Steak searing in pan

Lean Vs. Fatty Steaks

April 1, 2022

The word “fat” oftentimes has negative connotations, but when it comes to a great steak, fat content can add a deep level of flavor. Fat can quickly soak up flavors from marinades and seasonings, which can add another level of complexity to steak. That doesn’t mean that fattier cuts of beef will taste better, as…

Read More
Steak searing on grill

Find Your Perfect Doneness

March 1, 2022

If you have ever been to a steakhouse or an upscale restaurant and ordered a steak, you have been asked the classic question of “How would you like that cooked?” It may seem like a trivial question, but choosing the perfect doneness of your steak can make or break your perfect meal. Depending on the…

Read More
Premium, hand-trimmed steak cuts

The Secret To A Tender Steak

February 1, 2022

Steaks are some of the delicious meals you can get at a restaurant, and if you have ever enjoyed a truly masterfully prepared steak, you know how much of a difference an expert chef can impart on their ingredients. When it comes to deliciously decadent ingredients like steak, proper treatment and preparation are not only…

Read More
Filet premium steak cut

What Happens As A Steak Cooks

January 1, 2022

Steak has arguably been one of the most delicious and decadent options on any menu for decades. The overall richness and diversity across all the different cuts, cooking styles, and flavor profiles, make steak the perfect canvas for any great meal. Although many varying factors combine together to make steaks the delicious meal that we…

Read More
Stanford's Steak Tacoma Lounge

Stanford’s Opens in Downtown Tacoma!

December 10, 2021

The leading Northwest-based restaurant company Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG) joins the downtown Tacoma culinary scene by bringing Stanford’s to the historic Waddell Building (1502 Pacific Ave.). The former location of the highly regarded Pacific Grill, Stanford’s strives to revive and honor the space, opening to the community and beyond on Thursday, December 2. Stanford’s, a…

Read More
Stanford's plates

­Learn Your Cuts Of Steak

December 1, 2021

In the culinary world, few meals are quite as quintessentially luxurious as a delicious and decadent steak. From the classic New York strip to the rich and flavorful ribeye, steaks can come in all shapes, textures, and sizes. The reality is that a lot of a steak’s flavor and tenderness comes from the cut of…

Read More

What Wine Should You Pair With Your Meal?

November 1, 2021

If you enjoy a delicious dinner, you know that finding the perfect drink to accompany your meal can really take it to the next level. Building complementary flavors can be complicated, but there are a few tried and true flavors that will always go well together. From the most delicate and delicious meals to hardy…

Read More

Employee Spotlight: Meet Matthew Klemann

October 1, 2021

Here at Stanford’s, we know that our greatness comes from each and every one of our employees. From the newest host to our managers and tenured team members, every member of our team brings something special to the table to make our restaurants truly memorable. Quite possibly some of the most recognizable faces at our…

Read More
The Anatomy of a Steak

The Anatomy Of A Steak

September 6, 2021

Few meals are quite as decadent and delicious as a steak, but with so many different steaks to choose from, how are you supposed to make the perfect choice the next time you go out to dinner. The reality is that these steaks and the different cuts they come from have an immense amount to…

Read More
Dining Local at Stanford's

Help Your Community By Dining Local

June 13, 2021

COVID-19 has affected us all in different ways, but one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by this pandemic has been local restaurants and businesses. Here at Stanford’s, we have been lucky enough to be able to keep our doors open thanks to our fantastic and loyal patrons, but many businesses have not…

Read More