Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
5030 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
With a unique focus on creating an inviting upscale casual dining experience, we serve fresh, familiar food in a high-energy, sophisticated 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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Let us take care of the meal so you can focus on your dad. Reserve your seat today and treat dad on his special day with an exceptional brunch or dinner featuring live jazz.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food
Great Service
I love this place.

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o
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The services was excellent, I loved that you could pull any server to your table and they would attend to your needs. The food was wonderful as well. I recommend this place. 👍🏽

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J
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The service was very good, however the restaurant is very noisy and it is difficult to maintain a conversation. I ordered the beef ribs and they wereOvercooked.

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RS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

It took 3 times for them to get the steak cooked medium.
The mashed potatoes were awful - used cheap russet potatoes and put a ton a salt in it.
Tasted like eat a salt shaker. The string beans were NOT cooked (or just BARELY) they were are as rocks and looked kinda OLD also.
Basically this was one of the worst restaurants I have ever been to in my life. I truely don't understand why people go there. They must have NO TASTE BUDS in their mouth or get drunk enough not to taste anything.

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JK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service! Our server was prompt and so kind and the food was delicious. Highly recommend

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KR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and nice soft music bring played

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HV
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watson is a fantastic waiter. Great salads!

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HV
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brandon was great. Good food, great service.

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DR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was mediocre and vastly overpriced. Unless you're willing to spend $35+ for a steak or fish (which is still not a good value), be prepared to spend $20-25 for a bit of protein and a LOT of starch. The desserts are twice the size of your head, so don't get one unless you have three+ friends or like wasting food.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding meal!!

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RS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy dining at Stanford Grill. The atmosphere and ambiance is soothing, the service is impeccable and the food never disappoints! The spirits are fantastic and the light jazz makes the restaurant very enjoyable and relaxing.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant took my breath away. Everything from the food to the ambiance was everything I was looking for and more. I will definitely be returning. This restaurant deserves 10 ⭐️ ‘s.

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SE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanford Grill in Columbia is one of our favorite restaurants. The atmosphere and food is always great. The waitress we had on Saturday, May 18th was great. She took the time to take a few photos of my wife and I. Really enjoyed our visit. I will be bringing my in-laws back in June.

Thank you!

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f
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A delightful meal - made all the more enjoyable by our wonderful server, Nancy! Thank you Nancy, for the attentive, warm and genuinely cating service; the spot on recommendations and for making our meal one to remember!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous. He had a sense of humor and connected with us immediately. The food came out hot and delicious- and with a Group of 16 adults and an infant- we felt very attended to.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! Our Server was amazing.

I had the veal special which was very tasty.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with a great atmosphere for a great price. Loved it!

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F
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited on a Friday evening with a girlfriend of mine. We sat outside on the patio since the weather was nice. I ordered the steak salad, which was delicious. My friend and I both ordered key lime pie. The portion was huge- more like two slices of pie, so I took half home. It was sooo good. Service was great.

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SV
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner atmosphere is fantastic and the service was beyond excellent. All our meals were delicious and make sure to try the corn bread!

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p
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first brunch we've been to at Stanford Grill, it was fabulous! It is pricier than the average restaurant but oh so worth it. I had the Goat cheese, spinach and tomato omelet. My husband had the pancakes, sausage, Canadian bacon, and scrambled eggs. The servings are big, the quality beyond belief. The omelet was fluffy, the flavors the best. The blueberry pancakes were super fluffy and loaded with berries. We will be back, it was excellent!

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BG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The food was just okay. there was no value for your hard earned money.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The food was awful for the price. The service was adequate.

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BC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I traveled from California to meet friends from the area. i enjoyed my brunch at the bar last August so I decided to make reservations for our get-together. Our server Deandre was great as was the Swordfish spcial for the evening with was ordered by half of the party of six. We thoroughly enjoed our evening which concluded after 2 and a half hours.

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DR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French dip sandwich ever. Excellent wait staff.

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WT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

College graduation and birthday celebration dinner was made perfect with great food, and great service. Will definitely return to Stanford Grill.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers were not overbearing and allowed the business conversation without interruption.

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B
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great ambiance is the reason for my return on many occasions. Plentiful parking is also important.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All truly enjoyed their meal

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was great. I would love to return.

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JH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 2

Server was knowlegable (of menu) and attentive. Wife and son's entrees were fine, my rib eye, however, was dry and tasteless. Cut had insufficient marbling. My sides, green beans and mashed potatoes were good.

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BB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents want to come back for their wedding anniversary in July.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place, huge portions, live jazz, great service.

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r
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food = good; service = excellent; noise = LOUD. Granted, it was Mother’s Day and crowded. However, it was so noisy that we had to ask our excellent waitress to keep repeating herself above the din.

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OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had reservations for Mother's day late lunch. Food was very good! With the exception of the devil eggs. My meal and drink made up for the devil eggs. Mom, husband and my son all enjoyed their meal as well. They also gave the mothers a small box of chocolates after the check. :)

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was magnificent and the service was great. Looking forward to returning soon.

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C
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Brunch ended at 1:30 and our reservation was at 2pm. Waiters indicated that the lunch menu would begin at 2:30 but had no idea what the specials would be. When we asked again at 2:20, the information still had not been provided to the waiters. Disappointing! Otherwise the food was good and waiters were pleasant.

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B
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was a bit of a disappointing visit. Our service was very average for what we have experienced in the past. My sons hamburger was prepared incorrectly three times. And they placed us next to an exterior door. It was very cold outside and your employees continued to go in and out of it causing us to get a cold draft each time they went out. It was very windy outside. That door should have been secured for your guests. While this wasn’t a horrible experience, we have come to expect better. We will be back with reservations.

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DF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We went to brunch on Mother's Day and I expected it to be crowded and very busy, and it was. We were seated fairly quickly and I thought wow this will be a fairly quick brunch. That's when everything came to a crawl. Unfortunately, service was slow. I've eaten here many times and have always had wonderful service. This is the reason for 4 stars and not 5. The food portion size was very good and tasted wonderful.

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RA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience every time we go to Stanford Grill. Delicious food and impeccable service.

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