Agate Alley Bistro
Agate Alley Bistro
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Agate Alley Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agatealley.com/
  • Phone: 5414858887
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Northwest, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Autry
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We primarily offer on and off-site catering through our sister restaurant, Agate Alley’s Laboratory. We specialize in events as small as a private intimate dinner party to a large fully seated Wedding reception. Please contact Toni or Adie to inquire about your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room or back patio may be reserved for private functions. The dining room seats up to 40 guests and the covered back patio seats up to 25 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Schmidt 5414858887
  • Entertainment: Agate Alley offers up local live music on some Saturday evenings in a cozy intimate setting. Please check our website or the local papers for dates and times.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Agate Alley
  • Public Transit: There are many bus stops located nearby to Agate Alley. Please check the Land Transit District website.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Agate Alley has about 6 parking spots located in the alley. There is usually ample off-street parking. The neighboring restaurant has 4 spots which can be used after 4:00 p.m.
A word from Agate Alley Bistro
Agate Alley Bistro is northwest dining, with a touch of Latin and Asian flair, in a warm and inviting atmosphere that compliments the wonderfully quirky community we live in.

We are committed to buying local and organic vegetables, fruits, meats and seafood, and serving them to you with passion, intelligence and gravitas. We proudly serve only the best of the Northwest’s wines and brews. With daily lunch and dinner specials taking full advantage of seasonal harvests, Agate Alley pledges to make your experience exceptional. Join us on weekends for Brunch, too!
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Agate Alley Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Perfect experience
    Mary
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We had an amazing time at Agate Alley. We chose it based on reviews on Open Table and we were not disappointed. I also chose it because of the diversity of the menu - smaller plates, larger plates, great sandwiches and yummy looking pizza - it has something for everyone. The service was fantastic and just right, with just enough service to make us feel taken care of but not too much that we felt overwhelmed by it. They made great suggestions about food and beer. All of us really enjoyed our meals. While we don't live in Eugene and won't go there often, Agate Alley will be our go-to restaurant when we head to Eugene to visit family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last Minute Dinner
    physicsfun
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The day it snowed in Eugene I thought it would be hard to find a place to dine. Agate Alley Bistro was able to accommodate me and my party with no problem. Our server was very friendly and helpful. Despite the restaurant being full, the food came out in a timely manner and was very delicious! I definitely recommend coming here!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My go-to
    Juniper
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Agate Alley's two locations, the Bistro and The Laboratory, are my favorite places to meet up with friends after work for a drink and good food. And they also are my favorites for family dinners out or business lunches. I love the menu, and the wait staff is wonderful. Nobody makes a better Bourbon Renewal. The best!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large group well-accommodated
    Trott
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We had a reservation for six but eventually had almost twice that many for dinner. They were so nice about it. They put us outside. They food came quickly. They kept track of separate checks. We were happy and impressed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Comfortable Place
    OldIrish
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We had an out of town guest that we took to different restaurants during their stay, to get a feel for Eugene. This was our choice on a Friday night and it did not disappoint. Our party had a variety of dinner items from beet salad to the steak special. All were great and service was friendly and efficient. The place was busy, but noise level was low enough you could have an easy conversation over wine and dinner. We recommend as a nice place to have a casual meal in a comfortable surrounding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • insiders know
    meatloafVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    AAB is really a neighborhood with excellent unique food at neighborhood prices. Very good house wine choices. And of course you can't beat the local Eugene brewed beer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • quieter dining option at 6pm??
    Neveragain
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    We made dinner reservations online for 6pm, but were seated in the bar which was quite noisy. Our out-of-town guests popped into the seats, so I was reticent to make a stink and ask to be seated in the dining area. Maybe the restaurant has a policy to not seat in the dining room until the bar is full???? By the time we left, the dining room was filling up. It would have been a much nicer place to visit with our guests. I asked for the check and we headed elsewhere for dessert. Maybe better for lunch rather than dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Mothers Day
    5122013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We know Agate Alley well, so came here for Mothers Day brunch. Food was good as always, staff was pleasant, and also very apologetic for how busy they were. But, they were overwhelmed with Mothers Day. Come here some other time and enjoy a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good experience
    Levi
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We were seated on time. The server took a while to greet us, but it was Mother's Day and the place was packed. The food came out to us in a timely manner, was attractive and hot. We were not rushed. I thought the tables were a bit crowded together and there was not much privacy. But overall...we will come back and try it again. Thank you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first visit to Agate Alley
    RickVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Our first visit to Agate Alley Bistro after visiting their counterpart, the "Laboratory" a few weeks ago. Casual, comfortable decor, with both indoor and outdoor dining. Great menu choices, many offered with chef's local twist, worth a look in itself. Food was very good, excellent taste, nice portion sizes, enough to fill up on the entree so no room for dessert. Here for lunch today, definitely will be back, would like to try the dinner offerings. Drink list with wine, beer, and non-alcoholic choices complements the menu. Service was very good. Only small complaint. We sat in a former outdoor area now enclosed in glass, an area with a few tables, another diner with a rather loud laugh often made it difficult to hear your table mate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Cuisine with a Pacific NW Flair
    ObxkarmaVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    Wanting a dinner that had a Pacific NW twist, we found Agate Alley to be surprisingly inventive in its menu. With entrees like pumpkin enchiladas and butternut crab cakes, beautifully prepared and plated, we knew a highly-skilled chef was lurking in the kitchen. The service was excellent too - our waiter seemed to have flown out from a top Manhattan restaurant for the night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took way too long to get food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Took way too long to get food and it was coldish when we got it. Food was nothing special for the price. Drinks were good but i wouldnt go back. Shouldnt have to wait 50 min for food anywhere in eugene especially since it wasnt that busy. Sad, i had high hopes for the bistro.Also, are those potatoes you use frozen? Or do you have a machine that cuts them all into identical pieces?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent menu well prepared
    1111VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    Excellent menu well prepared and not expensive. We always order the Mushroom pizza with our drinks.Great! We are working our way through the sandwich and entree menus and have yet to order a dud. The food is almost all from local farms and well prepared. We go early before it gets busy and get excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our service and food were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Our service and food were great! However, the portion size and lack of sides included with the meal for the price was very disappointing. Overall, we really like the atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They could use a little more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    They could use a little more imagination with their hamburgers. A little on the dry side. There are a million hamburgers out there. If you're going to offer one, it should be in the outstanding category or take it off the menu. French fries are great. Didn't care for the caramelized onion in the Mac & Cheese. It would be much better without it, in my opinion. The ride and pickup for the basketball games is a neat service, which we appreciate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed a great meal with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    We enjoyed a great meal with a delightful server before a UO basketball game. And it was especially nice, as it was my birthday. Following the meal we were able to ride the Agate Alley shuttle directly to the front door of Matt Knight Arena for the ball game. It was a fun, delicious and easy way to enjoy the meal, the birthday and the ball game.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • could be a great little place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    could be a great little place to go too...they need to play a little more attention too the food
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate