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“Small portions on huge plates. Owner needs to get off his high horse.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Other Place - CLOSED

The Other Place
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Eureka, California
Level Contributor
72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Small portions on huge plates. Owner needs to get off his high horse.”
3 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Oregon Coast, Oregon
Level Contributor
128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
“✿ One of the Best in Humboldt”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bayside, California, United States
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good service, nice setting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Paula22436
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Scarsdale, NY
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exceptional in every way”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

First, the food - the menu reflects the best locally sourced ingredients from the small surrounding farms. It's clear that chef/owner, Luke, knows his food and creates combinations that are unique, fun and not weird in any trendy way. Next, the service - again, Luke's attention is evident. His waitstaff is attentive without imposing, and they are so upbeat! The presentation of each dish rivals anything TV celebrity chefs dish out. The Food Network should make the trek to Arcata while The Other Place is still an unknown, which clearly won't be for long. Lucky area college students - you'll learn about food and art without a lecture or a textbook.

Visited August 2012
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Thank MarieScarsdale_NY
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Scarsdale, NY
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A gem in the North Country”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Inventive and delicious food in an eclectic, off the the main street, restaurant. The pork was great as was the very fresh fish. Clearly well worth going out of your way to visit.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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