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About The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza
The Sun Dial Restaurant welcomes diners to enjoy its modern, upscale setting and unbeatable views.
Standing 723 feet above Peachtree Street, The Sun Dial is Atlanta's only tri-level dining complex that offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city's skyline. Diners enjoy seasonal contemporary-American dishes, inspired by local ingredients and crafted by Chef Justin Mason.
With spectacular views, tantalizing menus and live jazz to create the perfect ambiance, The Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View truly is the ultimate Atlanta dining experience.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Peachtree and Andrew Young
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy the smooth sounds of the Mose Davis Trio every Wednesday and Thursday evening from 7 p.m. 11 p.m. at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View when the jazz trio"s rhythmic beats transform the rotating cocktail lounge into a live jazz bar. The combination of live music and breathtaking views create the ideal venue to unwind after work.
The Mose Davis Trio is comprised of classically trained musicians Mose Davis (keyboard), Gary Wilkins (base) and Marcus Williams (drums). Mose Davis, a former member of The Counts, has performed NATIONWIDE for 30 years and recently released a solo album.
The Sun Dial Restaurant will validate parking for diners parking in the motor lobby of the hotel, based on availability, for up to three hours. Validation is applicable to both valet and self-park options.
Lounge Validation: Must spend $75 in the lounge to receive 1 validation. For each additional $75 another validation will be offered.
Alternate parking validation is available for parking at Central Parking Systems located at 15 Andrew Young International Blvd.
Private Party Facilities:
The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View offers Atlanta"s best view and the city's most unique venue for intimate or large receptions, including dinner parties, high school proms, rehearsal dinners, weddings and corporate functions. The Sun Dial accommodates parties up to 650 guests.
1) Restaurant (Level 71) accommodates 330 Seated
2) Bar (Level 73) accommodates 250 Reception
The Bar completes one full 360-degree revolution every 35 minutes, providing a complete panorama of Atlanta.
3) View (Level 72) accommodates 200 Reception/96 Seated
An exhilarating 85-second ride in one of our two scenic glass elevators will carry you to The View atop The Westin Peachtree Plaza, the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere. From this level guests delight in the bird's eye view of the bustling Atlanta streets below. The View is the perfect place for observing Atlanta's famed landmarks, stadiums, and natural features.
Private Party Contact:
Sales Manager: (404) 589-7471
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Sun Dial Restaurant at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Ratings and Reviews
We have taken our grandchildren to the Sundial since the first one was 2 years old for our annual Thanksgiving lunch. He is now 8. The food was fine and all three grandchildren cleaned their plates.
I understand why the restaurant no longer rotates, but it really was the highlight of our visit every year to make the 360 so the children could see all of the views of the city. It was the draw for us so, sad to say, I doubt we will go again now that it no longer rotates.
There were only 4 other sets of people being seated at our arrival time, yet we were placed with a view of I-85. While that may be appealing to some, a view of the new stadium or the old dome would have been more fun for the grandchildren. The hostess was not overly friendly nor accommodating.
While the food and service were just as good as usual, the joy of going has greatly diminished now without the rotation.
I went for the view. Of course The Sun Dial has been dialed back since the tragic accident in April, but when it's not crowded, and the weather is nice, you can stroll around and get the views. So don't stay away because the pavilion doesn't revolve. The food was very good, and very expensive.
The food was very overpriced based on the quality. We were not give any napkins instead we had to wait and ask for them. The service wasn’t the best, I purchase a bottle of wine and everytime we poured our own. The waiter would come around the table every 15-20 minutes to check On us. The only great thing for me was the view.
Disappointing - once great restaurant is essentially an upscale hotel banquet operation.
Once a great institution and tremendous experience - reduced to good food at very high price. The good, bad and ugly from my view ...
+Good = food is quite good, some entrees very good. Still great place for fine entree if the right chef staff is working on the night you are there. Depending on who you get the service is good
+Not So Good/Bad = prices are high, they are VERY proud of their food. The chef (or corporate) has decided "absolutely NO substitutions of anything." Oh, you want peas instead of green beans listed w/ your entree - that's a $7.00 up-charge for literally a serving spoon of veggies. Alcoholic beverages are way overpriced. Service ranges from great/memorable to "Ah, where's our server????" and it all depends on who you get and what his/her personal motivation/professionalism may be - there is no consistency.
+Ugly - for a variety of reasons the once-memorable ambiance is absolutely gone. For starters, and endure for the entire meal this is a very cold restaurant. they cannot adjust the temperature and several folk were sitting in their coats during a meal. No entertainment, music is basically piped-in elevator music at best, decor is spartan/subdued/dull and the notable feature of "rotating 360 view" is "turned off, we do not rotate/operate." The view is spectacular on a clear evening, but you have to walk around the restaurant to enjoy. Perhaps understandably the rotation is "off" because of an accident about a year ago - but, there is very little if anything that makes up for that loss.
In sum - think of going to a hotel banquet where you get a choice of limited number of entrees (you have a fish, a beef, a vegetarian, etc.). No substitutions, all 1,000 of you who order fish get it the same way, etc.
Too bad - this used to be a "must go/see," now I'd say "ah, just go buy a drink if you really want to walk around an observation platform then leave."
Restaurant was highly rated, boasting expert chefs. So we were expecting a culinary experience. The food, for the price point, was definitely unremarkable and uninspired. My Lady ordered the Hawaiian Kampachi fish over risotto. It was very ordinary and bland. My duck breast was prepared well, but really, also unremarkable. For the price point of over $40 for each entree, I expected much much better. The service was impersonal, disinterested, and disengaged, which is putting it very kindly. Our server, though polite, never once cracked a trace of a smile. There was no eye contact. Dour is probably an apt descriptor for her. There was a manager type who made the rounds about once every 20 minutes or so, bursting onto our table, interrupting us in mid-sentence by blurting out, "Everything alright? That's good." Manager never waited to see if he was interrupting each intrusion, nor did he wait long enough to hear our response. There was no eye contact nor a smile from Mr. Manager either. His demeanor was more like a bouncer than a manager. This was not the dining experience we expected from dropping two to three bills for two. Aside from the gorgeous view, there was absolutely nothing inspiring about the experience. We were disappointed, and on some level, actually angry.
The only negative part of the experience, was the person who took us to our table, sat us at a dirty table with chocolate smears om a white tablecloth. He failed to find us another table or change the cloth. Thankfully, the server did find the kindness and consideration enough to move us to the table right beside of us. The server, the food, the environment were all wonderful.
We wanted to take a high school international exchange student to the Sundial, so that she could experience the rotating restaurant and see the city. Unfortunately, when we got there the restaurant was not rotating. The waiter explained that it had stopped rotating five months ago. Nowhere on their website or on their reservations site does it say that the restaurant is no longer rotating. In addition, our service was woefully slow and inattentive, and the food was disappointing. All in all, our experience was less than satisfying.
Really enjoyed the seasonal menu. Have not been there for several years due to boring food fare but they have turned it around completely. Quality and freshness was amazing. Pretty expensive but worthwhile for special occasions. Without a bar tab, the bill was $400 for 4 people which included 2 appetizers, 1 soup, 4 entrees, and 2 desserts. Also a little bit disappointed the restaurant was not rotating as usual due to maintenance. But definitely will go back when the menu changes for next season.
The best part of the restaurant is the view. This place is a tourist trap.
Waiting area is extra viewing deck, frozen drinks in souvenir glasses, over priced menu with limited selection, and mediocre wine list. Not impressed at all. Every dish needed salt/seasoning. If you want to impress someone with great views of Atlanta while paying out the nose for bland food, this is the spot.
The view was stunning and watching the sunset during dinner made it very romantic. The food was delicious and our waiter James made us feel at home. During our meal we had crab cakes, lobster bisque, scallops and braised short ribs. The crab cake was our absolute favorite. Definitely recommend this restaurant.
The view was great at night. Downside was it did not revolve as they claimed it was down for maintenance. Also, the initial service for taking the order was a little slow. But once we gave the order the food was brought in a reasonable time and the servers were well knowledgeable of their dishes. Will go back if in Atlanta again.
This evening my family and I had dinner at the Sundial. It was my son's 21st birthday celebration. We were not told until a few hours before dinner, the restaurant would not be rotating. Secondly, the food quality and preparation was not up to par. My fish was dry and over cooked. My daughter's scallops smelled strongly of old fish and tasted the same. My son had the pork chop entree, and the cabbage was simply terrible, dry and over charred.
This is supposedly an upscale restaurant, but there were patrons wearing jeans and tee shirts.
Such a disappointment! Our bill was over $300 and frankly, we left hungry.
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