About Stanford's - Southcenter

Welcome to Your Neighborhood Restaurant & Bar! Whether you're craving fresh seafood, a gourmet burger, a perfectly prepared steak or another of our delicious offerings, come join the neighborhood crowd for lunch, dinner or our ever-popular happy hour. Signature dishes include our cedar plank-roasted warm brie, our famous barbecue ribs, and delicious cocktails created by our experienced team of local bartenders. Our classy and comfortable atmosphere surrounds you with warm wood and intimate lighting, and our experienced restaurant team is eager to please and delight you.
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17380 Southcenter parkway
Tukwila, WA 98188
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
7 days: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00 pm.

Cross Street:
Best Buy

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 575-7454

Website:
http://www.stanfords.com/

Parking Details:
Our parking lot is shared with shopping center

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stanford's - Southcenter Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.8

ambience

3.8

value

3.5

Noise

Quiet

72% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (8)
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Good for Birthdays (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a special treat to dine here, even without a special occasion. The waitstaff is always attentive, without being obtrusive. Menu has many standard features plus always a great "fresh" sheet. Great cocktails, including their own creations. Well-priced and always good. The hosts and hostesses are always professional and make one feel welcome.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was extremely disappointed with my visit on Sunday. After ordering it took over 40 minutes for our food to arrive. And, the fries I got with my meal were stone cold. I had the French dip and it had not flavor whatsoever. Additionally the friend I was with her we had to ask to get her coffee refill. Our server Lindsey was not attentive to our needs and took over 20 minutes to get our closing check. I'm going to think twice about returning to Standfords again!!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We used to eat at Stanfords in Portland and really liked it. This Stanfords was quite large and they did not have enough wait staff. It took 45 minutes to get soup and salad and over an hour for entrees which were simple, tacos and a Caesar salad with ahi. Food was not very fresh, soup was very salty and pretty gross. Never could get a second drink. I would not recommend it to anyone.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I know that Standfords have a nice children's menu, so thought it would be a great experience for my 2 grandchildren to dine there for a special "Grandma lunch". The server was attentive until our order was placed - we received our meals, the food was very good -- however the extras that come with the kids menu never arrived at our table. Our server did not check on us or ask if we needed anything -- she did arrive to present the check - at that point we had to ask for drink refills and about the ice cream that came with the kids lunches (never saw the bread or fruit that was to be included). It looked like the restaurant was short staffed - our server had MANY tables to take care of! I will give Stanfords 1 more chance -- hoping that they can be more attentive.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

No complaints. Great for talking. Meeting with friends to catch up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a late reservation on a Friday night. The service was a little slow, but I think that is just because of the late hour. The food was excellent (we had prime rib, the artichoke dip, and the seared ahi appetizer). Excellent portions, and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Mediocre at best. Food was edible. Service was good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Only disappointing thing was on line said it was our anniversary and nothing happened

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They seemed to be understaffed. We waited 30 minutes for our food after we placed our order. Do they put people with Open Table reservations at terrible tables purposely? We were seated right outside the entrance to the kitchen, so we listened to back of house noise and yelling the entire time. The restaurant was mostly empty, so there was no excuse for the slow service or the crappy table. This was possibly the worst dining experience we have had at this location. We were getting ready to just leave money for our drinks and walk out after 30 minutes. Not sure we will return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always a good meal.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went to Stanford's for a birthday dinner. Although the restaurant was nearly empty, the service was rather slow. We had cold coffee and it took a long time to get our order or our food. However, the atmosphere is wonderful and the server was very kind. I think maybe we were just there on an off night, because our dining experiences at Stanford's previously were very good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 25, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday. The food and service was excellent.
Their menu is good but has changed. No more daily specials, much less seafood. Hopefully they will return to the previous excellent selection. Otherwise this will become a homum offering.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Went for our anniversary. When I made the reservation I specifically stated this and we didn't want to be seated by kids. We had kids all around. Good took over an hour and the waiter was very inattentive. Won't go back despite the tasty food. Not worth it.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Poor service and wrong drinks and wine delivered to the table twice.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I was expecting more based on the reviews. The restaurant seems a little old and tired. And it was dead and it was a Friday night

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I ordered medium rare prime rib and our server brought out a well done cut and said that they were out of the medium rare... I was upset she wasted a cut that I did not want to eat. I would have much rather had the chance to be told they were out and changed my order. The manager was very kind and did just that. However it took so long to get my meal that my husband was completely done with his before mine even came out.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Don't waste your time or money here. Took 15 minutes for our server to get to us after we sat. He got our drinks wrong and the bartender had to bring out the right drinks. Our server then didn't come to apologize for his mistake. We order and appetizer that never showed. Our dinner was brought out by the hostess that looked at our table and didn't think it was ours until he came back five minutes after that. Our server never came over to ask how our food was and finally when he did we asked for check and left in hurry. Huge waste of time and a huge waste of a gift card we got. Never never will be going back again. Top this off it was a slow Friday evening has the Seahawks we're playing.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We stopped here before going to a movie. My husband had a marvelous burger on a brioche bun with bacon and some of the tastiest fries with it. I chose the Luncheon special of smoked salmon chowder with a half chicken club sandwich. I could not believe the chowder was a huge bowl, not a cup and it was loaded with huge pieces of delicious salmon. The club sandwich was great with fresh avocado and provolone cheese. This is a great quiet place to eat for lunch as the setting is somewhat like a steak house with quiet booths and muted lighting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Cozy, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 4, 2017

It just keeps getting better. Always good food, good value. Have been there several times before & never disappointed. EXCELLENT (!) attentive service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Our server was awesome today. The foods are good and I love the half of wine Wednesday.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Service was friendly and professional. We both got steak (Filet and Strip) and the waitress asked us to check our steaks to make sure they were to our desired doneness. I always feel bad when I have to call the wait staff back to ask them to cook my steak longer (I like it medium rare, but often it's way too undercooked when I get it back), so that meant a lot. Mine was a little too rare and she sent it back right away to let it grill for a little longer. Everything tasted great. The apple caramel dessert was amazing. Overall a great experience and a great date night.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Not our first visit... Stopped by for dinner on our way south. Very relaxed atmosphere and attentive but not pushy service. Good good but not exceptional- consistent with prices.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Nice variety everything from burgers to steaks and everything in between

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 26, 2017

My favorite lunch spot on Mondays. Portions are very big, two people could share a lunch entree.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Messed up drink order, messed up food order. Brunch. Greasy veggie "fritatta" that was flat eggs in a pan with side of very greasy potatoes. Will not go back for brunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 16, 2017

mediocre food, alright service, nothing special.

my salmon was slightly fish and absolutely overpriced for being so flavorless (i had it subbed instead of chicken on my kale salad which was bland), and my hubby's prime rib came out lukewarm. wine selection wasn't impressive, but i liked the lavender cosmo.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Food is great! Service is on the slower side. Last two visits we had to wait 10+ mins for the service to ask us what we would like to drink.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Everything from the beautiful restaurant, friendly and quick service to the very delicious food was a great experience. I got the Planko Crusted Chicken Dijon which came with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Each piece was delicious and it all was delicious together. Definitely will be back while we're here in the next 6 weeks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Made reservations on line, asked "not to walk too far" they gave us a booth very close to the door and was very appreciated!!!! Food was good, service was exceptional.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Had to wait 13 mins before I got up to find someone to help us, it was another 5 min until someone came by. Was able to order happy hour even though it was just after six.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Best customer service from everyone. Our server was great and really nice. We requested a small dessert with a candle for my friends birthday and they did that for us. Amazing service.

Thank you

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Service was slow although the restaurant wasn't busy as it was a Monday at 6pm. Food was good though.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had Mother's Day dinner there and it was great! Atmosphere was prefect and food was good. Got to send quality time with my 92 year old Mom. Staff was friendly and professional.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Service was slow. About 15 min before any drink order taken and it was not busy at all.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were warmly greeted and seated on time. My steak was perfectly cooked and large enough I could take it home and enjoy it the next day. We were thanked form making a reservation. My friend and I had a very emnjoyable dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our server was wonderful and all the staff were very attentive. Food was good - hollandaise was too thick and sparse. Bacon on top overpowered the Benedict. Biscuits and gravy were good but the gravy tasted too much like bacon. Would have been nice to have spicy sausage in the gravy. The biscuits were good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Always have a great experience here. Great menu and nice staff. Was unusually noisy this time as we were seated next to a large table with small children. There were rows of tables open in the quieter part of the restaurant, can not understand why they would seat us where they did.

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 9, 2017

The canceled our reservation a few hours before we were suppose to be there via email. We made them two weeks in advance for a special celebration. No reason was provided as to why. That would have been my first time to go there, I won't return now if that is how they treat customers.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 4, 2017

We had dinner in Beaverton, OR at a Stanford's a week earlier than at Southcenter - the food quality (especially the baked brie appetizer), service, and ambience in Oregon was superior to what we experienced in Southcenter. We were pretty disappointed with the difference, and the cost of our meal dropped the value rating when compared to just "good" ratings on food, service and ambience. We may try it again sometime, hopefully will be as stellar as in Oregon.

Tags: Great Beer, Paleo Friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Good food and ideal environment for a quiet discussion if you arrive before the busy window. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Good for a Date
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