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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Contemporary
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1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203
+1 518-452-7007
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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Peru, New York, United States
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173 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were warmly greeted. Very attentive, cheerful service by our server, Michelle. Nice variety on the menu. Our first time here but it won't be our last!

Thank Michael B
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Standard is an excellent place to grab some good food. I have been here many times, and each time has been exceptional in terms of food an service. There is a bar with seating if you'd prefer to just stop in for some appetizers and drinks. You generally don't need to make a reservation to dine here but you... More 

Thank Cody T
Albany, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there as a party for a retiree, I was very impressed with the decor, clientele and really enjoyed their food. I will be back.

Thank KEF201
Albany, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a shopping mall. Food was good,but not great.Convenient at the end of a shopping day to relax. Informal bar.

Thank rfalteri
Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to try The Standard after reading so many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. When we arrived, the restaurant seemed like a popular spot and was quite busy, especially for 9:30 p.m. Our experience got off to a bad start, however, with a very disinterested hostess, who didn't even let me finish saying "We have a reservation... More 

Thank Sarah T
Cohoes, New York
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I went here Saturday night on a double date. I made reservations on Opentable a couple of hours before hand. When we got there it was super busy so we were glad we had made reservations before hand. It only took about 10 minutes for our table to be ready. We were seated in the back room and it was... More 

Thank wanderlust0914
Albany, NY, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Upscale and diverse menu for a mall restaurant. Good food and service. Being in Crossgates Mall means easy to find and easy parking. Convenient location for much of the area.

Thank David H
Speculator, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

My sister, daughter and I ate at Standard before a show and it was excellent! The food was terrific and the service great. Would definitely return!

Thank Bonnie P
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I went there for the first time for my 22 wedding anniversary, it won't be our last. The Standard is in the Crossgates Mall but don't let this fact convince you that it is not fine dining. We were seated quickly and our waiter was extremely attentive. We had the sampler appetizer plate which my hubbie and I agree was... More 

Thank Cathy C
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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382 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went for dinner while travelling. We got the coconut shrimp appetizer, huge shrimp and delicious for 2. Decided to share the delicious farfalle pasta with chicken, pancetta & mushroom sauce. It was such a huge portion we took the leftovers and had it a second night! Service slow but friendly & she apologized.

Thank AnnC576

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $35
American, Bar, Contemporary
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
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 Road, Albany, NY 12203
  • Public Transportation: Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-452-7007
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?