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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
  • Email: info@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
  • 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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I don't care how beautiful a restaurant is or how expensive the menu is, if the food isn't flavorful then I'm out! No matter what I've gotten on the menu, its ALWAYS been incredibly flavorful, the portions are great, and I don't feel like I cannot bring my children. I live in Guilderland, and my husband and I always come to The Standard for great food, drinks, and the welcome feeling we consistently receive. My favorite menu items are the Country Greek Salad topped with a piece of juicy grilled salmon. My husband loves the meatloaf stack, especially because it's HUGE and he has leftovers! My children love the hot dogs, Mac and cheese, and chicken fingers. Best, The Benedict Family"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I always enjoy dining at The Standard. The staff is always professional and always engaging. You feel as if you are the only customers in the restaurant and they seem to pride themselves in hiring the most genuine people . It is always the most pleasurable experience and it does not matter who I am dining with, if it is my girlfriends or my family. The Standard provides the versatility that a mom, wife and party girl require!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "food was excellent, wine was good. Prices a bit expensive. The braised short ribs were plentiful and very good; as were the bang bang shrimp"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I made our dining reservations online which was very convenient. The "other" restaurant wouldn't reserve a table for under 5 people which was one of the reasons we chose The Standard. I had requested a quiet, romantic table for two, but instead we were seated by a table of at least 12 people who were celebrating an infant's birthday with 2 other babies in attendance - not conducive to romance for a couple in their 60's!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Even though my mom past 4yrs ago we still celebrate her birthday. This yr we chose the Standard. She would have loved the experience and the food. I personally love it too. Thank you for a fabulous night!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We love The Standard for it's eclectic menu, generous portions and reasonable prices. Would not recommend on a weekend night, but any other time two thumbs up!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I love their rib eye. For a mall restaurant this place is a cut above. Reservations are a must. Someone came in while I was at the reception desk and they were told the wait was 1:40! Luckily we had planned ahead and we're seated right away even thought we were a few minutes early for our reservation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My daughter ordered the strip steak medium the first one the came out was 80% fat. Our waitress was outstanding ordered her anoth but that one came out rare. The manager did take it off the check and offer her something else however by that point she had lost her appetite."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "There was a time when The Standard was a good place to go. The past couple visits were a real let down. The girl at the desk did not check us in to our reservation, the waiter did onto order one of our meals and the food is not like it used to be."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was good, wonderful variety Server friendly, we had a reservation for 6 people and it worked well. There was ample room at our table We were all happy with our entree selections. My husband had the meatloaf and said it was great. I had to steal a forkful of his mashed potatoes, they were delicious. In my humble opinion your New York style cheese cake is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very creamy and rich, you could share a piece, in fact we did because we were so full from our dinners. I would go just for dessert"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Dinner with a friend on a week night. Service was prompt and courteous and respectful of our need for a slower pace and some time to talk. Waiter (Nicholas) was very helpful and attentive without being overbearing. Food was very good. Sea bass and filet oscar done to perfection. I would recommend this spot for good, above average fare."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Party of 13. Immediately seated at our reservation time. A perfect variety of food for a diverse crowd who would like anything from a surf and turf burger to high end seafood or steak meals. Pasta, Chicken and ethnic choices. Creative appitizers. Very nice drink list. Very attentive service! Did not wait long for our food. Open table made reservations easy. Groups larger than 10 will required you call to update your numbers. Dont be afraid to plan your important event here. We also liked the decor. Look forward to coming again soon."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The Standard is a throwback to the classic 50's or 60's steakhouse with great food, martinis and decadent desserts. Great date night destination."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food is always good; sometimes surprising. Service is friendly and efficient. It's always a good run....which is why we keep returning there. Glad that we can make reservations easily through Open Table."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 5 at 7:15 on a Sat. eve and were finally seated 1 hour 15 minutes later. The hostess maintained that people were just not leaving and they of course couldn't ask them to leave. The wait really was excessive and in the future they should limit the number of reservations on busy nights so this doesn't happy again!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I don't know how many of these restaurants are around, but it was a nice change from the Flemming's and Bone fish restaurants. We were very pleased with everything. Can't wait to find another one. Thanks to open table we tried it. What a fantastic app!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "We visited The Standard at 6:15pm on a Saturday night. While the waiting area was crowded, we were seated even before our scheduled reservation and before our whole party arrived, which was nice. We were a party of 4 adults celebrating my husband's birthday. I got a chicken dish, and the table got steaks and scallops. Everyone was pleased with the food, and I had such a large portion that I could only eat half. The Coconut Shrimp Lollipops were a delicious starter and the presentation was nice. The waitress was wonderful... friendly and very helpful. My father in law forgot his reading glasses to see the menu, and she was able to get him a pair! They sang to my husband and presented a lovely dessert. We will return with our kids next!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was a Saturday night so of course it was busy. I made reservations for 7:45 and wasn't seated until almost 8:15. I don't expect to be seated immediately but that kind of wait is excessive. There were several customers that were waiting longer than myself and the hostesses didn't know how to handle it. They looked confused."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "they had a hard time honoring the open table reservation. took 45 minutes to be seated."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Food was not very good considering the price. Our first time at this restaurant was very good but this time our food experience was poor. Our seafood was over cooked and the pasta that accompanied it. How can 2 meals taste extremely different the 2nd time around. Our experiences were only a few weeks apart. Very disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "everything was great at the restaurant we will certainly be back. Its been a long time since we were there and now I know we missed it and will may be more frequent customers"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistent for very good food quality, great menu selection, good service, and wonderful ambience. Though it is great for groups and families, couples can be completely comfortable there to. The wait staff is knowledgeable & courteous. Bar area is fun. Love the decor!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Yet again another great meal at The Standard. One of the reasons why we return frequently is because the food and service is consistently good. The menu is varied and contains something for everyone all the time. If you have not been to The Standard - What are you waiting for???"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This is my go-to for all occasions. Love the atmosphere, love the food...love this place!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our meals and they have a good selection. My meatloaf was a only warm however, but it was OK to eat. My daughter really enjoyed her Sea Bass. Main issue was that we had a reservation and still had to wait for 30 minutes to be seating. They did, however make it up to us by taking tour salads off the bill."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have a student at St. Rose. This is our favorite go to place after a visit, a game or for a special occasion. Sadly she is graduating so we will not be in the area much. The service is always prompt, friendly and courteous. The meals, appetizers and drinks are always great! We always look forward to our next visit!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Large selection of good food, served by a well trained staff at reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great and this was my first time dining here. I was on a first date and this was an ideal spot given atmosphere and variety of food choices. I had the salmon which was good, but not great. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. I would dine with you again and give it a second try. I wish I could have heard the music better , but possibly it's just the accoustics and many voices....could hear it great in ladie's room!"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Dinner date and I had reservations for 6pm and were promptly seated in a booth looking out at the bar area. This was the first we ever sat in this part of the restaurant. Brad, our waiter, was excellent. Very attentive and friendly. We had a cocktail before dinner and my date and I each ordered a glass of wine to accompany dinner. When we lifted our glasses to take a sniff of our wines what we got was a whiff of strong detergent instead. Brad immediately took the wines back and replaced them with wines that weren't in foul smelling glasses. I ordered the Steak AuPoivre special medium, which is exactly how it was cooked. The steak though was a little on the tough side but not too bad. Overall an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great service for someone with allergies, best restaurant food I've had in a while."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Friendly service and great food! The only complaint is that they were out of several things on the drink and regular menu (Berry Cosmo, chocolate lava cake and caramel macchiato)"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The Standard took us out of the hustle and hurriedness of the mall and we were able to enjoy a relaxing meal. The service was excellent and we all enjoyed our lunch. My daughter got the burger and loved it. I had the reuben and it was ok - wish I got the burger. My other daughter got the mac & cheese and enjoyed hers as well. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We came here after valentines day to celebrate. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The food was top notch, cooked to perfection and delicious. We will be back for our next special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I always enjoy finding new restaurants to eat at. This place was very nice, the food was great, and the service very good. It is a good sign if a restaurant is busy because it infers that the establishment is giving it's customers what they want. Therefore, they will get repeat business and other new customers through positive feedback. A++ Would recommend to anyone. Will definitely return. We had a most enjoyable evening. Thank you!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and great lighting and atmosphere. Prices aren't bad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was wonderful. It was a great place to have a valentines dinner, both me and my date had never gone before. service was great menu and drink options were very good. I can't complain about anything, what i can say is i did order the lamb chops, and i was very surprised by the minimal amount of meat on the dish. Otherwise it was a wonderful time and i would recommend that everybody tries the standard lounge. :)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I dined at the Standard for Valentines Day. We have been there before, but our waiter was amazing! The food was great as anticipated, so was the atmosphere- but the service was beyond excellent. He even gave us 2 chocolate covered strawberries on the house. Delicious!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a great overall experience. Last year we ate a different restaurant on Valentine's Day, where we had reservations and yet still had to wait over two hours to be seated. This year we chose The Standard as we hae always had a great time there. We arrived early and were seated immediately. Our total bill was half that of where we ate last year and we left feeling much more satisfied. Great food, great service and great ambience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We love The Standard. It is always a great experience. The staff are professional and friendly. Service is impeccable. My husband and I discuss the evening's dinner and The Standard on the way home. It's our favorite restaurant in the Capital District."
    Dined on 2/9/2014