Stella's is great but continues to be very noisy if you go during the normal dinner hour. The service was good-great waiter-often waited too long for his return---to take the order and then to bring the check
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Successful Birthday Dinner
Although we waited 30 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, the staff was extremely accommodating and brought us the flaming cheese appetizer on the house. The gesture was appreciated, but was just too filling/rich to fully appreciate the rest of the meal. The watermelon/heirloom tomato salad was so refreshing it helped make room to enjoy the delicious rockfish entrée. Each course included cheese, which I just set aside from the fish as it was overpowering the fabulous flavors of the accompanying zucchini and grape tomatoes. Too full for dessert, I watched my date enjoy his birthday Creme Brulee and I ordered a treat to take home. Next time I'll decline any cheese starter!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Wednesday evening and it was a good thing I made reservations.
Their Saganaki is still awesome...the best in town. I had the Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and they were great (not that you go to a Greek restaurant looking for crab cakes...it's just what I was in the mood for). My wife had the Artichoke Mousaka and she loved hers. The wait staff was super friendly and attentive while not being over imposing. The place was a little on the noisy side but that's excusable. Like any decent restaurant, if you want a hefty bill, order mixed drinks. This place isn't cheap, but it's no more expensive than other restaurants of this calibre. We'll definitely be back and will recommend to friends.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten at Stella's several times, and the food is very consistent. We mainly order several appetizers, and they seem to be true to Mediterranean cuisine. It's tough to get a good reservation time, but I think that says good things about the restaurant. It is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, and the indoor decor is equally as pleasant. The food is always good, however, the service could do with a little less pretension and apathy. Overall, still a worthwhile experience.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first experience at Stella's. I was hesitant because I'm not real familiar with Greek food and my memory of it is from college days in madison, WI, where there were giant wheels of lamb used for making gyros. This is nothing like that! The food was flavorful and interesting. The service was wonderful, everyone was friendly and kind and helpful. Definitely a place I would return! A bit noisy but not overwhelming.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food. Loud, but
Very good food. Loud, but worth the noise. Recommended for dates, or intimate groups. Certainly low key and for any occasion.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been eating Stella's food for over 25 years and have never been disappointed. It's a simple as that !
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an amazing restaurant....look no further - just call in advance bc u can't get a table at a normal time because everyone LOVES STELLAS!! Fair prices, delectable Greek food, just too good!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the atmosphere at Stellas
I love the atmosphere at Stellas. The food is as fabulous as the atmosphere. Great place to go out with girlfriends as well as a great date night.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time in a month at Stella's and it was once again excellent! The service was great, the food superb, portions generous, and the wine tasty. We dined with friends and all of us decided it is our "go-to" restaurant!
I cannot say enough or recommend it too highly.
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you love Greek food, you'll love this place...but fair warning.
I ordered the Kale salad and it states on there that it comes with sheep's milk cheese. I do not like goat cheese, so I asked the waitress if the sheep's milk cheese was similar. She stated that it tastes like parmesan and I would like it. Needless to say, I hated it. After one bite, I couldn't eat it. I asked the waitress for another dish. She complied...no problem. Wait for it....here comes the warning...the waitress came back and told me that since she had already taken the salad off the table, I wouldn't have to pay for it, but their policy is that if a dish is made correctly, I still have to pay for it even if I didn't like it.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stella's is always a treat! I have been several times now, and the food is always perfect. We started off with the feta phyllo, and then we got the leg of lamb this time (but honestly, their fish and steak have been delicious in the past too). The meat was so tender while the potatoes had the right amount of seasoning. If you drink, their mixed drinks are not to be missed. We like to get the Onassis, which is very refreshing and goes with just about anything. Our server was very sweet, and she kept our water glasses full the whole time.
Another great dinner experience.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Romance, or Clients
This is an excellent restaurant with an excellent ambiance. Stella's old location (Main Street) used to be my favorite restaurant, and this new iteration is even better! The menu has even more Greek Options. And it is excellent. I would suggest if it is your first time going, or even your tenth, to forego meals (though they are excellent, particularly the crab cakes), and get a slew of appetizers. You will not be disappointed.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Stella's several time and have never been disappointed. The food, the staff and the decor are all fabulous. The owner came over and said hello and asked about everything. We have a toddler who also dines with us and the staff at Stella's always welcomes him with smiles and even took him for a tour of the kitchen
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we loved it
We had a fabulous dinner. Great service. We had heard that Stella's was great but this was out first experience. It will definitely not be our last. We met really nice people seated around us. It is that kind of place. Your can dine quietly alone or meet your dining neighbors. We met both couples seated next to us. One was local and the other couple were in from Kansas City for a wedding. Their local friends had recommended Stella's. All groups really enjoyed our meals and we all compared what we ate. Our server was very attentive and gave excellent recommendations. Food was really excellent. The is definitely going on our "keeper' list as a place we plan to go back to again and again.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the misfortune of being seated at a 2 top very close to the bar - so close, in fact, that once people filled the bar and were standing around waiting on their table, we were surrounded by people on all sides. The food was outstanding, but next time I'll request a table by the windows!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best of Greek!
If you love Greek food, Stella's will not disappoint. From appetizers (tiropittas for example) to dessert (chocolate baklava) and everything in between, Stella's is the place to go for upscale Greek cuisine in Richmond. We have gone to Stella's many times over the years, at all of their previous locations also, and have never had a bad experience. The only negative thing I can say is that it tends to be a little noisy and tables are too close together, so if you want a romantic meal, it may not be quiet enough for some.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stella's-always a favorite!
Every time my husband and I eat at Stella's, we always say that we need to make it a regular habit. The food is always delicious and the service is exceptional. I've already picked out what I plan to order on my next visit- that's how good the food is!
Reservations are recommended!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stella's never fails to disappoint. The food and service are top-notch. There's nothing like it in town.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again, did not disappoint!!!
ALWAYS!!!!! a pleasure. A favorite for any occasion.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding Greek cuisine
Everything on the menu is delicious and exquisitely served. My family gave me a surprise 70th birthday dinner here and it was enjoyed by all. I enjoy lunch and/or dinner at Stella's. The Black Kale salad and octopus can't be beat anywhere!!!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great traditional cuisine
Great traditional cuisine mixed with some new twists! Delicious!!!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our apps were amazing and the soup was fantastic. The entrees unfortunately were not so great...greasy fish and overly lemon zested pasta. My advice would be to stick to small plates and beverages and then you will leave 100% satisfied!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent !! The food, service
Excellent !! The food, service and wine were great!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as always. The flatbread
Excellent as always. The flatbread with fig and carmelized onions was great and big enough to split nicely. Portions were HUGE! Leg of lamb could feed 2. Dessert was a treat
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each time we have been to
Each time we have been to Stella's it has been fun seeing friends that were also dinning there. We always go with folks we haven't seen for awhile and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and know the food will be good
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank you Open Table. Stella's is less than one mile from our new home but if not for Open Table I doubt we would have ever stumbled across it. I can't wIt to yo back and the Greek Black wine so delicious!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat
Had date night at Stella's and enjoyed every minute of it. Oysters Korfu are always terrific! I tried Stella's filet topped with crab for the first time. It was delish! Husband had tried and true Mousaka which is always wonderful! We even had salted caramel gelato for desert and ate the entire thing. Try a specialty cocktail from the bar. Ilios is my new fav! And it's simple for beer lovers - you can have a Stella. Go ... Make a reservation far in advance or wait it out at the bar.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stella's is one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. Seeking out great restaurants wherever we are is a hobby, and this one is top on the list. It's even better than some NY restaurants we've dined in.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants in RVA. We have been fortunate to walk-in a get a table and make reservations. I would however make reservations. the classic salad for me has quickly become a staple. its large enough to share. Stella's calamari is sautéed and delicious, so is the traditional fried calamari. This is as good as it gets for an evening out for Greek food! It's a 5 star classic restaurant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time dining at Stella's, but certainly not my last!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We could have just shared small plates, but we couldn't resist the whole branzino. Cocktails have innovative Greek names and are delicious. We shared the flaming cheese with portabella mushrooms accompanied by pita toasts, lollipop lamb chops, and the baked oysters with spinach. Each was good, but the cheese was super tasty. The branzino (head and all) was perfectly prepared and had an excellent flavor. The restaurant is busy, so reservations are highly recommended. Tony was very attentive and suggested a great red wine to accompany our meal. We'll be back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambience
My friend and I had a dinner there on Saturday night. Everything was great about it - the food, service, ambiance, price level... - you name it! I would definitely recommend it to others and will be back more.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stella's has been a landmark
Stella's has been a landmark in Richmond for a long time. Stella's children re-opened in a different locale and have expanded the menu. The food is out of this world, service is wonderful. Because it is well known, it is packed most every night, so make reservations. Also gets pretty loud because of all the devoted locals.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Stella's is one of our absolute favorite restaurants in Richmond. The food is always amazing, creative, and delicious - very good Greek. The service this time was especially fantastic. The server actually got my drink order wrong, but allowed me to try it and send it back if I did not like it. It was actually a good mistake because the drink was great! You can never go wrong here.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a date night!
This is by far one of the best meals I have ever had! What a gem! The food and drinks are perfect. Great for a special occasion or date night!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brought a friend for a 'brunch before baby'. Had a great time! Excellent menu - lots of options. Food was fabulous! Would definitely come again!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service and atmosphere make this one of the most special long-standing establishments in Richmond. Love the eclectic and cool staff. Add that to Stella on tap and it's a home run.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was out first time at this incarnation of Stella's and wow. Just, wow. Stellas really got it all right. The wait staff is pleasant, kind, efficient and knowledgable. The room is warm, pretty and romantic. We couldn't have picked a better restaurant for my birthday. We had the kreatopita and saganaki to start after they brought out slices of what I could easily assume is house made bread. We followed with out main entrees of pastitsio and pasta no.5. Each bite better than the next. We only regret there wasn't enough room for dessert.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reviews were right!
Read all the reviews of how great Stella's was, went there for the first time Friday night and found out all the reviews were right!! Great place, Great food and Great service!! All ready planning a return visit.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been living in Richmond for close to 6 years and Stella's is BY FAR the BEST restaurant I've been to. FANTASTIC food and service. If you're going on a Saturday night (like I did) make sure to make reservations (like I did). The only drawback is the noisy crowd but just goes to show you EVERYONE is enjoying themselves. I really can't say enough about STELLA'S. 5+Stars for the food lover.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food but TOO NOISY!!
The food at Stella's is outstanding and the portions are very generous. However, the noise level really distracts from your meal if you are trying to carry on a conversation with your dining mates. I do wish they would install some soundproofing in the ceiling or floor or SOMEWHERE. It's not fun when you have to yell across the table to your friends to hear you.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our second time and it was as delicious this time as last.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed the ambiance and food. Stella’s is a great neighborhood restaurant.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious and relaxing place
I took several out of town work partners to dinner. The table was cozy. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and also helpful in recommending dishes and wines. The Greek wine was yummy. Although we were very close to another table, it never felt as thou we were disturbing them and vice versa. The foor was great.....we had the flaming mushroom and cheese lite fare, tomato fritta special lite fare, tenderloin, crab cakes, kale salad, shrimp dish. Everyone enjoyed their meal. To top it off, we had a chocolate dessert and the baklava that was topped with caramel gelato. The restaurant is tucked into a neighborhood and very convenient location. I would recommend a reservation!
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Evening at Stella's
The reservation took us 6 weeks to get, but it was worth it. Stella's is a place I like to get to once a year and usually around the Holidays because of the associated buzz and vibe inside. There was the singletons barside, the community table crowd and then those happily being served those Greek classics that we all showed up for. I never have understood why cinnamon is included in pasta dishes and this may be a turn off for some, but we all enjoyed a our dinner and their baklava is hands down the best in town.
All around a stellar evening at Stellas.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was outstanding
Our server was outstanding very friendly and knowledgable, The food was WONDERFUL. A very enjoyable enving was had by all.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Service,
Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere. Everything you could want.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
At long last we were able to get into Stella's for a late brunch. Worth the wait (granted we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table despite having a reservation...). Food was fantastic. Great brunch with fun items to choose from. Service was nice and we had a great meal all around. Can't wait to go back.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to Greece twice and enjoyed the local cuisines of the cities, islands, and rural areas of this beautiful country. The food at Stella's comes very close to what I enjoyed while in Greece.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM