Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel

Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ellishotel.com/terrace/index.cfm
  • Phone: 6786512770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30am - 10:30am
    Saturday & Sunday 7:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday 12 Noon - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Blackerby
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Coming soon. Look for information Mid-Spring
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Hancock 6786512767

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peachtree Street NW
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: $5 with dining at Terrace. Please tell Valet you are here to dine at Terrace. Server will validate parking ticket. Pay at the front desk.
A word from Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel
Enjoy market fresh dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the NEW Terrace Bistro concept at the Ellis Hotel in Atlanta GA. Serving delicious American heirloom entrees and supporting local and regional farmers, fishermen and producers whenever possible. Terrace captures fresh simple flavors. Savor the pure aroma and tastes of natural and organic ingredients bursting with delicious flavors and sustainably-sourced ingredients.
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Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating2.9
  • Food3.5
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
40% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (2)neighborhood gem (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • frequent diner
    SteakConnoisseurVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    tried a new salad - the kale ceasar - it was yummy. will be back for it again. keep up the great work. perfect for a leisurely lunch especially since service is frequently very slow.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need to learn about service
    RegularDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food is good ... stopped going before because the service is so bad. Tried again and still horrible service. Arrive at 11:55, finally got our food at 12:50 ... they were not very busy at all, but only two servers. Could not even get a refill on tea. Had to flag someone down. Server never even visited the table during the almost an hour wait for food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating2.8
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 32 reviews are from the Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel reviews archive.
  • My experience has been much
    AtldineVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    My experience has been much better on previous visits. I liked it much better when it was on the 2nd level. Not a fan now that they have moved down to the street level. Completely changed the ambience.
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  • Not what it used to be
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We ate at this restaurant a year or so ago and had a pleasant meal out on the balcony overlooking Peachtree. We were surprised this time to be shown to a small area that felt and looked more like a cafeteria than an expensive, hotel restaurant. The food was OK, but not as tasty as we remembered from our last visit. It will be our last visit.
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  • Good Pre-Rialto Theatre Dinner
    Ah64FishVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    The food was good but not exceptional. The outdoor patio area is cool and even heated very well in the winter. It's a good spot to have dinner before seeing a show at the Rialto.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but disappointing service
    Carolspicks
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Food was great, but we waited over an hour. When our food came, it came one at a time, spread out over 10 minutes. There were only 6 of us.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Destination it Used to be
    ATLBusinessWomanVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I planned for some out of town friends to meet me at the Terrace Bistro, because I had tasted the chefs creations at a reception before this restaurant had a reputation of serving local, farm-to-table. While the restaurant says that the menu still is farm-to-table, be sure to note that they have transformed their upstairs dining room into a banquet facility and the dining experience is really that of eating at a Marriott hotel -- not exactly a dinner destination in Atlanta.
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  • Great Little Atlanta Spot
    Merci
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Walked right in no wait, several tables inside or outside in a covered heated porch. Food was great! Wine and bar specials where cheap in comparison to other downtown places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for lunch. It's a
    DAG1957VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    We went for lunch. It's a little pricey for lunch but worth it since it was very good. Not your usual sandwiches’.....they each had a special twist. We had the Turkey with Brie sandwich and the BLT...both very tasty. I'd recommend this restaurant and will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was actually open on a Sunday!
    JenCornDogs
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    No real restaurants seem to be open for lunch in downtown atlanta, stumbled on this place as the first place we could find to grab a bite, ended up being great. Waitstaff friendly, meals were tasty. Good to take a work group to.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What Food?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    We stayed at the Ellis Hotel and the menu for the Terrace looked fine, so why not? The restaurant is really just an extension of the bar and although nice was very poorly staffed the night we were there. It took them a while to find a bottle wine list so we ordered food while we were waiting. Apparently the sequencing threw them off since they completely forgot to order our dinner. After 40 minutes we asked what the hold up was, their response "what dinner?" We left. They comp'd the wine, but this place did not live up - in any way - to our expectations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place
    Trouble
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    The restaurant offers good food and service in a clean, attractive and quiet environment (at least on the one occasion I ate there). The menu is filled with interesting options that make decision making difficult. I will return there in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it appears
    Sonya
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    From the outside, Terrace looks very charming. It appears to be on the terrace of the second floor of the Ellis Hotel, but when you go inside, you learn that the upstairs is closed and the restaurant is nothing more than 3 tables crammed into the bar of second-rate hotel. Don't waste your time, and don't be deceived by how the place looks from the sidewalk.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh, Farm to Table
    Skooter
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    Great Farm to Table food. Everything was as fresh as can be. I would bet that the steak I had was slaughtered/butchered that day. Great desserts
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to Be Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    This was my first time there in a long time. I went because a friend was coming in to town, was staying near downtown, and I remembered this restaurant as really good (been 5-6 times before). Couldn't have been more disappointing. First, the terrace is no longer available for dining. They are reserving it for banquets/special events. The service was really poor. The wait staff seemed confused and uncoordinated. They got our drink orders completely wrong and I'm still not sure who was supposed to be watching our area. At one point, one of them dropped a glass (by the door, no less) and it took longer than 10-15 minutes for someone to come sweep up the shattered glass. And the appetizer? Bland. We left and went to white oak instead.
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  • anniversary let down
    spldg
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    First, it would have been nice to know that construction for the Trolley had traffic rerouted and the street was a mess. Second, the outdoor patio is not as romantic as the upstairs terrace, which is only available to rent. Service was good just a little slow and the food was good. The flowers I had ordered were waiting when we got there. That was a plus, but it does not help the fact that the Ritz accross the street has a terrace diner that looks pretty romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really liked Terrace before remodel
    Diner123987VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    I really like this restaurant before the remodel. The food was and still is good but the ambiance was better. Now it is like a hotel bar restaurant whereas before it was a restaurant that happened to be in a hotel. The patio view was so neat over Peachtree and I just like it a lot better. Breakfast is now a buffet instead on off a menu which was also disappointing (but still good). I would go here if I was staying at the hotel but for the price if I was looking for a good restaurant I would go else where.
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  • Great place to dine
    AthensDine
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    My wife and I went here for our first anniversary dinner, expecting to find a nice, quiet restaurant, and we certainly did! The host was very kind and checked on us multiple times, asked how the food was, the mixer asked how my wife's drink was, and the waitress was very helpful. Our food was straight from the kitchen hot, just like we liked it, and we even received complimentary glasses of wine because it was our first anniversary. We will definitely be back! What a great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrace Bistro, A Real Gem
    Atlantan
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I celebrated a milestone birthday at the Terrace for a small group of family and friends and had a spectacular time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointment all Around
    Ceecee
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    I met someone here for a business meeting. There were so many disappointments: I had to pay to valet, the food was less than mediocre, and the waitress forgot us... Our drinks were not refilled, we were not asked how the meal was (which was dismal and overpriced), and I had to ask for an itemized receipt, which took 15 minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to Expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    I usually love Terrace Bistro and recommended it to my boss as a place to take our co-worker who is about to have a baby. on previous occasions I have sat in the upstairs dinng room on on the terrace and has a lovely experience, however not this time. Despite making a reservation, they sat us in the lower level, which felt like an cramped, over flow room, next to two very loud tables and then brought all of us the wrong food and the wrong bill. It was not the special lunch, I was expecting and had recommended and instead we felt like a left over thought. I'm not sure if I would recommend this again, it was not up to par with what I expected. However, food was delicious, despite being incorrect and the server was nice and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but poor planning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    The food was excellent. Our waitress was very nice. Problem was that it was the Finjal Four weekend and they were very understaffed. We had to wait 90 minutes for our order and ended up getting our own drinks at the bar.. In spite of that, the manager was very nice. He came over several times apologizing and even helped with the service many times. Our waitress, LaToya, could not have been nicer. So, I think on a normal day this place is probably outstanding. However, they need to plan better for large events.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there on the day of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    We were there on the day of the national ncaa finals. They were out of about five different kinds of beer and some food Didnt seem prepared to handle the crowds. We didnt have to wait for our table which was great Took a long time to get our food but the shrimp & grits were great.
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  • We enjoyed our experience.
    NYCvisitorVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We enjoyed our experience. The plates were attractive, and the food was well prepared. The servings were a bit large, and we hated to see such good food wasted (going to theatre and could not keep).
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  • Loyal customer won't be back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    The Terrace Bistro has always been one of my favorites. Unfortunately, they have closed the upstairs and now call the bar area the restaurant. The kitchen is still upstairs so they now have to bring the food down (uncovered) on the elevator. YUCK! The service was terrible-- 30 minutes to get a dessert that we had to send back due to theater tickets. They couldn't have cared less. With so many great restaurants in Atlanta, I am marking this one off my list.
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  • The food was great. I ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    The food was great. I ordered crab cakes with sauté' mustard greens (delicious). The soup was butternut squash (correct spices and consistency). I would recommend as a dining source for a hotel patron. The waitress and bar tender were attentive to my needs.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Great food, atmosphere needs work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    The food and service were outstanding! However, the atmosphere left much to be desired. The restaurant had a feel of a hotel bar. We decided to eat on the patio, but the loud sound of the hotel dryers next to us made it difficult for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't realize the upstairs
    AndreaVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Didn't realize the upstairs was under construction, or I would not have booked a reservation here for 7 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a pleasant lunch experience!
    NYCvisitorVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    What a pleasant lunch experience! The menu is small, but the choices were diverse. My companion was able to make a change request that was honored. Everything was good, and nothing was expensive.
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  • Its not a bistro! Its a hotel
    GopiVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    Its not a bistro! Its a hotel lounge! They dont even have complementary valet parking!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unaware of construction in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Unaware of construction in progress when booking the reservation. The noise from the construction was very loud. Would wait until construction was complete to try again. Lunch was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do not like that they moved
    JuliMcGVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    Do not like that they moved to the first floor. It is very small and cramped. The food was only ok this trip. Took 2 hours to get dinner out for our group of 8.
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  • A balcony overlooking Peachtree St.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    What a delightful dinner we had on Saturday evening before a visit to Theatrical Outfit's Balzar Theatre, which is a short walk away. The food and service were excellent, the lovely room is blessed with lots of large windows looking out onto Peachtree Street. It would be especially nice to be there in warmer weather to dine on the balcony. The decor was lovely. The small dining room was intimate and quiet enough to enjoy a conversation with my dining partner and to overhear snippets of the conversation in French at the next table. We will definitely make it a habit to have dinner here the next time we visit the Balzar Theatre.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • I'm a bit disappointed that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    I'm a bit disappointed that the restaurant is no longer occupying the space upstairs, because that was such a great atmosphere and view. However, the food and service remain top notch and we definitely enjoyed everything we had. This is still a nice spot for a romantic dinner or special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet