The food was great as always. The issue we had was with service. The waiter took a long time to take order & was not attentive. We had to wait 15 min after we finished to even get a desert menu & ran away before getting coffee orders. Had to ask for check waiting another 15 min. My boss had to leave before the desert even came. Not a good impression for our vendors.
Love the ambiance. A rush as one enters the restaurant.
Food is a bit too oily and buttery. Bottom line too rich.
We've been dining with Dahlia for over a decade. There not one dish on the menu that brings us back....meaning theres always forget what we ate.Nothing in our memory sticks.
I sense this is important. Is there any signature dish that stands alone. I say no.
Dined here on Valentine's Day and it was perfect! They had a special menu and had decorated with balloons. The ambience was fun and romantic and big city hipster (in a good way) ! The food was absolutely wonderful, beautifully plated and extra delicious!
A fabulous Valentine’s Day lunch!
The service was great and the food was good. the limoncello sorbet was excellent with bits of candied citrus rind.
I hate to write this review as we have always enjoyed dining at Tom Douglas’ restaurants.
Tom needs to start tasting his recipes. The omelette I had was very bland almost to the point of tasting like nothing but scrambled, unsalted eggs. The potatoes were deep fried and crispy, but again almost flavorless. My wife said her crab cake was excellent. She also had a Bloody Mary , which she said was basically tomato juice with one olive on a toothpick; no celery, no pickled asparagus, no other garnishes - a missed opportunity at presentation of a simple drink. We both had a curry soup which was very good. The service was top notch
Food was very good. I do think the dining experience is compromised by seeing the staff hurriedly running about. Makes you think management is missing some organizational skills. We were dining, not eating at a diner.
This was our second visit to Dahlia Lounge in two months. On our first visit, both the food and the service were exceptional. This time our food was quite good, but the service was terrible. We were left waiting to order drinks, waiting to order our meals, waiting for refills, and waiting for quite a while after we were done eating for our check. Perhaps our waitress had an off night, but it is the poor service we will remember from this meal.
Always among the top three Seattle restaurants for me. This time, though, I was disappointed in the crab cakes. I've had them many times, with varied presentations, but this time the cakes themselves were rather bland and the accompaniments were boring.
Awesome experience as usual. We are regulars at Dahlia. And it’s always Fantastic. Thank you!!
My wife and I received a Tom Douglas gift certificate and we decided to use it at the Dahlia Lounge. It is a terrific spot with excellent service, yet it was very noisy and the food was not great. I started with the yellowfin tuna tartar, which was tasteless. I asked for small cup of the sauce that accompanied my wife's beef tartar to add taste to the tuna. We ordered the bread and butter which was fine. I had the Penn Cove mussels which were wonderful, but the broth that they came in was tasteless and it had little bits of chorizo, which were so overcooked that tasted like little hard nuggets and had to be careful that you don't chip a tooth. A shame to defile those beautiful mussels . My wife had the duck which was dry even swimming in a sauce. The highlight of the meal was the dessert of donuts, freshly made, with a wonderful jam and vanilla mascarpone. It almost made up for the poor showing on the other parts of the meal. It seems to me that Tom should check on the quality of his product at the Dahlia Lounge.
The food was excellent. We studied the menu before we went so we knew what we wanted. A little expensive but worth it.
The dishes on the menu had odd combinations of flavors. I just wasn't crazy about it. The handkerchief pasta dish was so-so. Not very flavorful, and the pickled grapes added an odd note. The server was nice.
Highly anticipated diner based on reviews and menu. The food felt pre-prepared not cooked fresh. Both appetizers were poor. Arctic char was a no more than a smoked fish I could purchase at Costco. "Grilled fish" was breaded and fried. No harmony in the tastes and textures.
Birthday celebration brunch. Wonderful hospitality, absolutely great server. Food was also excellent. We had a great brunch experience with only one glitch. When we were departing, I asked the woman we checked in with to take a picture of our group. She was so preoccupied talking to some guy that she seemed bothered. And just took it without even waiting for us to be ready. Other than her, was great and we’llreturn.
Wonderful! In every way
Four of us enjoyed a lovely dinner before a show at the Moore Theater. Cocktails and oysters were yummy. Dinner was amazing -- the duck & salmon were noteworthy. I had diet restrictions and they were great at modifying for me. Easy to hear each other and enjoy a conversation. A delightful evening all around!!
For spending over $411.00 and barely seeing our waitress I was disappointed, but great food and ambiance!
Everything we expected from a class establishment! Great service and food was excellent.
Great place for small team events. We go for welcome lunches for new employees and other special occasions.
Great restaurant for pre or post show downtown. Definitely book a reservation. Don't miss the coconut cream pie
I remember Dahlia in it's early days when it was smaller and, in my opinion, more creative. Not that it was bad, because it wasn't, but I hadn't been in some time and the food left me a bit underwhelmed for the price. There are many venues in the region that are producing better food for a similar price. It is an old standby kind of place, but it's gotten, to me, a bit stodgy compared to what it used to be.
Food was delicious, service was perfect, and it was quiet enough to visit with our friends
Service was good. Food mediocre except the doughnuts.
We rarely go to Seattle, but found the Dahlia Lounge worth the trip. Quiet and you could converse, food was very good, and creative. Service good, nice and low key.
Lovely service and excellent food. We loved the decor very art deco
Food was excellent , service not so much. Unfortunately, this is not the first time when service failed in Tom Gouglas restaurants, even though I keep coming back for food. Not sure about future reservations.
It's been a while since we've eaten there (parking and traffic nightmare) so we were really looking forward to it. The result was "meh". Even the coconut pie was disappointing. It was mostly whipped cream with very little filling.
Absolutely wonderful from start to finish !
Server was knowledgeable, friendly and took time to explain each question. Bartender was friendly and made great cocktails . Overall I go back again and again !
Great service respectful staff
The food was excellent- however service was below expectations and there was an automatic 20% gratuity.
Food is good as always. Service was always good at TD’s restaurants. I agree with the 20% gratuity / service charge .... all the time Except this brunch. Our waitress was ... careless.
She took our order, delivered the food and didn’t want to spend a *Second more for her tables.
There’re yummy condiments came with our meals. We tried to find out but the waitress was not available. Of course, we found out what it was until our food was almost gone .....
A. disappointed. brunch.
Thank you, Dahlia Lounge, for the great food and drinks. No thanks to our server.
Dahlia is a great restaurant for breakfast or brunch. Food is delicious and service was excellent. I would recommend it for families, friends or couples.
Fantastic venue for a 50th Birthday celebration. Excellent menu and our service was exceptional.
Great food, service, and convenient location for a concert at the Moore Theater.
The server was as helpful as she could be but I won't be back for lunch unless you find it to offer more than one GF menu item. The spinach salad was pretty bland. Eating GF is not a fad - for those with Celiac it is a required way of life. We like food too and would hope that leading restaurateurs like Tom Douglas would offer choices for great food without the gluten.
In the beginning.......there was the Dahlia Lounge. Now, there is a Tom Douglas empire, but the Dahlia Lounge remains in tip-top form. Everytime I go there for lunch, I try really really hard NOT to order the grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup; but alas, I can't walk away from the crunchy bread, the melted cheese from heaven, and the second best tomato bisque I've ever had the pleasure of putting in my mouth. (Yeah, I *do* think mine is better....but just by a skosh.)
If you're popping into Seattle, this is the one restaurant you need to eat at. If you live here, you already know what tastiness awaits you. And if you haven't been to the DL in a while, come back. Your old friend is just as lovely as the last time you visited.
This is a great restaurant and we highly recommend it.
One of the best meals I have ever had. First weekend visiting Seattle and this did not disappoint.