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Canlis Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
$$$$
Magnolia / Queen Anne
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
+1 206-283-3313
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17:00 - 00:00
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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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205 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four of us ate at Canlis last night and enjoyed impeccable service and delicious food. We had the three course option and enjoyed delicious food for both appetizer and entree selections but it was the dessert that was the standout (their grand marnier and creme anglaise souffle). At the end of a very satisfying meal, we went to the retrieve... More 

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Thank Terry H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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90 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Canlis is the finest restaurant in Seattle. The Executive Dining Room is wonderful for private parties. A wonderful view of Lake Union from the all window walls. Service and food is always a 10.

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Thank Pinkie2013
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived till we left... we felt welcomed and wanted! They were there to make our dining experience a wonderful memory. Stephani was great as well as the rest of the staff... They helped make our 30th anniversary so special!

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

Thank you. We are honored to share in your 30th anniversary. Congratulations! Best, Katie More 

Ontario
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We lived the view and the ambiance of the restaurant. With the roaring fire, dim lights and great service, it definitely felt like a high end place. Drink prices were ok and food prices are expensive but the expectation is a high end meal. We ordered the 3 course meal and our salad appetizer and dessert were great. The salad... More 

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. I am sorry to hear the food did not live up to the high expectations. If you would like to connect and talk more about your experience, feel free to email me personally. My email address is Katie@Canlis.com. All my best, Katie Operations Director More 

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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had their tasting menu (without the wine pairings). We found the service to be very efficient, gracious and friendly without being overbearing. The team of servers were also knowledgeable about the various dishes. Each course was pretty to look at and well-prepared. While we thought each was tasty, none were memorable.

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

Henry, Thank you for your honest feedback. We truly appreciate it and please know that I will pass it on to our Executive Chef. All my best, Katie Operations Director More 

Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall: *** Service: *** Food: *** Ambiance: ***** Value: *** It is with a heavy heart that I say that Canlis will NOT be my restaurant for special occasions! $300 for dinner (without wine) is to be expected for a restaurant with such good acclaim. However, for that price tag, I expect my taste buds to be tantalized. Perhaps my... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I've heard about Canlis being such an extraordinary restaurant over years. Sorry to be negative about such a Seattle icon, but my crab zucchini appetizer was nothing special from a flavor standpoint, same with the fish entrée. Dessert was good but not excellent. There are many more excellent Seattle restaurants to try.

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1 Thank LJS1959
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback. I am disappointed to hear that we did not meet your expectations. If you would ever be willing to give us a second chance, please email me personally. My email address is Katie@Canlis.com. All my best, Katie Operations Director More 

Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

When I receive such carefully orchestrated service---in every way---with each professional at the top of his/her game...starting with the initial greeting through every course of the meal, and then capped off by the perfect timing of my car just showing up---right in front of the restaurant... just as we're leaving (without even having to ask for it, of course)....I am... More 

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

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

Brisbane, Australia
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80 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had dinner at Canlis Restaurant on our last night in Seattle. We were lucky enough to get a table at short notice. We knew the restaurant was fine dining and upmarket so we weren't put off by the cost of the experience. On arrival we were greeted by the attendants who park your car. We were absolutely amazed by... More 

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1 Thank Linda B
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you and get to know you. We look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Katie More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food and service were both exceptional and the setting and view are excellent. I will go back next time I get a chance!

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 85 - USD 125
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206
    (Haliday)
  • 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?