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“Real Fine Dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Stella - CLOSED

Restaurant Stella
1032 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-587-0091
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Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, French, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Cross street: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stella/99134789750
Description: Intimately located in the French Quarter, at Stella!, Chef Scott Boswell creates exciting New American Cuisine influenced jointly by world flavors and his Louisiana Roots. ~Award Winning Wine List ~Zagat -top ten food in New Orleans ~New Orleans Magazine Best Chef ~DiRona awarded restaurant ~rated 5 Beans by the Times Picayune, New Orleans
New York City, New York
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171 reviews 171 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Real Fine Dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

located right in the french quarter this was my favorite restaurant on our trip. Loved the vegetarian course which was fresh creative and good quality. More of a place to go for a special evening out. There's a lovely caviar menu (although I didn't try it) which is pricey. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, TX
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Stella! is stellar...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

With a name inspired by owner Scott Boswell's love of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire", Stella! sits down at the end of Chartres Street in the Provincial Hotel in the French Quarter. We were there the first week in opened and for the reopening after Katrina. Our latest visit was in early May for Jazz Fest. The a la carte menu has been replaced by two prix fixe menus, but we were told you could still order a la carte if you so desire. You don't need to. The two menus are superbly crafted and excellently prepared. The wait staff are all delightful and will accommodate your every need. Make the walk down the Quarter to Stella! and its sister restaurant Stanley on Jackson Square. It's worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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san francisco
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“simply the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This restaurant has it all figured out,,,great food, great service, great room plus no pretension, equals a great dining experience. This is a unique restaurant in a quiet part of the French Quarter. We have been there many times. The food is remarkable. The staff is warm and welcoming. The room is beautiful. Someone has thought about everything. Its all perfect.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jackson, Mississippi
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Exquisite - fine romantic dining as it should be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Wonderful romantic dinner for two. Enjoyed the four course tasting menu along with the wine flight selection to pair with each dish. If you like vodka, try their special preparation of chilled vodka -- you will never have tasted vodka chilled to such a cold degree. If you like caviar, this is the place -- potent little caviar menu. The deviled egg topped with a bit of caviar was divine, followed by delicious veal cheeks, and then tasty duck prepared 5 ways. Finished it off with the dessert cheeses. Lots of wine and champagne. Excellent service. Very nice décor, comfy plush leather chairs. Left quite tipsy and fully satisfied. VERY expensive, but worth it -- who cares anyway when you're in Nola having fun and enjoying exquisite cuisine and fine wine.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“If you like beet ice cream...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed the meal, but the four course tasting menu with wine for the two of us was $350. Some of the food was very good, some a little too exotic for my palette, but all of it very rich. Don't expect a healthy, light meal.

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