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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Groups (19)
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Special Occasion (18)
Business Meals (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Fun (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·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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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Based on this dining experience we will not be returning to The Standard any time soon (if ever). There were 6 of us in our monthly get together. Three ordered soup as an appetizer and it was delivered in a reasonable time period and they were good tasting. It took almost an hour for our entries to be delivered after the soup course and only 5 entrees were delivered (one entree which included soup had no spoon with the entree). We expected the sixth to be delivered quickly but it did not arrive. Our waitress did not check on us for about 15 minutes and we still did not have the sixth person's entree. We had to notify the hostess, who was seating another party that 15 minutes had gone by with no entree. We then also notified our waitress and she went to check. She returned with an excuse that she was not notified that the sixth dish had to be redone and it would be a few minutes (actually I do not think they even knew it was missing until we notified her 15 minutes after the other 5 had been delivered). What is most disturbing is that the manager did not even see it necessary to come by to apologize or ask if there was anything they could do.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Coconut shrimp was excellent. Loved atmosphere and will definitely go again when in Albany. Looking forward to trying some of the cocktails.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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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