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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203-5368
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Waterford, NY
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107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there with a very large party of about 30 people. Initially it was supposed to be about 20, and the restaurant adapted to our changes and the reluctance of attendees to use booths and staying just at the tables (it was a post-funeral brunch, to give context). Service was super cheery, and even when they were made to... More 

Thank TiffNLuke
Albany, New York
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to say they have come a long way. I went there once before about a year ago, and was not happy with them at all. The food was okay, but the service was bad. Tonight was a total 360 and I was so please with the service and the food. Our waiter was awesome making sure we had... More 

Thank Sean Q
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Standard on more than one occasion, good first time, second time a miss. The Chef seems to be inconsistent with his food prep and cooking. Second occasion the meat was so over cooked you could have used it for a hockey puck.

Thank galanfrank
Yorktown Heights, New York
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

A great menu with a lot of options. The food was prepared perfectly, with a great combination of flavors. It is presented in a beautiful way and the wait staff was extremely helpful.

Thank Joe B
Albany, New York
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We decided to try this place as it was close to home and the reviews were great. I was disappointed. The atmosphere is great and the staff was very pleasant. The food however was inconsistent. We ordered the calamari and it came extremelly overcooked. Felt like rubber bands. The waiter apologized and said they would cook us another order. Well,... More 

1 Thank 68mbl5
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband and myself love to do a family dinner date night. We grab the grand children and their parents and have dinner . It usually is at the Standard Resttauranr andLounge because it is located in our local mall. We love the Standard because we all find something to our differences. My husband likes fancy, I'm a medium of... More 

Thank Maureen Z
Staten Island, New York
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139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great happy hour - ample drink selection and foods. Dirty martinis, buffalo chicken wraps, edamame, and a fantastic tuna tower (from the regular appetizer menu) rounded out our selections. We Left there more than full and then off to shop at the mall. Get there early before all the seats at the bar are gone. I always recommend this... More 

Thank Analia G
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Great food. Reasonably fast service. Drinks are a little pricey but good. Recommend this place for families.

Thank Chris A
Albany, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This restaurant has a great atmosphere. Great service and great food. I would definitely recommend to anybody in the Albany area.

Thank iamforgiven22002
Albany, New York
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329 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Standard offers full dinners, sandwiches, or snacks. The presentation was good and the food tasted great. In particular, the boneless beef ribs were incredible but the simple roasted chicken also was yummy. Service was spotty. I waited a while for a drink refill.

Thank Sheila L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $35
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Crossgates Mall Rd, Albany, NY 12203-5368
  • Public Transportation: Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 5184527007
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?