My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Canoe. It was a great experience. We made early reservations for 5:30 pm (which is the time that they re-open for dinner). We arrived early so we took a stroll through the organic gardens and walked alongside the river. The grounds were very nice. The hostess greeted us warmly and sat us in the lounge until our table was ready. (I am not sure but this may be a way to get you to start drinking before you get to your table.) At any rate, we did not order drinks in the lounge. Once seated, our waitress Hope gave us an excellent explanation of the items on the menu. Next we were presented with a choice of 4 different types of bread baked in-house. I opted to try one of each. My favorite was the olive bread. My husband's favorite was the spicy flat bread. They also had sourdough and a cranberry walnut bread which were also very good. For appetizers, my husband chose the African soup. I chose the beet salad with goat cheese. They were both excellent. For our entree we had the steak with potatoes and brussels sprouts. The steak was perfect! I didn't care for the potatoes but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the brussels sprouts. Hope mentioned that they remove the outer leaves and grill the hearts which eliminates the bitterness. They were delicious. We chose the apple tart for dessert. When they delivered the dessert, we noticed that they had written"happy anniversary" in chocolate on the dessert plate. As you might expect, the tart was great. This was a great experience. I can not remember the last time I have been as excited to discuss a meal. This restaurant is number 1 in Atlanta for a reason! Valet parking is required because parking is severely limited.