Atelier Florian

4.5
470 reviews
$30 and under
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.
What 470 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJujuM
Portland
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was a little too cold. Couldn’t take my jacket off. But amazing food and amazing people!! Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the Rabbit Stew and Short Ribs. They take Covid very serious

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vipPaulS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always

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alfredc
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff was friendly and food was good. Drinks was good as well.

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vipPaulS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always. Black pasta with seafood was a dish beyond belief in terms of freshness and quality of preparation. Service excellent and French house wines top notch. Best restaurant in New Haven by far.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Stopped by Florian on a bit of a whim drawn into their happy hour menu. Exceeded my expectations with a nice selection of fresh oysters alongside good by the glass wines to pair. The shishito peppers dish was a big portion and done simply but perfectly. We also split a couple fish tacos which are a go to whenever I stop by Florian. Capped it off with some Flan for dessert which was just what we needed. Catherine was our server and she did a great job . Professional and personable. 10/10 would recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The food took entirely too long and was honestly mediocre for the price, this was one of the more highly recommended places in the area and out of the five places that we eat while we were there for the weekend this was the worst one I’m sad to say

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Katy
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Overpriced, service is good but the food is not that tasty for the price. First time trying but a bit disappointed

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining out since the pandemic. Felt good to have a relaxing evening. Restaurant week was great. Will be back.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

So impressed with this restaurant. Be warned! They take Covid VERY serious. Everyone sanitizes hands and masks are worn. Our server, Mark was exceptional. His finesse when dealing with us made us feel like VIPs and he was always on the move. The food was fantastic! My only suggestion was that the Short Ribs were a little salty. Great flavor but salty. The croquette was crispy and delicious. The flan was smooth and flavorful.

Overall an excellent experience and im looking forward to visiting again soon.

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vipFoodzilla
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Oysters were great, cocktails were awesome - love the "social hour" menu, think it's a great idea. My chocolate mousse dessert was silky smooth and very delicious. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating.

The short rib I had from the Restaurant Week menu was so, so, overly salty, it was unfortunate. I should have sent it back but was caught up in heavy conversation at my table, so I didn't do anything about it.

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JulieK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around. I was very impressed by the Covid-19 safety measures. They are being more careful than anywhere else I have seen.

Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was really out of this world good, both our apps and our entrees were delightful. Oysters were not bad but nothing special. Service was excellent, both waitstaff and managers were super attentive and friendly.

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Brynoe
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was amazing
Beet salad
Cod patty
Rabbit Stew
Short Ribs

Service was very attentive
100% recommended

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JamesM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

We ate outside on the sidewalk/road, food was great, and the manager engaged us with a great recommendation. Servers need a little polish, this was a Thursday during restaurant week, almost a practice before busy weekend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant week menu.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had such a great dinner. Fantastic food and service.

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AnneF
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such great food and amazing value especially for brunch

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viprdrdr
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday dinner was great from start to finish. Great food and drink.

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vipNancyD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had THREE homeless people come up to our table outside to ask for money!!!

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James
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed our reservation and look forward to coming back.

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RuiS
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and pleasant staff. Very accommodating to make changes to our reservation.

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NicoleT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, excellent food, drink and service.

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Jimc
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

With my lady

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KellyB
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience1

What was written up in the NYT is a far cry from where we went... the chef must’ve changed. Servers and staff were all nice, but food was really not impressive. Drinks were flat, fries were burnt (it’s a “Belgian” restaurant- how do you burn your fries???) Was so looking forward to the moules marinière- not only was it not marinière, but had no flavor (google it- marinière does not have mirepoix in it!)
Super disappointed considering the overpriced menu, and completely pride-less chef. Would never go back, and do not recommend. There are much better, simpler spots in new haven to eat.

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MissM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Not what we expected. Before our visit we saw that it had really nice reviews but we were disappointed after our dinner there.
Even though the service was okay the food left a lot to desire. We were expecting better quality food but nothing stood out. It wasn’t bad, there was just nothing special about it.
The only thing we enjoyed from the menu was the creme brule.

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AvgB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

I’m sympathetic to changes due to the pandemic, but found my experience at Florian quite disappointing. Service was Meh (had to ask for napkins, utensils and an ice bucket for our wine), and the food like something from a school cafeteria. Disappointing as I’ve always had great experiences there.

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yijunZ
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is good and food is tasty
Defiantly will go there again

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Laura
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a great job observing COVID guidelines and we felt very safe. Mussels were tasty!

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MarkS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always excellent thoughtful service and tasty food.

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Brenden
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular meal, service, drinks.

The mussels were to magnificent. The fish was fresh and delicious.

The service was excellent. I interacted with a manager/owner/chef (the person sounded authoritative) and they were kind and friendly and professional.

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IngunnB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s day. We do like Cafe Florian a lot. And the Oysters was as always really fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fabulous and attentive! Delish Food!

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AlbertV
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service, good cocktails but the food menu was too basic. I went for my girlfriends birthday and we got still hungry, we couldn’t find a fitting option to complement the mussels pot. But nice place, I guess must be for COVID

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emily123
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atelier Florian was wonderful. I will absolutely go back soon. The service was also fantastic; they were sensitive to all COVID-19 regulations, but still warm and friendly and accommodating.

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EmilyT
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Was a really cute place, casual but not too casual. Food was really good.

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Stirling
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For our first outing since the pandemic shutdown, we sat outside at a table and had a wonderful lunch. The freshest lobster bisque and delectable Kahlua cheesecake were highpoints. The service was perfect and couldn't have been a better way to celebrate my son's 49th birthday.

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SarahB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, great food! Glad they are reopening.

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SheilaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and recently on a June Sunday reserveda table outside and enjoyed oysters, mussels and delicious cocktails. The waiter bartender was friendly and accomadating. I love the food and the vibe at the Florian. It is one of my favorite restaurants in New Haven.

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SallyL
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Dinner was delicious -the service was great- only reason I didn’t give five stars for all categories is because we were dining on the sidewalk but that is the only place we could e. After 3 months of no dining out. We were very grateful they are making the effort to be open!!

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Atelier Florian is rated 4.5 stars by 470 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.