Sky City Restaurant / Seattle

400 Broad St at Space Needle Seattle 98109
Opening Hours
Sun, Sat 10:00 - 14:45
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11:30 - 14:00
top trending 9128 votes
4.7
Tips from the Net @ SkyCity Restaurant
Benjamin Daniel en
Summary: delicious food and exceptional service (ask for Fabio) with unparalleled views of the city. If you're visiting from out of town, definitely a required stop. Fair warning, though: the rotation of the restaurant may make your stomach uneasy. My wife and I came in on a busy Thursday night. We checked in 45 minutes early for our 7:15 reservation, and were seated by 6:45, even though it was clearly a busy night. That was a nice touch. Our waiter Fabio provided impeccable service from start to finish. When we were seated by the hostess, we overheard him explaining different styles of wines and good food pairings for each to the couple at the table next to us. After that, he came over and greeted us, providing us a brief intro to the restaurant and some personal suggestions. He did a great job of figuring out what we liked and what we didn't, and made suggestions appropriately. I ended up getting the seafood stew (after he steered me away from one or two other options I'd been considering), and my wife had the three-course prix fixe w/ the razor clam chowder, grilled salmon, and vanilla creme brulee. The stew was fantastic; most places will just use "seafood stew" as a way to get rid of seafood that's no longer "fresh," but every bite of mine was delicious and appeared fresh. Also, relatively speaking, portion size was very big. My wife, who normally takes everything home after two bites, finished all of her food and couldn't stop telling me how good it was between bites. All throughout, our waiter checked in on us without being intrusive and made sure we had everything we needed, while also managing another table full of picky tourists, and a table with a screaming child, among others. All in all, a great experience. Would definitely eat here again. GooglePlace - March 2017
Michael Witt en
The positives are plentiful. First off, the panoramic view is obviously unbelievable. The entire area, including Mt. Rainer if it's a clear evening/day. The restaurant rotates fast enough so you don't get bored with your view, but slow enough so you don't "feel" it moving. All of the seats see the windows/view well, but we were seated on the window. The service was outstanding - very attentive but not overbearing. The food we ordered (prime rib/scallops/clam chowder) were outstanding. The prices were a bit high, but in my opinion very worth it. They were actually less expensive than the Metropolitan Grill but much better in quality. They also have a photographer that takes pictures of the guests at their tables. At first I thought it was one of those where they try to sell it to you at an outrageous price....but I was wrong! They take the picture and give you access to it on the internet for free! Just an extra touch to make the experience even better. The only downside was their reservations process. I used open table, and it said the only openings were at 4:30 pm or after 8:30 pm. We took the early one, but there were several available tables until at least 6 pm when we finished our meal. Not sure why that happened, but if that's the worst part of it that tells you how much we enjoyed it. GooglePlace - March 2017
Joshua Adams en
Fantastic staff, I was in a sling when I was at the restaurant, which the staff was very accommodating to my simple needs. They even cut up the food since I could use my arm. Food was also top notch and worth the price!! Will be going back when in Seattle. GooglePlace - March 2017
Katie Clapper en
The food and view were very enjoyable, but the service was so disappointing. We chose to celebrate our first night of our honeymoon in Seattle at SkyCity thinking it would be a fun place to feel pampered with great service and food. When you pay the prices this restaurant charges, you expect good service. We received very attentive service from the gentleman (Jose) who refilled our water and cleared our plates, but our waiter (TC) was only somewhat attentive early on (typically as he asked us if we wanted something else to drink) then he seemed to forget we were one of his tables. We saw him serve tables near us, without even acknowledging us. We had to ask Jose to help us get the bill. And once TC brought it and took our card to charge it, he took over 10 minutes to return it. During that time he came to the table right next to us 4 times: taking their order, bringing their soups, and addressing drink orders. I finally was able to get his attention to request he bring our card back so we could get back to our hotel room. After the long day of traveling to Seattle, we were tired and frustrated to be pushing for service. Also, I expected him to ask if we were celebrating anything special, which he never did. I've had great experiences here celebrating my parents' birthdays over the last 11 years, which is why this was such a disappointment for our honeymoon. I was so excited to celebrate the start of our life together here and make it a special place we could come back to for anniversaries to celebrate, but now I'm unsure if it's worth it. GooglePlace - January 2017
Chris Lankhaar en
I ordered the 3 course meal razor clam chowder, the salmon, and the creme brulee for dessert. They did not seem very busy first thing to come out was my salmon, so I asked the server wasn't I supposed to get the clam chowder first she said she was very sorry and brought it out to me with my main course no big deal. The other people I was with ordered their dessert but yet again the server forgot my dessert, I shared some of my guests dessert and decided not to say anything and left the service was horrible. The view was great, and the food was cooked perfect but that is the only good thing I can say about this restaurant GooglePlace - January 2017