Nikolai's Roof

4.6
1311 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
Nikolai’s Roof is a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of modern/contemporary at its best. Delight in the option of a three, four, or six course menu with wine pairings or an innovative a la carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients, and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking Atlanta's starlit skyline.
Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
DRESS CODE:
*Business Attire
*Collared shirts and closed-toe shoes required for gentleman
*No shorts, no hats, no flip-flops, no t-shirts, no sweat shirts or sweat pants

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, French American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10pm

Nikolai's Roof will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday beginning November 18th thru 26th re-opening on the 27th.



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Phone number
(404) 221-6362
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stephanie Alderete
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
John Portman Blvd.
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Parking details
Utilize Hilton Atlanta hotel valet parking, located at our address. Tell Valet you are dining at Nikolai's Roof and they will present you with a valet ticket. We're happy to provide complimentary valet for those who dine with us.
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Public transit
MARTA - Peachtree Center Station
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Entertainment
Nikolai’s Roof Lounge offers classic cocktails, a cozy ambiance, and a small plate menu. The only thing smoother than dinner and drinks at Nikolai’s is the cozy embrace of our lounge – where the mood is always comfortably stylish and undeniably cool.

Open 5 p.m. until Midnight; Monday through Saturday.
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Special events & promotions
We would love to welcome your event whether it be an intimate wedding reception, birthday party, company dinner, holiday party, or cocktail reception. Nikolai's Roof can accommodate a private dinner for up to 100 people or 250 people for a cocktail reception with mixed seating and standing.

Please let us know if you are interested in reserving space for a private event. Private Event Reception and Dinner Packages are available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1311 People Are Saying
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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nothing special was presented

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Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely time here! Our favorites included the scallops, foie gras, crab cake and lamb chops.

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TR
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant and fantastic food. Bought my girlfriend here for her birthday and she loved it as well!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent care in service aside from minor waits on occasion. Food was good and filling through multiple courses.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

I was surprisingly disappointed. Based on reviews and photos, I was really looking forward to bringing my boyfriend here for his birthday, but was disappointed in more ways than one. First, I called ahead of time to see if they could bring out a birthday desert, which they noted. When we ordered our dinner, though, our server asked if we’d like desert....this made me get up and double check with the host whether they had made note of my earlier request. The host assured me that our server was aware. When we finished our meal, the server asked again if we’d like desert- that’s when I decided to just ask him about the birthday desert in front of my boyfriend, since my other attempts didn’t work. He nodded and also took my own desert order. About 10 minutes later, he returned with only my desert- not the birthday desert for my boyfriend at all. Finally, another server saw my disappointment and made sure to finally have it brought out several minutes later. Aside from that, I was over charged for my meal. I ordered the pasta for $29., and on the receipt it said “chef menu” for $64. I asked about that, and our server said he combined our appetizer and my desert with my meal, which equaled a 3-course “chef menu.” He said it would save money in the end, but it was about $7 more. I decided to let it go and not turn the whole evening into a negative experience. We also were stunned at how tiny our beef tenderloin appetizer was, and that we were offered tap or bottled water, only to find out that while I chose tap, my boyfriend’s “bottled water” turned out to be a large glass bottle for $10. that would typically be used for a whole table- not a single person- very misleading. Considering the high prices, I was very let down by our experience. Maybe we just caught them on an off night.

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l
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Morgan gave us excellent service. Food was delicious, Drinks were very tasty. Paid valet parking was nice.
Front desk was very helpful!

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated 12th wedding anniversary there - service was terrific, went with the four course menu, and our server Janice? was terrific in getting food out quickly due to back end time crunch with babysitter. Terrific views south of the city, highly romantic setting. Made us want to get a hotel room after . . .

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

From the start customer service was excellent. I requested a table with a view and they were able to accommodate my request. Our waiter was pleasant and easy to talk to. He was very attentive.

We had the 5 course meal and selected from the menu that had options from sea to land. Everything that was we selected was good.

I would definitely recommend all my friends and family to dine at Nikolai’s Roof for the experience and the view.

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KJ
Jackson Hole
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The evening started out well enough. Good table, good view. Waiter ok, never great (Tyler). Foie gras excellent. Crab cake really poor, and highly touted by staff. Likewise creme brulee. Really poor, but highly recommended. Entrees were filet, cooked to specs if medium rare and halibut - flavorful but overdone. Asked for restroom, told to go up a ridiculous flight of stairs. Finally got a decent alternative. All in all a fairly dissappointing evening. So sad, we were really looking forward to a great night out.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super place, outstanding view of Atlanta from 30th floor of Hilton. Food was great - definitely pricey - but also definitely worth it for a special occasion! My daughter and I got the 4-course meal with a sharing plate. Will come back again if we are staying in Atlanta. BTW - the off-season rates at the Atlanta Hilton are pretty reasonable - and the restaurant is right there.

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B
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from our server, Manuela. Food was amazing. And major thanks to the chef for honoring our reservation. She went out of her way since there was an event being held to cater to us and two other couples that had reservations. When we arrived, were told there were no reservations but that was from the event person, not Nikolai's. Immediately we were seated and had a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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CR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Second visit, was amazing. Gorgeous view of the city rain or shine. I thought maybe the first visit was a fluke but similar experience second time. Slightly disappointed in our server, again. Not sure if they are instructed not to talk or be sociable but seemed very strange that our servers didn't really want to engage in type of conversation. Overall we didn't let that impact the evening. Wonderful place to experience great food and atmosphere.

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The charcuterie board was amazing! I’ll be going back.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

View was incredible, but like most places that have a great view, the food was mediocre. Fish and souffle was overcooked. The best part of the meal was the cheese selection.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive.

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MB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my girlfriend had a great time! Our waitress Cindy was awesome and really took great care of us. We dont usually eat anywhere fancy but this was amazing and Cindy helped us out with all the different foods we did not know what were. Overall a great experience. 10/10 would recommend

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MR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for anniversary dinner and was pleasantly surprised; no, blown away by the stellar service and exquisite cuisine. Our server, Manuela, was the best!

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J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! A very special place on a roof!

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BE
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and views, scrumptious food, wonderful/attentive staff. Celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary there. Felt like we were having our own, personal dining experience. Love the set up!!!! Can’t say enough great things!!! And I don’t normally write reviews...

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great

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RC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A first class dining experience. The five-course meal was perfectly executed from start to finish. Each course was professionally presented and clearly described by our waiter. Each course was plated beautifully and we never had to wait more than two-minutes for the next course. The combinations and flavors were absolutely delightful! The Seared Foie Gras and New Zealand Herb Crusted Lamb Chops were the best we have ever had anywhere! We overheard a fellow diner (a restaurateur) commenting the same.

The atmosphere was welcoming and romantic. The dining area is classy and sexy with very comfortable seating allowing for an extended dining experience. We never felt rushed and the wait staff was perfectly polite and accommodating. A classical guitarist played very softly as we dined, creating a nice ambiance. The view of the city from the dining room is also very nice.

This is the kind of dining experience you want to have. It's the kind that that creates great memories.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome my server was great, the food incredible I want to comeback

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not impressed, presentation was decent, but flavor was lacking. Our server was very forgetful, not very knowledgeable. I had called and sent a note about my partners allergies and was told she could be accommodated. Turned really awkward, overall very disappointing after having such high hopes. A tasting menu should transport you/ take you on a journey, I didn't really get through each plate. Much better options in Atlanta.

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GT
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My wife and I love Nikolai's Roof. We celebrate our anniversary here every year. In the past it has been quiet and romantic. This year there were a couple of large parties that were noisy.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. Waitress forgot to bring drink otherwise she was great. Beef tenderloin was very good. Fish was tasteless and not well seasoned. Duck had too much indigestible grizzle, could not even chew. Other food was good. Overall the value was not worth cost. Went there for Anniversary and it had great reviews.

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WW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the different take on simple things like scallops and brussels sprouts. Multiple course options and price points made for high value and all courses were very ample, not just small plates. Restaurant decor seems a bit dated but not out of place for many of the downtown eateries now. Views were excellent and our server, Manuela, was perfectly attentive; just enough to feel well taken care of but still gave us our space for a romantic anniversary dinner.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Anniversary and I wanted to take my Wife some place Special...She loved the experience

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Miami
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very uppity place. Was good but the ambiance is very stuffy and stale.

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OM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, and great views. I had put in my reservation on Open table that it was a birthday, but there was no mention nor anything special added

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C
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and the service was exceptional. I was celebrating my birthday solo and they were very attentive. I had the Prefixe but they allowed me to switch out the appetizer since I didn’t eat beef. They also had a little snack between each course and at the end a birthday cake that was really good. And the view from the roof was breathtaking. I highly recommend.

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coming all the way from Maryland to celebrate our anniversary at Nikolais was well worth the trip. Thank you for an awesome dinner and stellar service
Kirt and Kerryann Nedd

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had our 16th wedding anniversary dinner at Nikolai's. Our server, Manuela, was very attentive and made great suggestions on what to have from the menu. It was a great atmosphere and incredible views of Atlanta from anywhere you sat. The lump crabcakes were worth the price. They were definitely the best crabcakes I've ever eaten. I would recommend this restaurant highly if you are looking for a romantic dinner.

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D
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot speak highly enough of the dining experience at Nikolai’s. Every interaction was such a pleasure. The food was exquisite and the best service I’ve received in Atlanta. I very much recommend Nikolai’s for everyday dining or a special occasion.

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Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A top notch experience, the menu makes it hard to decide what to have, the scallops, crab cakes, lamb chops and halibut were perfect!

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g
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Atmostphere was nice but the food was poor. A restaurant like this should have food prepared. It seems like the steak I ordered and the guy next to my table were same "pre-made". Most restaurant will serve their sauces on the side not ontop of your food without asking. My wife order chicken breast and it came out with same sauce on my steak. They had beer on the alcohol menu and when I ordered the server came back and showed me a list of three beers that was not available.
I will go back to the place for the atmostphere, coffee, tea but not for dinner.

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LA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic experience from the time the elevator doors open to the time we left. The service was attentive but not intrusive and the food was expertly prepared. The house infused vodkas and the foie gras are not to be missed. The foie gras was a very special dish and was not the typical flavor combinations one would expect. Hint: strawberries. We had a lovely time and can't wait to go back.

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v
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was a lovely place with great views...pro.
Con:1hr 22 minutes before the starter came. Very very slow service. We started at 7:10 and did not get out until 10:15. We has a 40 minute drive home and our friends had been in airplanes all day. Kitchen was super slow.

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M
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails and 5 course meal to celebrate our Anniversary! Service was excellent! Highly recommend for special occasions!

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S
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end this restaurant was fabulous! My husband and I took the train to Atlanta and it was delayed causing us to miss our Friday evening reservations. Although there were no opening for Saturday evening they fit us in on Saturday evening and I am so glad they did. The meal was amazing along with a spectacular view of Atlanta. We even saw a beautiful rainbow during our meal. The staff was fantastic!!!! We will definitely be back when we are in town!

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came with my wife for our anniversary. The ambiance was amazing. a bit pricey, but the food was delicious, especially the dessert.

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