Stanford Grill - Columbia

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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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ThomasH
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

Stanford Grill is an American cuisine chain. The food portions are huge. The Caesar salad was fresh and nicely dressed. The Arctic char was supposed to have a "light" Cajun seasoning, but the fish, while fresh and well cooked, had NO detectable seasoning. It was only accompanied by cole slaw, which is pretty meager for a $25 entree. No rice. No potatoes.

My main complaint: we requested to be seated out of doors because they had propane heaters. Except THEY RAN OUT OF PROPANE on a night when the temperature dropped into the 40s. This is unacceptable.

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HortenseD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with hubby. Staff was very attentive.

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GingerR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Felt very safe with distance between tables/people.
Food always delicious.

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FridayDinner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience here is one of the best in the area. The food is always top notch. Attentive service. Maitre’D was very accommodating with our table request.

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vipJamesR
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and good was excellent

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Roger
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I made the reservation online and it asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. October 12th was our 1 year wedding anniversary. We chose the Stanford Grill because the food was always exceptional and the customer service was ALWAYS
magnificent. Well on Monday the food was exceptional but the service was just ok. The waiter introduced himself and told us about a surf and turf special. They did not have calamari nor smoked salmon which we always started off with. He looked at the reserved card on the table and said, happy anniversary. My wife asked for pinot griego with her food and after 5 minutes of getting our food she had to ask him when she saw him about the glass of wine. Why don't they ask online if we are celebrating a special occasion when they don't do anything to make us feel special. I thought he would offer us a complimentary dessert to at least split but nothing was offered. As I noticed the other waiters and waitresses who were walking around so energetic and had bubbly personalities, I was tempted to go to the front desk and ask if could have another server or be seated elsewhere with a different server. My wife talked me out of it. The service was ok but that's not what we're used to from Stanford Grill. I just wished we could have had a better experience there, especially on our anniversary.

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KarenR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal!! Great food, service and ambiance. Our server, Brandon was excellent! I always recommend Stanford Grill.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun and always great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just my go to place since moving here from Miami

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Davis
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In light of the pandemic, Stanford Grill got it right. Reservations only is great and I say a MUST to accommodate everyone without fuss. No wait, adequate seating arrangement where you were not sitting next to the next set of patrons. The food was fabulous and our waiter, Eric, was very warm, informative and attentive. A true professional! The atmosphere was quaint with nice music which complemented the for a great evening. We were there to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary.

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Danny
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great impossible burger

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Server was ok, not overly friendly. Restaurant did nothing for my husband’s birthday. I’m used to a small complimentary dessert. Those little gestures mean a lot. I would not go back for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I haven’t been to the restaurant since COVID. Sadly, their menu is lacking and it I were to do it again, maybe carry-out. Honestly, I was disappointed. Oh well.

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LindaB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service is excellent, but the food has suffered some in the last few months.

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Jeff
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service was awesome we didn't wait long on our food we were in and out in under a hour and thirty minutes

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JosephS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and atmosphere. We enjoy sitting in the indoor patio by the gas firepit.

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vipMarkK
Baltimore
57 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The enclosed area located between the main dining room and patio was the perfect location for lunch on a warm autumn afternoon as those windows on the two sides of the area which can be opened were. Entree Salads (Steak and Rotisserie Chicken) are fresh and huge. The Chicken Pot Pie is legendary: large pie perfectly cooked in a cast iron skillet, filled with chunks of rotisserie chicken and vegetables in a savory gravy. The Grilled Salmon is perfection, deliciously prepared and paired with a wonderful tabbouleh. The star of the show was the Arctic Char (so glad to see this on the regular menu - think a combination of the best qualities of salmon and halibut): an generous portion of this gorgeous fish, with no problem substituting the accompanying side dish.

Excellent hand-crafted cocktails with the Peartini the family favorite. A good wine list: a bottle of Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc was an excellent accompaniment to the fish entrees. Even though the meals are so filling as to leave no room for dessert, still take home a slice of the excellent key lime pie if there is no room for an after-dinner sweet...you will thank yourself later and it will easily make three average portions if you are so inclined to share.

Service is the hallmark of this establishment and our server did not disappoint. I cannot wait for the day to feel comfortable dining again inside. Until then, the patio and "porch" provide excellent dining venues.

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vipGoodness
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistently good. This was the first place I’ve gone this fall where they had the heat lamps on outside. Thank goodness!

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vipMaryP
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Because we have come here for many birthdays, we are accustomed to our waiter offering a complimentary birthday dessert. We were surprised to be charged this time around

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place to wine & dine. The staff is remarkable. Teamwork really shows.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Servers were fun and energetic. We even got to sit in the area requested on the reservation!

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JOHNC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We had chicken and steak, all was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

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Jacqueline
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was on point food, service and ambiance were great

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AngeliqueF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing aesthetic and really nice server. We had an amazing date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too much traffic noise.

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DianeH
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food as always; nice set up to allow free air dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always so good

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cathy
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, carefully prepared. Delicious drinks. Top notch service. The fireplaces give a lovely ambiance. Stanford manages to excel even in these crazy times.

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vipWK1fan
Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the meal was outstanding. The sweet potato fries were cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were fantastic! Outdoor dining needs to be updated. A large covered area is needed especially during the pandemic. They currently have individual umbrellas at each table but It was raining during our dinner and we were not fully covered so our night out was a bit disappointing.

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TERRYB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food And ambience staff was Friendly but service could be a little better!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Tortilla soup was excellent. Wish the menus had more selections

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LaurenB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Stanford Grill for the outstanding service, attention to detail, quiet atmosphere, and delicious food and cocktails! Highly recommend for a special celebration or night out!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience3

So many problems with our food. I am hoping this is a COVID related issue due to changes in kitchen staff.

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vipCharlesL
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time coming to the Columbia locations--great food and atmosphere!

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CraigR
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience! Our server Louis was professional, informative, friendly, and was always checking up on us. The ambience was perfect; smooth jazz playing in the background and very quiet with the reduced seating. The food was excellent. The filets were perfect; one MR and one medium. An excellent birthday dinner!!

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vipMartin
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Louis was our server, and was the perfect balance between polished and personable. He made the night for us, and ensured we lacked for nothing. Food was excellent, the only disappointment was no specials being served. Louis - thank you for making our celebration special!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

On average, this was a very atypical night at the bar. I haven’t been to the bar area since things have re-opened, and I was a little surprised. They’ve done a good job with distancing, but no piano music, no bar energy, and the wait staff weren’t very attentive. At 9:30, the lights came on. Just a weird night in a bar that used to have one of the best upscale bar vibes around. Hoping it gets better as we figure out this new world of dining.

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Stanford Grill - Columbia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 312-0445.

Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 5873 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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