Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.6
6144 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 6144 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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k1ng
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff is the man. Amazing waiter, great vibe, made my wife b-day amazing. Stanford is exceeding COVID requirements yielding a safe and low stress eating experience given the times we're in.

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JamesW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing last minute date night. The atmosphere and food were amazing. Our server was great. We love the Stanford grill

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vipCharleneM
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great set up on the outdoor patio Heaters are a perfect touch for the cooler evenings. Got the New York strip which had a great flavor but was very chewy.

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MiaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Longhorn steaks and salmon had a better flavor. Your steak and salmon lacked seasoning

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vipGlennH
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

KC was amazing! Made us feel special and was great with recommendations!

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ArthurW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Food was good. Still a limited menu. Miss the music though.

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MathurS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent for an late afternoon gathering. Delicious food and ambiance. Felt very safe with COVID precautions and low table density. Would recommend hands down, no question.

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FabioI
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Almost had trouble choosing a booth we wanted for a birthday dinner that was specified on the online reservation while the restaurant was less than half full. On the side I approached the hostess to remind her it was a special occasion, to that she replied that I should tell my server. Well if I tell my server in front of my date wouldn't that defeat the purpose of a surprise occasion?

Our empty salad plates were on the table when the main course was served by a person (not our server) and they still be there had I not asked to have them removed.

Piping hot filet and spinach while the mashed potatoes were lukewarm.

We've been here several times on business and it has always been good. This time around I have to admit that it was a disappointing experience.

On a positive note, our server was very friendly.

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AmberS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good as usual. It wasn’t crowded during the time I went which I like especially during Covid. One of my favorite restaurants in the Columbia area to dine.

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vipMarieS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service !

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KenV
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Eric was very helpful and responsive to our needs. The food was cooked perfectly and was delicious. I had the salmon I think it was the best I’ve ever had it prepared. This continues to be my favorite restaurant. Thank you

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vipDavidF
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out to dinner in a long time! Dined outdoors at Stanford, which is really a covered patio... food was wonderful! Sarah was outstanding! Reminded us of how great it is to go out to a nice restaurant! We'll be back soon.

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vipCarolD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always very good - great service....drinks are fabulous

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shakiag
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

The greeter was rude and dismissive. A bit snobby for me. This was our first time dining at Standard Grill based of recommendations from friends and family. The food was okay excellent. Even with a mistake with my order my server handled it well and got it resolved quickly.. Other then the rude and. Snobby greeter I would return.

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DamonS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and the food was great! I will definitely return.

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PaulaV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and food.

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Antonio
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing. Food was great. Had an awesome time. Great service. Will definitely patronize again!!

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Rarelyeatout
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric was a great waiter -- attentive without being overbearing. The team concept Stanford employs ensures diners always get what they need when they need it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor patio was extremely noisy from the traffic on 175

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DrKelly
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was an excellent server and provided phenomenal service. The food was delectable and the atmosphere was wonderful.

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MarshallB
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Allen our server was OUTSTANDING!

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Grace
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and customer service. I was disappointment Stanford wasn’t servicing brunch.

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vipBillsbestfriend
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food was great as always - had to move from outside to inside to hear our conversations - people are obviously VERY happy to be out & about!
Thanks for a great - & missed entertaining evening with vaccinated friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Did not appreciate being rushed through dinner when we were not finished.

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vipBernadetteS
Baltimore
46 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie, Chris and all the bar servers always give the best service! Food always good!!

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SeanC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danish Ribs, Crab Cakes, Fiesta Rolls, Rotisserie Chicken and the Bread Pudding is to die for!!

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Ceedy
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a friend at Stanford Grill for lunch and we both agreed that it was a great experience. We both ordered salads, mine with steak, hers with rotisserie chicken. We both thought that they were extremely fresh and delicious. We also indulged in the espresso chocolate chip ice cream, which was worth every calorie. The French Press coffee was another huge plus, and Susannah was a first-rate waitperson who was attentive and who made us feel very welcome. This is a great place if you want a delicious, relaxing meal in a lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious. The drink was divine and the Hospitality was perfect!!

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vipRevyRev
Nashville
46 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was in town for a one day business trip and wanted to try something local. I made a reservation through Open Table. Upon my arrival the host and hostess were insistent that they did not have any seats available in the main dining room and that it would be 10 minutes before a main dining room table was available. They then said I could sit at the bar or sit at ANY hightop table. So I chose a table and the host said this table is not available because of COVID. So the host and hostess of this location on this date and time did not provide a good first impression. I am not sure why a valued customer was made to feel as if those we were not welcomed. Not a good start. However my waitress did a great job. She was polite, professional and proficient. The cornbread was very crumbly and not what I was expecting. The spinach was excellent and the chicken tenders were good. Great value for the food. Not sure I will come back to this location on a future visit to Columbia. I would still encourage others to give this place a try.

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vipAlanS
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent! Consistently great food, Great service. My go to place in Columbia

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Newbie33
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service - our waitress Lisa was friendly and attentive but we didn't feel rushed in anyway. Great food - Rainbow Trout and key lime pie were fantastic. Social distancing was followed - all staff wearing gloves and masks. Would def recommend.

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MadonnaG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. However, the calamari was very good but WAY overpriced - $16.00. The markup on this menu item is extremely generous for the "house."

We did get the bread pudding. It was very good and a huge (4 person) serving.

Will we go back, yes but no calamari for us in the future.

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ECFoodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is understandably a bit more limited than usual but the mainstays are mostly available. And what is available, is outstanding. The burger was one of the best we've had in a long time and the trout was simply delicious. The service could not have been better. Highly recommend.

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PeteA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the balcony near the woods. The green had just come in from the winter and it was warm enough for outside seating. Our waiter was excellent funny and attentive. This is not an inexpensive restaurant and the food was actually worth the cost, a rarity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best meals I've had in all of Maryland

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The experience was "ok". The reservation team neglected to tell me during the booking process that we would have a two hour limit. The manager came over to remind us but we were never informed. We felt rushed and didn't even get the option to have dessert.

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JillJo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all were extremely happy with our meal choices. Food and services were great!

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vipMyraT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! This certainly was a Great'Easter Sunday experience.

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TammyS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was really pleased with the outdoor seating due to Covid-19 guidelines. Our waitress was so nice and the food was amazing. I definitely plan to go back this month.

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Lean
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was fantastic but the restaurant was way to dark

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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 4.6 stars by 6144 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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