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floataway : stay away!

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floataway : stay away!

linda | Feb 29, 2004 10:16 PM

Floataway is one of the highest ranked restaurants in Atlanta and is owned by the same group which owns Bacchanalia. Our meal there last saturday was mediocre at best, and the service was awful.
The only dish I would recommend is the pizza from the wood burning oven. The mixed fried seafood appetizer featured frozen and farmed prawns which were not cleaned before dipping them into the batter. The pumpkin ravioli with brown butter was overcooked an insipid. The tuna was cooked rare as I requested but was paired with raw slices of clementines and not so tender raw fennel--a type of dish that featured in California restaurants 15 years ago before the cuisine has evolved.It was also served cold. The beef brisket pot au feu was boring. The lemon pudding was so tame that it was not tart at all.
3 of us ordered a half bottle of Albarino and 2000 Cornas. I also requested the young Cornas to be decanted. The reply by our young waitress was a curt and scolding:"If you insist!".

When the bottle came 15 minutes after I ordered it was a 2001. There was even no mention of it or any apology. I kindly warned our waitress that "if you insist" sounded like passing a judgment on client's request and I did not appreciate it. No apology. Instead she opted to neglect us for the rest of the night, except for the very minimum tasks performed in a quasi hostile manner.

Towards the end of the dinner(we had a 9:45 PM reservation) they turned the music so loud that we could hardly hear each other at 11:30. We requested them to turn it down, at no avail.

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