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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%
Travellers talk about
“canlis salad” (73 reviews)
“souffle” (34 reviews)
“tasting menu” (65 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 yesterday

We visited Canlis for my 40th birthday dinner with a group and it was fantastic. We had terrific service from the moment we arrived. Most importantly, the food was delicious.

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 1 week ago

For over 50 years, Canlis has been the go-to place for special occasion fine dining. The first time I ever went was with my parents back in the '60s when the waitresses (yes, they were all female) dressed up in kimonos. Since then I have...More

Thank Michael98026
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a superb restaurant. You need to dress up to eat here... sorry - the right word is fine! The food is creative, and service is professional and rehearsed. Food seems French and asian influenced, the servings are large. It is one of the...More

Thank YuriVanetik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE have eaten here a few times, and never been disappointed! Nice variety on the menu, fresh ingredients and creative options. Something for everyone. This is an option for casual or a special event, and guests visit the area

Thank Italia2go
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My bride and I had very high expectations for this place and they were all met and exceeded. I was able to wrangle a last minute reservation on one-days notice, so while it is smart to reserve weeks in advance, it is not impossible to...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really the ultimate dining experience for Seattle. One of the only true "fancy restaurants" in the PNW and well worth the high price. The food is, of course, very good. But it's really the experience you are there for. Impeccable service in a tasteful and...More

Thank IPMsMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a joy. Excellent food, Drinks and service. On top of that an overwhelming view. Doen’t get any better

Thank Olaf H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff and beautiful service performed in an unobstrusive and gracious manner. Food is of excellent quality. Plenty of choices and pace between courses is perfect. Presentation is elegant and every course was enjoyable.

Thank wingsrcl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was at this restaurant for a private function, at the top floor. The venue is beautiful with breathtaking views of Seattle. The food was beautifully presented and the service was very good too. I would recommend this place for special events!

Thank coolfoodcool
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

I booked last minute from outside the US for a sizeable party and Canlis tried very hard to make it work on a night that suited us. The four course dinner was memorable and not unreasonably priced, the salad and soufflé lived up to expectations....More

Thank Jakarandah
AmyWCanlis, Reservations Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your kind review! I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time. Please let me know if you ever need any assistance in the future. With warm regards, Amy Amy@Canlis.com C A N L I S 206-283-3313

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Virginia G
May 31, 2018|
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Response from L&JinVA | Reviewed this property |
Also, not sure. If they can't make a cake for the celebration (though they do have a pastry chef), you can ask if they might allow from a nearby bakery?
Bev D
January 22, 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
September 10, 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
  • 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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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