First time experience
It was a great experience for the first time. I was expecting a busier place but it was a small crowd and romantic setting. I recommend for romantic and special occassions for that special someone. The servise is AWESOME !! The food is good!!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anywhere else to dine is a mistake!
We have been coming to Nikolai's for more than 25 years. This was the first time we were given a menu. Choosing the Chef's Menu (beef tenderloin)for two of us, the other chose fish. Sharing Nikolai's for the first time with anyone, we brought our daughter and said she was truly impressed. The wait staff was wonderful, quiet and pleasant as the room. Ending our stay at our request he showed our daughter the books that we always enjoyed reading other peoples thoughts as we wrote about our meal. The only thing I would change would be to bring the books back for people to sign again. Thanks for the wonderful memories and continued perfection.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service
Outstanding food and presentation. We had the 4 course dinner, choosing the squash bisque, rack of lamb, and souffle. Great food, Wonderful service and presentation, nice view of the city and sunset.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a great view of the Atlanta skyline and watching a storm roll in was amazing. The food was excellent and service was impeccable! It was a great place to celebrate our 5th year Anniversary.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have memories of this restaurant
I have memories of this restaurant from many years ago.
Once again it was a great experience,food, and service!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was an amazing restaurant to spend spend our engagement. The service was professional, very classy, and courteous. We enjoyed the wine and the food, all of it was incredible. Also, the view was immaculate.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never had a bad meal here!
Went for our daughter's Grad School graduation... awesome as usual. Service is outstanding and food is ALWAYS good, with some entrees being better than others, and NONE being disappointing. Worth the heavy price tag.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of Atlanta's Best
We go for special occasions and are familiar with the food, which is always excellent. But it's now better than ever, and the fois gras was, without a doubt, simply the best I have ever had, anywhere.
And it may be an easy-to-overlook item (but if they pay attention to this, you know they pay attention to the bigger things too), but the butter was creamier than anything I can ever remember being served.
If you've never been here, you're missing something special.
If you haven't been here for a while, you need to get back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Ambience and Dining
Special attention to details and to the diners makes it a place we love to go to for special occasions. The views are outstanding as well.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great anniversary dinner!
The entire experience was superb from the wait staff to the view of Atlanta! Obviously a place for special occasions but worth every dollar!
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great view, excellent service. Flavoured vodkas were stunning. Food was very good also.
Interior was a bit dated - a lot of brass, "classic" carpeting/furniture, etc. Would be a good, quiet place for special occasions like an anniversary or parents'/grandparents' birthday - not so much for a younger, hipper crowd.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Atlanta
I consider Nikolai's the best restaurant experience in Atlanta. The food selection is unlike any other, starting off with the exquisite pierogis. The wine selection is among the best anywhere. We had a 4 course dinner with wine pairings and the choices were inventive and creative. The portions are ample but not over whelming which we prefer. The service was paced with no rushing (which we really prefer) and took about two hours. We go each year for our wedding anniversary and occasionally for other special occasions. We recommend it strongly to anyone. I think it's very busy during convention weeks but tables are usually available on weekends.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
All to ourselves
It had been several years since I dined at Nikolai's Roof. In the interim, they've modified the menu to include three options: chef's prix fixe (what used to be the only option), four-course prix fixe and a la carte. The service remains impeccable. Truly white glove, attentive, but not overly so. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu items and the vodka offerings. There's a nice, but not overly large selection of wines by the glass. The view towards the east side of Atlanta and beyond is still amazing. We were quite surprised to find that we were the ONLY guests in the restaurant for a late dinner. What a wonderful way to celebrate a special family birthday!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never knew this place was here
I wanted to take my wife to a restaurant with a scenic view to take in the city one more time before we move away. First I thought of Sundial at the Westin Pleachtree Plaza; turns out there are closed for renovations. I found Nikilai's Roof through web search. I was impressed by the reviews and consistent awards over many years. The restaurant faces east toward Stone Mountain, so less of a city view but still impressive. On the west side is the bar so we walked over after dinner to view downtown. The food was great; we had the beef tenderloin and lamb, both great. The infused vodkas were quite tasty; we tried lime and peach. The grand marnier souffle was to die for! Finally, the service was top-notch. Wish we'd know about this place before!
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
40th Aniversary Dinner
We chose to celebrate our 40th Anniversary at Nikolai's. We had been there twice before and since it was a special time, we drove from Decatur AL to celebrate it at the top of the Hilton.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent experience - the
Excellent experience - the view was spectacular. Our meal was very good, but also very pricey. Nice place for a special occasion.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Nikolais Roof and
We love Nikolais Roof and save our dining experiences for special occasions. This restaurant never disappoints. The menu is just beautiful and food excellently prepared and served. The service is impeccable. We were surprised to see a few empty tables at the bar and in the restaurant on a beautiful Friday evening when the view of the skyline at sunset was brilliant. We eat a notable restaurants all over the world and would rate Nikolais Roof in our top five restaurants globally and the hidden gem of Atlanta!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Multile Stars Restaurant
Very special restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I love this 3-hour dining experience.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
On top of the world!
The view is spectacular and so is this restaurant's ambience. Be sure and order the Chef's menu which is 3 course and fixed price. The waiter had an attitude and was in attentive. Too bad for such an elegant place. The dessert soufflé was heavenly! Just watch the price or the total could spoil your evening. However, if money is no object, there are better places to spend it.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best part of this experience was the service. While the food was very good, it was not exceptional. I viewed the menu online prior to our reservation and planned on ordering the black bass. However, it was not on the restaurant menu. I ordered the salmon which was good but not great. My husband enjoyed his meal (beef). The portions were very adequate.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service
Wonderful food and service with great view of nighttime Atlanta skyline.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Service & Ambiance
From the time we pulled up to the Hilton hotel until arrival at the top floor restaurant and even upon our return to the valet area, everyone from the valet to the waitstaff was among the best in service. The valet even escorted us to the elevator and upon our return to our car, we had bottled water and chocolates (in velvet monogrammed pouches) in the car as a parting gift. Caveat: the food was good (not great) but I was still happy with my experience because Nikolai's Roof is an Atlanta institution, simlar to the Russian Tea Room in New York (you go there for the experience). If you want to celebrate something in style with a "top of the world" scenic view, intimacy, and romance - I highly recommend, you won't be disappointed.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
View is wonderful, ambiance is elegant, presentation is spectacular, unfortunately, the food preparation doesn't always live up to one's expectation. For an impressive setting, this is the place. For a truly great meal, there are other options in Atlanta.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Birthday to Rember!
My boyfriend selected Nikolai's Roof for my birthday night celebration! It was rainy outside but that didn't effect the night at all! As soon as we walked in the, the lighting and decor caught my eye. It was stunning and the presentation was beautiful. I enjoyed every bite, all the way down the last course. I would definitely come back. And our waiter was very attentive. Overall the perfect night!! 7/17/13.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for a special Occasion
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.
7/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
top of the line
We recently celebrated our 10th anniversay at the restaurant. There was nothing they could have done to exceed my expectattions. We wanted it to be special and it was. They asked if it was for an occasion and we explained. To our surprise, they brought out an extra dessert on an oversized plate with the words "happy Anniversary" written in chocolate!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service,
Great food and great service, a very pleasant evening overall.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the second time I
This is the second time I dined here. We chose the chef's menu on both occasions, at it was excellent: beautifully presented, and very tasty! ! The service was the best I ever experienced in any restaurant anywhere. Very attentive! Highly recommend this place.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice for special occasion
Good view from the restaurant at the top of the hilton, very good food and good wine list. Expensive but a nice place to go for special occasion
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique combination of Russian/Frenc
Unique combination of Russian/French ambiance. Top notch for special occasions.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an absolutely fantastic and memorable experience for my wife's birthday. This is one of the highest end restaurants in Atlanta. Service was flawless.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some things have changed but still an excellent but pricey place. Wonderful views with foodie food.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Usually restaurants situated in hotels are less than stellar. Not the case here. Spectacular in every respect. Top notch service with waiters in white gloves. Impressive china and silverware. An excellent menu with several options in terms of four or six course tasting menus. An extensive wine list presented in a "hip" way through the use of an iPad.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a great experience at NIcholai's as usual. This is the place to go if one wants to impress someone else. It is expensive but to me it is worth it. The food is excellent . the service is great. It is so quiet although there was a background music it did not interfere with the conversation. The guests were speaking softly. It was just a great evening!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The manger was professional
The manger was professional and politely consuming. The wine list was inviting and easy to navigate. Staff very well informed of the food and chefs recommendations. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Terrific squash and crab bisque. Very good beef carpaccio. Service was efficient and professional
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the view, to the amazing food, to the attentive staff; this experience was very memorable!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our food was delicious
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.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outrageous Billing Practice
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!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food combined with excellent
good food combined with excellent serice - an unbeatable combination
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure!
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!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still Excellent after 37 years
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.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
price the only drawback. food,
price the only drawback. food, view and service all outstanding.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
10/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Russian Romance
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.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM