75 Best Restaurants in Atlanta: Canoe

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The best table in all of Atlanta is on the covered patio overlooking Canoe’s lush gardens and the languid Chattahoochee. If you haven’t been to Gerry Klaskala’s 24-year-old restaurant in a while, you won’t have forgotten that view—but you might not recall how equally ravishing the food is. A California asparagus salad is stunning, served with roasted wheat, preserved lemon, Woodsman and Wife feta, and deviled egg sauce. The earthiness from hearty hunks of Purple Haze carrots is heightened with crunchy hazelnuts and a smear of Moroccan-spiced coconut. And a special of roasted monkfish with broccoli rabe and fingerlings in a caper vinaigrette is the type of thing we’d like to eat every day—for the next 24 years. 4199 Paces Ferry Road, 770-432-2663,