Stanford Grill New Website and Innovative ‘Gather’ Feature

The Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD Announces Launch of its New Website and Innovative ‘Gather’ Feature

The premier venue for private and business events in Rockville adds a host of robust new tools for event hosting to its website


Rockville, MD – May 13, 2016 –The Stanford Grill, Montgomery County’s premier private and business event venue, announces today the launch of its new, feature-rich website, along with its new ‘Gather’ tool, that delivers an enhanced experience for clients to plan and coordinate private events with greater convenience and efficiency. The restaurant’s new website offers a plethora of information important to today’s diners and party planners, including menus, links for making reservations, and membership information regarding the exclusive Woodfire Club.

Key features include:

  • Ease of Use for a Streamlined Process
    • The menu, set-up, and financial projections are all visible to make designing an event with the event manager an easy experience. Event managers can easily make changes while on the phone with the client and immediately provide pricing details.
  • Efficiency and Communication – from Start to Finish
    • The Stanford Grill’s streamlined process ensures there is no break in communication from start to finish between the client, event manager, and on-site staff, throughout all phases of the planning process. Every single email, from the moment the contract is sent, has a hyperlink directly to the event. Quick access to past event menus, booking contacts, and financial information also allows for easy repeat of any events.
  • Automatic, Real-Time Updates
    • The website’s linked capability directly inputs the information customers want their event manager to know into the restaurant system, allowing for even more efficient responses regarding an event. The pertinent information is attached for making all decisions moving forward. And when changes are made, a quick refresh of the browser allows clients to see the updated event order immediately so all parties are consistently on the same page.
  • Virtual Access Anytime, Anywhere
    • Access to calendars, event details, and menus is available from anywhere with internet access. The ability to watch an event take life throughout each planning stage is not only a highlight, but also a comfort to guests hosting a wide range of events, from wedding rehearsals to business dinners.

“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website and its rich host of capabilities, particularly the ‘Gather’ feature, to streamline the process of organizing events and delivering an even smoother experience for our clients,” said Patrick Monnig, Group Sales Manager. “Our new responsive tools and systems come together to take all of the worry and guesswork out of the planning process.”

For more information and to view the new ‘Gather’ feature, visit

About The Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD:

Managed by the Blue Ridge Restaurant Group, LLC, The Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD embodies the company’s fundamental approach: Back to Basics. Eat Well. The 400-seat restaurant, opened November 2015, is mission-focused on making guests’ lives easier and less complicated while serving understandable food combined with an unforgettable dining experience in a high-energy, sophisticated casual setting. Stanford Grill chefs prepare food from scratch, using fresh seasonal ingredients from local farmers and purveyors. It is a dining experience that stays true to classic American food, simply but deliciously prepared. When it comes to service, the knowledgeable team approach at the Stanford Grill provides an unwavering attention to delighting guests with warm and consistent service. The result is a timeless atmosphere that appeals to discerning adults who are seeking a dining experience that is energetic and upscale, but approachable. For more information, please visit

Your Stories


This week we asked you, our guests and friends, to tell us what Copper Canyon Grill and Stanford Grill mean to you. Everyone who told us their story was entered to win a $50 gift card to our restaurants, and we were overwhelmed with the amazing response! We care deeply about the experience you get when joining us for a meal, from the greeting you get when you walk in the door all the way to your dessert, so it’s very important to us to hear from you about your personal experiences. A big thank you to all who entered and shared with us!

We will be sharing more of these stories in the coming weeks, but today are sharing thoughts from our two winners. Lisa had the following to say about what Copper Canyon Grill means to her:

“Dining at Copper Canyon has become a weekly family ritual, where we create memories, share stories and experience the love of friends and family. The servers have even become our extended family that share in our happy time together.”

We love hearing that our family has become part of Lisa’s family. Amanda had similar thoughts about Stanford Grill:

“Stanford Grill in Columbia was the first place in MD that felt like ‘our place’. We started going as an engaged couple. We have celebrated every major milestone in those walls-marriage, jobs, friends, babies, birthdays, date nights…It was the first place we took our new born son, the place we always recommend, and continues to be our first choice for every get together. Thank you for creating such a fantastic atmosphere, and for giving us a ‘place’.”

Again, thank you to everyone who entered and shared with us! We’re thankful to be part of your story!


Happy Hour in Rockville


Who doesn’t love a good happy hour with friends? If you haven’t joined us for happy hour at Stanford Grill Tower Oaks yet, now is the time! Weekdays from 3-7pm in the bar feature both food and drink specials, including $3 draft beers, $6 selected wines, half price signature handcrafted cocktails, and plates to share like our Fresh Baked Foccacia, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, and more.


With large windows looking over the patio, the bar in Rockville is a bright and beautiful spot to gather together and relax after a day of work. Parking is complimentary and our bartenders are ready to mix you a drink – what more could you need?


If you’ve never been to Stanford Grill before, our happy hour is a great way to check out the restaurant and learn more about our cocktails and cuisine! Call an old friend or get your coworkers together and join us for a great evening – cheers!

Battle of the Bartenders

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The Battle of the Bartenders is here! The Stanford Grill bartenders have challenged the Copper Canyon Grill bartenders to a battle for the best tequila cocktail and you’re invited to see the showdown!

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What better day to start the battle than on World Bartender Day? It’s all going down on February 24th at 6:30pm at Stanford Grill Rockville in the bar. With $5 drinks, free appetizers, and a bonus $10 loaded on all Woodfire Club member cards, it’s going to be a great time! Whether you’re a loyal Copper Canyon fan or you swear by the Stanford Grill bartenders, everybody wins at The Battle of the Bartenders.

Who are you pulling for? Who will shake up the best tequila cocktail? Time will tell!

Winter Favorites

Now that the holidays are over and life is quieting down a bit, it’s time to settle into a normal eating pattern again. But eating normal again doesn’t mean you have to settle for bland or boring foods – check out our winter favorites list for some of our favorite things to enjoy when the cold weather hits!


1. Bravo Salad (Stanford Grill)

For a nutritious salad that packs a punch of both flavor and texture, dig in to the Bravo Salad with our famous rotisserie chicken, avocado, dates, goat cheese, roasted corn, and almonds! Your taste buds and energy level will thank you.


2. Italian Meatballs (Stanford Grill)

Is there anything better than homemade meatballs with marinara and garlic bread? We can’t think of anything. Start your dinner off with this appetizer on your next trip to Stanford Grill for the perfect Italian plate!

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3. Pancake Triple Stack (Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill Columbia)

Served at Sunday brunch only, this impressive plate piled with blueberry or banana nut pancakes with hot syrup is the only way to start your Sunday – that and a mimosa, of course.


4. Double-Cut Pork Chop (Stanford Grill Columbia)

Hardwood grilled and served with braised red cabbage and mashed potatoes, this plate is just as delicious as it is colorful. Red cabbage provides Vitamin C as well as many other health benefits, so you’ll feel great while enjoying a tasty plate!

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5. Iron Skillet Cornbread (Copper Canyon & Stanford Grill Columbia)

We can’t forget our favorite dish to share, our Iron Skillet Cornbread. Served hot with lots of butter, this dish screams comfort food! We especially love it paired with one of our soups on a cold winter evening.

What’s YOUR favorite dish for the winter? Anything we left off the list? Let us know in the comments!

VIP Opening Event – Stanford Grill Rockville


As our opening continues at Stanford Grill Rockville, we want to say a big thank you to friends and community members who joined us to celebrate at our VIP event! This was a wonderful night where we finally got to share what we’ve been working on. From the ambiance to the food to the drinks, it was a great night of community and the perfect way to break in our new home!


Our staff has been training hard to perfect their craft and bring you unforgettable meals, every time!



With Chef Sean Kinoshita as our executive chef and a great team behind him, it’s already been a great few weeks and we are looking forward to what is to come! Thanks again to all who joined us for this event!

Stanford Grill Rockville – Opening Monday!


We’ve never been so excited for a Monday to come.

That’s right, the day is finally here! Our brand new Rockville location is opening to the public this Monday and we can’t wait to share our new home with you. From Baterra Style Sushi to Bangers and Mash, you’ll find we’ve added some new items to our classic menu that we think you’ll love. Executive Chef Sean Kinoshita has been hard at work adding to our already extensive menu, so you’ll get to choose from Stanford Grill favorites while also trying brand new dishes and desserts.

To view our full lunch & dinner menus for Rockville, click here. We hope to see you in our new digs soon! You can find us at 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd in Rockville – see you Monday!

Stanford Grill Rockville – Opening Soon!


The buzz around our new Stanford Grill Rockville location is getting louder, the excitement is growing, and we can’t wait to invite you in to see it for yourself!

The new location will feature all your Stanford Grill favorites, and more! From Chef Sean Kinoshita’s unique sushi creations to Head baker Christian Haug’s house-made bread & pastries, there will truly be something for everyone. Not to mention the two patios, large private room for all your events, and a lounge area for live jazz!

Consider this a progress report — we are getting close to opening and are thrilled to get to share our new home with you very soon! In the meantime, check out these great articles by Eater DC and Bethesda Beat for more information about the opening. See you soon!

New Stanford Grill – late summer opening

10981517_855521254494779_8905007813438794379_nHave you heard the news? Construction is currently underway on a new Stanford Grill location at Tower Oaks Blvd in Rockville. This location will have everything you have come to know and love about Stanford Grill, and more! With over 400 seats, there’s room for everyone! We will also be implementing sustainable and green practices that mirror the work we’ve been doing in Gaithersburg. And if you’re worried, don’t be: we will still be open and well in Columbia. We couldn’t be more thrilled to extend the Stanford family – stay tuned for more updates and photos of our progress. So far we are set for a late summer opening, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating and breaking in the new location when time comes! Until then, we will see you in Columbia. Have a great weekend, and happy Mother’s Day!

Stanford Grill @ 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard to Open in 2015

Blue Ridge Restaurant Group (BRRG) has selected 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Rockville, MD as the location to open our second signature restaurant, “Stanford Grill,” in 2015! “2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard in Rockville, MD is a beautiful Class “A” office building that creates great synergy with our Stanford Grill brand, in terms of its premium business decor, location, and area demographics,” says Mr. David Jones, Managing Partner of BRRG.

10313825_696469777066595_7605844085345296827_nPatrons of Stanford Grill’s new Rockville location will experience the restaurants’ traditional chef driven menu made daily from scratch, using many locally sourced foods and beverages. In addition, the new location will also feature a ‘scratch’ bakery, and sushi bar. “Our goal is to always elevate our patrons’ dining experience by offering great tasting meals and satisfying portions, in a richly appointed environment that is both elegant and comfortable and supported by well trained, knowledgeable and friendly staff,” says Juancarlo Parkhurst, BRRG’s Chief of Operations.


The new 400+ seat restaurant will encompass 8,000 square-feet on the first floor of the 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard building. Adding to the restaurant’s ambience will be a lush private dining room with a private outdoor patio; an open fire-pit; live entertainment nightly; a wine cellar offering a large selection of wines and cordials; and valet parking. The restaurant’s bar will feature a wide array of martinis, specialty drinks, cocktails, and beers on tap.

BRRG is planning for a 2015 opening of the Stanford Grill in Rockville, MD!