Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellasfishcafe.com/
  • Phone: 6128248862x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open 7 days a week:
    11:30am for Lunch Menu
    4:00pm for Dinner Menu

    Serving late: Kitchen open until Midnight on the Weekends! Bar closes at 2am.

    Oyster Orgy: Fridays 3pm-6pm $1 Oysters, $5.25 appetizers. 2-for-1 Rail Drinks, Tap Beer and House Wine. Buy one, get one for a buck on all single pour call cocktails.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Rasmussen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Available. Custom Menus and Professional Staff. Contact the Events Line: 612.455.1273 (Nicole Turner)
  • Entertainment: "On Top Of Stella's" Rooftop Patio & Brand New 360 SkyDeck Dining
    Boasting Minneapolis' Best Skyline View!!
  • Special Events: Finally an alternative to the Elk's Lodge. . .

    Stella's offer's four event spaces including the brand new 360 SkyDeck. No room charges just simple food and beverage minimums. Work one on one with our friendly staff, we offer all the amenities of Downtown in the heart of Uptown. Celebrate life's moments big and small at Stella's.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Girard
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available 7-Days a week, starting at 5pm
A word from Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar is a casual seafood restaurant located in the heart of Uptown's bussling neighborhood.

Specializing in accessibly priced super fresh fish & oysters, chef specialties, pastas and steaks, Stella's serves it all up in a warm & lively setting, devoid of pretension or snootiness. Stella's presents "Lobster Lover's Sundays" with 1 1/4lb. lobsters for only $19.95 and a Friday "Oyster Orgy" Happy Hour with $1 oysters, $5.25 appetizers and 2:1 tap beer, house wine and single pour rail cocktails!

Open daily at 11:30am for lunch. Reservations are always accepted for dinner, and don't miss the late night happy hour and bar atmosphere until 2am.

Pop up to "On Top Of Stella's" rooftop patio & brand new 360 SkyDeck boasting Minneapolis' Best Skyline View.

Groups Welcome! 3 Banquet Rooms allow for groups of 20-200ppl. With a unique menu and professional staff, your event is a guaranteed success!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
235 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (124)special occasion (97)good for groups (92)hot spot (85)fit for foodies (84)scenic view (66)neighborhood gem (65)vibrant bar scene (55)romantic (37)great for lunch (31)late-night find (29)kid-friendly (13)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (6)Show More
  • Simply amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Girlfriend and I went there for the first time and loved it. The whole meal was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The ambiance and noise level was great from 7:30 to about 10 for a date but then it got really loud when the music started and turned into a place to come for drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic fish!
    Betsy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My husband and I went to Stella's Fish Cafe for dinner and we all had wonderful meals. I had blackened swordfish with garlic mashed potatoes that was perfectly cooked with a crisp blackened crust and succulent center. My husband had a shrimp pasta dish that he loved. One of my friends had the crab platter and had fun devouring it. We ordered the champagne mussels which are a must have. They're served in a garlicky broth that is one of the best I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonably priced
    Nick3VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Seafood which was excellently prepared. Great server - a real pro
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal and setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had the lobster for two with wine. It was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the ambience was very nice. It was a very pleasurable dining experience, one that I would definitely like to experience again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Second time I've been to Stella's and I wasn't disappointed. I tried something new, and it wasn't to my tastes but it still was cooked very well. I'm a huge fan of the blackened swordfish (though I wish the blue cheese butter would be scooped on the side as it can overpower the fish). Will return for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will give Stella's a 2nd chance
    DBC55438
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We took a large group (10) to Stella's, not knowing it was Restaurant Week. Service was good, Front of the house was efficient and friendly, seating was comfortable, and the atmosphere was energetic, but not so loud you couldn't talk. One really positive thing is that the staff was well trained on how to accommodate one of our friends that is highly-allergic to shellfish!! Eight of us had the Restaurant Week "four course special". The other two really enjoyed their meal. Enough said... All in all, there were plenty of positives that will take us back there for a second chance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dissatisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We have been there one other time and the food was good.this last time the food was very different.it was so spicy two of us could not eat it.same meal. Both times.we spent 160.00.for a family celebration it was not a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food; slow service
    GLEP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The food was very good; the waiter was friendly and made good suggestions. We could see him hurrying from table to table; obviously understaffed as we waited 40 minutes before a drink order was taken and another long wait before the food order was taken. The noise level was high, making conversation difficult.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nerdgrl
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This time, we were at Stella's for Restaurant Week. I'm glad we had reservations! For the first time we sat upstairs and the noise level was quite acceptable. The food, as always, was wonderful; great seafood. Stella's is one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointed
    cfresh
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I elected Stella's for a restaurant week lunch with friends. Restaurant week includes an appetizer and dessert with your lunch. Usually there are a few selections in each category to select. The only appetizer offered was a clam chowder which I love but they ruined it by putting bacon in it. I do not eat bacon. On the dinner menu for restaurant week they offer either the clam chowder or the lobster bisque so I asked the waiter for a substitute. He not only said no but was extremely rude about it to the point I wondered why I wasted my time selecting Stella's for my treat out during restaurant week. He ruined what should have been a nice lunch out. The should have two options or offer an alternative if someone has a diet restriction.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seat placement
    TRIMURMEAT
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Our service was great being we had 18 in our group. The only thing was we were seated and about an 45 minutes into the night we were advised they have a DJ and he would be setting up right in front of us about 5 feet away. This made it rather loud to hold a conversation.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kagles
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I'd never been to Stella's before. I love it's industrial look and atmosphere. Food was great, service was great. Prices a bit high for what I am used to but I'm not sure I am used to similar places. Over all, great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some of the best seafood in MPLS
    nancyg
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food - good deals! Friendly staff! Love coming to Stellas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valet/Food
    2Timer
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It took forever for the valet to assist us. But the food & atmosphere was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    nguye092
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our server was kind enough to replace my order when I accidentally spilt my beer in my walleye dish. I knew it would be a wait since we were there around happy hour and the place was filling up fast. But I was pleasantly surprised when my replacement order came within 10 minutes of notifying our server of the situation. Thank you to our server, Michael, he exceeded our expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic East Coast Seafood
    Tiffany
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    My husband and I went to Stella's for our anniversary. Being in Uptown, I thought it was more stylish than not so my husband wore a suit and I wore a party dress. We were quite overdressed but it didn't bother us (wear jeans and a tee and you'll be just fine). We spent some time in Maine last summer and ate Lobster dinners a lot. We were pleased with how true to form Stella's was to that experience! The lobster bisque was fantastic - as was everything!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobsterific
    VZdineVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My husband and I had the lobster special at Stella's on Sunday. The lobster was delicious and perfectly prepared. All the food was great, as was the service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience, overall
    DBlmgntn
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My wife and I checked out Stella's for the first time last weekend, celebrating our wedding anniversary with a special deal with had purchased. The place was nice, service was warm and attentive. The seafood was good, but was not hot -- lobster not cooked all the way through, a bit rubbery. The broth it was served in was very hot, and very tasty. Just thought they main food would be hotter and more tender. I was charged a high-end price for a bit of an average meal.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very cool place
    Foodmama
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was fantastic and inventive. Very cool bar-type feel, lots of people coming in for just drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food and service!! Would highly recommend. Appreciated the valet service very much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh seafood
    Eater
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We had some of the freshest oysters we've had in the Twin Cities. Overall our seafood dishes were tasty and well prepared .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey for sub-average food/service
    Chaser
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Maybe this was an off night but server was forgetful and food was very overdone. Halibut was dry and dense and accompanying roasted vegetables were burned beyond recognition. Spouse did not want to take time to complain thinking another meal would take too long. Disappointed...
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    UPgirlz
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Been to Stella's many times and each and every time it is Superb ! Food, service, atmosphere... everything ! Only wish it would have been warm enough this past week end to enjoy the outdoor patio ! thank you for another wonderful experience !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool rooftop dining
    NYCtransplantVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We went for my birthday celebration. It was warm for the time of year, so we sat on the rooftop. View was great, and so was the food. We had a selection of raw oysters and the Ahi tuna guacamole to start. Both were tasty. My husband had the lobster roll and I had the seafood Ciopino. Both were very good. We finished with a huge slice of red velvet cake. The food was fresh, there was a great vibe, the outdoor space was awesome - we will definitely come back! The one negative would be the coffee my husband ordered to go with his dessert. It was lukewarm, almost room temperature & one of the worst coffees he's ever had. I know people don't go there for the coffee, but after the good food, to end the meal that way was a bit of a downer.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Giber
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fanastic evening of dinning! Great food, great view from the sky deck, great atmoshere! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great place to relax and eat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood was great.
    Strype
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was fabulous. The service was a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, and will be back!
    AVMNBigMike
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Really enjoyed our first try of Stella's - we used a Groupon for a Lobster Bake for Two and it was excellent. We also tried the Jalapeno Corn Bread appetizer and it was excellent as well. Service was great. Restaurant is a little loud, so I wouldn't consider it "romantic" but it was a nice place to have a great dinner. Next time hoping to check out the rooftop and dig into some other menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still fun
    mnshe
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were sad to see that the view of downtown from the rooftop is now totally obstructed by the new condos next door. Still fun to eat outside and the food is still good, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great seafood restaurant that provides food quality and service fit for fine dining but does not have the stuffy atmosphere. Relaxed atmosphere with a great view if you can get a table on the rooftop. I love seafood and this is one of my favorites in the Twin Cities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster, Lobster and more Lobster
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We went to Stella's for our anniversary and had a fantastic lobster meal. The food, atmosphere and service we're exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Rooftop Dining!
    Tzone
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a beautiful day to be outside. We found a table on the rooftop and enjoyed the warm September sun. The calamari was some of the freshest I've had and the walleye tacos were delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BJ (Before Jungle)
    foodfreak
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was a nice spot for a good lunch before going to the Jungle Theater on a Sunday afternoon. The setting was perfect on a beatiful day, the Bloody Marys were excellent, and the fish was delicious. I shall return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience!
    specialday
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We got an amazing corner both close to the kitchen. They spaced our courses out perfectly and the groupon was work it's weight in gold!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. The price for a meal here is a splurge for me so I would prefer if the noise level were lower. It is hard to carry on conversation in a normal voice and hearing people on the other side of the table was difficult. I don't like that your Noise level scale has 3 ratings and there is nothing listing "too Loud" - going up the scale it goes to "Energetic" which implies something very positive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Standard Dining Restaurant
    ceymeister
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Located in nice part of Minneapolis, however, food was standard quality and over priced. Calamari was over breaded as well as the walleye and over cooked. The wait staff didn't seem interested in 2 of the 5 main entree's ordered being brought out cold. I would not recommend this restaurant for true seafood lovers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went here for a birthday/anniversary dinner. It was delicious! The noise wasn't bad, you could carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    SupperClubFanatic
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to Stella's many times and my husband wanted to come here for his birthday dinner with our family. I made a reservation well in advance on OpenTable and requested an outdoor table. Unfortunately, they do not take reservations for outdoor tables and we were seated inside. This would have been fine except the table was right at the entry to the open kitchen....not good ambiance. It was loud with lots of foot traffic going in and out of the kitchen. Our server was great, however, appetizers did not come out together, nor did my Poke and Ceasar Salad. There should be a way to coordinate raw bar with kitchen so all can eat together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Kathy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Had the lobster bake and loved it!!! It was our anniversary and we had a wonderful time! Service was awesome too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal at Stella's
    Steph
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Spend a friend's birthday at Stella's and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Great grilled salmon, done to perfection and a lovely mixed salad!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate