Originally opened in 1995, Canoe has long been a favorite among Atlanta's upper crust. Holding the chef title since 2005, Carvel Grant Gould has access to unparalleled ingredients, and she utilizes those ingredients to create upscale classics. This food is not modern, but it's hardly old-fashioned. Service is more of an issue. The theater of verbose formality can be an irritating throwback. But there’s no better or more special-feeling restaurant in town for events that may seem kind of throwback in and of themselves. Canoe still makes a grand first impression, and a pretty darn good fourth or fifth one as well.
Price: $$$ ($20-$30)
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