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“Impeccable Service, Fantastic Meal and The View!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nikolai's Roof

Nikolai's Roof
255 Courtland St NE, Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30303
+1 404-221-6362
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Ranked #138 of 3,466 Restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Russian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: John Portman Blvd.
Transit: MARTA - Peachtree Station
Description: High above the city on the 30th floor of the Hilton Atlanta, Nikolai's Roof has delighted guests since 1976 with its stunning views of the city skyline, masterfully prepared cuisine, impeccable service and award-winning wine list.
California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Impeccable Service, Fantastic Meal and The View!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

I had the pleasure of dining here last November.I'm not sure how many courses there were but 2.5 hrs later we left with smiles on our faces. The standouts on the menu were the piroshki, the beef dish which was so tender you could cut it with a butter knife and the cheese selection. I wish that I could have enjoyed the cheese more, but I was so full by the time it was served. I loved the fanfare of the waiters and the elegance of the restaurant. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant where the food is outstanding and memorable. There was a gorgeous full moon and it lit up the the night sky.. Nikolai's Roof is more than a meal, it's an experience!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Probably the best meal ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Just the two of us, she ordered four appetizers, cheese platter, chicken liver, borscht and the little Russian meat pastries the name of which I cannot spell. I had a salad and rack of lamb entree. We shared and agreed that everything was exceptionally delicious and graciously served. You could go all over the world and not find many places to delight the palate more. Of course it's expensive and if you don't know good food don't go there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Daniel R, General Manager at Nikolai's Roof, responded to this review, March 16, 2013
Hi - Thank you so much for the kind words. We appreciate you reviewing us.
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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276 reviews 276 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 117 cities Reviews in 117 cities
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
“Go for the beautiful view (but not necessarily the food)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I rated this a 4 since the atmosphere is a 5, but the food and service is a 3. The view is spectacular of the city. Walk around the bar area to the left of the entrance before you are seated to get a fantastic view of the city. We had reservations for 6:30 on a Friday night and it was not busy (there was nobody in the bar area). Service was OK. As someone said earlier, my water glass was empty and never refilled just as theirs was. Food was average for such a nice place. The halibut was a bit on the dry side but the sauce helped it along. I definitely expected better for the price. I would probably try this place again if it was a very special occasion just to see if another selection might be better.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hawthorne, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great view, eclectic menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The view from the top of the Atanta Hilton is fantastic. The menu is an excellent presentaton that is not reflective of many others attempt a excellence.

Visited January 2013
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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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344 helpful votes 344 helpful votes
“A great apple martini on top of the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Can't say enough about the service nor the food. Excellence. A long tradition in Atlanta dining of some of the best food and service around downtown. My wife ordered an appletini and it had to be one of her favorites.

Go with plenty of dough in the wallet as things add up quickly, but with the food, waitstaff and the view and atmosphere, it will be a night to remember.

A Saleeby Score of 9/10

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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