The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
As always great service, food and ambience.
The restaurant was fairly empty. Waited about 15 min for the waitress to get my drink order. 30 min for a salad. No refill on my drink was offered. I have been here many times and this is not typical
Excellent American cuisine. Love their French Onion Soup! I think that it is one of the best.
Collins, our waiter, was outstanding! The food was excellent and we enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe.
Food was great. Service was good. Beautiful restaurant.
Normally, we enjoy dining at The Standard very much. We have eaten there on numerous occasions, pretty much ever since they opened. They normally have good food and a reasonably priced wine list.
However, our most recent dinner there definitely rated 'mixed reviews'. They were completely out of our favorite appetizer (on a weekday, not a holiday or weekend, and early in the evening). So we didn't get an appetizer - OK, we could live with that, although disappointed.
I had the barbecue spare ribs -- they are always falling-off-the-bone tender, although the barbecue sauce they use is rather pedestrian. This was accompanied by a huge portion of sweet potato fries, and a couple of tiny metal cups of cole slaw (processed to a textureless mush) and a mystery liquid which I guess was their idea of apple sauce. So, OK to that also, since I was primarily interested in the ribs.
My husband ordered the peppercorn filet mignon, medium rare. What he got was a medium-edging-up- to-medium-well done steak, placed on a crouton floating in a puddle of gravy, and with a slightly charred piece of toast balanced on top. And not a peppercorn in sight. The waitress took it back to the kitchen, where they apparently just tossed a handful of cracked pepper on top, and that was supposed to fix the problem. So his steak was a major disappointment. Dry, overdone, and poorly prepared.
Finally, when we got our check, the price for the steak was overpriced $2 above what was on the printed menu (I checked, at the reception desk, on the way out). We didn't make an issue of it, and tipped our waitress properly on the bill as presented, but we will be somewhat less inclined to dine there regularly any more.
I wish I could be more positive about our experience, since they have been good on most previous visits.
The scallop dish was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the large portion size. Our waiter Victor was very nice.
I’ve honestly never had a bad experience at The Standard. Last night’s New Year’s Eve dinner was no exception. Actually, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Beef carpaccio and sea scallops entree. Crime brûlée duo was missing true sugar ‘crack’ but tasted great nonetheless. So yummy!
NYE Fun Yearly ritual :-)
Pria and Alexis has been helpful in making sure my folks enjoyed their post Christmas lunch treat. It’s hard living far away from them and I thank the staff of The Standard for ensuring they were attended to and had no problems! This is one of my parents’ fave
resto and will definitely be back :) Thank you!
We were a party of 6 celebrating a birthday. 2 of our party had eaten earlier and ordered just a dessert. The waitress was informed the other 4 would not be getting dessert and if they could be served with our entrees.
When our food was served 3 of us received food, 3 did not. The two desserts were included in those without food. It took about 15 minutes to flag down an employee who then got our waitress. She went to check and there was a mix up in the kitchen. Another 20 minutes and out came the missing desserts and a cheeseburger. The cheeseburger was not the missing entree however. After another 5 minutes the correct entree arrived. While the food was good three of us ate room temperature meals after waiting for everyone else.
As mentioned earlier the waitress was missing for a period of time. This also led to dirty plates from appetizers and drinks being left on the table for longer than I'd expect and very few beverage refills, 4 of us never got a water refill throughout the meal.
I like the standard and have gone quite a bit. Hopwfully this was just a very off night.
We always enjoy The Standard. A great menu and good service.
Our dinner started out nicely with requested seating, attentive service and drinks. We ordered and the food came promptly. My husband's chicken fajita salad had dressing on it that was too vinegary. The rest of the meals were good. What put a damper on the evening was the loudness of the music. It started out fine but about 1/2 hour after we sat down, it suddenly got louder - too loud. It was so loud we were distracted and it impacted our conversation. Not acceptable and annoying.
We both had salads which were very good and fresh... our server was very nice, only once or twice did we need to ask or remind... overall we were happy... we’ll be back.
The food was much too salty to eat. We had several different dishes and all except the steak were much too salty to eat
Very nice food and friendly service. Steak and chicken delicious. Charcuterie was plentiful but bland - needs some sauces/spreads. Service was fine, although courses were rushed instead of waiting until we were done with salad and apps.
Food was great, everything arrived hot and was very tasty. Our server, Elana, was perfect, checking in with us every now and then. The only downside was the cost but we could have slimmed that down by not having an appetizer and a martini. Will surely go back!
Love it here every time! Gorgeous inside!
StAFF WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND EFFICIENT-THE MENU WAS FINE AND COCKTAILS ALSO VERY NICE- A VERY COMFORTABLE AND FUN EVENING WAS HAD BY OUR PARTY AND WE WILL RETURN
The Standard is always so good! One of my favorite spots in Albany.
Brittany (not 100% sure of spelling) was our waitress. She was funny and responsive and we had a great time.
one of my top five the city. excellent service, outstanding food, large menu.
Great food and drink. Excellent service and quick seating.
Always a good place to go. The prime rib was great and the service was excellent.
When first entering the restaurant my wife and I needed to use the bathrooms. We both agreed the bathrooms were filthy. The table we sat at was not that clean. The floor needed to be cleaned. We almost got up and left but we stayed only because of the late hour and we were hungry. Overall the food wasn’t bad with the exception of my appetizer. I ordered the mussels. They were some of the worst quality mussels I ever had. They were extra small and over cooked to the point where they wouldn’t detach from the shell. The restaurant was loud with kids playing games and watching cartoons on their portable devices. Overall bad experience.
Our second visit to The Standard and will return again. Food was again excellent, great menu. Service also was fantastic. Great ambiance.
I’ve been to your establishment many times & each visit has been great, i don’t travel to the mall very often and when i so i make it a plan to enjoy a meal and a couple of cocktails..thank you!
Good experience! We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food.
So I've been there once on a date and it was a wonderful we were celebrating my boyfriend graduating from college. I decided to go back by myself I ordered the clams they were wonderful and I ordered the ribeye steak. I had steak there before it was out-of-this-world. When I ordered the steak this time it was not that good. It was not them, I believe it was the way that I ordered it. I told them that and they completely took it off my bill and that was so awesome of them so I left the waitress a $10 tip my bill was only $22. That is the only reason why I I am giving it a four-star review.
Large portions, flavorful food, fantastic cocktails, all with good service and a comfortable dining room. Pleasantly surprised by how reasonable the final check was.
As always, the best!
Everything was excellent except the cocktails were not well made. my Manhattan had no vermouth.
The music made it loud and the food was very salty the waitress could have been more attentive as there were very few other patrons.
Victoria is excellent worker
Our party didn't care for the traveling card player/magician in the room. He performed at a table next to us for at least 20 minutes, if not more. The waiter brought us the wrong wine and never changed the bill so I don't know if I ended up paying more for the proper glass or not. Our server was a bit slow getting back to us, but he may have been stretched thin between the bar seating and the regular dining room. The food was very good. The 5 of us in the party will definitely return and do recommend The Standard to others.
The service was top notch. Our server was very attentive and courteous. We had a lovely anniversary dinner.
Wonderful place for our anniversary celebration. Everything was just perfect.
The restaurant was cute, the food was over priced for the quality, and the service was horrible. We sat outside because it was beautiful outside as suggested by the hostess after that we seem to have been forgotten about. I finally was able to get the check then the waitress never came back to run my credit card. We had to go inside to ask the hostess to pay our check which is awkward and annoying.
The Standard is always the go to place to go either with family & friends to be assured of a great time.
My bf and I enjoyed a great meal, and our waiter was attentive, fun and knowledgeable. Unfortunately I have forgotten his name because of the events at the end of our meal. My bf fainted and fell when he got up from the table, and the staff assisted immediately to help him and to see if further medical help might be needed. Fortunately he was ok- a little wobbly & woozy, but we made it home ok. In the aftermath I have forgotten our waiter’s name, but he was great and treated us kindly. We appreciated the attention all around us! Thank you and all is well.