Café Stella

French in Silver Lake & Echo Park

Boho-spirited Stella is a cloud of clinking glasses and red wine under a tented patio that rambles into a nostalgic dining room. Service can be a little hit-and-miss (especially on busy weekends), though the classic bistro fare is usually gorgeous; evening standouts include the steak frites and moules frites.

End the night with an elegant digestif in Stella's secret front bar, entered from Sunset Blvd.