Stanford Grill - Rockville

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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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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.

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What 1877 People Are Saying
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MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinning out

R
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

f
Washington DC
195 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful evening. Waiter was great.

h
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Stanford on Tuesday for the half price sushi - a weekly treat! Stanford never disappoints.

KM
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always consistent, well-prepared home cooked food, served exceptionally well. Go to place for a comfortable meal and terrific drinks.

PM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The experience was very nice and I would recommend the restaurant to friends and colleagues visiting Rockville

TJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the service was fabulous!

PB
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

First off - the staff are wonderful. They always deliver. Our server was Amanda and you could tell she was being pulled in 24 different directions, but she was always pleasant, smiled, took our requests in stride and delivered. She was wonderful.
We had the the duo dip to start off and it was a great addition to the starters. I still miss the tower of onion rings. The drinks were spot on. So why only 3 stars for food? As far as I know everyone else's dishes, steak salad, petite steak, fish special were very good. For my self I had the steak special with the baked potato and I was underwhelmed. The steak had a lot of gristle, was chewy and not as big as a 1lb steak I expected. The baked potato was exactly what you expected. The vegetable of the day was broccoli with Parmesan which I ordered because i need my vegetables. What came out was some steamed broccoli with some Parmesan shavings. I could do this at home. There was nothing unique about it at all and it wasn't particularly seasoned or anything. So 1 out of 4 had not the best dining experience, but we all had a wonderful time.

With that being said. I will be back, I enjoy Stanford Grill immensely and think of it as a special place to eat.

CZ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Stanford Grill! The restaurant is great for lunch or brunch. The salads are delicious.

S
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum-m-m! Great food and wonderful service. Love the music too. A favorite!

DA
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always enjoy the Stanford Grill. It’s a beautiful restaurant and very comfortable seating. The food is good and service attentive. On a rainy day it is so nice to park in the garage and take the elevator up to the restaurant.

EH
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Somewhat up scale, but still can go there wearing jeans.
Food was good, cost was a bity high, but not over the top.
Service was very good.

SB
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have great food at the Stanford Grill! Only issue this visit was that the chips served with the spinach/artichoke dip tasted stale. This won't keep us from coming back soon!

OT
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good. Wine by glass need to be better

HA
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Location of table was great. Table service was not responsive and slow. Food was OK, not what I expected.... manager who came to table did not appear to be concerned with issues. Waitress appeared to be too busy to care and not well trained for a quality restaurant service.

R
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a calamari appetizer, and two main courses: a burger, and a bronzino special. Each dish was excellent. The Stanford Grill burger is a particular favorite of ours. Our waiter was very attentive and likeable.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This has generally been a go-to restaurant for us, especially when we are bringing guests. Unfortunately, it may have been an off night for the chef and staff. Our waitress was only semi-attentive and seemed a little distracted. The food was generally fine except for some heavy handed seasoning and the unforgivable serving of raw pork. When brought to the attention of management, it was handled appropriately - replaced with a fresh dish and comped on the bill - however, it was uncomfortable for the table to finish eating while our guest was waiting for his replacement dish and by then, he just had the meal wrapped to go. We may be taking a "break" from this restaurant for a little while.

r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE would consider this restaurant upscale, although we've had meals at much pricier restaurants. Everything was delicious, plentiful. Service was just about perfect. For us, a special occasion place for celebration.

j
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food! Music was a little too loud, although not deafening. Delightful overall experience!

K
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere! Food was delicious and staff was attentive. It was just a bit too loud!

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to the Stanford Grill for a birthday celebration and we really enjoyed ourselves. The food was well prepared and the variety was perfect for this occasion. We took advantage of the sushi special on the night we were there and have to say, this was some of the best sushi I have had anywhere in the area. Audrey, was an excellent waitress and did a fantastic job with making sure we enjoyed ourselves and were taken care of. She is a wonderful asset to this company and will be a big reason for my return. Everything came out on time, as ordered and was delicious. Thanks to the Stanford Grill for making my daughters birthday a memorable occasion.

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

Best Meatloaf ever. Also had one of the best hamburgers ever. I like the duo that plays.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only is their food good but also the staff are well trained and professional. A great dining experience. Another plus: they can make a proper vodka/ tonic!

D
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Becoming a favorite easy access and consistently pleasing venue for us. The staff are attentive and accommodating, food and desserts are always tasty and the evening Jazz adds a lovely touch.

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