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!


Stanford Grill Rockville Lunch

Throughout the work week it’s easy to fall into a routine and just grab the closest thing to you for lunch, but we’re here for your mid-day break. Take a break, or head over for a lunch meeting and enjoy our newly expanded lunch menu at Stanford Grill in Rockville!

From our new crowd-pleasers like the Reuben Sandwich to our classic Wood Grilled Steak Salad, there’s sure to be something on the menu to satisfy your cravings. If you’re looking for a bold meal that’ll get you through the rest of the day, then our Wood Grilled Steak Salad is definitely made for you. Handcrafted with a seared filet over mixed greens, croutons, crisp red onions, asian pear, tomatoes & a smoked gouda. We top our salad with a house made honey-sesame vinaigrette dressing and serve it with our famous corn bread.


Looking for the perfect place to bring your clients while discussing business? Bring them on over, with modern and upscale decor your clients are sure to enjoy their experience dining at Stanford Grill with us.


In addition to our new lunch menu, we’re still running our half-price sushi promotion! Enjoy our selection of freshly prepared sushi on Mondays and Tuesdays for half the price. With a deal so good, it’s worth sneaking out for your lunch break and joining us in Rockville.


Super Sunday Football Menu

The big game is just around the corner, and we’re gearing up for tick-off. Whether you’ll be rooting for the Patriots or the Falcons, there’s one thing everyone can agree on, and that’s the snacks.

We’ve put together our best line up of dishes for our Take Out Menu this year so that you can enjoy Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill from your party. Make sure to order at least two days in advance so you and your friends can indulge during the game.

Our menu features house favorites like our homemade Italian meatballs and savory Pork Spare Ribs for all football fans to dig into. Smothered in sauce, pair with a garlic bread for the perfect combo.


Cheesy and zesty, what a duo for our flavor-packed Fiesta Eggrolls! One of our most popular bites on the menu, and we can see why. Make sure to order this crowd-pleaser to munch on during those commercial breaks and Lady Gaga’s halftime performance!

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Check out our full menu for both Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill below, and be sure to place an order for your party!





4-Course Wine Pairing Dinner at Stanford Grill

An elegant and unforgettable evening at Stanford Grill in Rockville is around the corner! We invite you to join us for a 4-course wine and food pairing, handcrafted by Executive Chef Jerome Sharp. He sourced only the highest quality ingredients to create a thoughtfully flavorful menu that was inspired by the wine pairings for the evening.

Join us on January 30th at 6:00pm in Rockville for only $60 per person. (Tax +gratuity not included)

Reservations are required for this event and seats are filling up! Make sure to call to reserve your seats for the evening (240) 582-1000.


Newton Red Label Chardonnay
Tropical Scallop and Shrimp Ceviche embraced in a crispy plantain cup

Newton Red Label Cabernet
Petite Hardwood Grilled Filet with gorgonzola butter, cabernet sauce,
creamed spinach and potato au gratin

Termes Tinto De Toro
Braised Lamb Tower with Roasted root vegetables, Termes demi glace

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Aged Sheep’s Milk Cheese, braised apricots, fennel dust


Winter Warm-ups in Orlando

This cold weather is here to stay for a couple more months, which is why the north east packs up and heads south to Orlando during the winter to warm up. But don’t worry, you can have your favorite Copper Canyon Dishes in Orlando too!

Our Orlando location offers fresh, bold American cuisine for you to enjoy in year-round in the sunshine state! From weekday happy hour to lunch and dinner, we invite you to join us.

Enjoy happy hour with us Monday through Friday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm and treat yourself to drink and food specials in the bar area and patio bar area. Give our Market Fresh Baja Taco a try for $6, filled with crispy market-fresh fish, black bean salsa, Baja cabbage slaw in cilantro vinaigrette on a flour tortilla!


On the go and looking for a great lunch spot? We’ve got you covered. Stay on track with your New Year’s Resolutions and try one of our classic salads. Our Rotisserie Chicken Salad comes stacked high with our slow roasted rotisserie chicken, black beans, fresh tomatoes, jicama, corn, julienne carrots, cilantro, Monterey Jack, tortilla strips, house made chipotle-bleu dressing, avocado and BBQ sauce all atop mixed greens.


When joining us for dinner, you’ll find a wide array of dishes from Eastern Shore Crab Cakes to a hearty New York Strip Steak to satisfy your cravings here in Orlando. We top our 16 oz. hand cut New York Strip with a Maitre D butter and paired with creamy mashed potatoes & fresh green beans.


We look forward to having you join us in Orlando!


New Years Resolutions

We know how difficult it can be to stick to your resolution while dining out, which is why we have a deliciously broad range of fare to choose from when dining with us at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill.

Copper Canyon’s Short Smoked Atlantic Salmon is one of the best ways to stay on track and indulge without feeling guilty! Our salmon is marinated, quickly smoked then finished on the grill and topped with a house made mustard sauce. Served with sautéed spinach and orzo rice, make this fresh dish your new go to.


Stanford Grill’s fresh salads pack a punch and are the perfect business lunch option in Rockville! With a name that cheers you on, our Bravo Salad comes complete with rotisserie chicken, fresh avocado, dates, creamy goat cheese, flavorful roasted corn, croutons and almonds. Bring your New Year’s Resolutions to another level with our flavorful and bold dishes.

Rockville8From our salads to fresh entrees, we’re excited to have you join us in 2017 for a new start!