Stanford Grill
Stanford Grill

Stanford Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thestanfordgrill.com/
  • Phone: 410-312-0445x
  • 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. Stanford Grill's timeless atmosphere appeals to discerning adults who are seeking a dining experience that is energetic, upscale but approachable.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Stanford Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
308 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (172)fit for foodies (124)neighborhood gem (115)good for groups (111)romantic (110)great for lunch (77)great for outdoor dining (56)notable wine list (55)great for brunch (53)hot spot (49)vibrant bar scene (40)late-night find (22)scenic view (13)kid-friendly (11)Show More
  • Consistent is Key
    FitforfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I always have a great experience here and today was no different. Friendly staff and great food keep me coming back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Reliable Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    We expect to enjoy Stanford Grill, and have yet to be disappointed. The ladies enjoyed a bottle of wine and tempting dinner salads (Seared Tuna and Sliced Fillet), while the gentlemen went with cocktails, Prime Rib and the Grilled Pork Chop special. The food was delightful and the service impeccable. We'll return again, and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dinner ice
    Mike
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always a great dinner and excellent service. We have never been disappointed or not come home with food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th birthday lunch
    DandAVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Daughter enjoyed her 30th birthday lunch. Waiter was very efficient and pleasant. Recommend-Club sandwich, pot pie and chicken salad. Large portions and very tasty! The pumpkin cheesecake with chocolate ganache topping was amazing!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch was just okay!
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We had been to Sanford's for brunch several times, but this was the first time we were there for lunch. I was a bit disappointed. My Cobb Salad with chicken had loads of lettuce and croutons, but the chicken was stringy and there was no avocado.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    me2u
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I have dined here about 5 times and it is consistently good. The atmosphere and service is always impeccable. My only negative is they sometime overcook the fish, but everything else has been fantastic!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced
    JohnS
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Good but overpriced. Staff was attentive and food good (other than the fries which were forgettable).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stanford Grill
    DGHOLSON
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I love this place...and the lobster Mac is to LIVE for. My Porterhouse Steak did not disappoint. I first came to the Stanford Grill for a birthday, so everyone had different entrees, but I was able to sample them all. Super yummers spaghetti squash, cornbread in a skillet. All the food is seasoned well, and the staff are friendly. A must do!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great dining experience
    dinner4two
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Had dinner with a business associate. The service was excellent. We both enjoyed our dinner. I had the French dip and my associate had the ribs. For dessert we had the over sized bread pudding which was warm and sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed
    Lovetryingnewplaces
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I took my friend here for his birthday. I've eaten here before and was impressed with everything and decided to come here. The first thing we noticed was the noise. The piano player was a nice touch but just added to the noise level of the restaurant. We asked to be seated as far away from the pianist as possible. It didn't help much. The noise level was over the top. As stated in other reviews it was very hard to hear our waiter. We ordered 2 glasses of sparkling wine before dinner. The waiter then took our food order. Our meal was brought out. We cancelled the sparkling wine and ordered red which took another 10 minutest. Food came out cold. Will never go back here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    Chamberella
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I have dined at this venue on several occasions. Everything is delicious. I have not been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was amazing and server was very knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is great, the ambience is wonderful, and the service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chocolate cake
    BobRod
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant has the best I've ever eaten, flourless chocolate cake! Good portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great service
    msvuugirl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My boyfriend and I visited the restaurant for the first time and we were both pleasantly surprised that the reviews we read were on point. Our server was Kelly and he was excellent. The best part was the team work I witnessed among the employees. The service was excellent, the waiter was very knowledgable and the atmosphere was perfect for a romantic date. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very noisy, great food
    ChasrVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great food and service. However, there were too many specials and the environment was uncomfortably noisy. The waiter seems to rattle on forever with a detailed recitation of all the specials. Unfortunately, it was so loud in the restaurant that we could only make out about 25% of what he said.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    familydinner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We took our dad to The Stanford Grill for his 73rd b-day, his 1st choice. We had a great evening as a family and enjoyed great food and excellent service. Our waiter was so personable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Funlovindiner
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our appetizer and drinks were great. But I ordered the fish special and it was horrible. No one ever cam and asked how everything was. We were not offered bread and had to ask for it. By the time we got our second drink order we were done with our food. Then we ordered desert and wasn't asked about coffee either. We were able to grab someone and order it. I don't mind paying good money for good food and service but I feel that this visit fell short in both areas.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got my steak fix!
    iluvfood
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I had been craving steak, so we came here over the "other steakhouse from Down Under". We did make a reservation with OpenTable, but upon arriving still had a 15 minute wait. It was quite noisy at it was around 7:30, but later in the meal it started to quiet down. The live Jazz music playing when you walk in is a nice treat and great background music for the meal. Our waiter was very scripted and not as personable as I had hoped and we constantly had to ask other servers walking by because ours did not come back and check on us except for 30seconds after we got our food (I'm lucky if I've even taken a bite at this point...how am I supposed to know how my food turned out?!)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    dkgk
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our evening was fantastic at Stanford Grill. Food, waitress was great. We had a blast with our waitress. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food/Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was good. Service was outstanding. I have visited three times in the past and was never disappointed. The view is pleasant in daylight. I would recommend this restaurant to all dining families. Location is easy to find. It was difficult to exit the parking lot to enter Stanford Blvd. for lack of sign as to the way left. I along with two other diners following, had turned right in the hotel property before realizing the mistake and turning around to enter Stanford Blvd. towards McGaw Rd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant has made it to the top of my list. I must commend you for a most memorable occasion. We had the best seat in the house right in front of the fire place. Not only was it the best choice for restaurants, but the timing was perfect as well...just before the rush! I will be back.....it made an excellent impression on my family too.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was meh
    DisappointedDiner
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've been a few times but this last time my entrée was mediocre. I had the prime rib, which I've ordered before and loved. My husband had the pork chop, limited house special. They were both so-so. Definitely not worth the $30 price tag. It was a Friday night, 745pm. Surely at the height of business. I was disappointed. I felt let down. I've been at least 5 times, each time I go my meal is good (except this last time), but my dessert is not. Bread pudding-stale, ice cream- bland, "brownie" huge, too rich, not a lot of taste. It could have been a bad night. I would go back, but not soon. And I definitely won't be ordering dessert...it's not their specialty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    emob
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Thank you for making our anniversary night special!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining at Stanford
    McKenna
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is excellent - very flavorful. It is a little noisy. They have large booths that make a cozy dining environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The coconut shrimp appetizer was tasty. We did enjoy the meal.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Desserts
    DougS
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The desserts are very large. Buy one and split it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • undiscovered gem for Sunday Brunch
    foodmogul
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This is our second time having brunch at Stanford Grill and it was excellent. The food portions are huge Pancakes are the size of the plate (and there are 3 of them). Omeletts must be made from 6 eggs. Lunch menu items are the - enormous. Amazingly, all of the food arrives the proper temperture and tasting great! Absolutely recommend this undiscovered gem for brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME!
    NaijaFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was my first time at Stanford Grill(Columbia). I was looking for a nice outing with my lady friend and I. And I must say that we fell in love with everything. From the time we walked in,to while waiting, to being seated by the fireplace. The customer service was superb, the food was delectable, and the overall experience made the night worth wile. Great restaurant, great food, great people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very surprised
    Longtimelocalgal
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant was very good. We eat out a lot and rarely find a place this good. Portion sizes are large do you can share. The desserts were fabulous (if you have room).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anything with Chicken is a winner..
    Shadia
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I always enjoy Stanford Grill. This was my 3rd visit and I wasn't disappointed. The chicken Cobb salad was amazing as always! And the cornbread was a great way to start our meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We were seated at a table next to the entrance. Between the people coming in and out and the band it was impossible to carry on a conversation. My husband and I eat here about once a week. We really enjoy the restaurant. The food is great. The prices are good. The service is usually very good. Our only complaint is the noise level. The band certainly adds to the ambiance but it is too loud in our opinion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Third Visit
    Photon713
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is a great restaurant for special occasions. This was our 3rd visit, taking different friends each time. We can count on great food with reasonable prices. We started the meal with a perfectly baked skillet of corn bread. There are not many restaurants that prepare corn bread properly, but, Stanfords is exceptional. Rotisserie chicken is their specialty and is usually our choice. Their mashed potatoes are exceptional. Finally, the meal was topped off with Bread Pudding that is the best I've had and so large we took some home. Our waitress boxed and added two additional containers of sauce for later. The wait staff was courteous and prompt in delivering and removing finished plates. Our waitress was attentive and on time. Excellent
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a wonderful Birthday Dinner
    CMagnuson1028
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    They did a great job of making it a special occasion! I love that everyone is accountable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful visit
    FitforfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our food is always consistent along with the service. Brought some friends in from out of town and they greatly enjoyed as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Piano Bar
    LoungeLizard
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great Piano Bar! Very sophisticated ambiance! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This was my wife and I 1st time going here. She was blown away!! Great service, food and drinks!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    Macy4567
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We were meeting friends in Columbia, and my friend's sister recommended this place. We found it with no problems, but our friends had difficulty and rode around looking for it. The parking lot was packed. It is nice inside, with a wall fireplace, and they have team service, so any wait person can help you. Our server was attentive and efficient. I would say the food is average. I ordered the kabob special with rice and vegetables - the food was cold, the vegetables charred and the seasonings so-so. The key lime pie was delicious, and very large, enough for 3 of us to share. But for the price, I wasn't impressed and doubt we'll return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so
    Love2Dine87
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was my first time at the Stanford. The service was great but the food was so so. The crab cakes were small and the chicken was nothing special. They had live jazz which was nice but depending on where you're seated you may not be able to hear it. I may give it one more try but I'm quite sure yet.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a professionally run restaurant
    SuburbaniteVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    There for a birthday so they sat us in the area for "big groups" and it was incredibly noisy. We were only five people so asked to move to an outside table (fourtop). Manager came up wtih the excuse that the plates were too big to fit five on a fourtop. Then the salad entrees came with absolutely NO dressing on them, they forgot a side dish, the mash potatos were ice cold, the mahi-mahi tasted like carboard, they failed to fill up water, and we could not get the waitstaff's attention for a full ten minutes. Then they brought the bill without ever bringing the "complimentary" birthday cake. Would like to forget this disaster of a restaurant as soon as possible.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate