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

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Stonewood Grill & Tavern - North Sarasota Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (30)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Birthdays (24)
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Good for a Date (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Cozy (18)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Romantic (13)
Business Meals (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Healthy (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Seasonal (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined 2 days ago

We used to go there all the time and loved it but we were bitterly disappointed Sunday night. It’s getting a bit tired looking and waitress was a bit grumpy

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 (Tampa)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was fast. Didn’t finish the salads before the entree arrived. Food was not good. Prime rib over=done. Caesar salads loaded with grated cheese.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always good, food , service, value, have been back many times and rarely disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was below acceptance. The special salmon withblueberry was so dry I could hardly eat it. My wife,s pork marsala tasted badly. Her Cosmopolitan drink was ok , my bourbon manhattan was not.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This restaurant never disappoints....great food....great value!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, People Watching, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We used to find this a reliable place to grab a good dinner but our last two experiences with the food are probably going to take this place off our list. Very good service on this particular night- our server did her best.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Stonewood never fails to deliver a great dining experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Always good service: always good food. Best hamburger in town.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The service was outstanding. The appetizer was very good as was the dessert. But the main course, steak was tough and unflavorful. I would recommend eating anything else. The waitress was very nice.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Been to this restaurant many times and maybe because it was very crowded due to it being New Years Eve, but this was not up to par. A filet mignon ordered medium rare came well done and was very dry. The manager wanted to replace it because he admitted it "wasn't close" to medium rare. My companion said no but it was taken off our bill which we didn't want either. But not only was it way overcooked it was not a quality cut of steak for which they charge $30.....hopefully, this was a one time situation that won't happen again because there are many restaurants in our area now and a lot of competition....

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went to Stonewood for New Years Eve dinner and we were so impressed how great the service was. We had expected not to sit down at the time of our reservation but we were sat immediately. ( we were seated way in the back by the bathrooms , but when asked to be moved the manager said no problem) the food was also great. The server was very friendly and we never once felt rushed. On a side note if the weather was good they do have an awesome patio. ( it was cold this year so we were inside)
We will definitely go back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years Eve 2017 was a disaster for six of us! ALL the meals were lukewarm. A $39 Lobster Tail and Prime Rib special had a Prime Rib about 1/4 inch thick and too well done. The broccoli side was undercooked and hard. The lamb chops for the second meal was small, full of gristle and the diner declared it "the worst ever eaten."
The flounder with crab stuffing was cold and swimming in a gelatinous mess of a sauce. The flounder was too well done. The final straw was the 5th meal. The Grouper arrived overcooked - even after the waitress was told to make sure the kitchen did not overcook the fish. When that was taken back, that diner ate bread while we continued to eat. Finally after we were all done eating the manager showed up with the grouper which was still too well done. The meal was left on the plate.
The manager did attempt to remedy the situation by taking $15 off each couple's meal and comping the grouper disaster. Nonetheless, it was a disappointing start to what should have been a lovely evening.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

we have been dining at Stonewood since early 2000 when there was one in Ft Myers always great have never had a proplem
what ever you are doing keep it up

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I was disappointed with the Rosemary lamb chops. For about ten years, Stonewood was my standard for lamb chops. No longer, they have changed the presentation and served few chops while raising the price by about 11%. In comparison, our Social Security increase for 2018 was 2%.

Cocktails were very reasonable during happy hour and our server Kristin did a nice job for us.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The twin lobster tail special was excellent in every way ! It was prepared perfectly, presented beautifully, and priced reasonably. A win-win-win evening. We enjoy the Stonewood Grill regularly and good food, reasonably priced is a big reason why.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Wonderful food and outstanding service!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always a great time there. Never had a bad meal and this time the cedar plank salmon did not disappoint. Friendly staff with positive attitude.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent and the cocktails are especially good. It was my first but will not be my last time here.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We celebrated our 26th wedding anniversary just before Christmas. The service was spectacular, attentive and caring. Dave, the manager, was very kind. Everyone made this a special event. We had prime rib and lobster tail, perfectly cooked and a huge portion. Everything was fresh and beautifully presented.
would recommend for a special event or just a great meal anytime!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had asked for a quiet table when the reservation was made more than a week ago.we were seated where all the waiters and food were coming from the kitchen,Noisy.When our waiter arrived he rattled off all the things no longer on the menu .Not helpful.I was interested in what was on the menu.Our drinks were not good.The manager did comp them.Thank you. My shrimp and scallops were very tasty.My friends prime was not good.the manager brought another dish for her. IStonewood has been a favorite for years.I am sure it will be better next time.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We started going to Stonewood Grill back in Lake Mary where they started. The last four times we've been to the restaurant at this location, mistakes were made with our order three out times. After tonight, I just don't feel like going back. I ordered a fish with one of the accompaniments. Fish came with nothing. I point it out. They leave the fish. At some point later someone brings me a dish with some stuff and a big blob of unmelted cheese. I said that doesn't look right. He says the cheese is supposed to melt when put on a hot dish - I don't have a hot dish. He takes what he brought back. A few minutes later the waitress asks me if they want to microwave the cheese. I've already eaten half the fish. I say forget it. No manager, no apology, no nothing. I had been looking forward to this meal, and I was disappointed. There are plenty of restaurants in Sarasota to eat at. We won't be back.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

The Prime Rib is the best around. Always delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had eaten here a few years ago and then wrote it off. We decided to give it another chance, however, there still is nothing special about this place. Their service is always very slow, we had to flag down the wait person as she would just walk by at a quick pace, never looking our way. We all know that is something that happens a lot at a lot of places that serve food. The food was mediocre at best, not much flavor. I had crusted flounder and my husband had some filets of beef with shrimp. He said his was not great. Half way through the meal the wait person brought over some bread. We each had two glasses of wine. At least they could pour 3/4 of a glass of wine into the glass, as a half glass of wine does not look like a glass of wine to us. Nevertheless, the bill was $100 and not worth it. Kona Grill at UTC mall and Brio are much better values for the money. I am not going back.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

We were seated immediately and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We occasionally go for dinner, but it is our first choice for special occasions. The food is always excellent. Our service this last time (we sat outside) was exceptional. Love the menu with special dinners offered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was up and down. At times there when you needed something.
Food was great. Went two nights in a row. Second night service lacked for
water, drinks, checking in. First night waiter Chris Rocked!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service is terrific every time we visit. Aziz was available when we wanted and absent when not needed. Friendly w/o Being overly intrusive. We enjoy this Stonewood very much

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Steaks are always good and the atmosphere conducive for conversations.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant In the University Park area. Always consistent food and service.
We especially like the ambiance.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were immediately seated and the service was friendly and timely. The food was presented as we orser s and delicious.

We had a very good time

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sat outside at patio.. Megan our waitress was attentive and delightfully pleasant.. Food arrive quickly and was very good. All in party enjoyed it there

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Walked right in and sat down. Quick service and great food.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I, with a varying assortment of family and/or friends, have been coming to Stonewood since it opened. I especially like the idea of the "call ahead" plan and even more now that I can do it online. We were there Saturday night to celebrate my neighbor's ninety-second birthday a day early, and she was just thrilled with everything. Thank you for your consistency over the years.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went there for Thanksgiving dinner. Our reservation was honored as soon as we arrived. The service was outstanding and the Thanksgiving turkey meal was just like I made it at home. The turkey gravy was especially super. Stonewood Grill really created a wonderful Thanksgiving meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a good meal and honored reservations. Pleasant efficient wait staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner for 4. Turkey dinner & salmon dinner both very good. Guys had the prime rib which was tough, not so good. Great service from our waiter but can’t make up for two poor quality meals.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great meal for Thanksgiving dinner! Food and service was excellent!!

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Our server Max was outstanding. Recommended two great appetizers. Attentive to our needs.
Turkey dinner was excellent this year as it has been for the last 4! Pecan pie ....mmmmmm

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great Thanksgiving Day dinner for my wife and I. Their special menu fit the bill nicely.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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