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Cafe Stella

3932 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029-2242
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Ranked #164 of 8,553 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Sanborn
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43 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • French first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A little unusual, a little hip, great cocktails, exceptional service and delicious food... The only reason I need say a word more is that I must use up my 100 characters! A top recommendation from me. Love it.

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London/Los Angeles
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

If you're interested in watching hipsters, which I know I am, then Cafe Stella is a great place to do it. It's got a great little bar, a nice outdoor patio, an indoor patio and a cool indoor bistro area. It's very representative of Silverlake, without the obnoxiousness of some of the spots down the road. We popped in for... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Did not have the privilege of dining a la francais at the bistro BUT did experience the attached BAR STELLA on a Saturday night. Ambiance abounds due to soft yellow candle lit bar surface and entertainment abounds due to the 3/4 white-coated professional ( and i do mean pros) bar tends. Luxurious specialty cocktails shaken or stirred a deux with... More

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Todos Santos
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150 reviews 150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

What a fabulous French bistro in the heart of Silverlake! This is the real deal....mussels, escargot, steak frittes, on and on....I loved navigating my way through the whole place to be brought to the teeny, intimate space in the back of the place, with booths and bar full of local characters. This seems to be a very "insider" place for... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

...honey. That is all you really need to know. Probably the most deliciously inventive dish I ate in a 5-week road trip. I ate at the bar. Service was just okay, but better than obsequious. This is a popular joint right next to Intelligentsia Coffee on Sunset.

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Sacramento, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed one block away from this Cafe for 4 nights and had a great breakfast on our last day. We should have started with the Cafe for dinner on the first night because if the breakfast was any indication of the quality of food and service it would have been great. Recommend going here first for any meal...you will... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's one of those restaurants that you forget exists, and then one day you remember it's there and kick yourself for not going more. It's a little maze-like. Weird entrances and the sort of hard-to-find bar in the front add to the charm. French-ish food is always good. Service is hit and miss, but never bad.

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Mountain View, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

I particularly liked the food selection and quality. It doesn't hurt to be located next door to Intelligentsia Coffee (which is offered as a catered item on the menu.) The style is French Cafe. I had the Veggie sandwich consisting of big heirloom tomatoes, avocado and other stuff on a 9-grain roll. The lemonade was extraordinary. I got a wonderful... More

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was my second night on my new city, a friend asked me if I want it to try French cuisine, in this very interesting bohemian hood in LA, Silverlake, we had an outdoor seating table, the weather was perfect, I got a bottle of Malbec, and we have some rabbit paté that was fantastic, the main course was the... More

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Los Angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We''ve been going to this restaurant since they opened. They've grown into somewhat of a destination especially for the neighborhood that we have watched change so dramatically. Our last visit was really inspiring with the new addition of the bar which is really something to see! The food was delicious! Try the Sea bass and the field mushroom soup.

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