The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
1431 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Lori
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff, very attentive and personable.

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GCLdiner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with good service. Unfortunately my Filet Oscar was overcooked, ordered medium, got well done, should have returned, but also should have been cooked correctly, especially for the price. The food is good otherwise.

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vipRich
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not the best night. We were not given the server we requested even though he was working. The beer I ordered was out and the second beer I ordered was out as well so I gave up and had water. The French onion soup was good but the crab cakes and shrimp scampi were uninspired. The final straw was they were out of the brownie and ice cream dessert. “We ran out.” Our reservation was for 6:15, not 9:15.

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PatriciaC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday , celebrating, very pleasant

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BruceH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

They were out of a few items and didn’t know that at time of taking our order but when it didn’t show up with dinner they then told us..

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Fred
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Steak arrived cold but was tasty. It might be related to the difficulty to find staff.

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Robert
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, healthy meals. Service (Jamie T) was outstanding, attentive but not overbearing. Reservation process was easy and efficient.

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BethK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

I always come here, but maybe it was an off night. My husband ordered soup and never got it. My friend ordered a salad that was missing ingredients. When we did see the manager he said that she didn’t even receive the salad she’d ordered. We had to ask for water several times. We never got bread. I felt the waiter wanted to be elsewhere.

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Laurenspt
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Disappointed with the food and the service. The ambiance is nice!

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AshleyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food was good. They were out of many things including wine and asparagus but we were given other options so it worked out. Our waitress was very accommodating. Overall it was packed, the busiest we had seen since Covid. Glad to see the restaurant doing well.

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Tony
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mediocre experience at best. Service was subpar between trying to get necessary items for our party of 4 and the bar (the bar was the biggest miss, we couldn't even get a beer for A WHOLE HOUR but it still ended up on our check even after we told server we would do without it) which was a common 'sorry for the delay' given to many tables around us. Drinks when they finally arrived were decent but nothing memorable (skip the Stardust blue drink tasting like cleaner and get the strawberry lemon drop). Food portions were great but left 3 of 4 of us underwhelmed. Appetizer sampler was good for 4 to share, buffalo chicken roll was flavorful but still had some kind of off taste like it had been frozen. Decor was tasteful and interesting but dust was noticeable on lights and other areas above and cleaning or lack there of was noticeable on our table and others around us near light fixtures on the wall. Overall it worked for our group before going to funny bone but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again or recommend anyone unless looking for a trip to the mall and dinner in one stop

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vipCtDiner
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Great cocktails, delicious food, relaxing ambiance. The service was top notch.

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BarbaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The abbreviated menu was fine - but the significantly lower quality food was quite a surprise. I also didn't appreciate the server clearing our plates that were at least still half full (and no offer of a to-go box). Service was rushed. Other patrons were very loud. I won't be in any hurry to go back.

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vipMikeyinBC
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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SarahR
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met 3 lady friends for dinner and we had a very enjoyable experience. Our waitress was great, I can’t remember her name. We tried some of the fall drinks; the pumpkin pie martini was delicious! We all enjoyed our meals, did not feel rushed and she gave us separate checks at our request.

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girls
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was disappointed that they cut the scallops instead of leaving them whole.

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Maxwellr
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Upon making reservations, I requested 2 glasses of champagne be ready at our table (for our anniversary). No champagne at table nor offered once sat down. My wife’s meal was a bit tasteless, needed seasoning or maybe something was missing from it(?). Wasn’t a horrible experience but will most likely not return.

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HarryW
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 40 anniversary, I had the ribs, they were meaty and delicious.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was underwhelming and cold when it came out .

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vipJohnM
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My food and the service was excellent. I gave it a 4 because the food we ordered was not so great. The chicken tenders were tough and did not taste very good. Our server was OUTSTANDING!!!!

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SandraS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good, main dishes were ok, desserts were awful.

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naturalnube
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great night out

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Normally I don’t write negative reviews, but I was so disappointed with what has happened to this restaurant I wanted someone else to benefit before going there with friends or family.
I have been going to The Standard Restaurant for years, but haven’t been since the pandemic. Brought my family thinking it was going to be a wonderful evening with great food! Unfortunately, it was not. The service was under par…had to ask multiple times for basic things at the table, plates were never cleared, water was not refilled, dinner arrived at the table before we finished the salads, and their new thing is that they don’t mix the Caesar salad…dressing comes on the side. The other salads: Greek, Beat and Goat Cheese salad arrived with dressing on the side which was ok.
The entrees arrived: we had 3x Shrimp Scampi’s which were barely warm, had absolutely no taste and the shrimp were tough. The beef short ribs were good. The Bang Bang Shrimp, which says it is spicy was not and really didn’t have flavor. The filet arrived with the Horseradish burned (black) on top. I asked what that was and my guest told me. When the waitress came over I told her that the topping was burnt and the burnt taste came through. She apologized and said they would redo. When she returned to the table with the “new” filet it was the same piece of meet, still missing a slice and a new topping. Never, have I been to a restaurant that has done this! Very disappointed with one of my favorite restaurants in Albany.
BTW, you are probably wondering if I spoke to a manager and the answer is yes, but he seemed agitated that I would say anything to him. No help, no customer service.

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MiMi
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We have hade the same server the last three times we have dine at Standard, he is a delightful young man. He adds so much to our enjoyment of the meal and he is always courteous and attentive to the needs of everyone at the table.

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vipNanette
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals for a reasonable price!

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vipChristheB
New York Area
111 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server Garrett was attentive and courteous. Veggie Burger was very good, not a pre-made item, but made fresh in restaurant. Beer had a slight vinegar taste from draft. Steamed dumplings were very good, and adequate portion for an appetizer.

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vipNanette
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very accommodating waiter

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vipHort
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions. Great service and excellent food. Lots of variety including the bar menu. Best crab cake sandwich in Capital District!

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jeff
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for special occasions. Set up of rooms make for nice private dining. This was a repeat visit and we have always had great service and food.

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SSFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lisa our server was Very helpful in accommodating one of our party who had some food allergies and needed some food prepared a certain way. The food, as we have come to know it, is consistently good.

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BonnieP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been there multiple times and always had excellent service until friday night. our waiter colin or collins was terrible. no personality and apparently two ladies came in who must be something with the community as this waiter and two others made conversation with them. He kept asking them if they needed anything. We are paying customers as well and everyone should be treated the same. its a higher class place and for the money we are paying for our food we should have had more respect. our waiter we had to tell him we were ready to order. he never came to ask how our dinner was and never asked if we wanted dessert or anything else. he should not be working there. He was rude to my friend as he said something and she asked him to repeat himself as she didnt know if he was talking to us and he rudely told her he was talking to the ladies behind us. they totally got his attention and he was the worse waiter we ever had. we never had anyone so rude as him. The food was good as always but not sure we want to go back with how disrespectful and rude he was. afraid of getting him as a waiter again. also a tip is for exceptional service. He got squat because he was not worthy
he needs people skills. i would only recommend The Standard due to the exceptional waiters and waitresses in the past times and the food is fantastic. Since we had an awful experience. if this was my first time i wouldnt go back. Since ive been before I will try one more time but we shall see

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vipKFeats
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Server was not really attentive, I got the seafood salad, wasn’t the greatest, not enough dressing and hardly any cheese. Had to ask for more. My son got kids filet and asked server for it to be a little pink, came back overdone, my husband got bang bang shrimp and was underwhelmed. Just not impressed with whole experience.

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SeanG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, service was outstanding despite visiting on an extremely busy Saturday evening. A solid four star dining experience.

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Magatonia
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent, fresh food, well-prepared, but a bit pricey.

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Ycedra
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the character of the restaurant. It was a little to cold, so make sure you have a sweater or wrap. The portion size is enough for 2 to share. The server Olivia was really nice and attentive, 😳well as much as she could on Valentine's night. Drinks were made with real alcohol 👍🏾. Wished there was more booth seating for privacy. 6Overall go, and you won't be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service...such a great atmosphere for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner but overall a wonderful experience. Restaurant was clean, staff was friendly and food was amazing. Can’t wait to go again!

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Pete
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Two filet mignons cooked perfectly. Service was a little slow, but there was a party seated next to us (three people), and the servers kept on top of us with drinks and apologies. They comped us the sodas we ordered. The servers were absolutely wonderful.

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ColinMoroz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my girlfriend the other night for her birthday dinner. Our overall experience here was easily a 10/10. The Hollywood Theme interior is beautiful and the Staff Members were extremely professional. Our waitress, Destiny, was quick and made sure our food/drinks were at our table as soon as possible. For dessert, she recommended the Hot Doughnuts with Ice Cream and Banana Foster which turned out to be the best dessert we’ve ever had at a restaurant. For our meal, I had the Parm Crusted Chicken and she ordered the Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon. Both dishes were spectacular! We would absolutely recommend The Standard to friends and we will definitely be coming back soon!

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AnthonyV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food...good prices...would recommend to others...

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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 452-7007.

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 1431 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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