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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nikolaisroof.com/
  • Phone: 4042216362x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    In observance of Labor Day Nikolai’s Roof will be closed September 1st & 2nd. We will resume regular hours Wednesday, September 3rd.

    Nikolai’s Roof will also be closed for regular business September 16th, 17th, 18th to accommodate NAPSLO and their affiliates.

    We apologies for any inconvenience this may pose.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Nikolai's Roof reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (48)romantic (44)special occasion (41)fit for foodies (23)notable wine list (22)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • This was our second time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2008
    This was our second time at Nikolai's Roof. Everything was wonderful like the first time. We have decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Nikolai's every year.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the six course chefs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2008
    We had the six course chefs menu with wine pairings. We thouroughly enjoyed ourselves, however our total bill with tip was $537. That is just too much for an average couple to spend on any meal. We did have a great time and everything was taken care of by our wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    Food and service was very good. Prices are on then high end.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Phenomenal. The food, service,
    ATLFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    Phenomenal. The food, service, and atmosphere may make this my all time favorite for Atlanta, displacing Bacchanalia. Wine Pairings and Chef's menu were innovative, served with perfect timing, and was very comfortable. View of Atlanta was a nice plus, but the food and service would have carried a similar score without the view. Great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really great food and wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    Really great food and wonderful top notch service. The views of downtown are very nice. The restaurant and hotel are in dire need of a update face lift. It sort of feels like a 70's time warp. The decor in the restaurant (i.e., brass fixtures everywhere) is dated.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The service was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/4/2008
    The service was outstanding. Our waiter was very helpful in giving his recommendations since it was our first time there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice romantic spot with good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2008
    Nice romantic spot with good views of Atlanta. Overall, the ambiance did not justify the expense.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I expected more Russian food
    billVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2008
    I expected more Russian food at a Russian Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place for a 50th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/18/2008
    Great Place for a 50th Birthday dinner or just a special evening with your spouse. A consistent long standing Atlanta gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The view overlooking the city
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2008
    The view overlooking the city is wonderful. This was further enhanced by the delicious food! All of the staff were professional and curteous. The decor lends itself very well to an increasingly romantice experience as the early evening gives way to the night time. We chose the 6-course meal, which lasts about 2 hours. Each course was very tasty and the presentation was beautiful. I would highly recommend to those who want to impress your date or show your wife that you still know how to romance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a wonderful selection.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2008
    Always a wonderful selection. Next visit hope to receive table requested.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening at Nikolais's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/6/2008
    Wonderful evening at Nikolais's Roof and a great way to celebrate our anniversary. It's a perfect Special Occasion restaurant where you are treated like kings and queens.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food, service and view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    The food, service and view were all excellent. I was disappointed with the decor, however. In that regard, it was quite typical of a hotel dining room, right down to the carpet. I was expecting a decor more evocative of Europe. I understand the restaurant is closing for the entire month of August, so perhaps a makeover is planned. At any rate, the service and food were most memorable and we certainly will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We go twice per year. Fine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/12/2008
    We go twice per year. Fine food---excellent service----quiet--great views. Expensive, but worth the $
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We live in Chicago but enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2008
    We live in Chicago but enjoy our anniversary at Nikolai's Roof and have spent 3 or 4 there
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner! Piroshkis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    Lovely dinner! Piroshkis were yummy, souffle light, and I actually enjoyed the sweetbreads that I was a little nervous about trying. The one jarring note was the crowd in the elevator coming up to the restaurant - masses of people seemed to be just riding up and down, and it was difficult getting out of the elevator in the face of the crowd shoving in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A favorite of ours. We have
    ATLfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    A favorite of ours. We have spent our last 14 anniversaries dining at Nikolai's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife and I came here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    My wife and I came here for our 7th anniversary. I had never heard of Nikolai's before, but after browsing through numerous Atlanta restaurant reviews I came across the comment that it 'had a view as good as the Sun Dial's, but better food'. This comment was spot on. We sat at a two seat table next to the window and had a spectacular view of Atlanta. The waiters were all very polite and professional (in contrast to some reviewer's comments I had read) and the atmosphere was very elegant. My wife and I ordered the 4 course meal; she had the seafood trio while I had the herb encrusted leg of lamb. The trio was good, but the lamb was probably the best I have ever had. The waiter also brought us a nice cake when he found out it was our anniv.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overall, a wonderful place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    overall, a wonderful place. needs updating in decor. food a bit pricey for what you get. view of atlanta amazing, staff very courteous and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place! Highly recommend,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2008
    Great place! Highly recommend, especially for special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The servers were great - very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/19/2008
    The servers were great - very attentive and friendly. The view was spectacular and it was very enjoyable to watch the sun set over Atlanta. However, there was a small child making a fair amount of noise a couple of tables away - not a big deal, but not something I would expect from a 5 star restaurant. More disappointing was that relative to the price, the food was not that impressive. The sorbet and souffle were excellent, but the entrees (boar, fois gras, and lamb) were mostly just salty - with little balance or contrast, as were the seafood and sweetmeat appetizers. The pastry of the piroshkis was average at best. For $300, I would have expected an exquisite meal with a more interesting and varied use of ingredients. Thank you.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was some of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    The service was some of the best we have ever experienced. The food was wonderful. The wine list was extensive and resonably priced. The flavored vodkas ( in house) were delicious. We will dine here again as soon as we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was outstanding...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    The food was outstanding... original and well executed. The service was attentive; the wait staff was possibly a bit too familiar for my taste, but I suppose that's individual.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The food was outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    The food was outstanding. We had the 6 course chef's menu which was absolutely fantastic. Our servers, Vasil and Stan, were ever attentive to our dining experience and were a joy to talk to about the food, the restaurant, and the City of Atlanta. The view from the restaurant is beautiful in the evening. Would highly recommend this dining experience to all Atlanta visitors.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Terrific experience! Made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    Terrific experience! Made the night very special for my husband's 50th birthday - terrific service. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our 20th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    This was our 20th Anniversary celebration and Nikolai's made it extra special. Excellent cuisine, superb service, and awesome view of the city made this an occasion that we will never forget! A special thanks to Nikolai's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • It was a wonderful way to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    It was a wonderful way to spend my birthday. It was also one of the most amazing meals from beginning to end that I have ever had. It was more than a meal it was a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We had a fantastic time and
    Silja
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We had a fantastic time and Nikolai's Roof is still our favorite restaurant. The food was exceptionally good and Scott, our waiter, was a great asset to the evening's success! Even Richard, who was our waiter 2 years ago, dropped by to say hello! All the staff, including the beautiful Dutch hostess Whitney and Mauro, the funny and charming guy from Lake Como, helped to make the evening one of the most memorable celebrations our family has ever had! Thank You, Nikolai's Roof!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As an Atlanta native, I had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    As an Atlanta native, I had heard of Nikolai's Roof since childhood. Did not meet my expectations. Very, very, very small portions. Very high prices. Atmosphere is stiff and decor is dated. For Atlanta in the late 1970's I'm sure it stood out as exceptional. Service was very good. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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  • A good choice for celebrating
    NancyEFVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    A good choice for celebrating my husband's 72nd birthday. We especially enjoyed the 1/2 price wine (if bottle over $100) on Tuesday/Wednesday, and the lovely rose I was given to take with me. Enjoyed seeing the sunset over Atlanta, and the service really made our evening special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The staff was very professional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    The staff was very professional and they treat you like royalty. I would recommend a window seat. The scenery of downtown Atlanta and the restuarant are very beautiful at night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it very much and will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Enjoyed it very much and will probably go back real soon. It was a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our 2nd visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    This was our 2nd visit to Nikolai's. My wife and I spent our 25th anniversary dinner there and have no regrets. The food was phenomenal as was the service. They even presented us a small anniversary cake at the end at no charge which was quite special. The food is pricey but we knew that going in. That is why we only go on special occasions. The only problem we encountered was that we talked to our daughter later that night after we got back to our hotel, she asked us about the champaign. We told her we didn't have any champaign and she said the gave specific instructions to the staff to present my wife and me with a glass each of Dom Perignon when we first sat down. So, that wasn't a problem at the time but it was really a special event!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I went for my birthday dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    I went for my birthday dinner, and I had high expectation after reading good reviews about the restaurant. The scenic view was excellent, this is one of the reasons why I choose the place, overlooking downtown altanta. The service was excellent, the waiters were very friendly and they give women roses and chocolate for men before you leave! very nice gesture. They also gave me a really cute birthday cake, which was very delicious! However, the food was average...I had lamb for the entree and it was tender and delicious, but the oyster appetizer was too salty,,my mom's duo entree was just mediocore. Overall, I enjoyed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • We go here on our anniversary
    CMauleVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    We go here on our anniversary night. The service is always superb and the food is amazing! They always have available seating and think that's because the restaurant has been around for so long that people forget about it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • The service by waiter Richard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    The service by waiter Richard and others was outstanding. We dined for three relaxing hours. An anniversary celebration, the staff presented us with a special cake and a rose for my wife. The food was very good, not exceptional; but the pate de froi gras was truly to die for. The ambiance, with stunning views of the Atlanta skyline, is dramatic. Overall, a wonderful restaurant, terrific ambiance, great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every single aspect of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Every single aspect of the experience was great and the entire staff was terrific. We haven't been to the restaurant in many, many years, but we'll be back for a special or near special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our waiters were fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Our waiters were fabulous. WE had a fabulous evening. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Oustanding evening just before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    Oustanding evening just before the tornado hit. Bill is a wonderful waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • It is definitely the perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/12/2008
    It is definitely the perfect special occasion place to go, you will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet