SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle

4.5
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6321 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest

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SkyCity Restaurant is currently closed for a major renovation. Please visit seewhatsup.space to learn more about our historic renovation.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
SkyCity Restaurant is currently closed for a major renovation. Please visit seewhatsup.space to learn more about our historic renovation.
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Phone number
(206) 905-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Maxfield
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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.
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Private party contact
Manager: (206) 905-2180
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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.
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Cross street
4th Avenue and Broad Street
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Parking details
Convenient valet parking located at the base of the Space Needle on 4th Avenue and Broad Street. The cost is $13.00 for three hours with validation from SkyCity Restaurant.
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Public transit
The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Space Needle.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.5based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I take my daughter to dinner to celebrate the first day of school every year since kindergarten. This year was 6th grade. This year we did brunch the weekend after the first day of school rather than dinner (I waited to long to get a reservation). The service had always been the greatest and the food so delicious. This year was no exception. All staff were very friendly and or waiter was great. My meal- the Eggs Benedict with crab was prepared to perfection and so tasty. My daughter had pancakes with bacon and potatoes. How can a simple pancake be more delicious then the average pancake? Ask the chef at sky city because they were so yummy! We were there for the last meal before the restaurant closes for 9 months for remodel. The only thing that was less perfect than the past 6 years was the movement of the floor was jerky? Almost made me feel motion sickness. Thank goodness it was only the first 30 min or so and then it was smooth again. It started again as we were leaving. Thank you Sky City for asking our yearly tradition so awesome!

RR
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutly had an amazing experiance! Amazing food and wait staff! We will definetly be back after the remodel! Thank you all so much for the amazing experience!

OT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday and it was fantastic! The food was amazing, the staff was attentive and friendly. Hannah was the best server. They had this amazing presentation for birthday dessert!

OT
Hong Kong
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view! Happy to catch the last bunch before renovation.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Wanted to go before the renovations began. Food was delicious but I was disappointed that jam was not offered with the scones. That was odd. Waitress was ok, really lacked personality and was not very knowledgeable. She said he soup of the day was lentil and then another waitress said the soup of the day was potato leak. What was the soup of the day?

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for my 73 yr old mother... and although we didn't know it when we made reservations, we dined on Labor Day2017 -the last day before they're closing for a year for remodeling. Alan our waiter was outstanding and great personality

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best ambience in a restaurant I've ever experienced, the views were the best. Everything was lovely.

GG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Server Cisco was awesome. View was fantastic. Definitely made our trip to Seattle memorable.

OT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my "must do" on my trip to Seattle. Everyone goes to the Space Needle but not everyone experiences the rotating restaurant. The atmosphere was beautiful and we skipped all the long lines of the people waiting to go to the observation deck of the Space Needle. The food was fine but wasn't really my reason for going. One more thing crossed off my bucket list...

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, loud though.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice. Will never forget. Food delicious. Boy is handsome and nice manner. The best is the lovely environment.

CA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I'm glad they're renovating because the food was pretty terrible considering the price tag. I was more than willing to pay a premium for the experience but the meal was a disappointing distraction from a lovely evening. The staff was great.

BD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great people who work at the restaurant. They view was great and the atmosphere was also great.

OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Server was not familiar with the menu. Some portions were small.

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I drove up from Portland for a little escape and knew immediately we had to make the Space Needle a part of our tourist exploration. We were quite shocked to hear it was closing down for 9 months the next day for renovations and are so pleased we were able to sneak in when we did! Breathtaking views and a cozy dining experience. Definitely a must at least once!

H
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a fun meal while our family was on vacation. The Sunday Brunch was very good. Service was wonderful and the views are ever changing. I would like to experience this restaurant again at sunset.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice dinner and a great way to see the city on a quick vacation here.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The starters was not tasty and the salad looks like a messy plate.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having eaten here before and had a good experience, I was somewhat taken aback at the negative reviews. I was concerned that perhaps Sky City had gone down hill. It's quite expensive so we rarely come here.

Our experience on this occasion was OUTSTANDING. The food was well prepared and tasty. The meat was cooked the way we like and the veggies were well seasoned and crisp - not mushy. Our servers were EXCEPTIONAL. Very attentive and friendly.

PH
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The “Moon over Mammy” version of an Eggs Benedic breakfast was the worst I have ever come across anywhere. It was so dried out yhat it had to be thrown out without ant compensation or apologies. I had to buy my girlfriend another meal elsewhere (it had been her order) to compensate for the unedible food. I will not return to the Space NeedlevRestaurant again. A waste of good, harde-earned money.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner. Not rushed and waiters were very nice.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We went for brunch on a beautiful sunny day and the view was outstanding. The staff was very friendly, helpful and quick. The food was excellent but I was disappointed that we didn't have more choices to pick from on the menu.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My husband, daughter, and I went to the restaurant for Sunday late lunch and had a really nice experience. The only complaint we would have is that we had to wait a while between courses and we hardly saw our waiter. Otherwise, the food was delicious, the view divine, and the atmosphere was wonderful. The hostesses were very kind, especially when I told them that we were celebrating my daughter's 16th birthday, and they provided us with a window table and they gave her a birthday card from the restaurant crew, which actually touched my daughter's heart. We loved the restaurant and we would definitely return.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Rotating floor made its a bit queasy because it was jerky at times, but overall a great experience and worth every penny!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great table with stunning views at sunset. Our waitress was very kind and we enjoyed talking with her. It was our final date night in Seattle before we moved away!

QF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was good, not great, service was spectacular...very friendly, knew answers to every question about Seattle, the space needle, and the surrounding sites that I asked. The fact that the fixed price per person is not so bad when you figure in the free access to the observation deck .(about a $30.00 value)
Took my wife for our anniversary and her birthday meal. Was very pleased. Something we talked about doing for years and finally had the opportunity and glad we took it...

J
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view. Good service., limited menu but decent good. The restaurant will be closed from 9/4/2017 for about 9 months for renovation. When done, it will be all glass.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made reservations for brunch prior to coming about one week prior, good thing i did, it's labor day weekend. Checking in and seating was easy, and friendly. We only waited like 5 minutes if that, plus we checked in a little early, about 30 mins early, and they still seated us. Once seated food started coming, so good, hospitality was exceptional. Price ehh a little high for 2, but for special occasions, it's worth it. I'm in love with Seattle now, and I will be back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, the services was great, great atmosphere 👍👍👍👍

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Relaxing.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation with my daughter!

a
Seattle
67 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sky City is a rotating restaurant at the top of the Space Needle. We went for brunch because they are closing soon to redo the restaurant with a glass floor.
Excellent brunch food selection, excellent service, and stupendous ever-changing view of Seattle.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What was supposed to be the highlight of my holiday turned out to be the worst. When I arrived on time I was shown to a table that was not laid up, after sitting down someone came and laid it up. We were having the 3 course dinner which was advertised on the Internet as 74$ when in fact it was 79$. The prime rib of beef advertised was not even on the menu but beef tenderloins were, when it arrived it was on a kebab stick with a peppers and potatoes with green beans. The potatoes (no bigger than a dollar coin) and beans were not cooked and inedible. When the waitress came to collect the plates it said that it wasn't cooked and not what I expect or advertised on the menu. The waitress said she would just the cheque accordingly. The dessert came which was creme brûlée, the other 2 desserts were not available. The whole meal was disappointing and the table were very close together and as a result it was very noisy. I would not recommend this to anybody and certainly not worth the 79$ cost.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steven was a good conversationalist, informed us of each and every meal, and friendly! He is Great and should definetly be recognized for his outstanding job.

EK
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this dining room-with-a-view! We always have delicious food and wonderful service. Also, they happily accommodate special diet restrictions. We've been here many times and will be back when they open after renovations.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Seattle and wanted to visit the Space Needle. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch. It was on the expensive side, but it included the observation deck and the parking valet was cheaper than parking for observation deck. We had wild salmon & crab and shrimp salad. They give complimentary digital photos.

KT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We had a nice lunch/brunch for a birthday special occasion. I asked for a table next to the window and they just had us wait about 10 minutes, so my granddaughter had a great time at the window planting notes that traveled around to others as we ate. The food was good although expensive, but the experience was worth it.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great. Waitress was outstanding. Very enjoyable.

OT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our brunch at the space needle. Beautiful view, of course, food was very good, waitress friendly, and you were not rushed at all. Would definitely recommend.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Manager was very people friendly. We had a problem. but he worked it out fairly in a New York minute.

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