Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.6
6427 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 6427 people are saying
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Hope2cya
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food is always excellent, service is unbeatable. They are always attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner. We’re never disappointed.

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KathleenZ
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is consistently excellent. We had a party of six for family visiting. All entrees were delicious: ribs, prime rib, salmon, and a plant-based cheeseburger.

The only drawback is we were seated outside in a covered area and it had a different feel then indoors. I had made an open door reservation two days earlier and wasn’t sure why we were placed outdoors. I wanted this restaurant for the indoor fire place and beautiful decor.

Other than this one thing with seating, I enjoy the friendliness of the staff, the excellent food, and menu selection.

Update: thank you to the Stanford Grill for emailing me about options regarding seating & letting me know that I can ask to be reseated. I appreciate the great customer service.

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vipKimL
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food portion size was huge. It is four meals for me. Lot's of left overs which is a good thing.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I did not remember it ever being as noisy. Puzzles me since it was not a full restaurant. It was very difficult to converse and hear what the other said.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have a pleasurable experience here.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as usual

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CEliz
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We used to visit this restaurant all the time pre-pandemic. Unfortunately, it seems to be struggling now, as our experience wasn’t anywhere close to as delightful as we remembered. My husband ordered one of the specials, which he said just wasn’t very good, and I ordered a salad, which had bits of avocado skin in it. Not sure how staff is preparing their avocados, but that’s not a typical problem to have…

After I picked out my fourth piece of avocado skin from my mouth and put it on the side of my plate, I told our server, who profusely apologized and took the salad away. Our server was lovely. I had lost my appetite at that point, and declined her offer to make a new salad.

I was, however, totally shocked when the manager only took off $5 for the charge of the salad, and still charged us the remainder!

Sad to lose another great restaurant from our list, but we likely won’t be returning.

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PhilipC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall good restaurant, great service, and amazing food. There only complaint I have is that the restaurant is too dark.

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PeggyW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The noise from traffic on Rt. 175 was deafening at times.

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viprti0311
Baltimore
78 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Average food made better by Hannah, who was an exceptional server!

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah treated us well, with great suggestions( we tried the shrimp and grits) which were EXCELLENT!
She took good care of us and made our night extra special!
Tomas stopped by to check on us which was a nice touch.

Staff works really well together and it really shows!
Thanks for a fun night.great meal/fabulous dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always.

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ceili
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, nice covered outside dining although the road noise is a bit load. Great service!

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Bree
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual

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Scottie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as usual. Specials of crab soup and shrimp and grits were the bummmm!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a celebration !

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Satisfaction
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all respects. From our arrival to our departure, everything was first-rate. The hostess gave us a friendly greeting, the server (Lisa) was cheerful, engaging, and top-notch, and the meal was delightful. The ambiance of the restaurant was just what we wanted for a relaxing lunch. A truly extraordinary dining experience!

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vipCamilleB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server went above and beyond. Also the branzinni was delicious. The watermelon salad was perfect. .

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vipRRRR
Baltimore
55 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in over a year due to covid. As in the past, food was delicious and service was excellent. Good to be back.

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vipJohnD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot!

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DianaB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We ate at a social-distanced table on the back patio. The food was delicious, but the service just a little slow. It seemed our server had too many tables to cater to. A sign of the times... Still, she did well, and in was an enjoyable way to spend our anniversary celebration.

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vipPatrice16
Baltimore
75 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We didn’t realize the Sunday brunch menu was no longer an option. They did have Steak and eggs option which we both had. The basil tomato soup appetizer was delicious. My husband had the special watermelon salad which he may not have selected had he known it was $16. Definitely not worth that price. Like most places these days, they are understaffed. So much so it took a long time before our used appetizer dishes were removed. In fact, they were still on the table when our entrees arrived. I ordered a glass of wine with my meal but had to ask for it again and was almost finished with my meal before it arrived. To her credit, the server did not charge us for the wine. The entrees were excellent. The steak and eggs cooked perfectly. We asked for dessert to go. I’m sure with more staff, the restaurant will be back to its usual quality service.

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NancyH
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pricey but good. Must try the key lime pie for dessert!

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Sunshine
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I visit Rockville ofen, but not Columbia. Both are very nice. Food is excellent.

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vipSteveP
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

You should probably tell your customers that you have changed the policy on pricing and the number of side dishes...

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill never disappoints!

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HDAC2009
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. A little on the noisy side, but perfect otherwise.

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WOFAT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable, as always. Thank You Bobby R. Alexander

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VanessaJ
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, service was great and food was delicious! I’m glad we chose to celebrate my husband’s birthday here.

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AlfromMD
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Was a bit too dark inside, though.

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Bill
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent accompanied by very attentive service. It is my favorite Columbia restaurant and I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

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RayLee
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat, the food is great and the service is outstanding.

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WillieV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Ambience, food, service, lack of surrounding chatter were perfect for our first date!

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MarshallB
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is great, but the service sinks! I have eaten there many times, but today was the worse service ever!

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Marty
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to eating at Stanford. Meal and service were spot on!!!

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CarlC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite dining choices. The food is excellently prepared. The wait time for the meal being served was short. The disposition of the servers and wait staff was polite and professional.

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Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.6 stars by 6427 OpenTable diners.

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