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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

4.3
1303 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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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
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Phone number
(518) 452-7007
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Lindsey Morrison: (518) 452-7007
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
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Entertainment
DJ every Thursday Night 10-?
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1303 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BevM 
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Our experience was overall pretty good. The food was very good and the specialty drinks were awesome. My only complaint...waitress was pretty much non exisistent. We had to tell another waiter that the check was all set so we could leave because we waited for over 10 minutes for her to come back. We were there for about 10 minutes before I got her attention to take our drink order. Was a little frustrating.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was great. The only problem was cold mash potatos and over cooked asparagus but it was corrected woth no problem at. Will definately recommend this fine dining to others

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, excellent food, didn't wait long to be seated for busy Valentine's day

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AusM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

First time coming to the standard, was for a date on Valentine’s Day and I couldn’t have been happier with the everything. The food was delicious and came out in a good amount of time. Service was excellent. Would definitely come again and recommend to people

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ScottD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was out of this world and the waitress Samantha was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Server was efficient, available and polite. Coffee served was luke warm. I ordered a NY Strip and it was tough and tasteless, so bad I had to send it back and ordered the Sea Bass which was good but again not suffiently . In fact many of the dishes were not served sufficiently hot. Overall mediocre and not worth the high prices.
I will likely not return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It’s was great, the wait was a little long but that’s because it’s very popular. Our waitress was awesome.

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ChristaT (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great using reservation app as table was ready when we arrived. Food and service excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious and we all really had a great time. We had a great booth and the waiter was very friendly. The waiter just didn’t space out our meals. So we were still eating the appetizers when our food arrived. Other than that the food was excellent. The French onion soup was top notch!

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RebeccaP (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

One of my favorite places to eat with friends. Came with a party of 10 and we all had a great time. Some members of our party had never been there, but loved it and made plans to come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

birthday outing

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Quick seating on a Saturday night. Very friendly server. Food was very good as well as menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food. Service was very accommodating and responsive. Needed to make a show in 45 minutes

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My all time favorite..food is excellent and the service is great!

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JanetS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Standard was perfect for an after opera meeting place with the rest of the family. We have always enjoyed our meals here. It's in the mall, but doesn't feel like it. The staff is extremely accommodating (we brought our own cake, and someone started off by spilling his water all over), the menu has something for everyone, and the food is consistently good. There is a lively bar scene for those who might be interested, but the space is large enough to accommodate both families, and us older folks so everyone feels comfortable.

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RaeL (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This restaurant used to have pretty decent food, and was always a good option in the mall, but the last 3 times I’ve been there (this trip included the food and service were abysmal).

This trip I ordered the french onion soup which was completely flavorless it just tasted like hot water in a cup. We both got salads, neither were very good, mine was full of chewy/fatty chicken.

Our server never brought me any bread, waters were never refilled, and the soup was brought out sans spoon but the waitress didn’t come back to the table for about 15 mins after dropping off the soup. She then said “yeah you probably want a spoon”.

To top it off I used the bathroom on the way out and it was incredibly dirty.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The food, as always was very good. Service, however was slow. I will however return.

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KonKroy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Always good. I recommend the salmon salad - hot or cold.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Always great! Love the vegie burger, lobster soup.... Only item that was not the greatest was the chicken, seemed a little chewier. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We were seated immediately. Great service. Friendly waitstaff. Excellent food. Best N.Y. strip steak

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Saratoga1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

The Standard is one of our favorites. Great atmosphere, great food, great service and good value for your meal. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Gabrielle was our server and was very attentive and friendly, she accommodated our every need. We were seated promptly, however we did feel a cold draft at times, I think because we were pretty close to the outside door. The only thing that was a little disappointing were the soups. My mom ordered the lobster bisque which she enjoyed after they brought her a hot one, the first cup was luke warm. I ordered the French onion soup and it was hot, however it was lacking some flavor in the broth. We were both very happy with our entrees, the scallops and shrimp scampi. Both were cooked to perfection! Overall a great experience!

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msss (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

we have been patrons of the standard in albany ny for a long time..unfortunately the quality of the food is getting less and less! (both of our meatloaf stack dinners including the gravy were sub-par from previous times.. way too much pepper(?) in the meat and the gravy was gelatinous! (turned into jello!)..too many cutting corners!..the manager should strongly heed these types of reviews and make some positive changes back to the way the food was with other managers in charge..also, this time the tira mi su dessert gave us very unpleasant stomach issues!..is it food storage? improper handling? or faulty preparation?..hopefully no one else suffered from this..the standard was our most favorite places to eat,as for others as well..even though you,the standard,are not hurting for business,PLEASE MAKE SOME FOOD QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS!!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Our waitress was MacKenzie (spelling?) at 9:00 p.m. on 12-31-17 at the Standard in Colonie Center was wonderful. She had the knack of being attentive but not being overbearing. She was friendly and efficient. She made it a pleasurable experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was terrible ! Waited at table for 15 min after being seated had to flag down a bus boy to find us a server. Poor execution on every level of service.

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SVCina (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome drinks, food, and ambiance!! Perfect for groups or a romantic dinner.

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DawnJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Met our good friends for lunch and we had a great time and good food.

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Eliza8eth76 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

I used Open Table to make a reservation for 8. When I arrived, two in the party were seated. When the rest of the party subsequently showed up, my reservation disappeared and they were left to either wander the restaurant or text us to find us. Unacceptable!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Great appetizers! Friendly, timely service. Will definitely go back to try other dishes.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Great food and service, always a top choice for dining in the Guidlerland area!

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