Stony Hill Inn - NJ

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Discover the quiet elegance of a by-gone era at The Stony Hill Inn, a fine dining establishment of uncompromising standards situated in an old Dutch homestead. When you arrive at the entrance of The Stony Hill Inn, the manicured grounds and pristine estate captivate you with understated elegance. The pleasures of fine food and drink and the ambiance of old luxury make The Stony Hill Inn a truly unique place. The Stony Hill Inn possesses a rich history dating back to 1694, when the land for this estate was conveyed to Hendrick Hopper.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in beautiful place
Highly recommended!

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 1st Anniversary for brunch. Stony Hill Inn is special to us because that is where we had our wedding reception. The service is excellent and friendly and the food is delicious

KV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, attentive service, and terrific atmosphere made for a wonderful anniversary dinner.

DH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ive been to the Stoney Hill Inn at least a dozen times. My last two visits were less than expected. However, this last visit changed my mind. I will revisit soon!

L
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A classic continental dining experience. Food is consistent.
Seems to be more of an event venue - 2 parties in the banquet area, 1 of the dining rooms blocked with a screen for a family celebration.

S
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bar is comfortable... excellent service and attention. Dining is great.Would like to see the return of “jackets required” on Sat nite although I understand the need for customers. Something special about that. Oh well ....see you in a “couple”.Al Margino.

CH
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were celebrating our anniversary which was at the Stony Hill Inn 20 years ago. The menu selections were disappointing. The Caesar Salad seemed to have boxed croutons and could have used some fresh Parmesan shavings. The beef carpaccio was dry. I order surf and turf and the lobster tail was over broiled because it was brown all over. We expected the food in the restaurant to be more gourmet but it was just typical catering food. For such a special establishment, we wished the meal would have been just as special.

MP
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We got married there 20 years ago and mentioned that when we made the reservation on Open Table. Not even a glass of wine or free dessert. It Would have been nice for them to have acknowledged that in some way. We also mentioned it to our server and the manager, all they offered was as tour of the premises. A bit disappointing in that regard.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Server, Gus, was excellent!!

JN
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good place to go for great food and ambiance.

BD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional attentive service. Great wine suggestion to go with our tasty and abundantly stacked meals.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The Stony Hill Inn has a good reputation and has been around for a long time. It's been a while since I last visited so I decided to reserve a table for a business dinner. The house and the newer additions are pretty but there is a distinct "old" smell as soon as you get inside. Luckily after a few minutes, it wasn't noticeable anymore. We were seated at a nice table by the window and the waiter came over and handed us menus. We started off with appetizers. The fried calamari was delicious but the stuffed Italian long hot peppers (listed under sides) were disappointing. As an ameture cook, I could make them taste much better. The main courses were much better. The portions were large and everyone enjoyed their meal. We had to ask the waiter to refill our drinks and water several times throughout the evening (when we were able to find him). A very large party came in and they were very loud which made conversation within our small group of 3 more challenging. The dinner plates had not been cleared when the waiter handed out dessert menus. It felt as if he was rushing us. I rated the Stony Hill Inn as a 3. It was OK. With so many other dining options in the area, I won't be recommending it and won't be back for a while.

MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Stony Hill Inn is a very pretty venue. We sat at a table in the bar area, the room is warm and inviting with it's fieldstone walls. The seating where the buffet tables are set up is lovely as well. Wish that some of the buffet items were labeled. Foods such as bacon and french toast are easily discernible, but not all the items were. Loved the chocolate fountain and the pancakes. We were under impressed with the service. Had to flag someone down to ask for coffee. We were never asked if we wanted refills on our mimosas or coffees. There were plenty of servers watching the tennis match on tv and perhaps that was the issue. We expected much better service, especially when automatic 20% service charge is added to a $30 per person brunch.

b
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Used to be a great “fine dining” place years ago. Went for our anniversary and it was average at best. Too many others in Bergen County have passed them by. Sad as I was born and raised a couple of miles away.
You can’t go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quaint family environment great food and service. Reminiscent of the yesteryears.

MM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The place is just lovely but took a while for food to arrive....a bit noisy in the room we were in and the waiter had a hard time hearing us...but food was delish....a bit pricey....but still delish.....great for a party as well.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

The service was slow the place wasnt crowded.
The actual drink order was taken 20 to 30min after we were seated.
The appetizer order was brought out incorrect and some of the entrees were over cooked dry and lousy.
The music was great, the ambiance wonderful.
If I had not ordered food it would have been a better ecperience.

RF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

25th wedding anniversary

PW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat in the bar area, as per our request and we enjoyed a delicious dinner while listening to live music.

EL
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very nice lunch with friends and the afternoon was fine. The food and service were very good and we continue to return to Stony Hill Inn because of the consistent level of quality.

LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was very loud , the food took very long to come to the table from start to finish. The main course arrived sort of dry. The ambience was disappointing to see people dressed in T-shirts and shorts.... unfortunately we would not be coming back.

1
New York Area
451 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely ambiance . Enjoy pipe room which is near dancing but not as loud. Good food. Always enjoyable.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place for music and food!

F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall great experience. Food was excellent. Band was GREAT but volume could have been a tad lower. A few odd things happened like I asked for wine list, it was given to someone else. There was a situation with the ladies bathroom door and our guest was made to feel like it was her fault. Just a few more little things that if didn't happen would have made the expressive excellent. Will definately return.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael, the waiter, was probably the best and most gracious host we've had...and I've been to many places throughout the world in my lifetime, worthy praise and appreciation.

PD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was decent. Service was very friendly. We were forced to sit in the bar area due to a wedding and a private event. On a Saturday night they have live entertainment which is not "quiet background music". It was quite difficult to have a dinner conversation sitting in the middle of Studio 54

P
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and our waiter (Gus) was excellent. Our table was located in the room adjacent to the bar--not as nice ambiance as the separate dining dining room.

MJ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been here often and usually take Friends here for a special occasion - this time was for Secretary’s Day! The Girls loved it and couldn’t believe the quantity of food for a lunch! But the quality and taste outbeats the size ! Another great meal and good service !!

MC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I was very disappointed. We were seated for 15 minutes and still no waiter acknowledged us at our table to take a drink order. He walked by, tending to the tables on either side of us but did not even make eye contact. I got the attention of another waiter who then got him for us.
I ordered the sizzling steak medium rare. The outside was burned so badly it was stuck on the skillet. The middle was fine. I don’t eat French fries or any potato but was told I wasn’t able to substitute anything else, only potato for potato
Had salad for appetizer and that was good. Got side order of sautéed mushrooms and that was good
For the price, I will never come back or recommend this restaurant.

C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined there on Saturday. We usually eat at the bar because the service that Paul provides is always outstanding. He never disappoints. Once again, food, service and ambiance was outstanding. Highly recommend the Stony Hill for a nice night out.

CA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great night out as usual!

AD
London
30 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven't been to the Stony Hill Inn in a couple of years and, I'm happy to report that it hasn't changed. This is not the restaurant for you if you're looking for new, trendy adventures. But if you love old-fashioned delicious food and great service, the Stony Hill Inn will meet your expectations. I had wonderful Papardelle Bolognese, my husband had perfect Chicken Parmigiana and our friend ordered a steak, which was cooked to order. I'm going back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great experience!!!

C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

My wife and I are long time customers of the Stony Hill and we like to eat at the bar. However, it was one of those nights where the experienced bartender ( Paul) was out ill. Unfortunately, the substitute (Gus) was not up to the task. We know Gus and he is an excellent waiter, but not a bartender as he readily admitted all night. The bar was busy with everyone eating at the bar. Needless to say, the service suffered and everyone at the bar complained about the poor service. I actually blame the restaurant management for not providing adequate back-up and assistant to handle the Saturday night crowd.

In any event, the food was good and we always love the atmosphere and ambiance. We look forward to going back.

DB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the first time I’ve ever been here for Sunday for brunch and it was absolutely wonderful with 2 of my close friends to celebrate my birthday. I live near Philadelphia now but it’s always a privilege to come here.

LH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant staff was so accommodating and welcoming. The Sunday Brunch had a vast variety buffet and tasty.

C
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I eat there all of the time and it never disappoints. Always a good meal and great service. A combination of tasty corned beef and cabbage; and Paul's amazing service at the bar made St.Patrick's Eve a wonderful night.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really nice service really nice for kids the food was good 3 adults 5 kids they did amazing really nice staff !!

C
New York Area
333 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

On of my favorite places. All the people from the owners on down are always very accommodating. Great spot. Best bar anywhere.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner in the Garden Room while dancing to the music of the Betty Liste quartet featuring the vocalist, Stephen Fuller. A romantic evening for a date night

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