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Nikolai's Roof

4.6
4.6
1554 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 18 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 1,554 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Romantic

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Scenic View

  • Atlanta

    Notable Wine List

  • Atlanta

    Romantic

  • Atlanta

    Scenic View

  • Atlanta

    Special Occasion

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  1. SL

    ShanikaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience!! Phenomenal! I will be back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience. The service was fast and efficient, plus the staff is very attentive. The food was great. Our server Vassil was outstanding. We went for my girlfriends birthday and the ambiance was perfect-intimate and calm. Would definitely recommend.
  3. SD

    SherriD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Really wanted to go here. The feeling wasn't 5 star and had to leave. Waitress didn't know the menu and told us to read it. No description. We were celebrating 2 birthdays and were ready to Spend $700 plus. The experience was so not what we were expecting, we all voted to walk out. Ended up just going to a Ted's and had a blast.b We decided to schedule our birthday dinner for the next weekend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    I will start by saying that the ambience of this establishment was very good, the decor and sound of soft music playing in the background was a nice touch. Although we enjoyed the overall look of the restaurant the food was not up the par nor worth the price. You’re basically forced to pick between the 3 course of the four course. The selection of dishes are very minimum and not very appealing for the price point. My wife and I are well traveled and local foodies so we were very disappointed with the mediocrity of the appetizers, as well as the main entrée selection and deserts. The entrée was probably the best tasting selection. We had the deserts they were very mediocre as well and I just feel overall it was not worth the price that we paid. We left still hungry and very disappointed. The service was great, and like I said the atmosphere was good as well. I just think they need to come up with a better menu besides, forcing customers to select between a three course or four course meal.
  5. MG

    McdreGlave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience… nice intimate feel… We will definitely be back…,
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and delicious food. Amazing service and atmosphere 😃
  7. B

    Blondetazz

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious and seasoned well. Wine was light and perfect
  8. JO

    JOSEG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    Upon being seated, we asked if we could have a seat closer to the window side of the table. The response we were given in return was, “Well, thats not where your table setting is.” We stated we didnt mind sliding our plating over and were given a displeasing stare as if sliding our plates over to the other side of the table was an inconvenience to our server. Our server’s attitude was poor and gave off an “I’m over this job” ambience which set the tone for the rest of the dinner. Dinner was okay.
  9. RD

    RickyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first dining experience and I was not disappointed
  10. AP

    AndreP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife loved her Birthday dinner.
  11. JG

    JustinG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend a visit here. Food and service was above and beyond. We were greeted immediately after coming off the elevator. Every server and hostess knew it was my wife’s birthday. If you’re looking for sky views, great food and service, this should be your first stop.
  12. AD

    AnnaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience with very unique dishes! View was very nice!
  13. MB

    MtnBiker

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have lived in the Atlanta area for 35 years and I *finally* got around to eating at the landmark restaurant. My husband and I were attending Dragon Con and decided to have at least one nice dinner while we were downtown anyway. K, so the restaurant is lovely, the hostess was friendly, our server Vasily was personable, helpful and made us feel like we must surely know him from somewhere. He was just the right mix of deference and confidence. All the food was gorgeous and SO tasty, the new chef is an artist and we told Vasily as much. Yes, it is very expensive but we felt the entire experience was worth it. The only thing I had any issue with was the process of getting the reservation. I started back in January of this year trying to set it up because reservations are very scarce during Dragon Con. I did this via Open Table. All I could get was that the restaurant was not accepting reservations and that if I added my name to the list I would be notified when I might do so. So I added my name. And as the months went by, I kept checking, no dice. Finally, a couple weeks before the Con, I called the restaurant and was told that all the reservations were full. I tried to explain that I had been trying for months to make a reservation but was immediately and rudely interrupted by the woman I was talking to and told that the Con days are blocked off, but did not tell me how one is to make a reservation because you have to have it to eat there. Weird. We went back to the website were able to get a table the day before the blocked off dates however, and had a lovely time.
  14. DA

    DAVIDK

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic venue, views incredible and food outstanding. Service spectacular too!
  15. SO

    ShadeO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    They did not accommodate my seat preference even though I made it with my reservation, and they seated a couple who showed up 40 min late to their reservation in the type of seat we requested (close to the window). Other than that, our server Cindy was excellent!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great for an intimate dining experience!
  17. JK

    JudyK

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and its one of our favorite restaurants. Food was wonderful and service perfect. We highly recommend it.
  18. J

    Jedi

    Atlanta

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fabulous evening! The flavored vodka drink was amazing and the cheese course was a grilled cheese with caviar and 24k on top! So delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FIVE STARS!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Nikolai's Roof! From the cocktail selection to the 4-course dining experience to the attentive service and magnificent skyline view, everything was amazing! Will definitely be back on my next visit to Atlanta. Bon appetit!
  21. SA

    SamuelA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, Great meal, and excellent service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It could be a special place. But the interior with the decoration is too „cold“. As well, we received a table near the window but the windows are very dirty. The room was so cold due to the AC… The service was good but not really professional. Overall, a medium experience.
  23. RA

    RufusA

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.
  24. RR

    RebecaR

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

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

    ValentinoB

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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.
  27. C

    Ctpeach

    Atlanta

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    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!
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 !!
  33. 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.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food quality and service!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. C

    Cece

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 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!!

FAQs

Nikolai's Roof is rated 4.6 stars by 1554 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 18 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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