If you've been looking for a hotspot for cocktails and late night bites, look no further. Stellar Dallas is quite the posh place to see and be seen while enjoying cleverly named drinks and memorable sharable dishes.
Upon arriving at Stellar, located right on bustling Henderson Avenue, I instantly fell in love with the adorable view from the outside, and the stunning mid-century modern decor inside. I found all of my favorite colors (minus pink)and textures throughout the space and instantly noticed a few of my favorite food items on the menu. Naturally, I was excited to see what lie in store at Stellar.
It's Dallas, so of course, there were cocktails to begin. The quirky names and lengthy ingredient list made for a fun few minutes of menu reading. Keep in mind, CRAFT cocktails do take a few minutes to make (this ain't your college bar), so hold your pretty little horses for a minute, your delicious fancy drinks will be out soon enough, k? :) The "Word from the Bird" and the "What's Buzzin' Cuzzin" were big hits at our table, crafted to perfection. Off to a fab start while we waited for our grub. Obvi.
The food menu at Stellar felt exciting yet familiar, with modern American interpretations of classic dishes. The mussels weren't available on our visit, so we opted to start by splitting the Texas poutine (y'all know I can't pass up anything mentioning queso). Other shareables include duck wings, carpaccio, calamari, and edamame hummus. There are a handful of handhelds, salads, and just a couple entree-sized specialties. The Lobster Mac and Cheese, made with tortellini pasta and an absolutely perfect poblano pepper mornay sauce absolutely stole the show. Even if you just want to split it like we did, don't miss this fabulous dish. It'll be going on my list of best dishes I ate this year.
Stellar is in development stages of rolling out some additional menu items soon, so stay tuned.
Stellar Kitchen + Cocktails is open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Stay posh, Dallas!
2810 Henderson Ave
*While our meal was comped, as always, all opinions remain my own.