Stanford Grill - Rockville

4.4
1530 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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AO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service.

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JT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely birthday dinner.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
8 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
32 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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AK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow

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MD
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Went for brunch. Food was good; several of us enjoyed the fried chicken and waffles. Live music was nice but hard to hear over a fairly high background noise. Reduced rating slightly for waiter bringing one diner a different dish than what was ordered.

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SG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for brunch and food was great! And ambiance was wonderful! Need more places like this in Rockville

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were simply amazing! Thank you for making my wifes Birthday awesome!

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KD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep up the great work. Don’t change one thing. The food, the set up is awsome.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Have gone to dinner here many time and food is really good. Went for lunch first time and was not impressed with food. Maybe wrong food selection but just ok. Service great.

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HD
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food and service were excellent. This is one of our favorite lunch/Sunday brunch restaurants. Our waiter. Bruce, was helpful, friendly and professional.

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Usually the service and food is very good. This time not so much. Wrong meal served to my friend, so I ate alone and then she ate alone. No apology or compensation for the screw up. Service just wasn’t what it usually is.

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I didnt think there is anything special about your Special Pork entree. It was tasteless and over cooked, bery dry!

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DS
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. My wife and I had the Ruby Red Trout (one of the specials) and it was very tasty. The service was good and the food was served promptly. We hope to return soon.

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RS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It's great for date night, business or small group lunch/dinner. Everything was so good and the service was great. It's my new "go to" place. They definitely exceeded my expectations.

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OT
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch was very good, as always, but must mention the grilled artichokes as a special in the list of appetizers: WOW! I adore artichokes, but never had them grilled and well-seasoned before; they were Fabulous and SO delicious, with a wonderful (mayonnaise-y) dipping sauce...

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j
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Lousy waiter and a very uncomfortable booth. Waiter forgot three items and presented us with a check when dessert had not been served. It was on the bill but not the table. Won’t go back again. Not worth the aggravation

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Standford Grill in Rockville is excellent! Just enjoyed a wonderful evening with friends and family for my birthday and the food and service was phenomenal! Our waiter Jerry was great and very attentive to our party and would definitely ask for him in the future.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was terrible. Got order for 2 of 4 of us wrong, had to ask multiple times for water refills, never asked if we wanted second glasses of wine. Didn’t seem as if there was a busser - multiple staff members including management walked past our empty dishes.

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