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About Trader Vic's

Trader Vic's guests experience the Tropics surrounded by a motif complete with authentic palm trees, tiki torchaes and Polynesian wood carvings. Adjacent to Trader Vic's, on the lower level of Hilton Atlanta is the Mai Tai Bar featuring an extensive list of island-inspired cocktails.

Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Pan-Asian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Bar: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Dining Room: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Special 2015 Holiday Hours:
Closed December 24th through the 28th & will re-open for business on December 29th.
Closed January 1st & will re-open for business on January 2nd.

Cross Street:
John Portman Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 221-6339

Website:
http://www.tradervicsatl.com/

Entertainment:
Join us Thursday nights for live entertainment and $6 Mai Tais!

Parking Details:
Complimentary self parking is available in the hotel parking garage with the purchase of an entree.

Public Transit:
MARTA - Peachtree Center Station

Executive Chef:
Cheing Phour

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We would love to welcome you and your guests as you celebrate your special occasions. Trader Vics is the perfect venue for corporate receptions, birthday parties, company dinners, holiday parties, and more. Remember us when planning your next event!

Private Dining

Trader Vic's houses 5 semi-private dining rooms for groups of up to 200 guests.

Trader Vic's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

76% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
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Good for a Date (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Authentic (7)
Romantic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Great atmosphere and food!! I really enjoyed the wait staff.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing as always! We love this place. Highly recommend! Great service

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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Very strong mai tai’s and good flavor and fresh food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Good to go see the details and environment, but extremely over price meal. What we had was no worth the price for sure. Mai Tai was great and they provided a cake for our Anniversary so they were attentive, but that's it

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Trader Vic's delivers on the expected 1970's artificial tiki bar ambiance. The food was very good and the service engaging, but the menu is a bit pricey for what you get. I would consider going again if I were already downtown, but unlikely to make the effort otherwise.
They do get credit for validating parking for the Hilton deck - unfortunately I had to circle the single floor of the deck reserved for self parking multiple times to find an available parking space (at 6pm on a rainy Saturday). I definitely needed a drink by the time I got to the table.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun for a date night! Food was much better than expected and the crowd was relaxed and diverse. Loved the specialty drinks and the wood fire cooked meat dishes. The lamb and pork dishes were delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

This is one of the original

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

It wasn't bad just pricey for what we got. I would go back for drinks but not dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I was extremely disappointing in the food at Trader Vic's . I have been wanting to try this place for years. The only redeeming factor is that they had great drinks. Let me start by saying that I grew up on the West Coast and this is NOT a Hawaiian menu. I would compare the food to cheap Chinese. Even cheap Chinese food has better flavor.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were so disappointed with the food. Particularly the rice special dish and the shrimp dinner.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Incredible, as always! We are never disappointed here! Food, atmosphere, attentive staff, every detail is just right!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always a gem and have to place on my list of restaurants to go do when in Atlanta! This trip yielded me getting the Wok Style Seafood and it was delish! My cocktail was the traditional Mai Tai, which I had never had, but will try again!!! From the host desk, to the wait staff to the food, all is for a memorable, pleasant experience and I fully recommend.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This place is legendary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Needs a lot of cosmetic updates... I thought it might be kitschy fun... but it was straight out of the 70’s decor...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Beware of poor service when party is 6 or more. They add 18% gratuity, which I can understand in a conventioneer/tourist restaurant, but the shame of it is it gives the server no incentive to even give you basic service. Our server was missing in action most of the time. He was not accommodating at all and actually had a very surly attitude. Empty tables around the restaurant so no excuse.

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 (Springfield)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We have been coming to Trader Vic’s for years during business trips and always enjoyed the food and drinks however, the last three visits have been horrible and we will not be returning. All three times we have people in our group served luke warm or cold food. Not acceptable!!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

A jem in Atlanta. This place is amazing. Drinks are awesome. Wait staff is friendly. Decor is to die for. We go every chance we get.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Me and my son celebrated New Year’s Eve at Trader Vic’s and had a wonderful time. I have eaten at trader Vic’s several times and have always enjoyed it! The service and is always fantastic and I love the atmosphere!

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Terrible and weird. The table was in very back and not comfortable

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Wasn't overly impressed. Very pricey for Chinese food and spare ribs. Drinks were so so.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was outstanding - as usual - and we never felt hurried. We had a terrific band for NYE. Love Trader Vic’s!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I'm guessing this is one of the smaller Trader Vic's. It was very quiet when we were there on a weeknight, a few tables and a few people at the bar. The drinks were great and generous, the meals were basic Chinese style. The menu is short. Interesting, South Seas atmosphere. To be fair, we're big fans of Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, so it's going to be hard for Trader Vic's or any other tiki-themed restaurant to compete with the magic of Mai Kai.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Awful service team!!! Waiters are very unfriendly and unprofessional!
Overall aggressiv and not service oriented environment. I was really shocked because I have very good experience in other restaurant of Tader‘s Vic around the globe. If the team do no change I would recommend to choose another restaurant

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pricey with mediocre food. Did not like the mai Thai. Did Luke the decor and had a nice server.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was a pleasant meal in unique surroundings.
The food was good. The fried rice was excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was our Anniversary weekend and we came into town for the Falcons game. We stayed at the Hilton so the convenience of the restaurant was perfect. Food was very tasty. We were surprise with a piece of delicious cheese cake with “Happy Anniversary” written on the plate. Only con I have is I am not a Rum drinker and that’s their main ingredient in the cocktails they provide.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Absolutely the best of the best in Atlanta!
42 years and this place is going strong !
Amazing food and service!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful food to celebrate husbands birthday. Made the occasion very nice! Looking forward to returning!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Still great after all these years.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We were seated right away and enjoyed delicious drinks and food. Rum raisin ice cream is a must!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Review for Trader Vics in the Hilton Atlanta. In all honesty, this ranks as one of the worst dining experiences of my life! I made this reservation for my Board of Directors, who were having their mid-year meeting at a nearby hotel, so it was an easy evening walk over to the restaurant and back. Our reservation was for 6:30, and we arrived a bit early. There were a total of nine of us and we were ushered to the back of the restaurant to a large table. First impression of the restaurant was that it was rather dated & dingy and not particular clean. Once our server greeted us, she took drink orders. Five people decided to order a bottle of red wine and the rest order individuals cocktails. It took a while for the drinks to arrive. The server poured a tasting of the wine to a member of our party who instantly told her that the wine had gone bad - strong vinegar smell and taste. But instead of suggesting a new bottle, she continued to pour four more glasses of the wine, which ended up sitting on the table throughout dinner until I asked that they be removed. We ordered appetizers which came fairly quickly and were ok. We ordered entrees at around 7:10 pm, but still had not food at 8:15 pm. I asked to speak to a manager and was told that she was "upstairs in her office, so someone would have to go an get her." The manager came to our table at around 8:25 pm, where I explained that we have been waiting over an hour for our food. She said that the kitchen was busy and what would we like her to do about it. We suggested that she try to improve the experience for the next customers. Our food arrive at about 8:30, with most of it cold and inedible. One entree was so salty that it was completely inedible, and two of us order bacon-wrapped scallops that were so severely overcooked that you could have used them as bouncy balls. Our bill was over $300, but the Manager did comp the cocktails before the dinner (a total of 4 mai tais). I DO NOT recommend this establishment!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Trader Vic’s is one of the last bastions of the mid-century tiki phenomenon. Although the Atlanta location is an admittedly late addition to the tiki canon, it now stands as an extremely well maintained example of the original tiki experience. While there has been some revivalism in the form of new bars and restaurants (e.g. Atlanta’s S.O.S.), they too often suffer from the influence of modern aesthetic sensibilities, trying to make “Tiki 2.0”, rather than truly embracing the historical. Trader Vic’s retains the classic appeal of something that is slightly kitschy, but still somehow sophisticated.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Trader Vicks was a unique treat for an out-of-towner (me) and well worth the drive across town for an Atlantan (my niece). We plan to return when I'm back in Atlanta.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Mai Tais were definitely the best part. Service was extremely slow and food was cold when it arrived. Overpriced. But the decor is fun and the noise level is good, as its quiet enough to actually be able to talk.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Go for the tiki fun and stay for the food and MAI TAI! Don't skip dessert, the banana foster was worth every calorie.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

over priced mall food is my best description of the garbage they serve here. Don't waste your time or money.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful experience! New management is bringing this gem back to its former glory!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This place has been a staple of Atlanta food culture for decades - and rightfully so! Despite being in a hotel, and despite being in a basement, the quality and ambiance are consistently well done.

The bar has one of the broadest collections of Polynesian drinks in town. While most are rum-based and sweeter in flavor, several are more savory and bourbon/whisky based too. When with a date or larger party of friends, you should definitely try one of the large community drinks that serves 2-4 people!

One of the real treats of this restaurant, though, are the steaks. In a city full of so-called steakhouses, Trader Vic's has some of the best meat in town. The key is their 2,000 year old Chinese ovens that are basically large meat smokers. When you order a steak, the beef is suspended in the middle of it and the smoke cooks it. The result is a smoky, flavorful, perfectly cooked, not over-dried steak.

Unfortunately, the service this visit was a bit weaker than I've had in the past. Our woman was hard to understand (strong Asian accent), and was initially pushy but then seemed to forget about us until we needed the check. I'm hoping this is just an off night, because this restaurant really is an Atlanta gem.

Overall, this is one of the most unique restaurants in town, with among the best steaks in town too. It's definitely worth a try!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very slow dinner, took 2.5 hours. Only had 1 round of drinks did not want to ask for more due to time. Asked for coffee with dessert, server rolled her eyes when I confirmed it was regular coffee, she said no I brought all decaf... did not ask us our preference. She charged us for a dessert we did it receive, had to ask her to remove it. Not sure I would recommend for a group.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food left more to be desired and service was frantic and unprofessional. My friend had a créme brûlée that was not bruûléed and my fish was overcooked. The food is not worth the money, but the drink menu was great.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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