Stella

4.7
735 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Ghost Light Inn’s restaurant, Stella, is inspired by local ingredients from the region’s best farmers and artisans.

The restaurant offers 80 seats with indoor and outdoor tables and private dining spaces for events and gatherings. The outdoor patio displays sweeping views of the riverfront, and these exceptional river views are also a feature of the restaurant's event spaces. The seating is a mix of high-top tables, booths, and outdoor tables.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 735 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DarrylG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ver nice setting along the river. They did outdoor dining very well.

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ChristopherJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

online menu did not match onsite menu. Given poor table when I specified Birthday celebration

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Tony
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Wife and I are foodies and have had our eye on this place for about six months now. Make your reservations early, a couple of weeks in advance. Booked for a good reason.
Beautiful atmosphere, energetic and attentive wait staff, and the food is out of this world! Went for Brunch on a Sunday and definitely coming back for a romantic dinner date on the weekend! Five Stars!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely brunch here after a weekend in New Hope. The food was super delicious and we loved the lemon ricotta pancakes and our cocktails, the pear elderflower and as it should be, were delicious. Tanya our server was so positive and really enhanced our dining experience. Would recommend!

Stella
Responded 6 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipWUFF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great!!!! I miss Jose Graces tho...................

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience for our anniversary! We received two complimentary glasses of champagne and the waitress and staff were the friendliest crew I’ve ever experienced!

Stella
Responded 6 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the champagne and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Nook
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve only eaten here for brunch and will keep coming back. I love the location, the decor and food.

Stella
Responded 6 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the location, decor, and food during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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ErinS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Put in the reservation we were there for a birthday celebration and it was never acknowledged...disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant called us just days before to let us know the chef shifted the menu to a $90/person, multi-course, tasting menu that evening. I was a bit annoyed that they waited so long to tell us because my girlfriend is a tad of a picky eater snd doesn’t eat meat or shellfish. That said, there were some good options for her on the tasting menu so we kept the reservations, mostly because there weren’t many other reservation options available for Valentine’s Day dinner in the area.

When we arrived at Stella, our table was ready. The table was in the middle of a room. Not bod, but not great either. Carli our waitress was very nice and well-intentioned.

The evening was nice, but there were a couple of unexpected, and disappointing service snafus that were a tad frustrating given the price point of the restaurant. These included everything from a cocktail preparation failure to mixing up my girlfriend’s “no shellfish” version of the sea bass special with my “I eat almost anything” version.

Fortunately, I caught the mix up before she ate it! Had she been allergic, and had that mix up, it could’ve been dangerous.

Anyway, all-in-all Stella is a great place. The food was really good and well executed. The team just needs to tighten up their customer service game a bit and run a tighter ship, especially if they want to play ball in a $150-$200/person arena, in a small town like New Hope, PA.

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vipDatenight
Orlando
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining, great service, and possibly the best cheesecake I have ever had! Yum.

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the service and cheesecake during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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AlexR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Fiancé here for Valentines day when they served several courses from a preset menu. We went with the recommended wine pairing which was the right choice. The wine pairings went so well with each dish that we chose. The food was absolutely amazing! The staff was fun and just made our night so enjoyable. We enjoyed how quiet and intimate the space was. Having the view over the river was a huge plus.

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi Alex, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stella is a beautiful restaurant with amazing food and a great atmosphere. I took my girlfriend to Stella for Valentine’s Day dinner. Although the price point was a tad high, the food was delicious. However, you get what you pay for! Worth every penny! The lighting is quite low. It is romantic but at some points I could barely see my date! The optional drink pairing was very good but our drinks were served several minutes before each course arrived. This was less of a pairing and more like “drinks before each course”. Valet parking was quick and efficient. Staff was incredibly friendly and our waiter was kind, knowledgeable, and quick. I would highly recommend Stella for anyone looking to take a significant other out for a special occasion. Thank you to the amazing Stella staff who made our night so special!

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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kshipe143
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was incredible! Our server Abigail was also great! The place is beautiful inside and out with great views. Each course was perfectly paired with wines for Valentine’s day special. Can’t wait to go back and check out the rest of the menu!

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the service and view during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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BethK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stella's is a great brunch spot -the view can't be beat!

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi Beth, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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ColleenM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent brunch..creative and pleasing fare. great setting & attention to all details.

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi Colleen, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Wally
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meal - Brunch
Service was outstanding to a degree. Only had to ask twice for something.
Drinks were very good and had lovely presentation
Food presentation was very nice but hot food was only lukewarm temp and potatoes were cold
Maybe breakfast is not their thing but will try for dinner to see if that's better

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Chel
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about how great this place is. The good is beyond phenomenal, along with the service. You are honestly treated like royalty from the minute you walk in. Can’t wait to go back!

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi Chel, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Eric
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Just wish valet parking was validated or included given difficultly with parking.

Stella
Responded on February 19, 2021

Hi Eric, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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ArlyR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We came in for Saturday brunch. The view and space were absolutely gorgeous, but the food was a little underwhelming. We started with a plate of figs over a ricotta-like cheese and honey, which was good, probably the highlight of the food. My boyfriend ordered the BLT and thought it was just OK (though the chips were really yummy!), and I had the seasonal vegetable bowl - my hopes were high for a farm-to-table restaurant, but it was kind of just the same dried cranberry/apple/feta/vinaigrette salad you can get anywhere, a little bland and definitely disappointing. I got a Bloody Mary with a housemade mix which was FANTASTIC - probably the best I've ever had! Of course the staff was fantastic and super knowledgeable, and maybe how beautiful the space was (and the fact that there's an Iron Chef at the helm) set our expectations a little too high. It might be worth a visit for the atmosphere alone, but I feel like there are more interesting choices for breakfast/brunch in New Hope. I'd definitely be interested in coming back to try out the dinner menu, though!

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vipMichL
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff, food, ambiance were all amazing. The beet salad was so refreshing and even thought there was a small issue with the order, not a huge deal, the manager quickly took care of it. House bread basket didn’t disappoint, we were so full after dinner but desserts looks too good to pass up we took the banana bread pudding to go and was delicious even later that evening. Thanks Stella for a great experience, can’t wait to come back!

Stella
Responded on February 15, 2021

Hi Mich, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, staff, and ambiance during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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Virginia
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Stella is a first class restaurant with the ambiance to match. Worth the trip.

Stella
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi Virginia, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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RichardP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Had a wonderful evening.

Stella
Responded on February 8, 2021

Hi Richard, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipbrad
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff accommodated our early arrival. Food was good and drinks were creative.

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MLGal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a beautiful setting on the river by a large fireplace with dark decorated rich tones and simple yet beautiful lighting and setup. Service was incredible and ambiance was perfection. The price point was typical for a nice brunch spot, especially in a busy town like New Hope. Missing dining for 9 months, this was a great spot to relax inside for the first time in a while.

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vipwinendine
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & view

Stella
Responded on February 2, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, view, and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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taliachava
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service, fast clean, accommodating and friendly. Food was good and atmosphere was fun and perfect for a date or family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant evening food and service was excellent.

Stella
Responded on January 25, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the service and food during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was awesome & very accommodating. Food was excellent.

Stella
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Barbara, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the service and food during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipMarieT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional!
My second visit to Stella. The first was for brunch in December, second was for an anniversary dinner.
Amanda, our server, was a delight.
A perfect place for special occasions!

Stella
Responded on January 25, 2021

Hi Marie, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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mtorp77
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance -romantic. Food was delicious, pricing on higher side. The Goodbye 2020 was an amazing after dinner drink.

Stella
Responded on February 2, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the ambiance, food, and drinks during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husbands Birthday & he’s a chef~ he loves Stellas’ culinary experience

Stella
Responded on February 2, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the culinary experience during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipJenlfried
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful lunch today. Our waitress was friendly and on top of service! We will definitely be back!

Stella
Responded on January 25, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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TraceeM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor seating accommodations were very comfortable even in January! The service was top notch and very friendly. We wish we could have tried everything on the menu, but the few items we did order were absolutely delicious! You can tell the staff and chef take great pride in their offerings.

Stella
Responded on January 25, 2021

Hi Tracee, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the outdoor seating, service, and food during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipJoyM
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a 5+ ambiance. Food was delicious and unique. Great job chef! Ate outdoors and would have liked just a little more tabletop light --- we kept using our phone flashlights to see the beautiful presentation of the food :)

Stella
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Joy, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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VictoriaE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere at Stella, and the creative cuisine. Old standards with just enough of a twist to add interest and taste.

Stella
Responded on January 25, 2021

Hi Victoria, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and food during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I celebrated her bday and it was very enjoyable experience. The service and food was excellent.

Stella
Responded on January 20, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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vipDRWILLIAMW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place!!! Everything was perfect!!

Stella
Responded on January 20, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

I asked for an outside table. We were seated inside at a twosome table near fireplace. It was somewhat isolated. But we should maybe have left to eat outside somewhere else as there was a big table in our room of 12 plus women celebrating a birthday. Loud, no masks, hopefully not a super spreader party.
Waitress was excellent and food very tasty.

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vipNickr
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food flavors were incredibly done. From our drinks to our main to our dessert

Stella
Responded on January 20, 2021

Hi Nick, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, and dessert during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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EliseCosta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great the food was delicious.
I would recommend putting a nice creme de burlee on the desert menu.

Stella
Responded on January 20, 2021

Hi Elise, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit and look forward to seeing you next time you're in New Hope, PA! Stay in touch by following us on social media @StellaNewHope or joining the email list on our website.

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FAQs

Stella offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 740-2691 ext. 2.

Stella is rated 4.7 stars by 735 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.