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Agate Alley Laboratory

2645 Willamette St, Eugene, OR 97405-3134
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Ranked #32 of 516 restaurants in Eugene
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 17th Street
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22 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Florence, OR
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a truly and experimental laboratory. Restaurant was unique. Decorations eclectic. But the food and menu - wow! Had a "deconstructed Bouilliabase:. It was a crab and scallop cake served on rosemary bread with melted cheese and Remoulade sauce , with a tomato lobster dipping sauce. Flavors were amazing. Companion had a vegetarian "schnitnel and spatelse" made from eight... More

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Eugene, OR
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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Nice menu especially the seafood. Featured wild salmon, Mahi, Ahi and shrimp. Free chocolate cake for the birthday man. Freat $25 dollar wine list.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We decided to try something different so I found tons of reviews for this restaurant, and the menu looked so interesting and different. We had crab ragoons, they were homemade and delicious. I ordered the crab bisque it was very crabby and tasty. We tried grilled artichokes which was a first for us and it was very tasty. I ordered... More

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Springfield, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We went here with a group of 10. Which meant we were able to try and see quite a bit off the menu. The pork tacos off the happy hour menu were great. 3 of the guys ordered these. The tacos had a lot of meat. My sister ordered the mac and cheese; but it was more like mac and... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had not even heard of this place, until my mom asked if I wanted to try it for a birthday dinner out. After looking into it, I though sure, let's try it. My dinner was delicious (horseradish crusted salmon) and my mom really liked her scallops. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Killer chocolate cake for dessert (shared --... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It's a quirky restaurant, very Eugene in style and atmosphere, low key and friendly. The food is very good, and you could tell they use fresh local ingredients. Interesting combinations as well, we really like the kimchi sliders during happy hour. We had a great time tasting different menu items. Service was friendly, albeit slow at times. We'll be back.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I never would have known this place was here if not for friends suggesting it. Cosmos were wonderful. Bread was good - tho they need to slice it in smaller pieces - we ended up passing the 'hunk' of it around and tearing off pieces. The flavored butter was a nice touch. The scallops were delectable with a nice little... More

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San Francisco, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We had the mussels and roasted beet salad and they were excellent. The main course meals were also very good, only complaint was that the ribeye on special did not have any spices what so ever, but was tender and cooked just right.

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Eugene, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went here because we wanted some good food for a somewhat special occasion and were not disappointing. The mushroom cigars are divine, the burger was great. The sauces had the right amount of flavor and heat. The only feedback we would give is that any breaded item fell a little flat. The breading had no salt in it. The... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We have had dinner here a few times and gone to their happy hour. Everything I've had here is fresh and delicious. Their drinks are creative, I definitely recommend ending your dinner with their fireball apple cider.

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