Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
The rooftop patio is lovelyThe rooftop patio is lovely and weather cooperated. The Totten Inlet oysters were fresh and very tasty. I was disappointed in my initial sandwich order but they allowed me to substitute more oysters. Our server was very good but quite busy. My husband's burger was very good and he is tough to please.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMVery NIceHad heard of Stella's from several friends, was impressed with the service and the food. Had the Shrimp Pasta and was very good. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the energy in the neighborhood.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLoud, but tastyOne in our party craved oysters and they were fresh and tasty, but even in a booth upstairs we had difficulty talking over the din.Our waiter was knowledgable and efficient and the food was very good, but we may wait to return until the patio is open.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSpeechless!!!!!Getting the chef's table for my wife's birthday without asking was truly awesome! We enjoyed our servers, the chefs, everything. We were extremely impressed with the service and food. It will be our new go to place for date night. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Awesome!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMToo energeticGreat food as always - some of the best swordfish I have had in a long time. But the restaurant is just too noisy, Yes it was Saturday evening and there was a very loud party at the bar, but I wonder if Stella's can put up some panels to absorb some of the sound or close off half the second floor to create a space for diners who love the food, want some atmosphere, but also want to be able to talk to their friends without shouting. I'd visit more often but its always harder to get downtown on a weekday.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!They helped make my Mom's 60th birthday a great one! It was the best experience we could've had!!!
Thank you!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodWe had a great time, waiter and staff very accommodating. We had Oysters, Tuna and Salmon. It was just perfect.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first visit toThis was my first visit to Stella's; overall very good -- one less-then-stellar entree away from being a five-star rating. Server was very friendly and attentive -- so we settle in for a leisurely nite. Appetizers were all great: Mussels and calimari were tasty, and the fish tacos were fabulous! Highly recommended. Entrees: Ocho sushi, Jambalaya, and Walleye fish-n-chips were all given high marks by my friends. Lobster pasta was raved about. My entree, the Parmesean Halibut, was simply OK. The outside was flaky and tasty, the centre was off, hard to describe, like charcoal starter almost. Could not eat. Maybe from the grilled asparagus it was sitting on. Garlic potatoes very good. However, not something I would order again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLoster Bake SpecialTwo couples dined; both had the Lobster Bake special. It is an excellent value: lots of good seafood at (with coupon)an outstanding price. The dinner was well-paced and the service excellent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my second time havingThis was my second time having dinner there and once again they completely delivered. The server was kind and full of information and ideas, the appetizer came right away and our dinner followed a good amount of time after. Our drinks were refreshed on time and I never felt like we were left for too long or bugged at all. An overall great experience again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMMy children and I had lunchMy children and I had lunch here. Service was great, and fast. Staff were courteous and patiently answered our questions. The ambience was cool. Food was tasty , we would definitely come here again.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have a wonderul time!We have a wonderul time! Our party was very large, 18 of us, and our waitress was just FANTASTIC!!! The food was just great as well....we had oysters, mussels, swordfish, steak plus other items and every thing we had was A++++.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Bake on a Saturday nightThe best fish restaurant of the area, although the lobsters were slightly overcooked this time, it was still delicious. :D
Thanks Stealla! But I know you can do, and you in fact do better with the lobsters. Maybe it was waay too crowded last Saturday night. :)4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur servers were attentiveOur servers were attentive and accomodating. Our food was prepared well and portions were ample. This was in direct contrast to an earlier experience with poorly prepared lobster. We gave Stellas a try again because of a Groupon and were pleased.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBetween the four of us, weBetween the four of us, we had four different dishes: walleye, fish and chips, jambalaya and something else..? The walleye and fish were okay, good but not great. My jambalaya was delicious! My friend's dish was spicy and deemed "more adventurous" was very good too. They also split a martini in two smaller glasses when we wanted 1/2 a second drink which was very nice!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic experience!HappyFantastic experience!Happy Hour prices unbelievable!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service from Sarah.Outstanding service from Sarah. Excellent seafood.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite metro restaurantOne of my favorite metro restaurants. Fish is always fresh and well prepared. Specials are always tasty and interesting. Great inforal atmosphere. Moderate prices for fresh seafoos in the heartland.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMwe went on a monday nightwe went on a monday night for anniversary and took the kids from 17 to 4 years in age. great waiter and menu items for the whole group. General manager from chicgao and I had the chance to discuss how this reminded us of a good chicago Lincoln Park restaurant, but better with rooftop.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is great. Fish and oystersFood is great. Fish and oysters are superb. Noise level is loud however happy hour is great deal.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Time-Great foodGreat food and service. See you again.
Marsha E. Bruce4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite placesOne of our favorite places to go and they didn't disappoint this time either. When our waiter found out we were on a tight schedule he did his best to get us in and out without waiting. Super helpful and appreciated. As always, food was great. Thanks!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you are in the Twin CitiesIf you are in the Twin Cities and you like seafood you should visit Stella's.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightedly DeliciousOur party of four each ordered different entrees and were delighted with each option. The walleye was the best we've ever had, the garlic mashed potatoes were superb, the coconut shrimp were delish without being too sweet, the steak was of high quality. Definitely a place we will put on our list of places to visit again when in Minneapolis.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMStella's for seafoodgood place in uptown area for seafood, roof in warmer months is a great spot for dining. always a good selection of oysters.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meal I've had in ages.Best meal I've had in ages. Food was spectacular - pricey, but you got what you paid for.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMTook my daughter there forTook my daughter there for her Birthday. Had a wonderful meal, the service was great. This is one of my favorite seafood cafe's.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 4 had a veryOur group of 4 had a very fun time. We were dining late and didn't quite know what to expect.Easily able to book a table online .We had to wait for our booth but it wasn't too long. The noise level really escelated but it added to our overall fun evening. The food was great from the chefs select oysters, so the seared scallops/steak combo done to perfection and very flavorful. As it was saturday night of St Patricks day weekend, the people watching was good too.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good; don't get cockyWe likey! Stella's is already very worthwhile BEFORE the generous happy hour specials. But I don't want to write too glowing of a review, or else it'll go to Stella's head. Wouldn't want her to rest on her laurels.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic seafood. QualityFantastic seafood. Quality of the fish, oysters and scallops was as good as you get on either coast. Portions were very large. Our waiter was attentive enough to notice missing sauce on my wife's dish but not intrusive. Definitely going back.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMRecommendWe sat in the bar area because it was happy hour, it wasn't very busy at 3pm on a thursday so I can see where this place might get real loud. The menu is somewhat limited, this is forgivable because there is variety and allows the kitchen to focus the talent.
By far, the best item we had, was the Champagne Mussels, huge portion $5.95 happy hour, normally $13.95, best mussels ever, tender and good sized and the champagne cream sauce is over the top. The spinach brab artichoke dip was delicious, even as it cooled. Diver scallops were pretty good, portion size was about right, the mashed potatoes were awesome.
Service was excellent, but again, they were not very busy.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was GREAT, especiallyFood was GREAT, especially the fresh fish. The oysters were fresh and taste like the sea. YUM!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwas there just a week beforewas there just a week before and I had lobster, returned I had a different dish but my friend had lobster. When i finished mine, i was given a hot wet towel to clean up with. No such luck for my friend. we were both done with our meal for actually about 5 minutes while we waited so we could order dessert.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time we went to Stella's.First time we went to Stella's. Will return again soon with friends. Baked Lobster sushi and clam chowder were outstanding. Tomato Calamari with risotto and Cioppino were the best. Our server Amy was very helpful with choices from the menu.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Great food.Great service. Manager and server very attentive and thoughtful in their suggestions. Blue Point oysters were amazing. Swordfish Oscar grilled to perfection. Diver scallops impressive in size and taste. Red Velvet cake a bit on the dry side. Will come back!2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat lunch! Sandwiches areGreat lunch! Sandwiches are filling but also reasonably priced. Service was friendly and personable.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for New Years EveWent there for New Years Eve dinner before a show. Food and service were both exceptional. I willd efinitely go back there again. Not much to llok at but the food more than makes up for it./12/31/2012 12:00:00 AM