Stanfords - Carmel
Umm Umm GoodStanford's is a upper end casual dinning spot. Their steaks are good, Fish Taco's are also good. Ribs fall off the bone.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Kid On The BlockWe were faithful Kincaid patrons and were curious to experience the new dining profile. My husband and I both ordered the Sirloin. It was cooked beautifully, medium rare and was accompanied with perfectly roasted asperagus. The garlic potatoes were a bit dry but well flavored. The mushroom demi glace was generous and well seasoned. Tampura battered shrimp accompanied the order and were hot and crunchy, a very nice addition. The bread pudding was very good, fluffy with plump raisons and a generous addition of sauce. Too, the creme brulee was very good with a creamy base and beautifully caramelized top.
The wines on the list were disappointing, lower end "grocery store brands, yet the prices reflected a higher quality offering.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHappy Stanford is hereWe are Stanford fans from the years we ate at the Tukwila, WA, location before moving out to Indiana in '03. Out there, we were at Stanford's nearly every week for dinner. We were not disappointed when we ate at the Carmel, IN, location for Mother's Day. We both had Eggs Benedict; his regular, mine with smoked salmon and avocado (minus the capers). The food was as good as we remembered it being & the wait staff was as friendly, too. I like the fact that I had several choices of tea types/flavors to choose from when I ordered hot tea, instead of getting whatever was brought to the table. We are looking forward to going back again soon & enjoying other items on the menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMRenaming and changing the menu ???Highly disappointed in this change. The"new menu" is not to our taste. If it wasn't for our regular server we wouldn't even consider returning. The appetizer menu is terrible. The manager stopped to talk to a couple seated next to us for over thirty minutes but breezed right by us without a word. NOT IMPRESSED!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mom's Day Lunch!We really enjoyed having our family together for Mother's Day Lunch at Stanfords. The food and service were very good and portion sizes were large. The staff did a great job of treating the three mom's at our table quite well! Would recommend this restaurant to everyone.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot for an evening outMenu is nice and varied. Great appetizer selection. Service was fast and friendly4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThey just re-opened with theThey just re-opened with the new menu and I think they still have some wrinkles to work out, but once they do I think it will be great. Had some problems with the food preparation but they made it right.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Carmel, Indiana Restaurant!I visited the new Stanford's in Carmel, Indiana yesterday with my parents and we LOVE it! We have been going to Kincaid's for a long time and a lot of the reason is the amazing customer service from Laura Y. Laura had us hooked from day one as we felt at home and comfortable. Owning an extremely busy salon in Indianapolis, it's really nice to get away and visit a restaurant and be taken care in the way Laura always has! I feel like I am going on about her, but if you were to be taken care of by her, you would understand my need to express my gratitude for her amazing hospitality. Laura's passion for creating the perfect night out has been evident upon each visit. The ambiance is amazing, the food delicious and the staff was very friendly!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoyed this locationWe always enjoyed this location for the food, service and ambiance when is was Kincaids. Although, the quality of the food is a tad inferior to Kincaids, but then so are the prices, it is a great restaurant and I would recommend it to my friends.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was perfect! AllOur meal was perfect! All of the staff were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.. We would definitely return3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat other than bar shutdownGreat food, service was good other than drinks. Apparently they're getting ready to shut down and remodel the bar so we got a couple sub-par drinks and the selection of alcohols was dwindling literally as we dined. We were actually all starting to think the experience was going to go badly until the food started showing up. Clam chowder was excellent, prime rib on the Northside Nights special was amazing and a generous portion for a "special", everyone in our party left very impressed with everything other than the slight hiccups in the drinks.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit.This was my first visit. I was surprised to hear that this was the last night that this restaurant was open as Kincaids. I probably would have waited to visit until new restaurant opened. Food was excellent, particularly appetizer platter that we ordered off the menu and the desserts from the Northside Nights menu.
Waitress was very friendly, efficient, but had a habit of taking away my plates before I was finished.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good. ExcellentThe food was very good. Excellent clam chowder and prime rib. The waitress was fantastic!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always everything was excellent.As always everything was excellent. Our Server, Omar, was, on top of everything as usual. Did I forget to mention that he is also an excellent bartender?3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMgood food, service & atmospheregood food, service & atmosphere - skip the oysters, they're not done growing & bring lots of $$ - holiday menu is pricier & limited12/24/2012 12:00:00 AM