Floataway Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 1123 Zonolite Rd NE 15

    Atlanta, GA 30306

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  • 404-892-1414

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I have nothing but respect for Anne Quatrano and was very excited to eat at Floataway Cafe as a substitute for Bacchanalia. That said, I had one of the worst meals of my life here and the first meal I ever complained about. The pasta was mushy and overcooked, the peas were raw and the entire dish was inedible. I would love to give this place a second chance but just can't justify it when I remember the meal. Save your money and go to Bacchanalia instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have nothing but respect for Anne Quatrano and was very excited to eat at Floataway Cafe as a substitute for Bacchanalia. That said, I had one of the worst meals of my life here and the first meal I ever complained about. The pasta was mushy and overcooked, the peas were raw and the entire dish was inedible. I would love to give this place a second chance but just can't justify it when I remember the meal. Save your money and go to Bacchanalia instead.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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We haven't been in a little while, because this is one of those places where there's not a whole lot of selection for vegetarians. What we had was good, though. For dessert, they are wizards with sorbets.

4
★★★★☆

We haven't been in a little while, because this is one of those places where there's not a whole lot of selection for vegetarians. What we had was good, though. For dessert, they are wizards with sorbets.

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Very nice restaurant. The food is good and the atmosphere is interesting. It's kind of out of the way-hard to find. but you'll enjoy it if you go. We've been several times and will go back again.

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★★★★☆

Very nice restaurant. The food is good and the atmosphere is interesting. It's kind of out of the way-hard to find. but you'll enjoy it if you go. We've been several times and will go back again.

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This restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. It's tucked away in a renovated industrial area and gives the restaurant a funky ambiance. The chef creates a seasonal menu focusing on fresh local ingredients. The roasted chicken with warm bread salad is wonderful and the deserts are always great too.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. It's tucked away in a renovated industrial area and gives the restaurant a funky ambiance. The chef creates a seasonal menu focusing on fresh local ingredients. The roasted chicken with warm bread salad is wonderful and the deserts are always great too.

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The first time I went several years ago I found it quirky. Now, years later, after many repeat visits, the quirks are comforting because it's like I'm in on a secret: this is one of Atlanta's finest. Far from trendy and focused on food, this place does not disappoint. Everything is fresh and quite often comes from the owners' farm. I can understand how a first-timer to Floataway might be put off; you have to ask what several things on the menu are, the waitstaff can seem more like NPR hosts vs hot servers, and things can be pricy. But I recommend giving it a try and having an open mind. The renovations to the place are a plus, and the new cocktail menus are interesting and delicious (lemonciello collins, for example). It's quiet, romantic, and a bargain for the fresh farm-to-table food (it's a more relaxed Bacchanalia). If you're looking for a scene, head to Rathbun's. For a high quality and memorable meal, this is one of the best in town.

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★★★★★

The first time I went several years ago I found it quirky. Now, years later, after many repeat visits, the quirks are comforting because it's like I'm in on a secret: this is one of Atlanta's finest. Far from trendy and focused on food, this place does not disappoint. Everything is fresh and quite often comes from the owners' farm. I can understand how a first-timer to Floataway might be put off; you have to ask what several things on the menu are, the waitstaff can seem more like NPR hosts vs hot servers, and things can be pricy. But I recommend giving it a try and having an open mind. The renovations to the place are a plus, and the new cocktail menus are interesting and delicious (lemonciello collins, for example). It's quiet, romantic, and a bargain for the fresh farm-to-table food (it's a more relaxed Bacchanalia). If you're looking for a scene, head to Rathbun's. For a high quality and memorable meal, this is one of the best in town.

Pros: Excellent, farm-to-table food; romantic scene

Cons: Uncomfortable chairs

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Mediocre best describes the experience at this restaurant. The setting is smart and interior is fresh and comfortable, but everything else is barely acceptable, especially the prices. On a Friday evening, we were promptly seated at a decent table near the windows (highly recommended as all the other tables are out in the open). Even though we weren't seated right along the windows, the room was cold (literally) and it was quickly apparent that the waitstaff was indifferent and even seemed inexperienced. To give you a sense of the prices at Floataway, the only starters under $10 were a plate of olives or an oyster. Nonetheless, we tried a salad w/artichokes which was good (albeit $12) and chicken livers ($10). My wife liked the chicken livers, but I distained them (AJC and CL make you believe anyone would love them; far from the case with me - if you don't like chicken livers, you won't like these). We were able to find a good bottle of wine for $28, which was very surprising. One of our entrees was the margarita pizza, which was nothing special. You can get a pizza equally good or better from Osteria on Highland for under $10 (this one was $15). The other entree was the hangar steak w/french fries, which was good but not excellent. We picked the rhubarb crisp as dessert ($8), which was not crisp and just seemed like a mess of rhubarb with a dollop of ice cream on top. Bottom line, this is an expensive restaurant that is not worth the price of entry, especially considering the mediocre food, service and atmosphere. There are FAR better choices in Atlanta -- places with much better food and a more interesting scene; Sotto Sotto, Ecco, Rathbun's, Trois, Two Urban Licks and Kevin Rathbun's Steakhouse come to mind.

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★★☆☆☆

Mediocre best describes the experience at this restaurant. The setting is smart and interior is fresh and comfortable, but everything else is barely acceptable, especially the prices. On a Friday evening, we were promptly seated at a decent table near the windows (highly recommended as all the other tables are out in the open). Even though we weren't seated right along the windows, the room was cold (literally) and it was quickly apparent that the waitstaff was indifferent and even seemed inexperienced. To give you a sense of the prices at Floataway, the only starters under $10 were a plate of olives or an oyster. Nonetheless, we tried a salad w/artichokes which was good (albeit $12) and chicken livers ($10). My wife liked the chicken livers, but I distained them (AJC and CL make you believe anyone would love them; far from the case with me - if you don't like chicken livers, you won't like these). We were able to find a good bottle of wine for $28, which was very surprising. One of our entrees was the margarita pizza, which was nothing special. You can get a pizza equally good or better from Osteria on Highland for under $10 (this one was $15). The other entree was the hangar steak w/french fries, which was good but not excellent. We picked the rhubarb crisp as dessert ($8), which was not crisp and just seemed like a mess of rhubarb with a dollop of ice cream on top. Bottom line, this is an expensive restaurant that is not worth the price of entry, especially considering the mediocre food, service and atmosphere. There are FAR better choices in Atlanta -- places with much better food and a more interesting scene; Sotto Sotto, Ecco, Rathbun's, Trois, Two Urban Licks and Kevin Rathbun's Steakhouse come to mind.

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Felt like I was in a mental infirmary like we see on TV to have dinner. This is not even a trendy place. Light green color on wall and ceiling, colorless and lifeless space with white server?s uniform. Tasteless dish plates and plastic laminate table top and aluminum garden chair. Felt strange coffee cup texture on my lips. Foods were average and very basic nothing dramatic. Small selection of menu. Need better music and lightings, painted concrete block in dining room? French flies with main dish?
Service was prompt.

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★★☆☆☆

Felt like I was in a mental infirmary like we see on TV to have dinner. This is not even a trendy place. Light green color on wall and ceiling, colorless and lifeless space with white server?s uniform. Tasteless dish plates and plastic laminate table top and aluminum garden chair. Felt strange coffee cup texture on my lips. Foods were average and very basic nothing dramatic. Small selection of menu. Need better music and lightings, painted concrete block in dining room? French flies with main dish?
Service was prompt.

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I made reservations about 2-3 weeks ago for 14 of us to celebrate my 30th bday at Floataway Cafe. They had plenty of time to prepare for such a large party or to decide that they would not have the appropriate staffing that night to serve us all. It took about 20-30 minutes to take our drink order and at least that long to get our drinks. No explanation was ever offered. After we had been there 1.5 hours, our waitress took our food orders! We did bring this to the attention of the manager at this time but that did little good than secure us a free glass of champagne at the end of our 3.5 hour meal that was OK at best. Some people got some winners with their pizza or grouper. I was most looking forward to the beet salad and the chicken which were good, but non-remarkable. The beets, albeit fresh, tasted canned. The bread pudding that came with my chicken was bland and dry.
Maybe our experience would have been better if had more wine, but for being there for 3.5 hours, we only got to order 2 bottles for 14 people. You would think at this point management would have even pitched in or gotten another server to help out ours. At least offer a good explanation or comp some of appetizers. The only thing comped was the $2/person cutting fee for the ALon's cake I brought in. That was fortunate as I would have flipped my lid if I saw it on the bill after all that.
Takeaway message: okay food, beautiful atmosphere, nice wine/beer menu, shady service, good for small parties only.

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★★☆☆☆

I made reservations about 2-3 weeks ago for 14 of us to celebrate my 30th bday at Floataway Cafe. They had plenty of time to prepare for such a large party or to decide that they would not have the appropriate staffing that night to serve us all. It took about 20-30 minutes to take our drink order and at least that long to get our drinks. No explanation was ever offered. After we had been there 1.5 hours, our waitress took our food orders! We did bring this to the attention of the manager at this time but that did little good than secure us a free glass of champagne at the end of our 3.5 hour meal that was OK at best. Some people got some winners with their pizza or grouper. I was most looking forward to the beet salad and the chicken which were good, but non-remarkable. The beets, albeit fresh, tasted canned. The bread pudding that came with my chicken was bland and dry.
Maybe our experience would have been better if had more wine, but for being there for 3.5 hours, we only got to order 2 bottles for 14 people. You would think at this point management would have even pitched in or gotten another server to help out ours. At least offer a good explanation or comp some of appetizers. The only thing comped was the $2/person cutting fee for the ALon's cake I brought in. That was fortunate as I would have flipped my lid if I saw it on the bill after all that.
Takeaway message: okay food, beautiful atmosphere, nice wine/beer menu, shady service, good for small parties only.

Pros: Atmosphere, Beer/wine menu

Cons: Slow staff, apothetic management

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The new renovation at Floataway is very nice and the food is great. However, the waiter we had was unskilled and seemed like he should be waiting tables at Houstons. He was not very knowledgeable about the wine list or menu. The music in the place was bizarre....loud rock which was distracting. I felt like I was dining in the Hard Rock Cafe. When I mentioned to the hostess and manager about the unappealing and odd choice of music for such a fine dining establishment, neither even gave the courtesy of a glance and just shrugged their shoulders. In t he future, I will go to Woodfire Grill where the food is awesome and service top rate.

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★★★☆☆

The new renovation at Floataway is very nice and the food is great. However, the waiter we had was unskilled and seemed like he should be waiting tables at Houstons. He was not very knowledgeable about the wine list or menu. The music in the place was bizarre....loud rock which was distracting. I felt like I was dining in the Hard Rock Cafe. When I mentioned to the hostess and manager about the unappealing and odd choice of music for such a fine dining establishment, neither even gave the courtesy of a glance and just shrugged their shoulders. In t he future, I will go to Woodfire Grill where the food is awesome and service top rate.

Pros: Good menu with varied selections

Cons: Arrogant management and bartender

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My wife and I have always loved this neighborhood foodie hideaway. Owned by husband/ wife team, Anne Quantrano and Clifford Harrison, Owners of the West side restaurant Bacchanalia. Floataway is like the sophisticated little sister of Bacchanalia and the food is always fresh, simple and delicious. This gem has been around for a while but the Decor has been newly revamped by the original designer, who happens to be a regular patron. The space has been remastered enough to give the bar patrons more elbow room while and for patient guests it provides for much needed lounge space. This new lounge space offers guests a great place to wait while their table is reworked. The new space also can accommodate bigger parties.
Needless to say I have never wanted to promote the fact we loved it so much because we still want to be able to get a table. Don't mind the other comments about service. The service is exceptional, it is reserved and they don't overplay their freshness and quality of goods, it is implied, as well, the staff are usually the most talented in the industry. Professional and Polite.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I have always loved this neighborhood foodie hideaway. Owned by husband/ wife team, Anne Quantrano and Clifford Harrison, Owners of the West side restaurant Bacchanalia. Floataway is like the sophisticated little sister of Bacchanalia and the food is always fresh, simple and delicious. This gem has been around for a while but the Decor has been newly revamped by the original designer, who happens to be a regular patron. The space has been remastered enough to give the bar patrons more elbow room while and for patient guests it provides for much needed lounge space. This new lounge space offers guests a great place to wait while their table is reworked. The new space also can accommodate bigger parties.
Needless to say I have never wanted to promote the fact we loved it so much because we still want to be able to get a table. Don't mind the other comments about service. The service is exceptional, it is reserved and they don't overplay their freshness and quality of goods, it is implied, as well, the staff are usually the most talented in the industry. Professional and Polite.

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The service/servers in this restaurant are very much like all businesses owned by this person. Step into Star Provisions and you'll be lucky if someone smiles at you. Sit at the bar at Floataway and you'll be lucky if the bartender looks you in the eye (never mind help with a wine suggestion). Who does the hiring? The food and atmosphere at Floataway Cafe is great. The service is almost baffling. Is it that this business owner is so arrogant that they feel the servers treat their patrons rudely and yet they'll come back because the food is good? Too bad......because.....reputations do catch up with you.

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★★★☆☆

The service/servers in this restaurant are very much like all businesses owned by this person. Step into Star Provisions and you'll be lucky if someone smiles at you. Sit at the bar at Floataway and you'll be lucky if the bartender looks you in the eye (never mind help with a wine suggestion). Who does the hiring? The food and atmosphere at Floataway Cafe is great. The service is almost baffling. Is it that this business owner is so arrogant that they feel the servers treat their patrons rudely and yet they'll come back because the food is good? Too bad......because.....reputations do catch up with you.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Service

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The atmosphere is quite different here than other nice restaurants in Atlanta, it is located in an old warehouse.
You have to walk outside down a hallway to get to the restroom. Despite that being a bit strange, the service was horrible! I was served a flat coke and politely informed our waitress and asked if I could get another. She responded back very rudely. There was non stop attitude the whole time. The table beside us actually started to chat with us about how awful the service was and what a terrible waitress she was. But, overall the food was quite good. To start we had the endive apple salad which was really, really delightful. Then for my entree I had the trout with braised veggies which was wonderful, my husband had the ravioli which was also very, very good. Our friends that were with us had the
chicken it was so tender, fell right off the bone. His wife had the califlower risotto which was divine. The desserts were great (ESPECIALLY the cheese tray). Bottom line, if you want good reasonably priced food and a night out in the city but awful service then this is the place for you.

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★★★☆☆

The atmosphere is quite different here than other nice restaurants in Atlanta, it is located in an old warehouse.
You have to walk outside down a hallway to get to the restroom. Despite that being a bit strange, the service was horrible! I was served a flat coke and politely informed our waitress and asked if I could get another. She responded back very rudely. There was non stop attitude the whole time. The table beside us actually started to chat with us about how awful the service was and what a terrible waitress she was. But, overall the food was quite good. To start we had the endive apple salad which was really, really delightful. Then for my entree I had the trout with braised veggies which was wonderful, my husband had the ravioli which was also very, very good. Our friends that were with us had the
chicken it was so tender, fell right off the bone. His wife had the califlower risotto which was divine. The desserts were great (ESPECIALLY the cheese tray). Bottom line, if you want good reasonably priced food and a night out in the city but awful service then this is the place for you.

Pros: Trout,cheese tray

Cons: service,atmosphere

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The margherita pizza is fantastic! Great cheese selection, good drinks and perfect summery desserts!
Interior is well done & fresh! The steak fritte was also great!

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★★★★★

The margherita pizza is fantastic! Great cheese selection, good drinks and perfect summery desserts!
Interior is well done & fresh! The steak fritte was also great!

Pros: margherita pizza, pommes fittes

Cons: short dinner entree selections

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I was extremely disappointed with this restaurant. Despite having made reservations, I had to wait twenty minutes for my table. The waitress was inattentive generally and took forever to come to take our order. The meal choices I wanted had run out (which was not revealed until after I attempted to order them). I ended up getting meat that was undercooked (not cooked to specifications) and very salty. The side options were basically french fries and onion rings (with fancy names) and brussell sprouts. I ordered the french fries. They were the best thing about the meal. I would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go to this restaurant again or recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was extremely disappointed with this restaurant. Despite having made reservations, I had to wait twenty minutes for my table. The waitress was inattentive generally and took forever to come to take our order. The meal choices I wanted had run out (which was not revealed until after I attempted to order them). I ended up getting meat that was undercooked (not cooked to specifications) and very salty. The side options were basically french fries and onion rings (with fancy names) and brussell sprouts. I ordered the french fries. They were the best thing about the meal. I would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go to this restaurant again or recommend it to anyone.

Pros: None

Cons: Very loud, cramped, awful food and service, overpriced

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UPDATE -

Floataway has improved its game - both with the renovation and more attention to service. I've been back several times (most recently this past week) and they no longer deserve the rebuke (tho they definitely deserved it at the time).

I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

It's one of the best spots in the neighborhood.

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OLD REVIEW:

It saddens me to say that Floataway Cafe is no longer the restaurant it used to be. I've just returned from an evening that was highly unsatisfactory. While the food remains delicious, the service and management seemed completely out of touch with reality. It made me think that they've somehow started to think that no matter how poor the service is, they will continue to earn the rave reviews. Someone in the back of the kitchen needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Things have gotten so dismal in the front of the house that I can no longer recommend this restaurant to my friends or visitors.

Some key points:

We arrived precisely on time for our reservation. We were made to wait 30 minutes (with nary a word from the hostess as to why). This was at 9PM in the evening. I understand that this is an inexact science, but it could have been handled much better.

Wait, wait, wait, wait for a server to show up.

She finally does and takes our drink order. Little did we know that this would be the theme throughout the entire evening.

This culminated with her chatting with a friend who had come into the restaurant as we waited 20 minutes (no exaggeration!) to just process our bill (in a nearly empty restaurant).

On top of the glacial service, the restaurant was freezing cold. This wasn't just a matter of of 68 vs. 72, but someone joked that they had turned off the heat to clear the tables. I was wearing socks and loafers and even my feet were cold.

Our bill for three people came to more than 200.00 - I think we deserved more in terms of service and comfort. To be fair, the appetizers and entrees were delicious.

Maybe I should ask them if they would consider takeout - because I am not going to put up with that horrific level of service again.

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★★★★☆

UPDATE -

Floataway has improved its game - both with the renovation and more attention to service. I've been back several times (most recently this past week) and they no longer deserve the rebuke (tho they definitely deserved it at the time).

I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.

It's one of the best spots in the neighborhood.

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OLD REVIEW:

It saddens me to say that Floataway Cafe is no longer the restaurant it used to be. I've just returned from an evening that was highly unsatisfactory. While the food remains delicious, the service and management seemed completely out of touch with reality. It made me think that they've somehow started to think that no matter how poor the service is, they will continue to earn the rave reviews. Someone in the back of the kitchen needs to wake up and smell the coffee. Things have gotten so dismal in the front of the house that I can no longer recommend this restaurant to my friends or visitors.

Some key points:

We arrived precisely on time for our reservation. We were made to wait 30 minutes (with nary a word from the hostess as to why). This was at 9PM in the evening. I understand that this is an inexact science, but it could have been handled much better.

Wait, wait, wait, wait for a server to show up.

She finally does and takes our drink order. Little did we know that this would be the theme throughout the entire evening.

This culminated with her chatting with a friend who had come into the restaurant as we waited 20 minutes (no exaggeration!) to just process our bill (in a nearly empty restaurant).

On top of the glacial service, the restaurant was freezing cold. This wasn't just a matter of of 68 vs. 72, but someone joked that they had turned off the heat to clear the tables. I was wearing socks and loafers and even my feet were cold.

Our bill for three people came to more than 200.00 - I think we deserved more in terms of service and comfort. To be fair, the appetizers and entrees were delicious.

Maybe I should ask them if they would consider takeout - because I am not going to put up with that horrific level of service again.

Pros: Food

Cons: zip

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The food was average compared to the prices. I had the Magherita Pizza, which was average. I have definitely tried better pizzas. The Trout with the seasonal veges is definitely a better choice. Service was prompt.

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★★★☆☆

The food was average compared to the prices. I had the Magherita Pizza, which was average. I have definitely tried better pizzas. The Trout with the seasonal veges is definitely a better choice. Service was prompt.

Pros: Beautifully contemporary and tranquil decor

Cons: Inconvenient and hidden location, average food.

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We all know that the restaurant is hidden amongst office suites in an industrial park. I can live with that if the restaurant makes you forget that once you walk in its doors. Floataway does not. I felt like I was in a garage all night. It just felt cheap. The chairs were uncomfortable, the table looked like an outdoor patio table from Miami in the 50's, the cinder block walls were painted like my elementary school cafeteria. For the menu prices, I would have expected a little more class. One last thing on the surroundings....to use the bathroom, you have to exit using a fire door out into a strange corridor lined with office space. It's just plain weird.

Fortunately the food was excellent. My only gripe on the food was the mere 4 choices for non-pasta entrees. The steak was done well. Pasta was fresh and delicious. The pizza was average in my opinion. The cheese selection was also quite nice served with nice accompaniments. And dessert also delicious (warm chocolate cake with banana ice cream). Service was also excellent...very attentive.

My last gripe is the wine list. While there were some uncommon and interesting bottles, it is priced poorly. There are very few selections under $40. This is unacceptable. Over half the list is priced $60 and up and it's not a big list...one page for both whites and reds. There is definitely more variety and value in the whites than the reds.

Overall, the food is good, the menu creative, and the service attentive. But for my money and with the fine selection of top notch restaurants in the ATL area, I won't return to this bizarrely placed and decorated restaurant.

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★★★★☆

We all know that the restaurant is hidden amongst office suites in an industrial park. I can live with that if the restaurant makes you forget that once you walk in its doors. Floataway does not. I felt like I was in a garage all night. It just felt cheap. The chairs were uncomfortable, the table looked like an outdoor patio table from Miami in the 50's, the cinder block walls were painted like my elementary school cafeteria. For the menu prices, I would have expected a little more class. One last thing on the surroundings....to use the bathroom, you have to exit using a fire door out into a strange corridor lined with office space. It's just plain weird.

Fortunately the food was excellent. My only gripe on the food was the mere 4 choices for non-pasta entrees. The steak was done well. Pasta was fresh and delicious. The pizza was average in my opinion. The cheese selection was also quite nice served with nice accompaniments. And dessert also delicious (warm chocolate cake with banana ice cream). Service was also excellent...very attentive.

My last gripe is the wine list. While there were some uncommon and interesting bottles, it is priced poorly. There are very few selections under $40. This is unacceptable. Over half the list is priced $60 and up and it's not a big list...one page for both whites and reds. There is definitely more variety and value in the whites than the reds.

Overall, the food is good, the menu creative, and the service attentive. But for my money and with the fine selection of top notch restaurants in the ATL area, I won't return to this bizarrely placed and decorated restaurant.

Pros: Creative menu, tasty food, good service

Cons: Crazy and cold decor, Wildly priced wine list

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Extremely helpful sommelier, she definitely knew what she was doing. The food is truly luscious and memorable. Tremendous ambiance. My only gripe is that it took me forever to find this place, because it's so nicely tucked away.

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★★★★★

Extremely helpful sommelier, she definitely knew what she was doing. The food is truly luscious and memorable. Tremendous ambiance. My only gripe is that it took me forever to find this place, because it's so nicely tucked away.

Pros: Service, Food, Wine savy

Cons: May be difficult to get booth seating

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This is definitely one of the best restaurants in atlanta. I had not been in several years but it was just as good as I remembered. Still is a bit difficult to find though. Everything is so fresh you really want to come early for dinner as they always run out of many of the items. If I could change anything it would be the expensive wine list. Just isn't necessary to have such expensive wine.

2
★★★★★

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in atlanta. I had not been in several years but it was just as good as I remembered. Still is a bit difficult to find though. Everything is so fresh you really want to come early for dinner as they always run out of many of the items. If I could change anything it would be the expensive wine list. Just isn't necessary to have such expensive wine.

Pros: fresh food

Cons: expensive wine, difficult to find

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I dined here with two others for my birthday. It was a Thursday night and even though we didn't have reservations we were seated promptly in the beautiful little courtyard outside the restraurant. Unlike many patios in the city, there were no sounds of traffic or busy streets. Just a perfect, quiet spring evening. Our meals (red snapper, oven roasted chicken and georgia trout) were delicious, our waiter attentive and helpful, and the desserts were simply devine! (a chocolate torte with chantilly cream is not too sweet and perfect with a cup of the french press coffee!) We also enjoyed a delightful bottle of wine. A bit pricey for me, but perfect for a special occassion (birthday, anniversary).

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★★★★★

I dined here with two others for my birthday. It was a Thursday night and even though we didn't have reservations we were seated promptly in the beautiful little courtyard outside the restraurant. Unlike many patios in the city, there were no sounds of traffic or busy streets. Just a perfect, quiet spring evening. Our meals (red snapper, oven roasted chicken and georgia trout) were delicious, our waiter attentive and helpful, and the desserts were simply devine! (a chocolate torte with chantilly cream is not too sweet and perfect with a cup of the french press coffee!) We also enjoyed a delightful bottle of wine. A bit pricey for me, but perfect for a special occassion (birthday, anniversary).

Pros: outdoor seating, great service

Cons: a bit pricey

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Atmosphere is uninviting, uncomfortable, had awkward seating and very difficult to find. I was not impressed at all with the food, was actually a very bad meal. Will not be returning to this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

Atmosphere is uninviting, uncomfortable, had awkward seating and very difficult to find. I was not impressed at all with the food, was actually a very bad meal. Will not be returning to this restaurant.

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We arrived @ Floataway for our 8 pm reservation and were asked to wait at the bar for several minutes while our table was prepared. It was worth the short wait! After being seated, we very much enjoyed a fantastic array of house-cured salumis. Boyfriend had skate wing with bacon and cherry reduction, and I thought he would cry, it was so good. My lamb pasta was also nice. This is definitely one of the best meals I've had in Atlanta! I actually preferred Floataway to Bacchanalia.

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★★★★★

We arrived @ Floataway for our 8 pm reservation and were asked to wait at the bar for several minutes while our table was prepared. It was worth the short wait! After being seated, we very much enjoyed a fantastic array of house-cured salumis. Boyfriend had skate wing with bacon and cherry reduction, and I thought he would cry, it was so good. My lamb pasta was also nice. This is definitely one of the best meals I've had in Atlanta! I actually preferred Floataway to Bacchanalia.

Pros: Fantastic food!!, Spot on service, Nice ambience

Cons: Short wait, Layout confusing

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I went with my husband and my sister and her husband for a night on the town. This is a beautifully modern setting and the food is Excellent!!! The owners have an organic farm where most of the vegetables greens are grown. The whole menu is organic- so fresh, it is wonderfull!! The ingredients are truly farm fresh and eco-friendly. The Menu is a little confusing, but the wait staff is more than willing to explain. I am definately dining here again!!!!

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★★★★★

I went with my husband and my sister and her husband for a night on the town. This is a beautifully modern setting and the food is Excellent!!! The owners have an organic farm where most of the vegetables greens are grown. The whole menu is organic- so fresh, it is wonderfull!! The ingredients are truly farm fresh and eco-friendly. The Menu is a little confusing, but the wait staff is more than willing to explain. I am definately dining here again!!!!

Pros: Food, Drinks, Dessert

Cons: Kind of hard to find

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If you are expecting a warm, romantic atmosphere, this is not the place for you. The restaurant is a bit hard to find even once you are parked and at the right complex. You enter through a walkway of outside diners, but there is no clear marking of the entrance or hostess stand. Once we located the hostess, we were seated in very modern, solid metal chairs at a tiny table slapped up right next to the bar. These chairs have no cushion and are cold and uncomfortable. Menu options are hard to understand. In fact the menu is arranged in such a way that it is difficult to decipher appetizers from entrees from desserts. The food was the one bright spot in the evening - it was good, but small portions and we quickly ate so that we could leave and head to more comfortable surroundings.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you are expecting a warm, romantic atmosphere, this is not the place for you. The restaurant is a bit hard to find even once you are parked and at the right complex. You enter through a walkway of outside diners, but there is no clear marking of the entrance or hostess stand. Once we located the hostess, we were seated in very modern, solid metal chairs at a tiny table slapped up right next to the bar. These chairs have no cushion and are cold and uncomfortable. Menu options are hard to understand. In fact the menu is arranged in such a way that it is difficult to decipher appetizers from entrees from desserts. The food was the one bright spot in the evening - it was good, but small portions and we quickly ate so that we could leave and head to more comfortable surroundings.

Pros: Food, Polite waiter

Cons: Atmosphere, Menu Options, Layout of restaurant

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Can be hard to find, but once found you'll go back again and again. Located in an industrial park, mirrors and soft, floaty fabrics soften the decor. Whatever the season, the food is always fresh - both in quality and design. The menu is sort of a mix between Italian, French and California. The roasted organic chicken with bread salad is one of my favorites and I can't pass up the chocolate cake with chantilly cream for dessert.

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★★★★☆

Can be hard to find, but once found you'll go back again and again. Located in an industrial park, mirrors and soft, floaty fabrics soften the decor. Whatever the season, the food is always fresh - both in quality and design. The menu is sort of a mix between Italian, French and California. The roasted organic chicken with bread salad is one of my favorites and I can't pass up the chocolate cake with chantilly cream for dessert.

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A little hard to find but when you do you are in for a treat. The service was attentive and gracious, granting all of our special requests (different table, too cold). But the food....oh the food!! Definatly one of the best meals I have had in ATL. The quality is top notch and pairing inventive. I was very impressed and will definitly be back again. A very special place not to be missed!

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★★★★★

A little hard to find but when you do you are in for a treat. The service was attentive and gracious, granting all of our special requests (different table, too cold). But the food....oh the food!! Definatly one of the best meals I have had in ATL. The quality is top notch and pairing inventive. I was very impressed and will definitly be back again. A very special place not to be missed!

Pros: great service, amazing food, nice atmosphere

Cons: hard to find

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Our group of five had a terrible experience. We were first seated at a beautiful table, but after getting our drinks a large, garage-type door was opened which make the temperature plummet. (This was the evening of huge hail and freezing temps...) When we asked if the door could be closed, the manager was extremely condescending and said, "no", but offered to move us to a "wonderful table nearby." That table was located in a back room, with very little ambiance or character - a big change from our first table. The food was very overpriced for the quality. (Stay away from the trout.) The capper was when we got our bill - we had asked the waiter to suggest a moderately priced red, but later we were charged for an $83. bottle of wine! None of us will be returning, or recommending to colleagues or friends. A huge disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our group of five had a terrible experience. We were first seated at a beautiful table, but after getting our drinks a large, garage-type door was opened which make the temperature plummet. (This was the evening of huge hail and freezing temps...) When we asked if the door could be closed, the manager was extremely condescending and said, "no", but offered to move us to a "wonderful table nearby." That table was located in a back room, with very little ambiance or character - a big change from our first table. The food was very overpriced for the quality. (Stay away from the trout.) The capper was when we got our bill - we had asked the waiter to suggest a moderately priced red, but later we were charged for an $83. bottle of wine! None of us will be returning, or recommending to colleagues or friends. A huge disappointment.

Cons: poor management, overpriced, pretentious

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i've eaten here consistently since they've opened and have never had anything less than phenomenal food. the freshest ingredients, great service and incredible value. my favorite place to bring friends, it simply never disappoints.

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★★★★★

i've eaten here consistently since they've opened and have never had anything less than phenomenal food. the freshest ingredients, great service and incredible value. my favorite place to bring friends, it simply never disappoints.

Pros: great food, great value, great service

Cons: i don't live there

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The fried georgia white shrimp, green tomatoes and lemon was an exquisite appetizer; the bittersweet taste of the fried lemon a pleasant new flavor, the basil vinaigrette a wonderful complement to the tomatoes. The roasted organic chicken with bread salad: perfectly crisp skin, the meat itself was juicy, indicators of a careful slow roasting. The braised short rib with olive oil mashed potatoes was exceptionally tender. A dressed up meat and potatoes dish, perhaps a little unremarkable. We finished off with a fresh capriole goat cheese cake with raspberry coulis- a rich, delicious little sweet, yet light and velvety. The goat-cheese flavor was unmistakable and very pleasant, especially with the tart raspberry, which nicely balanced out the sweetness. In conclusion, floataway cafe has nothing to envy of its big sister, Bacchanalia. peaceful atmosphere, impeccable service, and the menu changes every day to blend influences from Europe with fine American dining.

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★★★★★

The fried georgia white shrimp, green tomatoes and lemon was an exquisite appetizer; the bittersweet taste of the fried lemon a pleasant new flavor, the basil vinaigrette a wonderful complement to the tomatoes. The roasted organic chicken with bread salad: perfectly crisp skin, the meat itself was juicy, indicators of a careful slow roasting. The braised short rib with olive oil mashed potatoes was exceptionally tender. A dressed up meat and potatoes dish, perhaps a little unremarkable. We finished off with a fresh capriole goat cheese cake with raspberry coulis- a rich, delicious little sweet, yet light and velvety. The goat-cheese flavor was unmistakable and very pleasant, especially with the tart raspberry, which nicely balanced out the sweetness. In conclusion, floataway cafe has nothing to envy of its big sister, Bacchanalia. peaceful atmosphere, impeccable service, and the menu changes every day to blend influences from Europe with fine American dining.

Pros: tasteful decor, attentive service, uncrowded

Cons: small tables

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Floataway does creative food well. The appetizers always have something unexpected and delightful. Service is efficient, professional, and pleasant. One of the best in town. We would go every weekend if we could afford it.

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★★★★★

Floataway does creative food well. The appetizers always have something unexpected and delightful. Service is efficient, professional, and pleasant. One of the best in town. We would go every weekend if we could afford it.

Pros: unique food, perfectly prepared, worth the price

Cons: can't try everything

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This is by far my favorite restaurant in Atlanta.
I simply love the atmosphere-very unasumming from the outside but when you walk in you know you are not just at any restaurant.
Its run very efficiently-the bartender makes killer Martinis-and he makes a mean Irish Coffee-you have to order it-They won*t have it on the menu but they should.
Everything is prepared flawlessly. I celebrate my birthday's here- I love to bring a crowd of 6-even 3-4 is nice- Sometimes when you there are only two people the sitting is not very good-you might find yourself in some corner.
The restaurant is by reservation only-therefore you really leave the weekend crowd-
My belief is when you go there with good friends-something magical happens...

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★★★★★

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Atlanta.
I simply love the atmosphere-very unasumming from the outside but when you walk in you know you are not just at any restaurant.
Its run very efficiently-the bartender makes killer Martinis-and he makes a mean Irish Coffee-you have to order it-They won*t have it on the menu but they should.
Everything is prepared flawlessly. I celebrate my birthday's here- I love to bring a crowd of 6-even 3-4 is nice- Sometimes when you there are only two people the sitting is not very good-you might find yourself in some corner.
The restaurant is by reservation only-therefore you really leave the weekend crowd-
My belief is when you go there with good friends-something magical happens...

Pros: No Waiting, Not Crowded, Not too loud

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This is one of my top five eating establishments in the city. With a menu that changes seasonally, I find myself frequenting here often. The appetizers are bursting with flavor, color and texture. Most are quite large, which is a pleasant surprise compared to other high end restaurants. Most entrees are presented in such a fashion that one must appreciate it as a work of art before enjoying what I affectionately refer to as a culinary orgasm. This restaurant is far superior in culinary originality and interesting clientele than it's sister restaurant, Bacchanalia. The fare is so good that the price is justified. The wine list is adequate enough to find a suitable pairing to any meal.

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★★★★★

This is one of my top five eating establishments in the city. With a menu that changes seasonally, I find myself frequenting here often. The appetizers are bursting with flavor, color and texture. Most are quite large, which is a pleasant surprise compared to other high end restaurants. Most entrees are presented in such a fashion that one must appreciate it as a work of art before enjoying what I affectionately refer to as a culinary orgasm. This restaurant is far superior in culinary originality and interesting clientele than it's sister restaurant, Bacchanalia. The fare is so good that the price is justified. The wine list is adequate enough to find a suitable pairing to any meal.

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With soft dreamy fabrics toning down the harder edges of this former garage, Floataway Café manages to be industrial and romantic at the same time. Entrees take advantage of seasonal offerings and are California cool. And, while it may be a bit off the beaten path, this means there's plenty of parking and you don't have to worry about the dreaded valet.

2
★★★★☆

With soft dreamy fabrics toning down the harder edges of this former garage, Floataway Café manages to be industrial and romantic at the same time. Entrees take advantage of seasonal offerings and are California cool. And, while it may be a bit off the beaten path, this means there's plenty of parking and you don't have to worry about the dreaded valet.

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I adore this place--it's always the first restaurant I think of when planning a special occasion. Such an elegant, airy space, equally appropriate for a romantic dinner for two or a friend's birthday celebration. Every time I've been the food has been exquisitely prepared with the freshest ingredients. I'll keep coming back.

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★★★★★

I adore this place--it's always the first restaurant I think of when planning a special occasion. Such an elegant, airy space, equally appropriate for a romantic dinner for two or a friend's birthday celebration. Every time I've been the food has been exquisitely prepared with the freshest ingredients. I'll keep coming back.

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Floataway cafe abides in a classic loft and warehouse space softened by artwork and brushed tin, stainless steel and chrome accents. Chef-owners and spouses Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison, both of Atlanta's Bacchanalia and Quinones…

 

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