This is How We Prep for You

Blog RibsAll the dishes that reach your table, belly, and heart are prepped each and every day by our amazing team. It’s our chefs, bakers, and other kitchen staff that bring the flavor to our restaurants. We pride in delivering fresh and made-from-scratch dishes to all of you, and making it happen requires a knowledgeable and energetic staff to take care of daily rituals that make these homemade dishes a reality. We reached out to one of our Stanford Grill chefs and asked him to share with us the daily tasks the kitchen does every day to prep for a day of cooking at our restaurants.

Blog Filet1. All steaks and seafood are hand-cut by our chefs. So, all those perfectly cut pieces on your dish or in your salad are actually cut by our team.

2. All desserts prepared in-house. We don’t outsource our desserts. We have our own bakers and dessert chefs that make those coveted desserts come to life.

3. In-house smoked salmon “the old fashioned way”. The smoked salmon on our appetizer menu is smoked in our kitchen and not someplace else. We receive our fresh salmon, cut it in-house, and smoke it just for you.

4. Slow cooked ribs roasted all night long. Our fall-off-the-bone ribs are so tender because we take the time to cook them to perfection.

5. Unique house-made spice blends. The spices we use to season our meals are combined and made by us to bring out the flavors of your favorite dishes.

6. Stanford steak sauce made in-house daily. Love our steak sauce? That’ll be us, too. Making our steaks a unique experience.

7. Cocktails made with fresh hand squeezed sour mix. The sour mix in our cocktails is also freshly made by us for better taste and less of all those artificial flavors.

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What do you think of our process? Excited to pay us another visit or try us for the first time? Make a reservation for Copper Canyon Grill here and for Stanford Grill here. We can’t wait for you to try all of our fresh dishes!

Vote and Help Us Win Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant!


We are so excited to announce that Stanford Grill – Columbia has been selected as a 2018 finalist for Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant! This prestigious award will be open for public voting online and on Facebook and we’d like to invite you to give us your vote. The winner will be announced on May 6th at the Stars of the Industry Gala – A Shore Thing hosted by the Restaurant Association of Maryland at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel in Ocean City.

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Voting will be open from 9 am EST on March 7th to 11:45 pm EST on March 28th. You can cast your vote online here or by liking our logo picture on Facebook here. So, please go and cast your vote and then share the news with your friends and family for them to cast their vote to help us win this distinguished recognition.


Haven’t had a chance to taste our freshly made, American dishes yet? Go to our website to find more information on our menus (we have gluten-free options!) and make a reservation for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch to pay us a visit, taste our delicious flavors for yourself, and cast your vote. We thank you all in advance for your continued patronage and for taking the time to vote and get us closer to winning Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant title.

We are Gluten Free Friendly!

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We know that there is a big wellness movement happening within our community and society as a whole. Either because you have an allergy or because you have chosen to avoid gluten as a way to detox and balance your body, we have put together a gluten free menu for all our gluten free fans.

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You can find our gluten free menu available at all our Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill locations. So, you can still make plans with your family, friends, and/or colleagues to meet up for a fun and delicious lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch. Our gluten-free menu offers everything from starters like our Smoked Salmon, salads like the Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, entrées like our Stanford Cheeseburger on a gluten free bun, dessert, and alcoholic beverages.

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For those of you who are avoiding meat, know that all our salads can be requested without the meat element in them. You can read more about that here. So, now that you know that we will take care of any of your dietary restrictions, call your squad and make plans to pay us a visit soon. Learn more about our various Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill locations on our website and make a reservation! We hope to see you very, very soon.



Cocktails for World Bartender Day

This Saturday is World Bartender Day! Our skilled bartenders will be at our various Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill bars stirring and shaking our delicious cocktails for you and your friends. Stop on by and try our signature cocktails like our heavenly Peartini or one of the many classics we make to perfection.

Anything from a Moscow Mule to our Elite Margarita, to our Uptown Old Fashioned, are options available for you to order and enjoy. Grab our varied cocktail menu and pick the one that catches your eye, or should we say tongue, the most! You’ll want to order a second, but don’t take it from us. Here are the impressions of some of our happy customers.

Pina Tini from @adventuresinthedmv


Bloody Mary from @jmdc88


Fleur de Lis from @amandahenleyxo


Cosmopolitan from @hoang_bui_anderson


Cinnamon Roll Martini from @NGPhilpot


Stanford 75 and Moscow Mule from @CruzysWorld


Check out their pages, follow them, and be sure to share your cocktail adventures by tagging us on Instagram or Twitter! We love seeing your experiences and the drinks and dishes you enjoy having at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill. Make a reservation for lunch, dinner, or Sunday brunch today. Cheers to you!


Let the Wedding Bells Ring


Love is in the air this week! So, we wanted to take the opportunity to share our event space services as a great alternative to celebrating your wedding or having your rehearsal dinner at. All our Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill locations offer elegant spaces to welcome your guests and commemorate your special day comfortably and privately.

Planning your special day with us also means the service from our friendly and knowledgeable staff and the flavors of all our fresh, homemade dishes. Your friends and family will be taken care of and will leave feeling happy, satisfied, and having made beautiful memories with the happy couple.

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Our events staff will help you plan ahead so all you have to do on the day of the celebration is show up and have fun. The room can also be decorated to your liking to make it even more personal and memorable. A wedding or the events surrounding a wedding are important, special, and can be stressful at times. Our professional team knows this and they are ready to answer all of your questions, guide you, and help you make this special occasion a happy and smooth one.

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Currently, Copper Canyon Grill in Glenarden has a promotion for mid-week parties happening from 3-6 pm or 4-7 pm. Book your event between these days and hours for a group of 25 people or more and get your minimum for food and drinks reduced!

Ready to start planning your special day with us? Contact your favorite Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill and let us help you make the memories of a lifetime.


The Perfect Valentine’s Day

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Next week we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day. The perfect excuse to make some extra time in your day to spend with your sweetheart and treat each other to a fun, romantic, and indulgent experience. Escaping the daily routine and spending some one-on-one time together is the best recipe for such a day.

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An idea? Make a reservation at any of our Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill locations to catch up in an elegant ambiance. Share a flavorful appetizer while sipping on your favorite wine as the sounds of our live jazz band serenade you both. Let yourselves indulge in any of our tasty entrées. May we suggest our Wood-Fired Rotisserie Chicken or Danish Barbeque Ribs specialties? Or maybe our Rattlesnake Pasta or tender Rainbow Trout?

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Don’t forget to end your night in the sweetest of ways… with one of our perfect-to-share desserts! Ask your server what are we featuring that day, as we have rotating desserts all the time. However, you can never go wrong with one of our staple desserts like our decadent Chocolate Uprising (’cause what is Valentine’s Day without chocolate!) or our delicious bread pudding.

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Elegant ambiance, wine, delicious food, decadent desserts, and instrumental live music. We got all the bases covered for the ideal Valentine’s Day out. You still have time to make a reservation and show your better half how much you love them. We look forward to making your Valentine’s Day a memorable one!



Chicken Tortilla Soup for the Soul

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We find ourselves right in the middle of winter. A time where we crave warmth, comfort, and hibernation until the first sign of spring is spotted. So, it comes as no surprise that Soup Day is celebrated this time of year. More specifically, this Sunday, February 4th!

Soups are the perfect winter meal to feel warm, happy, and satisfied. Even more so during these cold months. That’s why we love to offer a daily rotating selection of soups to start your meal with the right foot. Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill offer a featured soup of the day. Making each visit a unique one, as you might find a different variety available.

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Copper Canyon Grill has it’s Chicken Tortilla Soup always available on the menu, except for our location in Orlando, where soup selection changes weekly. A great thing about our soups and the rest of our menu? The fact that we always strive to make our recipes with fresh ingredients.

The soups currently available by location are:

Stanford Grill Columbia – Beef & Barley

Copper Canyon Grill Silver Spring – Clam Chowder

Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg – Tomato Basil
Copper Canyon Grill Woodmore – House made Chili
Stanford Grill Rockville – Loaded Baked Potato

Don’t let us keep you! Get in touch with your favorite foodie, spot your nearest Copper Canyon Grill or Stanford Grill, and pay us a visit to check out our soups and fresh dishes for yourself. You can also call and place an order for pick-up if getting out of your PJs is not part of your winter plans. See you soon!