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Trader Vic's

Atlanta, GA
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Courtland St. NE at Harris St. NE
Atlanta, GA
Opened in 1976
Tue-Sat 5pm-midnight
closed Sun & Mon
(404) 221-6339

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Trader Vic's

8.8

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Decor 9.5
Drink Quality 8.4
Drink Selection 9.4
Food Quality 8.4
Food Selection 8.2
Mood 8.9
Music 8.3
Service 8.7
Tikiness 9.6
Tilt 8.8
Vibe 8.6

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Humuhumu’s description

This Trader Vic's opened in the basement level of the Hilton Hotel in downtown Atlanta in 1976. This is the only one of the Trader Vic's locations in the United States today that has not been updated in a way that removes some of the original charm. There have been ebbs and flows in the quality of the drink offerings over the last decade or so, but its value as a piece of Polynesian Pop history has helped it remain an important attraction.

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starship42
starship42 has visited Trader Vic's.
July 6, 2019, 8:27 PM
A little underwhelmed overall. The service was great, however the food and drink was... okay. Not bad, not great. I only tried one dinner dish, so...

The tropical cocktail I had was good, but didn't attend out in any special way.

The dessert, a banana flambe with various liquors and homemade carmel, was amazing. The personalized preparation at our table was impressive and fun to watch. Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and entertaining.

The decor wasn't... bad, but suffered from a lack of detail and repetitive blandness of design. Having said that there were some, a few, authentic looking cultural art works, sculptures, etc. But the walls seemed strangely stark, empty, and in need of more decor. There was no music whatsoever the entire time we were there, not even background music, and the bar was playing sports on its tv's, which for me took alot away from the mood and atmosphere overall.

Wasn't a bad experience. Wasn't great. But it was enjoyable and gratifying to visit a Trader Vics once again after so many years.
tikiglees
tikiglees has visited Trader Vic's.
April 17, 2019, 7:16 PM
Was in Atlanta and stayed at the Hilton for a few nights which meant this gem was only 12 floors below! I love the old school tiki establishments and TV's Atlanta has some really cool stuff inside of it. I had drinks one eve, and drinks and dinner another... sat at the bar both times and had different bartenders of which both were great and super accommodating - both served me cocktails off of the 'new' menu that's not released yet and steered me in the right direction. Drinks were ok - not super awesome, but good for sure and the vibe was great. Its in the basement of the Hilton - so they get a varied crowd... bummed to see all the vodka whatevers the bartender had to make when the Insurance conference crowd came in... but that's the deal. Food could improve, but here's my main concern... If this was a stand alone place on its own - I think it would stand for years to come... but being that its on the ground floor of a major hotel... I really think it needs some shine and refresh... I don't mean redecorating... but getting it back into looking fresh, new and less worn. My concern is that because of where its located... it needs to be sharper and more fresh - or else some hotel exec will deem it 'old' and move to replace it, which no one wants to see. Its a gem - hope it stays for decades to come.
chansuck
chansuck has visited Trader Vic's.
February 18, 2019, 5:48 PM
Exactly as I expected it would be. Amazing, OG, sets the bar for tiki. I think some forget that this is a restaurant first and foremost, that has a bar in it. It's not a bar vibe place. So if you're expecting that you will be disappointed. I drank at the bar and got a table, and both experiences were great. Service was above and beyond. Old school waiters/bartenders. Also they have some of the cheapest drinks for a 'tiki bar' ive ever seen. Do they use falernum and orgeat? Probably not. I know having legit drinks matters most to some. Thats not top priority for me. I appreciate aesthetics over everything. And they've got it.
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