Polaris

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Polaris is Atlanta's legendary rotating rooftop restaurant & lounge, serving chef-inspired shared plates and classic, hand crafted cocktails in a unique rotating lounge with amazing panoramic views of the city. Polaris partners with more than 70 local purveyors for the best and freshest ingredients, and operates its own rooftop Bee Garden producing fresh honey for our cocktails and entrees. Polaris has hosted celebrities, special occasions and everyday memories for more than 50 years. Take a ride on our famous glass elevators, step into our breathtaking space, and make some memories for your own.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.7
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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food. Very creative and delicious. Will definitely return.

W
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. We we’ll definitely make future plans to visit again soon.

c
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was just OK. Beautiful presentation. Enjoyed the restaurant. Beautiful views.m

AC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We used a Travelzoo voucher and clearly the menu this restaurant set up was done to still make the same margins - e.g. the portions were small.

CG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have had a great time and service at the Polaris. The food is delicious and the professional cooks, Waiters & Waitress, reservation person, manager and anyone else always have made my dining experience wonderful !

l
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Not at all what we expected. The service was mediocre and lackluster, the menu was very limited in choices. The food was average. Definitely never returning.

h
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Polaris was excellent. The seating area has a variety of different types of seats - small tables, a hightop communal table, sofas, cocktail tables - our small table next to a bookcase had an intimate feel. Even on a cloudy day the views were excellent. The root vegetable Bolognese was a table favorite, as was the blue dome dessert, and our server was delightful. Highly recommend this place for an intimate special occasion.

B
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice view with rotating dinning from on top of the Hyatt. The theme here is quality with a limited menu. I think they miss the mark a bit. The food is good but not great. Service was average at best, we had to search for our server numerous times and in most cases had to have someone else help us. I doubt I would go back - too many other restaurants in Atlanta.

b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It seemed a little overpriced but the service was great

S
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The wait staff, ambiance, cocktails and food were exceptional. We enjoyed everything that arrived to our table. The chefs are culinary creators and do a wonderful job. The menu is not large - thinking 6-7 appetizers and entree choices each but should be able to find something delicious and innovative to try. View of Atlanta and the surrounding area is exceptional as the restaurant turns while you dine/drink. Highly recommend.

C
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was gooooooooodddd

VC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Polaris is one of my favorite places to visit in Atlanta, yet this last time the service was so disappointing. From being asked by the greeter to come back in 10 minutes for our reservation to the unconcerned, detached service from our server, and the used plates not being removed from our table, the service was not at all what we've learned to expect from Polaris.

It was just mediocre service. Not surprising at some places, but almost shocking coming from a place that usually provides the most exceptional service. If it was just one staffer, I'd not mention it. But because it took several different people to create this, I'm concerned it bodes poorly for the restaurant.

The food, and the overall experience, were both as great as ever.

That said, I love Polaris so much, I'll definitely return when I'm next in Atlanta. They've been that awesome all these years.

DR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slower than normal here. The view was fantastic as usual and the charcuterie & cheese board was excellent.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was wonderful. Our server was attentive and had great wine recommendations when they were out of the one I wanted. Plating and presentation was wonderful! there is something for every type of palate.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Polaris is our go to date place!! We drive 1.5 hours just to get there-it’s worth it!! Ask for Gary, he’s the best!!

JB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great intimate setting for couples! My wife and I had an amazing time! Great service, food, and view!

F
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I the service was amazing. The food was not impressive at all. I had the trout that taste fishy. My husband had the Bolognese, which had no flavor.

BW
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The drinks were good as well as the waiter. The selection of appetizers was adequate but one of the four we had was horrible. The main entree dishes were so weird we decided to not order. Ambience is amazing and the views are great. Definitely a better bar than restaurant.

SQ
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After Peach Bowl-great food and excellent service.

BM
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. Chef Andrea Pang is one of the best. The duck was amazing and I wish I could have more. It was that good. My wife’s steak was so tender and food and the desert was the best. Our server Natalia was great. Would recommend this place to anyone.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for drinks and appetizers. Unfortunately it was cloudy so the views were obscured, however I think the best time to go is in time to make it for sunset. The mushroom buns are so delicious!!

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. The food was stunning!

SR
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful day after Christmas family meal. We enjoyed being there before dark and watching the sunset while eating. Our waiter was fantastic and perfectly attentive. He know when to speak and when to not interrupt our conversations. All 4 of us had different meals and all were delicious with an incredible presentation.

z
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service, food and environment. It's wonderful experience of my vacation in Atlanta.

A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Little slow service maybe it was Christmas eve but overall Good . Food beyond expectations very tasty . Server Good . Only it little slow to wait for the food to come out.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and views.

A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, atmosphere and food. The service really took it over the top!

JC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant is the best food I’m so glad I got to spend my 40th birthday there everything is perfection.

AV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Polaris exceeded my expectations in every way. Very quiet and intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend.

JH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our service was great. It did take a long time to get drinks. And the food was not good. It had no flavor. I’m a vegetarian and you had one option and i barely ate it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect. Friendly knowledgeable staff, great food and drinks!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing! The food tasted great. 5 star quality without 5 star quality price. It’s still expensive but it not $100 a plate or something crazy like that.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and our waiter went the extra mile. Plates were small but food was delicious. We were there four our anniversary and got a nice surprise from our waiter with the dessert. The view was also good although there are many buildings around obscuring the horizon. We had a noise table at our side but I do not think the restaurant is always noisy, on the contrary, ambience was very nice.
In general we loved it

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and prepared to perfection. Our server(Gary) was excellent and personable.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for a one-year anniversary and we couldn’t have expected better food. The desert we ordered was even on the house. However, to go up to the restaurant, you have to go around back of the elevators and check in with the hostess. This was not clear at ALL. We went all the way to the 22 floor and had to go back down and around the back side of the elevators to find the HIDDEN hostess. There were no signs and I didn’t even receive these details in my confirmation email, so my date and I were annoyed by that. Drinks were weak for the price and the carpet in the dining area did not seem to fit the style of the restaurant. I understand the repetition in shape and pattern between the gold hostess area and the carpet, but the primary colors seemed out of left field. Other than that, the narrow and extremely steep stairs to the restroom, and the unsightly access panel beneath the photos on the way up, the decorations were beautiful. Only other comment on interior design would be the incredibly heavy metal and wood chairs- not ideal for a restaurant, but beautiful and comfortable nonetheless.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service

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CG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always had very great experience while dining at the Polaris since 1970

Y
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Everyone went above and beyond to make our evening special
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The view was too. Great atmosphere. Exceptional service.

EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scallops were delicious. View was amazing and good ambience. Perfect dinner / date spot. Not crowded at all.

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