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Canlis
Pacific Northwest Restaurant (US)$$$$
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2576 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
2576 Aurora Avenue NorthUSWashingtonSeattle98109
(206) 283-3313canlis.com
$$$$Pacific Northwest Restaurant (US), American Restaurant
Pacific Northwest Restaurant (US)
American Restaurant
Steak House
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Sunday ClosedMonday 5:30–10PMTuesday 5:30–10PMWednesday 5:30–10PMThursday 5:30–10PMFriday 5:30–10PMSaturday 5–10PM
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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
"Their truffle fries and creme brûlée are to die for."
"One of the best restaurant,view is beautiful,quality food and service."
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Shan Hill
3 months ago
We went here for my father in-laws birthday. We drove from PDX to celebrate and were told this place was exceptional. The service was excellent. Attentive and very watchful. However the food was REALLY salty! The extremely expensive steak was too tough to cut with the knife they gave us. And the macaroons were more like flavored marshmallows. We were very disappointed.
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Joseph Kerner
2 months ago
Bad News-Good News story. The bad news is that the food at Canlis is so-so at best, yet the prices are that of the highest-caliber restaurants. I have no objection to high-price restaurants; in fact, I like them in general. But I expect the food to merit the high price. I had the cod at Canlis; this fish was badly prepared, tasteless and bland. It was also very small. WAY too much money for such poor food and small portions. Good news is that Canlis is a very beautiful restaurant, with terrific ambience and atmosphere. The views are spectacular. The service is excellent and the staff terrific.
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angie pham
3 months ago
went here for anniversary dinner. okay, it has a great view of the lake. servers are superb. but food...well, for the price and expectations/hype...it kind of fell flat. it was good, sure, but not amazing. not much over some other seattle restaurants that are cheaper. i havent gone back since because there's really no need to. i think you mainly pay for the service, view, and the 'fine dining' atmosphere.
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Bill W
3 months ago
Wow, this is easily the best restaurant I have been to but admittedly its the only one in this price range that I've eaten at ($200+pp). Its for sure a league above the rest of the nice Seattle restaurants like Palisades, Ray's Boathouse, Metropolitan Grill, etc. I ordered the prawns, steak tartare, venison, and souflee, Everything was excellent with the venison and steak tartare being the standouts. Not a crumb went back to the kitchen. The atmosphere is awesome and truly classy while making you feel comfortable. I like the jacket requirement for men since its nice to know that you wont be dining with people wearing t-shirts and gym shorts like I've seen and the nice restaurants elsewhere in the Seattle. The attention to detail in the service was phenomenal and I really liked how a team of servers set the food down for everyone simultaneously and then explained the dish. The waitress did forget the twice baked potato that I slipped in at the end of ordering but its not a big deal. We'll for sure be back for the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairings.
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Jacklen Smith
2 weeks ago
In 2002 on Valentine's Day my fiancé took me to dinner at Canlis. After dinner we waited for the valet to bring the car.(I was not privy to the fact that you do not actually wait for your car afterward at the time.) I had only been to the restaurant once. I stood waiting when a 1937 Classic Packard car drove up and opened the door for my date and I. Needless to say I was engaged that evening. I had been a little annoyed earlier when my boyfriend that night ordered the Chocolate soufflé which takes 45 minutes and then suddenly he rushed me out before it arrived! The car was arriving. After the proposal he did make good on the soufflé. As crazy busy as they were they seated us again for our desert. I had no idea about my fiance's plan but my Grandparents were married on Valentine's Day hence the cliche. The service and food were exemplary. Such a great memory, I felt like royalty that Feb night in 2002. Stay tuned!
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Robin Campbell
4 months ago
Canlis website speaks loudly to the soul of humanity and is the best website I've seen describing the business philosophy, and core mission: I could spend all day reviewing this website! Canlis has an outstanding business philosophy and relationship to the community of Seattle! I’ve been to a lot of fine dining in the NW and back east, but Canlis stands out in the way they value their relationships not only with their staff, business partners, but also the community. I hope to someday have the pleasure to dine at Canlis.
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Scott Davison
4 months ago
PHENOMENAL service, amazing food, stunning dining room and million dollar view. This restaurant is the best of the best!! EVERYTHING we had was delicious and we were blown away by the friendly and attentive service staff. Oh and the pianist was creative and very talented!
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Amanda Neiges
6 months ago
Elegant! Seattle's finest restaurant, Canlis has flawless service, unbeatable night time views for a restaurant, and delectable food choices. My husband and I are from out of town and didn't have time to make a reservation so we sat in lounge and enjoyed perfect cocktails accompanied by a pianist who played an array of contemporary instrumental music which set the vibe for elegant simplicity. Their truffle fries and creme brûlée are to die for.

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