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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Savor all your traditional childhood favorites from our chef's best holiday recipes to serve at home for an unforgettable day. Our menu features a roasted turkey or 2 rotisserie chickens, 3 sides, gravy, and cranberry sauce. A la carte options are also available. Order 2 days in advance.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice dinning experience. Live Jazz music. Wine options were OK, nothing special. Great menu options. Customer service is exceptional

TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was very professional and friendly. Our food was tasty and good portion size. A great place to celebrate a birthday!

l
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As I was sitting and enjoying my meal with friends, I was wondering...”why don’t I come here more often, I think I will!” Our waitress Lisa, was very nice and professional. Food as great!

KK
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food - Great service. One mistake on our order, but rectified as quickly as possible with sincere apologies. The cornbread was to die for. Crabcakes delicious and the bacon macaroni and cheese made me want to order extra to take home. I cannot recommend the key lime pie enough. What a lovely treat evening. Prices were moderate to high, but as expected for a special evening.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my birthday at Stanford is always an amazing experience. Thank you

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the restaurant did not recognize my special occasion, the food and service were great.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food. Expensive but good. Lots of options for entrees. 20 salads always throws me for a loop. 16 burgers. Great but pricey.

NC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

After we were finally seated (27 minutes after our reservation) the wait staff was attentive and very good. The food could have used some seasoning. Our entrees didn’t arrive at the same time, one of our party of six was served after we were halfway finished with our other entrees, however he was offered a free desert. Saturday night might not be the best time if you want and intimate dinner. The jazz combo rocked!

DK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time visiting the Standford Grill. For me, the fall of the year just after the end of daylight savings time puts a distinct twist on going out for an early dinner. And as I pulled into the parking lot at 5:30 on Saturday, I knew this was going to be a great experience.

The place was packed and buzzing. The bar area (where I sat waiting on the rest of my party) was perfectly inviting. The jazz band was setting up for there evening gig and everyone on the staff (from the door hostesses, bar tender, etc...) were friendly and accommodating.

The service was top notch. Our waiter was great and attentive. Our food (appetizers, main course and dessert) was wonderfully prepared and everything tasted fantastic.

Would I recommend this place to others? In a heartbeat...

I'm looking forward to the next visit...

JJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Atmosphere for a Special Occassion. Make sure if you order a steak you are clear on what you want as kitchen may cook to little or to much

PH
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't go wrong with this place. Especially love the bread pudding.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Crab cakes were disappointing. Not as tasty as last time I ate them there. The trout fish was delicious!

e
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great a atmosphere and wonderful service!

WH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My entire party thoroughly enjoyed the Sunday Brunch. A definite must do again vote for all of us!

TD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service is always outstanding. However, when we dined there Saturday night, there was a group seated on the patio that would have been better suited to eat at a fast food restaurant the way the yelled and carried on with one another. The restaurant could have stepped in and told them to keep it to a low roar.

RL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. I always enjoy a dinner outing at Stanford Grill.

M
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Prime Rib was more chewy than usual. Oysters Rockefeller and Filet were excellent though.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was excellent. We were seated by the fireplace for our anniversary but it was less than romantic. Very loud. They gave us a togo dessert for our celebration. Will go back but maybe sit in the bar so we can hear the band

KG
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We met with our friends and had an enjoyable evening. Service and food was good .
It was a little hard to hear each other but we did enjoy the food and drinks.

BB
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion of old friends

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Will definitely be back.

a
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were seated promptly and the service was very good. My meal was below average. Since we were celebrating my birthday, decided to get the filet. I was very disappointed. The filet was tough (ordered medium rare), lacked flavor except salty, and the vegetables were cold. My husband got the prime rib, which he said was very good, but his mashed potatoes were lukewarm and his green beans were also cold. To be fair, the waitress offered to take my dinner back and reheat it. For that amount of $$, reheating an entree shouldn’t even be an issue.

K
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Stanford Grill met our expectation. Good food, and the music playing with the live instrumentalist was wonderful.

KH
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a friend’s birthday! She absolutely LOVED it! 💗

CM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and atmosphere! celebrated my husband's birthday, he thoroughly enjoyed it.

JJ
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food and wait staff. Waiting for the table was interesting. We arrived about 10 minutes early for our reservation. After checking in, we positioned ourselves right in front of the host/hostess podium and about 4 or 5 feet away so we wouldn’t be in the way. We received a text message when our table was ready. No one said we would get a text message. It was so loud in the restaurant that I didn’t hear the text come through and didn’t notice it for several minutes.

I think that texting customers is actually a good solution for customers who head for the bar, restroom or to hang out outside. But really, the hostesses couldn’t just tell us? I can assure you that we hadn’t changed our appearance in the couple of minutes between when we checked in and received the text. My husband and I are a distinctive but not necessarily distinguished looking couple. Kinda hard to miss that unless someone is really distracted. Most people notice.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

It was my birthday and my mom who has been ill with cancer insisted on taking me out to dinner. We decided to go to one of our favorite restaurant. My mom hasn’t been out to eat in over a year. So this meant a lot to her. We ordered the rotisserie chicken, it was cold, we reordered the same thing it was burnt and dried out. Finally the manager came over I ordered the chicken for the third time, my mom ordered a sandwich. The meal was just over. I was more disappointed that my mom who pushed to take me out felt bad. The service was good. The manager was kind and took care of our bill. But to be honest I won’t be going back. That’s sad because we love the standard grill.

EW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. If you like salmon, you must get the grilled salmon on the dinner menu! The 'piano' player was there and it was a bit hard to hear guests at our table at times, but it was a nice touch to the atmosphere. We were celebrating a very special birthday for a friend and it was a perfect choice of restaurant. Will definitely go back when I'm in town.

MF
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional music for Sunday brunch- what a pleasure hearing a wonderful piano and bass duo!

Food and service were excellent - the hostess and waitstaff mad this a very pleasant experience.

MO
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made lunch reservations for wedding anniversary. Ordered prime rib and eggs and angus cheeseburger meal. Both were very good and our waitress was excellent. Definitely would come visit again.

o
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the blueberry pancakes! Warning these flapjacks are HUGE!

DJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brandon was our server and (as always) does an excellent job of being attentive, very friendly yet professional.

AR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has amazing food and great service. Andrew was our server. He was very attentive, informative and did a amazing job. Really recommend the fiesta egg rolls for a appetizer. Will definitely be back next time we are in Columbia, MD

DW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

My experience at Stanford was great. We loved the restaurant and the food

C
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is very loud had a hard time hearing across the table. We brought friends and they loved it also. Lunch is a lot quieter.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reliably good food in a festive atmosphere.

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

JZ
Wilmington
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal. Waiter superb. When traveling thru the DC metro area, we always stop for dinner at the Stanford Grill. High quality food without breaking your wallet. Can't say enough about this place.

S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our fourth time eating here and once again, they did not disappoint. The food was excellent as always and the service, superb. They did change up the recipe for the Old Fashion so I was a little apprehensive but pleasantly surprised. The waiter did have to go back to add the cherry but the actual drink was very tasty. One small disappointment was my second Old Fashion didn’t have the cherry and the ice ball was a quarter of the original drink. Regardless, again my food was delicious. I had the off menu, Mahi mahi and my wife stuck to her favorite the chicken. The free HUGE desert for my birthday was a great touch.

GL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live knowing I can count on Stanford Grill for wonderful food and experiences!

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