Astoundingly good food. IfAstoundingly good food. If the deviled egg is on the prix fixe, get it.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Orleans BestOur favorite New Orleans restaurant! Food, service, and atmosphere unparalled! The lobster risoto is to die for!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome to our worldAs food lovers, with limited experience with truly gourmet dining, we were a bit "nervous" at appearing less sophisticated perhaps than their regular clientele, but how wrong we were! At the bar to await our table (we were early, the table ready right on time), we were treated by the bartender like long lost friends. He made a great cocktail for one of our party, and asked the Sommelier to guide us on wine selection. While you can spend a couple of grand on wine here, you don't need to just to have a wonderful glass or bottle. We explained our taste preference (Cabernet) and we were provided with the first of what would be many fine, fine wines. Then we ate... Space only allows us to say it was heavenly and the wine parings brilliant!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMway too costlyexcellent and creative food: I would describe as French-Asian
2 menu options, both choices within sequential courses...we chose the 4 course (rather than 7) with wine pairings
bill (with tip and wine) $380 for 2 people; I do not hesitate to pay well for excellent food but this excess soured the great flavors
no it was not to cover a bottle of costly wine, just the 4 samples (thus 1/2 glassses) of the chosen wine pairings
great restaurant but I would never return5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bestSuperb!!!!! Have eaten there several times whenever we are in NOLA. Love this place. The food is inovative and fantastic.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat tasting menu with additionalGreat tasting menu with additional options to personalize the dining experience. Caviar was delicious! Would dine here again.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful evening !We were recommended this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. Stella! Really took care of us. The staff was amazing. They were knowledgeable about the menu, had very prompt service, and had a neat partner system to accomplish this fast service. When picking out the perfect wine, they had a sommelier that hit the bullseye for our taste. The teamwork, hospitality, and great atmosphere made our special evening a wonderful night we will always remember. Complements and thanks to the chef as well. He added special treats for us to help celebrate. We are forever grateful to Stella!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLove love love!!! My onlyLove love love!!! My only complaint would be that it took forever to get the 3rd course which was the main dish. They can't blame it on being busy because there was only one other party in the room.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dinner and service.Outstanding dinner and service. Was impressed with everything from the uniqueness of the menu, to the selection of wines and whiskeys. Very pleased overall, and will be back soon.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM2 choices: 4 vs7 course prix2 choices: 4 vs7 course prix fixe. With the 4 you get enough options at $85. With the 7 the menu is fixed and $125. We had the 4 and all was delicious, except the green unripe strawberries served with the fois gras. We were seated and given only the cocktail menu and wine list, which seemed odd. We told our server we wanted to know what we might be eating before picking a wine, and he belatedly brought menus (including a weird caviar menu "to be added to the dish of your choice for $40". Sheesh!
The wine list ridiculously overpriced (anyone for a vertical LaTache 3 years for $5k?) making the wine pairing $60/per seem reasonable The paired wines were nice and well-suited to the dishes. Food was quite good but the service was precious.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOnly 4 ($85.00) nd 7 ($125.00)Only 4 ($85.00) nd 7 ($125.00) course pre-fix menu plussupplements. Although it is very good! It is very expensive, Small portions.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and wine pairing wasFood and wine pairing was fantastic. Very refined food and presentation. The only thing that was not perfect in the restaurant was the poor lighthing.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFour and or seven course fixedFour and or seven course fixed price menu, very expensive but wonderfully prepared and served.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMStella! Stuns the SensesThis was our first visit to New Orleans and after visiting some of the renowned stalwarts of NO cuisine (and their heavy meals)we found Stella! Stella! was a class act from start to finish, from the first amuse bouche to the final plate of bonbons. We selected the four course menu with wine pairings. Each course dazzled the senses. The staff was well informed about the ingredients of the dishes and the reasons behind the wine selections. The pace of the meal was appropriately managed. The prices are not for the weak of pocketbook but it is worth every penny. Our only disappointment was that someone in shorts was at the next table which lessened the ambience. Nevertheless, we give four shouts in the street: Stella! Stella! Stella! Stella!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth the splurgeWe always look forward to Stella! when we visit New Orleans. Food is inventive without being eccentric. Perfectly prepared and wonderfully presented. Deviled egg with caviar was special. The wine pairings were spot on.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGourmet ParadiseThis is the second year we have had the joy of dining at Stella last year was wonderful, this year was beyond all expectations While quite expensive the 7 course Chef's tasting menu is a gourmet delight. Every course and wine pairing was perfect. A pure delight to the palate.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent all-around Meal!!The evening started with the friendly and knowledgeable bartenders.
Wonderful food with great flavor and style. Very tasty flavor combinations,
The four course meal was just right in proportion size and taste.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI do not give 5 stars lightly.I do not give 5 stars lightly. The meal at Stella was an exceptional experience. Yes, it is expensive, but it was truly a "5-star" dining experience, beginning with the caviar service, a glass of vodka where the vodka was frozen with liquid nitrogen (then more vodka added to create a steaming, bubbling COLD vodka), to the 4-course tasting menu paired with exquisite wines. The service matched the quality of the food and we had a wonderful, unforgettable meal. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special evening.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI really have zero complaintsI really have zero complaints about the food, atmosphere, or service. They were all BEYOND exceptional! It's the kind of place that you can walk into and pretty much order anything and assume it will come out amazing. Not one person out of 4 of us had anything we disliked (this included the vegetarian in our group). The service was impeccable. I only dropped it to 4 stars b/c of the price. I have no problem going out and spending a lot of money for a good meal. In fact, I did it the night before at another upscale 5 star restaurant in NO where my dinner companion and I had 4 remarkable courses AND a bottle of wine...and it was cheaper than Stella. I esp thought $85 was over the top for the vegetarian in our group.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe right place for the wrong priceService was impeccable. Ambiance was wonderful. It was romantic and quiet. The food was great, problem is it's just way over priced. Wine list had far to many wines near 100 dollars and not 50 dollars. The fact is, for what I got I would have been happy to pay 200+ dollars, not 400 with tip. There are other restaurants in New Orleans where you will get alot more bang for your buck if you are looking for great food and a wonderful atmosphere.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnnecessarily expensiveWhile I've been to Stella! several times before, I'd never picked up the tab; nor do I remember that you only had two choices from the menu: %85 or %110 (or whatever it was).
I had recommended Stella! to out of town people (who once again, picked up the tab) but I was embarrassed that the only choice was a prix fixe menu.
And, because the steep price was the only option, I expected exception fare. The fava or lima beans on my fish were rock hard. Inexcusable. The extra $55 beef appetizer I ordered was presented with great fanfare, but the brick over was stone cold.
I'd like to recommend a little more diversity in your pricing options. I'll inquire before I book again; otherwise, I'll steer my guests other places.
Jeanie Cli4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are in Nola quite frequently.We are in Nola quite frequently. While on the pricey side the food and presentation is fantastic. There are two tasting menus. We had the 7 course and loved it.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMA Definite Must!The Food & Service were Outstanding! We had the 4 Course dinner with the wine pairing - truely exceptional. Some of the best food we have had - ever. We would recommend this place to ALL foodies.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had the 7 course prix fixeWe had the 7 course prix fixe menu with wine paring. It was amazing and every wine paired perfectly. We were amazed with the oysters. Being from California, we get a lot of oysters, but never any as delicate and tasty as these.Another highlight was the stinging nettle soup.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDisappointing....Stella came very highly recommended by some friends that we dine with often at home. The food was not worth the price tag.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery "Foo Foo"Amazing service very "foo foo". I didn't realize it would be soooo expensive, but you only live once! Very good and unique dining experience. I enjoyed seeing each persons meal being presented to the other tables since there was such a variety in what was being served.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMUnbelievably delicious. WeUnbelievably delicious. We ordered the vegetarian prix fixe with wine pairings. Truly worth every penny!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFoster's french toast wasFoster's french toast was amazing. my date said it was the best she ever had.
Had the duck 5 ways as my entree, it was very good
service could have been slightly better to give it 5 stars, but overall quite solid3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur seven course meal withOur seven course meal with seven glass wine pairing tipped us over the edge but not before having a truly extraordinary, interesting and exciting dinner that will be memorable for years to come. We celebrated a big milestone birthday - 40! - and it was deserving of the occasion. Very pricey but very very good.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFancyThis was a great place in my book, kinda pricy but worth it. I would definitely recommend dressing up. The food was outstanding, the service was perfect. It is everything you would expect from an expensive restaurant.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!!! It is expensive,Fantastic!!!! It is expensive, but worth every penny. Menu is eclectic thus not for everyone. I absolutely love this restaurant and have a memorable meal every time we go there.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Decor is a little out of synch with the menu. Trying a little too hard, but excellent nevertheless.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMStill Phenomenal!I've written so many reviews of Stella that another seems simply piling on. So lets just say it remains one of my favorite resaurants in the world!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, as my husbandGreat food, as my husband and I say, "top chef" food. The staff was excellent but it was a little overpriced. You are required to have either a 4 course fixed price or a 7 course fixed price meal at $85.00 or $125.00 per person. Our bill for two with three glasses of wine was $300.00. Be prepared!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNow this was a fine restaurantNow this was a fine restaurant that I can highly recommend to any one who enjoys creative and beautifully presented food. We had the 4 course meal. The portions were small and delicious and beautiful. The wine was outstanding. A real treat!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur usual sterling experienceOur usual sterling experience at Stella! But I'm not sure I like the new menu better than the old one. I miss
the variety of choices, but everything was fresh, tasty and well-prepared. Thank you again.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT Experience & INCREDIBLE Food!Stella! is divine. The food is inspired (Duck...5 ways!) and the service was attentive, but not overbearing or intrusive. The wine list is extensive and the server was very helpful in helping us choose a wine within our price range without making us feel cheap. GREAT experience!!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI loved my meal at Stella.I loved my meal at Stella. My party got the 4 course tasting for $85. While this is a lot of money, I found the dining experience and the food worth the price. I had: Scallop appetizer, veal cheek and ravioli, duck 5 ways, malt ice cream and cake. I would not get the dessert again, but all other items (the my sister and her husband dishes were delish!)3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMExpensive but Worth it.The choice between two different prix fixe menus with or without wine pairings seemed at first a bit restrictive. But choosing the 4 course version costs a bit less and offers reasonable choice for each course. As always, the food was prepared almost flawlessly. One minor issue with crab shell in one dish. Taste of everything was outstanding. As always the service was superb. It is very expensive for New Orleans. But meals like this is Vegas or NYC would be twice as much. It is worth the money for a special occasion.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFor a once in a lifetime mealFantastic Fixed Price meal. Truly pampered with excellent food. My splurge in New Orleans and totally worth it!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was unbelievable, butFood was unbelievable, but some courses were a little less in quantity than hoped for. Wine pairing was modestly poured by one staff so for the cost, I would purchase the bottles of wine. Delivery of food was as if in a waltz and well coordinated. However, one waitstaff was slightly condescending.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMa friend reccommended stella...hea friend reccommended stella...he did me a great favor...3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great. OneEverything was great. One of the best meals I have ever had.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every penny.Stella is the best dining experience we have had in New Orleans. The attentive staff, extraordinary food, and pleasant atmosphere made for an evening we will never forget!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMStella!is creativity, professionaliStella!is creativity, professionalism, quality and hospitality all wrapped up into one beautiful memorable evening. Tried the amazing 7 course meal with wine pairings that did not disappoint! Our waiter was unbelievably helpful in so many ways---even created "craft brew pairings" for our son's 21st birthday celebration. Went out of the way to create a special "iced tea" for our 19 yr old son to make him feel "part of action" too. Began the evening at the bar with a delightful bartender who was quick to put us at ease while we sipped champagne awaiting our boys. This place knocks it out the park--well trained staff, fabulous food and big easy ambience (request a table in the cute front room if possible)Kudos to the chef and his assistants!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very tasty exceptThe food was very tasty except that it was served warm rather than hot.
The scallop starters were delicious and well flavored with seared bok choy,
garlic and a delicious sauce. The second courses, Asian chili prawns and the
Cochon de Lait were cooked to perfection and the pork. The entrees, striped
bass and lobster were delicately flavored and excellent. The wines and
the desserts were also delicious.
The wait staff were very knowledgeable and courteous.
I would have given Stella 5 stars if the food had been served at a higher temperature.1/16/2013 12:00:00 AM