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.
American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
Chattahoochee River / Woodland Brook
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet parking is complimentary.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Canoe Ratings and Reviews
There aren't (m)any restaurants in Georg ...
There aren't (m)any restaurants in Georgia that can offer as complete a 'package' as Canoe...food, service, ambience and THAT VIEW!!! My wife and I were on a date night and luckily they seated us on the lower deck with direct views of the gardens and the river...simply gorgeous! Hannah was an amazing server (I rank her almost as good as Rebecca at Dolce in Buckhead, which is saying something)...the duck and beefburger is scrumptious, and the desserts are all glorious (especially the popcorn ice cream sundae)...no wonder Canoe is consistently ranked one of the top restaurants in Atlanta! I'd give it six stars but Open Table only allows a maximum of 5! Close call between Canoe and Dolce for 'best in the south' but I'll give the edge to Canoe due to the setting & view!
This was our first time at Canoe. We hav ...
This was our first time at Canoe. We have dined at Ray's before and kept hearing about Canoe. The ambiance is wonderful. Comfortable, sleek, classy. Our family name is German, so we thought it was unique to have a waiter from Germany. Karsten really made the evening. He was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and had wonderful recommendations. He even let us have a second round of bread with fresh butter! We ordered the kangaroo appetizer and both agreed we could order two of those for our entree. It was an amazing experience. My husband had the duck and I chose to stick with the original dish: rabbit. Neither of us were disappointed. Once again, Karsten made sure we were happy and comfortable. We conversed in German throughout the evening and he was intrigued that my dad also made his own bread. He asked us to bring them next time we come to Canoe so we can have a wonderful conversation and a good meal. Honestly, the food and the setting were out of this world, but Karsten was what brought all the elements together perfectly. He will be our only waiter from now on.
Beautiful space with fun, romantic ambia ...
Beautiful space with fun, romantic ambiance. Went for a birthday celebration and wanted to sit outside, which is first come first serve. Sat at the bar while we waited and Tracy & Sean were exceptional. Tracy treated the birthday girl to a complementary drink. I would recommend just doing drinks at the bar and hold off on appetizers. Once our table was ready there was some hesitation with transferring our appetizers to the table, which they were very apologetic for but it was still a bit odd. Hannah, our waitress, was so sweet and energetic; very knowledgeable about the menu and accommodating to all our needs. The food was fantastic and well presented. The higher prices are more so for the experience but well worth it. Would definitely recommend for a date night or special occasion. We didn't get to try out the bar by the water but it looked very nice. The grounds are specious and beautiful. Will be returning!
I enjoyed everything, the food was great ...
I enjoyed everything, the food was great, the area was comfortable, my fiancé and I enjoyed it, the waiter was a skilled restaurant man, very pleasant, cared about us made sure we get what we wanted. Again I will refer people to this fabulous restaurant. The approach was professional started with the young lady that made us seated.
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Dining experience was absolutely wonderf ...
Dining experience was absolutely wonderful! The food was incredible and highly worth the price. We had the crab cakes, which were exceptional, as well as the Rabbit and the Duck. Everything was spectacular. Our waiter, Karsten, was superb.
Canoe is our favorite restaurant in Atla ...
Canoe is our favorite restaurant in Atlanta. For a restaurant to be so consistently incredible is really remarkable. From the Valet to the host(ess) table to the outdoor seating to the incredible outside bar to the service to the valet to Kevin Cornish, who is the best restaurant manager in Atlanta as far as we are concerned. The food is consistently great(oysters are a must) and the only thing that could improve the experience is to have light rail service right to the front door as sometimes the traffic can be horrendous. But apart from that this is a consistently perfect place for any occasion. No trip to Atlanta is complete without eating at Canoe.
Good charcutere plate selection. Stripe ...
Good charcutere plate selection. Striped Bass Entree was great. Waiter very professional and made good recommendations throughout the evening. Fresh local ingredients and the waterfront bar after dinner was a nice option to close the evening.
We had a FABULOUS experience for our ann ...
We had a FABULOUS experience for our anniversary also our first time at Canoe! Our server, Jessica was great and the food was amazing. The staff paid attention to every little detail. We never get out for date night and this was exactly what we needed. It was completely romantic on the patio and very laid back. We can't wait to come back!
My son and I went to Canoe to celebrate ...
My son and I went to Canoe to celebrate his 40th birthday. Since it was an exceptionally special evening, we chose what we considered a "fine dining" restaurant with superb food, service, and ambiance. Canoe was all of those things and more. I would recommend Canoe highly to anyone wanting a restaurant specializing in marvelous food with an elegant touch and personalized table service. We will certainly return.
I have been here several times for busin ...
I have been here several times for business/client dinners and the food and service is always amazing. However, I am always sad that you basically have to yell to be heard for table conversation. We have sat different places in the restaurant and each time it has really been loud.
We'd heard about the restaurant on telev ...
We'd heard about the restaurant on television as they covered the wine list, garden, wonderful menu and romantic ambiance.
We went on 10/10 to celebrate our 1 yr Anniversary.
I must say it was a perfect evening from the knowledgeable and friendly server to the OML(Oh My Lord) food.
We always love Canoe, but this was our f ...
We always love Canoe, but this was our first trip with the entire family, 3 month old baby included. As always service was great, food was phenomenal. My only complaint is that we had requested an outside table, (mostly because of the baby) and were seated inside instead. This is no biggie for sure, but the other kids were excited about dining outside too. We will definitely come back. My husband and I love it for a night away from the kids. This is by far one of my favorite all time restaurants.
Canoe exceeded my expectations. I dined ...
Canoe exceeded my expectations. I dined there once about 6 years ago and it is even better than I remember. The waiter Carlos was absolutely wonderful and very professional. He addressed me by name (according to the reservation) the entire dining experience. He was cordial to my entire family and even surprised my sister with a "Congratulations" message on her dessert plate as we celebrated her accomplishments. He also allowed substitutions for the sides accompanying the entree as my sister is a teenager and not accustomed to some of the side items. I would recommend this dining experience to all my friends. Upscale, scenic, and a genius chef. It was a night to remember! Priceless memories were made at Canoe.
SERVICE: Excellent! We interacted with ...
SERVICE: Excellent! We interacted with over 10 different people for lunch , as they were very attentive. Always refilling our water, changing out the silverware, packing up leftovers, etc. If you want to be well taken care of our have a special occasion/date, this is a great spot.
AMBIANCE: It doesn't get better than this. Sit in the sun-room so you can overlook the river. There are trees, places to walk around after your meal, a chicken coop, herbs, vegetable box, watch the ducks, etc. Absolutely beautiful. I can see people having their wedding here.
Salmon and potato pancake was AMAZING. Great textures, complex flavors, and premium ingredients
She crab soup: sub par. one note, sherry was too acidic, and the celery flavor was pungent
basket of some of each: delicious. sticky buns are 8/10, just missing some cinnamon, it comes with honey butter and house made berry jam. must get
springier chicken: escarole was the highlight. tender, flavorful. chicken was juice but needed more seasoning
smoked salmon Benedict: average. not bad, but not phenomenal.
rib eye and duck egg: rib eye was cooked perfectly, but there are better quality elsewhere. the egg was delicious - slightly creamier than a chicken egg. grits came out cold and gelatinous
white shrimp salad with avocado puree: you only get a handful of shrimp, and it's under seasoned. the fried green tomato have too much batter and remind me of eating cardboard. the dressing on the lettuce was delicious
dessert: cappuccinos. the temperature was perfect - nice and hot. it was definitely a latte though.
Creative food! Beautiful space! Outstand ...
Creative food! Beautiful space! Outstanding service! We had one of the best crab cakes I can remember. The delicious and unique homemade raviolis that accompanied both the trout and rabbit dishes were ethereal! An all around exceptional dining experience.
We celebrated our anniversary there. Arr ...
We celebrated our anniversary there. Arrived early and enjoyed a nice adult beverage sitting on the bank of the Chattahoochie.There is also an old Bridge crossing the river just to the right which adds to the background. The outside grounds are very well manicured with foot paths and lighting and a full remote bar that sits on the river bank with plenty of spaced out seating along the riverbank. The inside is very nice with lots of wood and the back wall is all glass giving a beautiful view of the back area and river. The entire staff is very friendly and do their best to make you enjoy your visit to the fullest.
We were seated next to a very rowdy tabl ...
We were seated next to a very rowdy table but Jessica the dinner room manager couldn't have been more accommodation and moved us to the outside dinning area which was serene! Alvin and Julie were our super servers!
From the beginning the service was great ...
From the beginning the service was great and the food was excellent all the way through desert. The servers were knowledgeable and helpful concerning the menu. They were courteous and nice. We also enjoyed a stroll by the river after finishing our meal.
The eveningwasperfect, exceptforourwaite ...
The eveningwasperfect, exceptforourwaiter, whowasquiteintrusive. Notsogreatforaromanticevening. Winehadbeenorderedbyathirdpartywhichdidnotarrive. The managergenerouslycompedourdinner, whichwasverykindofher. Wewilldefinitelybeback...hopefully withadifferentwaiter!
Canoe is one of our favorite restaurants ...
Canoe is one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta and we visit nice restaurants for birthdays, anniversaries, and other notable celebrations (Bacchanalia, Kevin Rathbun Steak, Aria, to name only a few). We've been to Canoe 3 times in the past 3-4 years. Twice for my birthday and once for a special date night. The service is always impeccable. One unfortunate thing about our recent visit was our table location (the second time we've been seated there). It's not a good location (back room, last two-top on the left by the windows). Perhaps it's a nice view when there's daylight but at night there's no view and it's directly in line with an air vent. The AC was blowing directly on us to the point that it cooled our food down as we ate. We asked our lovely server if she could do something about it (even she acknowledged the strong air flow). There was a temporary improvement but the AC soon came back on. This is completely understandable because the area needs air circulation but we can't be the first customers to comment on this. There are easy fixes to this type of situation and tending to that will help customers such as my husband and I not feel that we're being stuck in the "cheap seats" because we don't seem as valued as other diners. We will definitely go back to Canoe but we will ask for a different table if we get stuck with this table again.
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