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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$American, ,
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203-5368
+1 518-452-7007
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“thai shrimp” (6 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203-5368
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite Albany restaurants that gives a big city atmosphere, or Las Vegas nightlife, when it was fun. The staff is spot on; however, there is sometimes a communication lag between the servers and the runners, but not so bad as...More

Thank iamrem3
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great place attached to the mall. Not your typical mall restaurant. More upscale and friendly. Food was excellent. Martinis, bellinis and wine were at treat. Treat yourself and go there.

Thank Goyito W
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This trip was the 3 rd time , my wife and I ate here . The food is always great and plentiful. I have a weakness for meatloaf and I've had it 2x's there and it's Great . Just a great , consistent , friendly...More

Thank diverdoc2014
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I like the ambience here. I found the staff friendly. The food portions are huge! But I enjoyed the food.

Thank houseofhallam
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My partner and I came across The Standard while looking for a comfortable lunch venue. We were attracted by the appealing menu and decor. We shared Pete's surprise (a dish with half a chicken salad sandwich, cup of seafood soup and a small Caesar salad)...More

Thank BacktoNZ
Reviewed 16 July 2017

While in the Albany area with our friends and watching their grandson play baseball, we needed to find dinner. Looking through "Maps" app, we located Standards". Not expecting much above a "standard", we were very surprised. Great drinks, various excellent food choices and a super...More

Thank Goyito W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Family went for lunch. I personally enjoyed the bread that came out, with butter - maybe should have asked for olive oil and balsamic. We shared the bruschetta and the appetizer sampler. The bruschetta was nice, the appetizer sampler nothing special - 3 different types...More

Thank Mmmquigs
Reviewed 10 July 2017

July 3rd, 8:30 pm. Went in and the hostess seated us in a booth. There were no other diners in the room. Three people at the bar. After 12 minutes when NOBODY came to our table after three waitstaff looked at us and passed by...More

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

My wife absolutely loves this place and requested to spend her birthday dinner here. We both recommend their mac and cheese! It's got the perfect amount for the right price!

Thank William J
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Standard used to be one of my favorite restaurants with predictably great food and drinks. What happened? My martini was served in a warm glass. There were stacks of dirty dishes on the floor behind the bar. Barmaid was slow. Host wouldn't seat us even...More

Thank Ursula I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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 12203-5368
  • 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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