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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Stella's Southern Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (61)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 (3)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • This was my second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/20/2011
    This was my second time at Stella's. A much better experience then the first visit. The food was fresh and served at the proper temperature. Our service was good. The waiter answered all questions, and if he didn't have the answer he asked the chef.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy restaurant, good food
    LesM
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Cozy restaurant, good food and attentive service. Our only issue with this restaurant was that the waiter did not inform us of either unavailable items or changes until after we ordered or after the food arrived e.g. One entree item on the menu (Duck Breast)which my wife ordered. It was then the waiter informed that they had run out. Another dish was to be served with Bok Choy but arrived with Broccoli. The waiter & Manager gave a different reason for not having Bok Choy. Nonetheless, the Manager apologized and offered alternatives. The food was good and portions generous. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice. The duck was quite
    Watson
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Very nice. The duck was quite tasty and although our dinner took a LONG time to be served, my wife's NY strip was cooked well done as ordered, despite being a good inch and a half thick and not butterflied. Enjoyed dessert. Wine list is ok, but not very extensive. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was great (as always).
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/12/2011
    The food was great (as always). The only complaint I have/had was with the temperature of the restaurant that night. Myself, my wife, my 5 week old daughter and a good friend of mine were sitting under one of the air conditioning vents and it would come on sporatically for a minute or two before shutting back off. I know its hot in the south this time of year, but I don't expect to soak my clothes with sweat while enjoying my dinner. I'm not asking for it to be freezing inside, but it could have been more pleasant. Again, the food and service was great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Southern food with flair.
    BillHVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2011
    Great Southern food with flair. I had the Monday special which was pecan crusted catfish--excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and far supasses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/9/2011
    Excellent food and far supasses its Downtown Greenville competitors. Atmosphere is nice depending upon the table. Overall wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is very good! They use
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2011
    Food is very good! They use local ingredients and have a variety of options. Everyone at our table absolutely loved everything they ordered from the salads to the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meal was awesome, as usual.
    EHodge
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    Our meal was awesome, as usual. Our server, Graham, provided outstanding service - the best we've had there. LOVE Stella's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I think our waiter was Brian,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    I think our waiter was Brian, he was very knowledgable and friendly, fun. great food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food! Always consistant
    Ghee
    Dined on 6/25/2011
    Great Food! Always consistant service and quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food here is always delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2011
    Food here is always delicious! Love the use of local and regional ingredients. We have recommended Stella's to our friends and all have loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant in a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2011
    Excellent restaurant in a quiant small town. Half price bottles of wine on Mondays & Tuesday!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fathers' Day Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2011
    I took my husband to 'Stella's' for an early Fathers' Day dinner. The food and service was awesome. We would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stella's is stellar
    Love2EatOutVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2011
    Absolutely fantastic - impeccable service, fabulous cuisine. Would highly recommend. I live in Greenville and would definitely make the drive to Simpsonville to enjoy Stella's again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first visit and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/27/2011
    This was our first visit and we really enjoyed Stella's. The food and the service was 1st class and everyone went out of their way to make our dining experience memorable. We plan on being regular customers in the future. Let me tell you if I don't like a place I don't return. I highly recommend Stella's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Top Notch
    terry106sc
    Dined on 5/21/2011
    The food and service is always top notch. If you haven't tried Stella's you are missing some of the best food in the Upstate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as usual. One
    LeahJVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    Outstanding as usual. One of the best in the Greenville area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Couldn't find a restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    Couldn't find a restaurant for a party of 10 following my daughter's graduation from Clemson on Friday (I waited too long) but found Stella's on OpenTable. It was wonderful find! I'm from Charleston and the food is as good or better than a lot of our finest restaurants. Use only fresh ingredients with local purveyors. The service was excellent too! It was a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent. Kitchen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    Food was excellent. Kitchen was a bit overwhelmed due to Mother's day crowds. Dessert was to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always perfect!
    DAVIDTHOMAS1976
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Always a winner!! Stellas is my go to spot for anytime I want to go out for great food and great service! I have never been disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed Stella's Bistro very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2011
    Enjoyed Stella's Bistro very much! Took my boyfriend to dinner there for his birthday and we loved the nice service and delicious meals. Will make sure to come back again!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu features a lot of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2011
    The menu features a lot of local ingredients, prepared expertly with a variety of flavors. The best 'butcher's plate" in the greater Greenville area. Attentive service and consistently good food. A real gem where you wouldn't expect to find it in Simpsonville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cheese tray to die for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    The "patio" is just four tables sitting in front of the restaurant under an overhang. Even so, the service for our outdoor dining was good and the food delightful on a full-restaurant Saturday night. Surprisingly, the cheese tray dessert is to die for. It comes with toasted thin slice garlic bread, unique homemade jams and amazing choice of cheeses.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hadn't been there in a year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Hadn't been there in a year or more; no reason, just forget; continues to be outstanding....thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thoughtfully and creatively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    Thoughtfully and creatively prepared Carolina food at a reasonable price. Very attentive and helpful ownership and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our dinner was amazing! We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/6/2011
    Our dinner was amazing! We love how creative the menu is and the service is always excellent. The duck was cooked to perfection and the peanut butter chocolate pie should NOT be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing shrimp & grits!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2011
    Great southern low country food...one of our favorites when friends and family come to town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful.
    Rosereveiws
    Dined on 3/29/2011
    Everything was wonderful. Edwin did a perfect job serving us. Loved the 1/2 bottles of wine. Tuna and the flounder were wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife says the chicken is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    My wife says the chicken is the best she has ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was of high quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    The food was of high quality and outstanding. The daily lunch specials make it affortable for all wallets. Will go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Diamond of Simpsonville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    My wife and I have visited Stella's on several occasions. We have gone with large groups, with just the kids and for a romantic twosome. We have enjoyed everything we have ever had there. The southern trained chef knows how to pair foods into heavenly dishes and everything is as local as possible. His gracious wife is often seen hostessing and knows how to make you feel at home. The staff is always friendly and very knowledgeable about the food and the wine. This place is one of our favorite places and I recommend them to everyone I can.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Non-chain restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Wonderful Non-chain restaurant with local flair. Very comfortable atmosphere. Great night out!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stella's peronalized service
    Rosereveiws
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Stella's peronalized service brings us back over and over. They are so wonderful about modifying meals to my likes and they know us by name. Even Julia (owner) comes to say hello and servers who are not even waiting on us. Food is great and they change often so I get to try something new each time I go. The tuna was delightful especially with the eclectic sides it is served with
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't Wait to Return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2011
    I had a great time at Stella's. The food was great and so were the drinks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second trip to Stella's...it
    TimS
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    Second trip to Stella's...it was as good as I remembered. There will definitely be a third trip coming soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • being the hard-corp-foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    being the hard-corp-foodie that i am, i'm seldom "wowed". but stella's wowed me. never has my tummy been so happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Invited my team of employees
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    Invited my team of employees out to celebrate several service anniversaries; the group really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We were fortunate to have a visitor with us from our operations in France, he loved the shrimp and grits.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Second time to Stella's, but the first time for dinner. Being on Valentine's Day, we were hoping for a good experience. Overall, food was very good and atmosphere was good, but the service left something to be desired. It was a combination of things: forgetting drinks, glasses, not removing plates, wrong side items on dish, longer wait for food than others around. The waiter paid MUCH more attention to the group of 6 older guests next to us than he paid us...and it showed in our tip. For a $50 meal, these things wouldn't be huge issues, but when you're paying $100+, you expect excellent service. I may visit for lunch again, but for a nice dinner, there are better places to spend your money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    My wife and I had a wonderful dinner, food was great. Time between starter and main meal was a little long. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thought the food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Thought the food was good but not crazy about the menu. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate