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Floataway Cafe
Floataway Cafe

Floataway Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.starprovisions.com
  • Email: floatawaycafe@bellsouth.net
  • Phone: (404) 892-1414
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: A Private Room seats 20 people
    A Private Room seats 30-40 people
    Bar is available privately for parties of 20 – 30
    Entire restaurant also available for private functions
  • Private Party Contact: Geoff Brewer (404) 892-1414

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Excellent! Favorite "go to" restaurant for a special meal at a great price."
    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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had not dined there in a long time, and it was just as good as I remembered."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The visit in Dec 2012 to Floataway was very disappointing. The waiter had a large table and it took over 15 minutes for us to be acknowledged. This was not our usual experience at Floataway or any of the restaurants Annie Q owns and operates. We will go back to Floataway but not during the holidays."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Floataway is a hidden gem tucked away. Feels like a best kept secret. Bone marrow & the Hanger Steak were hands down the favorites of our table. If you have room for dessert the Toffee Pudding will have you floating away. Such a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here three times now over the course of a few years. First time the food was disappointing, particularly for the price, second time we stuck to the pizza, which has always been good and this time we gave the rest of the menu another shot. We were not disappointed. Huge upgrades in the quality over the past few years as far as we could tell and well worth the money. Everything was delicious, lots of unique flavors and ingredients. Service was also really friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend it to others."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I took my fiance here for his birthday, with another couple. Everything we had was delicious- as others have noted, the hanger steak was especially a winner according to my friends. Personally, I keep thinking about the escarole salad :) We inquired about the olives, which were notable, as well. The server was excellent- very friendly & professional, & he knew everything about the menu, which is an achievement since it changes constantly & has very unique dishes. The atmosphere was modern yet very comfortable. I would love to return, but it might be a bit because this place was slightly on the pricey side. But next special occasion, it will certainly be in the running!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "While it was slightly more noisy than usual (probably because of the presence of groups), we enjoyed our dinner. The food is always delicious and fresh."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Very nice evening. Restaurant and service were lovely. Food was ample but too expensive for dishes being served. Menu items sound more exotic than they are."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My parents were in town this weekend, and they are picky about restaurants. I wanted to get them to venture out from the usuals they like to go to when they are here. Floataway was perfect. Awesome decor, surprisingly quiet, and absolutely delicious food and wine. We had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great place for nice dinner. Food and service were exceptional. The way the restuarant is divided up it feels very personal and quaint. Very nice decor in a unique location."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The restaurant is located down a street in a quiet area which made parking a breeze. So that was a big plus right off the bat. My girlfriend and I were seated right away (reservations at 6:30 pm so pretty empty at the time) and we had great service all night. The restaurant wasn't very loud even when it did fill up. All of the food that we ordered was fantastic. We had cocktails, cold and warm appetizers, the main entrees (the parsnip ravioli was a huge hit for us), a cheese course, and dessert. The only thing I can say that wasn't great was the citrus tart (we ordered the tasting dessert which came with three desserts. I Then again, I'm not a huge fan of lemon anyway. Loved the food, would recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had 8:30 reservations and were seated by 8:25. Started off with the Butternut Squash soup which was delicious. Also had the Crab friiters as an appetizer which was good. We had heard how great the pizza's were so ordered the Margharita which turned out to be quite bland. The trout is what we ordered as our entree which was alright but not great. The food we received was certainly not bad but not as flavorful as we had hoped for with the prices we were paying. This was me and my companions first time here so could have been just a bad night or we ordered the wrong items. Can't see me coming back though for a while with so many other good restaurants in town. :("
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We were very excited to have date night here. The restaurant is beautiful. The food is good. Our server was not good. She didn't seem interested in telling us about the menu or even introducing herself. It was like pulling teeth to get information. Ruins the experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I often forget that Floataway Cafe is an Atlanta gem and standout for food and experience! Don't miss this GREAT place!!!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Some might think the location "cool," but I thought it was a bit scary. I was by myself (meeting someone there), I was nervous driving through a deserted warehouse/office area, and I was a bit nervous getting out of my car in a dark warehouse parking lot. It was cold every few minutes in the restaurant. When the heat was on, it was fine, but it would cut off and get cold before it kicked on again. The food was good, but I was not excited about anything. I liked Floataway, but I love Bacchanalia and was hoping for something similar. The service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Floataway Cafe recently, on one of the coldest nights Atlanta's seen this winter. Service was prompt, attentive, & friendly. The food is somewhat overpriced, but delicious. Portion sizes are perfect. Our biggest complaint was that it was really, really cold inside the restaurant. Both my husband and I had to wear our winter coats through the entire meal. I am not sure if there was a problem with the heating system, but that really should have been addressed prior to the evening service. Even some space heaters would have helped! The interior is so gorgeous and inviting...it's a shame that we had to sit there, shivering in our boots throughout our meal. Will definitely return in the warmer months."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "In one word: Awesome!!! Food and service were fantastic. And reasonably priced wines."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Three of us had dinner. Restaurant was cold and looked like the industrial site it is. My wife had the corkscrew pasta with veal meatballs.Not only was the pasta not al denta,it was as though it had simmered all day. When I asked for crackers for my oysters,I was told they did not serve them.I then asked for bread and was told it was $6.00. We got 4 pieces of ciabatta(stale) and 5 slices of something that was at least 3 days old and cold.To think that they charge for something like this! I had the side of butternut squash which was too hard and uncooked to eat. Could not believe how much the place had declined since I was there 2-3 years ago."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Floataway is nicely decorated, but the metal chairs are hard and cold in the winter. The food was tasty (but heavy on the salt) and overpriced for what you get. No bread was offered, and $15 for a glass of Chardonnay is ridiculous. Our waitress was also pretty hands off, and we had to ask the neighboring table's waitress for assistance. Glad we tried it, but there are too many good restaurants in ATL to go back."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Haven't been here in a while, but we have always found the food to be excellent, accompanied by a decent wine list. Once again the food was excellent. We had a very friendly waitress, quite good, and attentive until we finished our entrees at which point it took 10-12 minutes for her to show up and clear the table. Didn't spoil the experience but wasn't as professional and smooth as one would want. That said, we look forward to returning. The restaurant had a fairly subdued, reasonably quiet atmosphere which we very much appreciate."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great food and service. Simple menu but appealing to all. Best toffee cake I've ever had."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "An unexpected evening with friends who were stuck in town because of a plane snafu led us to Floataway for a wonderful evening of great food and wine. Our service was perfect, unobtrusive and helpful. Would have preferred a table removed from other people, who seemed annoyed when we were seated near them in a room that resembled a train car, but it all worked out."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "I'd heard good things about Float Away Cafe for years, but this was our first visit. Tucked away in a very unassuming office park, what this spot lacks in curb appeal they make up for in the kitchen. Fantastic small plates (the octopus and chicken sausage appetizer was a great start) and an interesting array of entrees. We settled on the pork porterhouse and the skirt steak and both were excellent. With the toffee and vanilla gelato dessert, we were both full and very satisfied at the end of the meal. The only possible blemish may be the bar. The signature drink list sounded great, but the drinks didn't really deliver - which is to say, somewhere else they'd be fine, but here they didn't measure up to the food."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Consistently excellent. The touch and care of their bigger sister. But much more relaxed and casual. The food was outstanding. Not an off moment in the evening. You can dress up of go in jeans and tennis shoes. It's just a comfortable place to enjoy really fine dining."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Finally a wonderful QUIET restaurant. Food and service excellent"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We had a nice dinner - food was very good and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Floataway Cafe was a fabulous experience and wonderful meal. All 4 meals at our table were excellent."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Two hot appetizers were outstanding -- one with Taylor clams and chorizo in a rustic flavorful broth with grilled bread for dipping. The parsnip ravoli with sage butter was light and the pasta was perfectly cooked. The wine list has some excellent values and an interesting range of selections."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We wanted a great place to enjoy New Year's Eve without spending a fortune on a special menu. Floataway was perfect - normal menu and prices, which means great food and drink at reasonable prices. The room was festive and fun. We love having Floataway as one of our local "secrets.""
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I will state that I was there on News Year eve at approx. 9pm. The food had good presentation but many components of the dishes were over salted. The appetizers were good. I ordered a Chardonnay but a red wine was brought to table. This was corrected but total time from wine order to delivery was 20 minutes which included correction. I ordered a Sambuca with desert and received a tequila. I declined a correction since desert was finished by then. I was not charged for the tequila with the coffee beans. The bar service seemed to be the bottle neck as well as the source of errors. I may try this place again because there were many good qualities as well."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We can't say enough. Great Flavors. Parsnip ravioli was incredible. Crab fritters were the best I have ever had. So many great flavors."
    Dined on 12/21/2013