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Stella's

1012 Lafayette St. (Wythe St.) Send to Phone
Greek neighborhood restaurant that’s simultaneously contemporary and classic.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
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Stella's Restaurant Review

: Stella Dikos has returned with this latest iteration of Stella’s (her original restaurant was on Harrison Street, and then there was a subsequent move to Main Street before a five-year hiatus). The Greek/Mediterranean fare, at once rustic and sophisticated, includes grilled octopus; braised lamb shank over noodles with brown butter shank sauce; grilled whole fish; and traditional moussaka and a vegetarian version, its béchamel as comforting as mashed potatoes sheltering shepherd’s pie and with robust layers of fragrant eggplant, artichokes and caramelized onions. Salads burst with freshness and the reddest of tomatoes. For dessert, we suggest a fun twist on tradition like a coffee frappe or chocolate hazelnut baklava from an ever-changing sweets list usually anchored with rice pudding. The place has a soothing hipness, all light woods as if drenched in Santorini sunshine with terra cotta accents. Straw-seated, ladder-back chairs surround the center communal table and banquettes line the small dining room. It fills fast, so make reservations or arrive for weeknight meze ora from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. with Greek wines and beers along with small plates for a song. Speaking of which, you’ll hear Greek music on the sound system while Greek films play out silently on the back wall.

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