The Stand is a restaurant that offers classic American food using fresh ingredients. Known for their casual & relaxed setting, one can dine on comfort food such as burgers, hot dogs, salads & sandwiches. Recently I tried out the Northridge restaurant with my husband & daughter.
After studying the menu, we placed our order at the counter & grabbed a table. The Stand’s Northridge location is spacious inside, but for those who want outdoor patio seating, there are several tables to choose from.
The neat thing about The Stand is that you get free pickles immediately upon ordering your food.
However we didn’t have to wait long for our appetizer to arrive. I had heard great things about their Brussels Sprouts, so naturally I had to try it. The flavor combo of the sliced green apples, Brussels sprouts, feta cheese & red onions all tossed in a lemony sauce was to die for! I definitely recommend this appetizer & plan on ordering it every time I go to The Stand. It was THAT good!
Our main entrees arrived & much to my surprise, my daughter’s burger that she ordered off the kids menu was a good size! Some places we’ve been to offer kid burgers that are just a step above a slider. Not here though!
Hubby got the Onion Stack Burger which comes with cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, BBQ sauce & yep, crispy onion strings! He also split a side order of Onion Rings with my kiddo.
Last, but certainly not least, was my salad entrée. The Chimmy Steak Salad was the best thing that I had tasted while at The Stand! The “Chimmy” in the salad refers to the chimichurri sauce but the star of the entree is the twice marinated steak. It is SO flavorful! The crisp apples provide a nice crunchy texture & bright flavor, along with the spring greens, cucumber, avocado & corn salsa.
Although we were full from our food, we just HAD to try their Stand Custard Cobbler dessert! The fruit cobbler flavors rotate, depending on the season. Today’s offering was the peach cobbler, topped with vanilla frozen custard. It was delish!
The Stand bakes their cookies & brownies daily. We had just finished polishing off the cobbler (although truth be told, my kiddo ate more than half of it), when we were treated to a brownie that was fresh out of the oven!
The Stand also has a nice selection of craft beer & wine.
Whether it’s lunch out with the fam, dinner with your significant other or meeting up with friends/coworkers for after-work drinks & snacks – The Stand has something for everyone!
There are five Stand restaurant locations to choose from: Encino, Northridge, Woodland Hills, Century City & Irvine. For more information, visit their website here. Don’t forget to check out their Facebook page for the latest updates!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. My family received complimentary meals which helped facilitate this review. All images & opinions are 100% my own.