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Stella Van Buren

4.6
4.6
1011 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Stella Van Buren is a fresh take on the Italian-American steakhouse with the flavors of a classic Italian kitchen, modern style, unique design and food that appeals to today’s diner. Slow-cooked meats, fresh baked bread, and flavorful house-made pastas are the traditional comfort-food classics that Italians have been roasting, baking, curing, and making in their own kitchens for generations. Bar service begins at 4pm. Saturday, dinner service at 5pm. Breakfast available Saturday and Sunday from 7am-10am and 6:30am-9:00am Monday thru Friday.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (414) 847-5622

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Stella Van Buren can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Alex Schubert: (414) 847-5622

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Cross street

    E. Michigan St.

  • Parking details

    Street parking, nearby parking structures also available and Complimentary valet parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,011 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Milwaukee

    Good for business meals

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was helpful and attentive and never pushy or making us feel rushed. The food was absolutely delicious and the restaurant had a modern, upscale feel. We would absolutely recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Prices were ok for Milwaukee area steak. However we bought the porterhouse for 2 and it incredibly chewy. Which brings me to my second point. After we’re ordered / got our food our server completely stopped checking in on us. Which I would have probably requested a different steak given this was $110. Ambiance was really cool but I’ll never go back to this place.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Limited menu on Sunday, disappointing Service was amazing, thank you for making us feel special
  4. AW

    AlexW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We were celebrating our anniversary and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne. Our server was fantastic. I highly recommend this place.
  5. SH

    ScottH

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing we ordered was excellent! We especially like the burrata cheese appetizer.
  6. LH

    LaurieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch before going to the Monet exhibit. We were celebrating my mom 91 years young. Kate was our server and did a great job!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a lovely evening at Stella Van Buren. The lamp chops were delicious and the service was amazing!!
  8. P

    Paige

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice. My husband and I enjoyed a nice night out, and our waiter Elias was great, professional, quick, friendly, accommodating, and overall a wonderful part of a fantastic night.
  9. S

    Shubh

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was good the Mussels were some of the best I have had . Service was ok I think they were low on staff .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time spending my birthday at Stellas with my wife the other day!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zoee was great server!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christmas dinner
  13. MS

    MariaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Food and drinks were fine. Service was poor. We had about 10 minutes after sitting down and before we were addressed by a waiter.Our waiter did not introduce himself, did not ask if we had any questions about menu; the questions we had about different items of menu were so negatively explained that we did not have much desire to order. He pretty much shut down 3 out of 4 plates. He brought the check over without asking us about dessert! He was in -personable and in a hurry; he had an “attitude”. He seemed not to like his job. We will not be going back. Much better food and enjoyable overall experience elsewhere.
  14. DR

    DavidR

    Milwaukee

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The bar did not have Canadian Club Whisky which delayed getting our drinks. Food delivery service was slow. Waiter kept us informed that our food would be delayed due to large party and only half the cook staff was on duty. Food was good waiter did his best to keep us informed and did a nice job.
  15. LY

    LYNNEV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks were very enjoyable. We had Dean as our server and he was very attentive to our needs. He had great suggestions for lunch options. Drinks were very good. We had a Central Standard Manhattan and it was perfection. Another guest came to our table to ask what is was!
  16. K

    Kirky

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve eaten here for lunch a bunch of times, but never dinner. Smaller menu, but many good options. But, I miss the flatbread appetizers as they were so good in the past. All 6 of us had pasta options and all were excellent. Server knew we were in a bit of a time crunch to see a play, and he did a nice job keeping us on track. He even gave us a 15 minute courtesy warning when he knew we had to be out the door. My only criticism is that we felt the wine pours were a little light. Otherwise, all good!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Small menu, off season items like panzanella salad that didn’t even try to be good with nice tomatoes. Meatball was ok but polenta wasn’t that great. No dessert offerings. Service was fine. Ambiance great. Sparkling rose outstanding. May or may not give it another try for dinner.
  18. JW

    JWAT

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    awesome service, great wait staff. Menu is a bit limited, but quality was very good!
  19. EA

    ElissaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was recommended to us and I understand why. Drinks and food were just fantastic! Beautiful atmosphere. Highly recommend
  20. M

    Mmmmm

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal, the service was excellent, and they made our pecan occasion even more special. A hidden gem and a beautiful restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience3
    Our sever was great, but the pastas seemed frozen prior. The menu said the pasta is made fresh daily, so we were surprised. The linguini was unbelievably spicy - to the point where it was miserable (and we can handle spice). The vodka marinara was very mediocre… again, way too much spice. Overall, Stella’s food is lacking quality. Not worth $30+ or a small bowl of pasta.
  22. JJ

    JasmineJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Came for my birthday and it was spectacular
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food was very good overall. My filet was one of the best I’ve had in some time. However, our service was not very good. Our waiter barely let us finish a sentence before walking away each time we wanted to put in a order for something. When we got our entrees he literally never came back to our table, throughout our entire meal. Usually that wouldn’t be a huge deal but we wanted to order more drinks. As good as my food was, I still feel like it was still slightly over priced compared to other upscale restaurants in the area.
  24. JM

    JillM

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a special celebration! Lovely setting, attentive service, and delicious food!
  25. AC

    AudreyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience will definitely be back again. Loved the porterhouse and chocolate dessert
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Great beverages. Quiet, enjoyable atmosphere! Thank you to the server and chef Luis.
  27. 5

    5starfoodie

    Milwaukee

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marco was excellent. Food delicious:))
  28. D

    Danchdrezzing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stella Van Biden is the best restaurant I have eaten at! From the starters, to the dinner and drinks, plus the server, music, atmosphere, the layout and restaurant style…hands down best restaurant! Would highly recommend to anyone in the area
  29. b

    bobp

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Had high hopes. Beautiful resterant. Steaks not cooked as ordered. Waitress never checked back after food came. Disappointed.
  30. RS

    RuthS

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice decor, attentive service, great drinks, and an amazing meal! A++
  31. L

    Lagill

    Milwaukee

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The service and atmosphere at Stella Van Buren is excellent, but the meal I ordered lacked that pre-COVID flavor and seasoning. I’m sure the food will continue to get better.
  32. w

    williamt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great drinks and service. The food was delicious. We will be back.
  33. HN

    HarleyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tomato basil soup was probably the best soup I’ve ever had. We had the white fish and the bolognese and both were phenomenal. Elias was our server and gave us great recommendations and was very prompt. Overall 10/10
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Was surprised at the limited menu for lunch But it was very good The waiter was good I will try doing dinner there
  35. BC

    BillieC

    Milwaukee

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The Tuscan Kale and Brussel Sprout with salmon was very tasty. My friend ordered the Panzanella which we thought would be a salad some bruschetta built in. Instead, it was a crouton salad with only a few tomatoes and cucumbers in the mix. The whole bowl was filled with croutons! Would encourage you to not get the Panzanella!
  36. JB

    JessicaB

    Milwaukee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  37. CJ

    ChrisJ

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service with an excellent ambiance!
  38. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was good, but the waiter shorted two people $5 and charged someone two times and never said anything, had to find out when looking at the credit card statement.
  39. M

    Matt

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Overall, the environment was nice, staff were very friendly, but the food didn't match my expectations.
  40. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The floor needs to do a through cleaning. Where we sat, there were liquid stains all over.

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Stella Van Buren does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stella Van Buren is rated 4.6 stars by 1011 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 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Stella Van Buren

550 N Van Buren Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. Michigan St.

  • Neighborhood

    Milwaukee

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking, nearby parking structures also available and Complimentary valet parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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