Stoney Brook Grille
Stoney Brook Grille

Stoney Brook Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.stoneybrookgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9087250011
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Stoney Brook Grille is pleased to offer off-premise catering, bringing the same high quality culinary experience you’ve come to expect from our restaurant directly to you. Whether you’re hosting a cocktail party, celebrating a special life moment, planning a wedding or corporate event, we cater to high expectations and can accommodate your every need. In your home, at the office, school, or backyard, our catering professionals are experts at creating an exceptional dining experience.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stoney Brook Grille
We begin with the belief that sharing a meal is one of life’s most simple and essential joys. At its heart, dining is about friends and family gathered around the table. Inspired by the seasons and the finest local ingredients, our talented chefs have crafted our menu offerings to showcase the marriage of modern American cuisine with Mediterranean, South Western and Asian influences. The mix is both spectacular and unique; the best of what we aspire to be. From appetizers to desserts, imaginative presentation and exceptional taste characterize Stoney Brook Grille’s dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Stoney Brook Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (21)neighborhood gem (20)great for brunch (15)fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (8)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (8)romantic (6)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • One word review- Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very very poor. Quality of food was not even diner quality. Could have had better at the local diner. Should be ashamed serving this quality at the prices they ask. They'll make a lot of money, but who would ever go back? Food was far better when this restaurant was the New Orleans restaurant. Waste of both time and money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good food. Love the on line reservations. I don't like being told how long I must write for this review. correct this. shorter - may be better !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but slow
    danmatyola
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were going to the theater across the street. I made the mistake of asking what the gnocchi of the day was. The waitress got flustered, went on and on about a wedding earlier in the day, and, despite the fact that I said "never mind," she disappeared to ask someone else about the gnocchi. This took a while. When I asked the 3d time where our entrees were, the manager said the pork chop I ordered was very thick and took a long time. I told him to bring the other orders right away. After a while, they brought my wife's entree, and MY pork chop, but not the other order. It was obvious they were being less than honest about the problem. When the last order came, we asked for the bill and 3 containers to take the food with us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, great service
    Smores
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went to Stoney Brook for a special occasion dinner. Service was excellent and attentive. Menu was interesting and dinner was delicious. My only complaint is that we were there for Sunday dinner and a couple of times we heard a baby crying. We couldn't see it but could hear it. Seemed an odd place for a baby but I guess sometimes that can't be helped.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Dinner
    Robbie
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We went to Stoney Brook Grille based on a recommendation of a relative as well as the fact that it was close to where we were staying. We ordered from the specials menu and all of the items looked tempting. We both had the pot roast and it was superb. Also, our cocktails were excellent. Our server was very attentive, informative and efficient making the whole dining experience very enjoyable. Based on this experience, we will definitely return when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday dinner out
    SaturdaysVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We've passed by the Stoney Brook Grille many times but never dined there. The restaurant is located in a nice setting and the atmosphere inside is very "open". We were seated in a large open room which was nicely decorated. Rolls are served with herb butter - a nice touch. We had steak and salmon, both of which were served with a wonderful variety of vegetables. The steak was a good cut of meat, and the salmon was cooked medium, both good portions. It was our first time here and we do plan to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not enjoy dinner
    Outtodine
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We ordered appetizers, salad, amid dinner, and nothing tasted good. It passed for barely average. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Nothing at all for vegetarians, which was disappointing. Too much oil used in the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but loud
    Martin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My brothers and I were together taking care of some business and needed to find a place for dinner. Since none of us were local, we looked for assistance from Open Table and found Stoney Brook Grille not too far from our hotel. Excellent food, good variety, served promptly and to our desire. There was a nice wine list, not extensive but decent choices at a reasonable price. I was a bit surprised that the entrees did not come with a salad. I had specifically asked for a more quiet location, so we were seated in a corner of the bar, as far from the loud (and large) parties as possible. Turned out to be a great choice, since we were able to converse across the table. Pretty much as expected, and not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice neighborhood place
    NotfromhereVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Just a good neighborhood place. Architectually pleasing, the acoustics in the bar area are better than the dining area. The food is average with the the sandwich options being better performers than the entrees. Service was slow but very curtious. Would return if in the area looking for a reliable meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good neighborhood find
    DrewNJVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place was excellent. Very nice service and food was fantastic. The house wine list was very reasonable and had some decent wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad service from the kitchen!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Although the waiter who was serving our table was very good, the food coming from out of the kitchen was a disaster. The food was very good when it finally did arrive, but the time it took to have the food delivered was unacceptable. And to make matters worse, the manager was making excuses by saying there was a large table in the other room that had ordered just before us. Although that was the case, it certainly was not our problem and shouldn't inhibit the food preparation for our table. The mgr did however comp a large portion of our bill which was very nice but would still rather have good service in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a nice find
    GoodeaterVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Compare to nearby chain restaurants and non-franchise restaurants, Stoney Brook Grille is fairly priced and offers good quality with above-standard presentation. I ordered a ribeye and my wife ordered and organic chicken dish. We love when we see organic options on menus, especially because it isn't common (and we try to eat organic). The decor is very fresh and modern. It was a little loud in the dining room, but I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graet for Football!!
    mistervVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Go for Sunday brunch and spend some time at the bar and watch the game! MUNCHIES AT THE BAR!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Service was great, food was good. Noise level was on the high side which is great when you have a toddler with you. We would return and look forward to trying their brunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe52VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service was excellent, great interior/exterior design, and food-wise, very good. Prices on menu were surprizingly low... we received more than we paid for! We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • College Kid Home for Visit
    DonkeyFord
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food overall was pretty good as was the service. The soup was disappointing. It was supposed to be Chicken Veg with dumplings. Initially served without dumplings, when this was pointed out to the server, it was replaced with a bowl of soup with ONE dumpling!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patricia
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food, is outstanding, the decor outstanding, the noise level - horrible. While having Sunday brunch buffet, the restaurant was half occupied. The noise level was so bad, we finally finished eating and went outside to talk. The accustics seem to be the problem. We were watching around the room and noticed that the largest party was six people, there were no children at the time. I really hope the noise level can be corrected because the decor is beautiful and food is awesome, it would be nice to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stoney Brook Grille
    JIM43NJ
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great Neighborhood spot for a quick Gourmet Burger or an enjoyable sit down Prime Steak or Fresh Seafood Dinner....they do both very well here. Service is top notch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    NormaS
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have been to the Stoney Brook Grill a number of times for their Sunday Brunch and was never disappointed. In fact, I have recommended it to friends. My most recent visit was with friends who had never been there and they commented on how nice the restaurant was and enjoyed the brunch. I have also been there to order off the regular menu and was very pleased with the food and service. The value, price to quality and portion, is also great. I have never been disappointed. Sunday brunch is crowded and the noise level a bit high but it's still a favorite of mine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly service - great food
    Diningout
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my first visit to Stoney Brook Grille. The buffet was bountiful and really tasty. The wait staff was friendly, courteous, and attentive without being obtrusive. I would highly recommend their Sunday brunch. I chose the restaurant as a midway point to meet a group of family members from PA. Everyone raved about how easy the access was to the highway and how great the food was. We will definitely be eating at this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great serivce
    bc9bc14
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    very attentive waitress (sorry I forgot her name) for our table of 6
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Business lunch friendly"
    KarenJ
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We recently had a group of 8 people at the Stoney Brook Grille for lunch and were greeted with 2 servers to ensure everything was taken care of. The food was delicious, and our reservation was for 1:00pm so there weren't a lot of people in the dining room enabling us to have a discussion without having to yell from one end of the table to the other. We didn't have too many special requests but what we did ask for was graciously handled to our satisfaction. Would definitely recommend SBG for a business meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noisy
    kittygizzy74
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food is good, but the place is very noisy, we could barely listen the waitress.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Stoney Brook Grille reviews archive.
  • no don't come here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    i wouldn't recommend this place,the waitress wasn't friendly, she doesn't belong there doing that kind of work. she ne ver came back to see if we wanted anything else, she was slow, the food was ok, would have been better going to a local diner.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Family gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I felt the food was excellent and had great choices. The pasta with vodka sauce was very good. It was nice to have vanilla sauce for the bread pudding and it was delicious. I would recommend your facility to everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Up To Expectations
    charlieo
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I've eaten at the restaurant several times. This last visit was a disappointment. I had BBQ Ribs with a Baked Potato. The potato was undercooked, it took so long for our meal to reach us we were hesitant about sending it back. My friend ordered a daily "special" Beef Tips with Risotto. The Beef was so over cooked it was tasteless, the Risotto was mushy. This meal was a total disappointment. We were seated at 7:30, our meal arrived at our table at 9:00 (no exaggeration). The server was really great, she kept checking on the status of the meal - but let's face it - she wasn't cooking. By the time our food arrived no matter how disappointed we were it was too late to start over or to leave and find a new restaurant.
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  • Good foodbut service lacking
    SarahK
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Went with group of 8 on a Monday night. Bar was busy but only 2 other tables in our room seated. Our table not ready although reservation made few days in advance. Host and waitress were both very slow and inefficient. We had to ask for everything and then wait... and wait: menus, bread, water, drinks, cheese for pasta, etc. The food itself was very good once we got it. Also, the room was freezing! We all had goosebumps but opted to forgo coffee due to slow service. Fastest response came when I asked for the check. Go figure. Maybe was off night but still disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday Brunch
    CAS3
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My wife and I enjoy coming after church. The buffet is extensive. The host and the staff very friendly and courteous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Again!
    BuffetGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Once more, Stoney Brook Grille exceeded our expectations. We tried their happy hour, and were deliriously happy with our drinks and bar bites. The bar area was crowded and jovial, with guests really enjoying themselves. Our "bar bites" were a whole flatbread pizza, followed by southwest spring rolls. Then for entrees in the dining room, we had pecan chicken salad with cranberries and big enough to share. This was followed by the special of the day--scallops accompanied by quinoa and grape tomatoes. We were too full for dessert, but they looked enticing. We plan to return soon. And the dining room and bar area were comfortable, modern, and upscale. A beautiful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good but much too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We found the noise level to be uncomfortably loud which took away from our being able to really enjoy our experience and which is why I would not recommend this restaurant. They need to install sound proofing too dampen the sound. This is unfortunate because we were very satisfied with the food. The ingredients were very fresh,of good quality and tastefully presented. The service was very good. Our waitress was very attentive. We liked the ambience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful all-occasion restaurant
    SMFitch
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I have booked the Stoney Brook Grille for numerous corporate events, from luncheons to dinners to cocktail hours. The service is wonderful, the food delicious, and the venue spot-on for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    BuffetGuyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    My wife and I have dined at Stoney Brook Grille several times now, and each time it gets better. We ordered several entrees, served one at a time, split for two. The salmon was superb (entree #1), with accompanying vegetables. We followed this with filet mignon, served medium, again with vegetables but this time different ones (so the chef is careful to match entrees only with the appropriate vegetables; this time wilted spinach and potatoes au gratin). The filet mignon was the best we've eaten anywhere--and we mean even at Manhattan steak houses. No gristle. No fat. No tendons. Just succulent beef, perfectly cooked. We can't wait to return to dine again. We'll definitely try brunch, but during the summer, when the crowds thin.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stoney Brook Heaven
    BuffetGuyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our first time at Stoney Brook Grille, and it was wonderful. We had an excellent dinner, beginning with a delicious Sangria, and continuing to spring rolls, then crab cakes, then salmon. We were too full for dessert. Everything was beautifully presented, service cordial, and the atmosphere was lovely. We will definitely return. It was that special!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch is Great
    KatieT
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was our second time having brunch at the Stoney Brook Grille & it was another enjoyable experience. Huge selection of both breakfast & lunch choices, including omlet & pasta stations, as well as several options at a carvery station. Lots of yummy desserts, as well. The npise level is a little loud, but the food makes up for it. My one complaint was that the waitress seemed to be pushing us out. Reservation was at 12:30 & brunch ends at 2 pm, but every time she came to our table she asked if that was all. It would have been OK once after dessert, but every time she came to clear our plates she asked, which took away from a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice but loud
    Nann
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food selection and quality was quite nice but the management placed baby showers and graduation parties in the main room with families dining quietly. It was not very enjoyable due to the noise level and the crowded room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needed better explanation on drinks
    Spiffy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our second Mothers day here. The food and the price are right. 2 hours goes fast since that's how long the seatings are on this holiday we would have loved to have stay a little longer which is a compliment. They had a special on mimosa the waitress kept explaining that its 41 plus dollars each person to have all the mimosas we wanted to me that is high for drinks we did not realize until much later that she meant that the brunch was included in that price. We pass on the offer and lost out we did have mimosas at high cost to bad it was not explained better. Over all a good place for brunch any time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful neighborhood restaurant!
    Birthday58
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This was our third or fourth visit to the Stoneybrook Grill...I have never been disappointed with any of the food or drinks, and I look forward to going there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat place - love going here.
    tenacityVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My boyfriend and I went here on our first date 2.5 years ago. I have been coming back since and recommend it to everyone. My sister lives in Branchburg and we meet here for most of our dinners.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food was great, restaurant is beautiful and convenient. They have a great brunch but a little expensive for Easter family gathering, especially the children's price at 10 and below. We had three children at the brunch between the ages of 12 and 14 and none of them ate more than breakfast items so to charge 34.95 for that age range is crazy, we would not come back for this reason.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hockeymom16
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Googled for restaurants in the area and Stoney Brook Grille was one of five to pop up. Website looked nice so we took a shot, and boy were we glad we did. This was one of the nicest restaurants we have been to. The service was great, the food fantastic and the restaurant itself was beautiful and clean! Will definitely be going back to this wonderful spot!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.