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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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

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 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We enjoyed our visit. I chose the place, because I have visited 3 times before. Food was good. Noise level just perfect. People can talk without screaming unlike most restaurants. Service could improve. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We recently stopped in to try "the Standard Restaurant" in the Crossgates Mall Albany, NY for a light dinner after a 5 hr car trip across state. It was really crowded, noisy and not as relaxing as we had hoped , but it was really close to the Residence Inn we were staying at and we were hungry! Given the 6:00 crowd on a Saturday PM, the food was just fine, all though delivery was slow for our main course. We had a Ruben sandwich and an arugula sea food salad ...both were tasty and were satisfying. There even was a bit of salad left over which we ate the next day (with some cheese we brought) for an on the road lunch! The place has interesting decor with an old Hollywood lounge vibe, photos of former stars and a cosy booth area as well as a bar. It's family friendly, college couples, and smaller groups were easily accommodated. Do make reservations on busy days! Enjoy!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Had a birthday party there last evening. Normally The Standard is pretty good. Last night was a bad exception. One person ordered the sea bass. It was so overcooked it was more the consistency of mashed potatoes than fish. Another person ordered chicken strips. There were 5 or 6 of them on the plate. Two were so gristly they were inedible. We returned the sea bass and we were not charged for it. But, due to time issues, we did not order a replacement for it. So one person was left to share food with the others of us. We suffered through some of the chicken strips but, again, had time constraints so we did not reorder. I do have to say that the hostess was great as was our waitress. We tipped the waitress on what the check would have been if we had not returned the bass. It was not her fault that the kitchen blew it. We will have to seriously consider whether or not we will return to The Standard - as it seems that their standards are slipping. Kind of ruined the party last night.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 21, 2017

everything was great, really great waiters and waitresses

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Have always liked The Standard but they seem to be struggling, especially with larger tables. This is the 3rd time we have had a table of 7-8 people and they have had issues every time. This time when we sat down, half the table did not have knives or forks (and the other half only had forks). Waiter greeted us after about 10 minutes, did not take drink order but said he would be back with bread and water... few minutes later, returns with said bread and water (good) leaves again before drinks ordered... and we only had a few plates for the bread and again no knives for the butter.... we finally got a drink order in and requested additional utensils and plates, which the waiter did bring back (seemed like he had no back-up help). Ordered meals and food did come out pretty timely and was hit or miss at the table (my filet was just fine)... we were all done a good 15 minutes before any offer of coffee or dessert. A few of us wanted dessert, so waiter said he'd be right back with dessert menus...that took another 5 minutes. and then another 10 before he returned for the order. and another 10 for the dessert to come out, so we are talking nearly an hour between end of meal and dessert. That is not a profitable way to turn out tables..... Maybe they just can't handle larger tables?

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

Initia initially when we got there we were told that our online reservation was not valid. It was Mother's Day and we are a party of eight and we had driven an hour to meet there. I frankly said to the hostess it was not my problem but their problem and that she should ask the manager for advice. Fortunately we were quickly sat down, I was worried though that we would be rushed and treated poorly. However the service was excellent we were not rushed even though the restaurant continue to fill. Once we finish our meal we elected not to have dessert as they had accommodated us. Overall I must say it was a very pleasant experience and we will go back again.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Normally the food here is excellent, but instead of letting people order off the menu, they did a brunch buffet instead. This was never advertised and the food wasn't very good. Was definitely not worth the $25 per person fee.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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