Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
6439 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 6439 people are saying
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EyeStDiner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. The food was great. and eating outside on a warm October evening was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quality food and good service. Was incredibly loud and seating arrangements made it difficult to even hear across the table.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for my friend’s birthday. Everything was great! Hannah was an excellent server. The food was delicious and we are planning to return.

RZ
vipRonZ
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always!

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AmyR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service. An absolute favorite for special occasions or visiting guests.

CM
CandaceM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time as always. It's a great spot for a date night. Only a couple of things prevented me from giving it an excellent rating overall.

1. the menu choices are limited which is kinda disappointing.
2. I had the mashed potatoes with my salmon. They were good but probably a little too pepper-y.

Still a good spot to eat. My margarita was delicious and the pumpkin cheesecake was absolutely divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great first time experience

JB
JoyceB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot to get together - delicious food, straightforward menu options, nothing "exotic" - prime rib, tenderloin, ribs, chicken and a fish special. Attentive service. I'll go back.

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KathyS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Eric was a great waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was good but the service was horrible. It has gotten increasingly worse.

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PeggyM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I needed to change my reservation from 3 people to 5 and they were great about accommodating.. Food and service as always did not disappoint,

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Kevbo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time at Stanford. This time we were on the patio. Little quieter! Loved our meals and service. It was my wife and my date night and actually an anniversary of our first date 49 years ago. Never tire of this lovely lady!

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emlec
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. Drinks and food were delicious.

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kevina
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has one of the best prime rib steaks in the area. Wife and I have been here twice and I ordered the same thing. The desserts are very very good. I love the key lime pie and the bead pudding is excellent.

We will be back again.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were courteous and professional and the food was great. The restaurant is a bit dark so it was a little hard to find my party. Otherwise it was a great experience and will be going back.

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vipPaulS
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was very good as usual.

They were out of a few items that was disappointing. Hopefully they can fix that situation. It isn't the first time.

RJ
RJBa
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great food! key lime pie, ribs, loose cannon

DC
DavidC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Sat outdoors right next to the fireplace.

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Realroader
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the nicest restaurant in Columbia. The service is a pleasant balance of getting the attention you need with not being constantly bothered (very friendly). The food is first class and they have a great choice of wines.

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vipWilliamP
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good environment great place to meet

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vipmarilync
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were three friends reconnecting after many many years. Our server was fantastic, the food quite yummy and it was a perfect get together... Thanks very much for a memorable experience. And the time to reconnect.

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Hope2cya
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately, the restaurant's computer system malfunctioned and the credit card processing system stopped working. It was slightly inconvenient, but the server, Matt, took it all in stride and kept his cool.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding time, the food and drinks were great, and the staff were very friendly and helpful!! Stanford Grill will be an annual go-to location for our get-togethers!

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vipShopper21043
Baltimore
134 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill is one of my husband and my favorite restaurants and we love going there on “date night”. The food is consistently perfectly prepared and the service is excellent. We started with a glass of Pinot noir and moscato and a fresh, crisp Cesar salad with delicious dressing. We each selected the 10 ounce prime rib which was plenty to eat even though they offer a larger one. The fries are the crispy shoestring variety that is so fun to eat - we could make a meal on those alone. Eric, our server, was wonderful. We’ve been lucky to have him on previous visits and he recognized us immediately. He is very professional and friendly at the same time - a definite asset to the Blue Ridge Restaurant Group. We’ll definitely ask for Eric on our next visit.

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MarkHoppie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food is always excellent, service is unbeatable. They are always attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner. We’re never disappointed.

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Luvagoodmeal
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about how great they are at Stanford Grill. Food. Service. All outstanding. I do wish they would bing back the live jazz, though. ;)

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KathleenZ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently excellent. We had a party of six for family visiting. All entrees were delicious: ribs, prime rib, salmon, and a plant-based cheeseburger.

The only drawback is we were seated outside in a covered area and it had a different feel then indoors. I had made an open door reservation two days earlier and wasn’t sure why we were placed outdoors. I wanted this restaurant for the indoor fire place and beautiful decor.

Other than this one thing with seating, I enjoy the friendliness of the staff, the excellent food, and menu selection.

Update: thank you to the Stanford Grill for emailing me about options regarding seating & letting me know that I can ask to be reseated. I appreciate the great customer service.

KL
vipKimL
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food portion size was huge. It is four meals for me. Lot's of left overs which is a good thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I did not remember it ever being as noisy. Puzzles me since it was not a full restaurant. It was very difficult to converse and hear what the other said.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a pleasurable experience here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual

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CEliz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We used to visit this restaurant all the time pre-pandemic. Unfortunately, it seems to be struggling now, as our experience wasn’t anywhere close to as delightful as we remembered. My husband ordered one of the specials, which he said just wasn’t very good, and I ordered a salad, which had bits of avocado skin in it. Not sure how staff is preparing their avocados, but that’s not a typical problem to have…

After I picked out my fourth piece of avocado skin from my mouth and put it on the side of my plate, I told our server, who profusely apologized and took the salad away. Our server was lovely. I had lost my appetite at that point, and declined her offer to make a new salad.

I was, however, totally shocked when the manager only took off $5 for the charge of the salad, and still charged us the remainder!

Sad to lose another great restaurant from our list, but we likely won’t be returning.

PC
PhilipC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall good restaurant, great service, and amazing food. There only complaint I have is that the restaurant is too dark.

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PeggyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The noise from traffic on Rt. 175 was deafening at times.

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viprti0311
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always.

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ceili
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 6439 OpenTable diners.

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