3344 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 150, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 941-1436
Fax: (404) 941-1436
Bike Parking: No
Cuisines: Fine Dining, French, European, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Bistro Niko is one of my family's favorite places to go. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend twice. Once for my mothers birthday dinner and then the Veuve Clicquot event! The lively atmosphere is intoxicating and they have some of the best champagne selections in the city. My mom and I sat on the patio overlooking Peachtree and enjoyed the lovely fall weather.
The Veuve event there was absolutely packed with young professionals eager to socialize after work. There was decor, drink specials and even a photo backdrop outside to take photos in front of. The Veuve reps walked around taking polaroids of everyone and the Bistro bartenders were having a great time mixing drinks for everyone. Can't wait until their next event.
I love French food and I've heard so much about this place that I had to drop in. After my visit I can't say that I feel the same as other who have raved about this place. The atmosphere was nice and so was the service , but the food wasn't the star . It was lunch time and I wanted something lite so, I tried the Crisped Duck Confit with frisée salad and potatoes. The duck was good , but the sauce didn't have much of a flavor. The salad well ... I could have done without, but the potatoes were decent. All and all the meal wasn't bad, but based on what I was told it didn't knock my socks off. I will try them again because I'm always willing to give a restaurant one more chance. My friend had the seafood pasta and she said it was amazing. On my next trip I'm going to try my all time favorite French dish which is Coq Au Vin. Now if this isn't where I need it to be I'm going to have to make this my last trip. This is still a nice place to meet up for drinks and the staff is amazing.
One of my favorite places in the city! Great for lunch, brunch and everything in between! The staff is amazing and the food is consistently great!
08/20/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This was our first visit to Bistro Niko. It has the authentic look, feel, noise, and energy of Bofinger’s restaurant in Paris -- one of the top ten historical restaurants in the city. But this is Buckhead, U.S.A., so everything is bigger, bolder, brasher, and more beautiful -- especially the local women.
The menu reads like a Julia Child’s list of French classics but this is pleasantly deceiving. Chef Donlick has skillfully updated and created his own interpretations. For example, my Canard d l’Orange was a perfectly executed duck breast with just a small note of citrus on a bed of cabbage cooked in red wine. This was not your traditional syrupy Grand Marnier and butter sauce.
My wife had a wonderfully prepared braised lamb shank on a bed of couscous. I can only describe it as a meatcicle for Fred Flintstone. The layers of flavor and texture we terrific.
We were lucky to be there on a night they had soft shell crabs. I hope you are as fortunate.
Service was perfect and the restaurant was jammed. A sign you are in the right place.
We cannot wait to try another of Chef Donlick’s Redux French classics.
03/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
We decided to try Bistro Niko as part of our tour of Buckhead restaurant week. The photos on the website look fabulous and the space is a treat to see in person. Sadly, from the valet, to the hostess to the server we were somewhat disappointed. Valets had a bad attitude and were obviously not happy to be there. Hostess was rude which is not appropriate for 1st impressions nor for a hostess. (We overheard 2 gentlemen decline one of the fun, curved booths as it was too large for them. So when it was our turn to be seated we asked for the same booth and was told it was reserved. Really? Just 2 min ago it wasn't??) Hostess instead seated us at a banquet where 1/2 the table would have a view of the hallway. If the restaurant weren't so beautiful it wouldn't have been an issue. The design is gorgeous and makes eating here very enjoyable. However the food is the star and the reason I will return. There is a lively and comfortable bar perfect for drinks or having a quick bite with or without a companion. Crowd was diverse, mostly smart and stylish. Prices are fair for the location considering the casual yet elegant vibe of a European bistro. Service was slow and could be a touch improved. (Our waiter told us an error on the check would take ""a long time"" to fix). Fortunately, the manager was available to help rather expediently and resolve the issues. For that I commend the restaurant for trying. Looking forward to the next time and hopefully a chance to write a glowing review.