Atelier Florian

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409 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Here at Atelier Florian, we welcome you to experience a full array of fresh sea-to table dishes and sustainable meats and produce from local purveyors in a relaxing ambiance that is true to the finest European tradition. Our chefs work hard to bring you the freshest and most tantalizing seafood-centered masterpieces, the heartiest meats and poultry and the healthiest composed salads, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes, all with an elegant Belgian twist.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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H
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great mussels

H
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from appetizers through to dessert & cappucino was outstanding. Our table had the sliders which were a great starter. For entrees we had lobster ravioli, seafood rissoto & rib eye. All excellent dishes. The sauces were especially well done. The creme brûlée was one of the best we’ve ever had anywhere - including France! If you are looking for a lovely evening with excellent food & service this is the place!

Atelier Florian
Responded on 3 January 2020

Good afternoon Haze! Thank you so much for your kind words about your experience with us at Atelier Florian. It really does mean the world to us. I have passed your accolades on to our Chef team. Please come back and visit us again soon! Happy New Year!

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always a pleasant dining experience. Food is good, and so is the wine.

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed this restaurant. The dining room was warm and inviting. The lobster ravioli was deliciously rich and delightful

EH
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Okay food, not worth the price, however also was missing items listed on the menu as part of the dish. Nicoise salad was abysmal, lettuce was like iceberg more than romaine with one potato (not potato salad as listed in the menu) about 4 haricot verts which totaled the size of my pinky and a piece of thin dry chicken all for the price of 17 dollars. Mussels were okay, but Jacks steakhouse has much better mussels. Beyond burger was pure smoke and inedible. Unfortunately was not that good overall, but appetizers were delicious.

LS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A perfect place for an early Sunday evening supper.

T
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All of our good was delicious. Would definitely go again

GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience1

Had a reservation for four. Was seated at a table upstairs in a very confined space. Food was very good but ambiance was unbearable.

KH
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Food was Tasty , Beers were good .
Band was good , but they were crammed in a corner .
Maybe put a Rug in the corner or a small Stage for the Band.
Desserts were great.
Will definitely visit when in New Haven again.
Cheers
Ken

CT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good restaurant week choice
Pleasant service; recovered well after order delayed
We’ll be back

VS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

Perhaps it was because it was Restaurant week, but our experience at Atellier was truly suboptimal. We had a reservation but when we arrived we were told the restaurant had overbooked and we'd have to wait in the bar. That wouldn't have been the end of the world, but unfortunately there was only one bartender in the entire busy bar area so in the entire 30 minutes we waited for our table we could not set a drink. Ultimately our drinks were served when we were seated upstairs. (The hot actually seated one couple ahead of us, despite promising us the table...) Now, the food. The duck confit was disappointing-- not crispy and brown as it should have been, but instead soggy in skin and lacking in flavor. The oysters were small and suboptimal, too. The home-made gnocchi was excellent, on the other hand. The vanilla flan was good but they ran out of the pistachio mousse. Thankfully they gave us our first round of drinks on the house or we'd have beee even more grumpy. We'll try again but we think the service problems really must be corrected.

CB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delish! So glad we caught restaurant week! Will definitely be back!

D
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My husband & I went for the prix fixe lunch during New Haven’s Restaurant Week. We were both pleased with our food & the service. I had the mussels. They were the largest mussels I’ve ever been served in a restaurant, the portion was generous & the broth was delicious.
We live in the Hartford area so it is too far for us to be regulars.
We would be if we lived closer.

MT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Visited for restaurant week- good choices, nice atmosphere and great service! Food was presented well and tasty- except the pistachio mousse that was too heavy and sweet for us!

C
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Terrific calamari and generous portions of braised beef cheeks and seafood risotto. Well done and presented!

P
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Went for lunch and it was quite empty for a New Haven restaurant. Food is very good though. Cocktails need help.

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was pretty good. Mussels over cooked but the salmon and fries were good. Server seemed a bit overwhelmed and was a bit inattentive. We had noted this was our anniversary on the reservation with open table but that did not get any attention from the restaurant.

GB
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

We were disappointed last night at Atelier Florián, moules frites uncooked, seafood risotto tasteless, and baileys cheesecake barely acceptable.

It is a pity as it used to be a good restaurant with high standards and great food in New Haven.

LF
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Interesting menu, emphasis on seafood, creatively prepared. Lively scene and well located across from The Study at Yale.

a
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The atmosphere is lovely, but the service from the kitchen was slow and the jazz that began shortly after we arrived delivered music at a noise level that made it impossible for our table of four to hear one another talk. We left early because of this!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Quality not as good as in the past. Mussels were too salty. Disappointed.

CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very delightful choice in perfect Yale campus location close to museums, concerts, theater. Simple, clean, white yet sophisticated European bistro atmosphere. Food really excellent even for usual simple things. My beet salad had crunchy almonds and sweet oranges well balanced, The fragrant mussels were the hard to find big meaty ones not the typical tiny not worth it ones, the octopus portion relative to the potatoes and veggies was very small but absolutely deliciously prepared. Oysters a great deal at happy hour. Husband said his mixed drink cocktail was perfect. Knowledgeable French owner Thami.

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best seafood in downtown New Haven. Beautiful restaurant. Oysters and Mussels were glistening with freshness. Fantastic bread. We are always treated so well when we go to Atelier Florian.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovey time at our Atelier Florian dinner. The food was even better than the last few times we'd eaten there, and the happy hour oysters are the best deal in town! They were so very fresh and so perfectly shucked, no shell! The martinis are excellent as well, though we wish they'd get the white label (dry) Bombay gin, not the Sapphire! The service was friendly, prompt, accommodating, and just right. We'll be back!

S
New England
27 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

a fabulous meal and great wait staff... a beautiful evening to be in the sidewalk seating.

k
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fathers Day

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch, nice atmosphere, great Luve Jazz, really good server.

R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

We had reservations for 8pm for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. It was indicated that it was our anniversary on our reservation. We were seated and the restaurant didn't know. We didn't mention it. It wasn't very busy but we had an average table with people set right next to us even though there were other open tables. The appetizers were phenomenal. We shared the charred octopus and the garden salad. Absolutely delicious. I ordered a glass of Albarino and it was pretty stale tasting. We both had the bouillabaisse, which was quite pricey, and it was nothing special. The sauce tasted like campbell's tomato soup. I was not impressed. The seafood was just ok. The mussels were sandy. The waitress was nice but really could of been better. She didn't even ask if we wanted dessert. We had to ask for a menu. For the price, I expected better service overall. Disappointed.

VP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant , clean ,excellent service... Bartender Rebecca very friendly and knowledgeable ! Food was excellent ! Def will be returning

CR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every element - cocktails, salad, entrees - just right. And service so gracious. Our new favorite!

VQ
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

I would have appreciated if they were more transparent with their pricing, I did not think the take graduation pricing was fair at all. They should have mentioned it on the phone when I called to make the reservation

BF
New England
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Graduation weekend dinner that was overall very disappointing. The food was mediocre at best. The service was sub-par with a 20% required gratuity. The restaurant required a non-refundable deposit and did not mention the fixed price menu or its high price. Extremely poor value and inexcusably over-priced. Tarnished the reputation of an otherwise decent bistro.

DD
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Perhaps this restaurant would merit praise under normal circumstances. We were seated upstairs at a high top table with a chair missing a lower rung for feet. The hostess handed us a “commencement menu” which was prize fixe at $69. We were not interested in that menu and had chosen Atelier Florian after viewing an online menu with purportedly delicious seafood entrees. We left.

JG
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly bistro style dining in New Haven. Excellent fish tacos and happy hour oysters. They were out of vegetarian tacos on a slow night which threw my vegan friend off step. Attentive service and nicely chilled Palm on tap. Im definitely coming back.

YO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

3 stars but would have given it 2.5 if possible. I am still recommending to couples or singles that can find a spot at the attractive bar but don’t expect to satisfy any Francophile desires that you may have as they didn’t even have Ricard or any other pastis. Advertising as a French bistro & no Ricard is a big faux pas. 3 of us experienced the Mother’s Day brunch. Simple app of flame grilled peppers came out the same time as 2 of the 3 entrees ordered. Unfortunately mother had to wait a while for her salad entree to be served while her companions had no choice but to eat their entrees as they were eggs. Service was sketchy but every server was pleasant. The food was actually pretty good but plate logistics & value were poor. Noisy when at capacity.

A
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

The food was mediocre. My bouillabaisse which was described as a tomato broth tasted like Campbell’s tomato soup. The food took forever.

m
Denver
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

My second visit was disappointing. Arrived at 6 pm. First, the party number was for 6 not 2, which might've been my fault so I'll own that. But after that, service was mediocore to begin with and went downhill from there. As always, I enjoy the food and the place. But the service was so slow we had to forego dinner to make it to the theater. The manger was understanding and comp the costs of food and drinks we ordered to that point. Still, the overall experience was not good. That said, I would go there again because I like the place.

BL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We celebrated my son’s graduation here but unfortunately the meal or the service was not memorable. Lobster rolls were $26
and had only a minimal amount of meat on them. Seemed to be a lot of meat from the legs - no tail. Shrimp cocktail were excellent, though, and worth the hefty price of $3.75 each.

OT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food. Reasonably priced. The ambiance is good as well and perfect location in NH. The Salmon was cooked perfectly and gnocchi pasta had a great texture and flavor.

PA
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Bit overpriced for what it offers but excellent quality for sure.