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Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Magnolia / Queen Anne)
206-331-3348
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Ranked #11 of 3,442 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary
Neighborhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
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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
Cross street: Haliday
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Redmond, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

With our anniversary on a Sunday, we thought we could easily get a reservation at Canlis a month or so prior, but there were no open tables. Instead of waiting and seeing if there was an opening the weekend of, we opted to reserve a table for Saturday night. First off, you are treated like royalty here. From the young... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This restaurant was so bad it makes me never want to trust Trip Advisor ever again! Although jacket was required 300 lb baby Huey in his short sleeve shirt from K-mart was next to us with his beefarillow wife chatting on his cell phone when he wasn't shoveling down Canlis industrial food. My lamb was the worst I've ever choked... More

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was our first trip to Seattle so I wanted I to be romantic and great food. Looking over restaurants this one stood out and had been featured on the Wine spectator ! As we thought the wine menu was very nice and the service was great. We started our menu with a teaser from the chef then on yo... More

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Seattle, Washington
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

It was recent voted one of the best restaurants in US by TripAdvisor. #8 Services in tops, the food is well prepared (no matter what). The 2nd generation owners took it our of the 1950s theme and updated the décor (over a decade ago?) and menu successfully.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food here is really good and the dining experience is great due to the service and the view from the dining room. This is not Applebee's food as described by another reviewer who gave this restaurant a 2 rating. Like this reviewer I have eaten in some world class restaurants and think you should quit being so impressed with... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My brother and sister in law held their rehearsal dinner at Canlis. The food was just as amazing as the unbelievable views. Admittedly this is a bit different than the traditional sit down experience.

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have eaten in a number of tripadvisor's "top 25" US restaurants. In terms of food quality, comparing Canlis to the French Laundry is like comparing the Olive Garden to Del Posto. I believe that Canlis is well-rated on this site because it is frequented by people from the Pacific Northwest, where there simply is no fine dining, so they... More

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Pinckney, Michigan
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90 reviews 90 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Let me preface this review by saying that I was eating by myself. I was in town by myself for a job interview and the company provided me a stipend to use for food. I had a bunch of stipend left over at the end so I figured "Canlis, here I come". Canlis can be a little tricky to find... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Always the most beautiful dining space in the Northwest and, with the demise of Rover's, unsurpassed service and personal attention. This was our first dinner visit in 5-6 years (though we had dropped by a few times for their wonderful and underappreciated cocktail bar). So why hadn't we been back for so many years. Well, to be honest, their old... More

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We recently celebrated my 60th birthday at Seattle's famous Canlis Restaurant. Now I know what the reader is thinking; can a restaurant that attracts a 60 year old be for me? It all depends of course, but here in chronological order is what the patron can expect ... valet parking, a warm welcome inside, a lovingly maintained mid century dining... More

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Additional Information about Canlis Restaurant

Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
Phone Number: 206-331-3348
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Contemporary

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