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“Good choice” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stanford Grill

Stanford Grill
8900 Stanford Blvd, Columbia, MD 21045-5805
410 312-0445
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Ranked #6 of 216 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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.
baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have never had a bad meal here. Everything is good. Decent prices, large portions and very good food. We go oftern.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Rochester, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We really enjoyed the crab cakes and the service was good. I ordered a salad also and it was huge. I would definitely go again.

Visited October 2013
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Pocatello, Idaho
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“You are paying for the ambiance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Mediocre food and service for the price. I've visited for a meal or a drink on 5 occasions in the last two months hoping that my meal and service experience would improve. Staff on the bar side is usually too busy to give you the service you would expect for the price. On the bright side: Ambiance is excellent. Live jazz musicians daily. Upper crust hangout if you are into that.

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Owings Mills, MD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I've been to Stanford Grill several times and must admit I generally enjoy my lunch time visits (especially weekends) more than dinner, which can be a bit noisy. Regardless, today's lunch was really wonderful. The guacamole and chips, one of today's special was very flavorful and fresh. My wife's caesar salad was cold, crisp and dressed appropriately. The side of cornbread was a nice surprise.

We both ordered the veggie burger which is THE BEST we've ever had in a restaurant. Made from a spicy rice and black bean base, it has great taste and texture. Our fries were hot and well-seasoned, the seasonal pumpkin spice cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and fresh whipped cream - which we split and still couldn't finish - was rich and creamy, and the french press coffee was a perfect ending.

Our server Cindy B was excellent. I must admit the servers who've waited on us at lunch have all been on top of their game. We left knowing we had received nice portions of high quality, well-prepared food delivered with excellent service for a reasonable price. At the end of the day that's what will keep us coming back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Excellent! Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I had lunch here a few months back, but now am writing about how wonderful it was. I had never heard of this restaurant, but my friend suggested it for our special lunch out (3 of us), and I was really very impressed.
Everything is made in house - all fresh ingredients and really you can tell the difference. We started off with the guacamole - really good. Fresh house made chips. Yum.
I got the fish tacos - fresh fish, really excellent!
I was so full that I felt a bit tired, so ordered coffee after lunch. It was brought out in a little press - some of the best coffee I have ever had.
The service was perfect. The place is nice, not pretentious at all, just a good solid meal done right.
It reminded me a bit of Houston's in Rockville - very fresh (but less crowded than that place).
I can't wait to take my husband there!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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