Sun Dial, Atlanta

August 9, 2012 by

It’s always nice when you can have dinner with a view. And in Atlanta, the go-to spot for sightseeing while supping is the Sun Dial Restaurant Bar and View.

The Sun Dial is located on the 71st floor of the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel, and takes full advantage of its perch 723 feet above street level. Diners here enter the restaurant via a scenic glass elevator. Once the doors open, the views continue, with breathtaking multi-story 360-degree views of the Atlanta skyline. And to ensure you don’t get bored by the scenery, the restaurant rotates.

But even if the views weren’t spectacular, the food here is still worth a visit. Menus are seasonal, with items like confit pork belly with blackberry, radish and apple, and boursin encrusted beef with a bordelaise sauce gracing the summer menu.

We recommend coming here early into your vacation to help you get the lay of the land that much faster. A bonus: several of downtown Atlanta’s top attractions, like World of Coca-Cola, the Atlanta Aquarium and the CNN Center, are only a few blocks away, meaning you can make a pit stop here to refuel in between sights.

(And lunch is decidedly more casual than dinner, so you won’t have to drop back at the hotel to change out of your sneakers if you want to check out their mid-day menu.)

Not hungry? Stop in for a Georgia Peach cocktail at the bar, or for $6, visitors can check out the View Level and gaze through one of four telescopes for a closer look of the city.

photo credits: Sun Dial Restaurant Bar and View

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