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“Anniversary Dinner Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Stillwater Inn

Stillwater Inn
Ranked #4 of 31 Restaurants in Jefferson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $42
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in a 1890's home. White tablecloths and silverplate flatware. Menu changes seasonally with daily specials. Chef owned, since 1984.
antiquebeak
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32 reviews
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“Anniversary Dinner Perfection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

Based on the reviews here we decided to give the Stillwater Inn a try for our anniversary dinner and I must say the reviews were spot on! We made reservations for Saturday night but decided to go early instead (had a ghost tour to attend) and it seems that reservations weren't necessary. We were immediately greeted and seated in a cozy room with bird themed art (how did they know?!?) and the waiter was prompt to attend to our drinks and appetizers. Our dinners (both fish) were perfection itself and the service constant without being a nuisance. This is the perfect place for any special occasion or when you have a hankering for fine dining. We WILL be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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Winnsboro, Texas
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“" You expect it to be good, and they deliver "”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

4 of us ate on a Saturday night and the atmosphere and food were great. A must stop in my opinion when you visit Jefferson.

  • Visited July 2013
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west texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quality food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Stillwater inn restaurant was a surprising fine dining experience for such a small out of the way place. The menu was varied and interesting with a few very nice additions/ specials for the evening. The four of us each had a different entree. Each was prepared very well with interesting sauces that enhanced not overwhelmed. Desert choices were interesting and the limoncello gelato was fantastic. The atmosphere was very nice and quiet with plenty of room between tables. Waitstaff were polished professionals you would expect in a large high end urban restaurant, attentive but not intrusive. My only mild complaint was the wine list which was limited and there were very few by the glass choices which is difficult for four not wanting the same wine. A very pleasant experience across the board.

  • Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Best place to eat in Jefferson, TX”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Stillwater Inn is worth the expense... no question. We ate there twice this last weekend. The food was superb; the menu extensive, the service friendly, and owners apparently interested in pleasing their guests. The food is prepared daily and as ordered to assure quality and tastelove everything about Stillwater Inn. The environment is delightful with several different rooms. In the sunroom, old Singer sewing machines have been converted into romantic little bistro tables. In the main room, the high ceilings and artwork give you the feel of an elegant big-city restaurant. In the front room, the environment is something a little in between.

The food is outstanding! I have been here frequently and have never had a bad meal. The owners are very friendly and the wait staff knowledgeable. If you are in East Texas for only one night, you must go this place for dinner.

  • Visited May 2013
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Texas
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“We Go Every Year for a Reason”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We really enjoy Stillwater Inn - wonderful food in a nice atmosphere - just what you would expect for a fancy small town restaurant. Is it the best food ever? No, but it's great. Is it fast service? No, but this isn't fast food so who cares?

We come with friends for a meal every Valentine's Day - though that may mean we don't make it in until May when schedules coordinate. The menu doesn't change much (I wish they would, though, because I think they have the skill to be more creative than relying on the same menu year after year), but the preparation is good.

  • Visited February 2013
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