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“Wonderful food, eclectic menu, beautiful presentation and a great value” 5 of 5 stars
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Spice
1269 Bay Street, Florence, OR 97439
541-997-1646
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Ranked #6 of 78 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian, Indonesian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Eugene, Or
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, eclectic menu, beautiful presentation and a great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is the newest of the triad of restaurants run by Marianne - the top notch restauranteur in Florence. If you like the Waterfront Depot and you like a bit more of an Asian flair - and music - then this is the place to go. I ate there recently and ordered the Spice Delight - a variety of Dim Sum style appetizers artfully presented and accompanied by three savory and exotic sauces. If my mouth got it right their were cuisines from at least four countries on this plate. The large Thai rice paper salad roll was crunch and delicious. The Indian style samosas next to it were cooked perfectly and were wonderfully augmented with the sauces. The Chinese pot stickers were wonderful, as was a single Chinese Dim Sum pastry spiced up with wasabi - a Japanese mustard. The plate is designed as a main course, filled me up just fine and was only $13. In addition to this dish there are plenty of wonderful seafood dishes from around the world. Marianne does not serve any bland food - everything is savory and tasty to American palates. The service was very good, and they have a good wine selection. The restaurant is small with an intimate atmosphere - maybe 12 tables. Nicely decorated and lit - as each of her places are - with plates and presentation that augment the eclectic and beautiful food. And to complete the picture several nights a week there is music at dinner time. Highly recommended.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cannon Beach, Oregon
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Small place, big taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Eclectic menu. Not too crowded (yet). Don't let the 'spice' scare you. Most menu items are not too 'spicy' - I'd describe it as 'full of flavor.' Flavors the chef is able to bring out out are comforting and exciting at the same time. Spicy Seafood Pot was over the top, again not too spicy. Salmon cooked perfectly. Desserts are pretty good too, try the brownie. Service is top notch. Not overly attentive, but right there when you need something. When visitors ask me where to eat in Florence, this is the first place I recommend.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Simi Valley
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“What was really on that plate”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Slow service, seating left no room to move around. What ever showed up on our plates was not what was advertised on the menu... The food was cold when it arrived at the table. However, the bill arrived promptly! People sitting next to us (or rather on top of us) were asked
to vacate their table almost before they were finished eating as they were told that they needed the table. Rude staff, cold mystery food and uncomfortable seating. We won't be back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Florida
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Really good !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

Came in when they first opened for the day. Hubby had really great raw oysters & beer. I had white wine and messy baba. Was so yummy I went straight back to Florida to replicate this "waffle fry- lamb- Greek deliciousness" for my family (which I still make today) this place is great!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene, Oregon
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We've eaten there twice now and the food has not lived up to our expectations given the excellent food at her other locactions (particularly the Waterfront). We found the Seafood Buffet to be an excellent value but the food was only so-so. Perhaps we expected too much.

We planned Valentines late and it was the only place we could get a reservation. It was maybe half full at 7:30 which is not a good sign. Service was friendly but slow. I'm convnced my duck breast was actually flavorless pork loin. My wife's $22 crab stuffed steelhead was better but not great.

Hopefully their Asian food is better.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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