Bistro Niko
Bistro Niko

Bistro Niko

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/bistro-niko/
  • Phone: 4042616456x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Gary Donlick
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tower Place Drive
  • Public Transit: Bistro Niko is conveniently located within walking distance of the Buckhead MARTA stop.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Bistro Niko offers four convenient access points to get to and from the restaurant easily. There are two driveway entrances with controlled traffic lights on Peachtree Road. Another entrance is accessible from Piedmont Road and Tower Place Drive and lastly traveling from the Piedmont Lenox Road Extension and Tower Place Drive. There is a $2 Valet Parking fee.
A word from Bistro Niko
Bistro Niko is a nod to Paris, right in the heart of Buckhead. The modern French fare is authentic & simple, while the affordably priced wine list, exciting cocktails and extensive craft beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. Grand ceilings, art from Paris and a patio that overlooks Peachtree make Bistro Niko at once a destination and a neighborhood restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bistro Niko reviews from OpenTable diners
551 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (274)fit for foodies (254)romantic (170)great for outdoor dining (166)vibrant bar scene (164)notable wine list (145)great for lunch (135)neighborhood gem (130)hot spot (115)good for groups (111)great for brunch (87)late-night find (42)scenic view (27)kid-friendly (19)Show More
  • A place for Celebrations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My daughter introduced me to Bistro Niko when it first opened and I have been entertaining family and friends ever since, especially for holidays and celebrations. I am always pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La vie en rose
    efoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Excellent food, fun atmosphere, a little taste of Paris, including waiters you must flag for service, but I like that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud and crummy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Such a nice casual French bistro, but the service was sooo slow and unattentive. So loud that could not even hear the waiter,much less each other. They only seemed to pay attention to tables of businessmen (and not just us two couples out for a casual dinner).
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dineoutcouple
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wonderful food. no hovering wait staff, but visits to table are well timed. The noise level is a little high. All the people in the restaurant were obviously having a good time and enjoying their food...a great place to go with friends or take visiting family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Temp
    PCM1VIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    'Twas freezing in the restaurant. Next time, slightly warmer would be better
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Bistro Niko is our favorite spot for taking out of town guests, a impromptu dinner, and on and on. The food is amazing, the wait staff knowledgeable and personable and just overall it's always a lovely experience to enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro is Super
    twalterVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food and wine. Leg of lamb sandwich was superb. Service a cut below what one expects from Pano. I think Michael is new and needs more training. Nevertheless, a great time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant surprise
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Last time at this restaurant, even though we sat in the small room, the noise level was horrible and the food was not that good. This time, since there were only small tables set up in the back room, the noise level was better and our food was excellent. I hope they keep this up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reminds me of paris
    AndidavVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a lovely dinner on the outside patio. Btw...that's the back if the restaurant. The host stand is around the other side. We had to wait for our reservation, which was ok, but there was no room in the bar to get a drink and the host said go wait there and we will come get you. We enjoyed everything! The apple tart is wonderful., the right balance of fruit to pastry!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service, Food is Good
    Luvfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Outstanding service-entered through the street level after valet parking. We looked lost & a gentlemen came to greet us & lead us to the stand w/ arms out for me to hold. Nice touch! Raw oysters were typical if not on the smaller side, soft shell crab could have used more seasoning. French onion soup was great w/ lots of Gruyere cheese. Hubby got hanger steak - cook right & had a charcoal crust but nothing memorable. Scallops presentation was nice but dish needed some more seasoning-very plain. Added lemon, salt & pepper. Creme brulee was delish w/ great crust. Terrific service, overall food was just OK. Probably wouldn't go back as there are lots of other restaurants that are amazing but worth a try for those first time diners.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Esingleton
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One of my favorite Atlanta restaurants, I highly recommend the sea scallops.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good fun!
    LLcoolLVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service was great and we were well cared for by our server! I wish I remembered his name, Italian guy that used to be at Pricci. He was fabulous, want to be in his section again , great recommendations on wine and food, and took care of all 7 of us! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coq au vin extremely good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    However the vegetables in the coq au vin were not cooked or were under-cooked. The sole was very good, but I could not eat two pieces. a pleasant place to be. Service very European--nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Steak TarTare ever.
    TweeTheBartender
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was my girlfriends birthday & I want to take her to a place where her & I never been. We came in, the hostesses greeted us & said Happy Birthday to my girlfriend without me telling her..it was so sweet! The food was so good & I have been wanting steak tartare for a very long time. This was probably the best tartare I have ever had in my life..and I am a crazy foodie!!!! Food was on point....service was awesome...your team was amazing!!! We loved Matthew! Thank you for this wonderful experience. We will be coming back & telling everyone about this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro Niko
    DEEE
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A delightful restaurant, with a high energy level and excellent service. All meals were prepared to specification and the menu had a variety which allowed everyone to find something of interest. Our server was very attentive with not being intrusive. Typical of all Buckhead Life restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reliable
    Songbird
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Always a reliably good meal. Service levels have been a little different w/my different visits, but never bad service. I keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food came out very quickly, which was nice, but it was just ok. I was disappointed with our server. He was not very engaged with us and didn't seem like he wanted to be there. We weren't that hungry so ended up just ordering appetizers and a dessert.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not-so-suave servers
    weezy335VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Went for drinks and appetizers outside, followed by dinner. Not much to choose from if you have a few people and want to "munch" while imbibing. I thought to ask for a cheese plate- normally on the dessert menu but it was the only option that could feed a group of four. I was wrong: neither the green young server nor the kitchen thought to modify it to accommodate more than 1-2 persons. Upon moving inside for dinner, a new server came up to our table and just started rattling off specials. He never introduced himself; not even a "hello." The first time we ate here, the scallops were fantastic; tonight they tasted salty. The bread, burgers, frites, and onion soup are wonderful. The brownie and caramel sundaes both leave much to be desired.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    Bill
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great French Onion soup and the salami tart was delicious. Will be back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    gene
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent food and service. Chef prepared an excellent dish for my wife who is a vegan. Nice variety and portions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food great service
    TwostepstevieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We enjoy Bistro Niko. Food, service and ambiance is great. They accommodate gluten free well. We always have a difficult time branching away from our food favorites there because we like them so well! We always say we will try something new knowing it will be excellent, too but we like our favorites so well it's almost impossible to try something new! All there choices look fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Is it slipping?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is probably our 10th time dining at Bistro Niko. However, it seems the last two times something is missing. Not sure what it is but the food doesn't seem as good as before. I had the veal tournados and they were over the top salty and not impressive at all. We will definitely return but I hope the trend doesn't continue as this is one of our faves.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent French Food in Buckhead
    PmagVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Dined here on a recent Sat. Service was outstanding. Appetizers could have been shared, too much food. Had the Cheese tart that was big enough for two. Good wine list, fairly priced. Ate outside but even though it's on Peachtree, very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just can't compete...
    Spoiled
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a table of seven ladies who were ready for a night of delicious food and fun. Unfortunately, we picked the wrong restaurant. The food wasn't great, the service was horrible, and we had several issues that caused the mood to go down. For instance, one friend had two bugs in two separate drinks. Another time, the server poured water into her Chardonnay. They refilled her wine each time, but NEVER apologiZed or acted like this was out of the ordinary. Our server didn't know the menu and was not able to suggest or describe menu items in the least. He seemed very busy and inconvenienced. The atmosphere was good, but as far as top tier restaurants go...Bistro Niko isn't one in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT MENU, BUT INCREDIBLY LOUD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The good news: The menu is wonderul, varied, and well presented, and the food lived up to the menu & waiter descriptions. The service was wonderful; informed, elegant, and timely. The bad side: I don't recall ever being in a restaurant (or construction site!) that was as loud as the main dining room. The decor, although very lovely, is all tile and wood floors. The sound is cacophonous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kinda Disappointed
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Food was ok. Way over priced. I had the ribeye special. It was good but my husband makes it better. My hubby had the sea bass. Neither of us really cared for it but he ate it anyway. Sea bass was better at Pricci. Ambience was ok, kinda too dim. My husband and I had to put our phone light on the menu to see better. Way to loud with all the people but I have found all the buckhead restaurants to be like that. The noise takes away from any romantic date night. However the service was excellent and the calamari and scallop appetizers was awesome.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always great
    VtotheMax
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Gruyere puffs, Au Poivre Burger, Loup de Mer, Beef bourguignon, All great. St. Germain Cocktail and excellent wine list.. Great service, awesome bartenders.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Bistro Niko has it all! A bar to eat and drink in comfortable ambiance, outdoor patio, and well dressed dining tables! Great appetizers, salads, and main courses.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    RMiller
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The noise level was too loud! Groups that were across the room were so loud that you couldn't hear people at our table! Food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice place to eat
    wendytbd
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My friend and I sat in a much smaller area than the dining room - which was good because the bar was crowded and very noisy. The selection of everything was quite varied and what we chose was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A touch of France
    sandrinefromatlanta
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My sister and I met for lunch at Bistro Niko and had a delightful respite from the work-a-day world. It was a touch of France in Atlanta, with crisp red-and-white linen on the tables. Our experience there was excellent: the service was wonderful, as is true with the other Buckhead Life Restaurant Group restaurants, and the food very good. My sister had the Croque Monsieur and was very happy with it. I had a burger au poivre (OK, so I went American on the entree) prepared with pepper and gruyere cheese and thought it was excellent. My only quibble was the frites (fries) which were the matchstick type that you find in many restaurants. We plan to go back and try the special featuring two three-course lunches for $22. Au revoir!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stivy27VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a fantastic meal. Excellent food, great service and the setting was terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    Jones5
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Will definately be returning.. We have two older children celebrating birthdays this month. Hope to return to celebrate
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food and ambiance
    oolala
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant has a great french bistro ambiance ( except maybe for the kitschy mural ) The food was very good . I had the endive salad and the sea scallops which were delicious and very well done. My husband had the french onion soup which was too salty and the cheese was on the cheap side and for the entree he had the trout that was perfectly done creamy The Ile Flotante did not have any complexity or thrill just too sweet. We had a bottle of Cotes -du -Rhone Viognier which was nice after it warmed a little bit ( I want to believe this was the reason why we did not get an ice bucket for it) The service failed to respond when was told it was our anniversary and my birthday but other than that was prompt and correct
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paris comes to Buckhead
    Mamabear
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The mussels here are a true compliment to those I have had in Brussels, maybe even better! The food is superbly seasoned and the flavors create a party in your mouth! The Buckhead Life Group never seem to disappoint, but this little gem is my favorite! Great for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is usually better.
    FRossVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    No matter how good the food is, without good service, the dinner will be dissappointing. My wife and I have eaten at Bistro Niko numerous times and have always been happy, thus returning. Not sure what caused this, as we sat on the front porch, which we love, and found our waitress must have either been over loaded or had other priorities. Every step of the dinner took longer than it normally does. The waitress was very nice and friendly, just slow. Glad this is the exception not the norm.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ce n'est pas mal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My first ever French dining experience I would admit that the service was superb and the food was delightfully succulent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luv2dine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Memorable birthday dinner! Everything was excellent! However, the Trout could have been seasoned more (that was my birthday dish) and the dessert rolls were a little hard. Service was very good except that we had to wait for wine a little longer than usual. Minus these few mishaps I would still highly recommend this restaurant particularly for a special occasion. It was crowded so perhaps that's why consistency was slightly compromised.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Note to Open Table got to restaurant and they could not find my reservation! it was a busy night but they were wonderful and seated us as soon as we arrived!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French Bistro
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food is wonderful. I had the salmon croquet Monsieur and Endive Salad. Perfectly portioned. Not too much food but enough to be satisfied. My friend had the flat bread mushroom pizza. It's not Italian flat bread but it was very good. Service was very good. The waiter recommended a tasty Cabernet that I just loved. My only complaint is I had a difficult time understanding the waiter. But it's a French Bistro. So don't expect American anything. This Bistro really makes you feel like you've stepped into a bistro in France. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.