Went to Standard a few nights ago. First bad sign was the waiter professing ignorance about any wine that was less than $100/bottle. He did, finally, find someone who could advise us, and the wine we chose was quite good. We shared foie gras and the cheeses as appetizers. The foie gras was fine; the cheese selection was not very impressive (and far from generous) - many other places execute this very simple idea better. As far as the entrees are concerned, the scallops were just plain bad - they tasted as if someone had dumped a fistful of salt on them. The grilled duck breast was excellent, but the accompanying confit was mushy and (again) excessively salty. The madelleines for dessert were o.k., but nothing special; the ice crem was mostly melted by the time we got it.
I know this place has gotten very positive reviews from 'hounds - which is why we went there. We were not impressed at all. Maybe we caught them on a bad night, but a restaurant that charges what Standard does should not have a bad night on a Saturday.