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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
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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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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 432
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 40
    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
5 Star Restaurant, Service and Food

We had an incredible evening at Canlis Restaurant. First began with a drink at the bar, enjoying the piano music. Next we were seated at a table with a spectacular view. We enjoyed complimentary appetizers. I ordered a filet that was cooked to perfection, very tender. My friend ordered cod and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sandy B
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Foster City
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
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Foster City
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We had an incredible evening at Canlis Restaurant. First began with a drink at the bar, enjoying the piano music. Next we were seated at a table with a spectacular view. We enjoyed complimentary appetizers. I ordered a filet that was cooked to perfection, very tender. My friend ordered cod and enjoyed that also. The Souffle and lava cake were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We have been coming here over the years for special occasions, and plan to be back. We have never been disappointed with the food and the wine service here. The Canlis family run an outstanding food service and the chefs that they have hired over the years have created some amazing dishes. Everything from the salad to the main course... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

As us kids entered our 20's, our parents would take us to Canlis for special occasions. It was always fun to dress to the nines and go out for the evening. Now in my late 20's, I was recently back with my boyfriend. And it was just as lovely as the last time I was there. We had the most... More 

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Montreal
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125 reviews 125 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were lucky enough to get a last minute reservation. The place is very cool! The food was good and the staff on point. Great for a romantic diner or for small intimate groups. The window tables gave a great view! This place is comparable to some of the best restaurants in the world.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Over the past 40years I have eaten in many of the best restaurants in NYC as well as other major cities around the world. My experience in Canlis was incredible! The service was warm, friendly and extremely efficient and the food was exceptional. In particular, the Duck was the finest I have ever had. Very pricey and worth every penny... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

You survey Seattle, from a lofty view, - that bestows lord of all you survey pretensions - a view that matches the quality of the food and the price. The food more than justified the price, its not hard to get this quality or better in London, or Paris, or Stockholm, but not at this price. A starter of Jerusalem... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I've been to Canlis twice. The first time was amazing - we shared the mouth-watering aged duck. We were given recommended beer and wine pairings - the beer was an absolutely astounding German import I had never heard of before. Service was stellar. Five-star experience. On our second visit, the service was cold and unfriendly, both at the door and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

One of the best meals I have had, the service was incredible as well. There is a dress code so men have to be wearing a sports coat or suit. Great place for a special romantic dinner.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As a veteran foodie, I came to Canlis in Seattle with an open mind for dinner this week. Overall, it was a positive experience but I'd have to say not quite value for money and felt it was a bit pretentious in atmosphere, reiterated by the staff on setting a tone for the entire venue. While I appreciate standards, having... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We finally secured reservations at Canlis and arrived on Thursday evening around 8PM in late April. Seattle weather was perfect and we had beautiful sunset views over Lake Union. We had arrived somewhat early and were shown to the bar. The bar menu was very inventive and we had a Nemean Lion, which was very complex and delightful and a... 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: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view, 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?