Stanford Grill - Rockville

4.4
1545 reviews
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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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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Lack of dessert choices.
Sushi doesn’t taste fresh.
Nice environment.

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CM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - wonderful bartender!

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LM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, especially the half price Sushi nights (which is excellent) and the zero corkage fee!

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MQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Upscale place, food decent, a little pricey but not bad. Ambience is great food above average but not truly excellent

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F
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent spot for a mid day meeting.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerry is the best he makes our visit delightful

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole evening was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was impeccable.

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BL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place ever!!! Great food, and the music was pleasant.

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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would definitely go back for a 3rd time for I've been there twice

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MR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, overall atomsphere was good. We had been recommended to have the prime rib. We ordered medium well. Came out very rare.

Will still recommend the restaurant just make sure your desired level of cooking is understood by the server.

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i
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Jerry, was very pleasant and knowledgeable with the menu. Catered to all our dining needs and questions and was very helpful selecting food options. We love the hummus with naan, sushi, the ahi tuna salad, burger, and the ice cream sundae for dessert. Will return for another great dining experience.

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R
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We always enjoy the ambiance and food at Stanford Grill. The service this time around was horrendous. We were seated at our reservation time, but waited almost 10 minutes before our wait staff approached the table. Another 15 minutes before we got our drinks, and so on and so forth. We had to ask for water multiple times and unfortunately this poor service set the tone for the rest of the evening.
The food - crab cakes, ribs, cobb salad, were terrific, as were the side salads and sushi.
I would suggest the management consider boosting the wait staff for weekends, including Fridays and train them to be customer focused.

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DF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly staff. Good location. Accomdated my wife and friends on a late reservation

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GM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because of its unassuming location (bottom level of an office high rise building), this Stanford Grill is a quiet gem — and boasts of a spacious, romantic ambience. My boyfriend and I enjoyed a lovely cuisine (short ribs and crab cakes respectively) that was cooked to perfection and experienced top notch service and care from the entire staff! We were promptly seated with our OpenTable reservations and served immediately...now that’s my kind of service!! The dimmed lighting and nightly jazz offers an exquisite backdrop for a romantic evening! As a result, I highly recommend that it be your next dining experience!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect. Have eaten here several times, and there is a reason I keep going back. Love the piano. Love the food. Looking for a great date night? Look no further.

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, great service but it’s to dark. I can’t see the food or menu

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SK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No complaints. Excellent food and service. Stanford Grill is our go to restaurant for special occasions.

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BG
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a good Valentine's Day dinner at Stanford Grill in Rockvile. The salmon was very tender and flaky, the chicken Parmesan was satisfying with very thick hearty marinara. We had sushi and calamari appetizers that were also good. Prices are 20 - 30 % above other places, but the candlelit ambiance, fireplace and jazz band made this business casual restaurant perfect for a special occasion. My only complaints - the spotty service and exorbitant prices for cod fish and pork ribs. Market price for a fried cod sandwich? Really? Also servers brought us the wrong items twice but corrected the errors promptly. Lastly, I wish they offered the spicy rattlesnake pasta at the Rockville location. It's one of the marquis dishes at the Columbia, MD restaurant.

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S
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, easy parking. Love going to Stanford Grill. French Dip, best in town. Can't wait to return.

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C
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I’m a regular here for both business and pleasure. I love this restaurant because the staff is consistently great and so is the food. Bat atmosphere is very nice as is the main dining area. Batera sushi, ribs, roasted chicken, chicken pot pie and the key lime pie always a go-to. Enjoy!

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JK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service is ok. Reception is not welcoming. Haven’t tried many different dishes, mine, crab cake salad, is good.

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HK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The service was below average.
I took 3 friends that I haven’t seen in years and have never been to The Stanford Grill and it was embarrassing.

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RR
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We go to Stanford Grill a lot. We like to sit in the bar and listen to the music. The ambiance is great and the service is spectacular. The servers are very friendly and attentive, and they remember you from visit to visit. In fact, one of the weekend bartenders remembered that we had been in in the recent past and they found a bracelet in the booth where we were sitting. She remembered it was us in the booth that night and asked about the bracelet. It turns out it belonged to our friend we were dining with. I'm really impressed the bartender remembered it was us eating in that booth that night. Anyway, it's a good go to place for us for a nice easy meal.

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AR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Standford Grill. It was my 5th or 6th visit, but the first time I tried their sushi and I was pleasantly surprised. We ordered two rolls for the table as an appetizer and they were so good we ordered the same two again! it made it a little tougher to finish dinner, but it was too good not to have more of their delicious rainbow roll and spicy tuna (I think). Highly recommend the place for all of their food. Consistently, reliably good food and service. We'll definitely be back.

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OT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant. The encrusted tuna salad was delicious and our favorite. I enjoyed the branzino and my spouse enjoyed the beef ribs. They gave a generous serving of key lime pie. It was good but would try another dessert next time. The server was attentive.

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NO
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the sald and our dinners were very good. We enjoyed desert as well.

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D
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I ordered the pink trout. It didn't taste enough like trout and not enough like salmon. It was rather bland; not bad, just not wonderful. The rice and broccoli were fine. I appreciated being able to substitute the broccoli for collard greens. There were bread plates on the table but we were not offered bread.
Our waiter was courteous and well-meaning. After our food was brought to our table, which was amazingly quickly, the waiter did not check back with us to see how our food was until we were almost done eating.
The ambience was lovely; we enjoyed the jazz band that was playing. I would definitely come here again. I would ask for a table or booth near the windows so we could enjoy the view of the trees.

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N
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food! Normally, I get the salad, but this time I got fish, potatoes, & greens. Quite tasty!

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

❤️ it , ambience , service and meal .. will definitely comeback

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B
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here several times - the food is wonderful, and the service is great. Highly recommend it!

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B
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I normally have the smoked salmon dip as an appetizer. This time, we shared a whole piece of smoked salmon with sauce on the side. DELICIOUS.
I enjoyed the salmon and roasted brussel sprouts for my main course. Everything was so very good! Service was excellent as usual. See you soon!

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K
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was awesome he really made us comfortable

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HN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Jazz Duo is amazing. Worth the price of a drink to hear them

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M
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Not exceptional. Service was good but again not exceptional. We will return as we had a nice evening.

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YB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding. Just a wonderful place with a great atmosphere. Wonderful menus with a wait staff that will spoil you.

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CD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second lunch at Stanford Grill. We'll be back.

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JB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter & good food

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RT
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very dependable and good food. Wonderful atmosphere. Good for a business meeting. Wonderful server and good to see the manager do hands on.

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