Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.6
6418 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 6418 people are saying
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viprti0311
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Average food made better by Hannah, who was an exceptional server!

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah treated us well, with great suggestions( we tried the shrimp and grits) which were EXCELLENT!
She took good care of us and made our night extra special!
Tomas stopped by to check on us which was a nice touch.

Staff works really well together and it really shows!
Thanks for a fun night.great meal/fabulous dining experience!

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ceili
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice covered outside dining although the road noise is a bit load. Great service!

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Bree
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual

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Scottie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Specials of crab soup and shrimp and grits were the bummmm!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a celebration !

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Satisfaction
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all respects. From our arrival to our departure, everything was first-rate. The hostess gave us a friendly greeting, the server (Lisa) was cheerful, engaging, and top-notch, and the meal was delightful. The ambiance of the restaurant was just what we wanted for a relaxing lunch. A truly extraordinary dining experience!

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vipCamilleB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond. Also the branzinni was delicious. The watermelon salad was perfect. .

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vipRRRR
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in over a year due to covid. As in the past, food was delicious and service was excellent. Good to be back.

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vipJohnD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot!

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate at a social-distanced table on the back patio. The food was delicious, but the service just a little slow. It seemed our server had too many tables to cater to. A sign of the times... Still, she did well, and in was an enjoyable way to spend our anniversary celebration.

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vipPatrice16
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We didn’t realize the Sunday brunch menu was no longer an option. They did have Steak and eggs option which we both had. The basil tomato soup appetizer was delicious. My husband had the special watermelon salad which he may not have selected had he known it was $16. Definitely not worth that price. Like most places these days, they are understaffed. So much so it took a long time before our used appetizer dishes were removed. In fact, they were still on the table when our entrees arrived. I ordered a glass of wine with my meal but had to ask for it again and was almost finished with my meal before it arrived. To her credit, the server did not charge us for the wine. The entrees were excellent. The steak and eggs cooked perfectly. We asked for dessert to go. I’m sure with more staff, the restaurant will be back to its usual quality service.

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NancyH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but good. Must try the key lime pie for dessert!

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Sunshine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visit Rockville ofen, but not Columbia. Both are very nice. Food is excellent.

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vipSteveP
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

You should probably tell your customers that you have changed the policy on pricing and the number of side dishes...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill never disappoints!

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HDAC2009
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. A little on the noisy side, but perfect otherwise.

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WOFAT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, as always. Thank You Bobby R. Alexander

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VanessaJ
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, service was great and food was delicious! I’m glad we chose to celebrate my husband’s birthday here.

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AlfromMD
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Was a bit too dark inside, though.

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Bill
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent accompanied by very attentive service. It is my favorite Columbia restaurant and I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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RayLee
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat, the food is great and the service is outstanding.

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WillieV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ambience, food, service, lack of surrounding chatter were perfect for our first date!

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MarshallB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is great, but the service sinks! I have eaten there many times, but today was the worse service ever!

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Marty
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to eating at Stanford. Meal and service were spot on!!!

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CarlC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite dining choices. The food is excellently prepared. The wait time for the meal being served was short. The disposition of the servers and wait staff was polite and professional.

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GlennM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, I would recommend Stanford Grill to all

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michaelG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The radio (music) was to loud. Lighting to dark for old folks like me to read menu. When waiters bought food didn't know who ordered what. Food what delicious but pricey.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and value for the large portions.

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VirginiaM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! This was our second time dining here and we both tried something different. The rainbow trout with the lemon butter sauce… absolutely awesome! We will definitely be returning again!

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vipMichaelS
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We've eaten here a lot and until last night our only real complaint was the crazy amount of pepper used in the dishes.

Due to Covid, we requested eating in the covered patio adjacent to the main dining area. We had eaten there once before and it was fine - fewer tables, more spacing.

This time, for some reason, the noise was unbearably bad. The room does not have the amount of sound-absorbing surfaces as the main dining room. We ended up taking seats in the main dining area half-way though the meal. The sound problem was over but the evening had an unpleasant aftertaste.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress made the evening enjoyable!

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OrganicAngie
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a healthy hood meal. We sat outside which was really like being semi-outside. Nice and shady and not too hot. Very well socially distanced setup. All of us ordered fish which was delicious. Server was very nice and accommodating. Would recommend. You can’t go wrong!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with a intimate setting..

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good just very small selection on the menu

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vipShopper21043
Baltimore
134 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us went for dinner on a Saturday evening. Great variety of drinks and a menu for everyone's taste. Two ordered ribs, one had their famous chicken, one had the Rockfish special, and two of us ordered a salad - one rotisserie chicken and one steak. Everyone raved about their meal. Service was impeccable and we all left very happy. This is one of our favorite restaurants, either with friends or just date night with my spouse.

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StephanieC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved the wonderfully prepared food and portions were generous, which I like to see. I thought the mashed potatoes were the best that I have had, in addition to the Key Lime Pie. We ate outside, which was very nice. We will be back!
Stephanie

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Fran
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time at Stanford Grill! Always consistent with their awesome service and the food is amazing. Highly recommended!

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KendraJ
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!! Awesome experience. Will visit again

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PaulaD319106
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience and service amazing. Drinks excellent.

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You can order delivery directly from Stanford Grill - Columbia using the Order Online button. Stanford Grill - Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 312-0445.

Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.6 stars by 6418 OpenTable diners.

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