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2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
2576 Aurora Ave NUSWASeattle98109
$$$$Pacific Northwest Restaurant..., American Restaurant
Pacific Northwest Restaurant (US)
American Restaurant
Steak House
Today 5:30 – 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 10:00 pmTuesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmWednesday 5:30 – 10:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 10:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 10:00 pmSaturday 5:30 pm – 12:00 amSunday Closed
Run by the Canlis family for 60 years, Canlis is the Northwest's most award-winning restaurant.
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Landmark fine-dining destination (since 1950s) offering Pacific NW fare in a midcentury-modern home.- Google
People talk about tasting menu, beautiful view, muscovy duck, wait staff and foie gras
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Christopher Crammond
reviewed 6 months ago
Yes. It's expensive. It's Canlis. It's a Seattle institution. And (most importantly) it delivers great food and excellent service (for example on cold evening's they warm your coat by the fireside before helping you into it!). Honestly, I can't think of anywhere else in the Northwest that provides this level of pampering. If you're planning a special evening for someone, this should be on your shortlist. As for food, the you need to try the duck for a main entree (it's for two). You and your date will be happy you did. As for appetizers, I have had an opportunity to try more than one and have yet to be disappointed (if you're looking for a "go to", try the crab cakes).
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Paul Di Maria
reviewed 9 months ago
The view is beautiful, but that's the only piece that we experienced which was even remotely close to many other reviews. The service? No one asked how our meal was, they were extremely young and inexperienced, stuttering and not explaining the dishes. I also don't appreciate someone ironing a table cloth next to me while I eat. The food was horrible. I don't write bad reviews, but this was extremely disappointing. Go elsewhere with your money
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Jesse Lieberman
reviewed 9 months ago
Its an event to go to Canlis. Its more then simple a evening out. From the ticket-less valet to the fact that you always have some sort of food in your hand, Canlis is an experience.
L. Natanson
reviewed 8 months ago
My boyfriend and I went to Canlis for my birthday last night. I've been hearing about this place since I moved here two years ago so off we went. Pros: The service was awesome. They show up in groups to your table rather than a single server trying to do everything. Mark Canlis introduced himself to us and sat us at our table....nice touch. The lighting, view, and noise level (relaxing music playing softly) were all perfect in my opinion. Cons: The tables were a little too close together where we sat. I learned about each relationship to the left and to the right of us. More than I needed to know. :) The food was ok. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't exquisite. Canlis is pricey (for most people). We paid $100 each for a meal that had an appetizer, main dish, and dessert. My appetizer was one ravioli. It was very boring. I've made better at home. Way better. I didn't mind the fact that there was only one because I have a TINY tummy, however, if you don't have a tiny tummy this would disappoint. We ordered the NY Strip. We paid an extra $15 for the Wagyu cut. I have no problem paying extra for amazing steak. That said, it wasn't amazing. And the presentation was sad. It was a steak in the middle of a big white plate with nothing else. hmmmmmmm I get it. It's trendy. Do me a favor though....for a total bill of $300 plus can we skip the trendy? I have paid $35 for a steak that is mind blowing...and it comes with small potatoes and veggies. You CAN get sides. But prepare to pay more. $8 for a potato. I think the other issue is this is a price fixed menu but they aren't clear that everything is ala carte. Main course has dishes listed but it doesn't say you don't get anything with it. Yes, it says down at the bottom that you can get extra for extra money. I know that fine dining tends to be like this but frankly I'm sort of over it. It's not worth the extra money for the ambiance when I can get AMAZING steak at one third the cost...with more food. Again, I knew how expensive it was going in and I'm fine with that....IF AND ONLY IF they deserve to charge that much. From what I saw last night, meh.
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Lynda Syria
reviewed 2 months ago
This is a great place for culinary experience!
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Annabelle Rogers
reviewed a year ago
My boyfriend took me here for m 20th birthday this year and it was by far one of the nicest dinning experiences in my life. The atmosphere is so relaxed (the live piano was amazing!) and the waiter and the rest of the crew treated us so kindly. The best part of course was the food... We chose the fall/winter themed course dinner and I loved every single one. I can't wait to come back here again!


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