Bistro Niko

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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Bistro Niko is a nod to Paris, right in the heart of Buckhead. The modern French fare is authentic & simple, while the affordably priced wine list, exciting cocktails and extensive craft beer list ensure that everyone finds something to suit their tastes. Grand ceilings, art from Paris and a patio that overlooks Peachtree make Bistro Niko at once a destination and a neighborhood restaurant.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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G
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Ask to be seated in booth, was told by hostess n/a. Shortly after people were seated in same booths....the mussels were delicious 🤤 server and food were good.

Bistro Niko
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Gary, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it. We want to apologize for not being able to provide you with your preferred table. Next time you make a reservation with us, let us know you prefer a specific booth and we will gladly accommodate.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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CJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

NEVER have felt so rushed and trying to turn tables. Within 2 min of being seated the waiter came to table = GREAT, and then demanded whether we were ready to order = BAD. We order appetizer (already had drinks from waiting at bar) 2 min later waiter back again for entrees. We do order, entrees come fine, ask for dessert menu, order dessert and espresso, before espresso even arrives final check is tossed on table = HURRY UP. Ask if there's some reason and start to get total attitude.

Bistro Niko
Responded 4 days ago

Dear CindyJ, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it. If you would like a follow up from a manager, please provide your contact information. We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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H
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Bistro Niko several times. Food, service and drinks are always excellent. One of our favorite places to dine for date night, or special occasion with family.

N
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual, food and service was excellent; however, vegetables are getting a little skimpy. Man or woman does not live by meat alone.

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Way too loud. Whomever did the acoustic design had no idea what was doing. Food is excellent and service could have been a bit better. Lost my voice after dinner from telling so much to get to keep a conversation.

NM
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was very on attentive to us. We had to continuously ask him to leave their correct something or bring something. The Room was very empty and yet we had very lackluster service. I eat there often and this was one of my least favorite will experiences

M
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as usual. The service was outstanding. Always a pleasure to have lunch there.

T
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent place to meet someone for lunch. It is fun and vibrant and the food is delicious. I recommend it for dinner, too. It has always been consistent in quality and the selection is great. It gets an enthusiastic thumbs up from me.

MH
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Able to accommodate large group with separate checks. French bread was fantastic and it kept coming! Excellent French food and atmosphere.

TF
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lane was awesome. Created a great atmosphere for a festive celebration.

M
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for lunch or dinner with a Parisian feel. The food is consistently tasty --the specials are always worth trying--and the atmosphere is, well, French!

SY
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Gary is outstanding and his staff is quiet wonderful as well. I highly recommend going to Bistro Niko with family and friends.

JW
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food as usual ....
Love the placeđź‘Ť

TP
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a business lunch meeting. Food was excellent and came out very quickly.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were AMAZING!!! I will definitely come back!

R
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Meat dishes - lamb - steak were overcooked

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear Richard, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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B
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at bistro Niko and it certainly will not be our last.
From the moment we entered the restaurant we were greeted with a warm welcoming and the experience from service to food remained top notch. our server was able to describe the dishes perfectly and give recommendations as well. The food was prepared perfectly and was delicious!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with special friend plus theater tickets

JR
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Niko is an awesome treat. Brunch was fabulous. Norwegian Egg Benedict is outstanding. More than enough to fill you up. Thank you

a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere at Bistro Niko, but on our last visit there for Sunday brunch, the jazz band - which was great - was so loud, we could barely have a conversation. Granted, they sat us close to the band .. so maybe if we were seated on the other side of the restaurant it would've been fine. But, in our case, it was too loud to talk. And the quiche, which is usually good, was undercooked. So if you go to Bistro Niko, ask to be seated away from the music!!

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 19, 2020

Dear atlantamagnolia, thank you leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would  like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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SM
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was not up to the standard that we previously had received at the restaurant. Otherwise, our brunch was pleasant.

LG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for the jazz brunch. We were seated in a dining room from which the music could not be heard. We didn’t realize this until the musicians began arriving while we were well into our meal. This should have been explained at the hostess station and we should have given a choice of seating.
The server was eager and cheerful but not competent. He was unfamiliar with the menu and just seemed “scattered.”
The terrine was tasteless and too large for an appetizer. The duck confit was excellent. Espresso machine was out of order.

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear LarryG, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko. We are happy to hear that you came out to enjoy our jazzy brunch. We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your experience, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  Please know that we have taken your feedback seriously and relayed it to our team so we can improve. We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rick served as bar and was Great!!

j
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a wonderful valentines dinner with friends, food was fabulous!!!!!!!

AD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food4service4ambience4

Was never informed by BIstro Niko or Open Table that menu was fixed and would be charged $85 per person. OT system should have stated this on reservation page and should have included in confirmation SMS message. Won’t be going back.

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear AtlDiner, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  For all of our special holidays, we typically have an exclusive pre-fixe menu. We do post this on our website and Opentable, so we apologize for any miscommunication. Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. We sat in main dining room which was lively but allowed for conversation in normal tone of voice.

r
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice comfortable atmosphere. Service is great. A waiter had and accident and broken glass went everywhere into our sitting and table area. Seams like the whole waiting staff and management came over to clean up ant make sure we were ok. Our drinks were on the house as a result. Only improvements I would suggest is 1. A little more light or larger letters on the menu. It's very hard to see and read the menu with such a low light level. We had to use the light on our cell phones to see the menu. 2. Restaurant does not Validate parking garage fee. It's currently $18. They offer valet parking and that's all. It was our first visit so we didn't know and it was a line of cars at valet parking so we went straight into the parking garge which is just after the Valet Station. Our bill for the meals (3 people) was $320 and we tipped our waiter extremely well... then had to pay a $18 parking fee? Come on? I think this restaurant can afford to negotiate Validation for it's customers with the parking garage owners.

D
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I Love this restaurant! Always outstanding! I love French food and experienced it in Paris authentically. This is the Best here in Atlanta in my opinion!
It was Valentines weekend so they had a special set 3 course menu that was even better than I expected.
I wish I could remember our waiter’s name as he was fantastic and so attentive.

DF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best crab cake I ever ate and my grandfather sold crabmeat in Baltimore and was the first retail outlet for Old Bay Seasoning so I KNOW crab cakes!!! My grandmother made great crab cakes but yours beat hers by a mile. The secret was butter! Yum!

RI
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentine Dinner. It was romantic and Parisian. The Fois Gras was delicious!!

BS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service per usual. This restaurant is always consistent.

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

RS
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wife and I dine here 2-3 times a year. Always very good. However, on Valentine's Day, there was a "prix fixe" menu -- $85PP!! -- that was not noted, if at all, when the reservation was made. We are seniors and NOT 4 course people. In addition, our 2 favorites -- seafood pasta and filet -- were NOT among the VD choices. Not good! Coincidentally, our daughter and her husband went to BN the next evening, and, maybe you can guess, the "VD" menu and $85PP was STILL the only choice. Really!????

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear RichardS, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  On special holidays, like Valentine's Day, we have exclusive pre-fixe menus to celebrate. We understand that not everyone can make it out only on the day of Valentine's so we extend it for 2-3 days. We post this information on our website, social media and Opentable. Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  We are happy to hear that our team was apologetic and tried to assist.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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TN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Food was awesome! Service was horrible! Our waiter disappeared for ever. Messed up our bill. The noise level was horrible. Then they added an band to make it louder.

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear TonyN, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your experience, let our management team know so that they can fix it. We pride ourselves on exceptional service that you can't find anywhere besides a Buckhead Life Restaurant.  We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so late due to Valentine’s Day traffic and the restaurant was so nice to save our reservation and sat us as soon as we got there. Food was great and food excellent. Great experience, specially for such hectic date night

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a reservation for a Valentine’s Day dinner. The service was prompt and the food was excellent.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food on the Valentine’s Day menu was good but incredibly overpriced compared to their regular menu. Our server was kind but not knowledgeable about menu items or wine pairings.

DD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro Niko is one of the best combinations of tasteful food, attentive service, and reasonable pricing in Buckhead. Tip of the hat to Julian who answered all our questions and was extremely courteous and professional.

LE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine Day

NY
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

The entire visit was underwhelming. I've spent a lot of time in France and the food simply does not compare. My husband agrees. The baguette was sourdough, which was just strange for a French restaurant. The soupe Ă  l'oignon (onion soup) was disappointing. The fries that accompanied the steak frites seemed undercooked. The server, a brunette, rushed us from the moment we sat down. I don't think she even introduced herself. We didn't bother with dessert because the appetizer and main course were not particularly good. The decor was nice, at least. I cannot recommend this restaurant.

Bistro Niko
Responded on February 17, 2020

Dear NYCwoman, thank you for leaving feedback about your recent experience at Bistro Niko.  We would like to apologize for the lack of delivery you experienced while dining with us.  Anytime you are not 100% satisfied with your meal, let our management team know so that they can fix it.  Please provide your contact information and we will pass it along to our management team.   We hope that you will come back and give us another shot to wow you for a five-star experience.  

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