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Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
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Ranked #9 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
Cross street: Haliday
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87% Recommend
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English first
Boca Raton, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were traveling to Seattle for the first time and we heard such fantastic things about Canlis that we knew we needed to go. We love great food and wine and enjoy indulging while on vacation and spending way more on restaurants then we would ever do in our hometown. Because we were both so excited to... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My wife's family has come to Canlis for many years for special occasions. The view is spectacular, though I think somehow the atmosphere created there would be very special even without it. For a fine dining experience this is the best choice in Seattle.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Canlis is an exquisite restaurant with 5-star cuisine. We went there for my parent's 20th Wedding Anniversary and it was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! It is quite pricey, but understandably so. It is a must if you are in Seattle. Great atmosphere, commendable service, and a wonderfully scenic view.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had the three courses menú (For us more tan enough) My wife had the Foie Gras (one of the best she ever had), Filet Mignon (very good) and the chocolate fondant (very sweet for me). I asked for the Steak Tartare (delicious), the lamb (The best I´ve evere had), and the Mille-Feuille (Which was good but I´m not a... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The waitstaff here are all super attentive and take care of all of your needs. We loved the view that we got to take in all through dinner. We had the prawns which were very tasty, but as I found out after eating prawns elsewhere, prawns in Seattle are puny compared to the ones we eat in TX. I had... More

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Newport Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Attention to detail is what this restaurant is all about. Expect to spend big bucks for big value. Outstanding view with service that get a 10 plus for me on a 10 scale. Went for the first time with my son who is a vegitarian(vegan). He was "rocked" by the fabulous dishes provided him and so was I. I can't... More

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Anaheim, California
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Canlis offered one of the best meals I've ever had in Seattle. It's fancy yet unpretentious, tasteful, exquisite, and so refined. The food and the decor! This is the perfect date place, boys and girls. Prepare to empty out your wallets because if the bill doesn't kill you, your credit card payment will. I got to try my friend's Pappy... More

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Renton, Washington
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I really wanted to like Canlis... I made a reservations two months ahead in preparation. Note Canlis only has valet parking. There's no where else to park in the vicinity so you will have to go through with the valet parking. Another thing to note is the men's dress code. I was dressed in a sport jacket, khakis, and a... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Travel to Seattle every now and again try to make it each time I do it is very 60's bldg wine selection 2nd to none. View is outstanding have yet to have a bad meal. While my palate is not as refined as some I am not going to venture too far from what I like but I am torn... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I are in Seattle and a close friend recommended many restaurants. He is a local so we have followed his advice. Canlis completely blew us away. The building is so cool and looks like a modern house full of windows from the 60's. The staff were all impeccable and we decided to trust them with every aspect... More

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