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Canlis Restaurant

) #10 of 3,247 Restaurants in Seattle $$$$ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
+1 206-283-3313
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“canlis salad” (61 reviews)
“souffle” (31 reviews)
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
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1 - 10 of 965 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I celebrated my 65th birthday with my husband and were seated in front of people with the window seating. My husband specifically asked for window seating when he made the reservation. The place is ok but the "vibe" lacks warmth. The food was artfully presented...More

Thank Gemini052
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We returned to Canlis from our trip two years ago and it was just as special. Our waitress Maddie looked after us, the view was great and the food great value. The wine list is extensive and by the glass very good as well. Essential...More

Thank chrisshepp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was very good, and the staff made the experience even more memorable. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the four course menu, and watched the bartenders create beautiful drinks, with a precision and flare that was fun to watch. It was a...More

Thank jlm456
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review Jim456! I'm glad to hear that you had a great time during your visit to the bar. I'll pass along your constructive feedback to my team. Warm Regards, Amy Wong Lead Reservationist 206-283-3313

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous restaurant. The setting is lovely but more important the service is exemplary and the food outstanding. I had one of the best restaurant experiences ever and I have been fortunate to eat in many places throughout the world. If you are...More

Thank macsym
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for all of your kind words Macsym. It is so encouraging to be compared to the world scene and we are honored! Thanks for your review and we're looking forward to serving you again in the future. Warmest regards, Amy Wong Lead Reservationist...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have reservations so we ate in the lounge. You are allowed to select a la carte off the dinner menu if you sit at the bar or at the tall tables. As always, the food is extraordinary and presented as though fine...More

Thank Tom B
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review, Tom. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the lounge. I will pass along your feedback to my team. We look forward to serving you again in the future! All my best, Amy Wong Lead...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is best in world. Food is unbeatable. Atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. Dress up clothes encouraged/required. Very special place.

Thank Nancy D
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Nancy, thank you for your thoughtful review! We look forward to serving you again in the future. Best, Amy Wong Lead Reservationist 206-283-3313

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit Canlis for years and finally made the 3 hour round trip. The restaurant has a stunning hilltop location with views of Lake Union and the surrounding area. The service here is impeccable and friendly. I liked the fact that there...More

Thank Brian W
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Brian, Dining at Canlis can often be a time commitment and even more so in your case. It's a great honor that you trusted with your time and I'm glad that you had a positive experience. I will make sure to pass along your feedback...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I dined here recently for our anniversary and participated in the larger tasting menu option. The restaurant has amazing views and the interior is very Pacific Northwest and elegant. The service was 5 star all the way and we were treated like...More

Thank Jordan P
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Jordan, Thank you for your review. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Table 1. I will pass along all of your kind words to my team. We are looking forward to having you back in for your next special...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How have I never wrote about my experience at Canlis!! Exceptional waitstaff, perfect wine list and did I mention the food?!? Wow!!! So very impressed with no only the restaurant but the beautiful view that accompanies it. A perfect evening.

Thank TLG5020
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Canlis. We're looking forward to serving you again in the future. Best, Amy Wong Lead Reservationist 206-283-3313

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our grandson, 11, to Canlis so he could cross it off his bucket list. The view, as we all know is spectacular, the food was fantastic and the service exemplary. Have been there in the past but they have stepped it up and...More

Thank chirop99
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your heartwarming review! We're so happy to hear that your grandson had a great time. I will pass along your kinds words to Mackenna and the team. We're looking forward to having you and your family back in for your next visit,...More

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Bev D
Do u have gift certificates? How much would I need for dinner for 2 on a Saturday night. My daughter turning 40
23 January 2017|
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Response from kmdani | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I were there last February. With tip the bill was $375 and we do not drink alcohol. However, let me stress that it was, and always is, WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY. This is not merely a great meal, it is an... More
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lindafangel1
I agree Canlis needs an older wait staff , yes the young ones are cute.. but there is no authority prevailing in this restaurant anymore, obviously... sorry people spend that kind of money to be treated like this. But, I dont understand a different table wasnt asked for or offered... not to return obviously...
10 September 2016|
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Response from TheHastyChef | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe age has anything to do with it. It's simply training/management. Staff can only care as much as the upper management does. What I DO find interesting is that Canlis seems to respond diligently to positive... More
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EZZY_13
Is it possible to Order a la carte at this restaurant?
13 July 2016|
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Response from Katie C | Property representative |
Hello Ezzy, Yes, you can order a-la-carte, but as the responses indicate above, it is worth trying the 3,4, and 7 course menus! We look forward to serving you soon, Brandi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$85 - US$125
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
    (Haliday)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Neighbourhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Phone Number: +1 206-283-3313
  • E-mail
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