Standard Restaurant and Lounge The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge

Crossgates Mall
1 Crossgates Mall Rd. (I-87 & Western Ave.)
Albany, NY 12203
Cuisine: American
A retro-snazzy shopping mall spot crafted to appeal to modern foodies and those seeking a taste of Hollywood's Golden Age.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


The Standard Restaurant & Lounge, Albany, NY

The Standard Restaurant & Lounge Restaurant Review:

Patrons sink into comfortable leather banquettes under period lighting and huge blowups of film glitterati---Frank, Bogie, the Hepburns, Niven, Marilyn and more. Drink possibilities are wide-ranging: a wine list that offers 36 wines by the glass, a beer menu with ten labels on draft, a spirits list that wraps itself around several eras with everything from a Side Car to a Tom Collins to kitschy martinis. Food is handled more deftly than one might expect from such a broad menu---hearty fare such as Colorado lamb porterhouse chops and filet mignon with bacon and a horseradish crust, lighter items like an arugula seafood salad with shrimp, scallops and shaved Parmesan. In between are the expected burgers, clubs and pulled pork, plus miso-glazed sea bass and seared sea scallops with mushroom risotto and sautéed spinach. Look into the warm donuts with bananas Foster or classic New York cheesecake.

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