A new grill and steakhouse is coming to an office building in the Tower Oaks section of Rockville.
The Stanford Grill, from Blue Ridge Restaurant Group, will open at 2000 Tower Oaks Blvd. next year. The 8,000-square-foot space will have more than 400 seats on the first floor of the building, which houses the corporate headquarters of developer Lerner Enterprises and The Tower Companies.
The restaurant will be the second of its kind from the Blue Ridge Restaurant Group, which also operates Copper Canyon Grill locations in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring.
The first Stanford Grill opened in 2012 in Columbia and features a menu similar to copper canyon, with American dishes, some seafood, burgers and sandwiches. The Tower Oaks location will also have a 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,” Chief of Operations Juancarlo Parkhurst said in a press release.
The restaurant group said one of the reasons it chose the Tower Oaks location was because of the building’s LEED certifications. Blue Ridge will attempt to make the location a Certified Green Restaurant.
“This means in addition to saving in areas like energy and waste management, we are committed to developing environmental standards for a variety of services, e.g., staff training/education; and overall resource conservation,” Parkhurst said in the release.
The space will include a private dining room, private outdoor patio, open fire pit, nightly live entertainment, wine cellar and valet parking.
The Columbia location was named the “Best New Restaurant” in Howard County by The Baltimore Sun’s Howard Magazine. It was also ranked as the No. 5 best restaurant out of 225 eateries in Columbia.