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Nikolai's Roof

4.5
4.5
1536 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Operating since 1976 and winner of the AAA Diamond Award for 23 consecutive years, Nikolai's Roof is located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta and offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline. Chef Daniel Palaima has partnered with organic farmers, fishermen, and local game farmers to create fresh takes on traditional European-inspired cuisine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 221-6362

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Palaima

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Rudiger: (404) 221-6362

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    John Portman Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Validated Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    MARTA - Peachtree Center Station

  • Entertainment

    Join us Wednesday nights for live music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Nikolai's Roof 3 or 4 Course Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Nikolai's Roof is exclusively offering a 3 or 4 Course Tasting Menu, featuring choices from Appetizer, Entree & Dessert. Optional 4th Course includes Chef's selection of artisanal cheeses. Pricing: 3-Course is $90 per guest, 4-Course is $105 per guest (does not include beverages, tax or service charge). Regular a la carte menu is not available. We look forward to serving you!

What 1,536 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Romantic

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Scenic View

  • Atlanta

    Romantic

  • Atlanta

    Scenic View

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  1. RA

    RufusA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Nikolai used to serve a little more portions for the money. New York strip only 2 cube cut pieces of meat and for my lady one piece of duck meat. Almost $300. Let’s not talk about the small portions for appetizers and dessert. Pay more and get less.
  2. RR

    RebecaR

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    It was okay the food was good but def not filling.
  3. VB

    ValentinoB

    Atlanta

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The bar drinks and service were excellent. The dinner service was attentive and the recognition of my guest's birthday was good. I have been to the restaurant before covid. The prices now are higher.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. Constance is a total charmer. Cindy did a great job pacing our dinner. Caviar service was top notch. We will definitely be back.
  5. C

    Ctpeach

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Definitely reinvented and refreshed. Much more 2022 and a lot less 1985. The food, view and service were excellent and appreciated.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been 30+ years since we had dined at Nikolai’s and we were so excited to return. It surpassed our memories and Scott was incredible in taking care of our every need and want!
  7. DR

    DanielaR

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing experience for first timers or people new to atlanta. Great for anniversaries or birthdays. Portions were a tad bit small but I suppose that’s what higher end fine dining consists of. The waitress we had was very kind and professional. I really loved how she went above & beyond for us on my birthday. The only issue was actually getting on the 28th floor because you need a key to get up there & the only elevator that would take us up there was being serviced. We had to go through the kitchen after asking the front desk staff for help.
  8. TS

    ThaddaeusS

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Very nice view and beautiful city skyline. Great for dates or celebrations. Food portions were decent and flavorful. Valet parking would not recommend.
  9. F

    Frankie

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lounge area was a little loud at times, especially when a group of men were leaving. Other than that, we had a wonderful evening.
  10. SM

    StevenM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nothing but great things to say about this restaurant !!
  11. JD

    JacquieD

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parking was difficult. Valet parking was full and not available. This made our party late for RSVP because we could not find parking space in the Hilton Hotel garage.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food quality and service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in Atlanta and is becoming one of my favorite restaurants period.
  15. JM

    JasonM

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    The former Nikolai's Roof was one of a kind. The current iteration is lacking. My hunch is the pandemic caused a full rebrand, but clearly they have yet to find their stride. My wife and I were there to celebrate our 25th anniversary, and left more than disappointed... The signage to get up to the 28th floor was poor, meaning we walked around (with others who were trying to find it as well) and took several elevators before we arrived. There was no host/ess greeting us when we came in, so we had to look around and wave down a server who eventually greeted and seated us. The server was nice, but Applebees average, the food selection (prix fixe) was good, but execution was average (overcooked vegetables and steak), the wine list is decent but it looks like a 6th grader typed it out in Times New Roman in MS word, and the only Cab served by the glass is Columbia Crest (REALLY?!), the decor feels 1980s. To boot, it was the most expensive meal my wife and I have ever paid for. My former experience with NR was one of the most memorable meals in my entire life. The food, experience, wait staff, etc... were all world class. And while the price tag matched the experience, we didn't feel like it was unjustified. This experience, however, was the exact opposite. I would've rather dined at Houstons, had a better experience, and saved several hundred dollars. The sad part is, there is sooo much potential to this space. The legacy is legendary, the views are unmatched, and the potential audience (Hilton guests) is enormous. With a sharp owner and management, this could be revived. But it needs help fast.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vassil was an excellent server, great communication with the whole process and also congratulated us with our anniversary. 10/10 Experience and would highly and i mean HIGHLY recommend anyone to come for special occasions. Definitely coming back soon.
  17. AC

    ACamp

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon, scallops, “into the garden salad”, chocolate molten cake, apple pie desserts are excellent.
  18. C

    Cece

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Arrive early as you have to navigate the elevators to the restaurant. Ask the hotel personnel which elevator to use from the bottom floor. We parked our vehicle, got into the hotel and waited for an elevator, but only some go to the restaurant. Don't get on the wrong one. We thought the express elevator would take us up, but you need a hotel key to work the elevator. Went up to the 28th floor, then had to take another elevator to the restaurant. The rest of the experience was great! Scott, our waiter explained the courses to us, the food was excellent and the wine great! Small portions, but that is expected from a French restaurant. I'd go back again!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks are outstanding! The views are great and the wait staff was phenomenal. Would definitely come back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Nikolai’s was wonderful. The unique approach to using food to create art was incredible. Art both in presentation and flavor combinations to excite your taste buds!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good portions compared to other comparable roof top and fine dining restaurants we have been to. We were very full by the end of the night. Service was very good and it made for a great anniversary date night. We will go back again and the bar area seemed like a nice place to have a couple drinks and enjoy the view.
  22. SS

    StephenS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great view and great service. Would dine there again.
  23. C

    Cathy

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Rainy night, so the roof view wasn’t great. But the food and service were phenomenal! Our server, a Bulgarian gentleman, was very helpful, never hovering but always available (and funny). The food was delicious and presented beautifully. I highly recommend the duck breast. It’s a pricey restaurant but worth it!
  24. KS

    KaylaS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and experience!!! Highly recommend! We’ve tried just about all the tasting menu restaurants in atl and this ranks #1 for me. Food was absolutely amazing. 10/10!
  25. CH

    ColeH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience3
    The food was good, but not great. Of course it’s a super nice restaurant, but the price of the meal is far too high for the food. The portions are tiny (a “New York Strip” is actually just two slices of the actual steak for an entrée). We requested a window table and they put us in the corner by the dirtiest window with the worst view. Overall it was just no where near the experience we felt it should have been for the set $100 per person meal. Would not go back.
  26. AT

    ATLfoodie

    Atlanta

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    While a shadow of its former self, Nikolai's still shines bright with excellent food in a quiet lovely atmosphere. Hopefully, as the pandemic recedes further, and supply chain issues resolve the restaurant can fulfill its potential and live up to its previous glory. Still, if you are looking for a nice evening with individuals whose company you enjoy, this restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere along with food and drink to enhance the evening.
  27. J

    Jerky

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had the pleasure of eating at Nicolais in the 80s and the 90s. It was always a treat. This was when the servers still wore the Russian outfits! Fast forward to now. It seems that the restaurant is more into the idea than the food. While everything was palatable the entree for both me and my date were stand out and not for the right reasons. The duck breast was overcooked. The ribeye was mostly fat. All the other coureses were fine. Deliscious oysters, delightfule cheese selections. Dessert was great. Still maintain an excellent wine list. And specialty cocktail Garden Mule was spot on.
  28. XT

    XenayT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service, our waiter was very helpful and nice. The food was very exquisite. Beautiful view and overall, very nice restaurant. Highly recommend. Definitely would come again.
  29. JQ

    JaniceQ

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, the food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was perfect. I love going here and intend to return.
  30. S

    Sptucker007

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Long standing fan of the restaurant and was so happy when I got the alert that they were reopening. Equipment with a new chef and new servers was apparent upon arrival. I hope that my most recent experience is not the new standard. The exceptional ambiance of one of the best dining experiences in ATL (food, service, ambiance and setting) has been replaced with what I can only describe as a standard Hilton restaurant. Inclusive with the dining experience we’re kids running, flip flop, bathing suits and the clear presence of families enjoying their vacation while entertaining children with iPads and and coloring books. Don’t get me wrong, as a family person myself I do the same thing when vacationing, I just don’t do it at a what was a 5 star restaurant 30 floors above the ATL skyline. The food quality has also slid. Long delays, lacking originality and inconsistent cook quality and temps. Very disappointing. All of this review may sound a bit negative, but let’s level set the expectation. I was so looking forward to a romantic evening with a very important question I had for my date at a restaurant that held many memories for both of us. Unfortunately, I was met the reality that this is not the place for the next lifetime memory.
  31. NM

    NataliaM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful time and enjoyed our delicious, beautifully and creatively presented four course dinner. This was our first time after re-opening and we got to meet chef Daniel Palaima, a super-nice guy! Our server Cindy was fun and very attentive. Validated parking is a plus too. We will be back to try other creations of this talented chef. Thank you for making our visit special!
  32. D

    Daria

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience; we enjoyed the food and service was great. Nice ambiance for a date or a quiet celebration
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef’s choices and presentation were superb, and Vasil provided excellent service to make a lovely evening. Of course the view is outstanding as always!
  34. CS

    CarlaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Everything melted in your mouth, from the first to the fourth course !!! The portions were perfect. Our servers were amazing and took great care of us. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet atmosphere and unique date night! We can't wait to plan our next visit.
  35. m

    markp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Vissel is the greatest. Charming, gracious , most knowledgable and a hit with the ladies. A true Bulgarian gentleman with an envious swagger,
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very glad to see Nickolai’s Roof is open again. We haven’t been in Atlanta for 13 years and looked forward to dining there again. Vassil took extremely wonderful care of us explaining the ingredients for every course. The food, wine, and coffee were excellent as was the panoramic view from the restaurant. My wife and I are very pleased with the experience at Nickolai’s Roof and will definitely dine there again.
  37. BL

    BrittanyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Ambiance was great. Food was really good, just wish it was more. Service was great. Would recommend.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary! Our waiter Vassil has always been the best! He is professional and knows the menu and make great suggestions. Although the menu has changed since the reopening and not the best choices (I was looking forward to some lamb chops), the ambience and customer service was the same and we loved it!
  39. NT

    NovaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visitied the restaurant for our anniversary. It was a very elegant and upscale experience. The food is exclusive and beautifully prepared. The restaurant overlooks the city. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I brought my fiance for a birthday dinner. That is a very nice place with a great view. Our waitress was very nice and kind. One thing which annoyed me was waiting for a table at the bar for 20 min after when we arrived on time. Plus, the hostess, after dinner, came to us with a demanding attitude to charge us for the bar tab, which we closed right after we were spotted in the dining room.

FAQs

Nikolai's Roof is rated 4.5 stars by 1536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Nikolai's Roof

255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John Portman Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated Hotel Parking

  • Public transit

    MARTA - Peachtree Center Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Palaima

  • Entertainment

    Join us Wednesday nights for live music.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 221-6362

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Daniel Rudiger: (404) 221-6362

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