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Stella

10918 Brockway Rd., Truckee, CA
530-582-5655
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Ranked #2 of 95 restaurants in Truckee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $55
Cuisines: American, International
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Excellent contemporary American cuisine. Lots of class. Superb tastes.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Excellent contemporary American cuisine. Lots of class. Superb tastes.
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English first
Sonoma, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a must try experience for their creative menu, presentation and service. We enjoyed the food selection process and ability to select wine paring or go your own way. Their wine list is comprehensive and reasonably priced so we selected a Chablis to complement most of our food selections augmented by a nice red for the lamb. We tried... More

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Granite Bay, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Like many other reviewers we ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings. As the weather was perfect we sat outside, and initially had to contend with traffic noise. However, as the sun set, that irritant seemed to disappear and we were seduced by the wonderful menu choices, and the ambience. Our waiter was terrific, each course offering superb! It is... More

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Truckee, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this restaurant. Having worked at many of the restaurants in Truckee, I am pretty familiar with what is offered. Stella is consistently fabulous. The service, the food quality and the attention to detail are stellar. In house baked bread, amuse bouche, the list goes on. Given how expensive it is to eat in Truckee, this place is worth... More

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Danville, California
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4 reviews 4 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
139 reviews 139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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