Stunning views are the décor equivalent of undergarments—pretty, comforting, and a worthwhile visual distraction from boring dinner discussion. Get an eyeful of sky with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of upscale cuisine and drink at The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View, located atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
The Sun Dial offers guests a 360-degree view of Atlanta's skyline at its revolving, tri-level dining complex, with Chef Christian Messier overseeing the menu at the vertically-impressive palace. For lunch, feast on fancified favorites such as a grilled cheese sandwich ($11.95) with four turophile-pleasing cheeses on sourdough, or the Caesar BLT ($7.95) with oven-dried tomatoes, pancetta crisp, and foccacia-crouton bread, as the city of Atlanta slowly but surely moves around you. The seasonal dinner menu features main dishes such as roasted lamb chops ($36.95), mustard seed-crusted salmon ($30.95), and cowboy ribeye ($48.95), ideal for taking your mind off of pesky saddlesores. Conclude consumption with a vanilla-strawberry cake ($8) from The Sun Dial's dessert menu. The Sun Dial also serves brunch on Sunday morning.
The Sun Dial features a well-edited wine list of pours by the glass or bottle. Post-dinner, go up to the The View, where you'll spy a breathtaking view of the city, including sights of Centennial Olympic Park, The CNN Center, and Stone Mountain, allowing you the opportunity to count the number of granite nose-hairs on Robert E. Lee's beloved horse, Traveller. Guests can quell a fear of heights through sheer willpower, as the sounds of live jazz by the Mose Davis Trio envelope the room. Call ahead to schedule a reservation.
Cityesearchers give The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View 4.5 stars out of 5 and named it Best Atlanta View in 2005, and in 2006 named it Best Atlanta Date Spot and Best Atlanta Romantic Dining. Over 85 Yelpers have voiced their opinion, giving Sun Dial restaurant 3.5 stars, with TripAdvisors giving it four stars, and Zagat rating the food a 19.
- Yes the view is by itself worth a visit -- but the food was surprisingly and consistently excellent. From the tasty and warm bread to delicious soups and perfect steaks and fish, our meal was a solid hit among our 4 diners. – DC-Robert, Zagat
- The view was breaktaking! My boyfriend and I were speechless. – MissTate2008
- The service is top of the line and the food is what I would expect it to taste like in Heaven. – toofrequenttraveler, TripAdvisor