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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My sisters and I took my Mom there for a Birthday lunch. Decor was beautiful; service was excellent; we all got salads - they were great; for dessert the staff brought out a yummy chocolate cake and sang a show-stopping round of "Happy Birthday" to her. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We had a hectic but productive week with a full weekend off (a rarity) so we celebrated by going to The Standard. The Open Table reservation system has always been easy and we never wait. Kim, our server, was incredibly friendly instantly remembering us from previous visits and me from a previous job at one of her favorite stores. She was knowledgeable about the menu. We don't get out often and when we do we like to relax. We didn't feel rushed to turn the table. Kim even knew the perfect pacing as we ordered appetizers, a salad, entrees and dessert. A great evening."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Everything was great except the bugs that kept flying around the table -our food."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food was good. The 2 salmon dinners were excellent. The chicken and ribs dinner was a bit too salty, but still good."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "This service is amazing. Made reservations half hour before seating and we walked right in and table was ready. Awesome. Thank you"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I love the atmosphere here! I ordered the horseradish filet, and while I ordered it "very rare" it was cooked a bit closer to medium rare. Still it was so delicious that I couldn't really complain. We come here for a lot of our special occasions and usually have a larger group which they can almost always accommodate."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I ordered the shrimp and bacon wrapped scallops on arugula. Was told "we are out of arugula" so I substituted mixed greens. when our dinners arrived the shrimp had obviously been cooked and left out for a while as it was room temperature and over cooked. The scallops were not much better. Other than that we always like to stop in at the Standard when we're in Albany but may think twice about it next time."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I like the ambience, and the food is good so we go their for special occasions, celebrations, but it is a bit expensive—$200 (before tip) for 4 is not unusual, with each having a drink, and an appetizer or 2"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We throughly enjoyed our first visit to the Standard. Awesome atmosphere. I felt like I stepped into an episode of Mad Men. Ample menu, something for everyone. We will return for sure."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Outstanding food and great service; nice atmosphere and large menu selections"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I always tip highly when I come to the standard, because they do a great job of managing my 'picky' wife. I am not always happy with the person; but if they make her happy I live with them. Sort of how this visit went."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • " This is a lovely restaurant. We visited The Standard with our college students and everyone was completely satisfied. We ate in the bar area so there was a little more energy to the room. The food was plentiful and delicious and enjoyed by all. We would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Emily, our server, friendly, caring and did her job well. Meals were served in a timely fashion allow our party to chat. Meals were hot, ribs were very tender, Baked Mac very creamy?"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We go here on a regular basis, however in the last few months we have not been thrilled. We have been experiencing a decline in service, size of portions and efficiency. If it continues down this path we will no longer be going there. We're very disappointed because we've been going to the Standard and enjoying it since it opened."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Loved the DECOR-- and the MENU was extensive! Something for everyone to enjoy on both counts! Thanks for the fun evening!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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