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Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
+1 206-283-3313
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“canlis salad” (60 reviews)
“souffle” (30 reviews)
“tasting menu” (56 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
Neighbourhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
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Reviewed yesterday

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
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want to be pampered and surround yourself in great views and outstanding service, Canlis is hard to beat. Food wise, I tend to veer towards less fancy meals and this is a fancy restaurant. The food is eloquently explained and beautifully presented however...More

Thank C F
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are on a date/special occasion this is a phenomenal restaurant for you. The ambiance and view are impressive and I would give the service a solid 10. Service is right up there with the best I've experienced. Unfortunately, the food is average. My...More

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We wanted to go to this restaurant because it was ranked as one of the top 20 restaurants in the US by Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. The moment one walks in it is very warm and inviting. It evidently is very difficult to...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had seen mixed reviews in the past but decided to try it after seeing the restaurant win the James Beard award for wine this year. The restaurant is a bit of a trip from downtown Seattle and the cab ride was about $45. We attempted...More

1  Thank Sardra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Canlis is a beautiful setting for their amazing food & wine. We took clients here for a dinner and had the tasting menu & wine pairing. Our whole party loved each dish and picking a favorite from the 9 was nearly impossible. The staff's attention...More

Thank heatherdough
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views from virtually every table at Canlis are spectacular, and the food strives to match. Perhaps the best lamb dish I have ever tasted (incredibly thick chop cut off the bone and cooked with a miso crust) bested my wife's beef and my son's...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Canlis to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. They made sure we would not forget it! The service was amazing and the view unbelievable. Just a great place to eat and experience.

Thank AndreaPPP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a large family function (engagement party) in the Executive Room on Saturday, 3/11/17. From the planning stages (Megan) to the actual function itself (Stephanie was the lead in charge), our evening was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The...More

Thank Denise A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we said we were going to Canlis, hip Seattle friends scoffed. "That's Old Seattle. They even have a dress code." Could be, but the service, menu, presentation, and ambience provided us with a delightful, leisurely two hour dinner. A bit expensive, so maybe for...More

Thank Steven W
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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
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$85 - US$125
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, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Neighbourhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Phone Number: +1 206-283-3313
  • E-mail