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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
  • "Family birthday celebration, fantastic ambience, great food, excellent time."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Knowledgeable wait staff, timely presentation of courses, and food prepared with purpose and care. And on a Friday night. Good restaurant."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed our dining experience very much and the food was excellent and service was very good. However, the entrees are a bit over priced."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "When ever we celebrate a special event, Stanford Grill is our go to restaurant. Food is always delicious and the service is the best."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Best ribs around i promise and great encvironment...great staff"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Stanford Grill was once a hidden gem, known for EXCELLENT service and food. While my most recent experience was favorable, my last several have not been. The food from my recent visit delivered, and I would recommend to try it out. However there have been lots of changes over the past few years and it appears the consistently new staff have not been trained equally. If you're looking for great food, this is the place. Service is of the eye of the beholder. My waitress from this weekend have very nice and I have no complaints, but I would love to have that same consistent experience coming to this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I read the reviews of this place prior to making a reservation, and some of them were not favorable. I decided I would take my chances and make a reservation for my husband's birthday. It appears this is a popular spot because the parking lot was completely full when we arrived. We were a little late for our reservation, but they were very accomodating. The wait staff was friendly and attentive throughout the evening, and the food was impeccable. Portions are large, so bring an appetite! I'm happy I decided to experience Stanford Grill for myself. We were not disspointed."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Too expensive, too noisy, too dark and mediocre food. Will not go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Two of us had the regular fare. But two of us had the Sockeye Wild Caught Salmon. Although I usually crave their signature Key Lime Pie, I found myself craving that salmon the next day. That's a good thing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "My friend and I enjoyed the dining experience. The food was good and nice potions were given. The atmosphere was nice because of the jazz band. I would recommed it to any of my friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We celebrated my mother-in-laws 86th birthday there and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service, atmosphere and food was excellent. They were so thoughtful and everyone from the hostesses, our waiter and the manager wished her a Happy Birthday. What a remarkable experience! We will certainly put The Stanford Grill in out dining out rotation."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "only problem is that its too loud. I could not hear or enjoy the jazz band."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very crowded on a Wednesday night so the noise level was really up there. Two of us ordered steak salads, one petite and the other larger. However, they both appeared to be the same size and the waiter was busy and we were hungry and talking with others at the table so we didn't inquire. My pet peeve is when specials are recited without the prices. What's the point of that? Then I had to ask. There's no excuse for that. The salads came with a nice chunk of cornbread and it was delicious."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My first time. Great menu, with very reasonable prices. We had a 7 pm reservation for our party of four. It was a Wednesday, and the place was packed, parking lot full to overflowing. Had to wait a few minutes for a table; nothing excessive. Waiter was accommodating—my stepmother wanted salmon instead of chicken on her rotisserie chicken salad, and her request was granted with no fuss. I came in hungry, and was the only one in our party who finished my entrée (a steak salad). I asked for the steak to be prepared medium rare. It came out medium, but it was excellent anyway so I have no complaint. We were celebrating my father's birthday. No complementary dessert was offered, but I don't think that we would have had room for it anyway."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been to the Stanford Grill's sister restaurant the Copper Canyon in Silver Spring, MD many times so I knew what to expect with the food. However, the ambiance and service far exceeded my expectations! The food portions were more than generous and I love the atmosphere. We were extremely pleased and look forward to returning again in the near future!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I have been dining at this restaurant for over five years. The basic menu has changed very little but I most always choose the featured specials which rarely disappoint. At our most recent visit we chose the wood-grilled halibut over fresh spinach and black rice - excellent! Advice to newbees - the chicken salad is like no chicken salad I have ever tasted, delicious and VERY filling."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 8:30pm but didn't get seated until 9:15p. Was disappointed, starving, then got grouchy about it. I'm just sensitive to timeliness."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "First timer at this Hot Spot. Great Food, Great Service and Fabulous Ambience! Love the dark wood and regal décor."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "So noisy could not hear people eating dinner with at my people. ANNOYING!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was my second visit to Stanford. It has been years but I remembered it being a gem. During this visit we were seated in a booth, immediately and near the fireplace with a view of the kitchen not too far away. We chose to order one of the numerous specials but regretted it upon receiving our cold fish and hot spinach. Clearly it wasn't freshly prepared although it arrived very quickly. Upon complaining and even sending one of the meals back, we were not offered a credit to the bill or an apology. I'd opt for a different restaurant during my next visit to Columbia but if I visit again, I'll order directly from the menu. Great cocktails!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Award winning food and service! Perfect for date night. Strongly recommend reservations even for lunch."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is where i like to take friends and relatives when I want to impress them. Great food at a surprisingly reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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
  • "The food was excellent and the service was solid. Continues to be my go to place!!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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
  • "This always are go to restaurant when we want consistly good food and service"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Greatestfish of the day, grilled halibut, I have had in a long time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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