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“Timing is everything!”

Space Needle Sky City
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Ranked #23 of 4,197 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
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Good for: Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 4th Avenue and Broad Street
Transit: The monorail runs every 15 minutes from the Westlake Center on 5th Avenue and Pike Street to the Space Needle.
Description: SkyCity at the Needle is now closed as part of the Space Needle's $100-million renovation. Thank you for years of revolutionary dining and enough memories to last a lifetime. Visit www.seewhatsup.space to learn more about how our revolving is evolving. We look forward to seeing you in the future!
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Here are my tips:
1). Make a reservation for 45 min before sunset. (Sunset changes with the seasons).
2) Show up EARLY. Like 30 minutes early. You have to wait in line for the elevators to go up to dinner. And if you show up early you can ride up to the observation deck. From there you can take your Seattle Skyline pictures in the daylight. If it is clear - there is a great view of Mount Rainer with the sun hitting it.
3) Use the stairs - there are stairs that connect the observation deck to the restaurant. This makes it super easy to get back to the restaurant without standing in the elevator line AND to run up for some sunset pictures if you don't get a window seat in the restaurant.
4) You aren't there for food - but it is good. Not excellent, but good. The spinning restaurant is not super smooth (we were on the inside, away from the windows). Service was also good. We sat for about 90 minutes and didn't get dessert. Another table had ice cream that they poured dry ice in the container so it "smoked" which was neat. (Price of food basically includes your admission up to the top).
5) get your FREE photo taken. Why not?
6) go back up to the Observation Deck using the stairs, email yourself the free photo and take your night shots of the Seattle skyline. Take the stairs back down to the restaurant and wait for the elevator ride back down to the ground.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

On our visit to Seattle, you couldn't miss going to the Spaceneedle. Of course we made reservations far in advance for Sky City. It was great. Our reservation was for 6 PM. Didn't have to wait at all. The food and service were excellent. Pricey but what do you expect. And the VIEW...awesome. Don't miss going there while in Seattle.

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Thank marecoll
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Loved that the post it notes came around and we saw where people were from and the food was awesome!

Thank 57TLtraveler
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

try to choose a date where there would be no clouds in the sky :) the city looks amazing from up top. we visited during the daylight hours. i wish we could have stayed after the sunset.

Thank ilkim y
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Figure on around $100 per person at least but just do it. The food quality is excellent, the view unsurpassed and you get access to the viewing platform before and after your meal - you won't need it as it is all there from your table in the restaurant. There is also a dedicated elevator for diners so no long waits which I saw - long lines waiting to get up to the viewing platform. Might as well avoid the crush and enjoy a good meal at the same time.

Thank DeeJ942
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