Stella Manhattan Bistro

★★★★☆

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We held our wedding rehearsal dinner at Stella Maris and everything was perfect. The prices were extremely reasonable, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the restaurant itself looked beautiful. The staff was very accommodating and easy to work with. I don't understand why they're not more crowded, because it's a really good value for Manhattan and a really great place! We'll definitely be coming back for dinner.

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★★★★★

We held our wedding rehearsal dinner at Stella Maris and everything was perfect. The prices were extremely reasonable, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the restaurant itself looked beautiful. The staff was very accommodating and easy to work with. I don't understand why they're not more crowded, because it's a really good value for Manhattan and a really great place! We'll definitely be coming back for dinner.

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I have never had a bad experience with Stella which is certainly why I find myself coming back so often. My most recent visit I tried something different - the roasted half chicken provencal - it was delicious!

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★★★★★

I have never had a bad experience with Stella which is certainly why I find myself coming back so often. My most recent visit I tried something different - the roasted half chicken provencal - it was delicious!

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I really enjoy coming to Stella's whether its for dinner or drinks during happy hour. They have a great Caesar salad and the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce is amazing for 20 bucks. Service is top notch

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★★★★★

I really enjoy coming to Stella's whether its for dinner or drinks during happy hour. They have a great Caesar salad and the skirt steak with chimichurri sauce is amazing for 20 bucks. Service is top notch

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Stella Manhattan has come a long way. Came here for the first time in over a year last week. The food was outstanding and so fresh. Ambiance is chic but not pretentious. I can assure you I won't be waiting that long again to come back!

2
★★★★★

Stella Manhattan has come a long way. Came here for the first time in over a year last week. The food was outstanding and so fresh. Ambiance is chic but not pretentious. I can assure you I won't be waiting that long again to come back!

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Recently visited Stella after 2 years, the new menu was delicious and the staff was great. I had a great exoerience and will come back soon!

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★★★★★

Recently visited Stella after 2 years, the new menu was delicious and the staff was great. I had a great exoerience and will come back soon!

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love this downtown spot i was just there last week with my family...i felt at home, food is amazing they have a chef that really knows what shes doin...incredible service, nice atmosphere..i especially loved the steak frites w bearnaise sauce!!!!!will def be back many more times

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★★★★★

love this downtown spot i was just there last week with my family...i felt at home, food is amazing they have a chef that really knows what shes doin...incredible service, nice atmosphere..i especially loved the steak frites w bearnaise sauce!!!!!will def be back many more times

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I've been dropping sporadically for the last 6 months and I must say the food is FANTASTIC. We've never had a bad meal there. The raw bar is great; they make great fresh cheese puffs; and the entrees are imaginative and outstanding. Even their weekend brunch menu is great. Attentive service and reasonably priced for Manhattan. A MUST for anyone in the Seaport area!!!

2
★★★★★

I've been dropping sporadically for the last 6 months and I must say the food is FANTASTIC. We've never had a bad meal there. The raw bar is great; they make great fresh cheese puffs; and the entrees are imaginative and outstanding. Even their weekend brunch menu is great. Attentive service and reasonably priced for Manhattan. A MUST for anyone in the Seaport area!!!

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I live and work downtown and have been there before and keept coming back for their incredible seafood and fish dishes...but they now renovated the entire place and looks trendy... congrats to whom hire the bartenders

2
★★★★★

I live and work downtown and have been there before and keept coming back for their incredible seafood and fish dishes...but they now renovated the entire place and looks trendy... congrats to whom hire the bartenders

Pros: amazing food, friendly service

Cons: could get crowded on weekends

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i dont know how anyone can write a bad review of this great restaurant, excellent food and fast friendly service with a seasonal menu what more can you ask for.if you go there and the paella is on the menu you have to try it it's the best ive had since leaving spain.well done guys great restaurant!

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★★★★★

i dont know how anyone can write a bad review of this great restaurant, excellent food and fast friendly service with a seasonal menu what more can you ask for.if you go there and the paella is on the menu you have to try it it's the best ive had since leaving spain.well done guys great restaurant!

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We live right upstairs and come here probably 3 times a week for drinks and/or dinner. We have never once in the last year of going had a bad experience, the place is fantastic! We are always treated fantastic and always get excellent service - not to mention excellent meals. Our server always gives us the scoop on what is on special and it is always fantastic! Fried Brie? Does it get any better than this? LOVE it!

2
★★★★★

We live right upstairs and come here probably 3 times a week for drinks and/or dinner. We have never once in the last year of going had a bad experience, the place is fantastic! We are always treated fantastic and always get excellent service - not to mention excellent meals. Our server always gives us the scoop on what is on special and it is always fantastic! Fried Brie? Does it get any better than this? LOVE it!

Pros: Scallops, Raw Bar, Sunday Brunch, Great Specials

Cons: None in nearly 100 x's of going!

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Great seafood. Professional service. Delightful in the summer to sit out on the sidewalk in Front street and enjoy their appetizers, raw bar and some crisp white wine. The wine list could use more affordable options. There was a pushy hostess who isn't around much anymore; she was often pushing the meat dishes for some reason, but we have preferred the seafood.
The chowder, fries and fish dishes are favorites.

2
★★★★☆

Great seafood. Professional service. Delightful in the summer to sit out on the sidewalk in Front street and enjoy their appetizers, raw bar and some crisp white wine. The wine list could use more affordable options. There was a pushy hostess who isn't around much anymore; she was often pushing the meat dishes for some reason, but we have preferred the seafood.
The chowder, fries and fish dishes are favorites.

Pros: Great seafood

Cons: high priced wine list

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I went to Stella Maris for the first time this week. The restaurant was recommended to me by some friends. I had an amazing experience. I am usually not a wine drinker but the waiters suggestion made it hard to refuse and i am glad i didn't it was a great white wine very light and fruity (can't remember the name). For dinner i had the scallops which were sooooo delicious and huge. My fiancee had the Boneless ribs they were so tender. I highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. I will definitely be back.

2
★★★★★

I went to Stella Maris for the first time this week. The restaurant was recommended to me by some friends. I had an amazing experience. I am usually not a wine drinker but the waiters suggestion made it hard to refuse and i am glad i didn't it was a great white wine very light and fruity (can't remember the name). For dinner i had the scallops which were sooooo delicious and huge. My fiancee had the Boneless ribs they were so tender. I highly recommend this restaurant. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. I will definitely be back.

Pros: food

Cons: i didn't try this place sooner!!!

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The food was horrendous and the service was horrible. They over charge for such horrible food and service. I would rather have gone to burger king, they are friendlier there. The place felt cold and the manager seemed too proud as if we were being looked down upon. The place was empty but it takes a long time for the waiters to even come our way. The review before when they say the owner comes to greet is false. They seem to proud for their own good. In all, I had a horrible time there. I will never step foot in there again. Worst place in NYC.

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★☆☆☆☆

The food was horrendous and the service was horrible. They over charge for such horrible food and service. I would rather have gone to burger king, they are friendlier there. The place felt cold and the manager seemed too proud as if we were being looked down upon. The place was empty but it takes a long time for the waiters to even come our way. The review before when they say the owner comes to greet is false. They seem to proud for their own good. In all, I had a horrible time there. I will never step foot in there again. Worst place in NYC.

Pros: none

Cons: everything.

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I just moved here and it's not my first time with Irish food. The food was ok...but no where near as good as my usual. the waiter was very slow (and it wasn't that crowded). I explained to him that the person I was with was allergic to onions and he forgot on one of the dishes to tell us that there were onions. When we got the dish...we told the waiter about the problem and he said it was his fault, the kitchen screwed it up...but then didn't do anything about it. Not very accommodating...didn't try and make things right.

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★★☆☆☆

I just moved here and it's not my first time with Irish food. The food was ok...but no where near as good as my usual. the waiter was very slow (and it wasn't that crowded). I explained to him that the person I was with was allergic to onions and he forgot on one of the dishes to tell us that there were onions. When we got the dish...we told the waiter about the problem and he said it was his fault, the kitchen screwed it up...but then didn't do anything about it. Not very accommodating...didn't try and make things right.

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My new fave spot in the Financial District. Had the steak which was fab and for lunch a few weeks after tried the burger which I was told is organic (loved it!) and oysters. The salads and soups were good as well.

Looks like a decent selection of wines as well although I am not a big fan ... loved the beer, they had some nice ones on tap.

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★★★★★

My new fave spot in the Financial District. Had the steak which was fab and for lunch a few weeks after tried the burger which I was told is organic (loved it!) and oysters. The salads and soups were good as well.

Looks like a decent selection of wines as well although I am not a big fan ... loved the beer, they had some nice ones on tap.

Pros: Great selection on the menu; excellent beers; oysters were fab!

Cons: Crowded on weekdays but worth the wait

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Stella Maris is the perfect sized restaurant that provides warmth and intimacy. Charming, the owners seem to take care and time in chatting with the customers. Have been here on numerous occasions and the food has never disappointed. The bar provides a great atmosphere for mingling but sizeable enough for impromptu dining. With so many eating establishments to choose from, it's refreshing to find one that is unpretentious and lacking the "dramas" of other places of equal size. I am definitely a fan and urge others to check this place out as well. You won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

Stella Maris is the perfect sized restaurant that provides warmth and intimacy. Charming, the owners seem to take care and time in chatting with the customers. Have been here on numerous occasions and the food has never disappointed. The bar provides a great atmosphere for mingling but sizeable enough for impromptu dining. With so many eating establishments to choose from, it's refreshing to find one that is unpretentious and lacking the "dramas" of other places of equal size. I am definitely a fan and urge others to check this place out as well. You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Down-to-earth yet delicious food; great drinks selection.

Cons: The parking but I don't drive.

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I really don't see what the big deal is. Unless there is another one out there. This one by the Seaport is not all that. I've had better Scottish food at a pub joint. I ordered the chicken and it was flavorless and bland cost almost $20. The oysters we're grainy. Overall, not a great experience!

1
★★☆☆☆

I really don't see what the big deal is. Unless there is another one out there. This one by the Seaport is not all that. I've had better Scottish food at a pub joint. I ordered the chicken and it was flavorless and bland cost almost $20. The oysters we're grainy. Overall, not a great experience!

Cons: food, no flavor at all whatsoever

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It was ok. I didn't like the music and emptyness when we were there. I hated the burger bun. Beer tap is a good selection. I would go there for after hour drinks but not food though.

1
★★☆☆☆

It was ok. I didn't like the music and emptyness when we were there. I hated the burger bun. Beer tap is a good selection. I would go there for after hour drinks but not food though.

Pros: Ok but not great

Cons: bad parking

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bad choice, the last review must have written by the owner itself. went there with freinds after seeing the review, hopeless....

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★☆☆☆☆

bad choice, the last review must have written by the owner itself. went there with freinds after seeing the review, hopeless....

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This last review is ridiculous, obviously written by someone with a very personal issue with this place. I have been to Stella Maris several times for happy hour with co-workers and have always been greeted by hostess, then manager, then the owners themselves--who couldn't be nicer people. Arrogant?? You won't find that here. The raw bar is wonderful, the wine and suggestions are always great. As far as dinner, I've only had the steak which was outstanding. This is a really great spot for after-work drinks/apps, a good crowd & lively music, like the relaxed but classic decor as well. Again, staff has always been wonderful to our crew.

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★★★★★

This last review is ridiculous, obviously written by someone with a very personal issue with this place. I have been to Stella Maris several times for happy hour with co-workers and have always been greeted by hostess, then manager, then the owners themselves--who couldn't be nicer people. Arrogant?? You won't find that here. The raw bar is wonderful, the wine and suggestions are always great. As far as dinner, I've only had the steak which was outstanding. This is a really great spot for after-work drinks/apps, a good crowd & lively music, like the relaxed but classic decor as well. Again, staff has always been wonderful to our crew.

Pros: Very friendly staff, raw bar, all of the food, good wine.

Cons: haven't found one yet.

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Bad experiance, bad service, bad vibe, got sick. too expensive. arrogant service.....arrogant owners. bad food..double charged us and not a freindly place. my 3 year old can pour a better guinese than they do. nothing is good.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Bad experiance, bad service, bad vibe, got sick. too expensive. arrogant service.....arrogant owners. bad food..double charged us and not a freindly place. my 3 year old can pour a better guinese than they do. nothing is good.

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The finacial districts best kept secret. The Steak Frites is mind blowing and the service is phenominal! Great quiet location is great for couples!

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★★★★★

The finacial districts best kept secret. The Steak Frites is mind blowing and the service is phenominal! Great quiet location is great for couples!

Pros: FOOD & SERVICE

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Went there for the first time last night. We were a small party of five, and were seated promptly. We started off with fresh oysters, and other little appetizers. I had the arugula and broccoli soup. For entree I ordered the lamb dish, medium rare. It was lamb done right, I would highly recommend this dish. Lots of choices on the drink menu as well. Very nice decor and comfortable lighting. Definitely would go back there and try out the other dishes I missed.

2
★★★★★

Went there for the first time last night. We were a small party of five, and were seated promptly. We started off with fresh oysters, and other little appetizers. I had the arugula and broccoli soup. For entree I ordered the lamb dish, medium rare. It was lamb done right, I would highly recommend this dish. Lots of choices on the drink menu as well. Very nice decor and comfortable lighting. Definitely would go back there and try out the other dishes I missed.

Pros: Friendly staff and very comfortable setting

Cons: Maybe a little bit pricey

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Glad to see more and more restaurants are opening up in the Financial District and the Seaport area. I've been frequenting Stella Maris for the past few months now since moving this way downtown. Had regrets before but not now as downtown is growing and its much more sedate ... anyways on to the food ... Ecstatic that Stella Maris' chef decided to include fish 'n' chips on the menu, one of the best treats on the menu. Not a big burger fan, but tried theirs for the first time and liked it especially as it is a nice-sized portion.

Other observations: Service is just as good as before, attentive staff which is always a plus and a good beer and wine selection. Music selection could still use a little bit of a tune-up though.

2
★★★★★

Glad to see more and more restaurants are opening up in the Financial District and the Seaport area. I've been frequenting Stella Maris for the past few months now since moving this way downtown. Had regrets before but not now as downtown is growing and its much more sedate ... anyways on to the food ... Ecstatic that Stella Maris' chef decided to include fish 'n' chips on the menu, one of the best treats on the menu. Not a big burger fan, but tried theirs for the first time and liked it especially as it is a nice-sized portion.

Other observations: Service is just as good as before, attentive staff which is always a plus and a good beer and wine selection. Music selection could still use a little bit of a tune-up though.

Pros: "Comfort" type food, just hits the spot after a hard day of work

Cons: None

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Our office is right around the block from Stella Maris, so we go there a lot for lunch. It's great for a nice glass of wine and a light lunch. Their burgers look amazing, though I haven't tried them, and they have a really nice wine list. This is a wonderful little spot and the staff are really friendly and nice.

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★★★★★

Our office is right around the block from Stella Maris, so we go there a lot for lunch. It's great for a nice glass of wine and a light lunch. Their burgers look amazing, though I haven't tried them, and they have a really nice wine list. This is a wonderful little spot and the staff are really friendly and nice.

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I went down to ?historic Front Street? Honestly I normally wouldn?t go down in this neighborhood, but I happened to be down there. This street, which is the new it place took over? now that the fish market is gone. The whole street has been renovated!!! It is absolutely lovely. You feel like you are in a little village somewhere in Maine or Cape Cod, only for one block!!! Anyways I meandered up and down the street and I finally decided to go into Stella Marris!!! From the second we walked in we were greeted and treated as if we were in someone?s home. Everyone from the host to the bartender to the bussers were beyond nice and pleasant. The food was fantastic and very reasonable, the signature drinks were outrageous, but most of all it was a memorable experience. Someone who would never go downtown.. I will go back!

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★★★☆☆

I went down to ?historic Front Street? Honestly I normally wouldn?t go down in this neighborhood, but I happened to be down there. This street, which is the new it place took over? now that the fish market is gone. The whole street has been renovated!!! It is absolutely lovely. You feel like you are in a little village somewhere in Maine or Cape Cod, only for one block!!! Anyways I meandered up and down the street and I finally decided to go into Stella Marris!!! From the second we walked in we were greeted and treated as if we were in someone?s home. Everyone from the host to the bartender to the bussers were beyond nice and pleasant. The food was fantastic and very reasonable, the signature drinks were outrageous, but most of all it was a memorable experience. Someone who would never go downtown.. I will go back!

Pros: very hospitable

Cons: none

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My wife and I went to Stella Maris on the day it opened its doors for brunch a couple of weeks ago. We were very pleasantly surprised to find such a gem amongst the sub-par local eateries in the financial /seaport neighborhoods. The food was beautifully prepared and served piping hot. One of the owners explained that they try to use organic ingredients whenever possible and we could really taste the difference in the quality and taste of the food. Aside from the food, the wait staff is really friendly and very attentive. The decor is sleek and modern and very comfortable. I highly recommend Stella Maris. Stella!

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★★★★★

My wife and I went to Stella Maris on the day it opened its doors for brunch a couple of weeks ago. We were very pleasantly surprised to find such a gem amongst the sub-par local eateries in the financial /seaport neighborhoods. The food was beautifully prepared and served piping hot. One of the owners explained that they try to use organic ingredients whenever possible and we could really taste the difference in the quality and taste of the food. Aside from the food, the wait staff is really friendly and very attentive. The decor is sleek and modern and very comfortable. I highly recommend Stella Maris. Stella!

Pros: Food, Service, Decor, Great Seaport Restaurant

Cons: none

 

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