Dahlia Lounge

4.7
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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.
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OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful- excellent service

GH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice lunch. Sad to hear they are going to stop serving lunch

JT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was sad to hear Dahlia Lounge is closing its Brunch Service

JM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We’ve always enjoyed the Dahlia Lounge but it did not meet our expectations this time. Food was okay, kind of bland. Service was just okay, took forever to get drinks and they did not seem to care. For the price we won’t be back to gamble on whether or not it was an off night. At this price range service and food should be consistent.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience both in food and service. I adore this spot!

M
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. excellent customer service!
we’ll definitely come back.

JM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We loved our breakfast quiche, we subbed crab cakes in the Benedict and that was to die for. Very pricey but the food and service was fantastic

S
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am from Asia and I took my clients from San Francisco. Seattle vibe but classy. Food also quite good.

SQ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My go to when in Seattle . You can never go wrong with Tom Douglas's Dungeness Blue Crab Cakes and the Duke Entree. The Mini donuts are a must, also. Alway delicious and the wait staff is always attentive and knowledgable with every aspect of your meal. I highly recommend Dahlia Lounge and have gone on every visit to Seattle. Never disappointed.

JH
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. Consistently exceeds my expectations. Great staff, always great well though-out and delicious food. Always recommended.

SS
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. We ordered the chicken potstickers and the ribs to share. Both were very good. We also both ordered the lobster and shrimp dumpling soup. That was a little disappointing. It was essentially won ton soup. For the cost, I was underwhelmed. It also wasn't very flavorful. I was expecting a richer soup given the description. I wouldn't order it again but I would order the potstickers and ribs again.

JJ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just like all Tom Douglas restaurants, Dahlia Liunge has great food but is overpriced. It’s always a good experience, but it could be a better value.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for any special occasion- a little pricey but the food is amazing!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I know it’s getting to be a common way of doing business, but I truly resent having a 20% surcharge added on top of the total bill, none of which goes to the server. So we tipped extra just for the server. And I think just for that reason I won’t go back again even though the food was excellent and the service was outstanding

JV
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great service

OT
Seattle
74 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast on New Year’s Day. The service and food were excellent. The Parmesan potatoes were addictive, and the eggs were just right. We also appreciated the automatic 20% service charge - it’s time more US restaurants adopt this and start paying their staff accordingly instead of having them rely on tips to earn a decent wage.

DN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s eve, as always our experience was outstanding.

S
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant and we are always impressed and pleasantly delighted each time we visit. This was the first time coming for NYE and we loved the atmosphere and the staff. Thank you

k
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was great and the food was ok. 175 bucks for 2 people with no alcohol was a bit steep for what we actually got. Solid spot!

S
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service — a great place for a special occasion.

m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Loved our waitress! The food is always spectacular! Thank you!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, will come again with friends in another day

C
Seattle
47 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, greAt recommendations from the waitress and the sommelier who gave us a great price on an off-list bottle. Ambiance was lively. We loved it

JD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The duck was the highlight and so delightful.

T
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch of eggs Benedict with crab cakes was outstanding. Finished the meal with coconut cream pie that was AMAZING! This is a favorite dining spot when we visit Seattle.

SS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous and festive place to have a holiday lunch.

FD
Seattle
103 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our traditional Christmas Eve lunch (17 years)! Once again, great service, delicious food and a wonderful experience! The grilled chicken salad was exceptional this visit. See you next year!!

M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dahlia Lounge never disappoints. Leave room for dessert!

ML
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful Christmas celebration at Dahlia Lounge, a restaurant we can always count on for 5-star food. We had a vegan pasta dish, squash gnocchi, and skirt steak with salads and bread. For dessert coconut cream pie, pear tart and beignets. Every single dish was 5 star....the whole experience was 5 star. Thank you so much such an excellent experience!

D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went with my husband for happy hour 2 hrs ago and sat at the bar. We received no service plus the servers were elbowing us to get their drinks. After spending $70 USD we were annoyed with the 20% auto gratuity. It’s promotes a self entitled work culture which focuses on a hands out policy. Not on the client experience. How do you ween out the quality servers from the not so great ones when you have this type of policy.

I went here again on my own for brunch and didn’t make the mistake at sitting in the lounge. The table service was great. Attentive and on top of things. Food was great too. I would have left a 20% without the Auto gratuity. Because it was Christmas I gave the server an additional cash tip.

Rule of thumb. DON’T EAT or DRINK at the bar. You will get NO service and expected to leave a tip that doesn’t reflect your experience.

Food quality and quantity is still excellent.

SS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

I've been to the Dahlia Lounge 3 or 4 times in the past 10 years. I enjoy the location and the setting very much. This time, I took my daughter and out of town parents as a holiday activity. Dinner at Dahlia Lounge! Our menu items included the ricotta gnocchi, which we all shared and enjoyed. Between the 4 of us, we got 2 of the applewood salmon, the duck, and radiatore pasta. As a 30 year resident of Seattle and a regular visitor to Alaska, I can tell you it was among the absolute worst salmon I have every had. The fish was clearly not fresh. It was as if the salmon had been soaked in soy sauce, the flesh of the fish was a dingy brownish pink, and was clearly overcooked. If that fish were truly grilled then I have no words for how Dahlia Lounge defines "grill." The level of sodium in the entire dish was horrible. I said nothing that night because my parents are elderly, and they had just gotten off a 15 hour travel day from the east coast and were very hungry. I do regret not speaking up, because we spent over $300 at Dahlia Lounge that night.

As for the duck, it was over cooked. My step mother had to put serious effort into cutting the duck. She did like the taste, so again, we did not speak up because I wanted them fed and back home to get some rest.

The radiatore was wonderful. The bottle of Beckham pinot gris was lovely. The cost of dinner was honestly unacceptable for such a surprisingly low quality of food. We won't be going back.

JA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first time to Dahlia Lounge, and I've lived in Seattle for 15+ years. It didn't disappoint. The donuts are AMAZING, breakfast hash so delicious. Very accommodating of our children - we had breakfast with family friends, three 5 year-old boys in total. Excellent options for both kids and adults.

Warm and cozy atmosphere; maybe a touch dated, but lovely.

JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband's favorite place to go. I never argue, it is always excellent.

RA
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I have been a resident of Seattle and regular diner at Dahlia Lounge for a long time. I will not go again. The change to a mandatory 20% gratuity has ruined this restaurant. Service is now non existent. My guests and I had to literally stand up and waive down our waiter for service, more than one and when paying over $40 for two small crab cakes, I expect to at least be waited on and not having to remind the wait staff that WE are the customer. VERY disappointing that a Seattle institution like the Dahlia Lounge has lost its understanding of customer service. I will not be back and will certainly be sharing this VERY poor experience with others.

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was tasty. Great ambiance. We came for a 7 person team dinner and had a great time. Not too loud that we couldn't hear each other, but not so quiet that we had to keep our voices down. Drinks are also great!

RD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Dahlia Lounge. We were seated promptly, had excellent service and good food. It is quite pricey, but we knew that going in. Delicious doughnuts for dessert!

CM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food but coffee at Lola’s is way better I think!

DC
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can not go wrong with Dahlia Lounge. The food is inspired, but traditional. The perfect fusion of Northwest ingredients with an appropriate twist. The portions are generous. The noise level is moderate - and if you have a booth you can actual have a conversation! The service is attentive but not fussy. And the prices are fair (although be aware of the 20% manditory sevice fee). This is a perfect choice if you have out of town guests and you want to showcase NW cuisine at it's finest.

CG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I’ve been dining at the Dahlia since they opened at their original location on 3rd just north of Stewart. I moved away from Seattle a decade ago, but visit friends & family as often as I can. We try to make a night at the Dahlia each time we go, but I think this tradition is going to end. Their prices have gone through the roof, while the service and quality has taken a slide. The mandatory 20% “service charge” seems to have removed all the hustle and effort from the entire staff. While our waiter was great, everything took far too long to happen. Our 7:15 reservation in reality was an 8:45 dinner. It took that long from seating until serving. Thank goodness I ordered some steamed clams for the table as a starter, otherwise we would have resorted to cannibalism long before the entree’s arrived. My steak was great, but not $80 great. My wife LOVES the Dahlia (we had one of our first dates here) but even she is ready to give up on them.

It was a good run, but it’s time to put the Dahlia out of its misery.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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