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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
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    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
Nice room for a large party

Great atmosphere, huge selection, attentive service, tasty food. A bit of a pleasant surprise for a mall restaurant. We had a big soccer team group with parents and they did many separate checks to make it easy for us. I'd recommend it for good food and service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
mmmguinness
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Scarborough, ME
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Amsterdam NY
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went to The Standard yesterday afternoon and decided to eat out on the patio since it was a nice day. Didn't have to wait long since it was early afternoon. We were seated in a sunny location and asked to be moved to a spot with more shade and were instantly moved to another table along the wall of the... More 

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Troy, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Though set on the site of a major mall, The Standard surprised us with excellent food and ample portions in a fun 50's-60's décor. After appetizers of Lobster Bisque (full of lobster chunks and flavor) and Calamari (delightfully lightly fried with marinara and garlic sauces), we enjoyed Madeira Chicken with asparagus and mashed potatoes, and Pan Seared Scallops on a... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Decor interesting, food edible, dirty bread plates and dirty replacements. Why botber paying these prices at a chain?

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Peru, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The service was fast, the food selection was extensive. The staff knew the menu well. The desserts are HUGH!!! Would go to eat here again

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Scarborough, ME
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great atmosphere, huge selection, attentive service, tasty food. A bit of a pleasant surprise for a mall restaurant. We had a big soccer team group with parents and they did many separate checks to make it easy for us. I'd recommend it for good food and service.

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

What a pleasant atmosphere! A very unexpected treat. We were introduced to this restaurant by friends and were so impressed by the atmosphere, ambience and great food we have taken others there. Anyone wanting something "extra" other than the usual chain restaurant will be happy they selected The Standard.

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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I was not expecting that much. Albany is a pleasant but boring place. I was in a mall. A great place to sit (watch the US open). Good food, original dishes. If I was home in Manhattan it would be a $175 dollar dinner in Albany $52 plus tip. I was impressed.

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New Rochelle, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The service was excellent as soon as we walked in the hostess didn't mind answering our questions before we decided to be seated. The waiter was nice and answered all our questions about what was on the menu. The food was served hot but for some time we wondered what happened to our waiter. He reappeared and all was well.... More 

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New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We were a very large party with a reservation. They seated us promptly. There are lots of classics on the menu and some with interesting spins. The appetizers/soups were delicious. The Chicken Tortilla Salad was large, fresh and delicious. The decor in the restaurant is very classy and interesting. The waitress was polite and did a great job ensuring that... More 

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Honeoye Falls, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Standard is somewhat of a chain, but hardly seems so. It is a family restaurant in the Mall, but you feel like you are in a bistro in downtown Albany. Food selection is healthy with vegan options and the beer choices were many. Excellent wait staff.

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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: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Families with children

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?