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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4.4
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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

CC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The meal was overpriced imho -$52 for steak and a crab cake, but had a great experience overall. Service was excellent as always!

EI
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mom and daughter birthday

S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ribs were a little more done/ burnt than my husband would’ve liked. My Pot Pie was a bit peppery but overall everything was ok. Our waiter was superb!

WM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Atmosphere. Great Service! It is our go place in Columbia. It is one of the few places that honors reservations which is a big plus!!!!

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was outstanding as was the food. They accommodated multiple changes to the reservation guest number.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !!! My favorite brunch place.

C
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service as always. Get their red cabbage when they have it. The brussel sprouts could be more caramelized though. I like they added an Impossible Burger to the menu as well.

LB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bit loud but otherwise great!

DA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I both have birthdays around the New Year and our daughter gave us a gift card to the Stanford Grill to celebrate. We anticipated something special, and weren't disappointed in any way. We enjoyed the trio playing for us as we waited a few minutes for our table, and were treated as special friends by Watson and Patrick, our servers. Our elderly sensibilities would have enjoyed a somewhat quieter ambiance - the other guests, not the music - but in every other imaginable way the evening was delightful. The tomato soup was more than special, chicken pot pie delighted my wife and my prime rib was a perfect medium rare. Closing the evening with bread pudding topped-off our first dining experience at The Grill. It won't be the last, and we're planning to ask to be seated in one of Watson's tables. He was a treat!

E
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I didn’t like my lobster Mac and cheese we were still charged for something I did eat. I just tasted the food and it was terrible. My date ask for a shout and they gave him a whole glass and was told by the server that was the only way it came. It was to noisy! The employees were nice but we will not be going back.

G
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Our server seemed to be in a bad mood and was not friendly and only directed questions to the men at the table not the only woman. She was a bit dismissive towards me and I hd to ask for a refill. She just wasn't very welcoming.

J
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great visit for my birthday!

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for a midweek celebration , lovely food and fine service.

FL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a family dinner to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday. Stamford Grill always has great food & service and we love the consistency of knowing what we are going to get and that is good food, Greg service & a warm cozy atmosphere and live music. It was an awesome dinner.

PG
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality American food. Tasty. Not overly fancy but extremely well executed.

JL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing waitress who was upbeat and enthusiastic, made the experience extra special.

RR
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Scallop special outstanding.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent

OT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb, atmosphere is great. Will be back again!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for anniversary dinner with my boyfriend, they gave us a free dessert which was super nice. Food was great and service was excellent!

L
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrated a recent promotion and had a wonderful time doing it at Stanford Grill

p
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappoints...food and service was excellent. only thing is I highly recommend reservations as it's always busy.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food but it was so loud that it was somewhat hard to hear others at my table and I couldn't hear the live jazz music at all, which was one of the main reasons I went there!

AA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating 2 birthday’s

NS
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is consistent and always has been.
The noise level is high that’s the only issue I have with this establishment

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating son’s engagement. Had a great time!

CL
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was a bit slow but they were pretty busy, especially for a Wednesday night! It feels very cozy with the fire place. Food was good but not amazing. Deviled Eggs tasted like they were made with Miracle Whip. Scallops in the nightly special were a bit overcooked. Egg Roll appetizer was yummy as was the tuna tartar special. Overall good spot with lots of options.

JB
Baltimore
44 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the weather, the restaurant was open! We ate delish food at the bar, listened to a little live jazz, and had great service from Jeff.

J
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good. The only suggestion for improvement is that it would have been helpful for the waiter to let us know that the desserts were super-huge and meant for more than one person.

JR
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great dining experience. Our server was exceptional.

DW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the experience. The food was great, and service was friendly & efficient. Highly recommend Sanford Grill!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such a solid and consistent place. Super service great place for business

D
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was good. We were the first to sit the the area by the fireplace, it was chilly but it did warm up.

BW
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointing. The food a service is always outstanding. The only drawback is the noise level. With the live Jazz in the background and people talking it can make it difficult to hear the staff and company your wth

AZ
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This used to be our go to place for celebrations but the last couple of times we have been here, it has been disappointing. Due to several things that happened on this visit, it will probably be our last time for awhile. First our reserved table was not ready when we arrived. We noted that it was our anniversary and asked to a table by the fireplace and the receptionist led us to believe that if we waited a few minutes, that is what we would receive. When we were called, we were not led to a table by the fireplace, even though we clearly saw that there was an empty table there. Our server seemed flustered and did not acknowledge our special occasion. We thought maybe she would do it at the end when it came time for dessert. She took our orders and even asked me specific questions related to my entree. When the food was delivered, I received the wrong entree. She came over an admitted she had entered the order incorrectly, apologized and told us the manager would be bringing my corrected order. After a bit, my entree was delivered but not by a manager. We honestly expected that between the fact that we did not get the table we wanted, it was out anniversary, and my order was wrong, we would be offered a free dessert, drink or something. None of this occurred. We left disappointed and agreed that based on what we had paid, we would be celebrating future special occasions some place else.

S
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We sat at booth that was a not made for 6 adults. Music too loud.

K
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were fantastic, accommodating (we had two members of our party arrive late) and quick. Food was delicious as always. Wine options and craft cocktails are good.

w
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Fina for giving us such wonderful service (and for being so knowledgeable about the various menus). Ladies who lunch will dining here more regularly.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

We usually have a great experience at Stanford Grill. This is our annual anniversary stop. This time though, the service was awful. Our first waitress was almost off and completely uninterested. She barely looked at us to speak. The second who took over for the first had a great personality, but completely forgot about us at the end. We let her know we had a movie starting at 9;40, but she vanished at about 9:15 and we never saw her again. At 9:38, I waived someone down to come help us and get our check. Disappointed this year. We may need a new spot !

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