On a run through the northeast to hit some of the colleges. Stone Hearth was recommended as being as good as the better downtown restaurants but located just past downtown so it was easy to get to and parking was no problem.
It has a nice location across from a park. We had a table for 4 with a window view of the park just at dusk. While I faced the park and enjoyed the relaxing view my companions faced the open kitchen and enjoyed watching how things worked. The genders are different. Service was effective.
We shared two personal pizzas to start. The pizza here is what I would call rustic or maybe New York style. It has a little thicker crust and is chewy. It is very good just not like the thin crust New Haven pizzas I have had in the past. We all enjoyed.
I had the herb crusted trout with a side of vegetables That was very good. The kitchen watchers at my table had the hangar steak which they devoured so I assume it was good. The other entrée was the salmon which also got the thumbs up.
This looks like a good place for dessert. We had a mix and shared - apple crisp, chocolate mousse, molten lava cake, and ice cream. All the plates were picked clean at the end. I particularly like the lava cake.