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Stella

10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA
530-582-5655
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Ranked #1 of 95 restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Excellent contemporary American cuisine. Lots of class. Superb tastes.
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Excellent contemporary American cuisine. Lots of class. Superb tastes.
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English first
Danville, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stella has always been one of our favorites, if not, the best restaurant we have ever eaten in. We have been fortunate enough to travel extensively, and Jacob is a top-notch chef. He is consistently creative and the food is presented beautifully and it is always incredibly delicious. The "extras" are a nice touch, and the staff (our waiter, Nathan)... More

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Sierra Foothills, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stella has always been my wife's favorite restaurant in CA, so we returned after a too-long absence to be reaquainted with a true world class food experience a short hour away from home. There are few words to describe the near out-of-body experience I felt the other night as sunset fell over Truckee. We had the tasting menu and some... More

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Truckee, California
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have been here several times since they opened. I have never been disappointed. The food is excellent, waitstaff is attentive. It is a small restaurant and you need to make reservations. It is not open all the time.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Stella at least 4 times and it has been consistently awesome! Love the tasting menu. The portions are just the right size so I don't feel stuffed. Each time we have been there the menu is totally different. It truly makes dining an great experience. The wait staff is wonderful and helpful. Can't wait to return.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This restaurant is a small gem. Each dish is presented by the waiter who gives a detailed description of ingredients and preparation of the course. Fresh bread is served from the brick oven. The open kitchen makes this a perfect place for foodies to experience the kitchen activities. Stella is fine dining at its best. The next time I am... More

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Orange County, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Chef Jacob Burton and his staff really do provide an incredible dining experience. The table service is terrific, and I strongly recommend asking the server to provide wine by the glass to accompany each course. I couldn't have anticipated such perfect pairings to what really is expertly prepared food. If you're a fan of Charcuterie, please take advantage of the... More

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San Jose, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This restaurant is great, very elegant. The wait staff is friendly, and very knowledgable. The stomp sphere is intimate. The only down side is that there is now bar. We were a bit early for our table, and really had no place to wait.

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Incline Village, Nevada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I love this restaurant! The menu, which changes monthly, always has something for everyone and the entrees are always supreme. That being said, I was sadly disappointed with Octobers menu. The duck rueben "sandwich" has been on the menu now for several, several months and needs to be retired. There is always a halibut entree that never disappoints until this... More

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We loved this restaurant. The menu changes regularly but is usually Asian inspired using fresh local ingredients. We had the tasting menu and loved everything. In between each course, it seems there's a different amuse bouche such as a cucumber, mint salad with goat cheese garnish, a winter squash soup, or a sorbet. The service was perfect. Not intrusive but... More

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Really, there is no way to explain how good Stella's food, service, atmosphere and experience is unless you go and taste, taste, taste. And, you will be as happy as we were with every aspect of a exceptional evening. Be kind to yourself and make your reservation today. I can truly say we were over the moon with each and... More

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