Diners BEWARE: Our group made advance reservations at Stella! because it was close to our hotel and we were a group of women. Our reservations were early (6PM, the only time available several days in advance) on the day of our arrival, and upon seeing the prix fixe menu we asked if there were any options, having eaten at another famous NO restuarant for brunch and not wishing to over-indulge. We were six women....with an additional 3 seated at another table...and were were told that we had a choice of two prix fixe menus...period.
We ordered from that menu and were served some items we might not have tried before; most were well received.
We did not choose the wine pairings, but 8 of 9 ordered wine or other available bar options as well as menu options. We were not a "cheap" group. When the check arrived,it was for all six of us (the 3 seated next to us received a "group" check as well)....with the 20% added service charge included. When we 6 asked that it be divided it took 15+ minutes.....we'd figured it out by ourselves 'way before that!!
Several other members of our group had not made reservations ahead of time and came in at 7 PM. After at least one member of that group expressed an interest at a more moderate menu (less food) ; it was made available.
Heads ups......you need to know that other options can be available......our group just wasn't demanding enough....such a shame that it apparently takes more than a respectful request.
The remainder of our 3 day visit was delightful.....just this one sour note!
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