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Canoe

4.8
9148 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 9148 people are saying
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4.8
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4.9
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do almost all of my business in Atlanta at canoe. It is hands down my favorite restaurant. Consistently delicious, great price, and beautiful outdoor space.

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Cheryl
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food and our server Jessica!

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DavidL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outstanding experience. Food, cocktails, ambience all great. We will defiantly be returning to Canoe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was a beautiful place with good food and good service. I just wish my food held the side of fruit flies and flies that came with it. It was hard to enjoy my meal and experience swatting insects the whole time.

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vipConfused
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was fine but we couldn’t eat outside due to flies
And I had a gift certificate which they said had been inactivated despite my having no information suggesting that would happen

How can a gift certificate that they got money for expire-makes no sense at all

They also forgot to ask us if we wanted dessert which was weird

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oldschoolseminole
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience. One of my favorite Atlanta restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were wonderful and it’s such a beautiful restaurant. It certainly didn’t stop us from having fun but there were a few fruit flies that we couldn’t seem
to shake. I would definitely go to Canoe again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipeater
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love that we were able to eat outside since I am not comfortable covid-wise eating inside right now. However, the flies were all around us and on our food. Is there anything to be done about this? I've dined out there several fines and never had this problem.

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MiguelT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nos encanta ir a este restaurante, excelente comida y bebidas. De los mejores de Atlanta

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Nicole
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a party of (7) and the outside temp was 93. We still asked to sit outside because of Covid considerations. They had many tables open, but would not accommodate putting our tables together. We had to be separated into two groups. The GM & hostesses were rude. Customer service is not something they understand.

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vipPatP
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Came for the first time to take advantage of the touted "best patio dining in Atlanta" at lunch. Disappointed to find out upon arrival, however, that 4 was the maximum for outdoor seating. Our party had 5. We were assured a very nice view from the indoors, and that's what we got in front of expansive windows, so not a huge problem. Impeccably attentive service beginning with the bar, where we were encouraged to wait until a table opened up, through every other detail of service during our visit, more than made up for the patio issue. Canoe understands well the concept of true industry hospitality. Very high marks for that.

Macie, our most attentive and professional server, made sure every detail of service was absolutely perfect. So glad we ordered her top recommendation, truffle fries for the table. I would come again just for that! Delicious sourdough and huge parmesan wafers were complimentary.

Cons - food itself wasn't 5-star, as was the service and ambiance. Nice presentation, but definitely overpriced. Crab cake, a star item, was good (not great), tiny and on the dry side, but as Macie said, packed with fresh crab. Overabundant shredded Asian cabbage, sparsely dressed with Yuzu sauce, tried to make up for the smallish protein portion. Our companions seemed pleased with what they ordered. In contrast, the fried shrimp salad exceeded in protein content and would be best shared. The cod sandwich plate looked yummy. Overall, food value doesn't seem in sync with Canoe's pricing.

Looking forward to a second chance to experience the really lovely patio that overlooks the Chattahoochie River and try different items, including dessert (we were all too full this time), and hope to be lucky enough to be served by Macie again. Second to the view, the best reason to go to Canoe is its impeccable service. To the staff: tweak the menu and pricing and you'll have 5 stars across the board.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, and Chris was AMAZING!

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KatieF
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this restaurant so much. The outdoor patio is spectacular and the food is amazing.
I only wish they had more vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Last time I went (a few years ago) there were options but now I have to order off menu, which can be off putting for the kitchen staff.
The service was great - Steve was wonderful.

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Edenm
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canoe is one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Such amazing food everytime and the location and ambiance is beautiful. The staff is very friendly and know their food in and out.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Decided to take my wife to lunch to celebrate our anniversary. The ambiance is nice and the staff but the food was very disappointing. I ordered the salmon and it was so salty that I could not eat it. It was sent back. The second order of salmon was over cooked and dry. My wife ordered the crab cakes the first time. It was mostly breading so she sent it back and ordered a burger. It was ok, nothing to make note of. In summary I had to find another restaurant to take my wife to for our anniversary! She was not happy.

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KarenL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Been ordering their crab cake for over 15 years, but must take it off my preference list: it's just diminished in size so much that I came home hungry. Other choice are usually enough to bring some home, so I'll keep visiting my favorite place in ATL: Canoe.

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MaureenW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We had a business lunch of 8 persons. The waitress was very nice, but did not ask anyone for a beverage order and we had to bring it up after 20 minutes. The food order went in and we were there for an hour and a half before lunch arrived. We had to get up and ask and they said 5 minutes it was another 15. The food arrived and we have 3 minutes to eat and run out the door back to the airport. It was so disappointing and the food was fried and sad looking. Will be a long long time before I got back and never for business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is lovely and food is tasty!

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StevenC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Limited menu.

Scones have lost their touch.

Still beautiful views

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Decaturite
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch celebration at Canoe! The staff made sure we had a special time. Food was tasty. There isn’t a prettier setting in all of Atlanta.
Canoe is one of my favorite restaurants. I will be back soon.

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vipJochen
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

one of our most favorable restaurants. start with a cocktail at the garden bar - a must.

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DineshaH
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa was our server and she was outstanding!!!! She was knowledgeable about the food and drinks. She took charge from the beginning and wasn’t overwhelming. She explained how the evening would go and delivered on everything she said. The busboy (man lol) kept our water full and always asked if we needed anything. He was very kind and personable. This is our favorite place for date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting for a birthday celebration

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FfxDiner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch on the patio overlooking the river. Fabulous service and attention!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and scenery outside was breathe taking. The food and server was amazing. From app to dessert it was amazing. The exotic menu is very tempting to want to try everything. Just a nice place and hidden gem.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience with great food and service like always

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Really unfortunate experience at canoe. The slowest meal and service we have ever had theee. 30 minutes to get our drinks, 45 to take our order. Then they “staged “ our appetizers one at a time. Then 30 minutes for entrees. Had to run out of there for meetings so can’t speak to dessert. We took someone there for the first time and it was embarrassing.

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JmesB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, friendly service. Very nice teamwork between server and support personnel

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vipPeach
Atlanta
113 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wish there more than five stars for reviews because that's how wonderful Canoe is. For us, we've had no other dining experience as outstanding as what we always have at Canoe. The food, waitstaff, and ambience are beyond excellent. When we leave, we can't wait to find a reason to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best night celebrating our 5th anniversary at Canoe. Excellent service—it felt like our waiter was our instant friend and was attentive and charming, and the food was wonderful. Thank you all so very much.

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vipOpenTableUser2
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only negative was that the server forgot to bring our appetizer after saying we “had” to try it.

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Uolefoodie
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit and for my granddaughters 8th birthday. We shared a collection of appetizers ala tapas style and then went for the entrees and dessert. All of the food was fabulous, a flavor experience that woke up a LOT of lazy taste buds for me. The service was outstanding and the entire team made sure to wish my granddaughter Happy Birthday and worked so well to make her evening very special.

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Dinner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great, but the food wasn't nearly as good as I remember from the last time I was there (about a year ago).

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vipphil
Atlanta
96 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with a good friend!

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vipGASteve
Richmond
61 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My meal at lunch was good overall but not great. I ordered the baby arugula salad, the crispy shrimp salad and the popcorn ice cream sundae. The "crispy shrimp" were shrimp that were battered and fried, with the "salad" component of the dish consisting of a huge mound of cabbage slaw, which was okay at best. The ice cream sundae was good but did not evidence any particular culinary talent, even though it was highly recommended. The weather was rainy, but the indoor ambience was nice, with a good view of the gardens and the river.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great! But, lots of gnats flying around our table and we were seated inside.

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vipSocialFan
Atlanta
53 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The experience at the restaurant was very good as well as the food. Cocktails were ok. I did find some of the hostess stand people difficult (calling ahead of time) while others were quite nice (in person) but the two that were not pleasant were almost enough to go elsewhere. Maybe they are short staffed and stressed

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ended a girls’ weekend at Canoe for Sunday brunch. Sat on the porch outside with views of the garden. Our server noticed my bacon wasn’t “extra crispy” as requested, and he brought me an extra 3 slices that were extra crispy without my having to ask. Somewhat pricey, but worth it! Would definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, service and food

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Canoe is rated 4.8 stars by 9148 OpenTable diners.

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