Stanford Grill - Rockville

4.5
1636 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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Mom deserves the best, so treat her to a memorable brunch or dinner featuring culinary delights and live jazz, plus a gift from us. Reserve your table today!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Let us take care of the meal so you can focus on your dad. Reserve your seat today and treat dad on his special day with an exceptional brunch or dinner featuring live jazz.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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What 1636 People Are Saying
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MM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The area where we were seated was away from the noise - great for friends getting together to catch up! Our waiter was so personable, though I have unfortunately forgotten his name. He made some great recommendations on both food and drink!
The restaurant is also away from the crowded downtown Bethesda or Rockville areas

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TG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter dinner with family. Food was great! It was Abit loud and the servers were a little slow at clearing the table however they were very busy due to the holiday. Very nice place to gather for a great meal.

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k
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I gave Stanford Grill a rave review a few weeks ago when I had a great experience. However, on Easter Sunday, they were understaffed and service was spotty. I ordered the ribs and they were dry. My son's French Dip was served cold and they ran out of Stella (beer). The chocolate cake was like mousse with a sandy texture. The calamari was good.

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J
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Easter Brunch was very busy. Food was fair, but because of the crowds, the service was challenging. First we were brought another party’s food, some of which matched our order so it was not immediately obvious. Then the food was taken away and the server wandered around the room and then re-served the food to another table after being placed at our table for about one minute. That cannot be a safe option to re-serve the same plates. Part of our order was forgotten and then served. One part was never served at all. SG is a fine place to go if it is a regular day/evening. They are not well staffed for special holidays.

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RK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at very reasonable prices! The have nice booths that allow some privacy and a nice ambiance. The waiter was also very helpful. Overall, great experience.

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OT
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had Easter Sunday brunch at Stanford Grill. We were seated promptly and enjoyed great service. Our server was friendly and offered great menu suggestions.

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

The servers were overly consumed with sweeping the floor and banging their brooms while we were trying to eat our dinner. It continued after complaining and asking them to stop. It was not late at night. Very rude and they could care less that we were trying to have a nice dinner, Will never go back. Manager was worthless.

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SI
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Took too long for waiter to come to us, 15 minutes had to ask at the front desk for waiter.

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GD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Seemed to be understaffed, and unprepared for the customers.

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Went with friends who were visiting from out of the country. They each had ribs - one pork and one beef and both raved about their meal. My husband and I shared the salmon and prime rib. It was perfectly prepared. The waiter was very accommodating with all our special requests. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and would highly recommend this restaurant.

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NF
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The steak fillet was not fillet at all. Just piece of regular meat.
Service was horrible.
Bad experience overall.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They always hit it out of the park. My steak salad was perfectly cooked with an Asian flair.

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BR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Hostess and waiters were all great!

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

Restaurant was very busy and the server brought incorrect order but manager made it right.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

We had lousy seating, next to the kitchen, even if they knew in advance it was a special occasion. Twice, waiters brought us food we did not order. My wife’s portion was tiny. And, to top it all, our server made us believe that dessert was on him, but we later found out it was a special that day.

Overall, C- (and we’re somewhat generous. It’s Lent after all).

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PB
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only reason I did not give the food an "outstanding" was that my Chicken Parmesan was just okay.
I did not send it back or let our server know .... but I was expecting ... more. The flavor was ... okay. I will not order it again

Other than that we had a wonderful time and will be back.

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SM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good meal! Excellent service!

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KM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service! A real treat! Going back soon!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ll be back for sure , appetizers and drinks 👍🏻👍🏻 !!!

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OT
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Over price restaurant, food isn’t good. Both Salmon was and filet mignon were bland.

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M
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was absolutely amazing as we had a minimum of 5 different people waiting on us led by Mo who was incredible. I enjoyed the meal very much lead by the wonderful red bean, rice and sausage soup. The main course was very good, but the service is what will bring me back!

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f
Washington DC
91 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We each had filets which were amazing. Done perfectly an all delicious meat. Mashed potatoes were great, as usual. I had a seasonal vegetable - spaghetti squash — which was mixed with tomatoes, onions and something else. Was fantastic!

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KS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I would definitely visit again. The menu was wide and the food terrific. Great date night location.

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

What a lovely experience. I have only been at lunchtime, but the food is always delicious, the staff always pleasant, and it is a welcome event to go there for lunch. I look forward to trying dinner the next time.

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OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Restaurant consistently!!!

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SH
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Racheal took excellent care of me with red carpet service , excellent food. Overall an enjoyable experience.

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LF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to celebrate a birthday and needed someplace that would accommodate picky eaters, and I knew Stanford Grill had enough variety to accommodate. The food is good, not outstanding but consistently good. The waiter told us that one of the cocktails we considered ordering he had complaints about, which we appreciated and ordered something else.

We had to ask for water three times as they didn't come by and see if we needed water. Overall service was good, not outstanding but I have no complaints.

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived at 3p on Sunday hoping for brunch or lunch. Brunch hours from 11-2pm seem short to me. And there was no lunch menu. We didn’t want anything too heavy so there were not many options on the dinner menu. I had a burger which was fine, it nothing special at all. My husband had the chicken pot pie which he enjoyed. Service was very good and the decor and ambiance is very nice.

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OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Eggs and crab Benedict—eggs cold

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RG
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stanford Grill is one of our regular "go to" restaurants. Its consistent in high qualilty and great service. Sometimes the live music can be a little loud.

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MC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner at Stanford Grill. Our waitress was terrific and the food was tasty. We'll definitely go back again!

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TJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was so disappointed that the hostess forgot about my husband and I after we checked in. Then when we asked to speak to the manager he or she never came. They just gave us a complimentary dessert. We appreciate the dessert but we didn’t need anything complimentary. We wanted to express our disappointment. Thank goodness our server was magnificent. Maybe we will return but the Columbia location was much better.

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VR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Server was excellent but food and menu average. I enjoyed my salmon but the side accompanying it (taboulle) was terrible. Oily, overly salty and not taboulle at all!) I had to ask for chopped parsley to add to it and mix it up to make it even palatable.
We did enjoy the soup appetizer as wel.
The dessert selection was not innovative at all. This place could be a lot better with a more exciting menu from start to finish and better prep of certain dishes already on the menu.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was attentive and patient with our group.
Food was good. Service was quick

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MF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Happy hour bar area was hopping, But seating in booths away from bar allowed for quiet conversation. Partner ordered rare prime rib, after two tries had to settle for medium, medium rare. Live jazz piped throughout is nice touch.

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MK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This will be a "go to" place as soon as the word spreads. Parking - Valet was located right at the door of the restaurant, drinks right on target, food was great. This will/is going to be our go to on date night or more likely Friday nights and my night to cook.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch with family. Food was delicious and service was great.

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SH
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rachel made the experience as good as Jerry. I enjoy my meal when treated appropriately.

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L
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Everything has gone downhill here. Was disappointed in the 4 dirty bread plates on our table. The waitress waited so long to take our dinner order, we were almost done eating out appetizers. We had our appetizers on top of the menus, really just dirty and not appetizing. Others things went wrong, it’s not as nice as it used to be.

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k
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am truly impressed! First time we went there and I was instantly welcomed. The front desk staff was friendly. The service was impeccable! Truly, I cannot say enough good things about our server, Eli, and the entire staff. There was beautiful LIVE jazz music playing during our Sunday brunch. So quiet that we could still speak at a normal volume. The food was delicious! I had chicken and waffles and it's one of the best meals I have ever tasted. For my daughter's birthday, they brought her a complimentary flourless chocolate cake with FRESH raspberries. It was delicious. I will go back again and again!

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