Great restaurant..will come back!!!
We were celebrating my daughter's birthday. We had two families with 4 children 8months 2, 2 1/2 and 5 years old. The waitress was quick to bring kid appetizers, grapes and bread immediately to the little ones, which they enjoyed very much. She also brought coloring sheets and colors which were great for the kids. The food was delicious, and everyone enjoyed their meals. Even though we weren't able to order mashed potatoes, the french fries and rice we ordered in lieu of that were delicious. The fries appeared to be freshly cut & fried and were delightful. The location is good for each of our families. We ate at Stanfords on Christmas Day eve, & the restaurant gave us a $20 gift card, we decided to use it for our birthday dinner.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great happy hour atmosphere as its lively and fun. Great service from the staff. The food itself is just OK. Mostly fried goods and standard fares. Nothing really stood out. Prices are also OK for happy hours as nothing is really "cheap". The day we went, all the fried food came out dark, they really need to change the fry oil as its really old.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our group went for a business
Our group went for a business lunch. and while the food is really great, time is really an essence and we weren't able to really enjoy the food and had to skip dessert because we all need to go back to work. But I really like the restaurant and still enjoy going there with my family.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
As everytime, the staff are
As everytime, the staff are the best ingrediant in a quality lunch meeting.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The day I went the place was
The day I went the place was packed for lunch. The hostess did not seem overly friendly and could have done a better job greeting people and making them feel appreciated. The table service was fine and the food was solid.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a party of 8 for dinner
We had a party of 8 for dinner and overall it was a good experience. The menu had sufficient variety to suit everyone and the food was well prepared. Service was great. The wines that were available by the glass are spendy and I would pass on those next time. I appreciate good wine but not with kind of markup. The side of seasonal roasted vegetables consisted primarily of brussel sprouts, diced carrots, and another diced root vegetable (turnip? rutabega?) Given that green beans, asparagus, brocoli etc are in season I would have expected something more like that on the menu for late March. I had wild salmon and the waiter advised in advance that they served it medium rare and it was perfectly done.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went there on a weeknight
Went there on a weeknight for a birthday celebration. It was not busy. Food, service and ambiance were good. Bar is also nice. It seemed a little expensive for a chain, but I guess prices have gone up everywhere. They kindly provided a complimentary creme brulée with a candle for the birthday person without being asked, once they were told it was a birthday party.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place for a decent meal
Stanford's is fine, and a decent value for most things. It's not as quiet as some would expect of restaurants of this type--closer to a family buffet level, maybe--but when you're looking for something around Northgate with decent quality and good variety, Stanford's is likely to fit.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch before the movies
A group of 4 of us had tickets for a film and met beforehand at Stanford's for lunch. We explained the situation to our very friendly and competent waitress . She got us fed and on our way in time. She menu was varied enough that each of the four of cuts could find something that met our dietary requirements and that we enjoyed. I thought the salmon salad was exceptional.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have enjoyed other Stanford's
Have enjoyed other Stanford's restaurant and this one measures up to my previous satisfaction
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Northgate Eatery
Fantastic menu and waitstaff...wish the food would arrive just a little faster, but overall a really great dining experience as usual!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always like Stanfords.
We always like Stanfords. The food is excellent,
With prompt and courteous service.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, good service, good price
We had excellent food, very cordial waiter, and reasonable prices.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was well prepared. Service was great. I recommend this restaurant for anything from a casual night out to a special occasion. You won't be disappointed!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place to Dine
Have dined here several times now and loved each time. Never got bad service and always got good food. We choose this place when in the neighborhood and meeting friends. Brought my 3 yo nephew and the waiter brought him some fruit and bread for the appetizer. What a great experience. With this type of experience I will continue dining here.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second trip to
This was our second trip to Stanfords and we had a wonderrul dinning experience once again. Our first time was great and didn't know if it could be duplicated but once again found everything to be superb for our special evening.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four Friends Gathered For a Quarterly Lunch Together. Parties Drove from Gig Harbor, Olympia, Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.
Online Reservation Process a Breeze! Table Choice Let To Us and Was Near Windows With Extra Light. Very Accommodating Dining Staff and Hostess. Food Was Awesome ~ Three Different Lunch Entrees Selected. Everyone Was Happy With Choices and Service. Going Back With Different Friends This Week! I Do and Will Continue To Recommend This Place!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Joint
You sometimes forget this is in your neighborhood at Northgate. I think it gets overlooked. Nice for a grown-up evening in the bar or do bring your family in the dining room. We will be going back!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good stop for a business lunch
Good stop for a business lunch with a client. Fast and efficient.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real turkey served on Thanksgiving
My husband and I enjoyed the turkey dinner served on Thanksgiving. Real white and dark meat turkey was served, as opposed to the pressed reformed turkey. There was plenty of meat per serving. The only downside to the dinner was the pecan pie that we ordered for dessert. On previous visits it had been made mainly from pecan halves and now it was formed from tiny bits of pecans filled in with lots of corn syrup. It was way too synthetic and sweet.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Holiday Meal
Sanford's provided a wonderful traditional Thanksgiving meal in a warm, relaxing dining space tastefully decorated for the upcoming Christmas season. Our server was terrific - full of helpful suggestions, attentive, but allowing us to enjoy our meal in peace. Had never eaten here before, but will definitely go back, as there is much on the menu to explore.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great after movie spot
Looking for a nice, relaxing place to eat after the movie or a day of shopping. Stanford's fit the bill. Very good food, excellent service and variety.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're regulars. Always consistant food and good service.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM