Polaris. [All photos: Matthew Wong]
Polaris, the UFO-like revolving restaurant atop Downtown's Hyatt Regency hotel, reopens today. More than 20 floors above the lobby, the restaurant rotates every 45 minutes and serves a menu— which will also rotate, albeit every two weeks— from the hotel's executive chef, Martin Pfefferkorn.
First opened in 1967 and closed since 2004, Polaris has been totally gutted and redesigned by The Johnson Studio and utilizes rooftop space from the Hyatt Regency to grow herbs and vegetables, including what may be the only actual peach tree on Peachtree Street. In addition to homegrown produce, look for dishes to incorporate offerings from The Spotted Trotter and H&F Bread Co.
The restaurant does not take reservations, and visitors may get their valet stubs validated. Hours are 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday 625 Peachtree Street NE.
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