40 7th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone: (404) 347-9386
Parking: Street, Valet
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Take Out, Italian, European, Tapas, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Price Range : Average
Good For Groups: Yes
Services: Restaurant Management, Yes
If you come to Ecco and don't get the fried goat cheese, you're doing it wrong. They are absolutely amazing.
That being said, the rest of the menu is great as well! They do charcuterie as well as anyone around and always have a great rotating selection of new dishes. Their fish and meat is top-notch - we had the trout last week and it was cooked perfectly. Probably won't order a pizza again - the crust was too crispy for my liking!
I came here during the week day for business purpose. The vibe I got was very professional (granted I did come on a week day). The service was great. I recall having the octopus and finding it to be a little too chewy. I'll have to check the place out on the weekend. Parking is valet.
Fantastic food and service. The pappardelle is amazing and the staff is attentive and knowledgable. Makes for a great date night or group dinner party. Not really a kid place, but the staff has been great whenever mine join us.
02/06/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Nestled in midtown Atlanta on 7th street, just east of Georgia Tech, this European-inspired restaurant is a terrific spot for an elegant evening. I had the pleasure of coming here with my girlfriend for our three year anniversary, and the experience was excellent. The service was impeccable; our waiter was terrifically attentive without being intruding, extremely professional, and recommended great wine pairings with our meal. The atmosphere was very elegant, perfect for a classy evening meal, whether as a date or simply an up-scale evening with coworkers or clients.
To me, service and atmosphere are actually more important than the food, as I go to a restaurant for an experience, and not just the food. Needless to say, however, Ecco topped off the evening with a wonderful menu. I love the European style offering of great cheese and meat pairings they offer. We got the recommended goat cheese appetizer, which was excellent, along with the three for 14 cheese/meat pairing. For entrees, my girlfriend got the Pappardelle and I got the Sausage entree, both very delicious.
All in all, an excellent, elegant evening. You can tell they know what they are doing.
09/17/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been to Ecco twice this past year and have yet to be disapointed. My boyfriend and I have always received stellar service and amazing food. This restaurant is definitely one of my favorite here in Atlanta. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is intrigued by foods out of the ordinary, that are fresh, and never the same. Might I suggest, if it is your first time, as I do in any restaurant, always get the small bites to share and slowly throughout the night, if you like it, order more and move on to a bigger course! I truly feel that a restaurant's smaller bites are what distinguishes it from a good to an extraordinary restaurant. If a chef and his staff are taking the time and care into a smaller dish, you know the the entrees will be amazing!
02/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
From all the great reviews, I thought this would be super-awesome and it was a little ho-hum. There were some okay flavors, like in the lentil-chorizo ragout, but nothing really burst with flavor or made me say 'I would definitely come back just for this dish.' The service was very good once they sat us in the booth the waiter said he could not seat us in (likely so he could keep more people in his area).
What got us off to a poor start was when they brought us cold (like fridge cold) bread. That is a big pet peeve of mine, and not something I would expect of such a highly rated restaurant.
The picked vegetables were pretty good, but they were clearly pickled in pure vinegar. They were hard to eat, but addictive at the same time.
The sausage pizza was just okay. Nothing special here.
The dessert was weird. My wife is pregnant and I told the waitress so. They gave us chocolate balls with cognac in it. Okay, so the cognac is cooked off, but dark chocolate has a bunch of caffeine in it, which is not great for pregnant ladies. It also had an unsweetened cocoa powder on it that made it very hard to eat. We couldn't finish them.
05/03/2010Provided by Citysearch -
we got there at 8pm on a beautiful sunday evening and for some reason the hostess was averse to seating us outside. we said we wanted a table outside and she said the wait would be an hour. which was a blatant lie to discourage us from waiting for an outside spot. there was literally not one single person waiting ahead of us. so I said ok we will wait, and she was clearly surprised that we called this bluff. A table became available for us in less than 5 minutes, which she begrudgingly acknolwedged to us, but then she intentionally took about 25 minutes to clear it and seat us. It was so weird. The patio was full of people so it is a total mystery to me why we were unwanted outside.
And ditto on the fern pizza - it's funky and no good. Plus the pizzas are teeny tiny. Pappardelle is great.
04/26/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Let me first say, this was completely my fault, and not the restaurant's. I love Ecco. Think it's a great concept, has outstanding service and the space is beautiful.
Went there recently for dinner and they had a pizza on the menu that had fiddlehead ferns, mushrooms, talleggio, and aged balsamic. I love fiddlehead ferns and their only in season in the spring, so we went for it. In my fern enthusiasm, I forgot, however, that I have an amazing dislike for talleggio cheese. I first had it on a hotdog at Ormsby's, and instantly vowed never to eat it again. Maybe it's different when it's not melted, but this over-powering queso has a fairly stinky taste and a REALLY stinky smell. And so much of food's taste depends on the smell.
Thankfully, we had ordered a bunch of apps and weren't even that hungry when I made the boneheaded order... I could only handle two slices. Should have gone with the magarita pie.
02/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I think for someone in their late-late 20's, I've had the opportunity to sample a nice array of Atlanta's top restaurants. I have a good enough memory, that if given a directory, I could probably list just about every place I've been to and whether I liked it or not. However, it would be a bit more difficult to tell you specifically what I liked about each place. In other words, if you ask ""why should I go there?"" there might only be a handful of places I could give you a convincingly definitive answer. Ecco is in that handful.
As I'm writing this review it has been more than a year since my one and only visit, and that now seems plain irresponsible on my part. From that one visit, I remember the wood-fired pizza I ordered being quite good, but I couldn't tell you which one it was. My most intensely lingering recollection from the exeperience was the fried goat cheese with honey and black pepper. I've never had anything quite like it. These brilliant golden sweet little nuggets seemed so simple. Why aren't they standard fare at every restaurant? I wanted to order a bucket full of them. They are that good.
If you're like me, and you find that some of these upscale trendy dining halls often begin to blur together, go to Ecco and order the fried goat cheese. Over a year later I still can't get it out of my head.
Ecco is one of my absolute favorite Midtown Restaurants. The atmosphere, service and selection is absolutely perfection. When you know you could come here every night, you realize you are in the right place. The restaurant has a very high profile vibe as if alot of deals are made here or youre coming to congratulate yourself on a job well done.
The wines are also perfect compliments for every item on the menu. Ecco has a hip-hop fun vibe as servers wear black aprons with blue jeans and starched shirts. You must try the fried goat balls with cracked pepper and drizzled in honey...unbelievable!
The restaurant has plenty of seating for your larger parties, with advance notice, of course. A must if you're staying at the Palomar Hotel or live nearby.
11/18/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My last meal at Ecco was a suprising disappointment. We ordered appetizer/pizza and nothing the kitchen put out came together as a dish. The squid was a wannabe salad with lettuce and tomato thrown in and the pork belly- well, cut it up like Spam and put on rye toast can make for a fatty, dry dish. The winter squash on the pizza was terrific but the pie itself just lacked something.
The meat and cheese tray we ordered is always delicious so we did not leave hungry (the bread is so amazing). I am hoping on my next visit I will have good food- I don't need to be wowed by how many ingredients you can add to something.
11/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We recently held a Rehearsal Dinner at Ecco in their lovely ""back"" room. The food was wonderful and the staff was absolutely perfect. They attended to our every need. The atmsophere of the restaurant is very elegantly relaxed.
In addition, the Sales Manager who helped me plan the event was extremely helpful and made the planning process a breeze.
I would recommend Ecco without hesitation for a romantic dinner or for a group event.
09/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This was my first trip back to Atlanta in many years. I have a huge amount of fond memories of dining in Atlanta. Great food and friendly people enticed me to move there on more than one occasion. This was the second of two very sad nights out with friends in Midtown. The guy who brought us the water knew more about the menu than any one of the 4 persons who could have been our waiter/waitress. We are still taking bets on that one as we never seemed to consistently see the same person twice in a row.
To say the service was poor would be an understatement and the quality of food was poor at best considering a Sunday night and light crowd, well considering anytime for the price paid. To top off the night the parking attendant was nowhere to be found so we retrieved our own keys to escape this train wreck of service. I still love Atlanta, but two bad outings in one week is unheard of for your fair city...now, where is that water boy.