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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

4.2
1316 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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 1316 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Their bread is to die for. I usually have the parmesan crusted opera salad which is great, but this time I had the rigatoni marsala, which was also awesome. My husband and friends all liked their entrees very much also. Desserts looked amazing but I had no room. Next time I'll have to plan better, or eat dessert first!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

First time I ever really had a bad experience here. I ordered a blue cheese crusted filet, which was ok but I've had it so much better prepared in the past. The meat was at the proper doneness but lacked a good hard sear and the blue cheese crust wasn't very crusty, just a little warm. My SO had a French Onion Burger, which was so drippy with grease it completely sogged out her bun, and her side of fries had that sort of weird taste you get when you're eating fried food that had been freezerburned in storage.

Our waitress wasn't the most attentive and a little lacking in social skills. Placed the menus in front of us then immediately asked what we wanted to drink...when we didn't answer immediately, she said, "two waters, then" and walked away. Took a while to get our drink orders in. When our meal was finished, she cleared our plates and walked away. Walked by our table three or four times (ignoring us trying to signal her) before coming to the table and depositing our check, not even bothering to ask if wanted coffee or dessert.

Again, this is the first time I've ever been disappointed eating here, but it was a misfire on almost every level.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Good portion size, great food, great service. Clean venue.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service and really good food!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great service! Definitely would come back. I would suggest adding chicken Alfredo and crab Mac and cheese to the menu tho.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love the standard. Wish there was a low lighting/quiet table for romantic dinners with less foot traffic. Always happy to have Holana as our server. Unless I didn't see it, wasn't able to request a special table/booth when booking on line. Please add Honey Jack Daniels. Great place.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The Standard is usually good to very good. Not so great today. The chicken was over cooked. The calamari was off. Just it a great meal.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We come here a lot. This was our first time with this particular waiter. Not sure why but a vegetable did not come with the meal he told us, so a $30 steak with a separate cone of French fries left the plate pretty barren and unappealing. Even some garnish would have helped. Also, we were asked for identification for our drinks, which was bizarre given I am over 50 and undoubtedly look it. I can appreciate the need to check, but it was honestly absurd, especially with a teenage child dining with us. One of our two drinks ordered at the table left about 1/4 of the glass empty. I mentioned it to the waiter that we were shorted (and on a mixed drink that's significant) and he didn't seem to care.
Food quality was good as usual, but service during this visit was disappointing. Hopefully we don't get this waiter again.

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went here for lunch with a friend. The waitress we had was terrible. We had to keep flagging her down and calling her over (from the counter she was leaning on about 10 feet from us) to ask for more drinks, napkins, water, to place our order, etc.) she was not the least bit attentive nor apologetic. The restaurant was very slow for what we would have expected for a rainy Sunday afternoon. We ordered two rounds of mimosas, which were $8 a piece (ridiculous!), and they took over twenty minutes to arrive each time (again, the restaurant was mostly empty). Our appetizer took 30 minutes to arrive after ordering it. We ordered a total of 4 mimosas, a shared egg roll appetizer, and 2 "lunch portion" salads, and the bill came to $78 before tip. The food was not well executed: the egg rolls were soggy, the mandarin chicken salad was served on a bed of iceberg lettuce with canned mandarin oranges, and a big pile of Styrofoam-consistency "noodles" on top...for $11 for a "half" portion of salad-- no, thank you. I have been here several times, but each time we go there the service and food are worse than the time before. I will not be back. Please remind your waitstaff that they are there being paid to do a job, and that me asking for more water should not involve an eye roll or a sigh. For the prices this place charges, I will gladly take my business elsewhere to get better food for less money and with better service.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Another great visit. Seafood meal was outstanding. We waited a bit longer than usual for a table, but it was very crowded. Our favorite waitress was tending bar, but we were lucky enough to at least have her make our drinks, which were the best we've had in a long time.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

we continue to go to the standard for dinners..sometimes it is better than others..this time the food was served hot, however some of the food items listed in the menu for both of our dishes were very sparse..the kitchen should be made aware of this oversight so that the consistency of the preparation of each dish is appropriate (example..i had only 2 mushrooms and limited sauce,which i had to ask for more and my husband had very little broccoli in his dish)..obviously the ingredients make the dish!..the bread is always great..the coffee is alittle weak..our tira mi su was very good and this time the piece was a decent and acceptable size for the price compared to our last piece..i truly hope the managing staff will address these issues and stay on top of it..we will return

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was good, but pricey. We waited 20 minutes with a reservation. At first, the service was slow, as they couldn't seem to get the correct number of chairs and silverware. But after that, the service was good. Nothing special... probably won't go back for awhile.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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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1.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was terrible about this place. The server was the absolute worst. Definitely will not be coming here ever again.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

birthday outing

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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