Toast with a Peartini this Weekend


The weekend is finally here and we’d like to invite you to stop by for a refreshing spring cocktail. Our cocktail menu is currently offering a variety of great tasting cocktails perfect to enjoy this season. May we suggest our Elite Margarita or Peartini? (Hint: The latter is a favorite of many!)

However, if you can’t make it to our bar this weekend, we’d like to share the recipe for our Peartini cocktail so you can experiment at home. Make it for a friend or significant other to share and impress away. Here’s the recipe for our sweet and refreshing Peartini.

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2 oz. Grey Goose Pear

1/2 oz. Amaretto

Splash Fresh Sour Mix

Half-Moon Pear


In a shaker add one scoop ice, Grey Goose Pear, Amaretto, and Fresh Sour Mix. Shake until super chilled. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a half-moon pear.

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And talking about cocktails… Don’t forget to stop by Stanford Grill in Rockville on Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm for our Battle of the Bartenders! This competition will be bourbon-based and competing bartenders will be using Old Forrester Bourbon to mix and stir their creations. These will be available for you to try and pick your favorites for $5. Find more information here. Cheers!

Hop Over to Our Easter Brunch

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We’ve got your Easter Day plans covered at Stanford Grill Columbia and Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg! This Sunday, April 16th, get the family together and join us for a delicious Easter Sunday Brunch. Stanford Grill will be opening its doors at 10 am to accommodate the holiday and both restaurants will offer special Easter brunch menus alongside featured cocktails for your enjoyment.

Easter Brunch Mimosa and Bloody Mary

Indulge in one of the many tasty dishes at Copper Canyon Grill, including Crab Cakes Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, Breakfast Burrito, and other favorites. Then, let us treat you to a Bloody Mary, French Press Coffee, or other selected beverages with your brunch item.

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Stopping by Stanford Grill Columbia? The menu will include a great selection of Eggs Benedict, classic breakfast dishes (Blueberry Pancake Triple Stack, anyone?), as well as lunch fare that will include our delectable Stanford Cheeseburger. You’ll also enjoy a complimentary beverage with your brunch selection. Sign us up for a Mimosa!

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We can’t wait to welcome you and your family this Sunday! Want to reserve your table before the festivities? Feel free to make a reservation through OpenTable for Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg here and for Stanford Grill Columbia here, or just give us a call.

Battle of the Bartenders – Cocktail Showdown

In just under a month, Stanford Grill in Rockville will host The Battle of the Bartenders! From 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, Stanford Grill and Copper Canyon Grill bartenders will go head-to-head in a cocktail showdown.

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This bartender battle is bourbon-based, and each cocktail will be made with Old Forrester Bourbon. Prior to the day of the showdown, the top bartenders from each Stanford Grill and Copper Canyon Grill will be selected through a two-phase competition. The winners will compete against one another at Stanford Grill Rockville on Wednesday, April 26th.

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Of course, the bartenders will be making their competition-winning drinks for YOU, and the drinks will be available at $5. Try a few, and then vote for your favorite!

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The winning bartender will receive $200, a feature here in our weekly blog, and will receive bragging rights. The cocktail will also be featured in all Stanford Grill and Copper Canyon locations the entire month of May.

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We hope you’ll plan to join us Wednesday, April 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Rockville!

Playtime on the Patio

With warmer weather just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your next visit to one of our outdoor patios.

Sit outside and soak up some natural sunlight while letting us do what we do best: serving you the best chef-made American cuisine around.

Scroll through the photos of our patios below, and see which one is calls to you. Or, even better, plan a tour and try out each on different days!

We hope to see you soon, whether outdoors or in.


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Time for Brunch

Brunch. It’s the meal that combines two things we love most: breakfast food, and not having to wake up in time for breakfast.

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The only work required on your end is to roll out of bed, usually sometime between the hours of eleven and one, gather a few friends or family members, and arrive at your nearest Stanford Grill or Copper Canyon Grill. We’ll take care of the rest.

And luckily for you, we’ve just brought back by popular demand some of our most-loved brunch dishes.

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We offer specialties like French toast with caramelized bananas, berries & Grand Marnier cream sauce, and crab Benedict with crabcakes served over a corn tamale.

And then there’s our triple stack pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, and, of course, chicken and waffles.

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Once you decide on food, choose your complimentary beverage! Will you go for a Bloody Mary or a Mimosa? A Bellini or a Screwdriver? Coffee or Tea?

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There are so many choices, so many possible combinations. But we trust you’ll make the right decisions.

We hope to see you soon!

How To Make The Perfect French Press

We’re known for our French Press coffee here at Stanford Grill and Copper Canyon Grill and we know nothing beats a hot cup of coffee, freshly brewed just the way you like it. We’re here to share our secrets of to how to make the perfect French Press at home!


  1. Start with freshly roasted beans. The best coffee always starts with whole beans, ground up right before you’re ready to get brewin’.
  2. Coarse grind the beans. Finely ground coffee is too small for the French Press filter and because the coffee grounds are immersed in water for about 4 minutes the coarser ground beans are definitely the best method to making the perfect cup.
  3. Measure out your coffee and water. Depending on how strong you prefer your coffee, one heaping tablespoon per 8 ounces of water is a good starting point. If you like a bolder brew, add a little extra coffee in there. 😉
  4. Heat up the measured water to around 200 degrees Fahrenheit, or bring to boil for 30 seconds.
  5. Pour the measured ground coffee into the French Press.
  6. Pour just enough of the hot water into the Press to wet the grinds and let it sit for 30 seconds. This will allow the flavor to “Bloom” giving your coffee a rich aroma and flavor to enjoy.
  7. Pour the remaining hot water in, stir and place the lid over. Don’t filter out the coffee just yet, set a timer for 4 minutes and let your coffee brew!
  8. Once the time is up, slowly press the plunger down. This allows the grounds to be filtered out of your soon-to-be perfect cup. Pour immediately into your mug and enjoy!

Of course, in case you can’t wait to give it a try for yourself, our wonderful staff here at Stanford Grill and Copper Canyon are always ready to pour you the perfect cup in house while you dine with us!


Valentine’s Day Delights

Love is in the air and we’re counting the days until Valentine’s Day next week!

Treat your loved ones to Stanford Grill and Copper Canyon Grill to celebrate the day of romance with us. Whether you’re sharing a drink with someone at the bar or sitting down for an evening out, make this year special, just remember to make reservations!

Let one of our skilled bartenders create a beautiful cocktail to help set the mood while you dine with your date. Start celebrating earlier in the day during our happy hour & enjoy food and drink specials at our Orlando, Gaithersburg and Glenarden Copper Canyon locations and Stanford Grill in Rockville.


In addition to our full menu, we’ll be offering up specials all week long for the romantic occasion. Enjoy, celebrate and indulge in our house favorites on Tuesday. We recommend our New York Strip, 16 oz. hand cut New York strip topped with a Maître D’ butter and paired with creamy redskin mashed potatoes and fresh green beans from Stanford Grill!


Even though it’s a holiday classic for Valentine’s Day, the way to anyone’s heart isn’t a box of chocolates, it’s through our Chocolate Uprising. Towered high and overflowing with decadent chocolate, splitting one at the end of the night is sure to impress your date.


We hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day this year!