Eclipse Bistro

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238 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
Enjoy cozy but energetic dining at Eclipse Bistro. It offers a chic, small and intimate dining room with brick walls, soft lighting and wood furnishings, creating a warm and sophisticated ambiance, making it a great place for a first date or business luncheon. Its diverse menu offers something for most diners. Eclipse Bistro is open for both lunch and dinner during the week, and for dinner only on Saturday and Sunday.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-658-1588, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.
What 238 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. My fish was cooked perfectly crisp skin tender and flaky. Vegetables were crisp

JJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is by far the best restaurant in the state of DE. Excellent food. Extraordinary service.

SH
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed in food or service! Comfortable and wonderful.

S
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine and attentive staff. Was a birthday celebration for 2 people and the staff could not have been more accommodating to my husbands requests. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and plan to go back in the near future!

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The table was centrally located near a window. The food was good, hot and served promptly. My guest ordered a premium wine, and received a paltry portion, necessitating an additional "glass" @ $24. This inconvenience spoiled an otherwise pleasant dinner.

s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating a special day and everything was just great. Service was excellent, food was excellent. That tomato jam wow! Service has always been top notch. Thanks again

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We really enjoy your restaurant and the service is fine Except we feel the waiters and maitre d are actually too attentive. They come over 3-4 times besides serving and asking about dessert. It’s not necessary .. and I know others that feel the same.

Of course. i will still be there to enjoy your food!

DM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. We had trouble deciding on dinner because every entree looked amazing! Eclipse is our new favorite!

KW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. We booked a reservation for a birthday and multiple staff members acknowledged the special occasion (plus the cute little candle in the dessert).

BM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've lived in Delaware all my life (48), and never ventured here. The menu was exciting, the food was spot on, and the service was attentive. Both my mother and I enjoyed every last bit. We will add Eclipse into our weekly dining out rotation. A big plus that it was handicapped accessible. It was packed for a Thursday night and a bit loud, but that won't deter us. Hard to find a place where the menu, service and food were all top notch.

D
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin was awesome. He enhanced our dinner with his wit

CK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Eclipse Bistro. I was impressed. The food and service were excellent. I plan on visiting more often now.

LP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have enjoyed all our meals there with the return of the chef that used to be there. I recommend it highly to friends.

RH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and service as usual

R
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. We always enjoy our entire experience. Everything on the menu is well cooked and the presentation is excellent. The service is always top notch. We always return.

CM
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the other night another couple who were there the first time. When you recommend a restaurant you hope it lives up to expectations. We had a wonderful meal. Every one really enjoyed their dinner. Food was excellent, the service very professional and smooth, and our guests commented on what a nice atmosphere there was.

P
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

We have dined at Eclipse Bistro several times in the past.
At our most recent visit we were very impressed by the warm greeting and excellent service.
The food ranged from Fair to Good. The salmon entree was a bit strong and the eggplant caponata was very sweet and didn’t work well with the fish. We were also surprised and somewhat disappointed that several items were deep fried and heavy. More sautéing would result in lighter cuisine.

BC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

great food, great service the only downside was the noise. had to read lips all night!!! restaurant was full but terribly noisy.

g
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This restaurant continues to put out excellent and creative food choices. Always a treat!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fun there

D
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening.

RK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of my favorite lunch spots and to date have had exceptional meals and service at this restaurant. I plan to do dinner here at some point based on the menus and positive reviews.

S
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The wait person was knowledgeable and quite pleasant. The food was delicious. We felt welcome and enjoyed the atmosphere as much as we enjoyed the food. Excellent evening.

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Great food, very nice casual yet elegant ambiance, & wonderful service. Interesting and varied menu and great wine list. Best martini ever!! We had only been here once before but were welcomed like old friends. Our server, Nicolas, is truly superb - there when you need or want something, almost as soon as you think of it, but never hovering or interrupting the conversational flow!! Eclipse is very well run! There is never a sense of people rushing around even if fully booked. A truly delightful experience!

N
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant that is intimate and inviting. The calamari was the best we have ever had. Other food was also great. Won’t hesitate to return...again and again.

SR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Excellent dinner. Service was perfect.

OT
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a visitor from out of state for a relaxing meal. This is a small restaurant with tables and seating arranged to provide a sense of privacy. The catch of the day was tender and cooked perfectly as was the salmon.

p
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, will definitely come back again and again.

SG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and welcoming as always. Eclipse is a gem!

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seared scallops with accompanying sauce with summer vegetables. Fresh ingredients done professionally. Pleasant atmosphere.

k
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding. The menu has options for any palate. Servers are knowledgeable and professional but make you feel very welcomed. Specials are always unique choices. Highly recommend.

RB
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We have been here many times always very satisfied. Not so this time. Service was very good but food quality has declined. Over cooked scallops and very grisly steak. Disappointing.

FW
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW! I'm glad I ventured out of my typical choices and found Eclipse Bistro. The food was excellent, the portion sizes were just right, and the whole staff was focused on a very good customer experience. Plus, they have a sense of humor.

I will choose this place again in the near future when we want a really good meal and great service.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, as was the suggested Pinot Noir by our very knowledgeable waiter (who had the perfect balance between not hovering and not being invisible-he was literally there exactly when needed and let us enjoy dinner. The calamari appetizer was fantastic. One entree was a bit overcooked and they immediately took back and remade both entrees so my wife and I could eat together. The entrees were wonderful. The manager came over and handled everything perfectly. Dessert was amazing as were the cocktails. Despite being an open floor plan with hard floors, noise level was very low, even when the place was full.
I will definitely be back!

BG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS DELISH! LOVE THE CALAMARI, I HAD THE SALMON AND MY GUEST HAD THE MUSHROOM PASTA, YUM!

O
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been diners here for many years,..food is always good and the service excellent. Great local bistro. Highly recommend.

JP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a local hostelry and used frequently by the writer and family. It is very "friendly" and the staff are uniformly courteous and efficient and professional.

C
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is beyond my expectations. Myself and my wife come here for our anniversary and they make it a memory we both will never forget. The waiter was very helpful and attentive. Food was absolutely delicious. Was not too crowded and noise level was enough where we could have a conversation without going over other voices.

r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful and the food was excellent. We had starters and mains; and shared several.

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