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“Probably the best restaurant in Simpsonville” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stella's Southern Bistro

Stella's Southern Bistro
684 Fairview Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29680-6708
864-757-1212
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Ranked #2 of 110 Restaurants in Simpsonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in Simpsonville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I am a big foodie, but can't always get into downtown Greenville. When that happens, but I want "upscale" good food, I head to Stella's. Their restaurant is based on a local-foods concept, so there are a lot of fresh, local ingredients added into the menu, be it fruit, vegetables, or even meats and grains. Always interesting items on the menu, which is also changing to reflect fresh in-season items. My favorite used to be the stuffed quail with fried shrimp, but I haven't seen it on the menu lately. The little cheese-grit cakes which come as a side to many dishes is also awesome and can be ordered as an additional side. Shrimp and grits were good the last time I was there. They also make a blackberry drink that I am fond of, and I think Mondays and Tuesdays they were doing half-price wines.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Best food in Simpsonville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

For the best food in Simpsonville, look no further than Stella's. Don't be afraid of the strip mall location - the food, the service and the atmosphere won't disappoint. It's not cheap, but it's great to have this kind of dining experience in Simpsonville. Try the shrimp and grits!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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greenville, sc
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“good. could be better.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We ordered the cheese plate for an appetizer....what are they thinking? The tiny pieces of various kinds of cheese had just been taken out of the refrigerator and so they were rock solid and tasteless. Cheese should be served at room temperature, as they should know. It made a Big difference that they were cold. The rest of the dinner was unremarkable (except the teeny tiny 1/4 t of cauliflour (sp?) puree....why so little? One wished for more). The service was fine if not a bit too friendly. But that cheese was not good; the fact that the problem with it was so basic is a touch disrespectful. They should know better.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Huge fan!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My girlfriend and I just visited Stella's for just the second time this evening, What a wonderful place!

The service is great and the food is better. I had the Deckle steak with a mushroom souffle and Michele had a beautiful piece of Flounder. Paired with a Petite Syrah and a couple of martinis and we were well fit to ring in the New Year. This has become our new favorite spot in Simpsonville and while it's not cheap, it is worth every penny. Try it! You will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great little hidden gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have dine at Stella's quite often and always have a superb meal-both lunch and dinner!! The food is delicious and the presentation beautiful! Stella's is small so you can carry on conversation easily which is a nice change of pace for restaurants today.

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