Abysmal service! We thought the waiter was our water boy until he came to take our order. That was basically the last time we saw him until it was time to order coffee. He never asked how our meal... was, if we wanted another glass of wine, etc. When he did serve our coffee, he never asked us if we wanted dessert until our coffee was gone. These were just the waiter issues. Our table was right outside of the kitchen and in the breezeway of the front door. OK if the restaurant is at capacity, but it wasn't. We were also rushed through our meal. We were out of this " fine dining establishment" in an hour. This wasn't my first visit to Floataway Cafe, but it was definitely me last!VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Abysmal service! We thought the waiter was our water boy until he came to take our order. That was basically the last time we saw him until it was time to order coffee. He never asked how our meal was, if we wanted another glass of wine, etc. When he did serve our coffee, he never asked us if we wanted dessert until our coffee was gone. These were just the waiter issues. Our table was right outside of the kitchen and in the breezeway of the front door. OK if the restaurant is at capacity, but it wasn't. We were also rushed through our meal. We were out of this " fine dining establishment" in an hour. This wasn't my first visit to Floataway Cafe, but it was definitely me last!
If you like meat, go somewhere else. If you like appetizers that you can figure out, go somewhere else. If you want to be shoulder to shoulder and smell the cologne of, not your date, but your neighbor, come here. Not impressive at all.
Pros: -- Fun location, no parking hassles -- Interesting decor -- Reasonable prices -- Good drinks list -- good service Cons: -- As others have noted, food is ordinary and a bit unambitious -- The place seems to struggle for an identity... what is it??? Overall -- definitely try it out -- you won't be disappointed. Then again, it's hardly a special place for an amazing dinner.
On Saturday my husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. Everything from the atmosphere, service and quality of food was great.
Food was great, ambience nice but the service was nothing short of perfect. Well Done... very European in style of service, rarely seen in the USA and Atlanta.
We were told for years to try this place. Everyone said it would knock our socks off, and that we would become fans ourselves. We finally went to see what the hype was all about. Now, we are food lovers, and are definitely willing to pay for good food, but this just wasn't worth it. Even though we went only a short while ago, the food was so unimpressive that I can't even remember what we ordered...I think it was the trout, and maybe some pork dish. The sides were onions, collard greens (done horribly) and some other southerny stuff. These guys are trying really hard to be 'soulfood done up chic' I think, but it's just not that great. I won't go here again. Oh, but the decor was ok and I liked the location, very cool.
It's really difficult to find some of my unusual favorites, but this place has many of them (seasonally available). I especially love fresh white anchovies, and theirs were excellent. A friend held her 40th birthday party here, and we had a terrific time, a table full of women wearing boas. Great atmosphere too.
Poor attention to reservations. I was seated 20 minutes after my reservation time. The food was decent, but clearly not exceptional. I poured every glass of my own wine, i.e., little attention by the server. There was a very loud redneck party of eight over which the management failed to exert any control. I used to dine here once or more weekly when it first opened and took a five year vacation. I plan to take another five year vacation. If you look at the positive reviews, the other restaurants they rave about are mostly fast food establishments. Save your money.
We had a 8:30 reservation, but we were not seated until 8:50 in a totally unacceptable location next to the kitchen and had to ask to be moved to a better table. Service was somewhat slow; had to pour our own wine each time. Food was good for the most part. The ambience of the dining experience was toally destroyed by a very loud inebriated wowman who belly-laughed for 2 hours and irritated most people in the dining room; yet the management never said anything to her. We left without coffee and dessert since we could not tolerate the noise any longer. We will not be returning to this establishment.
The Floataway Cafe has great food and an innovative menu. Everything is excellent, and the service is very friendly. It is a great place to eat.
If you haven't been...you gotta go! It's always wonderful!
The Service, the Staff, the Appetizer, the Meal, & the dessert were, without exception, incredible. I have been to Floataway Cafe three times, and it's deja-vu. Perfect for a date, a friend visiting from out-of-town, or just a get-together. I highly recommend the Hanger Steak with pommes frites, and the Picolo Fritto (sp?) for appetizer. The waiter, (Geoffrey?), was attentive and helpful during every step of the evening, and treated us as if we were their only customers, though he was obviously extremely busy. Don't wait for a special occasion, go now. It's worth every penny, if not twice the price.
I was surprised by the location but definitely a must try. ADVISE: don't go there with out reservations (small location with limited seating) but unique food that you are not going to find at most places. Try the fennel pizza.
It's gotta be 1 of the top 5 in Atlanta, I know it's in mine.
Food is always amazing, service is always wonderful. A great spot for a date or a small group. We go time and time again, never to be let down.