Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.6
6166 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 6166 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gjjjjj
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and Service but the noise level high ceilings

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my friend’s 82 birthday. Our table was ready on time. Our service was exceptional. Our waitress was patient and gave us great dining suggestions. The food was delicious and ample. Will return.

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vipTracyW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick to be seated, food was great, and Excellent service!

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DebieA
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

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CarlaN
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration with my high school girlfriend

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ECsenior
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our reservation for Friday evening at 6pm was ready when we arrived. The wait service was excellent, prompt but not at all pushy. Our menu selections were served hot and everyone really enjoyed their food. Prime rib was cooked perfectly to order and the meatloaf entrée was plentiful and delicious. Only negative experience was the noise level. We were seated at the closest booth to the open kitchen and the noise level was far too loud, both from the cook staff and natural cookware.

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vipEnjoyfood
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our first post vaccination foray’s into indoor dining. Very pleased with the seriousness and professionalism of the team in taking Covid precautions. Very comforting. Sat outside under the “big top” but didn’t really mind. Food was outstanding, they haven’t skipped a beat. Service also was outstanding.

One thing to note is the pricing seemed high, but I have a feeling this is to offset the precautions and to ensure a strong experience for customers. Please come out and support your local restaurants, they desperately need our help.

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Kelly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

First time coming back to Stanford since the pandemic started. Used to be my favorite restaurant in Columbia for food and service, but this time was disappointed by both (prime rib missing a side and burnt chicken sandwich; waiter was absent and it took an hour to get the check and leave). Not worth the money anymore. Hopefully they'll get back to their usual excellence in a few months, I got the sense that most of the staff was brand new.

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RobW
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience2

They put us in a part of the restaurant between main dining area and patio where they have plastic tent-type windows…there’s little ambience in that room when you’re on the perimeter next to a window that’s slapping the wall 6” from your head during a prolonged wind event. It was not good at all. I requested a different table, which the restaurant provided, but I got the impression that my request taken by the four hostesses was unwelcome and inconvenient. An annoying start to a dinner at an expensive restaurant my wife really enjoys (I think there are far more options in the Columbia area now like Cured/18th&21st or Bushel and a Peck).

The server had a wonderful personality, but was a little slow getting our check and taking payment. But her communication style was great!

We got side salads and entrees. No drinks or dessert and it still cost $100.

Simply not a good value and I think there are better options in the area.

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vipAnnie
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

GREAT SERVICE, FOOD and Place for conversation!

THANKS

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vipyu4ick
Baltimore
69 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Everybody is friendly and the food is delicious. The service is good and the ambience too. A great meal in a nice attitude

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Cris
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was lacking. Different staff kept coming to our table. Hot food came out too early same time as salads. No drink refills. Def not the usual service weve had prior. Steak was overcooked too .
Went on a not busy week night expected better.

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piclady7
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch was delicious and service always great! highly recommend for lunchbor dinner

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JimG
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, especially the special which was grilled Arctic Char. Service was excellent as well.

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RobS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit to Stanford Grill will not be my last. Excellent service, food, and I loved the outdoor setup. Great job all around.

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vipJazzmin
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I very much enjoyed my first dining out experience in more than a year. My husband and I felt very safe eating out on the patio for lunch. The hamburgers and sweet potato fries were excellent. The only downside is that the traffic noise was surprisingly heavy.

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LeiaH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the ambiance. Very attentive staff. Worth the money

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PaulP
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and a fantastic meal!

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JerryP
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

While we enjoyed our evening at the Stanford Grill very much, we were a bit disappointed with the area where we were seated. While sitting right next to the fireplace was a huge, there was a chill in the room since we were right next to an open air covered patio area and the wind was blowing pretty good with the outside temperature at about 48 degrees. I had indicated this was a birthday dinner in my OpenTable reservation but the restaurant really had no recognition of the special day. I had to make a comment and that sort of dulled the mood for my significant other whose birthday it was. We enjoyed the meal and the service was attentive. I think I would choose another restaurant for a birthday special occasion in the future however.

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DCFoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, I love dining at Stanford Grill in Columbia, MD. The service, ambiance and food is stellar.

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k1ng
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
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
20 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
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
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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

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vipGlennH
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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ArthurW
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MathurS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
Baltimore
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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vipMarieS
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service !

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AmberS
Baltimore
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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KenV
Baltimore
5 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
15 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
4 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
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the service and food.

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Antonio
Baltimore
4 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
2 reviews
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
3 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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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 6166 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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