If you find yourself in the suburbs longing for city dining, skip the traffic and stop in at The Stones Common House in Stoneham. They’ve brought years of experience in some of Boston’s top restaurants back home, creating a casual neighborhood spot serving hearty reimagined pub fare with upscale execution in a setting where everyone from lunch-breakers to date-nighers will feel right at home.
Whether you’re lounging in the bar over snacks or sitting for a multi-course spread, The Stones’ menu delivers. Start things off with selections from the Raw Bar and Charcuterie menus, then move on to Snacks & Pickies for fun finger foods that won’t fill you up. There’s a creative selection of Hand Cut Fries you don’t want to miss and large, shareable apps to get everyone in on the chefy pub-food experience, and the sandwiches, homemade pastas, and entrees lean on local ingredients to keep the classic dishes fresh and flavor-forward. On weekends, come in for brunch, which adds a selection of Toasts and Eggs Etc. to the regular favorites.
Much like the menu, the decor The Stones strikes a perfect balance between classy and casual. Inhabiting the bright, modern ground floor of a multi-use complex in Stoneham, the space is full of natural hardwood and clean, minimalist lines that keep things feeling light and unstuffy. Midcentury leather chairs surround bare, knotted tables and the high-tops by the windows (which open in the summertime), and studded banquettes line the white tiled walls. A U-shaped bar brings vibrant energy to the center of the room, and a collection of adorable house-plants and antique mirrors add a touch of kitch to the contemporary design.
Belly up to that U-shaped bar to find fifteen local beers and ciders on tap, a well-rounded and reasonably-priced wine list representing all corners of the map, and crafty cocktails that change with the seasons.
The Stones offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and has a private dining space that can accommodate up to 75 guests.
380 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180