Cafe Stella

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$31 to $50
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French
Authentic French brasserie and wine bar in the heart of Silverlake. Beautiful patio and indoor dining space.
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DR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love CS for its French atmosphere and wonderful food. However you now get a gratuity added to your bill for the kitchen staff. Not your choice. I don’t like that.

M
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

this is an overpriced restaurant in which the personelle consists clearly just of freelancing self proclaimed artists with no plan how to manage a venue and no knowledge on ingredients, preparation methods, and hospitality. go if you want to be an LA doodle who wants to show off your money and your non existent sophistication

RT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third or fourth time back at Cafe Stella in the past few months. It's a gem of a restaurant. Reminds me of some of my favorite places in France. I can't recommend it highly enough!

DB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love the place. This is my 4th time at this place and it's my first time that I have been made to wait for my party to be sat. It would have been fine if I didn't see that another person was seated and served a drink while waiting for his party to arrive. This whole waiting for the entire party to arrive before being sat takes away a bit from the experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Won’t be back

WC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very romantic with great food and cocktails. We love going there for special occasions.

MK
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious. The valet parking was expensive-$15, but very convenient. At times, the music was so loud I could not hear my dinner guests’ conversation.

DD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great wines and food!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was okay but overpriced. If the food was better it would make sense how small the portions were.

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Really gone down hill. Used to be great. Now, not so much. It’s too bad really. Sent my mussels back - they weren’t cooked. Bartenders are nice.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite date night restaurants. Always delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of the first upscale restaurants in Silverlake prior to the unfortunate gentrification of the neighborhood, the restaurant is still there and still great. Always enjoy our meal, great wine list and professional, friendly service.

T
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I love Cafe Stella. We go every year for my birthday. So it’s especially disappointing that the quality has gone down. The staff are fantastic but the food isn’t up to par. Which is a huge bummer because Cafe Stella is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Dunno what happened but maybe it’s a one off and we’ll try it again.

m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Stella is one of my favorite haunts in silver lake. The restaurant makes you feel love you’ve truly been transported to another place. The staff is lovely, the food is great, and the ambience is always upbeat.

ML
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Romantic, hidden gem! The food was spectacular, as was the service. Ambience was beautiful, reminding me of a little french restaurant I used to visit when I lived in NYC. I plan to come back often, and would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys good food in a lovely atmosphere. Make reservations!

NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always.
And the waiter was great.

It's a little pricey, but well worth it for special nights

A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner, Cafe Stella is the perfect place for friends or a date. The quality of drinks and food is at the top and the servers make you feel valued. I am so happy that this restaurant continues to be a favorite and a Los Angeles stand-out.

G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Stella never fails to please. The food is reliably good, very satisfying every time. My teen kids love it and have developed a fine appreciation for perfectly prepared steak frites and chocolate soufflé. I like to go with family. I also like to go with friends for a cocktail. The service team is friendly and knowledgeable.

MB
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio, lighting is beautiful!!!!

CK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overpriced mediocre food. Service was very slow, maybe they want it to feel like the slow pace of France, but it wasn't working for us. The best part was the butter that came with the bread. Just ask for more bread and butter

EM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and great food!! Love the homey feel of the restaurant and wait staff is second to none!!!

QJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for Escargots and cocktails. Great service and vibe.

d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Super expensive. Huge attitude from waiter. Spent 425.00 on dinner for 4 and the service was terribly off putting

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

perfect except for couple with babies screaming at next table- mood killer - people with babies turn a restaurant into a kindergarten and have no respect for other adults who dont want to eat in a kindergarten and are on a date - not the restaurants fault but a nightmare

SB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service ... great French food (the real deal) ... chi chi hipster vibe of Sunset Junction

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely casual neighborhood French bistro! Always my back up!

CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, but overpriced, 21% tip included for a group of 5...not necessary :(

HD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience/decor - experience was very authentic.
It was a busy night, but service was very good, from beginning to end. I also enjoyed the bars, and service was great and although packed, people made room, were cool and enjoyed themselves.

I wouldn’t miss it, great food, a little pricey but excellent; decor is awesome, very period and inviting- very euro...I found anyone I interacted with to be enjoying their job and helpful and really cool.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so sweet and we did not have to hurry !
We loved it all , food was delicious!

LL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite places to go. The setting, staff and food are all excellent.

KP
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Stella as a great place to relax and enjoy a nice evening meal! The patio is a very comfortable, pleasant place to sit. The service is always very friendly and personable. We love to be able to set our own slow pace for dining so we greatly appreciate wait staff that tune into that fact! The quality of the food and tasty preparations are consistently excellent. An all around great dining experience.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, relaxing dinner with friends. The Negroni Rouge was the best twist on a Negroni I’ve ever had. The food and service were excellent. Paul, our server, recommended the perfect red wine to compliment our meals.

DR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love Cafe Stella for its atmosphere and terrific food. I call it French Country cooking because there are no sauces. I bring everyone there.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Overall, service was poor and the food wasn’t cooked properly. There are much better options for the price.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from our server I only wish I could remember her name. She’s French and she looked after us amazingly well.

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. However, they have raised prices and instituted a kitchen charge. Probably won't be back for a while.

SV
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Unfortunately the service was terrible. Rude and dismissive. Given the price, you would expect a bit better arrive. Food is consistent and good.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent & dependable as always!

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RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

took a while for the drinks to get the waiter to take drink order and longer to get them, but once it got going, drinks kept pouring and food was great