Do the DahliaThis is a go to place, especially if you are staying at any of the downtown hotels. Tom Douglas has a monopoly on the restaurant scene. Alaskan Halibut served up fresh with sea greens....manilla clams in a rich broth with great bread...perfect! Service was prompt, wine selection was spot on. The decor has soft lighting and comfortable seating.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodService was not great - he seemed a little over whelmed and I wish he had just apologized...6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMwe live at Escala which iswe live at Escala which is next door and have always enjoyed breakfast at Dahlia's Lounge.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dining, great serviceOne of our favorite fine dining choices. The atmosphere is elegant-casual. The menu features some constant favorites, yet has subtle changes each week that highlight choices from local farms.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAll PlusesGreat attention to detail in presentation and flavor. Pleasant wait staff, just the right amount of attention. My wife and I were celebrating a birthday, so we splurged, had martinis and a seafood hors d'oeuvre tray, a duck egg appetizer, then crab cakes and roast duck with a bottle of pinot grigio, followed by coconut cream pie. Many unique flavors made the food just plain fun to eat. Nothing disappointed.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious but priceySelected for a convenient business lunch, Dahlia provided great service, delicious food (we had the current version of the crab cake) and a relaxed atmosphere for a mid-week lunch. It was surprisingly empty. The price of lunch was very expensive. One small crab cake matched with a portion of same sized rice. Enough for 2 ladies but I doubt appropriate for most men.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDahlia Lounge just can't beDahlia Lounge just can't be beat. Everything from the food to the ambience is perfect. We in Seattle are very lucky to have Tom Douglas and his amazing restaurants. If you have not been here, you need to make it out at some point. And you have to get the donuts...they come straight from heaven!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstandingAlways a great choice for a relaxing meal.
Sea sampler is excellent appetizer to start with tuscan salad.
Both tenderloin and halibut were tender tasty and tempting.
The dahlia Manhattan is one of the best.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely and modern restaurantNot sure what cuisine we were expecting with a name like Dahlia, possibly Indian? At any rate, excellent if slightly unexpected combinations. Everything was really flavorful and well executed. Our only regret is that we dined too late to visit the associated bakery next door!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMHighlight Of Our TripThe food was amazing. I have never tasted better duck. Our service was second to none. They were conscientious enough to contact me to confirm my appointment and then even have me directions on how to get there. Our waitress was awesome and looked like Ann Hathaway, IMO. This WILL now be an annual tradition for me and my partner. Bravo5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFive Spice Duck!Very tasty, crispy skin. The dipping sauce is excellent and the sides are very good. The coconut cream pie is the best I've had. Crab cakes? Delicious!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Went on recommendation of a Seattle native- no regrets! Had a fabulous meal here! The desserts are wonderful, too- the coconut cream pie is something to be experienced!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for dinner toWe went there for dinner to have copper river salmon. It was fantastic and worth the $45.00 charge for a 6 oz portion. The accompanying vegetables were perfect and delicious. I had a house manhattan cocktail to start, and I look forward to ordering it again.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDahlia still has it.We eat at Dahlia about twice a year (and have for many years now, starting with the old location), and in all that time have never had a poor experience. The food is still outstanding - we were, again, very pleasantly surprised by the combinations of flavors in the various dishes. It was a truly mouthwatering experience. The service was excellent and efficient; not particularly memorable, but very well done. On this early Sunday evening, the noise level was low. The presence of several families with young children was notable - because Dahlia is not inexpensive. Dahlia is still a great restaurant and a quintessential Seattle dining experience.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for out-of-town guestI took a friend visiting Seattle for the first time so he could experience really wonderful Pacific NW food. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable and made great suggestions. Copper River salmon had just come out and it was delectable. We topped it off with the must-have coconut cream pie. What a great dining experience.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was outstanding.The food was outstanding. The Copper River salmon was prefect. Our waiter, Erik, was superb.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGet a couple bags of Donuts!They are small and you'll want the whole bag to yourself!! Yum, yum, yum!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day TreatMy family took me here for Mother's Day. Their brunch cocktails were great. I recommend the Diablo, especially. My daughter's Eggs Benedict might have been the table favorite. The scallion hollandaise took it over the top. We also shared the doughnuts with vanilla mascarpone and jam. When I say we "shared" them, I meant that our daughter allowed us to have one each and then she moved the plate out of our reach and she consumed the rest of them with a crazy look in her eyes.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!The food was great and the service was not far behind.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceGreat food - really good quality. First-class service - visited several times and would recommend highly.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic!!Highly recommend it!! Great food, atmosphere, service! A place for an overall great evening.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious pistachio FrenchDelicious pistachio French toast & amazing coffee.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite placeWe love the Dahlia Lounge- it was where we went on our first date 11 years ago and where we most often go to celebrate special occasions together. It never disappoints. The food is incredible, with the main staples pretty consistently available with changes made to the accompanying sides as the seasons change. The seabar offers the freshest, finest tastes of our waters and the menu seems to proudly represent Seattle and its influences. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the ambiance is warm and cozy. We most definitely recommend it!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the evening.Really enjoyed the evening. We were a large party. Our server did a great job. Would definitely go back4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the Dahlia Louge!We love the Dahlia Louge! It's our third time there, and we've never been disappointed. Monday was my birthday & it was great to celebrate with coconut cream pie!!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was fabulous andOur server was fabulous and truly made our meal. The crab cake entree was absolutely wonderful...wanted to lick the plate. Amazing sauce.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome experience - all ofAwesome experience - all of the food was excellent and very interesting. Loved the sea sampler appetizer the duck and the crab cakes. Our daughter's first visit. the staff did an excellent job providing a balance of leaving space and attention.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a top restaurant forOverall a top restaurant for location, food, sterling service and fun atmosphere. Went last day of restaurant week and I was impressed with the waitstaff, who went out of his way to check on us frequently, offer suggestions, make sure our meal was not rushed although the restaurant filled up quickly and there were people waiting to be seated.
Each course was outstanding, both in flavors and preparation. The only item which was not perfect, oddly, was the coconut pie. Although the flavor was rich and the coconut toasted, the crust was so tough that I actually could not cut it with a fork. Frankly, this was a minor detail and I would certainly order it again.
All Tom Douglas restaurants seem to be well organized with attention to detail4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always fabulousThe food is always fabulous here. Our server just did not care for his job. We asked about the wine that we were paired as part of the dining Seattle experience dinners and he was not interested in telling us about them.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was unique and lovely.Food was unique and lovely. Service was prompt and friendly. Portion sizes were perfect! We were able to savor each course, and up satisfied and not stuffed or wasteful. A new Seattle favorite for us.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional service from ourExceptional service from our waiter...he even offered to top off my wine when we had to wait a bit for our entrees. Great bar and wine options,great ambiance, best meal I had when visiting Seattle.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and fun server.Great food and fun server. Had a wonderful evening with friends.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! I especiallyGreat food!
I especially like their desserts!
Good service too :)4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitstafr was excellent.The waitstafr was excellent. They were very timely with bringing our meals when we went for our lunch out. The bill was expertly divided and showed the gratuity added since it was a large group.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went there for SeattleWe went there for Seattle Restaurant Week. We ordered different meals - appetizers, main courses and desserts and we were both very happy with our choices. The service was excellent.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first visit to this iconicOur first visit to this iconic restaurant was most enjoyable. The Restaurant Week luncheon menu was varied and generous. Tom's delicious versions of old favorites like tomato soup and grilled cheese were a welcome treat. We'll certainly be back on future visits to the city.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Seattle RestaurantWent for Seattle Restaurant Week with friends. None of us had been to Dahlia Lounge. We'll be back!! I've been to many of Tom Douglas' restaurants. Food is always creative and excellent. As important, the staff is outstanding. Thanks for the quality, Tom!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMDahlia was a wonderful restaurantDahlia was a wonderful restaurant with great choices. Their duck, pork loin, and fish are amazing. The wait staff have extensive knowledge on wine pairings with dinner and their service is amazing. If you are going for a romantic dinner or to celebrate a birthday dinner, this is a great place for you.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time toThis was my first time to visit Dahlia Lounge and I thouroughly enjoyed my lunch. Very attentive and pleasant wait staff and they didn't make a solo diner feel out-of-place. Very nice luncheon. I would definately return to this restaurant.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWent during restaurant weekWent during restaurant week and the menu did not disappoint. Service was great and the food was spectacular. Rabbit Pate was a fav at the table. No that was not on the prix fixe menu but had to try it. Would eat here anyday.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDahlia Lounge is a Seatle GemDahlia Lounge is a true Seattle gem. Part of the Tom Douglas food experience - a trip to Seattle is not complete without a late night visit to this local hotspot. Service is friendly, welcoming and informative. Food is creative with a northwest spin. The clam and seaweed soup is a memorable creation. The wine list is original and affordable. If you choose one restaurant in Seattle this is it!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Restaurant Week.We went for Restaurant Week. What a value! Since DH is a little pricey, we love to go when they offer their special. We got a fun 3 course meal and everything was great.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbWe had a very memorable lunch at Dahlia Lounge. I had a party of 8 and wanted it to be special as these were employees and it was an appreciation lunch. The service was superb and they made it special with a nice dessert treat. We will definitely be back. Menu choices had something for everyone.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first return visitThis was my first return visit after a long absence. It was wonderful to confirm that the restaurant's quality food and service had not changed. My husband and I find that parking downtown is a challenge such that we try to avoid dining downtown. However, this experience has convinced me that we should dine here again very soon.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBoth food and service wereBoth food and service were excellent. My friend and I had a great time.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Loved the Seattle restaurant week menu and choices. The coconut cream pie is amazing. Leisurely dining without feeling rushed.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was Restaurant Week inIt was Restaurant Week in Seattle so we ordered off the reduced price menu which made it less expensive and a great value. Setting was very nice and comfortable for our group of four women. Service was outstanding.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best food experiencesOne of the best food experiences anywhere. Tried most everything in NY, SF, LA, Chicago, etc. and Dahlia still stuns with its excellence. The duck really is worth the trip alone.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMCoconut pie. Fresh donuts.Coconut pie. Fresh donuts. A dark and stormy. You are in heaven. BOOM!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our dinner at theWe enjoyed our dinner at the Dahlia Lounge. My guests had the duck and said it was delicious. I had the steak and it was flavorful and tender and cooked as ordered. As appetizers we shared potsticker and fresh local clams - both were yummy. My guests had the donuts - one of my all time favorites for dessert. I had the coconut cream pie which was excellent as always. I did find the main dish menu limited but it did have some interesting meatless options and a variety of meat options that I will want to return to try.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AM