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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
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Magnolia / Queen Anne
American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
+1 206-331-3348
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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, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 396
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
It's classic, it's delicious, it's lovely.

Canlis is in a beautiful building, with a beautiful view. The staff is great, the food is delicious, the cocktails are excellent... but it all feels a bit stuck in the 1960s. They really pay homage to their traditions, which is easy to appreciate, but it means that a lot of their dishes are dated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Matt W
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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546 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Canlis is in a beautiful building, with a beautiful view. The staff is great, the food is delicious, the cocktails are excellent... but it all feels a bit stuck in the 1960s. They really pay homage to their traditions, which is easy to appreciate, but it means that a lot of their dishes are dated. Their new chef is extremely... More 

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Imperial Beach, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely the best dinning experience I´ve had. Delicious food, great champagne, great service great view. Just can´t say enough good things bout this place, a must go for any foodie visiting the seattle area!

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I flew to Seattle to have dinner at this restaurant. It had been on my list for a long time, but didn't have the time until last week. The Northwest hospitality at its finest, with the greatest views in Seattle and some of the most spectacular food and the most down to earth and not pretentious service... More 

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United States
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Service, service, and more service. Wait - also phenomenal drinks, wine selection and food. Yes, you will pay for it but what a fabulous time we had and worth it. We had the Pork and Beef (there before for Halibut and Lobster). All fantastically cooked. Amazingly when we got up to leave the valet knew which was our car without... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I travel to eat, and Seattle was on our bucket list. Canlis was top-rated and we were not disappointed. We opted for the four-course meal each. I had the Peter Canlis Prawns and Hen Egg. The prawns were deliciously coated in what tasted like a homemade mayonnaise that was full of flavor with incredible mouth feel. It... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Absolutely wonderful 😎❤️Atmosphere,service and an array of culinary delights Most of all were the company of my wonderful wife,daughter and for the first time.....kate💟🎊🎉🎶

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Megan B, Guest Relations Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again in the future. All our best, Megan More 

Bellevue, Washington
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had my wife's birthday dinner. The experience is top, from reservation to the bell man remembers your car to the food and wine. Had the best steak and dessert. Amazing service all around. We will be back for the duck!

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Megan B, Guest Relations Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and the kind review! We are so pleased to hear you felt well taken care of and hope your wife's birthday felt well celebrated. We hope to see you in the future. We'll have a duck waiting for you. :) All our best, Megan More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Canlis is our absolute favorite restaurant! The dining experience here is unparalleled. Exquisite first class service, finest gourmet dining, understated elegance, breathtaking views make this restaurant a joyful experience. Having dined at many of the finest restaurants throughout the world, I truly appreciate the standard of excellence that Canlis has maintained for three generations in Seattle!

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Megan B, Guest Relations Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and flattering words! We are thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your experiences with Canlis so well. If I can ever be of assistance to you in the future please feel free to reach out! All my best, Megan More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It has been more than forty years since I last experienced the joys of Canlis. It was one of the best in Seattle then and still is now. We were nine persons at a family reunion and decided to go to Canlis for a celebratory meal. Prawns, scallops, soup and foie gras for starters....excellent. The wine selection was appropriately good... More 

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Megan B, Guest Relations Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and encouraging feedback! We are so grateful you returned to Canlis. We hope to see you again in the future. All our best, Megan More 

Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Visiting Seattle from Europe, I was looking for a good place to have dinner. And this was was definitely a great place. In Europe we have the Michelin starts as a qualification, and it is clear that this restaurant would qualify!

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Megan B, Guest Relations Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your flattering review! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you felt well taken care of. We hope to see you again in the future! All our best, Megan 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: +1 206-331-3348

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 85 - 125
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?