Atlanta >Food & Dining > Canoe
4199 Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3033933.859797 -84.455403
Mon-Thur 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-11pm
Sun 10:30am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Best outdoor dining in Atlanta period! Incredibe views and food, oh and an awesome riverside bar!
Great place to take a stroll after dinner along the river and through the gardens.
Consistently Excellent – I first went to Canoe in 2000. I went with someone who is now an ex. He introduced me to Canoe and it's something I continue to thank him for. Our children were little back then, but over the years it has become a tradition in our family to visit Canoe for special occasions, or just because, and here's why:
The service is real; not just staff who don't care pretending that they do. No, at Canoe, you will be treated like you're the most important guest that night and if you're not, the management will do things like bring you the entire dessert menu as an apology for a late seating or disliked entree.
I grew up with a dad who ran restaurants for a living, so i know a little about food and service and I can tell you, Canoe is a shining star in a constellation of Atlanta eateries. First of all, the food is just magnificent. Though the menu changes, you never have to fear that your favorite is no longer on the menu, you'll be sure to find a new favorite right away. The service is outstanding: They call you by your name, the staff is trained in how to serve, so they attend to your every need, they know how to suggest food, they pay attention to your table and they make an expensive meal feel like it should: special, delicious, memorable and worth the money you're about to lay down for it.
I have been to other restaurants that boast a similar price tag, but I have never found one in this town that is actually worth the money except for Canoe. It has become our go-to restaurant for special occasions because we're never disappointed. In fact, if we all had to list our favorite meals of all time, our family would recount a list that's about 90% Canoe entrees or desserts.
My kids are older now, they're bona fide teenagers with palates of their own and time and again, they request Canoe for our special occasions. In fact, we're going there tonight to celebrate their recent successes in school. How lucky are we that we know already that tonight is going to be one of those warm, happy memories that brings smiles to our faces for years to come because our chosen restaurant is so consistently excellent? (pretty darned lucky, I'd say.)
Canoe..great food but not so great for planning an event – I've been to Canoe several times and I've always had pleasant experiences. So when I needed to hold an event there I thought it would be perfect. There were about 16 people at this event and the server was amazing. She was helpful and attentive and I cannot say enough good things about her. The food was also great. HOWEVER, planning the event was not pleasant. Every time I called, the head of event planning told me she had to many calls to remember who I was. And she was never very pleasant to talk to. Her assistant was very nice I must say. After the event, I never heard a word...no 'thank you'...or 'how was it'...nothing. I don't think I would go back for an event at this point. My closest friends are sales managers at some of the nicest restaurants in Atlanta and they all concur that the customer service in the planning area was not stellar.
Love this place – Love everything about Canoe-the way they remodeled the space after it was flooded-the wine list is great and the food never fails to impress. Love the coconut ice cream here and the fact that the chef was able to get it for me even when it wasn't on the menu. Brunch here is one of the best in town!!!
Great Place! – The place is very good and very relaxing .. a great place to stop by after work . The food was descent , and I love the service !
The Canoe is truly an exceptional place to celebrate special occasions. My partner and I went to this place to celebrate our anniversary. I really love the ambiance. It was so relaxing and tranquil. The sumptuous food and the excellent service even made our night extra special. We will certainly be back
A romantic place to dine – I've been here once with my friend and we had a wonderful experience. It has a really cool atmosphere that set the right vibes. We were served with wonderful good tasting food and the wait staff was so nice. We were really satisfied during that first visit and are already planning to go back next week.
A Gratifying Experience at the Canoe – My husband and I recently celebrated our 3rd Anniversary at Canoe. It was one of the most wonderful dining experiences we had. The wait staff were so friendly and accomodating. The food we ordered were truly exceptional. We certainly love the setting and the environment. This place is truly incomparable and we will definitely go back.
Crowded, decent service, inattentive cooks – My wife and I finally visited Canoe after meaning to for months. The view of the Chattahoochee was not disappointing. While not as personal as Ray's on the River, the seating nearly right above the river is very nice.
The service was pretty good. Our hostess was polite and the waitress was more than happy to offer suggestions. We particularly enjoyed the arugula salad, but the barbecued pheasant was burned as though it had been cooked by a boy scout on a bonfire. The parts that were not burned were good, but unfortunately, that was only about 40% of the bird.
I ordered the rabbit, which was decent. The preparation left it tender, although it lacked fresh flavor and tasted well over-spiced.. This, however, was far superior to my wife's dish. She ordered the steak and fries. The aroma of the dish was a bit repulsive (truffle oil was liberally applied to the fries), but we have eaten such dishes before. But as she ate, the aroma became too strong. Even I was not hungry after eating half my dish - not because I was full, but because the unappetizing smell of her french fries. We were unable to stomach dessert.
Overall, the dining experience was decent, but certainly not worth the cost. We have eaten at several nearby restaurants offering similar fare, and have found them to be a far better value.
Wines – The view and atmoshpere are good. great date night.
For the price, food should be better
The service has an attitude and if it were not for the wines, it would be 3 star.
Overall the food was fresh, well presented, but lacked that special kick to make me want to go back again for that money.There are better places for less money around
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