Dahlia Lounge

4.6
3988 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Northwest
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  • Local Ingredients
The finest Northwest cuisine with bold, adventurous preparations. Let Chef Brock Johnson and his talented kitchen crew bring their unique flavors to your table.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 682-4142
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Brock Johnson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Virginia
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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.
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Public transit
Metro Buses are available downtown. http://transit.metrokc.gov/ for more information.
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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
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
What 3988 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing flavors

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2.0Dined 3 days ago

If you build in a 20% tip to the bill Tom then you should require great service from your wait staff. We sat for 20 minutes before anyone took our order then was asked by our waitress "Did I leave you enough time to decide?". Umm... yes & we are on a business lunch so time is important. She did not ask about wine or drinks with lunch & I had to stop her to ask for a glass of wine. I didn't get a chance to even finish my lunch & had to run. I really wanted to have the coconut pie for dessert as I had been raving about it to my sub-contractor from Ireland who took me to lunch. Plus it is less $ for the restaurant. We had to flag down another wait staff to bring the check as no one was paying attention to our table 7 the restaurant was not even busy. Dahlia took my favorite steak salad off the menu & replaced it with a chicken strawberry salad that is nothing to rave about. Not impressed. I always book my business lunch appointments there as it is so convenient to my office but will look for a different restaurant in the future.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

On a recent trip to Seattle, our last minute dinner at Dahlia ended up being our favorite meal. We enjoyed the oysters, crab appetizer and our waiter recommended the morel appetizer (amazing). The gnudi and the lamb chop entrees were both delicious with artful presentations. Though the coconut cream pie was recommended, we opted for the fresh, hot donuts and ice cream with espresso martinis!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

I ordered the lamb chops and asparagus, while my dinner companion ordered the roast duck. Both meals were over seasoned by a lot, but were editable. My dinner companion ordered a “lemon cocktail”. It arrived after 15 minutes and was so tart that she had to then get a glass of Sprite and dilute it by half to make it drinkable. I had a couple of glasses of $15 a glass Pino Noir. It was very good. Desert was also very good. We ordered the strawberry custard pie and chocolate moose. The restaurant adds a 20% tip to the bill, which is normally what I put anyway, if the service was good, which it wasn’t. The waiter was obviously overburdened. In all the meal left our lips shriveled and with a $198. bill, and marginal service, it was disappointing

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I saw Mr. Tom Douglas outside of Daliha and said Hi and he responded, but it is one of those once in a life time things I wish I would have ask him to take a photo . I wish I would have gotten

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great service, delicious food, and it was easy to communicate with 5 people at the table. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The crab cakes were so tasty. Three of us each had different dishes and each was terrific. Our waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. We were encouraged to take our time and enjoy being there. And of course we shared a huge slice of coconut cream pie.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Dahlia Lounge always manages to exceed my expectations. As always, the welcome was warm and authentic. Loved our center-of-the-scene table. Alexander, our server, was a perfect combination of professional and personally engaging.

The food will haunt my imagination for weeks! Highly recommend our choices: Tuna tartare, and fantastic morels in cream on toast to start; crab cakes and halibut entrees; a chocolate mousse medley and Victoria sponge with strawberries for dessert ... ravishing.

We started with cherry and rhubarb mules and ordered a very nice Sancerre bottle with dinner. An absolute pleasure from start to finish. Can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal here to celebrate a family milestone. The parking nearby was convenient and the service and food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

It was great

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Meh. I use to go here for business dinners and special occasions about once a year. But, a few years ago, I went for a family special occasion dinner. The entrées were meh all around the table. Well, daughter's college graduation was upon me and thought I'd go back to Dahlia. Wow, Meh again. The $5 basket of bread and butter was tasty. The crab cakes which disappointed a few years ago, disappointed again. Two the size of a silver dollar were nothing to write home about. They qualified as an entrée I suppose due to the bed of greens on which they were served. Salmon was okay. Cocktail was notable for being on the weak end. Wine was okay. 20% service charge already added to the bill. I am going to call it. This one has jumped the shark.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I’ve been to Dahlia many times and I’m never disappointed. The wine list is inventive and good, the wait staff is very good and helpful. Do try the bread salad and always end the meal with the beignets!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Dahlia Lounge has been one of my Seattle restaurant favorites for at least 20 years, and it never fails to provide a wonderful dining experience. On a long weekend trip to Seattle recently, I recommended we make this one of our dinner choices, and we were rewarded with the best evening of the whole trip. We started our meal with the Tastes from the Sea sampler and were pleased that while the flavor profiles were familiar, the individual offerings were new to us. The Tom Douglas food scene continues to rock my world!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The food was excellent except the duck was tough... very good flavor but not at all tender. The morel mushroom appetizer was fantastic. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. It is a little expensive for me except for special occasions. Our bill was over $330 for three people. It was a lovely experience overall.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Food was fantastic and service was attentive.
Quality ingredients and portion sizes just right.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Three entrees, and they covered all the possibilities: The crab cakes were excellent, full of crab and very tasty; the lamb chops were very good; and the ricotta gnudi left one wondering why all the effort that had gone into them produced such a bland result. Service was excellent, ambiance was pleasant, noise level was to be thankful for (could actually converse easily, a rarity in many restaurants now). Overall, a good experience, with one low point.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Excellent meal and attentive service. Happened to be there during morel mushroom season and the morels on toast were so rich and delicious--I'd go back just for that! Wood fired bread salad was scrumptious (not too bread heavy) and so were the made to order donuts!!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

My wife and I spend most of the week apart due to work responsibilities. Friday night was our first chance to spend some together at a meal. Dahlia provided us with an opportunity of have an exceptional meal in a friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Wonderful food and service! Delicious!

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2.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food was " swimming in spices " to the point that both my wife and I were coughing and needed water to stop it.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Copper River salmon had just arrived, and my entree was outstanding and well worth the price. Sides were selected to complement the entree. Cocktails were generous and well-made. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Pleasant neighborhood vibe, and quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Overall, great dinner and service!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Fantastic duck and lamb! Terrific service, thanks Kelly!

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Lovely old world Asian charm from the custom designed fish lamps to the paper made chandeliers. Food was delicious. We had the lamb. But, the hit of the evening was the homemade donuts with special cream and jelly. Literally the main reason we’ll go back.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great service, good wine selection, great food and the triple coconut cream pie is not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

My halibut was done perfectly, not overcooked and dry as it is too often (elsewhere). Great martini using local gin. Attentive, not rushed service from Maureen.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Food was delicious for brunch, lots of options for all dietary needs. But our waiter was so unfriendly. He never once cracked a smile or common pleasantry one time.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

I have been to this place four times in the past five years as I live in New York City. Every time it is phenomenal. This is one of the best restaurants in the country as it is outstanding each and every time I come five stars

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We have eaten in Dahlia Lounge each time we have visited Seattle over the past ten years and we have found it a very pleasant place to eat. Great food, service and ambience. One of Seattle's best.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

After a couple of decades of enjoying the Dahlia at least once a year, each time I return it feels like I am trying something brand new in the same setting. This is due primarily to the emphasis on seasonally fresh food. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful, among the best in the Seattle area. Prices, which include a gratuity, are a little high for downtown Seattle, but there is real value here. You really do get more than you pay for. And the ambience is perfect for either a business meal or a date.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

My favorite Seattle restaurant. I am sure I've been here at least a dozen times and always leave satisfied and happy.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

It was fun! As my first name is Dahlia!!! A friendly place...

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We took a friend who was visiting from out of town. We love the menu and the decor. The coconut cream pie is always a show-stopper!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Lackluster food and service compared to previous visits.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Had dinner before a concert so unfortunately we had to rush and had to skip dessert

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

First visit to Tom Douglas’s iconic restaurant after hearing about it for years, and it was well worth the wait. The service was attentive but not overbearing. The food hit on all levels. The highlight of the meal was the poached duck egg over Campanella pasta with pecorino and chive blossoms. If I can coax Tom into giving me this recipe it’s one I’d love to recreate at home.

Best dinner out in quite some time, the Douglas restaurants never disappoint.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Always great! Our waitress was excellent. One of our all time favorite restaurants in Seattle...and in general. We travel often. The quality and freshness of the food is fabulous!

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Just average- not worth going out of the way to eat at.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love Dahlia Lounge! Order anything and you will love it. Anything falls short of expectations--just tell your server and they will fix it right away.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very good!
Great service!

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