Cafe Stella, a hip, heavenly bistro at Sunset Junction (the corner of Sanborn Avenue) attracts Silverlake and Los Feliz tastemakers with its spot-on classic French fare, romantic atmosphere, and funky yet pulled-together wait staff. Go for the sure-bets like steak au poivre and escargots, though don’t overlook the Niman Ranch pork chop, braised short ribs, or sautéed salmon with mustard and herb butter. Desserts go beyond satisfying, if you have room enough for them at the end of your sumptuous first courses. It’s rare that there’s a spare table waiting for you, so make your reservations in advance. Star-gazers and third-daters, take note: there’s a dreamy, candlelit patio to rival any in Los Angeles. Once through, the strolling at Sunset Junction is entertaining – as is the leather apparel and fetish store across the street.