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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.standardalbany.com
  • Phone: (518) 452-7007
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 1:00am
    Bar Happy Hour 3-6, 10-12 Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Mauro Lorusso
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let our experienced culinary team create your next event. Our options are a perfect for for business luncheons and parties at your home. Select options off our catering menu or sit down with our chef to create a custom menu. Please call us for more information.
  • Private Party Facilities: ANY EVENT. ANY OCCASION.
    Whether it's a business meeting, birthday, anniversary, shower,wedding party, or any other social gathering, your event demands the right ingredients; the right environment; a touch of something special; and of course, spectacular
    food.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Morrison (518) 452-7007
  • Entertainment: DJ every Thursday Night 10-?
  • Special Events & Promotions: Our private dining area is perfect for business meetings, birthdays, showers, rehearsal dinners, and more. We feature a special family style menu perfect for large groups. Speak with a manager for more information.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
The Standard is known for its straightforward, classic American cuisine, prepared using home-cooking techniques with fresh, local ingredients purchased daily. The Standard’s menu features over 100 items that will be sure to have something for everyone.
“Our menu revolves around ‘classics’ or ‘standards’ restaurant goers have come to know and love, yet with our own unique twist; upscale comfort food. We have popular & unique appetizers ranging from Macaroni & Cheese to our signature entrees such as Horseradish Crusted Filet Mignon and “Forever” Braised Short Ribs. In addition, we offer a variety of fresh chopped salads and gourmet sandwiches.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Good & plentiful food served by a well trained, energetic staff @reasonable prices."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "All of our entrées were delicious. The drinks were wonderful, too. Unfortunately, our waiter was not very attentive or friendly. That was the only disappointing part of the evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Our server Kat was great - however, the steaks we had were way overcooked, not prepared as stated on the menu, and my lobster tail was half done. Very unhappy with our meal, the manager came over and had few words but offered to "do something on the bill" for us. He ended up crediting 20% - which was menial at best. Now I know why the restaurant was mostly empty on a Saturday night! Lesson learned."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I could tell the regular manager was out, the kitchen staff was chatting with two non staff members, standing around. There were also employees blocking the entry to the restrooms. Why move for the customer? Disappointing."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Went with my partner and it was very loud and the service was very slow and rude."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Had the Ahi tuna on won ton wrapper appetizer, seafood Fra Diablo pasta and with mushroom risotto. Appetizer had delicate flavor, hearty amount of seafood with the Fra Diablo, creamy risotto and scallops cooked to perfection. Efficient service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter Steven was great! He listened to how we wanted our orders and they came out all as ordered."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Upon arrival we checked in with hostess telling them we were the first to arrive and we're waiting for two more but would wait until they came to be seated. When they arrived we were seated in a back room hosting a two large parties of at least 15 per table. The noise was very loud for it was in a small room. We walked though the restaurant and saw several tables that would have been better suited for us. We went through the menu as normal but we're never greeted by a server although several had walked in and out. After 20 minutes, we went to the host stand to ask for a server. They apologized and said they would send someone over. After waiting another 10 minutes, no one came so we left. Was very disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Made a confirmed reservation, but when we arrived we were rudely told in the parking lot they had closed for the night and they did not serve us. Posted hours were open until 11pm...our reservation was at 9:45. Situation was handled poorly, and we had to quickly make other arrangements for a party of eight...disappointing. One star is generous..."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was very good, far better than the "elderly" lamb chops several in our party had the last time we went to Standard (reservation for that not made through Open Table). the service this time also was much better and the overall experience improved."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "steaks were good, not great. side dishes very good, service friendly but inattentive. desserts very good. overpriced for mall dining, but good place to take grandma for her birthday."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food is always good and the service is always great!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We met friends there unexpectedly. The wait staff was very accommodating when we asked to combine tables. Food and drinks were great!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Been here a couple of times and it never leaves you disappointed. The food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful. I would recommend The Standard to all my friends and family."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I went to the Standard with a friend for dinner. This is one of my favorite local restaurants. The food was excellent, as was the service. I will return!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Came in from out if town to entertain a client and his wife and it was a pleasant surprise"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We have eaten at the Standard many times and have yet to be disappointed. Large selection at moderate prices with service that is prompt and attentive."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We came as a group of 10 chatty women. Nicholas our waiter was very patient not only with our delayed ordering but several special requests. Everything was good - and we had sandwiches, entree salads, pasta meals, other entrees, etc. The food was served all at the same time and the service was unobtrusive. It made for a really fun evening!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "They have an extensive Gluten free menu. I love their food and the service is always good. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I made the reservation the day before we planned to dine (party of 4). When reserving, I specified a table or 1/2 1/2. I also reminded The hostess of this when we got there (10 mins early), she said no problem, but 5 mins. later took us to a booth. I said again we wanted a table, she said it would be a few minutes. After 25 mins., the beeper went off, an she showed us to ANOTHER booth! The manager was there by this time, and he set up a table on the corner near the dessert bar. He comped the desserts, but this is the second time in a row that this happened. Luckily we weren't on our way to a movie, or we would have been late. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Service was good. Waiter did not mind us waiting to order our main meals as we were waiting for another person in the party. We started off with some drinks and appetizers. The mixed drink from the bar was lacking in any alcohol. The antipasto was good - the kitchen forgot to add the fresh mozzarella and the carrots on the platter was unusual. Our waiter went and got us a nice plate of the fresh mozzarella. We were with a friend that was celebrating her birthday but did not want any dessert. The waiter was kind to sing happy birthday when we put him on the spot - he even found a few other of his co-workers to join in. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food was pretty good, the place has a really good theme. I chose this spot for my graduation dinner because it had great availability for the evening. I walk in to speak to the hostess' and two of them just stare at me until they finished their conversation then rudely told me my table was ready. Did not appreciate that at all. Our waiter Spencer was really nice and handled the large order perfectly. Get rid of the rude female hostesses and I'll come back! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "It is so rare that I am able to get out without my kids. My husband and I very much enjoy Standards for a quiet getaway and a good steak - which we like rare, also."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We Went for my daughter's graduation from Albany and we were a group of 10. The food was very good along with the ambiance. It was a little louder than I would have liked, but it was a happening place!! The table was set up as best as could be excepted for a group size of 10. Everyone seemed to have had a great time. The memorabilia was a great added touch to the ambiance. I wish i knew about it sooner! I would have frequent it when I was visiting over the years "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Having dined at The Standard a few times previously....Our family was certainly aware of how crowded the restaurant could be. We chose this restaurant to celebrate our daughter's graduation from SUNY Albany. While picking a 6:15 time for dining....we had assumed that it left enough time to dine and get to an 8:30 event planned at the college. Well....we were sadly mistaken. The fun began with the cocktail orders coming out wrong....the appetizer course was fine....but it all fell apart on the delivery of the main course. The dishes came out haphazardly....one dish (shrimp scampi)...cold to the touch. While we waited for the promised replacement....the dish arrived as the rest of the party at the table had already finished dining."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have always enjoyed eating at The Standard. The food is very good, as is the service. Great atmosphere! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Thank you to The Standard Restaurant for making my wife's Mother's Day dinner nothing short of spectacular. The culinary expertise and service excellence are second to none. We've been dining at this establishment for some time and have always been very pleased with our experience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family and I went to The Standard for the Mother's Day brunch. It was exceptional. The food and service were outstanding. I would recommend this brunch to anyone (I realize right now it's just a Mother's Day special at this location). Overall was an excellent experience and would definitely return. I have been to The Standard for lunch and dinner in the past and have always had a great experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our group of eight attended the Mother's Day buffet at The Standard and were blown away by the variety and quality of the food. We like the restaurant for lunch and dinner but had no idea the buffet would be so lavish."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Was not a great experience. No room for highchair Even though I specifically requested one so when I got one people kept banging into the chair and I constantly had to move it. Buffet food was not great and was not refilled that often. Floors were really slippery and staff didn't know what to do about it when told. Prices were raised without notice. I was hoping for a better time since I've liked this restaurant in the past. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great meal and service was friendly and efficient. Prompt seating"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times and have yet to be disappointed. Very large menu at moderate prices. We usually order on the lighter side (burgers, sandwiches and salads). I would highly recommend this restaurant especially for this type of fare. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The Standard is always good. The staff is friendly and attentive, the menu is quite diverse, the food is consistently good and the pricing is fair. Everyone should place this restaurant on their places to go list. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "He considered food allergies and when he didn't know the answer he asked the chef"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "DONT ORDER LOBSTER TAILS HERE. taste like it came out of the Hudson river and I eat anything. disgusting. steak isn't bad. 1 star restaurant in a 2 star wrapper. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our server (wish I could remember her name) was amazing. So friendly and full of life. The food was good we had the mussels as an appitizer they were okay.... had a strong rosemary flavor and I'm not a big fan of rosemary.. My husband had a tuna tar tar dish he said was really good. I had the sea scallops and mushroom rissoto - it tasted amazing but was really rich... I'm trying to eat on the healthier side so I probably shouldn't of picked that dish... but it was delicious. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We have dined at The Standard several times and have never had a bad meal! This is right from the salads to the meatloaf, short ribs and burgers! Delicious."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Very consistent food & service making for an overall pleasant experience."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The Standard is consistently a very good restaurant, with very attentive service and a large menu to choose from. Always a satisfying experience."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Disappointed on my birthday. The waitress had too many table, and she messed up the orders a lot. The supporting servers worked hard no to make eye contact or help. Sad."
    Dined on 4/24/2014