Polaris

4.5
831 reviews
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Contemporary American
Hyatt Regency is proud to announce the return of Polaris, the legendary rotating lounge and restaurant in the heart of downtown Atlanta. One of Atlanta's most celebrated dining and cocktail experiences, Polaris serves chef-inspired shared plates and classic, hand crafted cocktails in a unique rotating lounge with amazing panoramic views of Atlanta. First opened in 1967, Polaris has been re-imagined as a fully modern space serving locally sourced ingredients and specialty cocktails crafted with fine, independent spirits. Polaris has been hosting celebrities, special occasions and everyday memories for 50 years. Take a ride on our famous glass elevators, step into our breathtaking space, and some memories for your own.
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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got together for late-night drinks at the bar. Service was incredible as well as the beverages. Amazing staff to go along with the equally amazing views out the windows. Great ambience, definitely would go there again if I were there in the hotel on business.

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DA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The older gentleman who seated us when we arrived was funny and professional. He made us feel comfortable and excited for the experience.

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LS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

WOW! This place was AMAZING. I took my fiance for his birthday because I wanted a unique, romantic experience. The retro-chic vibe and spin feature were out of this world! I loved the music - ranging from "What a Wonderful World" to "Comfortably Numb" and the spectacular views! Best of all was the incredible food. Every bite was a well-planned affair, expertly crafted by master chefs. It was the best food I've had in a very long time. I will be recommending this gem to everyone. Very pleased!

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j
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took our nephew and his date (teens) for their first Polaris experience. Sunset was just beginning. The view was spectacular and the food was superb. Service was wonderful. We all enjoyed the experience very much. It feels very special.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately this experience at Polaris did not match my first one and I rather not give them another chance

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O
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great all around, perfect dinning experience!

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C
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner and I went here for our anniversary. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and clearly made with care, the view and ambiance were elegant, and they surprised us at the end with a happy anniversary dessert! Thanks for making our experience so special Polaris. We will definitely be back.

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EH
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go to this restaurant! It’s amazing. The food, the service, everything is good!

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Reservations were at 8:00 and didn't get seated until 8:30. Restaurant was not busy and service was slow. Decided to celebrate a birthday at the restaurant, but received acknowledgement of our special occasion.

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P
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have a smaller menu but Polaris is a great place to have dinner or drinks and snacks. It's a really cool setting and the service was great.

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SH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a beautiful restaurant, loved the view of the city!! My only concerns was the menu was very limited and doesn’t have good items for teens

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K
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you Bryan for servicing our group for my birthday.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

14 year wedding anniversary

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a good time for a special Graduation celebration. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the Cheese and Charcuterie plate. The entrees were delicious and well executed. The desserts were delicious. We all loved the look of the space.

I wouldn’t hesitate to return.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Scallops were amazing, but the steak was meh. Service and view were on point.

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TM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very pleasant evening with delightful food. Shame our table was not clean when we sat down.

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N
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great View, food was good just not a lot of food for the price.

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BT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I grew up in Decatur when Polaris was a major feature of the Atlanta skyline. I’m so happy that it has been revitalized. We went for the sunset and were very pleased. The decor is retro but also fresh. The food and drinks are excellent. The spaces for each table are nicely personal. Having the restaurant rotate 360 degrees every 45 minutes gives you a nice tour of the city.

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L
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food and drinks were good and reasonably priced for this type of restaurant. My server seemed nervous and it took him awhile to begin serving my table. He noticed that it was my husband's birthday, but no offer of cake unlike the table next to us which was offered cake for their anniversary by the manager. Seating is kind of tight. I was hoping for a romantic evening, but was sat next to a loud group of people.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an amazing place. The view is the best thing about this experience, the food isn’t something that is standout-ish but it works for those who like those dishes.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place ask for gray

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Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We waited over 45 minutes to be seated, with a reservation. The service was terrible, our server wouldn’t look in our direction and seemed annoyed that we were even there. Other couple next to us arrived before us and waited an hour for a drink. Our food arrived before theirs.

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DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth it to eat in such a fabulous restaurant with a great atmosphere. I had Steak OSCAR....sp good. Our server was very helpful and pleasant.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were wonderful and took excellent care of my party. All the food was delicious!

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SB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great for entertaining guests to the city; cool rotating view so you get a 360 of the skyline. For dinner time we saw the sunset and the lights at night.

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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Ordered drinks and all three deserts to share amongst the three of us. The drinks were ok-nothing spectacular (especially for the price). The deserts were so small as to be almost invisible. Sharing them among three people was all but impossible. For $10 each, we expected something a little more. View was nice but not nice enough to compensate for a $100 bill (including tip). Unless you have money to spare or a very small appetite, I would avoid this place

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Delicious Food. Elegant dining area. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was very good. Service was the same. A bit noisy however.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!

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j
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a great restaurant! The atmosphere, workers, and the location. You can’t get any better the cheese plate is to die for. By far the best thing as well as the beach daiquiri.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and a fun decor. Would highly recommend as a setting for a date or a celebration. We went for drinks and each one we tried was phenomenal.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was hoping for a bit more variety. The food was great especially the Demi glacé. I think a lot of focus goes into plating and risks the food being lukewarm. It was barely warm enough to enjoy. Great view of the city for sure! The elevator ride will surprise you for sure.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Went for son’s graduation. First time. Across the board, portions are RIDICULOUSLY small (appetizers, glass of wine, entrees). The single $40 mini lamb chop was 50% pure fat. My son and I ordered it, and could barely rescue 4-5 small bites of flavorless meat. The veggies-roots that came with it were impossible to cut or chew. Cocktails and bread were the highlight. Setup and service were great. I don’t mind an expensive meal, but when I charged my Amex $300 I felt thoroughly ripped off. I didn’t say anything since this was a family celebration, but I left the place highly dissatisfied.

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DJ
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food is great but the portions are very small. However, the flavors of all the dishes we had were succulent and the presentation of each plate is visually appealing. Service is impeccable.

It's a wonderful place for ambiance and view. That's part of what you pay for. Go for it at least one time. You'll make up your mind pretty quickly. You'll probably end up bringing friends or family here for special events.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Polaris has an amazing view, but that’s about it. We ordered the Vegetable Paella (a $22 menu item) and were served microwave rice (not fully cooked) and generic frozen vegetables (the potatoes were still frozen). It was a joke of a meal. Waitress/manager was nice enough to comp it, but we never even saw the manager or owner. Everything is way overpriced. Go here for a drink or two, not a meal.

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MC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended for a nice view restaurant. Some dishes were good some not so.

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G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, drinks, ambiance, and service. Even though we were running late, they were accommodating and seated us quickly upon arriving. Highly suggest reserving a table a bit before sunset as it’s a pretty view. The blue dome dessert is heavenly and highly recommended! Gary, our server, made it a wonderful dining experience.

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Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak Oscar was delicious and cooked to perfection.
I kept reading reviews that portions were small but I do not agree with that. My steak portion was great. Took the advice of other reviews and had the Frozen Peach Daiquiri, it was delicious!!! A must do while dining here. Enjoyed the banana pudding for desert. Great service from the staff and I highly recommend going to this restaurant. The view of the city is beautiful.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our food came out really late but we were given desserts for the wait. The staff and ambience of the restaurant were amazing and I really enjoyed my true medium steak.

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VA
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter/bartender was excellent. Very attentive. Food was delicious.

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