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I heard good things about this restaurant and I finally decided to visit. The food was actually not bad but the service I received was extremely terrible. The server, Ryan was beyond rude and disrespectful toward my friends and me. He treated us like we do not belong there. We reported it to management but instead of apologizing, they defended him. It’s just a shame you pay your money to enjoy a good food and have a good time, but you leave disappointed. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Such a great hospitality group - food... can't wait to go to one of their restaurants.
Food was creative and delicious but over priced. Service above average but wait staff pushed ordering more dishes than necessary.
Among the best restaurants in the US. Compact menu of refined flavor bombs. Been here around 7-8 times and consistently excellent. EXCELLENT. And when they err; they immediately work to make it up, making you feel really good in the end. This is a well run restaurant. Kudos to staff and management.
Comida excelente, buen servicio, gran ambiente. De seguro volveré.
burrata is out of this world and endive salad is amazing
Execellent as always!!!
Excelente lugar para una comida o cena casual! La comida deliciosa!
Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. Will definitely eat here again
It’s the second time in Estela and it still hit the spot!
Food was absolutely delicious.!We had the tartare, the endives, the ricotta dumplings and the lamb.
Each dish was an explosion of flavors hard to describe. So good!!!
For desert we had the panacotta also excellent.
The restaurant is small and tables are very near one from the other. I have seen this in many places in NY but I don’t like to listen to my neighbors conversations or mine to be listen.
Service was great.
We were celebrating our 15 anniversary, and being Uruguayan as the chef is, we wanted to try his food.
Any complimentary attention whatsoever other than the candle on the dessert.
I would have expected something else but that wasn’t the case. A glass of champagne or a dessert or coffee....
All the same I have to congratulate Mattos for his delicious food and cozy restaurant.
All dishes were awesome - but the overall value for the food feels very low. Portions are extremely small.
Very creative and delicious food. Very loud, difficult to maintain a conversation. The overall experience is worth a try at least once.
We had to wait up to 20 minutes even though we made a booking. The restaurant was pretty noisy and exactly great for dating. Otherwise, the food itself and the wine selection was AMAZING, Every one of our order was so creative and delicious.
I was disappointing by the seats we got. Small table by the bar, the food could not all fit to the table and as it was next to the window, it was freezing cold! And as people got in and were waiting for tables they all stood over us, either crammed into our chairs or almost staring at us eating. Just a weird set up and I do not know if I would offer those seats like the restaurant seats - this is more bar/lounge seating. So yes, quite disappointing by that, especially as I booked the table well in advance as this place has been on my list for a while.
But food was really good and staff really nice.
Had the most incredible experience at Estela. The service was top notch. The staff was so friendly and helpful, and the food was hands down the best meal I’ve had in my 6 years in Manhattan!
Fantastic food, great service, great ambience but what is the deal with the banquets? They are the wrong height for the table and the person sitting on the other side of the table is way lower in the chair. I kept leaning my elbows on the table to get lower down. If it were my restaurant, I would have ripped them out day one and got it right.
Low key but excellent service, creative menu, interesting crowd, and the best chocolate dessert I’ve ever tasted!
Very creative food. Service was excellent and welcoming. Noise level is very loud. And loud music. Always full house. Wine bar atmosphere. We were the oldest diners in the place but go because of delicious food .
everything was great, but it’s too loud for conversation. the waiter was efficient, knowlegable, but made no connection with us, no smile, like a machine. not uncommon with younger servers in many restaurants. we were happy though, amazing food. i would come again, but with a younger friend!
Superb service. Buzzy and exciting. Superb menu. The scallop crudo is amazing - so flavorful we ordered a second at the close of the meal. I posted on Instagram - @srvmusings
Best restaurant I’ve ever been to
An excellent date spot. Very classy with delicious small dishes. The best dishes we had were the steak and pork. So amazing.
Charming spot in the west village. I love to eat at the bar and this place is great for that. The menu is primarily small plates for sharing that are quite fancy and a bit pricey but overall it was a nice, cozy experience on a rainy Sunday afternoon. We arrived at noon and by the time we left about an hour and a half later it was getting busy and more crowded. I love coffee with cream when having brunch but the bartender told me they didn't have cream, only milk (no!) so I asked hom to check with the kitchen for cream and he came back with some minutes later (a trick I use often for these weird new york brunch places that don't believe in having cream available for coffee) the kitchen always has some! ✨✨✨
Only one fish dish and „policy“ is not to change any sides, so we had to leave
Food over the top great and inventive. Waiter was gruff and inattentive. For four of us he recommended we order 7-9 items. We ordered 5 and were very happy. Overheard him suggesting 5 item order for a table of two!
My husband and I had a wonderful brunch! Bit too loud to enjoy conversation, but we love Estela!
Excellent service and excellent food
Incredible dinner. Just wish they had more vegan/vegetarian/ or pescatarian entree options.
Awesome. Get the market greens and endive salad 🥗
Elevated dishes and very knowledgeable team. Good job!
Black rice unbelievably delicious. Enjoyable evening!
The food is very good but portions a bit on the small and everything is small plates. If you like small plates then that's wonderful. Personally we were a tad underwhelmed as we are tired of small plates and are looking for adult main course portions. You get a few bites and that's all. If they would offer regular entrees we'd more inclined to go back. And for small plates while the portions were not on the small side the prices certainly weren't. You end up paying full entree prices for small portions. Not worth it.
Service was nothing to write home about. At times rude. Host was very rude. Food was fantastic
Food was fantastic! Sitting at the bar was so fun. Loved the entire meal, one of the best I’ve had out in awhile!
Simple and wonderful seasonal plates that just get better and better. Add an eclectic and well curated wine list that perfectly matches the food and setting for an unbeatable combination. Prices are very reasonable. Book well in advance!
We loved it again. It’s a staple for us every trip to NYC!
Great atmosphere, professional staff, superb food. Order 5-6 dishes for two.
Amazing dinner! From the food, to our wonderful server, Fred and an energetic vibe, we had an outstanding dining experience. As delicious as the food was, Fred really enhanced our evening!
Estela is rated 4.6 stars by 521 OpenTable diners.