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
1442 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (1316)special occasion (1081)romantic (688)great for lunch (452)great for brunch (375)kid-friendly (339)fit for foodies (304)hot spot (184)good for groups (159)neighborhood gem (156)notable wine list (132)late-night find (75)great for outdoor dining (36)vibrant bar scene (10)Show More
  • If you're here, you have to
    Kmm85
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My hubby and I ate here while visiting Seattle. The food and service were amazing and the views were incredible. It is expensive. It's theist we have ever paid for a single meal. But how often can you say that you dined 50 stories high with a 360 degree view of the city?!? Our server, Tim, was very helpful and informative with our wine selection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Potato pancakes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We ordered the steak dinner and it came with horseradish potato pancakes. The steak was excellent however, the potato was undercooked and bland....very disappointing. Also, the green vegetable had too many stems and not enough green leaves. I would not order this meal again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't enjoy observation deck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The new policy change that doesn't allow check-in to the restaurant until 15 minutes before your reservation ruins the experience as you really can't enjoy the observation deck before dinner. And we all know the price of dining in SkyCity fully takes into consideration the cost of going to the deck. It was explained to me why it was done, but rather than ruin the experience for honest folks, maybe they could consider a deposit applied to the dining bill, etc. Unfortunately, I have no interest in returning, I'll leave it to the tourists to enjoy their overpriced meals.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegan-friendly!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    When we checked in they said they knew we were vegan and our server also mentioned that she knew we were vegan. Our server checked to be sure the bread they serve did not have egg-white wash. The chef made us outstanding vegan flatbread, adapting the menu offering and we both had his vegan ravioli. I had the marinara sauce and my husband had the garlic and oil dressing. The ravioli was probably nut and mushroom, very rich and delicious. There was a really good portion of sautéed vegetables in the sauce and very nice arugula on top. There were three sorbet choices on the dessert menu and our server brought soy milk with our dessert coffee. Give the kitchen a few days notice that vegans are coming and he will cook you a delicious meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great place, good service, incredible view, great for kids, too...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tourist must-see!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Heading to Seattle for the first time, I knew I had to get up in the Needle. The views are incredible and it's an easy and cheap way to spend a few hours and eat some amazing food!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Skylight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great Seafood, Versatile Washington Wines and best view in America!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgetable experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food great....Service great! We were there when the sun set and it was beautiful! We all had steaks and they were tender and seasoned perfectly. (Even the well done steak melted in my mouth.)
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Well worth it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The view was great with clear weather and a view of Mt. Ranier. The food was very good. Considering the cost of the observation deck-only was a part of the dinner cost, it was a reasonable deal. We had a window seat and it was quite romantic. I would recommend it as a must-see for those visiting Seattle.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Everything was great. The service, the view, a and the food. The only think keeping me from 5 stars is that the portions were a little small for the price. It was delicious but I like to be full a and/or be able to take home leftovers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our party of four had a delightful lunch at the Sky Resturant. The service was excellent, good was great and the view was incredible! It was a very pleasant afternoon.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tourist attraction only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    SkyCity restaurant has certainly upgraded the quality of its food, but the prices remain egregious. You had best plan on spending at least $30 to $40+ a person for *lunch*, and that did not include drinks. I can easily see the price climbing to over $50 each for dinner, if you include only a single glass of wine for each person. The sad fact is that SkyCity has relegated itself to a tourist attraction and not a viable restaurant option for a resident. However, given the traffic generated by the unique location, I'm sure management is just fine with this.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch 360
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our experience was one to remember. Our waitress was great, coming from an experienced x waitress. Service overall was quite good. The food was also top notch and didn't take too long.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • came with granddaughter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    My granddaughter, age 9, and I had been to Sky City Restaurant several months ago and she so wanted to return. We came to Pacific Science Center two weeks ago and intended to eat at Sky City. I had not counted on it being tourist season and so did not make a reservation. Had to wait two weeks for an opening, but it was worth it. The food and service were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
  • Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I ate brunch with my boyfriend and we were both amazed at the menu. Very appropriate to varying appetites and so delicious! I am very impressed with the service and happy that my request for the window seats was fulfilled. Thank you for the great meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
    ChubbyMcChubster
    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.
    xxxxx
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    mickie307
    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
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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.