Stanford's - Tacoma

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52 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Stanford's is a classic American steakhouse focused on traditional ingredients with complex flavors. Our family-friendly atmosphere welcomes all for dine-in, takeout, and catering from our diverse menu, crafted to satisfy all of your cravings. Our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you with quintessential steakhouse favorites, from rock salt roasted prime rib to refreshing salads and mouth-watering appetizers, plus creative cocktails, local draft beers, and regional wines.

With locations in Oregon, as well as the Seattle's Northgate, and now Tacoma, Stanford’s is committed to providing a contemporary, flavorful, classic steakhouse experience.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 6:30PM

What 52 people are saying
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DarinP
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Excellent server. Food was wonderful. We will be back.

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FaithMybalzich
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I went here for a dinner date and it was absolutely delightful. We both ordered the 16 Oz ribeye. I had the loaded baked potato and asparagus, my husband had Brussel sprouts and their Mac & Cheese. The food was cooked to our specifications and tasted superb. I also had a lavender Cosmo and my husband had an old fashioned. It was a nice date with service being on par with the ambiance. 10/10 would go back.

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NWTraveler
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff could not have been nicer and more accomodating!

Lighting was a bit bright for my taste/ambiance.

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ttownfoodie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I was disappointed with my experience here. The menu is unimaginative to start, with few decent wine options. The poke was bland and the arugula salad that came with the crab cake was way over salted and inedible. This beautiful space that used to be Pacific Grill is just wasted on this super ordinary restaurant. So sad. I will say, however, that our server was excellent and everyone we interacted with was great.

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juliej
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, all our meals were excellent. Decor could be improved, but definitely recommend and we'll be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Food was pretty blah for the price. The rib tasted pre frozen, bland and had so much gristle. Baked potato was still cold in the middle. Everything else was just average taste and quality. Service was good and friendly. Probably will not be back.

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Bobby
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant is very nice. The reason for less than 5 rating is that it took over 45 minutes before our food was served. When pouring the wine, the waiter spilled some of it. It wasn't until about 35 minutes into waiting, that the waiter came and told us there was a mix-up with our order. Once our food finally came, though the food was good, one of the entree's was lukewarm. They were gracious enough however to comp our order and replenished the spilled wine, which was good because had they not, we would have sent the warm food right back. We will say that the employees were kind. However, a few unfortunate turns of events that made our date night a bit sour.

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GeneK
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Pretty average all around, decent selection of average steaks. Nothing to be excited about.

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MelindaT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While our server was fantastic, the wait times in between courses were a bit too lengthy. Three people from our table ordered the 16 oz prime rib; however they ran out of the 16oz cuts just after we ordered. Unless your going to specify a timeframe that prime rib is on the menu, then I believe it should be available past 5:00 pm

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Andrew1
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Generour portions of a delicious meal. Plan to go back again.

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Jenny
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Everything we ordered was delicious, drinks were great. The hosts were very friendly and our server was very knowledgeable and quick.

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pattyR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Brussels sprouts are wonderful! Cobb salad was ok, very bland. Loved the setting and service was excellent!!!!

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omsynergist
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jessica, is amazing. Informative with just the right amount of involvement. Food was outstanding. A+++

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Kurt
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great steaks cooked to perfection. Short wine list, but some reasonable options. Kitchen got both entree orders wrong, but the waitress corrected it immediately. It was a minor issue.

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TravisR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food1service5ambience2

I love the ambiance but this restaurant has a long way to go- the bread came cold and it wasn’t great. We flagged it to them (I srsly hate complaining, it feels bad) and we got another one that was somewhat luke warm. They had a lot of outages of food, which is weird. Like not just one or two things but like SEVERAL things they were out of. Please work on the food ASAP and make it better

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

New Years Eve dining with another couple. First they tried to seat us in a cold back area. We requested to be moved to the main dining area. We were seated at about 7:30 the restaurant wasn’t very busy. The ambiance was horrible!! Placed our order for dinner at about 7:55. I finally ask where our food might be at 8:45. We finally got served our dinner at 9:00. The steaks were over cooked, cold and were not prepared as ordered! The baked potatoes were cold and not completely cooked. Our food bill was about $275.
I will never go here again and will make it a point to tell all my friends to avoid this place as well!!

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SamynthaH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was delicious but came out cold (like it had been sitting for a while). Not what we would have expected for a $109 steak. Music was loud and didn't seem to fit the crowd. It was also extremely cold and we had to leave our jackets on while eating. The bus boys were on it and quick to clear our plates but our waitress didn't come by as often as we would have hoped. We would give the place another try but first impressions didn't meet our expectations.

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Madbirder
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant was FREEZING. Everyone had to wear their coats, not what you want when fine dining. Manager said they were having issues with the heating and they were aware of the problem. Dinner took 1.5 hours to get to table even though not many tables were full. Manager offered to comp us desserts. We ordered 2 desserts, then she only comp'd one. She took the other off the bill after we said something, but it was disappointing. Upside-food really good, drinks good and waitstaff were professional.

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Menuqueen
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The heat was out but we weren’t told about it until after we ordered. They were out of several items, including the prime rib, which they are known for. Our server had friends sitting next to us and spent most of her time talking to them.

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JeffJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our only issue was wait time for food (1 hr) and then when the food came one of the people in our party was served a steak which was lukewarm. They came over and offered to bring a whole new steak or reheat if

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and great server, Kasie. We’ll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very proper and professional. Checked in often and very friendly! Food was amazing and can't wait to come again one day!

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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server didn't bring us water. I had to ask for it when our food came. He also pushed us to take our order early when we wanted to have drinks first. Very nice guy just felt like he was new. Prices we pay should reflect the service as well as the food. Food was AMAZING.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and classy ambiance. Would absolutely return again.

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pauls
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I know it's covid , but 1 hour to get food. 1/2 hour to get dessert. Fortunately not in a hurry. With tip over$ 300. Food was good. Out of prime rib at 5:30 in a Sunday. No onion rings for 3 weeks. Cut up an onion and deep fry it. Not going back

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Where to start. The server was incredibly rude and dismissive. Forgot one of our drink orders and just made us feel like a bother.
I flagged the mgr down and requested to be sat in a different section. It was my birthday and a bad taste was left in my mouth. She was super cool and reassigned a server to out table. He was awesome. After he took our order, the mgr came back and told us that they sold out if prime rib (my moms meal) so she requested the rib eye. When the food came out, it was prime rib. Yay...? My sons chicken wings were raw. The tomahawk was cooked to perfection...yay. they forgot our dessert order and handed us a rushed dessert togo bag as we walked out. It was super bright in there. Like lunch time bright. I'll come back when they have their bearings because this ain't it.

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PamelaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Except for a couple of little hiccups it was great. Enjoyed the meal and the time spent with my friends. We did not feel rushed.

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RacquelT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.. we waited a long time for our order but they made up for it and offer us free drinks or desserts.. the food was really tasty and we like the ambiance of the place.. we are coming back for sure..

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice people. Service well done. Good drinks. Crab cakes very good. Unfortunately our main courses were areas of concern. 9 oz filet ordered rare plus (between rare and medium rare) came out somewhere between medium and medium well - dry and ruined if you enjoy steak. We were served another after 13 minutes — better but still somewhere around medium rare to medium. Next - 16 oz rib-eye ordered rare. Simply a disappointment. The steak was maybe ½ inch to ⅝ inch thick. Something you’d expect at a Denny’s. Served at medium rare - at best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner and the service was, as well. Very attentive but not overdone. I am a real hard-core foodie ... my family is full of restaurateurs and chefs and I have very high level of expectations. Couldn't have been better!! Will definitely return!

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vipMJAYCEE
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the new decor and the menu. This is the fancier side of Stanford chain that is usually located at or near a shopping mall. The wait staff was great, very attentive.

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JeffB
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what a great dining experience we had !
excellent service
exceptional food
a truly noteworthy date night

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food was pretty yummy, bar was out of a few things - but that didn't bother us. We stayed an hour longer than we thought we would, our first co-worker get together since before COVID. We truly had an amazing time, and I can't wait to go back with my partner for date night.

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Denise
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Unfortunately our experience was not positive. Our reservation was at 11:45 and I think we finally got our food at 1:25 pm. There was a large party in the back which was part of the problem. But other than the large party, there were very few guests. Our food was cold, they ran out the soup and one of my co-workers got a bowl, the other a cup. No mention that they ran out. We did get 50% off of our bill and free desserts but this was a work lunch and we don't have hours to wait for our meal. Maybe they need to work out the kinks still since they just opened recently.

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vipRoni
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was overrated. Customer service was great tho. My friend didn’t really like anything she had besides her desert. W ebony had crab cakes which were okay but had better for the price definitely. Also my house salad with medium well filet was too chewy.

Had a ok time but won’t be back

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Mike
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My prime rib had way too much fat on it. Waiter seemed very young but did a good job. My martinis did not fully fill the martini glass...a small thing but important.

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vipGoldie
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for a business lunch in Tacoma.

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Midwestkid
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent and super accommodating. The food was frankly not good. The ribeye had a cold feel to it, the salad felt grimey and the mashed potatoes had chunks in them. Everything but the food was great. I hope they can improve because it was a nice atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was flippin' great.

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BenM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a nice place but louder then I thought it would be. The food and service was great. We would definitely go back.

FAQs

Stanford's - Tacoma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 352-0030.

Stanford's - Tacoma is rated 4 stars by 52 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.