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About Dahlia Lounge

The finest Northwest cuisine with bold, adventurous preparations. Let Chef Brock Johnson and his talented kitchen crew bring their unique flavors to your table.

2001 4th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 2pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm Sunday: 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Virginia

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 682-4142

Website:
http://dahlialounge.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Metro Buses are available downtown. http://transit.metrokc.gov/ for more information.

Executive Chef:
Brock Johnson

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

Special Events & Promotions:
The Dahlia hosts a number of events throughout the year including wine dinners, and other tasty, informative gatherings. Please check our website for a full listing of events at the Dahlia and our other restaurants. www.tomdouglas.com

Dahlia Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (71)
Local Ingredients (66)
Creative Cuisine (64)
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Fit for Foodies (63)
Special Occasion (54)
Romantic (47)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Cozy (39)
Authentic (38)
Business Meals (38)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Casual (30)
Great for Lunch (30)
Notable Wine List (30)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Great for Brunch (22)
Seasonal (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Fun (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Healthy (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Hot Spot (16)
People Watching (13)
Happy Hour (9)
Organic (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Spicy (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were excellent.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

My experience here was mediocre at best. There is a 20% service charge on the bill (fine, if I get good service). I was dining alone, my server said hello once, took my order, dropped off my food, took away my tea infuser (without asking, I would have loved more water), then dropped my bill off on the table before I even finished my food. I was trying to have a leisurely breakfast and the restaurant wasn't full (his section next to the bar was completely empty save for me), but instead of checking in, refilling my water, and letting me enjoy myself, I had a $27 breakfast for one, without the option to rehydrate, while I watched him flirt with his female coworkers. Totally ridiculous.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was simply, amazing. One of my favorite Tom Douglas restaurants. We ordered the crab cakes and 5-spice rotisserie duck and they did not disappoint. The duck was fire roasted - you can see the fire pit because it’s an open kitchen view. My boyfriend had the crab cakes - you could taste it was fresh and the crabs were the star; I’ve found other restaurants to put too many ingredients in their crab cakes, which make it an overkill.

The service was good for the most part - the only reason why I didn’t give service a 5 star is because our waiter wasn’t very attentive, but other employees were around to always help. Our waiter pushed on ordering apps or small plates to share and seemed a tad bothered when we declined to. He also didn’t check on us; regularly, and beverage I ordered came after our entrees arrived, but only after I reminded him twice for it. They were busy, I’ll give him that. All in all, I’d come back for the food!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

I've eaten here for 25 years but not recently. It didn't matter. It was just as good as the first time. The table waiter was excellent and service was so very prompt.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

My first time here and I was so glad that I finally decided to give it a try. Food was outstanding, the service was great and the whole atmosphere was fantastic.
My wife and I are wondered why we had not come in before this. Highly recommend

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Every time I’ve eaten at the Dahlia Lounge over the past ten years I’ve had a fantastic meal! This time I had the fried chicken salad - so delicious and unique! Don’t forget to go next door for some great bakery items to take home for the next day. The server was wonderful too. I’m Grateful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2018

A fabulous Valentine’s Day lunch!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was great and the food was good. the limoncello sorbet was excellent with bits of candied citrus rind.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Awesome experience as usual. We are regulars at Dahlia. And it’s always Fantastic. Thank you!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent. We studied the menu before we went so we knew what we wanted. A little expensive but worth it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful! In every way

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

For spending over $411.00 and barely seeing our waitress I was disappointed, but great food and ambiance!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful tome

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Everything we expected from a class establishment! Great service and food was excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great place for small team events. We go for welcome lunches for new employees and other special occasions.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great restaurant for pre or post show downtown. Definitely book a reservation. Don't miss the coconut cream pie

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was delicious, service was perfect, and it was quiet enough to visit with our friends

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was good. Food mediocre except the doughnuts.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Lovely service and excellent food. We loved the decor very art deco

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 !

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great service respectful staff

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