Famous Nikolai’s Roof at Hilton Atlanta Begins Transformation

November 27,2013

High above the downtown skyline on the 30th floor of Hilton Atlanta is the famed Nikolai’s Roof, known for its panoramic views of the city, enchanting ambiance and impeccable dining staff. The award winning and iconic restaurant is undergoing a modernization, investing close to $1 million to refresh and update the over 7,500-square-foot restaurant and bar space to a more contemporary design that will accentuate the cuisine and elevated view. Nikolai’s Roof is now closed through the end of the year and will reopen with a brand new look in January 2014. 

Chef Stephanie Alderete is elevating the menu as well, showcasing fresh, vibrant ingredients in her modern American fare. Russian influences will remain in signature dishes such as piroshkies and borscht, while Alderete looks forward to introducing both new and loyal guests to creative, seasonal favorites.

Since opening in 1976, the landmarkrestaurant has consistently wowed diners with its masterfully prepared cuisine with Russian influences seen throughout both the décor and the menu. Nikolai’s Roof has been at the forefront of Atlanta dining for more than 35 years; being the first restaurant in the Southeast to receive the coveted Four Star Award from Mobil and consecutively holding that honor for 24 years through 2013. Additional awards include Wine Spectator’s 2012 Best of Award Excellence; DiRoNA – 2012 Distinguished Restaurants of North America and Open Table’s 2012 Most Romantic and Best View.

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