Stella Van Buren
Located on Van Buren Street, Stella Van Buren will feature 45 tables in the restaurant and 50 seats in the bar.
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Was a small bit pricy, but that is what we were looking for. It was a very nice restaurant downtown with excellent Italian dishes. The only thing I would improved is better views out the window. The overall restaurant is wonderful.
It was my first time trying Wagyu beef and it did not disappoint. The food was absolutely perfect, our service was excellent, and the restaurant was beautiful.
Beautiful restaurant. Nice ambiance. Not too loud. The Stella old fashioned is a different and delicious take on a Wisconsin classic. The Sazerac was very spicy and sweet but good. The chopped salad was outstanding but somewhat slow to be served considering the restaurant appeared to be at about half capacity and fully staffed at the time. None the less, we enjoyed it. From that point on the service picked up nicely. My wife loved the salmon. I went with the filet prepared medium rare. It was cooked perfectly and the tangy bernaise paired with it well. Sides of smashed potatoes and Parmesan encrusted asparagus were the perfect compliment. We especially liked the asparagus. Because it was my birthday, a complimentary chocolate with cherry and caramel cake was offered. Unfortunately the service took a serious nose dive at that point. We ordered coffee with the desert. A few minutes later the cake was served and the coffee was promised right away. Our server then proceeded to vanish from the restaurant completely, abandoning not only my wife and I but four other tables in our area of the restaurant. For the next twenty five minutes the only restaurant employee to come anywhere near our section was the sommelier. I was on the verge of going in search of some assistance when I noticed our server scurrying across the restaurant and looking nervously in our direction. A few minutes later she appeared with the coffee a full thirty minutes after we ordered it. Unacceptable under any circumstances in a fine dining establishment. Not only did our server drop the ball, but apparently there was nobody in the restaurant to insure that all the bases were covered. It’s a shame that an otherwise good experience went straight down the drain at the end but that’s the unfortunate reality. As I’ve pointed out, this wasn’t just a server issue. Management was missing in action also. We refused the coffee, paid the bill and left disappointed. Great place otherwise.
Disappointed in the food. Brussel Sprouts were drowning in glaze, way too much. Salmon was swimming in citrus flavor with nothing to balance it out.
As always, we had an incredible experience at Stella’s. Food and service was and always has been incredible!
The noise level was so high that my dining partner and I both had to lean across the table to be heard when we tried to speak. It detracted from our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. We eventual stopped talking and just sat there. By the time dinner was over we each had a headache.
Great breakfast and service
Excellent meal and service! Left my cell phone, and it was safely held for me until the next day. Thank you!
Thank you Brian, happy we were able to assist in getting the phone back to you!
Had kids with us for breakfast and I should have considered the menu before making reservation. Breakfast was very good but did not have much in the way a kid friendly options. That was my mistake not the restaurant. The adult options where very good.
Food was excellent! Service was great and food came fast which was perfect. Arrived with a party of 8, all of us ordered something different and everyone loved their dish.
Chad we are happy all enjoyed themselves with us, we hope to see you again soon!
Great food ...great prices ... great ambience !!!!
Danny we really appreciate the kind works, thank you!
I propose to my fiancé that evening everybody that worked there was super helpful and made it very special evening for us and even offer a complementary glass of champagne for us I’d like to think Marie she was a great help and help set it all up!!-
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Thank you and congratulations to the two of you!
Gathered with our MU student/girlfriend for birthday dinner. All was perfect!
Brit was a very well informed host and very pleasant. It was an enjoyable evening.
Thank you Jack, we are proud to have Brit on our team and will share your kind words!
Great food, wonderful server who made our experience very personal. Good variety of choices. We will be back!
Lynn thank you so much for choosing to dine with us!
My husband and I went to Stella Van Buren on Super Bowl Sunday, so it was nice and quiet. The food was absolutely delicious! The bruschetta and ribeye did not disappoint. Service was great. I made a note in open table that it was our anniversary and the manager made sure to wish us a happy anniversary. It was a nice touch.
Nice location, very open and updated decor. Food was great and cooked to perfection. The only issues we had was a dirty coffee cup and then the coffee refills were delayed due to the waitress not coming with the coffee pot often enough.
The setting was made more comfortable with pillows to sit on, but the wait for drinks was still too lengthy. I had to call over the server for fear we would not eat dinner before another long wait. The branzino was delicious but should be accompanied by a few veggies. The Rose by the glass was lucious!
Food was excellent! I had the vodka marinara pasta with a delicious and flavorful lamb sausage. My husband's flank steak was cooked perfectly and seasoned well. Great service, nice ambiance.
Food was outstanding and Angel was fantastic!! Great service, beautiful setting, and our meals were fabulous!!
Thank you Carrie, we are happy you enjoyed your visit!
food was excellent and we had an outstanding server I believe Eric was his name...just exceptional.
I had salad with shrimp and my friend had a chicken dish that was out of this world. the lemon tart for dessert was the best ever. Very "new york" atmosphere...loved it. will be back.
Great food and awesome service
Our server Alonzo was friendly, efficient and knowledgable.
First time here - impressive! From the host to the bartender, service was excellent!
Great location for groups looking for great food and easy going service.
Food was very good and service from Jessica outstanding! Thanks.
Beautiful view, not crowded, professional services
My birthday lunch, at one of my favorite places! Being a solo diner is never awkward here, and my server was friendly. Chicken parm with spaghetti--a very large portion and yummy. And a complimentary b'day dessert--thank you! A very nice lunch
Food was very good. Service was sub par. After being seated we waited at least 10 minutes to be greeted by a server who never even introduced himself. We then waited again for water and at least another 15 minutes for our drink orders. I believe the servers name was Chris (I had to ask him). We were a group of 4, he took appetizer/salad orders from 2 of us and ran away, we had to track him down to get him to come back and take orders for the other two. Our service never got better.
Entire meal was great. Bruschetta, pastas, chicken parm....apple turnover so crispy and donuts with sauce delish! Bar is great with fun drinks!
Thank you Lynne!
Birthday dinner. As always, outstanding in every way. Stella has quickly become one of our favorite restaurants.
Thank you Scott!
I booked a reservation for my wife and her sister to celebrate a casual "Sister's Brunch". I called ahead and asked the management to arrange something special for their afternoon. Both my wife and sister-in-law couldn't stop raving about the service and experience they enjoyed at Stella. Miguel, their server, was attentive and friendly. The food was terrific, and the ambience was chic and sophisticated.
All in all, Stella totally came through in putting together a small, special brunch for a pair of very deserving and very discerning ladies; no small feat! This is the second time that Stella has impressed me, and I absolutely look forward to visiting again, and arranging more events here.
Thank you for choosing Stella for them to celebrate! We are happy they enjoyed themselves!
The restaurant is very big and beautiful. The staff was great and coming over to say happy birthday to my girlfriend. That's why we were there.
Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us Russ!
Very good food. Service was very personable and friendly.
Terrible service for anyone under 30. Upon being seated, every table receives bread, yet we had to ask for bread and received it with our meal. Furthermore, I ordered the filet mignon, and had to wait five minutes to even ask my waitress for a steak knife... Yikes.
Great food and service.
Great food! Nice ambience- our waiter Miguel was excellent! We will go back again and bring friends
I went to Stella to have dinner with a couple of old co-workers and we had an amazing time. Johnathon was our waiter and he was by far the most amazing, attentive and knowledgeable waiter they have. He took his time and went over the ENTIRE menu with us. In his explanations there was so much detail and because of that i wanted to try everything. He came numerous times to fill up our waters. By far one of the best nights.
Good food and great service
Average food. Nice staff .Beautiful space. Not a place I would put on my top ten list.