Canoe
Canoe

Canoe

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.canoeatl.com/
  • Phone: 7704322663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Basford
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chattahoochee River / Woodland Brook
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary.
A word from Canoe
Canoe is located in Atlanta's historic Vinings area on the Chattahoochee River where Buckhead meets Vinings.
Canoe's beautiful historic riverside setting makes it the perfect spot for weddings, receptions and private celebrations.
Its original cuisine and distinctive design have already been featured in Bon Appetit, Food And Wine, Gourmet, The Wine Spectator and The New York Times. Canoe, recipient of the prestigious Mobil 4 Star Award, was also selected as one of the "Best New Restaurants" in the country by the James Beard Foundation.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Canoe reviews from OpenTable diners
677 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (536)special occasion (505)romantic (492)great for outdoor dining (448)fit for foodies (355)notable wine list (238)neighborhood gem (213)great for brunch (203)good for groups (154)great for lunch (132)hot spot (83)vibrant bar scene (46)late-night find (37)kid-friendly (28)Show More
  • won-da-full!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Took my friend for his birthday. The best date ever!! Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forgot how great this place was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My parents were in town and this is a place we had enjoyed years ago when they visited. We went back recently on a Wed. night and it was as good as we remembered. Everything was outstanding and my wife and I will definitely be back sooner rather than later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arguably ATL's Best Restaurant
    LawprofVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Canoe may have an arguable equal (Bacchanalia; Miller Union), but this place holds its own against all the heavy hitters in the city. The food is creative and the menu changes frequently; service is attentive without being unduly precious or pretentious. Excellent wine list and liquor selection. Everything about Canoe works -- from the valets to the dessert menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This is a great restaurant, easily one of the best in Atlanta. The food and service are impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Wonderful Experience!
    au2733
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    When I first knew I was going to Atlanta I immediately made reservations for Canoe (which I HIGHLY recommend reservations). We arrived early and opted to eat outside even though it was pretty humid and the mist made it too difficult to see the river. April was a fantastic waiter and she made the experience very enjoyable. We ordered several appetizers and they came out split for the two of us to "share". This was very impressive since we didn't even ask. Any questions we had about the menu and a particular item was well answered. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would return the next visit to Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would go again and again!
    Bride
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My boyfriend (now fiancé) took me here the night he proposed! The food was amazing and the staff was on point the entire night. I couldn't have been happier! However, because it was a Friday night, the noise was so loud we could barely hear each other. I bar was filled with men drinking. I would have liked to been seated farther away from the bar for more of a romantic feel. But we are absolutely going again for our anniversary every year!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doesn't Get Better then This!
    DuzmanVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you get to suburban Atlanta and don't get to Canoe, the quote that comes to mind from the movie Pretty Woman applies "Mistake, Big Mistake!" I get to Atlanta twice a year, and I make sure my reservation is made well in advance. This is obviously done to insure that I never get shut out of this impeccable restaurant. I could sit and try to go through individual dishes, but why bother, as the all of the food is either GREAT or SPECTACULAR! I have travelled the world, and I would put this up against any restaurant I have ever eaten in. The Chef and Pastry Chef are out of this world, so do yourself a favor don't mis CANOE!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canoe is an Atlanta mainstay
    TheGeneralVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Canoe is solid and while I have business dinners there - it is not all it is about. We celebrate family events there (B~DAYS, etc) and had a nice evening with the entire groups meals very well executed. The only miss-fire is the Cod....there are much better fish choices than this entree - I tried it for the first time and would not revisit. We were there for a 75th birthday and while the noise level is high inside, you can escape it outside. Only recommendation to the establishment is to get rid of smoking all together because even outside it is terrible for the majority of your guests. Let's face it, everything is none smoking and they should be also. Save a Life - Leave the Lighter at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday lunch
    Wannabefoodie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Took a friend here for lunch on her birthday. We sat inside, but had a view of the river and beautiful landscape. We all enjoyed the food, really enjoyed the smoked salmone over potato cakes appetizer. It was a nice experience overall. Oh yeah, the hazelnut chocolate mousse was an excellent end to the meal, they even placed a candle on the plate and wrote Happy birthday in chocolate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Atlanta Tradition Modern
    DivaFoodie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    With its river view and beautiful gardens, Canoe has been an Atlanta 'special' tradition for many years. As always the service was spot on and it was a pleasure to see that the menu is a 'modern' as any of the new foodie restaurants in East or West Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Good food, good portions. We had a hard time finding veggie options, but service and food was delicious. The bread served at the start was very nice and they offer many options of bread.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Roubaix
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Learned about the restaurant through an article in Wine Spectator about your pastry chef. We were spending some time in Atlanta this past week so we decided to check it out. A beautiful setting and our waiter (sorry I cannot remember his name) was excellent. Food was above average but my steak was only warm when it hit the table. My preference is it arrives at a much higher temp. Dessert was excellent. Would recommend checking it out despite the less than ideal steak.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    spenman10
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My experience at Canoe was great. Great food, awesme scenery foe outdoor dining, and amazing service. My server made sure I knew what I was ordering down to the cooking process. This restaurant is amazing for special occasions and romantic dining. 5 stars!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant evening
    Midtowner270
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Quiet table outside. Service accomodating. Food delivery was a little slow. And my grilled Swordfish entree was delivered cool. No specific complaints from the others in my party. The soup my wife ordered was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My wife and I went here for our first wedding anniversary and it was amazing. The waiter, Carlos, was very informative and knowledgable about the menu. He recommended some pretty good dishes and it didn't take long at all for some delicious hot food to come out. The atmosphere was romantic and it is in a perfect spot off of the river. They have a beautiful landscape out back that's perfect for taking pictures and a garden that they use to make some of their meals. We ordered desert that had "happy anniversary" written in chocolate. Everyone was friendly and the place was clean.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attention to detail
    Cindy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Amazing food and excellent service. From the valet to the hostess staff to the bartenders to the wait staff, everyone is well trained, polished and classy. The menu options are updated seasonally and everything is outstanding. Silver queen soup and watermelon salad were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canoe, above our usual dining level
    Daisy
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We chose Canoe for our 29 wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. Although a more pricey and upscale then our usual choices, we found Canoe to be engaging and enjoyable. The wait staff was very patient explaining the processes and menu. We chose a salmon, potatoe, and goat cheese appetizer with wine and bread. For dinner, my wife had roasted salmon over squash and I, the broiled scallops with an egg plant salsa. For desert we split a giant triple chocolate something that was as pleasing to the eye as it was delicious. Throw in a half a bottle of wine and fresh coffee and it was an excellent experience. With a tip, the bill was a little over a C note. We will not wait another 29 years to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went with my fiancé to celebrate our anniversary. The scene was beautiful and set the mood for a perfect night
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible dining experience!
    suhall
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We've been here through the years because we love the food and view but our last trip for our anniversary was extraordinary. We sat outside and our server was amazing. She made great food and wine recommendations as well as making sure everything about our dining experience was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We booked Canoe for our anniversary and were not disappointed. Everything from the bread to the dessert was fantastic! It was a little pricey but it was definitely worth it! I would recommend it to anyone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant setting with decent food
    Luv2view
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was decent to good for 2 out of three guests, pasta was very much over-cooked for one guest, a disappointment to be honest. Service was fine to very good, with a warm touch. The setting (especially the terrace area) is brilliant with great views of the "hooch" River. No wonder so many wedding parties are held here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice atmosphere
    luv2dip
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice atmosphere, food choices, meh. The food was tasty, but the choices were very "typical". Not alot of excitement within the choices. If you are a traditionalist, it's a great place to go, but if you are a foodie and like different things, then go somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Retirement Dinner
    FineFoodieFineWine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My family chose Canoe for my father's retirement dinner. All of our expectations were exceeded. Food was exceptional and creative. The service went above and beyond and only compared to my experience at the famous Gundel's in Budapest, Hungary. The wine selection was extensive and our server picked the ideal bottle for my budget and to suit all of the meal choices at the table. For a special occasion or a treat, I recommend Canoe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Canoe is Amazing!
    JamieD
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing food and all around experience. Great setting on the Chattahoochee River with an outdoor bar and chairs to kick back in after an amazing meal surrounded by gardens and a fantastic view. Overall, I'd rate this as the best experience I've had at a restaurant in Atlanta. I look forward to making a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    missyd
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We brought our oldest son here for a 22nd birthday celebration and also had our 19 year old and our 12 year old (12 year old is a junior foodie). Everyone had a great time and thought their entrée was the best. Our server was outstanding and we just really enjoyed everything about Canoe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Canoe offers the best food we have experienced in the Atlanta area without even a hint of pretentiousness. The wait-staff is ultra-professional and courteous and every meal we have had there was a veritable explosion of flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and view!
    AshFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Canoe is right on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, and I love dining either outside or on the closed-in patio. The salmon and drinks are always amazing, and our server Andrew took great care of us!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sooner73
    sooner73
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our first bottle of wine was a little vinegary so had to send it back. Really enjoyed sitting at the outside bar for a drink before dinner... All employees were very nice and accomodating. AI would recommend Canoe for any special occasion dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Selection of food was a little limited, but everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top Metro Atlanta Restaurant
    PapaBsReviewVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Canoe continues to exceed my expectations! Great food with excellent service. You cannot beat the venue's location on the banks of the Chattahoochee River, with bar and seating along side the river, and outdoor seating on the patio with views of flowers and grand old trees. It is definitely one of our favorites!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a wonderful time at Canoe
    Sara
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The ambiance, food and service is always great. Highly recommend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb!
    SenorAzu1
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Intoxicating natural setting. Interesting game-rich menu. Impressive attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    GoodBoyJack
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is definitely a restaurant to take someone when you'd like to impress them! Great service, delicious food. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Find
    dangood
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Found this restaurant online as I'm from Florida. I was looking for something to celebrate my girlfriends 52nd birthday and wanted to find something a little outside her normal stomping grounds and yet really nice. It's always hit or miss when going off others recommendations and looking at pictures online , but this place sounded promising. And it was ! The food was outstanding from the appetizer to the entree. The wine we had wasn't what we expected and they were more than generous to exchange it. The dessert we shared was the peach crisp which was good but nothing extra ordinary like the entrée and appetizers. Overall this place was a very nice find and I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for that special meal .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding Experience
    Paul
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Canoe continues to be my go to restaurant for a great business dinner and special occasion. Food is always great, service is above excellent. The experience always exceeds my expectations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Brunch, Basic Food
    Fauxdie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I've lived in Atlanta for four years and Canoe has long been on my list of "must try" restaurants. I finally had an opportunity to go and invited a group of my close friends to join me for brunch. We had a cozy concern table which was wonderful but what wasn't wonderful was our food. First there was an argument about how one of my friend's drinks should be served--whether in a cocktail tumbler or martini glass--which took within an earshot of our table. Then there was the massive amount of lukewarm food brought to our table which all of us, except one person, felt too bad about asking for it to be reheated so we ate it in silence. The food was nothing to write home about and the experience was only saved by a great server.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful views and excellent food.
    DiplomatVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is excellent and extremely consistent. I have attended this restaurant for years and have enjoyed the food. After brunch we got a chance to go sit down by the river and enjoyed and the wildlife go by. Extremely unusual in the Atlanta market.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Brock
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Only problem was not having room to eat everything on the menu!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner for two
    GAromance
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant was absolutely amazing! I made reservations to eat here to celebrate my marriage anniversary with my wife. She instantly fell in love with the ambiance and the romantic scenery. We sat by the window overlooking the river. The dress code was business casual and the food was spectacular! I would definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    DinerXYZ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very accommodating for our girls' night out! Wine list was great. Salmon appetizer was amazing. Server was attentive. Popcorn sundae was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate