Stella

4.7
783 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 seating is a mix of high-top tables, booths, and outdoor tables.

When making a reservation, please select the table type you are looking for (outdoor or standard/indoor) If you do not see that table type as an option, it is not available per the time slot you choose.



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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 783 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DaveS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, delishious food, served with perfect consideration

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good dinner at Stella. Started with the beef tartar which was ok but such an insanely small portion. Don’t get it. The spaghetti pie appetizer was good and surprisingly light but missing an acid component. Just need a touch of lemon zest or something but till tasty though. We got the sea bass and duck as entrees which were both solid but not amazing. Would have loved a little more hazelnut in the risotto with the duck for some flavor and textural contrast. I think there was one hazelnut in the whole dish. Service was super friendly. All in with two apps, two entrees and one of their cheaper bottles of wine plus tip was $200. Lived in NYC for a long time so am ok with smaller portions if the quality meets the price but was hoping for more from dinner tonight.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything during our visit was exceptional—the food, the drinks, the service. We will be back for sure!

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vipTerriM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the freshly sourced food and menu. Our server was excellent. We had a table by the window overlooking the River towards Lambertville. This is the second time in the past month and both times were fantastic.

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AreaResidentDinesOut
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding, but the portions are painfully small. Now I understand why they push the bread at the start of your experience. I'm not a big portion guy, but even by my standards this was quite insufficient.
The ambiance is possibly perfect. I could have sat there and just looked around for hours, and the view of the river is everything you could want it to be.
The service was quite good, and the food servers were friendly, knowledgable and as attentive as you would expect.
Remember, you're in what has grown into a tourist town (though we're local to the area), so that will explain the cost of your meal. We ordered a salad, one appetizer and two entrees (no alcohol, no dessert) and the bill we well over $100 + tip. With a generous tip (these folks work hard and earn every penny) our meal came out to be about $70 per person. A tad pricey when you leave hungry and stop to grab food on the way home after what was supposed to be a fulfilling meal.
Overall, I enjoyed the experience but Stella's is clearly one of those "special occasion" restaurants. I make a decent living, but I couldn't afford to eat there more than two or three times per year ... and that's assuming I never order a drink.

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vipChris10
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The wait staff gave excellent recommendations and everything I had was delicious. Also everything was socially distance and covid-19 practices were in place.

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AbrahamS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing restaurant where my wife and I were able to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. We loved it!! Would definitely return and enjoy other items on the menu, but the salmon over the fried rice...MMMMMMM Good!!

Stella
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Abraham, 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.

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MindyT
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

First time here. Went on a Sunday night. Not too busy except for a large table with 3 children under the age of 2 right next to us in an otherwise empty dining room.
Eryn our server was excellent. Food was very food. Gnocchi were delicious!
Everyone enjoyed their meals. Would definitely go again, as our seating location was not the server or the chefs fault.

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MT00
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and elegant, and service was outstanding. They were also very accommodating with our toddler. Will definitely go back and also recommend to family and friends.

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place to eat! Food is delicious service is great!

Stella
Responded 3 days ago

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.

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BrianO
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The space is fantastic and the service was excellent. Food was good tasting but presentation was a bit flat and could be improved for the price. I would go back for sure nonetheless!

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vipdacas259
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Menu change since last visit which was pre covid. Service was great. Salads were very good but entrees were not that great. For prices expected a lot better

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vipKali
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella accommodated me and 9 of my friends for an awesome birthday dinner. All covid protocols in place. Great service. Great food. Thank you so much!

Stella
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Kali, 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.

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Riaremy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Clearly my reservation was made for outdoors. Hostess even turned iPad around and showed me my note which said outdoor dining only please, and that 2 big birthdays were being celebrated.
I was then told I picked an indoor table. I was never given an option for choosing a table when I was booking.
Then they bought out ice cream with one candle. I said 2 people birthday!!!
Service however was excellent.
Appetizers were great
Entrees were not.
Dessert was not

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DanaS
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had brunch here during our weekend to New Hope. Stella had amazing food and drinks, and the service was great! We had a great view of the River. A little pricey, but totally worth it!

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Dana, We 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my wife’s birthday at Stella and couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The waitstaff was incredibly friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Quite honestly, the view doesn’t get any better, and the food delivered. It was probably the best salmon I’ve ever had, and my wife loved the spaghetti pie first course and her short rib main. We plan on coming back as much as possible, especially with the weather warming up and the Stella deck being so beautifully located!

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

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.

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vipMrsC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We can’t say enough about the Stella bread basket. It is always amazing and you should never skip it. The service is always professional and friendly. The food is delish. Our table was right next to the fire place which was cozy and beautiful. This is our go-to for girls night out!

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food is so mediocre. Like hardly anything to write home about. You go there for the view and to be on the water. Nothing wowed me and it was just so average. I was really expecting more. I also tried to use a Garces gift card and was told they are no longer affiliated with him and wouldn’t let me use the gift card. What kind of customer service is that? That’s why I went because I had a gift card to use and I was told “sorry we can’t redeem it, we decided today that we cannot accept Garces gift cards”. To me, that is not customer service. Very upset by that experience.

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vipCindyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous patio overlooking the river. The food was delicious and service was great. Prices were high.

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AlexandraA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is awesome, definitely going back! Thanks guys for a great dining experience.

Stella
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hi Alexandra, We 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.

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AngelaL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there for Easter dinner. Our server Amanda was the best. She was friendly, explained everything clearly and helped make our experience exceptional.

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Kiki
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous river view dining in a lovely atmosphere..... Fantastic food !

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KarinaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant in the area! From the location on the water, the ambiance, the drinks, the food, the presentation and our waiter Michael!

Stella
Responded on April 5, 2021

Hi Karina, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, ambiance, 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.

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ChristenP
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We waited 15 min for our table and then sat a bit longer than i like before server arrived. After that all was well. Service was on point and the food is very good. it's a gorgeous place.

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AmandaC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stella is a beautiful venue outside if the playhouse in New Hope, PA. The interior of the restaurant is versatile - you can tell by the way it is set up that things like weddings or special events were in mind when designing.

The food here was absolutely incredible. Every single item we tried was delicious and prepared skillfully and thoughtfully.

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Helene
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I love Stella! Tania is the greatest server ever. We will be back :)

Stella
Responded on April 5, 2021

Hi Helene, We 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, outstanding service, fantastic view.

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Dana
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all respects! We were even treated in an incoming storm through the window with our river view. It was amazing.

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vipElizabethM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella's Location overlooking the water was perfect for my Daughters Birthday. The outside seating was wonderful and cozy. The food was very good and came out fast.

Stella
Responded on April 5, 2021

Hi Elizabeth, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

Stella
Responded on March 29, 2021

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.

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Michelle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great views, fair prices, unique menu, well prepared food. Definitely would recommend!

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chrisf
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Fantastic view.

Stella
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi Chris, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, service, 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.

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LaurenH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was great and we loved our waitress. the manager came by and asked us how everything was. It was a cold night outside and they put us by the fire, it was super romantic. The bar tender made my husbands favorite drink for him too, even though it wasn't on the menu. We had a great time.

Stella
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi Lauren, 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.

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vipElizabethY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View is beautiful and food delicious highly recommend this place for dinning and especially if you want to impress

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JanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dinner out in a long, long time - celebrating the arrival of Spring & our COVID vaccinations with 2 friends who recently received them as well. We had dinner on the outside deck overlooking the river. The wood-burning fireplace, ceiling heaters, and Stella lap blankets
kept us warm as the sun set over the river. We all shared the most delicious fresh salad. The scallops and the mushroom ragu pasta were both very good! Will definitely return!!

Stella
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Jan, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and ambiance 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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting weather was great so we sat in the porch. It was fantastic to be outside. Food was good service was excellent. Will return

Stella
Responded on March 26, 2021

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.

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Consuela
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Erin was friendly and very helpful with menu and wine suggestions

Stella
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Consuela, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the 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.

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vipbethG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was incredible - she was so helpful and had a fun personality
Very engaging-I don't know her name - Blonde- really knew the menu well too

I did not love being in a booth at first bc there was a pretty fire but I guess it was ok
Every time I come there I get stuck at a crappy table I never get a nice view

I love the food
I love the vodka cocktail - nice bar menu

I not only purchased dinner but also a gift card to give to one of my employees

Stella
Responded on March 22, 2021

Hi Beth, 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to celebrate my sisters birthday! We all had a great time. Food was excellent. The drinks were perfectly made! We had seats right by the window overlooking the river! It was really nice. I love that they took care to make our night special for my sister we haven’t seen each other since last year before the pandemic hit! I have been there two other times so this was my third time there and it’s always consistent! Would love to have a seat outside when the weather gets warm!

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MIDMOD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed it overall with the exception that the bread basket cost $12 (bread was amazing along with the red lentil hummus though) and there was a mention of an up-charge for an extra side of butter due to it being "hand cultured". We felt we were being a bit "nickle & dimed". We would have paid a bit more for our food to not have those extra costs.

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 783 OpenTable diners.

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.