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Canoe
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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "We sat outside on the patio and it was borderline chili but the food and service were fantastic. The entire staff was super friendly even though they weren't waiting on our table. I had the cod...amazing....and my gf had the special..skate... the cocktail menu was interesting and the two drinks we had were mediocre. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We began our evening with a request to sit out by the River with a drink before our meal. This is why you come to Canoe! Gorgeous riverfront and a great way to relax. Unfortunately, they came for us within 10 minutes so we didn't get to soak in the weather and relax as anticipated. Then, there were empty tables around us the entire evening so there was no need to have missed drinks along the River. The bread service was not brought to our table until our second course arrived and was never returned to us for more. Our soup and salads were excellent, as he food always is. We big had the black cod special and while my husband loved his, I felt mine was undercooked and was disappointed. Will return but not up to normal perfection."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent meal overlooking the river and gardens from a beautiful patio. Service staff was warm and very helpful! Food selection left nothing to be desired."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Went to Canoe on a Monday night, the actual date of our 35th anniversary, expecting it to be quiet and half-empty. Actually was a busy night with lots of groups, business meals, etc. And yet, it was a wonderful evening with excellent service and food. We enjoyed specials like the shrimp appetizer, main courses of fluke fish special and marinated Naiman (sp?) pork chop, coconut cheesecake for dessert. Could not have asked for a better night out, as we were made to feel very special. Interesting view after heavy rains, the Chattahoochee River had risen half-way up the lawn. Just a beautiful spot - we need to go there more often!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "We had a group of 6. We have all been to Canoe and historically it has been on our list of favorite restaurants. Service was awful and food just ok. Too many other great options to come back to Canoe."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We have eaten here twice before and even on our third try are still impressed by the attention to detail, flavorful dishes and excellent service. Our glasses were never empty long. The salmon appetizer had a wonderful play of flavors with the capers adding a refreshing back end taste! The duck/beef burger I ordered medium and was prepared correctly. I loved the egg that mingled with the other layers adding a moistness and the pickled cabbage at the final taste of each bite. I cannot provide a fair assessment of the truffle fries as I discovered that truffles are a bit strong for my pallet. The chicken dish was also excellent and so moist! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant, amazing service, amazing food. The staff went above and beyond to discover that it was our fathers birthday and without anyone saying anything they presented him with Happy Birthday writen on his plate! Nice touch. Hightly recommend"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "after all these years of success Canoe continues to shine as a true Southern classic keeping the menu seasonal, fun and creative - save room for dessert as they are the perfect finish to a wonderful meal"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I was on a serious hunt to find a restaurant to make my 1 year anniversary unforgettable! I could not have asked for a better find. You cannot go wrong with this gem! Canoe made our 1 year anniversary amazing! My hubby had Enchanted Springs Rainbow Trout, Baby Kale, Logan Turnpike Grits. I had Slow Roasted Carolina Rabbit, Swiss Chard – Bacon Ravioli, Sweet Potato, Candied Garlic Sauce. As an appetizer we shared the Canoe’s House Smoked Salmon, Crispy Potato Cake, Vermont Goat’s Cheese. It was absolutely delicious. I am extremely picky with my food, but this was delicious. Not to mention they surprised us with 3 full desserts to help us celebrate our anniversary. AMAZING!!! You can't go wrong with this place. Go and enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I'm well traveled and I have a seasoned palette for good food. This is well worth it! you'll be pleasantly surprised. Took my best friend 4 her birthday for Sunday Brunch...We r true foodies and couldnt decide what to eat. We wanted everything! Our waitress was so knowledgeable. She suggested turning our brunch into a 3 course meal! Bread basket:sticky buns, Arugala salad, She crab soup lots of crab (comes w/ a mini wine carafe with just enough sherry to make you smile) finished w/ cornmeal pancakes and lavender blueberry syrup, generous portion of applewood bacon, Brioche french toast w/carmelized bananas, pecans & vanilla bean marscarpone cheese.. YUM!! having a attentive waitress w/stellar cust service was the iciing!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We went to Canoe for a special occasion. The staff did everything they could to make sure we had a great time. Except for one minor technical flaw in my wife's appetizer the food was amazing. They have some of the best in house baked bread we have ever had. I will certainly go to Canoe again if we get up that way. Thanks for the special memory Canoe!!!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Went sight unseen - was not disappointed. Was impressed with ambience, menu, food and service. What more do you go to a restaurant for? Will absolutely return & see the server Hope. She made our experience there worth the trip!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "With it being our first time, the service was terrific in explaining each dish, including what made each unique and local."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This restaurant is a gem that I will be sure to enjoy regularly now that I've experienced it first hand."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This was our third visit since moving to Atlanta several years ago. We discovered Canoe with our small dinner club and bring visitors whenever we can get reservations. We had a window table with a great view of the gardens and river. This visit was a little early in the season to enjoy Canoe’s spectacular foliage, but still enjoyed a stroll after dinner. We all had an array of appetizers and Canoe’s specialty breads before our entrée’s were served in the appropriate artistic manner we are accustomed to from Chef Matthew. We also indulged ourselves with a cup of the best coffee and exquisite deserts in Atlanta. Canoe is by far, our favorite of the thirty or so restaurants we’ve had the opportunity of enjoying in the Atlanta area."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to Canoe for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and had a great time. The waiter was outstanding as was the food. When we wrapped up with dinner we took our drinks down to the riverbank and sat by The Hooch for a while."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food is average. Some dishes were lukewarm and not hot as you would expect a freshly cooked dish to be. The special was a fresh and nice textured fish but bland. The dessert was the best course, beautiful presentation and a delicious combination of flavours. When we ordered wine, the waiter suggests another saying we'll like it better. We took the waiter's suggestion. It was not at all good. When we tried to give it back they waiter asked if there was anything wrong with the bottle - we said we did not like the recommended wine - the waiter repeats the question. As if to say if the wine hasn't gone off we shouldnt be giving the bottle back. We insisted and he conceded. This is not the way people should be treated at a restaurant."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The ambiance was very romantic. An ideal place for special occasions. The meal was surprisingly not minuscule as most restaurant of this nature is known to be. They also have an extensive wine list to go along with any starter/entree/desert of your choosing. On top of that the meal portion was deliciously seasoned. I am see myself going back there on another special occasion, but even the overall price of a nights meal here, most likely will not be going back there more than twice a year."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food, service and atmosphere was AMAZING. Couldn't ask for more. Great for all ocassion. Excellent for couples and those who love nature. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Tasty food but on the whole it definitely felt overrated and the staff are a little too aware of the restaurant's status which is a huge turnoff. The location is beautiful though and that can make for a very pleasant evening. Still, there are many many many other restaurants now in Atlanta that provide a much healthier mix of food and no attitude."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My friend and I share spring as our birthday season, so we always go out to lunch together to celebrate in March or April. Often she chooses the restaurant since she's nearing 80 years old (I just turned 51). She's taken me to marvelous restaurants throughout the Buckhead area over the years. My friend lost her husband to cancer this month, so I said I would pick our birthday spot this year. I chose Canoe for its outdoor dining along the Chattahoochee River. Making a reservation through OpenTable was really easy and we arrive at 12:30 pm with our gorgeous table ready and waiting for us. Our servers were delightful and the food was spectacular. We have shared a special meal that will feed our souls for years to come."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband and I went for a special occasion when we were in Atlanta for Valentine's Day. Canoe came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The server was great and helpful with recommendations. We both ordered specials and they were amazing. The bread was delicious and fresh and we couldn't leave without trying the desserts! I've heard the view is amazing in the summer as well but for us it was dark when we arrived. I will definitely go back the next time we are in Atlanta!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great place to go for a special occasion. Waitress was fantastic! Made numerous recommendations, and described each dish. We started with the crab cake and Georgia white shrimp for an appetizer, both of which will melt in your mouth!. My wife had duck and I had the rabbit, and we couldn't have asked for a better entree! I had flowers ordered and waiting for my wife at our table when we were seated. Florist was recommended by Canoe and they literally delivered! I highly recommend Canoe for your big night out!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "place has always been really good for many many years."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Everything was excellent, service, food, and atmosphere was five stars. First time there and brought our of town guests from Seattle. The weather was outstanding so we sat outside, and were pleasantly surprised at all the wonderful choices on the menu. Service was excellent but not stuffy. We will be back again soon to try more delicacies."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "smoked salmon app - onions/chives too dominant barbeque shrimp app- very good deer meal - the flavor was really good, but it was not tender trout meal - it was really good apple/blueberry pie dessert- it was ok"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "From arrival with valet parking, throuout the meal, the experience was wonderful. Only complaint was exceedingly high noise level."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I actually had a business lunch on the patio on one of our most recent beautiful Spring days. It was fabulous. It could have been quieter on the inside, but we couldn't resist the beautiful setting. Service was impeccable as always. We were able to conduct our business at a table for 4. Had the rock shrimp salad; excellent choice although I try to avoid fried foods so it may not have been the best choice for that, but it was tasty."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This is truly one of my top favorite restaurants in the area. It was extremely professional and romantic, and all of the staff was amazing. This is a special place for the ones you love and adore. The food was amazing and to die for. My only issue is with the portion size being way too small. I wasn't filled up, and honestly I wanted to order more. However, I assume that you get what you paid for. I would defiantly return and will still order the same thing last time."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I liked the atmosphere but the service was a bit slow. They also make you use valet. On the food note: I was torn between two dishes which I was told were the best and most popular choices - rabbit and venison. Went with the rabbit and was disappointed. It was overcooked and on a dry side."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Took a friend to Canoe this week to dinner and what a lovely experience! Enjoyed being able to sit outside and enjoy the view of "spring on the river!" Our food was delicious! The service was a little slow that night, but thought maybe we had a newer server? Typically in the past, the service has been outstanding, but a little slow this time. Not a big deal, just an observation. Can't wait to go back to Canoe!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Exquisite from start to finish in every way! Unparalleled for excellence!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I took mentor here to celebrate her birthday had we had such a great night. I received the best service I've ever had while dining at a restaurant! The server was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain some of the most popular items in the menu (very helpful for first time guests). Although the restaurant was quite busy for Monday night, the server made us feel like we were the only party dining. Although we dined inside, we had a stellar view of the Chathooche River from our booth. I'll be sure to take my husband there for a romantic sunset dinner outdoors."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Life was a little too busy for us to escape very long for a 20th anniversary celebration, but we spent the night in a great hotel downtown, had dinner in the a nice restaurant and enjoyed a Sunday brunch before heading off to a couples massage to end our short, but lovely celebration! Canoe was a perfect brunch spot and every person on staff was exceptional! I would highly recommend this restaurant for brunch, lunch or a romantic dinner for two! Top notch!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I went with my wife and couldn't have had a better time. I had the rabbit and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. My wife had the roasted chicken with Thai curry sauce and coconut rice which was delicious. The waiter made me feel at home even though I was wearing hip hop attire, I didn't feel any judgement which was nice."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Celebrated my wife's birthday at the Canoe. The food selection was very good and the meal was prepared VERY WELL!!!! I highly recommend this resturant for any occassion but especially for a birthday or anniversary!!!!!!! The atmosphere was great with the dim lightly and the seatinf was very comfortable. Any season is good but we will come back when all the trees and flowers that surround the outdoor garden are in full bloom ( middle to end of April)."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was the first time I visited Canoe and was very excited! It was my birthday and me and my boyfriend ate here first before going out for drinks with friends later . So pretty! The food was spectacular, especially desert! We had the chocolate grotto which was the perfect candy ! Lol great time :-)"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Canoe was just awesome. Service and ambiance were perfect."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a great table overlooking the river. Even in early spring the landscaping was beautiful. The service was friendly and attentive. We had three different type of fish and everyone enjoyed their meal. It was rather loud throughout the restaurant however and we found it difficult to hear each other which was the only detraction from an otherwise wonderful experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Service was good, not excellent. Food was a little inconsistent. Some awesome, other just average. Steak was tough & they actually took off the bill without asking."
    Dined on 3/25/2014