Bistro Niko

French Bistro

  • 90
  • 2015 Best French
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Overview

This bustling Buckhead brasserie offers chef Gary Donlick’s classic French cooking, highlighting premium ingredients and simple preparations. Ritzy and romantic (it was voted Best of Atlanta’s “Best First Date”), the Gaslight Era setting includes a wraparound patio overlooking Peachtree.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“In the beating heart of Buckhead is a French restaurant like no other in the city. With decor that’s reminiscent of the classic dining rooms of the 1920s, all that’s missing to make the place feel like burlesque Paris is a stage and Josephine Baker. Along with an extensive wine list with a giant range of French reds, whites, and champagne, Bistro Niko stocks beers from France, Germany, Italy, England, and right here in Georgia. And how about the food? Whether the charcuterie Grand Platter is your thing, or Herb Goat Cheese Ravioli, Shrimp En Brique or Steak Au Poivre, there is a classic French dish to match your palate, and the best thing is this: it’s all really good.”— Atlanta Eats

“To step into Buckhead’s Bistro Niko is to step back in time to 1920s Paris. French art adorns the walls, alongside photos of the Parisian brasseries that inspired the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group’s Karatassos family when they created the bistro. True Francophiles will delight in chef Gary Donlick’s authentic delicacies like foie gras with brioche croutons or a simple but delicious classic coq au vin—chicken in red wine, Parisian mushrooms, pearl onions and steamed potatoes. But, this wouldn’t be a true French affair without indulgent desserts, oui? Chocolate lovers will go crazy for profiteroles (choux pastry, vanilla ice cream, bitter chocolate sauce and almonds).Don’t forget to head outside, where a prime view of Peachtree awaits. Take it all in with a Moscow Mule in hand and profiteroles on deck.” – Jezebel Magazine

“Niko has what may be the best French onion soup in town – dark, rich broth, teeming with onions, and that crusty/soggy/cheesy muddle on top. There's nothing groundbreaking about it, just a classic version done right. Salads, including the frisée and the niçoise, are dressed and prepared correctly. And patés – from country to the "faux gras" chicken liver to the actual foie gras – all stand out as meatily delicious, seasoned flawlessly and made with obvious skill.” – Creative Loafing

Ambience

The iconic setting, inspired by the Parisian brasseries of the 1920s, is glamorous and romantic. Mirrors and French art and photos adorn the walls. Dark woods, red leather booths and banquettes, and an ornate ceiling with swirled molding and twinkly lights complete the brasserie feel. Outside, the wraparound patio offers alfresco dining (and great people watching) under large, acid-etched globes.

Accolades

  • Best French: Reader's Choice, Best of Atlanta 2016- Creative Loafing
  • 100 Hottest Restaurants 2015 – Jezebel Magazine
  • Best of Atlanta’s “Best First Date” 2015 – Jezebel Magazine
  • Best Brunch Restaurants in Atlanta 2015 – thesophisticatedlife.com
  • Top 21 French Restaurants on the East Coast – Scoutology.com
  • 11 Iconic Atlanta Dining Rooms 2012 – Eater Atlanta
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for Bistro Niko

Brunch Menu

Hors D'Oeuvres

  • French Onion Soup gratinée au gruyère
    $9.00
  • Carrot Ginger Bisque georgia white shrimp, lemon olive oil
    $9.00
  • White Bean Soup white truffle oil
    $9.00
  • Endive Salad rouge et noir bleu cheese, walnuts & apple
    $10.00
  • Pickled Baby Beets & Goat Cheese mache lettuce, vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Mesclun Salad hand picked mixed lettuces, dijon vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • Frisée Aux Lardons* bacon, poached egg, brioche croutons
    $11.00
  • Mushroom & Cheese Tarte "French Pizza"seasonal mushrooms, gruyère, fontina cheese
    $13.00
  • Smoked Salmon Tarte "French Pizza" house smoked salmon, crème frâiche, chives
    $14.00

Featured Items

  • Le Panier a basket of freshly baked pastries from our bakery
    $12.00
  • Les Trois Fromages three selected french cheeses, fresh candied fruit

Garnitures

  • Sausage Maison
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon
  • Sautéed Potatoes
  • Homemade French Fries
  • Spinach
  • French Green Beans
  • Petite Salad Vinaigrette

Café

  • Café Americain
  • Espresso
  • Cappuccino
  • Coffee pano's private reserve
  • French Roast
  • Iced Tea / Iced Coffee
  • Steep Premium Teas
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Fresh Orange Juice

Afternoon Cocktails

  • Dark Chocolate Milk chocolate syrup, stoli vanil, kahlua, milk, seltzer
    $9.00
  • Ramos Fizz gin, lemon & lime juice, simple syrup, dashe orange flower water, oz cream, egg white, soda
    $9.00
  • Hemingway Daiquiri white rum, luxardo maraschino liqueur, simple syrup, grapefruit & lime juice
    $9.00
  • Harvey Wallbanger vodka, orange juice, galliano
    $9.00

Le Bar a Huitres

Oysters on Ice

  • Fanny Bay, BC*
  • Blue Point, Li Sound*
  • Malpeque, Pei*
  • Salutation Cove, Pei*

Charcuterie

  • Le Grand Plat traditional country pâté, duck prosciutto maison, artisanal salami, prosciutto di parma, classic chicken liver terrine
    $19.00
  • Artisanal Three Salami Tasting
    $14.00
  • Classic Chicken Liver Terrine au cognac
    $9.00
  • Traditional Country Pâté chef gary's specialty
    $11.00

Brunch

  • Parfait "Santé"** layers of freshly picked seasonal berries, greek yogurt, homemade granola
    $11.00
  • Brioche French Toast** maple syrup, applewood smoked bacon
    $15.00
  • Belgian Waffle "Chantilly"** freshly whipped cream, warm maple syrup
    $14.00
  • Omelet Au Fines Herbs three egg omelette, fresh herbs and gruyère with crispy potatoes
    $13.00
  • Two Eggs Any Style sausage maison or smoked bacon, sauteed potatoes & toast
    $16.00
  • Eggs Benedict* poached eggs, grilled ham, hollandaise, thin green beans on brioche toast
    $16.00
  • Eggs Norwegian* two poached eggs & smoked salmon on potato pancakes, dill hollandaise, crisped onions
    $17.00
  • Croque "Madame"* glazed grilled ham & gruyere cheese sandwich topped with sunny side egg, crisped duck potatoes
    $16.00
  • Minute Hanger Steak & Scrambled Eggs* with frites
    $19.00
  • Quiche Parisienne ham, mushroom, comte de gruyère and leeks, petite salade vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Classic Steak Tartare & Fries* with toast points
    $17.00
  • Mustard Crusted Pork Belly* topped with fried egg, crisped duck potatoes
    $14.00
  • Crisp Duck Confit* poached egg on frisée salade, bacon, brioche croutons, crisped duck potatoes
    $17.00
  • Moules "Gilbert" steamed blue hill mussels, white wine, shallots, cream & parsley, french fries
    $18.00
  • Salmon Jardinere* sauteed, baby gem salad
    $20.00
  • Ga Mountain Trout Amandine sauteed, toasted almonds, citrus olive oil emulsion, french green beans
    $19.00
  • Tuna Nicoise Salad mixed greens, fingerling potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, boiled egg, olive tapenade, tarragon vinaigrette
    $16.00
  • Le Grand Burger "Américain"* bibb lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion, brioche bun
    $13.00
  • Broiled Hanger Steak & Frites* watercress salad, caramelized onions, port wine butter, frites
    $24.00
  • Entrecôte Frites* grilled prime N.Y. strip 12 oz, pommes frites, bearnaise sauce
    $32.00

Lunch Menu

Le Bar a Huitres

Oysters on Ice

  • Fanny Bay, BC*
  • Blue Point, Li Sound*
  • Wellfleet, Mass*
  • Martha's Vineyard, Mass*

Hors D'oeuvres

  • Truffle White Bean Soup
    $10.00
  • French Onion Soup gratinée au gruyère
    $10.00
  • Carrot Ginger Bisque georgia white shrimp, lemon olive oil
    $9.00
  • Endive Salad Rouge et Noir bleu cheese, walnuts and apple
    $10.00
  • Pickled Baby Beets & Goat Cheese mache lettuce, vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Mesclun Salad hand picked lettuces, dijon vinaigrette
    $9.00
  • Frisée Aux Lardons* frisée lettuce, poached egg, bacon, brioche croutons
    $11.00
  • Croque "Monsieur"au Saumon butter grilled brioche with smoked salmon, fromage blanc, pomme paille (4pcs)
    $11.00
  • Rillettes De Saumon fresh & smoked salmon spread
    $10.00
  • Escargots "En Croûte" garlic butter, puff pastry
    Demi Douzaine $11.00
    Douzaine $18.00

Les Tartes

Traditional French Pizzas

  • Heirloom Tomato Tarte fresh basil, gruyére cheese
    $13.00
  • Smoked Salmon Tarte crème fraîche, chives
    $14.00
  • Mushrooms & Gruyere Tarte seasonal mushrooms, gruyère, fontina cheese
    $13.00
  • Half Tarte & Salad half tarte of your choice & petite salade vinaigrette
    $14.00

Charcuterie

  • Le Grand Plat traditional country pâté, duck prosciutto maison, artisanal salami, prosciutto di parma classic chicken liver terrine
    $19.00
  • Artisanal Three Salami Tasting
    $14.00
  • Traditional Country Pâté chef gary's specialty
    $11.00
  • Classic Chicken Liver Terrine au cognac with french fries & petite salad vinaigrette
    $15.00

Les Sandwiches

  • Le Grand Burger "Américain"* bibb lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion, brioche bun
    $14.00
  • Croque "Monsieur" or *"Madame" grilled ham, gruyère cheese, pain de mie, mornay sauce
    $14.00
    Topped With Sunny Side Egg* $15.00
  • Poulet B. L. T. chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato, tarragon mayo, pain de mie toast
    $14.00
  • Au Poivre Burger* peppercorn crust, gruyère cheese, mushrooms, brandy pepper sauce
    $15.00
  • Grilled Leg of Lamb arugula, preserved lemon, rosemary, garlic aioli, toasted ciabatta bread
    $14.00

Les Entrées

  • Classic Steak Tartare & Fries* with toast points
    $15.00
  • Quiche Parisienne ham, mushroom, leek, comte de gruyère & petite salade vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Thin Sliced Broiled Salmon salad of asparagus, organic cherry tomatoes, arugula, citrus vinaigrette
    $18.00
  • Tuna Nicoise Salad mixed greens, fingerling potato, green beans, tomatoes, boiled egg, niçoise olives, tarragon vinaigrette
    $16.00
  • Chicken Paillard thinly pounded breast, salad of endive, citrus filets, fennel, tomato, asparagus, vinaigrette
    $17.00
  • Baby Gem Salade & Sliced Grilled Chicken Breast Jardinere
    $18.00
  • Mussels "Gilbert" Et Frites blue hill mussels in white wine, shallots, cream, parsley, pommes frites
    $18.00
  • Seafood Tagliatelle Pasta shrimp, calamari & mussels, english peas, creamy white wine sauce
    $16.00
  • Trout Meunière sauteed georgia trout, brown butter, capers, thin green beans, pomme purée
    $19.00
  • Maine Sea Scallops sauteed with asparagus, sorrel white wine sauce, potato purée
    $20.00
  • Crisped Duck Confit frisée salad, lardons, crisped duck potatoes
    $15.00
  • COQ Au Vin french classic chicken braised in red wine, parisien mushrooms, pearl onions, steamed potatoes
    $18.00
  • Free Range Roast Chicken confit marble potatoes, lemon chicken jus
    $22.00
  • Sauteed Cape Cod Skate Wing brown butter, nonpareil capers, spinach, steamed potatoes
    $18.00
  • Broiled Hanger Steak & Frites* watercress salad, caramelized onions, port wine butter, frites
    $24.00

Les Formules

Hors D'oeuvres

  • White Bean Soup
  • Croque Monsieur Au Saumon
  • Mesclun Salad

Entrées

  • Trout Meunière
  • Chicken Paillard
  • Duck Confit

Desserts

  • Crème Brûlée
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake

Les Garnitures

  • Pomme Purée
  • Pommes Frites Maison
  • French Green Beans
  • Vegetable Quinoa
  • Asparagus
  • Petite Salade Vinaigrette

Dinner Menu

Hors D'oeuvres

  • French Onion Soup gratinée au gruyère
    $12.00
  • Roasted Butternut Squash brown butter marcona almonds
    $12.00
  • Black Truffle White Bean Soup
    $11.00
  • Mussels "Le Coze" white wine, shallots, garlic, cream, parsley
    Small $14.00
    Large $18.00
  • Baked Oysters "Florentine" buttery spinach, pernod, candied bacon
    5 Pcs $14.00
  • Seafood Tartine calamari, scallops & shrimp with andouille, fresno chili, butter nage on toasted baguette
    $15.00
  • Ahi Tuna Tartare lemon olive oil, ginger, green apple, soy, jalapeno & crispy shallot
    $15.00
  • "Faux" Gras Terrine Au Cognac classic chicken liver terrine, french cornichon pickles, toast
    $14.00
  • Georgia Shrimp Sautee Provencal tomato, white wine, garlic, butter
    $16.00
  • Ravioli "manyfold farm" ricotta cheese, fresh artichoke & spinach ravioli, sage butter
    $15.00
  • Classic Steak Tartare* watercress, toast points
    $15.00
  • Escargots "En Croûte" garlic butter, puff pastry
    Demi Douzaine $12.00
    Douzaine $22.00
  • Crisped Duck Leg Confit frisée salad, crisped duck potatoes
    $13.00

Les Salades

  • Caesar Salad baquette croutons, au parmigian, white anchovy
    $11.00
  • Beet Salad pickled baby beets, goat cheese, mâche lettuce, vinaigrette
    $11.00
  • Mesclun Salad hand picked lettuces, dijon vinaigrette
    $10.00
  • Endive Salad rouge et noir bleu cheese, walnuts, apple
    $12.00
  • Frisée Aux Lardons* frisse lettuce, poached egg, bacon lardons
    $11.00

Le Bar a Huitres

Oysters on Ice

  • Fanny Bay, BC*
  • Salutation Cove, P.E.I*
  • Malpeque, P.E.I.*
  • Blue Point, Li Sound*

Pour La Table

  • Gougères light gruyère cheese puffs, basket
    $9.00
  • Rillette De Saumon fresh & smoked dill salmon spread
    $9.00
  • Melted Swiss Raclette Cheese baguette toast
    $12.00

Les Tartes

  • Mushrooms & Gruyere Cheese seasonal mushrooms, gruyère, fontina cheese
    $15.00
  • Prosciutto & Blue Cheese arugula, port wine reduction
    $14.00
  • Smoked Salmon crème fraîche, chives
    $16.00

Charcuterie

  • Chilled NY Foie Gras, "Torchon" housemade with port wine huckleberry compote, brioche toast
    $19.00
  • Artisanal Three Salami Tasting
    $14.00
  • "Traditional Country Pâté" chef gary's specialty
    $15.00
  • "Le Grand Plat" traditional country pâté, foie gras sauternes mousse, artisanal salami, prosciutto di parma, classic chicken liver terrine
    $22.00

Featured Items

  • Plat Les Trois Fromages three selected French cheeses, fresh candied fruit, pistachio & raisin walnut toast
  • Le Steak Frites* broiled hanger steak and pommes frites, select béarnaise sauce, green peppercorn sauce or mâitre d' hôtel butter
    $28.00
  • L'Entrecôte Frites* grilled usda prime N.Y. strip 12 oz, pommes frites, select béarnaise sauce or cafe d'paris butter
    $39.00

Les Entrées

  • La Bouillabaise Facon du Chef european sea bass, maine cod, jumbo shrimp & maine scallops simmered in lobster broth with fingerling potatoes, red pepper ruille crouton
    $29.00
  • Ga Mountain Trout Amandine sauteed, toasted almonds, citrus olive oil emulsion, french green beans
    $24.00
  • Loup De Mer sauteed european sea bass filet, melted baby spinach, citrus emulsion, fingerling potatoes
    $26.00
  • Cape Cod Skate Wing Beurre Noir sauteed, brown butter, nonpareil capers, spinach, steamed potatoes
    $23.00
  • Salmon Beurre Rouge sauteed, baby leek fondue, port wine reduction wine butter
    $25.00
  • Seafood Tagliatelle Pasta scallops, calamari, shrimp, english peas, creamy white wine sauce
    $23.00
  • Maine Scallops St. Jacques sauteed with asparagus, sorrel white wine sauce, potato puree
    $25.00
  • COQ Au Vin french classic chicken braised in red wine, parisien mushrooms, pearl onions, steamed potatoes
    $22.00
  • Cassoulet deep dish crisped duck confit, garlic sausage, pork belly in white bean stew
    $21.00
  • Hachis Parmentier tender veal osso buco shepherd's pie, celeriac gruyere cheese crust, petite salad vinaigrette
    $24.00
  • Twin Petite Veal Tenderloins sauteed, puree potato, french thin beans and shallots, veal jus
    $26.00
  • Steak Au Poivre* twin beef tenderloins, pepper crusted, brandied cream mushrooms, sauteed spinach
    $33.00
  • Free Range Roasted Chicken confit marble potatoes, lemon chicken jus
    $24.00
  • Pan Roasted Breast of Duck orange supremes, red cabbage, crisped duck potatoe
    $25.00
  • Beef Short Rib Bourguignon slow braised in burgundy wine, mushrooms & pearl onions, pomme puree, bacon lardons
    $26.00
  • Grilled Lamb Chops* roasted fingerling potatoes and brussels sprouts
    $29.00

Les Formules

Les Hors D'oeuvres

  • Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Croque Monsieur Au Saumon
  • Mesclun Salad

Les Entrées

  • Ga MTN. Trout Amandine
  • COQ Au Vin
  • Beef Short Rib Bourguignon

La Desserts

  • French Apple Tarte
  • Chocolate Flourless Cake
  • Crème Brûlée

Les Garnitures

  • Pomme Purée
  • Asparagus
  • Vegetable Quinoa
  • Pommes Frites Maison
  • French Green Beans
  • Petite Salade Vinaigrette
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Les Sandwiches

  • Croque "Monsieur" or "Madame" grilled ham, gruyère cheese, pain de mie, mornay sauce
    $14.00
    Topped With Sunny Side Egg* $16.00
  • Grilled Leg of Lamb arugula, preserved lemon, rosemary, garlic aioli on toasted ciabatta
    $16.00
  • Le Grand Burger "Américain"* bibb lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion, brioche bun
    $14.00
  • Au Poivre Burger* peppercorn crust, mushrooms, gruyère cheese, brandy pepper sauce
    $15.00

3344 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Bistro, Intimate, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 261-6456
  • Private Dining Room: No