Stanford Grill - Rockville

4.5
2143 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

I made the reservation for my friends that are visiting because Stanford Grill is my favorite restaurant. My friend ordered the chicken sandwich and her husband had the steak that was a special entree. The chicken sandwich cane out completely raw and when they asked to order her something else to eat, they were told the kitchen was closed. I find this completely unacceptable

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Mike
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stanford Grill has become our go to restaurant now instead of Houstons , The Lodge at Tower Oaks et al. Fabulous tasting , high quality fresh food. Love the food grilled over a wood fire. Wine menu is limited but reasonably priced. Service is excellent and ambience great. Mike Nolan

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place

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TeonaC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. The Rotisserie Chicken was to DIE FOR!!! I will be back soon :)

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vipNewFan
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nice outdoor patio and setting but mediocre food and drinks. Wouldn’t repeat the experience.

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vipMarylandDiner
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great for outdoor dining. Tables are spaced far apart. Food was very good. Service was good, but they couldn't have used another wait staff member outside.

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vipMichelL
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner. They have a shorter bill of fares but serve oversized dishes competently prepared. The service is very good. We very much liked their outdoor seating: canopies and heaters are there to protect you from rail or cold (none of this materialized when we came). A bit pricey, yes but no regrets.

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lvrn
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy are meals at the Stanford Grill. The food is delicious and the waitstaff is lovely. One suggestion- I ordered a main dish salad. Most restaurants serve some type of bread with that. Even though I asked for bread I was told that is not included with the salad. I think that would be a nice addition.

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vipmaureenh
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent entrees but server should have given us the menu price on these evening specials as they were over $30 and NOTHING on the menu was priced that high

Thus we were quite surprised to get a hundred dollar check.

Also server said the cocktail would be comped because they were out of our preferred liquor and they had to substitute

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CharlesB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The first place they sat is was next to their party room. It was way to loud and when we asked to move they said it would be a 45 minute wait for another table. We ended up eating our meal at at the bar.

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vipAnnaG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Very limited selection - 3/4 of a page menu. No sushi. The explanation - Covid 19??? The food was overcooked, dry and overspised. The waiter was great!

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vipLisaK
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great & so was the food & ambience.

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vipBill
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our most recent experience at Stanford Grill was not as enjoyable as earlier visits. The restaurant had far more than 50% of its indoor seating blocked, including virtually all of its booths. As a result, the service seemed to be rushed to turn over the few indoor tables that were available. The outdoor seating was filled. We ended up seated at a table with literally dozens of empty booths around us (although, after we were seated, we were offered a booth at the far back corner of the restaurant with no one seated within 25 yards which was not our idea of a convivial atmosphere). It may be my faulty memory, but the menu also seemed shorter and I recall prime rib being available on earlier menus but not on this one. This is a restaurant showing the strain of the COVID shutdown.

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charliek
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I noted a friend's birthday for a sliced of cake. But our waiter didn't acknowledge it. I'm disappointed. Also, how many times does the customer have to request "lemon" & "straws" with their water? I had I ask for it a couple times as my friends recalled when we ordered our cocktails I asked for our table. Another thing when the sever delivers something at the table --- *** always ask customers if anything else before they rushed off as Friday was not busy at all". Because of these requests noted, I couldn't give him a 5 star rating as server improvement needs to be improved.

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vipandoc
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great . The burgers and flat bread were yummy. The Arctic chat was good and the spinach was delicious

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vipDeeR
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! Waiter, Dan, was super friendly and helpful! Patio dining was great today, especially with heat lamps.

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vipMichaelK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They are trying their best in a difficult environment. They are succeeding.

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stansandy
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable outing at the Stanford Grill. Ate outside and observed COVID-19 precautions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent and so was the food.

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vipruppert
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had planned to eat outside , however it was a little too windy. We asked to be moved to a bar table near the window which turned out to be ideal for the two of us. We sat and talked for quite a while and our server was very understanding. I would like to make a suggestion. I love the chicken salad but it is way too big for just me. I would suggest that maybe you could have a half order as a choice. Thank you.

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tracyw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Requested outdoor and were denied because it had just rained and they did not want to dry them off.

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vipStaceyM
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine, the food was tasty and the portions are large. The menu was greatly pared down since the advent of COVID, and the sides are very limited. The service was good, and offered a really nice wine recommendation.

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MashE
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sister's birthday at Stanford Grill in Rockville and everything and everyone was fantastic!

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vipAuntieBee
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly the best waiter I’ve ever had. He was attentive but not too attentive. He made suggestions he was just great! Fabulous outdoor seating too! Like to be next to the fire pit.

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Doug
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First outdoor dining experience during COVID-19. Patrons were spaced out way more than 6 feet and the service was outstanding as usual. Will definitely be back soon...especially for those Fiesta Egg Rolls!!

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richg
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

danny the server is fantastic! funny guy good to talk to.
ask for danny to serve you.

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LeslieB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi is back! Lovely outdoor seating with great woodfire grilled dishes in addition to the sushi which we adore.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Did not like the Bacon and Mac Cheese

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HanaB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We were seated very close to other customers even though the restaurant was empty and many people were coughing. The food was salty and not fresh at all.

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vipFreqDiner57
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat out on the back patio, had a very nice dinner with friends, plenty of social distancing.

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vipChris
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Unfortunately, there was no Prime Rib as the online menu had mentioned. Apparently, they had taken it away 3 weeks before and had not updated the menu. I realize that there are going to be either supply chain issues due to Covid, or not enough clientele to make it worth while to have Prime Rib anymore, but it was very disappointing.

Slightly dirty Henrick's martini had crushed ice and wasn't dirty at all.

Allergic to all nuts, including walnuts which the house salad had. Doesn't mention that on the menu at all. The waiter replaced the salad with a caesar.

In general, unless they get there game together notwithstanding the Covid issue, I probably won't be coming here for some time.

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vipStephenK
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seating was outdoors. No complaints. Food and service excellent. Tables far enough apart and felt COVID-19 exposure was negligible.

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vipruppert
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Josh was great. Explained everything well, very engaging. The manager came over to check on us which was very appreciAted. Food was great. Portions are large..restaurant is excellent at observing Covid protocols. .

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vipJAJK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I understand in these times a restaurant has to streamline its menu but we were very disappointed with the new limited menu. Dined here several weeks ago and the menu was more diverse. For a restaurant that specializes in chefs creations there wasn't much to it. We can go anywhere for a burger.

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CindyN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The menu at Stanford grill has been dramatically reduced to burgers and salads. I selected a fried chicken salad...the chicken was not crispy ...nor did it taste fresh. There were no options for dressings that were not creamy. All in all a very disappointing experience. We recognize that all restaurants need to scale back and reconfigure their offerings during this time...but at a minimum...what remains on the menu should be done well...and taste fresh. Regrettably, we won’t be back.

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vipMClark
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu is very light now and they do not offer free bread anymore. The seating outside is fairly uncomfortable and I pinched my finger when I was trying to move the seat up. The chairs are close together if you are trying to sit next to each other.

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vipSmooches
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Birthday celebration for spouse

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EricL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience

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Stanford Grill - Rockville offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (240) 582-1000.

Stanford Grill - Rockville is rated 4.5 stars by 2143 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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