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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Magnolia / Queen Anne
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
206.283.3313
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 450
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  • 97
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Canlis a Seattle Classic

We have so many great memories at this restaurant. You will never be disappointed in the service and atmosphere here. With changes through the years it has remained a constant in quality. I would recommend this for any special event, or visiting Seattle for the first time. One of the best views... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Dan B
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Seattle, Washington, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Seattle, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We have so many great memories at this restaurant. You will never be disappointed in the service and atmosphere here. With changes through the years it has remained a constant in quality. I would recommend this for any special event, or visiting Seattle for the first time. One of the best views for dining in Seattle.

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Seattlr
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

In the late 50's the original Canlis restaurant was considered the only place in Seattle to take a sophisticated friend or client from out of town. Now owned by younger generations, the family tradition of fine dining in the spirit of the times continues. Not to be missed for a special occasion or just because you want to be part... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Seattle has several great restaurants featuring excellent food, good service, formal setting, etc., Canlis is the only place that does all of that at the same time. Especially the service. Just exceptional, every time. Canlis is not only Seattle's best fine dining; it's some of the best in the country. I have had the great fortune to dine at numerous... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not having had dinner before the Seattle Men's Chorus spring concert, my friend who was visiting from out of town wanted something light about 10:30 pm. We stopped in, and is the customary greetings, were treated like royalty. We placed our orders after being seated in the cocktail lounge and enjoyed the piano music of Walt Wagner as well as... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were given a gift card to Canlis for a wedding present. Our dinner was really an experience, from the valet service that doesn't even take your name or give you a ticket, they just remember you, to the lovely service, the friendly help, the delicious and interestingly prepared food. The little extras all make this a great place to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Recently my friend and I were visiting Seattle for the first time from New York City and went to Canlis since it had been recommended by some friends who live in Seattle. We were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived, everyone we came in contact with was so warm and welcoming - we felt that they were honored that... More 

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Seattle
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love Canlis. The food is beyond excellent, the ambiance can't be beat, and the service is impeccable.

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Seattle
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My brother, his wife, and I dined here for our summer birthday celebration. I was first pleased by the decor, a fusion of Asia and the Pacific Northwest, which combined nicely in a lodge setting. We were early so my sister-in-law and I stepped into the restroom, which had a zen quality including bamboo behind glass, intricate metal fish door... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We live in Seattle and if we are going to celebrate something special, Canlis is our go to place. The food is always fresh and delicious. My mouth is watering now thinking about our last meal at Canlis.

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Kelowna, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband wanted to treat me to a fine dining meal for my birthday weekend get- away to Seattle. He picked Canlis and it was lovely. The restaurant itself was not quite what I expected as the décor was similar to a log cabin but still warm and inviting The service was great and very friendly. The view was fantastic... More 

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Additional Information about Canlis Restaurant

Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
Phone Number: 206.283.3313
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 85 - 125
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
    (Haliday)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Phone Number: 206.283.3313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 85 - 125
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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