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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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of our favorite date night restaurants. Always delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
24 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the patio, lighting is beautiful!!!!

CK
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely casual neighborhood French bistro! Always my back up!

CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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

HD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent & dependable as always!

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RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

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

H
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to place. Consistent. Consistent. Consistent. Atmosphere is just right. Best cocktails. Great wine if you want it. Excellent food and solid service. Set it to repeat.

DC
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, & ambiance!! Perfect for date /romantic dinner!!

G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In all of the years I have been coming here, Cafe Stella does not disappoint. The service is great and the food is still wonderful. Best escargot! Wonderful wine list

OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Our waiter was a little snooty when asked if they carried Chopin and he said no , but he was right the vodka offered there was better than Chopin

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner
Staff was wonderful . Dinner was delicious.

KP
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Stela is a special place to dine! The food is very tasty, the staff friendly and efficient, but you never reeled rushed. We enjoy dining at a slow pace and appreciate restaurants where the staff allow you to set the pace! A great place for a special occasion as well as everyday dining!

SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good atmosphere. You could se some celebrities if you’re lucky. And the food is delicious.

O
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I don’t go often but I do love this restaurant. This last time around I realized how expensive and loud it is. And really loud. Not good for business meetings, first dates or like, hearing anything at all your dinner companions are saying. But even so, I really do like it.

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