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: 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 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 1000-Point Tables
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle reviews from OpenTable diners
1430 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (1306)special occasion (1063)romantic (675)great for lunch (448)great for brunch (373)kid-friendly (333)fit for foodies (295)hot spot (182)good for groups (157)neighborhood gem (156)notable wine list (131)late-night find (75)great for outdoor dining (36)vibrant bar scene (10)Show More
  • Amazing!
    jrjmommyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I think that having lunch or dinner at the Sky City Restaurant at the Space Needle is an absolute MUST! One of the highlights of our trip to Seattle for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience!
    ChristinaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent food and stunning views. Our entire family loved this restaurant. This is truly the best way to visit the Space Needle. Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If you want to see Seattle on the SkyNeedle, this is a great idea - Brunch there! Food is ok and regular, the view is great, rotating and service was great too. People were so nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Brunch was a most enjoyable experience!! Loved the menu choices and the views were spectacular!! Kudos to Matthew for superb attentive service!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needle my Timbers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    When we arrived the receptionist was not too friendly and obviously didn't want to be there. However things changed quickly as the elevator host was very warm and funny. We were sat almost immediately and was instantly impressed with the view. Service was decent with the waitress not being as prompt as I would have expected for 50 dollars a plate. The assistant server was impressive and covered most of her flaws. The ambient music was absolutely fantastic. This pianist deserves special recognition for playing songs such as "wrecking ball" with the upmost grace and professionalism in a classical setting. The food was delicious, halibut cooked to perfection and a decent size. When you are finished don't forget to go to the observation deck!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The rest of this writing is to get to 50 character requirement.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice if looking for expensive
    Outoftowner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The gentlemen we had filling our waters should be a waiter. He did a phenomenal job and was much more personable than out actual waiter!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tourist attraction only
    lwmllady
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was disappointed in the food at the restaurant and the ambience as well. For such an expensive restaurant there is NO dress code at all in the evenings, people come in wearing clothes they'd go to the laundro-mat in! The waiters rushed you through your meal so they could herd the next group through. The only positive thing is the view was amazing and the waiter was nice. If I ever return I would only do a drink at the bar and save my money for a much better restaurant, that bill was off the charts.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed our visit to the Space Needle and found everyone very polite and attentive. It is very expensive though to eat there. Eleven dollars for one scoop of ice cream is ridiculous even if it does come out with dry ice to fog the place up. The service was very good and the view spectacular. I also appeciated that buying a picture was not forced on you but the option of having it sent to your email was a nice touch. Overall, a nice nigth out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Amazing experience with wonderful service and great food!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view with so so food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had brunch on Aug. 24 there. The scenic view was great! We all loved it! But we all are very disappointed with the food. The food is not a match for the view at all. None of us can finish every single course during the meal with big appetite. I have to say, the money we spent 80% or more is for the view, 20% or less is for the food. The service slid the dessert to our guest who sat next to the window on the table from the other end. Yes, she slid the dessert, not passed it to the guest. How rude she was! I really think I should just give her a penny as the tip instead of the low end of the suggestion on the bill (15%).
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and a view!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We did not realize that the weekend menu was brunch only, but the choices on the brunch menu were excellent. We absolutely loved the prawn appetizer and the "Benny" main course. Of course the view is sensational even though it was not a clear day and Mt Rainier did not make an appearance. Our server was excellent--always attentive but never intrusive. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Wonderful food, wonderful views, awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very delightful morning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The salmon was cooked to perfection as we enjoyed the city passing by.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Quite pricey for most entrees, I'd say... over the top beyond reasonableness
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Your Ordinary Lunch
    ReadingDoc
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Large portions creatively developed and presented. So many times, revolving restaurants cram their diners into the space, have good but very expensive food that is fairly ordinary. SkyCity breaks these trends. We didn't feel crammed into the space and the view was phenomenal on this beautiful Seattle summer day. The menu appeared thoughtfully created. While essentially a bowl of very good ice cream, the Lunar Orbit's presentation was a fun surprise that delights both young and old. The service was also superb.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An unforgettable experience for all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    outstanding food, service and view with an historical background
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Slow Service Must a Seattle Must Do
    Cubbie2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The portions are huge but so is the cost. This is a must do in Seattle and the cost balances out when you take the price of getting to the observation deck into account. My only complaint really is the incredibly slow service. The staff was very congenial but everything from clearing the table to taking our order was crazy slow. I definitely recommend the lunar sundae if you have kids with you or a kid at heart! We had the American burger and crab mac and cheese. Burger was a little off (not sure about the bacon jam) but good. M&C was good but couldn't see the crab. Cost was $27 for the burger, a little more for the M&C and $11 for the sundae.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Weeniesquad
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had lunch here on a Friday. Made ressies weeks in advance as I knew it would be booked by the time of our trip. The views are spectacular. The food is pricey but the portions are generous and there is no additional cost to visit the observation deck so subtract $20 per adult from your bill for that experience. My guy had the crab Mac n cheese which I didn't think was spectacular but my chicken sandwich was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SkyCity Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very happy with the lunch choices, although the menu could have offered a halibut entree. The Kobe burger was the best I've eaten, the menu offered wine pairings with your meal, and the wine I chose was wonderful. Beautiful view of the city and just a great place to have a nice, leisurely time with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once, but probably never again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The restaurant was nice, the VIEW spectacular, the waitress excellent, the food was good, did I mention the view was spectacular? But sadly we found it to be overpriced.😒
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • :)
    1gem
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    You get what you paid for: Excellent service, our waiter was friendly, helpful, and respectful didn't interrupt our lunch expirence. Food was great. And who can beat the atmosphere 360' views.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were not going to eat at the space needle because we thought it was very touristy. However, it was wonderful. Reservations were great. Service was remarkable! Food was better than expected. I would highly recommend going!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for the experience, not the food
    Mygurl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Took my teen daughter for a special lunch date... Service was awesome ambiance was fun some if the food was incredible, but stick to the seafood.... I ordered a steak and although it was cooked beautifully, and had awesome flavored, it was not a $35 cut of meat... Thin and fatty, tender but too sinuey too cut with an incredibly sharp steak knife! Stick to the seafood my daughters salmon was amazing :)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation meal finale
    mntravelers
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great way to end our vacation of the Oregon/WA areas. The view was amazing. The food was very good, (we had the crab mac and cheese and salmon sandwich as well as the creme Brule) and our servers were awesome. Kudos to Lou and Brandon? The only bummer of the meal was a table with a large group seated nearby. They had a woman in their group with a overly loud voice and frequent obnoxious laugh. Once their food arrived they thankfully quieted down and we were able to fully enjoy our experience again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Time To Remember
    spoiled
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    From beginning to end, the time was priceless. As soon as we walked in, to when we left, we felt amazed at the beauty and great service that was all around us. Getting to go around about 3 times while sitting was great the two hours we were there. We couldn't look outside enough at the clear blue sky with down town Seattle and the water right there outside. The one taking our order was so knowledgeable about the food with the questions we asked. Waiting for the food was well worth it. And getting a free photo? GOLD! Thanks to you all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Space Needle Restaurant has been the place to take visiting friends always a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    DownSouthRM
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I anticipated that the view would be outstanding, but I was pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality of both the food and the service!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with a view
    Dawn
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a family lunch during vacation here. Food was great and service attentive. Of course the highlight was the fabulous views from our windowside table. The sticky notes provided to the kids to interact with others were fantastic!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening!
    Celebration
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were thrilled to take our daughter to this special place to celebrate her birthday! She'll never forget it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    Kristana
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Space Needle has yet to disappoint. It's got amazing views of the entire city especially during these gorgeous summer evenings. It's always fun to dress up and go somewhere romantic and special. Food and cocktails were excellent and yes it is pricey but it's definitely the whole package for a great night out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely breath taking.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had a marvelous time seeing Seattle and the "Sound" from the restaurant as you slowly spun around and up in the observation deck. The food was delicious and all that one could ask for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treated well in t-shirts
    Djbtex
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were treated like the best dressed couple even in our shorts and t-shirts.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent view. Good food.
    livetorun
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    SkyCity Restaurant is a great place to go as a tourist spot, where the food is good but the view is amazing. The waiter I had was fantastic in promptness and knowledge about everything I asked. The food selection is limited and good, but not that amazing given the caliber of the view and the items are definitely overpriced. However, the view is amazing and going at least once is recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!!
    Kevinator
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My wife and I went to SkyCity for our anniversary and we had an amazing time!! The view is absolutely amazing and because of the rotating floor, you get to see all of it. If you go with only two people however, they seat you away from the window so we did not have as good of view as the larger parties. You can still see out, just not down. The food is outstanding! My wife had a burger and I had salmon and they were some of the best we had ever had! The dessert was really fun as well. They put a bowl of ice cream on top of another bowl full of dry ice and water making "smoke" billow out of it. Our server was excellent and made the meal even more enjoyable. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Lunch in the Sky
    1selectivesenior
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    After not being at the Space Needle for almost 50 years, this was a great place to return to for lunch on a special anniversary. The view is spectacular, and the food was surprisingly good, with many choices available. The wait staff were professional and efficient, and checked back often to make sure nothing was missing or needed. The restaurant knew it was an anniversary in advance, and made sure we had a window seat, and a special card to congratulate us. Although the cost is above average (minimum $25 per person), if you dine at the Needle, your trip up and back is included, with no additional cost. You can take all the time you wish to enjoy the view, both at the restaurant, and at the observation deck.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING EXPERIENCE
    YodasHelloKitty23
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food was (as expected) pricey but the entire experience was totally worth it!! The breathtaking views of Seattle plus GLORIOUSLY delicious food made for one unforgettable experience. LOVED IT!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    eagereaters
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My husband requested Space Needle for birthday dinner. Made reservation well in advance w/ no problem. Very busy in gift shop and where we waited for elevator - too busy. People coming and going. Maybe fall/winter is less harried. Waited short time before being led to table. Wait staff very good. Ambiance nice but noisy. Food good but priced higher than I thought it should be. Had lamb - was good served with lentils/beans/ broccoli. Different and more interesting vegs could be served alongside. Would have preferred potatoes or rice or something although lentil/bean dish was good. Wine good and server attentive. Dessert great and nice touch for husband's b/day. Not a restaurant we will dine often but a nice change from our usual.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good choice for sightseers
    farmgirlpam
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    great views of Elliot bay, Mt. Rainier, ferries. Efficiently run without long waits for the elevator. Our party had prime rib, spinach salad, crab cakes and chicken and all the food was attractively plated and delicious. Chocolate cheesecake was very good but bread pudding not so much. Service staff was very pleasant and attentive. Expensive but worth the indulgence for out of town visitors.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    BirthdayTradition
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is the 21st traditional birthday brunch at the Space Needle for my son. As usual, service was excellent, loved the food, and the weather gods were smiling once again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic