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Canlis

American Restaurant$$$$
East Queen Anne, Seattle
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  • Genki U.
    Genki U.July 17
    Exceptional. The bar is efficient, the service charming, and the food excellent.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MooreJune 24
    Skip the tasting menu and wine pairing. Next trip I'd opt for steak tartare and fries in the bar.
  • jodijodijodi
    Best place for events, amazing view, and delicious food. Worth it.
  • heather d.
    gorgeous restaurant - amazing service & food, views are beautiful
  • Mathew
    MathewMay 12
    Everything is great here.
  • Mirek N.
    Mirek NowakApril 21
    The food and service at this fine restaurant really stands out. The staff found the perfect balance between being there and not! They really made for a perfect birthday.
  • Deborah P.
    Everything is done to perfection, from the menu to the service to the food.
  • Tammy M.
    Tammy McCrayJanuary 24
    Amazing attention to detail. Great food!
  • Alberto P.
    The service is very good; attentive and efficient. Dessert is exemplary - adventurous while executed with finesse. The soufflé is a wonderful example. The mains are (disappointingly) more conventional
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 6, 2016
    Canlis was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience. Read more
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerOctober 26, 2016
    I always return from a meal here feeling inspired—and with my passion for our industry completely on fire.” - Will Guidara, co-owner of Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad in New York City Read more
  • lindacher00
    lindacher00August 20, 2016
    Fancy ! Superb food but quality - price ratio not good
  • Alison B.
    Alison Byrne FieldsJune 21, 2016
    You can get a drink and snacks in the bar without a reservation.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeeApril 15, 2016
    In 2012, voted in Top 100 of U.S restaurants by Forbes magazine http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2012/03/13/just-released-the-100-best-u-s-restaurants/#339b315e3d02
  • Riona M.
    Riona MacNamaraApril 9, 2016
    The vegan tasting menu is a fill-in fine dining experience, and Canlis's service is PERFECT
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerMarch 1, 2016
    a one of a kind restaurant for Seattle, make sure to dress up for this meal. enjoy magnificent views of Lake Union if you're able to get a table near a window
  • Charles K.
    Charles KohFebruary 17, 2016
    Make sure to order the "28-day dry-aged duck breast with onion and quince." It's a must!
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuangJanuary 30, 2016
    Service is impeccable. Perfect for special occasions.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GomezDecember 8, 2015
    As good as it gets in Seattle. I come back repeatedly for the excellent service, phenomenal food and a great experience overall. Bring someone special here and enjoy one of the best meals ever.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineDecember 3, 2015
    The seven-course tasting menu at Canlis is thrilling—the briny sweetness of local vermouth-kissed spot prawns, the meaty funk of 28-day dry-aged lamb. Read more
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosAugust 27, 2015
    Their canlis salad is incredible, and they will give you the recipe if you ask
  • Chris B.
    Chris BaltJuly 10, 2015
    Service is incredible
  • andera m.
    andera millsJune 5, 2015
    nice place ever I had been....
  • Eatosaurus Rex
    Eatosaurus RexApril 2, 2015
    @canlisrestaurant is Seattle's fanciest and most expensive restaurant and that makes it their best restaurant.
  • Fiona C.
    Fiona ChenMarch 29, 2015
    Soufflé is DIVINE. Service is awesome. Great place for a romantic dates.
  • Korry P.
    Korry PearlMarch 8, 2015
    Fablous place with awesome Service
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherFebruary 17, 2015
    Fantastic food surpassed by the exquisite service.
  • Eppy T.
    Eppy ThatcherFebruary 17, 2015
    Foie gras offered is of the duck variety.
  • Hojoon L.
    Hojoon LeeJanuary 27, 2015
    Best Service
  • Rushil G.
    Rushil GoelJanuary 21, 2015
    Never stuffed myself so much.. Great food! The soufflé was out of the world
  • PoP O.
    PoP OngsakornDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The valet does not give out ticket. They will monitor who is about to leave and you car will be waiting for you automatically.
  • PoP O.
    PoP OngsakornDecember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely get the duck! It is to die for...
  • Suzy R.
    Suzy RoyseNovember 12, 2014
    So excited to have a seven course vegetarian tasting menu...also has a vegan menu w 48 hours notice! Cauliflower soup was my fave
  • Raymond D.
    Raymond DowningSeptember 27, 2014
    Amazing!!!!
  • Eileen G.
    Eileen GSeptember 11, 2014
    The only place in seattle guaranteed to provide perfect service!
  • amy m.
    amy michaelsSeptember 7, 2014
    Everything is good here. Put yourself in your server's hands.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Canlis Restaurant as seen on The Layover Read more
  • Christina T.
    Christina TroitinoAugust 11, 2014
    Incredible old school NW. If you're not dressed up or just want snacks sit in the lounge. Check out the black phone table--it's where the owner used to sit to spy on his workers--pretty neat
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Jason Stratton, chef of Spinasse, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Muscovy duck. Read more
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This family-owned restaurant has drop-dead views, only surpassed by the quality of the food and service. Read more
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergJuly 31, 2014
    What a view. Amazing steak and salmon. Perfect for a very special occasion.
  • Dennis Arun Martin V.
    Beautiful n Classy restaurant just outside of Downtown. Go there to celebrate a special occasion n you won't be disappointed. Most importantly, remember to dress up.
  • Tim M.
    Tim McCabeJuly 6, 2014
    They were unbelievably friendly. The food was superb! They also brought little extras and chocolate to take home. They made our anniversary very special! Just see the attached pic. Definitely go here!
  • Joanna B.
    Joanna BurtonJune 28, 2014
    Excellent cocktails, fantastic food, super service and such a great performance from Walt on the piano. This place is a must if you visit Seattle, but be sure to book well in advance.
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichJune 16, 2014
    The Canlis salad is a fresh must but what blows you away is their silky creme brûlée, a masterpiece. The views and architecture is the definition of Seattle.
  • Angel P.
    Angel PlanellsMay 20, 2014
    View is amazing, food is yummy, and service is excellent. Must go if you are ever in Seattle
  • Carlo M.
    Carlo ManticaMay 10, 2014
    Amazing restaurant. A must see in Seattle. The Canlis family adds a great personal touch
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadApril 18, 2014
    Jason Franey and James MacWilliams are worth the trip. Hint: bar menu won't break your bank :) Use code CHECKIN for $10 OFF your first Bite Squad order.
  • Shannon P.
    Shannon PerezApril 2, 2014
    Everything was top notch from valet to signing the check. Only negative thing I can say is that the serving size of foie gras is on the large side. A little bit of that stuff goes a long way!
  • Denise D.
    Denise DyFebruary 12, 2014
    Filet Mignon
  • David N.
    David NilssenDecember 28, 2013
    Do the chef tasting menu and, make sure to say hi to the owners. The brothers that now run @Canlis are awesome and always walking the floor. It's the best dining experience in Seattle.
  • Jenn W.
    Jenn WallDecember 18, 2013
    This place is totally worth the price tag. Food is fantastic and service is unparalleled.
  • Ashley Carleton U.
    Ashley Carleton UlmerNovember 22, 2013
    The most amazing dining experience of my life. The vegetarian tasting menu is perfection.
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JarrettNovember 9, 2013
    Piano player interpretation of Toto's "Africa." Yes.
  • Nicholas J.
    Nicholas JarrettNovember 9, 2013
    Absolutely all it's cracked up to be. The epitome of postwar architecture, and the kitchen and wine is to match. It was a lifetime ambition to do dinner here.
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeeNovember 3, 2013
    Top 100 restaurant http://www.opinionatedaboutdining.com/2013/top100us-46.html
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander ScottJuly 9, 2013
    For the vegans: Canlis graciously prepared a seven course vegan tasting menu and everything was executed perfectly. Happy birthday to me!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PulaJuly 6, 2013
    The Canlis salad is a delicious course not to be passed up. The glazed duck for two is beautifully prepated.
  • Mel Dog
    Mel DogJune 15, 2013
    The duck is quite honestly out-of-this-world. Service is impeccable and the view is gorgeous. A special place!
  • Nigel R.
    Nigel RichardsJune 10, 2013
    Go for the three course and pair some wine. You will be too full for desert but the food is so amazing... That won't matter.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PearsonJune 2, 2013
    The bar smells funny.
  • Brad G.
    Brad GrahamMay 28, 2013
    "A stunningly beautiful example of non-ironic retro glamour. A kitchen with 60-some years of tradition that not only knows how to do a proper hunk of bleeding meat, but has taken on chef Jeff Franey."
  • Randy B.
    Randy BalmoresMay 13, 2013
    Hands down the greatest service I've ever got. The good was very excellent. Had the roast duck and it was one of the best things I've ever had. A little on the high end $$ wise, but not by much
  • Marc
    MarcMay 7, 2013
    Tom Douglas choice for Best Cocktail Bar: For classy, the elegant Canlis.
  • Yatharth G.
    Yatharth GuptaApril 17, 2013
    You can never be over-dressed for this place. Wear a jacket, enjoy the view with cocktails and do order the steak tartare.
  • Mike N.
    Mike NierenhausenMarch 25, 2013
    The Holy Fucking Grail of Seattle fine dinning. Get a window seat, bring a ton of cash and have your mind blown.
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BahngMarch 8, 2013
    Thank you Boeing
  • jennifer o.
    jennifer oktivanaFebruary 15, 2013
    Single awareness day with @graciadonna ❤❤
  • Sarah (.
    Sarah (Passarelli) KatzFebruary 9, 2013
    Beef for two + truffle fries = amazing. Service was impeccable (Matthew & the team). A must-go!
  • Scott A.
    Scott ArchambaultJanuary 27, 2013
    Get the tasting menu. Wagyu and Uni Panna Cotta dishes are outstanding. Beautiful views of Seattle and service that was not at all stuffy. Definitely a Seattle highlight.
  • Vinny L.
    Vinny La BarberaDecember 31, 2012
    Get the lamb chop (if it's in season). Best thing on the menu. Seriously.
  • Vinny L.
    Vinny La BarberaDecember 31, 2012
    Get the Wagner Remix cocktail (scotch, vermouth and orange).
  • Christy P.
    Christy PhamOctober 13, 2012
    Ask for Matthew for the best service in the world!
  • BIGFOOT
    BIGFOOTSeptember 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The piano music is epic! Nirvana & STP!
  • Maria
    MariaAugust 25, 2012
    Amazing piano player! Even more amazing is the food. Have the crab cake, foie gras, duck for two, twice baked potato. You'll thank me.
  • Matt O.
    Matt OlivasJune 29, 2012
    ask for a tour of the wine cellar. History of the restaurant is quite amazing and the staff are all skilled storytellers! Hope you enjoy as much as I did.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveJune 8, 2012
    Food blogger Anandi of House of Peanut recommends Canlis. "The wine list is unreal and includes countless local wines as well as vintages from around the world."
  • Carla J.
    Carla JeanJune 5, 2012
    Window Table With View Of Lake Union, The FRESHEST Lobster In A Blanc Raspberry Sauce & A Flight Of FINE Wine!! An Absolutely UNFORGETTABLE Anniversary Night Dinner <3
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler StoneMay 24, 2012
    Incredible cocktails - see Jose behind the bar.
  • Wine Spectator
    Wine SpectatorMay 1, 2012
    This Wine Spectator Grand Award winner (since 1997) features some 2,200 wine selections, 15,000 bottles in its cellar and moderate markups. Strengths include California, France, Washington and Italy.
  • David N.
    David NeubertApril 28, 2012
    Piano player doing 80's cult classics.
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey CantonMarch 16, 2012
    Try the New York Strip
  • Yoko
    YokoFebruary 4, 2012
    great view
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 11, 2011
    Did we expect less, of the Canlis lounge, than to excel as a cocktail bar? Extra points for selecting James MacWilliams, a barman known for esoteric experimentation and attention to detail. Read more
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetNovember 9, 2011
    The brilliance of Canlis is that it isn’t content to let mythic be enough. Jason Franey is an extraordinary chef: nudging the old girl into the new century without back-burnering classics. Read more
  • Terri N.
    Terri NakamuraAugust 30, 2011
    Whatever you order as an entree, the Canlis salad and truffled fried potatoes are great additions.
  • Buster B.
    Buster BensonAugust 16, 2011
    Stare out the windows and gawk.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BurpeeAugust 11, 2011
    The duck for two was amazing.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2011
    Though the food and service has no peers in Seattle, the cocktails from bar manager James MacWilliams are worth a trip alone. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • C D.
    C DJune 6, 2011
    wagyu tenderloin
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetMarch 9, 2011
    A cocktail bar may be measured by the quality of its drinks and service, and by a third less-easy-to-pinpoint criterion loosely defined as ambience. Read more
  • Joni M.
    Joni MyersDecember 12, 2010
    Honestly, I don't understand the hype. While the service was GREAT, the food was quite average and not worth the high price tag (except the twice baked potato and truffle fries)
  • Seattle Met
    Seattle MetDecember 7, 2010
    And over at Canlis —hardly the land of culinary gimmickry—Jason Franey um… spherificates, a technique he picked up during his time at Manhattan’s 11 Madison Park. Read more
  • Bravo
    BravoDecember 2, 2010
    You gotta respect the skill and dedication it has taken to keep a fine-dining restaurant going for so long. The food is the best it’s ever been with Chef Jason Franey in the kitchen.-Maria Hines, Top
  • Nathaniel S.
    Nathaniel SmithNovember 30, 2010
    Amazing. Find an excuse to go.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FarrerNovember 27, 2010
    Wonderful place and a great dining experience. Thank you.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FurioOctober 9, 2010
    The food is very good, but what makes Canlis is the attention to detail and the personal touches provided by the staff. Amazing.
  • Katie R.
    Katie RieseSeptember 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tiki cocktails!
  • Cynthia C.
    Cynthia ChewSeptember 3, 2010
    Really special venue. Wonderful live pianist. Solid tasting menu. Check the Sommelier's wine pairing, spot on.
  • Toreya S.
    Toreya SheaJuly 25, 2010
    Wine Spectator award 13 years running....2500 selections! Omg! Try the prawns and avocado..excellent!
  • Alya B.
    Alya Bint SaifOctober 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Crème de la crème.
  • Guía P.
    Guía PlanetingAugust 24, 2014
    El mejor ‘brunch’ de Seattle Canlis Read more
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