Stillwater Grill - Okemos

4.2
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

Stillwater Grill is a restaurant and bar serving new American cuisine. We offer our guests a place to connect with friends and family while enjoying superior service from our staff in a comfortable and relaxed setting with exceptional food prepared from our Chef’s creative inspirations.

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JR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first visit . Great food and service . We were a party of 6 including a 3 and 7 y ar old . Very comfortable for all of us .

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LB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the excellent superb service that you gave my family in the celebration of my wife MBA degree we appreciate your service. The Hunt family.

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LB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, service excellent. It was a busy evening, and rather noisy. That diminished as the crowd thinned out. We were both very happy with our experience.

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CH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was very busy so the service was a little slow but we understood that and will definatly return

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Made reservations for 28 th wedding anniversary. When we got there they put us in bar area even though I had requested restaurant seating on reservation. They said they had too many big parties. I also requested gluten free information or menu. Did not get that either. Asked server about gluten free options. Not knowledgeable at all had to run back to cook for every question. Food was decent but definitely overpriced for quality and service. Would recommend Another restaurant for same type food and better service/prices.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Atmosphere was nice but server Chris was not very enthusiastic, took his sweet time to come to our table each time despite the dining room being fairly empty. Our food was below-average. My sister's brussel sprouts were blackened, having been cooked to oblivion. Parmesan crusted fish was greasy and upset our stomachs. Food was not properly seasoned...everything tasted bland. Bottom of my chicken was burnt. But my mom enjoyed her salad.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a quality experience top to bottom. Food and server were exceptional.

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BL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Ordered lobster tail to accompany my steak at a cost of $17.95. It was so small I doubt if it would have filled a tablespoon. Very disappointing.

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DK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, Stillwater is an excellent place to eat.

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EH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My to go steak for Valentine's day .for my son in have the birth of grand son was very over cooked may e they dont lnow it still cooking while off the heat idk

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CM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The only items cooked to our specification were the steak and scallops. The appetizer, tuna, was over cooked and brown in appearance, it was returned. The second time it was cooked properly but brown looking. It should be a dark pink. Both plates of steamed broccoli were only warm and raw, very crunchy. They should have been al dente.
For the price we paid I do not see the restaurant as a high end establishment. I did notice other customers complaining about their food as I arrived and dring the meal.
The atmosphere was really nice but attention must be focused on all side dishes and appetizers.
We were not impressed.

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KD
Adelaide / SA
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The only reason I gave four stars instead of 5 is because I had asked for my steak to be medium and it was a little overcooked. My husband asked for med rare and his was perfect. Others at our table ordered crab cakes and fish. Both meals were excellent. The crab cakes were all lump crab, no filler and worth the price. We also had the corn chowder, which was outstanding. Cocktails were also very good. Sorry I can't give any feedback on dessert, we were stuffed and didn't order any!

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JS
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Took my wife to Stillwater for date night. Haven’t been here in years. We were sat at a booth and the cushions were ripped and cracked. Waitress was nice but rarely stopped by. Drinks stayed empty most of the meal. Bread that was requested at the time we ordered didn’t come til after the meal was complete. Food was ok. Really disappointed in what this place showed us last night. I was embarrassed that I picked this place to take my wife on our one night to ourselves.

For the price we paid, there are many places in the area that are better.

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DW
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there-server was GREAT, and the food was excellent!

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The server was great. The food was good but the restaurant markets itself as more upscale than the food seemed to deserve.

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AW
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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MF
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At Stillwater we received excellent service and the food was awesome from the artichoke cheese dip appetizer to our superb parmesan encrusted lemon sole. It was definitely worth stopping for dinner after the play at the Wharton Center.

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t
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Typical bar food. We got the prime burgers. We both said to prepare the burgers medium. They tasted as if they were reheated in a microwave oven and were well done. The server overcharged for the drink but she apologized and corrected the error. Would not go back.

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TC
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easy to get to location. Good menu selection. Although putting menu on “the little one” - aka iPads, does challenge old dotard dining guests like D. Trump. Menu on iPads also appeared to not include prices. Service and quality of food were good.

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RH
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Stillwater for our 53rd Wedding Anniversary celebration. We made an early reservation and arrived early even for that. It was Happy Hour, so we chose to sit at the bar for an appetizer and cocktails. The Sangria was fantastic -- so much so that we requested to be seated in the bar area for dinner so we could continue with Happy Hour Sangria! Though a bit pricey for a regular dinner out, it will definitely be our go-to for special occasions. The quality of food and portion sizes were certainly worth the cost. The staff was knowledgeable and pleasant to have a conversation with. I wish we could go again, really soon! Maybe we can make it a regular "date night Happy Hour" spot.

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Our server was very slow. Took way to long to get our food and drinks.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Stillwater Grill for their outstanding Tenderloin Tips. And the rest of the menu is well prepared and delicious as well. Service is always excellent. Highly recommended!

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b
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate here after MSU advanced degree graduation and it was great! We arrived early for our reservation and they sat us right away. It was busy, but the service was quick and the food delicious. I especially liked the filet. My husband said his salmon was amazing, too. I was expecting a great experience because I knew it was a Main Street Ventures restaurant, and it did not disappoint! We’ll be back.

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SM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. We had sea scallops and swordfish and cooked perfectly! Our server was awesome!

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Recommend making a reservation for weekend evenings. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. We were disappointed with our experience though as we waited approx. 1 h our for our meals and one came missing one of the sides. Food was very good though and will return again hoping this was an isolated incident. We were planning on staying for dessert but due to the extremely long wait for our order to be completed we had to leave as we had theater tickets.

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SR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was very nice except for the noisy group of children seated near us. Parents were at a different table and these tweens were quite noisy. Otherwise it was a nice after theatre dinner.

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LJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Prime rib was like rubber
Filet was well and medium rare was ordered

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A
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great as always.

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DB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice dinner for family. Food was very good and waitstaff was very friendly.

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B
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

In for a MSU. football game. Close to our hotel. Good dining experience.

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D
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

my steak tips were about half the group full of gristle and fat

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j
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have always experienced great food and service at Stillwater's. It is our go to place for a nice Friday night dinner. We've never had a bad steak there.

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S
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steak tips are good. Most dishes pricy for what you get. Chicken pasta dishes are nothing special.

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BO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nicolette was a great server. She was attentive and got everything right without being annoying or intrusive.

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AR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Steak tips are great. The ribs are very spicy. Food is overall very good. Enjoy an occasional meal here on special occasions.

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KN
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Not worth it for the inflated prices. Nothing special about the food, and the idea that a simple dinner for two with only a glass of wine between us would add up to $81? In Lansing? No thanks. It was a $30 experience,

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GB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time here.
Great experience, food was delicious. Thanks to our server Alisha. Will be back. The Anniversary couple.

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AC
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We chose Stillwater in Okemos because we like the Brighton location and had tickets for Wharton Center, so this put us 10 minutes away. We allowed an hour and a half for dinner and needed every minute - service was very slow! Food was delicious. We sat outside because it was quieter, however the patio furniture was quite uncomfortable.

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KO
E. Tennessee
21 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome menu, great service and great atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was average; not worth prices charged. Service was a bit awkward and at or below average given there were almost no diners at 6:30 on a Sunday.

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