View of the Ellis entrace and the Terrace.
Stuffed Mushrooms with Blackberry Farms sheep's cheese and spinach - my favorite dish.
Bartenders with our drinks - the Hendrick Thatcher and the Pomegranate-Acai Lemonade.
Shrimp & grits - grits were very creamy.
Terrace crab cake with Creole mustard sauce.
Kettle Macaroni & Cheese - also made with the Blackberry Farms Sheep's cheese.
Lovely dining room.
My favorite dishes we tried were the stuffed mushrooms and the kettle macaroni and cheese. Part of why I liked both of these dishes so much is the distinct, delicious taste of the Blackberry Farms sheep's cheese used in both dishes. They were also both really tasty and I liked the presentation of the mac and cheese in it's own little baking dish. I also really enjoyed the fall salad (see below).
I was, however, disappointed with a few things. The crab cake didn't taste nearly as good as the best crab cakes I've had elsewhere, although I'm not sure what the exact issue was. Another problem I noticed was with oversalting. I found several of the dishes such as the sweet potato ravioli (which I expected to be sweet), the shrimp and grits and the crabcake to be a too salty for my taste. This is a problem easily fixed.
Excellent fall salad with roasted figs, caramelized onions, bacon and fried goat cheese balls.
Enchanted Springs Georgia mountain trout atop roasted beets.
Sweet potato ravioli with sage and roasted garlic cream sauce, drizzled with crispy onions.
Roasted local beets with Sweet Grass Georgia goat cheese.
I should also mention that service throughout the entire stay was outstanding. Director of Operations Peter Minervini took great care of us throughout our stay and it showed that he really cares about the comfort and satisfaction of all guests.
Amy with Chef Joel Young.
Spiced Apple Tart with butter pecan gelato.
Spacious and comfy room.
Deluxe mini-bar includes lip gloss and edible body paint.
View from our 12th floor room.
Farmer's Omelet with potatoes and toast.
Overall I really enjoyed our Ellis experience. For Atlantans I'd recommend a "staycation" there any day and I definitely recommend the Ellis for out of town folks looking for a comfortable, reasonably priced hotel near some of Atlanta's most popular attractions. Thanks Peter, Chef & the Ellis team! We will be back!
View from just outside the entrance.
The namesake terrace.