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Fifth Group Restaurants Opens Third Ecco in Buckhead

Take a look at the menu, which includes the fried goat cheese

The bar at Ecco in Buckhead
Beth McKibben is the editor and staff reporter for Eater Atlanta and has been covering food and cocktails locally and regionally for 12 years.

The third location of Fifth Group Restaurant’s Ecco opens for dinner Tuesday, November 13, at the corner of Peachtree and Wieuca Roads in Buckhead on the edge of Phipps Plaza. Ecco, which also has locations in Midtown and at Hartsfield-Jackson airport, serves an amalgamation of European fare and wines, with a particular focus on Spain and Italy.

It’s been over two years since the restaurant-prolific Fifth Group made the Buckhead location announcement. In September, the group released renderings of the 240-seat restaurant with its 80-seat private dining room, seating for 50 on the patio, and a large oval bar.

Chef Andrea Montobbio (Pricci, STK Midtown) says he plans to keep some of Ecco’s most popular dishes (fried goat cheese balls) on the menu, with a few new additions like wagyu curado with artichokes and raviolo with a farm egg, delicata squash, and smoked ricotta. Ecco-Buckhead will eventually serve lunch.

Dining room at Ecco in Buckhead
Cured meat and cheese board at Ecco in Buckhead
Focaccia and Cicchetti at Ecco in Buckhead

Left: cured meat and cheese board; Right: focaccia and cicchetti

Fifth Group isn’t finished opening more restaurants around Atlanta. A second location of their downtown Latin restaurant Alma Cocina opens next year at the former BrickTop’s space in Buckhead’s Terminus complex.

In addition to Ecco and Alma Cocina, Fifth Group owns several locations of South City Kitchen, Lure in Midtown, La Tavola in Virginia-Highland, and the Original El Taco in Virginia-Highland and at the airport.

Take a look at the menu for Ecco-Buckhead:

Ecco-Buckhead is open Sunday - Thursday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

3462 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.

Alma Cocina

191 Peachtree Street Northwest, , GA 30303 (404) 968-9662 Visit Website

La Tavola

992 Virginia Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 873-5430 Visit Website

South City Kitchen

1675 Cumberland Parkway Southeast, , GA 30080 (770) 435-0700 Visit Website

The Original El Taco

1186 North Highland Avenue Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 873-4656 Visit Website


40 7th Street Northeast, , GA 30306 (404) 347-9555 Visit Website


1106 Crescent Avenue Northeast, , GA 30309 (404) 817-3650 Visit Website