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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.
Seattle, WA 98121
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 2pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 2pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5pm - 10pm Sunday: 5pm - 9pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Metro Buses are available downtown. http://transit.metrokc.gov/ for more information.
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
Dahlia Lounge has always been one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The food is always delicious, service is gracious, setting is warm and welcoming and it never disappoints- not an easy feat for a restaurant that had been around for 20+ years. Kudos to Tom Douglas for maintaining the creative use of local ingredients, fine attention to detail in food prep and excellence in creating a dining environment that fosters the enjoyment of his wonderful food.
From the moment we were greeted at the door until we finished and left, we had one of the best experiences we ever had in a restaurant. The hostesses were so gracious and lovely. We were given a table by the window (I had requested it if possible as it was my husband and I’s 20th anniversary). Our waitress, Jennifer, was extremely knowledgeable and comfortable with every item on the menu and gave us truly wonderful suggestions as she understood what we were looking for after talking to us a bit. We started with those delicious, briny oysters, followed by mussels (oh my god delectable). The persimmon salad was a riff of the tired melon prosciutto salad and my god were all those notes played exactly correct. We had the rockfish and crab cakes for our entry and every bite of those were just off the charts. We finished with 3 desserts (because why the hell not). The fabulous triple coconut cream pie, the pear tart with bay leaf ice cream (oh yeah!), and the homemade doughnuts with a couple decaf cappuccino’s with the foamiest milk I’ve ever seen. When we lived in Seattle 15 years ago - this was one of our favorites. And it blew us away even more today! My goodness. Every ingredient was fresh and delicious and cooked with care and thoughtfulness. The service was beyond exceptional and our waitress (literally - the best We’ve EVER had) made the food and ambiance all come together by conducting us through the symphony of food. The team as a hole all worked together so very well. I don’t think I’ve seen people like what they do as much as the team at Dahlia’s. I’m absolutely and totally serious when I tell you it was one of the best - if not THE BEST - experiences we have ever had in a restaurant. AND we live in New York City! All I can say is thank you! We can’t wait to come back to Seattle and make our visit with you a definite part of our itinerary. AMAZING!!
Mediocre and overpriced. 20% tip is automatically added to every check and unfortunately our waiter didn't deserve it. He didn't seem to give a crap about us or our experience. I personally hate this new tipping policy. Instead of being paid for performance, it's everyone gets the same. There's no incentive for providing great service.
This is one of my favorite restaurants & would have earned all 5 stars, except for the main dish. It was the rockfish. I didn't care for the preparation -- drowning in celery flavor. The martini & dessert were both outstanding, however. The server recommended a gin I hadn't had in a while, & it was wonderful. The pear dessert is one I have every time I'm at Dahlia Lounge, & it never disappoints. A truly world class dessert!
Saturday brunch at 1:30 (they close at 2pm) - food was VERY disappointing: hard biscuits, rubbery omelets, potatoes not great. Seemed like it was food sitting around and we were the last customers. The waiter was great though - accommodated our request to move to a smaller table (after the front desk hostesses said it wasn't possible - even though there were clearly tables available) - Lazy?? Love Tom Douglas restaurants - but I will stick to dinner at Dahlia Lounge - no more brunch there.
Mr. Douglas comes through again with a wonderful dining experience. I felt lucky that our party of 4 was able to book a reservation on short notice for a convenient timeslot -- we got right in and were attended to promptly. Everything went great from there! Appetizers were splendid (oysters and fried-green-tomatoes). The entrees were a delight -- I recommended the house specialty crabcakes to my out of town friends and they were amazed. I had the rockfish special, which was extraordinary. The chorizo accompaniment was a joy. Desert was a shared plate of some vanilla custard/pudding that we all fought over. Awesome. Jeeesh! It was good! The only negative, and just a slight one -- the booth was a tad cramped for 4 people. And, it was noisy. Thanks Tom.
We were seated quickly at a nice booth. Our orders were taken in the timely manner. The Server came over and was pleasant and ready to take our order. Everything was fine until the food came.
The Herb Omelet with Chanterelle's was slimy and underdone and cold! No one ever came back to check on our meal. No one ever asked how our food was. No one ever came by to see how we were doing. When we left no one said a word about anything, just bye!
I can only guess that with 20% gratuity as an automatic, no one cares and it shows.
My fiancé and I had dinner here to celebrate our anniversary and it was incredible. I got the duck and he got the short ribs. The caramel dessert is my favorite! Trust me you are going to want to order it and you won’t regret it!!! The manager knew it was our anniversary so we got one of our desserts for free! So sweet! The service was great, they really took care of us!
We will go here again for sure!
Service was excellent; omelette so disappointing. $15 for a very bland 2-egg omelette. Very few chanterelles and cheese was almost nonexistent. Herbs not fresh; dried. I expect more from Dahlia - your meals should live up to your ambience and reputation and prices. Denny’s quality. Coffee and biscuits good though. Went with out of town friends who love Dahlia, but if it is my choice I will not go back again. Have been several times for brunch; this one was the nail in the coffin.
Recommended by a local. Great choice. Menu is special - using local ingredients and interesting food combinations. Best of all it was Really GOOD FOOD! Service was pleasant, low key and on time. Loved the ambiance of the place and across the street from my hotel. A little pricey, but you get a lot of good upscale food for your money - so good value. Nice surprises, like little fruit jellies included with my sherbet. (I believe all were house made. ) Don't miss dessert there.
We arrived early and they seated us right away anyway. Our food was perfectly prepared and tasted fantastic. We had the braised short ribs and the salmon, and both were wonderful. The portion sizes were perfect, not too big. The service was as good as expected. Loved everything!
We started our dinner with a really wonderful wood grilled bread salad our waiter recommended. My husband had the wood grilled salmon which was cooked perfectly, he requested the fish still pink in the middle and it was a decent portion. My hanndkerchief pasta with poached egg was really outstanding, creative and also a decent portion. The lighting in the restaurant was quite dark so it was hard to read the menu. The second issue was the coconut cream pie which is suppose to be one of their most popular desserts was rather pricey and didn't taste that fresh. Next time that happens, I won't fail to mention it. Overall it was really good and we will return to try the crab cakes!
Dahlia Lounge is one of my favorites for lunch with colleagues. It's quiet enough that you can actually have a conversation, and the food is delicious! Favorites include the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo, and every salad I've tried.
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