Floataway is a place you come to be chill. To feel chill. To eat chill. With the walls painted vibrant blue, assorted glass bottles lining the bar and vintage fire-engine-red accents, it's as if owners Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison splashed the essence of hipster indie craft aesthetic over the place and then toned it down just enough to feel fancy. This approach to the decor is similar to the way the kitchen approaches food: ramp up ingredient quality, then tone down dishes to the absolute essentials. Chefs Quatrano, Harrison and Drew Belline regularly create masterpieces, but occasionally something more raucous is longed for on Floataway’s plates. The restaurant also excels at a seemingly forgotten aspect of service, and that’s pacing. Meals at Floataway are languid affairs --never slow, but gloriously unrushed.
Price: $$$$ ($30+)