Stanford Grill - Rockville

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
1840 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Mon - Tue 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 1840 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
WB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

J
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating dinner with dear friends 40th wedding anniversary and a birthday!

DS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite

Report
MR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was solid. However, our service was lousy. Sitting at a table next to bar waiting to be seated and it took 10 minutes for someone to ask if we wanted a drink. Once seated the waiting staff was absolutely horrible.

JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The food was horrible. The staff was lazy!!! All the waitstaff were hanging out talking the entire time. We didn’t even get everything we had ordered but could never find someone to help us.

LS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and desserts to die for, loved our waitress, drinks were excellent.

CQ
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food as always, and the staff was so accommodating. Will be back soon!

f
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and the ambiance is so nice!
Love this restaurant!!

NP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure! Waiters efficient, courteous, & knowledgeable about menu.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place

KS
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Server was Excellent, Very Attentive and pleasant!

a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 4

Be aware of the parking Valet as they are thieves and will take your personal belongings as they did ours. There are no signs posted to alert customers to hide or take their personal belongings with them and the restaurant and the valet company won't accept responsibility.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service! Service was the best we have ever experienced. Our waitress, Tatiana, along with multiple other servers, came to check in numerous times and immediately took care of any issue we had.

P
Washington DC
212 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here numerous times. During the past couple of years I got the impression that the Rockville outpost of Stanford Grill was in decline. Tonight I came away with renewed confidence in this place. It was very busy, energetic and fun. The food was excellent. Service was spot on. The kitchen didn't make mistakes. Overall, I was really pleasantly surprised, actually. This exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed drinks, wine, a French dip, a veggie club, a rotisserie chicken and a club salad. All very good. A winning Friday night.

DB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Something for everyone!

G
Washington DC
129 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Consistently very good food. One of the orders had to be sent back and it took a while for it to be returned while everyone else was eating. The noise level would make it difficult to return, even though this was a Thursday night

B
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding!

LD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

The service was unbelievably slow, even for items—like drinks and dessert—that didn’t involve real preparation. We had three different servers. We ordered wine twice—both involved long delays. Poor service ruined an otherwise lovely lunch.

AO
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! Their steak is AMAZING!!
Great place to take my husband for his birthday!

R
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time for dinner. Wait staff was very attentive. Food was very good. Cod, steak salad, chicken and chicken pot pie. A little expensive, but overall experience was nice.

l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

h
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Stanford Grill continues to be a hidden gem. The food is fantastic, the service is great, and the live music and Ambiance make for a very enjoyable evening.

LB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was absolutely terrible.

WB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meatloaf ever. The previous time hand a hamburger which was also great.

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Our server, Rachel, was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was terrific - loved the deserts!

TW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our second time to Stanford Grill and this time it as better. Good menu for varied options; the appetizers are a bit pricey but when shared the cost is more reasonable. Service was quite good. We will be back...sooner this time!

MS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Fabulous server. Truly accommodating kitchen to a friend's food allergy. Driest rotisserie
chicken I've ever had.

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there. The wait staff was outstanding. The food was very excellent. The space was great. We went for lunch. And I was intrigued upon learning (from the wait staff) about live jazz being played every evening.

p
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve been a few times before and liked it, but it was pretty mediocre this time. Cornbread is good, but too crumbly. My tortilla soup had a ton of cornstarch or something - it almost had the consistency of baby food. My swordfish was unlike any I’ve had in a while - not flaky and not particularly tasty. The mango sorbet was just ok. Service was very pleasant, but they set the table for 2, not 3, and I had to ask for a napkin and utensils more than once. Disappointing.

MW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Prompt, friendly & professional service. Good food at quality price.

KB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The wait staff is invisible and hard to find and no one around to ask for assistance. We never received bread with our meal yet others around us did. It took forever to get something from our server and no idea where the server disappeared to.
A member of our party requested a drink and the server did not know it and came back with a list he could order from.
Server needs more training

D
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

To spend over $100 on a two person dinner and have miserable service is unacceptable in today’s society.
To use the phase “Too many cooks in the kitchen” is how the wait staff is operated. Literally 4 different servers asked if we needed additional bread for our hummus and it took 10 minutes is horrid.
We are frequent customers so the initial contact with the “secondary” server we ordered drinks and the hummus appetizer. Appetizer took 20 minutes to serve and it was wrong since we ordered it spicy. The manager was on his game and unrequested by us, he comped the appetizer.
Getting our check was even a 10 minute wait.

PC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I used to like the steak offered at the restaurant. The steak used to be compatible to another, but now closed Huston Steak House. But this time, I was disappointed. I ordered the steak to be medium rare, but the steak was a bit undercooked.

And I don’t know if the restaurant changed the food supply, the steak was not as good as before.

I would not go back any time soon.

MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Stanford Grill is usually very very good. Two of us in our group ordered the rotisserie chicken and we both said that it was way too salty. There is no need to put so much salt on food. It detracted from the chicken because you tasted so much salt. The meal was otherwise very good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Loved our server, but it always seems like they need more staff. Ambiance is so so. Overall, we always enjoy our meals. Great value, prepared well and presented nicely.

l
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance were very good but food is a bit pricey for what you get. Not vegetarian friendly. Only non-meat/non-fish entree on menu was a veggie burger.

SR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a party of 6 ladies celebrating a birthday and our server made it a special event for us. I told her it was the nicest birthday dinner we’ve ever had. The food was really great too!

GO
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to Stanford Grill many times (can't remember how many!), mostly for lunch and less so for dinner. Always very good with respect to service and food and the prices are also reasonable.

Tweets by Stanford Grill - Rockville