The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
“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.
Filet Mignon Carpaccio
Thinly sliced raw filet mignon topped with arugula, black olives and coach farms goat cheese and shaved parmesan
Sautéed with roasted garlic, white wine, olive oil, fresh basil, diced tomatoes and parsley. Served with angel hair pasta
Excellent wait staff, very attentive and personable.
Beautiful restaurant with good service. Unfortunately my Filet Oscar was overcooked, ordered medium, got well done, should have returned, but also should have been cooked correctly, especially for the price. The food is good otherwise.
Not the best night. We were not given the server we requested even though he was working. The beer I ordered was out and the second beer I ordered was out as well so I gave up and had water. The French onion soup was good but the crab cakes and shrimp scampi were uninspired. The final straw was they were out of the brownie and ice cream dessert. “We ran out.” Our reservation was for 6:15, not 9:15.
Birthday , celebrating, very pleasant
They were out of a few items and didn’t know that at time of taking our order but when it didn’t show up with dinner they then told us..
Steak arrived cold but was tasty. It might be related to the difficulty to find staff.
Excellent menu, healthy meals. Service (Jamie T) was outstanding, attentive but not overbearing. Reservation process was easy and efficient.
I always come here, but maybe it was an off night. My husband ordered soup and never got it. My friend ordered a salad that was missing ingredients. When we did see the manager he said that she didn’t even receive the salad she’d ordered. We had to ask for water several times. We never got bread. I felt the waiter wanted to be elsewhere.
Disappointed with the food and the service. The ambiance is nice!
The food was good. They were out of many things including wine and asparagus but we were given other options so it worked out. Our waitress was very accommodating. Overall it was packed, the busiest we had seen since Covid. Glad to see the restaurant doing well.
Mediocre experience at best. Service was subpar between trying to get necessary items for our party of 4 and the bar (the bar was the biggest miss, we couldn't even get a beer for A WHOLE HOUR but it still ended up on our check even after we told server we would do without it) which was a common 'sorry for the delay' given to many tables around us. Drinks when they finally arrived were decent but nothing memorable (skip the Stardust blue drink tasting like cleaner and get the strawberry lemon drop). Food portions were great but left 3 of 4 of us underwhelmed. Appetizer sampler was good for 4 to share, buffalo chicken roll was flavorful but still had some kind of off taste like it had been frozen. Decor was tasteful and interesting but dust was noticeable on lights and other areas above and cleaning or lack there of was noticeable on our table and others around us near light fixtures on the wall. Overall it worked for our group before going to funny bone but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again or recommend anyone unless looking for a trip to the mall and dinner in one stop
Everything was excellent. Great cocktails, delicious food, relaxing ambiance. The service was top notch.
The abbreviated menu was fine - but the significantly lower quality food was quite a surprise. I also didn't appreciate the server clearing our plates that were at least still half full (and no offer of a to-go box). Service was rushed. Other patrons were very loud. I won't be in any hurry to go back.
I met 3 lady friends for dinner and we had a very enjoyable experience. Our waitress was great, I can’t remember her name. We tried some of the fall drinks; the pumpkin pie martini was delicious! We all enjoyed our meals, did not feel rushed and she gave us separate checks at our request.
I was disappointed that they cut the scallops instead of leaving them whole.
Upon making reservations, I requested 2 glasses of champagne be ready at our table (for our anniversary). No champagne at table nor offered once sat down. My wife’s meal was a bit tasteless, needed seasoning or maybe something was missing from it(?). Wasn’t a horrible experience but will most likely not return.
It was our 40 anniversary, I had the ribs, they were meaty and delicious.
Food was underwhelming and cold when it came out .
My food and the service was excellent. I gave it a 4 because the food we ordered was not so great. The chicken tenders were tough and did not taste very good. Our server was OUTSTANDING!!!!
Service was good, main dishes were ok, desserts were awful.
Great night out
Normally I don’t write negative reviews, but I was so disappointed with what has happened to this restaurant I wanted someone else to benefit before going there with friends or family.
I have been going to The Standard Restaurant for years, but haven’t been since the pandemic. Brought my family thinking it was going to be a wonderful evening with great food! Unfortunately, it was not. The service was under par…had to ask multiple times for basic things at the table, plates were never cleared, water was not refilled, dinner arrived at the table before we finished the salads, and their new thing is that they don’t mix the Caesar salad…dressing comes on the side. The other salads: Greek, Beat and Goat Cheese salad arrived with dressing on the side which was ok.
The entrees arrived: we had 3x Shrimp Scampi’s which were barely warm, had absolutely no taste and the shrimp were tough. The beef short ribs were good. The Bang Bang Shrimp, which says it is spicy was not and really didn’t have flavor. The filet arrived with the Horseradish burned (black) on top. I asked what that was and my guest told me. When the waitress came over I told her that the topping was burnt and the burnt taste came through. She apologized and said they would redo. When she returned to the table with the “new” filet it was the same piece of meet, still missing a slice and a new topping. Never, have I been to a restaurant that has done this! Very disappointed with one of my favorite restaurants in Albany.
BTW, you are probably wondering if I spoke to a manager and the answer is yes, but he seemed agitated that I would say anything to him. No help, no customer service.
We have hade the same server the last three times we have dine at Standard, he is a delightful young man. He adds so much to our enjoyment of the meal and he is always courteous and attentive to the needs of everyone at the table.
Great meals for a reasonable price!
Server Garrett was attentive and courteous. Veggie Burger was very good, not a pre-made item, but made fresh in restaurant. Beer had a slight vinegar taste from draft. Steamed dumplings were very good, and adequate portion for an appetizer.
Excellent food and very accommodating waiter
Large portions. Great service and excellent food. Lots of variety including the bar menu. Best crab cake sandwich in Capital District!
Great restaurant for special occasions. Set up of rooms make for nice private dining. This was a repeat visit and we have always had great service and food.
Lisa our server was Very helpful in accommodating one of our party who had some food allergies and needed some food prepared a certain way. The food, as we have come to know it, is consistently good.
We have been there multiple times and always had excellent service until friday night. our waiter colin or collins was terrible. no personality and apparently two ladies came in who must be something with the community as this waiter and two others made conversation with them. He kept asking them if they needed anything. We are paying customers as well and everyone should be treated the same. its a higher class place and for the money we are paying for our food we should have had more respect. our waiter we had to tell him we were ready to order. he never came to ask how our dinner was and never asked if we wanted dessert or anything else. he should not be working there. He was rude to my friend as he said something and she asked him to repeat himself as she didnt know if he was talking to us and he rudely told her he was talking to the ladies behind us. they totally got his attention and he was the worse waiter we ever had. we never had anyone so rude as him. The food was good as always but not sure we want to go back with how disrespectful and rude he was. afraid of getting him as a waiter again. also a tip is for exceptional service. He got squat because he was not worthy
he needs people skills. i would only recommend The Standard due to the exceptional waiters and waitresses in the past times and the food is fantastic. Since we had an awful experience. if this was my first time i wouldnt go back. Since ive been before I will try one more time but we shall see
Server was not really attentive, I got the seafood salad, wasn’t the greatest, not enough dressing and hardly any cheese. Had to ask for more. My son got kids filet and asked server for it to be a little pink, came back overdone, my husband got bang bang shrimp and was underwhelmed. Just not impressed with whole experience.
Excellent food, service was outstanding despite visiting on an extremely busy Saturday evening. A solid four star dining experience.
Excellent, fresh food, well-prepared, but a bit pricey.
Loved the character of the restaurant. It was a little to cold, so make sure you have a sweater or wrap. The portion size is enough for 2 to share. The server Olivia was really nice and attentive, 😳well as much as she could on Valentine's night. Drinks were made with real alcohol 👍🏾. Wished there was more booth seating for privacy. 6Overall go, and you won't be disappointed.
Excellent food and service...such a great atmosphere for a date night!
Valentine’s Day dinner but overall a wonderful experience. Restaurant was clean, staff was friendly and food was amazing. Can’t wait to go again!
Food was very good. Two filet mignons cooked perfectly. Service was a little slow, but there was a party seated next to us (three people), and the servers kept on top of us with drinks and apologies. They comped us the sodas we ordered. The servers were absolutely wonderful.
I brought my girlfriend the other night for her birthday dinner. Our overall experience here was easily a 10/10. The Hollywood Theme interior is beautiful and the Staff Members were extremely professional. Our waitress, Destiny, was quick and made sure our food/drinks were at our table as soon as possible. For dessert, she recommended the Hot Doughnuts with Ice Cream and Banana Foster which turned out to be the best dessert we’ve ever had at a restaurant. For our meal, I had the Parm Crusted Chicken and she ordered the Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon. Both dishes were spectacular! We would absolutely recommend The Standard to friends and we will definitely be coming back soon!
Good food...good prices...would recommend to others...
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 452-7007.
The Standard Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 1432 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.