Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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TT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I brought my wife for her 50th birthday dinner and we were happy with everything especially with your server. My only negative was I asked for my steak to be well done and it was not. they took it back and brought me the same steak and my potato's and green beans were cold. I was very unhappy with that, but because it was my wife's birthday I did not want to cause a scene.

H
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife’s favorite restaurant.

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HE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We ordered two glasses of the Segura Viudas, Brut Cava at 10 dollars a glass, but when the bill came it showed two glasses of the Veuve Clicquot at 19 dollars a glass. Was it a mistake? We were not sure which we actually were served. We did not say anything because it was our anniversary and I did not want to make a big fuss, but it is somewhat annoying that we were put in this position.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, and service! Always amazing.

SA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our server was very attentive and the food was very good but the bar service took FORVER! We had our appetizers before drinks. Every time another drink was ordered it took way too long.

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall experience good. However, I sent in a special request to serve my husband a glass of champagne for his birthday and they did not. But I will give them credit for recognizing his birthday and provided him with a free dessert. I would for sure go back.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food, the drinks, the staff and the restaurant was absolutely exquisite!

AM
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

RF
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and it hasn't disappointed yet. Food and service is excellent. I had the double pork chop with braised red cabbage and goat cheese. Both were excellent. Looking forward to the next time we go.

JZ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Started with hummus and calamari. 1/2 the table got tacos, I got ahi tuna salad. Service was excellent.

AG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed when we eat at the Stanford Grill. We go for the delicious food and excellent service and we got delicious food and excellent service.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have the best ribs in Columbia!

RC
Baltimore
77 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was good. I especially liked the french pressed coffee. I had brunch with my daughter after church and we both enjoyed the steak and eggs. Very consistent restaurant.

J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. Great for a steak! Had the Prime Rib and my family enjoyed the Tenderloin, and it was perfect. Try the egg roll appetizers you will not regret it! We also tried the crab cakes, yes first time for all of us (just moved to MD) and was very impressive. The waiter, the chef and staff are awesome. I do complain when I need too, however, never here. I have never been disappointed with their meals. I am also a member of the Woodfire club which adds up to money back for eating here. This is my kind of place. I will be back.

AB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. Thank you to Waiter Van! He made my family feel welcomed and he was extremely knowledgeable.

LC
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was fantastic, friendly and remembered our special occasion. We got seated near the fireplace which we'd noted.

RJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always outstanding. Service is great. Live music made a really nice ambiance. Not a bad dish on the menu. Will come again and again.

L
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Needed quiet area ignored request (when quieter areas were available) seated in noisy area next to kitchen, rushed to order wine, brought wrong meal and had to wait 10 minutes for correct one, shoe string fries were hard and cold, vegetarian burger off menu (only reason for going there). Wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

SS
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service at moderatel e
price. We go often.

SJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother 83th birthday. Everyone enjoyed all the starters as well as the entrees. Will certainly be returning.

E
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall the food was just so-so, which is unusual for this restaurant. I had the special, which was a mixed grill with a filet with a Gorgonzola butter, spinach, mashed potatoes and scallops. it sounded delicious, but the steak came out sorely undercooked and had to be sent back at which point it came back cooked correctly but remained flavorless. The spinach also had no flavor and the scallops were just so-so in flavor although they were perfectly cooked. I will say that the bread pudding there is excellent and not to be missed. The service was outstanding as always, and I have no complaints about that. The manager visited our table to apologize for the undercooked steak and to ask me if I wanted anything else while I was waiting for it to be recooked. Overall, I will definitely come back to this restaurant as it is a local favorite and some of the best food in the area. I think tonight’s food was likely an anomaly.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon and the other staff are simply amazing!!! The club salad was ok but everything else was amazing. The music, wine and fiesta rolls are perfect!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday... Food was ok. Not the best, but acceptable Service was from a young lady Sara, she was great! Made the experience awesome.

JA
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner — never disappointed— great price for the quality food — appropriate dining for any occasion —

BD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great because all of the waiters assist when something is needed. They work as a team to assist the customers, which is great. The food was outstanding, fresh and delicious. I highly recommend.

F
Washington DC
48 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the brunch.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such amazing food and drinks. I got the crab cake benedict and it tasted very good, the corn tamale cakes were a nice touch.

D
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. The prime rib, salmon, and ahi tuna salad were perfectly prepared. The live jazz in the background nicely sets the scene.

s
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Nice place --would go there again.

R
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We have been to the Sanford Grill before and enjoyed our time and evening.
Friday night was definitely not a good experience. The food and service were very good but the noise level was so loud it was almost impossible to hear each other. One of our party is hard of hearing and he wasn't able to follow the conversation at all. Our server had to lean in to be heard and agreed that the noise was very loud.

We did like the food but due to the noise, it is doubtful that we will return especially for dinner.
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J
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my grandson.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect cozy place to meet with friends and coworkers.

BG
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy your lunch at Stanford Grill. The atmosphere and ambiance is perfect. It’s a semi-formal environment that has a relaxed feel. The menu offers a variety of options and an extensive drink menu. You can always expect a great experience here.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the portions were large!

DD
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this restaurant for a business dinner with a large group, our first time there. Everything was so awesome, the food, the service, the bar, the host stand personnel, that we took our group back the next night for an impromptu cocktail reception at the bar. Which they also handled beautifully. We will definitely be back.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Awesome food. Michael took great care of us

MW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Reservation asked to be near the fireplace if possible, since we were celebrating a big birthday. Got small table right next to kitchen, 4 of us squeezed in. Filet was charred black, no chocolate desserts without nuts, and no glazed carrots anymore on menu. And no mention of bday. Will not return.

PE
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Salmon was over cooked , steak was fine. Mashed potatoes were good but portion was small. Green beans were rubbery. Rolls were tasty , honey flavored ,but were not offered. Had to ask for them and it took a long while to get . Server was inattentive. Had to ask her what the specials were Were seated at a table near the windows and it was very cold. There were lots of empty booths which remained so during entire meal , don’t know why we were t offered one. Not up to the usual high standard we expect from this restaurant . Disappointing !

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My dish was not tasty at all. Other than that the service was good.

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