Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota
Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota

Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stonewoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: (941) 355-3315
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mike Drury
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota
Stonewood Grill & Tavern offers a complete dining experience for both your eyes and your palate. You don’t want to have just another ordinary night out — so tonight, make it extraordinary!

We oak-grill each steak to lock in its juices and enhance its natural flavors. Plus, only the freshest seafood has the honor of being prepared by one of Stonewood’s gourmet chefs.

Adding our innovative wine list featuring rare selections and exceptional pairings makes Stonewood a great place for couples, friends, and coworkers, for date night, happy hour, special occasions, and holiday parties.

So the next time you’re looking for the perfect night out, come to Stonewood Grill & Tavern.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (58)special occasion (50)fit for foodies (40)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (24)notable wine list (22)romantic (21)great for lunch (21)hot spot (11)great for outdoor dining (8)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Poor Meat Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food at this restaurant is usually very good but on Friday the prime rib was tough and stringy. I didn't finish it because of the quality. It was cooked to the correct temperature yet it was not hot when it was delivered. I couldn't meant the butter on the broccoli and the baked potato was warmish. The mushrooms were done perfectly. The other entre was the tenderloin skewer. 2 of the 4 pieces of beef were tough like sirloin and 2 were tender like tenderloin. The quality was brought up to the manager but there was no discount offered.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Busy Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We got right in with our reservation and the service was spot on. The food was great and the server(Craig) was the perfect amount of attentive and made sure everything was up to standards throughout the night. We went home happy and full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The bar scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We prefer to sit and dine at the bar. The bartenders are spectacular! If you've been there more than once they know you, and probably know what you would like to drink! It's a great place to meet friendly people, staff and customers alike. The new rewards program is a great value too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Always look forward to dinning at Stonewood on University Parkway in north Sarasota.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Only one issue, had a reservation for 7:30 PM and waited 1/2 an hour to be sitted. I thought the point of a reservation to be sifted at or within 10 minutes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best local eatery----- all freindly & pleasant
    ilikebeans
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    first time I have had a not so good entre. prime rib was tough & certainly not prime!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fare, but curious mgmnt judgment
    SunnySRQ
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our party of 5 with two 90-yr-olds was seated at a round table that wasn't stable. My drink sloshed around so much when mom leaned on the table that half of it (shallow martini glass) spilled, including into my bread dish and soaking that. Manager came over and said he thought he'd already fixed the table (by putting a book under it!). Eventually agreed to move us to a stable table, reluctantly. We had to ask several times to replace the drink, which I hadnt touched yet. Finally he came by with another one - only half full. Even after inconveniencing us with the soaking, with the move - he chose not to replace the drink that spilled due to his lack of maintenance. Tacky, we thought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little too dark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Only one yes Jen. Need a little brighter light during lunch time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good on the whole!
    Veggieholic
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The fish and meat dishes are very good. The creamed spinach is flavorful and basically healthy. Being seniors we lament the passing of the two portion sizes for fish entrees. BUT you get a failing grade for the green beans and, possibly other vegetables which we haven't tried yet. The beans are HARD, not even al dente, not uncooked but might just as well have been. One cannot cut them with the knife you provide. We have mentioned this failing several times but there has been no change. It's a shame to spoil otherwise good food. Will it stop us eating at Stonewood?...probably not but in this city there are many choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night review
    Mike
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a nice visit but had a reservation and had to wait 20 minutes after our scheduled reservation time , food choices were good , nice ahi tuna appetizer , dinner was crab encrusted mahi (excellent) and blackened chicken and vegetables over pasta , our server Rusty was very friendly and constantly refilled our drinks , would defiantly recommend this place and will be returning
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time but not the last!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Outstanding service with good food to match. It was our first time at the restaurant and we sat down immediately with our reservation despite longer lines waiting for tables on a Friday evening. In Florida, in season, this is not always the case. I had a tender, well prepared filet mignon and my husband said his prime rib was the best he ever had - hard to find a medium rare! Service was excellent - provided in a team approach to better handle the area to which they were assigned. We will be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Andy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food and the service were very good starting with the appetizers all the way through to the dessert
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricing
    dwhea0964
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Though the food was good, chicken a bit dry, the portions were quite small for the price. I can't say that I would revisit. With all the competition out there, this establishment was a bit over pricey. I don't recall any dining music either. Just a lot of talking. Sounding like a cafeteria. Weight staff very nice and accommodating. I thank you for the experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, but...
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We always enjoy our evenings at Stonewood. The meals were excellent, the drinks were good pours, the service by Jaime was fine. Just one little sticking point. We always ask for the pretzel rolls. When Jaime brought out the initial order, just two rolls for the two of us, one of the rolls was really mutilated, should have never been served. Both rolls were barely warm. We asked for a couple more, and he brought out three, all barely warm. Just not consistent with the quality of food and service. But we'll be back; we just bought a lot of their gift cards!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    EXCELLENT MEAL. SERVICE WAS GREAT ANE PRICE WAS VERY REASONABLE.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always very good
    jon921
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I would recommend this restaurant, food is always good , the salads are always chilled an taste great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good experience
    istarr
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Good food, good service, noise level good for group conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frustrated Diner
    like2eatoutoften102714
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Trout was overcooked. My sister ordered an appetizer and 2 sides. Was more than all of our other 3 main courses!! Sauce on chicken pasta was tasteless and watery. Lamb was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We live in the area of this restaurant and frequently eat there. We have only ever had good servcice and good food. Whene er we make our reservation on Opentable, even if there are other people waiting, we are seated by our reservation time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Typical
    Toodie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Rather typical fern bar restaurant but prices are too high for the amount of food served.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greedy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always very good food and excellent service. Portions are generous. Never had to send anything back because it came out cold? My go to neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two2eat
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great meal and service. Please, please keep the shrimp scampi on the menu. It was delicious. we eat here often and order it every time we can!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun night out
    OneNightOut
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Good food and ambiance. Expensive if you don't order off the specials. Great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Stormin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Stonewood north Sarasota has a very pleasant atmosphere, even though it was a little noisy on a Friday. It is usually rather quiet due to the high partitions separating the booths. I consider it a go to restaurant where you always get good food and good service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stonewood Shines
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our party of four showed up and were promptly shown to a fine table. Joshua was our waiter, and he was personable and efficient. Our food was great, our libations were delicious, and a good time was had by all, as usual.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Fabulous Restaurant
    Bechas
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We made a reservation, it was honored with friendliness and divine atmosphere. We chose the dining side rather than the bar side because we like quiet dining. Our server, Andrea, was fabulous! She was always there at the right time, not too much or too little, just right! The food is fabulous in all dishes we have ordered. We were there for an 81st Birthday and plan to be there for our 64th Wedding Anniversary October 21st!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Bobtee
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food was wonderful, presentation good and our server, Andrea, was super. A very satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was nice to visit the North Sarasota restaurant. Found to be as enjoyable as the Bradenton restaurant. Food very good, service very good. Very surprised at the size of N/S.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were seated promptly. Matthew, our waiter, was personable and efficient. Food was excellent as usual, and the drinks were ample and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent anniversary dinner
    SarasotaDesigner
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our 20th anniversary couldn't have been nicer. Our waiter, David, was wonderful. My husband tried the summer special Chicken Florentine, and I had the Shrimp Palermo....Both were delicious. David brought a chocolate layer cake with strawberries afterwards, on the house. Well definitely be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience start to finish!
    Terilynn
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A friend and I came to Stonewood to celebrate our birthdays. The hostess took us before our reservation time and seated us at a quiet table in a side room. Our server, Christa, came to the table immediately to take our drink order. She made our celebration fun and even though she was busy she was very attentive and came often to check on us. Our food was amazing and came to the table piping hot. Christa surprised us with yummy desserts to celebrate our birthdays, a perfect end to a perfect evening. Can't think of a thing I would change!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    GrandmaAtTheBeach
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a wonderful time at SG on Saturday night ... the restaurant was busy so the noise level was a bit elevated, but the food was delicious as usual. Our waiter, Luca, was excellent. Very accommodating, came by frequently but not obtrusively, gave good recommendations and genuinely cared about his customers. Every one on the wait staff went out of their way to ensure our experience was all that it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent Good Dining Destination
    lululucci
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    As always, the service was A-1 and the food didn't disappoint. It is my favorite restaurant for steak, especially, but for gathering with friends, it cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bob1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Why didn't I get points? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice specials
    jeanshahVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tried one of the Anniversary Specials, $15, the scampi with pasta, it was very good and great value. Happy hour drinks at great prices, overall great value. Also bought into the Rewards Card.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Comfortable dining
    GloPotnews
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Stonewood Grill is a great dining experience. The decor is beautiful and the booths are very comfortable. Service is wonderful and the food and choices are so good! Love this place. My favorite thing is the pretzel bread that is served before the meal. Yum!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistent
    alvinmc67VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The restaurant is attractive, the food very good. The service was attentive and not overbearing. I liked the Crab crusted grouper while my wife preferred the short ribs. For desert, the chocolate bread pudding was marvelous. The food is always consistent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy anniversary
    Goodchoice
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    After 43 years of marriage, we aren't looking for roving violinists anymore; just a leisurely dinner with good food, good wine, and good friendly service. The Stonewood filled the bill nicely. The menu has a good variety of perfectly prepared entrees, salads, soups, desserts, and a nice selection of wines. We eat at the Stonewood several times each year, and have never been disappointed with this location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As always, Great!
    dufferbillVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We were greeted warmly and promptly seated at a booth of our choosing. Joshua was friendly and knowledgeable, and provided outstanding service. Our food was delicious; great value for the money paid. And as a bonus, they now have a rewards card!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patti
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The dinner atmosphere and service was excellent. The prime rib was unfortunately tough. The shrimp and scallops were very good but the broccoli side was barely cooked with very little taste. We have been there for lunch and the hamburger was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.