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Eating in a Rooftop Restaurant That Spins (while being scared of heights)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

On Monday's blog post I mentioned attending a big conference in Atlanta for teachers.  As you read this, I'm probably attending one of the last sessions right now.  I've loved being in Atlanta for this conference just for the nightlife.  (I'll write more about our whole trip tomorrow.)  It's very different from small town Alabama where I'm from!  The food has been the best and last night we went to the rotating restaurant on top of our hotel.  It's called Polaris and apparently it had a huge history behind it.

It's only open Tuesday through Saturday and they do not take reservations, so it's first come first served.  Once we rode the elevator up to the restaurant, I saw just how small it really was so seating really is limited.  I would suggest going for an early dinner.

The decor is fabulous, and as soon as you are seated, you're handed a menu that is literally a novel.  The first few pages tells of the restaurant's history.  It opened in 1967 and has served lots of US presidents.  The hotel has a rooftop garden and bee garden so the menu changes frequently to use seasonal vegetables.  The restaurant takes a full hour to do one complete rotation.  My favorite part was rotating by the kitchen.  It was completely open and I loved watching the chef and his sous chefs hard at work.

Since the three of us had an early dinner in the lobby level of our hotel at a restaurant named Sway, we opted for dessert for all of us and drinks for the girls.

 Our view when we were first seated.  If you look closely, you can see GA Tech stadium!  And since the restaurant is small, every table is by the window so you don't have to look over someone to see the view.


 Our waiter was great and offered to take our picture!  Can you see the novel of a menu?


 You can see the rooftop garden and bee garden on part of the hotel.


Our desserts!  At the top was Jodi's tropical pave, then Maribeth's chocolate dome, and then my pecan cake with sweet tea sorbet and roasted peaches.  It was called Southern Comfort.  We taste-tested each others and I like Jodi's and Maribeth's the best.

Oh and by the way, I hate heights and I was so proud of myself for being able to eat at this restaurant!  I had to close my eyes on the elevator ride since it was a glass elevator, and I was a little nervous when we first got up to the restaurant.  But I made it and it was worth it!

1 comment:

  1. I love restaurants in unique settings like this - looks like so much fun! But I totally would have been freaking out on the way up too.

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