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Canoe

4.8
8974 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 8974 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AnneA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great meal- only hiccup was hostess didn't inform server we were celebrating my husband's birthday; it would have been nice to have had a bit more flourish with dessert.

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ElizabethM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm from out of town and heard from the Georgia Tech parent group on Facebook that Canoe was an excellent graduation dinner option. I held onto that info for 2 years before making a reservation for May 2020. Then the pandemic cancelled all in-person graduation celebrations so I eventually rescheduled for last Saturday night. It was worth the wait! Our server Vanessa was incredible - she provided detailed menu descriptions and shared her recommendations which were 100% on the money. Every item was unique and absolutely delicious! All of the servers and staff were attentive but unobtrusive, we were so well taken care of and enjoyed a leisurely celebratory meal. Thanks to all for making a special weekend especially memorable!

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vipKerri
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love the views at Canoe! Service was excellent and our meal was delicious.

JW
JenniferW
Anchorage
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic!! Third times a charm- I had tried three times to make reservations on a weekend- made this one 5 months out!! Our first time- but definitely not our last. From the carefully crafted cocktails, creative wine list and delicious desserts- we thoroughly enjoyed my birthday meal. Look forward to our next meal- everything looked amazing to try!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
66 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great and food was good. Lunch prices aren’t bad for what you get but I enjoy the dinner menu better.

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GaryC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of my request were met and went beyond my expectations. The service was excellent and my server was very professional and energetic. We have been coming to Canoe for the past 15 years to celebrate many birthdays and we always leave with a smile on our faces and satisfied. Thank you and your staff

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ChristinaN
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and will definitely return... great atmosphere and service!

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CarolynnY
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canoe never disappoints. I had a very important business dinner which went perfectly. The food, service and ambiance was amazing. Thank you so much!!!

JG
JulieG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had friends from out of town and made a reservation about 2 weeks in advance requested specifically table right by window. Unfortunately, not only we didn’t get it, hostess wanted to put us at the end back to the wall with absolutely no view.

We were hoping the food is as good as everyone on yelp raved about, unfortunately, it was another disappointment. Two of us ordered chicken tacos, the dish was blend and had no flavor, the white beans were a mushy hot mess.

The service was okay, the waitress tried her best chitchatting instead of talking about the menu, she was more interested talking about how she would love to go to California and pursue green energy.

This was the 3rd time we tried Canoe, we will not go back. The only we reason we came back was for the ambience but that didn’t happen. Not for the food, service or the ambience (2 weeks booking in advance).

We apologized to our friends next day for the experience. Thankfully during the rest of their time here in Atlanta, we were able to take them to other restaurants and had a great time with food, ambience and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday for my boyfriend was perfect!

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Mags
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canoe NEVER disappoints! I love it for girl's lunch or dinner w/my husband. The service is consistent and the food is always exceptional. Our waiter said his 'favorite' on the lunch menu was the shrimp/cabbage salad. It was wonderful! Can't wait to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Canoe to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and had a wonderful time. Our server, John, was personable and provided awesome recommendations from appetizers to entrees to desserts. The cocktails came out quickly and Kevin, the sommelier, helped us pick out the perfect bottle of wine based on our preferences for dinner. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Atlanta!

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Beerinmybelly
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was very good. They were prepare for us so we got seated immediately. The food was very tasty.

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FrancesT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some restaurants have either a great view, superior food, or excellent service. Canoe has all three. Highly recommended!

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DiegoDiaz
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. Great food, great service and great prices! Definitely best in town!!!

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ddubjr
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from out of state but anytime we get close to Atl we have dinner at Canoe. It continues to be one of our all time favs. Experience the outdoor bar along the River. Take in the gardens all before an awesome dinner. I want to highlight Julia who served us at the outdoor bar. Great service and very engaging.

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AndyG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience all around. Would definitely come back for another great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was as always the best . Chris was attentive and witty . Always a wonderful meal .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! I love the location, setting, service, and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. I wished we had waited the extra time to sit outdoors but we will be back and definitely will wait the extra time to experience the views

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Parson
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've never had a bad meal or experience at Canoe. It continues to be our "go to" restaurant for special occasions. Now that we are fully vaccinated and feel safe in earring in a restaurant again, Canoe was our first choice.

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vipAnneM
Edinburgh
25 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canoe is wonderful! Beautiful setting and perfect day and delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dining experience at Canoe! Service was top-notch and the food was divine...

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vipLannyA
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious! Service excellent!

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FoodieM
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was my second time here with my husband within the last 2 months celebrating our birthdays/anniversary. The ambiance/outdoor dining is relaxing and that’s what we like the most about the restaurant. However, both times our appetizers and entrees were luke warm at best. Both times I ordered the cod entree and it was just ok, lacking flavor. The eggplant risotto is suppose to have a smoked eggplant flavor but that was lacking too. I expect my hot food to be hot but not here. I had to take the entree back the first time for them to heat/nuke it. That shouldn’t be at a restaurant that’s been around for years. The staff is friendly but once your seated the lack of attention is not there. We’ll be back but to try out the bar area and grab a burger and bottle of wine. Hopefully that will be a better experience.

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vipManny
Atlanta
46 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful day, beautiful view, delicious meal. Only complaint - and it's small... after we finished our lunch our server told us we could have had "half" glasses of the prosecco we ordered to celebrate with. At lunch time it sure would have been nice to know that was an option when we ordered - either from the server or on the menu.

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Hello
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Overrated food. AMAZING place. Servers were a bit cold and unfriendly - might have some to do with the crowd that goes here.. good to go to check out and maybe for a drink but not for the food - old school and overrated

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Absolutely beautiful location both inside and out. However I was expecting the food to have a bit more wow factor. It was honestly nothing special for the price.

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DonaldE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful experience and food. Love the relaxed venue and excellent attention to the food, plating, and service.

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Goldie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Need a change in the menu....offer a better range of foods

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AH104
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner with consistency and outstanding service... and the ambiance!

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CarolinaGirl01
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Canoe for special occasions! They always make it so special and the service is top notch!

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ShirleyP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed on the covered terrace for a long time just enjoying our delicious lunches and two desserts for three persons....we ate it all. We had a fantastic server, too, and I really hope we can get her again. Being in a beautiful garden setting is an ultra plus in my book.
Canoe is my go-to restaurant for good service, good food, and ambience.

Shirley

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vipStillRovin1
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Three out of four entrees were cold and one severely overcooked. Returned to kitchen only to have the same dishes reheated and the original overcooked lamb dish even more over cooked. Very disappointing, but what is most disappointing is two of last three visits have been similar. No consideration from management to “make things right” or compensate. $800 dinner for four. Will not return. Have been going here for more than 15 years. Not what it used to be....other than the ambiance.

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Weaver
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been faithful costumers for years. Wonderful food, great staff and a nice view of the River. Thanks for helping us celebrate our 49th Anniversary.

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vipAnneB
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do everything so well here. Service is impeccable, they treat you like a friend.

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ggam
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fancy with great service
Food is very good with variety of choices

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whew. I’d go for the views alone! Such an breathtaking view and serene escape from the chaos of Atlanta. The food was impeccable, meat cooked to perfection, cocktails and dessert wonderful as well. The kangaroo appetizer was truly remarkable. Don’t skip it! Can’t wait to come back here.

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Keith
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. We'll be back again soon no doubt!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I say this is the best dining experience we’ve ever had I seriously mean it. If you are considering this restaurant at all I would for sure go for it. Vanessa, our server was absolutely phenomenal and the food just kept getting better with every dish. I give this place 5 stars proudly! What an amazing experience! We’re only in Atlanta for a few days but we’re strongly considering canceling our reservations for dinner Wednesday and just coming here instead again. It’s just that good!

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Canoe is rated 4.8 stars by 8974 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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