How are you doing? Thank you for stopping by the blog today. From time to time, I get the opportunity to review restaurants one of the perks of being a lifestyle blogger and a huge plus as a big time foodie. Last night I had the pleasure of dinning at one of Atlanta’s French-Russian fine dining restaurant Nikolai’s roof. It is is located on the 30th floor of the Hilton Hotel, in downtown, Atlanta. On arriving at the Hilton hotel lobby, we used the private glass elevator which takes diners directly to the restaurant while taking in a beautiful view of the city.
I love the ambiance of the restaurant, it is a great spot for after work hangouts, a business meeting or a perfect date night spot.
I couldn’t resist taking a photo in the waiting area with my Malibu Coconut Rum in hand.
Yesterday happened to be Jazz Wednesdays so we were treated to some Jazz music. They offer half-priced bottles of wine (under $100) too on Wednesdays, a perfect excuse to go out on a Wednesday night.
How beautiful is the Christmas decor? Here I am seated in the bar area.
Back to my drink, for the holiday season, Nikolai’s Roof have special cocktails to mark the celebration. Me and my husband decided on the Malibu Coconut Rum, which has hot Cocoa & whipped Cream. It tastes just as described, warm and delicious. There is also the Holiday Cheer which is a mulled spiced cider & brandy and the Mistletoe Kiss a raspberry liqueur, cranberry & chandon brut. The drinks had a good kick to it (generous alcohol portion) and I love the price point too ($10 and under)
We were treated to the Chef’s special 3 course meal which consisted of an appetizer, main course and dessert all for one price. There is the option for 6 course too or you can order individual items as you will.
I had the Diver Scallop which was seared scallops with shitake mushrooms, a curried butter squash buerre blanc. I couldn’t get enough of the curried butter squash and the scallops were cooked to perfection.
My husband had the Tasting of Salmon, a seared and house cured salmon with a side of wakame salad, peach and red pepper coulis.
For our main course, I was excited to try the fish on the menu, which was the Seared Loup de Mer (sea bass.) It came with a side of tuscan kale, squash, blueberries and brown butter almond. I enjoyed this meal and the sides were one of the best I have had in a dish in a long time.
My husband had the Herb Crusted Lamb Chops. I had one of the ribs and thoroughly enjoyed it.
We finished off things with yummy desserts from their menu. I have never tried Pistachio Creme Brulee so that was what I got. It is as delicious as it looks, trust me. Make sure you this when you visit Nikolai’s roof.
My husband got the Bananas Foster Bread pudding which was topped with rum caramel and autumn spiced ice-cream. I didn’t get a chance to try this because my hubby ate it all, lol.
Side by side, our yummy desserts
What I love about Nikolai’s aside from every meal we ate which was delicious was the atmosphere. I could hear myself all night which is a plus. The music wasn’t too loud and the view of the city you see while you enjoy your meal is simply beautiful. The service was also great.
Would I recommend Nikolai’s Roof? Yes for all the reasons I mentioned plus you get free validated parking. You know how tough that is in downtown Atlanta, lol. I would return to Nikolai’s with my girlfriends and we will enjoy half-priced bottle wine and order off the variety of items in this French-Russian restaurant. It is fine dining, so the price is a little up there but nothing crazy for a fine dining restaurant.
Thank you for reading, leave a comment to let me know your thoughts. Have you ever been to a French-Russian restaurant?