Cafe Stella

4.6
577 reviews
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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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food snd service, just a little cold by the doors that night.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great food & wine. Always a fun time.
Always comically slow, yet incredibly good service which I guess is just authentically French?
Will always go back

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Boise
8 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Very good food but our waiter was also bartending and the service lacked. Too loud, drafty, and very high priced.

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NM
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

For the prices, the food was deeply disappointing. $44 for a 1/2 chicken that was soggy, served with undercooked vegetables and generally uninspired was a deep disappointment. When our dissatisfaction was noted, we got an "oh, sorry you feel that way" but no effort was made to improve our experience.
In broad strokes, Stella is in a great location with cool vibe - but with a built-in clientele due to locationm there is little pressure to raise the quality of the food to align with what they are able to charge.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Prices gone too high. Usd44 for chicken. FFS

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C
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Stella favors a standard French bistro menu, impeccably prepared. A wonderful green salad with butter leaf lettuce, simple but full of its own flavor, excellent steak-frites and fish dishes, including the truite aux amandes, and an excellent presentation of duck confit. Mostly simple dishes of a classic kind, but largely perfect. The wine list is excellent and the sommelier really know her stuff. My only complaint was that the duck confit was a little overdone, or done in too hot an oven, too fast, and was therefore a bit dry.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

We waited for at least an hour if not more for our main course to arrive with no explanation. I also had the trout which was totally bland and served with just green beans and no sauce or condiments. A disappointing attempt at French food.

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L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Got there early. They turned the music down so we could have an intimate/actual conversation. Our waiter was fun and super attentive yet not intrusive. As usual, ordered our favorites which are consistently excellent.

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TA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect NYE

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RP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best moules frites ever!! I hope they never change the recipe.

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LB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I arrived with a friend who was 6'4" tall and we were taken to a tiny corner two-top, even though there were plenty of tables available. When it was clear that he could not fold himself into that corner, we were then seated next to a very loud table of six. We left after an hour - and still there were empty tables available which would have been far more comfortable and quieter. Why aggravate regular customers? I will think twice about coming back and I've been a regular for years.

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EB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Cafe Stella. Really nice atmosphere, delicious food, great service. Just a nice place to spend the evening.

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SC
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Can not go wrong, fabulous food, great cocktails and a good wine list ; but, they did not have the bottles we wanted. They were accommodating in effort but did not have a good follow through. Forgot the coffee with the desserts! The Dover Sole is a winner as is the escargot- but it need champagne and for some reason they were out! Ouch

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J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Ok experience. Overpriced for what you get.

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AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We've loved this restaurant for years but the prices have gone up incredibly and the food was only so/so. My favorite steak frites was over cooked and so thin I would imagine getting it medium rare would be very difficult. It was disappointing and not our normal experience with this restaurant. Will definitely try again before passing it over in the future but if we have the same experience that might be that.

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NU
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Normally this is a family favorite. We've been loyal patrons of this restaurant for many years but were there a few days ago to celebrate a birthday and - although it was Monday evening and not very busy - we had the worst service ever. And to top it off the food (normally consistent and good) was very hit and miss. People and places have their off days so I'm sure we will continue to eat here, but it's always concerning when a manager is made aware of service and food issues during the meal and does nothing to apologize or address the concerns. Such a shame.

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R
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food!! I love the choices and portions of food. Kind of hidden but that is part of the fun. Worth the price.

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TG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

An amazing night with close friends. Stella is one of our favorite places in town, and the halibut and filet are ridiculously excellent. We have and always shall come back.

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TP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would love more vegetarian options, but they had a few. They were delicious. Vegans should go elsewhere.

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DB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Cafe Stella hits the spot with all the right notes! A neighborhood gem with a vibrant and warm atmosphere. Cafe Stella transports you to a cozy Parisian bistro without ever having to leave Sunset Boulevard. A good go to when ever you are in town.

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MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I was invited to join a small group for a birthday dinner and loved it so much, I returned two weeks later. The lighting, glass windows and decor created such a romantic setting. And the food was perfect, both times. Seafood and steak prepared perfectly.

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BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has the best Pasta in LA - the people are lovely, the atmosphere is great. They are warm and friendly. Great wine - great everything. 10/10

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here. Great ambiance and delicious food!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

I have been to Stella I half a dozen times. The last couple times in the weight service has not been good and the place seems understaffed. Though it is charming this time I will be coming back. I was there two months ago and there was a price increase a dramatic price increase it makes all of the shortcomings of the place more apparent. My salmon was undercooked my rice was undercooked and dried out. The bus boys left stuff on our table. When the food was brought out it was not sufficient silverware to eat with. I had to get up and go get it. And though our waitress was very cheerful she was not around enough. It troubles me what this happened because Café Stella has been the players for a numberI have family celebrations. But not anymore.

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RK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The hostess was overwhelmed and we had to wait several minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation. I had steak frites, the steak was fatty and it just wasn't worth the high price. Overall, underwhelming.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a first date there last night ;)

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Entrees were expensive and the service was not commensurate with the price point. Nice waiter but had too many tables.

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T
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. A little cramped in there, but service was friendly & accommodating. Will be back

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m
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfect romanitic well lit French spot. Perhaps my favorite place in LA.

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m
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had an excellent French dinner at Cafe Stella for a reasonable price. It is a beautiful place and the service was great.

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KW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to for a relaxed and sophisticated environment. The food is always tasteful and presented well. We love Stella!

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service (Alexander) was excellent! Food was very good - but also very pricey.

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RT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was great, ambience was great, food was pretty good, and I really enjoy the overall vibe of the place. I go to Stella's about once a year and enjoy it every time!

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S
Los Angeles
112 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been in about ten years, but just went for the second time in as many weeks. At some point this went from being a cool locale with ok food and so-so service, to a cool locale with AMAZING French bistro food. AND really good service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Alexander was great!

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T
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this neighborhood favorite. Consistently great.

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S
Los Angeles
112 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hadn't been here in years. It was always a nice venue but with only so-so food and service. No longer. Food was outstanding, with friendly attentive service as well.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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FD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The bar is definitely a scene and great for people watching. The main restaurant is decorated well and the staff is better than a lot of other restaurants in town. The food was ok but the $38 steak au poivre was very thin and lacked both steak and poivre. For the price, I'd like to something more than 3/4" of an inch thick and maybe put some cream in the sauce. The jury's out on whether the wine pours were standard or short, though the wines themselves were pretty good. The chocolate pot de creme was the best part of the meal for me along with some very good espresso.

I'll pass and for the money, Puran's filet with peppercorn sauce hits the spot much more than Stella.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was just excellent on every criteria...Service, Food, Wine, Atmosphere....what a delight. A great French bistro you just can’t go wrong. Weekend are probably crowded but I can’t say.

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