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About 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 a la carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients, and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking Atlanta's starlit skyline.
Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Dress Code:
*Business Attire
*Collared shirts and closed-toe shoes required for gentleman
*No shorts, no hats, no flip-flops, no t-shirts, no sweat shirts or sweat pants

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street, NE 30th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, French American

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Christmas Holiday Hours:
Nikolai's Roof will be closed the following days so our staff can travel and spend time with their families. December 24th thru 28th open again for regular hours on the 29th. We hope you all have a wonderful Holiday.




Cross Street:
John Portman Blvd.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 221-6362

Website:
http://www.nikolaisroof.com/

Entertainment:
Nikolai’s Roof Lounge offers classic cocktails, a cozy ambiance, and a small plate menu. The only thing smoother than dinner and drinks at Nikolai’s 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.

Parking Details:
Attached to the Hilton Atlanta where we are located is a parking garage with 2 levels. Valet parking is also available.

Public Transit:
MARTA - Peachtree Station

Executive Chef:
Stephanie Alderete

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

Special Events & Promotions:
We would love to welcome your event whether it be an intimate wedding reception, birthday party, company dinner, holiday party, or cocktail reception. Nikolai's Roof can accommodate a private dinner for up to 100 people or 250 people for a cocktail reception with mixed seating and standing.

Please let us know if you are interested in reserving space for a private event. Private Event Reception and Dinner Packages are available.

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Details
Daily 5:45PM - 6:15PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Private Dining

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.

Nikolai's Roof Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (39)
Scenic View (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (26)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Business Meals (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
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Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Groups (1)
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Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 20, 2012

Great experience! Wonderful flavored vodka!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 17, 2012

We hadn't been to Nikolai's in over twenty years and it was wonderful. The service was immaculate and the food was delicious. It was our twenty year anniversary and the staff made us feel very special.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 14, 2012

Great view, service was great, just not what we expected from last time. The previous time we went there, Bill gave us the best service we have ever had in our lives, however neither of us felt the same way with this waiter. Good, but not great. The food was some of the best in Atlanta, however once again the lamb and souffle didn't even compare to the last visit. Overall, I hope they change my mind next time, because if it hadn't been for such a great view of the city, my girlfriend and I would have been disappointed for a $300 meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 12, 2012

An increase in the number of wait staff is needed in order to provide a level of service that is commensurate to the prices charged at this restaurant. The food is ok, but defintely not comparable to the price you will pay. In its heyday, it was one of the grand dames of fine dining in Atlanta. Now it is outshined in terms of service and food quality by many other restaurants Atlanta. The only outstanding aspects of this restaurant are the view and the iced vodka. So, skip this outdated relic and dine at Park 75 at the Four Seasons, Bacchanalia, or Restaurant Eugene.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Upon entering the restaurant I was a little unsure, but after awile I was totally relaxed. Personell were helpful and friendly. Everyone in my party was very satisfied. The roast lamb tasted delicious. Overall the dining experience met my expectation. I will come back. Thank you. FD.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2012

This was a nice place but a bit too fancy for us. The food although good, wasn't as good as great asI would have expected for the price. You pay for the experience at Nikolai's so if you enjoy being serviced by white gloved waiters who speak very softly and who are not trying to make any small talk then you would enjoy this place. Great view if you sit on the North side of the establistment and it is romantic but it is not on my top 10 list.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Atlanta's first fine dining restaurant is still among its best!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 23, 2012

Have wanted to eat here for years -- my parents always celebrated their anniversary here. Everything about the experience was fantastic - the service, the presentation of the food, the view... would definitely come back again and as often as I could.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 16, 2012

This was my second time eating there. My husband and I have decided that this will be one of our very special places to dine. Love the view of the city and the food is very good, beautifully presented and the service is excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 15, 2012

WE TOOK OUR SON TO NIKOLAI'S ROOF FOR HIS RETIREMENT DINNER..FROM THE START IT WAS GREAT, WE WERE GREETED BY THE VALET GREETER, WHO TOLD US TO LEAVE OUR CAR AND IT WOULD BE TAKEN CARE OF..THEN HE LEAD US TO THE SPECIAL ELEVATOR!! WHAT SERVICE...WE HAD A LOVELY VIEW, AND A WONDERFUL SERVER, HE WAS THERE BUT NOT IN THE WAY OF OUR CONVERSATION..WE HAD THE 4 COURSE MENU SELECTION, EVERYTING WAS DELICIOUS, AND WITH A LOVELY PRESENTATION..AFTER OUR DESSERT, OUR SON WAS PRESENTED WITH A SPECIAL DESSERT SAYING "CONGRATULATIONS" THAT WAS A SPECAIL ADDED SURPRISE..OUR SERVER TOLD US OUR CAR WOULD BE READY WHEN WE GOT DOWNSTAIRS AS HE WAS CALLING IT IN..GREAT, WONDERUFUL EVENING..EVERYONE THANKED US FOR COMING..LOOKING FORWARD TO GOING BACK...

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 12, 2012

The portions were small and very overpriced. The individual glass wine list was POOR. I did not look at their by the bottle wine list, as I was alone. Ordering a full bottle of wine with each course would be absurd.
They offer a chef's tasters menu. I expected appropriate wine pairings with each course. This was not the case.
I would not go there again and I would not recommend it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 6, 2012

It was my wife's 70 Birthday dinner. It was an outstanding experience. Nikolai's Roof exceeded our expectations in every respect.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 29, 2012

Return visit after 25 years. Now more French than Russian. great for a small special occasion.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 22, 2012

The place needs an overhaul but the food and service are still special. Feels dated.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2012

I had not been to Nikolai's Roof in over 15 years. The quality of the food is much less than what it had been previously and the meal was much overpriced. We ate at Wisteria the next night, paid 1/3 of the cost of Nikolai's and the food was 100X better. I will not be returning to Nikolai's Roof.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2012

We have been going to Nikolai's Roof for close to 20 years and it is always special. Food is excellent, service is outstanding and the view is the best in town.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2012

Really enjoyed this Nikolai's. Donald was a great server and made our 10th anniversary, one to remember. The food was spectacular. We will definitely be returning.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 12, 2012

I brought my wife to Nikolai's Roof for her Birthday. She wanted something different and special. Nikolai's was exactly that. Our table was awaiting when we arrived. The service was great. I had the salmon. I'm very picky about salmon. May restaurants overcooked it. Mine was great.
Only problem, and for my wife I'd do anything, but, it was over $200.00 for two of us. This is for a VERY special occasion.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Been visiting this excellent for over 25 years whenever we wre passing through Atlanta. It has never disappointed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 2, 2012

My husband and I went to Nikolai's Roof for our 25th anniversary. I called ahead for a romantic table with a view and was rewarded with an amazing view of the Atlanta skyline. Our waiter, Bill, was attentive and took care of us throughout the evening. The manager, Daniel, was also knowledgeable in helping us choose the right wine. Altogether, it was a perfect evening!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 26, 2012

great place to be - excellent food and outstanding Service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 20, 2012

As always, Nikolai's delivers. We have been coming every year for our anniversary since our 1st. One of my all time favorite places. Expensive, but worth the experience and food...

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 18, 2012

My wife and I used to go to Nikolai's roof years ago when it was always hard to get a table there as it was very busy. This time we went on our anniversay night on a Tursday and the place was almost empty. Only another couple and a single guy in the whole dining room. The decr and ambiance is stuck in the past century and they really need to upgrade it. Outstanding service as in the past and great food.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2012

We came to Nikolai's Roof for a Romantic Birthday dinner and were so happy with our experience. The ambiance was romantic, quiet, and beautful. Our server was friendly, efficient, and knowledgable. The food was spectacular, prompt, and ellegantly served. Without even realizing is 3 hours went by and we enjoyed every moment of it!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 14, 2012

I went here for prom and it was BEST THING EVER !!! The employees that worked there were very attentive(plus they all had accents
which was a bonus for me :) lol) The food looked like it came out of a gourmet cookbook, and it was sooooo delicious. Probably going to come back after graduation lol

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 10, 2012

Very nice place to take you special one

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 10, 2012

It was our 20th anniversary and I wrote ahead to let them know. The food was good, the view was great. The problem was that it was me and my wife and two other couples there. I hate to say it but the waiter was terrible. We asked him to recommend a white wine, he told us they didn't have white wine, they do have a white wine list. During our dinner we ordered a bottle I had to get up and refill our glasses. He also had no clue about the menu. With just two other couples in the restaurant, and it being our 20th annv. I would have expected a little better service. This was our special occasion.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 10, 2012

It had been 18 years between visits to Atlanta, but Nikolai's Roof has lost none of its luster over time. From start to finish, our dining experience was superb -- everything we remembered from our first dinner there in 1994. Very highly recommended.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 7, 2012

This was our first time to Nikolai's Roof. We had been wanting to go for years, but aren't in Atlanta that often and have not thought ahead. Our entire family went, including our 9 and 15 year old sons. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The food was fantastic, not cheap but we knew that. The restaurant has a really nice view and a great ambience. I would not necessarily say this is a kid friendly place, as unruly kids would be unappreciated by those there. However, we have taken our kids often to places like this and they know what is expected of them in this environment. Hence, I would not hesitate to take them again, and they would love to return. The service was excellent. My only criticism is more Russian.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 7, 2012

good food very good service looks good times are over

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2012

great place, great food..... been there twice... will definitely go back

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Dining at Nikolai's roof provided a wonderful start to my stay in Atlanta that was not equaled. The service was impeccable, and the food fantastic!! Watching the sun set over Atlanta is not a site I soon will forget

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 24, 2012

For 30 years my husband had wanted to go to Nikolai's Roof. We now live near Altanta so I planned a weekend birthday getaway. Our experience was not over the top which we expected. We were not very impressed with the food or service. The food left us wanting something else special. We had the four course dinner. The two appetizers were the only outstanding items on the menu. The lamb was OK but not flavorful and the the desserts were disappointing. The view was fabulous. We've been, we've see but we won't be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2012

Fabulous dining experience! Would highly recommend for a romantic, special dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 21, 2012

From beginning to finish..a Marvelous Experience. Hadnt been here for 30+yrs. Why did we wait so long? Emil, our server was par excellence in vodka as well as gourmet taste recommendations and patience as we made requests and he did not miss out on anything. The foie gras was incredible and the piroshi were delightful. We also enjoyed the rack of lamb and venison tenderloin..ample portions with some left to enjoy later as appetizers at home. Pricing was just right for the ambience, great food, and superb service. Daniel was also a most welcoming Maitre'd! Many patrons arrived after we did and the noise level was never obtrusive.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Not the five star restaurant it used to be. The food was good but not excellent. The ambiance has suffered greatly. Service was above average but slightly more intrusive and less professional. As space for a room number appeared on the bill, it appears Nikolai's is no longer private, but owned by Hilton. That would explain the apparent cost-cutting in ambiance and quality. It seems we were not the only ones to notice the decline, as there were lots of empty tables during 7-9 on a Saturday night.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 17, 2012

Everything at the restaurant was very. Your website would not let us reserve out table
at the time we wanted. You need to update your info.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 15, 2012

I had always heard of this reataurant (I think as far back as the 70s) and its splendor. I found it antiquated and felt it was not long for the world; that is if it had not been for the Hotel and it's location.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Great food and excellent service!

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 10, 2012

Another awesome meal at one of our favorite restaurants. The service was excellent, the flavors and presentation were delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our 20th anniversary with a memorable menu, pleasant ambiance and my bride. Kudos, again, Nikolai's Roof for delivering on the promise of your status.

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