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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” (64 reviews)
“souffle” (31 reviews)
“tasting menu” (61 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 1 week ago

The hype is just that: hype. It is a lovely setting with very attentive staff, but the food is just so-so, considering the price point. Cocktails were amazing. The Canlis salad arrived overdressed and soggy. The rest of the meal was OK. Consider spending your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visit to Canlis was in the early1950s and it was my parents favorite restaurant of the day. Over the next 25 years, it remained a favorite of mine as well. While the stunning iconic modern facility and spectacular views over Lake Union remain...More

2  Thank paddock_rat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great first time fine dining experience for our family, but cost will most likely make it a one-time deal. Service was excellent, some of the dishes and drinks were outstanding and a couple not-so-much. Overall, highly recommended for a special occasion. Highlights were the Alaskan...More

Thank Rico G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time my brother and I have visited this restaurant and it never ceases to amaze! The service levels are beyond expectation and the food is delicious. They even had a bottle of wine that we tried while visiting Australia four years...More

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a very nice atmosphere with wonderful views, but all 4 of us would not go back. The best thing we had was the fresh made pasta. The prawns had an underdone rubbery texture. Lamb was chewy. 2 of the 4 liked the famous...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience was great. Beautiful view across the lake at sunset. The service was incredible! Our server Madison was charming and efficient, putting the whole room at ease. The cocktails and wine were perfect! The sommelier Brett was friendly, engaging and helpful with the somewhat...More

Thank Grant M
AmyWCanlis, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Grant! Thank you for your honest review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the service during your meal, but we both know that a great dinner experience is made of many more components. I'm sorry to hear that the food fell short during...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dined at Canlis on a Wednesday evening for a special occasion "date night." The service was friendly and smooth. We felt neither smothered nor neglected. Based on what I overheard at neighboring tables, the staff seemed happy to answer questions and go into great...More

Thank Xandra842
AmyWCanlis, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a great evening. We look forward to serving you again in the future for your next date night! Please don't hesitate to reach out if I may be of assistance. Amy...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very special meal as was to celebrate a friends 70th Birthday and an Anniversary. The location and ambience of the restaurant were stunning. The service was efficient and attentstive but somehow lacked any personality. Although I should add that the sommelier was...More

1  Thank HEATHER6
AmyWCanlis, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your overall time with us that evening. I'm sad to hear that not everything was perfect, but I will make sure to pass along your feedback to my service and kitchen team. We love hearing back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visit your salon private, excellent view, good attention and good food, I recommend visit in the night

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

Thank you for your review! We look forward to serving you again in the future! Best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com C A N L I S 206.283.3313

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son invited his mother to celebrate her birthday at this restaurant. My daughter-in-law and I tagged along. The ambience was very classy and the view of the Lake Union narrows (?) was very scenic. The service was attentive and impeccable delivered in a relaxed...More

Thank travelingprof
Katie C, Lead Reservationist at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! I'm so glad to hear that you and your family had a lovely evening. I will pass along your feedback to my team. We look forward to serving your family again in the future. All my best, Amy Wong Amy@Canlis.com...More

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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
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