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
We arrived on a beautiful Sunday evening ...
We arrived on a beautiful Sunday evening and were graciously greeted by the hostess staff who suggested that we walk the garden and enjoy a cocktail outside. When it was time to be seated a hostess found us and led us to our table. Hannah, our waitress, was very charismatic and full of energy and made wonderful suggestions. We started the evening with the kangaroo app and moved to the rainbow trout for my wife and duck for myself. We finished the evening with the crackerjack ice cream and the chocolate grotto. Although we were surrounded by other tables, we had a very intimate evening helped by the captivating nature of our server.
My friends had never before and we were ...
My friends had never before and we were placed at the best table in the house; rear corner with view of grounds and river. East to carry on a conversation. Awesome food wine and service by Terry.
It could not have been better.
As always the Canoe staff and food were ...
As always the Canoe staff and food were outstanding. It's become our anniversary tradition to stay in the city and eat at Canoe. The hostess wished us a happy anniversary and our server greeted us by name. My wife's steak was perfect and my lamb chops were fantastic. My only complaint was the seating, which we were sat back in the right corner. Normally that would've been nice with a lovely view but we were sat between two large groups and the noise made it difficult to hold a conversation. Considering they knew it was our anniversary they could've sat us on the other side which had openings and would have been a more intimate setting. Other than that the evening was perfect.
My wife chose Canoe to celebrate her bir ...
My wife chose Canoe to celebrate her birthday dinner. It was an great choice. Everything was amazing. Our server was Thomas, his service was Outstanding. Christie was the manager on duty, she notice the diners next to us were loud, she offered a quieter seat with a wonderful window view of The Chattahochee River. Everything at Canoe was outstanding!!!
My husband and I decided to celebrate ou ...
My husband and I decided to celebrate our 1st ANNIVERSARY here. I had the rabbit which was phenomenal. Braised to perfection. My husband had the duck. That was good as well, but the rabbit was better! Wine was good, and the popcorn ice cream sundae was YUM! They wrote HAPPY ANNIVERSARY on the dessert plate which was sooo sweet. Because of that we anticipated that the dessert would have been complimentary. It wasn't. Still...a great night.
First time here and loved it! Josh was o ...
First time here and loved it! Josh was our server and he was amazing! We felt relaxed, food was fabulous and Bloody Mary's were the best! It's beautiful to sit outside and watch the birds on feeders and looking at the Chattahoochee!
While I wanted to love this place, the b ...
While I wanted to love this place, the brunch was mediocre. My husband had the Nashville Chicken and Biscuit and it was very, very dry. The sticky buns and French toast were just ok. Maybe it was an off day. Going to try it again for Dinner. View of the Chattahoochee was pretty.
I took my boyfriend here for his 21st bi ...
I took my boyfriend here for his 21st birthday and the staff at Canoe did an amazing job making him feel special the entire night. Everything was perfect! From the moment we pulled up, complimentary valet was there to park for us. As soon as we approached the host, I let her know my name for the reservation and she immediately responded by welcoming us and saying Happy Birthday to my guest. As you're walking to your table, everyone acknowledges your presence and says hello and smiles. Our waiter, Evan, was SO knowledgable about EVERYTHING! From the appetizers, to entrees, to desserts, to the wine and beer - he could recommend and explain anything and everything on the menu. His service was unparalleled to what me and my guest have ever experienced before. He was even kind enough to take a couple pictures of my boyfriend and I with my camera! After dinner, we were able to take our wine glasses outside with us to explore the nature trail along the river and see the vegetable garden. It was an absolutely unforgettable dinner and I would recommend this place to anyone!
It was a birthday celebration. The servi ...
It was a birthday celebration. The service and the manner in which my situation was handled could have been better. My boyfriend was going to take me again with my 12 friends, decline to go again. Perfection I was not expecting, but considering is suppose to be a fine dinning or high end restaurant, the ambiance and professionalism was not display as such. Especially when you are paying 20 + for food.
This restaurant is located amidst old st ...
This restaurant is located amidst old style southern mansions on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The outdoor space is dotted with bird feeders and flowers, along with a bar and some tables. There are also tables under a roof but open to the outdoors. Inside, there are tables and banquettes, both comfortable, but the extensive wine list and food are the real attraction. In addition to the types of food you would expect in a high end restaurant, Canoe has access to more exotic selections. They have the appropriate credentials to do this.
Each course was excellent, from the selections of bread, to calamari, rabbit, duck, lamb chops, and even barbequed ribs. Save room for the popcorn caramel parfait.
The wait staff is knowledgeable about both the food and the wines.
Perfection in every way, at a price to match. Plan on about $100 pp with wine, but well worth it.
Our most recent visit here was for my hu ...
Our most recent visit here was for my husband's birthday. I made a note on the reservation and all of the servers we interacted with wished him a happy birthday. It put a big smile on his face and made the dinner a little more special. Our server was a charming young woman with a good sense of humor. She had an answer for all of our questions and offered good suggestions on the apps and drink pairings. I order the duck and it melts in your mouth tasty. My husband ordered the New York Strip. It was cooked correctly, but unfortunately, the cut of that particular piece was a little tough. He still enjoyed it. The starter special that night was a pork belly slice with pureed butternut squash--oh my that was perfection. We ended the night with the sundae dessert, which was worth every calorie. They wrote Happy Birthday in chocolate on the plate which is a nice touch. Canoe is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and the staff makes sure you have a wonderful experience.
The food as always was amazing. Our ser ...
The food as always was amazing. Our server was very slow at first, apparently she knew or was very familiar with the couple dining in the booth behind our table as she spent a great deal of time there talking to them. She talked to them about 15 minutes before ever coming to our table. However the meal itself was wonderful. Though our server was a bit slow we will return as we love the food and ambiance. I would have tipped her better if she would have been more attentive but I assume that she felt her other guests were more important since she spent a good bit of time there socializing.
Had brunch last Sunday for a birthday ce ...
Had brunch last Sunday for a birthday celebration. Service was very attentive and we were seated by the window looking out on a garden and river.
We wanted to split an appetizer and the kitchen split and plated it as if there were two orders.
Our brunch entrees were well prepared, nice to look at and tasted very good. The duck and beef burger was juicy and flavorful and the Nashville hot chicken biscuits were also very good.
Coffee was a bit on the weak side though. Overall a terrific place for brunch.
Excellent evening with old friends on hi ...
Excellent evening with old friends on his retirement. Great service; never felt rushed though got very busy. Food 'different' but excellent and had plainer things for those less adventuresome. Beautiful view. Noise level made it easy to have a conversation. Beautiful environment.
We had an excellent dinner. Out of six ...
We had an excellent dinner. Out of six people, we got five different dishes, and they were all excellent. The view is amazing, and the outside bar is one-of-a-kind. We had a couple of issues, however. The first was that our first round of drinks (champagne and beer) were warm. The staff was very kind and replaced them immediately. The second issue was that we were presented a bill, we all put in credit cards/cash, then when the receipts were presented to us, the amount was higher. They had forgotten to put a round of drinks on the bill. That was fine if they had just admitted it, but they did not and argued that we had been presented the higher amount bill when we paid (even though the lesser amount bill was given with the receipts and had the lesser amount). When they finally presented the correct bill to us, it had been crumpled up--seeming to have been thrown away. We certainly did not mind paying for what we ordered, but the way they went about it was less than desirable. This would not change my mind about going back or recommending the restaurant, but it has taught me a lesson about checking the bill before and after I pay.
Canoe is consistently great, and we have ...
Canoe is consistently great, and we have never been disappointed. The General manager, Kevin Cornish, is outstanding and constantly looking for ways to delight diners. Just a fabulous, terrific, memorable, add any number of additional superlatives here, restaurant to enjoy in the Atlanta area. Highly recommended.
The atmosphere was nice and the service ...
The atmosphere was nice and the service was primarily great; however, me and my date were a bit disappointed with our entrees. After hearing so many wonderful things about the food, it turned out to be the least impressive part of the evening. The presentation was fine and the food quality appeared to be good as well but the execution was not as expected. By the way I had the lamb chops and its proportion of fat I thought was a bit much. Collectively the experience was pretty good,
While waiting for our reservation, we ha ...
While waiting for our reservation, we had a drink at the riverside bar, the bartender, who is usually a server, was amazing. Extremely detailed menu knowledge, down to the sourcing of the products, very impressive wine knowledge. He wanted us to try and dine with him, but we went ahead with our reservation inside, what a mistake! Inside, the service went down hill. I specifically called the maitre d well beforehand to tell them we had a special occasion and it was my girlfriend's favorite restaurant and her birthday, we were coming down from Alpharetta just for this. Upon arriving at the table our server asks if there is a special occasion and if its our first time dining with us. You would think using opentable's crm that that customer information would be in the system, I guess not. The actual team service was fine(serve from the left, clear from the right, crumb table after each course), however our server seemed to be rushing the meal along. The calamari was cold and rubbery, the charcuterie plate was exquisite. The scallop entree was amazing, and the striped bass special was lifeless; the skin wasn't even crispy as it was sold. Overall, this restaurant seems to be turning into a volume restaurant, turn and burn for maximum revenue. We went on a Tuesday, specifically to receive calm, well paced service. We may visit canoe again, but our expectations from the past experiences set below what they once were.
Excellent food. Very attentive service. ...
Excellent food. Very attentive service. Only 2 complaints..server tried to remove plates before all guests had finished eating. This is a constant problem in US restaurants no matter how "upscale" the place. Better training is the only answer. Follow the European style. Wait until all guests have finished dining and then begin to remove plates. Second complaint. Check brought to table too soon after last bite of food was consumed. Again, a bad practice. Give diners a chance to finish eating and relax for a few minutes before asking about dessert. Allow guest to request the check. Do not rush to deliver the check immediately after last bite is consumed. Look at manuals/text books on best service practices if you attempt to be an "upscale" restaurant. European restaurants are much better at service. The service standards are higher.
The setting and scenery at Canoe always ...
The setting and scenery at Canoe always impresses. In the past the food has been a distant second to the scenery but this time the Food was a very close second to the ambiance. We had a business dinner for 6,all of whom have traveled extensively and the impressions were quite positive all around.
A modest critique would be that the level and quality of the service was not on par with the food and ambiance. For example one of our 6 main course dishes did not come out of the kitchen until about 7 or 8 minutes after the others and then only after we flagged the manager. Our server was a nice enough fellow but this was clearly a part time job for him.
this is maybe my 10th visit to Canoe over the years and I would say this was one of the best one.
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