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Eclectic Cafe, Hyannis review


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Eclectic Cafe, Hyannis review

jillian | | Jul 28, 2009 11:44 AM

A group of friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner last evening at the newly reopened Eclectic Cafe in Hyannis. The outdoor seating area was as lovely as ever with lovely plantings and lighting; tables set with linens, candles, and retro, mismatched bread plates. We lucked out weather-wise so elected to stay out there for our meal. Nice but small wine list. Tasty warm loaves of bread were offered with an herb-infused dipping oil. We elected to skip appetizers although the strawberry soup with mint was tempting. Two people had the striped bass with grilled pineapple salsa, sweet potato fries, and green beans (recently in the running in a competition on the "Regis and Kelly" show, from what we were told) Two of us (including me) had the swordfish special - a center cut swordfish filet with a walnut/tomato pesto over parmesan risotto served with asparagus. Eggplant parmesan (another special) with ziti and Statler chicken breast with garlic mashed were the other entrees. All were excellent. Dessert that was shared was a trio of sorbets (mango, lemon, and wildberry) in a almond lace cookie "bowl"- again, very good. The chef is the same as the previous incarnation of the EC and obviously he hasn't lost his touch! Entrees run about $18-$28 dollars or so. They have a good menu of starters so a meal of apps and a glass of wine would be a nice way to experience the outdoor courtyard ambience as well.