Drinks were trendy, apps ok, entrees good- coconut cream pie the best part, along with the perfect style service
I really want to ear doughnut again!!
Wow! One of our best meals of the year. Every bite was wonderful.
The food was excellent and the presentation beautiful. Although, it was busy, we were treated well, and felt like special guests!
The Dahlia remains my favorite Seattle restaurant. I have never been disappointed or in the least hurried.
Excellent food. Condescending, inattentive servers.
not so good.
We had a fabulous meal. Everything was great, from the potstickers and beef brisket appetizers, to the entrees like the salmon, halibut and pork chops. We had sides too, like the corn with mushrooms and fries. The doughnuts were the best, likes them more than the coconut cream pie.
Excellent food and service. Limited menu
Four of us really enjoyed our food and wine experience at this restaurant. Our server was great with wine selection and the duck was fantastic. Our only issue was the lighting as we could neither see the menus without extra lights then when the food came it was hard to see the well presented food.
You should stop using the word "foodies" which is not a word and sounds a little precious.
As to Dahlia Lounge, it should restrict it's clientele to anyone who never experienced the old Dahlia Lounge when it was down the street at 1904 4th Ave because the new Dahlia Lounge is not a patch on the old for ambience. The service including the maitre'd is not up to the old Dahlia either. The food however is excellent.
Cute place, good service; prices are outrageous but the food is indeed good.
Unless someone else is buying though we won't rush back to pay $4 for a glass of orange juice or $16 for eggs benedict....and we especially won't order a 4 oz cocktail for $15.
I ordered light that night: started with smoked salmon and finished with the goat cheese ravolini. It was impeccable, and dare I say...I had the best glass of wine ever! Order the Whispering Tree Syrah, Columbia Valley, 2007...I wish I would have saved room for dessert--at the table next to ours, the waiter was shaking up a bag of freshly fried donuts, coating them with cinnamon and sugar--accompanied was jam and mascarpone dipping saue. I highly recommend this restaurant if your in the mood for treating your yourself or your significant other to something special. The food is divine and service excellent.
Excellent in all areas. Best coconut cream cake ever!
loved it! detailed review on yelp!
Very good food and excellent service as always. The draft bear I ordered was good but well short of a pint.At that price it should have been a full pint. Disappointed that the pear tart has been taken off the dessert menu (at least for lunch).
We were visiting from out of town and had heard about Tom Douglas, so we made a point to visit one of his restaurants. I ordered the crab cakes. I'm generally disappointed with restaurant crab cakes -- flavors are usually off and they usually have too much breading. These crab cakes were great -- large pieces of crab and great, unique flavor. I would definitely recommend to others.
This was our second trip to Seattle and our second dinner at The Dahlia Lounge. It is one of our favorites. The crab cakes and halibut were exceptional!
Loved the deco and ambiance. Every morsel of food was delicious. A definitely would recommend.
Truly wonderful food - the crab cakes were just that, no filler. The Triple Coconut Pie was the best dessert we've had in ages. My husband is now addicted and I'll be making use of the recipe in Tom Douglas' first cookbook. The best meal we had during a two-week trip to the Pacific Northwest. Highly recommended!
My husband and I came here for dinner on our second night in Seattle. Food was delicious, was a tiny bit pricey but worth it. My husband had the crab cakes and he said they were the best crab cakes he'd ever had (full of crab and not filler) I had the rotissierie duck and it was fabulous. We shared the seafood sampler appetizer plate and it was really good as well - lots of attention to detail and different flavors with each sampler dish. Had the coconut cream pie and made to order donuts for dessert. Best donuts i've ever had! Not really like your traditional donuts....so delish!!
Fantastic food and excellent waiter who gave us apt descriptions of specific wines which helped us find the one that we enjoyed.
The food was excellent as expected but the service was not at the level one would expect from a restaurant in this price range and reputation, constantly reaching across us for no particular reason and utterly clueless about how to deal with a guest that brought a superior bottle of wine (Didier Daguegeau Silex) for the appetizers and seafood. Hey! I want to buy a great red wine from you for the 2nd half of the meal! I ended up with a glass of OK Pinot for the 2nd half of the entree. Still a very good meal and one convenient to our hotel as well.
Delightful find - charming and trendy, with superb seafood. Great wines to compliment ultra fresh offerings. Wait staff unbelievably knowledgeable and personable.
FABULOUS!!! Great food, great service...Just as good today as when it opened 20 years ago...maybe even better!
My wife and I went last month for our anniversary. My fish dish was pretty good, but she was very disappointed in her steak. It was very chewy, and something more along the lines of what I'd expect to have for $13 at an Applebees or Chilis, honestly. The desserts were very good, and the service was very good (albeit slow). Considering our expectations, though, this one disappointed us, and it was not worth the $$. Of course, it's difficult to judge a restaurant based upon one meal at one time, but when you're spending this type of money, that's all we're probably going to give it.
Had a great anniversary dinner. Were delayed due to unexpected traffic. We called and they held the table and we had a fantastic dinner. Will definately be back.
I took a client here for lunch. I've enjoyed eating dinner at Dahlia Lounge several times the past, but for lunch I was disappointed. The menu is limited and not very interesting (a comment from my client that I unfortunately agreed with). My crab cakes were dry, which is a sacrilege for a Tom Douglas restaurant. I'll avoid Dahlia Lounge for lunch in the future.
I have eaten at the Dahlia Lounge numerous times over the years and it never dissapoints. The wait staff is knowlegable and always helful with menu recommendations. I love the food and the menu always includes a nice mix of seasonal dishes. Be sure and save room for desert, the coconut cream pie is to die for!
After all the reviews I had read about Dahlia's Lounge, I was a bit disappointed in the service - we had a server who seemed very bored and uninterested in serving us. We noted that this was a special birthday event (50th birthday celebration), and the restaurant didn't acknowledge it in any way. Wish I'd gone elsewhere for my big day now.
We had a terrific meal at Dahlia Lounge. There were four of us with diverse tastes, though the menu offered something for everyone. There were a lot of interesting and creative choices as well as some dependable, reliable dishes. The decor is simply beautiful: cozy and elegant at the same time.
Excellent, fresh food with an interesting, reasonably-priced wine list. Our brunch here was one of the best. Picking up desserts to go at the bakery next door is the icing on the cake!
Wonderful menu and preparation.
Dined here for my birthday dinner back in summer with my bestfriends. I absolutely loved it! Experience was awesome, and the food was even better. The atmosphere is very relaxing, and the service is great! I am definitely going to come back for more dates and dinners.
Perhaps the hype set unreasonable expectations, but I wasn't floored by our meal. It was fairly overpriced - particularly the fish main courses, which should have been priced 5 to 10 dollars less than they were. On the other side, I really enjoyed my basil-strawberry drink and the decadent coconut cream pie.
Thought the food was good, but not GREAT. No complimentary bread included with meal which was disappointing since Dahlia also has a top rated bakery next door. Our salads were on the "bitter side" but my halibut was cooked perfectly, light, moist, and flakey. Our dessert was delicious, they executed using the currently in season fruit of black cherries so nicely! A little on the pricey side for what you get. Seattle really isn't quite up there yet with top notch restaurants like in NYC and San Francisco.
My friends visiting from Pittsburgh greatly enjoyed the meal, ordering what I considered classic menu choices: Chef Tom's crabcakes and roast duck. I also ordered the duck and greatly enjoyed the soba noodle salad accompanying the perfected cooked and seasoned duck. My friend Liz asked for additional hoisin sauce and was promptly obliged as she finished every morsel of the duck. Then I "made" them order the coconut cream pie. The visitors were really wowwed, and it was treat for me to be back to a place I knew would not let me down as local hostess!
This was our second visit to the Dahlia Lounge and were thoroughly impressed. We brought our friends who are foodies and thought the meal was outstanding. The bartender was excellent - even took the time to write out a recipe for a cocktail we tried. We will return again next time we are in the Seattle area.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The service could not have been better. First visit and won't be our last. Came for the highly touted crab cakes and donuts to end the meal. Neither one disappointed. Would highly recommend to one and all.
Have come to Dahlia's on nearly every trip to Seattle for the past four years. It has been consistently good to very good. I am worried that they are pricing themselves out of the market and being cheap about things that they shouldn't. In particular, since when is bread an option that you have to request and then pay for?