Restaurant Review: Atlanta, Georgia

Cellar Door at Canoe


Canoe wine director Matt Bradford had long noticed a lack of inspired bottle selections at the retail level on his side of the Chattahoochee, so late last year, he took over the space of a Chinese noodle joint nearby. In collaboration with the owners of Canoe and Aria restaurants, Bradford built out the Cellar Door at Canoe, his personal dream cellar, where Piedmont reigns, large formats abound and the selection is as deep in classics like Château de Beaucastel and Domaine Leflaive as it is in artisan wines from Austria and Germany, the latest Morgon Côte du Py from Lapierre and funky, hard-to-find wines like Marionnet’s pre-phylloxera romorantin, Provignage. He’s also stocked a stellar lineup of beer—from pedigreed Belgian ales to tiny US craft experiments—as well as bar toys from Cocktail Kingdom, and Intelligentsia coffee beans—making it a top destination for anyone who likes to imbibe, well, anything.