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

SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.spaceneedle.com/restaurant/
  • Phone: 2069052100x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00AM - 2:45:PM

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

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 8:45PM

    Dinner: Friday & Saturday, 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 2069052180x

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 $12.00 for three 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle reviews from OpenTable diners
1524 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (1400)special occasion (1151)romantic (730)great for lunch (477)great for brunch (373)fit for foodies (352)kid-friendly (344)hot spot (209)neighborhood gem (178)good for groups (168)notable wine list (137)late-night find (73)great for outdoor dining (41)vibrant bar scene (11)Show More
  • The food & service were wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We attempted to secured a dinner reservation, but didn't plan far enough in advance (2 mths recommended). We dined mid afternoon instead and it was great! The were so pleased with the spectacular view. The weather was made to order! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great once again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We are major foodies and you would think the Needle is just a tourist hot spot but the fact is they really do a fantastic job . We had NY steak peppercorned , Halibut and Chicken all killer
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful view, delicious meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The view is simply amazing. The rotating flood takes a little to get used to. The services was exceptional. We had Kate as our waitress and she was attentive and exceptional. We had the steak and it was delicious. The piano player made the meal all the more memorable. It's a must when you are in Seattle,
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great!! Will come back again. It is great for family friends/vacation dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey But Great Quality
    Gamecox
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was our first visit to Seattle and to SkyCity Restaurant. We wanted to try this Seattle icon, and it was exactly what we had hoped it would be. The view, including the revolving element, certainly added to a memorable experience. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu, food preparation and the city sights below. The food, including appetizers, dinner entrees, desserts and wine were all excellent. The beef tenderloin was positively the finest we have ever eaten, the halibut was exceptional, and the coconut cream pie and chocolate torte were excellent. It is not inexpensive, to say the least, but the quality is very high, and we are glad we enjoyed this opportunity.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a great time. The only negative review from me would be, there were too many fruit flies in the restaurant. Otherwise it was just awesome :). Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went to SkyCity restaurant with my girlfriend. The restaurant is clean, elegant, and has a great atmosphere. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. I had the ribeye steak for lunch and my girlfriend had the clams and mussels. Both dishes were very good. My steak was cooked perfectly. The view was unbeatable. We took several photos of Seattle while we were in the restaurant, and the staff took a couple of photos of us sitting together. We had a wonderful time, and we will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and a great View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It was really amazing. Delicious food and enough time to enjoy the view. The waiters were really nice and made that visit an experience!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Was treated very kindly and well, service was high level and friendly, food was worth the price and quantity was unexpected, al great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cheertastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The whole experience was what I call CHEERTASTIC! I was cheering from the get go! Thank you for making it worth our while!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tourisrt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Great view, very good food, portions could be larger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great view, food okay
    NateRJax
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We enjoyed the 360 view of Seattle. The service was good. The food was decent, but not for the premium cost.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 25th Anniversary at Sky City
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My wife and I had our 25th wedding anniversary at Sky City at the Space Needle. We've had 20 of our 25 anniversaries there, so we are very familiar with it. The food this year was the best ever, but we were disappointed that the menu and especially the appetizer list was so heavy on fish. We like fish, but a more balanced menu with a bit more beef or chicken would have been nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Prices less than menu online. $25 minimum per guest, which includes Observation Deck Salmon was good, as was shrimp and crab salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, little loud
    HungryHippo
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    My wife and I recently went to Sky City and we loved the meal we had. The food was wonderful and it was well presented on the plate. We recently moved to the Seattle area and are from Portland originally. We frequented Portland City Grill and compared Sky City to this restaurant. The only thing we really felt wasn't as good at Sky City was the level of noise. The view was incredible and the service was great. A wonderful choice for a meal when out on the town at night!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    my wife and I were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary as she was accompanying me on a business trip and we wanted to dine at a special place. The atmosphere and service was first rate. We had a great time and would do it again. The food was fantastic
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch and excellent views.
    Rachel
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I'm a transplant to the Seattle area and took our first guests out to sky city for lunch. TIP make reservations it's the only way to get a table. Prices are cheaper at lunch we spent just over $30 per person very reasonable considering you get a free trip to the observation deck. The food and service were excellent and you can not beat the view. I will be returning with any family who visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must to visit in Seattle
    DonaldVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Excellent food and unbelievable 360 degree views An experience you will always remember and cherish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must see
    Skydininggreatexperience
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    When visiting Seattle for the first time dining at Space Needle is a must.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We were holidaying from the UK and booked a 5pm table to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Check in was timely, the Observation Deck experience was great and we were seated at the window in the restaurant, views were wonderful and the sun set was stunning, however the food we thought was nothing special and being quite pricey can only assume you are paying for the views and the fact you are eating at the Space Needle. The server was OK, did her job and was pleasant but nothing more, listening to nearby servers there was plenty of interaction from them with there customers I guess ours was having an off day!! not even offered coffee at the end of our meal. An evening we hoped would be quite special turned out to be just OK!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Got to do it again. View was outstanding food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feast for the eyes and stomach
    mange2t
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Hard to believe as a native Seattleite I had never been up to eat in the SN. All I can say is that I was missing out. Of course, it helps to have a sunny and clear afternoon. The view was utterly spectacular. The rotating view was highlight of the visit; the food was an added bonus. The 4 of us had the brunch and it was better than anticipated. Our omelets, eggs benedict and prime rib special were great. The service was friendly and attentive. The brunch price was inclusive of beverage and three courses. It was more than enough food and by the time the blackberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream came I was full. The noise level was conducive to having a great visit with long time friends. A fine experience all around!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • city break
    memphis567
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    really enjoyed the whole thing the meal the scenic view and the way we were served excellent stop on a break away from united kingdom
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal I've ever had
    natejohnson15
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Took my girlfriend for her 20th birthday and it blew her away. The food was the best I've had and to add the rotating view on top of that quality made it a hard to replicate the experience. Also the server was the kindest most educated and sincere server I've had before. All around 5 star.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food, great service, but..
    Spartan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Mid-way through our meal (9:30pm) they seated a small toddler directly behind my girlfriend. It cried, turned around and poked at her hair a couple of times.. the staff did a poor job of seating them since these two particular seat backs were nearly touching and there PLENTY of other tables open far from any people. Completely killed the romance. That being said, the food and service was terrific. Might be in the running for top two meals of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for out of towners
    bulge
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    loved every minute! View was fabulous, food great, romantic and very unusual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HIGH LIFE
    showoffsites
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    EVEN WHEN YOU LIVE HERE ,HAVING SUCH AGREAT LUNCH AND AND ADIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF OUR GREAT CITY,MAKES FOR A WONDERFUL DAY. MOUNT RAINIER WAS IN FULL VIEW AS WAS BAKER AND OLYMPICS. OUR GUEST FROM AZ WAS IN AWE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent restaurant
    EdmondsResidentVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have lived in Seattle 10 years and have been here many times. Some locals think it is a tourist trap, overpriced with mediocre food. Just not true -- this is an excellent restaurant with consistently excellent service. We have always been totally delighted. The valet parking is also discounted for diners, and excellent value.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just outstanding
    Excellent
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    was visiting for seattle...thought i'd give the restaurant a shot...ended up falling in love with it..would def. do it again upon my return to Seattle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our dinner at the SkyCity Restaurant was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Seattle! I would recommend it to anyone going to Seattle. The meal was superb, the evening view was wonderful and the service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and food
    Ehowes
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Seated on time. Excellent service. Excellent food. If you make reservations for the restaurant, it includes admittance to the observation level. Nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a gem
    fanackapan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had lunch here on the reccomendation of a freind whilst visiting from the UK. What an experience , wonderful, considerate service, some of the best food we have had in the USA , I would particularly recommend the muscle & clam starter and the crab and prawn salad both up to the standard of the best restaurants. Absolutely stunning views make this venue an absolute must to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Expensive, but worth it because of the view and Observation Deck cost (which is otherwise outrageous) waived. Food much better than some years past and our waiter was charming--better than the one I had a few weeks ago.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great views, ok food
    traveler14
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were lucky to enjoy the Space Needle on a very clear day. the view alone is worth going to the restaurant. The appetizers we had were very good. The lunch was quite mediocre. The service was good, a bit slow, but I think people want to take a while when they come here, so I think the pacing makes sense.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Time at the Needle!
    3diner
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our out-of-town guests were delighted to have such a fine experience at the restaurant. The staff accommodated our every request gracefully and in a timely way. The food was delicious and attractively presented. We would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You just have to try it...
    Lkirt2
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The Skycity restaurant in the Space Needle is one of those sights that you just have to see and it didn't disappoint. A little pricey, but what a view. Great food and good service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jon Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I took my BFF, Jon Lago to the SkyCity Restaruant at the Space Needle last Wednesday at 12:45. Could not have had a better meal. The salads and crab mac and cheese were to die for. The Martini was fabulous as well. But DAVID, well now he was a prize. He was sweet, funny, charming and most hospitable. We'll be back to see you all and "feast" again.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, Great Food and View
    tanje1
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A must visit place when visit Seattle. Food is tasty and service is excellent. The seasonal hat bread was very very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing views!!
    Stace
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I read some mixed reviews about this place but you really can't get a better view of Seattle. The view is much better inside the restaurant than the from the observatory. We had a party of 3 that was seated by the window which was great. Our server (forgot her name) was pretty awesome. She gave us some recommendation for Portland (where we will be traveling to next) and was very knowledgable of the menu. We ordered the clams & mussels, fish & chips and the caesar salad with salmon. I wouldn't care too much for the fish & chips but everything else was flavorful. We really enjoyed the caesar salad, something about the cheese, it was just delicious! Their cocktails are tasty and had just the right amount of alcohol.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it!
    AeraGroup
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    So worth the money. The view was beautiful and the food was amazing! Couldn't have been better. Having dinner in the iconic Seattle Space Needle,.... it is as amazing as it sounds!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate