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About ECHO St.Simons Island
The only beachfront restaurant on St. Simons Island, ECHO St. Simons is a dynamic restaurant featuring Southern, coastal fare and remarkable seaside views. Our seasonal menus combine fresh, local produce and seafood to create a truly unforgettable experience. Join us for live music, patio dining and an untouched view of what coastal Georgia has to offer. Please note that patio seating may be available on request but is not available for reservations.
Saint Simons, GA 31522
Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Menu: 7am-10:30am
Lunch/Dinner Menu: 11:30am until 10pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Convenient on-site self parking available in main hotel lot.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
ECHO St.Simons Island Ratings and Reviews
Six of us (3 couples) went for dinner and to hear Free Soul (Monique) perform. We had a table in the bar area. She was fabulous and the atmosphere is great there, which is the only reason I rated them a 3 instead of a 2. The server was pleasant, Savannah, but not sure if she was new or just disengaged with her job. I had to ask several times to get ice since I like my red wine a little chilled. I ordered the lobster tail, but should know better than to do so in Georgia--small and with a slight ammonia taste. My husband got the prime rib and it had a lot of fat. The sides were not very appetizing--veggies. Three of our friends got the 3 or maybe it was 4 course meal, but never got their desserts, which were included. One friend got the oysters and she said they were very good, but overall the rest were not pleased with the food. I will go back again just to hear Monique perform, but mostly will try the appetizers and not full plates. It is disappointing because it is a great place in terms of the atmosphere, but they need to come up several levels on their food. The prices are not consistent with the quality of the food.
The daily fish special entree - red snapper - was thick cut and well cooked, but the risotto that came with the pan seared snapper was undercooked, to the extend of being a bit crunchy. Moreover, it took the waiter TWO trips to the kitchen and consultation with the chef to see if the chef can grill instead of pan searing the fish. The waiter commented that at the kitchen usually does not offer customization of the menu items, but since it is a slow night (only two tables including us plus a few young people at the bar), the chef will "accommodate".
We were dumbfounded: Do the staff or management know how condescending this is? Did they usually expected the customer to accept whatever the chef decides or do they really want the customers to beg for the mercy of the master chef for such a small tweak -grilling instead of pan-searing a piece of fish?
Are they aware that other restaurant with better menu choices are much more willing to "tweak" the menus?
The assistant manager greeted us when we arrived, asked about what our special occasion is, and did not do anything else as a welcoming gesture. He checked back once during the meal and dutifully asked how things were. Purely lip service. Poor management reflects in the attitude of the wait staff, poor quality of food and poor menu design.
NO WAY we are returning or recommending this restaurant to ANYONE. Stay AWAY unless you have money to burn and no other restaurant is open.
It's nearby, but I don't usually go since it is located in a resort hotel. However, my dining companion had never been there before. We were both pleasantly surprised -- she by the atmosphere, and I by the great lunch menu selections. I ordered a cold seafood plate and it was a delightful assortment of clams, oysters, shrimp and scallops with a delicious lemon crème fraiche dressing served on the side. An ample portion and a good value!
Eat breakfast here about once a week..lovely spot particularly when weather allows you to eat outside..Even inside with great beach and ocean view is great.
Breakfast food is good, but generally overpriced compared to other island breakfast spots...probably paying for the view..Table settings are sloppy..no spoons,no jams or jelly..
"Toast" is rarely toasted ...
This was our first visit to Echo to celebrate my birthday. We were seated at a table by the window but given it was mid December and dark we couldn’t view the ocean. Our server was extremely cordial and attentive. Against the advice a of a previous reviewer we both ordered the prime rib special dinner. The salad was terrific as was the recommended wine pairing. Unfortunately the prime rib was extremely disappointing; tough to cut and chew. When our server noted we weren’t entirely happy she called over the manager, Tanner. He was very apologetic and comped our main course. Overall we had a great experience at Echo. We will definitely return to see the view and try the seafood.
Very enjoyable dining experience - we enjoyed our dine from start to finish. We had Crawfish Stuffed Salmon that was outstanding and a Grilled Chicken sandwich.
The apple compote, brie, and arugula with the grilled chicken was perfect. Excellent service and food; the wine and beer choices are great.
Came for Sunday Brunch, and was disappointed in the menu options and service. Bloody Mary bar was great, and I would return for that; however, I would not recommend eating here for brunch.
I have had lunch here before, and it is a better menu. Still a beautiful place to sit and enjoy.
What a special restaurant... starting with the wonderful ambience right on the ocean. The view is incomparable and the best in St. Simons. The restaurant is upscale casual and the menu features fresh seafood and local specialties such as Shrimp n' Grits. My husband got the seared sea scallops on top of cheese grits and they were marvelous. I ordered the salmon stuffed with crawfish and it was equally wonderful. We were there for his birthday and will be going back for my birthday next month. Highly recommended.
Do NOT use Open Table to make reservations at this restaurant. This website allows you to make reservations at a time when the restaurant is not serving. And when you show up for the breakfast buffet at the reserved time, as we did, the hostess demands 'Did you make your reservation on opentable?' We answered yes and she snottily rolled her eyes and said, 'That figures. We're closed.' Ugh. What a crappy way to be treated.
I’ve eaten at Echo 3-4 times now and the food is always great. I really enjoyed my meal this time too. So kudos to the kitchen staff. Unfortunately, the service leaves lot to be desired. Not only was our server inattentive, she was completely unprofessional. This is the same experience we’ve had in the past and all our friends feel the same way. Our server never went over the menu, didn’t tell us the specials until we asked, and didn’t know the ingredients for certain dishes. After receiving our food, our server never came to check on us. We had to flag her down for condiments, and call out to her as she passed by when we wanted our waters refilled. She never asked if we wanted another cocktail or glass of wine. I’ve never been a server at a restaurant, but I’ve eaten at enough nice restaurants to know how a well trained server acts. When I’m paying $40 for a seafood entree I expect my server to have a high level of competence. The King and Prince is a beautiful resort, but the restaurant staff is most definitely not up to par. In the future, we may have a drink at the Echo bar, but we will skip dinner.
I took my sister for her Birthday dinner. We were accommodated as requested with a water front view. James, our server, was terrific. At the end of the meal we were surprised by an elegant desert of ice cream and cheese cake in a bowl which was placed on a platter with Happy Birthday written on it in icing. We acknowledge this to be difficult in unskilled hands...nicely done.
It was a pleasurable outing
Excellent. The new manager Tanner is absolutely wonderful and had turned that restaurant around. It was so good we went 2 nights in a row and sat outside almost at oceans edge. Rachel our sever was outstanding. Food was exceptional. CrAb and citrus salad was awesome. Also the apple endive salad was also. We had paella and it was excellent. Highly recommend it. Atmosphere wonderful. What a special night. We were celebrating a special occasion as I’m recovering from a year of serious surgery and they treated us so wonderfully.
We chose this restaurant because it boasted scenic water view. The restaurant is in the King and Prince and it does have a beautiful view of the ocean. Our server was polite but not as informative as one of the other waiters attending to another table. We had ordered sampler appetizer with the pimento hummus and the waitress mistakenly brought us the cheese sampler. The pimento hummus was on the platter as well but it only came with 3 small baguette pieces of bread. Pretty hard to eat hummus without something to put it on. We also ordered 2 grilled mahi mahi tacos with fresh pickled slaw and housemade tartar sauce and they were excellent. It was the best part of the meal. Far better than our entrees of lobster linguini and paella over risotto. The paella was suppose to have lobster and it had none. It was very one dimensional in texture and flavor. The lobster linguini would have been great had it not been oversalted. I couldn't finish the dish for all the salt.
Friendly but very slow service. Took almost 90min to get our appetizer. Believe waiter forgot to turn in order. Manager was nice and tried to make it right or rating would have been even worse. Food was actually good once we got it. Either that or we were so hungry anything would have tasted good at that moment.
Seven in our party and we ordered appetizers and full meals and dessert. every hinges was superb and the service from James was exceptional. The manager checked on our table twice to be sure we were content. This was their best meal throughout our visit and we'll surely return on our next visit.
We went for our anniversary and came away underwhelmed. To start, we told the hostess we had a reservation, never asked our name but then proceeded to "cancel" our Open Table reservation. Had to clear that up once we got home and saw the error. As for the dinner, Server tried really hard but wasn't an experienced server..or didn't appear to be. I had blackened grouper and asked for a vegetable exchange which I ultimately recd. The server and I weren't communicating the same when I tried to explain what I wanted for the vegetable. Dinner was good, not great. My husband had the fried lobster which was disappointing. It may have been partly our fault for not clarifying the prep, but this lobster tail was fried in breading like country fried chicken. We had fried lobster in the Atlanta area and the tail was flash fried with no batter. We expected the same and were disappointed. The batter took the lobster flavor away from it I guess we now know to ask. Overall, dinner was just ok when we expected more. View is spectacular, though.
For the price point, there are far better selections on the Island (e.g., Halyards, Nancy, and Delaney's). Our party arrived and was accommodated on the outside patio. Eventually our server showed up and took our drink order. She delivered three bottles of Perrier. One had been opened and was missing about 20% of the water. When we pointed it, the response was "the bartender opened it for you" (and apparently took a drink). Bottle was replaced. Ordered a peel and eat shrimp appetizer for the table and it arrived in a timely fashion. Then we ordered dinner and waited, and waited and waited. It appeared the other tables around us were experiencing the same delays. Our waitress all but disappeared. Finally we told the waitress that we were leaving in 5 mins. The solution was to bring some of our meals, that had clearly been sitting under a heat lamp. Sorry but at this price point, all the meals should be hitting the table at the same time. This isn't the Waffle House. We waited the final 5 minutes, the remaining meals didn't arrive so we left. The restaurant was not busy; this was an utter failure of the kitchen. It didn't help that the waitress was terrible. We did chat with manager on the way out. As I said at the outset, at the price point there are better choices on the Island.
Service and ambience were great. Food on the other hand was...
Crab cakes were delivered black on the outside. Bread was hard and cold.
My entree's couscous was cold and lumpy and the scallops that came,with it were warm at best.
I sent,couscous back to the kitchen to be reheated it came back about the same, lumpy and only warm.
This is not our,first time there and each time I'm hoping it will be better but the food is consistently not hot enough! Which I don't understand bwhy cause they have plenty of runners to deliver food,
This was a 25th anniversary celebration following a renewal of marriage vows on the beach. (where the groom had proposed 26 years before) I first worked with Tanner, then Jason.....to organize this very special event and they both were marvelous to coordinate with for this celebration. Everyone loved the food, deserts.....gathering. It was totally perfect in every way!
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