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Canlis Restaurant

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Magnolia / Queen Anne
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2576 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109-2206 (Haliday)
+1 206-283-3313
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17:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Seattle
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were anticipating and an over the moon experience and were very disappointed. The oysters were okay, the crab dish didn't have any crab taste, the bread was good, the scallops were good, but too salty, the steak and was difficult to cut and difficult to chew. The service is good, but the overall experience doesn't warrant the price -... More 

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Thank Lin01Seattle
Seattle, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Canlis is a special place. It's a the perfect place to celebrate all happy occasions. My friends and I have celebrated our birthdays there for years. The food is second to none and the staff are lovely and so gracious. Years ago we were there to celebrate my husband getting tenure at the University of Washington. I still remember that... More 

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Thank Caroline Q
Seattle, Washington
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247 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in Seattle for 20 years and finally tried Canlis with a group of lady friends. I was really disappointed at the quality of the food. We were seated near the piano and had a hard time talking over it or hearing the waitress (I had to ask her to not stand at the opposite end of the... More 

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Thank Mary V
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone we interacted with was professional and friendly. Attention to detail was second to none. Our server Matthew in particular was outstanding. All the food we had was excellent, though we each had one intro course where we would have preferred something else - they have so many great options it can be hard to decide. Highly recommended - especially... More 

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Thank pzil
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh my goodness. My S.O. and I went here last week and I'm still thinking about it. Very romantic and elegant. We both chose the 4 course meal and both got separate things so we could try and share. 1st course - I got oysters and ohhhhh my. So fresh. They gave two different types which I loved because I... More 

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Thank melm1993
Eugene, Oregon
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canlis has been a Seattle institution for decades. It is a legendary establishment of timeless elegance and style. Really, it is the epitome of fine Pacific Northwest dining. Canlis is a Relais & Chateaux certified restaurant, meaning, that it boasts unparalleled service and hospitality. Their being so well established, allows the most exclusive wines, beef, and whiskey, All this this,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start with the fact, that we love Canlis and have been many times and been very pleased. This review is specific to the tasting menu. As always the service and ambiance of Canlis is top notch. Since it was a special occasion, we decided on the tasting menu. There were some good courses, but overall it was pretty... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were given a selection of the four course meal or the 10 course tasting meal. We all were interested in the four course meal. From the meal selection I chose the prons, the Dungeness crab, the filet and for dessert the crème brûlée. They were all out this world. My husband was brave and tried the beet wellington as... More 

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Thank Lovetravel G
Seattle, WA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Canlis helped make my parents' wedding anniversary dinner perfect. I told them it was a special event, and they went out of their way to make us happy. The staff treated us as if we were the best thing to happen to them all day, and the food was expertly prepared and delicious.

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Thank 212inSeattle
Jackson, Michigan
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We brought a group of 16 people to this location for dinner on a weeknight - it was a wonderful event! From the moment the car pulls up in the driveway, every detail was cared for - the valets, the hostess, and each of the staff was warm, friendly, and able to answer any question. Stepping inside the building, you... More 

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

Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner. All my best, Katie Operations Director More 

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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
US$ 85 - US$ 125
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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?