Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota
Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota

Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stonewoodgrill.com/
  • Phone: (941) 927-3969
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • 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 - South 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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Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (36)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (13)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (10)great for lunch (5)hot spot (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Excellent food and service
    SiestaGuy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I took a freind to Stonewood for birthday dinner. It was a pleasant evening with very good food. Ryan, our server, was very polite, professional, and knowledgable of the menu. The crab crusted mahi was very tasty, though I'm not sure I could find any crab. We enjoyed wine and salads. The chocolate bread pudding was a perfect birthday dessert to share. No one should eat the entire serving! I have always had good meals at Stonewood and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed every bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Me and my wife wanted a good steak and this place was recommended to us. I have to say that food was really good. Everything we ordered was delicious. I really mean EVERYTHING! Even the french fries that came with steak were amaizing. Atmosphere was nice. Our server, Taby, was great. She was not bothering us all the time and at the same time was there when we needed her. We saw manager going to each table and introducing himself and making sure everyone is happy. That was nice. We are defiantly coming back for more delicious food and great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    marcim25
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Stonewoodnis one of our favorite restaurants. Especially love the pretzel bread. The food is excellent as is the service. Can't say enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Barbara60
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Food, atmosphere, service were excellent...would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We waited forever and no service and I couldn't catch anyone's eye. then, on her own, the manager said that one of the wait staff had told her we were being ignored. she was gracious, gave us a free drink, and from then on the service was good. The food was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • luarte07
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    A lovely restaurant with a nice ambiance. The food was very good and the menu is well priced with opportunities for some excellent wine tasting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sieataVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Stonewood is one if our favorite restaurants. We come here often and are never disappointed. The menu is varied and at this point we have probably tried it all. We are now collecting points which is an added incentive to come not that we needed one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent restaurant
    ClaudioVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Exceptional service. Very good steaks be fish. Reasonably priced. Family restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Our waiter Matt treated us like we were royalty! Our group had some special eating problems and he explained what each dish was comprised of. He made the dining experience enjoyable. The food was delicious. Can't wait to go back and will reserve thru Open Table again. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casuel
    Gigi
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This restaurant is for a casuel and quiet lunch or diner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great service! Great food. Had the prime rib. My friend had fish. We both enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent quality food!
    NannyVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Great service with happy people that know their menu. We love how comfortable the seating is and it is easy to have a conversation !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food! Great Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Short and simple. Bar staff was efficient and attentive even though it was crowded. We attended the 15th Anniversary evening so we had the appetizers that were offered. Yummy and a lot of them!! We also had a dinner reservation. I had the chardonnay chicken - which was delicious - sauce just right - not overwhelming. Little less cheese would please me and some rice would have added to it in my opinion. But the serving portion of chicken was more than enough. Husband had a mahi dish with crab. Very nice!!! Pretzel breadsticks are my favorite. Our friend had the linguine with shrimp. Also very, very good. Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. A truly delightful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Affordable and a cut above
    JohnF
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We enjoy Stonewood Grill - for the same cost as others we feel the atmosphere, staffing, and food are a cut above many others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    For a chain restaurant, they offer decent food. My chicken on a bed of wilted spinach was delicious. We were a group of four and each of us was very pleased with our selection. Our meals were nicely presented, hot and tasty. Portions were very large especially for the modest price. I am a big eater and always clean my plate. Tonight even I had to take home a piece of chicken. We were early diners tonight and by the time we left, Stonewood was packed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Stonewood resturant never dissapoints. Preperation is always excellent and service is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Having not been to Stonewood for a while, we returned to find exceptional service and food. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and seemed to genuinely care about our experience from start to finish. We can certainly recommend the lamb chops - a great presentation, and even better to taste! We will be returning to Stonewood soon - well done!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Smart Casual" ?!?!???
    3045bkVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Overall we had a good meal and good service. When making the reservation we noticed the dress code was "smart casual". We were not really sure what that meant at the time. From seeing what other customers were wearing, tank tops, T-shirts, jean shorts, etc. it appears that anything is acceptable. Quizzed the hostess on leaving and she commented that they don't have a dress code. Guess I am old fashioned, but i don't visit what portend to be upper scale restaurants wearing what I would to the beach, McDonalds, etc. We suggest they become a little more selective about what they allow as proper attire.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite restaurant
    Mary931
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Sarasota. Delicious food. Waite staff informative and knowledgable of all the food on the menu. We return often. Our favorite is the prime rib. Best we've had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic
    Danyelli
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A group of my bestest friends and I went there while we were vacationing in siesta key beach for my bachelorette weekend. Everything about this place was top notch, the food, the service, the atmosphere! Would def go vack here. Our waitors were AJ and Michael. They were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    lovedinnerout
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We love Stonewood for its cozy atmosphere, great menu choices, reasonable prices. The service is always friendly and welcoming. When we have a family get together, we are always concerned about our varied food preferences, but everybody finds their favorites at Stonewood. We go there for a night out just the two of us, or have participated in group outings. Always consistent, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good
    rudytootie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Our dinner with friends was very nice, all our food was good, with exception of my husbands, and his steak was tough. Should have sent it back, but he doesn't like doing that. Mine was excellent, as was the other couple with us.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consist
    Nette
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We are very pleased with Stonewood Grill and are somewhat regular customers. We have brought many friend with us and they have become repeat diners as well. We live in Venice and if we lived closer to you would most likely diner here more often
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great 15 menu
    Milopad
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    They are running a special $15 menu and some really good choices on it. Great advice from our server Matthew over cocktails. Great value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A local favorite
    RebelVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We love going here. The food is delicious, great servers, and nice atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to recommendation
    food4Life
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Vacationing in the Sarasota area and dined at Stonewood based on a recommendation from owners of our condo. We were not disappointed. Very nice ambiance, server was knowledgable, courteous and attentive and the food (grouper dish and filet mignon) was exquisite - flavors, taste, presentation and portion! Price was reasonable for what we ordered. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    rudytootie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the Stonewood Grill is always good. What we like about it, is they take reservations and honor them. We don't have to wait. The food is excellent, and the service staff very well trained.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior choices
    Steve2657
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food here was outstanding. My wife and I both had beef dishes and they were mouth watering. Their Stonewood salad is very good for starters. The great thing about this restaurant is the choices. You have chef's special that remind you of home cooking, 4 varieties of fresh catch fish, multiple types of steaks along with poultry and pork choices. We received a small cake for our anniversary celebration as well. I would highly recommended this restaurant. The only negative is that you must bring your wallet!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The people are both pleasant and helpful. We both chose from the abbreviated menu. My wife had the beef tips on a skewer and I had the chicken picatta. The food was very well prepared and tasty. We went on a Friday and the place was full which meant it was on the noisy side. Not a quiet out-of-the-place romantic spot but a great place to meet friends and have a fun time with good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Judy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was cooked to perfection, and displayed beautifully on my plate. Service was good, attentive but not overbearing. My family and I will go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place!
    RebelVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Stonewood Grill. The food is delicious, the booths very comfortable, and the wait staff friendly, knowledgable and efficient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional food and service!
    kre8ful1
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Best steaks I've ever had. My fav restaurant here in fl!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    EnglewoodLover
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is a place that has it all -- ambiance, good food and prices, and fantastic service. It starts at the bar where they know how to mix a great martini, and ends with a meal that suits everyone's tastes. There are happy hour prices until 7 pm, and plenty of interesting and enjoyable food choices. Our waiter, AJ is worth asking for. Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Jerry
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have eaten here twice and have had good service from 2 different waiters. Food was quite good and inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goodfoodlover
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The staff was amazing. We had several people arriving at different times and they managed to sort us all out and get us to the same table. The waiter was good in his descriptions of food and wine. Our plates arrived at the same time. It was a good evening for all of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Drzchic
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was delicious and waiter very sweet. Didn't rush us which was delightful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    DonC
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As usual, the food and service were excellent. Our servers handled our group of 10 extremely efficiently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 103 reviews are from the Stonewood Grill & Tavern - South Sarasota reviews archive.
  • 15 year special
    Dave
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent dining and the 15 year celebration of Stonewoods anniversary menu was very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Hazel
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Service great. Orange cake awesome ! Nice decor. Went for steak, not as good as Ruth Chris. Over peppered.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My first time and a date, was a knock out and since there are others in Sarasota we will have a variety of options in different locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.