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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
  • "We dined on a perfectly sunny clear day. Views were amazing, epically with the rotating restaurant. The service and bar selection was very good. The selection of options way better then I was prepared for and the food was excellent and far better then I was expecting. Its not cheap but considering the world class view and top notch dining experience, I will look forward to going back again the next time im in Seattle."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Took my 13 year old granddaughter to dine here for special weekend adventure.. Was NOT disappointed! Great views, wonderful service, friendly staff and best of all we were able to dine gluten free and rest assured that the chef and staff understood our specific needs. Food was great and no one would ever guess it was gluten free. Thanks for a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We took the kids as part of our holiday plans. A fabulous evening. Only issue was timing - our food arrived AN HOUR after we ordered, so the kids were chewing the tablecloth by the time it arrived. That aside, everything else was great."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The hazelnut chicken sandwich and jidoori chicken were absolutely amazing!!! The food was FAR beyond my expectations and Amy was a friendly and very helpful server. We brought a friend from France and it was truly a special experience!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One of the better "tourist" dining spots anywhere. View is fantastic, service was excellent, food was also excellent. We had the Kobe filet mignon and the King salmon. Both cooked as close to perfection as possible. An enjoyable experience. Minor annoyance was the table lamp. While great for reading it is not adjustable and too bright. Be prepared to spend $100 or more per person with wine, tip, etc."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was way over priced but that was to be expected. This is a special occasion restaurant with a great ambiance and good food. The service was also spot on, friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. The only down part was you have to empty out your wallet to eat here."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Good food, great view, wonderful service. Special thanks to Heinz at the reservation desk today."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the rotating room for the view was fantastic."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "This was an item on our bucket list after having lived there 14 years ago but not having the opportunity of experiencing it at that time. We were finally able to enjoy during our recent visit. The staff was excellent and didn't mind answering questions about local attractions and views. Our party included 2 couples (ourselves and our in-laws) with the need for extra time in navigating to our table and the staff was very accommodating. We DEFINITELY recommend putting this on your list of must-sees while visiting Seattle."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is an experience that should be enjoyed by everyone. It is a unique American treasure and the food is very good."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "An excellent place to dine yet inexpensive. You are treated very nicely and warmly. We came as a family of four from Calgary not knowing what to expect in such a crowded city of Seattle but to our awe, we had a special exclusive treatment with just a little to spend for a top class dinning experience. Just be smart enough to book your spot online before arrival-That was awesome!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "View was fantastic, staff was helpful and friendly, and food was delicious. Loved it!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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
  • "we had lunch at the restaurant.. a much better deal than dinner. We had our kids (aged 10 and 15); they loved watching the world go by. The restaurant gives you pieces of paper you can write notes on and tape to the window; it was fun to read what others had written. The prices include the ticket price to go to the observation deck, so really it's a great deal. Also, we skipped all the lines and went right up to the restaurant. Our waiter was great and did not rush us."
    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
  • "I've been to the Space needle observation deck several times however this was my first and my wife's first time to the restaurant on our 1 year wedding anniversary. Experience is great but the food is mediocre. My wife had the Wild king salmon and that was decent. I had the American Kobe New York Strip, sorry, but I can cook better steak then that. Definitely not worth the $64 steak, choose something else! Overall is was a great experience, food prices are high because you are also paying for the scenic view, the price includes access to the observation deck as well."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Absolutely amazing! Food was incredible. Nice selections. My 11-year old ordered a filet - and are everything. My 13-year old ordered the lamb - and ate everything as well. They give the kids post-it's to write notes and let others respond. Kids had a BLAST! We were there for 2 hours and not a single complaint from the kids - no asking if we were done yet. :-) DEFINITELY one of our favorite things we did while visiting Seattle."
    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
  • "This restaurant was really all about the views. The amazing 360 degree views of Seattle alone are worth the price of admission. The waiter who served our party was very hospitable and knew quite a bit about the menu selection. From the moment we exited the elevator into the restaurant to the time we left our seats, the atmosphere was very elegant and absolutely perfect for a romantic date or a special family occasion. I would highly recommend going to this restaurant at least once, especially if you've never visited the Space Needle before. Also, the Lunar Orbiter dessert is a fun experience; Google it if you've never heard about it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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