Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel

3.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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3.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Took 20 minutes to come take our order and another 20 minutes to bring drinks when it was only 3 other tables being served

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markp
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is a small very functional Bistro with good drink and a great kitchen. We needed a dinner spot before a sold out concert. Many normal venues like Ted’s were rammed with hour plus waits. Using open table we found this nearby gem. From the pouring rain We found shelter, happy hour drinks that were really good, and incredibly good dinners. Crab cakes, trout and chicken were all good. Especially good with regard to trout n crab cakes. We will go there again without hesitation.

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vipHomebody
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service is phenomenal and the food delicious. This location is so convenient to the Theatrical Outfit Theater and they allowed us to park our car there for $7.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Food is consistently good...service is consistently poor. Ambiance is definitely lacking.

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steves
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Easy place to sit down for quick meal

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vipMargaret
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The restaurant is an excellent place for dinner before a show at The Theatrical Outfit or The Rialto. The food is very good. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up for with excellent service by wait staff eager to get us out in time for the show. During warm weather the patio is very pleasant.

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vipSouthGrandResident
St. Louis
22 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

I always get the burger and salad here. The patties are fresh-not frozen-which for me makes a huge difference in texture and taste. Side salad is always tasty. Service is spotty at times depending on how busy they are. It’s a hotel restaurant which to me ALWAYS means bad, super-slow service and ridiculous prices. But this one is usually pretty good and relatively quick. I go here a lot when I’m in town for work, which is often.

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DaveS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Service was great, Food also was good. The team that booked the venue and the servers were excellent

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vipJGold
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great patio

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vipClarkS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Antionette & Danny were outstanding!
Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bang bang shrimp is awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Poor service, food just ok. Took 30 minutes to get desert and coffee after ordered and the restaurant was not busy. I had to go to front desk to ask for the desert and coffee.
Server was pleasant although not attentive nor efficient

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vipBonnie
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The two soups arrived Luke warm the other appetizer came when the main courses were being served. In other words two people were served their soup 20 minutes before my husbands appetizer arrived. One guest had crab cakes and she said it was very good, my husband and I had the Ga Trout and it appeared to have just been rewarded from another time. Won’t be returning

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GLoper
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is perfect for friends that are looking to enjoy a evening filled with amazing food and drinks; and also the ideal setup for a romantic night with that special someone. The service is second to none from the valet, to the front desk, and the restaurant staff. This is the second anniversary that we have celebrated there and it definitely won’t be our last!!! We love it! 5 Stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing to be here and enjoy the food while celebrating our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation, restaurant didn’t have a table available and I had to go elsewhere.

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Teresa59
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service are reliably good as we visit every year when traveling to Americasmart. Nice to avoid the noise and bustle of most packed restaurants during the show.

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BarbararaM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am sure the restaurant would have been lovely...if it was open. I was able to make a reservation on Open Table a few days before our evening out to dinner and a play. We valet parked our car and headed inside. We read a sign that said, Kitchen closed as of 12/20. They were serving catered sandwiches and salads. An employee offered no apology and actually questioned when we made the reservation on Open Table. We went to speak with the Ellis Hotel Manager. She failed to address our concerns or offer any compensation for the valet. In the end, the valet attendent was the only person to offer help. He returned our tip and gave us a restaurant suggestion. We ate at the Atlantic Grill at the Ritz Carlton. Our evening was saved. Good luck when you reopen your restaurant.

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ToniR
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We were the only party on sat nite. Servers more interested in watching tv. No one filled wine or water glasses or asked if we wanted more to drink. Slow service. Part of hotel. Hotel is very chic and worth a look.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were there for dinner. The food was not very good, apps were decent but everyone’s entrees were terrible. The wait staff was friendly however it was incredibly slow. We were the only table and it took a very long time to order and then for our food to arrive. I would not suggest ever eating dinner here.

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viprachelb
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We waited almost 45 minutes to receive our food. This was unusual for this restaurant and was rather disappointing. The quality of the food was great as always.

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Janetb
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Perfect location on the porch. I had squash ravioli. Very good but the sauce was a little different from what I have had. My partner had beef tenders and gave them a 10. Other reviews noted service was slow. For us it was leisurely but attentive. Perfect. However this is not a fast food restaurant so we were happy.

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vipPatriciaD
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was disappointed and expected something more and with better ambience based upon the description. It was basically like eating at a hotel lobby where they might serve free breakfast like a Holiday Inn Express.

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LindsayR
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious. The atmosphere is very quaint. I enjoyed this restaurant alot.

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TomB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience3

This place has gone down hill. Each meal at our table of 4 was poorly, and unevenly, cooked. Our dog had a hard time eating the ribs my daughter ordered but couldn’t eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When we walked in, they had a janitors cart next to the hostess stand that reeked of cleaning fluid, not appetizing and should have been our sign to leave.
Took us 30 minutes to get two simple salads, and they did not have all the indgredients they were supposed to. Location and the hotel look nice, but very poorly run.

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RenataMG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Serviços was terrible. Good was Just ok. Price unfair...

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall1food1service4ambience2

My meal was cold and had very little taste. For a $28 entree, it was very disappointing!

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KimberlyA
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Could have been a nice outdoor dining experience but the service was impossibly slow.

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vipeatseverywhere
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small but lovely menu, skillfully thought out and presented in an interesting manner... loved the steamed purple carrots with the hummus. My companion thought the burger was great (bread was fresh).

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OnlySoSo
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

No ice cream for cobbler, really? Go pick some up.

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etmosk
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was slower than expected. Table of 7, one meal brought out 10 minutes after the other 6. Disappointed. Having said that, food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Booked this based on reviews, location and availability during a busy conference week for a business group. Wrong choice. Mediocre all around. Ok for a drink outside. Inside felt more like a diner. There was a reason it was available.

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vipDeeOne
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While we all enjoyed our entrees, it was surprising how many items the waiter told us were unavailable, even though the restaurant was not very crowded. And the same thing happened when we ordered the pecan pie for dessert, he came back and told us they were out of that. To his credit, when I said I would not have ordered tea if I had known we wouldn't be having dessert, he didn't charge me for the tea.

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VirginiaC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I've enjoyed this small restaurant, located in a boutique hotel over the past 5 or 6 years, but the last several times they seems to be just getting worse. The restaurant's move several years ago from the second floor to the first seems to have heralded the decline.

There now appears to be some distance your food has to be brought from the kitchen - it all arrives with a metal cover, presumably to keep it warm. It does not. My trout was soggy and my veggies limp. The crab fritters were virtually crab-free, and my daughter's steak was room temperature and her fries tasted like frozen ones from a bag.

On the bright side, the service was fabulous and the cocktails perfect. Though it was January, the unseasonable warmth made it possible to sit outside - a fun way to watch all the passers by and horse drawn carriages.

Overall, I'm taking it off my list of places to go in Atlanta.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food that should have come out hot was cold (cold fries, cold steak, cold crab cakes, cold shrimp and grits) and then ironically the icecream on the dessert was melted. The shrimp and grits were so salty and gross. Had amazing shrimp and grits at a different place. The waiter was indifferent and slow even though we were one of 3 tables there. 20% gratuity added on automatically for poor service and only 6 people. Spent almost 500 dollars on gross food and ok drinks for 6 people. No one enjoyed their meal. Would not recommend.

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gapeach
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Went to this restaurant for the first time over the weekend. I ordered the cider chicken and vegetables and really enjoyed my meal. Unfortunately, the ambiance was not as nice as I had hoped for and there were what appeared to be fruit flies buzzing around our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
75 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I have used the Trrrace Bistro multiple times for business breakfasts. The food is good and the buffet is a good value. My only complaint here is that the coffee is never really hot, but only warm. It is cold by the time you are half-way through the cup. Otherwise, this is a very good buffet in the downtown area. The made-to-order omelettes are very good.

However, the restaurant really needs to work on the device. There seems to be only a skeleton staff and there are periods of time in which no staff are available. It is difficult to get a second cup of coffee or to warm up the first cup. The omelette chef disappears for long periods of time. If the restaurant would work in the service, this Wallis be a great breakfast location for business meetings.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the crab cakes and they were delicious! Very nice atmosphere out on the terrace. I was there for a casual business dinner and it was perfect.

FAQs

Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 651-2770.

Terrace Bistro at The Ellis Hotel is rated 3.6 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.