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:
Katie Coffman: 8773912113
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Although in an aging building and a rath ...
Although in an aging building and a rather odd location, Canlis still sets the standard in Seattle. The menu is inspired and the the flavors complex, inviting and joy inducing. No restaurant can match Canlis' attention to detail, service and a memorable dining experience. I have been fortunate to have dined here over the past four decades, and am astonished at how they continue to astonish.
We were out for a very special event. I ...
We were out for a very special event. I was very underwhelmed with the food quality for the price. The desserts almost made it worth the price, they were all amazing. Notes: Steak was ordered med. rare and served well-done. Foam was served over soft bland food. Sauces were just mildly ok, really no special spices or complex flavors built into the food. Several items were overly salted. I will recommend a really good steak house for special events over Canlis, just not worth the price.
First time at Canlis for our first weddi ...
First time at Canlis for our first wedding anniversary, and it was an amazing experience. Impeccable service, beautiful view, and the food was by and large spectacular. My only complaints would be that my halibut was not hot when it came out (just warm, and quickly cooled off to room temperature), and the espresso I ordered after dinner was also not hot at all, just room temperature. Other than that, everything was outstanding, and we had a perfect evening to celebrate our first year of marriage.
We wanted to celebrate our anniversary s ...
We wanted to celebrate our anniversary somewhere iconic, so naturally we chose Canlis. Given its reputation for service and the cost of our dinner, it fell short in several areas. The pacing of our meal seemed off. We were seated for nearly 1:45 minutes before our entrees arrived. It's as if our server was intent on us to ordering a second bottle of wine before the evening was finished. There were no vegetable sides on the menu. My entree came with three shavings of a small carrot. My husband's steak was medium well rather than medium rare. The server couldn't walk us through the cheese offered on the cheese plate or the sorbet offered that evening. "Something berry flavored." In fact, the expediters knew more about the food and were more helpful. Then, just when we're trying to salvage what we'd hoped would be a phenomenal dining experience, the bill came and we'd been significantly overcharged for the bottle of wine we'd ordered. It was brushed off as a computer error without apology. The valet service having our car ready and the late summer sun on a gorgeous Seattle evening saved the night. But given all the phenomenal restaurants in Seattle to choose from, we won't be dining at Canlis again in the near future.
Canis provides excellent service and fan ...
Canis provides excellent service and fantastic food, in an elegant environment with terrific views. I have dined at Canlis several times now, and it always lives up to it's reputation as the finest restaurant in Seattle. This is hands-down the best place to celebrate a special occasion or have a romantic evening.
While the view and service were amazing, ...
While the view and service were amazing, the overall experience did not live up to expectations. The food (except for the creme brûlée and souffle) wasn't memorable and in the case of the carrot first course (not good at all!) and twice baked potato (way too salty- 4 of us ordered it and agreed). The table next to us was so loud as to be annoying. Mostly it just felt a tad too pretentious for the actual quality, and cost.
Canlis has always been know for both it' ...
Canlis has always been know for both it's great food and great service and this particular experience, our 10 year anniversary, didn't disappoint. The food selection was excellent but what truly made it special was the impeccable service, specifically, the attention to details and the ideal "cadence' for the meal. Too many time, we leave disappointed after an expensive meal to find out we were ushered out 60-90 minutes. This particular experienced was timed perfectly - not rushed yet it didn't feel like the evening was dragging. The service was very attentive but not fussy. For us, it's obviously not a place we can frequent every week but it's the ideal place for a special occasions.
This legendary restaurant continues to p ...
This legendary restaurant continues to please and amaze over the years. The view is serene, beautiful, in movement. The staff is impeccable, from the car valets to the entire team of servers. Dishes are no longer a la carte, but available as either a 3-course or 4-course menu, @ $90 and $110, respectively. The food is delicious and artfully presented. I did not detect Grand Marnier in the dessert souffle which was supposed to contain it, but enjoyed it nonetheless. My only suggestion would be to give elderly people some description besides what is on the menu; they may not understand modern preparations and that salmon is now usually served on the rare side. All in all, we felt the Canlis to be a very gracious and accommodating place. We were treated royally.
We loved the whole experience. However w ...
We loved the whole experience. However we were seated directly behind the piano. The music was lovely but it was very loud. It made it difficult to talk. I am sure others were enjoying it more. It is a romantic touch.
I will start by saying that I got sick 2 ...
I will start by saying that I got sick 2 hours after dinner.
I have had dinners in many part of the world. My rating is beyond the cost, not even being sick.
It is all about the experience and it was far, far below my expectations.
I think Canlis food is average considering the reputation.
The food refinement is certainly not up to the level of other establishments even within this city limits but certainly not worth being on the list of the select few of Relais et Chateaux.
Great dining experience in Seattle We l ...
Great dining experience in Seattle
We loved this restaurant. We spent a week in Seattle and Canlis was the experience we were looking for. From our greeting when we entered to the moment we left, the staff were gracious, welcoming, professional, knowledgeable (waiters), patient, and just all around delightful to converse with. Added to the drop dead view of the city and excellent food, Canlis is definitely a restaurant to experience in Seattle.
Canlis is a beautiful restaurant. Servi ...
Canlis is a beautiful restaurant. Service was wonderful. Food was fresh but over salted. We were disappointed that the servers didn't seem that concerned that the tartar was too salty to eat but they were nice people.
Food was excellent, view spectacular, bu ...
Food was excellent, view spectacular, but service lacking - late drinks, no follow-up by server after food delivered (and missing ingredient), dirty dishes allowed to linger on the table. Much better service at the Capitol Hill restaurant scene!
This is my first time back since they in ...
This is my first time back since they installed a new executive chef. I was not disappointed! I ordered a couple of the staples: the Canlis salad and the Canlis prawns. The salad was delicious, same as ever. but when the prawns arrived...it was different. I approached with hesitation, but oh. my. god. It was the best prawns I've ever tasted! Somehow, they improved the Canlis prawns, while retaining it's original feel. GET THE PRAWNS! I had the black cod as an entrée and it was also delicious. But I'm still dreaming about those prawns. Glad to see the new guys is holding up the high standard Canlis is known for.
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