Stella

4.7
846 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 and event spaces. The seating is a mix of high-top tables, booths, and outdoor tables.

When making a reservation, please select the table type you are looking for (outdoor or standard/indoor) If you do not see that table type as an option, it is not available per the time slot you choose.



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 846 people are saying
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4.7
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4.8
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melenia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Mother’s Day dinner at Stella very much. We had the roast carrot appetizer and fig appetizer. I felt the figs could’ve used a tiny bit more finesse, but the entrees were excellent — stuffed winter squash and braised short ribs. We enjoyed our drinks and dessert as well — poppy lemon biscuit with lavender infused blueberries and ice cream. Our waitress, Erin, was great — knowledgeable and fun. The outdoor area has roofing and heating, so we were quite cozy despite the chilly rainy weather. We would definitely come back to Stella.

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vipMikePrus
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aside from the great views (even on a cloudy day), the food was great and the service was even better. It was a very nice experience.

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Mike, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, views, 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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vipCandaceD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is absolutely gorgeous and the food was out of the world! Short rib was good (nothing special) but everything else we ate was over the top delish! Best beef tartare I have ever eaten. Spaghetti pie, shrimp and grits (to die for), mushroom pasta, duck, scallops .....even our desserts were amazing (blueberry thing and bread pudding) Will be had to have dinner anywhere else in New Hope!! What a GEM.

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Candace, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, dessert, and atmosphere 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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RichT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful first time experience! Tanya our server was a joy. Food was outstanding. Couldn’t have been happier!

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Rich, 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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Foodfan99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Bread board is a great starter. Short ribs were amazing.

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the bread and ribs 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 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great server. 👍

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

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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vipNancyG
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My family and I went for an early Mothers Day Brunch. The server was wonderful and attentive. The food was excellent. They also made menu changes for a vegetarian which was a beautiful fruit plate. There was a large group of women that didnt know how to use inside voices which made it difficult to hear our own conversation. A nice touch was that not only did we celebrate Mothers Day, they recognized our anniversary with a glass of champagne for my husband and I. Nice touch. Will be back again.

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Nancy, 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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GloriaS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The hostess wasn’t very accommodating with regards to seating requests, but perhaps that’s due to Covid restrictions. Overall, the waitstaff was friendly and attentive—the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Have eaten here once before after they opened. The service was great. We sat outside with beautiful view of the river. The cocktails were overly sweet. Almost every dish had cheese. The cod fish, was drowning in tomato sauce and couscous served in a bowl.My husbands carrot salad, which were whole baby carrots had little flavor. His pork chop was good, and not over cooked, tender. The food overall seems heavy handed.

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vipMichaelC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. We had the carrot appetizer and the figs to start and both were fantastic. The duck was just the right temperature and the risotto was great. Outstanding brioche pudding for dessert. Our waitress was terrific, as was the sommelier.

Stella
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Michael, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, dessert, 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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Quintessential32
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I made a reservation online 2 weeks out and mentioned it was a special occasion, my husband's birthday. We arrived around 11:45am and there was only $20 valet parking available. This was unexpected from the last time we dined there and I went in so my husband could park 2 blocks away at a meter.

I was waiting to be seated when another customer and her party entered behind me and loudly mentioned that she had a reservation, stepped out in front of me and demanded outdoor seating. She was escorted to another area. I was seated at a dark booth table.

I asked the server about outdoor seating and she said it had to be booked in advance by request. I also asked about the parking and she said that The Bucks County Playhouse owned and operated the parking area.

I ordered a Bloody Mary, my husband arrived and we ordered our brunch. Overall the food is delicious but I expected to see fried chicken on the bone with my waffles. Very underwhelming.

Our server was pleasant but very busy and I feel like we had a long wait until our meal arrived. She seemed to notice and at the end of the meal after we declined dessert, brought a small dish of ice cream to toast my husband.

The entire experience was a bit disappointing.

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vipkarhan
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We had great expectations based on what friends had told us. The best thing about this restaurant is the ambience because of the decor and it is located on the Delaware River in New Hope PA. The second best thing about the restaurant, for us, was the dessert. We had the Brioche Bread Pudding; it was outstanding! For the First Course we ordered the Buttermilk Fried Shrimp and the Parisian Gnocchi both of which were very large portions loaded with creaminess and sat like a bomb in our tummies! My husband had the Pan Roasted Day Boat Sea Scallops for the Second Course. They were dry and heavy. I had the Berks County Pekin Duck which I was told the chef prepared on the lightly-cooked side. I asked to have it prepared a "tad" more cooked and wound up with dry, leathery duck that must have been placed on a grill.

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Chris
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and gorgeous views of the water.

Stella
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Chris, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, views, 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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vipJenP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yet again a wonderful dinner at Stella. We brought friends along this time and they agree. From the gnocchi to the carrot salad, spaghetti pie, short ribs, and pork chop - everythng was delicious. Atmosphere is great. Staff is super pleasant. Can't wait to go back.

Stella
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Jen, 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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Rachel
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The summer cocktails were amazing. Outdoor dining on the river is lovely.

Stella
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Rachel, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the drinks and setting 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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vipPawriter
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

At first, our service was a bit slow, which they were very apologetic for. Then they went over and above to make our experience the same. The bread plate was delicious, scallops very good and a delicious sundae to wrap it all up. Location is great. Ask for a window view. You might even catch a glimpse of a crew team rowing up the Delaware.

Stella
Responded 4 days ago

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, dessert, and location 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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PatK
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner with two old friends was enhanced by our choice of Stella's. Our waiter Mike helped with any questions and all from the drinks to dessert was perfect.
It's a beautiful space and the view of the Delaware is magnificent.
I'm sure there was a good reason for the Manager's very casual dress.

Stella
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Pat, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, dessert, 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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vipNEfoodie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covered-heated porch was great for our Birthday dinner! Everything was amazing, from the fresh breads, pesto, & butter plate, to the beautifully presented apps and entrees. Stella is worth the drive if you’re not local!

Stella
Responded on April 30, 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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FredericaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our anniversary dinner was delightful; the wine, the waiter, the flavors. A really special experience to dine at Stella's

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Frederica, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the wine 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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vipKaraR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful restaurant with wonderful views of the river and a deliciously different menu. The service was impeccable

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Kara, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the views 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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Luigi
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for something different. This is the premier place in New Hope. Eclectic surprise with every
Entree. The Black figs were amazing flavors bursting . The service was too.
Will return soon for al fresco.

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Luigi, 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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Seasons52ROCKS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The place is absolutely beautiful. Perfect location. Great menu selection. Our server was awesome, pleasant and approachable. The specialty bread changes all the time and is so amazing. The prices are high for the amount of food you get. The salads and appetizers were delicious; however, my entree, the chicken, was just okay. I wouldn’t get it again. The manager did make amends.

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DebraA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food & service was professional and delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant

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Veronicab
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Booked knowing nothing about the place. Definitely a great choice, service was top notch, food was delicious and our view of the river& bridge set the scene. Bread “basket” & spaghetti pie highly recommended. Perfect birthday dinner spot will try to get back soon.

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vipGaetanR
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been there several times and the restaurant remains constant with the quality of food and service. It’s been a great addition to the New Hope dinning scene.

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Gaetan, 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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PatY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stella's is wonderful!
Great atmosphere, delicious food and great selection of drinks

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Pat, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere, 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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JenniferC
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening. Food very good. Service excellent. Setting just lovely. Bread basket starter was amazing even if pricey

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Jennifer, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and setting 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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JeffG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Atmosphere was unique with lovely views of the Delaware River.The food was disappointing. Example- the beef tartare is served on warm spilt bone exposing the marrow however in doing so it blends that warmth with the tartare which should be served ice cold and exceptionally raw. The result was a brownish mashup that tasted neither of tartare or marrow. The short rib was dry, lacking the typically delicious gravy derived from the braising liquid. I hope the food eventually lives up to the location.

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Ellie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and presented beautifully.

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Ellie, 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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TammyM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our outdoor table had a riverfront view, and our food (dinner) was amazing! It’s definitely on the expensive side, but it’s a nice treat. The short ribs were delicious, and my salmon was even better. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a high quality restaurant with a beautiful atmosphere.

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Tammy, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, view, and atmosphere 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view and great drinks! Perfect place to catchup with a friend.

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the view 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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CarolynL
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for brunch this past Sunday and were seated inside by the beautiful big fireplace. Felt very comfortable as far as social distancing went. The next table seemed nowhere near us. Bloody Mary's were spicy and delicious just the way we like them. Waitress was very attentive and helpful with explanations and recommendations. Food was delicious and atmosphere was beautiful & cozy. Our table enjoyed the Chicken & Waffles, Lemon Ricotta pancakes and the Huevos Rancheros...everything was delicious:)

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Carolyn, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, 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 April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service

Stella
Responded 9 hours ago

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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DaveS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere, delishious food, served with perfect consideration

Stella
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Dave, 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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vipKathleenM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful room and view! The four of us all really enjoyed our meals. Shrimp and grits, spaghetti pie and the salmon were all big hits. Nice wine selection and plenty of space between tables for comfort during pandemic. This was our second visit and we will return!

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Kathleen, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food 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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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good dinner at Stella. Started with the beef tartar which was ok but such an insanely small portion. Don’t get it. The spaghetti pie appetizer was good and surprisingly light but missing an acid component. Just need a touch of lemon zest or something but till tasty though. We got the sea bass and duck as entrees which were both solid but not amazing. Would have loved a little more hazelnut in the risotto with the duck for some flavor and textural contrast. I think there was one hazelnut in the whole dish. Service was super friendly. All in with two apps, two entrees and one of their cheaper bottles of wine plus tip was $200. Lived in NYC for a long time so am ok with smaller portions if the quality meets the price but was hoping for more from dinner tonight.

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Doug
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I honestly don’t even know where to begin with my review of Stella. It sits right on the Delaware River and you have beautiful views of the water both inside and out. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious, from the fresh bread basket to our dessert. I feel like Stella is fairly priced for the meal we had. We will definitely be going back and I’d recommend Stella to anyone looking for a great meal with a beautiful environment.

Stella
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hi Doug, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, 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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NatalieW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything during our visit was exceptional—the food, the drinks, the service. We will be back for sure!

Stella
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Natalie, We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks, 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Stella’s for the first time last weekend for my birthday dinner! My boyfriend and I had such a lovely experience. The atmosphere and design of the space was beautiful. Our table was right next to the fire place, which felt very romantic. Our server Amanda was fantastic. We had the local chicken and short ribs for our entrees and I’ll I can say is 😍 wow!! I was also given a delicious bowl of brown ale ice cream for dessert because I indicated it was my birthday. The service was so incredible. I can’t wait to come back!!

Stella
Responded on April 27, 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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vipTerriM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the freshly sourced food and menu. Our server was excellent. We had a table by the window overlooking the River towards Lambertville. This is the second time in the past month and both times were fantastic.

Stella
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Terri, 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 846 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.