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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Magnolia / Queen Anne
American, Pacific Rim, Contemporary
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
206.283.3313
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Little England
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have given this a five star rating because the food, drinks and service were outstanding. The quality of the flavour combinations and presentation of food were at the very top level. They knew it was our wedding anniversary and looked after us really well for which I am very grateful. You are right there is a but coming. Please... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have wanted to come to this restaurant for awhile and recently went for a business dinner. There were four of us and we chose the seven course tasting. It was amazing and so much food. Each course came out looking like a work of art and the flavor combinations were wonderful. There were always four servers at our table... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a small, family wedding party of 10, dining at Canlis on a Friday evening. Food was divine, as was the view! Wine list is superb - one of the best in the world - and we were so happy with our wine choices. Our waiter was not as attentive as we would have liked, but he did have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Last Time prior to going their, it was 1984, I really enjoy The ambiance the Relaxed Atmosphere And The 5 Star Service... The Food Is Ono! Hawaiian Word for "Taste Good" & it's served to You looking So Pretty. The epitome of Fine Dinning...

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Brandi C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Mahalo! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your evening. All my best, Katie Operations Director More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Canlis on a Friday evening and the experience was nothing short of exceptional from start to finish. The staff, ambience, cuisine and wine list were all excellent. We enjoyed pre dinner drinks in the lounge area along with the stunning dusk views and accompanied by the fantastic Walt Wagner on the piano. Apparently Walt only plays on... More 

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Brandi C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Katie Operations Director More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been visiting Canlis when we are in Seattle for over 20 years. This last visit the shine is definitely off. When we arrived ( we were 15 minutes early) we waited for over 30 minutes to be seated. The bar feels dated and the seats are not cool or comfortable. Once we arrived at our... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined as a family of four last weekend. The service was prompt - the restaurant looks a little threadbare in places. Food was pretty standard fare - but the prices were certainly above what was acceptable for the food and preparation quality. By the time we opted for the Caviar appetiser and the US "Wagyu" beef - we were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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203 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so excited to come to Canlis for a special birthday dinner with my BF, after hearing about how good it was for so long. As we hadn't booked far enough in advance we couldn't get a reservation during summer but were advised that we could sit in the lounge and order from the regular dinner menu, which we... More 

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Brandi C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Maria, I am so sad to hear your review. I talked with our owner, Brian Canlis, and he would like to connect with you personally. Would you be willing to contact the restaurant, Canlis@canlis.com, with your email address or phone number so I can put you in touch? Best, Katie Operations Director More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With high expectations on arrival, we were not disappointed at all. The ambience, location, service, food and entire experience was beyond most other restaurants I have been too. Every mouth full of food was better than the one before. I tried the crab starter which was soft and delicate but with beautiful flavours that married together in the perfect way.... More 

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Brandi C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful words. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the evening. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Katie More 

Sydney, Australia
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening in Seattles Number 1 restaurant where the food, service, ambience and setting made our last night here so special. Our experience here showed how professional the Canlis management and staff really are! When our 4 mains arrived one of the dishes did not meet the expectations of one of our party, the dish was removed... More 

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Brandi C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner. All my best, Katie Operations Director More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$85 - $125
Cuisine
American, Pacific Rim, Contemporary
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?