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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
  • 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
  • "We went to this restaurant because it was our end of vacation and we heard that it's a great one with south cooking. I can say that the product used was good quality and the chef was a really good cooker. My tuna was perfect, pink inside and cooked outside like the duck that my friend took. The risotto was sublime. I just can criticize the waiting. Almost 1hour to make 4 plates. But I was really disappointed by the fact that from the beginning I wanted a dessert I saw in the menu ( strawberry cheesecake) and while we waited, the other costumers were served. When my turn came to choose a dessert I was ready and the waitress told me that there is no more Strawberry cheesecake so if we hadn't waited so long I surely would have one."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Kept hearing remarkable things, but never wanted to make the travel. I hate that it took me so long, excellent service, amazing food, had a few apps and fully dinner + cocktails and I couldn't complain about one element, we even ventured outside our comfort area with our choices and were astounded by the deliciousness. I highly recommend for a apps/drinks or an entire night."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Pleasant and attentive staff. Very limited menu and had an abundance of non-southern and unusual items for chef's selections. Very pricey for what you get. Smallest "baked potato" I've ever seen much less be served with a $25 entree. Three bites and it's gone. $7.50 for a lettuce wedge and $12 for a glass of house wine in Simpsonville, SC?? Very loud too if one wants to have a normal conversation with their table mate. No axe to grind here, just sharing our feelings. Had been here 3 years ago and was hoping for a better experience which obviously didn't happen."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Stella's is on my go to list whenever I have guest in from out of town. I personally prefer is the back room as it is quieter. The shrimp and grits is always a great choice."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Because of Stella's connection with local farms, the menu is able to feature ingredients which are fresh and in season. The menu is always interesting, and I have never had a less than outstanding dining experience here. It is a place for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was amazing. It's too bad it is located in a strip mall in the suburbs. If only they could find a spot in downtown Greenville.... We'll be back!"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We've passed by Stella's everyday for the past two years of living in Simpsonville. I always complain that there is no where to eat in town, and we always drive back to Greenville if we decide to go out. I love to cook and i love food! It is very hard for me to find a new restaurant and be satisfied with the food. My husband had heard from co-workers that the food was very good so we thought to give it a try. From the outside i would've never guessed what a gem this place was on the inside. Very cute yet elegant, cozy, and friendly atmosphere. The staff was excellent from the beginning to end. The food was amazing! I recommend Stella's Southern Bistro to anyone who wants great food and service. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Love the food, great service, just a bit crowded and cramped. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great service and attitude of the staff. The duck and the steaks were prepared to the requested temperature . "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Air condition was too cold for our feeling......................"
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Enjoyed dining for dinner at Stella's Southern Bistro. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The crab cake was wonderful. The Fried Green Tomatoes were a bit spicy for my taste. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Stella' s has always been a great dining experience. I had the duck, which was perfectly cooked medium rare and my why had the quail that was succulent. Service was excellent as always, very attentive and answered our questions about the dishes and sources. I can't recommend highly enough!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Stella's and we will definitely be back. Service was wonderful with just the right amount of attentiveness. Waitress was knowledgeable about the selections and her recommendations were spot on! Food was delicious and the dark Chocolate peanut Butter Pie for dessert was spectacular! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Every time we done here, always a great experience! One of the best kept secrets in Simpsonville."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great lunch. Good service, and priced reasonably. Will be back. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Went to Easter Brunch on Sunday and enjoyed our experience. Food was very good, service was excellent. Really like that food items are 'local' and fresh. We will return to try the regular menu items. Only negative was we felt rushed - main entrée came out almost right after the Starter course. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I was very much looking forward to lunch here. My husband ordered the roast beef sandwich and I had a cheeseburger. They were both good but not great. The atmosphere was great and the price point was spot on. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food was great! Wine was good! Service great! No complaints at all.....just a little noisy the evening we were there. The food overrides the noise!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • " Stella's is an upscale place with great food. I love how they use all local farmer's. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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