Le Cafe Stella

4.3
69 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Le Cafe Stella serves up a variety of comfort food favorites. Guests can stop for dinner paired with house-made craft cocktails from our full bar, wine, and coffee. Enjoy the outdoor dining and bring your pup to enjoy a meal with you on the dog-friendly patio. Le Cafe Stella offers a variety of shared and nibbles, including mac and cheese, honey buffalo cauliflower, beer tempura crispy onion rings, sliders and more. Try one of the burgers served on a brioche bun! The beef bourguignon and chicken cordon bleu are favorites, along with the meatloaf. Try one of the Le Cafe Stella specialties, such as the coq au vin, salmon beurre blanc, mussels in cream, escargots, frog legs, and steak frites.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 69 people are saying
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gardenerlove
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent, the food was good too.I would return for sure.

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vipHTB13
Central Coast
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food is always good and the cocktails always great! Server was a bit forgetful but very pleasant & busy with lots of tables so no big deal. Wish they would invest in cushions for their outdoor tables & perhaps heaters!!!

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AmericaE
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quiet yet lively! We will definitely return. Great service and excellent cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
78 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The acoustics here are not the best, but we had outstanding service from Angel. The food was very good, margueritas were delicious and potent!

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vipphilly
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place for casual dining

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Le Cafe Stella. Came highly recommended from a friend and did not disappoint!!

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vipKateC
Central Coast
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to enjoy a consistently good meal. Like the indoor and outdoor seating options.

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michaelm
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Tad noisy as some kind of young adult celebration but it was fine

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pinkA
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a fabulous spot for dinner. Their indoor and outdoor dining areas were really nice and food great. I
can’t wait to go back.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating to our requests. Maddy, our server, was thorough and professional, as well as the supporting staff.

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RobinG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cute place, we got great service and the burger I got was really good...the only issue is that while they offered and I wanted medium or medium rare, I got at best medium well..more like well. Despite that it was quite good. The french onion soup was below expectation. It was ok, but for a french inspired cafe, it really didn't measure up. The mussels were very good but not omg great. The french fries were exceptional. (I know..not french but what can I say, they know how to do a frite, they were delicious). All in all, I'd go again, but know more what to order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jaime was our waiter, and he did a great job for us. We sat inside on a Tuesday, and quiet conversation was enjoyed. We ordered the meatloaf and the short ribs, and both were superb variations on familiar themes.

Overall, highly recommended! We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent place, food was good esp consider the price point. Outdoor terrace is very child friendly.

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vipAndy
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant is billed as being French, but it's more American with a slight French twist. Burgers, Fettuccine Alfredo or Beef Sliders don't strike me as being too French, yet all were offered on the menu.

The night we were there, upon entering the dining room, we lowered the average age of diners to 73. Apparently, it's popular with an 'older' crowd.

The food was okay, but if you're in the mood for traditional French food, keep looking.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our whole experience at Le Cafe Stella! Lamb burger was delicious and the French onion soup was amazing. We will return!

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Bravoolio
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true gem tucked away off the beaten trail. I had the cordon blue chicken and my girlfriend had coc au vin, both were exceptional. The wine list is extensive and surprisingly price friendly, we ordered a pinot noir that complimented our dishes perfectly. Not my first time here and certainly not my last

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Food wasn’t good

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vipFrequentTrav
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Wonderful and attentive service however the food was so so. When a fine restaurant sends a fillet out that’s supposed to MR and it’s MW - a cook needs to fine a new job. Overcooked beef ruins the whole
Restaurant experience. The party doesn’t get to eat together and the guest with the overcooked food always feels bad. There is no excuse for a fine restaurant to overcook beef. Use a damn meat thermometer.

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vipLaurieW
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Had a lovely time, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The server was nice. Took a long time for food to arrive. Desserts were brought out in waves so one person was done before the others got theirs. The ambiance was nice. The food was somewhere between ok and not very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Even though we had reservations(for 7) we were seated at a picnic table while individual couples were sitting at large tables with chairs. Table was raw wood without table cloth and had ants crawling around. Dinner took over two hours with dessert being served without utensils to eat it with. Food and service were good but the whole experience seemed like they were in dress rehearsal.

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vipBigDogVegas
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Now a must-visit for us. CoqAu Vin and short rib were just excellent. Pate was very good and carrot cake was awesome. Staff was great and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special visit

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LyndaG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The wait staff were doing their jobs well. I had the short ribs and my husband had the chicken cordon blue. Both dishes where very well prepared in the french bistro tradition. I will be coming back to this spot!

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Joan
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, well prepared food. Comfort food meatloaf, tender salmon, cobb salad with lots of yummy fresh ingredients. Best lemon meringue pie, not too tart or sweet, just full of flavour. Courteous wait staff.

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AdhamM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place and ambience and outstanding high quality ethnic food. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vacation dinner

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Oreo
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside and could have a regular conversation. This is important to me as I wear hearing aids. All 4 of us enjoyed our mains and we had a great appetizer, pistachio encrusted brie, and dessert, crem brulee, that we split. Service was great.

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WayneB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Just a great experience. Food was excellent. Steaks were cooked perfectly. Staff was great.

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Richard
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I shared a Stella burger and the beet salad; we now tend to share dishes as we aren't eating as much now. Both were excellent. The restaurant is short-staffed, but they still managed to take our drink and food order reasonably quickly. Very good value here. I've also had the meatloaf which is also very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, very sweet and tentative. He suggested an AMAZING appetizer special, pistachio crusted Brie cheese on sour dough with a berry compote. Yum, all our mains were amazing as well. Back patio is cute with lights.

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vipJohn
Palm Springs
58 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. Perfect in every way! Will return!

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vipFinedine
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Atmosphere was lovely. Service was decent, though our server knew absolutely nothing about the menu and it’s ingredients. The food was poorly executed. Some of the worst French food I’ve ever had.

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LeslieM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Although the food was quite good, the service was very very slow. Drinks too a long time to arrive. Staff was apologetic.

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vipgoobetta
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella's new format is winning! Fantastic staff and food. Lovely outdoor seating and vibe. Good for a date night or group gathering!

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vipLaurieW
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite which we had not been to before covid. We will be back. Thanks.

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot with consistently great food! Plus outdoor dining is wonderful!

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vipMatthewS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bad: we ordered plain sliders for our daughter. They came with ketchup and cheese. We sent them back and they came back as the exact same buyer with the ketchup and cheese scraped off!!!! We had to send back a second time.
Other than this, the food was great, service was great and the patio was very nice to sit on.
We would definitely return.

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Nigel
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great except the Frogs legs were a bit non descript . When I’ve had them before they’ve been crusted and fried a way better way to have them . All our other dishes were very nice and flavorful. Service was excellent except the bar tender had to look up my drink order on her phone but she made it very well . We sat in the bar which had great ambiance and I highly recommend that :)

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BlasG
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food and service were good but we were placed in a very dark corner of the bar. Would rather had been seated in the sunshine area inside.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Le Cafe Stella using the Order Online button. Le Cafe Stella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 569-7698.

Le Cafe Stella is rated 4.3 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Le Cafe Stella does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/cafe-stella-cafe-stella/giftcards?utmCampaign=onlineOrdering.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.