The restaurant charges a 20% gratuity. The waiter brought out a wrong main and remedied the situation quickly. He let us enjoy the wrong dish while the correct one was made.
The food itself is not outstanding but it was interesting. The decor is outdated and could be improved. I wouldn't call the restaurant a top shelf restaurant, rather mid-tier, at high-end pricing.
This is an old time favorite of ours. I'm never disappointed with the food or the service. Definitely a "go to" for fish dishes.
Very friendly service, excellent food and perfect atmosphere for our belated valentines date dinner.
This is a fabulous restaurant very creative food. If you are vegetarian or vegan there are wonderful foods to choose from. Oh, and if you love bacon or Duck there is that as well.
Service staff at the bar area not friendly
My friend and I went specifically for the Peking duck, which we had had previously and loved! Unfortunately, this signature dish was just not very good this time. There was a thick layer of fat, which should be rendered off during the rotisserie cooking, and the skin was therefore not very crispy. And the meat was a bit rubbery vs. succulent and juicy. Pretty disappointing since this dish is one that TD touts as his specialty, and we went specifically with our memory of how good this preparation had been in the past.
Took my employee for a birthday lunch. I suggested it because he likes fish. There was one fish item on the menu- Salmon. Why would you have a chef holding a fish on your marquee? I had the fried chicken salad, the chicken was tough. A 20% auto- gratuity is unreasonable. The entire lunch for three was over $120. Was a Douglas fan before, disappointing.
As always, a good lunch! Whether for business or social occasions, Dahlia Lounge can be counted on to provide comfortable seating, attentive service, a relaxing atmosphere and a wide ranging menu of well prepared and beautifully presented food. It's well situated, close to downtown, but out of the hustle and bustle. Love the decor and the gracious welcome that we always get. Our thanks to Tom Davis for another Seattle institution that we can always count on. And coconut pie!
Kate, Bob and Mary Ann.
Most amazing coconut cream pie I've had since ..... Longi's in Hawaii about 28 years ago. I've always been searching! Mission accomplished!! All desserts were fabulous! Wonderful dining experience before seeing Hamilton! So memorable.
Good crab cakes and coconut pie, the rest was just okay.
Hate, hate tip inclusion with meal price. Service was okay. Server forgot glass of wine ordered with meal and didn’t stop by to ask if we needed anything. No pen brought to sign credit card receipt. Had to go ask for one.
Not worth the price.
This restaurant is near the office I was visiting and got good reviews. Later found out that the founder/chef is locally famous and Dahlia was his first restaurant and considered his best. The cocktails were good and the food was excellent. Oddly, the condescending and misinformed server turned us all off, but we had a good laugh at her ignorance ultimately. There is an entree on the menu called Pekin duck. I asked if this was prepared similarly to Peking duck, a well known Chinese dish from what was called Peking, now called Beijing. She said in her best condescending tone "Pekin is a cooking style, Peking is a place." Wrong and wrong. Live in the SF Bay Area and have had Peking Duck many times. It is clearly a style of duck preparation. Later looked up Pekin and found that it is a type of duck bred for meat and also sometimes referred to as a Peking duck as it originated from China. So Pekin is a type of duck and Peking is a style of cooking as well as a type of duck as well as what the capital of China used to be called. If it weren't for her attitude, it would have been only a laugh...but it was annoyance too as she was pretty snooty delivering her wrong explanation. I would have preferred an "I don't know"
I would recommend different music that was more ambience type rather than the steady beat of pop sounding tunes. I would also like to see my server with nicer clothes. Our server was dressed very casual and not very upscale. The place is upscale and expensive, I would expect my server to be dressed nicer that what I saw.
I did mention on the reservation that it was my dates birthday, and the staff brought out a candle which was very nice, that took some extra effort and it was very much appreciated. The bill also had a $10 reduction for the birthday, that was a nice surprise as well.
I've been to the Dahlia Lounge several times but this was the first time I was disappointed with the food. My crab cakes were good but they came with a very bland roasted celery root. I begged for bites of my daughter's pasta to help even things out. Although my bites of pasta were good, my daughter commented that the dish was bland overall. Servings were small, bread was an extra charge, and the bill was over $150 for 2 people. I probably won't return.
One of my favorite restaurants. I go there a lot.
We were going to see Hamilton and wanted a special meal before we went. One of our server's first questions was were we on our way to a show or play. Once we told him, he said 'leave it to me, I'll make sure you leave in time to walk to the Paramount'. We completely relaxed and enjoyed our meal, starting with appetizers and moving to our entrées. We each ordered something different and everything was delicious—not one of us was disappointed. It was one of the most enjoyable meals I have had in years. The ambiance was lovely, no TVs or over loud music. I haven't had an evening like that since living in London in the 90s.
This is the 3rd time my husband and I have had dinner here. Our 1st and 3rd experiences were incredible. It's on the pricey side but the food was wonderful. I've had the Piking Duck every time. 2 out of 3 times it has hit the mark! The pear salad is really good too. We will be back.
While we had a nice dinner, nothing of the food we had was exceptional. Just not special. Our waitress was very personable and pleasant and did a terrific job, but she didn't make up for the salmon that got sent back uneaten, or the small drink portions. The cocktails were minuscule and pricey.
Our server seemed put out instead of trying to take care of us. Automatically adding a 20% tip to every bill detracts from any motivation the servers have to do a good job. The food was Ok, steaks were very undercooked and some items were mis-plated. Not worth the high price tag in my opinion. They charge you for bread? Really.
Everything was incredible , the cheese plate with dates was perfect, tuna tar tar absolutely amazing, for dinner we had the rib eye, short rib , filet , salmon , and duck .. just order the whole menu is my best advice !
Have loved dahlia in the past.. special dinner after seeing Hamilton with my daughter. My Peking duck dry...overcooked. my daughter had short rib very small..potatoes about 3 tablespoons...a very few chunks of Vegas. Small portion. Presentation lacking. The bread salad very good. The donuts and coconut pie fabulous. We were disappointed but had room to eat all dessert. Service great.
Food arrived lukewarm, over cooked and not a good value for the price.
Great staff and food was amazing! The portion size perfect. The maple syrup was delicious!
Delicious food, great atmosphere. Tried the chicken and French toast and it was wonderful.
Excellent wait staff, able to accommodate us with grace with just an hour to eat before a show!
Hard to beat Tom Douglas's original restaurant for lunch or dinner, excellent food and service, just what we were looking for, you can't go wrong with Dahlia....
Professional service and creative menu. We have dined at Dahlia Lounge several times and the experience is always very positive. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and preparation. Specific appreciation to Chef Johnson for incorporating local, seasonable shellfish into the menu. Definitely recommend Dahlia Lounge for anyone for lunch or dinner.
We have been to Dahlia Lounge several times and have never been disappointed. Great food!
Just so professional. Consistently very good. You know what you’re going to get.
Dahlia Lounge is one of our very very favorite restaurants in Seattle! We have loved it for years! It is always excellent in every way! We love the staff especially! Thank you, Dahlia Lounge
Dahlia Lounge has great go to food for brunch. The cocktails are a bit pricey. The place was empty and they seated us right next to the wait station. Seems unnecessary for how empty it was. The waiter was great and went the extra mile. If you are not used to the Seattle already added in gratuity pay attention as they add 20% in automatically.
Great food , very knowledgeable staff!
Food was delicious and service very good. Seated on time for our reservation. The wine list was good but could have used a few more reasonably priced wines by the glass. Lived up to it’s reputation!
Read some reviews and decided to try Dahlia Lounge. It exceeded my expectations. From the decor to the food to the service, everything was spot on. Great veggies too.
My wife and I were enjoying dinner, before we caught a show down the street at Jazz Alley
Forest was excellent. We always enjoy the Lounge. Highly recommend the donuts.
Food and service were excellent.
We visited Seattle in celebration of our 37th wedding anniversary and stayed at the Andra Hotel. We saw HAMILTON and MAMA MIA and strolled around town. One of our highlights was a meal at Dahlia’s and choosing some goodies from the bakery for later! We have enjoyed several of Tom Douglas’ restaurants particularly loving LOLA’S but our meal at Dahlia was perfect!
A new (but oldie) Seattle favorite for us!
Every dish was beautiful and , more importantly delicious. It’s expensive but worth it. Peking duck was a standout, as was the short rib. Be sure to get some coconut cream pie.
As always, the Dahlia was wonderful. Great food. The beet salad and the sockeye salmon were particularly delicious! Great service, good drinks, and a good wine selection.
My hubby & I had tried a dinner date there & I was thrilled to see they had brunch Sat.& Sun., so we made a reservation for Sat. mid morning. I gave them a heads up that I needed a quiet corner booth in my reservation (for special needs daughter). However, when we got there, even though the place was more than half empty, we were sat in the middle of the restaurant at the half booth half chair row of dining. It is hard to juggle a special needs little one in public alone, while my hubby was parking the car, so I just sat down, & it was a problem from that second on for the next 10 mins. I am grateful that when my husband took her out to calm her down, that the server that came by was extremely helpful & upon my request, moved us to the perfect corner booth for the rest of our meal. Our next server was just as kind and helpful. Their bloody mary was PERFECT, right amount of vinegar & back of the tongue spicy bite.
Hubby loved his duck hash, w/ house sausage. I ordered the french toast w/ fried chicken & my complaint is that the menu didn't state powdered sugar was going to be on top OF EVERYTHING, it's one of my biggest breakfast/brunch pet peeves, & my entire meal was covered in it as it arrived. Usually I would send it back, but we were starving & under a time crunch, so I just didn't eat the french toast and the chicken that had it on it and gave it to my hubby, he loved it.
What I did eat was delicious, his duck egg from his hash & a few small pieces of fried chicken.
My daughter had the chicken strips & fries and she was thrilled with them. My only complaint, and this is one I have with every restaurant serving children food, is that it is brought out scalding hot, & a kid is expected to stare at something they cannot have for a good 5-10 mins. YES it was that hot.
Our server was attentive and lovely our whole visit, and even brought us coffee and hot chocolate to go, with the croissants we ordered for a snack for our long day trip we were headed out on.