Consistent food quality, excellent service, reasonable prices and fresh food make this a great choice in dining out. I read the prior review from June of 2010 and cannot imagine that we are talking about the same place. Having eaten there several times, I found the wait staff extremely attentive and accommodating, and for a 'high end' chain, I have to say this is one of the best around.
The food is usually good. They have issues with certain dishes.
The restaurant is almost always empty - which should answer alot of questions. There is an excellent restaurant (located only a few hundred yards from Stonewood in the same shopping plaza) which is always busy. It is nice to have some people in the bar before or after dinner. When you walk into this place you sometimes wonder if it is closed.
Our big problem is the usually average to poor service. It seems as though they hire servers with little or no experience. I would bet the average employ of a female server is about 2 weeks. This could be a great place but the management just doesn't seem to get it.
Absolutely excellent!! My boyfriend and I have gone there twice (so far!). Our waiter the first time would replace our drinks literally right as they were about to run out- wow! And the second time we went, the waiter from the first time recognized us and chatted for a bit. On our second visit, our waitress was friendly and gave great suggestions about the menu. The wait staff is superb, and very knowledgable of the food they serve. They were happy to make special changes to my order, and my boyfriend said that it was the best steak he has ever had, which is saying something considering how many steaks he eats!! The second visit, we had the seven-layer cake for dessert- it was amazing. Somehow, Stonewood managed to make a cake that was rich and flavorful, but not so rich that you couldn't eat it. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone!! The atmosphere is dim and pleasant, making for a very relaxing restaurant.
The food was spectacular but the service was horrible! We were there on a Saturday but it was not overly busy. We waited a good 10 minutes before our waiter showed up to tell us he would be back, no drink order, nothing. We were seated at our reservation time of 8 pm and finally were served at 9:20. Either poor training of the wait staff or we just got someone who was terribly unorganized. That said, the food was fantastic. The chowder is a do again as was the blackened grouper. Lamb special was sold out (which is what we went there for) but the lamb chops were cooked to perfection and well seasoned. All in all we would recommend Stonewood for the food but good luck on getting attentive service. I hope the management sees this and addresses the problem as we would love to go back.
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