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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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4.5

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4.6

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4.6

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (40)
Scenic View (34)
Special Occasion (33)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Good for a Date (27)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Business Meals (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Casual (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Waterfront (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Me and my wife ate there for our anniversary and we absolutely loved it, the service was great, the food was well worth the price, and the view was spectacular.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Celebrated our engagement here. Great experience! Our waitress was very welcoming and attentive, and the food was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The views are spectacular, the food was very good and the staff was attentive. It was a lovely evening. I was unaware when we booked that they offer three, four or five course dining options at a fixed price but it worked out fine. Appetizers were fresh and tasty. The fillet I ordered could have been a little larger but was delicious. All desserts were yummy. I recommend and would go back.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

For an expensive restaurant with such a great view and nice ambiance, it was a huge disappointment. Our waiter was not at all interested in taking care of his customers. He never once refilled our water glasses and it took 15 minutes to get a martini. The restaurant was not crowded at all. Once he delivered our food, we had to flag him down several tines to get drink refills.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Come here whenever I come to Atlanta for 30 years. Focus gras was perfect, lamb chops a 10 and the soufflé - a masterpiece. Don’t miss this place.. it’s an institution

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our first dinner at Nikolai's Roof was 36 years ago for our 1st anniversary. We came back a number of times over the years. Our last time was about 12 years ago. On that occasion, and only that occasion, we felt the menu had become a bit too esoteric, and not the same quality we had remembered. As a result we were hesitant to return.

But return we did on January 10th, 2018 for our 37th anniversary. And it was excellent! The food, the service, all exquisite! The look has been updated and the way they now charge for the meals is now a bit more "customary" (howbeit seemingly somewhat more affordable), but the quality is every bit what is was 36 years ago. The only thing missing is the attendants they used to have in the rest rooms which, frankly, I always thought was somewhat weird anyway.

Thank you Nikolai's Roof, and our waiters Vassil and Demetri. You guy did a terrific job! We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Nikolai's Roof did not disappoint for our date night. The city views are breathtaking; however, much of the skyline view is not seen from the main dining area given the side of the building it's on. That said, the view from the 30th floor was still quite amazing. The food and service is what you would expect for the price point. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed an appetizer, the sea bass, and a glass of wine. Total bill for the evening (with tip) came to about $150. Parking was also validated.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Wonderful evening and our server (Dimitri) was on point and attentive all night. Really made us feel special. The food was truly top notch and the chef achieved excellence despite being short staffed.

I will say that the greeter ignored us when we first walked in for a few minutes, because he was on the phone. Not even a hand gesture or a look despite us standing in the waiting area directly in front of him.

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is a great place for a reasonably priced fine dining experience, particularly for a date night or special celebration. Favorites were the crab, sweet potato, and coconut bisque as well as the the creme brulee. Service was outstanding. Would definitely return in the future.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent as always! Every dish was vibrant, elegant, and full of flavor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great anniversary dinner. Thanks.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had the best dining experience ever at your establishment! Food was excellent as well as the service was impeccable! The most memorable night ever as I proposed to my soon to be wife! Definitely looking forward to returning for our 1 year anniversary! Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

From the start to end, Nikolai's Roof is awful.
The restaurant is located at the top of the Hilton. My husband and I arrived and were confronted by the valet attendant (Nahome). He initially said that there was "no room" for our car, even when we explained that we were here for the restaurant. Then he walked into the lobby and back out (30 seconds) then magically there was room. Very strange and disconcerting. It was a foreshadowing of how awful this experience was going to be.

I booked Nikolai's Roof for my husband's birthday specifically because they have a view of his favorite building. I put a special note in our reservation that it was 1.) my husband's birthday and 2.) that we would like a table with a view of the specific building. My note was obviously not read. Why pay for a service that you are not going to use? If you are going to ignore or be so ignorant to not read guests' special requests then get off OpenTable.

When we asked the host about the valet situation, because we wanted reassurance about the safety of our car, he did everything but that. In fact, he actually made it worse and we almost left. The host was rude and made us feel like we were wasting his time when we were inquiring about the establishment he is representing.
We did arrive on time for our reservation, but did not receive our drinks till 20mins after we were sat. This was the pace for the entire evening, just terrible coursing.

The food is mediocre. We choose the 5 course menu, and nothing stood out. It was all just OK. For the price, the vegetables should be fresh, my beef tenderloin should have been cooked to the right temperature, and the dessert should not taste of freezer burn.

Nikolai's Roof is a perfect example of a tired restaurant that is staffed by bumbling idiots who do not take pride in their workplace. Do better.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great atmosphere, excellent food and service. Wonderful and varied wine selections. The view is fantastic and the ambiance encourages intimate conversation and dining. Very attentive staff without being intrusive. Highly recommend Nikolai’s for special occasions, casual dining and business dinners. There is a warmth and caring attitude that is impossible to find anywhere else.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This Atlanta oldie is still top of the line with elegance and quiet, competent service. The complimentary valet parking makes this in- hotel location accessible for locals. Renovated decor is pleasant and understated. The unique menu offers variety and our choices were delicious and light. Even after the very melt in your mouth Gran Marnier soufflé we did not feel that we over ate. Loved the three course pricing. Atlantans should return to this old friend to remind themselves of what the term “fine dining” means.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We recently visited as part of our 21st wedding anniversary. We informed the restaurant a few weeks in advanced that it was our anniversary and they obviously made note because we were wished "Vashe zrodovye" (To your health) and given a complimentary dessert with candle. It made the occasion that much more special and we will never forget it! It goes to show that even little things can make a huge impression. Yes, the food was incredible but it's the finer touches (and the view) that sets Nikolai's Roof apart from other restaurants with great food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Worst meal I’ve had in years. Lamb and Brest of duck tough not eatable and no flavor my sweet potato bisk good. Salmon bad. Deserts ok. It took 2.5 hours to get the three course served. This Resturant was fantastic years ago. Too bad. We will never go again

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 13, 2017

All my food was prepared correctly with the exception of the lamb. I was not impressed with the food although the service and people there are wonderful. My lamb was cooked rare when I ordered it medium. It wasn't even close to medium and this could be easily seen as they were cut into lamb chops. Add to the fact that it then came out cold and it was uneatable. If I am dropping two Benjamin's at your restaurant, I can have my lamb the way I want it, without some pompous Chef cooking it the way he thinks I should eat it.

I didn't complain, I just had them box it up and I took it home and had it for lunch the next day...I prepared it medium since it was still rare.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent service, delicious food. Don't let the fact that it is in the Hilton turn you off. Great views of Atlanta as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Everything was delicious. Service was perfect. Only negative I would say is the restaurant interior design is a little dated. Looks like a hotel restaurant which it is but I think it could look more modern.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Beautiful view of Atlanta. Vassil was an attentive and friendly server. The food was excellent and proportions were good. The dessert was fabulous. Highly recommend for a romantic evening or just a friendly quiet atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Honestly the best food I have ever had. We had the 5 course chef's meal. Each plate was better than the last. Service was absolutely flawless. They even wrote happy anniversary on a plate with a wonderful cake. Will absolutely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Anniversary dinner. Impeccable service. Amazing food!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We went to celebrate a birthday. Arrived early, were seated early and well taken care of. Our server, Manuela, was awesome. Provided excellent suggestions and information about the foods. The food was exceptional, flavorful and creative. Overall we found Nikolai's to be very accommodating and a perfectly romantic Atlanta skyline setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Through and through a wonderful experience! Vessie was an impeccable server and was very knowledgeable about all the food we ordered. Scallops are a MUST! Brussels sprouts, lamb, loupe de mer, and the grand marnier souffle.. it was all delightful. Thankyou Nikolai's roof! We will most certainly be back ❤️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Disabled Access, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

This evening was everything we could have hoped it would be.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed I experience at Nikolai's Roof. The ambience was great and the food and service was excellent. I really enjoy the view that we had of the city and based on the time of time (after 7 pm) we really had a good night view of the city.

The Braised Beef Piroshki served at the beginning of the meal really set to the tone. The puff pastry was very crisp and beef was excellent. I would highly recommend this!

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive to all our needs. He even provided a anniversary presentation at the end of our meal. I would highly recommend everyone eating at your restaurant based on the things I mentioned above.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was a nice elegant place.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 9, 2017

A little pricey but but you should know that going in. You leave happy and not worried about the cost because the service was superior, the wine list was interesting and the food is fabulous. Go for the caviar. If the cost troubles you get one serving and share. There is plenty for 3 or maybe 4. The next time I am in Atlanta I will try to go again. You must plan ahead because there are only 22 tables if I counted correctly.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a romantic evening where we enjoyed the fixed menu that included a delicious appetizer, wonderfully tasty salmon, and a luscious dessert. Each course came freshly prepared at a relaxed pace. We had window seating and the view was outstanding. The live guitarist softly playing contemporary tunes added to our lovely evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

This was our first time at Nicolao’s And it was wonderful. The service was great. We did the three course meal which I would highly recommend! It is not an everyday kind of place, more of a special place to dine, but we will definitely be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had not been in years, it was even better than we remembered. Wonderful service as well as food. Plus a beautiful view.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I've been to Nikolai's Roof 4 times starting in 1988. It used to be much more of.a Russian menu. It's still a great view, but it seems the menu is less intersesting.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great French cuisine, romantic quiet ambience, amazing city views.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food and service was good but it did not "wow" us. I would recommend this place for the roof top dining and service and good food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Live music was sublimely perfect.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Meal portion too small, meal was great, well cooked. But super small portions

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great place to enjoy Atlanta's skyline view. Limited but great selection of food. High quality. They were keen to accommodate my husband's dietary restrictions.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Dinner and service were excellent. Nice menu and wine list. Relaxed dinner in a quiet atmosphere.

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