Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge, Warren, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge, Warren, NJ
Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge
50 Stirling Rd. (Stiles Rd.)
Warren, NJ 07059
908-754-1222
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Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  New American

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality:  3 Stars

Service:   2 1/2 Stars

Decor:  3 1/2 stars

Overall Rating:  3 Stars

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Very attractive decor with chic, casual ambiance

Uses fresh natural, locally l grown ingredients.

Value:  Good

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress: Upscale Casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy food with natural locally grown ingredients and a chic ambiance in a trendy, upbeat, casual setting.

Not Recommended For:  Older diners who prefer more fine dining amenities with old world charm.

Recommended dishes:  When available,Pan-Seared Tilapia Fenne with olive sauce, broccoli rabe, fingerling potatoes; the Seared Chilean Sea Bass with baby carrots, bok choy, mei fun noodles, nori seaweed and miso broth; and the Pepper Crusted Sirloin with broccolini, wild mushroom ragout, rosti potatoes, and cognac sauce

Liquor:  Full service Bar.



Restaurant Review

The Stonehouse at Stirling Ridge is an architectural gem in the style of a spacious California modern rustic lodge.

Dining Patrons are attracted to this restaurant mostly for it's ambiance, the high energy, and trendy setting.

The 110 seat, two-level, western style lodge motif is gorgeously nestled among the trees on a ridge in Warren, and the interior done up with stone walls, copper-clad fireplace, wood beams, prominent three level twin glass towers filled with wine bottles, and a 10-seat chef’s table with a window into the kitchen.

The bar and lounge are equally dramatic with comfortable couch-like seating for intimate conversations. The bar is stocked with an excellent selection of cocktails and wines by the glass. A huge bowl of olives with attractive little plates accompany you at the cocktail tables. There is also an expansive outdoor area with a huge fire pit.

It's a great dining destination for an evening out with a group of friends, a for a date ---- they offer a friendly dining atmosphere, good food and drinks, and with live entertainment.

The servers dressed black are friendly and attentive.

The restaurant is the creation owners Frank and Jeanne Cretella, who also own the waterfront Liberty House in Jersey City’s Liberty State Park.

The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Jerry Villa, a CIA graduate. The menu is created with naturally grown ingredients, many of the vegetables and herbs coming from Wagner Farms, a local communal farm, and from Stone House's on-site, organic Dancing Goat Farm.

They are child friendly.

Stonehouse is open Tuesday - Thursday: 5pm -10pm; Friday and Saturday: 5pm - 11pm and on Sundays for Sunday Brunch: 11am - 3pm and Sunday Dinner: 5pm - 9pm

Their indoor and outdoor bars open at 4:30 pm Tuesday -Sunday

They are also open on Thanksgiving serving a traditional turkey dinner, Christmas Eve, and New Years Eve

(updated: September, 2016)

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