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Nikolai's Roof

3.8
3.8
1497 Reviews
$30 and under
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Operating since 1976 and winner of the AAA Diamond Award for 23 consecutive years, Nikolai's Roof is located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline. Chef Daniel Palaima has partnered with organic farmers, fishermen, and local game farmers to create fresh takes on traditional European-inspired cuisine.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Monday – Saturday Lounge | 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dining Room | From 5:30 p.m.

  • Phone number

    (404) 221-6362

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Palaima

  • Private party facilities

    For large parties and special occasions, Nikolai's Roof combines an elegant atmosphere with exceptional service to create the perfect setting for your next event. We provide an unparalleled private dining experience floating above Atlanta's starlit skyline.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Rudiger: (404) 221-6362

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    John Portman Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking available (Hilton Atlanta Valet)

  • Public transit

    MARTA - Peachtree Center Station

  • Entertainment

    Join us Wednesday nights for live music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Nikolai's Roof 3 or 4 Course Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Nikolai's Roof is exclusively offering a 3 or 4 Course Tasting Menu, featuring choices from Appetizer, Entree & Dessert. Optional 4th Course includes Chef's selection of artisanal cheeses. Pricing: 3-Course is $90 per guest, 4-Course is $105 per guest (does not include beverages, tax or service charge). Regular a la carte menu is not available. We look forward to serving you!

Popular dishes

Menu

Course Menus | five course $84 | four course $74 | three course $64 | share plate $20

Starters

  • Braised Beef Tenderloin Piroshki

    pineapple, red bell peppers, sauce Béarnaise

    • Baby Arugula

      buffalo mozzarella, roasted corn, peas,almonds, charred green onion vinaigrette

      • Shaved Brussel Sprouts

        candied blue cheese, cranberries, bacon, poached pear, honey mustard

        From the Sea

        • Jumbo Lump Crabcake

          blueberry and poblano, toasted cream, red pepper relish

          • Diver Scallop

            farro, mustard creme fraiche, mushroom and celery

            • Cured Salmon

              lightly seared salmon belly, burnt garlic aioli, pickled root vegetables, citrus

              From the Land

              • Red Beet & Beef Borscht Consommé

                savoy cabbage, dill creme fraiche

                • Seared Foie Gras

                  veal sweetbreads, mango relish, balsamic butter

                  • Burgundy Escargot Toast

                    cottonbell cheese, port reduction, beech mushroom, puff pastry, almonds

                    • Seared Lamb Belly

                      carrots, soft egg, candied seeds

                      Entrées

                      • Garganelli Pasta

                        brown butter cream, mushroom tapenade, sundried tomato, calabrese peppers

                        • Beef Tenderloin

                          farro risotto, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, red wine demi glace

                          • Seared Grouper

                            golden quinoa, english pea pesto, baby squash, fava beans, berry buerre blanc

                            • Magret Duck Breast

                              fingerling potato, broccolini, parmesan, blueberry reduction

                              • Herb Crusted Lamb Chops

                                reamed corn quinoa, english pea puree, cauliflower, mustard seed glace

                                Local & Global Artisanal Cheeses

                                • Local & Global Artisanal Cheeses

                                  • 3 Selections$20.00

                                Sweets

                                • Orange Creme Brulee

                                  meringue cookie

                                  • Coconut Panna Cotta

                                    graham cracker crust, tropical fruit compote, coconut ice cream

                                    • Godiva Chocolate Souffle

                                      vanilla cream, dark chocolate syrup

                                      • Chocolate Symphony Bar

                                        chocolate cake, dark & white chocolate creamuex, red berry sorbet

                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                        What 1,497 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        3.8
                                        3.8 based on recent ratings
                                        • 3.9Food
                                        • 4.5Service
                                        • 3.7Ambience
                                        • 3.7Value

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                                        1. JW

                                          JazimonW

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined 3 days ago

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great experience

                                        2. F

                                          Fred

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and service. Beautiful presentation. Steak portion could be bigger.

                                        3. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Absolutely amazing

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing experience overall! Great date night and spot with a view!

                                        5. S

                                          Sche

                                          Tucson

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                                          overall1food2service2ambience1

                                          Not worth the price. View was ok but food service was bad. Waited 40 minutes between the 1st and 2nd course. We were the only people there but the chef was “spacing out” the courses. Small portions and food was nothing special. Manager blamed poor experience on COVID restrictions. Would not recommend. Find a nice steak house instead.

                                        6. DA

                                          DavidA

                                          New England

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on May 3, 2022

                                          overall1food1service3ambience1

                                          Tiny portions that left me hungry and poor. Dinner was $90 but worth no more than $20

                                        7. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Savannah

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          will be back again

                                        8. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          Cool as always

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was an AMAZING experience!!

                                        10. TP

                                          TPonder75

                                          Minneapolis

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 13, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Came to Nikolai's to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We were not disappointed. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was amazing. Each tasting in between courses was a pleasant surprise. I appreciated having the option of multiple courses that could be mixed and matched. We had several appetizers with 2 entrees. Everything was delightful. I would visit Nikolai's again!

                                        11. AS

                                          AmberS

                                          New York Area

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on March 7, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          My boyfriend and I visited Nikolai's Roof for the first time this weekend for our date night. To say our expectations were far exceeded would be an understatement. Not only did we have the best table in the house with a great view of the skyline, but our server, Vassil, was nothing short of impeccable, and our food was absolutely phenomenal. The foie gras was to die for, and I cannot even describe how unbelievably delicious the braised boar ragout was. We cannot wait to come back again!

                                        12. t

                                          traveler

                                          Atlanta

                                          5 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on March 6, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Love the choices of 3, 4, or 5 course meals. I went with 3 courses and was comfortably full. Great wine selection. Service was superb.

                                        13. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Amazing in every way. Will be going back.

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          5 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                          overall4food5service4ambience5

                                          Anniversary

                                        15. GB

                                          GenevieveB

                                          Atlanta

                                          25 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          25 reviews

                                          Dined on February 29, 2020

                                          overall3food5service5ambience2

                                          I really wish the restaurant would update the ambience. It feels like a leftover hangover from the 1970s. The bar area is over lit with absolutely zero ambience. And the dining room barely has any ambience. The staff was kind and professional the food was excellent but it’s sort of marred by this second rate design and second grade mood.

                                        16. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          1.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on February 28, 2020

                                          overall1food4service1ambience3

                                          I went here for my birthday, having made reservations over a month in advance. With plenty of tables open, we were seated at a tiny corner table (smaller than the rest) with no view, unable to hear each other over people yelling in the kitchen (we were immediately next to the kitchen door). The food was decent, but certainly did not meet the price point. I will never go back. Extremely disappointing.

                                        17. T

                                          Tony

                                          Atlanta

                                          75 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          75 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2020

                                          overall4food3service5ambience5

                                          This was a celebration for my wife's 71st birthday, and we wanted a special evening. Overall it was a bit disappointing. While the view is spectacular, the patrons in sweatshirts and hoodies were a bit unexpected at a high level establishment. We had the 5-course Chef's Tasting menu. The wine and piroshki and appetizer were very good, but the main was not. My wife's halibut needed to be cut with a knife and while my lamb chop was good, it was not exceptional. Desert was lacking in flavor, and while the "Happy Birthday" plate was cute, the bread pudding it contained was small and not great. On the bright side, our server Scott did his best to provide outstanding service. Overall, this restaurant is showing its age, but even so, it did wind up a very nice evening experience as Nikolai's Roof still serves up romance and atmosphere.

                                        18. TW

                                          TheWhiteWolf

                                          Atlanta

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 27, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Best experience!! Our waiter TYLER was phenomenal and very patient and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant.

                                        19. DB

                                          DBks

                                          Richmond

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on February 23, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was a very memorable and romantic experience! Our server Stan was very attentive and the food was excellent. We had a beautiful window seat and view of the city. The Godiva soufflé at the end was superb. I will surely go back the next time I'm in Atlanta.

                                        20. K

                                          Kimberly

                                          Atlanta

                                          30 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          30 reviews

                                          Dined on February 22, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Nikolai’s Roof was excellent! Our maitre d” Stan gave phenomenal service. Our four course dinner taste great. I felt as though we were in a high rise tower located in Paris France. What a special night! Fine dinning at its BEST! Thank you Nikolai’s Roof sincerely Kimberly💕

                                        21. KK

                                          KristenK

                                          1 review

                                          4.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 21, 2020

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          Food was very good but not spectacular. Ambiance was nice and quiet. Great place for conversation or romantic dinner

                                        22. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          3 reviews

                                          3.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 15, 2020

                                          overall3food2service3ambience4

                                          The view was great. I wish we would have known when booking that it was a set menu. There were several things that I did not want to eat.

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          3 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Perfection.

                                        24. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          11 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great for special occasions the service is great and the food is fabulous

                                        25. GG

                                          GingerG

                                          Atlanta

                                          31 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          31 reviews

                                          Dined on February 14, 2020

                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                          The food was very good...Our service could have been a little better as Cindy didn't really interact with us. She gave very dry service... We give praise on customer service and creating a memorable experience this was not great customer service...

                                        26. BT

                                          BriceT

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 13, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellant place to eat with a view! Go early for the window tables! the views of Atlanta are beautiful. Scott is a lovely server. Wonderful experience. Go for the Lamb Chops!

                                        27. RN

                                          RobertN

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 13, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The view is superb and the food and service equally so.

                                        28. CP

                                          ChaseP

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 9, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Best meal I've had in a long time. Would eat here every day if I could.

                                        29. BA

                                          BradyA

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 4, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Will definitely be returning! We recommend the Duck!

                                        30. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          New York Area

                                          1 review

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on February 2, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything was great, minus the couple sitting next to us who we’re completely inebriated and fell asleep at their table .. Restaurant staff acted like everything was fine. Really off putting for such a high end restaurant ..

                                        31. C

                                          Claws999

                                          Atlanta

                                          75 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          75 reviews

                                          Dined on February 2, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Nickolai's Roof should be on everyone's list when coming to Atlanta. Not only is the food wonderful - the view of Atlanta is also worth the trip. Ask for Scottie as your server and you will not be disappointed.

                                        32. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          4 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          4 reviews

                                          Dined on January 29, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great view and great service. Food was excellent. Great place to discuss business without lots of noise.

                                        33. SG

                                          SamG

                                          Atlanta

                                          7 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on January 27, 2020

                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                          Had a great meal and great service. We enjoyed very much the occasion.

                                        34. KS

                                          KiskaS

                                          Nashville

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on January 26, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          We come to Nikolai's Roof at least once a year. It is always a memorable experience. Some staples are available; they are recommended, but other selections are readily available and also well worth trying. Staples include; Piroshki Seared Foie Grois Lamb Souffle Always worth the money and time. Nikolai's Roof is an experience.

                                        35. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 20, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          It was amazing and a special night for me and my boyfriend with the surprise birthday cake they had for him ! I appreciate them and our server ! They did an outstanding job for helping us get there and treating us good and respected! I would highly recommend this place for anything special !

                                        36. SR

                                          SaraR

                                          1 review

                                          3.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 19, 2020

                                          overall3food3service5ambience4

                                          Great view, charming server, mediocre food. The chocolate souffle was beautiful but flavorless. The other courses were fine but not spectacular

                                        37. JS

                                          JudyS

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 18, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          From the moment we stepped off the elevator our experience began. The service was impeccably and the food was delicious. I have already recommended it to everyone I have spoken with!

                                        38. DR

                                          DianeR

                                          Atlanta

                                          10 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          10 reviews

                                          Dined on January 16, 2020

                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                          This was a very pleasant 1st time dining experience. The view from our table was magnificent and the atmosphere was quiet while not stuffy. Our waitress knew every detail of the 3-5 course menu. Cocktails and wine were excellent. Will dine again.

                                        39. SH

                                          SefinaH

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 14, 2020

                                          overall5food3service5ambience4

                                          Food need improved, I used to go that restaurant in past 26 years ago. Completely change service and food are completely different

                                        40. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlanta

                                          19 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          19 reviews

                                          Dined on January 11, 2020

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was fantastic! 4 of us went and shared bites of each other's meals and it was all wonderful. I got the duck and it's some of the best I've ever had. The service was great and the view of the city at night was beautiful. This is a great special occasion place.

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                                        Nikolai's Roof is rated 3.8 stars by 1497 OpenTable diners.

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                                        Google Map for Nikolai's Roof

                                        255 Courtland St NE Atlanta, GA 30303

                                        Additional information

                                        • Cross street

                                          John Portman Blvd.

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Downtown

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Monday – Saturday Lounge | 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Dining Room | From 5:30 p.m.

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Unspecified

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Elegant

                                        • Dress code

                                          Business Casual

                                        • Parking details

                                          Complimentary valet parking available (Hilton Atlanta Valet)

                                        • Public transit

                                          MARTA - Peachtree Center Station

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Daniel Palaima

                                        • Entertainment

                                          Join us Wednesday nights for live music.

                                        • Additional

                                          Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                        • Phone number

                                          (404) 221-6362

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          For large parties and special occasions, Nikolai's Roof combines an elegant atmosphere with exceptional service to create the perfect setting for your next event. We provide an unparalleled private dining experience floating above Atlanta's starlit skyline.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          Daniel Rudiger: (404) 221-6362

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