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: 10:00AM - 2:45:PM

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 1:45PM

    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
1503 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (1381)special occasion (1122)romantic (740)great for lunch (469)fit for foodies (357)great for brunch (336)kid-friendly (307)hot spot (230)neighborhood gem (188)good for groups (165)notable wine list (133)late-night find (79)great for outdoor dining (36)vibrant bar scene (12)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Food was great, reservations were on time, waiter was great and honest about the kitchen being busy and asked for patients which was greatly appreciated. They had a card on the table for our 21st wedding anniversary and thanked our son for his military service as he just returned from his deployment. It was nice to see that they paid attention when asked if it was a special occasion. Only minor down side was it was $300 for three, pricey but I'd do it again with the ones I love.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Revolutionary Dining at 500'
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Their tag line says it all. Beautiful view, amazing staff, gourmet food. Totally worth it, plus by dining there, you save $18 on a ticket for the observatory deck. Very memorable experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This is a must do for those visiting Seattle. Brunch was tremendous with one of a kind views.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Our service exceeded excellent! Our preferences acknowledged, needs anticipated without interruption, and without lengthy waits. Our server gets a 200% from us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUNDAY BRUNCH IN THE SKY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I took my daughter and my best-friend to Sunday Brunch, this past Sunday 19Oct., at the Space Needle; because they have November birthdays. My daughter has a two-week work gig in the Seattle area; and my friend and I flew out to keep her company for a long weekend. I had not been to the Space Needle since 1979 when my husband and I shared dinner there with my aunt and uncle. It was every bit as special as I remember!! Such a spectacular view...one can NEVER tire of it. The food was great; and the service impeccable. Thank you for your website. It was easy to use. I was recognized immediately when we arrived; and we even went up a little early.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing brunch with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I was visiting Seattle from California and we knew we had to check out the Space Needle. The price of this brunch is comparable to other places, and it comes with a fantastic view and free trip to the observation deck of the Space Needle. The restaurant rotates slowly, so you'll be able to see Mount Rainier, downtown Seattle, and pretty much everything in the area surrounding Seattle. The corn and clam chowder was delicious and was well-seasoned, and my French toast was great too. My boyfriend enjoyed the Benny too, but said his white bean and sausage soup was just OK. The service was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great wedding anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went to this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. Had a great time. Everything about it was great, including the views. Don't miss out on the complementary photograph. A word of caution, you'll need to book way in advance (weeks) to get a booking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Distracted by the view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    More attention should be paid by the kitchen to the food. Salmon and lamb were over-salted and the meal over-priced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • must do in Seattle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When we arrived by the tram (90 seconds from downtown) the line to go up to the space needle looked like it was an hour long. Since we had restaurant reservations we were able to go directly up in a private elevator. Saturday morning was brunch only so $50.00 per adult and $15.00 for kids under 12. Good news was brunch lasted about 2 hours so we were able to rotate 3 times with the most amazing dinner views around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lives up to the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went to the Needle for a Saturday brunch and was not disappointed. There was a good selection to choose from, which did make it difficult. I had the clam chowder and the main course called "The Benny", and would highly recommend both to anyone trying to decide what to have. Everything was great with the exception of the two annoying children at the table behind me, which is obviously not their fault. But do keep in mind that even at the high price point, there can be a lot of children there for brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 非常棒!
    Luke
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    傍晚时分,来到太空指针的旋转餐厅,既能看到城市从白天到华灯初上的全过程,又能够品尝到美味,非常浪漫的一次体验。推荐从西雅图路过的朋友,都提前约一个dinner,感受一下这个城市的魅力!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Barbara was great at answering our questions and got my wife the perfect steak. We appreciated all the help and attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to miss
    ReeSue
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoy the view and lunch before or after the observation deck to make visit to Space Needle really special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality declining
    WorldDiners
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Rib eye too thin plus too fatty, plus the potato accompaniment was too salty Pork Shank was Bloody Salty same as Clams and Mussels Appetizer Somebody in the kitchen has a heavy hand on the salt shaker Too much salt is unacceptable Our server, Sandra, was outstanding.......very professional Young hostess seating us was not friendly at all
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I was in town for a conference, and took a couple of clients to dinner at SkyCity. Had a great time. Great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love that view!
    nanc
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The classic Space Needle, symbol of Seattle for over 50 years has a fabulous restaurant that doesn't disappoint in any aspect...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    My cousin from Pittsburg and I (a local) had lunch on a rainy Seattle day. David was a fantastic waiter, explained everything to us, we took our time so we revolved about 1 1/2 times. The food was excellent and beautifully presented. I highly recommend dining at SkyCity for the ultimate Seattle experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view to go with great dining
    Garaki
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Family of four were greeted by great service people, which always enhances the experience. Diners get a free ride to the top of the space needle before the meal. Cocktail was good, but I wish it was stronger. The duck had good flavor, but the meat could have been more tender, but I guess most duck is like that? Hubby had the spare ribs, son had lobster, daughter had pork chops and they enjoyed it and ate everything, including dessert. The portions were generous. The meals are pricey, but you won't get a better view anywhere in Seattle and the food was worth it. Great server, I wish I remembered her name, but she was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fantastic
    jasonmartin123
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I had lunch with my wife there. My trip to Seattle couldn't have been better. .the Cowboys won and lunch the was very romantic.views were breathtaking. .........everyone should go here at least once
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Tourist Spot
    fgrigs1
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Very easy to get into and the food was above average. You go here because of the tourist attraction, not the food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An amazing experience
    Ross05
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Everything was excelent! Service, food, view, place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review
    WonderfulExp
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    1. We went it for a brunch reservation. Food was great and good value for price. They were able accommodate our request for a chicken entrée for lunch, even though there weren't any chicken options on the menu. Would love to see more vegetarian options for non-meat diners 2. The tables were placed very close to each other, especially those that are window-facing, giving very less room. This was the biggest inconvenience we faced. 3. Appetizer portions can be increased a bit. Shrimp appetizer had only two medium-sized shrimps with large soup. I would expect three or four instead of just two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I put in a reservation for my husband's birthday. Once we arrived, I realized they were only serving brunch, which didn't consist of too many options. I wasn't quite thrilled at spending over $100 dollars for some french toast and eggs, so I asked for a lunch menu but was told they couldn't serve lunch. So we ended up leaving.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a wonderful time
    Bill
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I've eaten here many times, and it is always a good, fun, delicious time. I ususally bring visitors from out of town. The food, the view, and the atmosphere are always excellent! I'm sure I'll keep coming back over and over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view at night
    Stacey
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Beautiful view at night. Loved the live piano music. If planning to visit the Space Needle - make reservations way in advance for dinner. There is no charge to go up the Needle if you eat in the restaurant. Private elevator for diners - so you don't have to wait in long lines. Good menu and wine list also.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Time2Eat
    Time2Eat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The Sky City Restaurant sits atop the Space Needle and offers a unique dining experience. The food was average but not really worth the prices; I felt like my family and I were paying for the experience more so than the food quality. I do not plan on eating there in the future and will opt to pay the $17 fee for the trip up to the Observation Deck with any first time visitors to the city. The people at Sky City were nice, polite and the service was good. I did know the pricing before making my reservation; but left thinking that I could find better quality dining for a more attractive price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great, view was awesome even though it was cloudy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unprofessional service
    seattlelocal206
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I celebrated my birthday with my kids, the waiter was more concerned with his larger parry behind us and didn't come by more than twice to see how we were. The busses served our food and looked like she didn't want to be there. When you pay a lot of money and showing my kids a historical spot you want the service to be amazing. I left feeling uncomfortable. My daughter who was 8 even said how she thought our waiter acted weird.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was a great experience and beautiful. Please send our free picture for memories.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AKSteakLover
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The rotation of the bar was cool until is started studdering a little. The waiter was awesome! The steak was made right but it wasn't a $64 New York cut steak. It had a tenon in it and a little piece of bone I cracked my tooth on and the taste was just, okay I guess.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mom&sontrip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Our waiter was amazing and the view was outstanding! Food was good, I found the salmon was a bit undercooked for my taste. It was a great experience for my son's first trip to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bucket List
    Spencer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A must when visiting Seattle; best view in town! Awesome everything!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely memorable experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food, atmosphere and service was top notch! My boyfriend proposed to me on the observation deck this past Friday, 10/10! It was a glorious evening!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Menu Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lunch menu is a little pricey. After reviewing menu, just had appetizers. Couldn't justify spending $30 for a burger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    NewExperiencesVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The view was super cool, and with the constantly rotating floor you get a 360 view of the city. The food was so tasty! I would definitely recommend this place for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We took out of town guests for dinner. Our waiter, john, was exceptional. The food was delicious and the view incredible.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place!
    AnniversaryMom
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our family of four went for lunch. 1pm on a weekday. Seated right away. All tables have excellent views. We sat by the window which was great for the kids but the second row of tables faces out so viewing is easy. Food was excellent, as was the wine. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food with a View
    akonl
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food is very good, though expensive. But you are really paying for the view, which is actually a bit better than the view from the observatory upstairs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Barbara Schanz
    barbie99
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were in Seattle for our anniversary and our lunch was wonderful; good food, great service, and an outstanding view. We'll remember it forever!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    WAfudgie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was excellent. The price was high, but the experience of dining at 500' above Seattle was worth it. It was disappointing that after 4 sunny days in Seattle, it was foggy on the day of our lunch reservation. Check that off my bucket list.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate