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Stanford Grill
Stanford Grill

Stanford Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestanfordgrill.com
  • Phone: (410) 312-0445
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:05pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:05pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Peake
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz Nightly

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lot available for all patrons in front of restaurant.
A word from Stanford Grill
With a unique focus on creating an inviting upscale dining experience, we serve fresh, familiar food in a high-energy, sophisticated casual setting. Our chefs prepare full-flavored food from scratch daily, using fresh seasonal ingredients. We stay true to classic American comfort food that is simple, but deliciously prepared. A knowledgeable team approach provides unwavering attention to delighting our guests with warm and consistent service. Copper Canyon Grill's timeless atmosphere appeals to discerning adults who are seeking a dining experience that is energetic, upscale but approachable.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very nicely presented and was very good. The servers were personable and attentive. The noise level was another story....much too loud; it made it very difficult to converse."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Visited Stanford Grill during a business trip, and came back for 3 nights in a row, each time with a bigger group."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We went in for an anniversary dinner. I was immediately impressed by the live musicians playing piano and bass near the front door. The place was very busy for a Thursday night, but it was the night before the 4th of July so perhaps that contributed. The service was great, the food was great, the ambiance was great as well. It was a bit loud for our taste, but that was just due to the sheer number of customers enjoying themselves along with us. The price makes this a special occasions only place, as least for me, but we will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was solid. Continues to be my go to place!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have been to this amazing restaurant a few times to celebrate special occasions. The food is amazing (please don't leave without trying the chocolate uprising) and the service is on point (you have 1 main waiter and everyone helps out). This is a great find in Columbia!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Originally had heard not-so-good reviews of this place. Apparently a new chef has been hired, and the plates were absolutely divine! Tomato gazpacho, pan seared duck, seared scallops, clams casino.....not a single dish was average. Perfect portion size! The ambience was amazing - low level of talking. The atmosphere and decorating job delivered a high end feel, and the service was outstanding! I only wish I could remember my waiter's name. His timing was perfect, his recommendations were top-notch, and you truly felt like royalty."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This my new place to dine. Everything was fantastic!!! This was my second time dining at the Stanford Grill; my 1st time was for Mother's Day brunch. Both times the food and service were great. Everyone was friendly and professional. I had the fried green tomatoes for appetizer and they were amazing. I had the cod for my main meal and the bread pudding for dessert. I have had many types of bread pudding but this one was absolutely delicious. This is where I will now take my business clients"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This always are go to restaurant when we want consistly good food and service"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My husband and I took two dear friends here for dinner to celebrate their recent marriage. The food was great, drinks were cold and our service was wonderful. Definitely a perfect restaurant for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We have eaten at Stanford Grill at least 20 times and consider it top notch and reliable. Not last night. Our server was overly formal and socially awkward. Our entrees arrived before we were even half way finished with our appitizers. My prime rib was lukewarm and the mashed potatoes cold. I waited for the manager to come by the table as normal so I could point this out. She never ventured near our table and when I flagged her down, she was disinterested."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Greatestfish of the day, grilled halibut, I have had in a long time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "My family and I went to Stanford Grill to celebrate a new job that I got. I believe our waiter's name was "Tyler" (?), and he was fantastic. Very attentive, clearly knowledgable about the menu and he had a sense of humor. If for whatever reason Tyler was not near by, we were encouraged to give our requests to any server who walked by. It seemed like the people who worked there really enjoyed their job which made the experience all the more enjoying for my family and I. We started off chips and three different dips and two house salads (yum!). Then we ordered the chicken pot pie which was delicious. My parents and I ordered the Halibut which seemed to be missing some seasoning. Even still I would certainly come back and order something else."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great restaurant for dinner. Could reduce crowd noise a bit, but overall experience was great! It was our 36 th anniversary and we got our desert for free! Very nice of the waitress to do."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "My friend and I dined at the Columbia location last Saturday night. we had a reservation but had to wait a short 15 min to get seated. The place was jammed and the noise level was very high, so high that we could not hear the nice jazz trio playing by the bar. I had asked for a table on the terrace but it was not possible as there was a function outside and it was closed to outsiders. A shame as it is very pleasant. Our waitress was wonderful, knowledgeable, quick to bring glasses and dishes and always smiling despite a full load of tables. Overall, the food was delicious, the fried green tomatoes a good dish and the halibut delicious. The only downfall was that the dish was very salty due to an overly salty miso soup mixed with the fish."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Took out of town guests and they loved it. Salads, sandwiches and upscale dinner entrees available with a lg selection of wines. We had crab cakes with lots of lump crab and the calamari is so tender. Pasta chicken dish is tasty. Expect take home as portions are large. Service was great and quick. So were the meals. We were there on a Saturday night at 6 and out by 7!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Everyone in our party was happy with our food. The portions were huge for the price and made for delicious leftovers."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This restaurant is a definite hidden gem. The food and service were amazing! Be prepared for a doggy bag because the portion sizes are enormous!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner based on the recommendations of a couple of friends. I was not disappointed. The food was great, the waiter very pleasant and knowledgeable and the food was great. The food portions we huge and I took home half of my delicious prime rib. The only drawback was it was a little noisy and my husband has a hearing issue so he sometimes had trouble hearing the waiter and the conversation."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is always good. I first encountered this place at an anniversary party. The food. location and atmosphere was great."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My husband, sister-in-law and I dined at Stanford on Wednesday night. It was our first visit and we had heard good things about the service and food. Our server, John, was superb! He knew the menu, offered suggestions, had great timing and was cordial without being too familiar. Everything an excellent server should be. Our meal was very good, especially liked fried green tomato appetizer, short smoked salmon and slaw that accompanied the crab cakes — that were just ok. French press coffee was a lovely touch! The only hiccup was the noise level. Apparently, Wednesday night is very popular and the room was full. Very noisy. We will come back, perhaps at an off hour."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was perfect and my table was ready when I arrived. Can't complain about anything."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My wife and I have always enjoyed the food, service and ambiance of The Stanford Grill. We went there again this week to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and once again had a great experience."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at Stanford Grill and I must say it was a great experience! I read reviews prior to going just to see what we were in for. We had to wait about 15 minutes to be seated; no problem, it gave us a chance to "check things out" - nice restaurant, nice surroundings, etc. The food was excellent and plentiful . . . the server/waitress was very nice; could have used a little more lighting, but overall a really great place. We would definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We visited again to celebrate a birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we will be back again. Our server was very helpful and efficient. Not sure how they remember all the specials! Their recital is impressive."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It is Columbia so what do you expect. The food is better than decent, given this isn't NYC, but I would not go there expecting spectacular. If you're in that area and you want a relatively good meal you really can't do much better. That's too bad."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Every time we go, we are blown away by the service (Tyler), and the food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I recently treated my friend and two young children to a Sunday brunch for her birthday at Stanford Grill. I was concerned that the restaurant wouldn't necessarily be ideal for the children. It WAS! The music and the atmosphere were quite nice. The server was EXTRA amazing - offerening the children their drinks in to go cups with lids and with a straw. The food was delishious and HUGE portions. Finally, the way that our server wrapped up our meals at the end right at the table was the icing on the cake. The servers at Stanford Grill must have advanced degrees in customer service - they're great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The food was GREAT. The staff was awesome! My only disappointment was the noise level. It was sometimes hard to hear our own conversations, but even though we’re looking forward to coming back."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great food, romantic, great for a date night! They had Jazz which created a nice ambiance and try to sit near the fireplace."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Everything on the menu is great. I have never had a bad meal there. I have been dining there since they opened a few years ago. We were there for an early dinner so it was really quiet. If you have a chance to go later in the day, go, so you can hear the jazz band play. They are awesome."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Made reservations on open table and did not have to wait at all. We had a great server. Food was ok...pretty standard. I got the crab cake which was small compared to everything else on my dish (fries and cole slaw). My friends got the fish which looked good. Did not have to wait long for food. Place was busy when we went for dinner. And was kinda loud. Lots of people talking so hard to hear my companions."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Was our server new? He was friendly but absent. We had to flag him down for every request : refills, check, etc. AND it was not because he was busy. As a server myself...this was not the service level expected at this type of restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I went on a Saturday evening when they had a Jazz trio -- really excellent. And the tenderloin was amazing. Nice dark/warm atmosphere with fireplace."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. Food is always amazing and service is great."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I typically have very good dining experiences here, in fact it was one of my favorite restaurants, I even had my birthday party there last year. However, my most recent dining experience on June 21, 2014 was the most unpleasant I have had at any establishment in quite a while. I ordered a salad as a starter and my entrée, a filet mignon with two sides came out approximately 15 minutes later and it was cold, which leads me to believe that the entrée was not fired fresh. Also, I substituted squash for spinach and got green beans. When I brought the error to my servers attention, she acted as if I was inconveniencing her. She also kept smirking when I had to remind her 3 times to stop putting ice in my water."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We saw the reviews rave about the food and service, so we were expecting a pretty decent place, but that was actually quite an understatement. We went on a Friday night, so they were pretty crowded, but we still got sat immediately with our reservation. Our main waiter was extremely attentive, and was on the ball with making sure we were tended too. The food is all made there, with huge portions (we went hungry, and still couldn't finish), deliciously crafted the way it should (the ribs melt off the bone), and delivered faster than some fast food places. The food is all made to order, and charged accordingly. They had a live band playing, which was nice. It's on the noisy side, but if you are prepared for it, there are no complaints."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great food, reasonably priced. Every time I order a steak cooked medium rare, it comes out medium rare, which isn't always the case at most places. Of you're a calamari fan, I highly recommend giving it a try at Stanford Grill. Reservations are highly recommended, even during weekdays."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "They did "give away" our reservation for being 10 minutes late, even though we called to say we'll be 10 minutes late, but they did save/find us a seat in the bar. After that disappointment ... the food and service was phenomenal. The tortilla soup on Friday's is amazing... and their side salad is bigger than most restaurants dinner salad."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Good food (though spicing is inconsistent--e.g., hot Caesar salad, bland spaghetti squash), great desserts, dim lighting, pleasant jazz band--but, on this night (Friday 7:00 PM with world cup soccer on the TVs) the noise of customers' talk and staff shuffling plates drowned out everything. We've been here before, as a couple and with friends, and had liked it. This time not so much. My advice: plan to come here on some normal evening, when the music, the meal, and the company are the main attractions to be savored and enjoyed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! The crab cakes, which we both selected, were very good. As always, the fries were crisp and hot. The waiter was very helpful and personable. We always enjoy lunch or dinner at Stanford Grill. Everything we have ordered here since they opened, has been well prepared and delicious."
    Dined on 6/16/2014