Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens

4.4
5507 Reviews
$30 and under
Organic
At Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, we endeavor to use as much in-season, locally and organically grown produce as possible. It's about much more than freshness and sustainability. Local, organic food--fresh from local growers to your table--simply tastes better and is better for you. With our expansive gardens, patio seating, 36-tap beer systems and select wines you've got a dining experience to satisfy your--body, mind and soul.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience5

This is a beautiful place! But it took long to get seated even though we had a reservation. Also, it took 30 mins for just our drinks to arrive after putting in our drink order.

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VickiB
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience4

No servers was horrible! At least have someone at the table to get you started on how to do the app ordering. I do understand the service industry is struggling after this last year, but this was poorly thought out. No servers but 3 hostesses? With so few workers it was hard to get someone’s attention at times to ask questions. I guess young adults might like this new way, but not the 40 year olds he, too, felt it was not thought through enough. I have no plans on returning if this is the new way.
Back to the drawing board.

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TheOne
San Diego
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Hosts and Servers had to be reminded constantly that we had a special celebration we were doing. The ambience was lovely and clean. The digital ordering through the phones was a nightmare for a large party of people. Food menu was shallow for Covid reasons but we kind of felt we should be moving on from that by now.
Overall there are some issues that need to be addressed before the Bistro is up to the standards we are all used to from them.

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JoeyV
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Food and drinks were great. Attentive staff.

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JonF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the outside sitting... pleasant and friendly atmosphere!

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KenS
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a great time dining here but had to order via app which made it a bit inconvenient.

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nowineinghere
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and ambience. Food and beverage was excellent. Employees were efficient and friendlt

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vipRobertD
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An absolutely perfect environment to relax over a beer, some wine, or a cocktail and enjoy some food, too!

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KarinN
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I did not like the feature where you hold your i-phone onto the label on the table.

I was the host, yet do not own such a cell phone; I was planning to pay with cash. I had to ask my guest to use his, then reimburse him with cash for the total amount. That way my guest knew exactly how much I had paid -- not so good!

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jorgef
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice garden, there was a live band playing really good music. The food and beer were great!

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Jorge!

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MichelleG
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Very difficult to get service.

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LouisG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I didn’t like having to order off an app and not having a server. Without a server the experience loses the personal aspect and makes it harder to specify changes.
The food was good and came out quickly, but without a server it just wasn’t the same.
I’m sure the app confuses people who are less tech savvy, good thing my daughter was there to help me.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Louis!

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OliviaH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very nice time at Stone but the blackened fish on my salad was very salty :(
Love the setting and all the other food was outstanding.
Not a fan of the new virtual ordering process and would like to see some changes to the menu for more options.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Olivia! We will certainly let our kitchen know about the saltiness - thank you for the feedback and hopefully, we will see you again!

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JennJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here and appreciate how kid friendly it is! I do miss the amazing servers but getting used to the app :)

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you, Jenn - hopefully, you and the kiddos will be back!

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LEROYM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Almost cancelled our reservation after reading other reviews. But, we kept it. The food and the beer were awesome. Highly recommend for that. However the app required to order is horrible, very badly done and very difficult to figure out. The servers were nice but just could not make up for that ordering app. We had requested an inside table, could not get one so sat outside which was not wonderful considering the heat.
We will not be back unless that ordering process changes and we can sit inside and truly enjoy the food and drink and experience.

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KatieK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

While Stone Brewery has been a go to in the past in Escondido, I was disappointed with the menu. Each time I go the menu gets smaller, less choices and presentation of my impossible burger was less than thrilling. $15 for a burger and a small cup of potato chips. Disappointing.
I would still recommend to friends because the restaurant ambience is enjoyable.

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vipAmyR
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had friends in from out of town, wanted to go to Stone. Food, drink and service were all good even tho it was a busy Friday night. I was pleasantly surprised! French dip and tacos were the top picks of the night.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks, Amy!

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AKfromOC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Came here based on pics and other reviews. Was hesitant about app based service, and rightfully so. While the SDCSO helicopter flying overhead looking for a suspect didn't help the seating situation (can't blame Stone for that), we felt detached from the brewery, in general. Finally gave up our outdoor seats for two at the bar. Got one "hello" from a bartender, and that's it. Not a single "can I get you anything?" the nearly 30 minutes we sat there. Finished our beer and left. We regretted the experience, considering we had driven well over an hour to get there. We won't be back.

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TerriM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great garden, great food, amazing beer...a good value for sure

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 17, 2021

Thank you so much, Terri!

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NMad
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great assortment of beer choices. Good menu choices as well. Rib platter and beef dip sandwich were excellent choices. It was a weekday and service was prompt.

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

I know we have Covid19 we are dealing with, however the app ordering is awful. Your staff is very nice and helpful but app order really distracts from the ambiance of the dining experience, and once you receive your order you never see a server again. I had to get up 3 times to find someone for salad dressing, napkins, and a to go box. :(

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, food, and service. The only problem with my latest experience was with the ordering system they now have in place. Their app is very inefficient to order and pay. There have been a handful that we’ve had to deal with in the past year because of COVID and I personally have never had such a bad experience with any of them except for Stones.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hey there - thank you for your honest feedback! We understand that our new system can be a challenge to get used to, but hopefully, you can give us another shot!

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BenM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Cold food. Too salty. Cold food after sending it back. Warm water, no ice. No service. Really, no service. You order yourself on your phone, and have to text them for anything else. Great beer.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hey Ben - Thank you for the honest feedback and we truly apologize for your less than stellar experience. If you are interested, I'd love to talk to you more about your time with us - if you respond with your email address I'd be more than happy to reach out! All the best, Zoe

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Mavysmom
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We usually really like Stone, but last night was pretty mediocre. Food was good but not amazing, or even great. The new service protocol leaves a lot to be desired. It feels excessive to tip 15% to someone who just dropped your food off and ran. Kids' Arnie Palmers were bland and very watered down. We are disappointed at having dropped $100 on mediocrity.

On the other hand, my beer. Was super fresh, which is always nice.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for the honest feedback - we take all comments to heart and will continue to make each experience better for our guests!

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KarriT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Love the atmosphere. Make sure you make a reservation as there is no option for you to seat yourself now even in the open garden area.
They have no servers now. You order yourself digitally and the food and drinks took a very long time.
20 minute wait for a beer.
Bummed that they have changed so much.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hey Karri, thank you for the feedback!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The QR ordering system is cumbersome, distracting and annoying. We asked for a server to take our orders because we spent far too long trying to navigate the smart phone ordering system rather than visiting with old friends.
Maybe this system is fine for the hip but we won't be back so long as this ordering system is in place. Too bad as we've been going to Stone Escondido for years and love the gardens.

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vipEileenR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I did not like that I have to pay by credit card and determine the tip when I order on my phone. I wanted to pay cash. Our appetizer never came and the food distributer (there are no servers) that brought our food said she was going right back into the kitchen to get it and never came back. We had to flag down a manager to take it off the bill. the food was very mediocre at best.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Hi Eileen - thank you for your honest feedback and we deeply apologize for your less than stellar experience. While we strive to give the best service even with our new contactless ordering, sometimes we fall short. If you are interested, I'd love to hear more about your experience if you'd like to drop your email address I'd be happy to reach out! All the best!

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BillS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

the QR code open tab is ok for COVID but annoying. When sitting down at Stone you should have a beer at your table in 5 min. We had to download the AP/put in our credit card info and then order/open a tab.

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Joanie
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

First of all, I realize this is a brewery, with food not a full service restaurant but I found having to order everything by cell phone, for a party of five, a PIA and not satisfactory at all. We had a few questions about the menu and there was no one around to ask.
Everything was delivered at the same time, including appetizers.
Some of the food was very good, some very mediocre. I ordered the cheeseburger medium, and it came out well done and very dry. Again, no one around except busers to tell. The beer was great, of course, but I would never go there again for a meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice dining experience out on patio outdoors is wonderful.

QR code’s being required was a pain but understood it was due to Covid and issues with reopening.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the great review!

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JonV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food is great........ but you don’t get any service. After ordering my own food online and having to pay Before the order would be submitted, I realized I tipped 20% for no actual service. You order your own food. Someone drops off food and drinks but that’s the only time anyone is at your table. No one checked on if everyone came out right, no one checked if we needed boxes, had questions or anything. I basically tipped 20% so I could get the same service as fast food

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance and family friendly
Kids loved the koi pond
Food was pretty good for the price
5 stars for overall experience for family gathering

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the great review!

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vipGregH
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great beer, decent food. Great service and atmosphere of the place is like no other brewery.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the awesome review, Greg!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday, was a very nice evening, great food.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you!

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LisS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only advice is to update the mobile application used to place orders. It is not intuitive and the instructions given by paper are not as friendly either. Otherwise, the food, service and beer are amazing!!!

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vipRafiV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great environment and food. The electronic menu is a challenge, would prefer to have the staff take our order and occasionally check in if we needed anything.

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EricW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and service can’t be beat! I come here every time we visit from Denver and recommend Stone to any friend or relative that visits the San Diego area! It’s absolutely beautiful!

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the great review, Eric! We hope we'll see ya again soon!

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JenniferS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good. Would like more choices on menu. Fish taco was a little on the dry side. A sauce on the side would be perfect.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thanks for the review, Jennifer!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and atmosphere is excellent! The service was a little awkward with QR orders and payment exclusively- it was a little difficult navigating service when parts of our order were missing and came out all at different times due to the style of ordering from phones, though overall it all worked out in the end and was a wonderful time.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens
Responded on July 16, 2021

Thank you for the review!

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JasonS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was an amazing experience. Great food, great drinks. Definitely would recommend to anyone, kid friendly also.

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Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 294-7866.

Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens is rated 4.4 stars by 5507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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