Stanford Grill - Rockville

4.5
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$30 and under
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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.
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Mon - Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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l
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Even though we ate at 6:30, they had run out of two of the entrees we had ordered, (one was a special and one a standard menu item). Only five of our six entrees were delivered, leaving a sixth person to wait and wonder when her meal would be coming. Our waiter never checked and we had to call another waiter over to check on things. The fact that another five minutes passed indicates another screw up had occurred.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for brunch for my first visit. Service was excellent! The restaurant is beautiful, comfortable, perfect lighting and temperature. I ordered the spinach, mushroom and Swiss cheese omelet and it was perfectly prepared. Didn’t need the side of bacon. I loved the pressed coffee, too. My waitress, Kathy, was the best! She was perfectly friendly and accommodating. I’ll definitely be returning.

NO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Been to this restaurant a number of time - it is always good with wonderful ambiance- this last time - the waiter mess up our drink orders and our appetizer order got lost - the manager was very nice - he got our appetizers to b us quickly and comped them off the bill /

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stanford Grill (Rockville) is one of those rare gems which, once you find, they become a part of you forever. It is the best restaurant in the area for sure. The food is always delicious, staff professional, welcoming and very knowledgeable and the atmosphere is great for every occasion. It feels like the chef knows each guest personally and prepares meals just for you. We have introduced many friends and family members to Stanford Grill and it has become a favorite place to all ( and our family has visited hundreds of restaurants and travelled a lot both domestically and internationally). What makes Stanford Grill stand out in this area is the ambience, quality of food and service and the fact that every time you visit you feel like they really know you. Stanford Grill is the gift which keeps giving.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Stanford Grill. Our server was amazing! She was attentive and very much interactive. Our food was on point. No issues whatsoever. We will definitely come back again for date night.

t
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu more limited than I remembered for lunch.

OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were a party of 6. The service was inattentive and it took awhile to take our order. Also, we substituted a baked potato for french fries and the up charge was $4.00. Usually at most restaurants there is no up charge or it is in the $1.50 - $2.00 range. The food is good, if I did return it would be after the holidays.

LM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good drinks and half price sushi is an amazing deal

WT
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, sushi rolls were incredible as was the service from the wait staff and general manager.

f
Washington DC
93 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Two had mushroom ravioli in cream sauce; one had burger and fries, one had meat loaf and I had rotisserie chicken. Each of us enjoyed our meals and left quite satiated.

HK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. They had a live jazz group for Sunday Brunch that was very good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience great service

R
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening at Stanford! Cami, our server, made us feel at home with her great service and brought out all of our food in a timely manner - we didn’t feel rushed at all like at other restaurants. Delish appetizers, entrees (especially the Bronzino fish special), and dessert - just hoping the exquisite peppermint cheesecake comes back this season!

HE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service! Great presentation. Good food!

a
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is always good here, and there is always an energetic crowd. The service is great in that there is always someone walking around to ask for something you need, i.e., a refill on a beverage, more bread, etc. We know we are in for a good meal each time we dine here.

DS
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to our nearest Stanford Grill because of the food and because they have covered parking and the weather was problematic. I also had a short term dietary restriction. We were seated exactly at the time on our reservation. The staff was very accomodating about my dietary concern and the food was great, as always.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

People were very courteous. The server mentioned that any server can help us. Unfortunately some of her coworkers were less than happy to be asked and did not follow through so we stayed with our original server who did a fantastic job. The food was amazing! For the quality of food they provide, the price was reasonable.

JR
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My brothers birthday

r
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Ishtar celebrating my husbands birthday. Only complaint is my favorite salad has been discontinued. Please bring back salad with figs.

PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stanford Grill has become one of our most visited restaurant for our work-birthday luncheons. We always have a great time. I wish I could remember our waiter's name because he was awesome. He had the Bar and surrounding tables and he never missed a beat!!!

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had to wait half an hour past our reservation time but were given a free appetizer as a thank you for waiting. The food was great and Amanda, our server, was perfect!

PM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were a little disappointed our meal came out before we received our cocktails/drinks. We have never had that happen before totally unusual. We literally had our meal maybe six minutes or less after ordering it and had to ask where our cocktails were. Otherwise the atmosphere was great and service was solid but the meal coming out that quick kind of ruined the whole experience.

MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always pleasant and attentive. Chefs are consistently great. Jazz adds that little extra thing that kicks it over the top.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Lia did a wonderful job !! Treat my group as royalty

DD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was served cold. Said they’d get new plates but just microwaved same plates instead. Didn’t comp the dinner. Offered dessert instead, which we didn’t want. They’re usually better than they were that night.

AF
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was cold in the restaurant and the salads were put on very cold plates.

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinning out

R
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu is purely American fare (yet also offering sushi items), but done with great skill and care -- and delivered promptly and hot. Both my steak and my wife's fish special were superb. I wouldn't mind seeing more french wines by the glass, but the selections did cover many of the varietals. Having a jazz combo up front is a nice touch.

MA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My most favorite restaurant!!! Convenient to my office.

f
Washington DC
195 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

This was one of my favorite restaurants in the area. No more. The Baterra sushi was way too salty. New chef? I've had the dish many times before but this time it was subpar. The server was totally inattentive.

Won't be going there any time soon. Disappointing change to the worse.

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience overall, and they were very accommodating towards the fact we had two toddlers with us.

T
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The food was awesome!!! There was a Jazz band there and the music was perfect.

AG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is a bit obscure to find, because it is on the ground floor of a suburban office building. However, once you do find, it is very elegant. The brunch menu had about 12 items I wanted to order. I settled on the crab scrambled eggs which was wonderful. One complimentary Bloody Mary or Bellini or Mimosa or coffee -- saves $$ for sure! They have live jazz sometimes, hard to see the band from most tables, but it is pipled throughout. The places was quiet enough for a pleasant conversation. Hidden gem!

HR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at the Stanford Grill. The food was so good that we are still talking about it two days later. I highly suggest getting there early and getting a drink at the bar. The drinks were delicious, the service was fast and polite, and everything was overall extremely fantastic. It was definitely a night to remember.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have been a few times before and it’s a favorite for my wife and I. We decided to go here again for our anniversary. We started off with a couple of drinks and an order of calamari which were great. The problem was when our meals came out. Mine was fine except my wife’s raviolis were cold. We asked to send them back and hers was returned after I had just about finished my meal. The manager was making rounds but did not stop at our table. No real apologies for the mishap by anyone. This will probably be our last visit.

s
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've never been disappointed at Sanford Grill. All the employees are extremely friendly and helpful .
Service people are knowledgeable and if there is something they don't know they quickly find the answer. The prices are on the expensive side and could be offset if sides were included however the food quality is excellent.

O
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Had a lovely dinner with our multigenerational family. We all enjoyed our dinner and the ambiance. Only comment was thst the directions for handicapped parking were easy to miss.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great but food was a little salty I got the meatloaf.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was less than okay; you can get better meal at the diner

DH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meatball appetizer, came with three to share. Ahi Tuna was prepared perfectly on the lunch salad. Enjoyed a wonderful french press after our lunch meeting. Great meal, will return.

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