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Ecco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com
  • Phone: (404) 347-9555
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER NIGHTLY
    Sun.-Thurs, 5:30-10pm
    Fri.-Sat., 5:30-11pm
    BAR & PATIO OPEN DAILY AT 4PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Craig Richards
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Ecco is owned by Fifth Group Restaurants who also own Bold American Events & Catering. For more information on catering services, please visit http://boldamerican.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cypress Street
  • Public Transit: MARTA Arts Center Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: MARTA Arts Center Station
A word from Ecco
Since being named a "Best New Restaurant in America" by Esquire in 2006, Ecco has quickly become one of Atlanta's, and the Southeast's, most recognized and renowned restaurants. The seasonal European menu tempts with delicious meat and cheese boards featuring a myriad of different selections, housemade pastas, authentic wood-fired pizzas and mouthwatering desserts. The restaurant also features an adventurous, nationally-recognized wine list representing both boutique and well-known European vinyards with many selections exclusive to Ecco.

Featuring award-winning design including an over-sized bar, a large, open-air patio and a breathtakingly beautiful main dining room, Ecco is completely unique, yet comfortable. Whether with a large party, enjoying a romantic dinner or simply having a bite at the bar, Ecco is sure to become one of your favorite Midtown neighborhood dining spots.

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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband I were visiting Atlanta and Ecco was recommended to us to try for our anniversary dinner. They were very accomodating finding us a seat in the bar and then escorting us to,our table when it was ready. Zac, our waiter was very attentive and very polite. We had an amazing dinner and a wonderful experience at Ecco."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fabulous restaurant with great service and awesome selection of charcuterie meats and cheeses. The food is similar as to eating on Mediterranean coast of France and Italy. Our waiter did not rush us, explained the menu well, and made sure everything was satisfactory. We visit Atlanta often and this might be our new favorite restaurant. A little hard to find because it is on a side street so use your GPS. Valet parking is behind the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wanted a nice place to do a little carbing up before the Peachtree, and also someplace special to take our kids to celebrate their first ever Peachtree. We dined outside, with lovely (especially for July) weather. My wife, 10yo son & I shared the flat iron steak, the pappardelle, and the San Marzano pizza. Our 7yo daughter had the kid's pasta with red sauce. Everything was just fantastic. The wine was amazing, and dessert was truly special. We only get to come here a few times a year, and we're always sad that it's that rare every time we come. BTW, I do think this restaurant is kid friendly so long as your kids are able to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and are ok w/ more adult foods. If not, you may want to look elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed my experience at Ecco. Initially I requested a booth, but after being seated in the bar area, away from the dining area I wish I hadn't. Our server was one of the bartenders so his attention was everywhere. The cured meat and cheese combo was delicious. Very few main dish options unless you're into pizza and pasta."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Great food on a special occasion. Service was very well prepared and excellent!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This is a great place if you like spicy Italian. It was good but selections were slim. I think overrated is a good way to describe the food.I had the flat steak and it was very spicy and friend had pork flat steak and it was also spicy. Side was an antichoke dish with some potatoes.. The artichokes had a tin can flavor to them.. not fresh at all. Some of the food coming to tables had a funky smell to them. Waiter was very attentive and spot on. It was a very busy night and the place was full. Lots of celebrations going on at the time. I spoke with someone who said the menu changes all the time so maybe it would be better with different food choices. The location was easy to get to and parking on street or valet was available."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The tuna carpaccio was unique but fantastic, quail was delicious and the pollock excellent."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Must try the goat cheese balls...they are perfection!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Ecco was recommended by a friend. The service was great, the food overall was great, desserts were sizable and delicious. The fried goat cheese, artichoke fritters and proiscuitto flatbread were awesome! We would go again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Ecco never ceases to impress. The food is incredible - the Pappardelle is wonderful (my wife orders it each visit). Our new favorite appetizer is the Pancetta-Wrapped Dates. Our waitress, Laura, is the best, a complete pro. It is obvious Mark Wilson's stellar management at Ecco is why this a great place."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Has great food and service ... the prices are a bite high for the plates .. its a nice change but there are other restaurants with similar food for much cheaper prices"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Enjoyed another great meal at Ecco, it's a favorite place that never disappoints. Love the fun signature cocktails. We shared a tasty cured meats and cheese platter and a wood fired pizza. Topped it off with the European pastries sampler - mini pastries that offered several different flavors - perfect size for sharing. Our reservation was early (6:30 pm). About six tables seated when we arrived but by the time we left, the restaurant was full and the energy level high. Because Ecco's decor has mostly hard surfaces, the noise level rises as it fills up. Bar area was hopping. It actually was quieter and felt more relaxed at the tables outside especially since it was a weekend night and traffic in Midtown Atlanta was light."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great meat and cheese selection, good portions, nice wine list and good space. Interesting scene at the bar on a Friday after wok too. I wish I would have been more hungry as the menu looked great. The service was polite and fast but lacked a bit of......je ne sais quoi. Ecco is in the rotation and we will be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This is the place if you enjoy "real" European food. Fresh baked bread with a crunchy crust and a soft interior. A charcuterie plate that is as it should be, meats sliced thin enough to read a newspaper through, cheeses with a flavor that compliments the meats as opposed to overwhelming them. A wait staff that does everything, they pay attention to the other tables, not just theirs. A chef that inspects every plate leaving the kitchen. A manager that not only will grab a plate and help serve, but also pays attention to what is going on in the dining room. A wine list divided between "old world" and "new world" which helps you quickly zero in on what you want to compliment your choice of meal. Can't miss."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had an outstanding meal. The appetizers were create - always a creative twist to them. I'd highly recommend the deep fried goat cheese as well as the roasted beets appetizers. I had one of their pastas - again wth some unexpected but absolutely delicious twists. My husband had the flank steak. Part of it was a little overdone, but the rest of it was cooked beautifully. The manager was more than willing to give hi a new steak, but we declined. The rest of the meal was so good, a slightly overdone steak tip was forgiveble. By the way, the Hostess, Sheila. I an absolute hoot! She has so many funny stories, we were tempted to invite her to sit with us for the meal. GREAT personality!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, service excellent. It was very loud, however."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Power outages in the area caused the restaurant to fill with smoke because the oven wasn't venting. They still were able to serve us for a while but eventually closed up early. Otherwise a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "but dinner menu is limited and not very exciting. Great bar for cocktails, charcuterie."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "excellent experience at Ecco ! this was an important business dinner that I requested good table location. restaurant called to confirm reservation earlier in day and discussed table location options and put us in great location. experience was wonderful including food, wine, server and atmosphere. would definitely recommend and will be going back !"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Perfect for almost any occasion from a birthday celebration with friends to a romantic mid-week drink and tapas style dinner with your significant other. Excellent food and atmosphere. Consistently great each of the six times I've visited the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Ecco is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta and Monday was another great night! I had a friend/coworker in from out of town who wanted to go to a 'great Atlanta restaurant', so naturally, brought him here for dinner and he loved as well! We had the best server, she was very passionate and gave excellent recommendations at each course from the beginning sharing to the wine. It was a great meal, great night."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed another great dinner at Ecco! Food and service were excellent!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We're regulars at Ecco and always ask for Pablo. Everyone is so friendly, capable and knowledgeable. The food is great, and is the atmosphere. See you soon!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Ecco's fried goat cheese, the caña de oveja and marvelous olive oil ice cream make it a fantastic place for everyone. Veggie and non veggies alike are delighted with the wonderful tapas."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "What a pleasure to dine at this exceptional establishment. Creative ingredients that dance on your tongue and scream WOW. Charred squid appetizer was outstanding in taste and presentation. Disappointed that our favorite monkfish entree was unavailable that night but it forced us to try something new...the simple pappardelle entree...but it was much more than simple, we loved it. The Pappardelle entree is a must have again, next time we dine here, hopefully very soon. Thank you Ecco!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Took a bachelor party here for pre-game dinner. The ambience was very nice and the server was attentive and knowledgeable. Prices were ok."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "One of my favourite restaurants in Atlanta. This is a great place to order many small plates to share with a group. Great drinks and wine. It is fun to eat in the bar, outside, and in the dining room. All three options offer different experiences."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This has become our place to go before attending a show at the Fox. The food is always good and the service is excellent. The valet parking was especially useful this time since my foot was in a walking boot."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Went with a group that had some foodies and some 'meat-n-potatoes' types. Decided to go with the meat-n-cheese boards, taste-n-share appetizers, and pizzas where our whole group could experience lots of variety. Highlights were the croquettes, wrapped dates, and prosciutto pizza. Group was luke warm on the goat cheese house specialty and the dish portions were kind of small. Drinks were excellent - hey they have a moscow mule which is rare - and the service above average. If I went traditional route of each person getting a salad, entree, and desert Ecco would be pretty expensive. Since we shared everything it cut the price down. Good experience, might return."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience, as usual. Ecco never fails to satisfy!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Server Dominick was great. Food was excellent and the general manager - mark is fantastic"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Dining room too loud and table was too wide. we couldn't hear for any conversation. I had a party of 12 to celebrate son graduation from med school. Food was poorly prepared. i cannot believe that on top of the crummy experience Ecco set an email message at 11:30 PM answer woke me from.sleep. I'll never return. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We have a great time with excellent service from both Sara and Gill"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The parpadelle was absolutely the best we have ever had and that is saying a lot since it is my girlfriends favorite dish to order out. She has tried it many places and this is the winner. As a matter of fact all the food was excellent including the service by Abby our server. Highly recommended. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "MY wife and I enjoyed our meal before seeing a show at the Fox theater. From the fancy fried bologna and cheese aka Mortodela a la plancha, to the calamari on toast. Everything was delicious. Our server Jess was outstanding and very knowledgeable about the food, wine, and was very helpful with the cocktails. We have been before and we will return."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Got there at 900 and was still full, outside and outside. The service was good. We ordered a meat and two cheese combination, it was very small, 1 slice of mortadella (it's big but not so much) and the two cheeses pretty small too, all tasty. Then we had the mushroom flatbread, very good. Crowd in their 20's. Overall it was good, just not very distinctive."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "So they can't seem to just tell you what's in something on their menu. It's got all kinds of extra info that doesn't matter, and a lot of ingredients I had never heard of. (and I did graduate from college). Drinks are super expensive. I would recommend the "God Save the Queen". It was delicious! But we spent $250 for 4 people -- and only had PIZZA and drinks!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "I would recommend going to Ecco should you want to celebrate a special occasion or if you plan to have a romantic evening. Great ambiance and atmosphere. Decor was awesome and lighting was great. Cuisine is served in courses like traditional European restaurants. If you are looking to stuff your palates I would recommend going somewhere else because this place does not offer big servings."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Pablo is the best staff member there, but then again, so is everyone else there. We love the food, the people and the place. Ecco is a must for any guest, native Atlantan or business."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "From clients to colleagues to parents, I can always count on Ecco to serve up a time that everyone enjoys. This visit was after a show at the Fox. Service was a little frazzled to start, but the wait staff finally hit its stride and finished well. The noise level was almost unbearable for my older parents as we were seated in the back near 2 large parties. Food was great, wine list interesting. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014