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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
5184527007
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Ranked #55 of 591 Restaurants in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $35
Hours:
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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Somerset, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We spent Grandparents Day at the Standard tonight. We chose the restaurant because we knew the menu would accommodate a variety of tastes. We had the calamari, sliders and buffalo egg rolls for appetizers. All were excellent. Service was wonderful. I wasn't crazy about my Mahi Mahi. The sauce on the vegetables seemed canned and too sweet. The white rice... More

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SCHENECTADY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stop by the restaurant for a table and was told a 30 minute wait gave my cell umber and continued with some more shopping. Was texted when the table was ready. Promptly seated the service was average but the food is the star. Had the crab cake BLT and my wife had the arugala seafood salad. Very reasonable and nice... More

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Albany, New York, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I went for dinner on a Thursday night. It was half-full and the hostess sat us promptly and our server was attentive and friendly. The food has always been spot on in the past but totally missed the mark on our most recent visit. The bang bang shrimp I had was going to get sent back but... More

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Hempstead, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As a visitor to the Albany area to drop my son off to college we went to the local mall for a nice dinner after a long day. The Standard Restaurant was an absolute great choice. I had the best and biggest Crab cake sandwich ever and my husband raved about the hamburger sliders. I can't wait to go back... More

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CT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had an excellent tomato and mozzarella salad and a very good half roast chicken and smashed potatoes. I always ask for the chicken extra crispy and it was cooked to perfection. The wine selection was good and reasonably priced. Will go back there.

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Kingston
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is the second time my fiancé and I have eaten at the Standard and they never disappoint! The food is delicious and wonderful all the way down to the presentation! The restaurant is always clean and the staff is friendly. We even showed up right before they closed and they were as friendly as if we showed up at... More

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Halifax
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Worse than bad, it was hard to eat the Reuben sandwich, almost made me sick. It would be easy to make a better sandwich with a microwave. The other meal was pasta, again easily done better at home. They are selling a theme , not good good.. First question they ask, is do you want a cocktail, may have made... More

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Albany, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I don't know how I wound up at this place. Oh right. I was at the mall. I've heard it's good. The bread was very good. The app. Steamed dumplings weren't bad, just not a lot of flavor. Wife had sesame crusted tuna. The fish was pink, not red and had no flavor. The "Bang Bang Thai shrimp of Pad... More

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this first trip to The Standard. The decor makes you feel like you walked in to an episode of Mad Men. There is something for everyone on the menu.

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