About Stella Blu

Stella Blu is a fine dining restaurant in downtown Nashua that features award winning tapas as well as an award winning martini bar. We also offer live music and entertainment weekly.

70 East Pearl St
Nashua, NH 03060
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Main St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(603) 578-5557

Website:
http://www.stellablu-nh.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Performers range from acoustic solo to 3 piece rock-n-roll bands. Our focus is on upbeat popular music from the past 40 years.

Catering:
We offer an extensive catering menu for your special occasions at home or function hall.Please call 603-578-5557 and speak with our Banquet Manager

Parking Details:
On street parking available with free parking at metered spots after 5pm. 500 space parking garage 1 block away at the Elm Street Garage.

Executive Chef:
Joann Negron

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Stella Blu Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Live Music (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

A small group of us went out to celebrate a birthday! Everyone was extremely friendly! Great food and atmosphere! There was live music and lots of food! We are definitely headed back soon! (Do yourself a favor... try the doughnuts for dessert! You won’t regret it! 😉)

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

American tapas, what a treat! Small plates for sharing. Many faves-middle eastern plate, albondigas, grilled Caesar, eggplant rollatini. Great beer and wine selection, lively buzz.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Awesome experience as always! Staff is wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Waiter was very knowledgeable about gluten free options. Food was amazing and would recommend going for a fun night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent!! Great restaurant and delicious food! Will be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We always enjoy coming here, whether it's just the 2 of us or with family and friends. We can eat and enjoy the wonderful food. We're never there late enough for the music. But, from the bits I've heard, will have to make time to come back to listen. Sounded very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Menu sounds good but food is mediocre. Sliders were the best item. Thai chicken lettuce wrap were meh and garlic chipotle shrimp tasteless.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Stella Blu is always a great spot for tapas and drinks. There is live music on weekends, the food and drinks are always wonderful, and the service is great.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Romantic, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took my husband here for dinner before the symphony for his birthday. We ordered a cheese/meat platter, crab cakes and Spanish meatballs. The cheese and meat were very good, but what they billed as "artisan" crackers seemed nothing more than water crackers you can buy in any store. We both really liked the Spanish meatballs, and crab cakes were quite good. I'm not the best judge of these, however, because I'm not a big fan of any crab cake, but since it was hubby's birthday I let him choose everything. Our server had a very delightful way about her, and she was very attentive. It was early on a Saturday (5:30) and I felt the music coming from the speakers was way too loud for a less busy time and less than crowded time. Overall though, it was a good experience and we both agree that we will go back again.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great local find. Great choice of tapas, or choose to order an entire meal. Live music is a plus!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Nice casual place. Some intersting flavors and nice cocktails, but it was definitely overpriced. It wasn't particularly busy and that may be why.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food was good and drinks were too. The way that food comes out is odd and somewhat inexplicable but still, a good time was had by all 6 of my party.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

It was great for a girl's night out. Service was awesome , cocktails were delicious , tapas was very different, I liked having all the different options to pick at. I do not think that it would be somewhere I would go with my husband. He would not enjoy the small portion tapas plates.

Tags: Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Service was prompt and food was very well prepared. Have eaten there numerous times and quality is always consistent.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service extended to us by Casey was exemplary. We wanted to dine quietly but hadn't realized before making reservations that there was going to be a DJ & very LOUD music for the bar scene/dancing so it was not quite what we were hoping for. Our first choice dinner option was not available - on a seemingly quiet dining night - the second choice option - Carbonara was bland but the Short Rib Ravioli was excellent. This is the kind of place that I might frequent for drinks & tapas - which to be fair is how it's billed - but not for dining.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always love going to Stella Blu! The waiter we had was great and very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We have been trying different tapas restaurant for some time now and found Stella Blu to be a very good place to try their tapas. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would have liked a bit more variety (relative to dishes I like) but that's a personal preference. The only negative was that we sat next to a group of 6 or 8 folks that were extremely loud - so loud that there were multiple times I could not hear my wife talk across our two person table. She could turn down her hearing aid (which made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation) but I don't wear a hearing aid so had to put up with the loud chatter. I think it would have been a completely different situation if it weren't for that group.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

What a wonderful find!! Stella Blu has amazing food and a cozy atmosphere! A definite must plus you need to try the cinnamon sugar donuts...they are served warm with a side of chocolate sauce! DELICIOUS!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Live Music, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Family night and we had a great time. Always enjoy going there

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Enjoyed the tapas and our waitress was great. She gave us a coupon for a free dessert. Can't wait to come back.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good, but extremely over-priced for the quantity. I get that it is tapas, but the quantity-to-cost ratio was way off.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Tapas
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 21, 2017

A Find! I read about Stella Blu on open table. Everything they said was true! Delicious food, excellent service and a variety of choices! Can't wait to go again when I'm Nashua.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We had a great Father's Day tapas dinner for 6 and Gillian was a fantastic host!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

hard to answer the 'noise' rating. was quite when no music but once music, moderate. but music was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This was our third visit to Stella Blu and it was as good as the first couple. We were lucky enough to have the same wonderful server (Jillian) who has provided prompt and friendly service each time. Once again we ordered all small plates to share and each was very tasty. The spinach and artichoke dip is a favorite and the kobe beef sliders and tuna tacos were both excellent. And of course the drinks- best martinis around! Next time maybe we will try some of the pastas and main courses as there are many interesting choices. We also enjoyed the live music- all around a fun evening!

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The food is really great here. You have to try the pork tostadas.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I like it a lot, good service, friendly stuff, food was good so was my drink macaroon martini. I like the fact that most dish is served in small portion which gives you an open mind to try few different ones

Tags: Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 20, 2017

I would like to say first, when I go to a restaurant that serves Tapas, I know what to expect.

The food was good. We order Tapas so that we can experience more of what the restaurant has to offer. The service, it was good right up to the point that my wife asked, on Armed Forces day, if there was a discount for military. We don't expect it and to be honest, we tip based on the original charge. This also works out better for the server. When the question was asked by my wife the server snapped back with "I don't know" and had a conversation loud enough for other patrons to turn, point and have additional conversation about us in the restaurant. As I mentioned the service was good up to this point so I always tip more than usual in these cases. The end of our experience here is the one that will last with me. I will not be back.

Just so we are clear, my wife is the military member. Stella Blu, aim higher.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had a party of 9 and the staff took great care of us. All of the tapas selections were outstanding. Fantastic cocktails too.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was excellent, flavorful, and fresh! A great cocktail menu and wine list as well. The Crab cakes, scallops, and margarita pizza were on point. The tuna taco was great as well, Brussel sprouts and of course the caramel crunch and cinnamon sugar donuts!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I came to this restaurant because of the reviews but unfortunately it didn't hit the mark for me. The spot was very cute and the service was on point, but unfortunately the tapas were extremely sub-par. They lacked flavor, some were cold, the short rib I couldn't even cut. The calamari and spanish meatballs has no flavor. The only tapa I really liked were the Kobe sliders. They did have a great bar and the drinks were very good. Unfortunately, this place is too far for me to visit just for a drink so I won't be returning.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We went for my birthday celebration early Sunday evening. Made reservations and were seated immediately. Waitstaff prompt, friendly, and helpful. Menu selection was quite varied and the three of us each selected favorites to share. Cocktails were inventive and tasty! Food appealed to the eye and palate. All was quite yummy! We'd go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

This was our first time to Stella Blu and we were delighted to find a restaurant with great food,
good service and friendly waiters. Great experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Nothing special here. Average food, average service. Small space, so very crowded. More expensive to make a meal from tappas than a dinner at most good restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We tried Stella Blu with some very good friends. It was perfect!
We all loved Tapas-it gave us a great opportunity to try "several" dishes and ALL were perfect.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Stella Blu is as good as it gets in the Nashua area. The restaurant scene in Nashua and Manchester is surprisingly weak, if you want a spectacular meal in NH head to Dover or Portsmouth. That said Stella Blu is pretty good. They do small plates, we had six dishes, we enjoyed everything except the scallops which neither of us liked.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Always great food, always hot. Great drinks, quick and friendly service

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Had a wonderful time enjoying tapas and drinks with friends on Saturday night. We ordered 7 or 8 different small plates, which were served at well-timed intervals. We always had at least two different items to enjoy, yet the table was not overflowing with food. The service was excellent; friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. One of our party has a severe food allergy, and it was reassuring that our server knew all of the dishes that might be problematic (and she confirmed with the chef before we ordered). We will definitely return for another girls' night out!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Always great food here! Wait staff is very friendly and attentive.

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