For our 5 year (half decade!) anniversary, Jordan and I had the privilege of going to Canlis in Seattle. If you watched Top Chef Seattle, or know anything about the Seattle dining scene, you know Canlis is the place to go.
When you step into Canlis, you are stepping into a piece of Seattle history that the Canlis brothers continue to build on everyday. The staff provides impeccable service and you truly feel special when you are there. Jordan and I were a little giddy and nerdy the whole time because we were so excited to be there, and the staff still handled all of our random questions without a blink!
We opted to go the route of “Classic Canlis,” ordering a few original menu items from the 1950’s. The Canlis salad was one of them, and it did not disappoint! (Recipe from the Canlis website at the end of this entry).
We ordered a few contemporary items as well, such as the Hamachi Sashimi above which was the best sashimi I have ever had.
We also tried a Wagyu Steak for the first time and were not disappointed.
Jordan and I have vowed to try the tasting menu next time we go to Canlis (I am already trying to find an excuse to return) since we got our “classic” experience in.
I have to say, the experience was so special and fun that I got a little emotional a few times. The first was when Jordan nonchalantly busted out a small Tiffany bag with a necklace, and the second when the staff brought out our desserts…
I can only imagine the other things that are done on a daily basis for special occasions at Canlis. If you have something special coming up, I couldn’t recommend a stop at Seattle’s most iconic restaurant.
2576 AURORA AVENUE NORTH
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98109