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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
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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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Albany, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was excited to go to the standard for valentines day, we always have great wine and appetizers so we thought we would try dinner! We had a reservation and had to wait; then couples with later reservations were taken first. We both ordered pasta dishes and neither of them had absolutely any taste! I couldn't put enough salt and pepper... More 

Thank sjr2121
Albany, New York
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

For a first visit we had great food and service. It was early but were seated right away. Our server was friendly and our food came out promptly and hot. We had the scallops wrapped in bacon which were tasty and tender. The coconut shrimp lollipops were crispy with a nice sweet chili sauce but difficult and messy to eat.... More 

Thank Chiquis926
Albany, New York, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Their food is really good,and their bread is the best around.We had a group of about 25 and they gave us a separate room,which was away from the big busy dining room and the busy bar.We had a smaller menu so it would be easier for the chef;s and the waitresses to serve us.They were even willing to give us... More 

Thank Michelle B
Albany, New York
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

I enjoy bringing clients to The Standard for lunch because it is clean, they serve good American food and you are able to carry on a conversation. It is not your typical mall restaurant.

Thank Lintonaire
Springfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Went here today for the first time & most definitely the last time. Overall feeling we got of the staff, service & food seems to be that no one cares - you would almost think they'd all been given word the place was in its final week of operation or something like that. A runner dropped off soup on the... More 

Thank bdodge1
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

This has become our go to spot to meet friends for drinks and conversations. The atmosphere is fifties retro. The food selection is very mainstream. Southwest egg rolls, bang bang Thai shrimp. Kind of reminded me of Chili's food-wise. Same price range but with a little more diversity. They were very kind to let us commandeer a table for hours.... More 

Thank Pentaburks
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We have eaten here a few times before and found the food generally good and service acceptable. This time the server who brought our entrees never returned with a side dish. No one returned to our table until I stopped a manager walking by, after we were done. We received a mumbled apology. Might've also been a free drink or... More 

Thank MGH_7
Peru, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 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 November 14, 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

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

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?