This restaurant is very nice indeed - both the ambiance and the view. The food is good across the board, and the 8-course prix fixe Chef's menu is enormous in size. The flavored vodkas are excellent, especially the lime variety. The service was friendly and efficient, but as the room filled up, the waiters became scarce. The Dining Room (R.I.P.) it certainly is not - but then nothing is. Prices are not exactly in the "economy' class, however overall this is one of the best places in town.
Posted: 2/09/2011 • Link to this review
There's a lot of pomp and circumstance about this place, but ultimately I wasn't that impressed. We went here for our anniversary and while the service was impeccable, the food was just average (very fru-fru, hoity-toity, "progressive" dishes; my fish actually had a fishy, three-days-old taste to it) and the decor was also just average. It's also a really small restaurant. The view of downtown was okay, but not spectacular (the hotel roof as I recall blocked part of the view). For the $200 price tag for a dinner for 2, I expected a lot more in the way of flavorful food, decor, and overall experience.
Posted: 8/14/2010 • Link to this review
Nikolai's is my husband and my anniversary present every year. We look forward to our annual dinner all year. The service is outstanding (we typically have Richard), the food is always a delightful surprise, the sommelier is, literally, one of the best in the world, the view spectacular. They treat us as if we are weekly regulars. An extravagant indulgence.
Posted: 8/22/2008 • Link to this review
Having heard about Nikolai's Roof many times in my ten+ years in ATL, I had never been, until recently. My wonderful girlfriend surprised me recently. We had an elegant little table in a window overlooking downtown. The food was wonderfully decadent and was presented with a sublime panache that added to our time together without calling attention to the service. I recommend it.
Posted: 3/02/2008 • Link to this review
I went there for our Christmas office party and had the private room overlooking Atlanta. Starting with the salad, all the courses were great. (I ate my whole salad, and I'm picky about my greens) One of the bestt things was the table service. White gloves magically placed all the courses, different silverware, and removed finished plates..without us hardly even noticing. I LOVE when the service allows you to keep a conversation without interruptions.
Posted: 3/06/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
This is a 5-star restaurant. Treated a friend for his birthday. Apparently unlike the other reviewers, I knew going in how much it cost. But worth every penny. From the service, to the view, to the ambiance, to the food. The mix of Russian and French dishes was spectacular. They are very attentive to the guest of honor and present a rose to every lady at the table at the end of the meal. They offer a rotating menu that changes each season. I recommend saving up to go for a special event. Expect to pay minimum $200 for a couple. Don't forget to stop in the lounge to relax after dinner. Check out their website for season menu and prices. Ask for Richard Ray as your server when you reserve. He is wonderful. I will go back next season to try the spring menu.
Posted: 1/24/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
We had a business dinner here and we went for the 5 course meal. Went again with my wife. LORD IT WAS PRICEY!! but Ilove the service the multi-wine options and the course menus were great. We stuck with the french both times. A once a year thing or some one treat me dinner
Posted: 1/14/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
My husband and I went there last Valentine's Day. It was a treat from the esthetics, the food and the service. I love the French dining experience with the multi-course meals. We tried their caviar and Moet special. The jazz singer they had was gratis and mediocre. Overall, it was an experience we will never forget, but make sure you come prepare to pay for every bit of the experience. $$$$
Posted: 1/12/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review