About Us

Welcome to Stanford's Steak

Stanford’s Steak is a contemporary steakhouse & lounge, featuring hand-trimmed premium cuts, creative share plates, sommelier-curated wine list, inventive cocktails, and a sleek lounge environment.

As the newest addition to the Stanford’s family of brands, Stanford’s Steak opened in December 2021, as the first new location for the brand in over a decade. Its sister restaurant, Stanford’s, a classic American steakhouse, has locations in Clackamas, Hillsboro, and Jantzen Beach, Oregon, as well as the Seattle neighborhood of Northgate. Stanford’s Steak is committed to serving a contemporary and inviting steakhouse experience to guests from near and far.

In October 2019, the original Stanford’s locations were acquired by Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG), a Black-and female-led, locally owned, independent restaurant group based in Bellevue, Washington. The restaurant group is a collection of concepts ranging from fine-dining to fast-casual, and proudly employs more than 500 people in Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Utah.

Stanford's Steak Team Photo outside of restaurant
Friends enjoying cocktails at Stanford's Steak

Ascend Hospitality Group

Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG), a Black-and female-led, locally owned, independent restaurant group based in Bellevue, Washington. The restaurant group is a collection of concepts ranging from fine-dining to fast-casual, and proudly employs more than 700 people in Washington, Oregon and Utah. Committed to elevating the communities it serves, Ascend Hospitality Group (AHG) invests wholly in both its team members and its guests to take service to the next level.

AHG CEO, co-founder, and co-owner Elaina Morris is an accomplished CEO, business owner, and community leader with over 20 years’ experience developing concepts and creating value in various industries. She has launched several local businesses in the hospitality sector, including WiggleWorks Kids and Ascend Hospitality Group. Through her innovative approach to hospitality and ties to the community, Morris serves as a trustee for the Bellevue Schools Foundation, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Samena Club, and YPO Seattle, and is a passionate supporter of local education and associated charitable organizations.

Ascend Hospitality Group also owns Stanford's, a classic American steakhouse with four locations in the Northwest; seven locations of Famous Dave’s, America’s favorite fast-casual BBQ joint throughout Washington and Utah; and Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, the namesake, award-winning fine dining restaurant in Bellevue, Washington.