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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
Closed 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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mike & Friends Dinner

This is a great place, beautiful decor and seating is comfortable. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and attentive. The menu is all inclusive and the food reasonable priced and the portions were large and so were the drinks. The desert menu is great also. Reservations are a good idea and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Michael M
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Glen Head
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lincolnville, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went to The Standard with 4 friends on a Saturday night about a year ago. We walked in around 7:45 and they said it would be a 30 minute wait for a table. They handed us a buzzer and we walked around the mall until it went off. We returned, handed them the buzzer, and were told it would be... More 

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Glen Head
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is a great place, beautiful decor and seating is comfortable. The wait staff is friendly, efficient and attentive. The menu is all inclusive and the food reasonable priced and the portions were large and so were the drinks. The desert menu is great also. Reservations are a good idea and they have a great bar scene. The food was... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are looking for a nice lunch place to meet a friend, after work drinks with co-workers or a nice quiet dinner with your love, this place hits all of those. Sitting in the bar sipping on a nice glass of wine try the Italian Antipasto - more than enough for two to share and call it a dinner.... More 

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Colonie, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic

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?