After floods destroyed the restaurant’s interior in 2009, Canoe has recovered swimmingly. A new alfresco bar sits on the edge of the Chattahoochee River, with a placid view of a baby-blue bridge. And a first-time customer could walk into the dining room and never sense what happened. The space has been gently updated with fresh carpet patterns and fabrics that line booths. Carvel Grant Gould, who has been executive chef since 2006, understands her audience. Dishes such as a sculptural beet and goat cheese salad, fish specials with Asian overtones, and slow-roasted short rib embellished with chocolate vinegar maintain the New American philosophy while subtly pushing the cooking in up-to-date directions. New pastry chef Sarah Koob reconstructs homey desserts, like rice pudding or blueberry cobbler with frozen lemon custard, into sophisticated treats.

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  1. Keith Johnson

    June 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    You can forget the Bloody Mary for Sunday morning brunch. In May ’13 my girlfriend and I had reservations at 11:30am. Sat down and ordered the requisite Sunday morning mimosas and were told no alcohol until 1:00 pm. We didn’t know what to do. We are from California and were caught off guard by the rule. Should we leave? The waiter was very nice and apologized explaining it was a Cobb County thing; he said if we went into Atlanta we could have a proper Sunday morning brunch. That seemed like an even bigger hassle, so we stayed and had a disappointing experience … but the food was pretty good.

    1. Tubby Smith

      October 23, 2013 at 11:53 pm

      Every state has it’s share of beyond reasonable rules. I am visiting your former home state of Cali, and it is ridiculous that I can smoke pot legally, but it is next to impossible to find a place to smoke a good cigar.

    2. Harper

      June 26, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      Its actually not just an Cobb County rule– it’s very Southern not to serve alcohol before noon on Sunday. It originally started out because church was still in session and the tradition has remained the same in many restaurants all around metro Atlanta.

  2. Jack

    September 19, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I had a great time , the food was amazing , the service incredible , the resteraunt was beautiful , will be back for more and more

  3. Lee Gomez – Woods

    October 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Conoe is a beautiful place with an atmosphere of elegance. My wife and I went there for the first time and enjoyed everything. The service was incredible knowledge of what Conoe offers. We will be going back for more.