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StillWater Spirits & Sounds
StillWater Spirits & Sounds

StillWater Spirits & Sounds Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.danapointstillwater.com
  • Phone: (949) 661-6003
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00am; Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Chef John Cuevas
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: StillWater offers off-site catering to clients whom would like to host a special event at a local park or site in Dana Point.
  • Entertainment: From Reggae to Swing to 80′s cover bands; StillWater hosts an eclectic mix of bands to please almost every musical preference.
    A list of our events can be found on our website at www.danapointstillwater.com/event-posts/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Golden Lantern
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in the back of StillWater, off Del Prado. There is also street parking.
A word from StillWater Spirits & Sounds
StillWater Spirits & Sounds is a Pre-prohibition-themed lounge specializing in locally-sourced cuisine and 1920's to 1940's era drinks.
Located above Dana Point Harbor, StillWater offers patrons a unique dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere.
StillWater is an ideal location to enjoy delicious food from award-winning chef John Cuevas, local entertainment and unique libations in a friendly, customer-centric environment.
With a full-service indoor/outdoor kitchen and bar, state-of-the-art sound system, and expert mixologists, StillWater is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner, corporate dinner, fundraiser or special event for 150+ people.
For more information please visit our website at www.danapointstillwater.com
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "I went for Dinner and to see U2 Tribute band U2 Experience. I loved the food - sausage appetizer, Wedge Salad with rib meat (surprisingly very good) and Salmon w/ bbq glaze - all really good. The band was great."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This place was once an awesome restaurant but they refused to take any ideas from the past. Now it is a limited ((very) menu with few decent items. only thing we like is the flat bread pizza... Music is excellent as they did improve stage and sound but menu needs major work!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Reflexx was very entertaining and our server, Trevor, did a great job taking care of our large party."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our food, and really enjoyed the music. Derek and the Day Drinkers were playing. Totally enjoyed. Will go back for sure."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal,service was attentive, will go back"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Finally a terrific neighborhood eatery. The sausage apps and pizza were delicious. The ambiance was welcoming and fun. Will go back again. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "After asking our fantastic waiter Dave to explain some intend on the menu we ordered and really enjoyed the food though it was a bit expensive. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was our second visit since the reincarnation of Renaissance into Still Water. We made an Open Table Reservation but the evening was nice and we found an open table on the patio and went for that instead. We split a Wedge salad (topped with short ribs instead of bacon) which was very tasty. Her Cowboy but steak was very good; my chicken was tasty but a little overwhelmed by the grilled Brussels sprouts. Service by Morgan was outstanding again and we had a very leisurely time with dinner after which some friends joined us for drinks and dancing. JD Priest Group was quite versatile and good. My biggest complaint is that the Prime Rib French Dip had been eliminated from the revised menu. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Finally a foodies place in Dana Point!! We had a great time, food is amazing service exceptional. Highly recommend that you try this place..."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This was our second time going as a large group (12) and both times the service was very poor. We ordered 2 drinks at a time knowing it would take forever to get one. Food is good. They get good bands to play. They could use fans and crank up the a/c once everyone starts dancing. As a group we decided that we won't go back again no matter what band is playing. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Was there to see hollywood yates Was an awesome show with great food And drinks would definitely recomend This place to family and friends."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "I was there to see Shawn Jones and was thrilled that the menu has organic chicken! Shawn was brilliant too!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food and drinks were fantastic. The staff was courteous prompt and cheerful. We asked for seating with a good view of the band and we were seated at the best table in the place. Stillwater did everything possible to make the night a memorable one. We will frequent this establishment every time we visit Dana Point."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Stillwater is a makeover of the former Renaissance. Better food, quieter bar, remodeled bar/patio area and better overall ambiance. The 80's cover band was great and the place remains one of the few places in OC where "more mature" folks can rock out and dance like we were kids."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "They have live music in the evenings, which is what draws us there. We saw the Jennifer Keith Quintet, and they were great. The food is good, the service is good. It's not a place to go if you want to have a quiet conversation, very energetic bar scene. Make a reservation if you want a table in the evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The place is very fun looking in the 20's era decor with all the wait staff dressed in period clothing. It was filled with a very diverse crowd of all ages and some patrons even chose to dress to the period. The outdoor dining looked really nice with plenty of tables, an outdoor bar, and plenty of heating. We decided to dine inside so we could have better view of the stage. The group that was playing our night was comprised of a small jazz band and singer. They were really talented and put on a very professional performance. There was a small area to dance which brought out a lot of swing dancers. The food was very good as well but a little on the pricey side. We really enjoyed our evening out and plan to stop by again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food selection on menu looked pretty exotic. So much that the pizza smelled like feet and was not that appetizing. The music did not arrive at the scheduled time that the restaurant had. Instead of starting at 8, the band didn't finish setting up till 915 and we no longer had patience to wait and hear what they had to play."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed the prohibition theme, live music and yummy food."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We've gone to Stillwater for years (long before it was Stillwater). We'll keep coming back as long as they have bands like Jeri Curl."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Food and service was good! waiting for the band to start at 10:15pm was pure torture! Get rid out the boring opening act. Please have the bands start earlier like 9:00 pm. Please correct web site to reflect band start time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I had a 8:00 pm reservation. for Sat. 1-18-14. My reservation was not honored. There was a open table in the main room. I was told I had to sit in the bar area or outside."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Ended up with a group of 25 instead of 10 and everyone at the restaurant made it work beautifully even though the restaurant was packed. Had a great night with great food and exceptional entertainment. Jennifer Keith band is the best for jazz lovers and swing dancers! Can't wait to go again soon!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We were totally disappointed with this place. The music was way too loud- we couldn't hear each other across the table. The food was quite poor. My pizza was burned on the crust and the fries were cold. We barely saw our server and had to track her down for the check. If you are looking for a loud music/bar scene it's fine- just don't expect great food."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Stillwater Spirits & Sounds is a cool restaurant that hosts great live entertainment in the evenings. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday with a nice meal, as well as take in the jazz & pop standards of the Jennifer Keith Quintet. Our dinner was great, and dancing to the band was the perfect end to the evening."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had a fabulous time on Saturday which was the electro swing lab . The food was great, service was amazing and the vibe was perfect. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Came for Shawn Jones show. Great service, great food, great sound system !"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Third visit now this year and took our friends to see Jennifer Keith Quintet perform (jazz). We arrived at 7 for dinner which was excellent. Service was great and the band performed to their normal high standards. This is a very cool location and I would recommend it."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "I enjoyed the dinner but my friend was bothered by the noise level which was only made worse with the band starting 15 minutes early."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This is the fourth time I've dined (and danced) at StillWater Spirits & Sounds. The food is prepared fresh and always good. Must eat the brussels sprouts (even if you don't like to eat them). The way they are prepared are heavenly. Grilled salmon was outstanding as well. Haven't had a bad meal (or drink) here. Sunday Funday is great as the band (varies each week) begins around 4 or 4:30. Casual and comfortable. Best GM in Dana Point too!"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "What a perfect place for enjoying a Sunday afternoon! Reserve a table inside in order to watch the band which typically starts playing at 4pm. Great menu with choices for all. The Brussels sprouts are delicious and a must! Excellent service provided by staff who seem to really enjoy their job. Outdoor patio has nice energy with lots of seating and a cozy fireplace."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "This was my first time visiting Stillwater. My friends band, Short Note, was playing there, so I made reservations for my wife and I in anticipation of a packed house. Turned out I was right on! Food was good and Lindsey, our server was amazing!! Totally recommend Stillwater for and good time with live music."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We had decided to go to Stillwater for dinner and drinks. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The pizza was fantastic. They have their own pizza oven. We will recommend Stillwater to our friends."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "Saw CCR cover band...large room but not overcrowded...big outdoor bar area...great service and welcoming ambiance"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "food was cold(had tri tip with rice and carrots) Music sound was muffled(band was not very professional-Blue Bayou)"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "I've been here twice and love it! I came with a large group to hear great music, but really enjoyed my meal as well. I ordered the flatbread pizza and it was great. My friend ordered the chicken and loved it. My husband ordered it last time and loved it too. Enjoyed the retro feel,. Both visits I found the staff to be very friendly. Happy hour is great too! I plan on returning soon."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "was late for my 6:15 pm appointment, but the hostess that helped me gave me a table right away, no questions, and they kept it thank goodness, thank you Stillwater! will be back soon!! Service was super! food was delish and awesome entertainment with Jim summers and friends!"
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "5 stars for Shawn Jones last night. He rocked Stillwater. They are booking some good talent. Sorry to say that the service was lacking. After being seated and getting our drinks, we had to wait well over 30 minutes just to place our food order. We had ordered appetizers and entrees at the same time. We never got the appetizers, but one of our party's pizza was delivered at least 10 minutes before the rest of our entrees. These remaining entrees came when Shawn started playing at 9. We had arrived at Stillwater before 8 for the purpose of eating before he started. So, less than 1 star for service. At least they didn't charge us for the missing appetizers. Stillwater has work to do to get their kitchen timing and service up to par."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Good Service and good prices. The band should come on earlier and no need for an opening act."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "We went to Still Water to hear Jumping Jack Flash. What a great venue for this! It's small, friendly, with room for dancing, and a great, energetic crowd. We didn't have expectations about the food, but we were very pleased with the ribs and the amazing chocolate dessert - and the prices were quite reasonable. Our server couldn't have been better. The servers have a lot to contend with, trying to weave in and out of those standing to hear the concert, but he was attentive and always friendly. They have an outdoor bar area that was full and perfect for a warm evening. All in all, this was a great evening!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "web page said first band started at 730 the didn't go on until 930 had an annoying 1 hour sound check and one of there party got in a fist fight the band i came to see didn't go on until 1100 by then i was to worn out to enjoy that first act lion's den sucked and was very unprofessionally wouldn't get off the stage so the other headliner act could set uo the manager should have sent them packing"
    Dined on 8/2/2013