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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 WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Went with my fiancé to celebrate our anniversary. The scene was beautiful and set the mood for a perfect night"
    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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Selection of food was a little limited, but everything was delicious."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The ambiance, food and service is always great. Highly recommend to everyone!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Intoxicating natural setting. Interesting game-rich menu. Impressive attentive service."
    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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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 ."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Only problem was not having room to eat everything on the menu!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!"
    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!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I had heard about Canoe for some time - so I was glad it was on Open Table - to try it out on my birthday. My wife and I were greeted by very friendly folks at the entrance and immediately taken to a great view of the Chattahooche River. The server was outstanding and he had great recommendations for wine and entrees. Just as we finished a great meal the storm hit and the restaurant lost power for a short time. The server on his own encouraged us to stay seated due to the heavy rain for a bit so we would not get wet when we went for our car. Most restaurant would have moved us out to get a new seating, but this consideration for the customer is sometime special we won't forget when we have a special occasion to celebrate - thank you."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Striped bass was excellent! Highly recommend! The tomato accompaniment and the sauces did not overpower the fish. It was cooked and spiced perfectly! It tasted the way fresh fish should taste!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Almost too attentive. Entrees fell short, a little too complex? Basil pasta was not enjoyable...noodles were great consistency but flavor was just off. Beet appetizer was fabulous. Nice wine list. Breads were great. Disappointed to find you have to request ahead for deck or patio, out of townwers dine inside I guess. Ambiance was wonderful"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First trip to Atlanta, found this while researching to plan our visit. This restaurant exceeded our expectations in every aspect.....beautiful outdoor dining, wonderful food, and exceptional service. The view from our table in the outdoor dining area was relaxing and simply beautiful."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent staff, beautiful setting along the river. I had the Rabbit which is one of their specialties and it was very tasty. The crab cakes appetizer was also delicious. Extensive wine list. They have seating outside, you can even enjoy a drink in Adirondack chairs along the river bank. We would definitely return next time we're in Atlanta."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We loved the taste of everything and knew it was going to be pricey, but we certainly felt the portions were lacking. Would've preferred a view of the river without having to sit in the humidity. The service was wonderful and the timing of food delivery was superb. We'll go back, but it may only be once a year. $150 with tip (including "cheap" bottle of wine) for two."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Lived up to the hype - outstanding find! Everything from the specialty drinks to the main entree was treated as a special treat."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This place was packed on a Tuesday night which is certainly a testament to how good it is. Terry our server was great and very knowledgeable about the food, wine and restaurant. We ate the smoked salmon app, duck and rabbit entrees, and blueberry sorbet and popcorn sundae and everything was done fresh and to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place to other people - next time I am coming early to have a drink a the river bar!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "relatively pricey. The fish (cod) wasn't impressive for ~30 USD; however, outside seating, view, and atmosphere are priceless! Complimentary cranberry bread is very good."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "The ambiance of Canoe is excellent. I took my husband here for his birthday. It was a shot in the dark as we both had never visited this restaurant before. We sat outside and I would definitely recommend it. The Chattahoochee River is beautiful and the garden area is pristine. As far as the food, the rabbit was excellent and my husband said the trout was incredible. We also tried the seasonal appetizer which was also very tasty and local. Our desserts were the most impressive. I got the caramel sundae is quite unique and out of this world when it comes to flavor. A nice ending to a scrumptious dinner. Thank you to Canoe. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I've been to Canoe before but not for a birthday. The food was fabulous and the service was great. I couldn't ask for a better night!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in the door, the customer service was impeccable and the food was indescribably delicious! Our waitress overheard my young cousin saying he wanted the duck burger, which is only a special dinner item (we were there for lunch). She took the initiative to ask the chef if they had any prepped -- which they did -- and made his day. Just awesome!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014