About 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.

5415 University Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:


Sun - Thurs 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Fri - Sat 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(941) 355-3315

Website:
http://www.stonewoodgrill.com/

Executive Chef:
Mike Drury

Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 675-1932

Special Events & Promotions:
For large parties of 5 or more please contact Management

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate with Stonewood . Join us Thanksgiving Day November 23rd 11:00 am- 8:00 pm for a traditional oven roasted, hand-carved turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be served in addition to our regular dinner menu. Adults $24.95 and Children $11.95

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Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (21)
Cozy (14)
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Good for Birthdays (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Good for a Date (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Authentic (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

Always reliable excellent steaks and also recommend their French onion soup and
creamed spinach.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

We frequented the Stonewood on Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota for many years and were very disappointed when it closed. The atmosphere, service and food have always been one of my favorites.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my first time coming to this restaurant and I had high expectations. I was not disappointed. Enjoyed a great scallop appetizer, a nice crab crusted flounder and then was blown away by the bread pudding dessert. The dessert alone is worth the trip! Enjoy!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Aaron, our server, was very good. The two Fall specials, the Mussels and the Salmon, were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was quite slow. Server blamed a banquet taking place stressed the kitchen. Food is better than average but not outstanding. Good place to take "tween" grandchildren to teach table manners. Will probably return next month.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always a good meal with great variety on the menu. Very clean and well trained wait staff. Especially gracious for Birthdays and Anniversaries.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It took a long time (45 mnutes) to receive our food and when we did, my hamburger was overcooked. I decided that it wasn't worth the wait to send it back and just ate my potato. The waitress was nice and the manager took the charge off the bill, but this is the third time in a row that I have received a medium well instead of a medium rare burger. Wish the kitchen would get its act together. My friends were happy with their salads. I generally like eating at Stonewood. The booths are comfortable and the noise level is not so bad that you can't maintain a conversation..

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We used to go to Stonewood in South Sarasota, but it closed. Worth the drink to the University Park location. Clean and great service and menu.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We think of Stonewood as our “go to” place to eat. We love the food, it is consistently delicious!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We chose Stonewood Grill because we have always had a great meal at this restaurant. The menu has a varied selection to suit all tastes. The wait staff is attentive and meals are served in a timely manor. They have a very nice wine list. Unlike many local restaurants , they do take reservations. I have never had to wait beyond my scheduled time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Not sure if I would recommend it or not. This is the second time we tried dinner. First time in the lounge was by far better but not excellent. Service and food was much better. This weekend with taking friends to dinner, services was very slow, only refilled some drinks, forgot the others until we asked again. Two fish dishes came out totally cold while the steak came out warm. On the crab cake appetizer way too much sauce smothered the crab cakes that we had to scrap it off. Also, while our lady guest was still eating, with fork in her hand, the server reached for her plate to take it away and her husband had to tell him she was still eating, he said that he didn’t notice, sorry, and put the plate back down.
Very embarrassing for us taking friends out to dinner and having service like that plus cold food. If we go back I guess we’ll sit in the lounge, even with guest.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Three friends went to dinner -- we have dined at this same location several times before.
This time, the food quality (specifically the prime rib sandwich and the prime rib large cut) were below the standard received in prior visits (they were cooked perfectly, just not an impressive prime rib). This has never been the case. However, our server was EXCELLENT; appetizer was excellent, salads and soups were excellent (pre-dinner rolls were disappointing). We will dine there again, but will not order beef.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food quality is consistent we go to Stonewood about once a week

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chelsea gave us good service. Good booth, as quiet as possible on Saturday night. Good good.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is just ok...but the Interior is lovely and comfortable.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Fabulous dishes great atmosphere
Portions were the right size

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Always a great place. However, wine list has changed and good Pinot’s like Flowers are no longer on the menu and no taste testing for new ones. In addition the Florida Orange is being taken off. So some of those things that bring us are slowly disappearing which means we may also be disappearing for a while...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very good a great place for everyday dining
Food really good
Service was outstanding
Great drinks good and strong

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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had a fantastic meal. The wine was excellent. Only regret- we didn’t have room for dessert.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

I’ve been to Stonewood several times in the past and found it very good. The quality of the food was very good this time but for the price the portion was very small which was very disappointing. One of my favorites in the past was the pork chops which my husband ordered. They were very thin and overcooked. They used to be very thick and yummy.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great place. Go there a lot. SUPER happy hour!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Have reviewed this before and I can report its just as great. Wait staff is great and attentive

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

New york steak was great. Service was perfect. I highly suggest this location.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 2, 2017

good food, good service. Nice to see a busy restaurant

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We really enjoyed happy hour drink prices when eating in the main dining area.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Reservation with special request was very easy to make, host acknowledged request and readily honored it. Woodford Manhattan was perfect. Server was pleasant, knowledgeable, attentive, but did not hover. We were not rushed. Everyone enjoyed their meal. But, like everything else in Sarasota, it's overpriced.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 24, 2017

We were immediately seated at one of our favorite booths. Georgia, our server, was friendly and efficient, as always. I had the Short Ribs and My wife had a salad, and both were delicious. Martinis were excellent, also.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 22, 2017

I hope the Stonewood in N. Sarasota enjoys great success. The service and food are terrific.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always love Stonewood...never a bad experience. Chris, our server, was absolutely the best I've ever had. Service there is usually good, but he was exceptional. When in town again, I will return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Had pork Marsala (on specials menu). Clever choice. Pork tenderloin grilled (with nice smoky flavor) and marsala sauce with tasty mushrooms w/ pasta. Most marsala dishes sauce the meat but I liked your version. Wedge salad was presented beautifully. Quite a bit of real bleu cheese crumbles.
Our server (forgot her name) was attentive and professional. You trained her well.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We've been eating at Stonewood for years and it has definitely been a neighborhood go to place. This has never happened to us before but we were really disappointed with our waiter experience. He was clueless as to what a good waiter does and does not do.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The summer promotions are well worth the money and unlike many other restaurants, the food comes out of the kitchen looking like the pictures as advertised.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Second time coming to this restaurant and both times it was a great experience

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food is good but the restaurant really needs updating and better lighting! I would visit more often if the ambiance was nicer

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Had a pleasant evening with friends. Katey was attentive. My dinner Mediterranean shrimp delicious. Good table in corner where we could visit. Seated immediately. Thanks!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Birthday
Aziiz was outstanding

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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Well when we arrived, we waited over 20 minutes before our server arrived to take our drink and appetizer order. After getting our drinks, and our appetizers the waitress took our dinner order. Mind you that we told her we had our full order when she arrived to take our order for our drinks. We had to ask for bread and pretzel bread in order to get it. After receiving our dinner entrees they were cold and room temperature. When eating our dinner a Busser dropped all his dishes, near us and all the other waitress and other people walked around him without helping him. We thought the poor guy arms was gonna fall off waiting to be helped. It seems a lack of teamwork and satisfaction for the customer. The service is not the same as it use to be. Drinks were always empty and had to ask for refills

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 24, 2017

The menu has a great variety. The service was superb from the moment we entered, until we left. When I asked where the ladies room was, the hostess was so gracious and even walked me to it. The food was tasty. We started with the Stone Bits appetizer. The meat was so tender. My friend had the Tuscan chicken and was moaning. I had Salmon over an Asian slaw. YUM! I mentioned to our waiter that I was treating my friend for her birthday. He offered two choices for a complimentary dessert. Will definitely return. Highly suggest this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Another great meal and great service!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 18, 2017

We have been to Stonewood several times and are never disappointed. We invited friends to join us and were actually able to have a wonderful conversation. I am sure they will come back with other friends and family as will we.
We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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