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
Went here for an anniversary dinner. Upo ...
Went here for an anniversary dinner. Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner, and although our table was ready we were given the opportunity to sit in the lounge and have a pre-dinner drink. The wait staff was extremely friendly and genuine. The view wasn't half bad either.
Had our 42nd anniversary and were treate ...
Had our 42nd anniversary and were treated like royalty. Special champagne and a 2010 bottle of French delight. The staff is so attentive and knowledgeable it is a delight to be there. Same time next year and every year thereafter.
Worthwhile experience, super service and ...
Worthwhile experience, super service and no regrets, but surprisingly non-world-class preparation. It's more about the event than the food. E.g. dishes over-salted and desserts are "pure-sugar quality" sweet. Still, we had fun and food still enjoyable if +++ salt/sugar not big issue, which it isn't for many.
Canlis is a special place, elegant, hist ...
Canlis is a special place, elegant, historic, great view along with outstanding service. And of course there is the food. We started out with a sparkling Italian wine and then had a very nice Washington white from their 90 plus page wine list. Of the several menu options we chose the three course meal. We each had the special salad prepared at out table. Then came the black cod which was prepared perfectly. Followed by desert. Since this was a birthday special event, one desert came with a candle.
And then there is the service. The ticketless valet parking is a legend and that continues. We were greeted as if we were long time friends when we entered. The table service was attentive, but not overly so which allowed for a leisurely time.
Expensive yes, but Canlis is a special place and a perfect selection for a special occasion.
Canlis surpassed every expectation we ha ...
Canlis surpassed every expectation we had. The lounge and live piano create an incredible ambiance, the cocktail and taster menus are esquisite. The four course dinner left us excited for each new course, while the wine list is expansive and comprehensive, and the staff and somalier outstandingly knowledgeable and qualified. This is a must eat, must see, must experience.
Beautiful view and atmosphere. The food ...
Beautiful view and atmosphere. The food was very ordinary (yet salty), and while the servers were extremely kind and attentive, they messed up our order (asked about food restrictions but brought something I couldn't have -- fortunately my husband noticed before I had some!) Also service was a bit too slow -- more than what's pleasant for a nice date.
Overall was worth going to cross off the bucket list, but think there are much better options in town, especially for that price
Service was absolutely outstanding. As w ...
Service was absolutely outstanding. As was the atmosphere, which had amazing views and a marvelous piano player. My only complaint is the automatic 20% service charge which was applied to my $2300.00 bottle of wine. My dinner was $210.00. So, my tip was $500.00 for two people. More than a little excessive.
We went here for my 35th birthday dinner ...
We went here for my 35th birthday dinner over the weekend and we did the three course tasting. This was my first time at Canlis. We went because I kept hearing amazing things about the food and service. The service was excellent, but here's what I didn't enjoy about my experience: they were out of several beverages that we tried to order (a basic Hefeweizen beer and several red wine labels), the prawn appetizer was basically boiled in a butter broth with little to no flavor and later made my husband ill, I had to send my filet mignon steak back to the kitchen once because it was basically rare even though I asked for it to be cooked medium well, and even after sending it back, they still didn't cook it as requested, they didn't have any chocolate for dessert, the piano player kept playing sad pop songs, and after all was said and done, we spent $400 and that was just for the two of us. I failed to see the value after all of that and would probably choose Daniel's Broiler or even Ruth's Chris over Canlis again. It just wasn't the top notch experience that I was expecting.
I went to canlis with my wife for our an ...
I went to canlis with my wife for our anniversary. Overall, our experience was great. I found the food to be good but not amazing. The ambience was what really got to me. It was nice and just comfortable. I would definitely recommend canlis to those who would like to spend an aniversary or celebrate something.
Very memorable for our 2nd Anniversary. ...
Very memorable for our 2nd Anniversary. Incredible food, magnificent service....how do they manage to remember my name, what my wife's coat was and what vehicle I was driving? I am sure we will be back with guests....a wonderful experience!!
Canlis lived up to our highest expectati ...
Canlis lived up to our highest expectations. From the complimentary valet to the impeccable view to the authentic, dignified and not stuffy service to elegant food done well, my husband and I were able to celebrate his birthday in true style. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
Was disappointed especially when I becam ...
Was disappointed especially when I became ill 12 hours later with food poisoning! We paid $600 for 2 meals and got more than we paid for...! Wish I had checked the WA DOH restaurant inspections before dining there. Otherwise it was a great view, nice live piano music, but even without the food poisoning the food was not worth it. They offered only one chardonnay by the glass which on one menu was $22, on another $11, and we were charged $24.
My wife and I enjoyed this place. WE too ...
My wife and I enjoyed this place. WE took the 7 course meal with the wine paired menu. The food truly matched the drinks and all were exquisite. The service was excellent I should however mention that it was very pricey.
The restaurant is beautiful and the ambi ...
The restaurant is beautiful and the ambience is warm and welcoming. The hosts and hostesses are all very nice and attentive. Even the the valet guys are amazing. They know exactly when I was done with dinner and my car is ready to go as I stepped out of the restaurant. No ticket needed. They just know, now that's service!
The wine selection is superb. We got two bottles for the six of us. Our glasses were never empty. It's always at just the right amount. Again, service was incredible!
I loved the dessert. I got to tried out the creme brûlée, the cake, the Japanese cheese cake and my favorite, the soufflé . They were all so good. We even the complimentary macaroons in bite size. I wanted to take mine home for my daughter. I asked for a little container to put it in, to my pleasant surprise, the hostess brough out the container with four macaroon nicely packed. Again, the service was impeccable.
The big disappointment, the food was just too salty. Every bite was a big disappointment. The steak was dry. No wow element, just disappointment.
The best dining experience you can have ...
The best dining experience you can have in Seattle. Well worth it. The food is incredible, beautifully presented, and the staff is extremely knowledgable and accommodating... Their response to every request is "of course".
My husband and I along with a friend din ...
My husband and I along with a friend dined at Canlis on October 27th, 2016. This was our first time there and what a disappointment. We arrived 10 minutes early and walked in to the foyer to find two hostesses standing at their station talking on phones. The station faces away from the entry which seems odd. It took some time for the maitre d to greet us. We gave him our name and he had to go find out when our reservation was—really? As elegant and high-end as The Canlis is touted to be, I would expect the maitre d to know the guest’s names and reservation times before they arrive.
We were lead to the bar area to wait for a table. There we sat for quite awhile without a wait person to bring menus or take our drink orders. The bar tender talked with another staff member while making drinks and did not acknowledge us. My husband went up to the bar and made a drink order for us.
I ordered the crab appetizer, “Grandma’s recipe” salad, and salon with seasonal vegetables. The crab was so salty I couldn’t taste it’s subtle flavors. The salad was too salty, over loaded with vinegar and oil, and too much bacon. The salmon was described as cooked “moist” but came raw and cold with a salty outer crust. The seasonal vegetables consisted of two bite-sized sweet potato squares and one radish. The potatoes were tasteless and cold as if they had been pre- made and warmrd under a light before serving. The food presentation was minimalist style. The vegetables were mere garnishes rather than an actual servings.
The steaks my husband and friend ordered were tasty but served cold.
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