One of the only things that can get me to leave our tidy Hollywood neighborhood is the promise of a lunch at Standard Bistro, in the heart of the wooded acreage and town center of Mt. Laurel.

Inside you’ll find white tablecloths, great service, and fresh, local ingredients. The menu is always spot-on for the season. I was not surprised at all to see pumpkin soup and baked oysters on the menu. But don’t let the tablecloths fool you; you can come as you are. Standard Bistro is about culinary perfection, not your attire!

We experienced a rare treat—the chance to taste a dessert “experiment,” French silk pie. I was floored by wonderful and fresh it was. The crust was homemade, so you could see and taste the handiwork of a great pastry chef.

The chocolate filling was rich and creamy, with a whipped cream topping. With crème anglaise and a jagged spear dark chocolate, who could ask for more?

Dinner is wonderful, too. You just have to commit to a little 280 traffic!


There is a great review in article.

Reservations can be made any time at their Opentable site.