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
658 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (519)special occasion (498)romantic (474)great for outdoor dining (428)fit for foodies (382)notable wine list (260)neighborhood gem (243)great for brunch (186)good for groups (176)great for lunch (122)hot spot (98)vibrant bar scene (46)kid-friendly (35)late-night find (32)Show More
  • Consistently excellent dining
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Our party of 4 enjoyed a weeknight dinner here...excellent service...delicious food....un-rushed service...enough quiet to visit...Just a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great evening
    BillVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I always come to Canoe for the great food and service. I had the calamari starter with the strip steak, while my date had the sole special. I think the special won the best choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We sat on the porch on a beautiful evening and listened to a live blue grass band while we ate our delicious meal. The menu offers some unusual choices, and the food was outstanding. We took our wine and walked through the gardens while the staff called our cab. It was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Dinner
    Twoscope
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    It has been a few years since our last visit, but Canoe remains great for a special occasion. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I always enjoy my experience at Canoe. The food is absolutely amazing every time! The service was not the best during this occasion. I will definitely be going back despite the service slip up
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Canoe Delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Canoe delivers all the ingredients for a special night out; great space, great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • Enjoyable experience
    Sandman
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Came here with friends for brunch to as part of their anniversary celebration and it was the first time for all of us. The restaurant is awesome as the ambience is perfect with the locale next to the "Hooch". The service was hospitable and the waitress took time to explain options. The food was great and very delicious. Look forward to coming back in the future to celebrate other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, 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
    Isaac
    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
  • Memorable and Romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    It was me and my boyfriend's one-year anniversary and we were figuring out where to celebrate that had the aspects of good food, good service, good venue, and a good experience. My mom recommended Canoe. After doing some research on the website and reading reviews, we decided to make the reservation. We did not regret it at all because it was everything we expected and more. The valet was super polite and welcomed us. Even the host wished us a Happy Anniversary before seating us down. Our server, Mitch, was so sweet and cordial and knew the menu from top to bottom, giving us tips and pointers on each meal. He was approachable, benevolent, and eager to serve with his outstanding personality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
  • Great time at Canoe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Took my wife out to dinner at Canoe, always a great choice. The smoked salmon is always a must have and also the butter popcorn ice cream. We had a great time and shared a good bottle of wine. Highly reccommend Canoe!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
  • Must try if you are near Buckhead
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were visiting Atlanta and staying in Downtown so to get to Canoe was a special trip. The food was excellent, since we made reservations the server called us by name which was a nice touch. The stick buns were to die for and the duck beef burger was heavenly. The service was on point and the atmosphere was near perfection. The gardens were serene and the river very calm and peaceful. This was the food highlight of our trip and I would recommend to anyone that is in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.