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Nikolai’s Roof Unveils New Look and Menu


Downtown dining stalwart Nikolai’s Roof unveils its new look and menu on Friday. But the iconic panoramic view on the 30th floor of the Atlanta Hilton will remain.

Lounge and dining room renovations were originally scheduled to be completed in early January.

“We’ve invested close to $1 million to transform Nikolai’s Roof into a more contemporary space that’s sophisticated and upscale, but still very comfortable and approachable,” said Hilton Atlanta director of food and beverage, Kevin O’Leary, in a press release.

“We’re moving away from being known as only a fine dining, special occasion destination to welcome a more relaxed vibe into our menu, lounge and dining room.”

The Russian-inspired design for the 7,500-square foot space includes floor-to-ceiling wine cabinets and a new dining niche for wine dinners and large groups.

The new menu from chef de cuisine Stephanie Alderete will feature American and Russian influenced dishes served a la carte or in three, four or six course options, starting at $55.

Thankfully, it seems there will be no changes at Trader Vic’s, where retro tiki bar  shenanigans reign.

— By Bob Townsend, AJC Food and More blog.

5 comments Add your comment

Jason E

February 26th, 2014
5:54 pm

AGREED completely on Trader Vics: the best cheeesy Intown hangout this side of the Clrmnt

Shelly G

February 26th, 2014
6:31 pm

I worked at the Hilton Atl from 87-90. They finally have put some money in what used to be a serious cash cow!! and yes, Trader is Vic’s is awesome!

John Kerry

February 27th, 2014
2:22 pm

This isn’t Rocky IV

Cheryl Thompson

March 1st, 2014
9:46 am

They better be hiring some experienced servers. The last time I ate there, the servers seemed to be trained by Chili’s or some low-end food chain. Had to ask for water, bread, and when I went to the restroom, my napkin remained in my chair. For the “Four Diamond” rating, I truly expected better.


March 4th, 2014
12:02 pm

“Welcome a more relaxed vibe into our menu”, are you kidding? Why keep the name “Nikolai’s Roof”? What are the “relaxed” menu items … Fried Chicken Kiev … Ribs Tsarina … Fried Baloney Bolshoi? And, don’t forget the banana banshees and the strawberry daiquiris.