The Stone Road Grille Story
At the Stone Road Grille, we offer casual fine dining in an eclectic and lively atmosphere. We are open year-round, serving imaginative and local gourmet cuisine prepared by Chef Ross Midgley and hosted nightly by proprietors Heidi and Perry Johnson.
Uniqueness comes in many forms. Some say it`s our cuisine and the house-made charcuterie. To others it`s the all Niagara VQA wine list prepared by our Sommelier. The atmosphere and setting is certainly unexpected and we like to think we treat each guest as though they`ve come to dinner at our home. We proudly boast that lunch or dinner at Stone Road Grille is a wonderful experience.
We invite you to experience our hospitality for yourself.
Our hours of operation are:
Open 6 days a week - Closed Mondays
Lunch: Tue thru Sun, 11:30 – 2pm
Dinner: Tue, Wed, Thur & Sun, 5 – 9pm, Fri & Sat, 5 – 10pm
Holiday Hours: Closed 23, 24, 25th December; January 1st - 15th.
"Rest" - The Story Behind Our Other Name
We opened the doors to the Stone Road Grille on Friday, August 1, 2003 after two furious weeks of renovation. The night before opening, we asked one of our servers, Kevin to climb a ladder and peel off the letters from the old sign that read "Mina's Restaurant & Bar" and to leave up just the "Restaurant" portion.
In our haste to open, we had yet to figure out what our new sign should look like - nor could we afford one - so "Restaurant" would have to do.
Well, chalk it up to 14 days of round-the-clock preparation combined with several portions of wine, beer and caffeine. When we stepped outside to check the progress, Kevin was down to "Rest" and fairly proud of his pace. "Almost done Boss," were the words - you can imagine what ours were!
We stepped back, speechless for what seemed like an hour, then had a good laugh. The saving grace was the "Rest" was at least a word and that it was somewhat centered across the front.
We agreed that we'd get the sign properly done when we had more time and a few creative ideas. Two years later, the sign remained until a series of sternly-worded letters from our landlord stating our sign was "cheapening" the plaza. Go figure!
Needless to say, we purchased a new "Rest" sign.