Lightburn's - Stonewall Resort
hi im not a complainer.. I stay at the resort for aspecial occasion and as you know made reservation.. I got there order a appetizer.. my chips was stale.. ok I order four cheese ravalio.. I got my salad and it was terrible. ok then here came the dinner....COLD AND LITTLE SAUCE..IWAS TRYING TO EAT IT AND I ASK FOR ROLLS OR BREAD... STILL NEVER GOT.. OH WELL..maybe bad night.. the resort was beautiful and my lunch was great at the resort.. also the next day my breakfast was good at the resort... will be back next month at the resort but I will not make reservations at lightburn.....so sorry and like I say im never a complainer..
Food here not as sophisticated or tasty as the food at the lodge. Server was harried.
We never got to dine here because they called my cell phone left a message they were cancelling my reservation due to technical difficulties. We find out they just didn't have enough staff to open. Our whole experience at this resort fell short of happy. Tons of kids everywhere, could not even go in pool, finally went in and a boy jump right over my head twice. Not even close to a relaxing experience, kids and parents screaming, crying, long waits for drinks and food. Will not be returning
Lightburn's is a nice, friendly restaurant with amazing views of the resort. The food was amazing and the staff were so friendly, courteous and helpful. Our only "surprise" was that we were expecting a more upscale eatery and found it to be more casual and energetic. There were a few groups with a lot of active children during our dinnertime. lol We were celebrating an anniversary envisioning a quiet, romantic atmosphere. There was a guest musician who was fabulous and though it was louder than we expected or cared for, the music was very enjoyable and lively. We really enjoyed our visit, it was just different than what we expected based on the description of the brochure, etc.
The setting, appetizers and drinks were very good. The hostess was fantastic and very friendly. Our server was not as good. She informed us that all of our sauces for the steak would be coming on the side because it was to confusing to enter into the system how we each wanted our steak and what sauce went with each steak. Then one of the sauces came out and was horrible. We informed our server and she went back to the kitchen with it and informed us the person that made the sauce that night was new and made it wrong. At no point was anything offered as compensation for the fact that it was horrible and it was not replaced either. We ordered their signature drink, peach sangria, which was delicious. However, after the first two crafts we ordered (we were with a larger group) we were informed that they ran out of peaches for the drink. Then were asked to give them the crafts back because they needed them to make new drinks. I'm not sure how a restaurant like that only has two crafts for a signature drink? I had asked for the butter sauce for my filet only to receive a container of regular butter that was not melted. The waitress never came back until the end of the meal so I was unable to get sauce for my dry steak. We spend over $300 and I felt like it was not worth it given the service and quality of food. I would not go back except to sit out on their patio and enjoy the view.
We really enjoyed the course and resort views from the patio. Very quiet, serene and relaxing dinner with great service. We saw wildlife, lightning bugs and even a fireworks display from a wedding at the resort. The wine list could use some higher end options and the food was ok. Not much variety from the resort restaurant menu options and the chicken was very salty. Nothing was bad about the salad and entrees but nothing stood out. Coffee and chocolate lava cake were great.
We enjoyed our return visit to Lightburn's on our overnight getaway to Stonewall Jackson resort. The restaurant was busy with a few groups having dinner and we had a perfect seat to celebrate our anniversary by the window - to see the view of the golf course, lake and the sunset. We both had the three cheese ravioli with a glass of wine and it was the perfect ending to our day. We will definitely return again!
The food was delicious especially the chicken nachos! The views were amazing and breathtaking. Staff were pleasant and friendly.
This is my second 4th of July family get together at Stonewall. I made reservations in may and requested a certain area for my party of ten. I was disappointed to find that we did not get that area, in fact we (ten of us) were squeezed uncomfortably into a folding table designed for eight. Several people came in without reservations and were given the table that I requested months earlier. I was informed that this was due to a cancellation. I felt we should have been offered this table first. I understand that specific tables are not guaranteed, however after spending over $1300 at the lodge, $400 on a boat, and $600 on dining, should warrant SOME type of consideration, Especially when it was the second time we have done this.
My husband and I made reservations at Lightburns for both nights of our stay at the resort. The reservation staff was courteous and helpful, we were greeted as soon as we got there and seated at wonderful tables both nights. The hostess, waitresses, right on top of everything and were working very hard. Velvet, the manager, came over to say hello, check on us and was so professional and kind. Zita was the waitress both nights and absolutely provided excellent service.
WE have gone to Lightburn's before, several times this year and always a pleasant experience. The food - well what can I say but you have to eat there to appreciate the great flavors! Never a disappointing meal always delicious!
The waitress was more interested in helping other customers who obviously had more money than our table. They had the same amount of people but were obviously well to do. I am disappointed that we were treated that way, we left a decent tip, but honestly did not want to leave anything.
First, even though our reservation request noted a special occasion and asked for a table (for 2) with a decent view, when we arrived (5 minutes early), we were originally given a table in the middle of the open floor, with no view. After pointing out that there was a table open, by the window (for 2), we were told that was reserved. I kindly pointed out that we may be the ones who requested it. A manager got involved and easily made the switch.
As for the dinner, the appetizers and salads were very good. However, the pork chop entree was completely overcooked and very difficult to even cut. We were asked about it, and just said we'd make do with how it was. The manager apologized and asked if we wanted a different entree, but we didn't want to take the time, so just passed. They ended up not charging for that entree, which was nice. The other entree, filet and shrimp was OK. The filet was prepared very nicely, but the shrimp were extremely small and a bit overseasoned. Not the normal size you'd expect as part of a combo platter like that.
Ambiance was nice, and view was great. Very open dining with not a lot of privacy, but not too loud overall. Probably a better place for a good lunch or something.
This was our second visit to Lightburn's, both times for our anniversary. The spinach artichoke dip could have been creamier and the parmesan crostini was not crispy. I had the mahi mahi, which was dry & over-cooked. My husband had the t-bone with baked potato. The t-bone had quite a lot of fat and the baked potato was overdone.
The restaurant did not feel crowded, even though most tables were full; it's very spacious. The views of the resort are spectacular and there's always deer wandering in the meadows.
Ambiance perfect after a long hard week at work. Relaxing atmosphere, golf course and lake view. Lots of entertaining wildlife and this week a vocalist to sing to his audience. Food good, service excellent. A favorite that will draw us back for future meals.
My husband and I were so disappointed in this resteraunt! We heard it was supposed to be so good!!!! The resteraunt was not crowded when we got there and that should have been our first signal, considering the resort was booked solid! We ordered our appetizer of deviled eggs and chilled shrimp. The waitress came out and apologized that they got the hard boiled eggs out and they were slimy and should not be served to anyone!! That should have been my 2nd signal!! My husband ordered the shrimp scampi and I ordered the delmonico steak with the salt crusted baked potatoe. I think they forgot to cook his pasta and brought it out to him!!! The shrimp was the same exact taste as the chilled shrimp! !!! Hmmm!!! My steak was like something you would order from some of your chains that serve breakfast and salad buffets!!! As far as salt crusted baked potato, I think they forgot to do that!!!!! They did take off the price for the appetizers, so they knew it wasn't right! As far as our meals, we both maybe finished 1/4 of it and just said we were finished! !!!! It was very disappointing considering we heard it was so good!!!
Here on vacation. Food, service, wine and view were fabulous. We will be back.
Great food, portions are large enough to share, or take home the left overs for tomorrow.
We ate on the deck, some of the tables are not under the roof overhang so if it rains, pick your table....
Waitress was great and attentive, salmon and asparagus was delicious.
Berry Fruit tart a la mode was good too though not on the menu.
We asked to be seated by the window and tables were rearranged to accommodate our party. We requested an appetizer that was not on the lunch menu and our server, Velvet, spoke with the chef and they graciously honored our request. Very good food, service and scenery.
This is a good place for a casual lunch or dinner while overlooking the golf course and scenic Stonewall Jackson Lake. The menu is limited but original; it has something for everyone. We have dined here many times and have never been disappointed with the food or service. Eat inside or out. The view is superb either place.
I love Stonewall and would like to see this restaurant improve it's service and food quality. They appeared to be short staffed and the steaks were getting returned as fast as they were coming out. Pasta was undercooked as well. The view is amazing and the place has a lot of potential.
Great resort, poor food. The buffet is cheap, but worth even less. Under staffed, cooks who don't like the public, and cold food.
Food and entertainment was excellent. I wish you never closed.
We traveled to Stonewall resort to celebrate our wedding anniversary for the weekend. It was suggested that we go to Lightburn's for a celebratory dinner. The view was amazing! I did have to request that the lights be dimmed as they were on high like in a fast food restaurant.
The service was fine; the dinner not so much. It was served partially cold. When we requested it to be warmed then the other part of the meal was returned cold.
When mentioned to the management the following day, our discussion was cordial and addressed very professionally. We are appreciative of the manager's efforts to correct the situation. (Heather). PS: lunch was fabulous!
We have been to Lightburn's several times in the last few years. This time we treated all of our children and their spouses. We completed the online reservation, althought the staff seemed as thought they were not expecting us. They seated us fairly quickly and all were impressed with the breathtaking view. I must say I do miss the Smoked Gouda Fettucine which has not been on the menu for some time. The food was wonderful as always and it was a very pleasant experience, thank you so much!
The food, atmosphere, and view were all excellent. The crab cake sandwich I had was wonderful. My daughter had some special requests to switch out the side dishes to a soup and salad from the pasta salad & chips and they were happy to fulfill the request. The view was fantastic - it rained while we were there so we actually got a few nice pictures of a beautiful rainbow from the balcony. We finished with the Espresso Cream Brulee (yes, that's how it's spelled) - which was well worth the calories!
I think you should make sure there is no available reservations when you have a private party booked. I made reservations only to be called to tell me you were having a private party.
Food at the main restaurant at Stonewall (Stillwaters) is always excellent. However, the golf club restaurant (Lightburns) has a long way to go to catch up. The view is great. The food at dinner is not. Appetizers appeared to be out of a bag, bottle, freezer, or can. Pasta dishes were lacking in flavor. Salads were unoriginal and appeared to be pre packaged. Expensive dinner definitely not worth the price. Would not recommend.
Very friendly service, excellent food at a good price. Amazing view.
We chose Lightburns (2 out of 3 nights) over the more popular Stillwaters hoping it would be less crowded. As it turned out, there were large parties each night. Wile enjoying a drink at the bar, we decided to eat there because our bartender, Eli, was knowledgeable and friendly. We enjoyed talking to him so much that we dined at the bar the next night as well. The food was well prepared and delicious. Serving sizes were more than expected. My 12oz steak had to be at least 16oz and was done to perfection. Our only suggestion is that we would like to see a more extensive selection of entrees. I believe there were only about a half dozen choices and the menu has not changed in a few years.
We love the outdoor seating (and optional indoor window side seating) to enjoy the view while having a relaxed, leisurely dinner. Portions here are large enough for my husband and I to share so that we can sample an appetizer, salad & main course. All were deliciously prepared and our server was attentive to our needs. We will definitely return each time we are in the area--and the restaurant is open(seasonal).
We stayed at the resort and definitely enjoyed both restaurants. Lightburn's had a more laid back menu, but had a fantastic view of the mountains and lake. The fried green tomato appetizer was probably my favorite, but my wife said the half chicken was great, but a little much in size. I had the Jambalaya and enjoyed it, but the rice seemed undercooked and the sausage was fairly bland. Overall, a nice place to relax and enjoy the view and have a descent meal.