Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Seattle Restaurants

Canlis Restaurant

  • 2576 Aurora Ave. N. Map It
  • Queen Anne

Updated 10/29/2014

Fodor's Review

Canlis has been setting the standard for opulent dining in Seattle since the 1950s and although there are no longer kimono-clad waitresses, the food, the wine, the practically clairvoyant service, and the views overlooking Lake Union are still remarkable. Executive chef Jason Franey (formerly of Manhattan's acclaimed Eleven Madison Park) maintains the restaurant's signature insistence on the finest meat and the freshest produce but he has also refreshed the menu—which

offers traditional multicourse and tasting options. The famous Canlis Salad of romaine, bacon, Romano cheese, and mint is always a crowd-pleaser, but the entrées are the stars here: 14-day dry-aged roasted duck breast accompanied by orange chutney, fennel, and caramelized cipollini onion, or perhaps halibut with tomato fondue and artichokes. If the dining room seems too formal, the bar menu is more wallet-friendly and you don't need a reservation.

Read More

Restaurant Information


2576 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, Washington, 98109, United States

Map It




Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. No lunch
  • Reservations essential

Updated 10/29/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in Seattle

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?