Eclipse Bistro

4.8
588 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Enjoy cozy but energetic dining at Eclipse Bistro. It offers a chic, small and intimate dining room with brick walls, soft lighting and wood furnishings, creating a warm and sophisticated ambiance, making it a great place for a first date or business luncheon. Its diverse menu offers something for most diners. Eclipse Bistro is open for both lunch and dinner during the week, and for dinner only on Saturday and Sunday.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-658-1588, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 588 people are saying
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vipMargueriteT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, observant servers. Delicious,
Creative food. Fairly priced

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vipBrooksP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently best meals in Wilmington.

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Aquarius
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet evening in a usually bustling restaurant. Greeted warmly at the door and shown to a table that was separate from other diners, which was appreciated. Enjoyed the meal, we did ask for slight changes to the menu and the chef was willing to make the adjustments. Our wait staff was attentive and was interested in our feed back after the meal. A lovely restaurant.

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vipBaileyphl
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclipse Bistro is definitely a favorite. The service is attentive, and the food is always wonderfully prepared. It's perfect for getting together with friends, a date, or even a nice business dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and timely, drinks were promptly served and wait staff was attentive to refills and additional drinks.

Food was delicious! Bread served with two dips- honey butter and garlic pesto. Brussels Sprouts & cauliflower was tasty and perfectly done. Calamari was crisp and seasoned well with green olives and a sauce.
Main courses were oven roasted chicken with fried gnocchi and duck. Both were delicious. The chicken could use a green vegetable or small salad to balance the colors and textures.
Dessert was crème brûlée and a brownie. Both were done perfectly.

Highly recommend Eclipse for intimate dining for a date!

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vipMargueriteT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly ambience. Charming waiter, Nicholas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit to Eclipse Bistro. They do an amazing job and our waiter all three times was fantastic. We highly recommend Eclipse Bistro.

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CaitlinE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Alea (hopefully I spelled it correctly), was absolutely amazing. Food and drinks were so delicious! Got the calamari and tuna poke appetizers. Both were so incredible. The tuna was like melt in your mouth delicious. Entrees were super yummy! I ordered the shrimp stir fry special, but was given the shrimp linguine on the regular menu. Still super delicious so I didn’t say anything because I’m not a “Karen.” Ordered some desserts which were also super delicious! Our waitress gave us a serving of their butterscotch cello just for fun. WOW! Was not expecting that to be as good as it was. Will definitely be going back!! Didn’t take any pictures because we ate everything so quickly. Highly recommend!!

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BarbaraM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. The food selections and option of smaller portions was great.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Clearly the chef barely knows his craft.
A quality ingredients instead of AAA.
Chef was borderline line cook. Clueless of ingredients used in the dishes. Sad this place use to be first class

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat earring there

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KAW14
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food & drink menu. Nice ambiance. Great for a romantic dinner and special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. One of our favorite spots!

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MarthaJ
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious dinner and attention to detail by the wait staff. Enjoyable experience.

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Dawn
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience celebrating NYE with a fantastic meal! Thank you!

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vipKarenF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner

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GeorgeD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. I ordered the Eclipse Burger, and it was cooked as I wanted, medium. The bread board was very good, and I loved the Pesto dip.

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NicoleQ89
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday lunch here and it was an awesome time. Service was excellent and food was delicious. They gave my daughter a birthday card and brought it a dessert with a sparkler. They went out if the way to make it a special time.

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vipPatrickB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is our third visit in three weeks. Food, ambiance and service are excellent. So far have had pork, chicken and pappardelle bolognese. Recommend any of the three. Our server, Regan, is a delight.

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vipPaulL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent.

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vipPatrickB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere with excellent service and very good food. A comfortable neighborhood place to dine.

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vipWellFed
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful server and terrific food. Hadn’t been in years but it was amazing. Had the scallops and goat cheese grits.

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vipdaa2202
Charleston
76 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, service was friendly and professional. The only off note was that they were out of a couple of items (including one of their "featured" deserts) and this was at lunchtime - first table of the day, in fact. So thats annoying, but everything else was very good.

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hilaryt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

People rave about this place so we finally tried. Overly sauced scallops…couldn’t taste them. Too much on the plate. My husband had the orecchiette with sausage. No flavor. Son had pasta with shrimp…so mediocre. Wish wilmington restaurants would travel to LA, NYC or any other big city in the US. They need to catch up to the trends in food. Not going back.

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vipRusty
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great meal as usual. My wife had the salmon and I had the hanger steak. Both were perfectly prepared. Our only negative is that our server wanted to take our order before we even got our drinks. We didn’t expect that in such a nice restaurant. Other than that, it was another enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive - don’t make me add things

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vipKate
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful lunch! Our server suggested the new shrimp salad and it was delicious. My companion ordered a total veg lunch and was thrilled by the selection.

I only wish I could have ordered the burger too, but settled for take out fried bologna sandwich.

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vipMelindaN
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a good meal here

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Ariel
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I marked that is was our anniversary not expecting much but everyone in the restaurant seemed to know it was our anniversary. They brought out ice
cream with a firework on top and all of the workers in the restaurant had signed a card for us. I was wowed! Food was incredible and our waiter was very attentive but also didn’t rush us. Great restaurant! I don’t usually write reviews but it was a great experience for our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a cute quaint restaurant. We really enjoyed the experience.

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GeraldC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappointed when we dine at Eclipse

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StephenS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All five of us had wonderful meals. Great service, great menu selections.

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EmilyH
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food. Pretty bumpin for a Monday but not overly loud or displeasing.

Went here for my wife’s birthday and they made sure to give us a window seat and a big sparkly candle on our dessert brownie!

It was really nice the food was excellent and the service was primo.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bartender who served us at the bar. Food was delicious. Ambience was nice. Maybe more lights for the holidays.

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MichelleJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the food as always. The specialty mule was wonderful. Will be back for another one.

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vipDebbieP
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience as always! Service and food were outstanding. It is always a treat to dine at Eclipse.

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KrisP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna poke and calamari apps were delicious. The salmon was just as good this time as last time. The hangar steak was cooked perfectly and had amazing flavor. The Duck and the papardelle bolognese were outstanding. We even enjoyed the crispy fries. The service was above par with many hands helping. It's a small restaurant so noise level can be tough but it's worth it for the delicious food.

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KeaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most food was on par with the quality I expect from eclipse. Dishes were well executed but nothing that stood out & wowed me. Eclipse once was one of the only restaurants in the area with an innovative menu and was always my go to place for special events or date nights. However, as new restaurants have popped up, eclipse is no longer my top choice. Let me preface by saying I’ve never had a ‘bad’ experience or meal here but I believe competitors have a winning edge by being further ahead of food ‘trends’. I personally only come to eclipse if the others have a long wait, no reservations, etc. In comparison to places with a similar price range & cuisine, I believe others are more ‘worth it’ in terms of value, taste & originality (items I would reorder and highly recommend bc there’s nothing like it elsewhere). However, one thing I can say this about at eclipse is their espresso martinis. I’d consider myself an aficionado and theirs is definitely tied for first place on my list.

Restaurant is smaller but space utilized well if you enjoy an intimate, candlelit vibe & don’t mind other tables very close by. Can get loud if restaurant is full and difficult to carry a convo with own table. Restaurant well kept & modern. Never an issue with service - staff is accommodating and well trained.

The one let down I had was with the mussels app - WELL OVER half were closed and inedible, leaving only 5-6 to eat. I have ordered mussels at other places and always experience the opposite ratio. I was surprised the kitchen didn’t notice when plating, especially due to level of detail with other plates. Had I mentioned it to the server, I’m hoping they would have fixed it - however as an industry worker myself I couldn’t bring myself to complain.

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vipMike
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar with my wife and had a great meal as always. Andrew is the best

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Eclipse Bistro using the Order Online button. Eclipse Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 658-1588.

Eclipse Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 588 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.