The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
“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.
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.
I was disappointed that they cut the scallops instead of leaving them whole.
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.
It was our 40 anniversary, I had the ribs, they were meaty and delicious.
Food was underwhelming and cold when it came out .
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!!!!
Service was good, main dishes were ok, desserts were awful.
Great night out
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.
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.
Great meals for a reasonable price!
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.
Excellent food and very accommodating waiter
Large portions. Great service and excellent food. Lots of variety including the bar menu. Best crab cake sandwich in Capital District!
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.
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.
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
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.
Excellent food, service was outstanding despite visiting on an extremely busy Saturday evening. A solid four star dining experience.
Excellent, fresh food, well-prepared, but a bit pricey.
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.
Excellent food and service...such a great atmosphere for a date night!
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!
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.
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!
Good food...good prices...would recommend to others...
Good food...good prices... overall good experience....
We had terrific food and service at this restaurant. Would highly recommend!
As always great service, food and ambience.
The restaurant was fairly empty. Waited about 15 min for the waitress to get my drink order. 30 min for a salad. No refill on my drink was offered. I have been here many times and this is not typical
Excellent American cuisine. Love their French Onion Soup! I think that it is one of the best.
Collins, our waiter, was outstanding! The food was excellent and we enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe.
Food was great. Service was good. Beautiful restaurant.
Normally, we enjoy dining at The Standard very much. We have eaten there on numerous occasions, pretty much ever since they opened. They normally have good food and a reasonably priced wine list.
However, our most recent dinner there definitely rated 'mixed reviews'. They were completely out of our favorite appetizer (on a weekday, not a holiday or weekend, and early in the evening). So we didn't get an appetizer - OK, we could live with that, although disappointed.
I had the barbecue spare ribs -- they are always falling-off-the-bone tender, although the barbecue sauce they use is rather pedestrian. This was accompanied by a huge portion of sweet potato fries, and a couple of tiny metal cups of cole slaw (processed to a textureless mush) and a mystery liquid which I guess was their idea of apple sauce. So, OK to that also, since I was primarily interested in the ribs.
My husband ordered the peppercorn filet mignon, medium rare. What he got was a medium-edging-up- to-medium-well done steak, placed on a crouton floating in a puddle of gravy, and with a slightly charred piece of toast balanced on top. And not a peppercorn in sight. The waitress took it back to the kitchen, where they apparently just tossed a handful of cracked pepper on top, and that was supposed to fix the problem. So his steak was a major disappointment. Dry, overdone, and poorly prepared.
Finally, when we got our check, the price for the steak was overpriced $2 above what was on the printed menu (I checked, at the reception desk, on the way out). We didn't make an issue of it, and tipped our waitress properly on the bill as presented, but we will be somewhat less inclined to dine there regularly any more.
I wish I could be more positive about our experience, since they have been good on most previous visits.
The scallop dish was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the large portion size. Our waiter Victor was very nice.
I’ve honestly never had a bad experience at The Standard. Last night’s New Year’s Eve dinner was no exception. Actually, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Beef carpaccio and sea scallops entree. Crime brûlée duo was missing true sugar ‘crack’ but tasted great nonetheless. So yummy!
NYE Fun Yearly ritual :-)
Pria and Alexis has been helpful in making sure my folks enjoyed their post Christmas lunch treat. It’s hard living far away from them and I thank the staff of The Standard for ensuring they were attended to and had no problems! This is one of my parents’ fave
resto and will definitely be back :) Thank you!
We were a party of 6 celebrating a birthday. 2 of our party had eaten earlier and ordered just a dessert. The waitress was informed the other 4 would not be getting dessert and if they could be served with our entrees.
When our food was served 3 of us received food, 3 did not. The two desserts were included in those without food. It took about 15 minutes to flag down an employee who then got our waitress. She went to check and there was a mix up in the kitchen. Another 20 minutes and out came the missing desserts and a cheeseburger. The cheeseburger was not the missing entree however. After another 5 minutes the correct entree arrived. While the food was good three of us ate room temperature meals after waiting for everyone else.
As mentioned earlier the waitress was missing for a period of time. This also led to dirty plates from appetizers and drinks being left on the table for longer than I'd expect and very few beverage refills, 4 of us never got a water refill throughout the meal.
I like the standard and have gone quite a bit. Hopwfully this was just a very off night.
We always enjoy The Standard. A great menu and good service.
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 452-7007.
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.2 stars by 1432 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.