Great drinks, great food and the BEST waiter I have ever had!!!
Love the bands and dance floor. Need to remodel inside restaurant
The manager went above and beyond for my friends who were visiting for our bdays. The menu was varied and the flatbreads and burgers and fries were excellent.
Live band was awesome and the atmosphere very upbeat.
Being from out of town, didn't know anything about Stillwater's. Now we do. Outstanding customer service from all staff especially Edgar the manager who welcomed us and made us feel appreciated. Outdoor bar area is fantastic and vibrant. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a great place to relax and enjoy the Cali vibe.
The ambiance hasn't changed a lot since it was the Renaissance. But the menu is very limited. The food was okay, but they need to find a specialty and go in one direction.
Stillwater is a fantastic place for everything! Amazing food, great service, and one of the top live music venues in Orange County! There are not many stages set up like this to showcase such great talent. Shawn Jones is incredible if you get a chance to go see him when he's in town definitely go! David is my favorite server there, but all of the servers I've had have been great. Whether you want an inside happening vibe, or a chill by the firepit outside one, Stillwater brings it! Dana Point is lucky to have such a great place in the neighborhood. I hope this venue continues to be such a great success!
I made my reservations specifically because Shawn Jones was playing. And he was excellent. However, I was also impressed by the attentive and friendly service; including the hostess, bus people and our waiter, David Jones. The atmosphere was fun and relaxed. The food was good but, I am being picky now, the portions were not generous. I had a great time and will be back, just keep booking the good bands. Next time, I will order desert.
Made a reservation for dinner. Arrived on time and was immediately seated and surrounded by empty tables. About half the tables were filled. Lots of wait staff moving in and out of the area constantly... but we were totally ignored.
20 MINUTES later we had to hail someone and ask for service. No one had bothered to even bring water. Once we asked, we got service and the gal was very attentive.
Drinks were very strong. Food was fine. Overlarge portions. MUSICIANS were EXCELLENT and the dancing was fun.
The food was relaly wonderful. The bar/restaurant is supposed to be a pre-prohibition theme, and they do not even come close to it with drinks. I do not recommend having their cocktails. I've had better craft cocktails in SD. This restaurant is trying to catch on the the trend, but just missed the boat and is just a plain old sports bar and grill. Nice try though.
The place has a great staff and atmosphere. However, the menu is confusing. The food is good without the goofy extras.
The food and service was very good, but we made the mistake of sitting at the outside bar during a football game. Very noisy from the TV and the crowd. They were having a good time, and the restaurant is definitely made for them, but we just wanted a quiet dinner. The inside dining room was freezing cold; it was beautiful outside ... if we had just not forgotten our noise cancelling headsets.
Great Ambiance, very good food, yummy drinks and Krista was an amazing waitress!!!! Accommodated our group of 10. Only wish there was live music on Wednesday. A couple of us went back on Thursday and enjoyed the band!!!
I went for Dinner and to see U2 Tribute band U2 Experience. I loved the food - sausage appetizer, Wedge Salad with rib meat (surprisingly very good) and Salmon w/ bbq glaze - all really good. The band was great.
This place was once an awesome restaurant but they refused to take any ideas from the past.
Now it is a limited ((very) menu with few decent items.
only thing we like is the flat bread pizza...
Music is excellent as they did improve stage and sound but menu needs major work!
The Reflexx was very entertaining and our server, Trevor, did a great job taking care of our large party.
We enjoyed our food, and really enjoyed the music. Derek and the Day Drinkers were playing. Totally enjoyed. Will go back for sure.
Enjoyed our meal,service was attentive, will go back
Finally a terrific neighborhood eatery. The sausage apps and pizza were delicious. The ambiance was welcoming and fun. Will go back
After asking our fantastic waiter Dave to explain some intend on the menu we ordered and really enjoyed the food though it was a bit expensive.
This was our second visit since the reincarnation of Renaissance into Still Water. We made an Open Table Reservation but the evening was nice and we found an open table on the patio and went for that instead. We split a Wedge salad (topped with short ribs instead of bacon) which was very tasty. Her Cowboy but steak was very good; my chicken was tasty but a little overwhelmed by the grilled Brussels sprouts. Service by Morgan was outstanding again and we had a very leisurely time with dinner after which some friends joined us for drinks and dancing. JD Priest Group was quite versatile and good. My biggest complaint is that the Prime Rib French Dip had been eliminated from the revised menu.
Finally a foodies place in Dana Point!! We had a great time, food is amazing service exceptional. Highly recommend that you try this place...
This was our second time going as a large group (12) and both times the service was very poor. We ordered 2 drinks at a time knowing it would take forever to get one. Food is good. They get good bands to play. They could use fans and crank up the a/c once everyone starts dancing. As a group we decided that we won't go back again no matter what band is playing.
Was there to see hollywood yates
Was an awesome show with great food
And drinks would definitely recomend
This place to family and friends.
I was there to see Shawn Jones and was thrilled that the menu has organic chicken! Shawn was brilliant too!!
Food and drinks were fantastic. The staff was courteous prompt and cheerful. We asked for seating with a good view of the band and we were seated at the best table in the place. Stillwater did everything possible to make the night a memorable one. We will frequent this establishment every time we visit Dana Point.
Stillwater is a makeover of the former Renaissance. Better food, quieter bar, remodeled bar/patio area and better overall ambiance. The 80's cover band was great and the place remains one of the few places in OC where "more mature" folks can rock out and dance like we were kids.
They have live music in the evenings, which is what draws us there. We saw the Jennifer Keith Quintet, and they were great. The food is good, the service is good. It's not a place to go if you want to have a quiet conversation, very energetic bar scene. Make a reservation if you want a table in the evening.
The place is very fun looking in the 20's era decor with all the wait staff dressed in period clothing. It was filled with a very diverse crowd of all ages and some patrons even chose to dress to the period. The outdoor dining looked really nice with plenty of tables, an outdoor bar, and plenty of heating. We decided to dine inside so we could have better view of the stage. The group that was playing our night was comprised of a small jazz band and singer. They were really talented and put on a very professional performance. There was a small area to dance which brought out a lot of swing dancers. The food was very good as well but a little on the pricey side. We really enjoyed our evening out and plan to stop by again.
The food selection on menu looked pretty exotic. So much that the pizza smelled like feet and was not that appetizing. The music did not arrive at the scheduled time that the restaurant had. Instead of starting at 8, the band didn't finish setting up till 915 and we no longer had patience to wait and hear what they had to play.
Enjoyed the prohibition theme, live music and yummy food.
We've gone to Stillwater for years (long before it was Stillwater). We'll keep coming back as long as they have bands like Jeri Curl.
Food and service was good!
waiting for the band to start at 10:15pm was pure torture!
Get rid out the boring opening act. Please have the bands start earlier like 9:00 pm.
Please correct web site to reflect band start time.
I had a 8:00 pm reservation. for Sat. 1-18-14. My reservation was not honored. There was a open table in the main room. I was told I had to sit in the bar area or outside.
Ended up with a group of 25 instead of 10 and everyone at the restaurant made it work beautifully even though the restaurant was packed. Had a great night with great food and exceptional entertainment. Jennifer Keith band is the best for jazz lovers and swing dancers! Can't wait to go again soon!
We were totally disappointed with this place. The music was way too loud- we couldn't hear each other across the table. The food was quite poor. My pizza was burned on the crust and the fries were cold. We barely saw our server and had to track her down for the check. If you are looking for a loud music/bar scene it's fine- just don't expect great food.
Stillwater Spirits & Sounds is a cool restaurant that hosts great live entertainment in the evenings. We went to celebrate my wife's birthday with a nice meal, as well as take in the jazz & pop standards of the Jennifer Keith Quintet. Our dinner was great, and dancing to the band was the perfect end to the evening.
We had a fabulous time on Saturday which was the electro swing lab . The food was great, service was amazing and the vibe was perfect. Will definitely be back!
Came for Shawn Jones show. Great service, great food, great sound system !
Third visit now this year and took our friends to see Jennifer Keith Quintet perform (jazz). We arrived at 7 for dinner which was excellent. Service was great and the band performed to their normal high standards. This is a very cool location and I would recommend it.
I enjoyed the dinner but my friend was bothered by the noise level which was only made worse with the band starting 15 minutes early.