Okay, I admit I got it wrong the first time when said The Stanford Grill would open in March. At least I owned up to my premature speculation when I later posted that it would open in mid May.
May 24th still counts as mid May, doesn’t it?
I received an email today from the new restaurants PR firm informing me that The Stanford Grill, “a restaurant offering fresh American cuisine made from scratch every day, opens May 24 at 8900 Stanford Blvd. in Columbia.”
That’s the former Lone Star Steakhouse in case you haven’t been keeping up. It’s one of those uniquely Columbia locations that you can see but you can’t figure out how to get to.
It looks and sounds like it might be worth the effort to try.
“Stanford Grill offers traditional and distinct chef-inspired American entrees, specializing in hickory-grilled steak, Eastern Shore crab cakes, wood-grilled fish and wood-fired rotisserie chicken, which guests can pair with red or white wine. Further, Stanford Grill features a full bar offering alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, specializing in fine wine and creative cocktails.”
It doesn’t look much like the old Lone Star. The new owners, Howard County based Blue Ridge Restaurant Group have easily spent a million bucks giving the former roadhouse themed building an extreme makeover.