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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)
+1 206-331-3348
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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
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 415
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    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 13
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  • 13
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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
Most recent review
It was good the first time - now even better!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
KMH6868
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Vancouver, Canada
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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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been going to Canlis since I moved to Seattle 13 years ago. It is a rare gem that continues to delight me with every visit. The original concept was of a Hawaiians steakhouse, but the current style is relaxed elegance. The dress code ensures that people come dressed presentably (very rare in Seattle). The piano player always delights with... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The menu offered and food served were both outstanding. From the salad, to the main entrée, and desserts were all flavorful and simply delicious. The staff was very attentive but not intrusive.

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Seattle
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

I've been to Canlis numerous times, and have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, the service or the location. It's a 'top class' restaurant, but expect top class prices, too. If you're looking to splurge, spoil or impress (or, if you're lucky enough to be sitting on a big bank account), it's one of the go-to places... More 

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Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

If you want to treat yourself to a FIRST CLASS dining experience, this is the place. The new chef is fantastic. The cuisine is too die-for. The staff is excellent.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We opted for one really special dinner while in Seattle for a couples getaway - Canlis was it. Although the staff was very friendly and solicitious, it was almost too much so. It felt a little cloying at times. We were seated in an area that was surrounded by glass allowing us to take in the beautiful NW scenery. We... More 

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Kent
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We came for a birthday. I have been to Canlis a few times and love it. Reservations are a must. The food is wonderful, I love the Canlis salad. service is great! we will be back.

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California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

A special dinner deserves a special. This restaurant fell flat. After being seated it took 12 minutes for anyone to even come over to our table. My husband had to go to the host/checkin and ask for service to get water or a drink. There were 7 of us and we requested a window table...no such luck. Even saw gentleman... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a bucket list restaurant and we were lucky enough to secure reservations while in town for business. From the moment you pull up to the restaurant you know it is going to be a special place. Beautiful building and gorgeous views. We had amazing service from start to finish. We had the tasting menu and every course was... 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, 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?