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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As always great service delicious food and drink!!
I like the food. And the atmosphere, a little to noisy 3 Rd time there. Louder every time. Other then that. Love it. Will the loud keep me from coming back. Maybe
Father’s day brunch was phenomenal! Although the kitchen was a little backed up, our server brought us some extra pastries to munch on while we waited. Great service and atmosphere.
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It was good.
We got hitched! And couldn’t have picked a better brunch location!
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Really enjoyable. Delicious.
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I love the relaxed environment and the praline french toast was to die for. The waitress was very attentive to our needs and overall the food was delicious. This is my second visit and it will not be my last.
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Awesome food delicious wine great service!!
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Really good atmosphere and decor when we first walked in. The dining room wasn’t busy, we had a comfortable booth for four but bad service. Sever spilled glass of wine on our friend and then was charged for it. Never told us about wine specials. We don’t get downtown much anymore. We had a nice time with our friends a newly married couple. I wrote that down when I booked the reservation. No mention of it.
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Food was amazing and very generously portioned. Service was attentive and friendly. We were visiting Milwaukee and were happy to find Stella’s! Don’t let the fact that it’s located in a hotel dissuade you from trying it.
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We loved Stella Van Buren. Best piece of salmon I’ve had in a long time. All the food was delicious!!! The atmosphere was wonderful. Big windows, everything was just so lovely. Excellent waiter named Eric, and the hostess was also great. She came to our table during dinner to see how everything was! I will definitely go back. Great place for a special occasion!!!!
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I took my husband to Stella for his birthday, not realizing it was part of the downtown Westin Hotel. This didn't feel like a hotel restaurant. First off, the prices weren't outrageous. Second, the service was fantastic. SO good. It's been a really long time since I've been in a restaurant where the servers were so welcoming, kind and professional. They didn't hover, but they were attentive and checked on us regularly to make sure everything was good and we didn't need anything. The food was amazing. We had steaks (wagyu flat iron and NY strip) - both cooked and seasoned perfectly. The appetizers were the perfect size and balance. The vegetables were all cooked exactly right. The cocktails and mocktails were delicious. The sound was really nice - lively but easy to converse without yelling. Best of all, they got our food out to us hot! (It's depressing how often we get served really nice meals barely warm.) Except for a few little details -- oversalting one of the vegetables, some kind-of utilitarian plating and the mundane music selection for such a beautiful place, I'd give this five stars. It was a really lovely night out. We're so happy we went and would definitely recommend it for any special occasion.
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I had the tenderloin, it was one of worst steaks I have ever had.
Service was slow.
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I forgot his name, but our server was outstanding. He remembered to refill glasses, who ordered what...his menu descriptions were spot-on, and when one of our party forgot her purse, he found us and returned it to her. He was great.
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Outstanding restaurant! Celebrated husband ‘s 70th Birthday. Excellent staff, menu and atmosphere. Have been there before for another special celebration and will be back for my 65th birthday. Suggestion : some more options for vegetarians.
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Had the 12oz dry-agred bone in ribeye......1 word; delectable.
You won't be disappointed.
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Had dinner here before going to the ballet. We loved it. Service was attentive but not rushed. Got us out in perfect timing for getting to the ballet. Food was really good. Cocktails were creative and fun. Will definitely be back.
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I have been there twice and would go again it a good place for dinner a date or an event
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Equal if not a little better quality and variety than the surrounding steak houses and at a little lesser price. Three of us dined and went three different directions (Steak, Pork and Chicken) and everyone was very happy. Only negative is that we were a little disappointed that they cannot offer a nice bread complimentary. The prices are not that tight where it couldn't be included.
Service was very good and chairs were comfortable. The Bar is large and can be loud, but they seem to try and keep as much gap between the two as possible. However if you go at a prime time, it could be a little loud if you get seated by the bar. One thing we really liked about the atmosphere is how it differed than many other places that are so dark. There is a decent amount of natural light and it really helps.
Would not consider this a run-of-the-mill restaurant connected to a hotel. It is worth a planned visit. We plan to use frequently, especially when we have guests of varying tastes and preferences.
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I took my Fiance who just arrived in America to celebrate his arrival. I have been to Stella's once before, and again they did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and made us feel welcome. The food was tasty and arrived quickly. Lastly the staff gave us a complimentary dissert to celebrate our milestone. I will continue to dine there and bring others to experience the wonderful service they provide.
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Stella Van Buren is definitely worth a try. From the ambiance of the room, to the quality of the food and everything in between, this place has it going on. We started with the Bruchetta and Calamari appetizers which were delicious. Everyone in our party of five (5) raved about their main dish which ranged from the filet mignon to the baked rigatoni to the catch of the day. All were served hot and good sized portions. A must-try when visiting downtown Milwaukee.
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The food was excellent and our server was fun and helpful
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The service was professional and friendly. Server Nicole was friendly and efficient -attentive but not intrusive. Good was excellent. Three pasta dishes were great tasting. Pasta was fresh and tasty. Classic salad was tasty and quite large. Excellent location in the Westin Hotel. Highly recommend this great treasure.
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We went to Stella Van Buren to celebrate my daughters Law School graduation. The food and drinks were excellent! Would definitely recommend Stella’s for a special occasion!
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Stella is one of our favorites. Beautiful dining room, great menu and always friendly staff. The service today was good but rather slow. I think they were super busy with graduation parties. No big deal. I wouldn’t hesitate to return. One small tweak they could make is to have the servers work together bring food to the entire table at once. It’s a much nicer experience vs having some served and waiting awkwardly for others.
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Love Stella. Food is fantastic!! Everything was wonderful!!
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Disappointed in the Salmon. I have had the salmon at lunch with great sauce, etc. This dinner salmon was very disappointin.. Same price at lunch but not worth it.
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Great all around! We went there for brunch, because we’re really not steakhouse people, and we’ll have to go back! Only issue is that the menu is a little sparse. Delicious food tho.
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Hostess and server were nice, but our server never came back to check on us during our meal. My meal was good, but the person I was with had outrageously undercooked eggs, when she ordered them over medium. The eggs she got were so soupy and almost inedible.
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We sat with only water, with no one even coming to our table to ask for a drink order, for 20 minutes. It took another 20 minutes for drinks to arrive once we did order. So, 40 minutes into sitting down at the restaurant, our food order had not even been taken. Approximately 30 minutes for appetizers to arrive to the table after we got our first and only round of drinks and another 35-40 minutes passed before our entrees were brought out and half of the food was cold.
We did request for 2 entrees to be re-fired because they were so cold while the others were eaten as-is because we were so hungry and didn't want to wait that long for food to be re-made. Unfortunately, the food was not worth the wait. The braised short rib gnocchi sounded amazing and ended up being actually kind of gross and if this is "one of the most popular dishes", this is alarming. The ribs themselves were a little dry, cold, the sauce on the ribs was ok. The sauce on the gnocchi was completely different than what was on the ribs and that sauce did not go with the ribs and it did not taste good in general. Very pungent blue / stinky cheese cream sauce. Bad.
The server did apologize for the complete lack of service and offered to comp our desserts. At that point, it was 10:30 at night and we just wanted to go home. She insisted, and brought us free donuts for dessert, which no one even wanted. Once we finally got our check, it took another 15 minutes to pay.
Overall, a 3 hour dinner experience for 7 people that should have taken half that time, especially with how empty the restaurant was. Great way for my mom to celebrate her Mother's Day: unnecessarily long wait time, poor quality of food and inadequate service.
Will never come back and urge everyone to stay away.
Stella Van Byrne was a great experience. Very hip and cool restaurant that had a “Chicago like” atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service was good. Didn’t go to the bar, but it was very lively and happening.
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Great food and ambience. Excellent service. A little hard to find
Hotel food prices 😡
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Jonathan, our server, was excellent! He described the menu & highlighted items that were especially good. His recommendations were spot-on! The Berkshire pork chop was the best I’ve ever had! Each of us loved our dishes. Besides the pork chop, others had spicy gulf shrimp spaghetti, braised short ribs, and filet mignon. The tomato and arugula salad is served with the excellent green goddess dressing UNDER the salad, so the greens are not swimming in the dressing. All in all, a wonderful Mother’s Day dinner with an excellent and attentive server.
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Great food and service
Wonderful experience and delicious food every time!
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The food was excellent. Our waitress didn’t come around much when it didn’t appear to be very busy.
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Excellent service every time I have been. You can’t go wrong no matter what food you get. Drinks are excellent too. I love this place for special occasions or just when you feel like going somewhere a little nicer
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Great food and service