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cereed007 Oct 21, 2008 07:48 AM

So i just wanted to post about my meal last night. We went to Stella last night to celebrate out anniversary. We did the tasting and shared the wine tasting. everything was AMAZING. i t hink it was the best meal we have had. My fiance is a foodie. It was 7 courses and everyone was incredible. The squash soup and risotto were my favorites. everythng was GREAT! and they brought us out the french toast dessert. That was unbeliveable. Just wanted to pass along my great experience. :)

  1. mrsfury Oct 21, 2008 12:34 PM

    Good to hear! We had an equally wonderful dinner for my birthday.

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    1. re: mrsfury
      kftw Oct 21, 2008 03:35 PM

      Glad to read both of your comments. We have reservations for Christmas Eve and some of the reviews had me second guessing my choice.

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        mikek Oct 21, 2008 05:19 PM

        I have had three meals that were nothing short of extraordinary, from the amuse bouche to the service.

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      zin1953 Oct 21, 2008 05:27 PM

      Happy Anniversary! Mine was 10/20 as well -- here's our evening: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/566458

      Jason ;^)

      1. Bill Hunt Oct 22, 2008 07:48 PM

        Thanks for the report. That was similar to my experience at Stella! and I'm glad to have a bit of support. This is especially true as some very respected posters and CH's have had differing views. I do not fault their impressions, as I believe that all reported the events exactly as they experienced them. They had poor performances and many levels, and everything was hitting perfectly on my visit.

        I guess that it appears that even a good/great restaurant can have a bad night OTOH, a great restaurant should not have as many "off nights," as the wealth of other posters might indicate.

        I plan to be able to get back to give them another go. My hope is that they will be doing their best that night too, as we had a wonderful experience and would enjoy having another one.

        My post: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/523095


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        1. re: Bill Hunt
          kftw Oct 23, 2008 10:25 AM

          Bill, thank you for adding your comments plus the link to your review. I am now even more comfortable with our choice.


          1. re: kftw
            Bill Hunt Oct 23, 2008 08:31 PM

            Here is my hope that you have an experience similar to ours. When they are on, they seem to be really "on." Still, other respected posters have not been as fortunate. Please report back and my fingers are all X'ed.


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          wadelit Nov 3, 2008 02:14 PM

          My wife and I went to Stella for our 25th anniversary and it was nothing short of spectacular. The food and service were perfect. For my $, it is the best restaurant in New Orleans.

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            chickstein Nov 10, 2008 01:00 PM

            I dined there about a month ago and thought it was magnificent. The food, the service and the wine. YUM!

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