Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
5915 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
What 5915 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PrettyNikki
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

I’ve eaten at the Stanford Grill for the past 8 years and never encountered such a rude server nor an ill prepared entree. My Danish ribs tasted like they were doused in lighter fluid and my sides were cold. When I brought my dismay to the servers attention, he was aggressive, combative and rude. I tipped him for risking his life to serve during the pandemic, otherwise his service wasn’t worth a $1 and I’ll never return to Stanford Grill again!!

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happy
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of my best experiences here. I've had several, but brunch was really nice. Wait staff was very efficient and some of their best we're clearly on hand. I loved this place before, but I love it even more now.

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Joss
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kitchen closed at 9 yet our reservation was at 8:45. They rushed our order and when the food came out, it was cold. They shouldn't have let us make the reservation that late or at least informed us prior to being seated. When the food was brought back out after being reheated, they forgot some of the food. Our waitress went missing so we couldn't even get the forgotten food. There was no discount, just a question of if we wanted to take the food home. Staff was nice. Menu was very small. Ambiance was dark, but fine. This was my 1st and last time there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for friends.

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CrissieH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic, warm, and inviting atmosphere. Great outside dining setup.

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MaryO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

very nice restaurant with good menu choices and excellent food. Loved the atmosphere; even during Covid-19 restrictions. Will definitely go back again.

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TRIP
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dine at the Sanford Grill on special occasions and always enjoy the dining experience. This visit was my daughter’s 28th birthday. We had a rotisserie chicken salad, a half rotisserie chicken meal, a steak dinner special with French fries and a side salad. Add a $39.00 bottle of wine. Three people and the bill was only $176.00, including 20% gratuity and there was three of us.

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Luvbeef
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill again pleases with excellent service, tasty food, and well-executed COVID protocol. This is one of the few restaurants where I’ve been willing to eat inside because I hoped they would have the COVID regulations in place ... and they did. People were seated with one or two booths between them and not across from any other patrons. The closest anyone got to other people was on their way to their table when they passed by others seated on the same aisle. Service was quick and efficient, and our meals were presented in a timely manner. Both of us had the meatloaf topped with fire roasted tomato-brown sauce and served with mashed potatoes & green beans. All were well-prepared and tasted excellent. Portions are always generous. To end the meal, my friend had a “serving” of bread pudding and I had one of key lime pie. Here, a “serving” of dessert is enough for at least two and maybe three not-so-hungry diners who have just finished a huge meal. Both the key lime pie and the bread pudding were take-home worthy. Be aware that even though there were only about 30% of the seats full, the main restaurant was still quite loud and had a jazz band which did not remain in the background of the lunch chatter. But the wonderful food and service seem to make the noise easier to tolerate! This is a restaurant not to be missed!

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Jair
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great company and service was excellent.

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vipJohnD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Even in these difficult times!

They do a superb job!

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ArnettaD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was so good definitely will be back. Very clean

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TroyB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Can not recall my waiter name but he was very professional. He also came back to check on our table more then once to make sure we were ok. That is very important to me.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High top in bar perfect casual! Great food and great service.

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Marty
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to finally return, albeit outside, to Stanford Grill's fine dining experience!!!

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TheKGB
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

....patio dining could use candlelight on tables.

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DeeN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice restaurant and the food was ok. I rated it average because that was my experience.

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MarcW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great experience all the way around

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Lisaw
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Wait service was unncessarily slow. The restaurant was not full. Waited more than 20 minutes for some eggrolls and then too long after that for my salad. This has not been my usual experience.

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vipterre
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the service and the food was great as usual.

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satisfied
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Amanda was extremely attentive and pleasant. The food was great and the setting was even better. Given social distancing restrictions, I felt very comfortable and secure with their outdoor setup.

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KathyM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the chicken parmesan special. It was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Ribs were tough to eat and cornbread skillet was dry!!
I spent spent $80.00 for two meals and I wasn’t pleased!!

I probably won’t ever eat there again nor will I recommend anyone to try it.

My first and last experience unfortunately!

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vipArena
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out waitstaff was very attentive, food delish, and hot.

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FeliciaF
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and nice atmosphere in outdoor tent.

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TracyD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and everything was great! Service was great and tables were positioned away from others! Thank you!

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QuiltLady
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthday dinner. Sad that the menu limited desserts and soups, but the food was good as always.

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AlexandriaC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back at Stanford Grill since COVID. We sat on the patio, and it was lovely. Tables were well-spaced, and the staff all paid attention to PPE/precautions. I had the prime rib - fabulous. My hubby had the steak salad - also quite good, and a bit on the Asian side, flavor-wise.
The only complaint we had is the noise level (seems to be the norm here). The music's a bit loud, which makes people talk louder, which makes it harder to hear, so they talk louder still.. It's hard to hear the waiter (especially when he's good about keeping his mask up), or to have quiet dinner conversation.

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GailC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah Z was awesome. Love Stanford Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I’ve eaten here many times before & usually enjoy dining here. I was sickened & total stomach turning when I went to use the ladies restroom. The sinks were fine, however out of all the stalls only one was possibly clean enough to use. The others were foul & disgusting & when I returned to the table I took what was more than 1/2 of my meal to finish home. I felt sick. I don’t need to go into descriptions but was totally unexpected. Hardly anyone was there & I assume not a lot of staff either. When I mentioned it to the waitress on my return, she said she couldn’t do both. I understand, who wants cross contamination from a food server cleaning the toilets. She had another server supposedly take care of it. Also the bathroom center sink were taped off for social distancing, surprised they didn’t do that with the bathroom stalls either. Every other one blocked off. I won’t be eating there again anytime soon & I am a rewards member.

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KennethC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The server was excellent. Meat was tough. Not same quality we are used to at this restaurant.

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ReneeD
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was ample and well prepared! We will return to this great restaurant again!!

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IndiaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Bread Pudding is always great!!

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vipnocarbs
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Not what I expected from Stanford Grill. Being seated at the table to the right as you enter the restaurant makes you not even feel like part of the atmosphere. The whole feel is off for such a nice restaurant. Automatically changed my attitude for our meal. The meal and service were fine. The menu is paired down. Bread is no longer served. I just wish they would get rid of those tables it just ruined the whole evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandy our server was great. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our experience and will definitely be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a waitress named Camryn who was amazing! Food was good, comfortable atmosphere, great experience!

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vipJose
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go with Friends or on a date. They have a wonderful ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent. Very attentive and always stopping at our table to check if we needed anything. Service was great and food was good. My only concern was with customers. I went to the restroom there was woman with no mask on. I thought that only if we’re sitting down that we can take off our mask. So she was walking around the restaurant with no mask on.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience dining during COVID. Food was hot and wholesome. Service was great. Everything was clean and social distancing was practiced. Well managed restaurant!

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SamH
San Antonio
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill was one of our favorite places when we lived in Maryland and it is just as good as we remembered. I had my favorite, the roasted chicken, my wife was dying to have crab cakes, and these were delicious, and our friend was very happy with his ribs. Our server (can't remember her name!) was friendly and very efficient. An entirely pleasant experience, we are looking forward to visiting on our next trip to MD.

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ThomasH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Stanford Grill is an American cuisine chain. The food portions are huge. The Caesar salad was fresh and nicely dressed. The Arctic char was supposed to have a "light" Cajun seasoning, but the fish, while fresh and well cooked, had NO detectable seasoning. It was only accompanied by cole slaw, which is pretty meager for a $25 entree. No rice. No potatoes.

My main complaint: we requested to be seated out of doors because they had propane heaters. Except THEY RAN OUT OF PROPANE on a night when the temperature dropped into the 40s. This is unacceptable.

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Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 5915 OpenTable diners.

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