Daniel's Broiler is the only major Seattle steakhouse serving USDA Prime Beef exclusively.
Specifically indicated in my reservation the occasion was anniversary. The first question I was asked when checking in is what the occasion was! Apparently my message did not come through to Daniel's system! Nothing special was offered to us given when they knew what the occasion was! So why ask for occasion in the first place on both online reservation and at the front desk! Was very disappointing to me in that regards. Other than that we enjoyed a good dinner and the server was very attentive and friendly.
I had called to confirm a certain type of whiskey for a friend..they said yes they have it-when we got there and ordered they said they were out. He then ordered another bev off menu...they were out of that tequila also.
Asked about crab cakes....said took off menu-
The salmon was farmed from another country..not even local and wild-no taste to it..we were hoping to have a new place to attend...vs el gaucho but very disappointed. The steaks had to be sent back for more cooking time..then was too done.....
The whole evening was wonderful. We had arrived early and they sat us shortly there after. Our server was amazing and of course the food was to die for. The view was spectacular. It was an evening to remember.
As usual, Daniel's in Bellevue at the Hyatt didn't disappoint. My filet was cooked to perfection, the waiter and other table staff had impeccable manners and the entire evening was as expected. Had a wonderful birthday celebration!
Great steaks and a nice birthday treat for the birthday boys! Thank you for the window table.
I'm so done with Daniels. Another 40 minute wait to be seated. What good are reservations? Young blond woman at front desk was shockingly rude. Steaks are absolutely top notch BUT....I can find (almost) just as good elsewhere without all the baggage, at half the price, and without having to park a mile underground forced to take two elevators to get there. (we dined 2/16/18 7:45 res)
Our server and the hosts were very polite and helpful. I asked for a window seat in my reservation and we were seated in a great spot. The steaks we're among.the best we have ever had if not the best. We truly enjoyed our special dinner together.
This place is dependably top notch. We shared a salad and filet for the two of us which is our normal choice and it was just the right amount. The Oscar addition really topped it off very well and made a vegetable side not necessary.
It was a great experience. Our service was amazing and the food was nothing short of fantastic. The porterhouse was out of this world.
This was the second time (visit to Daniel’s) that the Maitre’d took forever to handle our reservation (we were on time), left us standing in the middle of a busy thoroughfare, being bumped by waiters, carts and other guests. After more than 5 very uncomfortable minutes a host that had been standing next to the Maitre’d all this time with our menus in hand, took us to a very noisy busy area and our table.
The table was located next to a bussing station with enormous traffic, chairs being carried around and constant interruption by a slew of waitstaff.
While the food is always good the ambiance and service is well subpar.
My next business dinner will be in a different restaurant.
It has been years since we visited Daniels in Bellevue. We chose to return on Valentines. As one would expect the place was packed and crazy busy. Glad to have made reservations a couple months in advance.
We were seated at a very nice table for two on a west facing windows with great views of the mountains and skyline. Given the way the restaurant is configured, tables and booths are laid out in a way that only a few are visible from any given location. So dining is a relatively private experience.
The evening started sweet and chaotic at the same time. It was sweet because the bouquet of flowers that I had delivered was beautiful and fragrant as well as awaiting us at our table when we arrived. Chaotic because the gift that I had had delivered to also be on the table was missing. Fortunately, Daniels' concierge was able to work with the dress shop downstairs at the Hyatt lobby (where I had purchased the gift) to recover nicely and deliver the gift (albeit a bit late).
Our dining started off with the prawn cocktail. Wow, we had never seen prawns that big. 4 of them were just right for us to start.
I had the whiskey crab soup next. In a wonderful touch the soup bowl was delivered empty (except for the crab scattered about the bottom) and then the soup was poured into the bowl at our table. Great idea to keep the crab from getting rubbery. My wife's spinach salad was likewise nicely done.
Daniels wine list is not for the faint of heart - very extensive and priced at the higher end of wine lists we've seen over the decades. We ended up with a super Tuscan red for $80 - mid range price on their wine list.
Our main course was the Flight of Filet Mignon - 3 four ounce cuts of filet - accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes. Superbly tender and wonderfully tasteful.
Couldn't resist a dessert. Chocolate covered strawberries for her and a coconut fudge sundae for me - simply super.
Most expensive dinner out we have had that I can recall. Worth it for my Valentine.
We went for Valentine's. 2 Martinis and an appetizer each in the bar first.$100
Dinner was soup,steak and dessert.
Clam chowder was 5 star, french onion was 5 star. 12 oz tenderloin was just okay. Cooked to medium rare but lacking flavor.
My 30 ounce Ribeye was cooked rare. It was boring and had two spots of grizzle that I could barely cut through. I have had better Choice cuts ftom QFC and this was supposed to be Prime. Send it back? by the time you get a new one your partner is finished. Steak wasnt worth the money.
Desert was coconut ice cream. 5 stars.
If I was to eat here again I would have clam chowder for an appetizer and another bowl for dinner. We had a nice bottle of Delille D2.
Dinner with Tip was $360. We will just go to the bar next time. Birthday in 2 weeks so we both agreed that it was time for John Howie. Hope they have a good steak.
The first table we were seated at had the two of us sitting very far apart - enough that we couldn't hear each other talk with the noise level, and definitely not close enough to feel romantic.
It took quite a while to have our water glasses filled, but this gave us a chance to get re-seated when we were able to catch a hostess seating someone else. The lighting was not dim enough to be romantic - not bright, but not what we'd expect for Valentine's day or a nice steakhouse in general.
Service was generally slow - we watched two other tables around us who were seated after us get their food before us. Our server did not even offer to refill our sodas until the meal was finished, despite them being empty long before that. Wine by the glass was enjoyable.
The steaks were decent, though we couldn't see a difference between our two - one cooked medium and the other medium rare. The server requested we cut into the middle of our steaks upon serving them to ensure they were done correctly - this should not be required at a steakhouse and ruins the presentation!
Valentine's Day never a good time to dine out due to greater demand, but did not expect tables that were too tippy to use and crammed into less space than in a cheap diner. Food was high quality, service okay but not to usual standards. Sacrificed quality of experience for profit by packing too many into the restaurant.
My wife and I went to Daniel's Broiler for Valentine's Day dinner. This is one of their busiest nights, so I don't know how reflective our experience would be for a typical evening. I'm not certain of this, but it appears as though they open up additional rooms that might typically be used for private events. Our dining room was somewhat brightly lit, but with a very nice view of Bellevue from the 21st floor of the Bank of America building (if you are lucky enough to be seated by a window). We were initially offered a long, narrow rectangular table. This seemed like a very odd table for a romantic dinner as we'd have to talk loudly to hear each other. There were at least half a dozen empty round tables for two in the room. The hostess obligingly found us another table nearby. We were amused to see that several of the other couples were laughing because some of the tables were wobbly, and one guest suggested putting napkins under the table legs. I had to lean on my side of the table whenever my wife cut into her steak to avoid having my plate bounce up into the air. I think that these ables are brought out of storage on busy nights. Perhaps things are better in the main dining room.
Our server was very professional and attentive, offering excellent advice. My wife's prime rib was cooked to perfection. My steak, however, was clearly overcooked. I felt terrible about sending it back, but the server told me not to worry at all (agreeing that it was not how I had ordered it) and a new steak was prepared perfectly. I hate to send food back and worry about the waste, but when spending this amount of money at a place that specializes in steak, I probably would have felt worse paying for an overcooked meal. The sides (baked potato and creamed spinach) were excellent. We dined here once before and had a great experience all around. So it may be best to avoid Daniel's on Valentine's Day. Perhaps we'll try it again on our anniversary.
First experience was with my best friend and her son for his birthday on Valintines Day. We all enjoyed It.
Came for a Valentine’s Day dinner with my fiancé. As always, great food and great service. Never disappointed here.
Beautiful Place for any celebration. Everything was and always is perfect!
Daniels never disappoints had lunch for Valentine Day it was wonderful. Love the view from the 21st floor.
We came for a day before Valentine's Day dinner to avoid the crowds. It worked like a charm. We got a table right by the window. The food and service were excellent as always.