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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
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Ranked #58 of 595 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

What I like best about the Standard is the consistent quality of the food. And they have a very large menu. Pastas, steaks, chicken, seafood, sandwiches and salads. If you can't find something to order on their menu, then you don't like food ! One of our favorite starters to share are the roasted vegetables and baked Brie. Decent enough... More

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Clifton Park, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had dinner with my wife tonight and wasn't too pleased with the food that was served. Been here many times before but like a lot of places it seems that they all cut back... increasing the price of their food at the same time decreasing the quality of the food. It's unfortunate because it really was a great place to... More

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Valhalla, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Surrounded by the likes of "Ruby Tuesday's" and "Uno's" - The Standard provides a nice dining option at the busy Crossgates Mall. Seated at a table for three we enjoyed an acceptable dining experience. Entrees ordered included The Arugula Seafood Salad with Grilled Jumbo Shrimp and Bacon-Wrapped Scallops which was tasteful and plentiful. The Cranberry Pecan Salad while also portioned... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Celebrated finding my daughters wedding dress with a glass of champagne and some apps. Food, drinks and service was excellent.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We ended up in this restaurant after a long drive. The receptionist from our hotel did a recommandation for this place. Well, he was so right. This place has a great atmosphere, very trendy and well decorated. The food was so tasty, we loved it. Lots of choice. Wines were good. The music is not to loud, all jazz music.... More

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Hempstead, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Even though we had to wait one hour to be seated it was worth it. The food this time was just as good as the last time. Portions were huge. Atmosphere was great and so were the drinks. Still had no room for dessert. Next time for sure. Try the fried mac and cheese balls. they were delish!

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Conyers, Georgia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While searching for restaurants that we normally frequent, we pulled into a mall parking lot in Albany and there was the Standard, right in front of us. Had to be fate. The Standard has all of the ambiance of an expensive restaurant and the service, selections, prices and quality are all wonderful. Our only regret is that we do not... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

For the most part, restaurants in shopping malls are plebeian at best. The Standard rose above this and provided a good meal in a comfortable, quiet environment. I went with 2 others and we all enjoyed our meals, all tried each other's and everything was really tasty. My only complaint: too much salt, but that's pretty much true in most... More

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York, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Was looking for somewhere nice to go Saturday night, with a bit of life and good food. The Standard met the bill. Was quite busy but got a table in 30 mins (they texted me back so I didn't have to wait around) but in any case I got a seat at the bar for a beer first. Food was... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Was in Albany for work, several people suggested The Standard. Perfect place to end the week. Best meal I have had here. Had the bacon scallop appetizer. Yummy. The short ribs were delish. And the chocolate layer cake was decadent. All in all very satisfying.

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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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