I love it when new restaurants open. Maybe because I know how hard it is for restaurants to survive and I always root for the underdogs but Huntington Beach is going to be welcoming a new restaurant called Eureka!
Eureka! serves only authentic, handmade food with locally sourced produce.. Opening in March 2014 at the luxurious outdoor Bella Terra shopping destination, Eureka! presents elevated American cuisine complemented by a carefully curated beverage program featuring 100% American craft beer, small batch whiskey, in-house aging barrels, and specialty cocktails sourced from artisans throughout America.
“We couldn’t be more excited to expand our Eureka! brand to Surf City USA. The restaurant introduces Orange County guests to Eureka!’s motto, ‘EATertainment,’ which combines exceptional hospitality with a unique environment, creating a value driven experience,” says the partner Paul Frederick. “We hope to provide guests with a well-rounded dining experience through our innovative bar program, live entertainment, sports programming, and weekly events like Steal the Glass, featuring the craft beer of the week.“
The design of Eureka! Huntington Beach embodies a modern-yet-rustic polished aesthetics with an industrial influence. The contemporary restaurant incorporates Southern California-sourced design elements, such as tables and paneling locally handcrafted by E&K Vintage Wood from reclaimed pre-war Old Growth Douglas fir, recycled steel, and North American hardwoods retrieved from historic barns, factories, and whiskey distilleries.
The 133-seat restaurant features a main dining room comprised of a selection of sitting options including booths, industrial 15-foot community table, two bar areas, and an al fresco patio, complemented by local lifestyle art and a music-themed mural from local artist Nichole Blackburn. In addition to a main bar, the Bottle Shop at Eureka! features a mini bar with an extensive list of small batch whiskey perfect for tasting events as well as a destination to purchase exceptional and rare American craft beers and California wines to be consumed at the restaurant or enjoyed at the guest’s leisure.
Each dish is thoughtfully prepared to showcase quality ingredients, local produce, and locally baked breads. The restaurant specializes in hand packed, vegetarian fed, hormone & antibiotic free all natural beef burgers in addition to a mix of appetizers, signature plates, and delectable desserts. Menu highlights include the Osso Buco Riblets featuring red wine braised pork, lightly tossed in a fire cracker aioli; Fresno Fig Burger with homemade fig marmalade, melted goat cheese, crispy bacon, garnished with minced tomato, onion, and arugula, dolloped in a spicy porter mustard; Watermelon Salad featuring quinoa, diced cucumber, tomato and zucchini, chopped walnuts, dried cranberry, red bell pepper julienne, carrots, drizzled with balsamic lemon dressing, garnished with feta cheese, and watermelon spears; and Goldengate Butterscotch Rum Pudding served with a homemade whipping cream, caramel sauce, garnished with flaky sea salt for dessert.
The cocktail program at Eureka! revolves around the restaurant’s commitment to serving all American craft beers, small batch whiskeys, and specialty cocktails, curated by small and locally owned artisans creating a premium, innovative product that is highly sought after. Eureka! features 40 specialty craft beers on tap and a selection of 21-small batch American whiskeys – sourced from artisans in California, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Oregon, Texas and Utah – in tribute of the 21st amendment outlawing prohibition. Additionally, a special off -menu selection features various hard-to-get and strictly allocated whiskeys like Pappy Van Winkle and offerings from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection available to the most discerning whiskey drinkers.
Eureka! Huntington Beach is located on 7631 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, California 92647 at Bella Terra outdoor shopping center. Hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight daily. For more information on Eureka!, please visit www.