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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.
Albany, NY 12203
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
DJ every Thursday Night 10-?
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.
Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
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
Private Party Contact:
Lindsey Morrison: (518) 452-7007
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
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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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