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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203-5368
+1 518-452-7007
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1 Crossgates Mall Road, Albany, NY 12203-5368
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Reviewed yesterday

We are foodies, and we are from NYC and know 'good' restaurants. We have been going to The Standard (originally on a recommendation) for the past 4 years due to our son going to college at SUNY Albany. It's is simply a top notch experience....More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Located in Crossgates Mall. Use exit 24 on the Thruway and the Route 20/Western Ave entrance to the mall and make a left. It is right there past and to the right of the bus area. The Standard is a great alternative to the mid-range...More

Thank Fudbutter
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The Standard is that restaurant that you return to over an over again. I visit Albany quite often and whenever I do, I seem to end up there for lunch or dinner. It offers pretty a wide range of food from burgers to seafood. I...More

Thank Rudy845
Reviewed 2 April 2017

My work associates and I always loving going there for cocktails and food. The drinks are always made so well along with the amazing food! Never a disappointment by going there!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Standard restaurant has always been a favorite of mine and my wife. Dinner choices are plenty and always delicious. This restaurant has a great bar area while waiting for a seat.

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

OK food, nice atmosphere especially if you like olden Hollywood of the 1950s or so. In Crossgates Mall.

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I went to this hotel with 3 people from work while we were in the area for business. I got a burger for dinner. It was pretty expensive while being a small burger. My co-worker ordered shrimp scampi and said that it was very bland....More

1  Thank Jalyn T
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place..good service. A bit pricy but the good was good. Good place to take your family, I recommend..

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I've been here a couple times over the last few years and enjoyed it, but I took my husband's aunt here tonight who is visiting from Canada and I was so embarassed to have brought here her, the food was horrible. We ordered fried calamari...More

1  Thank Meg R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The atmosphere is nice and the food was also good. The prices were not exactly cheap but not expensive either. Although there were some cheap eats on the menu. I would go back!

Thank klbc1977
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Jim G
Crossgates mall is huge. Where in the mall is this restaurant located
23 February 2017|
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Response from Momsafreak | Reviewed this property |
Western ave. By Dave and busters
June H
I would like to see your menu. Do you have gluten free offerings and what are they? What is available for diabetic persons?
13 December 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$35
American, Bar, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
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
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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.