Fare: New American
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.
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; The Herb Crusted Colorado Lamb Loin with Artichoke, Local Squash, Garlic Scapes, and Black Garlic Vinaigrette; The Steamed Halibut with Vegetable Sofrito, Eggplant Puree, and Fried Zucchini Flowers; and The Dry Aged 16 oz Ribeye with Rosemary Fried Fingerling, Shishito Peppers, and Rosemary Jus
Liquor: Full service Bar.
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 David Drake, a famed chef who honed his culinary skills at The Ryland Inn, The Frog and The Peach, Stage House, Restaurant David Drake, Alice's Restaurant in Lake Hopatcong, and Daryl Wine Bar in New Brunswick, prior to coming to the Stonehouse.
The seasonally changing menu at the Stonehouse is creatively prepared using fresh "farm to table" local ingredients that are sustainable with most of them sourced from their own garden, The Dancing Goat farm.
They are child friendly.
The 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: October, 2018)
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