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Less than two years after floods engulfed it in six feet of Chattahoochee overflow, you could walk into Canoe today and never sense what happened. The rustic-chic dining room received a gentle update, and the moneyed regulars returned immediately. Canoe’s ambitious kitchen, helmed by executive chef Carvel Grant Gould, transcends the country club stereotype. Brunch particularly enamors, when a frisky Bloody Mary and a view of the riverside gardens fortifies you before an unhurried meal of she-crab soup with cream sherry and sunny-side-up eggs with pheasant ragout over a toasted biscuit flavored with sage.

4199 Paces Ferry Road, 770-432-2663, canoeatl.com

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  1. Keith Johnson posted on 06/19/2013 05:16 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 posted on 10/23/2013 07:53 PM
      @Keith Johnson 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. Jack posted on 09/19/2013 11:34 AM
    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 posted on 10/05/2013 12:16 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.
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