Floataway Cafe
Floataway Cafe

Floataway Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.starprovisions.com/
  • Phone: 4048921414x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Anne Quatrano/Clifford Harrison
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Briarcliff Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Large parking area available in front of restaurant
A word from Floataway Cafe
Located in a renovated warehouse, Floataway Café transformed the space into a contemporary dining experience. Chefs/Owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison have created a local organic, produce-driven menu with daily menu changes that reflect seasonal influences. Pale blues are offset by creamy wood panels and natural lighting, while a courtyard area is transformed into a romantic outdoor café with the night sky forming a starry canopy.
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Floataway Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)special occasion (37)neighborhood gem (35)romantic (31)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (13)notable wine list (9)scenic view (5)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Customer Service stinks
    BuckhavenguyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We walked in and the hostess who greeted us was pretty rude. We went to the bar area. 1 bartender for about 25 people (and the rest of the restaurant) makes no sense!! And she wasn't good. We asked for a margarita and she proceeded to mix what looked like the right ingredients, then pour out some alcohol so she could add water. WHY? Why would you do that? The drink sucked. We weren't getting any service so we just left. Too many great restaurants in ATL to sit at this one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great Star restaurant!
    SMAtlVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a fabulous meal at Floataway Café on Saturday night! We love Burrata and got that as an appetizer, it was delicious! I highly recommend their pastas - we got the ricotta gnocchi and orecchiette with summer sausage. The dessert special was the brown butter fig tart, OMG I want another one. The service was really good as well, we didn't feel rushed and were able to take our time and enjoy the wine and dinner. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy with inattentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We found the food uneven, the restaurant too noisy to hear anyone, and the service poor. The server kept not remembering what was on offer, interrupted us when we were talking, and just seemed pretty clueless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vibeless
    HmBerkVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Getting a bit long in the tooth, menu could use some updating. Also, all of the Star Provisions share menu items (e.g. their crab fritter) which makes you feel like you're in an upscale McDonalds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgotten gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I had not been to Floataway for quite some time. A friend requested it for her birthday dinner. It was as lovely as I had remembered. So glad that I was reintroduced to this place. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Floataway endures!
    ClaudiaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been regulars at the Floataway Cafe for at least five years and still love walking in the door and feeling the welcome, serenity, and anticipation of a great meal. The restaurant has four different sections, each with its own character. On a spring, summer or fall evening, the terrace outside is perfect. All of the pasta entrees are inventive and delicious, often including seasonal vegetables. Three other entrees are reliably fantastic: the Georgia trout, hangar steak, and chicken schnitzel. Side orders of vegetables, and the wonderfully prepared farro, are favorites. The atmosphere is relaxing and warm; service attentive not intrusive. The staff is accommodating and just plain nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nightmare
    SamGVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Awful service. Everything went wrong. Had not been in a while and will not be back anytime soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Floataway on a rainy weekday eve
    iji93108VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Haven't been in a couple of years, and it's still very good. The "melon" salad with feta was fresh and refreshingly delicious. The pasta was perfectly prepared and tasty. We were two old guy friends catching up and having dinner and we could here each other without shouting! Love quiet, rainy nights out at a good restaurant where you have to endure walking in a heavy rain to get to the front door of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Good As Remembered
    NotABuckheadBetty
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We hadn't been to Floataway for several years; the concern is always that standards will have slipped. The food was excellent as was our server. Their wine list is a little quirky. We tried the crab fitter, steak frites, and the toffee dessert. All were excellent. The portion sizes were overly generous, but that should hardly register as a complaint. I'd give it a solid A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Float
    ILIKETOEATVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was good. The service was good. The staff was excellent. I would not rank Floataway Cafe as one of my favorite places but it is still very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and Original
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Everything was great, the service, the appetizers, the dessert, the romantic table...except both our main entrees were too salty. Other than that a delightful dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dinnerfor2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have been here several times and always loved the food. Something was missing this time. The wine and pickled beet salad were delightful but subsequent dishes were sub-par. The mixed friti had two pieces of squid and one shrimp, the remainder was poorly fried red onions. These sword fish was well prepared but the the eggplant was a bit too sweet and totally overwhelmed the delicate fish. As always the ice milk desert was one of our favorites. We're not sure what happened to the middle of the meal. It was as if the main chef was absent that evening. With all the excellent dining choices available in Atlanta, it's doubtful we'll return for a long while to what was once one of our favorite dining experiences
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food, ok service,bad cocktail
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As usual, great food. Our waiter while not rude, was not friendly. My moscow mule did not taste like a moscow mule so had to send it back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely and elegant
    cjbiz
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed a birthday celebration on Saturday evening. The crab fritter appetizer was mostly crab meat and very good. The hangar steak and the farro side were delicious. Service was attentive and informed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night at float away cafe
    RomaninAtlanta
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    My wife and I went to the fluidly café for our anniversary. As usual the food service was great. I especially enjoyed the farro which is a food that I've never had before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Air conditioning was a little uncomforable (blowing air), but your wait staff had the unit shut down while we ate. We enjoyed our meal very much. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    ReneeVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This is a regular spot for us. We brought another couple with us who had never been to Floataway and they enjoyed it very much. The food was great as always. Never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Any of Cliff and Annie's restaurants are ones you can always trust. You know the food will always be prepared just the way it should be and can count on them always using fresh seasonal ingredients. Tuesday night was a quiet night which made it a little bit of a different atmosphere. It is usually packed so having it quiet was different, still very nice of course but different. I was sort of surprised how much that changes one's dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little disappointed
    GADeeva
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went to celebrate my partner's birthday and having been to the Optimist, Lure and several of the other happening restaurants in the Atlanta area I was a bit disappointed in the vibe, atmosphere and the food. I wasn't wowed at all. We had a nice table in front which gave us privacy but the atmosphere was pretty flat and the decor looked like it needed an update. Some music playing would have helped as music and iighting seem to help set the atmosphere and both were lacking greatly here. The food was not anything to write home about but the desserts were terrific and deserve high marks. Our service was outstanding so I will give big kudso to wait staff. For the price of the meal there are better places to chose that give a better experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not for us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Nothing wrong with the restaurant. The location was great. The wait staff was great. But it was nothing special and just didn't fit our style.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was great, as always. Sonya took great care of us during dinner! While waiting for our table, it took a long time to order wine at the bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great dinner
    Atlim48VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food was excellent and the service was spot on. Floataway is consistently a wonderful, mid-price restaurant serving delicious food prepared well. Not a lot of pretense, great food prepared to highlight the ingredients. Service is very professional and not a trace of affectation. Superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service
    winstonVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Service is impersonal. The overall experience could be greatly improved by more friendly and helpful servers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Menu
    pickymrandmrs
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The staff was lovely! We had dined at the other Star Provision restaurants, but had not yet tried Float Away cafe. The menu is AMAZING. My husband and I are extremely picky eaters who are also food snobs... so we are a tough couple to deal with. Our server was adorable and made the most perfect recommendations to satisfy our appetite and palette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointing long-time favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Floataway Cafe has been a long-time favorite of ours, a go-to neighborhood restaurant that never let us down for the past six years. Until Friday night. We had black-ink spaghettis that were overcooked and tasteless and a gnocchi dish that lacked total inspiration. We were there to celebrate my daughter's celebration and ordered a half bottle of Veuve Cliquot to start the event. It had a bad taste and we returned it. But we did not feel like complaining again for the entrees, our plates remained almost untouched, which went unnoticed by the waitress. No question was asked. No offer to make it up. We left the place sad and disappointed, knowing that it will take a long time before thinking of going back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 903 reviews are from the Floataway Cafe reviews archive.
  • Perhaps even better than before
    rsporsche
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We eat at floataway 5 or 6 times a year as it is our favorite in Atlanta. Great value for wonderful food. Casually elegant always a great experience
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Service was outstanding. We felt well taken care of but not rushed. Lump crab appetizer was a perfect start. Hanger steak was the best meal at the table, I will order it next time I'm at the Floataway. The chicken was a little dry but it was served with an arugula & grapefruit salad that was outstanding. But the perfect ending to our experience was the taffy cake. It's a little tricky to find but well worth the effort.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    hermanmelville
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    As always, excellent food, attentive staff, wonderful ambience. Nothing better in Atlanta.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner would have been perfect, but
    UrbanArbiter
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything was great except for the noisy birthday party in the middle if the room with one incessantly cackling woman
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience but too expensive
    pickypeople111
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Float Away Cafe was a good romantic setting, great service but cost too much for the quality of the food. We will not be going there again.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A terrific place
    JSF22VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Don't worry about the weird industrial neighborhood and the strange warehouse configuration. The food at Floataway is always interesting and delicious, the service is excellent, and the decor is creative and inviting. Have never had anything I didn't like and come here as often as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rushed by waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I took my mom here while she was on vacation visiting me. The waitress we had on Saturday night really really rushed us. The food was decent except for the side of farro which we couldn't even eat. I won't be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent! Favorite "go to"
    DreamAbtFd
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Excellent! Favorite "go to" restaurant for a special meal at a great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and GREAT Service!
    DinerDelight
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is a wonderful place to dine! It is in an interesting location in a commercial warehouse area but well worth the visit. The food was fresh, local and delicious. Our Server was one of the BEST we have ever had (and we are fortunate to be able to eat in great restaurants when we travel internationally so get to experience a lot of food and servers.) Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Floataway Cafe is a favorite
    beckster
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The Floataway Cafe is a hidden favorite. Whether eating an appetizer, entree or dessert, every bite is a perfect bite, thoughtfully prepared with fresh in-season ingredients. They also have an amazingly curated and affordable wine list that puts what other restaurants charge for the same wine to shame. The ambiance is pleasing and the decor is beautiful. The service is excellent - servers are friendly and extremely knowledgable. This is where I take out of town friends to catch up, have a great meal and impress them with Atlanta's restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bread
    TwoDine
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    The food was good but not as outstanding as we had expected. The biggest issue, however, was the fact that the restaurant charges for bread!!! As we waited for our meal, we asked if we could have a few pieces of bread and the waitress said we could order one of the items on the menu for $6.00. Surprised, we said, we just want a bit of bread as we wait for our dinner. She then said she could bring us a few pieces for $4.00 Since we were quite hungry, we agreed. Four very small pieces of bread were brought to our table with no butter. We have eaten in some exceptional restaurants in this country and others and have NEVER been charged for bread. Bread seems to be a small item for a restaurant of this caliber to provide free of charge.
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  • FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN ATLANTA !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We continue to return to Floataway over and over again as the food is outstanding. We appreciate that you can ask for no salt on your food and they ill do it as so many places will not. We live in Marietta and do not ever mind driving in because the food and service is so excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Gem in an unusual spot
    Alin
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    I went to Float Away when it first opened, but I had not been back for several years. I am a fan of Anne's restaurants. I remember Bacchanalia in the old house on Piedmont - I miss that atmosphere! I knew the food was going to be good. I knew it was going to be as local as it could be. But as happens at Anne's restaurants, I was once again blown away by how the dishes are simple explosions of flavor produced by combining excellent ingredients and using kitchen chemistry to make a beautiful marriage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    filleduparadis
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Enjoyed it all very much. Tucked away in quiet and unassuming corner of the city. Beautiful floral murals, quaint outdoor seating area and the food of course, does not disappoint. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Bust
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    No one was at the hostess stand & we had to find the hostess. We had to wait 25 minutes for drinks at our table. A drink before dinner is supposed to be before dinner, not after our appetizers had been delivered. The same hostess was opening our bottle of wine & it was just as bad as the drinks. If it was extremely busy, I would have given the benefit of the doubt, but that clearly wasn't the case with numerous tables open. We weren't in any rush and would have enjoyed the amount of time at the restaurant, but having to ask for water, an update to our cocktails, a clean wine glass, to open our bottle of wine, and then change our mind on dessert after 15 minutes, was a huge disappointment. Waiter was okay but he clearly didn't get any help.
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    • Noise LevelModerate