The Stella Steakhouse Opens In Rathmines

By Robert McHugh
The Stella Steakhouse Opens In Rathmines

Press Up Group has announced the opening of the Stella Steakhouse in Rathmines.

Previously home to the Stella Diner, the 60 seat restaurant will complement the Stella Cinema and Stella Cocktail Club which are in the same protected building.

The restaurant aims to transport customers back to 1920s New York, where many of the world’s most famous steakhouses were born around the city’s theatre district as prohibition-era speakeasies, becoming popular after-show hangouts for celebrities and gangsters alike.

Robata Grill

A long pewter topped counter runs down the right side of the room, overlooking the Robata grill and chefs at work.

Guests can select their choice of cut, from Picanha or fillet, to Côte de boeuf to share, and enjoy to their liking with an array of sauces and sides.


Beef is sourced from artisan butcher John Stone, purveyors of dry aged beef from Ballymahon, County Longford.

Daily Specials

Customers will be encouraged to watch out for daily chalkboard specials, which will highlight a selection of cuts from abroad, including Australian wagyu and grass-fed beef from New Zealand, authentic Japanese wagyu, Uruguayan grain fed beef and prime cuts from Creekstone farm in Arkansas, USA.

Although is is a steakhouse, there are other dishes to choose from, including an array of seafood starters and mains, fresh pastas and desserts.

'Simplistic, Balanced And Elegant'

The back bar features bespoke metal detailing created by expert metal craft workers, whilst leather booths surround the room, set against scalloped detailed walnut wood panelling.

The drinks menu includes wine and classic cocktails that aim to be "simplistic, balanced and elegant."

Classic cocktails are made with slight modern twists, such as the house Gimlet created using homemade lime cordial, and the signature New York Sour with apple brandy, topped with a rich tawny port.