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About 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.

1 Crossgates Mall Road
Albany, NY 12203
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(518) 452-7007

Website:
http://www.standardalbany.com/

Entertainment:
DJ every Thursday Night 10-?

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.

Public Transit:
Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.

Executive Chef:
Mauro Lorusso

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: (518) 452-7007

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Good for a Date (13)
Business Meals (13)
Special Occasion (11)
Fun (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

always a delightful experience! The Staff was accommodating and interested in our needs.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very sophisticated ambiance excellent menu selections in a need to be honest, although we would still recommend The Standard it appears to be a place for conversation but much too noisy the menu selections and the plating and the accompaniments in generous portions very appealing we were not that impresssed by our fish dishes, sea bass and mahi mahi we would give it another chance because of all th epositives especially the excellent service wonderful waitress Mackenzie

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Spicy, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very good. Bruschetta was one of the better recipes I have had, and good portion. All if us had soup and salads. The ingredients were fresh and chopped well So flavors blended extremely well.
Ambience is very accommodating to different size groups. We had a group of 5. They have a number of round booths that accommodate 5 comfortably and 6 cozy. Booths and tables for a variety of numbers and occassion
Service was good, not great. Had to get attention a few times for refills and remind of one food order, which was late. Quite a friendly server.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great, varied menu options. Delicious drinks. Very cool vibe, nice atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my first visit and I was impressed by the overall ambiance and quality of the food and service. Will certainly return.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Three friends had a great evening out with delicious food that was well prepared and presented. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. Because it was in a mall we were skeptical, but it had something for everyone and it came it in a timely manner and it was good.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was amazing. It was just very loud, I had to yell to talk to my friends sitting across from me.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service was mediocre but food was excellent. I had pepperdelle pasta with short rib Ragu and it was delicious.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Great atmosphere. This visit, the Mahi Mahi was a bit dry. Would go again but won'the get the fish.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Mobile)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Even though it's in a mall, and all malls are gross, the restaurant's food was delicious, the staff friendly, and the atmosphere was lively! I think the only thing someone didn't like was the Mahi Mahi. She thought it felt compressed and not flaky and light and fish like. Other than that our appetizers, drinks, and entrees were great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We always enjoy this place. It is great that Open table gets you a reservation also. Food is good and drinks are not too expensive.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

The service was great. Waiters were always available but left us free to converse.
Food and drinks were excellent.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was great. Our server was fantastic and the atmosphere was awesome

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

They did not have my reservation The hostess was very rude and not too concerned that our reservation was not on her computer I showed her my confermatin email but she said we would have to wait 15 minuites since we did not have a reservation Very disappointing The rest of the meal was excellent The server was very good and the food was great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Consistently good food. Upscale menu with reasonable prices. This restaurant works well for an intimate dinner or a large group.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

First time there. Celebrating my daughters birthday. We had a great time and our waiter Ian was amazing! Not sure if I spelled his name right.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great restaurant with excellent service! Will definitely be returning!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I love the atmosphere in The Standard and the service was excellent as always. The booth was comfortable and cozy. We ordered the Chicken Madeira and the Scallops with Risotto. Both dishes were delicious although we had discussed getting three or four appetizers, instead of entrees, and splitting them which we have done in the past.
I would suggest making a reservation especially on a Friday or Saturday night as they are usually very busy.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

As always a great meal, great service and great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Overall ok dining experiance - was there once before and it was very good - maybe just made the wrong food choices this visit

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We often go to The Standard for special occasions or when looking for someplace to dine with out-of-town guests. On this occasion, we had lunch with relatives who were in town for the day. The food was great and we love the ambiance, however, on this day, a large group was seated within the same large dining room and they were extremely loud. This made it difficult to have conversations. Otherwise, The Standard is always a sure bet for a good meal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

When we arrived, they said they had no reservation from us but would get us right in. I had made my reservation on OpenTable about six hours earlier. They did get us right in within about 10 minutes, which was fine. Though it became apparent that they just overloaded one of the servers in order to get us in- service wasn't bad, but wasn't quite attentive.

My steak was slightly overcooked- not a huge deal. Medium instead of medium rare. My girlfriend's seared Tuna was a little bland, but otherwise acceptable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

One of my favorite places. Good food and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Everything was pretty good, the service was very good. My salmon came out well done when I asked for it to be on the rare side which was disappointing, but still had good flavor.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Everything was great. But I have to say they their buffalo rolls are to die for. So good. I'm ordering a tray for a party. Must go back again

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Michelle was my server, did a great job and was always smiling. Standard seems to get great people to work there.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server's name was Collin. He is one of the best servers that I have ever had. He is very attentive but doesn't hover. Excellent!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Have been many times. Never disappointed. Every guest we bring loves it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

First (& probably the last time) at the Standard. We went because we had a gift card. My husband ordered steak & blue cheese sandwich and he hated it. Strange combination. It was basically a blue cheese sandwich with a tony bit of steak. I ordered half sandwich, salad & soup entree. Sandwich & salad were okay but the lobster bisque was extremely thick. It was more like cheese wiz. Server was friendly but never came back to the table after she dropped food off. Overall the experience was just okay. We expected better.

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

The hostess was friendly and our server Elizabeth was excellent. We talked after dinner and were not rushed n over the table. Food was excellent.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Love this place and anything you would pick will be a good choice. I always leave room for the desert. The cheesecake is to die for with a OMG size.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We have not been to The Standard in several months and we noticed a significant drop in the quality of the food. My wife ordered the chicken Marsala pasta dish which was her go to dish at The Standard. The sauce in no way resembled a Marsala sauce. It was thick, greasy and overly seasoned with black pepper. There was no taste of Marsala. The sauce more closely resembled the southern white gravy poured in top of biscuits.

We pointed this out to our server who took it off our bill. I would expect a visit from the manager for this type of issue.

I ordered a chicken and pasta dish which had no flavor and the chicken had the taste and texture of frozen, not fresh chicken.

Overall it was disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Have eaten a few times at The Standard. Always had very good food and service. Love the bread. Would definitely return for lunch and dinner.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Great service...great meal

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The Standard is a great place, centrally located, with moderately priced dinners.
We enjoy meeting up with cousins who visit the area. It is always easy to find. It's also a super place for lunch and we are never disappointed. Your staff is very accommodating.

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Everything was fine except the calamari was overcooked and very chewy -- not what i expect from the Standard.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Father's Day

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Mine and my daughter's meal was really good. Which was chicken but my wife's meal which was steak was not good. Very dry and tuff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food is too salty. Calamari was too greasy.
Too many loud/screaming children.

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