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Stella's Southern Bistro
Stella's Southern Bistro

Stella's Southern Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.stellasbistro.com
  • Email: management@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 (864) 757-1212

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my second time at Stella's and I must say I was disappointed. Our first experience was great so I decided to take my parents. I had asked for our previous server, who was fantastic. The noise level made conversation impossible and they appeared to be short handed on servers. Our service was not great. Our server didn't tell us about any of the specials, and we had to keep asking for water and tea refills. The food was pretty good but not as good as the first time. I was disappointed that my parents' experience was less than favorable. Not sure when I'll roll the dice again and take a chance to spend $200 on a meal with lots of drawbacks."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "It was a Friday evening, early, and leading into Spring Break for the locals. As a result, the restaurant was not nearly as busy as it would otherwise be. However, that had absolutely no negative impact on the food or the service, both of which could rightfully be called 'extraordinary.' Started with the Pimento Cheese appetizer and followed up with NY strip steaks were done, medium, to perfection;. tender, juicy, flavorful and large! At the end, all self control was lost and we shared the 'New Orleans Butter Pecan Bread Pudding.' OK, we'll be paying for that decision for a few days but it was worth it! Great local restaurant, easily comparable to some of the better known ones in downtown Greenville. Try it soon!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "What a wonderful restaurant with delicious posh southern food....the fried okra is a must!!!!!!!!!!!!!....and the bartender can whip up a mean cocktail!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Always delicious! This is our all time favorite restaurant in the area including downtown Greenville....they use fresh ingredients and support local farmers/vendors. The menu has variety. The staff is pleasant and wonderful!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "As usual, food and service were excellent, never disappointed. Wine, meal and desert all excellent. Service very friendly, helpful and attentive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful service, consistent delicious food. We love coming here."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This culinary southern food gem was an unexpected find. The food quality was very high with very innovative and attentative wait staff and hostess. Wine pairing recommendation was perfect and the waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. We were made to feel very welcome. Wait for table was a bit long considering we had a reservation but otherwise would highly recommend. We plan to return. Crab cakes and the pork chop entrees were terrific."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Stella's has been the Simpsonville Secret for years; however the secret is out! We have a hard time getting reservations now. Last Friday it was packed, it was festive with conversation, laughter, and mouth-watering herb infused fragrances throughtout. Ending the week with a relaxing dinner is one of our favorite pastimes. The staff welcomes guests with friendliness and knowledge of the menu - a menu that will delight any palate."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "While the ambiance is relaxed, someone is paying close attention in the kitchen. The seasonable dishes are inventive and delicious and the service is impeccable. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Came in to Stella's with a few of my coworkers for lunch. We started with the cheese tray and oh my was it good! Then I got the bolognese risotto, I ate every single bite. I wish I would have had room for dessert."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "this was my second visit to Stella's. The staff is some of the best in the South. Food is good and fresh. many local products are used in their menu."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Stella's is a little gem of a place. Word of Mouth is generally what leads people here. The food, service, and beverage selection is great. This is one of our favorite spots and for folks who are used to going to downtown Greenville for their foodie fix, it is worth the drive."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "This place is a family favorite. The food is fabulous, the people who work there are the cream of the crop, the ambiance is perfect. I have never been disappointed at Stella's."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I ate here for the first time and loved it! We made a reservation and that was definitely a good idea. The hostess was very friendly and we didn't have to wait long for a table. Our server, Duke, was awesome! he was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions. I had the tuna and my date had the porkchops. Both were fantastic! We will definitely be dining here again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This Restaurant exceeds our expectations everytime we walk in the door."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Went to Stella's with my wife for our anniversary dinner. We wanted to go somewhere different than our normal spots and loved it. Our waiter, Derek, was fantastic and very knowledgeable bout the food and hilarious to boot. The whole staff was very friendly and seemed to truly enjoy being there. The food was delicious. We started off with the cheese plate which offered a nice combination of items which went really well with the cheeses. I had the oxtail soup which was almost like a hardy stew - amazing! For our main course we had the swordfish and duck platters both of which were amazing. Overall amazing experience, definitely the best restaurant experience in the Greenville area. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had such a great time there! Tried all the specials ( apps, wine, desserts, and dinner)-- so yum! Our waiter was also so nice ! ps-- their homemade bread was to die for!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I went. I had the pork chop and she had the shrimp and grits. Both were excellent. I also had to splurge for the mac and cheese. The whole meal was the type of experience where you take a bite and you immediately are glad you are where you are and ordered what you did. The waiter was very helpful in recommending the food. He gave us great service. Most if not all the food is locally grown/raised. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here several times. Each time we go back, we try something different. Each time, we are so happy and full. We took my brother and his wife there and they loved it as well."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our first time there was a disappointment. Service was average bur that's ok. The wait for our meal was excessive. When it arrived the food was warm but not hot. Maybe sitting too long? Pricing for the meal was excessive; $88.00 less tip for an average meal of less than average quality is to me overpriced. Needless to say we would not recommend this restaurant and we would not return. Simpsonville does need a more upscale restaurant and this is not it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Stella's the day after Valentines day and it was packed but the staff did a great job keeping things moving and providing great service"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great way to spend Valentine's. Food and service beyond excellent. Excellent presentation, comfortable. Enjoyed a great wine to top it off."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a work meeting at Stellas because it would not be too lively and somewhat private. Checked all the boxes -- great food, service and we did not feel rushed. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our evening got off to a rocky start as we had to wait nearly 30 minutes to be seated despite a reservation, but we were rewarded for the wait with one of the nice "old school" circular booths so that we could sit close and made conversation much easier than across a table. We ordered trout and tuna, both of which were perfectly cooked and delicious. I would have liked a little more of the puree under my tuna as it was also delicious, but the tuna was a perfect sized portion, well seasoned, and rare as ordered. My wife ordered trout and the skin was crispy and also well seasoned and tasty. We finished off with a chocolate cake with a fantastic bourbon and brown sugar ice cream and candied pecans. . We will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Stella's is one of our favorites. Everyone we have taken there has raved about it. It was a little chaotic on Valentines, but that was to be expected."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Raving about the Shrimp and Grits and Pork Chop! Wow! Among the best we have ever had!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our early evening dinner and want to thank the bartender for the tasty Sidecar he made for one of our group. He said he hadn't made one in years but it was good and brought back pleasant memories. We'll definitely return to Stella's."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Stella's offers outstanding food in a refined, yet comfortable atmosphere. This is a great local spot where a casual diner can not just eat but experience great cuisine."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had only been to this restaurant for lunch but were impressed enough to try it for dinner. We were not disappointed. Food was just as good. Presentation appealing and the wait staff knew just about everything about the ingredient and food preparation for every serving where we had questions. Best service of any restaurant we have visited. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Stella's never disappoints. One day, we just need to have dessert first."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was my birthday month and again I received a free dessert invitation from Stella's. My husband and I made an early dinner reservation and each of us had a wonderful meal. The service was great!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Stella's is one of our favorite restaurants but last Friday evening the food wasn't up to the usual standard we've come to expect from this restaurant. Perhaps a large party in an adjoining room through off the kitchen. Our waiter was attentive and concerned when our expectations fell short: the frisee salad topped by egg was so cold it had little flavor, shrimp & grits seemed like a large pile of chopped tomatoes with few grits, the duck 3 ways fell short. We hope that it was an off night and will give Stella's another chance because our past experiences indicates this is one of the better kitchens in the Greenville area."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We have visited Stella's many times and we always say that we've never had a bad meal or experience there. The staff is very friendly and Julia the owner makes you feel like you are at her home having a social gathering. Nothing is forgotten from the excellent bar staff to the main room waitstaff. Our friends visit about once a week and would not change a thing."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We have visited Stella's many times but this was the first time during restaurant week. The selections from the restaurant week were fabulous. Hangar Steak coupled with a ground pork "short rib" was coupled with winter vegetables and a reduction. The wine selection fully complimented the entree. We also learned to ask for recommendations for wine from the "not listed on the menu" cellar."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Is great! We returned after a two year absence-we will put Stella's back at the top of our list again as the food is local and awesome."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "This was our second trip to Stellas and it was every bit exceptional as the first. Food was great, service great, definitely a place to rely on when looking for the best in the area. A little louder than the first time, but this was New Years Eve."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent overall meal. Our server was fantastic. His timing was the perfect combinationof attentive but provided space. In other words, he was there just as another glass of wine needed to be poured! We shared our entrees, so the chef created split smaller plates instead of us having to do it. Excellent dessert and an overall wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Great menu choices, friendly, patient & knowledgeable staff. And delicious."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "eat here about once every 6 - 8 weeks when traveling in the area for business and never disappointed nightly specials are always good with fresh food, small place with friendly service"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Excellent food! Fresh ingredients, beautifully plated and perfectly cooked. Service was wonderful."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
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