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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SB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I ordered the crabcake lunch salad and the portion was tiny. Shockingly tiny. And I don't eat that much. At first I was wondering if they accidentally brought me a "kids-size" serving, but they didn't. It was "full-size", and it was bad. Actually the taste and the flavors were great--for the entire four bites of the meals. I still cannot believe that they served this meal with a straight face. I would be embarrassed if I had company over and did this to them. Not good. In the end, I was more hungry leaving the restaurant than I was when I arrived. Do not recommend.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating time was prompt with my reservation. The staff was friendly, courteous and attentive. Food was excellent. The wood fired chicken is delicious many herbs and spices that you taste. And the cornbread delish even with jalapenos in it not spicy at all. I will return!

a
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER a bad meal or experience.
My favorite restaurant.

MF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the service was very good, but it was a little noisy.

m
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill is probably the best restaurant in Columbia. Food, service, and ambiance are spectacular. Management is on the ball, and all work together to serve patrons.

D
Baltimore
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pot pie and banana nut pancakes were tasty from brunch menu. Menu needs a little update. Doesn’t seem to have changed much in years. We were there to celebrate a birthday. Server forgot. Not busy on a Sunday morning. May have lost their “edge”.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford is a go to because they are always consistent with their food and service.

LA
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant
Sent my prime rib back because it was only warm
New piece, piping hot replaced it
Yum

MJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was a pleasure. The rotisserie chicken, ribs, peartini and moscato were delicious! Worth the price.

JD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the Standford Grill. A reliable place to have good food and service and enjoy the company of good friends. Excellent as usual!

KP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love coming here for brunch.

MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We were seated in the outer area and it was freezing cold, the windows are very drafty, and we were very uncomfortable. That being said the food and service were excellent and we would consider coming again just not sitting outside in the winter.

K
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the chicken pot pie this time. The broth is pretty thick. Don't get this if you don't have an appetite.

SK
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to Stanford Grill for everyone in our family’s birthday. It’s never disappoints us. Consistently great!

MG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good experience my wife and I had a wonderful evening.

SC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place - would definitely come back again. Crab was excellent.

GD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A fine place, but very noisy and dark. Food was average but expensive.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very professional and knew the menu extremely well. Atmosphere was busy but not loud. Food was cooked perfectly with no issues on temperature.

f
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went on Valentine's Day weekend. It was our first time eating here. Our server, Becky was great. We had the roasted chicken and pork ribs. Both plates were delicious.

DK
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming to this restaurant. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is quite lovely.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience 4 my wife and I
Excellent service!
Food was excellent as well
Price friendly
And live jazz band were excellent

TT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Felt rushed out at the end of our meal. Otherwise, we had a great experience.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I have been a loyal customer and would
Often suggest Standford Grill to everyone. This past experience was the straw that broke the camels back. We had to wait for our drinks and food. When the food came they got it wrong.lt was so bad that even our waiter was apologizing for the unacceptable time of service and the mess up with our food. I spoke to the manager and the number one rule in business is you never leave a customer so dissatisfied! It’s just not the same like it used to be, its fallen off!

JB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stanford Grill is truly first rate, from kitchen to dining room. Although it's a special-occasion place for my husband, best friend, and me, there is a range of amazing dishes (such as their signature rotisserie chicken) that fit a more modest budget, as well as a menu variety to suit any palate. I'm also impressed with their single-source Halpern beef. The staff are friendly, courteous, and professional, and they do a great job of working as a team. I think Stanford Grill is the best restaurant in the Columbia area, and it's my first choice if I'm the one choosing!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine’s Day environment was amazing from start to finish. The check in process was easy and organized. We had great seats. The waiters were amazing. They helped us make great selections. My martini was delicious and the fiesta egg rolls are to die for. They were attentive and fast. Our dinner was great. I had the rattle snake pasta. My date had the prime rib it was tender and cooked to perfection. Overall the entire experience was five star. Great staff and the food was amazing.

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice spot for Valentine's day dinner.

NB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Valentine's Day dinner!

OT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill is always an enjoyable experience.

EN
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was just eh. We went for Valentine’s Day dinner and got steaks. Even though they were cooked to the right temp, medium rare, the outside was charred so bad that it left a terrible burnt taste in the mouth it was just obvious that the grill had not been cleaned in between grilling the multitudes of steaks they were probably making. The service was great though but I’ve been to Stanford before and the food has always been completely unforgettable. Will likely not go back. Not worth the value in my opinion.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

This was our first time at the Columbia Stanford Grill, we live near the Rockville location and this one has a cozier interior. If you make reservations here specify the main dining area and not the patio, there is a significant dropoff in the ambiance.

MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is me and hubby’s favorite date spot. Love the live music. Our waiter Watson was Spectacular and made our night extra special. On Valentine’s Day they gave all the ladies a rose 🌹

KE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Tayshon our service aas geeat!!

DS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. It was a little cold because we were seated by the window area in the back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing. Our server Brandi treated me and my boyfriend like Kings. This place never ceases to disappoint me. From the level of service the live music everything is amazing. And that’s on Stanford grill.

F
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant has expanded but the new section is basically law furniture. The Valentines Day seafood specials were nothing special. Basically salt and pepper seasoned halibut ($36) or mahimahi ($31). At that price I expected more such as the seafood being topped with an avocado salsa or herb crusting.

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner! My wife and I really enjoyed the experience.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Let’s start with my wife and I love this place. We dine here pretty often and have had nothing but good experiences to date. This Valentine’s Day early dinner, around 3:45 pm was not one of the better experiences we have had at this establishment. There were a few mishaps such as being given the lunch menu and after we decided what we wanted and began to order was told we couldn’t order from that menu anymore but now the dinner menu. No big deal right, so we were given the dinner menu and needed time to decide as the items were selected were not on the dinner menu. We were never updated with the dinner specials vice the lunch specials our waitress told us about. So when I overheard an item on the specials being communicated to other patrons I immediately said to my wife I would have ordered that if I were told about that special. I also then saw another couple who were sat after we were sat and ordered after us get the item from the lunch menu I was told I couldn’t order any longer because they were serving dinner. I mentioned this to the waiter and he apologized. I understand how things happen so I wasn’t upset. However, the manager came over and comped our meal which was nice but definitely not expected. Now for my meal, I ordered the New York Strip, medium well. It was very over cooked, but I have been taught to never send food back. So I didn’t. Not a terrible experience but definitely a bit disappointing. Hope this isn’t a trending pattern.

c
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Rotisserie was raw. Replacement was great though. Our clothes smelled of smoke after our meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server made great recommendations and she was very attentive.

S
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner with friends. Food a was good and service was excellent.

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