Stella's - Richmond
Great ambiance and perfect place for a date. I found it to be reasonably priced for AMAZING food. The server was extremely friendly. I will definitely be back.
This was our second time traveling to Richmond with a mind to eat at Stella's. They don't do anything particularly complex, but what they make is never a disappointment. The cocktails are perhaps the more unusual of the options, vegetarian options are plentiful, and if you were thinking about leaving hungry you shouldn't ever have to worry. The space can get a little loud at times, but it makes up for the conversation challenge by being such an inviting place.
Stella's has consistently impressed me with great service, food and ambiance. Their dishes are vibrant with seasoning (not just salt!)- but they leave salt available on the table, and would cheerfully honor the request for ketchup if desired. Some of my favorites are the lemon roasted chicken, lima bean salad, any of their classic baked dishes, and the octopus. Their specials have also been home runs as well (I wish they would automatically provide the price along with the description, that is the only change I would prefer with service.)
They used to be a neighborhood spot for me before I moved to a different part of town....but I still keep coming back. It's a place that feels both familiar and exciting, and I'm glad we have such a gem in Richmond.
Not many places have roast leg of lamb and they do!
My first experience at Stellas My lamb was tough and flavorless Everyone else was very satisfied with their food. Our waiter seemed a bit condescending. One person in the group was insulted. Even after this, I would try it again and order something traditional.
We really enjoyed the evening. It was a combined birthday gathering for 3 out of 4 in our group. The food was really authentic and made you feel it was a special occasion with the specials and the varied menu. What I remember about the evening was the truly unique and fresh taste and creativity of our meals. It was a little loud but somehow you felt secular and it was a bright evening - good energy in the place. Looking forward to coming back.
August 29, 2018
The food is always great. It is rather loud and splitting the bill is always a challenge.
Great food,a little pricey,but worth every dollar.Good service.Only negative thing,hard to get a reservation.
Stella's never disappoints at any level! I have gone here for dinners with friends and business lunches. Always a treat!
Great atmosphere, excellent food...great overall scene. Love the place.
Love this restaurant, go there at least every other month. If it wasn’t so hard to get reservations, I would probably go more.
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!
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.
Stella was a great place for dinner. Awesome variety of food, atmosphere and great staff.
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!
Nice family owned place which is so popular it’s very hard to get into but they have a community table
Such wonderful food! Staff is amazing.
Food was fantastic and our waiter, Ben, was professional, funny and attentive. Will definitely go back and take friends.
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!
Went with 3 friends, the 4 of us shared 5 mezes having them served in rounds. Truly a lot of fun. And great drinks!!
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).
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?
LOVE LOVE LOVE STELLAS! 15/10 would recommend! Great service, incredible food!
Always a great dinner & enjoyable time at Stella’s. The service was just right as was our meal!
Amazing, as always
We had a lovely attentive server and delicious food! Great venue to celebrate our 30 th wedding anniversary!
Always a wonderful experience! Food is incredible.
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!
Great service, great food (and a lot of it - portions are huge!). Great spot for a date night.
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.
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!!!
Always great at Stellas! The food is always amazing as well
Great food. Too loud. I get that it’s an upbeat place but i couldn’t even hear anyone in my party or the waiter. It’s upscale enough where you shouldn’t have to yell to the waiter. They need to work on that.
Great food, cocktails and service!
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.
It was very good but not great. Service was a little slow.
Great experience first date with a girl helped make a strong impression everything was perfect.
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!
The food here is absolutely amazing! Perfect! Best anywhere!
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.