Completely renovated in 2013, StillWater is the ideal place to enjoy delicious food, local entertainment and unique libations in a friendly, customer-centric environment.
Utilizing locally-sourced produce, fish and meats, StillWater offers a tantalizing full-service menu including upscale “comfort” foods and delicious main dishes. In addition, staff mixologists have created distinctive drinks based on the liquors, ingredients and celebrities popular in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
In keeping with the pre-prohibition theme, the rust-colored I-beams, historic pictures of Dana Point and antique inspired-lighting transport you back to a prohibition-era Speakeasy.
With a full-service kitchen and bar, state-of-the-art sound system, and expert mixologists, StillWater is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner, corporate event or fundraiser for 100+ people!
Meet The Team
Damian Collins – Managing Partner
I am excited to support Dana Point and make a positive difference not only with our customers, but with local businesses and community members. Driven by the desire to provide genuine hospitality for our guests and employees, we offer a setting where people truly care about one another, and show it in everything they do. The high-level of respect and enthusiasm which runs through our entire organization is evident in many ways.
StillWater’s vision is to celebrate the history of Dana Point with innovative artisan cocktails, flavorful cuisine, inspired entertainment, and an atmosphere that takes you back to the beginning.
We thank you for being a part of the celebration.
Chef John Cuevas
Growing up in the restaurant business, Chef John Cuevas has been creating dishes – which have received rave reviews from critics, patrons and foodies alike – for most of his life. Cuevas brings experience from Forbes 5-Star Kitchens and has been nominated by the James Beard Association for Best Chef-Pacific. Cuevas is passionate about providing locally-sourced, high-quality ingredients to the community in an approachable and flavorful way.
Chef Cuevas has personally overseen the development and design of StillWater’s new menu, which features cult classics like the Coffee-Crusted New York Strip, and soon to be staples: Wild Mushroom Flatbread with Melted Leeks and the Pulled Short-Rib Wedge!
Nick Cozens – Director of Operations
Well respected in the restaurant industry, Nick Cozens has been making sure guests at his restaurants have a memorable experience for more than 18 years. He believes that every guest should be treated like a member of his family — receiving the best food, service and experience possible!
Nick is a proponent of Community Driven Hospitality – a belief that what you do today directly impacts the future. He encourages and supports everyone he works with to add to their community through volunteer work, workplace education and the development of personal/professional goals.
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