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Bistro Niko
Bistro Niko

Bistro Niko Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckheadrestaurants.com/bistro-niko/
  • Phone: (404) 261-6456
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Every once in a while I am deceived by the reviews on Open Table. Unfortunately, my experience at Bistro Niko is a case in point. Upon entering the restaurant I was overwhelmed by the noise emanating from the dining room. It was unsuitable for conversation or relaxation. Unfortunately, the food was a greater disappointment. I ordered an appetizer of muscles: they were miniscule, floating in a bath of lemon butter sauce. My entrée, scallops, were also undersized and served with the same generic sauce as the muscles. I passed on desert (the best decision of the evening)."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Our family celebrated a birthday at Niko Bistro. Everyone enjoyed the quality of the food. Unfortunately our food was served so slowly that it was obvious that the kitchen was having a problem. One of our party didn't get served until the rest of us were almost finished. The manager apologized but then the dessert and coffee took almost 15 minutes to serve. On top of that they couldn't find the sugar service. It took another 15 minutes to settle the bill. All in all not as enjoyable evening as we expected from a Buckhead Life group restaurant."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great evening. Great restaurant. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I've been coming here since it opened, and it's never been anything but a dining pleasure. The staff is great. The server, Hamad, is always great and makes a point to make the night special. It's just an all around fantastic find. For the quality and quantity, the prices are great. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was my My first visit to bistro Nikki. Atmosphere was great, service was great, food quality @ portion sizes were great but pricey."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Average food, especially for the price. Very poor service - slow and inattentive. Probably will not go back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Everything was excellent from the time Hostess seated us in the small area away from the main dinning room, everything went well and we enjoyed our second experience much more than the first"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to Bistro Niko many times. We love French Onion Soup and theirs is the best in Atlanta to us. My mom went with us for the first time. Being a senior adult, she appreciated so very much that she and I could share our entrée. The kitchen divided it for us. It is that type of extra touch that makes Bistro Niko such a great place to dine."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This is the best of all the times I have been to Bistro Niko. I can not wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I like the atmosphere in this place. Try the ham and cheese sandwich with an egg on top. It's not your normal Ham and cheese sandwich. This place always delivers."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Food quality and service used to be so much better. Generally speaking a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The whole, boned trout almondine was smoky and moist. Excellent choice."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Our first booth was in the large dining room; very noisy. Asked for another area and was moved into the smaller dining room. There was no improvement, noise level still high. We couldn't have a decent conversation with our friends. The food was excellent but would not go back due to the noise."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food and the service was impeccable. I highly recommend this place for similar gatherings or for just a nice dinner out."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Trout almandine was overly oily but everything else was perfect. The "3 plate" special is a great deal that I just noticed. Appetizer + dessert for less than $6 more."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "They outdid their self this time. I wasn't sure I would go back after my last experience... The Seafood Pasta wos WOWWWEEE GREAT! Teh noodles were home made and tasted GREAT! Teh cream saous was wonderful in consistency and flavor. This is a definate keeper for the next visit Jerry"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We just love this restaurant and are so happy to have it near us. Love the food and ambience. Sitting at the high top tables at the front if the restaurant gives a nice view of outside. The patio is OK for drinks, but the small tables make a meal difficult. Our food this time was delicious as always!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food is fantastic and very authentic French style. The duck sausage with lentils is delicious. This is my favorite restaurant in Metro Atlanta!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The French bistro styling, a boisterous atmosphere and delicious food, all will make you think it was plucked right off of the Left Bank in Paris. Knowledgeable and attentive service too. One of our favorite spots in Atlanta."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food and service are always wonderful here. We had dinner at one of the hot new places in the westside district and it honestly doesn't even compare. Bistro Niko just always gets it right! Wonderful oysters as well as other small bites like the tomato tarte. I love it also because it's not too fussy. They have something that will please everyone."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly by the hostess when we arrived who also worked hard to find a nice table for us. The food at the restaurant was excellent however the service from our waiter was losy, we were sitting outside on a beautiful Friday evening yet the disinterest from our server was not pleasant at all."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I arrived at valet parking for $2 which is a great price. Was immediately seated and the waiter arrived with a bottle of water and was ready to give us the specials for the day. Gave us time to look over the menu and take our order once we decided what we wanted. I had the soft shell crabs as an appetizer which was excellent. Ambiance was great..such a great place to meet a friend for dinner."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Had dinner but was a bit disappointed by the meal options and the service. The server did not try hard to sell the food. The deserts were pretty good, especially the apple tart. Wine list was long and had plenty of options."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "CONSISTANCY -- whatever you order, it will always be the same quality as before!! The "Shrimp Brick" was totally divine - so tasty. The smoked salmon "starter" was delicious. The desserts to die for!! Kudos to our server, David."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I go here all the time and I love it. Make sure you order dessert. :)"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We like Bistro Niko due to the variety of offerings, particularly the specials. Always great choices, tasty food, attentive service and eclectic people watching. No dress code means some strange outfits are worn for fine dining."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We've dined here several times over the years, and the food is consistently delicious. The wine selections are good. Our wait person was very attentive and had good suggestions. We shared a mushroom and guyere "tart" (flatbread) that was wonderful. We took most of it home since a couple of slices were very filling. My husband always seems to get the same thing, the 3 course selection with white bean soup, coq au vin and cream brulee. I love the salmon, but this time I got the special Mediterranean sea bass (or like sea bass) that was delicate and flavorful. I did not care for the ratatouille and spinach accompaniment, but we took it home, along with the flat bread and half of my husband's coq au vin for him to dine on another day."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "While the food and service measured up to the Buckhead Life standards of the great restaurants in this chain, the atmosphere was substandard due to a very noisy, and frequently rowdy bar crowd. Niko Bistro needs to partition its bar from the diners. At this time I'm unable to recommend NB - a noisy, rowdy atmosphere is not compatible with a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was very good, but the service was extremely poor. Every time we have dined at Bistro Nico the service has been bad. We had to flag down a manager to finally get service. The actual server was in another planet. Too bad as this restaurant serves up very good food, but the service ruins the experience. Management needs to get a grip on the service issue as it has been the same since the restaurant opened."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Bistro N rarely disappoints, although sometimes the service can be too 'French'. Not really a brunch place, but the small plates here are the best. The steak frites is the best and great value. Their mussels are excellent and croque monsieur is another favorite. Great lunch."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Jimmy introduced us to a wine that we were not familiar with that we subsequently ordered at our table. Thanks for taking the time with us. Brittany made certain that we had something to munch on while we waited at the bar and later she personally seated us at our table. Outstanding service by both Jimmy and Brittany."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Good place for brunch and good menu selection, food was good."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had an excellent repast. Had the trois fromages and procuitto tarte for apps. coq au vin, skate wing, and ga. shrimp to entrees, creme brulee and carmel ice cream for deserts. All extremely good. Only complaint is the noise. Think next time, I'll request the smaller dining area."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Met a friend at the Bistro Niko and enjoyed great service, great wine and great food. Just had lunch but will be back for dinner at some later time. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I have been coming here (and all the BLG restaurants) for ages. This was by far the worst experience I have ever had. The waiter was non-existent, and when he was around, he had no personality at all. The shrimp dish I had, which I have had before, was a soggy mess and my partner's beef Bourguignon was fatty. I will reconsider Bistro Niko when making my next dining choice."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "We were seated promptly and were grateful to be on the patio. The bar was very crowded, thanks to the World Cup. It felt like a sports bar. Thankfully the game ended soon so it did quiet down - slightly. Sitting outside was okay - but it's right on Peachtree and very noisy due to the traffic. I don't understand the appeal of a restaurant where you have to shout to be heard. That said, the wait staff was very attentive (although our first drink order took forever to come out - thanks again to the World Cup crowd) and the food was delicious and spot on French fare. Lastly, I would say that the drink prices were quite high, but food prices were reasonable given the high quality. I would have given 4 stars but for the noise. Won't go back."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Husbands' charcuterie board was nice and plentiful...but the bread is lacking. As you enter the restaurant, beautiful baguettes are arranged in baskets in the open kitchen, but they are for show only. Hard to believe what is supposed to be a French Bistro doesn't have a baguette to serve...My mussels were literally drowning in shallots. What was supposed to be a floating island for dessert was what my mother used to call Snow Pudding...not a light, fluffy meringue in a custard sauce. Noise from the bar is so loud in the main dining room during happy hour you cannot have a conversation."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Casual enough to be summer friendly, yet special enough for a lovely evening dining experience."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The food was amazing, but service ironically was awful!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "After sending both our meals back to be cooked as requested, one of the meals still wasn't cooked properly. For the price you pay and the amount of food you get, the kitchen could at least cook to your specifications. Server wasn't very prompt with anything. Credit given for management checking after dinner and adjusting the bill for the meal not cooked properly. Probably won't go back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014