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 WinnerRomantic
Canoe reviews from OpenTable diners
674 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (524)special occasion (502)romantic (469)great for outdoor dining (439)fit for foodies (358)notable wine list (238)neighborhood gem (216)great for brunch (198)good for groups (160)great for lunch (122)hot spot (88)vibrant bar scene (47)late-night find (31)kid-friendly (26)Show More
  • MickVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    outside environment was excellent and food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Above My Expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I fell in love with the ambiance there, it was a little dark but easily adjusted. I felt it was the perfect place to take my dinner date. I had the steak, it was well cooked and tasted great. Waiter was very knowledgeable and provided several recommendations. The table was cleared after every course! Amazing service overall!
    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.
  • Such great service!
    FL21332VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Have not been back to Canoe since the flood a few years ago. The covered patio is very nice and so hold out for the table outside. Get there early to have a drink at the river bar while waiting for your table. It is relaxing and you forget that you are in the heart of Atlanta. Service at Canoe is just amazing. From our server, Victoria, to the manager that stopped by the table they wanted to make sure everyone at the table was completely happy. Save room for a desert as they are all good! We had three of them. Great place for a special occasion and if you have been in awhile go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Birthday dinner!
    JAACHAVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We love Canoe! Given that we live in Vinings, it's a treat to go to a restaurant that's close to home. The restaurant is a beautiful one and being on the river, it's a lovely view! We shared the House Smoked Salmon On A Crispy Potato Cake and it was delicious! We both had fish and it was good, but we did not think it was as good as we've had in the past. Not as plentiful portions or as moist!! They were packed that night with a rehearsal dinner, so I am guessing the kitchen was slammed!! Canoe has made a name as on the best best dining experiences in Atlanta and it usually is fantasist! They were a little off their game, but we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Canoe is always special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The outdoor dining location at Canoe makes it a one of a kind location for dining. The food is always good, and the service is equal to the food. The valet service is always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GTFoodLover
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food was excellent. Service was impeccable. The location and its setting are beautiful. My only negative is that the dining room was so loud that conversation was difficult. However, the restaurant was absolutely packed and we were seated near a large boisterous party, so that's understandable. Our overall experience was outstanding. In particular, the quality of the food in such a high volume restaurant was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The water was good! Our waiter Todd was amazing. I like the way the velet didn't lose our keys
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Zola
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The service was superb. The salmon and also octopus appetizers were fabulous. The steak was prepared perfectly and had a pleasant wood smoke to it. The Ling Cod was also very nicely done. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Cozy table for 3 in the bar, perfect setting and ultimate comfort for an early dinner after work. Delicious wine, pate and cheese, rabbit and cod. All prepared perfectly. Can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch on the river
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Canoe is my favorite lunch spot in Atlanta. Beautiful garden location, impeccable service, and lots of flavorful menu choices to please every diner, from manly sandwich plates to light salads. Well suited for business meetings or social occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sitting by the Kitchen
    FoodieinAtlantaVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Not super excited about being seated next to the kitchen with the expediter when there was clearly another booth available. Other than that outstanding time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • angnev
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As usual, Canoe was very nice. Our grilled octopus was served cold-had to send it back but everything else was wonderful. Loved having drinks at the outside bar both before and after dinner. Service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    excellent service thanks,everything from the outside bar to the food was great
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening
    AtlantaAH
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Canoe is a wonderful restaurant -- and even better in pleasant weather sitting on the porch overlooking the river. This a a real "go-to" restaurant for special occasions with an interesting and varied menu, impeccable wait staff, a bread selection that is way too good for the carb concious, a great wine list and wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best neighborhood restaurant!!
    ThedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Canoe never fails to deliver! It is the best neighborhood gem it Atlanta!
    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 LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for business occasions
    jazzdoctor
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    After a successful business meeting with several out of towners, we went for drinks and supper to Canoe. The bar selection was great, excellent martinis and a well curated selection of wines and craft beers. We then sat down to eat overlooking the patio and river; a very relaxing setting. The food offering was spot on, the calamari app and the cod entree were my choice, both out of the park good. Our waiter was courteous, prompt and very knowledgeable. What more could you ask for? The check was a bit heavy, but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding meal!
    Bryan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything about Canoe was top-notch, from the service, to the food, and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Canoe was fantastic! Our waitress Katie was very attentive and really spent a lot of time explaining the menu and the wine list. Everything was delicious and I wished we lived locally and could visit again! We were celebrating two birthdays so it was extra-special and the staff made us feel that way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, nice atmosphere!
    Tonia513
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This restaurant was recommended as a fine dining experience we must try. I decided to take my husband for his birthday. We loved the food and atmosphere of the restaurant! Relaxing by the water after our meal was great too!! We will definitely go back, as this was a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with Brunch
    Nat22
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We sent for Brunch and the food was mediocre. Had the Eggs Bennedict with smoked salmon. Nothing special, came luke warm. The eggs and sausage in a puff pastry was an extremely small serving and came cold. The drinks arrived late at the beginning of the meal, the coffee came half-way through the meal. The restaurant has the most beautiful view and gardens but I would not recommend brunch. I have been there for dinner and had a better experience. Also, some healthy brunch selections would be a nice addition.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding food and superb service! Would definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alyse was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Alyse our server truly knew food and did an amazing job describing it and making recommendations. She told us she is studying food science and that was evident in her knowledge of food and wine pairings. Everything else was wonderful as usual at Canoe. We have been eating my birthday dinner her every year for the past 8 years and we will definitely go back again next year. We had cocktails in the adirondack chairs overlooking the river before dinner and had the most relaxing wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice view if you can get it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Canoe is right on the river but the majority of the seating will not have a view.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OUTSTANDING Service, EXCELLENT food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Go to Canoe for your most memorable occasions! Our Server, Michael and all of the staff were most attentive. We tasted and enjoyed many dishes (Appetizers: Calamari, Salmon, Duck, Beet Salad; Entrees: Halibut, Rabbit, Steak; Desserts: Chocolate cake, Sherbet, Berry Crisp, "Popcorn" Ice cream, Banana Cream "pie" -- each had magnificent flavor. We had the most enjoyable evening truly that we've had in years! Thank you, Canoe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    2dineDevine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Canoe. The rabbit was delicious and wonderfully prepared. The charcuterie was fantastic and the bread selection was wonderful. The desserts were also quite fantastic, the popcorn ice cream was so delectable. We will definitely return. They were well above and beyond to make our anniversary dining experience one to remember.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night.
    luvgdsvc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been to Canoe several times and this time, as the others, did not disappoint. We had a great view of the river, excellent service, and excellent food. The halibut cheeks with bacon ravioli and kale was one of the specials and it was delicious. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the rainbow trout with lobster rangoon ravioli and my husband favored the chicken andouille stuffed quail. The side dishes complimented the entrees perfectly for a great blend of flavors. I definitely recommend trying their Fall menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great good....wines off the list...
    LLV2VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Sommelier knows her stuff. Heirloom tomatoes were outstanding as was the quail. My guest loved her smoked salmon and trout. All around outstanding but felt hurried to leave....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hunmmingbird central
    ChattFoodies
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Canoe is a romantic fine dining restaurant. Sitting in the River Room over looking the Chattahoochee was wonderful. Our server was knowledgeable , professional, courteous and willing to accommodate every special request. The food was excellent as always . One of the highlights of our visit, were the Hummingbirds , they had recently filled the Hummingbird feeders and the little birds were zipping back and forth out side the window, my wife commented it look like a seen for the Jetson's. Thanks for another memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great (but not for dessert)
    TBDecatur
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a very pleasant and enjoyable dinner. Always a great place to relax and dine. I highly recommend the grilled octopus (innovative but accessible). The server was attentive but not intrusive. The house take on a classic Manhattan was most welcome. Regretfully, do not expect much innovation in the dessert menu. Otherwise...great place; will return; will continue to recommend. A great special occasion choice.
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, food, and view
    likegreatfood
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had a top notch experience at Canoe. Service was perfect from being greeted by name to served professionally. All the staff worked well together. The food was superb. From the charcuterie plate and smoked duck to the rabbit and quail. All presented perfectly and the flavors were great. The popcorn dessert was a treat that brought back CrackerJack memories but much better. Lastly, sitting outside with a view of the river added a wonderful touch the a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    FoodloverTAS
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The service was the best we have had. We would have loved to be offered to sit outside, but inside was also nice. It was quite noisy being so close to the cooking if you wanted to talk a lot at the table. The bread was really great, the dessert was not expensive and was so delicious, the coffee was great and reasonable. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meals so much.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    taylor1665
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had gone to this restraunt one time before and it was just as lovely as last time! This is definitely the place to go for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    erinminni
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Canoe has certainly made it's way onto my list of favorite restaurants! The service, atmosphere and food were all nothing short of perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch!
    CoffeeStains
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Delicious pancakes with a lovely view and a knowledgable, patient waitstaff. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was amazing!! Group of 7 and no one had a bad meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My Favorite
    LorimerDining
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always enjoy the experience at Canoe!! A real class act without the stuffy feeling! Love this place every time!Lori
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food disappointing
    20thAnniversary
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Have had much tastier meals at other Atlanta restaurants. Very loud band from wedding party made it impossible to enjoy conversation.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kmonkey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server Michael was excellent. He was very engaging and made wonderful recommendations.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One bad apple spoiled it
    Groovdancer
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I came here to celebrate my birthday with my husband. I was warmly greeted with happy birthdays throughout. We were seated inside as it started to rain. Dress is business casual. We shared a crab cake appetizer and for dinner I had a salmon fillet with some vegetables underneath. The food was very good! There was a special waiter who came around with 4 different types of bread and refilled it. We were given the dessert menu and then I learned that dessert was not free for me. I decided to forgo it . My waiter was surprised but gave us the check. The manager came and explained why they don't give free occasion desserts but that didn't cut it with me. After we paid the check and was ready to leave I saw our waiter actually open the folder!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Everything about Canoe was superb. Enjoyed our server( Terry) and was especially impressed by how quickly and accurately our food was delivered.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.