For more than sixty years, we’ve been trying to serve and celebrate Seattle with our food. That’s a long time to stay cutting edge. It’s a long time to be pushing the culinary envelope. In the fifties and sixties Peter Canlis brought the world to Seattle on a platter. Exotic food from foreign nations was ahead of the curve, and Peter even snuck Hawaiian fish onto returning PanAm flights to impress the locals. Today, local is exotic. Tomorrow, we’ll dine from an earth well cared for.
Throughout it all, Canlis has used food as a platform to care for others. It doesn’t need to be worshiped or studied — leave that work to us. We just want you around our table, and we want to celebrate you with our cooking. Our aim is to nourish community, to nourish stomach and soul, and we can’t wait to cook for you.
Reservations are strongly recommended. Serving you is a special occasion and we hope you will consider this when planning your attire for the evening. We are a dressy, fine dining restaurant and we ask that gentlemen wear a suit or sport coat if possible. Many of our window tables require one. Specifically, we ask that shorts, hats, athletic apparel, and casual attire like worn or faded denim or casual t-shirts not be worn
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