Engaged staff, proud of their venue
The first thing you notice is the crisp wait staff who are engaged and proud of their venue. You'd almost guess they had ownership interest. This carries through to the order taking where they can describe in detail and with enthusiasm every item on the menu. I hate it when wait staff can't describe a dish or tell you "oh, that's not my favorite" You'll see none of that at Eclectic. Drinks were generous pous and well made and brought our quickly. The food was served quickly and made well. I have returned several times with small groups and large parties and have had consistent experience each time.
3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were greeted and seated
We were greeted and seated in a friendly and timely manner. Our waiter was kind, polite and interested in answering all our questions. He took our orders and attended to us just as we would hope. The food was very good. We really couldn't have asked for more.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a keeper
Our waitress was attentive and amiable. The food was great (to die for). You must try the Lobster Ravioli with crab cakes and calamari steak. Killer dish. I will refer this restaurant to my friends and look forward to return.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was great, service was
Food was great, service was great - had an excellent evening.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our server Daniel was handsome
Our server Daniel was handsome and attentive and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Beef stroganoff was delicious.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved this find in, yes, very
Loved this find in, yes, very eclectic Nirth Hollywood. The food was delicious and as the name implies the menu offered a wide variety. Definitely will return when opportunity arises. The service was great with a well mannered server -a real treat!
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local restaurant
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Expected restaurant to be crowded on a Sat evening, but it wasn't. Folks you are missing a great place for dinner! Lack of crowd allowed us to stay a little longer (much appreciated) & talk. Oysters were decilious + desert yummie. Only drawback for me was no valet service, but short walk to alley parking was not a problem.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a good solid restaurant in a sea of mediocrity. I have been bringing people here for years and we have always enjoyed it. This is not a foodie restaurant but you'll always have a good meal in a pleasant atmosphere and have good service for a good price.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neighborhood treasure, but
A neighborhood treasure, but worth a drive to even if one doesn't live in the neighborhood!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
APPETIZERS TO DINE ON!!
They have the very, VERY BEST APPETIZERS!!
It is imposable for me to chose from all the MAGNIFICENT appetizers. So I get three (3) or four (4) and then usually take some of my dinner home. On this occasion since I was alone I made a meal out of JUST appetizers. WONDERFUL!!!
The service is TERRIFIC!! DELIGHTFUL STAFF!! They are attentive without being hovering. Worn & Friendly. The bar tender had the GREATEST scene of HUMOR which always enhance the meal.
The Eclectic is in the middle of The Theater area of North Hollywood so is a LOVELY place to eat and only park once. People can dine on the Street area and watch the passer by.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm steak salad...
Mmmm....so good! Saw it on Yelp, and had to try it! This is a somewhat cozy gastropub/bar/restaurant... We walked over after seeing a movie. Service was great, food was fresh...and I'd be happy to go back if in the neighborhood again. My husband didn't get what he ordered, but he ate it anyhow, as he was hungry.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mothers Day Brunch
The Eclectic has always been one of our favorite restaurants for a variety of reasons, so we booked a family gathering for Mothers Day. They did not let us down. Food was great and our waitress was top notch. I found it curious that their Mothers Day Brunch did not include champagne like their normal brunches do, but the add was a fair one price-wise. I noticed it appears the restaurant is changing owners. I hope the new ones present the same level of good food and service. It's a neighborhood gem for us and we'd like it to stay that way!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
yay, it's open past 10!!
There seem to be few places in the valley open past 10pm. This was a great find! The fried cauliflower on the latenight menu was amazing!
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I dined here before a performance at El Portal Theater. 6:00 on a Saturday night was rather quiet, though it livened up by the time we left. Service was excellent right from the front door till we left. Mixed drinks and wine list were top notch. Food was good for the price paid (very reasonable).
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small bites big taste
It was only our second time at Eclectic.
The first was just with my wife after a business trip, second we took the kids.
The food, the wine, the atmosphere on both occasions were great.
We'll be back again and again.
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great before a play @ Anteaus
Service was very good - had plenty of time to eat before the show. Bread with olive oil yummy with the mojito special of the day. Ribs & burger wonderful. Chocolate mousse was grainy. Will return.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dining
We had a wonderful dining experience here. My wife and I had the fish special and it was wonderful. It is easy to get to and the menu has a nice variety. They were very accommodating to our need to get to a show. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bartender made a mean Manhattan
The bartender did a damn good job. My server was attentive yet knew how often to check in, and my food was good. Can't complain. Enjoyable evening.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was wonderful food
Service was wonderful food was delicious I will definitely go back.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food: steak salads,
Delicious food: steak salads, fried wontons. Our server, Rachel, was super-friendly, energetic, accommodating; making our experience first rate.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
NoHo Destination Dining
What a wonderful surprise for our first foray into NoHo. We'd obtained discount theatre tix for a little production nearby, and a quick search for availability on OpenTable yielded this little gem. Really well-prepared dishes, appealingly plated and served by a friendly, efficient serving staff. Very convenient to reasonably-priced public parking as well. The room is well-appointed, with cozy banquettes, and there is sidewalk café-style dining available as well. We'll definitely be returning!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A loyal enthusiast
I've been visiting Eclectic for almost 15 years. By far, the best restaurant in the area. And because it has an "eclectic" menu, it's easy to bring friends -- regardless of their food preferences, there's always something on the menu that will work for anyone.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Return Visit Does Not Disappoint
Finding ourselves once more in the NoHo Theater District, we decided to try The Eclectic again. Our sophomore visit proved to be just as pleasant as the first: well-prepared and beautifully presented fare, served by an attentive, professional staff. What could be bad?
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped in for a bite after
We stopped in for a bite after the theater and the salads were delicious, the service excellent. Since I don't live in the area, I have only been there a couple of times previously, also before or after theater, and recommend this spot for same.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great service.
I have been here multiple times now and keep coming back. Great window seating for people watching with an airy club feel. Food is consistently excellent. Service is typically good.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious but slow to the table
Our group, 5 of us, were here early, 5:30pm for dinner pre-show and enjoyed the lovely touches to the inside. The seating was comfortable & cool, being 100 degrees outside. Our server was friendly & attentive at first, however, the food did take a bit longer than it should to hit the table. We had a lovely Malbec wine we enjoyed with Eclectic's fresh baked bread.
The table went tuna crazy with several of the Tuna Nicoise plates & one Tuna Steak platter. The tuna was seared to perfection as each had ordered. I shared the 'OUT OF THIS WORLD' short ribs & didn't want that plate to end. We also had the goat cheese, pine nut salad that was absolutely delightful. Lovely time, lovely place, great experience.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Early Sunday Dinner!
I had no idea this spot would be so charming, and I definitely had no idea the food would be so great. I made the reservation because it was close to a playhouse my group was seeing a show at later on in the evening. Our server, Dana, was knowledgeable and friendly but not in an overbearing way. As a foodie, I appreciated her demeanor and friendliness. I will definitely be back on a busier night to check out the "scene", since I already know the food is a treasure box full of hidden gems. Seriously, I work at a 5 star restaurant, and your Mushroom Risotto and Signature cocktails gave my spot a run for its money without the pretentious vibe. Love this place!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for dining in the NoHo theatre district. Very sensitive for pre theatre rush order. As the name implies, Eclectic menu for all tastes and good drink menu as well.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noho's best wine bar
I have been here repeatedly for their free flowing mimosa brunch (favorite) and I have brought my friends from out of town here to bond in a nice quiet spot have some great wina and food. But recently I brought my work team to lunch here. I had never dined at lunch during the week and it was an excellent experience. I think this place is great on the weekends or during the week. Also it is never annoyingly crowded! They run this place well!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
No Ho spot great for dinner or lunch-have been for both. Nice choices for meat eaters and vegetarians alike. We ate outside on the sidewalk on a warm night and it was delightful!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Lovely Birthday Dinner!
I've never been to The Eclectic before but walk by it all the time. Per the suggestion of a friend on where to have my bday dinner, I booked a res here and am so happy that I did!! Our server was super nice and really attentive. She kept wishing me a happy birthday, and I am def one of those people that can't get enough of that. ^.~ She made it a perfect birthday dinner with the great service and friendly smile. In regards to their food, everything was delicious from the Tuna Tartare to the table bread to the Thai Penne with Scallops! My friends ordered pizza, chicken risotto, duck confit salad, chopped salad, and the brochette. Thumbs up from everyone!
The Eclectic topped it off by bringing out a birthday treat with a candle! So sweet!!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM