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Stanford Grill
Stanford Grill

Stanford Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestanfordgrill.com
  • Email: comments@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
  • "Food, service, ambiance, jazz...Stanford is my favorite place to go. Have been going there since this fine restaurant has come upon the scene."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Never had a bad dish, the bread pudding is excellent!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food, even better service. I got the surf and turf and it was cooked perfectly to my order. My husband got a filet and again it was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My groung had a great time at the Stanford. We will being coming back again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I had a great lunch and great service. The waitress was very friendly and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend to my friends."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "It was just a little noises but I guess they can't avoid that when they're so busy! It is a great place! swanky for a Columbia MD restaurant. I wish they would stay open later."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant twice before and it had been great. This time it was not up to par. The beef tenderloin was undercooked (med-rare instead of med-well). The rotisserie chicken as way, way to salty (and we love salty food). The fish was a bit overcooked and I just really didn't care for either of the two featured sauces (which I requested on the side. We had ordered our meals but had forgotten to ask for salads until later. About 2 minutes after we ordered them our entrees arrived. We asked the waitress if it was too late to cancel the salads, she said no problem. But when the bill arrived, it included the salads. She graciously removed them. I would try this restaurant again, but if it isn't "wow", it might be the last time."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Consistently good food, but quite pricey. Would have appreciated being told the price of the special when it was described--my meal was more than twice as expensive as everyone else's (but it was delicious)! Excellent, quick, professional service. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion (and you need reservations and patience for the parking lot)."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food and service very good, but noise level was VERY LOUD! Folks trying to talk above level of jazz trio--when they stopped things got slightly less loud"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We have been to Stanford Grill at least five times in the last two years and it never disappoints. The food and service are always top notch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I'm a funny eater and didn't realize this entrée was a leg and breast w/rib. I only eat boneless chicken so didn't enjoy it as much as I would have the salmon-not the restaurants fault"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food was spot on. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and we loved the scallops!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable time at the Stanford Grill. Ordered the Veggie Burger which was made out of rice and cooked on the grill. Had a wonderfully smoky flavor and tasted like a burger."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "With the snow coming down, we were happy to be seated near the fireplace with a drink in hand. Portions are huge, and everything I've ever had has been very good. I prefer smaller portions (and to pay less as well). Love the cornbread, it's practically a reason to eat here. All staff are very congenial."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We enjoyed the upscale comfort food at The Stanford Grill, and the ribs with the side of bacon mac 'n' cheese were especially memorable. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a fantastic time at Stanford! Food was fantastic and service kept us engaged the whole time. A little expensive, but well worth the price. Always enough food to take with you. So good, it's great even the next day!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Arrived early for our reservation and was told it would be 10 mins until we could be seated. Poor communication and one hour later we were finally sat. The manager later came over to apologize and we were well taken care of by our waiter for the rest of the night."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "It was good but the noise was a little loud that I could barely hear our waitress talk about the menu."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Columbia doesn't gave many non-chain restaurants, thank goodness for Stanford. Food and service never disappoints. Servings are generous......everything is first class..even the french press coffee."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Just had yet another enjoyable dining experience at Stanford a Grill. Service is excellent, food is even better! The Chef is amazing! Must try."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. It's a nice restaurant without feeling overly stuffy. The food was phenomenal and the portions were large. Our server was very pleasant and knowledgable. It was my second time here and I loved it the first time. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "In general, there's no secret customer service has fallen by the way side. I've counted on Stanford's to hit all five stars until a few nights ago. It began with waiingt for my reserved table. Then, after the server ran down the specials both my guest and I order an item each. Mine came out ok, but without flavor. My guest, however, the dish came out lukewarm. They said the specials are made to order- so how does it come out lukewarm? Anyway, the main dish came out the same- lukewarm. When addressing these issues with a couple manager assistants the concerns were taken care of by removing from the check, but can you go anywhere anymore and get good service AND good, hot food? Although the 1st assist. mgr was less than professional."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This used to be our favorite spot and we would go every other week. It's a bit pricy but you get a lot of food so we used to go every other week or so as a "date". The menu NEVER changes so it gets boring and lately, the food has been undercooked or overcooked. It took THREE trips to the kitchen for a steak and then it wasn't even right but I gave up. When it was mentioned to the manager, nothing was done about it. They used to care so much about customers thoughts and wanted things perfect and they were. We love the live jazz music which is why we made an effort to go and relax. Something has change, but it's not the menu!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The atmosphere was dark, with low light - OK for an evening with family and friends enjoying a Special Occasion. The servings were large - so all of us had leftovers to take home."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very impressive customer service! Food preparation and taste never fails! If you want to impress someone or desire the best KEY LIME PIE in the region, this location is top notch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Stanford Grill has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants! The food is amazing! Don't miss out on the spinach dip for an appetizer or the bread pudding for dessert...YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I absolutely LOVE this restaurant!! The food is impeccable, the service is fantastic and the ambiance is just wonderful!! This is definitely one of my favorite places to eat in the DMV area and i've recommended it to all of my friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A good place to go to in Columbia & nice bar crowd, even live music. A little pricy though - french dip sandwich for $17, burger for $15! You can get that anywhere for else for much less."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was our 3rd or 4th visit to Stanford Grill and it has become a "go-to" place for us. The ambiance is wonderful with warm lighting, comfortable booths, and live Jazz. Service is always spot on with a wait staff that knows the menu, and is friendly without being over-attentive. The basic menu is great with a range of options for every taste. Additionally, there are always interesting specials. We had the special appetizers, a smoked bluefish dip and a mozzarella/prosciutto plate with 2 kinds of fresh mozzarella. Both were fantastic. Even my husband, who does not generally like smoked bluefish, raved about it. The portions are very generous, there is always plenty leftover to take home for a second meal. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great girls night out spot! The food is delicious. Service is awesome. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Much improved experience. Other than the noise level, very pleased with food, service and menu choices."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Difficult to get a reservation on a weekend without planning days in advance because of its popularity. One of the better places to eat in Columbia. Huge salads. Very attentive staff. Good food. We eat there when we want something better than your average chain. Good wine list."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I had a wonderful experience at Stanford Grill on Saturday March 15th for a party of 12 @ 6pm. The manager Phillip and our waiter Kareem was FANTASTIC!!!! I'm looking forward to seeing Kareem again and will request him on my next visit. This is my favorite place to dine and I tell everyone to dine here. THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY MOTHER'S 72ND BIRTHDAY A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent. We made reservations and were seated upon arrival. The food was great. It is now one of our favorite spots."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I've eaten lunch and dinner at the Stanford Grill. Both experiences were worth the trip. The service is fast and friendly. Food is great. I had the chicken for lunch, it was fantastic. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Overpriced and the food certainly does not live up to the hype. Steak was fatty and for $34.00 I expected much better. Service was so so. Will not be back because my money is best spent elsewhere!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The Stanford Grill is one of my favorite places to dine. My son introduced me to it several years ago. I have since brought many friends there for a birthday celebration and never been disappointed. I especially like the large room with the fireplace for group dinners. Everyone says - where/how did you find this place, it's great."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Food was mostly fabulous. Crab cakes were meaty but not seasoned. Mac and cheese and prime rib are the best ever!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The food is consistent, service good. We have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was my first time ever dining here and I will definitely be coming back. Starter: Fiesta Rolls Simply amazing. The portion size is so generous as well that you could enjoy this as your main dish. Main Course: Salmon with a crabcake stuffed in the middle Yes, it made my mouth water too; so I had to try it. Unfortunately I was just about full before my main course arrived lol, but I did take a sample of the main course before getting it to go. The crabcake was a little heavy on the butter but I enjoy it as this was a cheat meal for me."
    Dined on 3/14/2014