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“More than Standard” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
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Ranked #24 of 680 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: US$30 - US$35
Cuisines: American, Bar, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Walking Distance from the CDTA Crossgates Mall stop.
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.
Albany, New York
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“More than Standard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had a wonderful dinner! I had the white sangria and it was a perfect blend of wine and fruit. Then I had the mussels off the appetizer menu and they were delish. The presentation was great as they were served in what looked like a small Dutch oven. The mussels were small and no sand! The portion was large and I was pleasantly surprised. The waitress was attentive and kept the water full. My only complaint would be that they did not have a small fork for the mussels!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank akallover232
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English first
Albany, New York
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Loud Crowded and overpiced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Food is just ok. Service is slow and not very good. Salad was wilted. Pasta with cheese was way too cheesy.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Peg9_13
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Troy, New York, United States
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Delicious food...large portions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have eaten with friends at The Standard several times. To start off there is always an enticing selection of drink specials available. I enjoyed a white sangria cocktail served inclusive of fresh pears...DELICIOUS. My crabcake BLT was succulent; bacon crisp...crab very fresh and veggies with chilpolte dressing very tasty. I love the large booths as opposed to tables. The servers are always friendly but not intrusive; they don't hover asking if you are "still working" which annoys me to no end. I highly recommend The Standard to couples, friendly get-togethers; be sure to get there early as it is waiting room only after 7PM.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mary Beth C
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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Who would have guessed in a Mall?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

We travel though the Albany area on occasion and typically stop at a reliable franchise joint. The fact that The Standard was in the mall made us wonder, be we were attracted by the tasteful 50's nightclub styling and decided to give it a shot. The ambiance is sort of 50/60's nightclub with tasteful period styling and comfy booths. The menu is varied on runs from big salads to steaks, seafood and comfort food. I had an "Opera Salad" that was a great mix of greens, fresh peppers, chicken and an excellent vinaigrette. We also had scallops with risotto that was very tasty, excellent scallops, but pretty rich. We also had their southwestern egg rolls which packed a lot of chicken, and were more than enough for two. In fact portions are very generous so unless you are starving, an appetizer with an entree is probably too much. But overall much better than going to Ruby's, interesting decor, not too loud, and a good value for the money. Don't worry about it being in a mall.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank upfrontguitars
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Amsterdam, New York
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good food.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

My husband and I enjoy coming here for a good burger - beef, turkey - they're all good. The sandwiches and soup are good too. I like that the portion sizes are a bit smaller than what you usually get when going out. We've always had good service and good food.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank WillowMoon
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