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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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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
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
1 review
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We went to Cafe Eccell because I used to eat there in college. It hasn't changed a lot since the 90's. Still great food and service. But we found out during our visit on March 7 that their last day would be March 8, 2014. An investor bought the property and they are tearing it down to build condos. The... More

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Dallas, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Visited this place on the last day they were opened in the historic city hall building. So glad we got to experience the strawberry tart for dessert. It was fantastic. We will be back at their new location this summer. Pizza and salads were great, too!!!!

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