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Nikolai's Roof

#87 of 3,173 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Russian
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255 Courtland St NE, Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30303-1265 (John Portman Blvd.)
+1 404-221-6362
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there to celebrate a birthday, and the restaurant, for the most part, did not disappoint. From the amuse bouche (see photo) to the dessert, everything showed great attention to detail. The chef, Stephanie Alderete, has created a diverse and intelligent menu within the parameters of a French/Russian restaurant. The service was attentive and speedy; the wine list was... More 

Thank Gana B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want good food, excellent service and a nice experience this is the place to go. A little bit out of down town but not to far away. This year they are celebrating their 40th anniversary. They are offering a special russian menu for the occasion. Personnaly I dont like borscht soup. When you enter, the bar section is... More 

Thank Michel L
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we took our son there for his retirement dinner..it was a great evening and wonderful memories..the food was outstanding..

Thank 699chris
Daniel R, General Manager at Nikolai's Roof, responded to this review

Thank you for chosing us to celebrate yoor son's retirement! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Made the reservation online using opentable app. Then called and told them we'd like a table next to the window. Very courteous and thoughtful. They asked if it was a special trip and told them it was our anniversary. Service was spot on. Waiter[ress] never left an empty plate for more than a couple of minutes and never allowed our... More 

Thank George S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is fine dining at its best! We visit here every time we come to Atlanta. This evening we watched the clouds form on the horizon toward Stone Mountain and then a rainbow, and eventually the glorious last rays of sunshine reflected off the clearing sky. Each dish is thoughtfully created with layer upon layer of flavors. The three and... More 

Thank teamaestro
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

My husband and I dined here for the first time to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance, view, service and food were exceptional. Our dinner service was provided by Vassil and he was professional, friendly and attentive. He made our day very special and treated us as such. Thank you! The food was so delicious and beautiful when it arrived at... More 

Thank Sharelle M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Dropped in here without a a reservation, service was excellent, view was lovely and the food was imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious. Definitely worth a return visit.

Thank northlakeOntario
Daniel R, General Manager at Nikolai's Roof, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

You cannot believe the quality of food and service....perfection with Scott! Goes beyond the expected , professional beyond best expectations

Thank Lynda K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We have dined at Nikolai's every year for our anniversary for the past 24 years and it never disappoints. They have upgraded the décor over the past few years and updated the menu. The view is fantastic, but the food and service are the star. The piroshkis are a must, as is the lime-flavored, chilled vodka! Food is cooked to... More 

Thank jswATL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant sits on the top of Hilton Hotel, our garçon Vassil is so great! He treated us not like customers but like good friends. We got complimentary desert since it was a big day (down on my knees big day). It was awesome experience in general. Will definitely come back here, oh did I mention the food was fantastic?... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, Contemporary, Russian
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 Courtland St NE, Hilton Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 30303-1265
    (John Portman Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: MARTA - Peachtree Station
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-221-6362
  • This restaurant is at Hilton Atlanta
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?