Cafe Stella

4.5
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660 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Authentic French brasserie and wine bar in the heart of Silverlake. Beautiful patio and indoor dining space.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waiting for our order for 45 minutes. We left without eating..... ridiculous, overpriced, fake ambiance, never ever we will recommend this place. Quite opposite. And it was our special evening. First time there, last time for sure.

m
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Stella is the best French bistro-y experience in LA--bar none. I quite loved Morel's at the Grove but this is light years ahead of that (RIP). The wine is exquisite, the food is perfect, the service is excellent (and the waitstaff is composed of some really interesting people). Dark, hushed, exquisite decor--Stella is everything you would ever want from dining out. Just...creep in quietly, and don't bring TOO many people...I don't wanna ruin this place!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best vibe in Silverlake and incredible staff (in the restaurant). The bar is a little less enjoyable but still a nice atmosphere.

DR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I love CS for its French atmosphere and wonderful food. However you now get a gratuity added to your bill for the kitchen staff. Not your choice. I don’t like that.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Check out the Yelp reviews. I wish I had. They're UNBELIEVABLY AWFUL. The worst service I have ever had. It was my bf's birthday. 2 of us. A nice start, great salad, Kir Royale's, then entrees came. I wanted to send my plate back, but the waiter never came back to the table. Totally ignored while he waited attentively on other tables. I asked support staff to please send our waiter over. Watched him relay the message, but nothing. Finally, the table was cleared, except for my plate, when I told him my dish wasn't right, he huffed, ignored me and said, "Coffee or dessert?" Ib left him a $5 tip on a $128 check with a note that said "i wish we'd had the service the table next to us received." 10 minutes later, we're walking a block down the street and I hear someone yelling at us from behind. Yeah, the waiter chased us down the street. Screaming that he wished he'd left my pasta on the bill, that we'd be even then. I was in shock and told him that we'd be even if he came to my job and sat patiently while i ignored him for an hour, all while waiting on everyone around him. I said I was heading back to the restaurant to speak to the manager. He then lied and said he was the manager. He wasn't. I will never recommend this place.

M
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

this is an overpriced restaurant in which the personelle consists clearly just of freelancing self proclaimed artists with no plan how to manage a venue and no knowledge on ingredients, preparation methods, and hospitality. go if you want to be an LA doodle who wants to show off your money and your non existent sophistication

RT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third or fourth time back at Cafe Stella in the past few months. It's a gem of a restaurant. Reminds me of some of my favorite places in France. I can't recommend it highly enough!

DB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Love the place. This is my 4th time at this place and it's my first time that I have been made to wait for my party to be sat. It would have been fine if I didn't see that another person was seated and served a drink while waiting for his party to arrive. This whole waiting for the entire party to arrive before being sat takes away a bit from the experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Won’t be back

WC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very romantic with great food and cocktails. We love going there for special occasions.

MK
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food was delicious. The valet parking was expensive-$15, but very convenient. At times, the music was so loud I could not hear my dinner guests’ conversation.

DD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service. Great wines and food!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The food was okay but overpriced. If the food was better it would make sense how small the portions were.

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Really gone down hill. Used to be great. Now, not so much. It’s too bad really. Sent my mussels back - they weren’t cooked. Bartenders are nice.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

One of our favorite date night restaurants. Always delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

One of the first upscale restaurants in Silverlake prior to the unfortunate gentrification of the neighborhood, the restaurant is still there and still great. Always enjoy our meal, great wine list and professional, friendly service.

T
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

I love Cafe Stella. We go every year for my birthday. So it’s especially disappointing that the quality has gone down. The staff are fantastic but the food isn’t up to par. Which is a huge bummer because Cafe Stella is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Dunno what happened but maybe it’s a one off and we’ll try it again.

m
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Stella is one of my favorite haunts in silver lake. The restaurant makes you feel love you’ve truly been transported to another place. The staff is lovely, the food is great, and the ambience is always upbeat.

ML
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic, hidden gem! The food was spectacular, as was the service. Ambience was beautiful, reminding me of a little french restaurant I used to visit when I lived in NYC. I plan to come back often, and would highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys good food in a lovely atmosphere. Make reservations!

NG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food as always.
And the waiter was great.

It's a little pricey, but well worth it for special nights

A
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a winner, Cafe Stella is the perfect place for friends or a date. The quality of drinks and food is at the top and the servers make you feel valued. I am so happy that this restaurant continues to be a favorite and a Los Angeles stand-out.

G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Stella never fails to please. The food is reliably good, very satisfying every time. My teen kids love it and have developed a fine appreciation for perfectly prepared steak frites and chocolate soufflé. I like to go with family. I also like to go with friends for a cocktail. The service team is friendly and knowledgeable.

MB
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the patio, lighting is beautiful!!!!

CK
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Overpriced mediocre food. Service was very slow, maybe they want it to feel like the slow pace of France, but it wasn't working for us. The best part was the butter that came with the bread. Just ask for more bread and butter

EM
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable service and great food!! Love the homey feel of the restaurant and wait staff is second to none!!!

QJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite place for Escargots and cocktails. Great service and vibe.

d
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Super expensive. Huge attitude from waiter. Spent 425.00 on dinner for 4 and the service was terribly off putting

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just perfect

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

perfect except for couple with babies screaming at next table- mood killer - people with babies turn a restaurant into a kindergarten and have no respect for other adults who dont want to eat in a kindergarten and are on a date - not the restaurants fault but a nightmare

SB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service ... great French food (the real deal) ... chi chi hipster vibe of Sunset Junction

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely casual neighborhood French bistro! Always my back up!

CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice atmosphere, but overpriced, 21% tip included for a group of 5...not necessary :(

HD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience/decor - experience was very authentic.
It was a busy night, but service was very good, from beginning to end. I also enjoyed the bars, and service was great and although packed, people made room, were cool and enjoyed themselves.

I wouldn’t miss it, great food, a little pricey but excellent; decor is awesome, very period and inviting- very euro...I found anyone I interacted with to be enjoying their job and helpful and really cool.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was so sweet and we did not have to hurry !
We loved it all , food was delicious!

LL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of my favorite places to go. The setting, staff and food are all excellent.

KP
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Cafe Stella as a great place to relax and enjoy a nice evening meal! The patio is a very comfortable, pleasant place to sit. The service is always very friendly and personable. We love to be able to set our own slow pace for dining so we greatly appreciate wait staff that tune into that fact! The quality of the food and tasty preparations are consistently excellent. An all around great dining experience.

OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, relaxing dinner with friends. The Negroni Rouge was the best twist on a Negroni I’ve ever had. The food and service were excellent. Paul, our server, recommended the perfect red wine to compliment our meals.

DR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I love Cafe Stella for its atmosphere and terrific food. I call it French Country cooking because there are no sauces. I bring everyone there.

MW
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Overall, service was poor and the food wasn’t cooked properly. There are much better options for the price.