Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
4936 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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mom deserves the best, so treat her to a memorable brunch or dinner featuring culinary delights and live jazz, plus a gift from us. Reserve your table today!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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

What 4936 People Are Saying
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CD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Easte brunch

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MP
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stanford Grill is a great place to go the weekend for lunch or dinner. My friends and I had dinner on Saturday. We were a fairly large party of seven. Stanford Grill accommodated us on short notice. The cocktails were wonderful. My friends and I enjoyed the deviled eggs appetizer. The best dessert is the bread pudding...yum!

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U
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have a great meal and service. Its a little loud in some places but the vibe is good.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The restaurant food and service is excellent, however, the music sound level interfered with our conversation.

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OT
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

They sat us on the patio. It was freezing. The service was slow and poor. They would say they would do something and then they would forget a few times. The food was decent but not amazing. I’ve had and expected better from Stanford. Made even more disappointing because we brought friends to “this great restaurant we know” and it was an expensive dud.

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V
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For Columbia, this is a decent place. The place was super loud so conversation was hard at times. The food was decent.

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SA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was superb! Food was delish! They made sure you had a wonderful time

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was good, but this is not a great place for a birthday lunch. The waitress was very aggressive and intrusive. Food came out within seconds of the appetizer, and she was already shoving the appetizer into a takeout box before we had a chance to enjoy it. Then she was pushing the dessert menu on us before we had even consumed two bites of our lunch. When we told her we were not ready for dessert, she showed up with more takeout boxes and tried to put our lunches in those to hurry us along. It was unpleasant. The restaurant was nearly empty, so the rush to get us out in 15 minutes made no sense. Would only recommend if you are seeking a fast food experience in a nice environment.

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J
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding experience!

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CH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took my lady there for our 2 year and the meal was amazing. The service was great and the food was something special. The serving sizes are good sized and you will not go away hungry. Try the key lime pie.

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D
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect after work stop or business meeting option. Close to 95 for commuters with easy access and parking. Ambiance is professional yet casual too. Friendly, no nonsense service and sophisticated environment was just right.

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LJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Our server, Brandon I believe, he served the back booth next to the women's bathroom this past Monday evening 4/15 and he was super friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wine. We had great conversation and he was sensitive to our food allergies. I worked in the restaurant industry years ago and he's a diamond in the rough. So many businesses under Two $ don't value customer service anymore and it's really disappointing. So I'm glad to have had this experience.

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JM
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was excellent. A vendor was treating my boss and I to lunch, so we wanted to choose someplace that is consistently stellar. We were not disappointed. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was excellent.

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NW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

FOOD WAS GREAT, SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. DEFINITELY A SPOT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS.

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AC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, our server was attentive, I was able to use my points card for $20 off my bill.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Anniversary, sorority
Server did not make eye contact, ran down menu in monotone voice

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PG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service and good food. I would definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding!! I’ve never been truly delighted was service before until now. The food was welcoming; it was a taste of old America with a splash of modern charisma. I had a party of five and each individual felt as though the staff had catered specifically to our needs.

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c
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my mother's birthday and she loved it. It was our first time here. My mom ordered the fried soft shells and I ordered the pork shank which was delicious and the bread pudding was enough for 3 people. Great service, no complaints about the food.

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K
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for a birthday dinner. The food was superb and the dessert was to die for. I will definitely visit this restaurant again.

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RS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal and the food was outstanding!

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RB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. Service was excellent, food was very good. I enjoyed the jazz music as well. I will return.

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CS
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was the first visit to this restaurant for our friends. They were not disappointed. The food, service, and ambience were great.

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DO
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance. Great place to bring family, friends for a special event or for just enjoying a night out.

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G
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I was so disappointed with my meal that I had to send it back. I ordered the rotisserie chicken salad and was very specific about asking what was on the salad. I am on Keto so I didn’t want any additional carb products and although the menu didn’t mention cilantro, I specifically said I didn’t want any.

The salad was beautiful but was full of crispy wonton strips. I had to dig them out. The manager came over and offered to make me a new one but I didn’t want to have my friend wait. He said these were new menus and it used to be listed. He blamed it on the printer. I was sitting with my friend who owns a printing company and she called him out on that comment. So I kept the salad which I had picked over and after a few bites, I noticed the cilantro. Again the manager came over and apologized again for it not appearing on the menu. I sent it back and of course they took it off the bill but at that point I wanted nothing more to eat at this place.

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S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Thursday afternoon. We have been on a tour of the archives and were finishing off a day of lunch. Our servers were wonderful and the food was delicious as usual.

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PE
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We asked for a 'quiet spot' when we made a reservation. We were seated very close to the noisy kitchen. Fortunately, they were able to move us. Food was good, but the ribs I had were not as good as can be had at the Corner Stable, not far away. $20 for a 'shrimp cocktail' (only four shrimp, and somewhat rubbery) was disappointing. My wife ordered a 'trout' dish and was served salmon. I don't think we'll ge going back anytime soon.

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SC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, location and atmosphere!

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JC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience at Stanford Grill and would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone. Our server had a great personality and helped to make the dining experience such a wonderful time. The food was outstanding. All four of us in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Food was cooked to perfection with great flavor. And in my humble estimation, Stanford Grill has the best deserts of most any place I've eaten. We need to eat at Stanford Grill more often.

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OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!!!! Celebrating my birthday. The staff was friendly, courteous and prompt. They had an awesome smoked salmon appetizer and all our grilled meals were done to perfection!!

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LF
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was attentive. The food was great ! Accommodations were easily made to substitute different sides for those listed. Enjoyed the evening and will return.

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and our steaks were prepared perfectly. We will be back and share with others about our nice restaurant find!

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FR
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a group of five we were seated in large booth. only mediocre seating. we were squished and difficult to talk a table would have been better. food was good. not fabulous but very good. Our waiter-Brandon-was the bomb. he couldnt have been nicer and more attentive. he made the event better than was deserved there is live music which was terrific. and the value made for a great time.

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DG
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent food and exceptional service. Very well trained service staff. Love the food, miss the pork chop which used to be on the menu, as well as the meat loaf; but always plenty of interesting variety to choose from.

Felt watermelon salad at $16 was over priced, but terrific.

Always try to get a table far from the music, as if too close to the terrific jazz, it can be a lottle loud to tale over.

But, nothing should be viewed in the review as anything other than minor observations about a consistently excellent experience

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MA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Overall good, but was very large, very busy, and VERY LOUD!

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M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been to Stanford Grill many times. The food is always amazing and so is the service. The music is a nice touch but sometimes is very loud. Over all its a awesome experience.

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l
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We were seated by the door that leads to the outdoor patio. It was cold every time the door was opened and loud when it closed. There really should not be a table placed at that location. We were near the service area also and were hearing dishes and staff taking loudly. The food was very good and service to our table prompt. It’s such a beautiful restaurant but we did not like our table at all. This was a special occasion and not up to the high standards of our previous experiences due to our table location. We will make sure to be more specific in regards to our table for our next visit.

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c
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was delicious and service very good but its loud so hard to have conversation.

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BE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Eric was outstanding, always there when you needed him. He also kept us laughing with appropriate humor. My wife and I LOVE the Stanford Grill.

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was great food was Delicious the host was friendly

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