The Standard East Village Welcomes Chef David Gross

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Chef David Gross

New York, NY – This Fall The Standard, East Village has introduced a new seasonal menu that is serviced across all of the property’s dining accommodations including Café Standard and The Garden by the property’s new executive chef, Chef David Gross.

A native of Northern New Jersey, Chef Gross joined the team in September of 2021 and most recently served as an executive chef at The Saranac Waterfront Lodge in Upstate New York. In his past twenty years in the culinary field, Chef Gross has worked amongst the industry’s finest in high end hotels, fine dining a la carte, catered events and opened properties across New York state including The Hoxton Williamsburg in Brooklyn, New York and the aforementioned The Saranac Waterfront Lodge in Saranac Lake, New York.

Passionate about the hospitality industry, Chef Gross has returned to New York City with enthusiasm to continue his career and aims to further continue the vibrant culinary scene and The Standard, East Village’s newly curated seasonal menu, his debut menu at the property, is no exception. Aiming to offer fresh perspective to the property’s established fare, the seasonal menu is influenced by fresh fall produce as seen throughout the menu.

Increasing focus on sustainable practices including sourcing mushrooms from Café Standard’s custom in-house automated mini mushroom farm installed by Smallhold to incorporate less meat, poultry and fish options and increasing vegan and vegetarian options, Chef Gross’ menus are thoughtful to The Standard, East Village guest and look to encapsulate a new audience.

We recently had the opportunity to visit The Standard East Village for an intimate dining experience with Chef David Gross, and he did not disappoint! We dined on the new Fall Garden menu which consisted of Mushroom Toast, Spinach Feta Artichoke Gratin, Farro Bowl, Lamb Bolognese, Seared Salmon, and the list goes on. Cocktails were also on hand throughout the meal. It was DELICIOUS! Between the ambiance, company, food, and drinks, we are already planning our next dinner back.


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