It must have been an off night. Drinks took 25 minutes. Entrees took 90 minutes. Fortunately we were in no rush but it was evident they had fewer resources than needed. It was akin to a true French dining experience overseas. They comp’d a round of drinks and dessert. I’ll go back.
Service was good. Extremely noisy. food was good, not fantastic as expected.
Excellent food and service. This was our first visit, but we will be back often.
Always very good food and service. Love the frise salad
Service was abysmal, but the delicious food saved the meal. Our server was totally clueless - didn't know which gins were available to make martinis and, the most shocking part, didn't seem to understand this was something a server should be aware of. Total lack of awareness was bewildering. On top of that, the same server offered to decant the expensive bottle of wine we purchased from the wine list and then returned to say that all of the decanters were actually in use. Afterwards the bill listed a corkage fee of $30, even though we didn't bring a bottle and purchased off the wine list, and when we pointed this out we received a trite apology but nothing else - really a terrible way to end the evening. That said, the steaks and mussels and Dover Sole were delicious, as were the salads and really everything that hit the table. For a restaurant at this price point, I expect better service.
Good drinks. Food was okay.
We sat in the bar area for dinner, which is why it was a bit noisier, but it was fine. Our waiter was amazing and the sommelier as well. All in all, all the food recommendations were great and we will definitely return soon.
Magical night a lot of fun. Staff was patient, friendly and service was excellent!
My husband and I have been going to Cafe Stella for 10 years now. It never disappoints.
The combination between old world European charm, wonderful service and delicious food never disappoints.
If you’ve never been, go.
Especially best for couples, close friends and romantics.
This was recommended to us by a good friend. She was right! Great food, service and ambiance. It is pricey but worth it!
Such a great neighborhood vibe. When you dine in Cafe Stella, it makes you feel like you really could be anywhere in the world. The food is alway consistent, and the energy is awesome. It is my go to place that never does me wrong.
classic french - always impeccable service.
no nonsense -
If you want the best, then you’ve found it in Cafe Stellar. The steak frites is so good it’s almost a joke. Such a wonderful spot. No bad tables. Expect to spend $100 per head.
Lovely evening after Cirque show at Dodger Stadium. Had reservarions and arrived a little early. They were able to seat us right away to enjoy our dinner. It was very busy and our waiter was still very nice and took care of us. Food was good, loved the presentation. Cocktails were yummy, asked for a vodka juice surprise and was very happy with came out.
Had read mixed reviews about the service and feel people can be so hard on staff for a busy reataurant on a Saturday night. Our waiter was clearly busy and running around doing his best. The bus boys and support team were also doing there part. It was great to ne in a successful restaurant where the energy was hopping and the food delicious. Lets not be so LA and have so many places to go, how about relaxing and enjoying an evening out? Pretend you are in Paris and relax. We will be back.
We had a wonderful experience at the bar. The cocktails and service was fantastic.
Restaurant service on the other hand:
The hostess seemed like her head was in the clouds. We were early and she briskly cut me off saying “we can’t accommodate you early.” Which is fine, I was just letting her know we were there and would be in the bar till our table was ready. After waiting an hour, we were seated. After ordering some appetizers, I told the waiter we would not be ordering entrees instead sharing tapas style. He was immediately annoyed and said we would have to move as they have a long line of reservations. Where he wanted to move us to, I don’t know because it was completely full everywhere. I said we were going to order a lot of things and he calmed down. I found this to be completely unacceptable and unprofessional. It made us feel unwelcome the rest of the night. If he hadn’t apologized at the end of our dinner I would only give one star.
I used to be a regular here when I lived in the area and I still love it despite this abysmal experience.
One of my favorite restaurants in LA. Consistently very good and just a lovely place to be.
Great! Very nice dining experience.
Always a pleasure from the greeting all the way thru the departure. My neighborhood standard!
After a miss with first waiter (not to welcoming) we hit a home run with Paul and the sommelier was super helpful and nice. Food was delish and brought out very timely. New Years Eve menu - nicely done and still very accommodating to GF issues. Thanks Stella!
Food was served cold and the wait staff seemed bothered if we wanted to order anything. Great ambience and wine list. Bar scene seemed to thrive
My go to place in the neighbor . Easy for me food is good and I’m a regular. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
Its great for smaller reservation, but when you want table of 6 or more you are bound to two tables only, even you make your reservation weeks in advance. I had to change my table arrangement at the restaurant 3 times until I was given a better arrangement.
They think they're really a Night Club.. really like to crank up the music.. maybe that's to make people leave faster.. but we were there early & it was very sparse still.. they were upset we asked them to turn it down. Then later on just before we left they cranked it up loud.
Guess they think it's cool.. when you can't even have a conversation.
why not hand out E ... & everyone will be happy..
Enjoyed the dinner, service could be a little better. I️ ordered an Onion soup to go. They brought it out and said they didn’t do soup to go. Ended up eating it there, pretty tasty.
We made a reservation, but when we got there they didn't have a table, and told us it would be a 20 min wait. Why make a reservation if you are going to have to wait 20 min? Also, the hostess was incredibly rude, and not apologetic at all. We ended up leaving because the experience was so bad.
Los Angeles staple. Perfect little neighborhood spot. Love the setting, 3 unique spots. A little outdoor area and two inside. I'll be coming here more often.
Everything was perfect. I think every table is a good table.
Cold food, high prices, insufferably self-important hostess and disappearing waiters. I like this place, but I know better.
Cafe Stella is a bit of France right at Sunset Junction. The frisee salad is one of the best I've had, terrific, well-curated, well-priced wine list. The only disappointment was the rack of lamb. The lamb was bland, like they are breeding all the wonderful lamb taste - some call it 'gamey' whatever - out of the meat. But Cafe Stella is a wonderful French Bistro!
The big cote de boeuf comfortably fed 3 with a doggy bag to go. Lucky doggy.
This was our first visit. The hostess was super nice because I made reservation for five
and arrived with a party of seven, and the place was booked. We had to wait a little,
but she found us a table. The food was really good and the place is great. We had wonderful dinner.
Wonderful delicious the best French food in silver lake area. I will come back soon. Lovely
A very nice Silver Lake restaurant. I had lamb rack. My wife had steak frite. Both were perfectly cooked to order, beautifully presented, with professional service. The atmosphere on the covered patio is very nice. The place has a sophisticated feel. Our experience was good.
Hostess was incredibly rude. Worst attitude. Ruined our whole night
Very slow to get seated. Brought us wrong meal, and although they were polite, they continued to neglect us.
Good quality food. Outstanding service and attention
We were very disappointed in the food, service, and ambiance. The host is rude and unwelcoming. Why have a host who is unable to do the job as host?? The menu is terribly overpriced for less than mediocre dishes. I read in the Yelp reviews that the chef has changed hands and hence the likely reason for less quality in preparation. Very unfortunate as this was such a nice place at one time.
Outstanding! Absolutely loved everything we got, moule frites, escargots, salmon tartare, steak frites. The chilled red wine was exceptional! Will certainly be back.
We love Cafe Stella - the food and ambiance are fantastic. The only thing we didn't love was that the hostess seemed annoyed that we brought our baby.