Spring Tequila Tasting

12747294_1126547450690306_4296778485334744275_o (1)

Warm weather is here and spring is on the way! What better way to celebrate than an exclusive tequila & food tasting?

Join us on the private patio in Gaithersburg for a special four course dinner paired with Patrón Tequila! Executive Chef Mente Lawson has paired each drink to specifically enhance the flavors of four delicious & unique courses, and a Patron representative from Breakthru Beverage Group will be available to answer your questions. Menu items include ceviche with pink grapefruit, blue corn crab cakes, and more! Did we mention a tequila infused chocolate and chili dessert?

This event will be held at our beautiful Copper Canyon Grill Gaithersburg location on April 6th from 6-8pm. Cost is $50 per person + tax and gratuity, or just $40 for our Woodfire Club members! Space is limited, so reserve your seat today by calling (240) 631-0003. Cheers!


Thanksgiving Ideas


Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away? The holidays always sneak up on us, but we are so excited to kick off the season with a delicious Turkey dinner with all the fixings.


Our Home for the Holidays menu was handcrafted by our chefs with recipes from their childhoods. From the cornbread stuffing to the sweet glazed carrots, each recipe holds hints of the past with fresh ingredients and the flavors you expect from Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill.


Of course, we can’t forget the wine! A Pinot Noir goes wonderfully with a turkey dinner, though many choose to start off with a white or some bubbly during the prep time.


If you’re looking for a simple way to decorate your table, try this elegant look with festive fall leaves and tea lights sitting in copper mugs. It adds the perfect amount of color to your table while leaving plenty of room for the most important part, the food!

If you haven’t ordered your Home for Holidays meal yet, you have until Monday to order in time for Thanksgiving! Click the links below for full menus, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Copper Canyon Grill: http://bit.ly/ccgrillholidays
Stanford Grill: http://bit.ly/sgholidays

Ask Chef Michael for His Cooking Tips!

Always wondered how we manage to get our Rotisserie Chicken so flavorful and juicy or looking for an easy way to recreate our Bread Pudding? Here’s your chance to find out!

By know you’ve either heard about Chef Michael Wagner, the new Corporate Chef for Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, or tried one of his dishes like the Braised Beef Short Rib. Chef Michael brings more than 20 years of culinary experience to Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, and over the next few weeks, he’s going to be answering your questions about our menu items, ingredients and his favorite cooking techniques.

What dish or cooking technique do you want Chef Michael to share over the next few weeks? Tells us in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #AskChefMichael, and he may personally answer your question in an upcoming video!

Holiday Menu

It’s that time of year again! We are so thrilled for the holiday season, we wanted to share with you our 2014 Holiday menu. Whether you plan on celebrating the holidays at home or with us, there are plenty of options to enjoy the delicious cuisine of our chefs.


Why not bring Stanford Grill home for the Holidays? Order 2 days in advance and impress your guests with a menu that includes turkey or chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet carrots, cornbread or mac and cheese! This Holiday menu will be available until January 1st, 2015. Call us on (410) 312-0445 today to reserve!

10711136_878974012114319_7767050388546772788_n 10801831_878973995447654_2238765844216549963_n

If you’re a Copper Canyon lover, here’s our delicious seasonal menu that you can take home with you up until January 1, 2015! Simply order 2 days in advance by calling your local Copper Canyon Grill. Please note that our Silver Spring location will be open on Thanksgiving day from 11am – 9pm! Guests who place an order at the Silver Spring location can pick up their meal on Thanksgiving day.

From all of us here at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, we wish a happy holiday season to you and yours!

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!

DSC_0081unnamed-1 DSC_0088  DSC_0120unnamed-2DSC_0127

Holiday Menu


It’s that time of year again! We are so thrilled for the holiday season, we wanted to share with you our 2013 Holiday menu. Whether you plan on celebrating the holidays at home or with us, there are plenty of options to enjoy the delicious cuisine of our chefs.

This year our menu includes your choice of one oven-roasted turkey or two of our famous roast chickens. You also can pick three sides  including: mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, sweet glazed carrots, sauteed green beans. All that and cranberry sauce and cornbread. As for dessert, you can choose between Key Lime Pie or Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Sauce.

If you plan on celebrating with us at the restaurant, we have private rooms available that can hold up to 70-125 guests with customizable options including lunch, dinner, buffet or bar packages. For booking information, contact us at any of our locations.

Our holiday menu is available for pick up if ordered two days in advance up until the New Year! For pricing and more information on the menu, click here for Copper Canyon Grill and here for Stanford Grill.

From all of us here at Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill, we wish a happy holiday season to you and yours!