Stanford's - Northgate
Stanford's - Northgate

Stanford's - Northgate

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stanfords.com/
  • Phone: 2068346277x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Navi Mudaliar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Large groups are welcome in our main dining room - contact us for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Gregg Cliggott 2068346277x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northgate Way
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking in the Northgate Mall parking lot
A word from Stanford's - Northgate
Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever-popular happy hour.
Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders.
Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
AUGUST SPECIAL OFFER: "THREE for $35" Introducing our new 3-Course Combos. Choose from our select starters, exciting new entree combos and dessert, all for just $35. Hurry, for a limited time only - book your table today!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Stanford's - Northgate reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (18)neighborhood gem (15)kid-friendly (11)special occasion (11)good for groups (10)great for brunch (5)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Loved the choices on the $35 menu ~
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was outstanding, loved the choices on the $35 - 3 course meal menu. The service was really great, except our server forgot about the beer my husband ordered, we had to remind him! We will definitely dine at Stanford's again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    outforthenight
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Dinner out with the ladies. Wonderful service - our waiter was charming and so helpful . Was a fun night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    mllp
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My hamburger was delicious but my accompanying salad was way over dressed. The service at 12:45 was very slow. The waitress was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need more Gluten Free items
    GFgirl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    In this day and age, there need to be gluten free items on a menu. There was essentially one dish I could eat, because the sauces have flour. And while the fish taco could be on a corn tortilla, the fish itself is fried.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too much starch, not enough protein
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Skimpy portions with regard to the center of plate items, but plenty of starch to fill the plate. For example... chicken dish was a large mound of mashed potatoes topped with a skimpy, single piece of half (maybe less) chicken breast. Steak Cobb had plenty of salad, but very little steak. What there was tasted good, but would recommend cutting back on the starch and providing a more reasonable portion of the protein.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awful....
    krs12004
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Service was horible: we were seated upon arrival and no one came to our table for 15 min. Then we were brought our appetizer and our server hadnt brought us silverware nore napkins. When he noticed that we had no silverware (after we were done with the appetizer) he brought us two sets. My gf unrolls her napkin and her silverwares obviously dirty with dried lettuce on her fork and spoon, i didn't think it was that big of a deal mistakes happen but when i checked my set of silverware mine was dirty as well. Once we told our waiter he grabs up both in a upset manor "im sorry dude sorry that i like clean silverware". Ive been here 8+ times since this place has open its been over a year but wow Stanford's has gone downhill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    BritPhill
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my wife to Stanford's for our 6th wedding anniversary, booking online and asking if we could have a bottle of Champagne waiting on our table as it was our anniversary. We arrived and the hostess wishes us a happy anniversary as she showed us to our table, Champagne chilled and waiting! The manager came over and presented my wife with a beautiful bunch of red Roses and really went out of his way to make us feel special. He revisited us several times during our meal and made us feel so special. The meal was superb (as always at Stanford's) and was even discounted on account of our special occasion. All in all another great evening made even better by their extra attention and amazing service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE place to go before Movie-Going
    SUfan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    After realizing that we were seated five feet from the Happy Hour side of the restaurant, the wait person was more than accommodating to shift us the short distance for less than half-price goodies. On the bar menu there was a sort of Portobello mushroom salad, that was simply awful. After our meal, the manager came over and sincerely apologized and removed the charge from our bill. No arguing, dickering, etc. On the upside - I had the BEST cucumber martini ever. That one would be hard to duplicate on my own! The long time tradition is if we're going to see a movie at Northgate, Stanfords is the place to go for dinner prior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food!
    Cristine
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Stanfords always meet my expectations. For business lunches or casual dining with friends, its the place to be. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    SounderhoundVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The manager here rocks! We normally shy away from chain restaurants but have enjoyed coming here a half dozen times in just the past few months. "Big Red", as he's known, has the kitchen running smoothly while ensuring every guest feels welcome and important. Meals come quickly and prepared to perfection... we haven't had a meal yet that we didn't love. The staff is also incredibly friendly and accommodating. You ask for it, you got it and with a smile. Between the great food food, the fab service and a manager that our three year old has proclaimed her "bestest friend", Stanford's is quickly becoming part of the regular rotation for our family. Tip: Costco sells $100 gift card for $80 and there is half priced wine on Wednesdays - enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service. Good Food.
    RestaurantVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Always fast service. Food is good and it's a nice spot for lunch if you are looking for a business meeting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    jaymzy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Went here for a date night. Very nice server, good appetizer (surf & turf skewers) and good dinner (prime rib a peppercorn steak and very accommodating for our special requests (dairy free, sauce on the side etc)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent, but overly salty
    sld1
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Kid-friendly, we ate here on father's day with our toddler. Every item was overly salty, non inedible, but very salty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I came here for a family dinner after UW's graduation this weekend. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and the food was great! There is a wide variety of options, and everything is very reasonably priced, particularly the specials. Their drink list is good as well - they have a lot of cocktails and a decent selection of wines. In addition, both the graduates at the table got their meals taken care of, which was awesome! Overall, a great experience and would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PMJD
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We were seated immediately, waited upon promptly, served a great lunch (with only the black beans too spicy). When part of our party did not arrive, no negative notice was apparent. I meet my friends every month or so at Stanfords. Thanks for being there.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NICE RESTAURANT
    sitkagirlVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    FOOD WAS GOOD, PREPARED AS ORDERED, AMPLE PORTIONS. NICE LOCATION WITH LOTS OF RESTAURANT COMPETITION.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The lunch that our boys had was very good. My wife and I had the eggs benedict and honestly they were just ok. It was a little light on the holendais sauce and the potatos were cold. We had to ask for extra sauce. The coffee was great and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My friends and I meet there for a birthday dinner and we had a very nice time. We tend to take awhile getting caught up and our waiter was very wonderful making sure we had everything we needed for the long amount of time we where there. I wish I had his name but I did not pay for the dinner and do not have a copy of the bill. He made sure we had a dessert we wanted and was very knowledgeable about everything we asked for. Recommending what he thought we would like with what we told him we liked. We will come again and enjoy your resturant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 160 reviews are from the Stanford's - Northgate reviews archive.
  • Our favorite office lunch venue
    Cristine
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Very convenient and service is really great! I love the "dining al fresco" when its sunny and warm.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great service
    BGReviews
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Really a good find. We eat here regularly and enjoy the food. There is something for evetyone. The lounge I'd also a great option. Especially during happy hour. There is also a nice loyalty program good at all Landry's corporate restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter brunch
    GREG
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great waiter, great food, excellent service for a picky group of 8.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent focus on customer
    JustWantGoodService
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We go here for special occasions. What stood out this time was that the pepper bacon on the kids' menu was way too peppery for kids to eat. Tho the waitress failed to alert us, when the manager came around to ask us how things were, he offered to fix it by giving my son sausages instead (when he could have just said he was "sorry" but not done anything to fix it). And then when my son -- who wasn't able to say he didn't want sausages fast enough -- didn't eat the sausages, the manager just replaced them with two ice cream sundaes, no cost, no questions asked, and a smile! Now that is what I call a businessman who wants repeat customers. It's really not that hard, but in practice it's really hard to find. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre Event
    MsRich
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    My friend and I came for dinner prior to a concert we were going to. I had reservations for 5 P.M. and arrived earlier. It was no problem. We were seated immediately. The host was great and had the name wrong, but made sure to comeback and call me by name a couple of times after seated. My friend had one of the fish and chips meals, and I had a steak. My steak was a little more done than I would have liked, but after cutting a little further into the steak, it was perfect. Our server was very friendly and had several suggestions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Other people's time
    hmmmm
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    A very slow getting the food to us AGAIN. Got some orders wrong.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Regular Patron
    Cristine
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Stanford is my comfort place/food when I'm at work. It's close and gives you your money's worth.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great spot for a Saturday lunch! We always sit in the bar; the service is wonderful, cheery and friendly! The food is delicious and served quickly. The Islander is a must try cocktail!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to this restaurant
    Native2seattle
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I've been to this restaurant many times and things have been fine, but the food on the night we went was really bad. Our waiter was great, and told us that our order had gone in after a party of 20. Uh oh. I had fish tacos, and couldn't cut the fish - it was rubbery. My mashed potatoes were lukewarm and dry. My daughter had salmon, which was way overcooked, and was replaced by the kitchen with another plate that was a world away from the first. Her potatoes were steaming, and her fish was perfect. Appetizers were just so-so. I was really disappointed - if we're going to spend $200 for a party of 5, (and that was after they took the salmon cost off...) I want to leave feeling like I had a great meal. Not sure I'll go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food Service Atmosphere
    nisey
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Loved the wild salmon Oscar and my husband's prime rib was a perfect color; the waiter was attentive without being cloying, and the lighting and private-ness of the seating--all these things came together for a relaxing Saturday night dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • got a steak in this
    outandabout4
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    Over all it was good nice staff and food . I did make reservations and mentioned it was for a birthday . Nothing special was done for dessert not Happy Birthday in chocolate or a candle . which was ok but I thought maybe they would do something .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    vanesg
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great service. Great food. Seared ahi was amazing. Cabernet tenderloin tips were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Cindy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The restaurant is nice enough but service is rather slow. The atmosphere is nice, clean but nothing special. The menu is pretty straight forward and the food is good. It's good for a chain restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our special event place
    Nancy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We've chosen Stanford;s for three special occasions now - Thanksgiving, my birthday, and Valentine's Day. We'd been there before and liked it, but it's become a favorite. Their plank salmon is to die for and the accompanying veggies were just fantastic. It was just the right amount of food and the servers were polite and efficient. It's easy to get to too with it being right off I-5 and Northgate way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy Valentines?
    RareConnoisseur
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was amazing! However, my guest was quite turned off by being asked to cut and check his meat with a plate of fat between him and any meant. Oh yeah, and you might need some silverware to do what you are being asked--that falls a bit flat where there is none on the table. As a matter of presentation, place the MEAT facing the customer ... and ALWAYS make certain the table has silverware before serving food! With the visible staffing level and the sheer cost of dinner and the severely overpriced wine this should have have been an issue. We should have felt like royalty. No matter how you slice it (or whether you have the utensils to do so) the FOOD was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day
    elvigop
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had our Valentine's Day dinner there ...we were engaged 32 years ago on this day. We wanted to go some place nice, but not overboard. It was. It was one busy place ... but with Valentines falling on a Friday what do you expect? We will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is my favorite restarant because the food is excellent, nice lighting, acceptable noise level, good service, pretty dishes and silverware, and clean restrooms. It is right off of I5 and next to the book store.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oh well
    EbayRocks
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    I used a 20 gift card but turns out it can't be used for drinks so had to pay for drinks out of pocket and they kept the remaining $5 that was on the card.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Next time stay w/ the locals
    Bosley
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This restaurant was fun and friendly, but the location is poor and they are in the entertainment group coupon book.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to rave or complain about.
    DaleSweaterMan
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The restaurant is clean and well presented. The staff is polite, but not really focused on the dining experience. The food varied between slightly overcooked to slightly undercooked. All food was prepared within an acceptable doneness range, but nothing was prepared spot on. There was some attention to detail in the presentation of the appetizer. The presentation of the main course was a little sloppy and there were smeared towel marks on the rim of the plate. The food was good, but maybe I was expecting that there was a little more care in the preparation and presentation of the food if dinner for two costs about $100.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    RestaurantVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Enjoyed the food. Cesar Salad with Salmon is ALWAYS good and a favorite of mine. I would recommend if going for a hot spot for happy hour or dinner with the kids. It's great for any meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time around.
    EbayRocks
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Hostess had a bid of an attitude. Waiter never brought by water after the first round.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic