by Kortney Legato on
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. Thanks!
by Jule Casini on
I entered this place with little expectations. Ill make my review short and sweet. The place's vibe is cool, very Brooklyn-esque (I would know, my sister lives in Park Slope). Employees greeted me with smiles, showed us to our table (2 small tables to be exact). The drinks were great, but super slow. The cheese plate was good, a blue, a cheddar and a chevre. I got the shrimp and grits as my entree. I moved here recently from New Orleans and Ill go ahead and tell you, this aint no shrimp and grits. The grits were horrible! A soupy curry mess. The shrimp had great flavor, but the heads and tails were left on which is such a pain in the ass. Everyone in my party who got the burger with a fried egg loved it--guess I know what to get next time. Go for the vibe and drinks, not the service or grits!
by Austin S. on
Came here for a comedy benefit fundraiser for the LA Museum of Holocaust because a friend of mine works for the museum and ask me if I wanted to go. The night featured 4 comedians, all Jewish (of course), lots of raffle prizes, and Teresa Strauss (sp?) as emcee. The place itself, you can tell, is a little older. I think probably the oldest of the Improv locations at least here in Southern California. The setup is very different from the other Improvs I'm used to. First of all, there's an actual bar and dining room area (Improvisation Café) when you first walk in, with the studio in the back. The studio and stage itself is not set up in semi-circle fashion like the other Improvs I've been to either. It was interesting. The comedians on the bill were Graham Elwood (not quite Jewish?), Max Goldberg, Cash Levy, and Avi Lieberman. I mean seriously, can you GET any more Jewish than that? Just sayin' Despite being a benefit fundraiser, there was still Improv's 2 item minimum. Although, that was included in the ticket price, unlike a normal show where you pay to get in AND still have to pay for those 2 items. What was cool is you know how the Improv has pictures of really big time celebrities and TV/movies stars who got their starts at the Improv? My friends and I stumbled upon what is probably a rare picture of a young Jay Leno (circa 70s?) when he had long hair http://www.rateclubs.com/bi... I mean overall, it was alright, but I think I'm going to stick to Brea Improv. I like that one the best.