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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
Today
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Easter dinner

Decided to ho out for dinner on Easter Sunday. Was pleasantly surprised that the restaurant was not busy. My his and had the prime rib special, my daughter had the chicken pram & I had the Mac & cheese. All were good & we had plenty of leftovers. Service was good. I had the stardust martini which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
norgala
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Colonie, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colonie, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Decided to ho out for dinner on Easter Sunday. Was pleasantly surprised that the restaurant was not busy. My his and had the prime rib special, my daughter had the chicken pram & I had the Mac & cheese. All were good & we had plenty of leftovers. Service was good. I had the stardust martini which was nice.

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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The Standard manages to focus both on fun and food quality without neglecting either. This is unusual in my experience. The 1950s decor and period celebrity photos is enjoyable, humorous and even somewhat educational. The food is great and the service also great. My favorite is Lobster Bique and Parmesan Encrusted Chicken.

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dutchess county, ny
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I haven't been to the Crossgates Mall in quite some time. My daughter and I were looking for a place to eat and couldn't agree on one. We happened to notice almost tucked away in a corner of the mall was The Standard. It was a nice surprise. It had a nice atmosphere, nice décor, super friendly service. Our entrees... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I don't generally "do" Mall restaurants or restaurants that have multiple locations, but we were a group of 4 friends that wanted to have a good meal in pleasant surroundings and one of the group had eaten there and liked it very much. It was one of the few meals I have eaten in a restaurant in the Albany area... More 

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Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

fantastic happy hour and crab cakes! Simply the best! Great price and a wonderful menu at this family friendly restaurant.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Me and husband love to come here for a nice relaxing atmosphere and great food consistently. We love the calamari appetizer and I love the salads. The salmon is excellent. And for dessert try the bananas foster with doughnuts! Wow!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

In the mall, of all places, this place rocks -- food, service, everything. I rate it among the very best in the Capital Region. We've eaten there three times, and each time it's been excellent.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We got stuck in ALB when our flight was canceled so we hit Open Table for a restaurant recommendation. The Standard came up first so we headed there and were on the verge of turning around when we realized it was in a mall. Glad we didn't. Food, atmosphere and service were great. We lingered over dessert- decadently good.

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Niskayuna
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Featuring a fun old hollywood atmosphere, this is an enjoyable place to sit and eat in the mall. They have a large menu but I feel the prices for apps and dinners are a little on the high side. The food was good but nothing spectacular. Service was enjoyable. Overall a pleasant experience but not sure if we will return... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here quite a few times and have yet to be disappointed. We often have a couple grandchildren with us and they are great with the kids. Reasonable prices and excellent dinner salads. Recommended.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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