Service and Atmosphere
Stonehouse Grill has a nice, homey feel to it: a variety of decorations reminiscent of your mother’s kitchen, a decent-sized bar, and plenty of comfortable seating options. There’s also a nice outdoor patio, great for grabbing dinner or a drink during the warmer months.
It was busy during our visit, yet the service was very much above average. Our server offered up some menu recommendations and made sure we were taken care of, and our food was delivered quickly and just as ordered.
One notable disappointment of Stonehouse Grill is their extremely limited beer selection. If you’re luckily, you’ll find a couple of Great Lakes beers to choose from (they had Dortmunder and Conways during our visit), plus the Sam Adams, Yuengling, Coors Light, and Blue Moon that always seem to be on tap. They also have a decent wine selection and a variety of cocktails, which perhaps better cater to their usual clientele.
Stonehouse Grill serves up a big variety of classic bar food: you’ll have your pick from a large assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and dinner entrees. Everything is straightforward here, with things you’ve certainly seen or eaten before, so if you’re craving the unusual, you’re best off going elsewhere.
It’s worth noting that during our visit to Stonehouse Grill they were offering special Lent menu, featuring many pescetarian options including a perch fry, cod fry, soup and grilled cheese, cod sandwich, among many others. I started with a cup of clam chowder ($3.99), a decent portion of creamy New England style chowder with big potato chunks and lots of little pieces of clam throughout. It was flavorful, well seasoned, and the perfect consistency.
I also ordered the cod sandwich, a piece of beer battered cod served on a homemade roll with lettuce, tomato, and tarter sauce. The fish was crispy and the roll was fresh, but there was nothing terribly memorable about the sandwich. I substituted the chips that came with it for a side of sweet potato fries, which I’m sad to report were nothing more than frozen fries thrown in the deep fryer–a little disappointing, but they still tasted okay.
We also sampled the Italian sub ($9.29), a combination of ham, capicola, and pepperoni served on a big, homemade roll and topped with lettuce, tomato, cheese, banana peppers, and mayo. Everything on the sandwich tasted fresh and we were pleased with the portion size (for $9.00, this sandwich is huge). We ordered the Italian sub with a side of waffle fries which ended up being much tastier than the sweet potato variety–these were crispy and well-seasoned.
Overall, Stonehouse Grill is a good place if you’re looking for a menu that will please every palette. While the food isn’t perfect or the best, it’s consistent and has good service to match.
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