Polaris

4.6
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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
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has exceptional food and service and I highly recommend Polaris!

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TanyaH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meals were delicious and artfully prepared. Our server was attentive. The view was amazing. All of the tables were by the windows.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to Polaris to celebrate our engagement and we thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mother Son date

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VacayEats407
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Polaris during a weekend stay in Atlanta. It was everything we expected! Our server was so friendly and amazing! The food was all delicious I ordered the scallops my husband had steak and we had drinks and dessert. Everything was great! The view is spectacular! Had a great evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Service was terrible

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Jodie
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, would definitely recommend to anyone needing a great meal with a great view.

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vipCoryL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner before the ASO concert with friends who has never been there before. Our 6pm reservation was the right time because we saw the sunset and some if the city after dark. My duck breast was good and my spouse enjoyed the filet - scrumptious bernaise sauce. We has the chocolate flourless dome for dessert and shared one but it was TINY and the chocolate dome had this blue edible powder on it which was really weird for me. Ithink it would be better with some edible gold foil and blue foil.
Overall it was nice and we enjoyed ourselves. The chairs were very comfortable and we completed at least once 360+ in the hour and half we were there.

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KatieK
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a great view!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This place was neat and historical. Basically a revolving restaurant on top of a hotel. The food was average, meager and expensive.

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kimberlyw
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Michael, was one of the best servers I've ever experienced. He was professional, experienced, intelligent, witty and engaging. He made our experience at dinner wonderful!

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was fabulous.
Drinks lovely, enjoyed the 80’s & 90’s
Music.
Atmosphere was superb.
However, our server was not very friendly, she didn’t even introduce herself to us. She did however keep our water glasses full and drinks ordered. She was not rude, but neither was she friendly. She was abrupt and offish.
We did enjoy our first visit here, we will definitely consider a return evening very carefully, as for us to spend well over $220 for an evening which was a special Occasion for
My husbands 50th birthday and a cancer free diagnosis for myself after a three year battle, we were so excited to go to The Polaris. With so many other nice restaurants in the area to chose from there would have to be a very good reason to return.
We always check the food safety rating of each location we eat at and we were happy to find a A/100 online.

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RingoStarr
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic date night with my wife for our anniversary getaway. Exceptional food and service.

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WendyP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was good. We both had the steak. Was a little disappointed in the server. She just wasn’t that friendly. I also was expecting a more intimate setting.

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KaitlinT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scallops were perfectly flavoured. The cheese and meat board was local and delicious. Relaxed atmosphere with 360 views

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both enjoyed the food and the atmosphere very much. We were celebrating our anniversary.
Daniel, our server was informative, friendly and provided great service.

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DanG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

A view and thats about it. Limited menu choices and just okay service. For the price I would expected a better food option. Food was not memorable. Would not go back.

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Shatoya
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After you get used to the fact that the room is spinning, it really is an exciting yet relaxing experience. I was assisted from the lobby elevator to the front door to my table. Amazing customer service! The server was great and the food was outstanding. I would definitely come back again with friends and an empty stomach.

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OwenJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. The food was a bit pricey, but it was excellent. Everyone we came in contact with seemed to have a passion for the restaurant.

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DiAndraP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! This was my birthday dinner and everything was perfect! My server made sure I had everything I wanted! The lobster and steak was amazing and the oysters and grits is too die for! I’d love to go again!

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Bluehubs
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Exceptional view. Took too long to get our food. Food was cold and poorly seasoned. Overpriced. Have eaten at Rathbun’s and Marcel for similar prices. Will not go back.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and courteous! It was Valentine's day and they gave my lady a rose,which she loved! The food was excellent with a good presentation. Plenty of flavor! The view was breathtaking! I would recommend it if you have never been!

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Lp33
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience. Waiter scoffed at me for not ordering alcohol, there was a jacket on our table from the previous party, there were backpacks in the floor next to us, there were used napkins in the stairwell, hostess was very unprofessional in the seating. We paid for our drink and walked out and didn’t end up eating because it was such a disaster. Went to Ruth’s Chris and ended up having a wonderful time there. It’s a shame because we came two years ago and had an all time great meal at Polaris and that’s why we decided to come back.

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Shaide
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loveeeeee this place, soooooo nice & the good was greattttttt!

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BrianC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall very good. Beautiful view even though cloudy and raining.

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DaunteW
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, not only was the rotating great, but the food was excellent as well. The portions of the food was just right for a nice romantic dinner

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WarrenB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience and waiter

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NatalieW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I love the Polaris!! This was our second time here, and we were celebrating our two year anniversary. The food is just absolutely unmatched-- you won't want to eat any other steak ever again. But our favorite part is the beautiful view, quiet ambiance, and excellent service. We are already looking forward to returning!

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vipYummy1
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food- had the charcuterie and steak Oscar. Both were fresh, delicious and cooked perfectly. Ambiance was great for special occasion and waiter brought a fabulous Polaris chocolate dessert with a candle for my daughter’s birthday. Super experience and will return

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vipSuzie
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great view. Was seated at a cocktail table in a dark corner... could have at least had a nice candle or a table decor. Food and drinks were very good and filet was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was nice but didn’t check to see if our food was ok until we were through eating. He was two tables down laughing with a big group who were drinking a lot. I would go back. Value for the money is better than the sun dial Resteraunt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went to the Polaris for a date night during our weekend trip to Atlanta. The view was mediocre but the service was outstanding and the food was delicious. From the description I thought I would have gotten a much better view of the skyline.

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KentF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at the Polaris was incredible. Our reservation was at 6:00 pm which at first we thought would be a little too early. But, the sun was setting in the first half hour of our meal, so the timing was actually pretty perfect. We got to see the complete view in daylight as well as after dark. Our server was courteous, friendly, and helpful. He said the kitchen was backed up and apologized for the wait, but we really didn't notice the wait since the views were so amazing as the restaurant revolved. We shared a cheese tray appetizer and both had the petite filet over mashed potatoes. Everything was very tasty and the steak was cooked perfectly. The entire meal with dessert took about 1.5 hours, which was two complete revolutions of the restaurant. I highly recommend the entire experience. Although the price is a little higher than we are accustomed to spending on a regular dinner out, it was absolutely worth it for a special occasion or when entertaining guests from out of town. I would recommend doing it earlier rather than later as the view is really nice in both the daylight and after dark.

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Duchess
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Drinks on point. Service was a little slow. Ambience is good. Validated valet parking a plus. Carpet needs to be replaced. Dirty looking carpet was a minor turnoff. Time to refurbish.

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vipDinerGal
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, fantastic service, awesome view. We’d probably return for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Warr
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipcarolf
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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ACR12
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
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.

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CurtisG
Atlanta
3 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 !

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lizzie40
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.

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Polaris is rated 4.6 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

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