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1032 Chartres St. (Ursulines St.) Send to Phone
Chef-owner Scott Boswell’s Stella! offers one of the most consistently elegant fine dining experiences in New Orleans.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Stella! Restaurant Review

: Stella! is one of the most sought-after fine dining experiences in the city. Constantly refining his cooking, chef-owner Scott Boswell, a Louisiana native, has traveled the planet absorbing culinary influences. He stays on top of a daily changing menu with his combination of razzle-dazzle and fusion flavors. His derring-do almost always pays off, as with the audacious duck five ways or caramelized escargots under savory lavender meringues. The four-course fixed-price menu is a good way to go, or for more extensive explorations, there’s a seven-course chef’s tasting menu. One might encounter cochon de lait confit with chestnuts and cider reduction, or black cod cured in miso and white soy with fresh wasabi root and yuzu, showing a Japanese influence. Specialized caviars are priced from $100 to $300 per 50-gram serving. Among the frequently changing desserts, try the bananas Foster french toast. Thoughtfully constructed and constantly evolving, the wine list offers choices that range in price, region and type. Stella!’s main room at the rear is fine dining formal; service is proper but friendly. The restaurant's name, of course, references one of the two female characters from Tennessee Williams' New Orleans-based play, "A Streetcar Named Desire.”

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Stella was Stellar
by InPepInnovations on Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:22 am
Although we did not have reservations (although we thought that we had), the table, food and service were exceptional.

We had the 7 course tasting menu and although one could have quibbled about the pairings, overall the meal was wonderful. A discussion with the sommelier about the pairings was most enjoyable and the bill was adjusted to reflect the perhaps poor choices of wines in some cases. Now that is listening to the client.
The choice of background music was quite appropriate also, a fact often ignored by restaurants.

We heartily recommend Stella to those who are true gourmets.
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