The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.standardalbany.com/
  • Phone: 5184527007
  • 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 5184527007
  • Entertainment: DJ every Thursday Night 10-?
  • Special Events: 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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
101 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (54)special occasion (42)fit for foodies (38)great for lunch (34)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (27)romantic (26)neighborhood gem (25)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (19)great for outdoor dining (15)great for brunch (14)notable wine list (11)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food and drinks
    cizzle29
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love the standard because their food and drink selection is great. I didn't like how we were seated next to a loud noisy group, i wish there was a more private part of the restaurant, but it was fine. the service was great and food came at the right time.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and seating
    foodzilla
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our waitress Emily S was wonderful. She was friendly and attentive. At the table next to us there was a couple who was obviously on a date. Their waiter was with them more than he was away and on multiple occasions he sat at their table with them. It seemed like the three were friends and the couple seemed fine with their waiter sitting with them but it made me feel very awkward. In terms of seating in the restaurant, all the tables were set up nicely. However, the way they were set up made me feel as if this restaurant was either for couples or large groups. I felt strange being there with just my sister.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, service was slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    While we were not in a hurry to order when we started after we ordered the service was slow. Took a long time to get the cake we brought to be served and to pay the check
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Servers blocking the rest room
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    That area is congested and the staff do not move. The area seems to be a meeting place for the staff, but they should move for the customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently a pleasure
    Birthday2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food, attentive service, nice ambiance. Good vegetarian options too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment
    applestrudel
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our party of five were seated promptly, we loved the appearance of the place. One person ordered Prime rib medium rare but was served a medium well Sirloin steak. Another ordered filet mignon med rare but was served med well. the last of the steaks was ordered med rare but was served medium. The sea bass was okay served with rice, baby bok choy and inedible asparagus. My daughter enjoyed her mushroom ravioli. At one point the waitress sent the manager over who offered to replace the steaks but by then we were halfway into our meals and chose not to. We did get free dessert which was quite yummy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    MrsR
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is one of our favorites! The menu is varied and everything we have ever had was delicious. The decor is second to none. We have had Steven as our waiter a number of times and he is attentive, friendly and professional. As a matter of fact, all of the staff we have encountered have been, from the reception area to the bar staff to the bus people. We would never have thought that a restaurant at the mall would be this great but this one has been a pleasant exception we recommend often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat & Relax
    Cathy
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This is a fun place to be....relaxing and interesting place to people watch and just unwind. Good food, great service and a happy & relaxed atmosphere. The only thing I wish that the restaurant would offer is the "lunch plate" or small plate option after 4pm for those of us that have a smaller appetite for their very generous entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ending to our week---
    2peasnapod
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Everything was great except the bugs that kept flying around the table -our food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RatingByMax
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the spot
    Shelly4550
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This service is amazing. Made reservations half hour before seating and we walked right in and table was ready. Awesome. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swanky yet casual
    kittylovesfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skimpy Shrimpy
    Busyguy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good steaks, a bit pricey
    enjoygoodEATS
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot in Albany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    Honeymooner
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Outstanding food and great service; nice atmosphere and large menu selections
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another good viisit
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A hit once again
    Ohfortheloveoffood
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kabremVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retro it is!!
    NJoy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved the DECOR-- and the MENU was extensive! Something for everyone to enjoy on both counts! Thanks for the fun evening!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kabremVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good & plentiful food served by a well trained, energetic staff @reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Zkra853
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    lainey
    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.
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  • Lot of people blocking aisles
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice quiet dinner
    joani
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible
    Jess
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Didn't even get inside the door...
    JT11
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RatingByMax
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner with friends
    Dinnerfor2plus
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK for Grandma's birthday dinner
    steve12
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food is always good and the service is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointing
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always
    DawnR111
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprise find
    Bruno
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Came in from out if town to entertain a client and his wife and it was a pleasant surprise
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not standard fare
    golfer
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    BarbaraB
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 61 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 851 reviews are from the The Standard Restaurant & Lounge reviews archive.