Cafe Stella

4.8
530 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Authentic French brasserie and wine bar in the heart of Silverlake. Beautiful patio and indoor dining space.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, European
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Tue–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(323) 666-0265
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Gareth Kantner
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Private party contact
Gareth Kantner: (323) 666-0265
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sanborn
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Parking details
Valet lot next to building. Enter on Sanborn Ave.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. Service was good too. Just too pricey. Two appetizers and a cocktail, $78

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Typical french cuisine with a great service! A neighborhood gem

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing French bistro

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food and service were fantastic. Food was slow to come out, but we weren’t in a hurry. It’s fairly expensive for the neighborhood, and VERY loud. Overall, we enjoyed it, but because of the price, probably won’t go that often.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Just a wonderful Silver Lake dining experience

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Good times

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, experience, and food. No complaints. Sommelier excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The food was immaculate and the overall ambience was also stellar. Thank you Cafe Stella!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles, a special gem in Silverlake for sure. This visit had some issues as they ran out of a particular dish but the waiter did his best to accommodate and make up for things. I look forward to returning again soon.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Best mussels in LA.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Loved loved it!!! Everything was great, but a bit on the pricey side!!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

One of THE best meals I’ve had in LA! The Cote du Boeuf was fantastic!! The wines were wonderful as well!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I love this place. Waiters can be snooty but food is very consistently great!

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

I thought the food was ok. The steak and fries was good. The escargot was good. The mussels weren't that great.
The service wasn't great - it could use some work. We went on a Friday night and staff was struggling with the patrons

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Very good as usual with exception of a loud and obnoxious group seated near the kitchen.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Lovely dinner in a lovely environment. My halibut was perfectly cooked. Service on point. Always good at Cafe Stella.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Once again, a great place to meet friends for dinner!

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

As always the food 🥘 is delicious yummy!

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3.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The atmosphere on the patio is so charming with little lights. The server was so sweet. I wish I’d want to go back. But The wine, at almost 20$ a glass was very expensive and all bottles still kept the price that high. But the steak was terrible with an odd sauce and even soggy French fries? For over 40$. French onion soup was average. I would have been ok with the so so not so great food and just chalked it up to nice conversations not a lovely patio if the bill wasn’t almost 200$ with tip. Very expensive French fries!
I’ll go back for a glass of wine and conversation but no food and no more than one glass

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Our server was great and the food was delicious. They have a large selection of wine and a well designed menu. The darker mood lighting and ambiance makes it great for a date but large parties were also there enjoying the space.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The hostess named Veronica was so darling and welcoming it set the mood for an amazing evening of great food and wine👍❤️

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

One of my favorites! Love the French bistro menu and romantic setting.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

My Husband and I had been wanting to try Cafe Stella for some time because it always looked like it had a great atmosphere for both hanging out at the bar/lounge area and to eat. The service was great, the staff was knowledgeable on the foods, the food was tasty. We ended up ordering a few appetizers and charcuterie board with one small entree because we wanted to try a bunch of stuff. All the dishes were done well and we were really happy with everything we ordered. I'd recommend this place if you're looking for a nice yet casual dining experience.

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2.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My last three visits to this place have been so disappointing. The ambiance is terrific but the service is sloppy and the food is mediocre at best. They recently raised the prices and I don't think it is worthy.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great dinner for 7 of us for my husband's birthday! Steak cooked perfectly!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Cafe Stella is such an amazing place.. Actually is my fav place in all of LA.. Consistent and dependable for an awesome dinner or somewhere to have superb drinks for a great price..

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Pretty patio dining with lovely service and good, very French, food. Veggies are delish, and steaks good too, so something for everyone. Feels fancy, while still casual.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Cafe Stella has a menu that suits a wide variety of tastes from filling comfort food like spaghetti and meatballs or meatloaf to healthy entree salads and sandwiches. Friendly and quick service Pleasant ambiance and a very good value

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food was great. Love the ambience too. Good experience.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Obviously my favorite spot in LA since I go there all of the time...everyone that works there makes it even more special :)

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was done very well. The one downside for our gathering was the noise level. Very difficult to hear conversation at our own table. It is sometimes painful to keep raising voices to be heard.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We sat in the bar for dinner and loved the atmosphere, especially Veronica the adorable girl at the front made us feel welcome. Dinner was perfect❣️

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A favorite in Silverlake. Excellent French cuisine. Dinners are great there..

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

The ambiance of this place is lovely. We were looking for a quaint restaurant and received incredible service, great wine suggestions, and delicious food. Definitely would recommend for a date or just a nice night out.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

One word, YUM! Love this place and their staff... Consistent to the bone! Brava!

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Pleasant hideaway, funky decor with an excellent bar. Though the restaurant was crammed, it still had an element of intimacy about it and we thoroughly enjoyed the professional staff and food presentation. Good wine menu - if not a bit overpriced relative to other spots, but there are some finds.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

By far my favorite restaurant on the east side no matter how many times we go. Simply the best food, vibe, and feel of anything on the east side!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always reliable delicious

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I love the food here ... always have ... but the level of disinterest from the hostess all the way to the servers is getting out of control. My favorite sole muenier should be served with a little less snark.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

I don’t know why I didn’t receive points for my reservation, because it was a great dinner! We all showed up and had a great time.

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