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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

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$$$
American, African, Contemporary
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1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
5184527007
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch visit

My sister and I went this afternoon. This was my first time eating at The Standard. We both had the Chicken Tortilla Salad. Warm bread arrived first...very nice but wish the butter was softened. Salad was delicious and the dressing was spicy but light. The salad was huge and was the lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Delmar, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been here several times. A couple of serve mishaps stand out. Two weeks ago: I get tired of restaurants delivering appetizers 5 minutes before the entree arrives. So I've taken to telling the server "PLEASE do NOT bring our entree's until we've had time to relax and enjoy the appetizer at a leisurely pace." This has seemed to work... More 

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Thank Bill C
Albany, NY
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently a friend and I went here for dinner. We didn't have a reservation so we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly and welcoming. We ordered French onion soup to start then a dinner salad and a burger. The soups arrived promptly and they were delicious. We both got involved watching the football playoff game and didn't... More 

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Thank Elwebby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went this afternoon. This was my first time eating at The Standard. We both had the Chicken Tortilla Salad. Warm bread arrived first...very nice but wish the butter was softened. Salad was delicious and the dressing was spicy but light. The salad was huge and was the lunch portion. We both took nearly half of it... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has been my happy hour go to for the last four years, but not for the drinks although they good but for the santa fe rolls! They have the best appetizers. If you like martinis try the strawberry lemon drop.

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Thank ladinay
Albany, New York
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240 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The food in this restaurant is consistently good but this time we decided to pick up the food to avoid dining with a two month old. The food was good but our burger didn't include the fires. When I called, the restaurant offered to refund $3. Who care about $3? We were surprised by the omission but also by the... More 

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Thank Sheila L
Waterford, New York
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

First time but will go again when at Crossgates. Excellent rare ahi tuna and sliders. Good beer selection.

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Thank Jlztravel
Jackson, Wyoming
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239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We got a referral to The Standard Restaurant and Lounge from a volunteer charity mall worker. Given the setting and the lack luster competition, we went with modest expectations. We ordered two different salads and were both pleased with the quantity, the freshness, and the quality of the ingredients. The service was also surprisingly good. We would recommend this restaurant... More 

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Thank Mmeyernos
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Everything very good. Great environment and service. Apps are great chicken wing style egg rolls are awesome. Steak was great for dinner

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Thank Michael C
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Met up with friends for a lite dinner of appetizers. The first thing that hit me was the smell- it smelled Like a sewage pipe overflowed. Companions murmured - it comes and goes- when I questioned them about the smell. Unfortunately for my nose it came and never went! The decor of The Standard is modern lounge with somewhat communal... More 

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I came here with a group of 6 on a Wednesday night in December. We were made to wait 30 mins for a table, despite there being several suitable tables throughout that period taken by couples. There is nowhere to sit whilst waiting for the table. One of our party then had to wait so long for his meal to... More 

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?