Tucked away along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River, yet conveniently located in the Atlanta community of Vinings lies one of the country's most acclaimed restaurants. Balanced by both culinary expertise and natural aesthetics, Canoe offers a rich, flavorful experience for all your senses. One that has garnered numerous accolades, like being inducted into Nation's Restaurant News 2005 Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
Here, the river rolls past a tranquil waterfront that is enhanced by a natural, yet manicured landscape - offering colorful gardens, crisp white special-event tents and meandering walkways that are the perfect spot for a before or after-dinner stroll.
The view isn't only on the outside. Everywhere in the restaurant is a unique setting. The inviting interior blends wood, brick and ironwork to create a casually elegant atmosphere. "It's a very rustic, organic, warm feeling restaurant," says Executive Chef Carvel Grant Gould.
Settle into an overstuffed booth or a table and take in the artistic touches, like Ivan Bailey's hand-forged iron vines and creatures winding their way through the restaurant or the furniture art, created by Dwayne Thompson. Everywhere you look, you'll find the atmosphere to be as inspiring as our food - from the bustling exposed kitchen to the inventive ceiling that resembles the inside of a canoe.
Of course, the best is yet to come - take your time perusing the fresh seasonal menu created by one of the country's most celebrated chefs. Most of all, relax and let the rest of the world float away. You're at Canoe.