Le Colonial specializes in upscale Vietnamese food with a French twist.

Fifth Group Restaurants opened the first Buckhead location of Ecco in November. Executive chef Andrea Montobbio, who hails from Italy, helms the kitchen, where he prepares “elevated European cuisine” such as roasted lamb agnolotti and wood-grilled dorade. fifthgroup.com

In March, Buckhead will welcome Georgia’s first outpost of the popular Dallas-based eatery Velvet Taco. A former Nation’s Restaurant News “Hot Concept” winner, it boasts creative taco creations such as the Crawfish & Pork Jambalaya and Vindaloo Flank & Hemp. velvettaco.com

The owners of Buckhead’s Le Bilboquet and Umi are teaming up to open Le Colonial’s first Atlanta location in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The restaurant, expected to debut sometime this spring, will bring together the culinary influences of Southeast Asia and France. lecolonialatlanta.com