About Stone House Restaurant
Stone House is an inviting neighborhood restaurant that delivers on the foundation of serving up Genuine Food & Drinks, Service & Hospitality.
Our name speaks to the original Stone House that was built in the 1940’s and has stood the test of time. The home is the inspiration for creating a foundation of a warm and inviting dining experience for guests to come enjoy, frequent and share life's moments.
Chef Thomas Dritsas prepares regionally inspired cuisine of craveable comfort foods & locally sourced proteins and vegetables from our chefs garden featured in the peak of their season. Whether socializing over some Stone House sharables with friends while sipping a beverage from our craft beer & cocktails or carving into one of our 1200-degree broiled steaks or chops and a bottle of wine over dinner - let Stone House build on your life's dining experiences whatever the occasion.
Texas-based chef Thomas Dritsas has been submerged in the culinary world and cooking up various cuisines since 1989.
He laid down the foundation for his career by attending and graduating from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America leading his class with high honors. He apprenticed in NYC & Atlanta under some of the best award-winning chefs to gain practical knowledge of his craft. Thomas has owned and operated his own restaurant at the age of 24 then focused his talents on supporting the launching of other brands for some of the most admired and successful restaurateurs in the country.
Thomas oversaw culinary operations for Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group over the last 20 years as the Corporate Chef for all brands under the group’s restaurant line up. For the last 30 years, he’s made a name for himself by being featured in leading industry publications, the food network and was invited to cook at the James Beard House in NYC.
Thomas has cooked for a cause to raise awareness for Meals on Wheels, Share our Strength, Wish for Wings, the American Cancer Society and St. Judes. Thomas brings to StoneHouse his creativity, passion for cooking and humble hospitality that fuels the brands’ DNA.
Thomas focuses his attention on sourcing and featuring the best ingredients Texas has to offer and prepares them with respect and simplicity. You might find him caring for his chef garden or working side by side with his team of chefs in the kitchen while looking forward to serving his guests.
A seasoned restaurant operator, Greg Kalina brings his unwavering commitment to service and hospitality to Stone House. After four years honing his customer service skills, he made the move into management and began his impressive restaurant career.
Greg left his position as Assistant General Manager of Cool River Las Colinas to pursue his dream with some of the most highly regarded restaurateurs in the DFW dining scene today. He joined the Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group in 2006 and received numerous awards over his eleven-and-a-half-years as General Manager of Del Frisco’s Fort Worth before elevating to the position of Regional Director.
He has a passion for community involvement, including serving as Chairman of the Board for a Wish with Wings, the executive committee of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, board member for the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, and initiated a signature annual fundraiser for One Safe Place.
He enjoys spending free time with his family, including his wife and three children. Greg understands that the discriminating diner has choices and embraces the details that make a visit not just a meal, but an experience.
Paul Pardo and his wife, Lisa, are very excited to bring a new dining experience to their hometown and the surrounding communities. Paul & Lisa’s last adventure was Coal Vines Pizza and Wine Bar in Southlake. Prior to Coal Vines, Paul owned and co-owned several restaurants in the San Antonio area before moving to Fort Worth then Colleyville, 10 years ago. Lisa has called Colleyville home for the past 30 years. After selling Coal Vines, the Pardo’s thought they would enjoy the retired life, however, the beautiful stone house on the corner of Colleyville Blvd. and Thompson Terrace kept calling their names each time they would drive by. “We wanted to bring something unique to the city. A place with great food, great service and a great atmosphere.” Stone House Restaurant strives to do that and more.