Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Good food and great beer!Stone has a very nice ambiance in the restaurant. The food is good and the presentation is very good. However, the real find is obviously for beer lovers. The tour is a must and the house beer is awesome. The restaurant also carries a large selection from other craft breweries.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Early Bird Gets Better ServiceStone is a San Diego gem. The food is rich, filling, and usually delicious. The outdoor seating and wandering areas are beautiful and wonderful for groups of any size.
The main difference from time to time is the service. I have experienced many times where the waiters seem overwhelmed, short for time, and unwilling to check-in and make sure your time is enjoyable. However, everytime I have arrived for a reservation between 5-6:30pm, the service is much better. The restaurant is not overpacked and the waiters take the time to connect, make reccomendations, and give you their attention. It is far better than the clipped tones and fast remarks of later times of the night.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Outdoor DiningThe atmosphere was very pleasant. We were taken to our table immediately upon arrival (in fact, we were there about 5 minutes early) and seated outside. Our server introduced himself right away and took drink orders. It was a very energetic setting, but yet we could maintain our conversation without shouting, which was quite unusual when we meet up at other restaurants. We ordered placed our order and the food came out perfectly.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDinnerThe food was okay. My husband had the sausage and really liked it. I had salmon which was yummy but rather small. The Mac and cheese side dish was very bland.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWeekend getawayChecked in and we were seated within 5 minutes. Great beer and food is not ordinary. Will definitely visit again. Great atmosphere6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStone BistroGreat spot, as usual good menu well prepared and presented, beer selection excellent as usual6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMStone BreweryMy second time there and again a wonderful experience. Going back with more visitors in 2 weeks. Great food and beer. Totally open. A creek, picnic benches, grass, chairs, privacy all just off the large patio.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMImportant FeedbackGreat atmosphere and great beer. Using the Open Table app was easy and great. Text from the front desk when my table was ready was excellent.
What I would like to see improved:
1. Only one walk up self serve station at the lower bar with one server. Although there were six other people behind the bar who could have helped serve the walk ups, they did not. All of the tables were full so walk up was the only way to get a beer.
2. The main entre was warm, but not hot. Not a good thing.
Stone has the potential to be something special. Currently, they are very busy. That said, the food quality needs to match the beer quality. That would be something special.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCame with family from eastCame with family from east coast for lunch and we all had an awesome time strolling the gardens with our beer while we waited for our reservation. Very scenic relaxing, yet energetic at the same time. Just what we love, and the food is impressive!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome as alwaysStone does not disappoint. Great beers and amazing food!!!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMStone Summer Movies & Dinner!Nothing beats the Movies at Stone Brewery and having a great dinner before! Food is awesome and service was great. Sitting outside with the sounds of the water flowing around us just added to the experience. Thanks Stone for making such an outstanding place in North County! Oh - and the beers are the BEST!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visit, we will return!Loved the food and the beer. Many choices on tap.
Food menu very interesting. Wanted to try everything! I had the cheese soup and the duck tacos which were both very good.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAny drive is worth it!We've gone several times...make it a point to go, since we live 2 hours away.
Classy operation! Best selection of fine craft beers ever!
Love their style in beer and food.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMSteppin UpMy previous visits to this restaurant were not always happy. Delays in seating, long waits between service, generally inattentive todetails. This time was different and a marked improvement. Seated immediately, on time with a text message to my phone even! We were seated in a quiet outdoor location on the perimeter of the garden. Nice again. Our waitress made some good suggestions and meal arrived in time so we could enjoy the appetizer and quaff enough of our beers yet still have some to enjoy with the food. After dinner we had a pleasant walk around the grounds and enjoy the scene. While this is not a foodie's experience, it is comfort food and hey, it's about the beer. Thanks, Stone, for the upgrades!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this placeHuge fan of Stone's high quality beer and their restaraunt is right on par. Great menu, top quality entrees and an awesome outdoor eating area. I try to visit every time I am in San Diego, short 30 min or so drive north and well worth it!!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceFood was wonderful, beer speaks for itself and the gardens are amazing. Portions are quite large, so come hungry!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Brewery ExperienceMy boyfriend and I visited San Diego from Chicago, partly because we've been wanting to visit Stone for a long time. It was everything we hoped for and more. The bistro is beautiful, the food is delicious and the beer, of course, is amazing. I wish we didn't have to go back to Chicago!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMNew FavoriteWow. My girlfriend and I went for dinner the other night and our experience was amazing. We ate outside and it was a perfect night. The ambiance is great, the setting is fantastic. Service and food (not to mention the beer) were on point. Definitely highly recommend!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Place Ever!This was the coolest beer restaurant that I have ever been to, and probably will be hard to top. The food was outstanding, the beer selection wonderful, and the wait staff was knowledgeable of the options. Wish I lived nearby to go often.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best...it was charming, food was awesome and cleverly named, and a great place to hang out with friends and family. i was pleasantly surprised to find the noise level to be conducive to talking since it's a brewery and had 2 bars. so glad it was recommended to us! i would advise making a reservation and getting there a few minutes before so that you're all checked in and a table is ready for you at your appointment time. i'll be sure to come back when i'm in the san diego area again and do the brewery tour!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth it !The food is a bit on the pricey end but is well worth every penny! Paired with a great view no matter which part of the building you are at adds to the whole experience. The staff is very knowledgeable and super friendly. We had a great experience here and will return every time we are in the area.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen Here many time placeBeen Here many time place always has a great vib, great beerand brewery tours.The store side is very cool. They have a bunch of beers on tap in the store. All you have to do is bring in your growler and they will fill you up. Food is very good. They have made some changes if you've had the Quail knots in the past beware.They used to be sweet with a hint of spicy. Now there screaming hot. It was quite a suprise. Mac and Cheese is just Killer. If you like great craft beers this place should be calling your name.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMStone Brewery - An ExperienceStone is one of my favorites. From the on site brewery tour to the outdoor garden area, this place has many things to see and do.
From the outside, it appears to be just another building in an industrial area, but most first-timers will be pleasantly surprised by the unusual layout and architecture what is inside. This is a must-go-see for anyone that may be in the North County area or just visiting.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMoms night outThe outside table seated 6, but we were able to add a
chair. The outstanding microbrew list is both their own and others. The fresh, locally sourced arugula salad with my wild boar baby back ribs tasted even better with my Stone Porter al fresco in the company of my Mama friends. I highly recommend this for a moms night out for six or less moms.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful SurpriseSorry I waited this long to experience dining at Stone Brewing. Beer selection and food pairing was great. Definitely recommend dining in the evening to experience when the sun goes down and the gardens become very enchanting.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Restaurant and Brewery!This restaurant is a must, if you are ever in the San Diego area. The ambiance is outstanding as well as the food and amazing brews on tap. My wife and I always make it a point to come to Stone Brewing whenever we travel to our timeshare in Es Condido, CA.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat TimeEnjoyed the appetizers and local brews. A little pricey for the sandwiches. Wonderful venue and beautiful gardens.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMcraft beer and moreI'm a beer geek, so this place is heaven for me. but it is also beautiful inside and out and my wife will indulge me when we're down here because she loves the gardens. the food is pretty great -- the pork appetizer and duck tacos are worth the reputation they have.
I'll be back!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere was electric.The atmosphere was electric. The garden was very pretty and inviting.
Started with the home made hummas, very delicious!
Next I had the salmon, it arrived and the presitation was wonderful, the
Flavors energized my palet.
The waiter was knowledge and very attentive.
Overall excellent experience!!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation PartyGreat time. Awesome view. Cold Beer. Great food. Great service.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu and drinks. BeautifulGreat menu and drinks. Beautiful setting. Parking a little hard.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall this place is veryOverall this place is very cool, but need to be a fan of beer made at a brewery. The ambiance is amazing at this brewery.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful EstablishmentI made reservations for our anniversary over a month in advance for a Friday night. We arrived early so we decided to grabbed some beers and explore. The bartender helped me pick a light beer, my husband went with the IPA (he loved how fresh it tasted). We were too late for any tours but the store staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The set up of the dinning room is unique. Most of the gardens were closed for a private event but we managed to find a spot. The gardeners have created a peaceful ecosystem. Our server was GREAT! The chicken over mashed potatoes was wonderful, as was my sausage platter. Suggested paired beers were perfect. The cheese soup is missing bread. Our only major issue we were sat between families with small kids5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIf You Love Hops...A testament to the house that hops built.. This is the most interesting beer destination I have ever seen. Great indoor/outdoor dining. If you love hoppy and/or unusual beers, this is the place for you. I love hops, but many of Stone's beers are a bit too bitter for me; and they are indeed bitter. But they offer numerous other Stone and guest taps.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMKitchen can't keep upWe absolutely love Stone Bistro & Gardens...great outdoor dining space and Stone beers and natural food. But yesterday was the second time on a holiday (Mother's Day) when they just couldn't keep up. Waited almost an hour from ordering to receiving entrees...and two of them were cold when we got them. It seems that they know the kitchen can't keep up, because there were many empty tables, yet the hostess was quoting an hour wait. Apparently they know not to fill every table, but even the 3/4 full dining area was too much for the kitchen. The food is always great, but the wait and cooled food really took away from the experience. I would stay away on holidays or other busy periods.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMChoice North County dinning placeVery unique - besides the original menu items and beer selection, the architectural features are a standout. Plenty of indoor or outdoor seating choices make for a pleasurable experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beer & Amazing AtmosphereI love the impressive beer selection from local San Diego brewerys as well as a careful selection from other areas. You will definitly find something you like and the staff are more than happy to help you find what you are looking for. The food is good but not steller but the beautiful outdoor gardens, lighting and right music volume level, along witht the great beers, make this place a pleasure to dine at.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreatStone Brewery is one of my family's favorite restaurants. We always take out-of-town guests who appreciate good food and beer to Stone Brewery. The outdoor dining area is fantastic, with beautiful scenery. Additionally, the food is a great, eclectic blend of options that is sure to have something for everyone. Stone even has a menu for kids with great options for children, and the staff never 'annoyed' by the fact you brought your children.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars. Food is sometimesWe are regulars. Food is sometimes $$$$ but always good. They are good with my kids and the beer is second to none.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Went there for lunch...got a lovely table outside...patio area is beautiful. Waitress was very helpful and attentive. Huge selection of beers. They have an interesting menu...we ordered the Wild Boar Korean BBQ sandwich served with their house-made kimchi...very good! I would definitely go back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food. Enjoyed theLoved the food. Enjoyed the unique choices on the menu. Loved the beer choices as well.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMJust go...you'll thank me laterAmazing food --- for appetizers, try the pretzel with cheese and the housemade hummus. Simply delicious. The pork chop is fantastic as is the Chicken Schnitzel, the talapia and the sausage platter. My father got the mushroom penne pasta and, not being a mushroom fan, I thought I would not like it but it was simply wonderful. Dessert selection is sub par compared to the rest of the experience but that is only due to a lack of options (seemingly). Once we ordered and the brownie came out...WOW. Amazing!
Gorgeous outside experience with a very tasteful decor inside. Best part....THE BEER! Stone is simply delicious and they have a VAST list from other breweries. Get the specific to that location only Stone's though...you'll thank me later5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beer!Hands down the best beer restaurant I have seen. Definitely go!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!I took my boyfriend here for his 40th birthday. He had never been and we had a great time. The food and ambience here are fabulous and, even with lots of alcohol flowing, it doesn't have a "bar" feel. There was a wedding going on but it still had a cozy feel. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone that lives in the area. It is a bit of a trip for those outside Escondido especially if you want to enjoy the amazing beer selection.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNew FavoriteA friend recommended Stone Brewery for my husband's 32nd birthday. It was a perfect suggestion!! The ambiance of Stone Brewery was fun and modern with beautiful lush greenery, fountains, and a koi pond. Our server was phenomenal - friendly and informative. We found out that all of the food they serve is grown organically on site and prepared fresh for each meal. We were very impressed. My husband's birthday dining experience was made complete with a complimentary birthday beer float. It was brilliant and creative - definitely a new favorite.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMvery satisfiedWent here for my brother's bachelor party. No problems with our reservation, we were seated right on time. First thing I noticed that even though it was a large room and filled to capacity I could still have a conversation with the other 5 people at my table without shouting. In other words, whoever treated the room acoustically did a tremendous job.
It goes without saying that the beer was excellent.
Everyone seemed quite satisfied with their entrees as well. I had the Sea Bass, loved it, but the chicken schnitzel was looking pretty good as well. We had some appetizers, the quail and boar ribs and highly recommend both.
Servers were professional and were there when we needed them.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and ambiance.Excellent food and ambiance. We drive over and hour once a month to have lunch or dinner and I highly recommend it for all!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDespite the food being justDespite the food being just so-so the ambiance more than makes up for it. What an incredible place!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful, outdoor dining.Beautiful, outdoor dining. Lovely gardens and incredible beer! This is a unique, fun dining experience with great food. Love the vegetarian options and use of organic ingredients.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, had our reservation,Good food, had our reservation, little noisey in bar area, tables a little too close.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM