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Canlis Restaurant

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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: Dinner, Reservations

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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
Solid food and service and a great view

I took my wife here as part of a birthday weekend in Seattle. This was our 1st visit to Canlis, and given this is a Relais & Chateau member restaurant we had high expectations, and they didn't disappoint. First off, it's valet parking only. I'm normally too cheap to use valet, but this was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Vancouver_Roary
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I took my wife here as part of a birthday weekend in Seattle. This was our 1st visit to Canlis, and given this is a Relais & Chateau member restaurant we had high expectations, and they didn't disappoint. First off, it's valet parking only. I'm normally too cheap to use valet, but this was the only option available, and since... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I visited Canlis again this past April, as my first experience in 2014 was such a good one. This past visit actually blew my mind. The food and wine and beverage were as good as the first visit, which was to be expected. But what was not expected was the service and intentional attention to detail... Let me elaborate. When... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We've been to Canlis many times and have always found it to be outstanding. The food and atmosphere are terrific. What makes Canlis truly unique, however, is the service. The attention is wonderful and they have a great way of making their customers feel special. Canlis can't be beat for an overall fantastic dining experience.

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UKLass09
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Canlis is not inexpensive, however the bar opens at 530pm and they have a wonderful small plates menu on offer. Share three or four with wine (some of the bottles are no more than any other restaurant) and you can enjoy the service and ambience without having a full meal. As you leave your car is ready and waiting for... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

From service to meal to atmosphere it's hard to imagine how there could be a better restaurant. sophisticated in every way while still being a "Seattle" place. Can't wait to go back.

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Pacific Northwest
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love everything about this restaurant if you are looking for amazing service, beautiful views, wonderful food, this is the place. It is truly one of the gems of Seattle and love that it has been run by the same family for decades. It is quintessential Seattle. I noted below that its ok for kids but with caveat that you have... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Canlis is still an excellent “special occasion” dining experience; or a great option when you want to drop some $$ on an outstanding meal. We dined there last week, and had not been there since the most recent menu change. Now, you basically order three items for one price or four items for a little more. There is also a... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

One of the classy places of Seattle overlooking Union Lake. Beautiful architecture and picture windows. Food is complex American gourmet style, not cheap, but typical of high end places, maybe $80/person Although the food was beautifully presented, we felt it lacked the strong, herby flavors of others of its type. But this is a place for a celebration or a... More 

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Kirkland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When you want a dining experience that approaches fantasy, Canlis is the place. Every detail, from the moment you hand over your car keys until they gently place you back behind the wheel is planned and executed by professionals. The menu is vast, the wine selection much more so, and every server is there before you feel the need but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The concierge recommended Canlis for our 49th wedding anniversary dinner and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the staff very well trained and very formal. It was a very memorable evening.

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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: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?