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Canlis Restaurant

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Magnolia / Queen Anne
American, Pacific Rim, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
206.283.3313
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

14 of us had a farewell dinner after an Arctic cruise. Dinner was in a largish room with a spectacular view. The staff were very friendly and professional. As we were a group we had a set menu with 3 choice in each course. There was a good choice and the food was delicious, one very nice touch was the... More 

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San Diego, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to this place for my birthday twice. I loved the experience but because we didn't specify where we would like to sit, we ended up sitting opposite to Windows so we couldn't watch the sunset. I would recommend specifying where you would like to sit when making a reservation.

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

Thank you! We hope to serve you again soon. Best, Katie More 

Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we walked in, we found Canlis to be everything advertised The owner came to greet us, the view is spectacular. The staff were all top notch in terms of high end professional service but not pretentious. Everyone was quite friendly and accommodating. For our meal, I had the oysters, steak tartar and the black cod. My wife... More 

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

Thank you! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to serving you again, Katie More 

Manhattan
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned our trip to Seattle months ago, and I made our reservation at Canlis very soon after, when we arrived, i noticed many great seats with fantastic views and requested one. we were told that none were available and shown to a subpar table. during our meal, my husband took several walks and, according to him, other better... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. I am saddened to hear that we did not meet your expectations and that you were not able to enjoy your meal together. If you would be willing to reach out to me personally at Katie@Canlis.com, I would like to find a way to make it right. Best, Katie Coffman Operations Director More 

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An outstanding venue, with excellent service, food and view, but our experience was marred somewhat by a long wait for an order correction and for less than ideal seating. The view is extraordinary, overlooking Seattle from a ridge, and although we did ask to get moved to a better table, they said they did not have any available, untrue by... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am so disappointed to hear that we missed the mark on your evening. If you would be willing to reach out to me personally at Katie@Canlis.com, I would like to find a way to make it right. All my best, Katie Coffman Operations Director More 

Wildwood, Missouri
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best salmon ever! Superior service! Stunning view! It was a little stuffy, highbrow for my taste. Also, my most expensive dinner - ever. It was an event to remember.

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

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, Katie More 

Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere and the food is amazing. Service is also very yummy. We've been two or three times and it is worth the hike from Woodinville. Lovely view as well.

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

Thank you! More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canlis is an exceptional dining experience. It is fun to dress up and revel in great food, fantastic service and small between course suprises . My friend said the filet mignon was the best meal she had ever had. My shrimp appatizer was tender and hot - genius preperation. We ate, laughed, talked and were treated like royalty for almost... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. The valet service is one of my favorite parts of the restaurant as well! We look forward to serving you again, Katie More 

Seattle, Washington
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1,113 reviews
796 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and our three teenagers and I were celebrating a special occasion so we chose Canlis! Even though we all had to get gussied up, everyone agreed it was totally worth it :) The view was spectacular and the food was even better. Everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious. Highly recommend!

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

I am so delighted to hear you were able to spend an evening with your family that worth it! We hope to serve you again soon! Best, Katie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have had the pleasure of dining at Canlis on several prior occasions but this was my first time dining alone. It was exceptional. The service was outstanding and thoughtful. The food was inventive but also comforting and delicious. Each time I return to Canlis it feels like I am reunited with a much loved but seldom seen friend. As... More 

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

Karen, Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review. We look forward to serving you the next time you find yourself in Seattle. 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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?