We were there as two couples
We were there as two couples and all of us had a great time. The food was outstanding and the service was friendly, helpful and no intrusive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, but it is especially nice for couples.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for everyday and celebrations
The service is really friendly and informative, which helps if this is your first time looking at the menu. It can get a little loud at times mainly due to the acoustics of the dining areas, so keep that in mind if someone in your party can be hard of hearing. Try to let your server/hostess know.
Save room for desert!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely place with great service
Lovely place with great service and food! We were a little worried about parking, but it was no problem. There are a number of spaces next to the restaurant and a paid lot a short walk away. My wife and my only complaint was the noise level; we wish it was a bit quieter. At times, it was difficult to hear each other. However, we were there around 6 on a Friday night, so the noise is to be expected. Overall, I would recommend! Be sure to save room for the strawberry tart for dessert!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food...BEST steak
Wonderful food...BEST steak I have ever had! Do NOT go on graduation, football game, etc because they don't accomadate to large crowds. I made a reservation a month before graduation weekend and when we got there they put us at a table in the middle of a major walk way. They said they had over booked. Service was horrible and we were there for much longer than needed.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for celebration!
We had my daughters graduation lunch here with a party of 12! Cafe Eccell was very accommodating, the food and service was delightful! You have to have the strawberry kiss to top off the meal.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
More Came Than Planned
Had reservation for 8 and 10 showed up. Quickly accommodated our party without fuss.
Asked if we were eligible for state tax exclusion, which we are.
Polite and attentive service from start to finish.
Good food, prepared and served well.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spectacular restaurant that
Spectacular restaurant that has been a personal and family favorite for years. The menu changes are always welcome surprises, but the quality and taste of the entrees and appetizers never changes. Love this place!
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic food & service. This was our 2nd time here. We have been really pleased with everything we have ordered. We ordered the portabella mushroom appetizer, the seafood linguine, the tuna entree, and for dessert, the chocolate strawberry tart. It was all delicious, well prepared, and beautifully presented, but the dessert is probably the best we have had in College Station. We can't wait to go back.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great and service was awesome. Nothing major, but the ambience on the pics on the website are better than the actual restaurant. A little disappointment. We were there for my son's high school graduation. Everyone enjoyed the food and coffee was amazing.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is not a good place to hold conversation; very noisy.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not been back for 15
I had not been back for 15 years- it was as spectacular as I remembered. I took my family and they thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was a little slow that night, but I still love everything on the menu that I've had so farm. Great find in College Station.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best food in the area!
Be sure to get the grilled veggie appetizer - amazing olive tapenade!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back in town after several
Back in town after several years---as always---delicious meal!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great chocolate strawberry tart
The chocolate strawberry tart was the best dessert I have ever had. That's no exaggeration. Everything about it was great. The shell was crunchy and melted in my mouth, the strawberries were fresh and sweet, and the chocolate was smooth and tasty.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, especially from the dessert menu. I definitely recommend Café Eccell to anyone stopping in College Station. Only downside was how dimly lit the restaurant was.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food selection and character
The special was excellent. Desserts were fantastic as usual.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the convenience of making our reservation on-line. Our table was ready when we walked in the door 5 minutes before our reservation time. The server was friendly, efficient and checked on us just enough to let us know he was aware, but not so much as to be intrusive. I had the Sea Bass which was perfectly cooked and season, another dinner chose the Snapper and was delighted, another had the gourmet grill cheese and tomato basil soup, and another had the Penne Pasta with Chicken with Rosemary Cream Sauce. I must admit I enjoyed a fair amount of the Penne Pasta with Chicken dish, on the ruse that I was trying to figure out the sauce. The Strawberry Tarts were incredible. We can't wait for our next visit!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great A&M find
Visiting for Parent Welcome Weekend and dined at Eccell. We enjoyed ourselves and our meal.. it was nice to see others/assist manager help out the wait staff with drink refills.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for dinner
Food and charm lived up to our memories from our younger days as struggling undergrads. Great ambience and energy. Our waiter was apathetic and often distracted when dealing with us but it did not detract from dinner as a whole to any great degree. All in our group of four were ultimately satisfied.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
real food right off campus
This restaurant was recommended by a bed and breakfast in the area and had many good reviews. We were pleasantly surprised to find a place serving good to excellent quality food not geared to the standard college student's menu. The Mediterranean appetizer was delicious, especially the tzadziki. Our son really wanted fish, which he says is not available anywhere on campus. He loved the salmon entrée. Our pizza was very good although we couldn't find any sausage on it and the crust was a little too soft in the center. Prices were higher than other restaurants but comparable to the difference in food quality. The atmosphere was a bit dark and dreary which made it a challenge to read the menu. No problems with the table service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
date night in Aggieland
Our first visit -can;t believe we waited so long to try this place out. We will definitely be back. Try the strawberry tart - it's the best dessert I have had in College Station! I had barbeque chicken with veggies, hubby had Prime Rib eye steak. Both were perfect!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our table was ready promptly at 7pm on a busy post-game night in Aggieland. We had excellent service with good wine recommendations. The Greek salads and pizzas hit the spot. We always try to find time to hit Cafe Eccell when in College Station if time allows.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
great spot away from college scene
great variety of menu items, pizza, seafood & sandwiches. if you are looking to get out of the patio college bar scene after the game or just have a nice meal in college station them this is the place.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM