Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Kitchen 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 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 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 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 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 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 AMFun place to eat. Great beer,Fun place to eat. Great beer, beautiful out door dining and lounging area.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, but overpriced.Nice food, but very expensive. The waitress wasn't very attentive, and there were some rowdy groups near us that added to the ambiance, for better or worse. We sat outside, and that was very nice, though the patio wasn't level where we were sitting so I felt like I was going to capsize a couple times. After eating, we walked around the lovely gardens and chilled for a while, which was a nice bonus. Will go back again, despite the drawbacks.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOrder your food then takeOrder your food then take a stroll around the garden. Wonderful place! But make sure to make a reservation if you plan on going on Friday or Saturday. Otherwise, expect a three to four hour wait.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date spot on a WednesdayGreat date spot on a Wednesday night. Not busy at all and the patio was gorgeous.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beer and Awesome Food!Great place to spend a day and relax with some friends and some good beer! Food was awesome! This place rocks. I recommend talking to the waiters about the different beers if it is your first time here. Start easy and work your way up to stongers Beers.
Good times!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest brewery experience California!what, I do. I know that one day Stone Brewery and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there's going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you won't be invited4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCould use more outdoor experience.Could use more outdoor experience. When looking at pictures I thought the garden was much larger. I realize this could be a much larger liability, but I think it would greatly improve the experience if the 'beer garden' was much more expansive and included a much larger area: Maybe some actual trails or larger fields. There is a lot of land in the surrounding area to expand upon. Other than that the garden itself is fantastic and the beer is some of the best in the country.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous selection of beersFabulous selection of beers are found at this friendly brewery which also offers good food and a pretty garden setting.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService was excellent bothService was excellent both from our server and the chefs. The chefs were willing to work with several food allergies and make substitutions. The food quality was excellent (as always) and flavorful.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection FoundMy husband calls this Brewpub "Beer Mecca", it truly fits his claim. This is truly an amazing dining experience. The location is out of the way, but people still know how to find it. Thank goodness for them being on Opentable so I could make a reservation well in advance. It is a good thing, the restaurant was packed and all five of us just sailed in! Food was good, Beer was Great, Service was Incredible! We enjoyed our visit as much as my husband enjoys the Stone Brews!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyed our dinner.Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Will come again and recommend it to others. We loved the food and the atmosphere.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambiance at StoneI have been to Stone Brewery several times and took some people who had never been there. They had a great time and the mussels were terrific. Service was better than my last visit.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMI write this review with aI write this review with a touch of bittersweet. Personally I love this place. I've been here about a half dozen times and every time has been amazing. This time for no less, except in one place: the service. Neil seemed to never come over. He never cleared our plates or empty beer glasses. I had to call over Chris, a water server, to help us out because Neil fell short of his duty.
I won't go on because I do love this place. Food is superb. The beer is some of the best in the world. The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous. So I would recommend everyone to come to Stone Brewery because it has always been nothing short of amazing and one mishap is not nearly enough to keep me away.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMas expected, a great selectionas expected, a great selection of beers...wine too!
food is good, but the beer is exceptional, as well as the service!
thanks Stone!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch-tasticI ordered the fried chicken and French toast for brunch. It was amazing, soo many delicious items on the menu it was very hard to choose. Definitely going back.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful expanded menu andWonderful expanded menu and great beer. Amazing service.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere,food andGreat atmosphere,food and beer! Service was timely.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMStone is an awesome breweryStone is an awesome brewery with great atmosphere. The food is a little pricey, but I go here for the beer!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband & I really enjoyMy husband & I really enjoy going to Stone Brewery for lunch. It's a great atmosphere for meeting friends or even having a meal for two.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and obviouslyVery good food and obviously a great beer selection, The Stone Bistro is now one of our family's favorites. Seating outside with a beautiful view of the gardens or inside with the wonderful architecture, an enjoyable experience either way.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous outdoor drinkingFabulous outdoor drinking and dining experience with a great menu and outstanding beverage selection. A very lively yet relaxing atmosphere.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and great beer.Great food and great beer. The beer float (Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream) is outstanding.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerThe dinning experience was delightful. The waiter was awesome he knew the menu and made recommendation and suggested what beer would go well with the dinner.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMFood & beer selection wasFood & beer selection was very good. The outdoor dining experience was excellent. There is a nice path to stroll and enjoy the scenery with a nice pint of beer. If you in the San Diego area, place Stone Brewery on your list of places to dine OR enjoy a beer.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMODEL FOR ALL BREWERIES TO FOLLOWEverything was great...they were busy and is too a while to get our beer served, but not big deal...they were busy and they smiled through it. My biggest problem was WHAT beer to select too many great choices....what a wonderful problem to have. Next time I'm going to have to select one of the cellared beers.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWould go there more oftenWould go there more often if I lived closer. Very relaxed and great environment.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful Easter BrunchI had not been to Stone during daylight hours in about a year and a half. I was absolutely astounded at the growth of the trees in the garden area- proof that drought tolerant can also be lush and beautiful! We had Easter brunch outside on the patio~ two of us ordered the Omelette Bar and the third ordered off the menu. All of the food was excellent as was the wait staff. The Omelette bar set up near the trees and water feature was a great idea. All in all a great way to Celebrate Easter and will now become a go-to place for Sunday Brunch.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place! Great beer.Love this place! Great beer. Great food. Friendly and knowledgeable service. Can't wait to come back and take a tour of the Brewery sometime soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were there for brunch onWe were there for brunch on Easter. Found the food to be top notch and satisfying. The wait staff were very accomodating, friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed ourselves - plan to go again & bring guests!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food..., friendly service...,Great food..., friendly service..., and fantastically delicious beer!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the place was a greatWhile the place was a great expience the only draw back was how busy it was. The hostesses were trying to discourage you from even wanting to wait for a table.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, good beer. LittleGood food, good beer. Little crowded on a saturday evening but will come back.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food great beer andGreat food great beer and great atmosphere. I've been 3 times so far and every time I ordered the wild mushroom penne pasta. Amazing every time. Recommend asking for chicken in the pasta (not on the menu as an addition). Nice gardens to walk around after a meal and enjoy another beer for dessert.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI used open table to makeI used open table to make a reservation for two, I arrived a few minutes early and checked in at the desk. I waited for 30 minutes watching parties arrive and be seated. Eventually the lobby was clear and many tables were available through out the restaurant. The three hostesses were all chatting at the front so I went up to ask when my half hour old reservation would be filled. It seemed they had just forgotten about us and I was then seated right away. The rest of the dining experience was lovely. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was outstanding. The Beer list as always was wonderful, my only problem was deciding which new beer to try.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur special dinner was perfect.Our special dinner was perfect. The food, the service, the beer... Will bring my family and friends that come to visit for sure.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPros: Great steak, deliciousPros: Great steak, delicious duck tacos, wonderful port for dessert. very energetic and vibrant
Cons: Very loud, if you like guinness-like beers then this isn't the place for you as they don't have anything that dark but they still have a great list of beer3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM