Stony Hill Inn - NJ

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$30 and under
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Italian
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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
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4.5
Ambience
4.1
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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Overall the food was good. The service was substandard this night. If the waiter had no intention of paying attention to empty wine glasses then he should have put the wine bucket closer to the table so we could pour as needed. He seemed overwhelmed and we had to ask for bread, refills and the desert was supposed to come with berries and it didn't so once again had to ask for them to be brougth out. When I pay this much for dinner I expect the service to be top notch.

ZF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here to celebrate our anniversary. Asked to be seated by the fire place and we did! Very good portions for the quality and price. We will definitely come again soon!

RL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was very good. Service was very shaky. I am having a hard time understanding why the tablecloth was paper. Hand cut or torn and hung over the edge. Very uncomfortable. This used to be a top notch gourmet restaurant. Things change I guess.

FB
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent!!! The wait staff was very attentive and addressed any issue. The music was very loud, they couldn’t lower it so they shut it off.
Definitely will be going back soon!!!
Thanks Carlos.

BP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Love Stony Hill and have been there a number of times. This was brunch. Mimosas were good. Salad bar was uninteresting. Hot food ok but nothing spectacular. The egg white omelet that I had was undercooked and really not tasty. Fruits for chocolate fountain were almost gone and deserts were mediocre. No more brunch there for me.

B
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was absolutely wonderful I wish I can recall our servers name she was a delight. Food was mediocre at best.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another great time, love this place. Joe’s Meatballs are a must!

v
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The waiter was not really friendly, especially when i told him i was allergic to garlic!
My husband had meat with roasted potatoes. In fact they were not roasted by sautéed by still raw. I was supposed to get a sea bass for $38.00. It appeared to be a piece of cod!
Really unprofessional....

C
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We frequent the place quite a lot. Never disappointed.

OT
Adelaide / SA
13 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Plesant atmosphere. Bartender was attentive without being overbearing. He made sure my drink order was correct

LT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Food excellent but the halibut was very rich but overall good food. Ambience super as was service. Good value

JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration. Great brunch.

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service in beautiful place
Highly recommended!

NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

DH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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 28 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

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 14 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

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 13 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

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 12 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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 10 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our Server, Gus, was excellent!!

JN
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

BD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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 14 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

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 8 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

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

MM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

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 7 June 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

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 1 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

25th wedding anniversary

PW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

EL
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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 11 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

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
463 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great place for music and food!

F
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 27 April 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

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
148 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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 24 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 !!

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