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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
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Ranked #40 of 591 restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $35
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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135 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Willsboro, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I come to The Standard whenever I travel to Albany. The drinks, food, and ambiance are all top-notch.

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Albany, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner! I had the white sangria and it was a perfect blend of wine and fruit. Then I had the mussels off the appetizer menu and they were delish. The presentation was great as they were served in what looked like a small Dutch oven. The mussels were small and no sand! The portion was large... More

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Albany, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Food is just ok. Service is slow and not very good. Salad was wilted. Pasta with cheese was way too cheesy.

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Troy, New York, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have eaten with friends at The Standard several times. To start off there is always an enticing selection of drink specials available. I enjoyed a white sangria cocktail served inclusive of fresh pears...DELICIOUS. My crabcake BLT was succulent; bacon crisp...crab very fresh and veggies with chilpolte dressing very tasty. I love the large booths as opposed to tables. The... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We travel though the Albany area on occasion and typically stop at a reliable franchise joint. The fact that The Standard was in the mall made us wonder, be we were attracted by the tasteful 50's nightclub styling and decided to give it a shot. The ambiance is sort of 50/60's nightclub with tasteful period styling and comfy booths. The... More

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Amsterdam, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

My husband and I enjoy coming here for a good burger - beef, turkey - they're all good. The sandwiches and soup are good too. I like that the portion sizes are a bit smaller than what you usually get when going out. We've always had good service and good food.

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