Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.7
6543 reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 6543 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Brunch
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I had a great time at Stanford Grill for date night. The lighting is dim and romantic and the noise level is low. The appetizer (spinach artichoke dip) and main courses (chicken parmigiana and Caesar salad with rotisserie chicken) were delicious, appropriately priced, and came out quickly. Our server was excellent. The only problem we ran into was that the bar was backed up so we ended up having one drink instead of our usual two per person. All in all a great experience.

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ChipM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stanford Grill is always a go to. At the prices of dining out these days I always want to make sure there is value. I have never had a bad meal there.

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PhylfromBmore
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Made reservations for a Wednesday night. Our server Star was very attentive, polite and professional! Food was good!

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DanielleL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stanford Grill was amazing a usual. The food was delicious. The ambience and decor was great. My friends and I had a great time. Our server Monique was personable and on point. We love Stanford Grill.

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Soph
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing. The only thing I had an issue with my server Zach was not knowledge of the drink menu. Which he did advised he’s under 21. Everything else was amazing. Good vibes.

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KiaG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dan was our waiter, he was awesome. He was patient and knew the menu quite well. I love the atmosphere here.

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vipDSKN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Terrible experience. Been many times before and it was a great and solid spot. Unfortunately, place is heading in the wrong direction. Primarily the hostess table was a real disaster. They dont understand how to manage customers and are unwilling or unable to provide appropriate service. Maybe its training or maybe its the lack of care after COVID, but we will likely not be back. In fact we walked out due to the experience before dining. Sad... and hope they correct by putting competent people as the first impression of the restaurant.

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TammyW
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was pretty good. My French martini was made perfect and we had a great server. Crab cakes were ok , but fried had the steak special and he loved it.

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Nicole
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here. Food was delicious. Drinks were yummy. Our waiter was on top of things. It was a fantastic evening.

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TimothyL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining experience as always! The steak was delicious and superbly prepared, the chocolate dessert was amazing, and the cocktails before dinner were spectacular! The service was very attentive and polite. We have been going to this restaurant for years and will continue to do so!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Birthday lunch

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LucyB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Stanford Grill!! The food is always so delicious, and cooked to perfection! The staff are all friendly and very helpful. The service is excellent and the staff very attentive. Let us not forget the ambiance!!! Stanford Grill is my favorite and it’s always a special day when I dine there!

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QJohnson
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Branzino was great.

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SunnyDay
Palm Springs
36 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Service needs a lot of attention

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ErikaS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with outstanding service and food quality.

SC
SueC
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great service, food, and ambience. Prices are a little too high next to other similar restaurants but prices due to supply chain are climbing everywhere

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife’s birthday was awesome,

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GlennM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is amazing and consistently amazing. GREAT Service, GREAT food, great business setting for meetings.

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vipAmyD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were greeted so nicely and seated right away. The ambiance and music was great. Service by the entire team was amazing. Food - superb! I was still talking about it the next day. Thank you to Stanford Grill for a wonderful evening. We will be back, for sure!

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Bill
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This our go-to place. As always, the food and service was outstanding. Prime rib is excellent. Ceasar salad is excellent and the key lime pie is the best I've ever had. Great place to dine. Thanks.

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Antonio
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my first visit, but the waiter was kind and explained detail things to order. It was a joyful time. Thank you.

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BeatriceS
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I will definitely go there again! Beautiful restaurant and amazing service.

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CharlieM
Miami
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Stanford Grill continues to be a great place to go. They have been my go to restaurant when I need to make sure that I have a flawless experience. They have never let me down.

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GrahamR
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat. I would recommend this to anyone.

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Judith
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and easy to social distance as bar was not crowded on a Sunday night (in this Covid envionment).

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GalaAt33
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a favorite, we’ve noticed a trend of smaller portions and the bar quite often out of many beer and wine choices.

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ChatKat
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating a 70th birthday. Nothing short of amazing -- from the hostess, to the server and to the visit by the Asst. GM. The food was fabulous and cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this place for any purpose -- it's a must try. The evening was a huge success and extremely memorable.

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vipJames
Baltimore
174 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone enjoyed their lunch. The Prime Rib was very tender and flavorful, prepared with prime beef from the famous Allen Brothers. The Hamburger was juicy and also very flavorful. The Pot Pie was filled with tender rotisserie chicken and the vegetables and gravy complimented everything. The one complaint was the crust was not fully cooked in places. This is unusual. I have ordered many Pot Pies since Stanford Grill opened and this was a first.

The French Fries, as always, were deliciously hot, crispy and tender. One of my guests, quite new to Standford Grill, couldn't stop praising them!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed Stanford Grill as usual, food and service was wonderful. Prices have definitely gone up, my meal with splitting an appetizer, one cocktail, house salad and beef ribs including tip came to $91.00

Hopefully these price increases will not be in effect for long!

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vipCarolD
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always excellent as well as the service. Glad you have continued to be able to remain open and have good measures in place to safely serve customers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First date of the Nee Year! Stanford Grill makes they we WILL visit again. Food was amazing! The steaks were cooked to perfection. The Spinach was excellent. Our server was a rookie but she nailed it! Thanks Stanford Grill, see you again soon!

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ErinH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu hasn't seemed to change much over the years, but I opted to get the fish of the day and it was great. And the peppermint cheesecake was as well. Our server, Daniel was very sweet. I didn't love that they turned the lights up to get us out of there. Not that we intended to stay much longer, but it was New Year's Eve, and only 10:30 I believe.

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ToddD
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

We waited for 20 minutes for a glass of champagne and even had to remind the waiter. Other tables seated after us and being served by the same waiter had drinks before us. The waiter either had to many tables or his head wasn't in the game this night.

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MattyD
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an excellent time at Standford Grill for New Years Eve. Service was excellent, food was exceptional (Prime Rib & Tenderloin Filet), and the ambience as always was great!

Stanford Grill is one of the few restaurants that is limiting seating to make sure their staff isn't overwhelmed so they can continue to provide excellent service and food.

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PVon
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely new year's eve dinner. Ambiance was on-point. Even had outdoor seating under event tent/canopy which was very nice.

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vipLisaLisaW
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was good as usual. One of our favorite places.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service was great, most of the food was delicious but one of the “boneless” fish dinners (the bronzini) had lots of bones which really diminished the beautiful taste as you had to chew methodically and carefully….not the best way to really enjoy a meal. Music was very loud and made talking difficult. Asked for music to he turned down twice without a change or explanation.

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Bill
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stanford Grill is our go-to place. Food is always delicious and service has always been above and beyond.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner and the environment was lovely. Drinks were also delicious!

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Kallrl
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Five of us had dinner at the Stanford Grill December 29.

*We ordered the spinach artichoke dip which had a piece of very hard plastic in it that ended up in my son's mouth when he had a bite. The manager came over to apologize and offered him a $15 gift card and comped the dip. The kitchen staff would be wise to check all food items leaving the kitchen to ensure customers are not at risk of this happening again. That piece of hard plastic could have ended up in his throat, causing severe damage.
*The menu is very limited and overpriced
*The desserts were the best part of the meal
*Our server was exceptional!

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Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.7 stars by 6543 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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