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The Other Place

Alliance road or K St, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 633-6124
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Ranked #6 of 90 restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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17 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We checked Tripadvisor when we couldn't get a different place (closed). I decided to treat my wife and ignore my budget. Overall, my wife was quite pleased, my budget wasn't! Presentation of the meals was superb, portions were wanting for the price. Taste and combination of flavored was excellent. Breads were artisan and fresh. The salads were fresh and organic,... More

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Eureka, California, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a great little place with very friendly wait-staff and outstanding food! We enjoyed the eclectic decor and relaxed atmosphere. They use only local, organic ingredients wonderfully prepared. Our server was excellent. We live locally and determined this is someplace we will rerun to.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend took me to The Other Place for a birthday dinner tonight. I took 2 steps out the door and could not wait to write my first ever restaurant review! I'm a chef and have tasted many fantastic meals, but the food, service and atmosphere this evening left me absolutely stunned and amazed. The atmosphere was a fun and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

From the moment I arrived, I was delighted. The atmosphere is like no other, elegance combined with welcoming comfort. The service outstanding, thoughtful, and friendly. The food! The food, I will never forget. Each item unique. Perfect balances of flavors that repeatedly complement each other. It is a place of true love and passion for what they do... I'm just... More

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere and wait staff are very inviting. The menu is sourced with local produce, meats, and fish. Friendly and knowledgeable staff made exploring rhe interesting menu choices fun. Wonderful presentation and layered taste treats. The lamb, salmon, and pork were excellent

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Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

In this little town a French Culinary Institute trained chef has brought big city dinning to a small college town. Dinner for 2 with wine, $172.00. Worth every penny. Here is excellent preparation and presentation. A great resource for the chef is the exceptional fresh vegetables locally grown. Do not miss this spot.

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Arcata, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

priced significantly higher than the best restos in the area, not nearly as good. go to Folie Douce and pay less for much better food. this is probably not in the top 5 in Arcata, but it's easily #1 in price.

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Eureka, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Pretty pricy for small amounts. We like that it is organic and locally grown. Our experience was good the first time and not ok the 2nd time so we will not be going back. Don't want to go into detail, but as far as high end expensive food, we prefer Folie Douce in Arcata next to Jaffy's Soup Kitchen or... More

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Northern California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Well-prepared dishes using mostly fresh, local ingredients and great flavor combinations. Fine gourmet cuisine, which is not easy to find in this area! Unique, colorful decor which reminded me of a circus (not exactly elegant, but not offensive and very clean). Good service. The food is what makes this restaurant shine!

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Bayside, California, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Very knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff without being intrusive. The food is interesting and good. We enjoyed fresh cream of mushroom soup made from local mushrooms. The pork cubes were delicious. The wine list is very nice. Certainly not a bargain for food or wine - more of a special night out kind of place.

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