Stanford Grill - Columbia

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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
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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FM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was good, The ambiance was better and The value was well worth if. Liked it better than copper canyon

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Stanford Grill for Sunday Brunch. Great selections and great ambiance (as usual)

JR
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went on Sunday at Noon, created immediately and seated quickly.
Food was excellent, we both got the Prime Rib sandwich, and cooked to perfection.
The Tiramisu cheesecake was excellent. The piano in the bar was a nice touch.

MR
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambience were perfect for a long overdue date night with my husband.

W
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as usual! Patrick was our server, he was great... The Jazz Trio was awesome! We sat at the bar after dinner listening to the trio drinking...

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall the experience was great and food was wonderful! My only complaint would be the outside seating on the patio is lackluster and it seems every time I make a reservation that is where I am seated. It would be nice to enjoy the inside where the true ambience is.

T
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was awesome. It was a nice place.

H
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always satisfied with the Stanford Grill. Great atmosphere, delicious food and wine. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Columbia!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome and the employers was very informative about the restaurant and the menus which is great

RR
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding meal. Service was excellent. Fried cod sandwich was superb. Chocolate suprising dessert was fantastic.

C
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a family weekday birthday celebration. Eric was attentive as our server. Definitely recommended.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Goddaughter birthday

DF
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, we had a wonderful dinner at Stanford Grill. We try to go there for special occasions and we're never disappointed. This time, Shamika was our server and she did an outstanding job. She was super attentive, informed, and sweet -- a wonderful combination. Honestly, we've never had bad service in this place and that only compliments the spectacular food! Thank you for being consistently awesome!

DO
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant was very crowded with numerous people walking by the table the entire dinner.
We ordered wine which took a while. We ordered food, which was out to us within 9 minutes. I expect at a higher priced more elegant dinner to have a slower pace of dinner, and a less noisy atmosphere.

OT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience and food was absolutely divine!

CE
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

String beans were nearly raw. They needed to be cooked a couple of minutes longer to become tender-crisp.

Meal was very overpriced--$30 for a piece of trout!

N
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Wonderful food. Will be back again. Pleasant experience.

OT
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful,wonderful, wonderful!

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OT
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cocktail incorrectly prepared, one entree cool, not warm or hot; after initial good service, drop off in attention; felt like seated at kiddy table while there were open spaces in more romantic area (just two of us) to celebrate special occasion.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good, food was delicious and the overall experience was very nice

LP
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was great but especially the chicken pot pie - fantastic! We had a large party as we were celebrating a birthday and still the service was perfect. One of my favorite restaurants.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was the absolute best! We sent a review through their website to express how she made the experience special!

TB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience, i had brunch with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. The waitress was attentive and kind. The food was delicious I'm reasonably priced. An over all wonderful afternoon.

OO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the meal and the food was good.

CT
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and go as often as I can! Everything is top notch. I have reoommended to all my friends.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Stanford Grill and definitely won’t be my last! We were seated early in a booth. We were immediately greeted by our friendly and knowledgeable server. The manager checked on us twice. The food was scrumptious and the portions were huge. There was a nice live jazz trio. The noise level was a bit high; my only complaint. Excellent experience overall!

WH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the greeting to the dessert, the Stanford Grill was outstanding.

I
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was good.

SP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was some of the best we have ever eaten. Savored every bite

MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always exceptional! A great place for a date night or with friends and family.

AA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Peartini and salmon salad with the rotisserie chicken salad setup was delicious! Parking can be a bit difficult on a crowded weekend but it’s worth it!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All in all another wonderful experience. Service was great, very perceptive server. Picked up on our special occasion without being asked, understood we weren’t in a hurry and she delivered! Kitchen did a great job!! Calamari, Swordfish and Pork Chop specials with their famed Key Lime Pie for desert. Solid, consistent performing restaurant!

SB
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I ordered the crabcake lunch salad and the portion was tiny. Shockingly tiny. And I don't eat that much. At first I was wondering if they accidentally brought me a "kids-size" serving, but they didn't. It was "full-size", and it was bad. Actually the taste and the flavors were great--for the entire four bites of the meals. I still cannot believe that they served this meal with a straight face. I would be embarrassed if I had company over and did this to them. Not good. In the end, I was more hungry leaving the restaurant than I was when I arrived. Do not recommend.

B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seating time was prompt with my reservation. The staff was friendly, courteous and attentive. Food was excellent. The wood fired chicken is delicious many herbs and spices that you taste. And the cornbread delish even with jalapenos in it not spicy at all. I will return!

a
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NEVER a bad meal or experience.
My favorite restaurant.

MF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the service was very good, but it was a little noisy.

GC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place

m
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill is probably the best restaurant in Columbia. Food, service, and ambiance are spectacular. Management is on the ball, and all work together to serve patrons.

D
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Pot pie and banana nut pancakes were tasty from brunch menu. Menu needs a little update. Doesn’t seem to have changed much in years. We were there to celebrate a birthday. Server forgot. Not busy on a Sunday morning. May have lost their “edge”.

OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford is a go to because they are always consistent with their food and service.

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