Dahlia Lounge

4.6
4150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
The finest Northwest cuisine with bold, adventurous preparations. Let Chef Brock Johnson and his talented kitchen crew bring their unique flavors to your table.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 682-4142
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brock Johnson
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room can be configured to accommodate up to 12, 20, 30, 40 and 50 people or up to 75 for a standing reception. Sample menus are on our website. Please contact MiMi Khin at mimik@tomdouglas.com or 206-682-4142 for more information.
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Private party contact
MiMi Khin: (888) 739-4990
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Virginia
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Parking details
In addition to street parking 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.
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Public transit
Metro Buses are available downtown. http://transit.metrokc.gov/ for more information. 2 Blocks from Westlake light rail station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4150 People Are Saying
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LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and ambiance

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L
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Disappointed - service was okay but not great. First ordered bread with condiments.... okay, but for $12 would have preferred to just have some bread like most restaurants. My halibut was good, but not great. And two table mates had the salmon and said not great. Oh yea - and we also ordered the roasted cauliflower with Parmesan which was totally dried out. The best things about our meals were the donuts and coconut cream pie for dessert. Probably won’t be coming back.

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SL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Dahlia Lounge is known in the Seattle area as the best or one of the best restaurants overall. It's reputation is well deserved! The food was delicious and very well prepared. The servers were very friendly and helped answer our questions in a competent and gracious manner. The whole experience made us both very happy. It is a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary as we were but would be excellent for many other occasions as well. I would heartily recommend it for anyone who wants a fine dining experience. As most people know, it is definitely on the expensive side, but well worth the expense and worth saving for to celebrate important events. I also like the 20% mandatory gratuity policy which goes to the wait staff and other restaurant workers. This takes the pressure off the wait staff who are already excellent.

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JA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Dahlia Lounge is evolving into a good, safe, but expensive place to take out-of-town guests and relatives. The food is good, but has devolved into the unimaginative -- it used to be more interesting. The service has become kind-of strange since Tom Douglas switched over to a 20% fixed service fee instead of tips -- directing more of that money away from the female servers and towards the male kitchen. Teens-to-twenties still love the donuts, and the coconut cream pie.

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VL
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have loved Dahlia Lounge for many years! It is superlative in every way! Highly recommend it! Love the staff… Love the food…Can’t say enough good things about Dahlia Lounge!!! Welove it!

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MD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took out of town friends for an authentic Seattle dinner. Great food and ambience. Highly recommend.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Stay for the dessert, and dinner was fantastic as well

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S
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my hisbands favorite restaurants because of the duck and coconut pie! Waitress Susie was fun!!

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RP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely spot for a celebration! From the moment we came into the room, the service was excellent (Jordan, our waiter was fantastic!) and the food was divine. You MUST try the coconut cream pie...

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd trip to Dahlia. Food was great but left hungry. Portions this time seemed a bit smaller than I remeber. Would go again as the food is awesome, but yet quite pricey.

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CM
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for our anniversary and were pleased that by telling them in advance we were treated to a drink. The service was friendly and professional, a nice combination. The food was far better than average but the duck was a bit dry. The portions are great for sharing. The feeling is of sophistication mixed with comfort. We were not rushed.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Highly recommend.

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p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely environment with creative food and kind service

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CJ
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, there are not better options in town for Tomato Soup and a Grilled Cheese sandwich. I understand the nuance of these words. But they are true. Honestly, the entire menu cannot be beat. Even the seasonal chicken salad with peaches was outstanding. Like any Tom Douglas restaurant, we highly recommend Dahlia Lounge!!

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PK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really appreciated Dahlia’s quality in every dish we ordered. And our server was superb!

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N
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We appreciated being able to have conversations during the meal. The noise level at most restaurants is unacceptable.

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HF
Anchorage
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great cocktails, nice wine list and perfect service. A lovely date night find!

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LL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Dahlia seems quite dated. Food was good, but not interesting. There are many more affordable places with great food. Ambiance hasn’t changed in the last 17 years i’ve Been going there.

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RP
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Only the freshest ingredients

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Portion sizes ultra small apps and bevies
Fish entree enjoyable
Service - low morale - indifferent - apathetic

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j
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Dahlia was superb, the Asian salad was just right and the Beechers grilled cheeze sandwich was very good, expecially with an extra slice of ham, hard to beat this lunch. They even remembered our spot in the back away from the noise, this place has been consistendly great ever since we started going here 15 plus years ago....

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I ate at Dahlia Lounge many years ago, and enjoyed the meal and service. I was excited to bring a coworker during our visit to Seattle for a conference. The servers made no effort to smile. The salads were dropped off without eye contact. We waited 30 minutes for our food, and then the wrong meal was brought to our table. We waited another 20 minutes. After that the server was more congenial. We should have been offered a discount or an appetizer or a dessert, but they didn’t offer anything. I was embarrassed that I brought my coworker to Dahlia Lounge. The food was good, but not worth the price. I don’t know if our experience was because we made our reservation through OpenTable. They automatically add a 20% service charge instead of taking tips, so maybe they think good customer service isn’t required. I will never go back.

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C
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet enjoyable meal. Small menu but good service and good quality food.

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ON
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. Although the 3 others in our group said their entrees were very good, my fish was dry and overcooked. We waited over an hour between the time we ordered and when we received our entrees, and the restaurant was not full. We did not have a lot of cocktails/wine, and not all of us had a salad/soup/appetizer. We shared a couple of desserts. The bill came to $400 which I felt was way over priced for what we got. If the food had been "to die for" I would have felt it was worth the money, but in my opinion it was not.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle! The service and food are consistently excellent.

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e
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal and basically shared it between 2. 1 entre, 1 salad, 1 dessert and 2 glasses of wine. Lovely food and staff, but the cost was way out of our budget. We were using a gift card so we could do it. If we were using our money we would go elsewhere.

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NS
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a relaxing environment. Service was excellent and server was extremely knowledgeable about menu selections.

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RR
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant amazing service and the food was spectacular. The salads were amazing and the entrée beyond belief. A little spendy. but worth it

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IC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Good drinks, great food, outstanding service.
My wife and I went to Dahlia lounge for early dinner on the weekend. The waiters and waitresses were super polite and gave us advice on the portions and dishes we wanted to explore.
The bread salad was exquisite and so was the duck entree.
The desert was also fantastic (ask for the doughnuts - they’re very similar to sopapillas)

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MS
Atlanta
73 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this restaurant after searching info on Tom Douglas' restaurants. All of our food was delicious. We tried the fresh bread (made next door in the Dahlia bakery) and three dipping sauces, beet salad and Tuna Tartare for a starter. While all were yummy, the Tuna was outstanding! I could have eaten this for an entree and wanted to lick the bowl. For dinner, our group had the duck, pasta and halibut. Everyone loved their dishes and finished every bite.
But, our server really made the night for us. She had excellent recommendations on drinks, food suggestions and at the end of the night surprised us with complimentary desserts. She was everything you want in a server to make your night memorable!

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great, but the service left much to be desired.

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MD
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the most consistently excellent restaurants in Seattle.

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g
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect food. Professional and personable waiter. Lovely atmosphere. Absolutely horrible bartender. We will be back 100 times, but would really love for your bar to be better

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SL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine frequently at Dahlia Lounge. We had an out of town guest from San Diego. She thoroughly enjoyed her meal at Dahlia Lounge. Thanks to the staff for taking good care of us and making our guest feel at home.

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JW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dahlia lounge was great ! the food was fantastic and the cocktails were amazing. Bit on the pricey side but worth it nonetheless

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BD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Halibut done very well, tuna tartare and beet salads. Creme caramel for dessert was excellent. Service was a bit slow and server switched out halfway through our meal or the evening could have been a 5...

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s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Excellent service in a fine Seattle dining institution. A must visit for anyone who loves to eat.

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s
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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T
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

The food is just not as good as it used to be. It was my consistent go-to place for out of town guests. Not any more. Two mediocre meals in a row. Disappointed.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Doughnuts were awesome!

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