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Stella, New Hope, PA

Stella

4.7
4.7
1585 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Ghost Light Inn’s restaurant, Stella, is inspired by local ingredients from the region’s best farmers and artisans.

The restaurant offers 80 seats with indoor and outdoor tables and private dining spaces for events and gatherings. The outdoor patio displays sweeping views of the riverfront, and these exceptional river views are also a feature of the restaurant and event spaces. The main dining room offers a mix of freestanding tables and booths.

During the winter months, reservations for outdoor tables are not available. However, you are more than welcome to make a note in your reservation that you would like to sit outside.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 740-2691 ext. 2

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael O'Halloran

  • Private party facilities

    Stella is located next to the historic Bucks County Playhouse in downtown New Hope. Stella's ballroom can accommodate corporate events, bar mitzvah parties and even wedding receptions. The space features floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Delaware River and is the perfect venue for your next event! Hardwood floors, tasteful fixtures, and a thoughtful design that allows flexible use ensure that every private event maintains the highest standards of quality, style, and grace. Stella’s understated elegance and customized, professional service create the perfect event.

  • Neighborhood

    New Hope / Lambertville

  • Cross street

    Ferry Street

  • Parking details

    Parking in New Hope can be hard to come by! There is a parking lot in front of the building that is owned & operated by the Bucks County Playhouse. Parking is accessible via valet parking or metered parking, depending on the time of day. All proceeds collected by parking go to support the non-profit Bucks County Playhouse.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,585 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Bucks County

    Best Service

  • Bucks County

    Best Ambiance

  • Bucks County

    Healthy

  • Bucks County

    Outdoor Dining

  • Bucks County

    Scenic View

  • Bucks County

    American

  • Bucks County

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  1. CE

    CEPlusCD

    New York Area

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a terrific evening out at Stella's with our kids and grandkids. Starting with great bartenders for before-dinner drinks to dinner, the food and the service was exceptional and everyone enjoyed the whole evening. Dining by the Delaware was beautiful. Thanks!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Well staffed, however the staff often hovered nearby creating initially the feeling of being rushed to order and also rushing to clear the table. The restaurant was not crowded. My steak was a bit over cooked (ordered medium rare). My wife’s gnocchi was good.
  3. J

    Jgsjr

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was great especially the eggs Benedict! Great view of the River. Service was timely and friendly- well done!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, view, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best date night spot I’ve been to in Philly

    StellaResponded 3 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  5. MG

    MichelleG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome very attentive super friendly gave us time between apps and dinner. Food was amazing. I can’t wait for spring to go and sit outside.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Michelle, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic early dinner and great drinks and dessert. The ambiance was more formal then I originally thought, but it was a good thing. The menu is small, but they have wonderful choices. The waiter I had “Miguel” was awesome. I would definitely recommend this place and hope to stay at the inn in the near future.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and dessert during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  7. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent birthday meal for my wife. Food, service and setting were all excellent. Noise level that evening was energetic in the dining room and from a large party on the upper level, which did make it a little hard for conversation. Menu was all local purveyors and quite eclectic. Look forward to our next meal at Stella!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi James, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  8. LL

    LucianoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, lovely service, huge fireplace...we had such a nice dinner before theatre. Get the bread basket. Totally worth it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Miguel our server was excellent- incredibly warm - superior service ! Food was fantastic

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  10. m

    marynj70

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening. Great view, great service, and great food. I ordered two first courses as did my friend. What a taste sensation!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Mary, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, view, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  11. NS

    NancyS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of our dishes were tasty. Especially the tar tar served in a marrow bone, scallops and lentils and the duck. Staff was very attentive offering blankets if we were chilled…we sat overlooking the river outside. Our wait person was smooth, knew his wine and drinks well and was always quickly attentive if we needed something. All in all a very nice experience on a Tuesday evening. Ps the brownie dessert is great.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Nancy, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  12. J

    Jules

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location adjacent to the Delaware River and right next door to Bucks County Playhouse. Perfect location for pre-show dinner. A bit pricey, but delicious food.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Jules, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and setting during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Let’s start off with our waitress Tyler she was amazing!!! It was our anniversary she was so sweet even gave us champagne on the house to Celebrate our special night! The FOOD was delicious!!!!!!! The desserts UGHHH to die for!!! And our drinks were great such a beautiful restaurant. Such awesome staff everyone was great everything was beyond perfect

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  14. KE

    KrissyEmm

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night spot. Beautiful view, great food.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Krissy, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and view during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  15. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely make a reservation, it’s worth it. Food was great and the view of the river is beautiful.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Elizabeth, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and view during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  16. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic food and beautiful modern rustic space. First visit to New Hope. While the Main Street felt cramped and crowded, Stella was open and airy and beautiful. We went for brunch for my birthday. The doors were opened and while we sat inside, we had fresh air coming in and an outside view. The food was outstanding. We shared huevos rancheros, grits, and the BLTA and I have to say it was so surprisingly well done, fresh, and delicious. My only complaint is the coffee-- for $5 a cup and it was thin and burnt tasting (both regular and decaf). That said, the coffee did not spoil the meal. We would be back again for sure if visiting New Hope again.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Amanda, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  17. DD

    DianeD

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Food delicious. Location beautiful. Noise level increases as the night progresses.
  18. V

    Vienna

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, the meal was very tasty, but the food was very very overpriced,
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always
  20. G

    Golnj

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch experience
  21. RN

    RobertN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Disappointed due to no capuchino to top off the meal.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Outdated brunch menu, burnt crab cakes , salad was something very “not salad” raw corn , raw carrots , peas all chopped with a few greens Will not return
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went there for brunch and sat outside on their deck since it was a beautiful Saturday morning. Atmosphere was spectacular with the water view. Server was fantastic. Great personality and very knowledgeable about the menu items. Food was delish and Cocktails were also perfection. It was a great brunch date at Stella!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  24. AM

    AngelaM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. Enjoyable dinner celebrating a milestone birthday.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Angela, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The beef tartare in the marrow bone was wonderful, as were the oysters and tomatorsalad my companions had. I enjoyed my duck, but my spouse thought it needed a little sauce, something acidic; the pork was also delicious. A small selection of desserts tp choose from. The first time we have eaten upstairs rather than on the promenade level. Alll in all, enjoyable and worth goiung back to.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  26. EB

    EllenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu. We had the heirloom tomato salad and roasted chicken. Both dishes were fresh and delicious. Wonderful service!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Ellen, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every staff member was kind and helpful. From valet to busser we had a wonderful experience. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and discussed it with us prior to us being seated. Our waitress explained in detail and suggested items when we asked. Everyone was on point . We shared two delicious starters. The gnocchi was outstanding and the beet salad was refreshing. My wife got the duck which had this remarkable smoky taste, and I enjoyed the trout… best fish dish I’ve had in a long time! Loved every minute.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  28. JB

    JeffB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting outside next to the Delaware River. Interesting menu with great food and service. Definitely a nice place for a special occasion. I didn't like the $30.00 valet charge. But then I saw it was for the Buck County Playhouse (non-profit) benefit.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Jeff, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place.Will eat here again.

    StellaResponded 3 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  30. TH

    ThomH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The bread pudding was absolutely delicious. Bread board was very good along with the duck.
  31. R

    Reanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner at Stella! We started with the bread order, which was so good and definitely enough to serve a family. It was 9 slices of 3 different types of bread with all different spreads. Really delicious! Also have to rave about the bread pudding dessert - it was absolutely delectable. Definitely top 10 desserts I’ve ever had in my life! The staff were very attentive and the food came out perfectly timed. Highly recommend for a nice evening out!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Reanna, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  32. AW

    AnnaWKorcz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for delicious dinner!!! Service is great too

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Anna, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  33. MG

    MGotts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is terrific! We sat outside overlooking the water. The drinks were delicious and the service prompt. The food was what you would expect from an establishment with such attention to detail. We can’t wait to go back!

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  34. n

    nicole

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Shrimp appetizer good. Otherwise menu was very limited in choices. Nothing that different but very expensive for what was served. Portions small. I mean chicken for almost $30?? C’mon! Service and restaurant were lovely.
  35. C

    Chris67

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience- food and staff were wonderful

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Chris, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  36. CM

    ChristinaM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The two entrees we ordered, the my strip and salmon were excellent and filling. Had no room for dessert and disappointed there weren’t many appetizers to share. Food and drinks were very expensive for the quantity. Beer was $12 and not even a true 16oz pint. Wine was $16 for 6oz.
  37. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tremendous- the staff here are so nice and the food is great.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi John, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  38. p

    persont

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot on the river. Great service. Unique menu selections.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the setting and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, perfect night to sit outside with an incredible view of the river and the moon rising over Lambertville. We had the heirloom tomato salad and shrimp for apps and the salmon and pasta for entrees. Everything was well composed with creative flavors and perfect execution. Miguel, our server, couldn’t have been better. Personable, professional, helpful, and attentive. All around a really great dining experience.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoWe are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, setting, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

  40. SD

    ShannonD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So relaxing to sit outside with a glass of wine before dinner. Beautiful night on the water. And as usual the food and service were outstanding.

    StellaResponded 2 days agoHi Shannon, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Stella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 740-2691 ext. 2.

Stella is rated 4.7 stars by 1585 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Stella

50 S Main St, New Hope, PA 18938-1344

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ferry Street

  • Neighborhood

    New Hope / Lambertville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking in New Hope can be hard to come by! There is a parking lot in front of the building that is owned & operated by the Bucks County Playhouse. Parking is accessible via valet parking or metered parking, depending on the time of day. All proceeds collected by parking go to support the non-profit Bucks County Playhouse.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael O'Halloran

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 740-2691 ext. 2

  • Private party facilities

    Stella is located next to the historic Bucks County Playhouse in downtown New Hope. Stella's ballroom can accommodate corporate events, bar mitzvah parties and even wedding receptions. The space features floor to ceiling windows that overlook the Delaware River and is the perfect venue for your next event! Hardwood floors, tasteful fixtures, and a thoughtful design that allows flexible use ensure that every private event maintains the highest standards of quality, style, and grace. Stella’s understated elegance and customized, professional service create the perfect event.

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