This is a place where you feel welcomed. Run by the Canlis family, Canlis is the Pacific Northwest's most celebrated restaurant, winner of fourteen consecutive Wine Spectator Grand Awards and three time James Beard runner up for best service in the country. Voted Most Romantic, Best View, Best Service, Best Design, Top Wine List and Wine Service, Washington Family Business of the year, and Best Overall Restaurant. At Canlis we are learners, and after 60 years of serving Seattle, we believe we're just beginning to get things right. We look forward to meeting you. For more information, we invite you to www.canlis.com
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - close, Saturday: 5:00pm - close
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Every evening is accompanied by live piano music from a 1920 Steinway Grand.
Over the years Canlis has become known for its valet service. Our team looks forward to serving you in this special way.
Private Party Facilities:
Recently named by Saveur magazine as one of the “Top 12 Restaurants in America that Matter,” nominated four times by the James Beard foundation for “Best Service in the country,” and selected as one of Food and Wine Magazine’s “Top 10 Best New Chefs in America,” Canlis is the most award-winning rest
Private Party Contact:
Megan Brady: 8773912113
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
SPECIAL REQUESTS: Please call the reservationist directly to place any special orders or floral arrangements.
Canlis Ratings and Reviews
We went here for our first anniversary. ...
We went here for our first anniversary. Definitely lived up to the hype! My husband got the filet mignon and I got the chicken. The oysters and steak tare tare were to die for. We got the creme brûlée and soufflé for dessert, both amazing!
The service was incredible. A night I will never forget!
I've given out Canlis gift cards for yea ...
I've given out Canlis gift cards for years and they always love it, however I have never treated myself and friends. I feel Canlis is one of those rare Seattle landmark restaurants that lives up to and surpasses its reputation.
From the valet drop off to the check, Ca ...
From the valet drop off to the check, Canlis is far and away the most elegant and seamless dining experience in Seattle. Our server, Summer, went above and beyond to make our 12th anniversary a night to remember. Can't heap enough praise on Canlis!
Our experience certainly met the expecta ...
Our experience certainly met the expectations we had of this being a "peak" dining experience. We very much enjoyed our main server, Matt ( I hope I am remembering his name correctly, perhaps Matthew?) and our entire service team, including the hosts, the bar server, and everyone who came to present or take dishes, and both the sommaliers. We even had a fun time wondering if "they still carry those little crumb brushes" and one of the delightful young women serving us whipped hers out and brushed a few crumbs from in front of us! Everything served from the first bite to the last and all the sips in between were simply wonderful--a highly recommended (albeit extravagant) dining adventure!
An outstanding venue, with excellent ser ...
An outstanding venue, with excellent service, food and view, but our experience was marred somewhat by a long wait for an order correction and for less than ideal seating. The view is extraordinary, overlooking Seattle from a ridge, and although we did ask to get moved to a better table, they said they did not have any available, untrue but typical. Generally, the service was excellent and attentive, but my spouse waited an excessively long time for her corrected undercooked fish - they cooked her a fresh fish dish - and I finished my meal before she could start her meal.
Cannot beat the view - request a window ...
Cannot beat the view - request a window table when you make your reservation. The service we received matched the amazing food. Staff was fun, professional, personable, prompt, and polite. We highly recommend stopping by Canlis if you are ever in Seattle.
Our service was spectacular and I couldn ...
Our service was spectacular and I couldn't have asked for better ambiance. However, as beautiful as the food was, the tasting menu wasn't worth it. Each course was no more than three bites and none of it was memorable. However, the wine pairing was very impressive.
The service and classic modern building ...
The service and classic modern building have no equal. The food is certainly good but not mind blowing, as your bill will be. If you're good with $10K for an excellent bottle of wine (not the most expensive on the list), go for it! If you're a foodie just looking for outstanding food, Canlis definitely works, but you have options.
Have been to Canlis a few times, this ti ...
Have been to Canlis a few times, this time was a disappointment. Decided to tryout their tasting menu and most of the courses have similar taste (sour). I wasn't wow with the overall taste and not worth the cost compared to previous visits.
Canlis exceeded our highest expectations ...
Canlis exceeded our highest expectations. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel relaxed and at home and they offered the most impeccable service to be found. The food was outstanding and even though on the high end of price, well worth the gastronomic dining experience. We had waited years to dine at this iconic culinary Seattle establishment and we consider it one the highest expressions of fine dining in the Seattle area. Congrats Canlis.
Extraordinary once again. We started at ...
Extraordinary once again. We started at 5:45 and finished at 11:15. All four of us were stunned at how the time had passed so quickly. When the food garners an "O'...my...goodness" response with each dish, when the presentation is like art work, when the wine is perfectly paired and when the staff functions like a symphony orchestra, then spending five hours is easily understood. We lingered and savored and enjoyed and celebrated. Well done Canlis. Well done, indeed.
This is the 5th and perhaps the last tim ...
This is the 5th and perhaps the last time I will be dining at Canlis. I took three of my foodie friends here on Sat evening after me raving about the other three dining experiences. Unfortunately, Canlis came short for us and I was a bit disappointed in the overall food experience.
We ordered the Four-Course meal at $115 each. Although the prawns from the 1, 2nd course was well prepared, my friends ordered "Foie Gras" and were disappointed that it was not really the liver "Fois Gras", but a moussed version of it. This should've been noted on the menu or at least explained to us that it was a moussed version before placing the order in.
The Canlis salad is also no longer a delight to have. My friend made a comment that she wasn't sure what all the fuss was about. It was certainly not memorable.
As for the dessert, two of us ordered the souffle and the distinguishing "C" was no longer on it. Perhaps they kitchen forgot to pay attention to every detail or Canlis no longer does this? Who knows.
I think for $115+, we were expecting somewhat distinguished meals. I am sad to report, however, that our group enjoyed the ambiance but the food was quite forgetful. I usually ordered the Tasting Menu for $145 so perhaps that was where the difference was.
All in all it was a ok experience. I fel ...
All in all it was a ok experience. I felt the prices were too high. We have never paid $400. for a dinner out. I had one martini and one glass of red wine, not expensive.He had two glass's of same red wine. The portions were small and the waitress was a little too nice~ I am glad we went, we probably wont go back. I wanted to see what Canlis was all about.
Service so relaxed that wine wasn't open ...
Service so relaxed that wine wasn't opened and poured until first course was almost over. Several dishes were over-seasoned, especially the truffled frites, which were borderline inedible. Great bar and bartender, though!
Stephanie was a wonderful guide for our ...
Stephanie was a wonderful guide for our experience as we had a celebratory group dinner. Wonderful in keeping each individual at the forefront. It felt like we were transported in time and space. Couldn't image a better experience! From the helpful valet, welcoming smiles, attentive staff, seven course meal with perfect wine pairings, you knew we were in the right hands all night.
Canlis is an occasion place -- the locat ...
Canlis is an occasion place -- the location, the view, the service, the absolute care the staff takes of you. The food doesn't have what you'd call a "point of view" like many of the other foodie havens in the city, but it's still consistently high-level cuisine. It's a curious combination of classics (gotta get the Canlis salad just for the show, but it's also really good) and experimentation which lands about half the time (the buckwheat cigarillo amuse bouche we got was inedible, but the stewed cabbage was a surprising revelation). We have to give a special shout-out to Stephanie, who was our server when we went for our 17th anniversary. It came up during conversation that a particular snack food had played part in our meeting. Stephanie went out and got it and served it to us with our dessert. We laughed and cried, and it's just a perfect example of how this Seattle tradition goes above and beyond to deliver a first-class experience that makes it perfect for your specialist of occasions.
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