Ecco
Ecco

Ecco

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://fifthgroup.com/
  • Phone: 4043479555
  • 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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Ecco reviews from OpenTable diners
292 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (223)special occasion (161)notable wine list (142)neighborhood gem (141)romantic (123)good for groups (102)vibrant bar scene (101)hot spot (96)great for outdoor dining (85)late-night find (37)great for brunch (15)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Great Little Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Ecco is fantastic -- get the goat cheese fritters with black pepper and honey. You'll leave a different person. Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Plus, I can walk there from my office.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This place was recommended by a friend, we came here for my birthday and it was great, food and ambiance was fab.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't wait to go again
    svenpen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Gil was great at the bar. Sam was our waitress and was fantastic. The food was really good. I heard the fried goat cheese was a local favorite - I highly recommend as well! Also my first time with olive oil ice cream, and they made me a believer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    LobstahVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with this visit. This our first return after several years. Previously didn't care for the menu offerings, felt they were overpriced, and no one in the restaurant was over 30. This time there were multiple offerings in all categories we liked, drinks were outstanding showing skill of the bartenders, and there was a great mix of diners so we didn't feel like chaperones. The Lamb cannelloni and pork ragu were excellent. Service was experienced and professional. Atmosphere and vibe was classy. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great for a birthday. Andrea, our server, was exceptional and a delight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ecco impresses
    jenhowtid
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Chef Jonathan Beatty knocks it out of the ball park. Have the fried goat cheese and roasted beets appetizers - to die for. Lamb Cannelloni was decadent. Great for a date or special occasion. Lively atmosphere and nice wine list and cocktails. Don't pass up dessert either and the coffee was delicious. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You'll Love the Spot
    eatoutmore
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great place as we stopped before attending Fox. Cheese lovers will enjoy the varieties paired with meats of your choice. Perfect before sitting, nice beer and wine selection with plenty of adult beverages to choose. Our waiter was excellent and very good at explaining the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, outstanding service
    deejaythefoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to Ecco for an anniversary dinner and our server REALLY went out of his way to make the occasion special and made lots of great suggestions on the menu. I was shocked when he said that he was new, because he was very knowledgeable about the menu items. I can't believe we passed Ecco up so many times when considering a place to eat out - we've driven by it multiple times. A new favorite and another Fifth Group success! The fried goat cheese balls were heavenly and the pizzas were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!
    AccidentalFoodie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I went to Ecco to celebrate her birthday. The food was outstanding and the service (Abby was out waiter) was the best either of us had ever experienced. Only 30 miles from our home, but one of the most memorable meals we've ever had. Yes, the goat cheese appetizer is as good as advertised, but the chorizo stuffed dates were even better. Very good wine list and, did I mention the service? :) If you're in Atlanta, do not miss Ecco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    eattolive
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food is excellent, wait staff very attentive, good prices and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smith2
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This was a business dinner for 6. ECCO was most accommodating and reserved a table for us where we could have a conversation. Wonderful service, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lumcheesal
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our food was delicious. We had a meat and cheese sampler, several appetizers and 3 entrees. The kitchen was very accommodating in providing an appetizer as an entree. Our server, Shaun was spot on. Attentive, knowledgeable and friendly without being intrusive. The bar was very slow getting our cocktails out. This didn't make sense as while we were waiting at the bar, we noticed servers getting their orders in a timely fashion. Both the first and second rounds took 5 to 10 minutes to arrive. To wait that long for a $12-$14 cocktail is not good. The room had a nice vibe but was VERY loud. Some sound absorption materials in the ceiling and/or walls would be welcome. We had a nice evening and would recommend the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We celebrated a birthday dinner at Ecco on Saturday. The service was fine, but we were waiting on the server a few times. The food was great. However, the valet really left a bad last impression. It was raining, so the guys went to get the cars while the ladies used the restroom (so we wouldn't have to wait in the rain). When we walked outside to get in the car, the valet was yelling at us to hurry up and get in the car. It's unfortunate that our last impression of Ecco was a rude valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a pleasant dining experience. Wait staff is top notch and food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent but not intimate.
    Midtowner
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Excellent service and imaginative food. You'll need help deciphering the foreign terms on the menu. Booth tables at Midtown location are lined up so closely you'll have to introduce yourself to your neighbors or be rude, and I didn't like staring at the curtains all night with a lively kitchen scene behind me. But food is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting together with friend
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Except for the noise level this is a great place to meet friends for drinks and/or dinner. The staff always make you feel welcome and special and the food is good and interesting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Julie is the best
    JMFTVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We always enjoy going. Julie is an awesome waitress, as is Pablo. Get the fried goat cheese balls or the poquillo peppers. Everything else is golden.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great things come on small plates!
    paddycakes
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Ecco has always been a favorite of mine, but I can't for the life of me understand why I take so long to return. This time, it was a casual date and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The small plates that include various meats and cheeses are perfect for leisurely grazing while having wonderful discussion. The service understands the perfect balance of attending to your needs and leaving you be. The atmosphere is classy yet comfortable. There is a reason why several films and tv shows have used the interior for filming. This midtown gem isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Whatever you do, make sure you order the goat cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Ecco, which we've been to many times. Lived up to our high expectations - food and service and the lovely atmosphere sitting on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gloria
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We always enjoy going to Ecco when we are visiting Atlanta - and it did not disappoint this time. Had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ecco is fantastic!
    kazmeg
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My husband and I went here to celebrate his Birthday. We had such an amazing server and the food was incredible. We ordered two cheeses and a meat to start. Then we shared 4 share plates/appetizers and one pasta. We loved everything and will definitely return to this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    CcccVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We hadn't been to Ecco in a while and was reminded of how consistently great it is. One of the best meals we've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loveATLdiningVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Every bite of every course was exceptional - from goat cheese with honey appetizer and corn salad (glad you brought it back) to the selection of flatbread exceptional pizzas and the other main dishes; just wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    FriscoFoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The meals and presentation at Ecco was outstanding. The service was impeccable with very knowledgeable wait staff. If you are looking for an excellent dining experience with a great ambiance at a reasonable price, Ecco is a great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ecco
    tprestwoodVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was quite lovely. The server did a great job of describing the new menu items. Our favorite item is still the Goat cheese in honey and pepper. The new beet dish was quite yummy also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The dinner was delicious and the atmosphere was really fun and lively. The seating arrangements can make it hard to hear clearly, e.g., multiple parties seated at one table with a divider (fun, but adds to noise level). The service was good but could have been a little more attaentive, e.g., it was sometimes hard to get the attention of the server, maybe because it was a busy night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Justsayin
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Menu was great, server was knowledgable and always around. Place is great looking and has free valet parking. Air conditioning was too cold - I mean freezing cold, blowing on our heads and hostess wouldn't adjust. She should have moved us to more comfortable seating. But she was the only thing wrong with this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good enough I went back
    FreqTravelerVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Recommend great atmosphere and knowledgeable staff
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Ecco always delivers. The pastas and apps are amazing. Love the location and I forget what a great little patio they have. Would love to return on a cooler night to enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful!!! Will definitely come again. The truffles were DELISH!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This Ecco will be a definite repeat
    BackOutThere
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Really enjoyed the dining experience at Ecco. I managed to be an hour late for our reservation and the staff worked very well with to accommodate us! The wine selection is huge and the food was great! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class
    Russ
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had one of the best servers ever this past week along with a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around terrific
    Easygoer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Grilled beets - superb. Burratta and peaches, excellent. Pasta, excellent. Pork special was very good, if a tad overlooked. Beautiful sauce with it. The bartender fixed a great sazerac and knew his stuff. Our waiter, Pablo, was very accommodating. We were not in a hurry, and he did not rush us. He knew the wines by the glass and recommended well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great food!
    SophieH
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The boquerones are a must to start with - cannot go wrong fried goat cheese with honey an black pepper. Delish! The grilled calamari was awesome - great wood grilled flavor. They also had this mortadella app - it was like a bologna quesadilla with a side of mostarda - fabulous! We also had the San marzano pizza which is perfectly done! Lamb cannelloni was our last dish and was so amazing! We were so full! But it was all so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    JMFTVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Ask for Julie or Pablo and you will enjoy the attentive service coupled with the good food. We always enjoy our visits. All of the staff there pay close attention to you and your experience and will leave you satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great eats in Atlanta
    BrunelloBoy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Wonderful find; looking at the online menu doesn't do this restaurant justice. The service was excellent; our waiter was correct in each and every response/recommendation. The food was stellar, appetizers to desserts. Very nice wine selection, though would appreciate more wines by the glass. If I lived in Atlanta, I'd be eating here several times a year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance and awesome food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Love this place, always have a great experience every time I go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My wife and I come here a few times a year. Goat cheese and honey balls as well as olive oil ice cream are our staples. We love everything about this place and can't wait for out next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Wednesdays
    PoetandNoet
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I walked into Ecco and to my surprise, it was beautiful, elegant, and deserving a prize. What a lovely space I thought (and I am hard to appease), but I knew I was sold when I ate the goat cheese. The wine list was daunting, my knowledge inferior. But the descriptions were illustrious matching the interior. My waitress Kristin knew her menu well, she made recommendations which were good I could tell. Next time I come I'd like to dine under the sky, because the grub is so good I think I could fly. Thank you dear Ecco for your attention and style, hoping I'll be back in less than a while. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    So good, it put my wife into labor. Not kidding. Drinks (for me only) are well done. Parpadelle is a classic and steak was perfect
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.