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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 422
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Anniversary dinner

Wonderful ambiance, staff and the food was incredible from the little bites to the souffle for dessert. Art meets food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
kraines546
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful ambiance, staff and the food was incredible from the little bites to the souffle for dessert. Art meets food.

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Tacoma, Washington
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We went to Canlis for my wife's birthday. We have been there several times in the past, always for a special occasion. In forming my opinion, I look at an evening here as an experience. There are very few places in the Northwest where you can experience this. It started with the hostess, and seating. We had an excellent waitress,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Best dining experience ever Food was great Service was great Right on Lake Union Great views Well worth the money - especially for a special occassion

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is a must visit restaurant of seattle for sure. We made this our anniversary dinner this year and had a great time. Went with the 8 course tasting menu based off of original menu from the 50's and enjoyed every dish. Highlight is tough but the self cooking beef on a stone was amazing and fun.

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chicago
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56 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Service is flawless from parking to waitstaff and food is complex, fresh, and beautifully presented. Winelist selection and service is topnotch, food dislikes are catered to, and views from dining room spectacular. This was the finest waitstaff I have experienced led by Stephani with a friendly but professional attention to detail. It is pricey but worth a special occasion or... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was one of the best meals I have ever had in a restaurant, period. From the ambiance, the view, the staff, and of course the food, I was so incredibly impressed with this restaurant. I was flying solo on a work trip and decided to treat myself and was treated exceptionally well ( I even had one of the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Really great resto with great service and food. The only one in Seattle "to add" some awesome gown and jewelry to complete "the view" 😄 highly recommended and very expensive

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant is expensive, but it is worth every penny. The service, the ambience and the food are world class. My wife ordered oysters, and got three pairs, each with a subtly different flavour. The menu is relatively short (in my view a very good sign) but with something to please just about every palate.

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Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

My daughter and I ate here 4 years ago and it was already very good, this time around, on her birthday, she wanted to spend it there...from the moment we stepped into the establishment, we were very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The cocktails were amazingly delicious and the pianist was so good, an elder... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Small menu with just the right number of selections. All meals were well presented and had amazing flavor Great views from all tables Nice touch was the branded chocolate as take home gifts It is pricey but worth it

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
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?