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About Polaris

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.

265 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday, 5 p.m. - midnight

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 460-6425

Website:
http://www.polarisatlanta.com/

Parking Details:
Please valet in the front drive of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Upon departure of Polaris, we will validate your valet parking for up to two hours.

Executive Chef:
Thomas McKeown

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Polaris Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (44)
Good for a Date (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (19)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Seasonal (9)
Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Authentic (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Disabled Access (4)
People Watching (4)
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Comfort Food (3)
Organic (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

This restraunt was absolutely outstanding, from the food, to the environment, to the kind friendly staff, all were absolutely awesome!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I had an excellent experience. Server was very kind, and the manager came to our table several times to make sure we were doing good. Their wine was amazing. I had taken my husband for our 9th year anniversary and surprised him. He said it was the best surprise dinner place. We would definitely go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined 3 days ago

Unbelievable experience at Polaris! Well done!! I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion, but highly recommend it for a special occasion.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

The staff were very polite, and willing to accommodate. This was a special dinner for the celebration of our anniversary, and we thank you all.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Fun, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Malik was absolutely amazing.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter Marcus was incredible. He added a great deal to our enjoyment of the meal. He gave us plenty of time -- no rush, even thought the restaurant was busy and provided us with suggestions from the menu.
You may come for the view as it is remarkable. Polaris makes a complete 360 degree rotation revealing of downtown Atlanta. But don’t be concerned of motion sickness or any effect other than the awe it provides as it makes a full revolution in an hour hour.
What you will be pleasantly surprised when you see the presentation of food and then taste it! I highly recommend the sweet potato soup. Wish I had taken photos to show but I was digging into the food before thinking of that.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service and ambience were impeccable. The rotating restaurant part was "interesting" since we were surrounded by many taller buildings nowadays obstructing the view. Nevertheless it was nostalgic and not particularly intrusive. Plus it adds to the ambience that you get the same panoramic views no matter where in the restaurant you are seated. My date and I loved the smoked meat and cheese hor d'oeuvre with the wine to start. Entrees of braised duck breast and Hawaiian fish were nicely prepared and presented. We enjoyed them, though they nothing too extraordinary. For some reason they thought it was my date's birthday. So she was surprised with a lit candle on her dessert. It was an enjoyable evening. Worth visiting again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our meal at Polaris was fantastic. I am a foodie and am never blown away by a meal, but Polaris was truly special. The 70s ambiance is fantastic, service excellent, great city views with a private, living room dining feel, and to top it off the food was beyond fantastic and pretty affordable for the quality. We went for our anniversary and this will be our new tradition. If you’re hesitating, STOP and make a reservation!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great view and food. Relaxing leisurely meal. Interesting menu options.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food, service and view was amazing!!! Definitely will be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Simply Awesome Food, Views, Atmosphere, Service. Loved it all!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very nice environment, wonderful views of course. Great service and very good food prepared with care. Birthday acknowledged and very nice dessert given. When $70 or $80 can easily be spent for mediocre food and drinks for two, this was great value in comparison. One appetizer, two entrees and a bottle of wine $127 plus tip.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Everything was excellent except the wait time for our food. The waiter apologized several times for the wait.

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Honestly, I was really impressed by the restaurant. The view is truly breathtaking, while going to the restaurant for a business dinner or a date would be great, I really caught myself looking out of the window more than I was talking. The restaurant is beautifully designed, whether rotating past a classy entry way or the kitchen where the food is actually cooked, yes the kitchen is in every sense of the word "open", you will have a great time. The staff was great, and the food was delicious. I usually don't respond to these emails, but i really enjoyed myself so I felt it necessary to say thank you for the excellent time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fancy food fine dining. Great for special occasions.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was a very special dinner for my 15-year-old daughter’s birthday. She loved every bit of the dinner the restaurant and the scenic view. She is an amateur photographer.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The mini rooms set up of the restaurant keeps groups in private bubbles. The menu is compact, but packs a punch and covers all bases. Hyatt’s roof honey is quite tasty, so do try something on the menu that features the liquid gold. Thank you Chef, for stopping by to enjoy the view and telling us about the apiaries. You must save room for a Blue Moon for dessert.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Fantastic food in a wonderful setting! Was looking for a place for a large party at short notice and Polaris fit the bill. The fact that the restaurant revolves was icing on the cake! Everyone loved their meal and the service was exceptional. I will definitely try to return when I am next in Atlanta.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food, ambience and view are all among the best in the city. We were amazed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service, great drinks, and the sweet potato soup was amazing!!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The place is really nice. Has great possibility. The service need to step up to be categorized has an upscale restaurant. Especially the receiving.
Our waiter Corbin was very good very knowledgeable and great conversation.
The food was excellent, great flavour presentation and taste.
A must go.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Polaris has definitely resurrected the art of fine dining. While it has a very nice bar/lounge vibe, our special birthday dinner was superb! Besides the views, the rotating dining, the service is amazing. Everyone was very polite, attentive and accommodating . Very classy place but not stuffy or snobby. Loved seeing the kitchen work—very organized and coordinated production. The drinks and menu are very creative and absolutely delicious. We had the charcuterie appetizer with their own honey (They have a honey liquor too!!). Steak was wonderful as well as the duck. They even brought a beautiful birthday dessert. And when was the last time the chef visited your table. We had a wonderful time and never felt rushed. Can’t wait to return to Atlanta just so I can eat here again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wow is really the only term I can think of for this restaurant. I don't fine dine much, but I will definitely be returning on another occasion. Thank you for the impeccable service!!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

a great place to have a quick bite and talk to friends...

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Went for my mom's birthday. Such a great experience! Wonderful service & food and they surprised us all with a complimentary birthday dessert, complete with candle & a handwritten note from the restaurant staff.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Corbin was a brilliant waiter - our food was delicious - the ambiance is incredible - we had a fantastic time!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding place, food taste was great, special requests were followed just the way I requested while making the reservation, the view was amazing, the drinks were perfectly made. I would definitely be coming back to try more of their dishes.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We loved feeling like we were in a private lounge. Drinks were very nice. The fish entree was beautiful and delicious. The dome dessert was lovely for sharing and picture perfect.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Understaffed for service... but lovely
View on a clear night

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Extremely slow service even though not busy. 45 min before we even got water, another for drinks. Portions were very small. Ambiance was fantastic

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Nothing beats the view of a revolving restaurant. The food was excellent. A perfectly cooked duck breast, seasoned and served with a crisp vegetable medley. This was after having the locally grown platter and bread . It was Wednesday, so the bottle of wine was 1/2 off. This made the dinner very affordable. The place was clean,well appointed, and the service could not have been better A fun dining experience, delivered by professionals,with a stunning view, all for an affordable price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The special requests I made for the birthday dinner was not honored. The waiter wasn’t even aware of it, even though I wrote it in the reservation and called the restaurant to confirm that they could honor it before hand. Very disappointing.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My wife and I went here for our anniversary and had an amazing time. Great food and great service. I highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner at Polaris on Friday, October 6, and the waiter (do not recall his name, but he was young and new to Atlanta) was fabulous! Thanks so much -- I went to Polaris as a child and it was lovely to renew memories in a renovated setting .

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was an incredible experience overall. The food was delicious. Our server was friendly and very attentive. The view is breathtaking as you rotate 360 degrees every 45 minutes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Disabled Access, Cozy
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The portions were extremely small for the price!
It's def a special occasion only spot that I would recommend for the experience of the view and environment
Not a good place to choose if you're looking for a descent sized mealtime

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

As new residents of Atlanta, we very much enjoyed celebrating our anniversary at Polaris. We enjoyed reading about its architectural history and we liked the "spacey" interior design and being able to see the plating activity on several passes as we turned. The staff was attentive but not hurried - we didn't feel like we had to move along for another seating, so we happily stayed for 3 hours and enjoyed the successful combination of food, ambience and nighttime revolving view. There are relatively few tables in the dining section (which makes you special) and and several lounge areas, which we want to try out next time. We liked that there is a smallish, select menu making choosing easier. The signature dish Steak Oscar was as excellent as other reviews say. The pasta dish was meh, but the appetizer and dessert more than made up for it. The only complaint we have was the noise level. The neighbor tables (4 to the left and 6 to the right) were speaking and laughing normally, I would say, but we heard every word anyway and couldn't have the nice, quiet conversation we would have liked to. It sure would be nice if they could figure out how to dampen the noise a bit. I'm sure there was piped in music too, but we couldn't hear it. My recommendation for romantic couples is to come later in the evening (basically the second seating) when the "groups" have moved on. Then it's a truly wonderful experience, and affordable to boot. We will certainly be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Atmosphere was great. Fun dessert.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 12, 2017

One if the best meals I've had in a long time...beautifully seasoned, prepared and presented. WOW!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The food was ok. We were not told about happy hour or the champagne special. They could not make a drink that was sold in their lobby bar.
I expected more.

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