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“So far away and so very good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Other Place

The Other Place
Alliance road or K St, Arcata, CA 95521
(707) 633-6124
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Ranked #24 of 91 Restaurants in Arcata
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Wallingford, Connecticut, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“So far away and so very good”
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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Arcata, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“ostentatiously mediocre”
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.

Visited December 2012
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Eureka, California
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Small portions on huge plates. Owner needs to get off his high horse.”
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 Brick and Fire in Eureka by Eureka Art and Frame, but you need reservations for those places, but the experience for us has been much brighter all around in other places besides The Other Place.

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Northern California
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117 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“✿ One of the Best in Humboldt”
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!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bayside, California, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good service, nice setting”
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.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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