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Stanford Grill

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8900 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045-5805
410 312-0445
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: At Stanford Grill, food is our passion. Our commitment to ensuring you...
At Stanford Grill, food is our passion. Our commitment to ensuring you enjoy your dining experience is illustrated in our approach to the menu. Every day, our chefs handpick the freshest produce. Our chef-inspired dishes are made to order and prepared in our open-air kitchen, making you part of the culinary experience. Come enjoy the ambiance, savor exceptional American cuisine and sample our array of red and white wines. Stanford Grill: American cuisine at its finest.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous find in unexpected place

Tucked away in an office park, Stanford Grill is a hidden gem. The interior is warm and inviting, the servers are attentive, and the food is fabulous. The high backed booths give a feeling of intimacy while also making it possible to have a conversation (it's a boisterous place). I love the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Christie L
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Columbia, Maryland
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in an office park, Stanford Grill is a hidden gem. The interior is warm and inviting, the servers are attentive, and the food is fabulous. The high backed booths give a feeling of intimacy while also making it possible to have a conversation (it's a boisterous place). I love the fireplace, the rich leather booths, and the overall... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a nice place with very good service and a nice atmosphere. We had a fun server. The dessert was ridiculous. It was delicious and the size of a soccer ball. The entrees, however, were only good. Everyone at the table had this experience. We all got different things and we all said it was "good." Sanford is a... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Service and food is consistently good. Although I have not been impressed when I have gone there and they are very busy. They don't seem to be able to handle that very well.

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Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've done my share of restaurant experiences in Maryland but hands down, the Stanford Grill is the best, hands down. Not only do they have great food but the staff is impeccable. They're friendly, professional, and generous. Some of our favorite dishes are the prime rib and rotisserie chicken. You always get huge portions and if you can't eat it... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went with friends for nice meal....it was good though not so memorable. However it was great affected by the noise level which made it so hard to even have a conversation.

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Columbia, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is the best secret in town...it felt like a getaway. I never knew there was a restaurant behind the business commercial buildings. The exterior and interior ambiance just draws you in...very cozy! I liked the service and how the servers collaborated and helped each other serving us. The ribs were the best smoked ribs I've ever eaten, but... More 

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Elkridge, MD
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been here before and enjoyed it so made reservations for an early Valentines day dinner and were not disappointed. I went with the rotisserie chicken and it was excellent, the hubby had the jambalaya special which was terrific. Had the white chocolate cheesecake for dessert to split and we ended up eating it all with none left to... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Made reservations approximately 2 weeks prior to Valentine's Day and had a choice of 345pm or 9pm? Opted for the 345 and so glad we did (snow and wind blew in as we were leaving!) So the entire dining experience was impeccable. Nice cozy seating and a jazz combo playing in the corner of the bar. And so it went... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If there is one thing that irritates me, it is arriving at a restaurant and being asked "do you have a reservation?" when it is patently empty. We are regulars here, though I have always found the hostesses self important in the extreme. And so, I usually just reserve a table 5 mins before arriving on Open Table if it's... More 

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Zania P, Manager at Stanford Grill, responded to this review

Hello Philip, Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am Erick Cooper, the general manager at Stanford Grill and I would like to greatly apologize that your experience with us was not to your satisfaction. I will review this with our staff at our next meeting. Please send me your contact details or feel free to contact me at (410)... More 

Havre de Grace, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Like the title says. The ribs are also phenomenal as are the burgers, and the glazed carrots will make you a vegetable lover. The menu is essentially the same for lunch and dinner, but the prices are NOT.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8900 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045-5805
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 410 312-0445

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

At Stanford Grill, food is our passion. Our commitment to ensuring you enjoy your dining experience is illustrated in our approach to the menu. Every day, our chefs handpick the freshest produce. Our chef-inspired dishes are made to order and prepared in our open-air kitchen, making you part of the culinary experience. Come enjoy the ambiance, savor exceptional American cuisine and sample our array of red and white wines. Stanford Grill: American cuisine at its finest.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?