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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union reviews from OpenTable diners
188 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (154)special occasion (148)romantic (97)notable wine list (76)great for outdoor dining (69)fit for foodies (59)good for groups (51)neighborhood gem (25)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (23)late-night find (19)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (11)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Upscale dining
    ayjaymay
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Service was excellent, wine selection is extensive, views of lake union are beautiful. Our table was ready soon after we arrived, and we enjoyed the bar/lounge area after dinner to watch the end of the Mariner's game. My wife ordered the 8 oz Filet Mignon and was pleased. I had the 12 oz New York - it was tough. Granted, the New York cut is not as tender a piece of steak as the Filet, though it was still tougher than what I expected. There are better in Seattle for less. Expect to pay a premium at Daniel's for dinner for two + a bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not great
    kwfricke
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I expect to have really nice food when spending this kind of money. I was not impressed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top notch service.
    Jtsuth
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Timing during each stage of the meal was perfect. The food was cooked to perfection. Excellent portions great flavors worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DB
    Birthdaydinner1955
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Dinner was a special occasion and expectations were met in every way. I think Daniels's is as quality restaurant as there is in the Seattle area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Superb Experience
    pjjc
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The staff at Daniel's is excellently trained and superbly capable of offering the best dining experience. Congratulations to manager Mike Hillyer and to Schwartz Brothers Restaurants on their wonderful success. And the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent steak house
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The service is impeccable. steaks are top notch but they're not giving anything away. very expensive. not somewhere you would go often but the view is hard to beat and the filet fabulous as was the delmonico and asparagus side. save room for the grand marnier chocolate strawberry dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best steak house
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    You can certainly look around and spend more for a wonderful steak dinner, but honestly, it won't beat the experience of Daniel's Broiler which is by far my favorite steak house. There is a high level of consistency between the 3 different locations and they each have their individual perks. We were treated to THE BEST table in the restaurant when I requested a view table after I had made my reservation. What a treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed
    Justanopinion
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Value for the money you can get as good if not better meal at the keg. While nothing really stood out as bad nothing really stood out either. Steak wasn't the best I've ever had. Appetizer ahi tuna was difficult to eat presentation wise (large slices, too thick, difficult to share) I wouldn't tell people not to eat here, I just wouldn't tell them to go out of their way either. It was overall a good time and a decent meal just not for the cost and time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing to find inconsistency
    SeattleNative
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We dine at Daniels frequently and love the view, service and food. That said, this time the food was fair at best. My husband ordered prime rib medium rare but when the food came the prime rib was cold. The prime rib was replaced and was warm but well done. Another member of our party was served dry salmon. I have never had such experiences at Daniel's! My husbands dinner was comped....but we were crushed as this place has been gem for many special occasions!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night Out
    MHE92708
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Food was great, good ambiance. Service was a bit slow and lagged between courses. Overall, was very pleased with the food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but with glitches
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with dinner on Sept. 9 at Daniel's, and they honored our request to have a window seat, which was wonderful. Our server was very warm and friendly. My husband got the Delmonico steak ($65) ordered medium and I got the ribeye ($53) medium rare. Unfortunately, the Delmonico was served almost rare and the ribeye medium. The side dish of sauteed mushrooms we ordered weren't hot, and my second glass of wine was not delivered to our table until the check came, with the waitress saying, "Oh sorry, that had been sitting up there for awhile!" (?!) We should have said something then, but I didn't want to ruin our anniversary evening with a scene. I gave feedback on the Daniel's website, but they never followed up.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steak ever!
    LilMac
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Daniel's has the best steak and an amazing wine selection! The only negative about Daniel's is that for the price, you would expect to have a salad or a vegetable included - not have to order and pay for them separately.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union
    bonerock
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a reservation for 7:15pm and it took them about 15-20 minutes to be seated. We requested a table by the water, but were seated no where near it. The service we received was outstanding. When my steak came it was way under cooked so they had to take it back. My husbands was actually more on the over cooked side than what he stated in the way he wanted his steak cooked. We both ordered the 12 oz. Filet and when our steaks came to the table they looked more like their 8 oz. Filet, then the 12.oz. When my steak came back the second time it was actually tuff on the outside of the steak and dark looking around the edges. It was a good steak, but I have had better for much less. Do I think our steaks were worth $65 each, no I do not.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Garlicmasher
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    All of the staff was so friendly and so attentive. You never had to wait around for anything. Food came out in timely manner and it all tasted delicious! We were there for birthday dinner and we were treated with a desert. All the views are great of the lake. The whole experience made the birthday extra special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I brought my husband here to celebrate his birthday, all of the staff were very friendly and attentive, the steak cuts and selections offered were first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    beefbeefBEEF
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Best rib eye steak my mouth has ever tasted and possibly one of the best tasting foods I've ever experienced. My wife got the lobster tail and was very pleased with it as well. Will return again!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
  • lovesfoodanddrink
    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.
  • Anniversary at Daniel's
    outforfun
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were well accommodated by the staff. They moved our table to a more scenic view. The attendants were ery friendly and Darrin, our waiter, was omnipresent without appearing to be omnipresent. Next time it's the RibEye
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
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    • 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