Thursday, August 25, 2011


In the community of Vinings in Atlanta you will find Canoe, one of the country's most acclaimed restaurants. Hidden away in this beautiful riverside setting along the banks of the Chattahoochee River you will find casual fine dining at its best. Canoe, known for distinctive design and original cuisine is a lovely setting for casual or special occasions. Beautiful white tents and garden room provide additional space for weddings and private functions. A natural lush landscape, these beautiful gardens and meandering walking paths invites guests to stroll while waiting for their table or after dinner under the magical lights. Canoe was featured in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and Gourmet magazines to name a few. 
Jim and I dined here last weekend with my sister and brother-in-law to celebrate my sister's birthday. A beautiful setting, delicious food and great service, all for my beautiful sister. It was a perfect evening.
Of course I took my camera so I could capture the lovely riverbank setting in photographs.

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Casual Fine Dining
Lovely Tablescapes

heirloom tomato salad
with basil olive oil sorbet

Happy Birthday Iris

If you're in the Atlanta area check out the charming village of historic old Vinings located on the banks of the rolling Chattahoochee River. Great for antiquing, quaint shops and great restaurants.

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  1. Beautiful restaurant and the scenery is spectacular
    Now I want lunch of heirloom tomato/basil/cheese!
    Helen xx

  2. This place is gorgeous. I would love to visit this place and the quaint little town! xo,

  3. If we lived in Atlanta, I would either live in Vinings or Virginia Highlands. What a lovely post! I have never eaten @ Canoe, but it looks like fun!


    It is so hot here today. I bet Tuscaloosa is boiling hot!

    Ricki Jill

  4. This place looks amazing!!
    My besties and I are hooking up in Atlanta in October! We'll have to check it out!!!

  5. Emily, it looks like an ideal spot along the river. Beautiful photos!

  6. What a gorgeous place to dine. That heirloom tomatoe salad looks so delicious! I have never been to Atlanta, but it's on my 'list of places to go'. Now a new follower.

  7. Wow, what a lovely place for a lovely restaurant.
    I would be wanting to sit out there the whole time, but only if it was cool!! lol

    That heirloom tomato salad was gorgeous, did it taste as good as it looked?? I love fresh tomatoes.
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us, so enjoyed it.
    blessings, Nellie

  8. So lush and beautiful! The colors in the gardens are so vibrant. Found you via The French Cupboard. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  9. Thanks for the memories. I grew up in Atlanta in the 50's and I remember fishing in the Chattahoochee. I also fished the river just below the dam in Buford. Vinings was just a wide spot in the road and not the upscale area it is now. Have you rafted the river? It can be quite exciting in the northern area. I am too old for that now. I will leave that to the young'uns.
    Thanks again for the memories and the lovely tour of the "Canoe". I will check it out on my next visit.

  10. Your pinks and greens are beautiful. Love that tomato salad.
    Happy pink Saturday

  11. What a beautiful post! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  12. It really looks wonderful!
    That salad made me hungry!

  13. What a lovely place. Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

  14. The Canoe Restaurant offers delicious views inside and out! I agree, this is a particularly beautiful part of the country.

  15. This is a beautiful blog. I just discovered it on Pink Saturday. xo Jenny

  16. Emily, Thanks for popping in for a visit and the follow. I'm following you back. I love what I see on your blog. Tootles, Kathryn

  17. Hi Emily,
    This is a fantastic place. So Southern on the banks of that river. You captured some gorgeous photos of it! Thanks for linking it to Home Sweet Home!

  18. Your pictures are stunning and the grounds could not be prettier. I love restaurants like this...dressy enough to use linen tablecloths but not the sort of place that you would have to put on your best frock for. The tomato salad is obviously gourmet and looks delicious!

  19. What a beautiful, soothing and inviting place to be at, it's so nice with the lake and all the flowers and greenery, I love restaurants like this. Thank you for sharing with such great pics. Have a nice weekend and keep safe.

  20. Happy Birthday to your sister. What a wonderful place! Casual dining (the tomatoes look delicious) and the setting is just amazing! Dining near the water, the beautiful gardens. Perfect! I think I'm in love!

  21. What a beautiful place to dine.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. Canoe looks like a wonderful place to celebrate any occasion. The gardens are stunning and the food looks great too!

  23. I forget about how beautiful a place it is. I haven't been there and years. Enjoyed your post.

  24. A beautiful venue!!! ... and that tomato dish looks so wonderful!!!
    Have a beautiful day!!!

  25. Oh my, what a beautiful place to dine, walk around and best of all, celebrate a sister' birthday. Loved seeing all your wonderful photos.
    xo bj

  26. I would give almost anything (except my soul) for one tiny nibble of that heirloom tomato salad right now!


    I am feeling red today—
    Better that than blue, they say.

    Red is such a cheery shade,
    Sweetest color ever made,

    Brightens everything you do—
    Better red, they say, than blue!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher


  27. Emily, you can be sure if I am ever visiting near the Vinings area, Canoe will be on my agenda! Beautiful photos. Thank you for stopping by so that I could find my way here. Blessings ~ Tanna

  28. What a beautiful place and great photography again. I have not heard of Canoe, but I am sure my daughter has. Thanks for sharing at WOW.

  29. Hi Emily,
    WOW, how totally gorgeous! My daughter used to live in Atlanta and I've never heard of it....This restaurant is amazing!!

  30. Thanks for the visual field trip. What a beautiful place. Breathtaking scenery and great food... a perfect combination.

  31. What a beautiful place and your photos are amazing!...Christine

  32. Oh my, that looks like a wonderful place. What a beautiful setting.

  33. In addition to having the opportunity to enjoy a great meal, you've done a great job with your camera.

  34. You are the winner of my giveaway. :))
    I emailed, using the address on your sidebar didn't work.
    Sooo, dear heart, please email me.

  35. You had me at the name - Chattahoochee, and the photos are equally spectacular!

    I'm so glad I clicked over from Outdoor Wednesday. I love French country, and I look forward to being inspired by your blog.

  36. That looks like a place to spend a happy afternoon. The photos with the three chairs in front of the water called to me.

  37. That looks like a beautiful place to visit!

  38. Lovely spot - the food looks good too.

  39. Wow Emily, a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach!! That heirloom tomato salad looks unbelievably good, and the garden photos are sooo pretty. What a very special birthday outing for your sister and thanks for sharing these pictures :)


  40. Oh WOW! What a beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion....Or for that matter ANY occasion! The food looks delish! And the scenery is soooo beautiful! Your sister is one lucky lady *winks*...I was doing good to get Taco Bell on my birthday! Lol! Vanna

  41. This looks like such a wonderful place to dine. I'll have to consider an overnight trip to Atlanta soon. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  42. What a gorgeous spot, the gardens are really lovely, thanks for sharing this with us on VIF,
    xo Debra

  43. Beautiful place. Thanks for the adventure.

  44. What a beautiful and inviting place to dine and linger. It really is a blaze of color.

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you!

  45. How lovely! Looks absolutely beautiful and what a gorgeous setting. Bon weekend!

  46. Beautiful! I'm ready to pack my bags and move in! That tomato salad is to die for - I want one right now!

  47. Beautiful...this would be my kind of a day.




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