The Floataway Café
After modernizing a warehouse space using warm woods, pastel blues and greens, and plenty of natural lighting, Anne Quatrano and Clifford Harrison (also the owners of Atlanta's Bacchanalia) opened this Mediterranean-Italian fusion restaurant in 1998. Patrons can either dine indoors, surrounded by simple pendant lights, aluminum trim, and fresh flowers, or outside in the courtyard where the bushes are strung with Christmas lights. The ever-changing menu is driven by seasonal and local ingredients and may include such signatures as the wood-grilled hangar steak with pommes frites and the ricotta gnocchi with walnuts and African squash.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.