Cafe Stella

4.6
634 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
Authentic French brasserie and wine bar in the heart of Silverlake. Beautiful patio and indoor dining space.
What 634 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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QJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

d
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just perfect

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely casual neighborhood French bistro! Always my back up!

CF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

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

HD
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

LL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

KP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

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

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service from our server I only wish I could remember her name. She’s French and she looked after us amazingly well.

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. However, they have raised prices and instituted a kitchen charge. Probably won't be back for a while.

SV
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

Unfortunately the service was terrible. Rude and dismissive. Given the price, you would expect a bit better arrive. Food is consistent and good.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent & dependable as always!

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RG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

took a while for the drinks to get the waiter to take drink order and longer to get them, but once it got going, drinks kept pouring and food was great

H
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our go to place. Consistent. Consistent. Consistent. Atmosphere is just right. Best cocktails. Great wine if you want it. Excellent food and solid service. Set it to repeat.

DC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, food, & ambiance!! Perfect for date /romantic dinner!!

G
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In all of the years I have been coming here, Cafe Stella does not disappoint. The service is great and the food is still wonderful. Best escargot! Wonderful wine list

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great. Our waiter was a little snooty when asked if they carried Chopin and he said no , but he was right the vodka offered there was better than Chopin

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner
Staff was wonderful . Dinner was delicious.

KP
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cafe Stela is a special place to dine! The food is very tasty, the staff friendly and efficient, but you never reeled rushed. We enjoy dining at a slow pace and appreciate restaurants where the staff allow you to set the pace! A great place for a special occasion as well as everyday dining!

SP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good atmosphere. You could se some celebrities if you’re lucky. And the food is delicious.

O
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I don’t go often but I do love this restaurant. This last time around I realized how expensive and loud it is. And really loud. Not good for business meetings, first dates or like, hearing anything at all your dinner companions are saying. But even so, I really do like it.

KH
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Almost really good, but some problems every step of the way: Even with a reservation, had to sit in small bar room (not the main Bar Stella space), which was dark and noisy, compared to the pleasant, cheery, open feeling in the main outdoor area. The food was slow to appear, and even the order taking was pretty slow in coming. Our appetizers, once we finally got to order them, were good enough, though the olives were nothing special considering their price. Moving on to main courses: we ordered pretty simple stuff: two steak frites, one steak au louvre, one pasta dish. All steak dishes were ordered medium; one was medium (pink and juicy), one was rare (raw in many places); one was med-well (not very pink, mostly overcooked). More important: it took FOREVER for our food to arrive. When we asked if it was ever going to come, they were obviously embarrassed and scurried about and the food came. Makes me think they forgot to place the order in the first place. They gave us dessert to make up for this, and the dessert was quite wonderful, so there's that. But still: with two bottles of wine for four people, our meal came to $600 before tip, for lousy service and just OK food. A bit disappointing.

PL
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The hostess was genuinely friendly as well as our server. The portions were a perfect size and delicious. I would only suggest adding Profiterole’s to the menu.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great good. Loved our server. Hated the women sitting next to us and behind us. Two tables of nasty women. They were rude and very typical LA girls that almost ruined our amazing steak frites. Our lovely server also helped the experience not be a total bust. Will definitely be back for the delicious food.

m
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Super cute, super delicious.

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EH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overpriced, but excellent drinks and nice ambience make up for it.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Super cozy spot for a romantic or intimate dinner. Food, location, ambiance, and service were spectacular. Noise level is a bit much though

KC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in LA for the last 10 years...and it's getting better

JP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect food, beautiful service!

Thank you

C
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food is outstanding. Service can be slow at times but the servers are friendly!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing and truly authentic French dinner. Highly recommend!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We were there for over THREE HOURS. Took forever for literally everything. The waiter was super nice and comped a desert. Was pretty pricey for the insanely long wait.

OT
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant!
My one minor suggestion might be some more light (not bright) during the dinner hours.

FA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very good. Perfect for any date. Things are very expensive however, so don't bother going if you aren't wanting to spend much money.

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