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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
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Ranked #54 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $35
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, African, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
Description: 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.
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77% Recommend
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had an excellent tomato and mozzarella salad and a very good half roast chicken and smashed potatoes. I always ask for the chicken extra crispy and it was cooked to perfection. The wine selection was good and reasonably priced. Will go back there.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the second time my fiancé and I have eaten at the Standard and they never disappoint! The food is delicious and wonderful all the way down to the presentation! The restaurant is always clean and the staff is friendly. We even showed up right before they closed and they were as friendly as if we showed up at... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Worse than bad, it was hard to eat the Reuben sandwich, almost made me sick. It would be easy to make a better sandwich with a microwave. The other meal was pasta, again easily done better at home. They are selling a theme , not good good.. First question they ask, is do you want a cocktail, may have made... More

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I don't know how I wound up at this place. Oh right. I was at the mall. I've heard it's good. The bread was very good. The app. Steamed dumplings weren't bad, just not a lot of flavor. Wife had sesame crusted tuna. The fish was pink, not red and had no flavor. The "Bang Bang Thai shrimp of Pad... More

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this first trip to The Standard. The decor makes you feel like you walked in to an episode of Mad Men. There is something for everyone on the menu.

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Sarasota, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This up-scale, elegant restaurant in Crossgates Mall is almost always very good, but the night we were there they were breaking in a new grill chef and he needed a lot more training! My first steak came out almost raw; the second done was done right but almost tasteless. Everyone else (we were five) enjoyed their meal, and the service... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

First and foremost, every staff member we came across was so nice! That does not happen! We sat at the bar and Alyssa the bartender was great. The Moscato was delish. We had the vegetables and brie which came with toasted bread. This was such a good appetizer. The veggies were eggplant, garlic, zucchini, and roaster red peppers. We also... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

There was no wait time. Staff was very friendly and food quality good. They did not have hot wings on the menu which i thought was strange. The food quality was just ok but the ambience was good..

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Rochester, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

After reading all of the great reviews, we were anxious to have dinner at the Standard. We booked our reservation on Open Table, which was hardly necessary, for a Saturday night, the place was empty. Our server Kat was great and so was my martini, from there it was downhill. I ordered a rib-eye steak and lobster tail, Dave ordered... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the second night we have eaten here on our trip to Albany. Love this Standard. Price is right, food is wonderful and pricing is great. I had the prime rib both times. It was wonderful, cooked just the way I liked it, the size was very big and it included a side dish. Price was great. Appetizer was... More

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