I took my wife for our 24th
I took my wife for our 24th anniversary, we loved the Tiki bar theme. The food was great and they went out of their way to make our night special. I would recommend Trader Vic's for any couple or group that wants good food, atmosphere, and service.
Thanks for a wonderful night,
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trader Vics doesn't disappoint
I remember the Trader Vics in Chicago's Palmer House from years ago. Brings back memories. Trader Vics Atlanta does not disappoint. Wonderful, welcoming atmosphere from everyone. Service attentive, not suffocating, perfect drinks, wonderful food. Just a very nice place. Décor really brings back the 40s,50s, Polynesian atmosphere of the clubs of those days. Can't wait to go back !
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was wonderful as were
Food was wonderful as were the drinks. Staff was fairly attentive.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved it. Our waiter was
Loved it. Our waiter was very informative and friendly. Loved the entire experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pina Colada at Trader Vic's
Although somewhat kitschy, Trader Vic's is a fun place to get together. Either with a date or group. The food and drinks are good and the service is excellent. We had several cocktails each (strong but not overwhelming) appetizer, entrees and dessert. We shared the Bananas Foster (flambe' table side) which was the high point of the evening. Overall, a good meal, great service and a fun time. Recommended.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food and the service!
Loved the food and the service! We had an excellent time.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great drinks, very
Good food, great drinks, very good service. Needs music.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will definitely be back
It's a "disney" experience in downtown Atlanta. An icon of the city, it's still a great atmosphere for a unique dining experience. We have been here 3 times over the past 2 years and the food this time was sooo much better! We came before for the ambiance but would return for the menu. It's great with groups...order one of the beverages in a bowl...a unique experience.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice atmosphere with
Very nice atmosphere with upscale appeal. Unique flavor twist and excellent specialty drinks
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is wonderful. Everyone
The food is wonderful. Everyone in our party raved about their dishes and the flavors they experienced. A little pricey but worth it.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The morel mushrooms with toast
The morel mushrooms with toast were great. I definately recommend for special occasions, I went for a bachlorette party. And the drinks were excellent.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this restaurant.
We eat at Trader Vic's every time we come to Atlanta. We have had several items on the menu. All are excellent. The bananas foster is to die for!!! Must have it!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trader Vic's is a local hang out spot on Thursdays in Atlanta. You need to check out the local band, they are awesome! A mix of calypso, and big band-esque island swag. They make Thursdays a lot of fun!
5/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great find at the last minute
Great find at the last minute on me daughter's graduation day.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We had a lovely, romantic dinner with excellent service. The waitress was very pleasant and attentive. We each had seafood which was beautifully presented and very tasty. The Mai Tai drinks were delicious as was the bananas foster. We split one order of the bananas foster, and the waitress gave us each a very generous portion in our own bowls. We were there maybe 2 hours, and it was very enjoyable. When we walked out of the restaurant we realized that we had been in a quiet area because the bar area was more populated and lively. We would recommend Trader Vic's to our friends as a place to go for a great dining experience.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The original Tiki Bar
Unfortunately, we filled up on the Hilton's concierge level reception snacks and wasn't able to sample as much of the menu as possible, but, what we had was good.
We ordered the Tiki Platter which offered a good selection of their app choices.
Of course I had to try a Mai Tai. It was delicious and they don't skimp on the rum!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Wonderful evening
So great to have a change to relive childhood memories of this great restaurant. Food was excellent as was the famous Mai Tai. Thanks for the memories
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great smokey smell as you enter..
My first visit to to Trader Vics in over 20 years. The dinner portions were big and well prepared. The pork chop I had was delicious and my wife's scallops were as well. Since we were staying at the Hilton, we were given a coupon for a free appertizer. Unfortunately, you are regulated to a single choice which was a sampler of 1 fried shrimp, 1 crab ragoon and 2 spare ribs. Not what I would have picked, but it was free... The Mai Tai, what this place is known for, was good... not great. I would definitely recommend it though if it's your first time here. My wife's Pina Colada was also just okay (made over crushed ice) not frozen. Overall a good meal.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress Made the Meal
Okay the waitress and the Pina Colada and the Mai Tai!!!
Food was great, our waitress could not have been friendlier or more accommodating for our multiple special requests! We had a great time and the drinks were fabulous!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful dinner at Trader Vic's
We dined here for our anniversary. This was the third year in a row that we have chosen to celebrate at Trader Vic's. As always, the experience was wonderful. The service, the food, and the atmosphere were all outstanding!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend this place. Wood burning ovens as well as exotic drinks and decor. The pork char siu was the highlight you just don't see it offered in most Asian restaurants here is the southeast. Only hassle was parking. Restaurant said they would validate our valet ticket, but after dining and trying to retrieve our vehicle, people at valet booth said Vic's could not validate. Finally got it straighted out, but was a needless pain.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined as part of a party of 19. The staff and restaurant was very accommodating. The ambience was very nice and the food was outstanding! I would definitely recommend Trader Vics to anyone. This was one of my best restaurant experiences ever. The restaurant is conveniently located on the lower level of the Hilton Hotel which is where we were lodging. We didn't have to worry about driving or finding parking. Also, our party trickled in at all different times due to flights/travel; but they sat our party anyway which allowed us to order drinks and appetizers. Most restaurants will not seat incomplete parties, so we surely appreciated that! Overall there are nothing but great things I can say about Trader Vics. I can't wait to visit again!
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic service and food
Trader Vic's does not get advertised enough, but their food is superb and the service is amazing!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun for Kids and Adults
Took the family to Trader Vics and all had a great time. The service and food were terrific, and the Polynesian theme was a fun change of pace. We were sorry to have missed the live band coming later in the evening, but the background music included some great South Seas 1940s style stuff. Menu included perfect choices for kids and adults in the group -- including fried rice for my fussy kid and Mai Tai drink specials for the adults.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Family Favorite
We went to Trader Vic's, Atlanta, for our wedding anniversary again this year and it was super. Easy to get a reservation. Immediate seating. Great service. Exotic atmosphere. Once upon a time, every major city had a Trader's and several other tiki-themed restaurants, but today, there are very few left. What a treasure this fun place is. The starters (pupus) are tasty and served with much fanfare (Satay chicken, Chinese spareribs). The kids enjoyed the 1/2 chicken. The steak and salmon were beautifully presented and wonderfully prepared. The drinks were complex, tasty, and strong and the service was exceptionally polite and attentive. The on-staff designer even took the kids around the location for a quick tour. Great time. Will return.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting and enjoyable.
Dined here as a group while traveling for business. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Service was very good. Validation of parking is for self parking only. We had a very good time with the meal. All items prepared to order and delivered to our table within a good time period.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visit this restaurant every
Visit this restaurant every trip to Atlanta. Always good experience.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed the 'Island" atmosphere and we both had Mai Tai cocktails which legend says were created here. They were awesome. I had rack of lamb that was cooked perfectly and the seasonings were perfect. My wife had some of the largest scallops I have ever seen. They melted in your mouth. We closed it out with Bananas Foster for two prepared tableside! The staff was fantastic! Everyone should try this out!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love everything but ventilation
The food in this restaurant is Great. I loved the pork chop, the lamb and my specialty grog. Also sea food taste great here (the wok is amazing)
I just want them to fix ventilation. My clothes were smoked and smelled terrible. Had to wash them right after.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic. We would have liked some outdoor seating. When we booked, we didn't realize it was in the basement of the hotel. The decor was fun, but nice weather begs to be enjoyed and it wasn't an option. Mai Tai's were worth much more than the $6 special! It was a great spot since I was at the hotel for business and traveling with a friend...
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turf n Surf...yum!
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner here for our 14 anniversary! We stayed at the Hilton and surprised her when our trip to dinner was simply taking the elevator down an extra floor. Very convenient for a wonderful get a way weekend! The turf n surf was phenomenal and of course we had to try the mai tai!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trader Vics is a wonderful
Trader Vics is a wonderful place to dine. the food is great.
I just enjoy going to Trader Vics, I am glad I live in Atlanta.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem Downtown Atlanta
The food an atmosphere are unique. You will not be disappointed.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is one of my long time
It is one of my long time favorites and the ONLY place to get a Mai Tai.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Atlanta Gem!
Love this place. I've patronized Vic's at least a dozen times over the last five years and I'm never disappointed with the food, the drinks and the service. I tried the lobster tails this time. I believe they are a relatively new addition to the menu and they were superb - perfectly seasoned and tender. I was with a group of 8 and the service was outstanding - as always. Our server, Linda, could not have been nicer and more patient with our group, especially the four kids under 10. EVERYONE at our table ate well and had a wonderful evening.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The total experience was great. The atmosphere was spot on and clean. Service was fast and very pleasant. The drinks of course were fabulous and the food was very good. Cooked to perfection with great taste. We loved it and will visit again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tiki music & Polynesian cuisine
You can't beat Trader Vic's for great atmosphere in the Tiki culture tradition but the food is good too. The seafood stir fry is highly recommended. It is a bit pricey but ideal for a special occasion and the drinks are a house specialty. They don't stint on the alcohol. Best of all, they have great entertainment on Thursday nights. Tongo Hiti is probably the best Tiki music cover band you'll ever see (they also do original songs too that meld completely with the rest of the fun playlist).
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a wonderful time at Trader Vic's. The scallop skewers wrapped in bacon were to die for.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful night out
I love the ambience of the restaurant - it gives you the feel of the islands. The food was presented perfectly and was very well prepared. My son is a chef and found the food to be perfectly prepared. He said the filet was very nice and absolutely loved the cheese cake.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
This is my favorite overall restaurant in Atlanta.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the best time here! The food was absolutely amazing! And the drinks...the best! I had so much fun just picking out a drink and being surprised by what type of glass it would be served it! It was so fun! I came with a group of 15 and they were very accommodating. The staff was also great! I felt like they were a part of my party! Best dining experience I've had in a long time!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and fun atmosphere
Trader Vic's is a really fun experience that also has great food. The filet was fantastic and the Mai Tais are strong and delicious! Recommend it if your in the area - ask for Linda, she's hysterical and has been there for nearly 20 years.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Understaffed but over-performing
I was there with a very large group, and although they had several staff members out on medical leave they pulled together and had a great service.
I go to Trader Vics when ever I'm in town and find it a great place for a fun evening.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall my experience was great, great atmosphere, great service. I would recommend more seasoning for the Lobster Tail.
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wondeful service and great food.
My Guest and I was very warmly greeted by Teni and she provided great selections and information of various menu items, when asked. I was not feeling well on this day so, My Guest and I decided to ask for our order to be box so we could have it as a to-go order, before Teni had a chance to bring it out. Teni was very caring and was very eager to meet all needs that we asked of her. Teni definitely was more than willing to go Above and Beyond. Everything was perfect, but Teni with her great personality, professionalism, and great smile was a wonderful thing that we will remember about this restaurant.
We look forward to returning again to this restaurant for the wonderful service of Teni and the great food.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered flowers in advance and the delivered the flowers to the table just as I requested. The food was good but the cocktails are awesome. Our server made sure everything was perfect. Nice treat! I love this place!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than Expected....
After reading mixed reviews on the service and food. I was a little leary, but decided to try it anyway. I'm very glad I did. The food was delicious. I ordered the rack of lamb, and it was done just right, very tender and juicy. My date ordered the seafood stir fry, and like the other reviewers commented it was more of a stew. But he loved it! The only thing I wasn't crazy about was that they served crackers and peanut butter instead of bread and butter. I forgot to ask, but I'm thinking it is a Polynesian custom that I just don't know about. However, I would definitely recommend Trader Vics to others. It's a great place for a romantic date.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went there for a birthday celebration. The server, Valera, was very friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding and cooked to perfection. Very relaxing and quiet. A gem in the bottom of the Hilton. A bit pricey but worth it for a special occasion or night out.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a great waiter!
We loved our waiter. He was the nicest man we met in Atlanta.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
True to the original Tiki Bar
This Trader Vic's is one of only a handful remaining in the US. It is a true tiki bar, and a gem at that. Wood-fired grills are ablaze and most of the entrees are cooked on those. The menu has a pan-Asian flavor, just like you'd expect. The food is tasty, but not the best you'll find in Atlanta. However, Trader Vic's has always been known more for its vast array of rum drinks and its decor than its food. The food is on the heavy side so that you can sample several of their signature cocktails without falling out of your chair. The service is first rate, and the Mai Tai's are authentic and delicious. Highly recommended.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM