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Canlis Restaurant

2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
+1 206-283-3313
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“canlis salad” (77 reviews)
“souffle” (33 reviews)
“tasting menu” (63 reviews)
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A fabulous introduction to a dynamic city. The four course tasting menu does not disappoint. Coming from the northeast, even the prices were a pleasant surprise. The foie gras, vichyssoise and canlis salads were amazing as course one. The Haiga rice, rabbit and salmon top...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 6 days ago

From start to finish the service was excellent perhaps a bit cloying in that I felt surrounded most of the evening. The 4 course tasting menu had numerous choices for each ranging from standard to exotic preparations. The more exotic items pretty much fell flat...More

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Canlis has the reputation of being one of the finest restaurants in Seattle since its opening in the early 1950s. The restaurant offers sweeping views across Lake Union to the east. We have experienced outstanding discrete service on all our visits. Entrees feature locally sourced...More

Thank Munstead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a reason Seattle residents have celebrated special occasions at Canlis for decades. The view of city lights is spectacular. Service is impeccable. The food is beautifully and creatively prepared. For 99% of patrons, this is a (very) special occasion restaurant. We were in...More

Thank SkanLaker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time dining at Canlis. The first time me and my husband dined here in August of 2017 and were so blown away by the attentive manner fo each and every worker ( from valet parking where they open your door the...More

Thank lbeylina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canlis offers truly excellent food worthy of a Michelin starred restaurant. The courses are varied with the pork dish and cucumber granita dessert particularly tasty. The service is good and the ambience is elegant.

1  Thank bhawk12018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 Star! 10 out of 10! 100% Absolute Perfection. The most incredible all-around experience we’ve ever had. Stunningly beautiful restaurant with impeccable style, class & service. Every dish looked like fine art, Each bite tasted like the Best morsel you've ever put in your mouth...More

1  Thank tommyd55_dallas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canlis is perfect. What else can I say? First and foremost the food is inventive, fresh, flavorful, and prepared with absolute precision. Second, the staff is exceptional. You won't find better service. Third, the ambiance, views and comfort of the restaurant is second to none....More

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in town for business we were sent to this uber-trendy fine dining establishment with a stunning view of the lake. The menu and staff did not disappoint, our $125 meal came with four different courses and 5 or 6 options to choose from for...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 14 September 2018

My husband and I had only one night to spend in Seattle, and decided to have dinner at Canlis. What a wonderful experience. The restaurant is gorgeous, with amazing views, and the food is exceptional (lots of locally-sourced, creative, delicious dishes). And the service is...More

Thank Kathy B
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Virginia G
1 June 2018|
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Response from DayTrip807436 | Reviewed this property |
Also, not sure. If they can't make a cake for the celebration (though they do have a pastry chef), you can ask if they might allow from a nearby bakery?
Bev D
23 January 2017|
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Response from kmdani | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I were there last February. With tip the bill was $375 and we do not drink alcohol. However, let me stress that it was, and always is, WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY. This is not merely a great meal, it is an... More
10 September 2016|
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Response from TheHastyChef | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe age has anything to do with it. It's simply training/management. Staff can only care as much as the upper management does. What I DO find interesting is that Canlis seems to respond diligently to positive... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$125 - US$125
Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Neighbourhood: Magnolia / Queen Anne
  • Phone Number: +1 206-283-3313
  • E-mail
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