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Stella Van Buren, Milwaukee, WI

Stella Van Buren

4.5
4.5
1191 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 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

9:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 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
    Corrie Jean Flaningham: (262) 744-2301
  • 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

Offers

  • Half-Off Select Bottles of Wine

    Multiple dates available
    Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us on Sundays and Mondays for half-off select bottles of wine.

    Half-Off Select Bottles of Wine Photo
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Join us for Happy Hour Monday- Friday 3:30pm-6pm.

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What 1,191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Good for business meals

  • Milwaukee

    Good for business meals

  • Milwaukee

    Great for fine wines

  • Milwaukee

    Great for scenic views

1,191 Reviews
  1. TobyWestern

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    On the whole, the quality of the food was exceptional. The only flaw was that our steaks were a little over-done. We ordered them medium, and they were closer to well-done. Even then, the meal was quite good.

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  2. Boports

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was great but the woman manager needs her attitude checked! If the restaurant would like to know what happened they can reach out to me.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    great place, I’ve come here MANY times. great ambiance and food is great

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service...crab cake and brussel sprouts were awesome

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  5. Excellent

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of 9 for graduation. We ordered alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks when we sat down. All the drinks were served at the same time expect for an aperol spritz. It arrived about 10 minutes later than the other drinks and we had to ask 2 servers what happened to it as it held up us toasting the graduate. Then when our meal arrived -all the meals arrived at the same time except our guest who ordered the black truffle bucatini. This arrived about 5 minutes after everyone’s. Again, we had to wait until her meal arrived to eat. Because we were a large party - they automatically added 20%. Not deserving. Would not return here. Service was not great. The waitress was pleasant and tried her best but clearly not her fault. The cooks and bartender were clearly overwhelmed by the amount of guests at the restaurant for the evening.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Walking in you’re greeted with a warm ambiance as you walk by a luxurious bar with a great selection of whiskey (some of which are not on the spirits menu, not sure how to get them). For our anniversary it was the perfect quietness allowing us to have a more intimate experience, although the restaurant itself had few patrons. Appetizer of choice was the burrata bruschetta which was great! Main coarse consisted of their bolognese and 18oz bone-in ribeye which had a good amount of rendered fat which left the steak juicy and delectable (despite being undercooked: rare instead of medium rare) while my significant other was pleased with her bolognese. Along side we coupled the Parmesan asparagus and their Marsala mushrooms with our dishes, both of which had great flavors! Drinks were reasonably priced; their strawberry mule was quite delicious! We didn’t end up staying for dessert but were greeted by their manager before the end of our stay at Stella to ensure everything was good! Overall a great experience and something I would recommend to friends and family!

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  7. Mary

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely with excellent professional service!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly disappointed. host was great. place is very nice to view. drinks very good, however, very small and $$$, but guessing that's how downtown is. server was marginal, service speed was fine, two $$$ aged steaks (rib eye, NY Stirp) came out totally under cooked, barely rare, slight caramelized crust and room temp or below dark red for 95% of the meat. no one came by for 5 minutes and asked about food. by then i decided not to discuss, this is totally on me. my thoughts are for this setting, these steaks should have at least been close to med-rare, there were not even close. it's like they have no experience in preparing these meals. The 4 sides also ordered were much better and I won’t be picky here. Lastly the desserts totally looked pre-boxed and served, a lemon tort and chocolate-raspberry tort. The more I think about my experience the more I feel I paid for a pretty place; we should have stopped at the drinks.

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  9. EvanL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We recently visited Stella Van Buren for dinner, to celebrate a special occasion. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. The food was excellent and service was good. Our only area of low satisfaction was ambiance. Many newer restaurants are poorly designed for sound reduction. This needs the addition of soft fabrics and fewer hard surfaces. Additionally, below the restaurant was a bar/club that was hosting a party. Throughout our dinner the music was so loud that our table was vibrating and it was very annoying. Another bad design choice. To return, we would first need to make sure there was nothing going on below the restaurant. This is a ridiculous requirement isn't it?

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Took a bit to get first drink, after that pretty much everything was perfect. Oysters were fresh, burrata delicious and fresh, lamb meatballs incredible, steak with lobster perfect temperature and combination. Bread pudding good consistency and ice cream complimentary. Would definitely go back. O yes, the whiskey selection is maybe the best in milwaukee at a restaurant?!?

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FAQs

Stella Van Buren does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Stella Van Buren is rated 4.5 stars by 1191 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
    Tue, Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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