Stanford Grill

4.6
4434 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary 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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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 4434 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DF
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great American food - savory and cooked with care. VERY large portions. 3 people could share one dessert. The wait staff is superb. The only complaint is that the music is waaaaaaaay too loud. It was hard to carry on a conversation with someone sitting across the table from me. People have to talk loudly which just adds to noise level. It was a relief to walk outside and enjoy the quiet. I keep coming back because the food is outstanding.

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FR
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed private boths and our service was excellent.

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KL
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

1. Our waitress made the visit very enjoyable. She was pleasant, yet professional; informative, yet not overbearing. (Waitress had eyeglasses, dark hair, Caucasian, around 45)

2. My suggestion : when reservations have been made in advance, seating should be better than for those patrons who just walk in. I had to ask the hostess for another booth, and she did not like that. (Young lady with long ponytail,Caucasian)

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JJ
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met a friend for brunch after church and as always Stanford Grill did not disappoint.

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d
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service here was exceptional- Brandon was our server and he was very attentive and charming. The food was great- the reason I gave it 4 stars was that I thought the crab Benedict was too sweet ( especially the corn base ) and I wish it had been savory. value for money was exceptional- the brunch includes a drink and because we were celebrating a birthday they were kind enough o give us a huge chocolate desert for free that fed all 6 of us with plenty to spare.Overall I love Stanford Grill - the ambiance, live music and service alone mean that I will continue to be a repeat customer.

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GS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This past Saturday, our server was awesome (a 9 out of 10)! He checked on us frequently and knew exactly the proteins my husband would want as a bodybuilder! He was also great in recommendation for my niece to eat as well. The drinks from the bartender were on point. We had so much fun that we forgot our pre ordered banana pudding. A simple call to the restaurant that night and they happily provide an order the next day (we went to pick up of course).

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BT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a normal date night with the Queen of the house, had a blast and everything was great. Steak cooked to perfection, as well as my spinach and lobster mac and cheese. Her dish was great as well. We cut the night short because we decided to share cocktails and she’s a lightweight HAHA

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T
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good except the apricot glazed salmon special had a sauce underneath the vegetable that ruined the entire meal. The server was excellent and did his best to salvage our dining experience.

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J
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The food and the service were very good on a Saturday night however it is very noisy.

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TL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice place to eat. I went with family and a few friends and the food was delicious. Service was also great. When it got busy, I did notice the sound level got higher, but it wasn't so bad. Atmosphere definitely made it seem fancy but the pricing wasn't so bad compared to what it looks like inside. I would say it's like a red lobster pricing but looks like a Morton's steakhouse.

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K
Savannah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and friendly quick service! Our group will come back if we are in this area again!

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m
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate my husband getting his masters degree. Service was excellent. Food was great. Ambiance is outstanding.

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JJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Stanford Grill, and I eat there about twice a month. I have never been disappointed. The food, service, and ambience are wonderful.

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AT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Chose to dine at Stanford Grill for an anniversary celebration. The restaurant did everything possible to make for a great experience for us. However, the noise level was just too much for us, and it ended up dampening the evening.

The food was outstanding and the ambience cozy. The glow of the fireplace helped the romantic atmosphere, but the noise level was so loud that we were unable to appreciate the live jazz trio which we were looking forward to hearing.

It’s a great place minus the noise.

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N
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tad pricey but overall excellent food and very generous Putin sizes!
Definitely would return

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LM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great but not family friendly. We were there for a family bjrthday with a 4 mos old with no changing station in the bathroom. It was also hot on the side that had the fireplace.

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JA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of friends celebrating a birthday. The waiter was excellent, the food was fabulous and the free choice of dessert was most appreciated! It was enough to share with all five of us! Thank you so much!

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b
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Way way way too noisy. Could not even carry on a conversation with our friends

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DG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Delicious food, service was outstanding.

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PY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, better than almost any restaurant I’ve eaten at lately. Top notch.

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L
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here multiple times and it was always fantastic. Service is top notch just didn't like their cola ribs, but everything else was wonderful

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OT
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Stanford Grill is good for a value priced meal. The service is excellent. The menu selections are good and the wine list is very affordable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Ben here several times and this time the service was not good.

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IR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud and though the musicians were very good it made it even louder

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r
Baltimore
48 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here with friends and had a wonderful experience. Our waitress was totally amazing and the food was delicious. One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Will definitely return.

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JL
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love the setting. We were there early Saturday evening. Was hoping for jazz. Got it. But I couldn’t hear my family across the table. Our fish dish was dry because it sat under a hot light a little long. $33 of just OK fish. I think our very good server was overwhelmed.
Absolutely LOVED the desert. My son and granddaughter loved the chicken pie. Wife and I were celebrating marriage year 56. Drinks were worth value. Next time maybe at 52. Quieter (but no Jazz, darn).

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WB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had business meeting at Stanford. I have conducted numerous meetings at Stanford in Columbia over the years and it works great. Looking forward to returning in the near future.

Walt Burk

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NB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Location was the ’driver‘ for this business meal. Waitress was very cognizant of conversational needs and was courteous about interruptions.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I hate sending food back but the steak was not prepared well and the replacement was a bit charred. The service was outstanding as always.

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RB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely FANTASTIC!!... is the best way to sum up my recent dining experience at Stanford Grill. My friend was recently married, so a few of the fellas decided to take him out to dinner to celebrate. We arrived a little ahead of our reservation time...the assistant general manager, Zahra, noticed that we were early, but quickly made us comfortable and managed to get us seated at our reserved table! Once we were seated we began ordering drinks and appetizers from our waitress Rachel. The fresh made lemonade was absolutely killer! The fiesta egg rolls were perfectly cooked, the fried calamari was crispy and succulent, and the deviled eggs were a tasty treat for the palate. As we polished off the appetizers we were pleasantly surprised as the service team reset our table and prepared for our main courses. Soon after, our entrees of crab cakes , Coca cola beef ribs, shark, and lamb shank, made their way to our table. The presentation of all the entrees being served at once was quite a salivating moment. The food was FANTASTIC!!! We were quite impressed as the attentive service from Rachel and Zahra continued throughout the meal. Overall, the experience that Zahra created for us was OUTSTANDING and UNFORGETTABLE! She made sure that the entire service team gave us a true V.I.P. experience. From the restaurant ambience to the food, this dining experience was one of the best ever, and we cannot wait to do it all over again!!
Thanks Stanford Grill!!

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AV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Service was awesome! Our food was delicious and quick. Server was very knowledgeable.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had a large party, celebrating my birthday. We traveled 2 hours to my favorite restaurant. We had guests from North Carolina and they fell in love with Stanford Grill too. The food as always was awesome with large portions. The only issue was , flies on patio. Can’t wait til our next visit.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, consistently good food. Ambience is very upscale but noise level is high making it difficult to hear conversation

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, good food and good service. As with most restaurants, it would be very nice to see more vegan and vegetarian options, but the few items they do offer are good.

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R
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

so louis you could not hear the person next to you. good good

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OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. The prices are not too high but the portions are large, the food is fantastic and the service is outstanding. The desserts were particularly large. We ate one (and we were both very full) and took one home.

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CW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! Our favorite special occasion restaurant.

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f
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was wonderful. And, the meal was very nice.

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B
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My lunch was fabulous. I’ve never had a bad meal in the restaurant and it was really special to go here for a lunch date

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