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Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
+1 206-283-3313
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“canlis salad” (70 reviews)
“souffle” (36 reviews)
“tasting menu” (62 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the finest restaurants I have eaten at anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It's been at the top for years, and to this day does NOT disappoint. The experience is managed with excellence down to the smallest of details- the dining room,...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is perched on a hillside overlooking Seattle. It is about a 15 minute drive from the downtown area. It has the feeling of being in a 1950s upscale supper club. Yet it has been renovated to look current. The nighttime use at our...More

Thank SonomaRichard
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to Canlis for 40 years. Last night was a fail. We were there with a party of 16 but am speaking only to my wife and my experience. We were there as guests but, ironically, Canlis was selected by the host on...More

Thank kerrybP1667VD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canlis is an elegant restaurant with a refined ambiance and gourmet offerings. Our waiter treated us royally. We had a window table overlooking the lights reflecting on the Lake. A piano accompanied dinner at just the right volume and musical selections. Each course went with...More

Thank Traveler8888818
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to be able to dine at Canlis with some friends from Alaska who go there every December. The restaurant is on a hillside and provides one of the best views in Seattle. The wine list is extensive, but they have a few...More

Thank OldEagle48
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife here for her birthday...it exceeded all expectations. Classy without being pretentious. Staff were friendly, professional, and highly competent. The food was very good. The view was killer. The ambience was romantic and upscale. Piano music played at exactly the right volume to...More

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canlis has long been the premier place to eat in Seattle, and after living here my entire life, I finally had an occasion to go. It was beyond everything that was expected. The food was incredible (that's almost a given) but the additional touches for...More

Thank Katie U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard about this restaurant from our son so we made reservations two months in advance and celebrated our anniversary. The restaurant is the ultimate in fine dining. Architecture was beautiful. The service was phenomenal with very attentive servers. Food was fabulous! We were...More

Thank _rak0226
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Canlis for many years under the ownership/management of founder , Peter Canlis, then Chris Canlis and now his sons. Our last celebration in February 2017, we enjoyed February birthdays and our wedding anniversary. The food is always top notch and the...More

1  Thank Larry T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finally had a chance to return to Canlis, easily one of the best restaurants in Seattle (if not the best). Canlis focuses on your entire experience, from the moment you drive up, with a porte cochere protecting you from the rain. Attentive, friendly staff greets...More

Thank B_and_MJ2014
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Questions & Answers
Bev D
22 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
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
13 July 2016|
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Response from AmyWCanlis | 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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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