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
651 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (514)special occasion (493)romantic (468)great for outdoor dining (422)fit for foodies (376)notable wine list (255)neighborhood gem (236)great for brunch (181)good for groups (176)great for lunch (120)hot spot (97)vibrant bar scene (45)kid-friendly (35)late-night find (30)Show More
  • Great!
    Sweet
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great restaurant with great ambiance! We sat outside with a group of friends for our anniversaries and enjoyed the view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday brunch
    Rob1985
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went to Canoe for a birthday brunch one Sunday and it was fantastic. From the zucchini bread to the popcorn sundae every bite was worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canoe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Overall the service was great, drinks and food very good. Just a little pricy for what you really get compared to other restaurants
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food and service, we have been to Canoe many and it never disappoints us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PhilipVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Kevin, Bryan & Phil make every dine at Canoe such an enjoyable experience. My wife and I dine there frequently. The food is consistently delicious and the restaurant makes every effort to accommodate any dietary need. I will continue to frequent this restaurant for years to come. The staff, cooks and valet service are clearly a cut above the rest. I consider myself, and my friends agree, that I am a bit of a food and wine snob. Canoe has consistently exceeded my expectations for years. Keep up the great work!!! It's hard to recommend a better restaurant in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special
    Jchiguy1VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a special place in so many ways. Beautiful inside and out, it has a lovely riverside setting perfect for any occasion. Southern inspired American cuisine is delicious and served by friendly, knowledgeable staff. A true Atlanta gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special spot
    Terapaks
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It was a great choice for an anniversary dinner. A great location on the river with superior service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pefect Blend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Highly recommend this restaurant by the river. Its southern riverside view is a blaze at dawn. This is a perfect space for an anniversary, birthday, or even a wedding. Outstanding building layout as you walk through the rooms.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud otherwise nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The setting is nice. The food was very good. The service impeccable. Don't like the parking setup with valet only. Very noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening
    TonyC
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My husband and I hadn't been to Canoe for a very long time and I'm so glad that we finally returned. The waitress was an absolute delight. She couldn't have been any nicer or more helpful. The food was great. The only slight negative was the hostess. Who wasn't too friendly. Definitely on our return list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An experience for the senses
    luvfood
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The flavors, the view, the attention and service were extraordinary. It is a place to take the time to.savor the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening ambiance
    illiadrm
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Love all the brick and iron work throughout. The food was amazing and our waitress was very helpful with suggestions. They even personalized our dessert with a happy anniversary message that was a pleasant surprise. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Fabulous food moderate but not horribly noises and wonderfully service. Crab appetizer special was to die for. We brought our own wine which was decanted and presented beautifly. This was probably our twentieth time there and we have never been disappointed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    Gino
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Another fabulous experience at Canoe . . . one of Atlanta's treasures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food too fast
    charlie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Brought an Australian customer for dinner. The food was great and the server very friendly and efficient. My only problem with it was it seemed very rushed for an upscale restaurant. The entre came immediately after the appetizer which I would expect at chain restaurants. I have in the past attemped to order my appetizer separately to avoid this only to be told "chef insists you order both at the same time"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Anniversary
    QualityTimeWhileWeDine
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We visited Canoe for the first time on our 2nd wedding anniversary. It was a Monday night but the place was busy so I knew it would be good! Food and service was amazing and the cozy setting did not disappoint. Everyone went out of their way to recognize our anniversary and made us feel special. Highly recommend for a special night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Patti
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We have been to this restaurant quite a few times. We are never disappointed. The menu is always different and the service and staff are always wonderful. The views cannot be beat. Very nice restaurant that I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SlochiVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Carmel popcorn sundae is the best!!!! Service was great. Wine list could have more choices. Have been here three times. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful and Delicious
    FineLines
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I was fortunate to be dining on an evening when the Herloom Tomato Carpaccio was offered ~ it was bliss. Couldn't rein in my appetite once I tasted the flavor burst of the mushroom bucatelli, so I ate every morsel of it. The Willamette Chardonnay was lively. A dessert lover, I was too full for dessert. Dining alone, I never felt lonely here. The view was lovely, and the bottom line was not alarming. I'll dine here again ASAP.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy First Timers
    CgriffVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were highly impressed with the service that Caitlyn gave us and appreciated the time she took to walk us through the menu and how she gave her personal favorites and some of the more popular items. The atmosphere was relaxed which was perfect for a Sunday brunch. The food was very good and we left very please to have found a new favorite place to visit when we come back to town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Brunch
    FoodieCouple
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We come here at least once a year (on our anniversary weekend) for brunch. We had an outstanding experience this time as in the past. I had the smoked chicken biscuit and my wife had the special (roast pork on English muffin). Both were fantastic. We always enjoy the "some of everything basket" with sticky buns and scones. Everything was tasty as always. Canoe also has a great Bloody Mary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canoe is amazing!!
    Soli1979VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been coming here for 7yrs and I'm treated like VIP here. They know my name and everything the waitstaff reccomends from the chef blows me out of the water-- no pun intended! The drinks are great too! I always take my wife and 7 yr old son here for Brunch on Sundays!! After we have a feast- we walk around in the beautiful garden & throw rocks in the river:) It's romantic yet entertaining enough for my son! I love this place!! Bring a camera!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for brunch
    IntownJaneVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've been to Canoe many times for brunch. It's always a great experience ... friendly staff, great ambiance and delicious food. I love the scones. Only suggestion is to add a few lighter items to the menu ... entree salads or other heart healthy items. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SEP1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE - MAGICAL SETTING - RELAXED - GREAT/INNOVATIVE FOOD
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TatiVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service, food and ambiance.............................
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food is very very delicious. Servers are very nice and informative. Food comes out very quick and no one is rushing you to finish quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic dinner experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Start with a cocktail or glass of wine at the outdoor bar by the river. Good wine list but cocktails were average. Ask for a booth overlooking the porch for an intimate setting. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Food was very good but not stellar. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    Barbie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was wonderful and the service impeccable. We ate on the patio and had a wonderful view of the river. The she crab soup was sinful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    Toni
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Whenever I have out of town company this is my go to restaurant. Everyone loves everything about it... Impeccable service, beautiful scene, fabulous food and always friendly. Can't go wrong here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS AS ALWAYS
    MsFoodieX2
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is the spot I bring everyone special to, especially out of town guests. Everything superlative-just wish the dinner portion (fresh seafood) was a little bit bigger. The salmon appetizer is still to die for. We had the best waiter on the planet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, service, and site
    DrSJ
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    From its pastoral location on the Chattahoochee River to Michael the waiter's excellent guidance on menu selections, Canoe provided me the best overall dining experience in recent memory! First, props to Canoe for treating a solo diner well: my table was right next to a window so I could see the lovely gardens. The grilled octopus was served in delectable delicate thin slices that masked the suction portions for the squeamish with crunchy tomato, celery, and pepper bits as counterpoints. The tender, tasty farm-raised Georgia rabbit was served de-boned atop incredible mushroom tortellini in an amazing bacon-garlic sauce. The chocolate grotto (fist-sized chocolate ball) oozed warm salted caramel with crunchy cookie bits. Superb throughout!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding restaurant
    mks5758VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great restaurant and service. First visit to Atlanta - fabulous find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carolyn
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great experience! Came here for my fiance's birthday and we both loved our food and had a great time. Excellent service. There was live music out in the garden so we stayed and hung out for a bit. Very welcoming and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Date night extraordinaire
    SusieQ
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The star is, of course, the menu and the exquisite preparation. Best quail ever tasted. On the one hand the noise level was a little high but if your date is close (and why wouldn't 't they be?), it does allow more privacy by not being easily overheard! Good value and deserts to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    jacack
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    first time at canoe and it didn't disappoint, food was very good from presentation to taste, our server was very good also very attentive and clearly knew the menu and seemed to have a passion for what she did by her knowledge of how each dish was prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The overall experience was great. Entrees were delicious but on the smaller side. Only thing that could be annoying is the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • classy restaurant and superb dishes
    Terbear
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I brought my sister here for lunch as she was visiting from out of town. The service was excellent and the food was divine. Nice view of the river and great for outdoor seating too. I highly recommend if you want a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice but not extraordinary
    BigFatTummyParade
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    After reading reviews and noting the prices, I was expecting better. The location in a strip mall was a surprise, but the greeting staff was very welcoming and personable. (We arrived after dark missing the river view which may have made a difference.) Unfortunately, we found nothing special about the food--not one "wow, this is really good" around our table of 4, all ordering different appetizers and entrees. The chocolate grotto dessert was the one standout. The service was causal and extremely friendly (almost to a fault) and made an otherwise average dining experience pleasant. So if you are looking for good food and a warm, causal atmosphere, go. If you are looking for special food in an elegant setting, make a different choice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for a celebration!
    FoodEFan2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We celebrated my son's birthday.... We thoroughly enjoyed our appetizers -- smoked salmon and heirloom tomatoes-- both delish! For entrees, we had rabbit, sole and trout....all wonderfully prepared. The service was top notch! Definitely one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular Service
    Wonderful
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Canoe was the restaurant my partner and I chose this year to celebrate both of our birthdays and our 7th anniversary. We chose Canoe because our first experience there was very pleasant due to their attentive and friendly servers, the delicious food and the spectacular ambiance there. Our server Victoria made us feel welcome and very special as we both celebrated our birthdays and our 7th anniversary. Choosing to dine at Canoe was a great decision and we can't wait to return for another great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.