Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
6480 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 6480 people are saying
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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve and the bar staff are awesome. Service and food A++

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aline was superb with her service and my mother did indeed enjoy her 90th birthday dinner. Thank you, for making it special!

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Dcrump
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They seated us right away. Our server was very attentive. Crab cakes were delicious.

CB
vipCamilleB
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bronzino was FABULOUS!!!

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6275tex
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great place, food always good. Service was good but place was very busy and the waitress didn't come back very often. Properly under staffed. She was very good when she was there.

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah took great care of us, was attentive to our needs and made our dining experience memorable.

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vipTerre
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie was great

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vipNeeks
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always spot on. Ask for Ryan. Never had a bad meal.

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vipRRRR
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allows excellent. Service is four star.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Experience. Our second time going and we will definitely be back. The service is top notch plus the food is amazing, hot, and fresh!

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vipJoAnneF
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit of a splurge, but excellent food in a beautiful setting with great service. The only negative is that it’s loud. Very difficult to have a conversation across the table if the restaurant is full. I appreciated the wait staff masking up.

JD
JohnD
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a nice time

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JasmineO
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was spectacular! I am definitely coming back.

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vipEmmaJ
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual evening and business meeting. This place is definitely my “go to” location for meeting.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was supposed to be a brunch date but they no longer serve brunch on Sundays

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Marty
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was outstanding with excellent recommendations. Had the pork ribs for the first time and found them to be even better than expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!

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DEREKR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was my wife birthday and we had a great time. The staff was excellent

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
63 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food!

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LionessMP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill is ALWAYS great and I always return. The service, the food and the ambiance - always great.

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StevenS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Stanford Grill for several years. This last visit was our 2nd since Covid, and while we are vaccinated, we are in a vulnerable group and really appreciated the masking & distancing. The service and food were excellent as always. We had the chicken and crab cakes. The crab cakes were so good (available for a limited time) we ordered some to go.

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Estella
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service! Danish baby back ribs are to die for!

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MelissaS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Heavenly birthday celebration

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vipDiningDan
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We ended up having a good time but the decor is dated and the food good but not great. Service was excellent.

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JohnC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SG never disappoints!

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abqeats
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This restaurant is in a business area and had lots of business clients, although with a fair mix of couples. The food is good and the menu is varied, though not extensive. The service was very very good. It is not quiet, but is quiet enough to carry on a conversation. The background music is pleasant but not intrusive.

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DinningOut
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good, but pricey…the best thing is the roast chicken dinner. But the spinach dip needs to be replaced with something else it’s not worth the price and is tasteless.

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ECsenior
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The wait staff at this restaurant is friendly, courteous, and professional. The decor is welcoming. The menu is varied and those items we chose were both excellent. The crab cakes were delicious and my wife really enjoyed the tenderloin filet. Prices were in line with other upscale establishments in the area. The only negative is the very high level of sound produced by the conversations of other patrons. Some method of soundproofing is really needed.

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KristiY
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Everything was great except our service. Started well, but our waitress was not very attentive to the needs of the table. Our dirty plates sat in front of us for longer than they should. Asking for drink refills closer to the tail end of our dining. Not really asking about coffee or dessert or then asking again towards the end of our dining experience. Also, if the restaurant/reservation app asks about a "special event that we are celebrating" there should be some care given to that. The first waiter did know and said something but nothing more after that. A special event like an anniversary doesn't require anything specific or special, but overall the service should be made to show those people celebrating that it is worth coming back.

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vipmdonohue
Baltimore
73 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Chicken Pot Pie dish! Had it for lunch and it was delightful.

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JayPee
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service, great cocktails and fantastic food

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BrandonB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant nestled in Columbia. Loved the vibe, and get a seat near the fireplace its wonderful!

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Jean
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant cozy atmosphere from the moment we entered staff very attentive and professional Food excellent waiter took care of dietary needs of one of our party and a menu substitution for another. Very relaxed lunch

Would love to see brunch menu return

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their regular fries and sweet potato fries are to die for. Love the service and everything. A must dine

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LisaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place—food is very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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scarlettfairy
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

No desire to make a return visit. This was one of the worst dining experiences we have had in a while.
When we were escorted to our table, our server asked us what we wanted to drink before we were even seated. Didn’t even have a chance to look at the cocktail menu or wine list. After we told her we needed a few moments she took a long time to return. When she finally did return, we placed our drink as well as our food orders. The food arrived and we had to ask about the drinks but by then it was too late to enjoy the before dinner cocktails.
I ordered the bronzini that was a special this evening which was served over rice with a side of broccolini. My entire meal was delicious. My husband ordered tenderloin and the taste of it was overpowered by the blue cheese sauce which was served with an oversized portion of potatoes.
Throughout the meal, our waitress, Jasmine, was noticeably absent. She finally came by once towards the end of our meal to ask us if we wanted more water and we told yes and the bill. She kind of threw the bill on the table and never brought the water.
We were coming to this restaurant expecting a higher elevation dining experience which it was definitely not. Our waitress, who seemed like she didn’t want to be there, added to dissatisfaction.

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HAYWOOD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service and food was great . Waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu

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MeseretB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Ahi tuna salad was excellent!!

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vipBrianS
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stanford Grille is one of my faves for business lunches. Great experience every time. The scratch made menu is diverse and delicious!

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You can order delivery directly from Stanford Grill - Columbia using the Order Online button. Stanford Grill - Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 312-0445.

Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 6480 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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