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About Stella's Bistro - Simpsonville

Stella’s offers cuisine influenced by the coastal Carolinas & American south. We support regional food artisans & emphasize the importance of sourcing products harvested locally. Stella’s offers from-scratch food & genuine hospitality all served in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy the menu & cuisine of nationally recognized Chef Jason Scholz. Stella's can accommodate groups up to 50 in size in our beautiful & private Indigo Room.

684 C Fairview Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29680
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm

Will be open Monday's in December!!

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(864) 757-1212

Website:
http://www.stellasbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
Jason Scholz

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Stella's Bistro - Simpsonville Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Special Occasion (33)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Local Ingredients (28)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Business Meals (15)
Seasonal (14)
Cozy (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Casual (11)
Fun (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Organic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Live Sports (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent! The food is always delicious. My steak was cooked perfectly! My hudands fish was light crispy a seasoned perfectly. Great wine selection. Friendly, efficient staff. Locally source food what could be better. Oh, don’t miss the fried okra!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

We always enjoy coming to Stellas! The cheese board appetizer was deliciously creative, my wife's shrimp and grits were great, and my wreckfish was delicious. Looking forward to coming back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Enjoyed a delicious meal with exceptional service on our wedding anniversary. Creative cuisine. Outstanding preparation of a ribeye which was cooked to perfection. The vegetables were extraordinary.

We will frequent Stella's Bistro often.

Thank you to their entire staff for making our evening very special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My family and husband ‘s company have been coming to Stella’s for years. We have come for Christmas Eve dinner as a tradition for numerous years. This year we came with 14 of our closet friends for New Year’s Eve dinner. Levi and Roger took exceptional care of us!!! We have gotten to know the staff quite well over the years and actually call dear friends now. Thank you guys so much for all you do to make our visit to your establishment so much fun.
Annette, David and Haley Heffner

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was delicious! The service was good and fast!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always fabulous!! Simpsonville gem!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As usual, food was great with great service. On most of our special occasions, we go to Stella’s Southern Bistro.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

While the main courses can be expensive, it's well worth it. Everything is locally sourced and prepared with care. The short ribs were so tender and flavorful. I finished every last bite.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding! We enjoyed the sea bass and a vegetable plate that was the best I have ever had anywhere.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We dinned on Christmas Eve and enjoyed the regular menu with no upcharges for the holiday.
Great food and great service. Our favorite place to dine out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing meal and wonderful service. Thank you for GF options!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service, food, wine was great as always, if you have not visited Stella's I would recommend stopping by and having dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good food and excellent service. Great experience.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We were very disappointed with our dining experience. The noise level was SO HIGH that we could not hear the others talk from across the table. It was very difficult to hear the server tell us about the special features on the menu as well. The special wine was awful, very unlike Stella's. The fish selection was very disappointing as Stella's prides themselves on having a great fresh fish selection shipped in from Charleston daily. NC Black Bass does not compare to Wreck Fish or the many other specials we have had before. One in our party did order the Black Bass and it was average. The Short Ribs and Pork Chop were very good. Due to the lack of adequate seafood selections, two in our party ordered a soup and salad. That was not what they expected to order when we made Stella's our choice for the evening. They could have had that at Olympian or Bova. That was not at all what they were expecting for a special Christmas celebration! The atmosphere and noise level was more like a happy hour experience at TGI Fridays.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great experience, along with great food. Best place in town when it comes to service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We ate at Stella’s—Simpsonville as a preshow dinner with family friends. Our show started at 8pm at the Newberry Opera House and Stella’s location fit our schedule and route perfectly. Stella’s staff accommodated our party of nine and treated us all with service that was both efficient and friendly. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and food. The menu allowed for those with both simple and daring tastes preferences. Thank you!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The staff at Stella’s is always amazing. It is definitely the Jewel of Simpsonville. I love these guys because before long you’re on a first name basis. And the food is absolutely the best in the Upstate!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great meal and service. Loved it and will definitely go back. Great for a late lunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I had great things but have never been before. I suggested it as a good place for our staff Christmas lunch and am so glad I did. It was awesome and we all loved it!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Great way for friends to celebrate time together.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food and service at Stella’s never disappoints. The seasonal drink and food offerings are always well thought out and executed with culinary precision.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Fun
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love how you can tell immediately that this is a local gem.
Walking in, we were surprised with how small the restaurant was. It was cozy and wonderfully decorated for Christmas. We were welcomed and seated in this cute semi-circle booth. On one wall was a large chalkboard listing all the farms and local businesses that the food came from that night.
The service was excellent. They are invested in their work and know that the service is just as important as the food.
Speaking of the food, um... wow. The fact that my husband said, "This is the best wedge salad I've ever had," pretty much blew my mind. And the fall bisque...mmmmm.
First time I ever had Duck and I loved it! And the mac and cheese was so comforting, like sitting at grandma's table with a fresh bowl of mac...but better.
The only thing I wasn't keen on was the dessert. We got the sweet potato pie. The filling was amazing, the meringue was scrumptious, and we loved the pecan pie-like flavor on the bottom. But the shell was thick and didn't add anything to the dish. So we just scooped out the pie and pushed the shell aside.
Overall a wonderful meal and experience and we will be coming again!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very good appetizers and entrees with excellent service

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The evenings special of Snapper topped with poached shrimp on a rice cake was delicious along with the bread and wine.
The only negitive comment I might make is that towards the end of our meal I felt a bit rushed by the wait staff to pay bill and vacate table. I found this odd since I did not see anyone waiting to be seated.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The staff and service were excellent. They helped us fit two more people into our table. The desserts were amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went for anniversary and food has declined , got s sangria was awful, did not drink and waiter NEVER asked if was a problem with drink, we always liked the appetizer platter got this time different items on now , wasn't half as good. I had salad only thing on it was lettuce and beets, uck, I had to stop on way home and get food to eat . Disappointed won't be back . Change menu!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great bartender and wait staff. Great menu with some interesting options. I would go way out of my way for this restaurant.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 24, 2017

For our 44th anniversary and with an evening commitment, I chose Stella's for an anniversary lunch. The food was outstanding - Shrimp and Grits better than I have ever had and my wife loved the duck burger - and the service was prompt and friendly. We will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service- wish I remembered his name, best yet at Stella's. Great meal, thanks for being so accommodating to my gluten allergy. And for treating my daughter like a member of the table!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent should have already visited here. I cannot believe how delicious they made Brussels sprouts

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My wife and I love Stella’s because we get a creative, healthy dinner with a roll your eyes tasty entree every time. The service is exceptional and fit for a foodie restaurant. You won’t be disappointed.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, attentive service, pleasant atmosphere, really special!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Stellas js our new date spot. Great food as always. Our server had too many tables so wasn’t around much. We will be back for sure!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love everything about Stella’s

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 3, 2017

As always, Stellas’s provides a wonderful experience. Smiling hostess and excellent service upon entry. I️ had the beef carpaccio and my husband had a salad and cheese board for dinner tonight. We both loooove the food. It never ceases to impress the palate. So thankful we have this little gem close to home!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very nice Friday night dinner for 4. Service was very good. Food was pretty good but not great. The short ribs were tender but a little salty. My wife had a fish special, pink snapper which was good. Our friends both had the shrimp and grits which they enjoyed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was so-so; they weren't busy, but waiter seemed rushed. Food was unimpressive - appetizer was too salty, chowder was thin - and over-priced. Wait staff in faded brown t-shirts and white aprons made you feel like the kitchen staff was waiting on you. Just overall unimpressed. Would not go back or recommend.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The best food I have had is a restaurant Snappers in a long time! Amazing. Every bite was perfect! Our server Rebecca was outstanding, knowledgeable and personable. Perfect 31 St anniversary! Really out dinners we're fantastic!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Another wonderful experience. I had the snapper, which was cooked perfectly, and delicious. Service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Hot Spot, Organic, Authentic, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fabulous as always! Love Stellas! Food and service was outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Fun
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