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Trader Vic's
Trader Vic's

Trader Vic's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tradervicsatl.com/
  • Phone: (404) 221-6339
  • Hours of Operation: Bar: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Cheing Phour
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Join Atlanta's only Exoctica Band - Tongo-Hiti every Thursday as we celebrate Mai Tai Thursdays. Mai Tai's priced at $6 all night.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: MARTA - Peachtree Center Station
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self parking is available in the hotel parking garage with the purchase of an entree.
A word from Trader Vic's
Trader Vic's is a Polynesian theme restaurant with exotic drink flavors served from the Mai Tai Lounge. The cuisine features fantastic fare from Singapore, Samoa, Shanghai & points west. Reflecting cuisines from around the world, Trader Vic's offers continental dishes, smoked-oven-roasted specialty meats & fish in the "Roti" tradition (never exposed to open flame) from Chinese wood-fired ovens plus classic wok presentations.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Trader Vic's was open for food early evening July 4 so they get points for that. Drinks were small (seriously, a cocktail of 4 oz?), food not horrendously overpriced considering attachment to a downtown conference-heavy hotel. Nothing special tho. Morel dish tasty but tiny, Asian slaw best part of crab cake dish, spare ribs dry and lacking flavour, asparagus nicely done. Very limited options for vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free diets. I feel for the wait staff in their seriously outdated costumes... #fashionfail right there. It felt jaded overall - fixtures, fashions and food. I wouldn't eat there again..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "A hidden gem in the Hilton. Cozy bar and good food."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "For the money I expected more. Ordered the Steak and it was not good. Only good thing was the tropical drinks."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I wasn't expecting anything other than a themed tourist trap Trader Vic's is my husbands favorite restaraunt but it was my first trip the food, drinks and service were excellent and the Polynesian decor makes you feel like you are somewhere tropical instead of in downtown Atlanta. The filet mignon was probably the best I have every eaten! The General Manager Jason was super nice and gave me an awesome tiki mug to surprise my husband. I will definitely go again!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Skates successfully along the border of kitsch. Drinks taken very seriously, food very well prepared, service quite professional. Looks like an easy place to make fun of, but when we stood up... turns out we'd had a very nice meal. The food came first, not the marketing."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The staff here were extremely friendly and helpful. We had a drink at the bar (extensive drink list) and the bartender helped us select a drink. The wait staff helped us figure out what to order and the food was very good. Would recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This place has the best appetizers and for a reasonable price but the entree's are way too expensive and just ok nothing like the price makes it seem. Also for a Friday night it was a very dead scene. I would not recommend this place if you are from out of town looking to party or mingle. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Yes, it's about the drinks at Trader Vic's...nice big drinks! Food is pretty good with limited selection but service is usually very slow...but more time to have another drink I guess"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "As much as the downtown Atlanta scene is pretty barren, this place is great on Thursday nights as the live bands add a nice touch. This Trader Vic's is not unlike many of the others in the country, aside from perhaps being smaller (although I didn't see the entire place, so I may have missed something), but it's a great departure from the typical Atlanta environment...and there's always their epic list of elaborate drinks to try out. Sad it took me this long to realize there was a Trader Vic's in town...but yay for OpenTable."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "The food was amazing! We tried several things but the filet and the wok spinach were my favorites. The bananas foster was good too. The service was outstanding. We will definitely go back when in the area. Not fond of the Atlanta Hilton but will go back for this restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We celebrated Mother's Day a bit early this year. We had dinner on Friday night, May 9th. The restaurant did not disappoint as usual when it came to the drinks, they have just enough kick but taste great! The food was tasty but service was so slow!! Also didn't appreciate having to pay $18 for valet!! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "World's best rum cocktails - don't go if you don't like rum"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Great ambience, great service, great food and a great band too. Thanks for a wonderful evening"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great food, one of a kind. If you've not very been, you must go. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This place is the best restaurant in downtown Atlanta!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We chose TV's for a coworker's birthday celebration because he had never been and he had just moved to the area. We had a fantastic time! The Mai Tais were AMAZING as always, the food was awesone and the bananas foster was phenomenal. I love it that they make it right at your table!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Awesome place! Love their Mai Tais and the ambience!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food was overpriced and not that good! Didn't have full menu that was listed on the website."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food. Wonderful drinks. Great service. If you go, ask for Linda. She is a wonderful service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Large drink listing of clever-named, Polynesian-themed drinks. Food is just average......but it is way overpriced for what you get. The service was really, really slow. We had a party of 10, for a birthday celebration. The restaurant was not even half full, and not bustling by any means. It took about 30-40 minutes for us to get our drinks."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I ordered a martini that was not dirty as I had asked and was not a full serving. I ordered a vodka tonic to have with dinner. The drink came before dinner, as it took 20 minutes to get scallops over noodles( all quick cooking items). The resturant also had a sting smoke smell, from the cooking feature, but it was too overwhelming and distracted from the experience. I was charged for top shelf liquors, which I KNOW I did not have- if you drink matinis you know your liquor. I put myself through college and grad school waiting- this is an old trick some waiters use to pad the bill. One I never used - I found and still do see it- as underhanded and sneaky. The dining experience ruined what had been a very relaxing pleasant day."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I'm a semi-regular to Vic's, dropping in just about every time I'm in Atlanta for work or pleasure. I keep coming back for the simple reason that the food, drinks, service and ambiance our all outstanding. I also like what a unique dining experience it is - the first class bar with incredible drink menu, the Chinese Ovens, the tiki decor. There are few restaurants anywhere that can match the vibe here. It is first class all the way."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Family trip to Atlanta and wanted to try a fun restaurant. Not only was this very hard to find (once we entered the Hilton). Bell stand staff literally invited us to walk through the luggage storage to get to the right staircase. But...the kids menu was full of fancy $12 and more entrees. My Mai Tai was not good (sent it back) it was smokey and the whole interior just needs a major update. Truly, a big over haul of the menu (nothing special, Kung Pao Chicken etc.) and an over haul of the interior - could do wonders for this restaurant. I would recommend going somewhere else for the price, sorry to say."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We had our second visit and were pleased to find a place on short notice at Valentine. Food was good both times, fairly hot though, but I like it. Service is okay but not extra friendly. The location's ambience is outstanding and really what I would call theme hospitality! The downside is the air - you feel like sitting in a smoke-box and smell likewise when you leave. But if you are conscious of that - it is a great place to go."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This particular evening, it was me and my boyfriend, and I was very excited to eat here for a couple reasons. We were seated as soon as we walked in the door, and led to a very quiet back corner of the restaurant. On the way to the back, we were led past the traditional Chinese "ovens" where they would be cooking our food- really cool to see! We just split a couple of appetizers- the calamari and the Tidbits for Two. My favorite was the crispy prawns! We each had a drink as well. I had a Blue Hawaiian and my boyfriend had a Munich Sour. Then we "shared" a Mai Tai. It was quite strong! Our waiter Borgi was great, and made sure we had everything we wanted. I would definitely go back, but I would request a table in the front room!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. I was there fairly early on a Saturday evening and it wasn't busy at all. The food and drinks were great and the service was impeccable."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Poor hosting, and we had a reservation. The manager led us to our table, made us wait behind him, like he forgot he was seating us, as he chats to other customers. Basically got pointed to sit at our table. No one came to bring us water or bread or ask for our drinks. The waitress takes our drink, appetizer, entree order at the same time. It took at least another 20 minutes to get our $10 drinks while we still didn't have water or bread. Another 30 minutes to get our appetizer which was cold. The entree came and the food was nothing special. We expected more for the price level of the menu. No one came to check how our meal was the entire time. For 2 drinks, an appetizer and 2 entrees and almost $100 bill I would go elsewhere."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I've always heard about Trader Vic's as an exclusive restaurant for special occasions. Although I'd never been there I took my wife there for her birthday and found it was a great surprise. People were friendly and showed concern for our needs. The food was much better then I expected. Great experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food here is awesome! !! The drinks, OMG!!!! The drinks and food were amazing I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I recommend the Atlantic Salmon its really good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have been several times to different locations and have had great experiences. This time was not impressive. The service was fine, though they seemed a bit understaffed and as if they had other things on their mind. The food was too sweet and too salty. I had the hanger steak special, which is my favorite cut of beef, but the meat was taken over by too much sauce that seemed to have been reduced to nearly syrup. I would have preferred a light dusting of salt and pepper and more vegetables. I would have been happy to have had 1/2 as much meat for $4 or $5 less. The temperature was too warm and the dining room was filled with smoke from the grill. I know it's a special oven but a little more hood fan would have been nice"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Trader Vics for Valentine's Day and what a treat. I had forgotten how great their food was. The menu is small but excellent. We had the PuPu platter, soup, salad, Angus Beef and Bananas Foster. All was wonderful. The steak practically melted in your mouth. And the Bananas Foster were to die for. The best I've ever had. Our waitress was also excellent and attended to every need."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My experience here was very good. It was not my first time there and I will be back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Being a senior citizen, I now know why I don't go to the heart of the city anymore, but being a patron of Trader Vic's for close to fifty years, I know a fun spot with great drinks and excellent food when I experience it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I brought in a group of 30+ people for cocktail party. Met with Jason, the manger the night prior on his recommendation so I could see what they had to offer and cement plans. When I arrived the night of the party I was met by management and 2 laudable servers that really helped make the night outstanding. They set up the room beautifully and made for a nice cozy atmosphere. We kept it simple by running large sampler plates and the open menu available. The drinks are well made - I didn't realize how accustomed I had become to a thrown together cocktail. The only down. side was they were still doing some upgrading to the restaurant and getting to a restroom was an act of Congress."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I can't say anything but great things about Trader Vic's Atlanta! The food, the drinks and the service - All outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for something off the beaten path. We will go back again!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I always enjoy coming here. Awesome staff and a distinct lack of yankees and children. One tip, if your vehicle is 6'9" or higher, you will have to park on the street and dodge a few hoodrats."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "An article circa 2007 entitled "USA Today's best Polynesian restaurants in the USA" hangs in a dark corner as you enter. Unfortunately Trader Vics is a shell of it's once great former self. Once the quintessential Polynesian destination is now a sad, poorly run establishment hidden beneath a massive Hilton in downtown Atlanta. Wait staff was amateur and constantly broke the 4th wall. "Well I'm not really a waitress...I'm in school to be..." Management was so bad, they even called me from my table and asked me when I was arriving? We were seated for 15 minutes without drinks or greeting. The mostly empty restaurant hosted convention attendees from the hotel and others that accidentally found the basement. No longer a restaurant destination."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday at Trader Vic's. The drinks were potent and the food was fabulous. Thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I realize that the GMA Mayors Day event was going on; however, the restaurant did not seem overyly busy? First of all, groups were being seated after we arrived at our designated reservation time before we were...did not understand that. Servers seemed to be a premium for the evening as we could not get served in a timely manner...overall, the experience was not a bad one, our server was very nice when we could run him down...and the food was good. It was a bit embarrassing to have my Commissioners attend dinner with me and it was a slow service at best....my advice for the future is if you know a major event is going on in the hotel...try to have sufficient wait staff available for the evening!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Had stir fried seafood and some fried rice, they both taste very plain. These dishes at other Chinese restaurants taste better for half the price."
    Dined on 12/27/2013