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Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai's Roof
  • Address:
    Hilton Atlanta
    255 Courtland Street, NE 30th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Nikolai's Roof Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nikolaisroof.com
  • Email: nikolaisroof@hilton.com
  • Phone: (404) 221-6362
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Please be advised that Nikolai’s Roof and our lounge will go through an extensive renovation beginning November 25th and a tentative re-opening date of February 11th. Thank you for thinking of us and please keep us in mind for future events and dinners when we re-open.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, French American
  • Executive Chef: Stephanie Alderete
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Nikolai’s Roof bar/lounge offers classic cocktails, a cozy ambiance and a small plate menu. The only thing smoother than dinner and drinks at Nikolais’ is the cozy embrace of our Lounge – where the mood is always comfortably stylish and undeniably cool.

    Open 5 p.m. until Midnight Tuesday through Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Portman Blvd.
  • Public Transit: MARTA - Peachtree Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private parking garage located under the hotel which offers valet or self park. Validated parking in hotel garage.
A word from Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai’s Roof is a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of modern/contemporary at its best. Delight in the option of a three, four or six course menu with wine pairings or an innovative ala carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients, and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking Atlanta's starlit skyline.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Loved the new decor, but missed the red jackets on the staff. Thanks to all who helped make it a special night for us. This was our 5th visit over 27 years and like the changes to the menu options. Soufflés are still awesome. Lamb was great. The prouski's (sp?) have shrunk over the years to a tiny morsel...only complaint. All the wines by the glass were fine. And the sunset view was great. Hope to return soon."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Location is the only thing that's good. Rest there's nothing too expensive and not alot of options with not enough quantity of meal"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Hadn't to the "roof" for 15 years and wow had the decor changed. The old world Russian atmosphere had given way to a sterile eclectic venue. A bit disappointing. However, the food, service, chilled vodka and oh the view were still amazing!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband booked reservations for date night. We had an awesome experience! From the moment we entered until we walked out! The staff is very attentive & the food was divine! If you are a lamb lover, try the lamb it was delectable! The vodka is a must! I'd definitely go back again & again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "What a scam! You pay for a nice view of the city. Ok decor. Service was slow, sloppy in a less than half full restaurant from 7-9pm. The waiter didn't know that the Italian term in the menu was about pork. The four course meal was a disappointment. Boring combination of ingredients. It's a shame to think that you could have cooked everything yourself at home in 15 minutes and do much better. It was that bad. I would go to Canoe, Nan Thai, or Watershed, even Steel... over this restaurant. Definitely not worth $150 per person. A scam for the appellation of "fine" dining. Writing French terms on a menu doesn't suffice to make the food "fine". Big big big disappointment. Go elsewhere if you know about fine food and care to pay for this exactly."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "When we arrived for my wife's birthday we saw that the restaurant had been recently redecorated. I personally do not like the current décor. Previously it was absolutely beautiful, especially when we first dined there many years ago and numerous times over the past 15+ years. The food previously has been excellent, especially when the German chef was cooking. When we ate last, Chef Oliver did a great job as well. No great food was available this time. The appetizer was not up to snuff and the plate was too large for the serving size. The Grand Marnier soufflé was clumpy and there was no correct sauce served with the soufflé, just whipped cream with nuts. A very disappointing dinner for my wife's birthday - the chef must do better."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We went to celebrate son's birthday-#45. It was everything I could have wanted. Pacing of the food was just right. The manager/sommelier helped me select a glass of wine and it was really good; one I never would have chosen on my own. It is a beautiful space. Loved the flavored vodkas! Waiter was very nice."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Entree and Appetizer great but dessert needs work. Stay away from the Souffle."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Nikolai's was a great experience. My wife and I enjoyed the food and the waiter. The setting was nice and romantic. We had drinks that were great. Overall we had a great"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "The price fixe but menu choice is really great for middle class folks out for a memorable evening. Don't forget to have the soufflé it's awesome!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "It took 3 hours to get thru a 4 course meal. It was 25 minutes into the service before we got a menu"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Nikolai's Roof has been our favorite destination for an exceptional dining experience for almost 20 years. Our recent visit was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My husband & I heard that the dining room and bar area had been redecorated extensively, so we decided to try the new Nicholai's. It was grim. The bar is stark gray - no flowers, no wall hangings - nothing to break the gray & black color scheme. The bar area adjoins a large empty gray "event" room with no divider. The bartenders were friendly and made good drinks, but the place was completely depressing. In the two hours we were in the dining room, I counted a total of 11 diners. We ordered borscht and lamb chops. The chops were delicious - the borscht was served luke warm and tasted awful. Dessert and coffee were fine, but for $200, we expected fine dining. The server was friendly, but the overall atmosphere was dismal. We will not return"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "A great meal for a party of 8 on the night the restaurant re-opened after renovations. Daniel the maitre d / manager was most helpful, as was our server, Bill, a long-time member of the staff. Small portions, inventive menu, great desserts. Pricey."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Me and my husband celebrated there my birthday. The ambiance was good, but a lit bit outdated. Felt like the carpet, drapes were old, and it needed to be freshened up. the view was nice and the service implacable. Servers were very knowledgeable of the food and drink menu. The food was good, decent portion size, but nothing to be remembered and craved on later. The peroshki ware just ok (i had real peroshki in Moscow and they were to die for). The food is on the pricey side, but thats what you pay in a restaurant with a nice view in Atlanta. if you want a very quite and older crowd dinner, this is the place to go:)"
    Dined on 4/16/2013
  • "price the only drawback. food, view and service all outstanding."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We first went to Nikolai's roof in August 1976, celebrating our 6th anniversary. My wife was pregnant with our daughter at the time. Having been back only once since, we decided to come back to remember our deceased daughter's 37th birthday. While the decor is different, and about to change again, the food, service, and ambiance remain truly excellent. I belong to a men's cooking club and consider myself a minor food critic. Everything was wonderful."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "My wife and I went for the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Bill, our server, was attentive and helpful. Presentation was good...not outstanding, but good. Flavors were well developed in each course. Overall a very good dining experience. A little pricey, but an enjoyable 3 hour meal."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Having travel a lot in many countries ,I always look for one night at the best restaurant in town with my wife.Compared to many other restaurant,Nicolai's is the second best after the restaurant "Petrus" in HongKong."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Nikolai's Roof has always been a favorite with my husband and myself. We thoroughly enjoy the ambiance, the service and of course, the food. We have enjoyed many memorable occasions there and anticipate the new look in 2014!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We were looking forward to a delightful evening to celebrate a milestone birthday with a party of 4. Definitely not the restaurant from years ago. They do not enforce a dress code so you see T-shirts, no jacket on most men. It is quiet so conversations can be had and heard! Vodkas and wine were excellent. Piroshkis and salads were very good. Entrees were okay-nothing special. They always had wonderful soufflés-the ones we ordered we could not eat-they were awful. Service was marginal, also. Very disappointing evening. Maybe with new makeover, they will improve the kitchen. Just not the "special restaurant" it used to be and the prices should require higher expectations from the kitchen. Maybe we were there on a bad day! Saturday??"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "This was the second time I've been to this restaurant, both times have been very good. Both times we ordered the tasting menu and overall we were very pleased with the food. The service on the second visit wasn't as knowledgeable as the first, but the service was good."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "good food combined with excellent serice - an unbeatable combination"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "After signing the bill the restaurant added an additional 20% to the bill and then submitted to the credit card company. Called and they said it was standard practice and the 20% overcharge should mystically go away. Outrageous practice. Don't go there!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "On Tuesday, 10/22, I once again had the privilege of dining at Nikolai's Roof. As this was my sixth time at the restaurant, I was still impressed with all aspects from the moment I stepped off the elevator. I was hosting a business dinner with some colleagues who all graciously expressed their appreciation for a memorable evening. As always the food was impeccable, not overstated, yet somehow "royal" in it's presentation. Our waitstaff was superb without hovering, yet, met all of our needs perfectly. Most notable also was the Russian Vodka and the exquisite cheese from the cheese cart. Nikolai's Roof never fails to meet my expectations, and I consider it one of my most favorite restaurants in the United States."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "We ate the Chef's menu. It was delicious and each piece was nicely paired with a wine to complement the flavors. Our waiter, Scott, was fantastic and made the dining experience that much better."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Took my wife there for her "big" birthday. Could not have been better, everything was as we remembered several years ago. Certainly will not wait that long to return."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We had a guest from the U.K. downtown at the Georgia Aquarium (the world's largest) and wanted to take him to a unique place he would not have been able to experience anywhere else in the world. Nikolai's Roof was the perfect choice! Excellent appetizers, entrees and desserts. Starting the whole experience with the infused vodkas was a memorable experience."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Always wanted to try, glad I did, but once was enough. Tables very close together, food way overpriced. Meal was good as was service, but not memorable."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "My wife and I are food enthusiasts who have eaten all over the world. We chose Nikolai's for our anniversary meal and something tells me we will be back soon. This highest quality of food and the gold standard of service Nikolai's is a true southern gem with a French/Russian flare. Check it out and you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "From the view, to the amazing food, to the attentive staff; this experience was very memorable!"
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Terrific squash and crab bisque. Very good beef carpaccio. Service was efficient and professional"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "My wife and I went to Nikolai's for our anniversary. I've wanted to go for years and this occasion seemed like the right time. It did not disappoint. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation. A great place if you want to dine slowing and savor the time together."
    Dined on 7/23/2013