Stella's - Richmond

4.8
1405 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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Stella’s honors rustic & modern Greek cuisine, bringing the freshest ingredients & Mediterranean fare table side.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm- 10:30pm, Sunday Brunch: 10am - 3pm
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Phone number
(804) 358-2011
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Dress code
Business Casual
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What 1405 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I took a fencing friend from Houston here for dinner when she was in town on business and she was bowled over! I was thrilled that she was so enthusiastic and she was thrilled to have had the experience! Hooray for Stella’s!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always amazing food and amazing staff!! Wish they’d change their bar seating policy where you have to be on a waitlist to sit at the bar. With the popularity of Stella’s it’s so hard to get a reservation at a decent time. You used to always be able to walk in, grab a drink & wait for a table. Now that’s gone. You have to be on a list. That defeats the purpose of having a bar where you can eat.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Stella was a great place for dinner. Awesome variety of food, atmosphere and great staff.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Once again, we had a great meal and dining experience. Our server was "Ben." He has served us before ....a real professional: knowledgeable, efficient, courteous, and welcoming!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Nice family owned place which is so popular it’s very hard to get into but they have a community table

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Such wonderful food! Staff is amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was fantastic and our waiter, Ben, was professional, funny and attentive. Will definitely go back and take friends.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Get ready to make Stella's your favorite restaurant! But plan ahead if you want to eat at this popular place! I recommend that you make reservations a few days ahead, or else you might be waiting a while for a table. Bar seating is often a faster option when the restaurant is busy, and some people prefer it. The entire vibe at Stella's is family friendly, from the hostess to the servers to the other patrons. Most important, the food is amazing -- delicious and creative!

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Went with 3 friends, the 4 of us shared 5 mezes having them served in rounds. Truly a lot of fun. And great drinks!!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Stella's was recommended by a friend some time ago but it is hard to get a reservation. This time we planned a few weeks in advance and we are glad we did.
The food was great as was the service.
We are looking forward to visiting again soon (and will plan ahead).

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

I took my 91-year old mother and my brother (who lives in Paris) with his two daughters when they were back in Richmond for a visit and it was a smash hit for everyone! We were even seated at one end of the communal table which didn’t hold any appeal for me but it worked out just fine! Who doesn’t LOVE Stella’s?

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

LOVE LOVE LOVE STELLAS! 15/10 would recommend! Great service, incredible food!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Always a great dinner & enjoyable time at Stella’s. The service was just right as was our meal!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Amazing, as always

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

We had a lovely attentive server and delicious food! Great venue to celebrate our 30 th wedding anniversary!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Always a wonderful experience! Food is incredible.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Amazing food and great ambiance! Tables were close together but it was just loud enough where you couldn’t hear the conversations next to you. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great service, great food (and a lot of it - portions are huge!). Great spot for a date night.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great restaurant! The food was excellent. The decor was attractive. We were seated right away. Reservations are a must! Portions are generous, and our server was very good. No problem finding parking. Stella's would be our "go to" restaurant if we lived closer to Richmond.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

It was my birthday weekend and I had friends in from DC. I knew Stella's would not disappoint, the food & cocktails are always amazing! Everyone had a great time and service always top notch! Thank You again for a wonderful evening!!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Always great at Stellas! The food is always amazing as well

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great food, cocktails and service!

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4.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Stella’s is truly a neighborhood gem featuring well prepared “Greek Fare” selections that should deservingly rank among Richmond’s top 10% of fine restaurants. Each delectable small plate, side dish, and hearty entree were full of rich flavors while being presented in a very appealing fashion as plated. (Soups, salads, and desserts were not ordered; consequently, these items are not reviewed.) The a la carte menu allows for a varied meal for individual tastes priced within reason— not to be associated with budget dining. The only “turn-off” was noticing a stained menu that spoiled reading an entire page with what appeared to be multiple drips of “gravy.” Evidently, a bit more quality control is needed. The exceptional food is the draw— not to dwell upon a flawed menu. Stella’s atmosphere is quite vibrant— expect all chairs at the bar to be filled with festive folk (even on a Monday evening) if your dinner reservation is made at a time that coincides with Happy Hour. Patrons arrive in professional dress as well as summer casual. Stella’s could be a #1 choice for a group rather than an intimate experience for a couple— unless an abundance of conversations from neighboring tables is being sought. (In order to be heard everyone speaks louder.) Overall, the food was outstanding, which dictates another visit to sample more of Stella’s kitchen.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

It was very good but not great. Service was a little slow.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Great experience first date with a girl helped make a strong impression everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary and we loved it! We shared 3 small plates, a salad, 2 entrees, and a dessert...which was way too much food but everything we had was very very delicious. We also had two mastic drinks which were delicious. The space is bright and beautiful. A little noisy at times but still felt intimate. The wait staff was very knowledgable and the food came out well spaced and hot. We can't wait to go back!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food here is absolutely amazing! Perfect! Best anywhere!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

One of my favorite places in Richmond. The food is spectacular, as are the cocktails. A little loud, but great ambiance. Excellent for a dinner out with friends.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great authentic Greek food . Very busy, so make reservations a couple of weeks ahead of time .

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

This restaurant was recommended to me, and it did not disappoint. Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food, service and atmosphere were all amazing!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

This is our go to restaurant. We are there several times a month and I am always in awe of the level of food that continues to be offered. The specials are truly specials. This kitchen follows what the earth offers seasonally to augment an already unparalleled menu. Simply the best!!!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Having recently dined at Stella's, we learned not to order too much this time. We had a bourbon cocktail, wine, Greek coffee, and split three appetizers and the salted caramel gelato. It was more than enough. The oyster appetizer and the gelato are phenomenal! Our server noted we were celebrating a birthday on our reservation, and she put a candle in our gelato. Nice touch!
The place gets crowded and LOUD, but that is part of the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Stella’s never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious. I had the rockfish over shrimp risotto. It was so rich and had such depth. The risotto had artichoke hearts and feta along with whole shrimp. Mmmmmm
You will always have an outstanding meal at Stella’s, always!

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Tooooo noisy!

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

As always a great dinner and good time. Service is the best round, and food is worth comming back for time and time again. I look forward to our next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Always the best!!!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Wonderful meal with excellent service!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Incredible birthday dinner at Stella's! We over ordered even though we split the oyster appetizer, classic Greek salad, spanikopita, whole bronzini sea bass with orzo pasta, rice pudding, and salted caramel gelato w/coffee and a cocktail. The salad was huge, tasted fresh, but did not wow us. Everything else did.

The food was paced a bit fast, and our waiter was unable to get our bottle of wine order before we had eaten our entree. A disappointment, but it made room for the dessert. Their salted caramel gelato is my favorite dessert. Ever!

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