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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Magnolia / Queen Anne
Seafood, American, 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: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff

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  • 52
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  • 16
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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
Romantic dinner ahead of Valentine's Day

We got grandma to take care of the baby which allowed us to be able to enjoy this fantastic restaurant. We have traveled the world and eating our way through each city that we visit and when it comes to fine dining you either have it or you don't. Canlis represents the former and in terms of its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got grandma to take care of the baby which allowed us to be able to enjoy this fantastic restaurant. We have traveled the world and eating our way through each city that we visit and when it comes to fine dining you either have it or you don't. Canlis represents the former and in terms of its service, ambiance... More 

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paradise
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122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cuisine is overall excellent: great steak tartare, shaved foie gras and apple for appetizers. Entree pork was great; muscovy duck was disappointing. Very good grand marnier souffles. Corkage fee for wine is a very high $40. Nice view over Lake Union area. Professional service. Very expensive. May return for very special occasion

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Thank daggertravel
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, Classy Restaurant with a view is and more is Canlis. There is no Classier place to bring the people you love. I go here every Birthday and if reserved Valentines day for the Fixed meal. New Years is Lovely and with the full 6 course meal served with wine, we brought in the New Year in style.

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Thank livelikeYOLO
Seattle
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Canlis has been a Seattle institution since at least the 60's. Perched on a ledge overlooking Lake Union and many things Seattle it is a bastion of the way things used to be at expensive restaurants. Calm, quiet, exquisite service, good food but an overall feeling of stuffiness that make me uncomfortable ( like I'll be kicked out if I... More 

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Thank Sandra S
Seattle, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything here is great- best eating experience you can have in Seattle and probably all of the Pacific Northwest.

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Thank Scott S
Seattle
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the most wonderful restaurant. I grew up on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle and this was the place to go for a very special dinner. It still is amazing--even after all these years (65 years). The food, the service, the atmosphere are all wonderful. We've been all over the world and this is my all-time favorite for the... More 

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Thank welovekelowna
Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I first came to Seattle in the 50s Canlis and Rossini's 410 were the only two restaurants in town that had better than diner food. Canlis has not only survived but thrived against today's noted competition of some of the best dining in the USA. The location has not changed, atop a lookout with great views to accompany the... More 

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Thank pherford
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Canlis is definitely the gold standard for restaurant food, service and ambiance for the city of Seattle. We've never had anything but the best experiences there and they are top of our list to celebrate a big occasion.

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Thank Conleys
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not food its art. Really interesting way to enjoy food. My palette was definitely being exercised. I went with my girlfriend and we had some much to discuss as far as how the combinations of sweet and savory were being manipulated. overall great experience

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Thank Matthew D
Bellevue, Washington
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we had a fabulous dinner at Canlis. We have been there many times over many years but not in the past 6 months or so. This was our first time having the full tasting menu orchestrated by new chef Brady Williams. We thought the food was excellent – better than ever. The service, as always, was impeccable –... More 

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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: Seafood, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?