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Savor the five-star views at five of Atlanta's new or revamped sky-high restaurants.

Polaris at The Hyatt

1. Big Sky Buckhead
With its alluring second-story perch and central locale, it will be a tempting spot to sip (and chow) come spring. And, with Hector Santiago developing the menu of savory fare—as in, the return of Santiago’s famously fab pork belly buns—things are certainly looking up in Buckhead. 3201 Cains Hill Place NW, 404.481.5168

2. Flip Burger Boutique
Nowhere else in Atlanta’s edgy Poncey-Highland hood does a rooftop patio like this exist. Celebrichef Richard Blais’ latest outpost marries his famous avant-garde burgers (think steak tartare patties piled with fried eggs under melty manchego) with equally mouthwatering 360-degree views of the skyline. 644 N. Highland Ave. NE, 404.815.1127

3. Nikolai’s Roof
A million dollars can do a lot for a restaurant. After a plethora of postcard-worthy renos, the behemoth 30th-floor hot spot is reopening, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows revealing panoramic views from Turner Field to Stone Mountain. While the beloved American-meets-Russian cuisine will return (don’t miss the piroshki)—the new Nikolai’s has swapped white tablecloths and silver domes for walnut wood tables and Moscow Mules. 255 Courtland St. NE, 404.221.6362

4. Polaris
The iconic blue revolving dome circa 1967 is back—Polaris is reopening, in all of its extraterrestrial glory! Expect plates chock-full of local ingredients served alongside straight-from-the-rooftop-garden (and apiary!), inspired cocktails, and, of course, jaw-dropping views of the city from the 25-story-tall rotating resto. 265 Peachtree St. NE, 404.577.1234

5. The Sun Dial
After a million-dollar makeover, this Atlanta icon has been back in business since last fall. But with the weather turning warmer and sunnier, the views haven’t been as pretty until now. The completely modern, revamped space has upped their game in every way, including the dinner service. 210 Peachtree St. NW, 404.659.1400