Another very good Michael
Another very good Michael Mina restaurant. Menu contained most of his standards which we have eaten before in Las Vegas and San Francisco. Our server, Melissa, made the evening. She was excellent in her service. True credit to the restaurant.
Additional note, MOTIF, in the St. Regis was outstanding as well (dinner). Don't miss it.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food but too fast a pace
Tasting menu was awesome with well-chosen wine pairings. The pacing, however, was far too rushed sometimes with a course arriving before the previous one was finished.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely amazing! We've
Absolutely amazing! We've been here twice now, and both times we've enjoyed some of the best meals we have ever had. The Lobster Pot Pie is absolutely incredible, the Huckleberry souffle is superb, and the service is second to none. Five stars all around.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quality of the food and service
Quality of the food and service was superb. Very knowledgeable staff.The entire dinner was most enjoyable,expensive but worth it. We cant wait to return.One of the best restaurants in the OC. Thanks.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular Dining Experience
We loved Stonehill Tavern for our anniversary dinner! We worked with the Sommelier to create out own tasting menu and wine pairing. It was perfect! The food was high quality and fresh! The presentation was wonderful and the service was great too! We will definitely go back!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
After a mishap with our room reservation at the St Regis and coming to find that our room was not on the books and the hotel was completely sold out, my husband and I decided to keep out dinner reservations at Stonehill Tavern and we are thrilled we did. Our server, Christopher, had heard about the issue and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was phenomenol. Our night went from a low to a high very quickly with his help. The food was incredible and it was truly a dining experience. We would definitely return!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
me & joe
we had a great table...
service a bit on the slow side, but all in all an excellent experience.
food was outstanding. and of course.... the company : )
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Claude was exceptional and the food was among the best I have enjoyed. Highly recommend the lobster salad!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Food and Service
The lobster pot pie is over the top from the presentation to the sweet lobster and brandy cream sauce.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of our list
Stonehill Tavern was exceptional in every way. The food, service, atmosphere and setting were unsurpassed in our experience (New York, Napa, Paris, etc, etc hold nothing over our experience last night)! We will return and look forward to sharing this with friends and family who appreciate fine dining.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rivals some of the best!
Best dining experience we have had in a long time. The Chef is a culinary giniues, incorporating flavors and creativity!
The staff is exceptional and polished!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was a bit skeptical as I was driving through a residential area to get to the St. Regis where the Stonehill Tavern is located. By the time we got to there, we were 15 minutes past our reservation. No problem - our table was waiting for us. We were sat by a very nice hostess. There was an immediate greet. I almost couldn't tell who our server was. From the sommelier to the waitress, the floor manager, and the support staff, we were always well taken care of, but not obtrusively so. I have been to Michelin restaurants with a ton of wait staff serving my needs, but Stone Hill's service beats theirs by far. As far as the food goes, everything was delicious. Not one morsel wrong...we were even eagerly watching food deliveries to other tables.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulos food and service
The title tells it all! A great birthday celebration!!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
There was something diferent about our experience this visit. In the past, the restaurant was good, but the food was even better this visit. It was clear that there was a new chief and a better menu. It was a welcomed improvement as each dish ordered was excellent and we look forward to return in the near future.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is fantastic - it deserves 10 stars ! Chef Raj is a genius , every bite was better than the first and each dish was prepared so carefully - all the flavors were so well thought out. We had the Summer Tasting menu which was perfection ! The room is beautifully decorated with some tables having a great view - but the private booths make you feel like a VIP ... Our servers were fun nice and knowlegeable, but also let us take our time ...they were great. I recommend this for a great night out or special occasion as it is expensive but worth it !
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for Dinner
The style of the restaurant decor was great. We happen to have a private booth dinning area which I would recommend since the main dinning area can be a little louder. The overall food, wine and service were very good. Exceptional wine list.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is always wonderfully prepared, and consistently great. Best server ever- Christopher!!!! Thank you.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing as always
The best food in Orange County, with excellent, friendly service and a stunning wine list. Highly recommended. Every single person from arriving to leaving was the perfect balance of helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is clever, tasty and uses fresh, highest-quality ingredient. If I had to pick one thing that could be better, the menu changes relatively infrequently: if more items could change weekly or even daily it would be even better for repeat diners, as well as giving the chef a chance to respond to seasonal ingredients.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Experience Ever!
Everything came out in a timely manner, all the food was perfectly cooked. The servers were consistent but not too overwhelming. Plus I would have to say it was the best dessert I have ever had.
The best touch is I always prefer booths but at this resturant the only booths are in the bar and we don't drink. However the bartender noticed we were drinking cherry cokes and she came over with something she created. It fasted like the best strawberry lemonade in the world but she put it in wine glasses so "we we can feel fancy" as she said. It was charming and adorable and I can't wait to go back!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. 5 stars!!
We stayed at the St. Regis for our anniversary. This was communicated to the restaurant, and they treated us like royalty. The chef brought us a couple tapas appetizers to start (no charge). The appetizers we ordered were fantastic. The 2 peas in a pod were phenomenal! My ribeye steak was terrific and my wife's scallops were excellent as well.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to Form
Located in the St. Regis at Monarch Beach, my opinion of the Stonehill Tavern has always been the following: while overpriced, it is very good. This still holds true today. We enjoyed dinner there for our anniversary earlier this week. One of my favorite aspects of this restaurant is the plethora of surprise appetizers they bring to the table, compliments of the chef. They never disappoint and are always intriguing. On our own we tried "Two Peas in Pod" app ($19) and we split the fried Jidori Chicken ($29 pp) and removed the skin for a healthier dinner. The chicken was cooked perfectly and it rested on a bed of truffle mac and cheese...hence, the skin removal. Let's not call the cardiologist on the spot, shall we? All in all, $170 for two.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and drinks. Services
Great food and drinks. Services was a little slow due to some large parties that were there at the same time. We had to wait 15 minutes after we finished our appetizer to put in our order for the main course.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This review needs room for a 7!
Michael Meni is a four star chef in my book. I ate at his restaurant in the Bellagio in Vegas and when I came to California, I sought out his other restaurant nearby.
The service was the best I have ever had and I have dined all over the world in some of the best restaurants. I am from New Orleans and know outstanding service.
I just cannot say enough about the inventiveness of the food and the fresh taste of everything.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic Birthday dinner
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was amazing and the servers were curtious and knowledgeable of the food on the menu. The cocktail I had was unique to the restaurant and delicious. The only negative to our experience was not knowing before hand that there would be a $75 charge for event food that was served to us before our main course, so the bill was a bit of a shock. However, if you are looking for a night of wonderful food and price is of no concern then I would highly recommend the Stonehill Tavern.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We chose Stonehill for my
We chose Stonehill for my husbands 40th Birthday. My husband ordered the filet and I ordered the Lobster Pot Pie. For an upscale restaurant the portions were unexpectedly generous. We both ordered items that are traditionally heavy however we finished them even though we were full because the preparation made them seem light and they tasted fantastic!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
best service ever!
we had the most memorable experience, and the food was really good! our server, Metro was the best server I have ever met! all staff including the host, were professional and curtious. it was a dinner to remember! plus being my friends birthday!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was really good and the
Food was really good and the waiter recommondations were right on. Would definitly go here again.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service that my wife and I had, was by far the BEST service we have ever recieved from any restaurant in past. The server (Christopher) was the epitome of what a server should be. The food was absolutely AMAZING as well. Thank you so much for one of the best nights my wife and I had. We will be coming back. Thanks to the entire staff, especially Micheal Mina for the breath taking food we had.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I were enjoying a "staycation" at the St. Regis and decided to have dinner at Stonehill Tavern to avoid driving into town. From start to finish, the meal was amazing. Instead of ordering the same 'ol steak we generally opt for, we decided on trying something new and ordered the Whole Fried Chicken for two.....SIMPLY DIVINE!! We live in Burbank, and will drive down here just to experience this chicken dish again. Everything from the kale salad to dessert was delicious. Highly recommend outdoor table for the view and it's quiet for romantic dinner. Indoor will be louder.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five star food and service. Great restaurant l high-end restaurant in South OC.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
why didn't we know about this befor
fantastic meal, tables a little close together where we were seated, bread is amazing, food way beyond expectations
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM