The corn snack was fabulous. The crab and avocado was under seasoned, the Caesar salad was delicious. The California role was mediocre.
Overpriced and overrated
Birthday dinner, it was a little too loud.
One of us ordered burger and received it 10 minutes before the rest of the party.
My other friends and I ordered Crispy brussels sprouts and kale which is a hot plate but was a room temperature. Complain to a server and got assured that it should be room temperature not hot...little confused because it is listed under Small Plates Hot on your menu.
The decor of this restaurant is modern, new and very nice. The service was OK.
I will come back to try something else. It is a little nice neighborhood restaurant.
Kale salad was delicious
Very good food! Bone marrow tacos!!
Very good service from beginning to end. Waiter did nice job of describing the menu items, being attentive to needs and advising when food was about ready.
Diverse selection of unusual small plates - encouraged by waiter to share. Brussels sprouts salad very good and plentiful.
The salmon was a bit over cooked. Prawns well prepared, tasty. Apple bread pudding dessert tasty but too heavy on the bread - more apple needed.
E&O does not disappoint. Some tips for the beginners:
1. Use open table or call the restaurant directly to book a reservation
2. Use valet - they are kind, professional and quick
3. If you have only two in your party you may be able to be seated at the bar directly (ask)
4. Book the back room for private parties or for more public gatherings consider a hightop by the bar - it's a great scene and at times there is live music.
5. Ask the waitstaff for recommendations and consider ordering several the following are stellar: Corn bites (order two), brussel sprouts and kale salad, It's Like That (sushi), Yes Please (sushi), Oysters on the half shell (if you like oysters these are fresh and well prepared)
6. Save room for dessert (molten red velvet and the carrot pineapple cake are our favorites
7. In the summer they have outdoor fire pits and the bar extends - make use of this. It's great for a night out.
8. One of the owners or higher managerial staff are always present - get to know your hosts... this caliber of restaurant doesn' t just happen and when happened upon needs our support.
9. Go to the bathroom (sounds weird but go - it's beautiful and I think I might install that flooring in our home)
10. Enjoy and return.
Small plates, appetizers and desserts were very good. Loved the Bloody Mary . Most of the entrees were very good, but the hamburger was only fair. Good attentive and informed wait staff.
2nd time dining here. Like it and close to the theater. Would come back. Maybe a little light on my drink.
My party has been there a few times & this time. The food was tasteless. Salmon - 2 mahi Mahi , risotto & shrimp had no taste- shrimp was not fully cook & mahi mahi was not seared properly.
Did the owner change ?
It was disappointing & this birthday was planned out 2 months ago.
Swank vibe, food was much better than average, will return
We have been here before. Food is good,wine list is very good. They need better service in the bar area. Waitresses and bartenders are unresponsive.
Do like going here for Happy Hour.
Great food and service. Food was amazing. The drink menu had lots of options.
Have been here a few times and really do like it. However, I feel like it's waaaaay overpriced for what you get. Yes, the food is decent. Especially like their brussel sprout kale salad. For $14 it is delicious, huge and definitely satisfying. A healthy choice and one of the better options in terms of getting more for the $. I've had a few of the smaller dishes and when they say "small"..they definitely mean SMALL! And they aren't cheap. The atmosphere is pretty good. I don't like the way they sit you right next to other people in a long continuous line. I hate when restaurants set their space up like this. It's awkward and you can't help but overhear each other's conversations. I usually try to get a stand alone table, but often times they are busy and don't have any available as I am sure those are the first ones to go. Overall, it's a cute place. They should try to get some more sweeter wines on their as the one that our server recommended that was said to be their sweetest, was a reisling that was nowhere near sweet enough for my liking. Anyway, I would definitely go back for the brussel sprout kale salad! It's a nice place to go before the theatre but will likely try other options in the area next time that are less pricey.
Main dining room menu full price but to sit in bar for Happy hour half price menu ....never offered to sit in bar area for "Happy Hour". We asked & then we were re-seated.
Great restaurant, food is amazing. It's my go to restaurant for when company comes, very fresh ingredients
Love the interior, delicious food, very good drinks.
We were seated in the back section of the restaurant and service was a bit slow and disconnected. Requested sparkling water multiple times before we finally got it. Food choices and quality was good and price was reasonable.
Our reservation was available when we arrived, in fact, there was only 1 other couple there at 5 PM on a Saturday evening. A few more people came in while we were there. Food is creative, new age, and somewhat weird. The large and varied menu requires a lot of studying. There is something for everyone if you have the patience to find it. Service was very good, in fact, my friend told the waitress to not come back to check on us so frequently. The food was good except for the smoked pea hummous. Just too odd for me but the fried cauliflower served with it was very good. The skirt steak was delicious but the fried rice was oily. My friend enjoyed the clam chowder, raw oysters, and earth salad. We were there before and it was also quiet and not busy. We like it that way. It's a good place to go for a food adventure but not for the picky eater.
Our dining experience was only fair at best. The seating next to the window was drafty and chilly. Our server worked hard but the room was understaffed so she was running between many tables. The food doesn't live up to the menu descriptions in quality or flavor. It looks fancy, but it's just ordinary, nothing special.
Trendy scene, great food, and fantastic service! I've been hearing about E+O for awhile now but it's far from where I live. It was definitely worth the drive and I can't wait to return so I can try out more of the menu, everything sounded and looked amazing.
My husband and I had 6:30 pm reservations. While our food took a while to get to us (understandable due to it being Valentines Day and busy) our waitress Mary was friendly, prompt, showed exceptional service and the food (dinner and dessert) was absolutely delicious. Thank you to the chefs, our waitress Mary and everyone else who worked tonight.
Great evening dining with friends!
This used to be a fun, cool place to go for drinks and food. It's lost some of what it used to have. The good bartender is gone; the current ones make the same drinks but not as well balanced. The service was off (our server introduced himself as kane, like a candy cane but with a k - weird - he struggled with drinks, wine, and ordering sushi and main dishes. The food was decent but it lacked the luster it once had. Hope it comes back around.
Wow! I have not had so much trouble picking a favorite dish in a long time. We ordered a few dinners and several appetizers and made it into a tapas experience. Every bite was great - but you can skip the crab cake. Don’t miss the bone marrow taco! Try the apple bread pudding. You really can’t go wrong.
Went here with my best friend and had a great time. The waitress was both helpful and attentive. We stayed until close and were never rushed out.
Will be back for girl night in the future!
Can't miss the brussel sprout salad
Great menu and service, however, the food was not well executed. Ordered a medium steak and it was cooked more very well done.
Our server was excellent. He was patient and answered all questions and advised us to relax and not to rush.
Great food and diverse menu. A bit on the pricey side, but overall you get what you pay for. Drinks are strong and delicious and they have a pretty decent selection of wines. Service has been great the 2 times I've been there and there is something for everyone on the menu. Will definitely be back!
We made reservations for lunch. We were the only ones there because it was just opening, so all the attention was on us! Although they were serving lunch, We wanted the ribeye with chimichurri sauce from the dinner menu and he gladly obliged! You can’t eat there without getting the kale and Brussels sprouts salad - it never fails to impress! We had the popcorn shrimp tempura - tasty... for dessert we had the bread pudding with coffees. I’ve been here several times, and the only course I have trouble with is the dessert. I’ve tried them all, and I haven’t been able to find a favorite. Otherwise, everything else was impeccable!
Always live my trips here. Good food and fun atmosphere!
Used to love this place . Had been there many times and brought new people who also loved it. Food is creative and very tasty. However, the last time we were there, the service was horrific! Wrong food brought out amongst many other things. Totally
ruined a special occasion dinner
. Manager didn't seem to care.
Will not be going back!
Always great food & very nice staff. I love everything about E&O except on those real cold days, its a bit chilly in the restaurant.
The brunch buffet was not up to par from the other times I visited the restaurant.
This restaurant needs to learn how to take and keep a reservation. We made a reservation for New Year's Eve for 8:00pm. The restaurant called the day before and confirmed. I then later called back and asked to update my reservation to a booth at which time I was told they couldn't do an 8:00 reservation due to their NYE party that began at 9:00. We agreed to move it up to 7:30. When we arrived at the restaurant they said they couldn't sit us at a booth because they were overbooked and our party was only 2 people. They then sat us in the bar area surrounded by windows and it was freezing cold. We asked twice to be moved or the heat to be turned up. They said they couldn't move us to the main dining area. It took 45 minutes to get a drink and a sushi roll. We ended up leaving after just our app and drinks and went to another restaurant for dinner and had a much better experience.
We made a NYE reservation for a table at 730pm about 2 months in advance. When they called to confirm, there was no mention of a special event/private party @ 9. Upon arriving, we saw they had a full dining room and 4 tables across the restaurant set up next to a DJ booth and photo screen, against the cold windows. Clearly a grab for 4 more tables at the expense of guest dining experience. When we asked the hostess to move into the main dining room, she advised that we could wait at the bar but it might be 30 min and we'd have to finish up quick because they had the space rented for an event at 9 and there wouldn't be dining service after that?!? When we spoke to the manager, he smugly told me that they were busy and we were lucky they were able to accomodate our reservation at the agreed upon time - reminds me of a Seinfeld episode about taking the reservation, but not keeping it!
When we sat, there several items they "were out of" - meaning, they stopped making the food on the menu because dinner service was coming to a close...no crispy rice so no tuna app was one, but my favorite was when we asked about the clam chowder, we were told there was no clams, just clam meat?!?! The very bottom of the pot of soup was what she actually offered us, it was crazy. Topper was my "fried" chicken was basically tempura batter on skinless chicken that had cooled and was starting to slide off on top of a pile of COLD mashed potatoes.
It is really too bad because my husband and I have been there a few times and think it is one of the spots in the suburbs that is getting it right, but we'll never be bad and would recommend you all save your dollars for a place that values it's customers more...
New Years Eve Dinner. I made a reservation. They did not seat us in the main dining room, they sat us in the bar area where there was a DJ set up and an apparent buffet being set up also. We sat at one of 4 or 6 tables. 2 other couples came about 10 minutes after us, (7:30) and demanded a table in the dining room. We felt like we weren’t welcome or good enough to sit in the dining room. We had already ordered an appetizer and had a drink. Our server was also the bartender so she was running all over. But very nice! We ended up ordering 2 sushi rolls to go so we wouldn’t get stuck in between someone’s party. Won’t be back there again. Very disappointing
E&O remains our favorite suburban place to dine, certainly one of our overall favorites, and we have dined on four continents. The Brussels sprouts and shrimp salad is a perfect starter we get every visit. But overall we appreciate the eclectic and creative menu (great flavor and ingredient combinations) and generally attentive service.