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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
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Ranked #66 of 602 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
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

You don't expect to find a nice restaurant in a mall. But this place is great. 4th time eating here, never been disappointed. Burgers are great, filet mignon was cooked perfectly and delicious, crab cakes were tender and crisp. Service was fantastic, our waitress, Holana (spelling) was so helpful and sweet. Convenient, reasonably priced, check it out.

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I've had lunches and dinners at The Standard and had very good experiences with whatever we were served. I especially enjoy the salads I've had for lunch. Very tasty. We were there for New Year's Eve. The service was a bit slow but, considering the night, I have no complaints. I would recommend The Standard to friends.

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Clifton Park, New York
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112 reviews 112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have given this restaurant rave reviews in the past but I am sad to say that I recently had (my first) terrible experience at the Standard. Usually I've raved about this restaurant's consistency in it's food but I don't know if it's under new management or if they've switched their food suppliers or what. When my fiance and I... More 

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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Starting off heading to a franchise restaurant but quickly discovered the Standard. Once we walked in the decor caught my attention. Once I took a look at the menu and saw the variety of foods, I decided it was the place we wanted to eat. Everything from the appetizers to the Sandust Martini was a win. The menu selection was... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place could be great but is missing the finishing touches. A 45 minute wait during the December Holiday rush was expected, the text message when our table was ready was a plus. A menu that was physically worn and didn't feel all that clean started things off rough although the food selection is great. Drinks were reasonable and the... More 

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Albany, NY
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91 reviews 91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Second time attending with a group for same experience....for party of approx 24 they put one server on..felt horrible for her....35 min to get ice tea, food finally served after an hour and all mash potatoes rice asparagus and salmon was stone cold. I will say I returned my fish and the second was hot and great...its a good non... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Standard is always a nice experience for us. We have been there a few times and it has never disappointed. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. They also have a nice wine list and a very nice bar. We have never had much of a wait time, even on weekends since we don't mind sitting at the... More 

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westborough MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The Standard is attached to the mall. However, that's all that categorizes it as a mall location. It's not a chain and its not fast food. It's a step back in time to a pleasant atmosphere, good service, a varied selection and good food. There is a bar that you can sit at or booths that offer more privacy. The... More 

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Albany, NY
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just love this place. There are choices for everyone on the menu and it's all delicious! My favorite is the seafood arugula salad. The calamari is the best in this area. My only complaint is the lack of attention and service in the dining room. I've had much better service at the bar.

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

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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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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