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Canoe

Canoe Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.canoeatl.com
  • Phone: (770) 432-2663
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "I could have ordered every item on the menu. Fortunately our group of four came close. Delicious appetizers! The corn soup, the salmon bites. Fresh, delicious oysters with a clever and refreshing mignonette. We shared a beautiful bottle of wine the sommelier helped us pick out. This has to be my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. I cannot say enough good things about this romantic restaurant tucked alongside the river."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Took the wife there for her birthday. Neither of us had ever been before. To my surprise she order the rabbit and loved it. I had the stuffed quail and thought it was terrific. They dressed up her desert plate with a candle and birthday wishes. Fairly expensive but I felt the meal was worth the price. Definitely suggest you give it a try."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I chose to dine at Canoe for my birthday celebration expecting it to be a lovely experience. Unfortunately, what I got was far from this. The waitress had a bad attitude and it was apparent she didn't to be there, nor serve us. After terrible service, I was charged an extra meal ($25.44) on my bill, that I didn't have!! I have called the restaurant several times to get this rectified with no avail. Needless to say, that I am very disappointed with Canoe. I will not be back and neither will I be recommending it to friends and loved ones."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I proposed to my future bride at brunch and the setting was wonderful when sitting outside by the river. The staff was extremely attentive and brought us out a special dessert with "congratulations" written on the plate. The food was wonderful and the view was spectacular."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Canoe. After the 1st we knew we had to invite my wife's aunt and uncle. They are veteran world travelers and are not shy about expressing their opinions. The results; My wife's aunt raved about the trout. " It' the best trout I've ever had!" and "This chef knows how to cook trout!" were her quotes. My wife's uncle had the duck and expressed the same. He is also finicky about his martinis, think James Bond. He orders them very dry and with a lemon twist. He stated that his were perfect. Good Job Canoe. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Husband and I have been wanting to go to Canoe for years now and finally went with my visiting parents for dinner. We sat outside which was beautiful - best part of the whole dinner. We were expecting the food to be phenomenal, but overall it was just OK. The highly recommended rabbit came to the table cold which was sent back and reheated, but nothing was done to compensate for that issue. Everyone else was almost done with their meals by the time the rabbit came back, and it was very mediocre. Nothing crave-worthy. I had the burger which was OK, but the fries were the best in ATL! The other dishes were good, but not amazing, so the best thing was the fries. Probably would only go back for drinks outside and the fries."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were a little disappointed in our food but the view and service were excellent. We've been there many times and will be back again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the best in Atlanta. The food was deliceious and yet reasonable prices. Wonderful view, rivers. Awesome for birthday dinners. Very awesome!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time and the food was spot on! The service was attentive and timely with a great smiles and everyone had a warm personality. We were able to eat on the terrace and the surrounding views are so nice and well maintained too."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Will definitely return. Unique menu and nice selection"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Quite simply excellent Menu, Food, service, wine list, ambience and location are perfect, the crab cakes entres are to die for and the rabbit special was a delight, Be sure to get there early and enjoy a drink at the outside bar which overlooks the river or sit at one of the outside areas. Canoe is definitely our new favorite place and is deserving of one of the best restraunts in Atlanta, a must visit"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is my first time dining at Canoe since the renovations, and love it even more now. I brought my boyfriend for his birthday and sat on the patio. It was a magical evening, as we ate and watched a wedding party take photos... After dinner we sat along the river with a glass of wine and just took in the view. The weather, food, service and ambiance was a perfect date and would recommend this place to any one!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The setting is beautiful; the food great but each time of our last 3 visits, there were such glaring service problems that I will not chance another return. A pleasant and competent server took our appetizer order at a table of four. After 90 minutes, I had to get up to find the server to ask where the appetizers were....on a Wednesday night! The manager came over a few minutes later, apologized, and 'comped' the appetizers. A gracious move but suggested the restaurant recognized this was pretty bad. I wish I could say this was a unique problem but I could write about a similar faux pas at each of our visits. Maybe we are just unlucky but I won't chance going here again. There are other restaurants of similar quality in town."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Each experience at Canoe always seems like a first."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Canoe went out of their way and provided us with a dessert plate that rocked. It was complementary and said Happy Anniversary. We were blown away. The food was outstanding with a nice size portion. Prices were reasonable for the ambiance and the service. The Waiter was probably the best Ive ever had anywhere. Really knew the menu, almost like he was the chef. The only negative was by the end of our meal the restaurant was packed and the noise level was so bad we could no longer hear each other across the table. Luckily the View was to die for."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Loved the food. Very attentive staff. But. The noise was so loud. When I spend $140, I don't want to shout to my date."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Definitely the best restaurant in the area. Located right on the river with eloquent grounds, I found the place relaxing despite the the high energy interior setting. The food was fresh and tasty but lacked the uniqueness that would have warranted a 5 from me, but I am a tough food rater. Our waiter Todd was attentive and did not miss a single beat. I ordered a glass of cab and it too was really good. The next time I am in town, I will certainly make another visit. Be prepared for valet parking as the only option."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is always one of our favorite stops in Atlanta. The menu is always changing and interesting. The service was especially good this time, our server was so very attentive. The food never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. We had excellent service by an attentive wait staff with great food. The only negative was that we found each dish to be luke warm, never piping hot."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The ambiance and view are great. Service was better than average, but the food was a bit disappointing. Choices for brunch sound good, bu the final product was not."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "A lovely little restaurant tucked away against the Chattahoochee. Delicious sticky buns made of Filo dough and an outstanding Smoked Salmon dish. I recommend the sparkling hibiscus cocktail."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Very beautiful ambiance on the "Hootch", with gardens in bloom. My wife had the Sausage Scrambler and I the Corn Cakes. The presentation was great, but the food was good, but luke warm. This has happened before, and needs to be corrected. Wait staff great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Best experience, and must go to place. yes it is pricey but really it is worth it, what you pay for is what you get. And for those people that complain about price, then they need to stick to their local places. I will defo go back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "So I was so excited to dine at the Canoe due to all of the positive feedback it was given for their food and romantic ambience. Unfortunately, I was not impressed and feel the food and drinks are beyond overpriced! I can def get a better meal at Outback! This place is definitely overrated and too expensive for mediocre food. Needless to say, I will not be back."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • " The gardens are stunning! The setting unbelievable and the food outstanding!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife & I celebrated our 17th annivers'y at Canoe, and we had a wonderful time. Even though we were running 10 min. late unfortunately due to traffic, they honored our reservation and were understanding when I called to let them know. When we arrived, the valet parked our car and we entered the restaurant to an enthusiastic hostess. We were seated quickly at a very nice table with a fabulous view of The Hooch (river). The waitress was very nice and professional. It was as if she had gone to school to study how to be a great waiter. She communicated well and had a full knowledge of the menu. She, along with the hostess, wished us a happy anniversary. The food arrived quickly, & it was absolutely delicious. We will return definitely."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Canoe is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Atlanta. The only reason I gave it four stars is because the dinner took 1 hour and 45 minutes. We rushed through dessert and asked for the check early. We were late for our show at the Fox due to dinner taking so long. (We had a 5:45 reservation and left the restarant at 7:30.) Also, my boyfriend wasn't happy with the appetizer. The waitress offered to bring something else, he said no. (There was a miscommunication as we ordered one of the specials. He expected chicken and we got pate.) I expected the waitress to either comp us the appetizer or bring out something for him. It wasn't bad service, I would have brought something else or given a discount if I were the waitress."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was fantastic! Our waiter didn't hover, but he was Johnny on the spot with drinks and bread, OH THE BREAD! It was simply wonderful. The food from the appetizers to the dessert was an experience. I cannot say enough good things about the food. This was my second time there and it was just as amazing the second time as the first."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Overall, a very good restaurant. Out of the 4 dishes (2 appetizers, 2 entrees), 2 were really good and 2 were sub-par. The ones that were not good, they had the same issue: too much broth, which made the dishes bland. The service was exceptional. The server was very nice and got us a great bottle of wine. The ambiance was great. The outdoor area was perfect."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Canoe definitely deserves their top 100 Open Table Restaurant in the USA ranking. The food was amazing, especially the dessert. The wine pairing was perfect. Thank you to the server for the great wine recommendation."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Went here for family outing with adult children. We had samplings of nearly every category - mixed drinks from the bar, appetizers, salads, shared main courses, special order for our vegetarian (vegan actually), wine with dinner and desserts to share and the cost we thought was very reasonable and the food exceptional. Portions were generous enough to share if you order as we did from all course options, everything prepared to perfection and served by attentive waiter with great sense of humor. Would definitely recommend to others and plan to go again!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We haven't been there in a few years as we go to Atlanta 2 a year. I t was great as usual. Service and food bout very good!. Great wine also. An employee was with me and had never been there before and was really impressed with the food and well as the beautiful grounds. We will definitely be back again. The server was also very attentive and had great suggestions."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We celebrated my husband's birthday here w/2other couples...couldn't have asked for a better time. Our server was excellent, the food superb ( the rabbit was killer!) and the total vibe of the place was outstanding! We will most def be back!!!!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I haven't been in years, and I don't know why. Wonderful food and service! My wife and I will be coming back very soon."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "After eating at top-notch restaurants all over the city, Canoe was quitely impressive and unexpectedly good. We had been wanting to go for quite some time, and finally made reservations. The food was great, service was impressive, and the view was just gorgeous. We had the House Smoked Salmon as an app...so good! That dill sauce was the best! For dinner, I had the Enchanted Springs Rainbow Trout, Lobster Rangoon Ravioli, Seeded Mustard Cream.... the fish was light and flaky... the lobster ravioli was creamy and rich. The Perfect combo! My boyfriend had the Duck N’ Beef Burger, Sunny Side Egg, Spinach, Pickled Cabbage, Truffle Pommes Frites... the fries were to die for... so great! We would definitely put this in our top 10 places!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "So glad we chose Canoe to celebrate my husband's birthday with friends. Had not been in years, but will definitely return soon. The weather had cooled down enough to allow us to sit outside comfortably and enjoy the view, birds, etc. Our server, Hope, was very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. There were six of us and all six enjoyed a variety of choices from the menu & specials. Great night!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Canoe has been my favorite restaurant--and my birthday choice--for several years now. The lunch menu offers an excellent variety of entrees and sandwiches, prepared with a creative flair and accompanied by impeccable service. A relaxing and delicious interlude in an otherwise hectic day!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great service. Very interesting and different menu. EVERYONE in the restaurant was very friendly. Great view of the river and grounds. Be adventurous and don't skip dessert. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Delicious fresh corn soup w lobster garnish; most beautiful presentation, deconstructed straw berry shortcake w dense shortbread base & homemade lavendar ice cream; salted caramel chocolate bombe was "the best dessert our foodie friend ever ate". Cod sandwich _grilled not fried, on a brioche bun was good. Two friends ordered their fav house smoked salmon & loved it.. Good appetizer portion but small for lunch. Incomparable gardern/river view & impeccable service."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Such a great restaurant! Very romantic! Awesome food!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014