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Stanford Grill

4.6
4053 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • 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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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 4053 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Went there for Brunch last Sunday for the first time. The place was packed ! That is always an indication of a great place! I had a Bloody Mary and the mushroom & spinach omelet. It was very good. The prices are very reasonable as well. Iv'e been to other places for brunch and spent close to $100, this was only $50 for 2. My friend had a Bellini and the Crab Benedict. She said they were also very good. I would absolutely recommend to others and hope to perhaps return when it is warmer to take advantage of the outdoor seating.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

As always, the food was wonderful. The specials were explained and we did not have to wait to be seated when we arrived for our reservation.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

The food, ambiance and service were absolutely fabulous. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

I still had to wait (15 min) even though I had an reservation.
After we were seated, my date and I waited 15 to 20 min. and everyone was walking by us and no one came to our table. I had to grab a waitress to help us.
I ask that my chicken be well done. Well is wasn't. Should have sent it back but just ate the skin.

I have been thinking about that roasted chicken for month now. My date and I don't have a lot of money, but we saved just to go to the Columbia Stanford Grill. I was so disappointed.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food, Nice environment, and attentive staff!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

excellent-- ambiance is excellent-fantastic wine list and unbelievable prime rib.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We have dined here many times over the years and the restaurant never disappoints. A NY strip steak and prime rib were as good as any ordered at a traditional steak house for much less in price. Service was first rate.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Took our 93 year old Uncle out for his birthday and he really enjoyed this outstanding and wanted to make plans to come back for our birthday. The food was excellent and the staff was also excellent. Highly recommend and will come back again.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic blueberry pancakes with warm syrup. Side order of bacon contains five delicious pieces of warm bacon. I got the crab benedict and subbed fresh fruit for the brunch potatoes. Stanford Grill is the only restaurant where you can actually eat the honeydew melon. All of the fruit was ripe and delicious. My never-ending Diet Coke was always full. The team service model gives fantastic service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Our server was the best

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Was given dinner here as an anniversary present. Had previously had drinks at the sister restaruant Copper Canyon. We now see why this is the flagship location. Communication early has off and took a bit to get our drinks. After that we have been to enough places to know what a well staffed and well oiled machine looks like. This team... The whole team was in sync. The Prime rib was good perfectly cooked, the crab cakes were I would say 100% if not 90% crab with very little filler, the cornbread is a must and if you have room the bread pudding is to die for. Thanks to the staff for a wonderful evening and taking care of us we will be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Dinner with visiting family. I’ve been here at least a dozen times and the service always maintains an extremely high consistency of quality. Food is always great and portions plentiful.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Awesome! We loved it and the food was spectacular!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant! Love the atmosphere, food, and live music. Good for any occasion.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We always enjoy our time at the StanfordGrill. Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and prompt with service. The meals have always been top quality.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love this place! The live music is just icing on the cake!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Food, ambiance and decor were great. However, we were hoping to be offered a complimentary birthday dessert. Waiter was aware of the birthday.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent dinner in a great location!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Food is consistently excellent as is service. Noisy but that’s part of the atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

1 year anniversary

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, much centers around their rotisserie chicken, which is fantastic. Service was very good. Most seating is booth , which we liked.
It was pretty loud, but the place was packed and they had some live jazz going on.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Another excellent night at Stanford Grill

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Stanford Grill is our favorite restaurant in Columbia/Ellicott City. The food is quite good and reasonably price.i love their bacon Mac and cheese. Love the roasted chicken, better than “finger lickin good!”

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We dine at Stanford Grill often. We celebrated my birthday on April 6. Everything was exceptional as
always. I had the crab cakes and coconut shrimp. My son had the lamb shank and my husband had the prime rib. All meals were EXCELLENT! Will return soon!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The steak was made to my liking of medium rare and was juicy, fresh, enough fat. The bacon Mac and cheese was delicious but was just a tiny bit salty. My husband loved the rotisserie chicken and was seasoned well, but pull back on saltiness a little. The mashed potatoes was rich and creamy but had a bit too much of black pepper and less salt could be used. Overall our food was seasoned well and delicious but please take some salt off just a tad. The waitress was friendly and professionally engaging. We will surely visit again! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Glad we ate outside. It was very noisy inside the main restaurant. But the outdoor seating could have been nicer. The tables are a basic metal patio set. Food was excellent since it was made with fresh ingredients. We'll definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My food (rotisserie chicken) and vegetables were extremely salty. After the meal (all night) my throat was feeling the effects of too much salt. I know restaurants always put a lot of salt on the food (at home I do the opposite), but I think the chicken, potatoes, and spinach was had too much salt. Also, the noise level was too loud--at 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday night.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I ordered the Rotisserie Chicken. This is my go to menu item and for the last 3 visits, it had a good taste but it is heavy on sodium. A friend ordered the same and agreed. My husband ordered the chicken pot pie and it was not to his liking. Another friend ordered the ribs and she enjoyed them. The server graciously removed the pot pie from our bill. The atmosphere is lively and loud. My wine choice was good with dinner and service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The restaurant was beautiful but the food was completely over cooked. The manager did remove one of the two very over cooked steaks from our bill. But I don’t think I will be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Noise level is to high. Could not have a conversation with my friend without repeating due to noise level

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our third time here - worst one! It was VERY noisy. The service was spotty and uninspired. There was little steak in the steak salad. And whoever heard of a restaurant that doesn't know what béarnaise sauce is when they have prime rib and steak on the menu?

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Service was excellent! Everyone’s dinner was delicious! Our server was very attentive & pleasant.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great decor, ambiance, food - on the noisy side. Will go back just the same.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our server was very attentive and impressive. Great service and delicious meals. A very pleasurable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Every bit of my experience at Stanford Grill was Top Notch from the greeting at the door to the server and his knowledge of the menu as well as his service. And the food.... I was impressed.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Outstanding! Seated promptly upon arrival. Food came as ordered. Service was consistent and friendly. Manager made sure to visit table. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Fantastic experience. The fried oysters were massive and very good.. the sauce on top was amazing. The Prime Rib was cooked to perfection and my husband's Cod had a nice flavor to it. Our server Erik was amazing and had many great suggestions with wine and food. He was very knowledgable about the menu and made sure we had a great time, thank you Stanford Grill!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Excellent all the way around. We celebrated my son’s 16th birthday. He had such a great time. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The Stanford Grill-Columbia is a consistently goo restaurant. The menu has something for everyone, the food is prepared and presented nicely, and the service is almost too good! They offer off menu specials but the several items that I have enjoyed from the menu have been very good. This is definitely a local hotspot and is tucked away in a fairly discreet location but it is worth looking for!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Good meal. Great service from Watson.

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