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Cafe Eccell

101 Church Ave, College Station, TX 77840-1215
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wellborn Rd.
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College Station, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The reopened Cafe Eccell in the newly remodeled space (old Luby's) is familiar in good ways: casual but not rowdy, relaxing and uncluttered space, nice bar. I had hoped to see some new adventurousness in the menu, but it's pretty much the same one. And I was disappointed in the fact that there are television screens all over, which to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I was taken to this restaurant for an impromptu work lunch. We did not have a reservation, so we decided to sit in the bar, where there was no wait and access to the full menu. The service was quick and friendly. I ordered the Greek salad with blackened shrimp (the waiter suggested blackened, and he was spot on). It... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Listen up Cafe Eccell fans! Many of us were sad when they tore down the historic Cafe Eccell and doubted things would ever be the same. Who would ever guess that the old Luby's could be turned into a bigger and better Cafe Eccell! They managed to keep much of the flavor of the old place but it is better... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We are so glad they have reopened. We were told they actually brought some of the old windows from the previous location and installed them in the remodel of the old Luby's where they are located. New menu - we missed the signature onion rings, but they say they may bring them back to the menu. Crab cake were excellent... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The wait staff was phenomenal. Very attentive and made great recommendations regarding food and wines. My friend is vegan and they were very accommodating to her dietary restrictions. The voodoo salmon was amazing! Cooked perfect and the strawberry tart was sinful!

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Bryan, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

The new location is in the old Lubys building on TX Ave and the interior redesign is great. Certainly does not resemble the old cafeteria. The food has been great both times I have eaten there. The tomato soup might be the best I have ever had. We found the crab cakes (appetizer) were also amazing. Very fresh. The one... More

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Open in the former Luby's location. Very nicely done interior. Friendly helpful staff, gourmet food. A bit pricey for the fish and steaks but plenty of affordable items as well. Pizza looked good. Had the pulled pork tacos. Wonderful flavor combinations. A light meal though. The rice side was bland and dry. Dessert creme brûlée was adequate. We went early... More

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Laguna Vista, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I love Cafe Eccell. It is a special place for a nice dinner. Almost everything I have ever had there is good. I especially like the Strawberry Tart for dessert, it is yummy.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This restaurant had some of the best and freshest fish in the area. There were certainly other great menu items too. After a battle with the city and a developer, they felt there was no option but to close this location. There are rumors that they have their eyes on another location in town, but time will tell whether that... More

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Lexington, Texas, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had eaten at the Cafe Eccell many times in the past and always enjoyed it, including as lately as a month ago.Good food, great help and nice uptown menu with decent prices.Yum. Last weekend we were headed to meet my brother and his college bound son there and I called to make a reservation and voila- discovered the building... More

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