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Stanford Grill

4.6
3872 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(410) 312-0445
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Peake
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Private lot available for all patrons in front of restaurant. Complimentary valet during lunch hours from Monday through Friday.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Nightly along with live jazz for Sunday brunch
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

Private Dining

Our wonderful covered patio room is the perfect location if you are planning a celebratory event, office get-together, happy hour, or for any large party.

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What 3872 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 9 hours ago

Out for a birthday celebration. The server was fantastic. The reservation I made through Open Table was kept. The food was out quickly. We had a nice time

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vipdhymanpr (New York Area)
5.0  Dined a day ago

It is great to have such a high-quality restaurant in Columbia. I truly enjoy eating there...this is my second time this week. The food is consistent and tasty, and the drinks are strong. I love the live music as well.

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vipgladefall (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Birthday dinner went ok. Bottle of wine was on the warm side, server was very inexperienced in opening and presenting the bottle. Soup was just ok. Described as mushroom soup, but she forgot to mention it was heavy on carmelized onions and had wild rice. Main courses were luke warm. French fries were stale and cold. Prime rib sandwich was barely warm. Entree was replaced by manager. Noted we were celebrating a birthday, but it wasn't acknowledged. Table next to us received a scoop of ice cream with a candle. Not sure if they ordered it or it was compliments of the house. We've had many great meals at Stanford Grill, this just wasn't one of them.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The outdoor patio is very nice, and has a fireplace that can been seen. The only improvement that I would make would be for them to put speakers outside for the music. Inside was kind of loud so we sat on the patio, but it was completely silent, so you could hear the sound of the road nearby.

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Worshipper45 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very impressed with indoor and outlook appearance. Service was excellent and food was great!

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EmilyK 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Our server Monica was amazing. We will come again soon to see her.

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ReetaW 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and experience at Stanford Grill. This was my 2nd visit and the customer service was excellent. Our waitress was attentive and patient with our dietary needs. I will be coming back and recommending to others.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was great - everyone enjoyed their selections to include the "huge" dessert (Chocolate Cake tower). This turnout to be a multi-spoon event. Our server was also great - took care of our every need. The service and atmosphere was great - as expected. The only issue was we were unaware that our large group could not sit together until we got there. The number in my group was made known at the time of the reservation. Just double check on seating arrangements if you have a large group attending.

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L002 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Certainly wasn't the best experience I've had at Stanford Grill. We had to wait more than 30 minutes for our table, despite having a reservation. The manager did provide us with 2 free appetizers because of the long wait. My mother ordered the rotisserie chicken and found it to be dry; that was a first. Our waiter was very pleasant and helped to improve the experience.

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DJSyp (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food, excellent service, great ambience. Too noisy for a romantic date but don't let that stop you, very nice place to go to in spite of the noise. Make a reservation otherwise you'll probably have a long wait to be seated (even the bar area is crowded so you can't exactly sit down and have a drink while you wait) which is a testament to the popularity and success of the Stanford Grill. A bit pricey but good portions for what you pay.

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Dave (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Sunday brunch is still a great deal. They still give each person a free cocktail and the Bloody Mary's are fantastic.

Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We love this place but the last two visits, my boyfriend’s steak have been seared so much it was completed charred. He had to cut the top part of his steak go eat it. My steak was cooked perfectly. We would definitely appreciate the chef making sure all steaks go out perfect and if it’s seared so much to replace it. Of course my boyfriend didn’t want to say anything about it. We just expected the delicious steaks we used to get at Stafford especially if it’s a sirloin.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We loved this place. Had a wonderful dinner. And because it was our anniversary, they gave us a free desert.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We came for my birthday and it was very lovely. They don’t give you anything special for that but that last ok. I ordered the surf and turf and the filet was cooked to perfection and tender. The crab cake was tasty but had fillers in it so not a traditional lump crab cake that I’m used to. Our waitress was slow and did not check on us regularly but I have other servers there before that were awesome. I will be back. The food is excellent. I had the chicken pot pie the last time I was there and it was amazing.

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vipleewood22 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Can do this anytime we are in town. The food was very tasty. This was our second time.

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Sjdubbs35 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

My husband and I went to Stanford Grill for the first time as our Late Valentine’s Day celebration. Our server, Brandi, was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable about the dishes and cocktails and she helped us make our mind up about what to order. Our food was good and we really loved the bread. My husband’s food came out wrong, and the staff was quick to correct the mistake. We will return again for a nice date night!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Still our favorite, thank you!!

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rgm08 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The Mrs. and I had a wonderful time, thank you for having us, we will definitely be returning.

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JocelynW 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I'm always delighted and never disappointed with the service and food here from start to finish. You can dine for two for under $100 (drinks not included)--appetizer, entree, and dessert. I'm always full and happy, but never broke, when I leave.

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Beth (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious food. Loved our waiter! Very attentive, friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience. We will be back!

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TimW (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The Grill is Avery nice place and the food is good. For tonight, even though we had reservations, we still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. I got the Rattlesnake Pasta and it was excellent. My wife got the Fillet and it too was great. However the green beans weren’t cooked thoroughly. Other than that the food was excellent.

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Mary (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great meal and our server Watson was outstanding! Best place to eat in Columbia!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was Valentine's day and we have a very nice time... Our first visit was outstanding... We will return

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MDdiner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always great food and excellent service here. It was Valentine’s Day, crowded and pretty noisy. But overall, one of Columbia favorites. Consistently great food.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

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Becky (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Even though it was Valentines Day and the restaurant was clearly booked, the staff was attentive and didn’t rush us. The atmosphere is always lovely ...the live piano/jazz music makes it a lovely evening.

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amjac (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

WOW! Valentine's Day at Stanford Grill was truly incredible! My Husband and I started out with Moscow mules. I ordered the house salad and my Husband loved the Clam chowder. I had The grilled Salmon and Stanford Grill had this cabbage side dish that was so DELICIOUS....I wish it was on the regular menu!!! My husband loved the trout, rice and asparagus.
We finished up with The Bread pudding and Cappuccinos...YUM!!!
LOUIS S was our server.
He is probably one of the funniest, most caring server I have ever had. He really gives exceptional service. We really had a great time. Louis even gave me a beautiful Rose! Thank you!!!

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KarenP (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was our Valentine's Day Dinner. When I made the reservation I requested a booth near the fireplace. We were happy to see it was available for us. Slight problem, the too loud music speaker was just above our heads. They did lower the volume about our request. Watson, our server, was excellent, in every sense of the word. Very knowledgeable about the food, attentive, and pleasant to be around. A rose given to each lady upon leaving. Lovely final touch.
Karen P.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food and server were amazing

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food good, noise level not good but this restaurant was packed for Valentine’s Day for lunch. Service was excellent and the experience was simply very very good.

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