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Canlis Restaurant

Travellers' Choice award winner
Magnolia / Queen Anne
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
+1 206-283-3313
Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Bothell, Washington
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35 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to be pampered and surround yourself in great views and outstanding service, Canlis is hard to beat. Food wise, I tend to veer towards less fancy meals and this is a fancy restaurant. The food is eloquently explained and beautifully presented however I can't honestly say it was equal to its setting.

Thank C F
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are on a date/special occasion this is a phenomenal restaurant for you. The ambiance and view are impressive and I would give the service a solid 10. Service is right up there with the best I've experienced. Unfortunately, the food is average. My guest (business meeting) and I both had the four course menu. Oddly, we ordered the... More 

Thank Tom C
Santa Barbara, California
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to go to this restaurant because it was ranked as one of the top 20 restaurants in the US by Trip Advisor. It did not disappoint. The moment one walks in it is very warm and inviting. It evidently is very difficult to get into this restaurant. My son made reservations two months ahead for our group of... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had seen mixed reviews in the past but decided to try it after seeing the restaurant win the James Beard award for wine this year. The restaurant is a bit of a trip from downtown Seattle and the cab ride was about $45. We attempted to Uber home at the end of dinner but 2 different drivers could not find... More 

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Canlis is a beautiful setting for their amazing food & wine. We took clients here for a dinner and had the tasting menu & wine pairing. Our whole party loved each dish and picking a favorite from the 9 was nearly impossible. The staff's attention to detail & service is excellent and makes for a lovely experience. And of course... More 

Thank heatherdough
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views from virtually every table at Canlis are spectacular, and the food strives to match. Perhaps the best lamb dish I have ever tasted (incredibly thick chop cut off the bone and cooked with a miso crust) bested my wife's beef and my son's halibut, which were also excellent. But what is truly exceptional is the wine list: three... More 

Houston, Texas
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Canlis to celebrate our 30 year wedding anniversary. They made sure we would not forget it! The service was amazing and the view unbelievable. Just a great place to eat and experience.

Thank AndreaPPP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held a large family function (engagement party) in the Executive Room on Saturday, 3/11/17. From the planning stages (Megan) to the actual function itself (Stephanie was the lead in charge), our evening was one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had. The service was spectacular. In one instance, we were strongly encouraging one of our reluctant family... More 

Thank Denise A
Walla Walla, Washington
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we said we were going to Canlis, hip Seattle friends scoffed. "That's Old Seattle. They even have a dress code." Could be, but the service, menu, presentation, and ambience provided us with a delightful, leisurely two hour dinner. A bit expensive, so maybe for special occasions, but worth it.

Thank Steven W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best meal I have ever had. Amazing food and even better service. We had the nine course chef's tasting and they accommodated the food restrictions that my pregnant wife required.

Thank Wildlyemily

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 85 - USD 125
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
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?