Stella's Southern Bistro
Stella's Southern Bistro

Stella's Southern Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellasbistro.com/
  • Phone: (864) 757-1212
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Stella's Southern Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (60)neighborhood gem (55)special occasion (49)great for lunch (27)good for groups (23)romantic (22)notable wine list (16)hot spot (13)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Hoiuse cured pastrami, pork & pie
    ThreePete
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We started with our favorite butcher plate, this time with a surprise of house cured pastrami. Excellent! I tried the Pork Sampler entree which was so tender and full of flavor from smoked to braised. The accompanying sweet potato puree and field peas were the perfect finish. We finished with the nut tart and creme brulee. A delicous, caramelly mix of chocolate and nuts accompanied by a mini brulee. Neal delivered excellent service and as we dined we noticed many guests were engaged with the wait staff and each other for a very enjoyable dining experience. A neighborhood restaurant that's worth the drive. You'll be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Powerhouse
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great Atmosphere, great food, all staff friendly and helpful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Times!
    MisterMangiareVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Met friends here for dinner. Using Open Table reservations, they had our table waiting. Service by our server, Levi, was impeccable. Had a special apple cider/spice sangria which was quite tasty. Appetizers consisted of the Fried Okra (with delish dipping sauce and home-madee pickles) and the Pimento Cheese which also included some pickled okra. Three of us chose the Mahi Mahi special which was cooked perfectly. My wife had the NY Strip which filled the plate and will be a fantastic left-over steak sandwich! The owner even came by to make sure all was cooked to order. Stella's is highly recommended for a good time and good eats!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    very noisy , tables too close , food indifferent , service fair,daily special advertised but not available .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday night dinner
    bmw1
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went there to celebrate my son's birthday. Service was good but several entrees were not . My steak dish was not very good at all as it was barely warm and not cooked to my request (medium). My wife's fish dish had no taste but she was warned by the waiter that the fish picks up the taste based on the surrounding side dishes. The best meals were the duck dishes served to my two sons as they were excellent. We ordered dessert which was excellent but my coffee was warm at best. Bottom line the dinner had its good and bad points. The last time we went there the total meal was excellent. I do a lot of entertaining from my work so I was a little surprised. I will probably not go back there with all the restaurants in downtown Greenville.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Fred
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great food. Terrific service. Everything we wanted for this special dinner. We especially liked the waiter explaining all the ingredients of the food as it was served. What a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing in Simpsonville compares
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I have never been disappointed by a meal or service at Stella’s. I would recommend it every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    Marlee104
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our family was very impressed by the menu options and actual food served. The appetizers never disappoint! Do try the pimento cheese (hot) and the fried okra...you'll fall in love. Oh I can't forget to mention the scratch made dinner rolls served prior to our meal. They were amazing! For the main course, I got the ribeye which was good (not the melt in your mouth experience of some upscale steakhouses but very good & seasoned well nonetheless). Other members of our party got the fish (sheepshead), pork chop, & the pork sampler. All were very good but I hear the pork was exceptional. The service was great & the atmosphere appropriately upscale-ish for the price & location. This place is truly a Simpsonville gem! We will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TapiBear
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been coming here for a while now and it seems the first time we've been there was the best. The food is still good, but the service has seem to go a bit down. The kitchen does take a while to get your main course out and the noise level of the restaurant has definitely gone higher than I recall, to a point where I felt like I needed to talk on top of people just to speak with the person that's sitting right next to me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Menu
    SamB
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took advantage of the new menu items and really enjoyed the seared flounder and the pork medley. As regular diners at Stella's, we would like to see the menu change with the seasons in the future. As always, service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gary
    galcuadrado
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Stellas has a great ability for putting together combinations you might not of considered. This is an excellent restaurant try something that you been little afraid of trying before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent as usual
    Rabyn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife had the strip steak with a fried egg and I had the meatloaf for lunch. Service was excellent and both dishes were dead on. You can't go wrong with Stellas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cbs1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Creative menu and food pairings. Consistently delicious. Committed to supporting local farmers and businesses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dinner
    jpr2
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Ordered Chef Tasting Menu, and what an awesome dinner we had! Food is farm to table, grits are the very best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Go2Place
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Love that they carry local food and beer. Each item was well prepared and had wonderful flavors. My rare NY Strip was perfect. The OBX flounder was well portioned and very moist. Peanut butter pie ended the perfect day..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    NEVER had a bad meal! The #1 restaurant we recommend in the Greenville area always! Also gave your name to the local marriott to recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the special tasting menu
    RandmelVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our server Mike offered us the special tasting menu they had from the night before. Oh my goodness! It was so fun sampling the different foods, and I was so stuffed! The level of creative flavors at Stella's is unmatched in Greenville, in my opinion. And the service is just so friendly. They recognize us when we come back, and it just feels so welcoming and special. Props to Mike and Austin in particular. They've served us before, and they are just great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch for an interview
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great spot to have a conversation. Was quiet, but not uncomfortably so. Meal was great, well prepared and reasonable priced. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pork chop
    billreedredVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Eaten here a number of times Food is always good Only need better beer selection Never ant ipa's n better bread Main dish n sides always excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Justforkicks
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Stella's is a gem. I've been coming here for lunch and an occasional business dinner for years, but finally took my wife for a "date night." Food is always excellent both in taste and presentation. The restaurant uses local farms as much as possible so that adds freshness as well as interesting twist. I've been here many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful find
    Andylee4710VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Stella's had been recommended so we decided to try it on our next trip to Greenville. What a wonderful surprise in a little strip mall. The chefs have brought a little bit of low country to the upstate, with a focus on local ingredients. Starting with the flaky biscuits and local butter, the meal kept getting better...my wedge salad was delicious and not laden with heavy dressing. My husband had the grand slam and it was tasty and beautifully presented, every element including the homemade English muffins were perfectly done. I had the capacious mad with local pasture raised beef and it was one of the best I ever had. We opted out of desert, but noticed some really yummy items we will try when we head back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    FoodFun
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    This is the place to have lunch or dinner. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and the staff will make sure you have a pleasant dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Sctata
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    From the first aroma to the welcome of your found reservation to the details being taken care of, Stella's is always top notch for its wonderful service, delicious food choices and ambience. There's always a good mix of business and pleasure clientele and all can be satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stella's
    maggie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Fine cuisine with farm to table ingredients! Our server did an outstanding job without rushing us and all the food was served in a timely manner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    EarleOxner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had the pimento cheese appetizer, shrimp and grits, vegetable plate, and chocolate cake. All were perfect. My wife had a martini which she said was great. Our server remembered us and really made the meal special. I highly recommend Stella's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bamafan
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great experience! Food and service both excellent! We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Tasting Menu
    carlosVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Overall the Tasting Menu I had was good, particularly the soup and the mixed grill. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the dessert: the blueberry roll was ok and the white chocolate toffee was uneatable: the toffee was so hard that I could not cut it with the spoon so I had to leave it on the plate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stella's Southern Bistro
    FinediningVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The acoustics are so poor that you cannot talk if there is a moderate crowd in the restaurant. Menu parings are strange, not flexible to substitute.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10 year anniversary
    Middletons
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I choose Stella's for a dinner to celebrate our Anniversay. The staff was excellent, everyone was so friendly and looked like they were having as much fun as we were. The food was so delicious we have not stopped talking about it yet! Thanks guys!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only for lunch
    StoliRocks
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    One of my favorite lunch spots but I avoid for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Great
    Jim19
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We have been dining at Stellas for the past three years and I choose it for my birthday dinner. We are always pleased and were once again. I had the duck sampler and it was the best I have ever eaten. My wife always gets the pork chop as it is well prepared. The wine list is adequate and we can always find a bottle we like. This may be the best value restaurant in the Greenville area. Two couples next to us were also celebrating birthdays and commented on how good their meals were. It was the first time for one couple and they said they would be returning. If you are looking for a pleasant change drive to Simpsonville and try Stellas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good As Always
    Booker
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Stella's since it opened. Never a bad experience. Food is consistently good/great. Excellent wait staff and management.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • celebration
    js3op
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    All four in the family went to dinner on this occasion. From steak to fish to a vegetable plate we all thought the food was excellent. The service and ambiance are always great at this our favorite spot in Greenville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Outstanding !!!! The food and atmosphere were great. Did I mention the food ? I would eat here every day if I could !!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Experience
    Knight
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Stella 's provided an excellent venue for old friends to get together and enjoy each other's company. Food was excellent, with daily specials and drink compliments. Wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Will certainly return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed Experience
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to Stella's on busy Friday evening. Service overall was good. Our initial waiter was attentive, but he left to handle a group of 15 that came in. Our second waiter tended to talk over us without listening to what we were saying. The fresh heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad was fantastic as was the duck bacon and arugrula salad. However our main courses were not as good. I ordered the duck sampler plate with sliced duck breast and a duck roulade that was too bready and overly salted. My wife ordered the trout that had a bit of a muddy water taste. We were surprised that with local trout available from up in western NC that the quality of their trout wasn't better. The peach cobbler was homemade, but was too bready; not enough fruit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Foodie Spot
    Kevin
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    In Greenville, Stella's remains in my top 5 Foodie Hot Spots. The culinary skill is simply amazing with knowledgeable servers on the nuances of the mill and recent changes to menu items. Only reason why this spot doesn't recent full stars is due to the size of the dinging room....very cramped as tables and seats are very close together and near high traffic lanes for servers and front-of-the-house staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Date
    andriven
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went here for our anniversary - very attentive service (congratulated us on our anniversary) and fantastic food. Would absolutely recommend. I had the hanger steak and meatloaf -- both quite good and very unique. Unique cuisine/menu but still fairly accessible even if not a total foodie (which I'm not).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Friendly
    TheNana
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I recently had dinner there with my daughter, son-in-law, and 6 year old grandchild. We enjoyed excellent food and cocktails and they also had a child friendly menu. The wait staff was efficient and responded to every request. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared. We will definitely go to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 389 reviews are from the Stella's Southern Bistro reviews archive.
  • Simply the Best!
    kimberlymaustin
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    From reservation all the way until the very end of the meal this was simply one of the very best experiences ever! We were celebrating my grandmother's 80th birthday and while I had called ahead earlier in the week to let the staff know why we were coming and to request a specific waiter, I was simply blown away by the attention to every detail. All the waitstaff made sure to greet and wish my grandmother a happy birthday. Even the flowers the restaurant were decorated with were her favorite which was also on her cake that was delivered there earlier in the day. The food was fabulous as always and the memories we made as a result are priceless!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.