The Stanford Grill is a relatively new location in Columbia, having opened up about a year or two ago. As they say, food is their passion, and they pride themselves on fresh, handpicked ingredients, prepared in an open-air kitchen. Unless you've heard about it, you may not even know where this place is, seeing as how it is tucked away behind the trees. But once you find it, you'll be greeted with great ambiance and a culinary adventure. So how did the crab cakes turn out? Read along and see for yourself!
Crab cakes are 6oz in size and pan seared to a golden brown, served with orzo rice and sweet glazed carrots (although I subbed mine out for beans). Served along with a side of tartar sauce.
The crab cake, as the name suggests, is a Maryland style crab cake, which is a bit heavier on the breading. The crab meat is very tasty and does not disappoint. While jumbo lump is used, the lumps themselves seem to have been broken a bit. Good amount of breading as filler, which is nicely done in proportion even though the breading seems to be a bit on the heavier side than your typical Maryland style crab cake.
All in all, the crab cake is excellent. Bready texture with sweet, flavorful crab meat that compliement each other nicely. Slightly peppery flavor to the cake, which is quite nice. Consistent flavor throughout with no dry crab meat or high concentrations of spice. You can really tell that fresh ingredients are used, which is always a wonderful thing.
Have you experienced the Stanford Gril's Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes? Tell us about it in the comments!
- Restaurant Name: Stanford Grill
- Address: 8900 Stanford Blvd Columbia, MD 21045
- Neighborhood: Columbia
- Restaurant Type: Local
- Website: http://www.thestanfordgrill.com/
- Review Date: 01/26/2012 8:36pm
- Atmosphere: Busy
- Item(s) Ordered: Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes
- Cooking Style: Sauteed
- Other Styles Available: No
- Available by mail order?: No
- Price: 24.00
- Order Type: Double Platter
- Crab Content: Jumbo Lump
- Filler: More Than Average
- Spice: Average
- Overall Impression: Outstanding
Rating (out of 5 crabs):