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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, African, Contemporary
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1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
5184527007
Today
11:00 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
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great place- couldn't believe it was in a Mall

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Alicedc
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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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 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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Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

the service is alway great. I have never had a bad meal, and it is quite affordable. The buffalo rolls are delicious.

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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This restaurant is part of the Crossgates Mall. When you 1st walk in, you may think it's a chain restaurant but it's not. There's a large bar area where you can dine as well as a separate dining room. The decor is interesting with a Hollywood theme with large 50s/60s photos on the walls of stars like Sophia Loren, Audrey... More 

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Connecticut
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?