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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)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I finally made it to Canlis and I am happy to say it lived up to the hype with a few exceptions. Anyhow, we booked our reservation about a month in advance for six people. We ended up inviting 2 more friends about 2 hours prior to us arriving and they were happy to accommodate our guests. On a side... More 

Thank EGoebs
New York City, New York
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295 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Canlis was the restaurant we celebrated a birthday and it was perfect. The view is great, the service professional and very nice and welcoming [thank you again to the whole staff for making the night special] the diners actually dressed up to come here -a RARITY in badly and perpetually dressed down Seattle The food was terrific, i cannot say... More 

Thank PeterMmetroNY
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160 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful room overlooking the lake and one of Seattle's few fine dining restaurants. I ate here under a different chef and loved it. This time around there were some delicious standards but also a few misses. I had the 4 course tasting menu (but you pick which dishes you want) and had Dungeness crab (pretty good), foie... More 

Thank Degan W
Everett, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is wonderful. Service is even better,staff are courteous and attentive. It was my wifes birthday I had notified them when making the reservation and they made sure they recognised it. Very pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Thank rowndtoit
Desert Hot Springs, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With a full moon rising, the evening was off to an excellent start! The finest food, service and accommodations merge to provide a perfect experience. I can't say enough positive about this outstanding restaurant. As a product of a "restaurateur family", I think this family is one of the best examples of folks who are doing it right,

Thank Tim R
NYC Metro
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit to Seattle was topped off by an amazing dinner at Canlis. Each of the four courses was elegant and excellent. The presentation, quality and wow factor were over the top. And the cocktails were terrific, too. Helpful advice: Last minute reservations are impossible so grab a seat at the bar and enjoy dinner while chatting with the... More 

Thank VinoVeritasZZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We are a group of foodies so excited to try Canlis for the first time. The service was slow and non accommodating. We ordered the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. At the end of the meal, we asked for espresso martinis and 20 minutes later they stated that the bar was closed. When asked for more dessert wine, they... More 

2 Thank Lisa S
Seattle, Washington
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for my wife's birthday and we made a special reservation for a table near the window. It was a hot day, about 85 outside. Apparently it's not allowed to take off your jacket, despite a lack of functional air conditioning. I had to go to the bathroom, take off my jacket, my shirt, and remove my t-shirt, put... More 

2 Thank Michael w
Eugene, Oregon
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212 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend insisted I dine here during my first real trip to the city. Every detail was perfect! What a splurge! We both enjoyed the three item menu, and shared the twice baked potatoes. It was just the right amount! My friend said the blackened cod was the best he had ever eaten, and he ate half my duck entree... More 

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

Laurie, Thank you for your kind words. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed the dinner. Best, Katie Operations Director More 

Seattle, Washington
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Certainly the best fine dining experience in Seattle with vies of Lake Union and downtown with exceptional service to compliment what can only be described as a dining experience. The food of course is amazing, as is the wine and cocktails.

Thank Jonathan M
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$85 - $125
American, Pacific Rim, Contemporary
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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?