Stella

4.6
644 reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Ghost Light Inn’s restaurant, Stella, is inspired by local ingredients from the region’s best farmers and artisans.

The restaurant offers 80 seats with indoor and outdoor tables and private dining spaces for events and gatherings. The outdoor patio displays sweeping views of the riverfront, and these exceptional river views are also a feature of the restaurant's event spaces. The seating is a mix of high-top tables, booths, and outdoor tables.

Due to the nature of outdoor dining, reservations can only be made for indoor tables. You are more than welcome to make a note in your reservation if you would prefer to be seated outdoors, but it is not guaranteed. Requests will always be honored when possible.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 644 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Oysters were delicious as well as the duck and short ribs.

Stella
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Katie, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the oysters, duck, and short ribs during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Sallydine
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great spot on the water, waitress ignored one of the women in our party repeatedly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful view and the outdoor setup can’t be beat - heaters and fireplace kept us toasty at brunch on a 50 degree day. Can’t wait to go back!

Stella
Responded 2 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, view, and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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MelindaT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome! The service the food was excellent! I intend to continue to return

Stella
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Melinda, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Summer
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our dinner from start to finish. The homemade assorted bread basket was wonderful as was all our other food options. Service was perfect as was the setting. Outdoors with a view and our own heater. Can’t wait to return.

Stella
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Summer, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and view during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipKReo
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Service was awful. Food wasn’t worth the price. Wouldn’t return.

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theresaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Place is beautiful - service and drinks fantasic. Food just wasn't that good - my salad was the best part. No flavor

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch.... presentation was great.... amazing taste.... just hard to get a reservation.... will be back!

Stella
Responded on 16 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipannb
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, beautiful place. Weather was OK not great so we couldn't enjoy the outside, but a fire was going. Awesome brunch!!

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sons b- day

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, our server was helpful and nice and 100% I would go back to Stella!

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Elizabeth, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Anniversary
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great view of the river. Open air dining. Our waiter was fantastic. The only downside was the hostess. We had stayed at the Ghost Light Inn and came for our reservation for 11 am at 10:50. I did not have a problem waiting to be seated but it was just odd that they couldn't seat us at the very empty dining room while we waited for the service to begin, we were already inside. Others with reservations had to wait outside the locked door. The hostess just seemed a little annoyed that we arrived before 11 for our reservation. When we make reservations at other restaurants we always arrive a few minutes early.

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vipBKelly
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely experience, highly recommended and looking forward to returning soon. The staff was extremely friendly(everyone from the hostesses, waitress, managers, etc.). Various staff checked on us throughout the evening and all we're quite pleasant. The gnocchi and scallops were exceptional. While many restaurants in the Covid-era have made compromises on food quality, it's clear that Stella's quality and standards have now lowered as the service, food and experience were truly exceptional across the board.

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and overall experience during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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GinaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gnocchi appetizer was fab. I could eat 5 servings of it. Bread as well.
I ordered the scallops and they were delish.

Stella
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Gina, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed all of your dishes during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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EmilyO
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stella was absolutely amazing! My fiancé and I dined here for brunch during an overnight getaway in New Hope. The restaurant itself is beautiful and has ample seating overlooking the Delaware River - you can even dine outside weather permitting! We ordered the Chicken & Waffles and Buttermilk Brisket Eggs Benedict w/ pulled pork. We both agreed it was one of the best meals we have had in a while, and we come from NYC & down south! Order yourself a Bloody Mary with candied bacon - you wont regret it. Thanks Stella!

Stella
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi Emily, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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MelindaT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Absolute Perfection

Stella
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi Melinda, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipL84tnis
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Food did not stand up to the hype.

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Farhan
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This Friday was our first time at Stella. We went out for a date night and loved our experience. Our server Carly was pleasant and welcoming, and she explained the menu to us in a plenary way. The ambiance was romantic. The food was tasty, and the service was excellent. We liked our drinks 🍹 too.

Stella
Responded on 16 November 2020

Hi Farhan, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

My husband and I met my brother and his wife for a co-celebration of birthdays and our anniversary. This was my husband and my first time dining at Stella. My brother and his wife have diner here several times (pre-Covid). The wait staff was friendly and very attentive. The food was excellent.
Unfortunately because it was so dark, and we were seated on the terrace, we could not see our food for the main course and dessert. Even though we had a reservation for 4pm, there was not enough lighting and this was a bit disappointing. When we asked about lights, we were told that they didn’t turn them in because it attracts bugs. Hopefully something can be done to rectify this, as we were a bit disappointed. Also, please resurrect the tasting menu- my brother tells me it’s fantastic. Thanks.

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vipDavidB
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Stella is a beautiful restaurant. The staff is engaging and well-versed in their menu offerings.
When a celebrity chef, in this case, an “Iron Chef’s” name is associated with a restaurant, there are greater expectations. In this case, Jose Garces’s Stella did not live up to expectations.
We ordered drinks prior to our food. The beers, Troegs Perpetual IPA and Stella Artois, were not cold. The mixed drinks contained barely trace amounts of alcohol.
Food: the star was the side of thick cut, applewood smoked, bacon. All else; very average. Our server recommended the lemon ricotta pancakes. I ordered. They came as a traditional short stack (2) and there was an up charge for berries. I found that obnoxious.
Overall, the meal was average and expensive. I can’t say “don’t go,” but we will look elsewhere in the area before returning.

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vipGaetanR
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were for Brunch both on Saturday and Sunday. The menu offers many options. The service was amazing.

Stella
Responded on 13 November 2020

Hi Gaetan, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the menu and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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irenef
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

I requested a outdoor table . We got the worst table. Make sure you are very specific when making a reservation. Not all tables are equal.

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vipSP17
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, incredible service and beautiful space. We will be back!

Stella
Responded on 6 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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GroupFoodies
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect meal, views, ambiance! Dined alone outside on the bar seating facing the river as play house, just stunning! The food was high quality! Highly recommend!

Stella
Responded 2 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, views, and ambience during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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AlsacienCrustacean
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my third time dining at Stella, and my first time coming since covid. The food is always spectacular, as are the drinks, and the staff are all very knowledgeable.

Stella
Responded on 13 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Matt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Excellent food and service as usual. Chicken dish was one of the best around, even better than the duck option this time around. Scallops are still routinely a great choice too even when the menu changes. The roasted carrot and especially the whipped ricotta with it was good for something light as a first course, but if you have the room consider the the crab and avocado toast. Don't skip the desserts.... and to Stella bring back the deconstructed S'more, it's still a top dessert we've had anywhere and even a year later we still talk about it.

Seated in the ballroom for the first time (probably to get more seatings in with social distancing) and was a big letdown and the only issue with the night. The room is certainly nice for an event, but too quiet and lacks atmosphere compared to the other side when its just a few tables in there for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Abby our server was excellent . Very knowledgeable about the menu both food and drink. Warm atmosphere .. pretty view . Delicious food ! Will def go back

Stella
Responded on 6 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipVHMD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for brunch. Although it was a rainy day and a little bit chilly, we sat outside there were heating elements and a fire which made it very comfortable. Setting was by the river which was great. Food was excellent. Service great. Going back

Stella
Responded on 6 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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KimberlyL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance, friendly staff and gourmet food. We will definitely return.

Stella
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hi Kimberly, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, staff, and ambience during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipMojoejon
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Delicioso......!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

Food was flavorful but the portions were very small. Left hungry. The real complaint is the service. The waiter Kevin treated me and my party like crap. And gave us an attitude because one of us didn’t enjoy a menu item. Obviously there needs to be better management of employees and training.

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AprilP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic. The cocktails were amazing. The ambience was perfect. Great place for a wonderful dinner

Stella
Responded on 2 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, cocktails, and ambience during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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LissaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely stunning and the food was beyond phenomenal! Will definitely be back to try the new menu as it changes with the seasons.

Stella
Responded on 2 November 2020

Hi Lissa, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!!

Stella
Responded on 2 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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phillydiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best waiter and bartender and food - had a wonderful night

Stella
Responded on 13 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delightful on every level. 😋

Stella
Responded on 2 November 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Suss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

EXCELLENT RESTURANT!!!

GREAT FOOD, SERVICE and AMBIANCE!!!

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION!!!

WE WILL BE BACK!!!

Stella
Responded on 31 October 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and ambience during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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CarlNSue
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were staying at the Ghostlight hotel and decided to try the in house restaurant as well. When we made our reservation, we made a reservation for both. We were very glad we did!

Often a place with a special location doesn’t always keep the food just as special. Stella did!

We are foodies and would have eaten here under normal circumstances, but it was a special anniversary this time, and the staff asked and answered with a gesture that was appreciated.

Our server, Carly, was fantastic! She knew the dishes well and gave insight to help our choosing. She made us feel as welcome and cared for guests, and imparted an excitement about the food and cocktails that really increases the enjoyment of it all.

To the chef and his team in the kitchen, really well done! My wife is generally not a lover of pork dishes, but on Carly’s recommendation she went for it and absolutely loved it. She is a home chef and marveled at the tenderness and flavor. I did the duck, and it together with the risotto made for a great combo in each bite. Loved it. Oh and the bread basket, do it! If you are low carb, just consider it a treat and make up for it later. Too good to pass on.

I will note that although Stella is promoted as doing small plates, it’s not a tapas place. I’d put it more as delicious plates that you want to share bites of with your significant other.

We ate outside on the deck and again for us it was perfect. View, heat, open air, fireplace, awesome. Fortunately we were here on a weekday since I imagine it’s tough to get in on a weekend.

Price point, not inexpensive, but mostly due to our cocktails, and worth every penny. It feels like there’s a lot of love behind what’s being done here.

Kudos for making our evening a great memory. We’ll be back, next time with friends.

Cheers
Carl n Sue

Stella
Responded on 31 October 2020

Hi Carl and Sue, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely venue. Creative menu. Excellent view of water.

Stella
Responded on 31 October 2020

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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RajThomas
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

The place looks great, outside has awesome views but it was little cold to be sitting outside in the end of October. So we sat inside and the room seemed kind of boring, only few window seats and felt like a big room with no excitement. The menu is very limited, they offer no steak, why can't I have a normal 8 oz filet like every where else? I won't be going back since I don't like their very limited menu .

FAQs

Stella offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 740-7131 ext. 2.

Stella is rated 4.6 stars by 644 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.