Eclectic Bistro & Bar

4.7
371 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Unfortunately, Eclectic Bistro & Bar has closed. Thank you for your patronage and support over the last several years; it has been sincerely appreciated.
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RM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent and generous portions. The service was okay but not as good as we had read in other reviews.

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GW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returning as a good quality dependable neighborhood eatery

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone needs to come here! Especially for brunch! There’s also a drag show that starts at 1:30 pm and one of the best I’ve seen!

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JD
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It really is a hidden gem! Parking is limited up front, but there is parking in the rear and lots of street parking.

I’m really enjoyed the food, from start to finish. I had the bruschetta to start (delicious), a burger for my main (cooked perfectly) and the fries were crispy, hot, and seasoned perfectly. Maybe the best thing was dessert— I forget the name, but it was a fried cookie dough cannoli or something, but OMG, it was so good. I’ll definitely be back!

I went on a Monday, during trivia, it was a blast. Probably a little louder than normal in the bar area, but there is an adjacent dining room that was quieter and more private.

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HC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We moved to the area about five months ago and have been struggling to find a go-to neighborhood restaurant and we finally found it!! The food is AMAZING. And I'm a San Francisco foodie, so I don't say that lightly. I had the tenderloin medallions, which were perfectly tender and juicy. The accompanying sauces were a delightful juxtaposition of sweet and spicy, and the mashed potatoes were delicious. My husband had the chicken schnitzel and loved it. He's a pretty picky eater, and he liked it so much, I was lucky to get to taste a bite! Our server, James was fun and friendly, service from the kitchen was slightly slow, but we were the first customers of the evening, so not entirely surprising. Definitely forgivable, and I expect will not be the case on our next visit.

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AT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

There was only one waiter on staff for the entire restaurant. He was stressed and visibly overwhelmed.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I went back there after a year of dating, in which our first date was also at Eclectic. This time we sat back on the patio, and we had a really good time. It was pretty busy, and we didn’t even notice that food took more time than usual, but our server came and apologized and offered first drinks on them. It was so kind! We had a great time, and the back patio was really peaceful. The food was amazing, too!

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place to meet up with friends. Not too crowded on a Friday evening, made for a perfect spot for the 8 of us to catch up. Food was delicious.

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A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch salmon croquettes over gouda cheese grits was the most tasty dish I have ever put in my mouth. Just absolutely awesome. New chef is doing a great job.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great entertainment, food, drinks and service! the show was super entertaining and the space is intimate. You have the privacy of conversing with your own table but are also able to mingle with those around you. I'll definitely be back!

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WG
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff and an overall pleasant experience. We enjoyed ourselves and will be back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I have heard raving reviews about this Bistro and Bar. Our experience was less than stellar. Neither of us cared for our food and the waiter seemed more interested in entertaining that waiting tables. I'm hoping it was just an off night and the next time is better.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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T
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was solid in taste but not very imaginative. However, the service, on Valentine’s Day no less, was quite weak. After we were seated, three different staff members stopped by to tell us they’d “be right back”, and, finally, our waiter did return to take our drink orders. The restaurant was maybe half full, so there wasn’t a huge crush of people. Then we ordered our whole meal and just waited, with empty drinks, for a long while. I was literally standing up to cancel our appetizer order when our food arrived. However, it was the main meal and they had forgotten to serve us our appetizers. It was pretty obvious that our food had been sitting a while since the Carbonara sauce was congealed and my Chicken Schnitzel was barely warm. As we were finishing up our main dishes, our waiter brought the check before even asking if we wanted dessert. All around a poor experience.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Server was good but they kept coming back telling us they were out of the beer we ordered. Finally just told him to being what they had. Ordered flank steak, took about 20 minutes to get. Portions were small. The chicken egg rolls were a little salty

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Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WHAT a GREAT SURPRISE! We've been driving by this location for YEARS and JUST decided to give this restaurant a try! We were SUPER impressed with all things ECLECTIC and thrilled to find a restaurant that offers a menu with creative spirit, excellent preparation and presentation! What more could you ask?!

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Five of us had an early dinner before an event next door at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. This was very convenient to the ABG, the staff were very nice and the meal was excellent. We’ll be back!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

From start to finish, Matty took great care of us. Every dish was 5/5. Looking forward to our next visit.

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A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic is a hidden gem

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T
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service. Matty took excellent care of us at the bar, and the food was delicious. Nothing overtly fancy, but awesome flavors and expertly executed. The pasta pescatore was particularly delicious. Among the best we've had in ATL. Can't wait to go back and try the carbonara.

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LW
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were really good.

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G
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Love LOVE this place. Matty is awesome! Great food and service.

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JT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I LOVE the gems over the bar! The food was delicious.

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ST
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We found this gem via Groupon. The place is small and quaint. Service was very friendly. The pace of service was fine considering only 1 chef on duty and the food was delicious! The calamari was fresh and about the best I've had! My husband was happy with his Bistro Burger. I had the Cajun Pasta which was good but a tad spicy for me. Portion was plentiful. Prices are very reasonable! We plan to return...

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LL
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent fresh and out and the prices were reasonable. Will differently be going back!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Been there a few times. Food is excellent and prices are fair. Service is always good.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my wife there for our anniversary prior to going to the Botanical Gardens. The food was amazing! The music selection was a wonderful 90’s mix that set a perfect mood and the perfect volume for us to both enjoy while being able to converse well at a comfortable level. We will definitely be visiting again!

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MF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

We did not like the food, and much of it went uneaten even though none of us complained while eating, and there were 5 of us.

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MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice people. Great location by the botanic garden. Highly recommended.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delish! Fun Drinks! Great service. Friendly and knowledgeable staff! Come in a stranger leave as friends. Loved it!

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SS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was questionable at best. Seems to always be hit or miss, which is a shame because we love the food so much. The server seemed to be a tad bit in the weeds. Luckily the manager on duty jumped in and helped him out quite a bit when needed.

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu. Fun atmosphere. Definitely going back.

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A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here many, many times. The food cannot be beat, although it would be nice to add some new menu items. Skimpy drink pours of the past have been corrected.

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A
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Went there before going to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Made reservations for 5:30 and arrived on time. Dinning room was still dirty from a prior private event.
Food was very good but was disappointed that it took so long to come to the table. We were the first group in the restaurant but probably the last to get our food.
Parking is very limited but glad we arrived early to get a spot.

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NR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Eclectic for Sunday brunch. We were not aware of a gay parade/show so that was a bonus and much fun. The food was outstanding. It was not only delicious but plentiful and presented in a way that really made you hungry! We would go back for sure. We did ask that the music be turned down a bit so we could talk and they more than accommodated us. It was a fun meal.

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A
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always super food and service. Drink Service has also improved with impressive pours.

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AP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Eclectic is always a great spot for a consistently good meal. Nice abiance, and never a wait...a hidden gem. My only complaint is the kitchen ventilation, I always leave there smelling like the kitchen grill. It doesn't seem to keep me away, though!

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TK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FOOD AMAZING! Great Service.. Great Menu. Prices Moderate.

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d
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a change in ownership a few months ago, we weren't thrilled, but those issues appear to have been ones of adjustment. The key seems to be Matty's return; he's once again making sure things run smoothly, that the cocktails are delicious, and that guests enjoy themselves. Eclectic will once again be our Thursday night dinner destination in the neighborhood.

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