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
1514 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (1387)special occasion (1141)romantic (727)great for lunch (473)great for brunch (360)fit for foodies (349)kid-friendly (338)hot spot (210)neighborhood gem (185)good for groups (164)notable wine list (136)late-night find (72)great for outdoor dining (39)vibrant bar scene (11)Show More
  • Fantastic
    Su2phil
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It was a fantastic dining experience from start to finish. The food was excellent as was the service. Thank you for a truly memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth your money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Only reason I would recommend anyone to go to this restaurant is if you have kids as they will be entertained by the motion and views. Food taste is horrible, bland, and low quality ingredients. Service is extremely slow and inattentive, except for bus boys that are around quite often serving water. Restaurant is also over priced and decor is dated. Save money and pay for the ticket to ride the elevator to the observatory, buy a bottle of wine and a snack and enjoy the view, even better than the restaurant as you are outdoors. Only benefit of going to the restaurant is avoiding the long line at elevator, however it is worth the wait rather than overpaying for horrible food and having a bad experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The Sunday Brunch was very nice. Food choices were limited however -- choose 1 from each of 3 groupings, not an all you can eat brunch but food was good, service was nice and we knew the price would be upper end, which it was. View was spectacular on the nice sunny day.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent service! Excellent food! Worth the price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy the view during your 1hr wait
    tall
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good for visitors but terrible service times. Staff is friendly but inattentive - get there on the early side and you'll have a chance of being surrounded by crying children.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique dining experience
    annaK
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visiting Seattle for the first time, what a fabulous and unforgettable experience our meal was. The piano playing created a beautiful atmosphere to take it all in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I took my daughter to the Space Needle for her 13th birthday. I have planned this day since she was a baby because my mom took me when I turned 13. I had such a special time that I wanted to pass it on to my kids. I know she will remember this day for the rest of her life. I think the dessert was the best part because it was a bowl of ice cream over a bowl of dry ice and a candle that was a little hard to blow out. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, great view. The restaurant rotates, what's not to like about that.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had dinner with my relatives from Germany; it was our second time. We enjoyed everything except the bathroom situation! My sister is handicapped and in a wheelchair, and it was not a good situation for her to first find a bathroom ( not close by ) , then stand in line!! There should be more facilities, since at times there are LOTS of people waiting .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprised to enjoy it so much!
    FullOQtrs
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Did Saturday brunch post cruise. Expected the novelty of the rotating restaurant to be the draw but the food was upscale and excellent. No choice except brunch on Saturday, $49. But the tasty and well presented food made it well worth while. Staff were friendly and professional. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sky City Restaurant is excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I enjoyed the famous Space Needle in Seattle with good setting and good environment. On 9/20/2014 at 1:00 P.M. it was a very nice day. I liked the climate, background of the Sky City Restaurant. The services, the food and drink were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breathtaking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The fact that the weather was fabulous allowed for the ultimate viewing experience from our table which just happened to be at the window. We had an informative server with regards to our food selection and our views. A must see and dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So much fun!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We went for brunch for my daughter's 5th birthday and she absolutely loved it! My hubby and I did too and would love to try it at night just the two of us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breathtaking Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I already wrote a glowing review on Trip Advisor for SkyCity, but to sum up my experience, it was amazing! My husband and I had a wonderful brunch. The food was delicious, the server was so nice, and the view was spectacular! Definitely a highlight of our trip in Seattle!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Menu is very limited, only one chicken option. Food not prepared to specifications. Portions small.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Thank you very much!!! My wife and I were so pleased with the friendly staff and of course our waitress. We felt apprciated and loved and the food was simply perfect. Great job.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food & service were wonderful!
    Pining4theneedle
    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.
  • Not a great server
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband, myself and our son went there for lunch and our waitress was not helpful at all. She didn't speak one word to us other than taking our order. She didn't ask how our food was or if we needed anything. Once we were finished eating we had to track her down to get our check. The other servers seemed very friendly and interactive though. It was a good place to eat. A very unique experience that's for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great once again
    SeattleFoodie
    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
    Gina407
    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
  • Recommended for visitors in Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Very good food, exeptional view and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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!
    Luvseattle
    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
    David
    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
    MotoxX
    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
  • Incredible View/Mediocre Food
    Peachbaby
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is definitely a great experience if you want a 360 view of Seattle since the restaurant rotates throughout the meal but I was a bit surprised at how mediocre the food was considering the price of the food. We went there for lunch and ordered the salmon and the ribeye both were around $35.00 a meal. The salmon was good but definitely nothing special but the ribeye was definitely disappointing. The steak was maybe a third of an inch thick which for anyone who likes steak should probably raise red flags. I ordered it medium rare but because it was so thin it was dry, overcooked, and unflavorable. It was also incredibly fatty, I'm not talking about marbling but pure fat. Enjoy the view and lower your expectations on the food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheertastic
    Coachcarrie0319
    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
    viewer
    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
    FoodFans
    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
    Benjidog
    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!
    30th
    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
    chromey
    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.