Canlis, with a reputation which precedes itself was disappointing in some ways and very good in others. The service is impeccable. The view outstanding. However, I have to agree with one of the other reviewers, the piano music is very loud and almost deafening if you are waiting for your table in the bar area for any length of time. Fortunately our party of four was seated at the back of the restaurant so the piano was not so much of an issue during dinner. The TV show Top Chef has made the salad quite famous, but I can not understand what all the fuss as about. It seemed to me like a modified Caesar with bacon and mint, and a little too much cheese. The Hamachi was a moderate success for my husband but the outstanding appetizer at the table was the smoked Copper River salmon, we all agreed! My favorite dish of the night was amuse bouche of three items - with the salmon mousse in an olive cracker being my favorite. There was also a mini mushroom tart, and my least favorite - a breaded and fried egg yolk which I assume was to have been somewhat runny or soft boiled, but mine was fully cooked through. Two of us had the Muscovy duck which was nice, but I found the skin a bit soggy, however the duck croquette was outstanding as was the orange marmalade. My husband had the halibut and was underwhelmed especially with the "roasted" cauliflower (which seemed only steamed rather than roasted) and the small amount of quinoa was not enough to last through the piece of fish. The poached chicken was tasty but definitely the texture took some getting used to. We all passed our plates around to sample all the dishes. Dessert was not much better in creating that "Oh Wow this is Amazing" kind of experience. By far I think the chocolate soufflé was the best dessert at the table, even though the scoop of vanilla ice cream recommended by the waiter was an extra $3. The after dessert "dessert" was apple pie or Campari flavored French macarons - the sandwich "cookie" made from egg whites with a filling, both flavors were delicious. The wine list is quite large but we were able to find something we liked for around $50 for a bottle. The parting gift of chocolate cherry brioche which we ate when we got home to the east coast was delicious. I am not sure I would try Canlis again based on this experience. When spending this kind of money for a meal we really want to be impressed at all levels.