Top 9 Rooftop Restaurants In Buckhead, Atlanta

rooftop restaurants in buckhead
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Buckhead is Atlanta’s prominent residential and commercial district, and it is known as an edge city. It is also among the richest and most attractive places to reside in Metro Atlanta. Being Atlanta’s third-largest business district comparable to Midtown and downtown Atlanta, it is an important financial and commercial center. This stylish neighborhood is popular for its trendy shops along with Piedmont and Peachtree Roads, urban nightclubs, high-rise buildings, lavish hotels, stately homes, and condo towers, making it the favorite vacation place of Atlanta’s elite crowd. According to Robb Report magazine, it consistently holds its ranks among the top 10 affluent communities of the country for having the most gorgeous estates and the finest shops and restaurants in the southeast US. Scroll down to see the top rooftop restaurants in Buckhead, Atlanta, and experience the lavish lifestyle of Georgia’s “Beverly Hills of the South.“

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1. American Cut Steakhouse

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Savor the juiciest steaks on Peachtree Road surrounded by posh dining interiors. The multi-level restaurant serves delicious American classic dishes like their bestseller, the tomahawk chop. Chill out at the lounge and bar on the first level, offering daily happy hour specials and a special bar menu that includes oysters and sliders. Head to the second floor where the main dining area seats 102 guests and has 2 rooms for more intimate dining. Relax with cocktails and live music entertainment at Regent Cocktail Club on the open-air roof deck of the building. Note that you have to call in for a reservation.

American Cut Steakhouse

Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE STE 140, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

Website: American Cut Steakhouse

Opening hours: Sun - Mon: 5:30pm - 9pm; Tue - Sat: 5:30pm - 10pm

2. Whiskey Blue

Whiskey Blue
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Whiskey Blue is one of those bars that make every day feel like a weekend. This lovely bar is on the top floor of W Atlanta accessible by riding an all-glass elevator. It’s popular for its stylish interiors, lively party vibe, and delicious bar chow prepared by the Gerber Group. Its long, fully stocked bar is illuminated by its signature blue light. The bar has two sections, one being indoors with air conditioning and cozy lounge seats that fit up to 300 guests. There are two open-air patios where guests can dance to DJ music and sip their handmade cocktails while admiring the cityscape and the 66-foot (20.1-meter) long mural painted by Chris Veal. Drop by dressed in your best party clothes because this is a place to see and be seen.

Whiskey Blue

Address: 3377 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States

Website: Whiskey Blue

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 12am; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 3am

3. Big Sky Buckhead

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Big Ski is a sports bar like no other. This bar and restaurant give you the feel of a mountain lodge from its facade to its interiors. The long bar and six-seater tables are made from light wood and polished metal to give you that modern country style feel. Several 20-inch flat-screen TVs are scattered all over the place. Watch the Super Bowl or soccer match while munching on high-quality pub food items prepared by celebrated chefs or while drinking their handcrafted cocktails like the bottomless mimosa. It also features a spacious patio on the second floor with an open-air dining area offering awesome views of the horizon. Come by for brunch on weekends which starts around 11:30 am. Dinner is served until late in the evening. During sporting events and Wednesday nights, getting a table is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Big Ski Buckhead

Address: 3201 Cains Hill Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

Website: Big Ski Buckhead

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 6pm - 12am; Thu - Fri: 5pm - 2:30am; Sat: 11am - 2:30am; Sun: 11am - 12am

4. Gypsy Kitchen

Top Rooftop Restaurants In Buckhead, Atlanta
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Located on the top floor of The Shops at Buckhead, the trendy Gypsy Kitchen offers its patrons a delectable menu of Spanish dishes with Indian and Moroccan influences. They serve cocktails, dinner, dessert, and a wide selection of handcrafted beer and wines. Come by on weekends and have your brunch on their wide open-air patio with breathtaking views of the city. You can book their indoor space for an event and your guests will be impressed with the Spanish/Moroccan inspired interiors and the huge fully stocked bar with a bronze statue of a bull in the center. With impressive chic decor and delicious food and drinks, it’s no surprise people like to hang out here.

Gypsy Kitchen

Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, United State

Website: Gypsy Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri: 4pm - 12am; Sat: 12pm - 12am; Sun: 12pm - 11pm

5. O-Ku

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O-Ku Sushi offers traditional Japanese dishes with an exciting twist. These colorful and tasty dishes are crafted from fresh ingredients sourced locally and imported from Hawaii and Tokyo fish markets. These can be paired with thirst-quenching beverages like first-class sake, craft beer, and the finest wine. End your meal with sumptuous desserts like the yuzu pavlova and assorted mochi. This lovely restaurant is on the rooftop of the eastern side of the Westside Ironwork’s building where guests are rewarded with a splendid view of Midtown Atlanta’s skyline.

O-Ku

Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, United State

Website: O-Ku

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

6. Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

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Six Feet Under is one of the prettiest restaurants in Atlanta that is way above the ground. It boasts a lovely rooftop bar and dining area that offers spectacular vistas of Atlanta’s skyline. It snagged a spot in the top 30 outdoor bars of America on the Travel and Leisure magazine. It features a green rooftop with a spacious indoor bar and an outdoor bar counter seating area that wraps around the entire rooftop perimeter. The pub and restaurant are famous for their grilled fish and seafood specialties, their homemade seasonings which you can purchase by the bottle, and handcrafted beer and spirits.

Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

Address: 685 11th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, United States

Website: Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 10pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 11pm

7. Mile Station

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One of the best rooftop restaurants in the country is on top of the Ponce City Market overlooking Atlanta’s skyline. Their indoor/outdoor dining space can fit up to 1,500 guests and is ideal for special events like corporate blowouts or intimate gatherings with family and friends. The pergola is newly built with more tables and seats and a huge canopy providing shade and lush foliage. Breathe in fresh country air while enjoying the amazing unobstructed views of the neighborhoods that surround you. They serve brunch, dinner, drinks, and dessert. To get a table, you have to call in for a reservation and pay a 20 USD deposit per person that will automatically be applied to your bill.

9 Mile Station

Address: Ponce City Market, 1829, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, United States

Website: 9 Mile Station

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 5pm - 10pm; Thu: 5pm - 11pm; Fri: 5pm - 12am; Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 10pm

8. Shake Shack

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Shake Shack in Buckhead is one of the many outlets of this world-famous burger chain, and the very first branch opened in Georgia state. Having operated since September 2014, what sets it apart is that it is situated on two levels with one level being on the rooftop of Atlanta’s luxurious mixed-use building, The Shop. Shake Shack offers its famous classic dishes like the Frenchie fries, juicy bark burgers, and never-melt milkshakes that you can enjoy with a great view of Atlanta’s cityscape. What endears its patrons is its generous donation of five percent of their sales to Camp Twin Lakes and their collaboration with BARK to produce exclusive dog toys with a Shack motif.

Shake Shack

Address: 3035 Peachtree Rd NE Suite A146, Atlanta, GA 30305, United States

Website: Shake Shack

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm

9. Polaris

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For an exceptional rooftop dining experience, bring your date or your family to the Polaris lounge and restaurant. Perched on top of Atlanta’s luxurious Hyatt Regency, this popular rotating restaurant is frequented by patrons for its posh interiors and gourmet dishes prepared by renowned chefs paired with some original handcrafted concoctions. You have to call in to reserve a table and enjoy the amazing 360-degree views of the cityscape while dining in style.

Polaris

Address: 265 Peachtree St NE, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Ga 30303-1204

Website: Polaris

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 5pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

Have a wonderful dining experience in Buckhead

The Peach State will never be short of amazing dining options. Having a meal at one of these rooftop restaurants will definitely be a memorable gastronomical experience. With a wide range of choices, these top rooftop restaurants in Buckhead, Atlanta, are must-sees when you are in the area.

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