Imagine walking into a cozy cabin—the air feels intimate, and rustic decor touches give you a warm welcome. There’s a double-sided fireplace, crackling with comfort, inviting you to come sit in one of the comfy leather-wrapped chairs at its side. You’re intoxicated by the dim, candle-lit atmosphere, as you sway to the piano playing in the background. You’re just about to grab your partner’s hand when your name is called—your table is ready, and your date night dinner at Stoney River is about to begin.
This upscale lodgelike steakhouse in Roswell, Georgia is more than your average meating place. The kitchen crew specializes in hand-cut steaks and gourmet entrees—the kind of meals that are right at home in this sophisticated setting with professional tableside service. Whether you want a bone-in Ribeye or a classic New York Strip, Stoney River’s steak offerings are off the chart. Additionally, a fresh selection of seafoods, signature salads, and house specialties await your curious palette.
Of course, no divine meal would be complete without a crafted cocktail, and this inviting spot has plenty. You can enjoy a hand-crafted drink, a local draft beer, or a refreshing glass of wine from the boutique wine list, all of which are ready to complement the best meal you’ve had. That’s just what you can expect from Stoney River.
Oozing date night vibes, the ambiance sets the tone for the delicious meal you’re about to indulge. The mood and the food share the same level of attention and quality—even the plate presentation is worth noting—a feat no average steak joint can pull off.
To start, delicious Deviled Eggs with sugar-cured bacon and house-made pickle relish will definitely wake up your taste buds. Must try’s are the Whiskey Shrimp on Country Toast and Steak Rolls—all of which were welcome surprises and equally delicious. The Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Baby Kale Salad also add welcoming fresh flavors.
Absolutely juicy and tender, the Coffee-Cured Filet Mignon and “Hong Kong Style” Sea Bass blew our minds. Order the filet if you love coffee-rub and sweet takes on steak, because this slice of meat is cured in the restaurant’s special coffee blend as well as brown sugar and molasses, complete with a side of mashed sweet potato casserole. The sea bass sits pretty on a bed of sauteed spinach, sweetened with a sesame soy sauce and topped with toasted sesame seeds, ginger, and green onions.
The Paneed Pecan Trout (served over jasmine rice, with Dijon mustard sauce, broccoli, and a side of roasted brussels sprouts) was a pleasant surprise, as well the Wild Mushroom Meatloaf (finished with wild mushroom Madeira sauce, garlic mash, and haricot verts), gives the palate a very savory and fabulous finish. Every protein was notably fresh—each entree is made-to-order, and you can definitely taste the difference.
Of course, no divine dining experience would be complete without trying a dessert. Stoney River offers a dessert selection that perfectly compliments their dining options. Choices include Creme Brûlèe, Carrot Cake, Key Lime Pie, and Chocolate Fudge Cake. Their Carrot Cake was particularly intriguing with its three-layers that are just as decadent as it is moist. This delectable cake is topped with sinful vanilla bean cream cheese icing, chopped pecans, and salty-sweet caramel, is a perfect portion for two diners satisfying their sweet tooth.
All in all, dining at Stoney River Steakhouse was an upscale experience worth repeating again and again. When the impressive atmosphere and delicious dishes match up in quality, a perfect storm swirls into a savor-worthy moment tough to forget. For fresh cuts of meat, an ambiance to set the mood, and amazing service to boot, Stoney River hits all the marks for an excellent dining experience.
Stoney River Steakhouse & Grill (Roswell)
Address: 10524 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: (678) 461-7900
#Dine ~ Nikka Shae