The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
Great Find!This was my first time to Standard and using Open Table and the experience was great. I was seated almost immediately even before the official reservation time. The food was superb and my party was seated in the back with a private booth which gave us privacy and made us feel like we were having our own private party. I highly recommend The Standard to anyone.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat RestaurantExcellent Restaurant! Food was excellent as well as the service. I'm know I'm coming back!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyableOur group of 6 enjoyed mostly filet mignon (one had the delicious short ribs). Price was very reasonable and service was fine. $103 per couple w/ tip incl. was a great value. Enjoyed a few beers and wines w/ dinner too. No dessert or coffee, but overall a very good evening and a very good meal. A nice change from the mostly Italian restaurants that are everywhere in the Capital District. Excellent value - will return.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner againSecond time I had dinner and was equally impressed. Service was excellent and food delicious!!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMMy son's birthdayThe food here was great. We had a group of six and everyone enjoyed their meal. Before we made reservations, I searched for a coupon and could not find one. I called the restaurant and they confirmed that you do not offer any coupons or promotions. Otherwise, we had a satisfactory experience.
Thank you.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant SurpriseI was in from out of town and was recommended this resturant by a colleague. Said it was in a Mall? Great place. The service from "Annie" was excellent and very attentive. Food was great. Peppercorn Fillet was awsome as well as the Calimari and Shrimp appetizers... I told 4 other people about the resturant the next day.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner With The GirlsWe have a monthly dinner at The Standard. The food, service and atmoshphere are always excellent. This month I made my usual reservation. As always, I asked for a corner round booth. When we checked in at 6, they said that no corner booths were available. We waited 15 minutes and finished our drinks, as they said one may be ready by then. However, it was not. This was the first time I had a problem with this and I am surprised. Shouldn't they hold a booth for a request instead of hoping one becomes available at the time needed? They offered us one of the round booths in the bar area where a private party was being held. (That was also a little strange). We took it, and it ended up being ok, but it wasn't as good an experience as usual.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMhostessI think the hostess could have been a little more organized.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dining and ambienceThe Standard offers a great menu, including small plates. The food is excellent and the service welcoming. We love the atmosphere and decor!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI love The Standard and II love The Standard and I eat there often. The Mother's Day brunch however, did not meet my expectations. We had 1:00 reservations and by then alot of the food had been picked over. Not the mention the price. It was just a tad bit over priced for what we got. Next year I'll make our reservations after 3:00 and just eat off the regular menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStandard Family reviewWe pre-booked our on line reservation for Mothers Day evening for 7 +1 (2year old) needed a high chair. Service was great, table was ready when requested. Burgers weren't done as requested. Medium well came out very red in the middle. Other that that, very nice night. Will be back. We've been there dozens of times before, we knew what to expect. Good food, good service !!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSo happy.....I am the mother of 2 small children and do not get out much. We invited another couple to join us at dinner and we were aprehensive about going to Crossgates Mall for a nice dinner, but upon recommendation we went anyway. We were thrilled. The bar and decor is awesome. The decor throughout the restaurant so old fashion "cool". And the food and pricing is great! I cannot wait to go back and try other things. I would recommend this "diamond in the rough" to anyone.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThey are just so consistentThey are just so consistent with the food & the service. Our server, Dana, was terrific. She remembered what we order the last time we were there. It was a very pleasurable experience and would not hesitate to bring people there.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent MealWe enjoyed another excellent meal at the Standard. Steaks were cooked to perfection and were tender and flavorful. Sides were great. Nice wine list. Fun, swanky cocktails. We were seated on time for our reservation, which we appreciated as we had a show to attend after dinner.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been to the StandardWe've been to the Standard Restaurant on many occasions and it is very consistent. They have a large and diverse menu with good tasting, well priced items to choose from. Good service and a comfortable atmosphere.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. They were VeryExcellent. They were Very attentive but actually served dinner too fast. Wanted to dine a bit more leisurely4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe often go to The StandardWe often go to The Standard for the great food, service and atmosphere. Everyone is friendly & helpful. Food is always good & consistent. Great bar area. The menu is varied but I have to say we always love their tasty salads & burgers so much it is hard to stray to other menu items!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlthough located in a regionalAlthough located in a regional mall it is locally owned and is an excellent restaurant. Large selection. Good food. Very good service in a nice atmosphere. Great place to go for a late night meal.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI have had dinner and lunchI have had dinner and lunch at the Standard on several occasions and have never been disappointed! Delicious food.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe StandardThe Standard has excellent staff and a great atmosphere. The only things I did not like were the wait time for a table when I made reservations and the price of the food. It is quite expensive.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the Decor here...farLove the Decor here...far batter than most "mall restaurants". Food here is always good and consistent. The staff is very accomodating and does everything with a smile. Great location for a group to gather and they always seem to make room for whoever arrives. This place is unique and therefore always a treat.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great dinner with oldHad a great dinner with old friends. The food and atmosphere were wonderful.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStandard should be the standardThe service is typically great, this time was no exception. I am a regular here and have only been disappointed once here. The bar is always rockin, and staff usually quite friendly. This time I did see them standing around and yacking by the bar a lot- quite loud.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always the Standard's foodAs always the Standard's food and service were excellent. The pace of the meal is considerate of the diners. It moves along with timely service, but not rushed allowing time to talk and enjoy the surroundings. The Standard is an excellent location for business meetings. While sometimes noisy, it provides an atmosphere which is busy, but conducive to productive discussion. Everyone leaves knowing they were well treated.
The only "problem" - probably was of my own doing, was my inability to reserve a specific table - a banquette in the far left corner (facing back from the fornt desk)adjacent to the bar area off the froentry. That booth is excellent for private discussions and dinner meetings. I would like to know how to make the request.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent and veryFood was excellent and very large portions. Good experience.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMone of my favorite spots allwaysone of my favorite spots allways a pleasure to go there3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood as usual!!Go often and always enjoy the experience. This visit did not disappoint will be back.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMINTERESTING MENU WITH PLENTYINTERESTING MENU WITH PLENTY OF OPTIONS. LOVELY ATMOSPHERE. NICE PORTIONS, VERY FLAVORFUL.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always excellent,Food is always excellent, wait-staff friendly and knowledgable. Atmosphere is nostalgic and relaxing.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSavory foods for all!!One of my favorite spots in Albany! Always good food and spirits!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI was here for lunch. ThereI was here for lunch. There were many choices of salads, burgers and sandwiches as well as hot meals. The salads are offered in 2 sizes and the "smaller" lunch portion was more than I could eat! My salad was loaded with grilled chicken. Ingredients were fresh and the service was very good. I would recommend this.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM