Testimonials

I came to the Stone House after many months of wanting to try it. So I decided to finally request it as my birthday dinner!

The dinner menu overall looked clean, diverse, and flavorful while offering just the right amount of options to chose from, as well as a prefix dinner (I think this is a great way to try a place out).

My boyfriend and I started with some oysters which were beautifully shucked, clean and fresh. So good!

I got the prefix which started with the calamari which was so perfectly fried and seasoned that I didn’t even need the dipping sauce, followed by the tilapia with string beans and forbidden rice which was really very nice, then finally my favorite part dessert! Flourless chocolate cake was on point, the whipped cream, fruit purée and the fresh fruit were all great compliments to each other.

Another dessert: For those that want to try something new, there’s a cookie mousse that will blow your face off, essentially it’s a ginger cookie (for those of you familiar with cookie butter or speculoos!) lightly whipped mousse topped with cookie crumble. It’s so painfully delicious.

The service was amazing, so personable. If you have seen the place from the outside, you can imagine how beautiful it is on the inside!

- 5 out of 5 stars

“Great Restaurant Great Location”

Last night I had the pleasure of dining at The Stone House at Clove Lakes. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The service was excellent. We dined in one of two Gazebo’s on the lake with a view of the park. Lovely venue for a family gathering or a romantic dinner for two. Don’t forget to try the Sangria – it was divine!!!

- 5 of 5 stars

 “Food + Ambiance + Service = A Perfect Evening”

The restaurant is nestled inside Clove Lakes Park, sitting on the shore of the Lake. Even before you walk through the front door you’ve begun relaxing. And when you see the fireplace and the high wooden arched ceiling you know that going to be a good night.

The service is at the same time friendly and unobtrusive. And then comes the food. Nothing overly fancy; just excellent ingredients expertly combined, superbly prepared and beautifully presented.

We started with pear and blue cheese empanadas. The pear and blue cheese blend perfectly, with the pastry light and crisp. The pork chop with cherry pepper sauce, grilled pineapple and whipped sweet potatoes is a perfectly curated combination of sweet and savory. My wife’s lamb shank literally fell off of the bone. She didn’t need the knife. And the whipped potatoes were like aerated silk.

We ended with a desert of fig cheese cake with a graham cracker crust; a perfect ending to a most memorable meal.

On Saturday nights the live musician plays acoustic and sings a perfect combination of songs covering 4 decades, that blends it all together. He manages to find a sweet spot between background music and an intimate private performance.

And, if you can get the table by the fire place with the two overstuffed club chairs you may never want to leave.

- 5 of 5 stars

“Amazing Brunch!”

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful brunch buffet today, and we had a wonderful time. First my wife and the kids took a row boat out on the lake, what a beautiful day. After we went into the restaurant to enjoy brunch. They offer a wide selection of brunch cocktails; I had a raspberry mimosa and my wife a pink sangria. Our server was very professional and was okay dealing with the children he gave them a coloring book and crayons and they were all set. We started slow and worked our way up, with no feeling of being rushed. They had a musical entertainer, soft mild music perfect to set the mood. the food amazing ambience as well will be back for sure, want to sit in front of the fireplace.

- 5 of 5 stars

Its the Most Romantic setting with fire place and lake view. The food is really amazing. Every item on the menu is delicious. Oh and I almost forgot about the best part of the experience …. The warm Sangria made by the table side by the wonderful host. Its definitely a destination restaurant that was needed in this location. I am certainly looking forward to hanging out by the lake this summer.

- 5 of 5 stars

What a lovely evening…my boyfriend had made reservations for us for our anniversary for dinner at this hidden gem in Staten Island. An actual stone house on the lake and you cross a very picturesque bridge to reach. If the weather is nice there will be many people on the lake on rented row boats and paddle boats. The interior of the main room is gorgeous with a large fireplace at one end, there is ‘couples’ seating, which are the corner tables with large comfy wing back chairs. You can imagine how fabulous it all must be in the winter!

We were seated immediately, the service is impeccable- water glasses always filled, orders promptly taken, etc. the timing of the service was also perfect… Not rushed…very impressive! The food was very good. We are both ‘foodies’ and loved the purity and the no nonsense approach to the dishes at The Stone House. I had a delicious crab cake appetizer- that was seasoned perfectly. My boyfriend had the caprese salad which they served with an amazing Fig Jam! For the main course, I had the roast chicken and he had the pork chop, both were outstanding. The deserts do not fail – so save room – I had the berry zabaglione (if I were home I would have licked the glass, it was that good!) He had Amaretto fig cheesecake, which was served like a mini loaf – just the perfect size. There is also other rooms closer to the lake, they were having a party in one of them, and there is also a gazebo that goes out on the lake that people were dining in. It’s a very special place

- 5 out of 5 stars

My daughter and I arrived there for the Sunday brunch at 1 pm . Tremendous amount of high quality food in a high class, fine dining atmosphere.  Superb lox and tremendous selection. A special chef is there to make your omelet to order – anything you want made fresh also pancakes to order with chocolate chips or whatever you want, chicken, pasta, fresh baked turkey, sausages, bacon, chicken franchises with lemon and OMG dessert bar with chocolate fountain and bananas, strawberries, pretzels watermelon or whatever you want to put under the chocolate fountain to chocolate coat and chocolate mousse and white chocolate mousse with raspberries. Well worth the money. Fantastic high quality food and service made my daughter and I feel like Royalty.

- 5 out of 5 stars

Cocktail menu was on point, Crab cake appetizer was super fresh, steaks where cooked perfect, desserts where delish. My only regret was not going sooner. If you’re looking for a place to dine, go here.

- 5 out of 5 stars

The Stone House has easily become my favorite restaurant on Staten Island.

The views of the park and the fireplace are so cozy and inviting.

Now to the important part. The food !

Their play on flavor is absolutely amazing. For the appetizer I had the Crab Cake with tarragon mustard sauce and apple slaw. For my entree I had another appetizer, Crispy Wings covered in Garlic Caramel Sauce . SO AMAZING !!

The service was impeccable, from the host to our waiter to the very welcoming owners.

I can’t wait to go back !

- 5 out of 5 Stars

The food and service was exceptional !.. Lamb shank is top notch…. Steak is awesome!…. Crispy chicken wings for an appetizer are a must!  The hot after dinner drink of sangria is excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves good quality service and good!

- 5 out of 5 stars

Went to Stone House last night. Peter, the owner ordered for us. The food was outrageous. We ate mussel, chicken wings, pasta, lamb chops, lamb shank, shrimp, and clams. I have never eaten such a great meal. Then came dessert. WOW is all I can say. We sat right in front if the fireplace. I felt like I was at home. I can’t wait to go back again. Thank you Peter.

- 5 out of 5 stars

After coming to THE STONE HOUSE in January for the first time for a 40th birthday party I was very surprised with the excellent service and quality food. The meal was delicious and the atmosphere is unlike any other ive experienced in Staten Island. Since then i have been back with my Fiancé quite a few times and have enjoyed every single visit. The service, delicious food and overall experience has been consistent every time. I highly recommend this restaurant for any of your life’s milestone/ occasions or just simply a delicious relaxing dinner! I will definitely be back as well.

- 5 out of 5 stars

This may have been my first visit to Staten Island, but it definitely won’t be my last, thanks to The Stone House. My little brother and I decided to come here for lunch before heading to the Staten Island Children’s Museum and we were so glad we did.

While it was a bit of a journey to get here–it’s in the middle of Clove Lakes–the little trek was more than worth it. We were seated at a table with these huge velvet armchairs in a sprawling dining room with huge ceilings. It was the perfect setting for lunch by the water.

To start, we split the Wild Mushroom Flatbread, which was cut and served to us individually. A nice touch. The mushrooms were perfectly seasoned and tasted great with the goat cheese and white truffle oil. A great start to the meal.

I then ordered The Stone House Burger, which was delicious. Always a fun of caramelized onions, I was seriously so pleased that the patty was topped with a huge heaping of them. Along with the chipotle aioli, cheddar and crunchy sweet potato fries I substituted my fries for, this burger was a winner. And for only $12 bucks? Yeah I’ll be back.

Since they allow you to order items from the dinner menu for lunch, my brother decided to order the Lamb Shank. Not only was there such a generous amount of it (ALL THE MEAT), but it was so tender that it literally came off the bone. Not even sure how he did it, but my little 12-year-old brother ate every single bite of that meaty goodness.

I was kinda bummed at first that I didn’t have any room for dessert, but then realized that this gave me a reason to come back soon. Sounds like a great plan to me!

 

- 5 out of 5 Stars

I made an Open Table reservation for my wife and I celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful, yet quaint.  We were greeted upon our arrival by the hostess and offered a table right by the fireplace. We sat in 2 overstuffed chairs facing the roaring fire and felt very special.

 

We decided beforehand that we would indulge in the price fix menu.  I started with the fried Calamari while my wife enjoyed a fresh Caesar salad. My appetizer was huge. The Calamari was lightly fried and served with a sweet Chile dipping sauce. It was delicious. My wife enjoyed her salad as well.

While waiting for the entree and during the appetizers we were entertained by a guitar player who had a nice voice even if he screwed up the lyrics once (it can happen to anyone).

We both enjoyed the Pork Chop in a cherry pepper sauce with a caramelized pineapple and sweet potato puree.

The total meal was perfectly prepared and delicious.

For our dessert I enjoyed the warm chocolate cake and my wife had the assorted seasonal fruit.

The wait staff was totally attentive and constantly made sure our needs were met.

The price fix meal offers a great value and I highly recommend the Stone House for your next special occasion.

- 5 out of 5 stars

Living on Staten Island my entire life, I was really getting bored with the same old restaurants – until I came to the Stonehouse. Perched beautifully in the park, this restaurant exceeded my expectations. The ambiance was perfect, the service was great, and the food was fantastic. We were so happy with the menu it was so hard to decide what to order! Can’t wait to go back!

 

- 5 out of 5 stars

The Stone House is not just about the view; the food and service are awesome. The restaurant is inside Clove Lakes Park and valet parking is available. The entire staff were friendly and professional. The servers were attentive without being intrusive. The new owners have improved this restaurant by 100%. The wine list is not overwhelming and offers excellent wines at a fair price, that were also available by the glass. The bottle of wine we ordered was poured through an aerator into a decanter. For apps we started with the shrimp and grits, chicken wings, lamb meatballs, and fried calamari. The chef prepared each dish with an unique twist that enhanced flavors. For entrees we had Lamb Shanks, Portobello Mushroom Ravioli, and Rigatoni Bolognese. The Lamb was served with buttery mashed potatoes that soaked up the extra sauce. The tomato sauce in the braising liquid was more prominent than the wine. There was a tomahawk rib eye steak for two that looked like a delicious brontosaurus rib as it passed us by. Unfortunately nobody else at my table was game for sharing a steak. The graham cracker mousse is a must try for dessert. We also had the fresh berries in sabignon served in a martini glass, and the cheesecake flambe which was a piece of New York Cheesecake with a berry compote made table-side. We finished with the warm sangria also prepared table-side. Cointreau and a fresh cinnamon stick are the key ingredients that give the sangria a unique orange flavor without overpowering mulling spices. The Stone House is both a casual and semi-formal dining experience, appropriate for celebrating an occasion, an intimate dinner, or grabbing a quick bite. Also great for groups. There is a Prix Fixe menu available Monday-Friday for $29 for 3 courses with same offerings as the regular menu. It took me a while to turn off Clove Road into the park to visit Stone House, but this place will now be in my regular rotation.

 

- 5 out of 5 stars

I had dinner at The Stone House last night and was truly impressed.  The atmosphere was terrific, the service was great and the food was superb! This is one new restaurant that I will definitely be going back to!

- 5 out of 5 stars

“Beautiful Setting and Excellent Food”

Went there on a Friday night for dinner. Walking up to the entrance is so pretty with the patio lights on at night. The restaurant is decorated so beautifully for Fall. The food was excellent with a touch of Fall in the menu. The service was excellent! The new owners have done an excellent job! Will definitely visit again.

 

- 5 of 5 stars

 “Very nice”

This restaurant is in the midst of a lovely park with views of Clove Lake

A wonderful restaurant…Apps were crab cake in a pretzel crust with pickled cauliflower and a Flatbread mushroom goat cheese. Dinner was a hunk of the most delicious lamb shank and seafood fra Diablo. We both had the warm chocolate cake. We tried the restaurant due to great Groupon deal….it included a bottle of pretty good house wine. Would surely go again ….try it

 

- 5 of 5 stars

“Too Perfect for Mere Words”

I went for brunch on Sunday sep 27 2015 Wow The lovely views of the lake were fantastic. They treated us like Royalty from the get go. When we arrived the young valet parking men were professional and attentive. They graciously parked my car and the other young man gave me and my 9 year old daughter a ride on a golf cart to the restaurant which was only a five minute walk a ride so were Royalty when we arrived at the restaurant driven by a finely dressed handsome young man. We entered a beautiful Stone House with the high ceilings and were ushered into the dining area where we sat down there was a tall chef standing on the side of the room making omelets custom made and pancakes too. any kind of omelet or pancake you wanted. the omelets were generously made and filled properly. there was all the locks and smoked salmon you could want, delicious croissants, a chocolate fountain to chocolate dip your fruits a large fruit display of watermelon and melons. its tremendous. I can’t wait to go again. I loved it and so did my daughter. We were so happy. Highly recommend this place at any time of year.

- 5 of 5 stars

Awesome place to spend with family and friends for any event. My best friend just had her 40th birthday party. The food and services was great. The staff was very attentive. The ambience is breath taking.

 

- 5 out of 5 stars

I’ve recently attended a function at the Stone House. The service, food and staff were excellent, the restaurant is, clean the staff is very helpful and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a good dining experience

- 5 out of 5 stars

I have had plenty of parties at several different places. The Stone House was the best by far! Food, Service, Accommodations was well over the top. Thank you for a wonderful experience for my Daughter’s Bridal Shower!

 

- 5 out of 5 stars

I came upon this restaurant looking for the right place to propose to my girlfriend. I was a little uneasy over doing it at a place that I wasn’t all too familiar with and wasn’t sure how the dinner was going to go. However, the Stone House was able to completely EXCEED MY EXPECTATIONS. The restaurant is centered on a little island in the middle of Clove Lake. Beautiful stone bridges that arch over the lake lead right to the front of the restaurant where there is also a little path that leads to a white gazebo covered in lights. This is where I was able to propose to my now fiancé as she said YES while we danced in the gazebo. Excited and hoping for great food and service, we proceeded to the restaurant to have dinner. The owner Pete took us to what my fiancé said was “one of the most romantic settings she has ever seen in her life, something out of a movie.” He sat us at a table with two large comfortable chairs right over a fire place, being greeted and congratulated by most of the staff. Our waiter Anthony was both professional and very welcoming, suggesting some of the most popular dishes all the while being very patient with our indecisiveness and answering all our questions. My fiancé and I eventually chose the Pork Chops and Salmon as our entrées and were completely blown away by how good the food was. I have worked in several restaurants before and had the opportunity to try different dishes, and have never been so amazed by how good the food was in any particular place. After the meal, we were able to enjoy a variety of desserts, finishing off with warm Sangria, prepared fashionably by our waiter. I was able to have an amazing time with my now fiancé and was able to propose to her in a way that still has her family and friends in awe. This is definitely a place everyone living or passing by Staten Island has to try at least once. Once you try just a taste of the ambiance, the hospitality, and the food, you’ll immediately fall in love.

- 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing experience!! Just came in for a quick lunch and found out they are under new management so me and my girlfriend went again for dinner and it was superb as well!  We had the mushroom flatbread with goat cheese to start and for dinner she had the Parpadelle with Chicken and I had the Lamb shank. It was soo delicious. The manager was attentive and came to us to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and our server was excellent! Can’t wait to dine outside when the weather clears up!

 

- 5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful place Katie is very good and the owners are great…food is excellent, a good choice to have a party,or to enjoy a dinner I recommend the Stonehouse I had a baby shower there. the lox is the best I ever had!

- Debbi

This place is incredible! Great food and great service. The scenery is amazing in the summer. My wife and I were very happy to celebrate our wedding here. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have the time of their life.

- Andrew

Our first time since the new ownership. Same amazing atmosphere but with an incredible new menu and a fantastic staff!!
Our entire dinner was delicious, but if I had to site our faves I’d say that the pear/blue cheese empanadas were to die for and the marscapone porcini mushroom ravioli were heavenly!!
For dessert you’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t have the warm sangria and the cookie butter mousse.  I haven’t ordered, let alone finished a dessert in ages, these were worth every calorie!!
We will be back without a doubt!!

- Michele D.

This may have been my first visit to Staten Island, but it definitely won’t be my last, thanks to The Stone House. My little brother and I decided to come here for lunch before heading to the Staten Island Children’s Museum and we were so glad we did.

While it was a bit of a journey to get here–it’s in the middle of Clove Lakes–the little trek was more than worth it. We were seated at a table with these huge velvet armchairs in a sprawling dining room with huge ceilings. It was the perfect setting for lunch by the water.

To start, we split the Wild Mushroom Flatbread, which was cut and served to us individually. A nice touch. The mushrooms were perfectly seasoned and tasted great with the goat cheese and white truffle oil. A great start to the meal.

I then ordered The Stone House Burger, which was delicious. Always a fun of caramelized onions, I was seriously so pleased that the patty was topped with a huge heaping of them. Along with the chipotle aioli, cheddar and crunchy sweet potato fries I substituted my fries for, this burger was a winner. And for only $12 bucks? Yeah I’ll be back.

Since they allow you to order items from the dinner menu for lunch, my brother decided to order the Lamb Shank. Not only was there such a generous amount of it (ALL THE MEAT), but it was so tender that it literally came off the bone. Not even sure how he did it, but my little 12-year-old brother ate every single bite of that meaty goodness.

I was kinda bummed at first that I didn’t have any room for dessert, but then realized that this gave me a reason to come back soon. Sounds like a great plan to me!

- Corinne K.