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Eclectic Chef

281 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
(860) 739-3960
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Ranked #1 of 39 Restaurants in Niantic
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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English first
Deep River, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited this little shop two summers ago and went back just recently to remind ourselves why we loved it so much. It's got a small interior and not too much seating but it's better that way. I LOVED the lobster crab bisque (whoever recommended this to me was so right!) and my boyfriend enjoyed his buffalo... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We went there after reading the reviews! They were right the lobster crab bisque soup is amazing! We also got a prime rib grinder and their chicken salad both were amazing! We love this place. Highly recommended!!

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Wethersfield, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I stopped in here just yesterday and had the Lobster/Crab Bisque. It is the best I ever had, and that includes my favorite places in Maine. I'll go back again soon!

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Storrs, Connecticut, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I hesitate to say my review is completely unbiased because I walked in having read the wonderful reviews here and was starving to boot. The owner was kind, patient, and offered helpful advice as needed. We ordered the following: Tomato/mozzarella salad: I generally do not enjoy salad but figured I should try something healthy. I loved the combination and it... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We were fortunate to stumble across this little gem. We ordered the crab/lobster bisque, a sandwich and a cool drink. The chef/owner was very friendly and helpful as well. He described his menu to us and offered some recommendations. The ambience was very simple but the food was deliciously fresh and hearty. This place is a must try and trust... More

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East Lyme, CT
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

After eating here for the first time, we couldn't believe that we have never eaten here. We have lived in this town for over 35 years. We have passed by hundreds of times. And as all the other reviews have stated, the Lobster/Crab Bisque in my wife's words are "This is the best I have ever had!" She also had... More

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Altoona, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Stopped in when we saw they had gluten-free sandwiches. The gluten-free rolls that are used are the best I have ever tasted. Very tasty sandwiches.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Best lobster bisque around! I'm so glad I called and asked what the hours were or we would have missed out on it. We had some in Mystic for lunch and I really enjoyed it even though it only had one small piece of lobster in it; The Eclectic Chef's was loaded with big pieces of lobster! It was so... More

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Brooklyn, NY
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

My husband and I found this restaurant based on the recommendations from this website and everyone was right. The lobster and crab bisque is outstanding. The chef/owner of this modest sandwich and soup spot is justifiably proud of this dish. We have never seen a bisque like this. It is thick, rich and chock full of lobster and crab pieces,... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We just had to try the much talked about lobster and crab bisque and found that it is the best...bar none...bisque that we've ever had. Even the sandwiches were overstuffed and delicous.

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