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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
Diner Reviews
  • "Definite must do in Seattle. Be prepared to spend about $50 per person, at lunchtime, but totally worth it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Once in a lifetime experience. It was a special occasion or we would not have spent that much money on a fancy lunch menu. The food was overpriced and not anything that spectacular. My steak was full of fat."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I have been visiting Seattle for over 10 years and just moved here one year ago. I had friends visiting from out of town and wanted to do something special with them. This was exactly what I had wanted, great food and a great view, combined to make a fabulous Seattle experience. I will absolutely recommend this to others. In fact, I will likely be back soon with my next set of summertime visitors!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • " I love having dinner at the Space Needle. We live in Olympia, and whenever we have out of town guests, we eat here. Some of my local friends think it's a tourist trap, which I think is unfortunate. It's touristy, sure~ but it's also gorgeous views, fantastic food and just plain fun. The food is often locally sourced and organic, and creative with plenty of options. Don't miss the Orbiter dessert!! It is memorable and you'll want your camera handy when it arrives at the table :) We also find that the service is fantastic here. Very expensive, yes, but you are also paying entry for the viewing deck along with your dinner. It's worth it!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The view was second to none. The service was just as good as the view. Friendly and funny waiter, but very knowledgeable and professional. Try to go at sunset. That was pretty spectacular. We wil definitely be back. Perfect for our special occasion!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Not only was the food amazingand the view breathtaking, but our waiter was so friendly, helpful, and informative providing history and suggestions for us about the menu. We had great service and our waiter made the overall experience that much more enjoyable"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Incredible view, incredible food, and perfect ambiance."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The restaurant staff were very helpful and informative which made our experience very enjoyable. Restrooms are not convenient for elderly persons and are difficult to get to."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience at SkyCity Restaurant, most beautiful view and great service. Try the ice cream for dessert was 'smokin'!! with that dry ice!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Amazing view of Puget Sound and Seattle as there were no clouds. The food was great though expensive. Great wine list. Excellent service. Commit to a unique experience and you will be rewarded."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was absolutely delicious. Nice variety and very filling. A bit pricey, but worth the scenic view."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was very impressed with guest services, the waiter and the valets. All catered to our needs and were always around when needed. After 2 weeks of waiting for a reservation the dining experience was well worth it, not to mention the breathtaking view at sunset."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We had a lot if fun and couldn't believe how fast the time went. The kids found the 3d apps really fun."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "If you are going to pay to up to the observatory, it is worth paying more to have a meal at the restaurant, while soaking up the view! We went up before the sunset and was able to see the city when it was light and then turned dusk and then in the evening. The lunar ice cream was good ice cream and fun to watch when water was poured into the bowl. I really can't say enough good things about our visit there (and I am extremely picky in regards to customer service). We did go up to the observatory afterwards (which is included in the price), but after having such an awesome view in the restaurant, viewing Seattle through viewing bars was not the same."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A great place to take out of town visitors. Only 2x the price of a simple observation deck ticket, brunch is worth the price ($50/person for three courses). Food leaves much to be desired. Breakfast potatoes were obviously cooked hours before they were served off the steam table. Scramble lacked flavor & seasoning, and everything on the menu was VERY calorie-rich. Be sure to arrive HUNGRY and then plan to eat nothing but spinach for the rest of the day! You'll feel a little bogged down by all the butter."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Can't visit Seattle without partaking of the food at the restaurant atop the Needle."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Took my brother here from out of town, he loved it, appropriate portion sizes, slightly more expensive but they have good quality. You are really paying for the view."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "You just have to see Seattle from the Needle and to top that the food is wonderful. My husband and I had the Salmon, it was Washington salmon, and it was just perfect. We have visited this restaurant twice while in Seattle, taking friends with us who are locals but rarely go. Both times their comment was, " We have to come more often!" You can't miss with this restaurant but make those reservations early!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "After spending the 4th of July weekend, this was our last dinner in Seattle, and it didn't disappoint. Ease of Valet, to checking in and taking elevator up and being seated was reasonably smooth. The entire staff was friendly and knowledgable. We didn't feel rushed and truly enjoyed our dinner. I would recommend this as a must for any visitor or local who has visitors for at least one night. It can be pricey, but you pay for the dramatic 360 views and the food doesn't really disappoint either."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This restaurant was at the top of our list while visiting Seattle. My 17 yr old son and I were in Seattle to visit my niece, and I thought this was the perfect location to celebrate his 18th birthday. The server (Kara?) was very attentive but not overly so. The view simply cannot be described, you have to be there. Our food was excellent and delivered in a timely manner. Overall, a very nice evening!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I went with my fiance and another couple to the Space Needle the 4th of July weekend hang it was fabulous we were seated right about our reservation time, the service was phenomenal, food was amazing (well worth the price) and the view was breath taking. I can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Title sort of sums it up. Dining at the space needle is a novelty - everyone, locals and tourists alike should at least do it once. We were a group of Seattle ex-pats: all had grown up in Seattle but at since moved away. Some of us had recently moved back. Some of us had come for a visit, like myself. I also had my 3 year old son in tow. Views were obviously spectacular and the service was prompt and friendly. Food was EXTREMELY overpriced for what it was. It wasn't awful, but definitely wasn't anything special. Overall we had a nice time, but not somewhere wed ever come for the food again. Only the experience. And once is enough."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Any visitor to Seattle would be remiss if he didn't visit the Space Needle, but even more so if he missed out on one of the country's finest gourmet restaurants. The view is spectacular and the food is awesome. This is 5-Star with a view and needs to be experienced."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "For a long time everyone knew that if you ate at the Space Needle you were really not going for the food, but for the view. That has changed! The food is delicious and the view is still amazing. Service is amazing and you do not feel rushed even when they are swamped!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Wonderful view, service and food for a very Happy Birthday dinner. SkyCity is my most favorite place for celebrations. I would like to go there for all of our special occasions. Also, I love to bring our visitors to SkyCity."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "What a great way to visit the needle and really appreciate the view. The food was very good-much better than the overpriced fast food available on the observation deck- & our kids loved reading the rotating notes and adding their own. The Lunar Orbiter Sundae is not to be missed but too bad the waiter called it the Lunar Lander? And when will they sell the orbiter dishes as souvenirs? Seriously Sky City, find a company to make a copy of the dish so foody type sentimental moms can make their kids orbiter sundaes.... Caviar dishes that look even close run $150 or more. Surely you can do us one better? Regardless we'll be back :)"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our first time in Seattle and we figured eating at the top of the Space Needle was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our kids and ourselves. It was a great experience for all of us. The view was wonderful and so was the food. Our kids had a great time leaving notes on the ledge but was disappointed when someone was removing them. Finally, one that my youngest daughter left made it all the way around and they were thrilled. Great experience for all."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Booked the restaurant as the last night to end an Alaskan cruise and it was not a disappointment, food great, view exceptional and staff very friendly. Would defiantly recommend the restaurant and to add the connections to the airport hotels by light train and Monorail make the visit very easy. Thanks Mark and Diana."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "You can't beat the view, and the food and service were outstanding. Great experience!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "If you go to Seattle and can afford it, I think you should eat at Skycity once. It has an amazing view (we were there on a clear day) and the Space Needle is an icon. If you factor in the price to go to the top of the Space Needle without dinner, the dinner is still pretty expensive, but I don't regret it at all. Would we do it again? Probably not, just because of the cost, but we loved the experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It is a beautiful view of Seattle!! Much better than the observation deck which is included in the price of your meal. Service was fantastic! Price for meal was outrageous, 1 beer, 1appetizer, and 2 sandwiches with fries was $90 before tip. Dont have any reason to return so it was a "once in a life" must see and the view made up for the price."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The view was fantastic and the food was presented creatively and delicious. I tried to make reservations for 6:00, but those were full, so the next available was at 8:45 and that was absolutely perfect to see the sundown."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "What a treat! We chose the Space Needle for my birthday dinner and It was a terrific experience! Weather spectacular, view unbelievable. Mt Rainier was clear and covered with snow, the city just sparkled. The food was wonderful. Crab cakes to start were a great choice. I chose the lamb and it was perfectly cooked. My husband enjoyed his steak. The champagne was cold and yummy. Dessert was a tortuous choice between a chocolate caramel torte and ice cream sundae, which our culinary neighbors chose. Both were delicious, but the sundae presentation was more spectacular. The Chihuly Museum at night after dinner was the perfect end. A wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "For those out of town guests: take them to lunch at the Space Needle. Make a reservation in advance. Only go if the weather is clear, as the view is what makes it memorable. Waiting for a table by the window is worth it. The menu has upscale types of entrees. It is NOT vegetarian friendly, and the portions are small. There is a $25 per person minimum, but the ride to the top is free. Plan to spend about $35 per person, and that is if you order water to drink and no desserts or appetizers. The food tastes good, but you may still leave hungry. I know I did, and I am not a big eater. The service ranges from excellent to average. Overall, it provides an memorable, iconic experience for out of town guests."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • " I took my niece for lunch at the needle. The views are spectacular. ....the best in Seattle. Dining in the sky is an experience you have to do. The menu options are somewhat limited and over priced, although when dining it does include the cost of a ticket."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Great view, but way too expensive. Only one vegetarian option on the menu."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Of course the view from the rotating platform was too notch but the food was also delicious including the orbiter dessert featuring two scoops of ice cream and a load of dry ice to make it look like a space ship kids and adults loved it! The coconut cream pie with chocolate crust also deelish! Spent about $150 with tip"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The hazelnut crusted chicken sandwich was hands down the best I've ever eaten. It was a perfect balance of sweet and heat as well as crunch. On the other hand my husband found his steak underwhelming. Though well cooked it was a thin cut of meat and lacked tenderness. We definitely recommend the dining experience but satisfy your craving for beef by sinking your teeth into one of the burgers."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Here is the take away. 1) Make a reservation knowing all seats have a great view; request a window seat, unless you would prefer a booth (good for families with small children). 2) Checkin15 minutes early to enjoy pre-dinner view from observation deck. 3) Local sourdough bread and butter with blueberry salt served upon seating - nice touch. 4) Dungeness crab and baby shrimp salad with Louis dressing (said to have originated in Seattle) served on the side was fresh and reminiscent of a white-gloved ladies' luncheon from decades gone by; fish and chips were also fresh, crisp, and served with a house made dill tartar sauce. 5) Service is pleasant but busy. 6) Slow turning dining room was pleasurable."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Our experience was excellent! We requested a window seat for 2 and got it! The waiter was fabulous and attended very well to our needs!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014