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“Food Made from Scratch, and It's Good!” 4 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 229 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Food Made from Scratch, and It's Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My family recently decided to try this restaurant for the first time. It has a nice atmosphere including a view of the food preparers, a gas fireplace, and live jazz (nice dinner music) beginning at 6 p.m. There were nine of us in our group and, since there are mostly booths in the restaurant, we were seated at two back-to-back booths. The menu is just one page (front and back) but there is a nice selection from which to choose. It's a bit pricey, but the food is made from scratch, and it's very good with generous portions. They don't give you bread to enjoy while you're waiting for your meal, but we ordered onion rings to munch on. The greeters could use some training as well as the person who seated us but, other than that, no complaints. Please do be careful when you're walking towards the entrance, as the curb is painted black (and the lighting in the parking lot is lacking) and a woman fell and hurt herself because she didn't see it. Be careful!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best house salad I've ever had!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This restaurant is down a back road past a bunch of hotels. When we pulled in at 5:30 on a Saturday night for a 6PM reservation, I figured the full parking lot was for something else in the area. Once inside, the restaurant was practically full at that hour and it's quite a big place. Thought we'd have no problem eating early (I'm from NY and every restaurant is empty at 5:30!) but we had a drink at the bar till 6 when they could seat us. Bartender was really helpful and nice and the food was excellent. The menu just says "house salad" with no description, but our son said to get it and it was truly amazing. Huge with nuts, goat cheese, cornbread croutons and more. Plus a big piece of delicious cornbread. Get it! At $7, it's a bargain. Amongst us, we had crab cakes, a sirloin burger - sides and cole slaw were delicious and wine selections good. The service was great with all of the staff helpful and accommodating. While it's a pretty place with moody, dark lighting, the menu is big and it's friendly and fine for families. Although very nice, it sort of looks like a high end chain restaurant, but the experience was far better than that and so was the food. Just make sure you have a reservation - even at 5:30!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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laurel, md
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The place is hard to find but once you do you will be returning. The chicken pot pie is out of this world! Never had better. Second choice is the chicken, very moist and flavored and seasoned well. Family has had steak, lamb chops and the pasta which they all said fantastic. The servers are great! I have been over 6 times and each time was fabulous. If by chance you have room for dessert, which I have only been able to once, the key lime pie is a must.

  • Visited August 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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baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 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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Rochester, New York
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“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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