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Stella

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$$$$
American, International
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10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA
530-582-5655
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Excellent contemporary American cuisine. Lots of class. Superb tastes.

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sumptuous Splendor

Unbelievably good. The chef is creative and fun to watch. Service was spot on. A must do in Trickee.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Douglas C
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English first
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Unbelievably good. The chef is creative and fun to watch. Service was spot on. A must do in Trickee.

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San Jose, CA, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stella's was my favorite restaurant in Truckee, but visitors please beware... a few months ago Stella's shifted to Stella Culinary, focused on specific events only. Although they still offer some traditional dinner seatings (though, they no longer serve alcohol), they are few and a bit hard to predict/plan for prior to the posted schedule. If you are a local or... More 

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Truckee, California
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stella used to be open Thursday through Sunday but now is an underground restaurant that serves dinner several times a month (check the website) and offers cooking classes. The food is fabulous and Truckee is lucky to have a dining venue of this quality.

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Newhall, California
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Our son lives in Truckee so we often visit on special occasions. Our favorite splurge place is Stella's. It is expensive but the quality, presentation and staff are exceptional. They always send us home with at least two freshly baked loaves of bread. Yum, yum!

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went with friends, were seated immediately. Wait staff were great about explaining options. They give you enough time to eat each course and lovely palate cleansers between courses. Portions are generous without being overly so. Plating is incredible. Execution flawless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What an exquisite meal! You can have the tasting meal or a la carte. My family did the tasting menu and were not disappointed. The food was delicious! It had a great variety and palette cleansers between each meal. It was a great ending I our trip!

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Excellent everything from service to exquisite food - something to dream about served in courses to enjoy and not be rushed.

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Newport Beach, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A bit more foodie than what we usually like, but the food was very nicely prepared. They have a monthly menu, so do yourself a favor and review it before you make reservations (so you know there is something that you'd like to eat). Very fresh and tastefully done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Excellent start to finish! Enjoyed tasting menu with wine pairings. Food, service, ambience-all perfect. Will definitely go again and again.

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Long Island, ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

When we first looked at the menu we thought that the menu was too strange. Our waiter explained the dishes and we ordered different ones to share. Omg! Delicious. Just the right mix of savory and heat, or mellow seasonings with richer dishes. 5 women from New York in truckee and we were all so impressed with the food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Truckee
  • Phone Number: 530-582-5655

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 55
  • Cuisine: American, International

Description

Excellent contemporary American cuisine. Lots of class. Superb tastes.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?