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SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle

SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spaceneedle.com/restaurant/
  • Phone: (206) 905-2100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:Saturday & Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:45:PM

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 2:45PM

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday, 5:00PM - 9:45PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Maxfield
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For off-site catering or for any questions regarding our banquet facility located 10 stories above the ground, please contact our Sales and Catering team at (206) 905-2180 or at groups@spaceneedle.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: You can give your celebration a real lift by hosting it at Seattle's premier banquet facility, the SkyLine level at the Space Needle. Located 10 stories above the Seattle Center campus, the Space Needle's SkyLine Level features two elegant rooms that can accommodate 20 to 350 guests. The Space Needle's SkyLine Level is the perfect spot for holiday parties, corporate functions, weddings and receptions, banquets and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (206) 905-2180

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Avenue and Broad Street
  • Public Transit: The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Space Needle.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Convenient valet parking located at the base of the Space Needle on 4th Avenue and Broad Street. The cost is $8.00 for four hours with validation from SkyCity Restaurant.
A word from SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle
Take in the splendor of the Puget Sound from SkyCity, the Space Needle's world-famous revolving restaurant located 500' above ground. SkyCity's culinary team uses Northwest-grown beef, produce from local farmers, and fresh, wild-caught seafood from the abundant waters of the Pacific Northwest to create some of the most flavorful, dazzling and innovative cuisine Seattle has to offer. Breathtaking views are guaranteed from all tables at SkyCity and your elevator ride and Observation Deck visit are complimentary when dining. Join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "No doubt this is the best restaurant in the city with the best view. Fortunately we went on a clear day and we had spectacular views of all of Seattle as well as Mt. Rainier. The food, although quite expensive, was actually pretty good. I would highly recommend this place for special occasions and romantic dinners."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It took 52 years for me to get here, but it was well worth it!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We love the SkyCity Restaurant. The food is superb and offers many foods from the Northwest. The service is always excellent, and the professional waiters do a great job of suggesting items to order. It's also a great value - for just a little more than the admission price for the Space Needle, you can enjoy a wonderful meal in the rotating restaurant that provides unparalled views of metro-Seattle."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Everyone should have the experience of eating at the Sky City Restaurant. Built for the 1962 world's Fair, it still seems sixties and fun. The elevator ride and revolving restaurant still excite. The food is expensive and just average. Hamburgers and sandwiches are huge. I would recommend sharing your main meal, then sharing appetizers. keep in mind that diners must spend at least $25.00 per person. Visitors love this space Needle. Make a reservation and enjoy the ride."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We had a beautiful day for lunch with a clear view of Seattle. Our servers were helpful and happy, patient and relaxed but still attentive and professional."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was one of the most amazing dinners we have had had in our lives. Everything was perfect. The view was incredible and so was the food. The service was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "My evening at The Space Needle was perfect. My friend was visiting from Oklahoma & wanted to take me to the Space Needle for my Birthday dinner. We had delicious crab cakes to start, she had the salmon filet and I enjoyed the scallops. The food was cooked perfectly & you really can't beat the view. This was by far the most expensive meal I have ever eaten but it was so memorable and scrumptious. We also received 2 complimentary photos during the meal which was a nice touch. We had a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had only a few hours to see as much of Seattle as possible and so Dinner at the Space Needle was the PERFECT answer! The view was awesome, the food was delicious, and all of the wait staff were professional, friendly, and informative. Highly Recommend it!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We expected to be charmed by the view, and were not expecting to be wowed with the food. The experience of turning slowly to view the entire city of Seattle - three revolutions - was thrilling, absolutely thrilling and great fun. The brunch, however, was outstanding as was the service. Meals generally in tourist spots such as this disappoint. SkyCity bowled us over with the flavor, quality and presentation of the brunch. Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and worth every penny. Go there!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Of course the view is fantastic, but the food was lousy. It was very overpriced, $48.95 a person for brunch, and we really didn't like what we got. Our waiter seemed put-out when my husband asked for some items left out of his omelet. My French toast had a blob of chocolate mousse on top. Apparently it was sitting under the heat lamps for too long and most of it was melted, so I had mousse soup on my plate. Very unappetizing. I suggest just going to the skydeck and skip the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I was on the fence about coming here. Something told me it might be a bit touristy ( well, it is..but...they deliver ), but decided to go ahead and go, it was our anniversary dinner and we were in Seattle from out of town - Orlando...I thought it would be stupid to not at least give it a go. I am so glad we did, and glad we made reservations. We had a spectacular dinner and of course the view...was just incredible. We really enjoyed our evening at the Needle and would most definitely recommend it. We also managed to be there on the same night as Seattle Bite Night, so we got to enjoy that atmosphere as well. Our sever Ryan was also above the top. He was extremely helpful!!! Thank you Ryan, and Seattle!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I booked lunch time on the weekend. The occasion was my husband's birthday. Our 2 adult daughters came from out of town. We had a wonderful time. From the appetizer, main and dessert all the dishes were presented exquisitely and tasted delicious! The ambiance was perfect. We enjoyed the views and at the same time could have a conversation so we could hear each other. This for sure is a place to go back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great food, great scenery! Always a place I take my out of town guests"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Surprisingly good food for a sight. The view is, of course, one of the best in Seattle, but the food is actually good on its own merit. Expect a meal to be a bit steep."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went to the Sky Restaurant for a Saturday brunch. In addition to the normal brunch items we were offered a tomato bisque soup and prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus, which we opted for. The food was excellent. The view in the revolving restaurant breathtaking. It takes about 50 minutes for the restaurant to make a full revolution which makes for a leisurely meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Food was comparable to Denny's, with better presentation, and 5 times the price. However, the view was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The only negative is the table light being too bright.........................."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "best tip look at the sunset time for the day you want to go and book reservation 1/2 to 45 minutes before that sunset...you will not be sorry"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Skycity restaurant is so beautiful and romantic. In addition, it also has interesting things is especially suitable for kids. I would recommend for my friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this restaurant. The views are wonderful and the entire restaurant revolves giving you a 360-degree view of the Seattle skyline. The notes on the windows are a cute touch and can entertain the children if you decide to bring them."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our first time in Seattle, we absolutely loved the Sky City Restaurant food, service, and the awesome view! Our waiter was top notch, answered a lot of questions, was fabulous with the kids."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We loved our lunch experience, Service was great, very nice waitresses with ready smiles. Reservations made - seating right on time, service was quick but we were not hurried."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My kids were thrilled to have lunch on the Space Needle with gorgeous views of the Seattle area. The food did not disappoint though it was a little pricey. All in all a great experience."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Awesome place to eat and sight see! We had lunch there early morning on a Friday since it was booked and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our dinner was the perfect way to complete the Seattle experience. We feel re saw it all!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I had several young teenagers with me and the lunch menu was too adult for them and they were too old for the kids menu."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The view from SkyCity is obviously first rate. The day we were there in mid-July the weather was perfect. We had a clear view of the Cascades, Seattle skyline, Mt Rainer, the sound, the Olympics, and north Seattle. The food at view restaurants is often mediocre so I was delighted when our appetizers, salad, and entrees were all terrific. These guys can cook. The wine was not distinguished but not bad. The service was both friendly and knowledgeable. There was plenty of time between courses. Oddly, this was an advantage. It gave us more time to enjoy the spectacular and constantly changing view. I recommend SkyCity for special occasions because it is a substantial investment. Nonetheless, we look forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The service was great, but the food was sub par and overpriced. My advice would be to go to the space needle for the general tour and eat somewhere else."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The view was awesome! Food was fantastic ! It was our first visit but we would go back again if we were in the area."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Brought out of town friends as they wanted to go to the space needle. Almost the same price to have a meal as to pay for tickets to just go to the observation deck. Food is over priced and too fancy. I am allergic to dairy and nuts and had just a limited choice of items. View is great. Even living here it was nice to see the city from a bird's eye view. Service was very good."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "It is tradition in our family to take each grandchild to the Space Needle in celebration of their 13th birthday. My mother did this for all her grandchildren and it was now my turn to continue the tradition with my first grandchild. When I read the reviews on Open Table I was a bit skeptical as some opinions were less than "appetizing". After our superbly prepared meal was enjoyed with great delight I concluded that those reviews couldn't be further from the truth. Wait time was between 5 and 10 minutes. The wait staff was spot on and our kunch was positively scrumptious. I can't wait until the next grandchild turns 13 in 2 more years. Thank you Space Needle staff!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Outstanding food...views and top notch service. The only drawback is the high cost. Of course it includes the cost of the elevator ride to the top with a private line and elevator. So it's a combination deal that costs a minimum of $25 per person. It's worth it for a special occasion on a nice day with views."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service top notch. This is a must visit at least once but with such a great menu it's hard not to come running back. The view absolutely can not be beat. Looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Although we have lived in the Puget sound area for more than ten years, it was our first dining experience at SkyCity. The food was excellent and the view spectacular. We took our guests from Lake Tahoe and they were equally impressed. We plan to take more guests to Skycity in the future."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Sky City Restaurant was super cool to watch the entire city from above. Staff was wonderful in pointing out special buildings ect..to us out of town folk. Decent recommendations. Food was ok, yet pricey but the reason you come is for the view. Nice place for special occasion. Children's menu for Lunch ok as long as your kids like cheese. Less options but basics are there. Adult Lunch menu ok I would have liked a few more seafood choices being by the water."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary here with lunch. The food was so incredibly tasty, something you would expect at a very expensive restaurant. The service also was what you would find in a high dollar restaurant. The view while dining was unforgettable. The menu prices seem very high but when you subtract the cost to visit the observation deck, it becomes very much in line with any other dining but with the incredible view. We're so glad we made this a "must do" while visiting Seattle. We will absolutely do it again on our next visit. Make your reservations early as it books up fast."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We knew the view would be great, who knew the food and service would be just as great!! Not a tourist trap, this is a fabulous restaurant!every table has a fantastic view (much better than the observation deck). FYI- the elevator ride is free with your reservation."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Kobe sirloin steak (rare cooked wonderfull) and bouillabaisse, both perfect. Appetizer verry good. Dessert (ice cream witch the cloud) very special and wonderfull. The rosé wine menu can contain more choices"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Who doesn't know that the space needle is in Seattle? Regardless of the overall dinning experience, everyone should have a meal there. When asking others about their experience dinning there, my date and I were frequently told that it could be anywhere from a two to a ten, on a one to ten scale, depending on the crew working that night. Our visit couldn't have been any better...the food was exceptional, the service was very polite, friendly, and professional. I will have very special memories of our wonderful, sunset dinner there, every time I see the space needle, either in person(I live in Tacoma...had dinner there 3 times...so far) or on the news, or in a movie...Three hundred bucks for a dinner for two is steep, but well worth it..."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great view. We were treated to a spectacular sunset. It was a great way to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary."
    Dined on 7/14/2014