I've had but one experience in Sky City Restaurant, and it wasn't a good one, so maybe I just happened to order the one single item on the menu they hadn't figured out how to do right. But who would have thought that any restaurant in Seattle could flub up salmon?
Here's the good part: I didn't have to pay for my meal. If I did, I would have grabbed a burger and met my friend, his new wife and her wealthy family down at the Fish Market (where I have no doubt that everyone knows how to cook salmon without drying it out). Still, as I didn't know our host--and I wasn't feeling my characteristic urge to take advantage of a stranger--I couldn't bring myself to order more than a single drink from the bar, because the first one cost over $20, and this was over 20 years ago. Sure, the guy was loaded, but I quickly took a liking to him, which is lucky for him or I would have taken him to the bank when he said, "Order anything you like."
Back to the salmon. Here I am, in one of Washington State's premier restaurants, slowly spinning atop the Space Needle, taking in the incredible view, surrounded by nice, fun, happy people, with fancy waiters bustling about serving what had to be the best food imaginable to the people at the tables around us... The thought of receiving a sub-par meal didn't even cross my mind, so when my fish came, I dug in--and nearly choked on a bone. Then I had to gag down the entire filet (which wasn't much of a challenge, as this was, after all, an expensive restaurant, and therefore the servings were predictably ridiculously small), which was like eating an ersatz fish filet fashioned from sawdust held together with Sahara sand. I actually did a gauche thing and ordered tartar sauce against my own better judgment; otherwise, I never would have managed to scarf that lousy fish down.
But the view was terrific.
GooglePlace - September 2017
Had an amazing evening, 360 deg views, thru clean glass windows. GREAT place for a romantic evening or family celebration. Folks had fun messages placed on the revolving window and was a delight to read. Food has good portions, fresh, desserts were yummy. Nice live music, service was personal. The dinner includes the ride to the top viewing deck..a bonus as it costs $50.00+
GooglePlace - August 2017
This was my second time to Sky City restaurant and my wife's first time. We had reservations for 11:30am brunch on a Thursday. We used the valet parking at the base of the Space Needle. $13 for 3 hours and $3 for every hour after. We got on the elevator, to the restaurant, right away with just one other couple. We were seated promptly. Our waiter was super nice and attentive to our needs. The price was a little more than other brunches I have been to but the view was awesome, especially with a rotating view of the city. You also get to visit the sky deck one floor up after you eat. All in all it was a Great time.
GooglePlace - July 2017
This was my first time at the Space Needle and Sky City. We had brunch and EVERYTHING was amazing! My Bloody Mary used horseradish infused vodka to give it the perfect spiciness. My prime rib was made to perfection. Even the bread pudding brought a smile to my face. Brunch is less expensive than dinner and gives you a great view of the city during the day. If you are thinking about going up the Space Needle, think about eating at Sky City.
GooglePlace - July 2017
Upon first entering the restaurant the slow rotation felt gimmicky and honestly made me feel a little nauseous, however after settling in, it was apparent that it was an extremely atmospheric and relaxing piece of the meal. Each portion of the three course brunch one-upped the last. It began with some of the best clam chowder I've ever had. The main course was filled with many pleasant surprises from the delicious, meaty asparagus, to the perfectly cooked salmon. Following this very filling feast, I was able to enjoy a very delicious and light dessert of strawberries, and fresh cream. This amazing meal was wrapped together by some of the best restaurant care I've ever received thanks to our waiter, Fabio. I would definitely recommend this fun experience, as it definitely was the best way to view Seattle.
GooglePlace - June 2017