Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
6440 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 6440 people are saying
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KeithM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Also my waitress Hannah was great

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VicNSue
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud/noisy. They do not have any bread or rolls to go with dinner. The mash potatoes were compared to eating the salt shaker, I could not eat them. It was a bit pricey considering no bread or rolls and only 1 side with entree where other restaurants offer 2.

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vipRoux
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely setting - food is good. Neighborhood gem in Columbia.

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AlyssaC
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, huge portions, and attentive service. We had the rattlesnake pasta, pot pie, and seared ahi salad. We ate in the side room adjacent to the outdoor tent. The windows were open and the firepit was lit. So, it was a little chilly, but I appreciated the extra airflow.

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vipNancyS
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Where is my 100 points for open table?

I’ve always had a good meal here

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here for a birthday celebration. The hostess was very accommodating. The food was really good with nice size portions.

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Chica1
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My group enjoyed celebrating a birthday lunch at SG. The back patio was a nice space and Tera's service was very attentive. The meals were good but not exceptional (rotisserie chicken was dry) and mimosas were heavy OJ and little champagne. Improvements can be made.

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vipCarolD
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pot Pie and Ribs were fabulous...also top notch drinks. Pumpkin Cheesecake one of the best I have ever had.....

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JerryP
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice place to go on date night. Or for any special occasion for that matter. The food is excellent and the service is great. It's a terrific value.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
58 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect. Food always great!

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vipMoose
Baltimore
59 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food!

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EyeStDiner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
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 on October 14, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
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.

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DDaniS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Disappointed this time around. I had a business meeting and specifically requested a quiet table in a corner and I noted that it was a business dinner on Open Table.

When I got there, they seated us at a center table directly under a speaker and next to a very loud and festive birthday party.

I asked if we might be moved to a table on the outdoor patio since it was much quieter, and I was rebuked. Instead, they offered to turn down the music over our seats, but that did nothing to help reduce the noise from the big (10+ people) birthday party at the next table. I was rather put off, as there were other guests on the patio, so it wasn't like there wasn't a server available to handle it. Again, I had made very specific requests in my reservation that were not out of line or unusual and they were ignored. It made it extremely difficult to discuss business and the dinner took nearly 3 hours because we were constantly having to repeat ourselves and speaking unusually loud to overcome the noise.

They also neglected to bring tea cups when my guests ordered hot tea and didn't check back for 10 minutes, by which time the water was too cold to steep the tea bags.

While the service was lackluster at best, the food was excellent. Our braziano was incredible. The food arrived quickly, hot and well prepared. Seasoning was spot on and the portions were very very generous. We ordered the dessert special - pumpkin cheesecake and it was fabulous.

Bottom line, I would highly recommend the food, as it has never failed to impress, but the service was lackluster at best and refusing to move a guest whose reasonable request is unacceptable given that there were tables available as well as servers.

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vipRonZ
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience as always!

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AmyR
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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CandaceM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
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 on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great first time experience

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JoyceB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
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 on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Eric was a great waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
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.

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RJBa
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
5 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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Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 6440 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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