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“Gets better each visit!” 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 205 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Ellicott City, Maryland
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gets better each visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've been coming here periodically since they opened. My last visit was for lunch and I was truly torn at deciding among their rotisserie chicken (a favorite), an entree that would allow me to have spaghetti squash as a side (it's delicious but seasonal), and one of the day's specials, an appetizer plate of local artisan cheeses and fruit. I went with the latter and was not disappointed. Finished off with always excellent and strong coffee and ... wait for it ... what I consider to be the best key lime pie there is. Always made fresh, including the whipped cream and nuts ground into the crust. I'd almost forgotten how good it is. I never can finish an entire slice at one sitting and have found it tastes just as good when I finish it at home.

The decor has remained very well cared for inside. Service always attentive and personal. And I have to compliment whoever designed and maintains their landscaping. It's gorgeous and when you sit outdoors or in the area between the patio and indoors, you would never believe Little Patuxent Parkway is so close by, the landscaping has done its job.

Keep it up, Stanford Grill!

Visited August 2014
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Please Turn on some lights...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I love this. I really do. It has great service, lovely outdoor space, and the best bread pudding ever. We always sit near or at the bar to enjoy the jazz. I have one complaint. Please turn up the lights! Just a bit so that I can see me food, my husband, and take a decent birthday pic. I even asked the bar tender how he can work in this environment. He agreed it is too dark and many customers complain. Ooooookay, so why don't they do something about it. I've written the manager. Next time I'll speak directly to him because...I will return.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Thank Holidaybms
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Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“WOW... Worth the wait on a Wednesday night no less...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place was AWESOME and PACKED!!! We went on a Wednesday night, made a reservation, and still had to wait I think it was almost 30 Min to get our table (6 people, so...)
But it was SOO WORTH IT!! The food was absolutely delicious!
If your ever in the area seek this place out, it is WELL WORTH IT!
Expect to spend a good amount, but it's worth every penny.

Visited June 2014
Thank toballou
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I ate at the Stanford Grill for our anniversary. She had the wood grilled trout and I had three crab cakes. Both were beautifully presented and delicious.

Highly recommended.

Thank cdoobes
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Columbia, Maryland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best bread pudding ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been twice recently. Both times I had the filet mignon and my date had the prime rib and the chicken. He was commenting before the food arrived that sometimes the prime rib is fatty and you have to pick around it to not eat the fat. It arrived and was perfect.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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