Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge

Dahlia Lounge

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://tomdouglas.com/index.php?page=dahlia-lounge
  • Phone: 2066824142
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 2:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00 - 9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Brock Johnson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room can seat anywhere from 10-50 people. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Mimi Khin 8887394990
  • Special Events: The Dahlia hosts a number of events throughout the year including wine dinners, and other tasty, informative gatherings. Please check our website for a full listing of events at the Dahlia and our other restaurants. www.tomdouglas.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Virginia
  • Public Transit: Metro Buses are available downtown. http://transit.metrokc.gov/ for more information.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There are a number of pay stall parking lots in the area as well as garage parking just to south of the Dahlia on 4th Avenue.
A word from Dahlia Lounge
The finest Northwest cuisine with bold, adventurous preparations. Let Chef Brock Johnson and his talented kitchen crew bring their unique flavors to your table.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Dahlia Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
251 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (172)special occasion (140)romantic (98)neighborhood gem (74)great for lunch (49)notable wine list (49)great for brunch (45)good for groups (38)hot spot (25)kid-friendly (17)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • I could start with dessert
    FablokVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had a peach and blueberry tart for dessert, and would have been happy just with that. Someone else had coconut pie, which is a fabulous staple. Great halibut and excellent tomato salad. Decor seems a little dark and heavy for 2014.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful, as always
    SeattleCarole
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I work downtown so Dahlia Lounge is one of my favorites. However, this was my first time for brunch. It was outstanding. Food, service and ambience were all perfect. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Seattle's Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I hadn't been to Dahlia in years, but it was just as fantastic as I remembered. Incredible service, love the ambience and the Crab Cakes and the duck were both delicious! Couldn't resist ordering the coconut cream pie for dessert. A must for anyone who wants a perfect dessert experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were visiting Seattle and were told to try Dahlia Lounge. Everything was great. The lighting was very nice and set the mood. The noise level made it very easy to converse, the service was great and our server explained the menu to help us. Our meals were both outstanding. We will be back on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MountainHawk
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Relaxing atmosphere, romantic, crab cakes excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a really wonderful meal at Dhalia Lounge. The food was outstanding especially the carrot ravioli.....delicious! The service was fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant knows what it's doing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What can I say? My lady and I went for lunch. I ordered the duck hash, she the Benedict. Both were solid plates! Our server was smiley, attentive and not over barring. It's was a pleasant experience all around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Brunch
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fresh food, incredible flavors, wonderful wait staff. Big food though. Remember Brunch is two meals combined.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive Menu, Fresh Ingredients
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Especially enjoyed the peach based "caprese" like salad. Entire party ordered the halibut and it was cooked to perfection. The doughnuts with mars alone and jam for dessert are to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great evening!
    SophieschoiceVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great evening at Dahlia L with good friends. My only minor critiques are two- the signature cocktails could have been colder, and I loved all the seafood but the Halibut-it did not have the same complex flavors the scallops and crab had. But really a fabulous evening all in all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had a wonderful lunch at The Dahlia Lounge in Seattle but the service was really bad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Dahlia Lounge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Dahlia Lounge is always great. This is our second time and the food was excellent as it was the first time we eat there. This is a great find with good consistent quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food & service!
    YogagirlVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I asked in advance for a nice table because we were celebrating my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. When we arrived, we were seated at a wonderful table in the corner by the window and then they brought us complimentary glasses of prosecco and wished my in-laws a happy anniversary! Then we had a delicious meal with continued great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch too small
    Josesuerte
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I ordered the crab cake. I realized too late they mean just one small crab cake. It should not be sold as an entree. It is too little for lunch. Charge more and give more. Or drop it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special
    komodo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Went to Dahlia for an anniversary. Food OK but not great. Ambiance diminished by glut of sloppily dressed tourists.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service and great food
    DCDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had an excellent waiter who gave us very helpful suggestions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Dark. The food was average. Seemed like a chain restaurant. Seattle has many more and other fine restaurants, this was not one of them. The location is great though after a day of touring downtown
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great food and service. A must visit when in Seattle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food fine, service slow
    jimaloft
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Enjoyed a dinner with family visiting from out of town. Seated promptly around 6:30. droll orders taken promptly and drinks brought to table reasonably quickly. There was quite a while from ordering the meals till they were brought to table. Unsure why, since restaurant was not particularly crowded, but the company was pleasant and the conversation flowed. Two orders of duck were all right. Skin seemed more charred than crispy, duck was generally moist and a very substantial serving. Nothing outstanding, but a nice evening, albeit an expensive one.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It just keeps getting better!
    JanS
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Few chefs have the skill to combine unusual and distinct flavors as the chef at Dahlia Lounge. My appetizer was incredible! Imported Greek feta, lightly cooked Bing cherries, shaved fennel and pistachios. Pure heaven! This was just one example from a very appealing menu. A very generous piece of Copper River salmon followed, also with interesting and satisfying, contrasting flavors. And of course we had to share a slice of the cocoanut cream pie! You can't eat like this every day, but what a wonderful way to occasionally splurge. And did I mention that the service was perfect and attentive to just the right degree?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Returning to the Dahlia Lounge
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    On previous visits to the Dahlia Lounge, the food and the service have always been top notch. Tonight was no exception. Our server, Aaron, patiently answered our questions about the menu and made some recommendations which we followed. He was spot on with his suggestion of the special, an heirloom tomato salad. We enjoyed the hard smoked salmon and ahi tuna tartare Little Tastes from the Sea Bar. The Neah bay king salmon entrée reminded me how good the fish entrees are at the Dahlia Lounge. It was served with seasoned corn that was perfectly complemented by the sweetness blueberries. Speaking of blueberries, the blueberry tart we shared for dessert is not to be missed. I have recommended it to friends who have raved about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great downtown dinner spot
    Gotwine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We drove into the city from Whidbey Island- specifically to have dinner at Dahlia Lounge. We spent considerable time on the appetizer/small plate side of the menu, then tried the Scallops entree. wow, everything was great! great service (not rushed, everything paced right), great food, great atmosphere. Our server kept track of my wife's allergies throughout the evening and made appropriate recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    karyann
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Best meal I had over my two week pacific west vacation. Noise level was the only negative; not as intimate as I would have liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for Vinophiles
    Blondie69
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We ordered off the wine list, 2012 Walter Scott Pinot Noir, not a drinkable wine, closed with a promise of a drinkable wine in maybe 5 years. Yes we did drink half the bottle hoping it was opening up to present us with the promise it teased us with. With all of his wealth and influence it is a little known secret that Tom Douglas does not cellar any wine for his restaurants, and so you will never find a "find" at a Tom Douglas restaurant, they serve young, currently available wines and sometimes not ready to drink wines that they refuse to stand by. We will bring our own wine in the event we visit a TD restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time there
    James
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This time the steak and potatoes were good but very salty and our waitress was all over the place almost giving our food to the table behind us, she seemed overwhelmed. Otherwise it was great and I'm sure we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our fsvorite restaurant in Seattle on this trip. Great food. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place 25th anniversary
    celebrate25
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We booked a dinner for our 25th anniversary on the recommendation of a relative. The Dahlia Lounge was a perfect place to enjoy a wonderful and memorable meal. The service was excellent. They brought us a complementary glass of champagne and the appetizers, meal and service was equally wonderful. It was a wonderful place and special evening. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tom Douglas' Crew Never Disappoint!
    Delia
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    as always, everything came together perfectly for our dinner. The staff attending to us were all lovely and gracious and knowledgeable! And the food very yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Seattle's best
    KommentsbyKate
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A friend and I have met for lunch here every year for decades. This week I had the Fried Chicken Chop Salad and it was unique with many interesting flavor combinations. I had a coconut macaroon and coffee for dessert. I like that I can get a little sweet at the end of my meal without the dollar and caloric expense of a $10 piece of cake, as yummy as DL's coconut cream cake is. Will be back next year if not before. Our services was provided an eager young man, quite intent that we were happy customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The made-to-order donuts are amazing - a must have!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FRUIT FLIES!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food and service were awesome, however we had multiple small bugs flying around our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it
    Denvereric
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    this place is great. loved everything about it. no problem in splitting an entree and they even gave us an extra scallop since we split the dish. good octopus appetizer, the bread salad is to die for, and the desserts are ridic
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfectly timed service
    fotokaren
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I don't know if she was spying on our table, but the moment we were ready to order, there she was...looked like we had questions, there she was again. Only problem was she didn't stop by to ask how our food was...mine was over cooked duck, so I didn't eat much of it. My friend's crab cakes looked amazing, and the blackberry margaritas were tasty. The coconut creme pie crust was a bit chewy, but the rest of it quite yummy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    jetsetter52
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Took customers to a fine meal at Dahlia's...Have been there several times when in Seattle. I have never been disappointed. Recommended as a fine dining experience, perfect for a business dinner or a romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice North-western cuisine
    hunter222
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    we were seated on about 5:30.Since there were only a few customers,it was quiet then.We order crab cake,salmon,scallop,vegetarian dish.Crab cake may be their most popular dish,but its sauce was too salty.Salmon did the best job,it taste fresh and simple,like it!The rest were fine,had their average stander.I had to mention their dessert,which was so great.I forgot the exact name,it was a pudding.It was by no means a general pudding,it's very smooth and soft(hard to describe).The waitress was helpful and everything went well.It was a little bit expensive,but worth a try.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Anya
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My husband and I have been here before, but recently we went here on our anniversary dinner. It was the perfect choice. It was quiet, the food was amazing, and the service was great. (Dahlia has some of the best service I have ever had at a restaurant.) The menu is seasonal and the food is always so fresh. We shared a few bites of geoduck, and I had scallops that were perfectly done. If you are planning to have wine with your meal, know that their wine pairing suggestions have always been spot on. Dahlia is definitely a splurge restaurant in terms of price, but it is always worth it for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seattle Find
    JOLES2
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This lovely restaurant was recommended as a great place and it lived up to its recommendation....and more! Would definitely return when we are back in the area. Thanks for a great memory!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome donuts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The made to order donuts will change your life. Great drink specials, well balanced plates, fun small bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dahlia never disappoints
    ShellieT
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The Dahlia Lounge's chopped chicken salad is one of the best dishes in Seattle (lunch menu). We love the classy décor here, the feeling of being tucked away somewhere--as it happens, in a little food paradise. Go Dahlia! It's our favorite Seattle place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    2Cent
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Let me start by saying that the restaurant was extremely flexible with us. We ended up being over thirty minutes late for our reservation due to traffic. I called twice to inform them of my status, and we were immediately seated upon or arrival. By that time, we had 45 minutes to eat before we had to leave for the theater. I told our server our predicament, and he informed us there would be no issue further accommodating our tight schedule. He was right! Out appetizer was out almost immediately, and our entrees followed almost as soon as we were done with the app. When we ordered, we informed him of our desire to share each other's order (duck and halibut). To our surprise, they pre-split our order. The food, the service--was great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.