The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

4.5
1523 reviews
$30 and under
American
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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jeff
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SSFoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BonnieP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

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

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vipKFeats
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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SeanG
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, service was outstanding despite visiting on an extremely busy Saturday evening. A solid four star dining experience.

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vipMagatonia
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent, fresh food, well-prepared, but a bit pricey.

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Cassandra
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service...such a great atmosphere for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Pete
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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ColinM
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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AnthonyV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food...good prices...would recommend to others...

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AnthonyV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food...good prices... overall good experience....

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MaryH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had terrific food and service at this restaurant. Would highly recommend!

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vipSaratoga1
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great service, food and ambience.

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vipPatty
Chicago
87 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

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

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Ernesto
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent American cuisine. Love their French Onion Soup! I think that it is one of the best.

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vipNanette
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Collins, our waiter, was outstanding! The food was excellent and we enjoyed the atmosphere and vibe.

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RachaelV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Service was good. Beautiful restaurant.

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vipTinaC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

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Deborah
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The scallop dish was delicious. I was pleasantly surprised by the large portion size. Our waiter Victor was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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ParrotHead
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

NYE Fun Yearly ritual :-)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall1food5service2ambience4

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.

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DianeD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy The Standard. A great menu and good service.

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vipMillieW
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

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.

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vipV12I34P56
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Nancy
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food was much too salty to eat. We had several different dishes and all except the steak were much too salty to eat

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bizorpleas
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place favorite restaurant

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it here every time! Gorgeous inside!

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RonaldV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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EricaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Standard is always so good! One of my favorite spots in Albany.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brittany (not 100% sure of spelling) was our waitress. She was funny and responsive and we had a great time.

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KevinV
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of my top five the city. excellent service, outstanding food, large menu.

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RalphC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Excellent service and quick seating.

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Edward
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good place to go. The prime rib was great and the service was excellent.

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JamesV
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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The Standard Restaurant & Lounge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 452-7007.

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 1523 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 bookings at the moment.

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