Good restaurant week choice
Pleasant service; recovered well after order delayed
We’ll be back
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.
Delish! So glad we caught restaurant week! Will definitely be back!
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.
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!
Terrific calamari and generous portions of braised beef cheeks and seafood risotto. Well done and presented!
Went for lunch and it was quite empty for a New Haven restaurant. Food is very good though. Cocktails need help.
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.
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.
Interesting menu, emphasis on seafood, creatively prepared. Lively scene and well located across from The Study at Yale.
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!
Quality not as good as in the past. Mussels were too salty. Disappointed.
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.
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.
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!
a fabulous meal and great wait staff... a beautiful evening to be in the sidewalk seating.
Great brunch, nice atmosphere, great Luve Jazz, really good server.
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.
Loved this restaurant , clean ,excellent service... Bartender Rebecca very friendly and knowledgeable ! Food was excellent ! Def will be returning
Every element - cocktails, salad, entrees - just right. And service so gracious. Our new favorite!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The food was mediocre. My bouillabaisse which was described as a tomato broth tasted like Campbell’s tomato soup. The food took forever.
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.
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.
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.
Bit overpriced for what it offers but excellent quality for sure.
The first floor was lively, but the 2nd floor was quiet. Our server was attentive and answered our many questions easily. The food was fabulous - crispy Brussels sprouts, charred octopus, grain salad, and tuna tartare to start. All were great, but the Brussels sprouts stood out! Entrees were mussels mariniere, bouillabaisse, and seafood pasta. The portions were large and cooked well. Shared the flourless chocolate cake to close down the evening. Great drinks and wine. We'll go back for sure!
Nice expanded dinner menu. Variety and interesting dishes-scallops very tasty.
A group of four of us went for the first time. We ordered appetizers and small plates. All of us enjoyed the food as well as the cocktails. The server was attentive and friendly. We will return and would recommend to others.
Highlight was spicy carrot soup appetizer. Salmon entree was just okay and served with some type of weird gritty mash thing that wasn't very good.
I ordered the red curry mussels and was given the white wine and garlic mussels. I told my waitress they were the wrong broth. I explained how garlicky they tasted and I couldn’t taste any of the curry, coconut, or cilantro that should have been in the red curry broth. Her response was they started using more garlic in the red curry broth. After my husband tasted it he agreed and her way of rectifying the situation was to bring me a small dipping container of the red curry broth about 15 minutes after she had said she would get it. It was clearly a different broth from what I had not only by looks but by taste. And then had to wait another 15 minutes for our check. Very displeased with the food and service
Great place, wonderful environment, happy energy, very nice service, delicious food, good value too.
Great spot for a date night. The gin and sage cocktail was refreshing and delicious. Servers were attentive and friendly. Ordered the baked oysters, which were just okay, but the grilled octopus small plate was excellent. I would definitely come back to try more menu items!
Had a delicious meal at Atelier Florian. Server was lovely-attentive without being intrusive. Our experience in New Haven is that service is a little slower paced than in Manhattan but I think that comes with the territory.
We were there on a Sunday evening which is Happy Hour all day special. Consequently we enjoyed yummy and fresh half priced oysters and cocktails too. Tuna tartar was delicious-even the baguette toast points were delicious. Perfectly lightly buttered and not over toasted, actually worth eating. My daughter wanted plain Brussels sprouts, not prepared in the (yummy sounding) way described in the menu. It was no problem and she got exactly what she wanted. My husband had a delicious seafood pasta. The pasta had a wonderful bright flavor from the lemon that was added to it after cooking (I asked). I had the charred octopus and asked for as little char as possible. It came back barely charred, better than I hoped. We had delicious desserts as well, the Belgian chocolate mousse is scrumptious and served with whipped cream and these gorgeous dark and white chocolate shavings that are so pretty it's like having your dessert served with a kiss. Highly enjoyable experience and we highly recommend. Will definitely go back.