Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Baltimore / Maryland
  4. Baltimore Suburbs
  5. Columbia
Stanford Grill - Columbia, Columbia, MD

Stanford Grill - Columbia

4.6
4.6
7824 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Private dining

Private dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 312-0445
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    The perfect venue for hosting memorable events that you and your guests will truly enjoy. The chef personally hand selects all of our fresh ingredients, and everything is made-from-scratch daily. The upscale décor provides a warm and inviting space for hosting your event and the professional staff is dedicated and available to meet all your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Monique C.: (410) 312-0445
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Parking details
    Private lot available for all patrons in front of the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Nightly along with live jazz for Sunday brunch
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 7,824 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Contemporary American

  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Most Booked

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Hot spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Contemporary American

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Most Booked

7,823 Reviews
  1. TonyG

    Baltimore

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the Columbia Stanford Grill to celebrate my wife's birthday. They delivered a wonderful meal as usual and the service provided by Tara was excellent. We will definitely be returning to Stanford in the near future.

    Is this helpful?

  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was busy, but our server, Chris, was attentive. We had the calamari appetizer, which came with a delicious homemade marinara dip. We both had the specials for dinner: striped bass and NY Strip. Everything was cooked perfectly and was hot when it arrived. After seeing the table next to us with the apple crisp a la mode, we couldn’t resist and devoured that as well.

    Is this helpful?

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent as was the service. Stanford Grill never disappoints!

    Is this helpful?

  4. RichardM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We took my sister and brother-in-law to Stanford Grill to celebrate his birthday. They are from NJ and are spending the weekend in DC, so we met for dinner. The food was great as always. Our server was delightful and attentive. The dining room was bit noisy - we had to speak fairly loud to be heard by each other. Regardless, this is still one of my favorite restaurants in Howard County.

    Is this helpful?

  5. PeterT

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have dined here at least a dozen times over the past 10+ years and always a good experience. This past Saturday evening 2/24 was terrible! So disappointed by the service and food! What happened? Our server must have been completely overwhelmed. We never saw her. She brought the wrong wine, then came back with manager who said our selection was out of stock, then sold us on a substitute that was inferior and lackluster. We waited 15 minutes after finishing salads and had to wave her down to put in our dinner order. She never checked on us, never bothered to refill our wine glass, never did anything. Our sea bass was inferior quality cut with 1/3 inedible dark meat. Green beans were cold, hard and raw. Once done, anxious to leave … but of course, had to wait another 10 minutes for the check. Never again.

    Is this helpful?

  6. DennisM

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice menu but Stanford could use a serious upgrade in decor - uncomfortable, sunken benches and extremely loud.

    Is this helpful?

  7. Hamp

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was great! I would definitely recommend Stanford Grill!

    Is this helpful?

  8. BambiB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday and we went for dinner. The appetizers (egg rolls, cornbread, spinach dip, Brussel Sprouts and house salad) was very delicious. My grilled Sea Bass was not seasoned, and actually, none of the entrees were. Everyone’s entrees were bland, however the red wine was good. This is the first time I’ve gone there and had this type of experience. Normally the food is seasoned. On the contrary, the service was excellent. I hope next time my experience will be what I am use to experiencing. I have a very high expectation for Standford Grill.

    Is this helpful?

  9. JamoreJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked Stanford Grill, same day via the app. I arrived on time and was seated within three minutes. The ambience is very calming, very dinner like, very good Saturday feeling. I ordered the rattlesnake pasta, the prime rib at medium well, Caesar salad, with a side of jalapeño cornbread. All which were very flavorful and tasty the prime rib came out with a slight center pink. It was love. The service is very prompt. Tisha my waitress did an amazing job with us, alongside of her counterparts continuously eyed the table for dishes that needed to be cleaned up, it was a good experience.

    Is this helpful?

  10. Renee

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere great Staff friendly ,food is delicious, every time we come try new dishes, everything is great

    Is this helpful?

  11. average

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was average and the price was high for what you got.

    Is this helpful?

  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, fast and friendly service. Food was high quality and good sized portions. Drinks were strong. Location is kind of hidden. Overall a good experience.

    Is this helpful?

  13. JerryH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Experience was what I have come to expect from this restaurant. Good excellent in all aspects. Highly recommend.

    Is this helpful?

  14. MaryC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic! The service was incredible!

    Is this helpful?

  15. Supah

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good meal...a dependable, quality experience.

    Is this helpful?

  16. Anonymous

    Washington DC

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love their Peartini at the bar. Husband had an old fashioned which he said was awesome because of the ice ball. We sat at a booth, great people watching, busy but not too loud. Ribs were delicious, service excellent. Will be back soon!

    Is this helpful?

  17. ChaH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stanford Grill had a feel good environment. Not only was the presentation nice but the food was good as well. The one thing I wondered about was not having complimentary bread.

    Is this helpful?

  18. MsAlexander

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Girls lunch is always a treat here. But today, thanks to our server Tyler S, it was an extra special treat. He gave great descriptions of the special and made me change my mind! He was awesome! As always the food was excellent, service was quick and superb, and I absolutely love the ambiance here. We will be back as there's always something else to try.

    Is this helpful?

  19. VaughnJ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great waitress, reservations helped tremendously, food was excellent, really enjoyed the live ensemble. Highly recommend!!!

    Is this helpful?

  20. Terrific

    Central Coast

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience - elegant service, great food and a happy vibe!

    Is this helpful?

  21. CarrieL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has all the things! Great food, great service, great ambience. Love their Spinach and artichoke dip, caesar salad, corn bread, french fries, etc., etc., etc.

    Is this helpful?

  22. LauraE

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and overall great dining experience 🎆

    Is this helpful?

  23. JosephSiler

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife out to Stanford Grill for a late Valentine's Day dinner. Fopd was awesome as always and the service was great. Always a great te out.

    Is this helpful?

  24. CalvinB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was inexperienced and had not been properly trained. Displayed a lack of common sense while serving our table. The hot water pot for my tea was leaking and he didn’t check on our order to see if it was properly prepared; he brought out the wrong size packing box for my guest who wanted to take food home. Poor judgment and, at times, clueless!

    Is this helpful?

  25. Marsh

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant was very busy but we did not have to wait long to be seated. Our server was very pleasant. The food came at a reasonable length of time. Two of us had pot pies but we told the waiter were not warm enough. He took them immediately and returned with hot food. Our dinner was good as was the rest of the meals. Our waiter was friendly but professional.

    Is this helpful?

  26. BarbaraF

    Baltimore

    119 reviews

    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stanford Grill never fails! Coca Cola ribs and the rotisserie chicken salad are always a hit. Too full for dessert, but we took home a slice of the Key Lime Pie. It’s always a winner!

    Is this helpful?

  27. JanM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were spectacularl. Ambience is great - love the fire places and the smell of roasting chicken. Restaurant was pretty full so it was noisy but not unbearable. We were able to sit and talk for a good amount of time after we finished and enjoy our French press coffee. Very delightful lunch with friends.

    Is this helpful?

  28. AlanB

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and signature cocktails were very good. Service was professional but the food came out too fast. We had barely started our cocktail when the soup was served. Entrees came out as soon as the soup course was done and we still hadn't had a chance to finish our cocktail. This resulted in us not even having a chance to order wine with our entree.

    Is this helpful?

  29. BonznDex

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at the Stanford Grille last night. Both my wife and I had an excellent entrees (crab cakes and prime rib, respectively)! The coconut shrimp appetizer was delicious and the Key Lime Pie was the best I have ever eaten! Will be a repeat customer and will be ordering the whole pie for events. Our server and all of the staff were phenomenal!!👍❤️

    Is this helpful?

  30. AngelinaV

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Liz was amazing, providing quality service. Food was amazing, flavor was on point. Ambience was perfect. Would definitely recommend, amazing restaurant to eat at. 100/10

    Is this helpful?

  31. CharM

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stanford Grill never disappoints. Always consistently great food and service. A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions.

    Is this helpful?

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lisa is fantastic!!! Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

    Is this helpful?

  33. MichaelD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding Valentine dinner with wife and in-laws. Thank you for your continued satisfaction and service.

    Is this helpful?

  34. ChrJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was quite nice, and the service was exceptional. There was a live band that was playing which only appended to the experience. Since it was a hectic day, they accidentally had piece of long hair in my burger, but they were swift enough to replace the order. Had no complaints whatsoever with how they handled the situation.

    Is this helpful?

  35. RayT

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit loud for a romantic dinner. But always a special place.

    Is this helpful?

  36. DavidC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent menu and atmosphere for ValentinValentine’s Day Dinner.

    Is this helpful?

  37. Bill

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience at Stanford Grill on Valentine's Day was outstanding! Upon arrival, my wife was presented with a single, long stem rose, which was a nice touch. We were promptly seated and happily accommodated, when I asked to move from table to a booth, as chair was not comfortable for my bad back. Once at a booth, Kiri, our server, immediately arrived, introduced herself, took our drink orders, and advised us of the evening's specials. She then gave us time to decide on our entrees. Kiri was outstanding! Although restaurant was busy, she was very attentive, but did not hover. Food arrived quickly and was delicious! Would highly recommend the Calamari, Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, & Key Lime Pie, which were all outstanding. A special "thank you" to Kiri, who made our dining experience memorable.

    Is this helpful?

  38. JenandLarry

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stanford grill is a pleasant and happy place to spend an afternoon. The service is always excellent. Today one dish was not as good as it should have been. The chicken was overcooked and dry. Probably sitting around prior to service. My wife was too polite to send it back. My catfish was perfect. Eric was a great server.

    Is this helpful?

  39. MarquettS

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seat (across from the fireplace), great food and somewhat busy waitress. Good experience overall.

    Is this helpful?

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Everything on the menu is fabulous

    Is this helpful?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Stanford Grill - Columbia using the Order Online button. Stanford Grill - Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 312-0445.

Stanford Grill - Columbia is rated 4.6 stars by 7824 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 76 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Stanford Grill - Columbia

8900 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private lot available for all patrons in front of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Nightly along with live jazz for Sunday brunch
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 312-0445
  • Private party facilities
    The perfect venue for hosting memorable events that you and your guests will truly enjoy. The chef personally hand selects all of our fresh ingredients, and everything is made-from-scratch daily. The upscale décor provides a warm and inviting space for hosting your event and the professional staff is dedicated and available to meet all your needs.
  • Private party contact
    Monique C.: (410) 312-0445
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
Rentalcars Logo
OpenTable Logo