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Polaris Atlanta

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Polaris, Atlanta. Restaurant Info, Reviews, Photo

Polaris is Atlanta's legendary rotating rooftop restaurant & lounge, serving chef-inspired shared plates and classic, hand crafted cocktails in a unique rotating lounge with amazing panoramic views of the city. Polaris partners with more than 70 local purveyors for the best and freshest ingredients, and operates its own rooftop Bee Garden producing fresh honey for our cocktails and entrees. Polaris has hosted celebrities, special occasions and everyday memories for more than 50 years. Take a ride on our famous glass elevators, step into our breathtaking space, and make some memories for your own.

: Renovated and reopened in 2014 after a decade of being closed, Polaris’ rotating floor takes 45 minutes to complete a single 360-degree spin that enables a view of downtown’s skyscraper-lined profile. Plush upholstered seating around low tables and a handsome bar make this an ideal place to meet friends for a drink. Two rooftop beehives turn out honey for the restaurant, and the rooftop garden yields produce. The kitchen makes some of the cured meats, such as a venison-enhanced mortadella; a few local cheeses also grace the plate. Start with a cocktail, especially choosing one incorporating the house honey. We suggest the mussels, presented with two slices of grilled, rustic bread. Beneath a rich tomato sauce lurk pieces of fennel, a definite enhancement. Fresh halibut was tasty but just slightly overcooked; its presentation was lovely. Steak Oscar, with Dungeness crab, asparagus and béarnaise sauce, is a familiar luxury dish. Pastry chef James Gallo’s desserts are expertly designed. The Blue Dome references the building’s hotel’s blue dome; its creamy chocolate dusted with a blue-dyed cocoa powder is enhanced by honey caramel. The wine list has decent choices, including a few by the glass. Craft brews are available as well and the lengthy spirits selection offers familiar brands, but none of the fine local products. (Source: www.gayot.com)


Polaris’s blue, spaceshiplike dome was once a fixture of the Atlanta skyline. Opened in 1967, the rotating restaurant and bar played host to such legendary celebrities as Jim Morrison before closing its doors in 2004. In an effort to re-create the magic, the Hyatt Regency reopened Polaris in 2014, bringing back much of the original staff and keeping beloved menu items like the peach daiquiri. While the latest incarnation features modern elements like farm-to-table fare, rooftop honeybees, and a bourbon bar, the restaurant still rotates like the old days. The revolving can be a bit dizzying, but cardinal directions on the walls let you know when you’ve made a full lap. Also fun is the ride up in the elevator, which rises through the hotel and opens into the restaurant.

High atop the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta is the much famed Blue Dome or Polaris. Though quite popular from it’s opening into the 1990s, the Polaris closed down in 2004. After being closed for about a decade the beautiful restaurant was redesigned and re-opened. There’s a reason the Polaris was so popular. Just look at the gorgeous sunset we were able to view during our visit. Atlanta was bathed in a sea of gold. (Source: roamilicious.com)




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