About Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota
Stonewood Grill & Tavern offers a complete dining experience for both your eyes and your palate. You don’t want to have just another ordinary night out — so tonight, make it extraordinary!
We oak-grill each steak to lock in its juices and enhance its natural flavors. Plus, only the freshest seafood has the honor of being prepared by one of Stonewood’s gourmet chefs.
Adding our innovative wine list featuring rare selections and exceptional pairings makes Stonewood a great place for couples, friends, and coworkers, for date night, happy hour, special occasions, and holiday parties.
So the next time you’re looking for the perfect night out, come to Stonewood Grill & Tavern.
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri - Sat 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sun 4:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota Ratings and Reviews
Great menu! I wanted 1 of everything. I ...
Great menu! I wanted 1 of everything. I guess I will have to come back a few more times.
What happened? We have been going to Sto ...
What happened? We have been going to Stonewood at Stickney Point for years and always come away happy. No such luck this time was very disappointing. I'll start with the cranberry rolls I love .... stale.... very stale. When I mentioned it to the waitress she said they just came out of the oven. Yes last weeks oven. I had the salmon boring. You used to have spiced that made the fish good without resorting to rich sauces which I can not eat. My husband was equally disappointed. Even the orange cake was different and not as good. Come on!!!! We'll come back next season for one more try but we are taking a break for a while. The only exception is the tomato bruschetta which is wonderful. I think we will skip the dinners and come for wine and bruschetta.
Service was great. Our waitress was ver ...
Service was great. Our waitress was very sweet and attentive. Food was "ok" a thought add ons were pricey. TOO MUCH PEPPER on everything.
Good Food, Poor Drink Pour
I am a frequent diner at this Stonewood. Our guests (locals) have never eaten at this Stonewood. I witnessed the ugliest unacceptable "pour" in my life. I ordered a Martini, up. My guest ordered a Vodka, up. The drinks came quickly. My guest received a 1 shot vodka all most noticeable in the glass. I received my martini, filled to the top. Explanation......the manager was very friendly, but told us that a martini, up is a 2 1/2 oz pour and a call vodka or gin up was a 1 oz pour. Unbelieveable. I learned something. Don't make that mistake. Make sure you say "martini" when ordering an "up".
Great visit with Granddaughter
Excellent food, good service, great wine list.... but a little pricey...
Nice meal but.....I have bee trying to o ...
Nice meal but.....I have bee trying to out my finger on exactly what came up short. The ambiance, menu and food quality were all good. The disconnect is the staffing. While they did an adequate job, it felt like a 4 star meal staffed with 2-3 star people.
Our favorite neighborhood spot is the St ...
Our favorite neighborhood spot is the Stonewood Grill on University. We were meeting friends here from Venice.
Martinis were really small. Steaks were ...
Martinis were really small. Steaks were good, but one was too rare. They fixed it though. Waitress was really sweet.
consistently great food
We dine at Stonewood probably 6-8 times per year. We have used it for special occasions like graduation dinner, book club Christmas dinner, birthdays and anniversaries, as well as last minute decisions. Never dissapointed! The herb crusted grouper is served piping hot and is a large enough portion I could not finish. The rib-eye, which my husband cannot resist turned into 2 meals for him. The staff is courteous and attentive. Great martinis! Too full for dessert, but so tempting.
Food was overcooked and arrived cold.
Not impressed with this place. Although the waitress was friendly, she was not very efficient. We asked about garlic bread with cheese, but she never came back to say if they could do it or not. We had to remind her & she said it was coming right up, however it was then another 15 minutes before it arrives. Service was slow and my food was overcooked, shrivelled up & cold. At the end of the meal, we were even asked if we wanted dessert, they just brought the bill to us! We didn't complain about anything, so I'm not sure why they wanted to get rid of us?! One good point is that the White Sangria was delicious!
Easter dinner special: Lanb was overcooked
Though we asked for rare lamb , most servings were medium well, or well done, and too many in our group were served "end " pieces which were well done.
Excellent each and every time. We had Rachell agsin and we just love her!!! She is very attentive, remembers you and she had excellent customer service skills!
Our server was young and clearly untrained which is unacceptable when you're paying a goodly amount got dinner. He brought he mains before clearing out appetizers. That's when the bread basket came too. We had dropped off my son's 20th birthday cake earlier to surprise him with which my husband secretly told our waiter when we arrived, yet he brought a dessert menu and when we gave him the eye he said, "oh yeah, the cake!" Ruining the surprise. Then, inconceivably he brought out a slice of cake and ice cream from the kitchen. We stared at him. "Oh yeah, your BIRTHDAY cake" he said adding insult to injury before running away to get the cake we'd brought. When my husband went to tell the manager what had happened, he asked if we'd like some free appetizers. "We've EATEN" said my husband. "We just want the cake we brought." Clueless and unfortunate. Not rushing back
We enjoyed our dinner with 2 other friends. The food was good, and although our server was accommodating, some of the food did not arrive and had to be reordered, and we had to get our server's attention to reorder drinks. We do like the atmosphere and food, and generally the service is better than this, so we still recommend this restaurant and we will go back.
Always find the food to be excellent, well prepared and a value for the money. Excellent place to dine - which i do often.
No waiter for 20 minutes, then only afte ...
No waiter for 20 minutes, then only after talking to a mgr. could not be seated at a booth even tho reservation was made 4 days in advance. Not offered rolls or bread.
Consistently great food and service!
Consistently great food and service!
This is a place I go to a few times a mo ...
This is a place I go to a few times a month. They recently added some new items for a limited time. I didn't really care for the oyster appetizer. It was rather bland and the oysters were really tiny. I also order the asian chicken salad and it was very good. I would definitely recommend it but I would suggest light dressing it on the side. It was too much for me almost soupy in my opinion. No room for dessert the salad was big and filling.
It was a first visit to Stonewood for our group of five, and we were very impressed. Although we had visited the area many times, we missed putting this gem on our "restaurants to visit" list. It will now be at the top of the list. The crab cakes were right up there with our favorites in San Francisco. The bruschetta app was fantastic. Steaks were melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We will definitely be back on our next trip, probably once a week during our six-week stay. We loved the extremely knowledgeable wait staff and appreciated the menu suggestions. Despite the full house, the restaurant design provided the quiet atmosphere we enjoyed for conversing among ourselves.
We won't stop there again
We had a 5 o'clock reservation and chose to sit in the bar area. Our waitress was prompt in greeting us and then everything went down hill from there. WE waited and waited for our salads and remarked to the waitress that we didn't want our entrees to come before or with the salad. She reassured us this would not happen. Well, we were eating our salad and our entrees arrived. We were asked if we wanted them returned to the kitchen and we chose not to since they would only put them under a warming light. The waitress and the server agreed that was exactly what they would do. We spoke to the manager who was walking by and his response was" I will have to talk to the kitchen staff." When it was time to get our check I had to ask the manager for it since our waitress was not around. She eventually brought it and left it. Time was passing so we brought it to the hostess to check us out. The Manager quickly took it and returned with the credit card swiftly. Unfortunately the waitress who was very bust talking with other customers suffered because a minimal tip was given to her. The manager had the nerve to tell us to enjoy the rest of the evening as we left the premises.
Stonewood NEVER disappoints. Everything ...
Stonewood NEVER disappoints. Everything is wonderful, from the staff, to the food to the ambiance. Love it. One of our favorite places to dine.
Always a good place to go. Food is excel ...
Always a good place to go. Food is excellent and the ambience is fine. Price is reasonable.
We try and get to Stonewood every winter while we vacation in FL. We are never disappointed. Food and service is always good.
We were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant, expected to have an average dining experience but ended up having a great server and memorable food at a reasonable price. Also, our open table reservation was honored on time when we went to the head of the waiting line.
A wonderful little gem of a restaurant. Good food, service, specials and drinks.
Our favorite restaurant when we vacation in the Sarasota area! The prime rib is outstanding, cooked to perfection. The ambiance of the restaurant is conducive to romantic outings.
Top end weekly date night. Very enjoyable, clean with high quality food. On the negative side, site has constant staff turnover, it's hard to cultivate a relationship with the wait staff.
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at Sto ...
My wife and I enjoyed our evening at Stonewood Grill , our waiter was prompt and congenital . The food was excellent as well as the atmosphere. We would recommend it to our friends.
Dined many times and always satisfied wi ...
Dined many times and always satisfied with food quality and service Also enjoy the ease of making reservations with Open Table
consistently good food and great service. Like the happy hour drink pricing special.
Was very pleased. Our waitstaff was Alan ...
Was very pleased. Our waitstaff was Alana and honestly, she was the best. We asked what the house specialty was and what they cook best. She was spot on. Lamb chops and prime rib.
Have been here many times, was disappoin ...
Have been here many times, was disappointed in last visit. If this 1st visit wood not recommed
Best experience so far
On vacation here in Siesta Key. Nice that we could make reservation at last minute. Four of us. All enjoyed our selections of wine and food. Definitely one we will repeat visit. Our server ("AJ") was excellent -- personality, attentiveness.
We always enjoy Stonewood and really lik ...
We always enjoy Stonewood and really like AJ as our server . On this occasion we had to move from the assigned table as the table next to us was so loud you could not hear yourself speak . We were given another table . Our meal was not up to the normal standard . Two of us companined about the vegetables which were almost cold and my Rice Pilaff was more like Risotto , it was a soggy mess . I always book using Open Table . I have found on every occasion this winter that the reception staff are not looking at the notes in the reservation as they used to . I always request a booth and a specific server if possible .The last three times I have been there none of my requests have been read and I have had to ask the reception to read the notes .
Fast and friendly service!
Our Server Justin was very helpful and knowledgeable with the wine list and friendly! The establishment was clean and offered a tasteful decor. Although we only had appetizers, the food was good.
This is one of my grandpa's favorite restaurants in the Sarasota area. While I was visiting we dined here and I would have to agree. Their fish was delicious, service was great and I love the environment too!
This time of year, you need a reservation to eat at a decent restaurant. We hadn't been to Stonewood for a few years, so we gave it a try. We were early for our reservation, but they were able to seat us anyway. The waitress was pleasant, attentive and helpful. The food was very good and came out in a timely manner. We will be going back soon.
Stonewood an old reliable in Sarasota
We have been coming to Stonewood for a decade now and always enjoy it. Nice selection on the menu, from expensive steaks and seafood to moderate items. We especially like the ginger-lime salmon and the (cheap) chicken pot pies. Good wine list. Very good service. Pleasant ambiance.
Our meal started off well waiter was charming and very attentive. When our entrees arrived one that was just a plain fish was over cooked to a point that it was inedible and I sent it back but they were out of the other fish. They did remove it from the bill. The other persons entree was fantastic. So it was a mixed experience. Will give it another try.
consistently good - visit often
Am always delighted with my meals especially how salmon is prepared there. Always cooked perfectly.
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