STELLA.

4.3
470 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Italian
STELLA.
A stylish, neighborhood kitchen offering local, seasonal, and sustainable provisions, as well as recognizable, and rare craft cocktails, wine and other interesting concoctions. Reserve your spot beneath the twinkling lights of the Star Garden.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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Neri
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love my date night with my husband. The ambience, staff and food was excellent!
Thanks

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LindaE
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was outstanding. Brought my husband a new entree when the first entree wasn't to his liking. Wish I could remember his name.
Background music was a bit loud.

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DRPtravel
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with great service,

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NikiA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful staff. Wonderful fireplace. App are ok; lots of fried dishes. Next time, I would go straight to entrees. Love the valet parking that comes free with dining!

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GerilynB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Everything was pretty good except we nearly froze to death. Our waitress was very good

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vipjdee
Seattle
229 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Stella is the current incarnation of the Dunbar Room at the Sorrento Hotel. Pretty much the same ambiance (including the unfortunate floor tile choice), but with the addition of some experienced and very good servers.
Food excellently prepared: this was brunch. We had the sticky buns -- 4 large, and well coated with a carmelized nut glaze, buns. Most came home with us and have served well as leftovers. We also had a quite ample sized green salad with a nice light vinaigrette. Then a spinach and preserved tomato frittata, served with an excellent flavored creme fraiche and a potato-bacon-brussel sprouts hash, on a bed of the same excellent creme fraiche. A lot of food, and all of it very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Such a great space. I enjoyed that there was a small crowd for NYE. Felt very safe. The food just doesn't match the beauty of this hotel. Service was a little too diner-ish. Where does the staff sit at your table to take your order? Still, it was a nice evening. Nothing like ten years ago - but a nice quiet place on NYE during a crazy pandemic.

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vipnycadventurouseater
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pleasant service. Food was split good and bad. Oysters quite good. Cocktail shrimp had that tough but mealy been-frozen-too-long quality, which they seemed to be trying to mask by dipping them in spices. Cocktail sauce was just bad. Arancini with mushroom and truffle were very tasty. Hot cider wasn’t bad but tasted really diluted - more like apple tea. Linguine with clam sauce genuinely wretched - soggy over-cooked linguine, loaded with Parmesan (!?!?) to the point that it was stringy when you lifted a forkful, likely compensating for the complete lack of seafood flavor. Lots of overcooked garlic piled on top. Atmosphere was fine but a little run down. In fairness it was Christmas night but we arrived at 7:15, seated at 7:20 and told to get our order in right away because kitchen closing at 7:45. At 8, they said sorry no dessert kitchen is closed (even though dessert options included things straight from the fridge like a sundae).

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AmyliaK
Seattle
90 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Three of us dined at STELLA on a Friday evening. It was a cold December evening and the bare floors and being in close proximity to two doors to the outside made it a chilly dinner. Kept our coats over our shoulders for the first half of our dinner. The hostess and servers were friendly and attentive. We ordered appetizers, the best of which was the cod brandade fritters. The scallop entree was very good, the steelhead with roasted brussels sprouts were decent, probably something I could cook at home. Mother in law is not an adventurous eater so ordered the chicken. She said it was good, but looked like a home cooked version. The panna cotta dessert with limoncello granita was delightfully refreshing. If I was in the area and just looking for dinner nearby, I would eat here. Otherwise wouldn't go out of my way to return.

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BruceG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

This one time iconic Hotel Sorrento has lost some of it's charm. The Stella resturant is nice, but could badly use some seating updates. The food was good! The service was perfect. The Hotel Sorrento's bathrooms were just about as cold as being outside. I suggest going on a warm day.

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vipGigi
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

We love the Sorrento. Have for decades. We were beyond disappointed by the way we were treated. We were there for a Christmas celebration with another couple. From the time we walked in to our departure we were treated as if we were a bother not a customer. Horrible attitude from the hostess to the wait staff. So disappointed.

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cath
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

horrible service, food presentation was bad, no utensils or side plates to share meal

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QED1
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, excellent food, and friendly waitstaff. What more could you ask for?

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Wolfpeach
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We LOVE going to STELLA's for Brunch.
Only a couple of things - Impliment a NO DOGS policy or check with guests at the table next to where you will be seating the dog owners. The animal was beautiful - but damn it - some people are afraid of DOGS. Our day was really awesome and perfect until this couple brought their beagle who was frightened by the plastic tent in the wind.
My 82 year old mother can't handle dogs. And owners of DOGS need to pull the damn leash in.
And about 10 minutes before we left - who let the children in. Running around the tables, not being watched by the nanny or the parents, noisy little rugrats.
How about a NO DOGS, NO CHILDREN policy?
We will definitely go again - but we will be quite adamant about our surroundings.
Thank you STELLA's for the 2 hours of Valet Parking. Your Valets are the best!!

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thomasr
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First, as a native of Seattle, I have always taken out of town guests to the Hotel Sorrento during the Holidays. This year decorations were woefully underwhelming, but the service in the restaurant, outdoor dining, was spectacular. Our server was outstanding. She was advised we were on a tight time schedule and she performed superbly and professionally. As a former owner of 6 local restaurants, she is the type of Server I would build my next restaurant around. Kudos...though I might add that one of my guests left a scarf in the bar (which we recovered) and when she called the front desk for assistance, Dalia, said she was "too busy to deal with the request". The only low mark of an otherwise memorable evening.

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LexieLou
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was above and beyond. Highly recommend a visit here. Great food. Great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Highly recommend the octopus and scallops. Server and atmosphere are fantastic. Sat outside and was not cold at all, despite the weather being 39 degrees.

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JackN
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitch is a excellent waiter. We never felt rushed and he knew what he was talking about We loved everything

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vipSix6pack
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Pork chop wasn’t very flavorful, Noise level way to loud in the beginning, and space not as magical as the pics shown.

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Eileen
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a cozy dinner in the Fireside Room - could not have been more perfect. The food, drinks & service were excellent!! Excellent choice for a romantic moment!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Great ambience and wonderful service. Highly recommend for a festive holiday experience

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watermelon
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ate at Stella for Thanksgiving dinner and ordered their 5 course meal. In total, we were there for almost 3 hours, mostly because it took us 30 minutes to get crackers and drinks, and then another 30 minutes to get appetizers, and 30 more to get our main dishes. The speed of service was abysmal, and the restaurant didn't even seem that busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We made reservations for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything took really long to come out and in total we were there for three hours. I understand that with the holidays restaurants can be understaffed but for a pre-reserved meal it seemed like better planning could have taken place.

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Grantster
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our cab was late, so we were late; the Stella host kept our reservation, and on our departure the front desk most kindly offered assistance on securing cab
The food was not spectacular, but excellent and abundant, but we were disappointed that we were unable to order items from the web site menu
Would like to know more about the room with fireplace. Do they serve meals there.

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vipJennyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was unimpressive. Not bad but not memorable. Menu lacked creativity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and service!

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RAMROD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We brought friends to Stella last night to celebrate a birthday. We have lived and worked in this neighborhood for years and I will say up front--we will never return. Why oh why is a child allowed to run screaming around the dining room for about 90 minutes ruining the ambience for other diners. We had to ask for bread plates and the plates were different sizes and didn't match! The service was very slow, and the food didn't arrive for all four of us at the same time lukewarm when it did come. We had to ask twice to get the serving utensils that we needed to eat. We spent alot of money on this meal and we did not receive the expected service or quality. We valeted the car and then waited a long time to get it. Since this restaurant is in the neighborhood and we enjoyed it when it was the Hunt Club and the Dunbar Room, we will never dine here again. It is sad to see it in this state!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Service was excellent and very attentive. Food was delicious, and the atmosphere was exactly what you need for good brunch conversation.

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ToriBlaine
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We will be back again and again and again. Thank you for making my partner’s birthday so special. And for being so understanding when the first dish wasn’t great. The salmon was AMAZING!!

STELLA.
Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi ToriBlaine, I love that you shared this special day with us, and that we were able to make it so wonderful for you. Thank you for letting us be a part of the Stella-bration! (Sorry, I can't resist a good pun.) I so look forward to seeing you back again; send me an email at amaloy@hotelsorrento to make that reservation for you. Thank You, Lex Maloy Restaurant Operations Manager

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GlitterG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food, server was great and knowledgeable. Cool vibe. What else do you need?

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vipLeeS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the tent, which is beautifully lit with tiny lights, and despite fall’s cool weather was comfortably warm. There were two of us, and we shared three small plates and one side. It was delicious, and plenty of food for two.

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PeterH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative menu, excellent staff, great wine pairings

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Medisa
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor area. Warm and cozy. everyone was very polite and friendly. Very dog friends too. My dog had a great time and got special treats that the Chef made.
We went there for brunch with my friends and all the foods we tried was delicious. We will go back for sure.

STELLA.
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi, Medisa! It was so lovely to meet you and your sweet dog, Goldie! Thanks for leaving this review! We can't wait to have you join us again. Thank You, Lex Maloy Restaurant Operations Manager

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vipFoodie111
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

poor food and service who cared more about themselves than us

STELLA.
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hello Foodie111, I'm sorry you were given this impression as that is never the case. Friday the 5th, the date of your visit, was our very first evening of live music returning to the Fireside Room which made us busier than we anticipated; I'm apologize if that was reflected in the service you received. Please reach out to me at amaloy@hotelsorrento, I'd appreciate the opportunity to make this right for you. Thank You, Lex Maloy Restaurant Operations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Reasonable prices and huge/shareable portions as well!

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vipDzboyz
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great experience. Our food was excellent, with generous portions & nicely presented. The fries are to die for, so wherever else you’re having order them anyway. Joe was a gracious, attentive and very personable server. His service was over the top outstanding. It was our first visit but we will definitely be back.

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vipArtsguy
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our first visit to Stella and it started off a bit rocky. It took awhile for the hostess to greet us. When she did she seemed rather distracted and her welcoming us was anything but warm. It felt like we were intruding on her evening and she was not really ready for our party of six although we had reservations. When we were seated she left us in the hands of the bartender/waitress. She left and never returned to our table to check on how the evening was going or anything. She was off setting other tables in an almost empty restaurant. Our bartender/waitress was very good although service was little slow to say there were very few diners at the time. It seemed like she had too many things to do while others seemed to be more leisurely. I would recommend STELLA, but with caution about quality of service.

STELLA.
Responded on November 4, 2021

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about this experience. We always want our guests to feel welcomed and appreciated. I'd love to invite you back on our Star Garden patio to give you the Stella experience we're all about. Please reach out to me at amaloy@hotelsorrento to make a reservation and discuss this further. Thank You, Lex Maloy Restaurant operations manager

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TamaraJ
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with friends for the first time since the pandemic was an absolute joy at Stella! Our server was friendly but not intrusive (I am blanking on her name, sorry!!) The food was delicious and we each had expertly crafted cocktails. Can't wait to come back :-)

STELLA.
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hi, Tamara! I'm so glad you had a lovely time, if you were here for Sunday brunch you must've met Vanessa. Thanks for taking the time to leave this review, we can't wait to have you back, too! Feel free to email me at amaloy@hotelsorrento so I can make you a reservation for your next visit. Thanks again! Lex Maloy Restaurant Operations Manager

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VictoriaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was outstanding; so patient and with good humor. Sat outside. Comfortable in October. Food...we'll be back to continue enjoying delicious menu choices. So glad the Sorrento is back!!!

STELLA.
Responded on November 2, 2021

Hey, Victoria! Sorrento and Stella are so happy to be back, too! Thanks for joining us on the patio; as it gets colder outside the tent gets cozier! Let me know if I can help make you a reservation for your next visit, feel free to email me at amaloy@hotelsorrento. Thank you for leaving this review! Lex Maloy Restaurant Operations Manager

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vipLeeS
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was cold, dark, and raining outside on the late October Sunday evening when we dined under Stella’s transparent outdoor tent. Inside the tent it was warm and cozy and lit up with tiny lights. Our friendly waiter provided us with everything we needed to order drinks and food. The new winter menu is wonderful, particularly the small plates and salads on this particular evening.
Stella scores another one out of the park!

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STELLA. is rated 4.3 stars by 470 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.