Our Holiday Menu Preview


We were so excited to host a preview of our holiday menu at Stanford Grill in Columbia and at Copper Canyon Grill in Silver Spring last week! And more than that, we were honored to have a few food bloggers, long time customers and community leaders dining with us and celebrating our delicious and traditional Holiday Menu.

Read the reviews in their own words below. And don’t forget that we are offering our holiday menu for you to take home until 1 January 2014 – just be sure to order two days in advance. Scroll down for more pictures!

Stanford Grill:

My husband and I had the pleasure of attending the Holiday Preview Dinner at Stanford Grill.  What a fun evening!  The event was held on Stanford Grill’s covered patio.  The warm fire and the soft strings of lights create such a warm and festive environment for a Holiday event!

When the food started coming out, it was nothing less than what we’ve come to expect from Stanford Grill – fresh, delicious and plentiful!  The meal started off with a cheese and fruit platter and fried blue point oysters.  The oysters were perfectly breaded and had an excellent taste. 

Next came the salads.  Stanford Grill’s house salad is by far my favorite salad from a restaurant.  The combination of the cornbread croutons, house dressing, goat cheese and candied pecans make it a real delight for the taste buds.

For the main course, my husband ordered the turkey and I ordered the prime rib so we could share each other’s and try both.  Both dishes were exactly what I expect from a special Holiday meal.  The prime rib was a thick cut and cooked exactly as I had requested and served with horseradish sauce and a flavorful au jus.  I was surprised by how moist the turkey was.  The stuffing was nicely seasoned and a perfect accompaniment in addition to the spinach and cognac mashed potatoes.

We were served pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.  The pumpkin cheesecake paired with hot french press coffee was just the right ending to the meal.

We have out of town family members coming to stay with us at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We’ve already made reservations to bring them to enjoy the food at Stanford Grill.  After trying the Holiday menu, I have no doubt that our guests will enjoy the meal!

I would like to thank the entire Stanford Grill crew for putting together such an amazing event last night and giving us the opportunity to dine with you and experience your holiday menu first hand in such an intimate setting.  The entire staff from the Assistant GM, to the internet team, down to the waiter/waitresses were all very friendly and welcoming and made sure all our needs were met throughout the night.  As far as the food, I have two words ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!!!  Stanford Grill has been a favorite of ours for some time due to its hidden location, ambience, live entertainment, unbelievable food portions, and to die for mouth watering desserts.  This event was no exception!!!!!  The portion sizes were very generous and they made sure each person in the room left 100% satisfied from the fried oysters, to the spicy chili, to our main course of sautéed spinach, alcohol infused garlic mashed potatoes, ribs, and we can’t forget the pumpkin cheesecake.  Did I mention we had plenty of food leftovers to take home which is always a huge plus!!!!  I would recommend your restaurant to anyone, especially if you’re looking for great food at affordable pricing.  Again thanks for the opportunity and we look forward to dining with you again in the near future:)

Copper Canyon Grill:
Thank you very much for allowing me to preview your holiday menu. My guest and I enjoyed every bite, literally. The fried oysters were seasoned very well and fried to perfection.Your Caesar salad wowed me as usual. I loved the cornbread croutons. They gave it that extra umph. Both the roasted turkey and prime rib were very tender and succulent. The cornbread stuffing was very moist and the mashed potatoes were to die for. My favorite item of all was the pumpkin cheesecake. I can’t stop drooling about it. The pecan crust and caramel sauce complimented it very well. As you can see, I was very impressed. Once again, thanks a lot!

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Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas


Thanksgiving is fast-approaching and it’s about time to start putting the finishing touches together, tablescape included. Here are a few tablescape ideas we think will take your holiday decor to the next level and bring in the spirit of the holidays.

Reflecting the warm colors of the season like reds, oranges, and yellows always gets us in the Thanksgiving spirit! You can use these colors in the linens on the table and don’t be afraid to mix and match! Rustic tables are my favorite. For example, really simple glassware, a wooden table without a tablecloth and using herbs as a garland runner is just stunning. Not only does it look gorgeous, it brings in the smell of fall with the rosemary, sage, lavender and thyme bunches.

Another great way to incorporate the season into your table decor is to take advantage of the fall foliage and its harvest. Placing fallen autumn leaves of all colors up and down the table, as well as a scattering of cranberries for a pop of color gives your table a nice warming and traditional feel.

Replacing traditional candle votive holders with hollowed out pumpkins is another creative and festive way to incorporate the season into your tablescape. Highlight those squash and pumpkins!

Also, I always think making a photo collage with pictures of dinner guests is a nice conversation starter as well as great way to show your appreciation of them!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Be a Food Blogger for a Day!

1994_609282919118615_1919413339_nCalling all Foodies! We are so excited to be holding a preview of our holiday menu at Stanford Grill on November 18 at 7-9pm and at our Silver Spring Copper Canyon Grill location on November 19 at 7-9pm. We have chosen a few of our favorite food bloggers and community leaders to dine with us and celebrate our delicious and traditional Holiday Menu. So, if you want a chance to join them and become a ‘food blogger for a day, then be sure to enroll for a chance to have your review of our holiday menu appear in our weekly blog.

Send an email to coppercanyongp@gmail.com to receive an exclusive invitation! Be quick, just a few spots available at each location. And if you don’t have luck this time around, keep your eyes out for future contests and menu previews!

In the meantime, share the experience of our unique Holiday Menu and don’t forget to book your own private room for your party – work or play!

Exciting News!


It is a very exciting time here at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill! The holidays season is in full swing and we have lots of fun events planned!

If you are planning on spending time with us this holiday season, be sure to book one of our private event rooms. We love celebrating birthdays, company or corporate, or holiday parties. For booking information, be sure to contact us to reserve a private room. 

We also have our Copper Canyon Grill holiday menu and Stanford Grill holiday menu available for pickup so you can enjoy our dishes from the comfort of your home!

Also, we have a very fun sweepstakes going on! Enter via our Facebook Sweepstakes App in order to to WIN Dinner for 2 and a tour of the new kitchen!

Which leads us to our last, but certain not least, bit of news: Our new Woodmore location is almost open! Mark your calendar for mid-November, when we are set to open. Hope to see you all there for the grand opening!

Happy Holidays!