Canoe
Canoe

Canoe

  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Canoe reviews from OpenTable diners
627 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (488)special occasion (482)romantic (434)fit for foodies (379)great for outdoor dining (376)notable wine list (249)neighborhood gem (237)good for groups (184)great for brunch (171)great for lunch (118)hot spot (103)vibrant bar scene (49)kid-friendly (32)late-night find (28)Show More
  • flashes of brilliance; pleasant by not exceptional
    Nickw865
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    with Canoe I expected excellence based on the previous reviews - but when all was said and done felt it was just above average relative to the check amount. they may have been overwhelmed by a large party that night (maybe 40-50 people) - but why must 'small party' patrons suffer? ambiance and table were very nice -but our server would occasionally hand off to another who would drop by with slightly confusing questions ("shall I bring another glass of wine?" when the first was just a taste); forgot our order; and served the appetizer without cutlery in place. at the end of the night it took 10 minutes to get our car which was parked 10 feet from the front door (we were forced to valet). much too much frustration for a romantic dinner...
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  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Great menu selctions, wonderful atmosphere and I appreciate how knowledgeable the wait staff is about the menu. Located next to the river, I look forward to returning in the spring when I can sit outside and enjoy the views. I dined here for dinner with some coworkersWho had been here before I was very impressed
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here a few nights ago. The food was delicious and our server was very attentive. We ordered several appetizers before our meal and let him decide how to course it out. It was perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but very loud and service overdone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I've been several times over the years and enjoyed Canoe. Went with a client recently on a Tuesday evening and the place was unexpectedly loud and raucous. I don't recall this being the case before. Food was very good but service was a bit obtrusive. I appreciate attentive but don't want constant interruptions during conversation. What difference does it make whether I've been to the place before? Please stop asking that question.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Beckster
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Dinner was fantastic. As always. We can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canoe never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    2nd time here in 3 years and it was a home run. The menu is fun and full of non-common items, esp the entree proteins. I'm tired of the regular old steak, prime rib, fish dishes. Give me some options and we ended up with the quail and rabbit. Both amazing. Overall the service was great and the food and drinks were to die for. I never feel bad at all dropping money here. I can't ever say that about a lot of fine dinning places around Atlanta though. Plus the prices here are almost all under 30 a plate but the actual food is worth way more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    TheDreamVortex
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I brought my mom here for her birthday - she loves brunch MN! Honestly it was some of the best food and service I have had in the Atlanta area, and although the prices are on the mid-to-high end, I definitely think it's worth it, especially for a special occasion. The ambience is lovely and it is right on the Chattahoochee river so the view is also lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Brunch
    MikeM
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had a party of 6 for a Birthday brunch. One of the party was a 1 year old child. We had a great table with an excellent view of the river. Our servers name was Jamal and he was incredibly friendly and provided great service. We were disappointed in the sticky buns as they seemed overcooked (too crispy) and a bit thin. Most of us had eggs of some sort but they were delivered warm at best and cooled quickly. Perhaps the plates were cool before putting food on them. That said I would definitely eat there again and certainly try the egg dishes for brunch. Not sure if I would go for the highly recommended sticky buns.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful! Organized! Great Service! Complimentary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I celebrated my birthday here with a fairly large party. I was seated at our reservation time. They were complimentary and remembered we were celebrating something. The service was impeccable. Food was ordered and brought out in a timely way. The waiter (Evan) was more than complimentary. The menu was great, everything on it is delicious. I ordered the Rabbit, it was so good. I would certainly recommend to a friend, family or for an event for colleagues. Drinks were good as well. I would go again just so I could taste more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We went to Canoe for my girlfriend's birthday dinner. The atmosphere was nice, and our service was excellent. Our server did a great explaining the menu and answering our questions. This was our first time here. The food was awesome, but I was expecting slightly larger portion sizes. After dinner and dessert, we walked around outside at the back. There is a really cool outdoor bar and seating by the river, which we will definitely come back for in the warmer months!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressive
    RobertC
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    After hearing about Canoe for years, we were finally able get there during our most recent Atlanta trip. We were not disappointed. We had 7:30 reservations, and arrived about 30 minutes early. The restaurant was packed. At exactly 7:30 our table was ready. Our waiter, Wes was great. Total knowledge of the menu and wine list. Food was prepared perfectly. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter service poor
    Rokko
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We asked the waiter to pair our food with a nice wine and he did good only that he brought the wine very late, half of our dinner was with water... It seemed like he was busy with other tables had to be looking for him every time we needed something... Food was good
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor view
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Unique location. Staff was very prompt. Server was friendly. Scenic view was very beautiful on the lake. A well verse pallet would enjoy this establishment. Dishes are complex in taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Fun!
    klepkow
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Beautiful restaurant in a bucolic setting right on river. The rabbit entree is NOT to be missed! We had a table for 8 that was round, which is always a nice surprise rather than a long table. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was lovely--attentive without being intrusive. A night we'll remember for quite some time...thank you, Canoe!
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to take someone special
    JoeB
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Very nice place to take a special person or friends for a special occasion. Service was terrific and our appetizer and entrees were cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. Valet parking was prompt and the attendants courteous. A great place for a special night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect, as always
    bunny
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    On this visit, I was meeting colleagues for lunch. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the noise level such that we were able to hear each other, yet not be overheard. Canoe is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta - lovely setting, great service and dependable food. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining!
    jwesleypastor
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Wonderful restaurant for a special evening! The food and ambiance were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was Delicious
    champion
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Everything we ordered was great. Lunch portions were a good size. The lamb sandwich was one of the best sandwiches I've ever eaten. I definitely will go back to more advantage of the bread and pastries.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Barbie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    As always, we had an outstanding lunch experience. I brought my sister here for the second time. Our waitress (Leslie) was an excellent server! The duck and beef burger was absolutely delicious! This restaurant has been consistent for the past 20 years and does not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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  • Canoe: Always the best
    Lizziebuck
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I've yet to have even a mediocre meal here. Brunch was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jjjjj
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    excellent service from Veronica; wonderful cod; thanks for the wonderful dinner!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing setting and meal
    merrymac
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Canoe is an amazing setting for any meal. We always look forward to going there. We had the quail and rabbit and both were excellent. Our server was very knowedgable, (but not someone I would seek out again.) I would recommend canoe to anyone looking for a unique setting and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey, but...
    Spoon
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    ...and absolutely great restaurant. Every course of our meal (app, entree, dessert) was delicious and the wine selection is the largest and best I've seen. Will be going back again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Lakesidediners
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Canoe is a beautiful restaurant with terrific food! We asked to be seated along the river side of the restaurant and enjoyed the view and then walked around outside to enjoy it even more after we had lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Canoe always a pleasant experience.
    Canoe
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Canoe's location, food and wine choices, good service and scenic view are among the best in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whynotbythewindow
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This is the place for something different, but very delicious. My favorites include the quail, the duck and the rabbit. honestly, can't get past these more exotic dishes, but I am sure that everything will be just as expertly prepared. The surroundings are comfortable and upscale. I guess everyone has a favorite place, and Canoe is mine.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    lkndiner
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We enjoyed the experience very much. Great job to the staff and management.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What A Night
    Deliciousoso
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    On the evening of Monday November 3rd, 2014, I treated my girlfriend to a lovely dinner at Canoe. I had only read reviews online about the restaurant, and actually found the blog from a search I entered titled "romantic restaurants near Sandy Springs." After a long winding drive through the backside of Buckhead, we finally found the restaurant tucked away in a little shopping center that. We took the offered valet service, as though there was another option to parking there, and walked inside. The restaurant was booming for a Monday night. We had a wonderful server, Evan I believe, and the food was amazing. We were shocked at the end of the meal with a three dish dessert that will never be forgotten. All in All 5 stars for Canoe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible dinner!
    Yummyfood
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I chose Canoe for an anniversary dinner. The only downside for the entire night was the fact that the restaurant was running behind seating parties with reservations. The restaurant explained it was due to the cold weather and the fact that nobody elected to sit outside. Of course people did not want to sit outside, it is November! After that, everything was top notch. The server was extremely personable and knowledgeable. We shared the smoked salmon appetizer. I chose the quail and my girlfriend selected the rabbit for dinner. And we had a dessert of caramel ice cream with their take on cracker jacks. They even included a happy anniversary message on the plate. Very cool experience. One of the best meals I have had in Atlanta.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All the hype...
    feedmeATL
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I really enjoyed brunch this past Sunday at Canoe. My gf and I sat at a round table facing the Chattahoochee and I was quite impressed by the ambiance. I had the skirt steak and eggs with the hollandaise which was superb. I wish it had more of the sun-dried tomatoes however, but awesome nonetheless. This is a quaint spot perfect for the special occasion or an afternoon brunch. Can wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brunch in Atlanta
    flwcywVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    If you have not been to Canoe for Sunday Brunch you have missed something special! The menu is wonderful, the service is excellent and the view of the river serene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Found this on trip advisor. We had recently went to 2 bad resturants that had been recommended by friends. So, we went to the pros at trip advisor. We dine out a lot. Well, trip advisor did not let us down. Canoe was the #1 rated resturants in The Atlanta area. And, man were they ever right on. Service was outstanding and the food was great. We never get a desert but decided to split a popcorn ice cream craker Jack sundae. Oh what a super surprise. The sundae was simply great. Big enough for us to share and it was DELICIOUS! FANTASTIC! I have to also state that the entree and entire meal was FABULOUS. We have traveled a lot and we will just now give the bottom line: The Canoe is the BEST, PERIOD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Special Occasions
    Melissa
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Nestled right on the Chattahoochee, the views both inside and outside make for a relaxing ambiance yet still very elegant and classy. We went during the fall, and had a large table next to the window, which was great. However I bet if we had sat outside during a warmer month, our experience would have been ever better. The interior is still classy, but could use a slight renovation. The service is outstanding. There were 5 of us, and each one of us shared our entrees with each other, and each dish was delicious (quail, salmon, trout, sole). For dessert, I recommend the chocolate cheesecake. I don't have much of a sweet tooth, but wow.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    LRoy
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had a wonderful evening dining at this restaurant. Good was fabulous, with menu items not common place. We were never rushed like you are at some other hot restaurants in town and were able to savor every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    TomCanaryVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's birthday here. She was greeted with well wishes from the moment we walked in. We had a scenic table for 7 by the river and it was spectacular. The wild game on the menu was outstanding. I had the rabbit and it was perfect. My daughter had quail and was outstanding as well. The octopus appetizer I had was the best in this category I had eaten and my daughter's oysters were fantastic. The wait staff did a marvelous job with recommendations and special requests. Top to bottom a great, great dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AugustaFan
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Overall, a great dining experience. Actually I found the noise level too high and distracting (energetice is hardly a term I would use). I had the stuffed quail which was absolutely wonderful. My significant other had the cod ... she is still raving about it. The service is superb.
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    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and delicious food
    GTDonna02VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My husband and I got to canoe every few months. The food is delicious and unique and you are right on the river so the view is excellent. It is a bit pricey but nothing outrageous. Our last visit I wasn't too impressed with the duck and beef burger but overall, we had an outstanding time (as usual).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always 5 Stars!
    FoodFanVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Every time we are in Atlanta we must eat at Canoe because it never fails to live up to a 5 Star Rating!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what we expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We've been waiting to go to Canoe for some time. However, they've always been booked during the time we
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  • Canoe never fails!
    ICU812VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Canoe never fails to deliver exceptional food. A very special acknowledgement to Janelle who provided us with outstanding service, as well as helping me get my custom cocktail just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.