Stella's Southern Bistro
Stella's Southern Bistro

Stella's Southern Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellasbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8647571212x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jason Scholz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Indigo Room is an attractive, versatile space that can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. From buffet, to hors d oeuvres, to plated dinner- Stella"s can take care of any size or type of event.
  • Private Party Contact: Julia Scholz 8647571212x

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Stella's Southern Bistro
Stella’s offers cuisine influenced by the coastal Carolinas & American south. We support regional food artisans & emphasize the importance of sourcing products harvested locally. Stella’s offers from-scratch food & genuine hospitality all served in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the menu & cuisine of nationally recognized Chef Jason Scholz. Stella's can accommodate groups up to 50 in size in our beautiful & private Indigo Room.
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Stella's Southern Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (56)special occasion (55)neighborhood gem (55)great for lunch (28)romantic (25)notable wine list (25)good for groups (21)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (12)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Amazing food & excellent service
    PickyEater
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We've passed by Stella's everyday for the past two years of living in Simpsonville. I always complain that there is no where to eat in town, and we always drive back to Greenville if we decide to go out. I love to cook and i love food! It is very hard for me to find a new restaurant and be satisfied with the food. My husband had heard from co-workers that the food was very good so we thought to give it a try. From the outside i would've never guessed what a gem this place was on the inside. Very cute yet elegant, cozy, and friendly atmosphere. The staff was excellent from the beginning to end. The food was amazing! I recommend Stella's Southern Bistro to anyone who wants great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stella's Mothers Day brunch
    LisaOVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Love the food, great service, just a bit crowded and cramped.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • temperature
    juser
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Air condition was too cold for our feeling......................
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outing
    Ermkid
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Enjoyed dining for dinner at Stella's Southern Bistro. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The crab cake was wonderful. The Fried Green Tomatoes were a bit spicy for my taste.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite places to dine
    David
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Every time we done here, always a great experience! One of the best kept secrets in Simpsonville.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Visit
    RLF1632
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This was our first visit to Stella's and we will definitely be back. Service was wonderful with just the right amount of attentiveness. Waitress was knowledgeable about the selections and her recommendations were spot on! Food was delicious and the dark Chocolate peanut Butter Pie for dessert was spectacular!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great service and attitude of the staff. The duck and the steaks were prepared to the requested temperature .
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch April 2014
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great lunch. Good service, and priced reasonably. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our first visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went to Easter Brunch on Sunday and enjoyed our experience. Food was very good, service was excellent. Really like that food items are 'local' and fresh. We will return to try the regular menu items. Only negative was we felt rushed - main entrée came out almost right after the Starter course.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great southern food and hospitality
    Deebsdining
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was great! Wine was good! Service great! No complaints at all.....just a little noisy the evening we were there. The food overrides the noise!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    Rabyn
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Stella' s has always been a great dining experience. I had the duck, which was perfectly cooked medium rare and my why had the quail that was succulent. Service was excellent as always, very attentive and answered our questions about the dishes and sources. I can't recommend highly enough!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a bit underwhelmed
    JenCo
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I was very much looking forward to lunch here. My husband ordered the roast beef sandwich and I had a cheeseburger. They were both good but not great. The atmosphere was great and the price point was spot on.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    localchick
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Stella's is an upscale place with great food. I love how they use all local farmer's.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Bravegirl714
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This was my second time at Stella's and I must say I was disappointed. Our first experience was great so I decided to take my parents. I had asked for our previous server, who was fantastic. The noise level made conversation impossible and they appeared to be short handed on servers. Our service was not great. Our server didn't tell us about any of the specials, and we had to keep asking for water and tea refills. The food was pretty good but not as good as the first time. I was disappointed that my parents' experience was less than favorable. Not sure when I'll roll the dice again and take a chance to spend $200 on a meal with lots of drawbacks.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Certainly a "Do-Over"
    JGinSC
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    It was a Friday evening, early, and leading into Spring Break for the locals. As a result, the restaurant was not nearly as busy as it would otherwise be. However, that had absolutely no negative impact on the food or the service, both of which could rightfully be called 'extraordinary.' Started with the Pimento Cheese appetizer and followed up with NY strip steaks were done, medium, to perfection;. tender, juicy, flavorful and large! At the end, all self control was lost and we shared the 'New Orleans Butter Pecan Bread Pudding.' OK, we'll be paying for that decision for a few days but it was worth it! Great local restaurant, easily comparable to some of the better known ones in downtown Greenville. Try it soon!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful restaurant
    StacebabeVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant with delicious posh southern food....the fried okra is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!....and the bartender can whip up a mean cocktail!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our fave!
    Crazy5
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Always delicious! This is our all time favorite restaurant in the area including downtown Greenville....they use fresh ingredients and support local farmers/vendors. The menu has variety. The staff is pleasant and wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful service, consistent
    KayC
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Wonderful service, consistent delicious food. We love coming here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late evening visit
    WeaverjjVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    This culinary southern food gem was an unexpected find. The food quality was very high with very innovative and attentative wait staff and hostess. Wine pairing recommendation was perfect and the waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. We were made to feel very welcome. Wait for table was a bit long considering we had a reservation but otherwise would highly recommend. We plan to return. Crab cakes and the pork chop entrees were terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best food in the Upstate
    CalgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    While the ambiance is relaxed, someone is paying close attention in the kitchen. The seasonable dishes are inventive and delicious and the service is impeccable. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Secret Is Out
    tastybuds
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Stella's has been the Simpsonville Secret for years; however the secret is out! We have a hard time getting reservations now. Last Friday it was packed, it was festive with conversation, laughter, and mouth-watering herb infused fragrances throughtout. Ending the week with a relaxing dinner is one of our favorite pastimes. The staff welcomes guests with friendliness and knowledge of the menu - a menu that will delight any palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing, Stella's never disappoints
    Skscriv
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Came in to Stella's with a few of my coworkers for lunch. We started with the cheese tray and oh my was it good! Then I got the bolognese risotto, I ate every single bite. I wish I would have had room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Kyzerdog
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    this was my second visit to Stella's. The staff is some of the best in the South. Food is good and fresh. many local products are used in their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As usual, food and service
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    As usual, food and service were excellent, never disappointed. Wine, meal and desert all excellent. Service very friendly, helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Southern Dining at its Best
    HiTechRob
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Stella's is a little gem of a place. Word of Mouth is generally what leads people here. The food, service, and beverage selection is great. This is one of our favorite spots and for folks who are used to going to downtown Greenville for their foodie fix, it is worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MY FAVORITE!
    EHodge
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    This place is a family favorite. The food is fabulous, the people who work there are the cream of the crop, the ambiance is perfect. I have never been disappointed at Stella's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    LadyLee
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I ate here for the first time and loved it! We made a reservation and that was definitely a good idea. The hostess was very friendly and we didn't have to wait long for a table. Our server, Duke, was awesome! he was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. I had the tuna and my date had the porkchops. Both were fantastic! We will definitely be dining here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Restaurant in the upstate!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This Restaurant exceeds our expectations everytime we walk in the door.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Martin
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Went to Stella's with my wife for our anniversary dinner. We wanted to go somewhere different than our normal spots and loved it. Our waiter, Derek, was fantastic and very knowledgeable bout the food and hilarious to boot. The whole staff was very friendly and seemed to truly enjoy being there. The food was delicious. We started off with the cheese plate which offered a nice combination of items which went really well with the cheeses. I had the oxtail soup which was almost like a hardy stew - amazing! For our main course we had the swordfish and duck platters both of which were amazing. Overall amazing experience, definitely the best restaurant experience in the Greenville area. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    MaverickXS
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My wife and I have been here several times. Each time we go back, we try something different. Each time, we are so happy and full. We took my brother and his wife there and they loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had such a great time there!
    pharmdivadinner
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Had such a great time there! Tried all the specials ( apps, wine, desserts, and dinner)-- so yum! Our waiter was also so nice ! ps-- their homemade bread was to die for!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Time - I will be back
    EOxner
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My wife and I went. I had the pork chop and she had the shrimp and grits. Both were excellent. I also had to splurge for the mac and cheese. The whole meal was the type of experience where you take a bite and you immediately are glad you are where you are and ordered what you did. The waiter was very helpful in recommending the food. He gave us great service. Most if not all the food is locally grown/raised. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Night great food
    TheDuck
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    My wife and I went to Stella's the day after Valentines day and it was packed but the staff did a great job keeping things moving and providing great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced for average food.
    DrDon
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our first time there was a disappointment. Service was average bur that's ok. The wait for our meal was excessive. When it arrived the food was warm but not hot. Maybe sitting too long? Pricing for the meal was excessive; $88.00 less tip for an average meal of less than average quality is to me overpriced. Needless to say we would not recommend this restaurant and we would not return. Simpsonville does need a more upscale restaurant and this is not it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    scguy2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Raving about the Shrimp and Grits and Pork Chop! Wow! Among the best we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Stella's is one of our favorites. Everyone we have taken there has raved about it. It was a little chaotic on Valentines, but that was to be expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    CC14
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our evening got off to a rocky start as we had to wait nearly 30 minutes to be seated despite a reservation, but we were rewarded for the wait with one of the nice "old school" circular booths so that we could sit close and made conversation much easier than across a table. We ordered trout and tuna, both of which were perfectly cooked and delicious. I would have liked a little more of the puree under my tuna as it was also delicious, but the tuna was a perfect sized portion, well seasoned, and rare as ordered. My wife ordered trout and the skin was crispy and also well seasoned and tasty. We finished off with a chocolate cake with a fantastic bourbon and brown sugar ice cream and candied pecans. . We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great way to spend Valentine's.
    HappydinerVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great way to spend Valentine's. Food and service beyond excellent. Excellent presentation, comfortable. Enjoyed a great wine to top it off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch 2/2014
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had a work meeting at Stellas because it would not be too lively and somewhat private. Checked all the boxes -- great food, service and we did not feel rushed. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food in Simpsonville
    JamKar
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Stella's offers outstanding food in a refined, yet comfortable atmosphere. This is a great local spot where a casual diner can not just eat but experience great cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.