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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
17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Choose four courses from an interesting, creative menu. Allow yourself to be cared for by professional, knowledgeable staff. Delight in sumptuous dishes beautifully prepared. Everything about the evening was first rate. Highlights for us, party of seven celebrating a birthday, were the spectacular view of the river and city as the sun set, the quiet elegance of the diners, the... More 

Thank rainbowtrout2016
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant has been around for many years and the architecture and location of Canlis is very unique. Once inside ambiance and lighting is conducive to a romantic elegant evening. I was pleased with food but not not impressed, perhaps because the choices in the tasting menu I had seemed like classics from many years ago, perhaps treated with a... More 

Thank martycaso
Alexandria, Virginia
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect from start to finish. Wanted a special place for an anniversary dinner with my wife. We were the first to arrive when the doors opened at 5 (It was this or 9:30PM being the only reservations times available on open table, and this was booking four weeks in advance for a Friday evening), but 5 PM was fine, it... More 

Thank JJH1
Katie C, Manager at Canlis Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am so honored to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner and we look forward to serving you again soon. Best, Katie Operations Director More 

Fremont, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My high school sweetheart and I reconnected after 40 years. The staff at Canlis were first class. When being led to our table, every employee we walked past, stopped their task, turned to us, stepped out of our way and welcomed us to their establishment. The food and wines were paired with perfection to our tastes. Bravo!

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

Thank you. More 

Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got lucky with a beautiful evening, fantastic view! We had the 4 course tasting meal - everything was fresh and wonderfully prepared. Did not do the wine pairing, but had a lovely bottle of rose with our meal.

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

Thank you! More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Canlis expecting a wonderful meal like we had when we were there several years ago. Though the service and ambience remain delightful, the food was disappointing. The choices seemed limited, and our selections turned out to be bland or over salted. The presentation was beautiful but didn't compensate for the lack of flavor. We paid $20 extra... More 

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

Jesse, I am so sorry to hear of your disappointment. A 25th anniversary is so important and to see how much we let you down is heartbreaking. I would be very interested in connecting with you personally. You can reach me at my email, Katie@Canlis.com or by calling the restaurant. I hope to hear from you. All my best, Katie More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Canlis for the first time after living in Seattle for 35 years. I agree with other reviewers when they say it's not just about the food. The view is incomparable and I think I had the most engaging, competent server I've ever had! The food was very good except for the lamb...it was very fatty. I also... More 

Thank lousgr
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the restaurant I go for a special occasion. The location is fantastic while the service is excellent. The food is good, but not the best. I always make reservation at least 2 month in advance since I usually dine here on the weekend.

Thank John H
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly cordial greeting on arrival; lounge for early arrivals-staff superb with seating, menu comments and thoughtful presentation of courses. This restaurant in Manhatten would be in top ten-total package of superb food, skilled and attentive staff and pleasing ambience is the basis for a rating of excellent! Not to be missed by those who seek dining with finesse and grace.

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

Thank you. We are honored by your kind words and hope to serve you again soon. Best, Katie More 

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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Canlis expecting an "over the top" dining experience. We both had the four course dinner meal with different choices. My wife's salad and the Japanese cheese cake desert were outstanding. She also ordered lamb which turned out to be fat and greasy, the beef tartare was just so-so flavorless. My "Canlis prawn" dish was... More 

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

Thank you for you honest feedback and the opportunity to get better. I am sorry to hear that your dinner did not live up to the expectation. Please feel free to reach out to me personally, Katie@Canlis.com, if you would like to connect further about your experience. 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
US$85 - US$125
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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, Business meetings, Romantic, View
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?