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Canlis Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
Magnolia / Queen Anne
American, Contemporary
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
+1 206-283-3313
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us went to dinner at Canlis 12-21-2016 . Two of us ordered the Shrimp as it was supposed to be very fresh. We could not believe the serving when it was brought to the table. Eight to ten shrimp on a huge plate with four pieces of Broccoli! Then to top that off the shrimp were marinated in... More 

Thank ron60878
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visit Canlis every time I travel to Seattle and it is absolutely divine. No matter your reason for being in Seattle, you walk away from dinner at Canlis feeling like that was the ONLY reason you needed to visit the Emerald City. The first time I had dinner at Canlis several years ago we did not have reservations but... More 

Thank EdwardsDE
Herndon, Virginia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice View. Very good wait staff. Lousy food. My wife and I were celebrating 50 years of marriage and her birthday, and were looking forward to an excellent dining experience. We chose the $145 tasting menu, plus cocktails and wine. The "almost perfect" cocktail was perfect. The Nebbiolo wine was great. However, every item on the tasting menu was bland... More 

Thank Mulvane
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come every year for my father in law's birthday - he's up there in age, every birthday is a celebration. This trip was just myself and my hubs, and it was a great meal. Had the tasting menu - and split a wine pairing. Every course was truly delicious. The wine pairings were equally great - in particular, there... More 

Thank Maikokw
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After numerous date conflicts with friends we finalised our booking in october. Yes its very good and worth the wait. We got carried away and ordered the 4-course. Each course was an art piece by itself and it tasted as good as it looked. I cringe to see diners in fine dining places wear gym,lounge and distressed clothing so this... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a very special night celebrating a very significant anniversary in the Cache Room. We were from out of town & this was suggested as The place to go for a memorable fine dining experience. My husband called 90 days in advance & could not get reservations but the hostess did offer that they has a private room we... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to serve you and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner. Best, Katie Operations Director More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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258 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One year later, (we're from Canada), this is still the best dining in Seattle and world class. I appreciate all of the little details, the service is exquisite and personalized, sincere, attentive, and the food sublime. Not a cheap place, but memorable. See you again Canlis.

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

Thank you! We look forward to serving you again. Best, Katie Operations Director More 

Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite fine dining. "Affordable" menus go from selection of 3 or 4 course options to tasting menu. Classic with modern twist. Elegant setting with spectacular views if afforded a window table.

Thank Tim R
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. I am delighted to hear you felt well served. All my Best, Katie More 

Bellevue, Washington
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WA native and I'm actually cringing rating this place as "average" since Canlis has been the go-to place for that amazing special moment for decades. Incredible view paired with food and service that was impressive and best of all...it always (I mean always) was something you could count on. I went for an annual pre-Christmas dinner with friends who have... More 

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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having grown up in Seattle, I had forgotten how special this restaurant is... but with friends here from out of town to celebrate our anniversary with us, we headed off to Canlis for a special evening - and a special evening it was!! From the impeccable service that started with the valet (and ended there as well when we left),... More 

Thank Ralph S
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 85 - USD 125
American, Contemporary
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?