Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler/daniels-lake-union/
  • Phone: 2066218262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ayhan Barlas
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour Seven Nights a Week from 4:00-6:30pm, and Late Night Happy Hour from 9pm to Close.
    $1 off All Draft and Bottled Beer
    $2 off Daniel’s Classic Martinis and Manhattans, Daniel’s Signature Cocktails and Spring Specialty Cocktails
    $3 off All Wines by the Glass

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Valley Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Daniel's offers valet parking seven days a week for $5.00, and is suggested as the easiest and most cost efficient parking option. Public parking is also available. Free parking in the lower paved parking lot after 9PM.
A word from Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union serves USDA Prime Beef exclusively.

Spectacular views of South Lake Union are available from every table and outside waterfront dining is available during warm weather.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (147)scenic view (147)romantic (95)notable wine list (71)great for outdoor dining (68)fit for foodies (46)good for groups (43)vibrant bar scene (20)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (20)hot spot (19)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (9)Show More
  • nice find in Seattle
    WildflowerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Way above average in seafood and steaks - highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to all three Daniel's Broiler restaurants, but I am very fond of the Lake Union location. The drinks here are first-class and it is easy for me to say that the steaks are wonderful. I go here several times a year and can't wait for an excuse to go back with friends or family. I do miss the old days when we could go into the side bar and smoke a fine cigar after dinner but now that we can't smoke cigars anywhere, I still like to go to the bar for an after-dinner drink. The special room for cigars is now a beautiful whiskey/scotch bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appetizers on the deck
    Tcard
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    You can't beat the view of Lake Union. We had appetizers and cocktails out on the deck. The Beef Tartare was spectacular! We also had the fried calamari and ahi tuna; both were good, just nothing to write home about. But at Daniel's, it's all about the beef. Service was outstanding and house cocktail were delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was great and delicious. I would come to this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Muy Bueno!
    SadinSeattle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A must stop for our Seattle trips.. Never disappointing! Jut one of those 'old school' steak places that have the fundamentals. That includes gentleman walking around in jackets making sure everything is fine. Great wine list and the steaks are cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked steak
    Jonvilliers
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I was surprised that Daniel's Broiler overcooked our steak (12 oz. filet). I ordered mine medium rare (as did my wife) and both were at least medium, possibly closer to medium well. No red at all, about half brown, half pink. That's not medium rare. I didn't send it back, since we had a party of 10 people and I didn't want to hold them up for their meal. But I was surprised that they would overcook what otherwise could have been an excellent steak.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kind of dated and expensive.
    Henrysmom1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Fine, but not worth the money. I've had better steaks elsewhere and this was really expensive. The view is lovely if you get a table by a window or on the deck.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Dinner Out
    Ashurman
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Everything from the moment we dropped our car off at valet parking, the recommended rose bubbly & the wonderful garlic roast chicken was impeccable! I could eat the chicken every night. Will be going back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jejja
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    This restaurant is amazing. Great food, wine, location, and staff. We come here one to two times a year and always on our anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our waiter, Ryan was great, as was the valet service. The Mojito was horrible, I don't think it is supposed to have grapefruit flavor. I was expecting muddled fresh mint with crystallized sugar. Everything else was superb. Thank you for a great BDay dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Seattle Best
    We2willReturn
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Daniel's Broiler rates at the top of Seattles best restaurant for us. They are friendly and will take a moment to express their appreciation and show great interest as to why you choose Daniel's. The food was excellant and prepared to our complete satisfaction and the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can get a steak elsewhere
    JP13
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We decided we would try Daniels (none of us had been there in years). Well, it will be a long time before we go again, if ever. Our server was the one good thing about the place. Steaks were fine but honestly just go find yourself a good piece of steak at a local butcher and bbq it with a bunch of butter and it will be less than half of what they charge. We waited about an hour to get our dinner. Apparently, a soccer team had come in and put the kitchen far behind. I can't imagine the soccer team was last minute, so they had to know they were coming (poor planning on their part). Our entire side of the restaurant did not get their dinner and the manager only came to talk to us when we complained. He should have been all over this.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good meal
    TLHTLH
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    IMO I thought the food was well seasoned and flavorful, however, my bf thought it was a bit too salty. If you are a purist with your steak, I would suggest elsewhere or ask for the garlic steak butter/ all other sauces on the side. For the price, the portions were good. The seats have a wonderful view of the marina and the patio looks awesome to dine out on for a nice sunny day. :) overall, good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for dinner on the deck!
    GDO1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great place for dinner on the deck, or drinks. The only problem is they don't take reservations for the deck so you may have a wait for a table but if it's nice weather it's worth it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy, but very good.
    Fairlady82
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I chose Daniel's Broiler because the Yelp review said it was "not good for kids", and the website says there is live piano from 8 PM on. I sat down and saw kids sitting outside (thankfully I couldn't hear them because they were outdoors), and it was so noisy in the restaurant that I could barely hear the piano at all. I also had to wear my coat the whole time (very cold). However, the view was great, and the food was absolutely fantastic. I had the lobster tail and loved it, my boyfriend got the ribeye steak and they also gave him a delicious sample of cake and ice cream with berries for his birthday. I wish it was quieter in the restaurant so I could've heard the piano (it was easier to hear later on though as people left), and warmer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • pricey but worthnit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    You know what you get when you dine at a place like Daniels. They take care of you, the food was amazing, in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice evening
    Enjoyable2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Daniel's Broiler has always been a positive experience for us. We have eaten there 8-10 times. Sometimes it's absolutely fabulous - other times it's very good. We never walk out totally disappointed. The service and food is always good - yet sometimes it's exceptional! This most recent trip everything was very good - service, food and seating. We requested a window seat 6 weeks in advanced and were not able to get one. A bit of a disappointment, yet still had a nice evening. the food was good - not great, the service was fine yet we still had a wonderful evening - I would recommended Daniel's Broiler.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Glad we chose to dine here
    poetzplus
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Daniel's Broiler lived up to their reputation for having great steaks. We had a great dining experience and my uncle said his martini was great, in addition to everyone enjoying their meal. One of the things that impressed me was the fact that I had left a comment about one of the diners having a shellfish allergy while placing the reservation. It was confirmed by the hostess when we checked in, and again by our waitress after we were seated. When I ordered the truffle fries, our waitress remembered to caution us about the fries being fried with the same cookware as the fried calamari without out our asking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPECIAL OCCASION
    Donahue53
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE for two. More expensive than I had expected. We ate conservatively, but adequate. About $170 including tip.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG go there and treat yourself!!!!
    Jlanghans
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Best filet ever (had med rare w/ bearanaise) And The crab app (already shelled) was decadent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nailed it
    nageek85
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Couldn't ask for anything more than what we received from Daniel's. Carly or server was wonderful, the outside deck was perfect and the food as always was amazing. For my money is the best place in town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Experience
    Marc
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    While the food was good and consistent, the service is what was appreciated most. It's a lovely spot, and a comfortable atmosphere. The vegetarian in our party liked that you offered a vegetarian menu, though the entree was a little weak and not a great value. Otherwise, a nice time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Amazing Service
    SeattleFoodieCouple
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Daniel's Broiler is definitely pricey but we always love going because of how amazing the food & drinks are as well as the service. We love coming here with family from out of town as well as for special occasions (most recently our 5 year anniversary). We failed to mention this until the end and so our server politiely scolded us for not telling her sooner and took a dessert off of our ticket. ;) The steaks are always delectable and the cocktails are expertly blended flavors. We just simply love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food & Service.
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went to Daniel's Broiler for our 31st Wedding Anniversary. Food & service were excellent. Large portions of food, we asked for boxes to take home leftovers! We had told Open Table we were celebrating our Anniversary and at the end of the meal we were brought a complementary Molten Lava dessert with fresh berries in an awesome strawberry sauce, & vanilla ice cream with a candle on it! What a pleasant surprise. Our only complaint was when driving in all the parking was Valet ($6.00) and he was nowhere to be found. We ended up parking in a public lot paying $5.00. Finally located the Valet up under the awing (the rain has stopped) talking on his cell phone, then texting or playing games. Customers had to seek him out to get parked.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for sis's birhtday dinner!
    Marc191VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    It was mostly prime rib for dinner, though my wife and I had crab-stuffed prawns. Everything was prepared and served as one might wish; and, that was significant, as this night out was for celebrating my sister's birthday. Thank you, Daniels!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't eat here.
    Bumby
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Arrived 15 minutes before 8pm reservation and got our table at 8:15. By 8:30, my date and I hadn't even been given water and no one had taken our order so we left.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went there for my birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a very delicious dinner, with a yummy dungeness crab appetizer, caprese salad, halibut/rib eye for dinner and a wonderful complimentary lava cake with berries and ice cream for dessert. Will definitely go back! Great service, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservtion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I made a reservation three months ago and it was disapointing to get tabel where two people had no view. When we asked to move to another table by the view. We were told it was reserved. Well, we also reserved and I indicated it was for two birthdays. I expected my reservation tabel would have been special from the get go. Overall, the food and expereince was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Steakhouse...
    RobertR
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    No doubt Daniel's food and service are typical of a top notch steakhouse - no complaints about anything they delivered, just wondering to myself if it is worth it in comparison to the next tier down... e.g. The Keg. Great meal, good view... but at a cost. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Two overcooked steaks
    BearVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My wife and I went to Daniel's while in Seattle. She ordered the smaller filet, which came just as she ordered it. I ordered the delmonico. The server had me cut into it to see that it was medium rare, as ordered. The server and I both looked at it with her flashlight and agreed that it was done quite beyond medium. She immediately took it back for a second one, a minor inconvenience since that left my wife eating alone. When the second steak came out, we went through the same ritual, with the same results - overdone. I agreed to eat it and the restaurant comped me for my steak. The meat had great potential, but was a bit dry and greatly lacking in the flavor I enjoy. Major disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice sunday dinner
    jlooo
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for a nice Sunday dinner and the service was extremely attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Had a great time with relatives and friends enjoying good food, good wine and conversation. Ambiance and view contributed for a memorable dinner. mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian). Harold
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    PDCD
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wow, this might have been the best steak I ever had!!! Beautiful view, great service. Enjoyed everything.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful evening
    Zcouple
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had an absolutely wonderful evening celebrating a wedding anniversary at Daniels! The food,service, ambiance...everything was first class! Michelle our server was outstanding and made the evening extra special for us! Would recommend if you're looking for a great meal, a special event, or want to be pampered with outstanding service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daniel's Broiler Lake Union
    PepperDee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was recently in Seattle for a conference and booked several restaurants to dine at with friends while I was there. Daniels was outstanding in all aspects. The Sommelier, Tyler was amazing, knew his wines and entertained us with his suggestions (which were all so good). He introduced us to "Washington Wines" that he was obviously proud to serve (AMAZING). The food is typical steakhouse at its best. I had steak and my husband had fish, all prepared wonderfully. The sides were just what I would have expected and were fresh and tasty. Kelly, our waiter was also a great guy, ever present without being intrusive (way to go Kelly). The views our the marina were spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding dining experience
    Gary
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We were celebrating a 50th birthday at Daniel's and everything was outstanding. The food, service, and location were all top notch. I highly recommend Daniel's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect anniversary dinner!
    Wendy
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It was our 36th anniversary and we went to Daniel's Broiler to celebrate with a gift card your children gave us for our 30th anniversary! Dinner was great! Everyone was friendly, our booth had a lovely view of the marina and our waiter, Eric was very attentive. We had the 12oz prime rib, which was cooked perfectly, medium-rare. We would go back here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 07/07/14
    Morgan
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    It was good although service just a little bit slow, or just making sure food is cooked to perfection ......:-)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Julikins
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The staff is very friendly and gave great service with attention to detail. Would not recommend dinner outside. The wait staff seemed to be more geared toward happy hour guests. Not as personal on the dec as it is inside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back!
    Steaks4life
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have been wanting to go to here for a long time but had a chance, let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait. The staff was great and the food was off the charts. I have never had a steak quite like my filet, cooked to perfection. We came here for our anniversary and you can bet we will be back again next year. It was a little pricy, but you get what you pay for and more. Worth every penny. We can't wait to go again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.