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About Permanently Closed - Ecco Boston

This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - East Boston's newest hot spot to "Gather, Dine and Relax." With an impressive list of Wines, Special Martini’s, and Cocktails created exclusively to excite the palate. Ecco’s tempting array of Desserts, Cappuccino and Espresso can be harmonized with a selection from our extensive list of Cordial’s, Dessert or Port Wines. An added attraction to Ecco is plenty of on-site parking, making your experience with us enjoyable from beginning to end.

107 Porter Street
Boston, MA 02128
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm -10:30am; Late Night Menu: 10:30pm-1:00am.

Cross Street:
Chelsea Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 561-1112

Website:
http://www.eccoboston.com/

Parking Details:
Free Private Parking Lot located off of Paris Street

Public Transit:
Maverick T- Stop and Airport T- Stop on Blue Line

Private Party Facilities:
Book our restaurant for your private events. Dinner groups from 40 to 100 all welcome for any occasion.

Private Party Contact:
David Fitzgerald/ David Modica/ Jon Larkin: (617) 561-1112

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Valentine's Day Pre-fix Four Course Menu $60 per person Please visit the events page at www.eccoboston.com for full menu.

Ecco Boston - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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4.1

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Ecco has a very nice bar and a good menu. The grilled corn appetizer and tuna tartar were awesome. Service was friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Ecco is that "must go to" restaurant tucked away in a little corner of East Boston. The food can match any restaurant in Boston - it is that good. Kudos to the chef for his unique and mouth watering approach to his food. From the PEI mussels appetizer to the Pasta Bolognese to the excellent wine and beer selection, add in the well-trained and knowledgeable staff, and it all adds up to a great meal and an even enjoyable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Menu choices very limited, portions were ridiculously small, service was slow and inattentive. Overpriced, overrated, I will never go back to Ecco's

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Arrived on time and seated right away but waited more than 10 minutes to be able to flag down a server to simply get some water. Mothers' Day brunch had a special menu -- that is not all offerings shown on the website were available, and somethings seemed to be marked up in price. French toast was a mushy mess of excess egg in very soft bread that could have been cooked more. Accompanying side order of bacon was overcooked. One person liked the eastie omelet but it should have been good at $ 19 ! Overall pretty unimpressive for a place that supposedly has a reputation for good brunch. I'd definitely go someplace else next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I had a 10am Mother's Day Brunch reservation. It is my understanding from being there that morning their normal Sunday Brunch hours begin at 11a. This showed as they were not prepared. There was a line waiting to get in when they opened the doors at 10:06a.
The menu, a specially printed menu showed the price of a Bloody Mary at $9, the bill showed $9.50 and when asked it was stated because of the vodka selection (Svedka), which I didn't ask for. Our entire party agreed that the food was good, the menu slightly limited though.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I was truly surprised by this little place! It was the only place available on Open Table to make a reservation the night before Mother's Day for a Mother's Day brunch. Service was a little slow, but I think this was due to the fact that we got their right when the place opened (as did many others). The food was very good, and the music was on point. The location of the restaurant was especially perfect because it's just next to the airport, and my mother had a flight to catch in the early afternoon.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2016

First of all this place is probably part of the "new Eastie" so it's not like most of the other restaurants in the area which are predominantly Salvadorian/pan-Hispanic. I thought the selection of dishes on the menu was refreshing but nothing too far outside the box. A good beer selection, wine list, and cocktail menu round out the experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 3, 2016

Food and service are always exceptional at Ecco. Ever since this gem opened in East Boston, it has given a level of respect to the area. I always love when I get to go.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Another great night at Ecco.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2016

This is a great little spot that is close to the airport. We often come here for dinner after a flight. Friendly service, tasty, high quality food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Ecco is a great place for Sunday brunch. They serve all day and have a great menu! I have enjoyed both of my times brunching at Ecco and would highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Great food, service and nice level of noise. Not too loud.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Very nice place inside. I was a little surprised! It definitely feels like a down town Boston vibe inside. The food selection was good and the cocktails were fantastic! We really enjoyed the ambiance our dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 8, 2016

This place is hidden in a corner of East Boston. As soon as you walk in it feels like you're somewhere else. The atmosphere is pretty cool, it has different music and interesting decor. The staff was super friendly and our waitress made great suggestions for everything! The food was delicious and every so often my husband says he wants to go back just because of the appetizers. Not something usually found anywhere else. We had a wonderful night out!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Not the best service but the appetizers and small bites are always good and drinks are pretty good

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 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Ecco, once again, did not disappoint. Easter Brunch was delicious and timely. We were greeted at the door and seated in a timely manner. The menu had something for everyone. Delicious and very reasonable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 20, 2016

Food was nothing special, I could of prepared any of the dishes at home. I tried two different appetizers, a small bite and a main dish. I am a foodie and this is not the place for one.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on March 13, 2016

While proximity to airport (5 minutes or less by car) was why we ate there, the restaurant decor and service was very good and the food tasty. The steak was surprisingly large and outstanding. Heartily recommend prior to take off.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 13, 2016

Best brunch I've ever been to. The food is amazing the service is the best I've ever had and there is onsite parking. Needless to say this is the best place to eat in East Boston!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2016

This was my second time back and I'll be honest, it was primarily for the Banana Foster French Toast. And just like last time, it was euphoric on my taste buds. I also had the honey cinnamon butter too and the flavor kept getting better and better. I enjoyed my smoked salmon eggs Benedict. Ecco didn't disappoint.

The one thing that has room for improvement, however, was service. Our server was really nice, so no complaints there, but service was so slow. It seemed like he would disappear for extended periods of time. The food took quite a while, about 40 minutes. There was a very large group (16ppl) who put in their order before us so I understand why there may have been a delay. Our plates were empty for about 10 minutes before he came to check on our table and clear. It took longer than necessary to get the check, pay and leave. Aside from that, it was a good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2016

I went to Ecco for my birthday with a party of 12. Our server told us immediately that our table was his second table EVER. As you could imagine, the service the entire night was terrible. Management should never have placed him with such a large party to start his serving career. Let alone, the food was fantastic per usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

My girlfriend and I made a reservation last minute, Got there and was seated right away. Food was good and came out in a timely manner, even though it was busy. Overall food and service was great (as always) and definitely going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2015

My boyfriend and I were staying at the Embassy for New Years and asked around for a place for dinner got recommendations from family and friends to try out Ecco and it was great from the moment we walked in till we left. Recommend the place from the food and drinks to the atmosphere.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2015

Looking for a restaurant after a concert in East Boston, we found Ecco. It had a sophisticated decor and menu, and the food was quite good. I had mushroom and spinach ravioli, which were delicious, and my husband enjoyed his rigatoni bolognese. Our waiter was a bit slow with the drinks, but we were in no hurry.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Great dinner. The staff was fabulous.
Music seemed a bit loud as the room was not that filled. But didn't notice it as we started our dinner.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2015

Cold, under heated restaurant with a generally cold feeling. There was no hostess to greet you upon coming in, and the waitress has a "could n't care less" attitude. Food was served lukewarm because it has become cold, over 25 minutes after the order was taken. You have to wait 15 minutes before they pour coffee. Even getting the check took a long time. Poor experience and I will never go back.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2015

The service and food at ECCO for brunch were wonderful. The waitstaff is very friendly

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 29, 2015

We ordered the meat candy which was delicious. The veggie omelette cooked to perfection. Home fries were yummy;crispy on the outside, soft inside. Short ribs eggs Benedict was different. Cooked bb beautifully with the meat bb being tender, but with not much flavor. Industry is. go again,for sure if I get another Group on.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2015

The lobster mac and cheese appetizer was very dry and I could not taste the lobster because of a spicy seasoning. The eggplant rolletini was also rather dry , and the Caesar salad was two lettuce leaves with an anchovy and hardly any dressing. I found this meal very disappointing and it cost quite a lot for what we had. The wine was vastly overpriced according to my husband. I will not return there even though it's in our neighborhood. Too bad.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2015

Met my sister for a 7:00 pm Monday night dinner, as I had to pick someone up at Logan Airport a couple of hours later. There was a fairly large party just finishing, but the place was not full. The NE Patriots were playing on the bar TV.

Ordered some glasses of Malbec, which was ok; tasty, doughy bread came in a cigar box.
We ordered a small plate of an eggplant roll as an appetizer. My sister ordered the pork chop, I ordered the Ossu Bucco special, but had to ask the price ($26), it wasn't volunteered.

Twenty minutes later, the eggplant arrived, barely warm (the cheese square on top had congealed). Thirty seconds later, another server brought our entrees. Obviously, the small plate was forgotten in the kitchen. We sent the eggplant back, and asked that it be taken off the bill.

The entrees were quite good, we both enjoyed our choices.

We ordered profiteroles to share for dessert. The ice cream was a bit crystalline, I assume it spent too much time in the freezer unsealed. Not particularly good ice cream either, seemed supermarket generic, not much butterfat. The pastry was soggy, just not pleasant at all.

I might try it again, but certainly not on a football night.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2015

When looking for a quiet place without going thru the tunnel to the congestion in Boston. Ecco was a great find starting with their own off street parking. Nice wine list and a great local ambiance next to the tunnel. The lobster rail special was superb!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2015

Waiter was awesome. Full menu available late night, which is Rare in east i.e. P

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2015

Great food in a somewhat weird part of Boston few people go to other than when traveling through the airport lol. Nice find, help keep the place up everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Had charcuterie, caprese salad, fried calamari, pork bellies and some good wine. It was a comfort food bonanza. Everything was well done. Bonus, I didn't have to talk to the manager.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2015

Really good wait service with recommendations. the lobster and grilled corn chowder was absolutely the best! The tuna tartare was alright. the color on the tuna was very dull. the steak with truffle mashed potato and veggie was good. didn't taste much truffle however. the chicken in the chicken broccoli alfredo was very bland and dry. the sauce was very watery, again very bland. for dessert we had espresso over ice cream which was good and different. the panna cotta was very good. i'd definitely come back and try something different. the ambiance was very nice. it wasn't too romantic since there were TVs everywhere and there wasn't much separation from the bar. it would have been nice though since it had a warm feel to it. ample parking in the back which is a huge PLUS.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2015

Excellent quality food in an unexpected location. The service was excellent and food was excellent and well presented.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2015

Hands down our new favorite date spot. Amazing food, great cocktails and beer selection, attentive servers. The gnocchi was to die for. Perfect music choice too, we loved the classic Sinatra tunes. Can't wait to come back!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Hostess was very lovely and accommodating. The atmosphere was very enchanting and the bar was very lively. Our waiter was great and might I say handsome too! From our drinks, appetizers,
entrees and desserts. Everything was absolutely delicious. My friend and I definitely will be back. We give Ecco an A+

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2015

We found Ecco on Open Table as we were looking for a restaurant near Logan. We knew that traffic on the Friday night of Columbus Day weekend in Boston would be horrendous (it was!) and that it might be smart to have dinner in Eastie after picking our college daughter up at 6:30 p.m. OpenTable reviews were spot on and we had a great time at Ecco. I would recommend it highly to any and all.

First, they were very understanding when I called to push back the reservation when my daughter's plane was delayed due to bad rain. It is challenging to find Ecco but patience and following directions will reward you with free parking, lovely decor and excellent food. That atmosphere is very trendy but it's not a place that puts on airs. The staff was friendly and attentive. All of our starters (tuna tartare, beet and goat salad) were yummy as were the chicken parmagiana, special scallops and chicken piccata. The menu is extensive and varied.

We will return....it's worth the trip!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2015

After recently dining at Ecco, I would recommend it to everyone. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience from the moment I walked in the door. The hostess was very friendly. The ambience was soothing, modern and overall lovely. The waitress was incredible. She went out of her way to make our dining experience enjoyable. The food was incredible. We had the fried calamari and lobster mac and cheese to start. They were both delicious. We then went on to shrimp scampi and the pasta bolognese. They were also both delicious. Overall from start to finish....service, food and ambience. Ecco has it all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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