Last updated on May 21st, 2021 at 02:31 pm
At Burkett Restaurant Equipment we are very grateful to our loyal customers. Every month, we select one of our many favorite restaurants to let our readers know a little more about a delicious place to eat. This month, we are spotlighting Stella’s Restaurant and Bar in the two-story Historic Centennial Building in uptown Perrysburg. The visual appeal of Stella’s, coupled with their innovative menu, live music on the weekends, and extensive wine and cocktail selection makes the dining experience at Stella’s complete.
Are you in the mood to sip on a delicious cocktail and nibble on Baked Brie en Croute with your friends on a Friday night? Stella’s first floor bar and cozy dining area offer the perfect atmosphere to do just that. The open view into the kitchen also lets you watch the amazing culinary team in action. It is a truly exhilarating feeling. If you desire a more quiet and intimate meal, follow the hand blown glass flowers along the oak staircase to the second floor for truly remarkable dining experience.
“Our larger second floor dining room overlooks Louisiana Avenue and is accented in deep red and black colors accompanied by rich red oak banisters and tables with padded oak chairs and carpeted floor. Our third floor Mezzanine gives a fantastic view of the second floor and the cascading glass ménage descending from the ceiling.”~ Stella’s Restaurant & Bar
There is no question that we were obviously impressed with the decor, but a great restaurant is also defined by their innovative menu, attention to detail, and high quality ingredients. We were not let down. We were seated within a few minutes of our reservation and were quickly attended to by our waitress. After discussing our appetizer choice with our waitress and then with each other, we agreed to the Baked Brie en Croute. The warm creamy Brie cheese with cantaloupe wedges and crackers was a breath of fresh air on a cold winter’s day. After completing the Brie, our waitress brought out the fresh baked bread and herb infused butter- I seriously could have eaten a dozen of them! Since we love Brie, ordering the appetizer was rather easy. When it came to ordering our dinner on the other hand, we had a really hard time deciding from the many tantalizing options available. In the end, I had the Cedar Plank Walleye with Roasted Vegetables and my husband had the Petite New Yorker. I lost track of the number of times my husband put a bite of the steak in his mouth and exclaimed that the New Yorker was the best he’s ever had. Both entrees were cooked and seasoned to perfection. After the Brie, the bread and butter, the salad, and the Walleye with vegetables I wasn’t sure I still had room for dessert, but when I saw the creme brulee offered three ways I could not pass up on it! The three flavors of creme brulee change weekly. The day we were there, the options were mint, orange, and pineapple. While they made an odd combination, the creme brulee was perfectly executed and left us literally scrapping our dishes to get out every last lick of that heavenly goodness. We were thoroughly impressed with our meal.
To set the mood, live entertainment is provided Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, starting with light jazz instrumentals of saxophone, keyboard and guitar, combined later in the evening with live – and lively – vocals on the first floor.
Our dining experience at Stella’s was truly exquisite! We highly recommend checking out Stella’s Restaurant and Bar the next time you are in Northwest Ohio. Eating at Stella’s is like dining at an upscale restaurant in New York City but a little closer to home. They are open Monday thru Saturday at 11 am. While they are closed on Sunday, the entire restaurant is available for private parties. I can just imagine how beautiful a wedding would be there! For all you gentleman looking for a romantic place to take your significant other for Valentine’s Day- Stella’s will knock it out of the park for you- We guarantee it!
104 Louisiana Ave, Perrysburg, OH 43551