Visions for Vacancy: Stone River Grille

The restaurant / bar in Sandy Hook closed in January. What would you like to see in its place?


Sadly, the Stone River Grille restaurant on Glen Road closed its doors in January. While owner Gary Seri still keeps shop at his other restaurant, Panino's in Monroe, this spot is currently open.

In the heart of Sandy Hook, featuring a lovely back patio with a river view and surrounded by great businesses like Demitasse, this is a great piece of real estate and surely the future home of some great restaurant or bar. (The spot has previously been the home of Red Brick Tavern and Chao Chao.) So what would you like to see open here in the future? Let us know in the comments!

Walt February 27, 2013 at 05:18 PM
I was at Figs this past Valentines day and there was a couple there with a small baby that wouldn't stop crying. The poor mom tried to calm him down while the dad sat there on his phone texting. Stay at home and get take out.
Sara February 28, 2013 at 03:54 PM
First, I believe it continues to be a great location for a restaurant with the beautiful deck and the parking is easy (big one to the right of the building). The proper owner of that restaurant is what Michael Porco Sr. needs. A person who has a history of success, a person who is motivated, a person who is interested in the success of that business. The last two restaurants that were in that location: Choa Choa drank all their profit away, which was clear every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and Stone River was a joke: too many people on, bartenders slow, service slow, and the food was ok. Perhaps the two restaurant owners did not stay on top of their numbers, on top of what was going in and going out and perhaps their goals set too high, perhaps that is what led to them to no longer being able to maintain their restaurant. In this economy where everyone is trying to "make it", I wish the next restaurant owner luck, I wish Michael Porco Sr. consistency in this beautiful building. We can all help this location thrive by going when the next business goes in, hopefully a restaurant.... :) and if it is and their are kids that particular day or night you go and they are with their parents and are out of control....order another drink and drink it fast! :) Cheers and best of luck to the location and its new business and good luck to the property owner.
CoffeeFan February 28, 2013 at 05:18 PM
A great Mexican place would be ideal!
Lois Imbriano Barber March 02, 2013 at 04:17 AM
This sounds dreamy!
Clare March 02, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Wow, how come you didn't get jumped on Walt?


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