Eclipse Bistro

4.8
461 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 461 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipSongbird
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful experience!

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vipKatherineK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful way to celebrate our engagement! Thank you so much to the staff for making our dinner so special! We hope to come back for many more special occasions in the near future!

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Sherzb
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was Nick who is the gold standard of customer service in hospitality; great personality, well versed on menu items and preparation. Makes quick work of mental guest profiling for spot-on recommendations. Anticipates guests next moves/thoughts and beats them to it for ease and comfort level of guest. And, he's not bad to look at either. The bartender was Andrew whose love for the art of what he does was demonstrated in the thoughtfulness and creativity of something as simple as lemonade. He made us feel special....just because. Chef, to you and the culinary creative behind you, you put your thing down! Finally, host/manager Robert (takes ownership and may be one or a partner) is accommodating and appreciative of the 'choice' diners make. Most importantly he understands the value of EXEMPLARY service; a tenet I imagine he knew long before Covid. We had a lovely time and I am excited to return with even more people. THANK YOU!

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quichegirl
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the quintessential neighborhood bistro, where the service is excellent the food is great and they know your name. What more can you ask for? Every time we come here, whether it's just to have a cocktail or a dinner with friends, it never disappoints. I can see this being our "empty nest" regular haunt in a year.

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vipMari
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Brussel sprouts are very good if you like the char taste. My family enjoyed it very much. The cheesesteak egg rolls were crispy and cheesy. I was full just eating that. The chicken and duck entrees needed more sauce or seasoning. The gnocchi together with the bechamel sauce was a bit too rich and heavy. Overall a good experience but no rush to come back.

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MeganI
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and the service matched!!!

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vipMichaelF
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. Food ranged from good to outstanding. A bit pricey but you pay for quality. Would return.

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Rusty
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Wilmington, but not up to par tonight. My wife’s scallops that she raved about the last time we were there were served luke warm at best. While they were deducted from our bill, it was disappointing to have that happen at such a nice restaurant. It seems like they may be shuffling people between other Platinum group restaurants. If that is what is happening, that isn’t a good idea. It was our first disappointing meal there and I think we will give it a break before going.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great staff and wonderful food

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JoeD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure at Eclipse. Gracious welcome and attentive service. Delicious “go to” menu items and always appealing specials (including fish). It’s not large! Make a reservation.

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DonnaS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was a special occasion for us and we had a delicious meal. Our waiter was very good and our entire expeerience was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner. The food and service here is always unmatchable. Nick is always an outstanding server and Andrew always makes the best drinks. Thank you to the kitchen for being so accompanying of my food allergy and to Dave for making sure I knew everything I was eating was safe.

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vipJimWILMINGTON
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent as well as the service. We enjoyed chatting with Robert.. We had a lovely meal and would recommend it to anyone looking for an upscale evening.

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justlikegoodfood
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a nice restaurant. I was impressed with the service and food.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food. Menu was limited. Staff was small and overwhelmed

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vipTurkishtaffy2
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently an excellent meal and efficient service at Eclipse Bistro for the past 10 years we have been going. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the area. It was good to be back and see the place in full swing again as the pandemic winds down. The Premium Wine Pour is always a great way to try outstanding wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Eclipse. Every part about your experience there is top notch. From the minute you walk in the door to the time you leave. The food is fabulous and the staff is wonderful. I can’t say enough good things about Eclipse

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vipDebbieP
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Third visit to Eclipse and each time has been a great experience! Our waitperson, Paige, was amazing!

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DrCookie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, welcoming, and food was delicious! Thank you.

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time I visited since we can now go without a mask. Nice to recognize the wait staff. People were wonderful, urging me to avoid a dish, since the mussels were not the quality they like. Other options were great.
My friend was taking me out for my birthday, so it was not arranged. But once they knew it was my birthday, they brought out a sparkler and gave me ice cream. A neighborhood gem. Glad we are back to some sort of normal.

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RichardH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclipse Bistro was my favorite restaurant in Wilmington prior to the pandemic and after dinner there last night still is! The menu is always interesting, the food delicious and the prices reasonable. The wait staff is tremendously friendly, knowledgable and helpful. I can't think of a more pleasant place to enjoy a drink and eat a very satisfying meal.

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JideO
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The steak and chicken breast were one of the best I’ve ever had. They were juicy even though they were well done. I see myself going back to the restaurant many more times on date nights. I absolutely recommend the place.

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StephenS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food is always delicious. Robert is always friendly and always makes you feel welcomed. Great place to get a fantastic meal at a reasonable price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great there

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celtic
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a nice dinner and wonderful service provided by Michael. He made a "hard sell" on a traditional gazpacho with a light banana flavor and grilled pineapple. Thanks for the suggestion. Our entrées (pan seared trout and linguine with shrimp) were well prepared and flavorful. The creme brulee was a hit.

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Rusty
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eclipse is one of the best restaurants in Wilmington and it did not disappoint. The food was as good as usual and service was very attentive. We always enjoy Eclipse and highly recommend it to everyone. This was our first dinner out after all pandemic restrictions were lifted by the Governor. It is back to 100% occupancy. Servers who have been vaccinated do not wear masks. We were told that patrons are on the honor system as far as masks are concerned. Very few patrons wore a mask and we hope they were trustworthy. So, IF you are concerned about venturing out, you may want to avoid weekends for a while or at least try to dine early. Other than that, we were happy with our entire experience. It is definitely a restaurant that you will want to return to many times.

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musician
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Eclipse Bistro. It is my favorite restaurant. Hope you will stay in business for a very long time. 5 of us celebrated a birthday there on Friday. 🤙🏼

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BillM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fabulous experience. Excellent service - professional, knowledgeable, friendly. He knew his menu and his wines. The Steamed PEI Mussels were supple and tasty - the Belgian-Mustard cream was such a perfect match, we were sopping it up with bread. Our entrees were the day's catch, Rainbow trout, and seared scallops. Both were wonderful. The scallops were served with an avocado mousse and a chorizo relish. Both nicely complemented the scallops; the relish initially overpowered the scallops but a smaller amount on the fork made for a nice match. Dessert? Basque Cheesecake, of course! Very tasty; not overly sweet. We enjoyed the Domaine Du Carrou (2018) Sancerre, a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc.

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vipEileenM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I have been dining at Eclipse for many years and it is one of my favorite restaurants. We had the cheesesteak sandwich for lunch and it was not good. The meat was ground up and it tasted heavy with ketchup, no taste of cheese or fried onions. And the roll was soggy.

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BobM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entire staff was great from David at the front door to Paige our waitress ( who was outstanding). Food & drinks were perfectly prepared. Made our 50th wedding anniversary that much better.

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vipNik922
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ever had there. The new menu changes are excellent

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Arlene
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. A little pricey. Ate outside on a beautiful spring day; Some Street noice. Will definitely come back.

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vipBJS4
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy having dinner at Eclipse. The menu always has some new dishes that are tempting to try. The old favorites are still on the menu. The wait staff is second to none.

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service by Michael

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KenK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well staffed along with a gourmet menu. Everything we ordered was very delicious! A number of times the owner came over and asked about our dinner. Eclipse competes very well with any high level restaurant in the area and beyond. Clearly an experience that we hope to replicate in the near future.

Thanks for a great Mother's Day!!

KJ
KarenJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed our meal. Service was great. We will return soon!

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PaulL
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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WilmoFoodie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eclipse Bistro is easily one of the top three restaurants in Wilmington (well...top two, actually). The food is delicious and creative (I had salmon with fennel and leeks and the plate was garnished with a "puffed rice" that was incredible). The service is extremely professional and attentive. My only suggestion would be for them to up their bread game--the slices served prior to our meal were fairly pedestrian).

Don't wait for a special occasion to treat yourself to this culinary gem!

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Jojo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately for our 6:30 reservation. It was a little loud initially but quieted down once the Kentucky Derby was over. Service was EXCELLENT! Exactly right balance between being helpful & anticipating our needs. Meal was excellent, from drinks to dessert. The server recommended the chicken, which we never order out, but it was a fabulous choice. Lamb chops perfectly grilled & accompanying salad perfect.
Our first trip to Wilmington made memorable!

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 461 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.