SerendipityMy experience was absolutely amazing! The service and overall atmosphere was absolutely spectacular.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu and service...Great menu and service... Always impresses clients.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Refresher Outside ATLWhen you need to take a piece of fresh air outside what Atlanta gives, Canoe ATL is absolutely wonderful. My girlfriend and I celebrated our 5th anniversary here and we DID NOT regret it. Such excellent service, food, and wine. We were able to walk afterwards near the Chattahoochee River. An unbelievable experience that we will not forget.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing DinnerThe service is excellent. The waiters will guide you to a most relaxing and memorable dining experience. Make your reservation, show up and let the magic happen!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always I had a great experienceAs always I had a great experience at Canoe. The food was delicious, the wine list extensive and the service was pleasant.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing service & beautiful sceneryWe went to this restaurant for a graduation lunch for my husband. The staff really made the day really special for our family. The menu was creative and delicious, but truly the staff makes me want to come back for any special occasion.
I would HUGELY recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or date night.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic settingCanoe's setting on the river is stunning. We dinned there at dusk and the fog was rising from the river. You could not design a more romantic setting. The food was great and the staff was excellent. You can't ask for a better dinning experience.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome PlaceWe took my mom here for a Mother's Day celebration. It was amazing, the food, the staff, the view. I highly recommend Canoe. My sister and daughter didn't see anything that peeked there interest on the menu, and our waitress helped them create their own pasta dish. They really cater to the customer. I have a gluten intolerance and our waitress was more that happy to assist with accommodating my dietary needs.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDining ExperienceI've been ranting and raving about my experience at Canoe since leaving Saturday evening. Everything was incredible, from the food, to the experienced staff, to the atmosphere. This was my first time dining here, but will definitely be returning.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy did I wait so long?I have lived in the greater Atlanta area for nearly six years now and have been waiting for a special occasion to visit Canoe. Now, I'm mad that i waited so long. The location along the river is beautiful. It has a feeling of privacy that makes you feel like you're part of an exclusive club. (Even though it's open to the public) The staff and service was exceptional, and my relatives from out of town were thoroughly impressed. This is a GREAT date night Restaurant! Put Canoe on your "must visit" list of Atlanta restaurants.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth every penny!My husband and I do not get to splurge on a night out very often but I have to say this was well worth the money! Scallops were to die for and the service was too good to be true.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMbirthday dinner at CanoeIt was a good as usual with great service. My last visit was a bit odd so it was nice to see them get it right.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding in every wayIt's everything you aMt in a restaurant....excellent food, excellent service, outstanding ambience and beautiful views by the river....as close to.perfect as it gets5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst experienceI chose Canoe for me and my girlfriend's anniversary. It was also the first time we had eaten there. Everything was outstanding, from the food to the service. I will definitely tell my friends to come to Canoe5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden Gem in Busy MetropolisThis restaurant has great food and great service. Above all it was so nice to be able to view the peaceful river and beautiful outdoors while not leaving the "big city". My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience with truly delicious food and a romantic atmosphere.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFlavor... redefined.Wow. Attentive and pleasant service. Unique cocktails. The beet appetizer was wonderfully tangy, with a fun texture of firm beets and smooth, creamy goat cheese. The smoked salmon had a rich smoky flavor. The shining star of the evening was the sea scallops - cooked to perfection, melt-in-your-mouth amazing. Everything on the plate worked together to enhance the meal. The steak was good, cooked just right, but it was just a steak. The accompaniments of wasabi mashed potatoes, mushrooms and vidalia onions, made for a very good dish. Desert was just as good as expected - the vanilla bean creme brûlée was creamy and smooth, served on a nice wide dish to maximize the carmelized crust.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently outstandingThe service and food are always excellent here. I've been several times for brunch and a couple times for dinner. It is also child friendly for a nice restaurant. At brunch you often see babies in their carriers or highchairs. Definitely get the sticky buns and scones at brunch! The fish dishes here (at brunch and dinner) are some of the best I've ever had (and I've eaten at The Optimist, which is also outstanding). The cocktails are also very good and the wine list substantial. Oh, and definitely save room for the Chocolate Grotto for dessert. Can't wait to go back.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing dining experience . . .Probably the very best dining experience we have ever experienced . . . wonderful outdoor ambience . . . we will be back many times - and ask for Layne, she is amazing!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our anniversaryWe celebrated our anniversary and had a great experience, great view of the river and the service was excellent!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner on the ChattahootchieExcellent service and the food dishes were superb. This topped out as an excellent experience, better than the past visits which were very, very good.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice placeWe went for Mother's Day brunch a week early. It was very nice. Great staff and nice variety on menu. Sticky buns are awesome. Def need to reserve table as they book up fast. Nice to go and walk by the river after.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific RestaurantBeautiful restaurant, with a great view of the Chattahoochee and delicious food.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing & RomanticCanoe was highly recommended to be by a friend. It did not disappoint. Service was great, food was great, cocktails were great. We were there to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary and it couldn't have been better. It was pouring that night but the kind valets held an umbrella over my head as I got out of the car. Great service from start to finish. Amazing food all around. Wonderful & creative cocktails. I can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGo-to place for a date nightGo-to place for a date night get away for my wife and I. Fantastic food and amazing bar scene right on the bank of the Chattahoochee river. A must for any special occasion or just a quiet evening. Highly recommended!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visitThe food was unique and delicious. The staff was very personal and made the dining experience more enjoyable.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA Dream Come TrueWe have always wanted to visit a top rated restaurant in a new state to us. Canoe was on our wish list and it became a reality . The service, ambience and food was top notch. Beginning with the crab cake app to the Char and Steak mains and unforgettable ice cream with popcorn for the finale. Thinking about the meal two days later . Would definitely return. Special kudos to our server and wait staff. So down to earth!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday dinner for my wife and meMy wife and I share a birthday (a stipulation of my significant other search many years ago) and received recommendations for Canoe. I made reservations through OpenTable easily via my iPhone app. Parking looked difficult, but the restaurant has complimentary valet. I think it's a good sign when the parking lot is full, even on a Thursday night. We were immediately seated and the waiter was given a heads up regarding our dual birthday. The recommendations for the appetizers, main courses, and drinks were spot on. I had the smoked salmon and the short ribs - both were among the best I've had, ever. Great view outside; next time I'll come back early to enjoy the patio and have a drink at the outdoors river bar. Great experience!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely Enjoyable ExperienceI was in town on business and found Canoe online. I was dining by myself and really enjoyed Canoe because it served upscale food without being stuffy. The waitstaff was wonderful and made you feel very welcome and comfortable. The smoked salmon app was incredible! The music and Gardens outside provided a great ambience. If I could transplant Canoe to NY, I would be there once a week. Can't say enough good things!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service is par excellence.The service is par excellence. Very polished and knowledgeable; not rushed. The food was very good; nicely presented. Everyone you encounter, from valet to maitre' d to bar staff is super-friendly and courteous.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMStill is one of our favoriteStill is one of our favorite spots. Great food and service.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Anniversary Celebration!Celebrated our 10th Anniversary here. Wonderful food, service and ambiance! All staff and servers were so friendly and we were wished a happy anniversary from the moment we arrived, and numerous times before we left. Food was awesome!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMJumbo Lump Crab CakeI had the Jumbo lump crab cake. It was served over cabbage slaw. Although the dish was very tasty, I was very disappointed in the size of the 1 crab cake. My guests ordered sanswhiches and received a much greater portion, than I'd recieved. I thought that since it was one crab cake, that it would acutally be Jumbo. After my visit at the canoe, i had to find myself something more filling to eat. Overall the experience was nice, and I enjoyed the scene! My guests enjoyed their meals as well, but we were all a little surprised about the crab cake. Thanks!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceMy wife and I chose Canoe to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. It turned out to be an excellent decision. Service was fast and our server Matt explained everything on the menu thoroughly enough that even a non-foodie could understand what they were getting. We enjoyed the smoked salmon appetizer and my wife ordered the Rabbit and I had the Monk fish. All were excellent. We finished the night with the chocolate grotto which was also quite delicious. The best part of the whole thing was being able to stroll down to the water and relax with a glass of wine while the river flowed by. Overall, Canoe is really a perfect venue for a relaxing and romantic evening. I'm confident we'll be back soon.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMB-Day lunchI was there for my B-Day lunch and it was wonderful. From the wine, to the delicious bread selection to the entree and then
a special B-Day dessert. The server was attenttitive but not overbearing. We sat inside but has a beautiful view of the river and
garden. Perfect spot for lunch or dinner or just drinks outside.
My favorite restaurant all-round in ATL!!! We are in the restaurant business and love going out to different places to try the food.
I am also a gourmet cook therefore enjoy trying other chefs preparations of food.
A must!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM10 Years & CountingI have been going to Canoe for over ten years and I have NEVER been disappointed! This does not mean that they get 5 stars on every visit but it is a wonderful restaurant with amazing food, great service and exceptional consistency. Ask for Evan!4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!!!My wife and I are always looking for fine dining restaurants to try and definitely enjoyed the Canoe. Was way above my expectations. The food was excellent, atmosphere was relaxed and romantic. Which is nice since it was our anniversary. There was even a marriage proposal down by the river. Don't think it could have picked a better restaurant.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCanoeCanoe is in a beautiful setting on the river. It's only 8 miles outside of downtown and worth the effort to get out of downtown. You know you are getting close when you find yourself driving through a gorgeous tree lined neighborhood with luxurious homes. Get there early and enjoy a drink at the outside bar.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a wonderful Brunch withHad a wonderful Brunch with my wife, daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter for our anniversary.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything about Canoe fromEverything about Canoe from the food to the service to the beautiful views of the garden. It's a must visit while in Atlanta.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and loved the attention to detail. Celebrated our anniversary and we really enjoyed the staff's acknowledgement, even down to the congratulatory message in chocolate on our dessert plates. Would definitely love to visit again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my second time diningThis is my second time dining at the restaurant. The service is impeccable and the food very good. My group started off with oysters which we all enjoyed. Entrees ordered were short ribs, the NY strip and the rabbit which is the chef's signature dish. We were all pleased with our meals. My husband ordered the popcorn ice-cream (again a signature dish)for dessert. It was very, very sweet but worth trying once.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to Canoe beforeI have been to Canoe before but was not as so impressed as this time.
Excellent experience and food. It remains to be seen whether this will
be a consistent experience. If so, I definitely plan to go back to it
many times.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a spectacular dinnerA wonderful experience from start to finish! Everyone at Canoe makes you feel special. The food is awesome (we had the pork chops) and the view is wonderful. We have never had a bad or even a so-so experience at this restaurant. They know how to do things right!!!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful evening.TerryWe had a wonderful evening.Terry was our server and knew the menu and made the meal most enjoyable.
We look forward to returning as we have many times !4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOk drinks, Great service,Ok drinks, Great service, and amazing food. Food was worth every penny, but wish I would have stopped at one cocktail or just stuck with beer. Drinks were much too sweet for my taste. A must try if you love food.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was just wonderful.Everything was just wonderful. Cocktails were well made. I never had to ask for water. Our server could describe everything in detail and offered many recommendations. Breads were fabulous. Appetizers, entrees, and desert were amazing. Courses were spaced out appropriately so there was never a rush. Size of the appetizer and entree were appropriate so you had plenty of delicious food but not so much that you blow your diet. Desert was big enough to share, but why would you want to do so when it tastes so good? The river setting was peaceful and relaxing. Inside was more noisy than I care for. Overall a truly wonderful, relaxing evening with amazing food and service. We plan to go back for music on Wednesday's and bring friends and family.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food! ReservationGreat service and food! Reservations were honored on time. Our table had the short ribs and salmon and would highly recommend both. The beet salad was pretty to look at and the combination of the two kinds of beet, goat cheese and nuts was wonderful.The popcorn sundae was different but actually very good!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was great but ourEverything was great but our service was slower than in previous visits. That would be fine for a social lunch but not a business lunch.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLong Time CustomerCanoe was the first restaurant at which I ate when I first came to Atlanta back in 1997 and, to this day, Canoe has never failed to impress and delight me with their phenomenal cuisine, incredible wine list and knowledgeable staff. This was the first time having lunch at Canoe with clients from New England. They couldn't stop remarking about what a great restaurant Canoe was for them. Thanks to all the staff for helping to close the deal!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third time atThis was my third time at Canoe and I was even more impressed with the restaurant, food, and service than ever before. It was a special occasion for my girlfriend's birthday and I couldn't have chosen a better place.
The major wins...
1) Service - Our waiter Evan was fantastic. Honestly, it might be the best service we have ever experienced. We will definitely want to ask for him the next time we go back.
2) Food - We tried two apps (the warm spinach salad and mussels) and one entree (rainbow trout) and everything was excellent. The only criticism I would provide is that I would probably choose different side items for the trout.
3) Ambience & Music - Great ambience for romantic occasion with live music outdoors on Wednesdays.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM