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Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
+1 206-283-3313
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“canlis salad” (62 reviews)
“souffle” (31 reviews)
“tasting menu” (58 reviews)
Closed
All hours
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 944 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Michelin star worthy dining with a relaxed Seattle atmosphere. Good bar before dining, good knowledgeable waiters and sommelier. World-class sommelier wine pairing ("flight"). Try to reserve a table by the window.

Thank Nielsjespersen
Reviewed 1 week ago

Canlis remains the leader in Seattle and beyond for best Restaurants. The service is second to none, the view of lake union and the cascades is unmatchable. The 4 course meal we had was outstanding. Did I mention the service?! WOW. They really know how...More

Thank gartht68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I and our 3 grown kids (+1) were here to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had the 9 course (actually 9 + a nice amuse bouche) tasting menu, and the sommelier pairings. My son is with Elysian Breweries and made a comment...More

Thank SpringfieldFresser
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so happy to hear that you and your family had a great a time. We're always happy to accommodate where we can for our guests. Thank you for your review! Best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com 206.283.3313

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an opportunity to revisit Canlis on a recent business trip to Seattle and it was just as wonderful if not more so than the first time I visited almost 10 years ago. From the moment you arrive you are treated with graciousness...and oh my,...More

Thank MJ2E
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We are so glad to hear that you and your guests had a lovely time on your return visit. Best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com 206-283-3313

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in Seattle, very fantastic landscape view. We ordered the tasting menu, all the courses gave us surprise and excellent tastes.

Thank Oswens
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I will pass along the positive feedback to my chef. Best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com 206-283-3313

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly we had a problem as my friend had made a mistake with the reservation and upon arriving we found out we did not actually have one. The helpful staff offered us the option of dining in the bar area. We gave our best mournful...More

Thank Kwan_Nyom
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. I'm happy to hear that we were able to accommodate you and your guests that evening! Please feel free to reach out to me for your next reservation. Best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com 206-283-3313

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy night but this elegant building overlooking Union Lake still offered a magical view of this part of Seattle. We were seated at a table next to each other so we could both enjoy the view. Service was welcoming, helpful and...More

1  Thank Andrew C
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Andrew, Thank you for your review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at dinner. I will pass along your feedback to my team! All my best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com 206.283.3313

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place to go for a special occasion. It is very expensive, but the service is amazing. Brett and Ericka were fantastic at pairing wines for each course. We did the four course which allows you to choose for yourself at a cost...More

Thank sandiego29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canlis is "the" fine dining restaurant in Seattle with lots of accolades to support their standing. The restaurant is located on a hillside with a very nice view that can be enjoyed until quite late, unlike CA. Our server was charming and engaging; the tasting...More

Thank Dunhams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to celebrate my husband's birthday. We knew it was going to pricy and we hoped it would be worth it. In retrospect I am not sure I can ever justify spending $500 for two of us to have dinner. It was very...More

Thank Sarah L
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MaggieLabradoodle
16 July 2017|
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Response from C F | Reviewed this property |
Portions are small. Beautifully presented, but small. If you are big eaters there are other places to visit with much less on your pocketbook
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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
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lindafangel1
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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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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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