return.

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  3. BrownSugar

    Calgary

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience at brunch Service was great The bar seats on the side of the restaurant was nice and private even with how busy the restaurant was Can’t wait to come back and try more of the menu

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  4. SteveG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit after numerous reservations at Undefined. Great night, great food, great service. Ryan, we always enjoy your humour and attention to detail.

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  5. TS74

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved it! We travel across North America and this was one of the best dining experiences we've had in recent memory. Everything was amazing. The food, the service, and the mixology were all top shelf. We tried a lot of drinks and my favour was the oaxacan on sunshine. The dumpling appetizer was great. I loved the Tokyo short rib for my main. Cheese cake for desert was a great finish. We are already planning to go back with friends.

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  6. DeeMont

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an incredible addition to the booming food scene downtown. I would highly recommend this amazing new hot spot!! The best food I’ve had in a very long time. Inventive and delicious. 10/10 on food, service, and ambience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time at The Standard! It had a great vibe, great service, and really good food. I would say it’s a bit on the pricey side but I’d go back for sure. The pork and shrimp dumplings were SO GOOD. I also had the Oscar Ravioli which was also very good. But the dumplings are a must have!

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  8. Alana

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service, food was tasty. Drinks we ok but the espresso martini/dessert was delish. Would go again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is so good and our server Amanda was the absolute best! I would highly recommend this place!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding ***** 5 Stars across the board! Excellent service, the food was presented beautifully and absolutely delicious as well. Highly recommend

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FAQs

The Standard is rated 4.7 stars by 47 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 20 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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