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About Stanford Grill

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.

8900 Stanford Boulevard
Columbia, MD 21045
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 312-0445

Website:
http://www.thestanfordgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Nightly along with live jazz for Sunday brunch

Parking Details:
Private lot available for all patrons in front of restaurant. Complimentary valet during lunch hours from Monday through Friday.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Peake

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.

Stanford Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (162)
Special Occasion (161)
Good for Birthdays (146)
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Good for Anniversaries (127)
Live Music (113)
Romantic (101)
Business Meals (96)
Good for Groups (91)
Worth the Drive (85)
Cozy (84)
Comfort Food (78)
Bar Seating (76)
Casual (71)
Great for Lunch (67)
Neighborhood Gem (66)
Fit for Foodies (65)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Great for Brunch (58)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Fun (40)
Happy Hour (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Authentic (39)
Pre/post Theatre (38)
Hot Spot (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Healthy (30)
Notable Wine List (29)
Local Ingredients (27)
Late-night Find (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Seasonal (25)
Tasting Menu (20)
Disabled Access (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
People Watching (14)
Kid-friendly (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Great Beer (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Organic (6)
Live Sports (4)
Spicy (4)
Vegan (3)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Still our favorite, thank you!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, People Watching, Bar Seating, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and server were amazing

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 (Naples)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

2nd visit and enjoyed it just as much as the 1st time... Highly recommend!

Tags: Live Music, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was spectacular, service was exceptional. Great ambiance. I would recommend being seated at a booth, otherwise overall wonderful experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great as usual. Even though my prime rib was tough they replaced it graciously, quickly and it was much better. Service is always on point.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Live Music, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service and food outstanding. Noise level bothersome

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The service and the food were both excellent. The pot pie was spectacular as always!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful restaurant the service was really good. The noise level was a little loud for a quiet conversation. Loved the live music will def go back soon.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We visited Stanford Grill to celebrate my husband's birthday and of course I know Saturday night we had to make reservations at least a week in advance. The restaurant was extremely busy the entire time we were there and we had arrived at 6:30. The food was exceptional the service outstanding and we noticed the restaurant management keeping a sharp eye on everything. He even replaced my martini glass with a frosted glass halfway through my drink. My husband had filet mignon and I had scallops. We had the spinach dip appetizer and took the bread pudding home to have later. The scallop special was very good but the portion was extremely small for the $33 dinner plate price. Over I can't say enough about this restaurant they are doing a spectacular job.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time at Stanford Grill at the recommendation of a friend. The atmosphere was nice and the live music was a nice touch but it was REALLY loud, not a good place for conversation. The food was excellent as was the service. I think our primary server was Nathan. The menu was somewhat limited and we were unpleasantly surprised to find they don't offer baked potatoes. We sat at he bar while we waited for our table and the bartenders could not have been nicer or more professional, especially Robin. Not being local, it was a bit of a stretch to find the place. Make sure you have GPS or GoogleMaps if you're not familiar w/ the area. Definitely make reservations.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service was amazing, as usual! We drove all the way from D.C. to eat there!

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service were great. I love this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Lunch, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a great dinner celebrating our dads 89th birthday!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We hadn’t been here in a long time. A renaissance in service has taken place! Best service ever: starting with Becca, Josh, and manager-in-training Justine. They operate on a true team wait concept where all wait staff can and will help you. Not like some restaurants where there may be specialized helpers but only in cleanup or food delivery. The smoked salmon with remoulade sauce appetizer was excellent: delicate smoky flavor and a subtle, not too fiery remoulade. Shirley loved the scallops with orzo special. I had the Danish ribs with fries and cole slaw. The ribs entree included very generous portions. Tender ribs. Fries and cole slaw were ok. We took the key lime cheesecake with nutty graham cracker crust home with us for later. The key lime cheesecake was another winner! Generous portion, tart lime flavor and tasty whipped cream topping to go with the nicely nutty crust. We were in a comfortable booth and there was some noise from a big Friday crowd, but we could talk comfortably. There was also a live jazz band. The sound and fidelity was great and not too loud. Best overall dining experience we have had in a long time. I highly recommend The Stanford Grill.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Ambiance was perfect! Wait staff & bartender were impeccable!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2018

had steak salad, always enjoy it. overall, we enjoy eating here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Overall a pretty good first visit. I will say that the music was very loud and annoying as the restaurant was already a bit loud just from the patrons conversations. We could have sure done without the added noise from the loud music.

My wife had the fish tacos which were slim on actual fish, not really too tasty and heavy on filler. She would not get them again. I had the french dip which was excellent and I would order it again. The third in our party had the chicken pot pie and was pleased as well.

A bit on the pricey side so it won't be a frequent go-to place for us but a return is not out of the question at some point.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Overall experience was solid. Good appetizers, crab-cakes, prime rib, and desserts. No zester for orange or lemon zest at the bar. Food came out surprisingly fast and the service was phenomenal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

As always, Stanford Grill delivered. I absolutely love this restaurant!

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Took my wife here for our 36th anniversary. The floor was excellent and atmosphere was nice. The service was good, but we found ourselves without a drink in the middle of our meal and after our meal we sat for some time before the server came back to clear the table and take my wife's order for desert. Overall a good experience.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brunch is delicious and includes a free cocktail! Potatoes were crispy as ordered and coffee was strong. What else could one ask for from a brunch spot?

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was outstanding. Our waiter was Josh and he was always attentive and was very helpful during our meal.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The food was excellent & service great. The Corvina special & pork chop was very good. Our server was very pleasant & took great care of us

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Stanford Gill is one of our family go to places for a nice dinner. Food and Service are always solid. Reservations are a must for weekend nights.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

My husband and I had a very nice dinner. Did not like sitting so close to the door very drafty. We will ask for another table next time. Server Fina was great I always get the bread pudding to go because I am so full and enjoy it over the next few days.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had such great service, good food, and great time with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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