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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, African, Contemporary
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1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
5184527007
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Standard is known for its straightforward, classic American cuisine...
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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice room for a large party

Great atmosphere, huge selection, attentive service, tasty food. A bit of a pleasant surprise for a mall restaurant. We had a big soccer team group with parents and they did many separate checks to make it easy for us. I'd recommend it for good food and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
mmmguinness
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Scarborough, ME
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Scarborough, ME
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, huge selection, attentive service, tasty food. A bit of a pleasant surprise for a mall restaurant. We had a big soccer team group with parents and they did many separate checks to make it easy for us. I'd recommend it for good food and service.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

What a pleasant atmosphere! A very unexpected treat. We were introduced to this restaurant by friends and were so impressed by the atmosphere, ambience and great food we have taken others there. Anyone wanting something "extra" other than the usual chain restaurant will be happy they selected The Standard.

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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

I was not expecting that much. Albany is a pleasant but boring place. I was in a mall. A great place to sit (watch the US open). Good food, original dishes. If I was home in Manhattan it would be a $175 dollar dinner in Albany $52 plus tip. I was impressed.

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The service was excellent as soon as we walked in the hostess didn't mind answering our questions before we decided to be seated. The waiter was nice and answered all our questions about what was on the menu. The food was served hot but for some time we wondered what happened to our waiter. He reappeared and all was well.... More 

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New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were a very large party with a reservation. They seated us promptly. There are lots of classics on the menu and some with interesting spins. The appetizers/soups were delicious. The Chicken Tortilla Salad was large, fresh and delicious. The decor in the restaurant is very classy and interesting. The waitress was polite and did a great job ensuring that... More 

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Honeoye Falls, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Standard is somewhat of a chain, but hardly seems so. It is a family restaurant in the Mall, but you feel like you are in a bistro in downtown Albany. Food selection is healthy with vegan options and the beer choices were many. Excellent wait staff.

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Hempstead, New York
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Anytime we visit Albany, we go to the Standard. Every time we try something new. This time my husband could not stop raving about the "buffalo chicken rolls". They were delicious. The service was great as usual. See you next time

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Lincolnville, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went to The Standard with 4 friends on a Saturday night about a year ago. We walked in around 7:45 and they said it would be a 30 minute wait for a table. They handed us a buzzer and we walked around the mall until it went off. We returned, handed them the buzzer, and were told it would be... More 

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Glen Head
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a great place, beautiful decor and seating is comfortable. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and attentive. The menu is all inclusive and the food reasonable priced and the portions were large and so were the drinks. The desert menu is great also. Reservations are a good idea and they have a great bar scene. The food was... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are looking for a nice lunch place to meet a friend, after work drinks with co-workers or a nice quiet dinner with your love, this place hits all of those. Sitting in the bar sipping on a nice glass of wine try the Italian Antipasto - more than enough for two to share and call it a dinner.... More 

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Additional Information about The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
Phone Number: 5184527007
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
Cuisine: American, African, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
  • Public Transportation: Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 5184527007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, African, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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