Ecco
Ecco

Ecco

  • 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, Italian, Mediterranean
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Ecco reviews from OpenTable diners
323 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (253)special occasion (174)neighborhood gem (163)notable wine list (148)romantic (129)hot spot (124)good for groups (121)vibrant bar scene (105)great for outdoor dining (98)late-night find (34)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (10)scenic view (7)Show More
  • Wonderful Experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything was wonderful! Pasta dishes I never even would have thought about having before and everything was delicious! The staff was so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was lovely and I can't wait to go again
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service. Nice Meal!
    Steve
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Gracious handling of a need to move the reservation back due to traffic. Made us feel welcome and not rushed while they got us out on time to a concert at the Fox. Delicious food - all were pleased with the entire experience. Not a bad walk to the Fox....they even remembered the birthday one of our guests was having!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Ecco never disappoints. Top 3 restaurants in Atlanta. The fall menu is amazing. Thanks for another great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good!!
    Emmo
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    The food is exquisite, the wine and beer list is excellent, the service is very good. Remember to book a table before you go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kudos
    hannahVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've lived in Midtown for 6 years and Ecco is always a good time. Great food and service, time and time again. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    LauritaVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Been to Ecco several times, this was my best visit by far. Our server Shaun was THE BEST server I have had in a very long time. He was super friendly, engaging and informative. The food was amazing- loved the potato "salad", the meatballs, the pasta- it was all fabulous but Shaun was by far the best part of the experience. I actually felt giddy when I left by how wonderful our dinner was. Thanks for that Ecco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful as always!
    ReviewATL
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Love Ecco more and more every time I come here. Tried all new items that I'd never had here before and all were delicious... Apps, shared plates, desserts, and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stop the large parties please
    ATLNativeVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    For the second time in less than two months, Ecco's service has been abysmal. We had a reservation for a business party of 8 and around us there were parties up to 15. No big deal, but the wait staff was haphazard---we ran out of water, the goat cheese came out with no bread and no utensils (then the other 3 orders arrived and were delivered to one end of the table); the water was arrogant and close to rolling his eyes. The food and location save the place. Please, Ecco, get your act together on the floor!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unanimous raves from the group
    Atldiner
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I hosted a group of business colleagues from out of town for dinner. Everyone was very complimentary of the food, service and ambience. Rarely in our year of working together has everyone raved about a dinner so much. The table overlooking the restaurant and kitchen offered a great view of the restaurant. Our table made conversation and sharing food easy. The wine selection is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Place to eat in Midtown
    dmchrist2
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is a great place for dinner and drinks. Their menu includes meat and cheese boards that you get to create. They also have pizzas, pasta dishes and both dishes to share or eat as a main meal. We started with a meat and cheese board and for our main course we had the Pork Flat Iron with butternut squash caponata and spiced pork sauce and the Roasted Quail “Elcano” with braised shelling beans, pickled pepper, preserved lemon, and frisee. For dessert we had the Classic Raised Doughnuts local huckleberry glaze. Yum!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything is AMAZING!
    mbfoodie
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This was the first time I have been to Ecco and the food was AMAZING! We were in a group of four and we all tried eachothers entrees and everyone that I tried was better than the last! I highly recommend eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ECCO is awesome
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We always look forward to a meal experience @ Ecco. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about the ever changing menu. The cocktail menu is always exciting and changes to complement the seasonal dinner menu. A great place for foodies who like to share the freshest farm to table plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night before the Fox
    RAaron
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We ate here after seeing great reviews on Yelp and we were not disappointed. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS and the portions were generous. It was affordable considering the experience and what we got for it too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely evening
    Ecco
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    It was my husbands birthday night and I wanted to plan a very special surprise night for him. I arranged tickets to the Fox and I wanted a delicious and romantic dinner to go along with it. I reserved a table at Ecco after reading their reviews. From the moment that we arrived, everything was seamless. With suggestions from our server we chose a few selections and ate until our hearts were content. I couldn't recommend this restaurant any higher for couples looking for a special night out with delectable food... And of course, don't forget to order the goat cheese appetizer!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Ecco Experience
    DonaldAtlanta
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Always a perfect dining choice in Midtown Atlanta. Although the bartenders have attitudes, the servers are excellent. The food quality and management performs above expectation. The desert options should be worked on since they have a brillant pastry chef. Overall, A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I've been here multiple times, and this time was the best. The food selections were perfect, and the recommendations by the waiter were very helpful in making the dining experience execeptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    RexandXena21212
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My wife and I ventured down from the 'burbs of the north for a mini "stay-cation" and had a lovely, lovely dinner. Pablo was engaging, entertaining, and informative as a server. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BrendaLee2
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A simply superb experience in all respects. Great food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Making dinner magnificent!
    Brian9672VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    You cannot go wrong with Ecco. You must try several of the meats and cheeses and then dive into a signature cockatiel and then on to the pork braised tagliatelle. Not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pacing was a real problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Visiting from out of town Ecco was suggested as it was near our hotel. The greeting at the front was great, our server was friendly and knowledgable. Although, we felt rushed from the beginning. We ordered cocktails and our first course. The first course came before our cocktails were even on the horizon. Even after pointing this out the plates were deposited on the table (cocktails came a bit later). The second course came before we finished the first and our wine came well after we were served the entree. The food was average to good although the highlight was the bread. The restaurant was busy when we left so others must find it acceptable. We were unhappy with the pacing of the meal leaving us with an unpleasant experience as a result.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it!
    hungryhippo
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I love the ambiance here as well as the food and wine options. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu options and wine list. Will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ecco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Good location ...very nice atmosphere...god food and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My latest experience at Ecco was as fantastic as each of the other times I've visited. The staff was incredibly friendly and went out of their way to congratulate my partner and I on our anniversary. The food was delicious and its delivery out of the busy kitchen did not require the major wait some restaurants put you through. I would recommend this spot to anyone seeking a romantic evening or simply a night out for dessert and drinks with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late Night Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Outstanding evening from parking to the service, the atmosphere and the drinks. Our server Laura was top notch and made sure we had an exhilarating experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Disappointed with Ecco
    apopadapolus
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I came here based off of online reviews to take my family out for a special occasion. The ambience was nice; they have outdoor seating and a decent wine list. The food was good but nothing special -- definitely not worth the $100/person you're going to pay if you have a glass of wine (or two). The only item on their menu that made an impression on me was the goat cheese in honey. I would say that it's definitely not worth the money and very over-hyped.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dont Get the Steak
    NicMik
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I should have known better than to order a steak at a place that is not a steakhouse. Poor quality meat, smelly sauce and under-cooked accompaniments.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OK - based on reviews from others
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    OK - based on reviews from others had a higher expectation. OK but missing the mark. Squash Topping is excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique and Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I must start by saying our server Pablo made the whole experience great! We started with the smoked scallop appetizer which I did not care for and then had the the grilled corn appetizer which was wonderful. For dessert the gelato is a must try!! Will be back mainly because our server was so helpful and friendly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Portion identity crisis
    Demifrancaise
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Although I like menus that are not too extensive this one seemed a bit narrow in selection. The portions were bizarre and somewhat confusing because the pasta was as big as a Magiannos dish but an appetizer was the size of Gordon Ramsey's NYC. The appetizer was tiny and overpriced, the taste was bigger and sufficient and a side was huge therefore I wasted 1/2 of it. The pasta dish my friend ordered appeared to be a healthy portion. The menu seemed to be focused on small plates but the portions are all over the place making ordering difficult. The server was mediocre bordering on moody. I felt as though we were somewhat of an imposition despite that I gave him a 20% tip but wasn't deserved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Good
    L52094VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Ecco never disappoints! Everything from the cocktails, wine list, starters, small plates to dessert are always top notch. The bacon stuffed dates are worth writing home about, excellent! And their house made gelatos are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ask for Andrea
    JMFTVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We found our new server with Andrea! Friendly, fast and just all around awesome service. Always a pleasure to see the staff and eat great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with Friends
    CanoeVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our server was an outstanding pro, knew food preparation & perfect wine suggestions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always outstanding
    Pete
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I took my client and their business partners to Ecco and it was the perfect spot. From drinks in the bar area before to dinner the setting, the food and service were outstanding. I even got a compliment from the client's business partner about selecting Ecco for our meeting. This is one place you can count on for a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and better service
    simpledudewholikesfood
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We have not been to Ecco in a while and were not disappointed with our experience this time ... from the wine to the meats and cheeses, the exceptional beets and the comfortable pizza to share, we left very satisfied with a tab that we surprisingly only about 2/3 what I normally pay when visiting Ecco's peer restaurants ... we'll be back and soon ... Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th Anniversary Gem
    K1Mitch
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Celebrated my 4th wedding anniversary at Ecco and I couldn't not have picked a better place. The food was great, the service was outstanding, wind and drinks were fabulous. The location is a great. It is outstanding midtown eatery for foodies who looking for unique experience. The bar is great if you just want to stop in for a cocktail, glass of wine or just stop and talk with with mixologist on duty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    luuluu6987VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is becoming our favorite spot! This was my third time here and my husband's second. The service is always outstanding, our server was so knowledgeable about the menu and suggest an excellent bottle of wine. We couldn't have been happier with the food and service. We have been telling all of our friends to come and will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    JKouttoeat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My mom and I dined at Ecco before seeing a show at the Fox. Everything was wonderful from the service to the environment to the incredible dishes we chose for our meal! This is a great date night spot as I was there for New Year's Eve. I highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed!
    MissyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Every time we have a show at the Fox we go here. Not only isn't convenient but the food is consistently delicious, service great (Sean) and experience all-around positive. Things that are a must: Pork paperdelle, fried goat cheese balls with honey, any flat bread and the chocolate bombe for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Seester
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We ordered 3 appetizers from the taste and share menu and a pizza finishing with strawberry sorbet. Our server Sean made recommendations for our food choices and all were just awesome! Can't wait to eat here again! Fantastic service too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good, but...
    jrock645
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Overall I enjoyed my meal quite a bit. There was one glaring issue, though. The "salt roasted yukon gold potato" side dish was a total flop. First of all, it was a red potato- not a yukon gold. And while this was listed as a side dish and made to sound like a hot item... it was basically potato salad. Problem with that is the potato was undercooked, so too firm to really enjoy and required a knife to cut. Additionally, the "soft poached egg" was substantially over cooked too. It may as well have been hard boiled, since the idea was that the yolk would run and it most certainly didn't. Again, I enjoyed the rest of the food, but that "side dish," which was really more fit as a salad, really made me scratch my head.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.