Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Spectacular views of South Lake Union are available from every table and outside waterfront dining is available during warm weather. *Daniel’s Broiler-Lake Union includes a 20% service charge on each guest check. Daniel’s Broiler retains the full service charge and compensates team members in the form of wages, commissions and benefits.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Food was ok for the price and long wait for everything. Surprised with already added tip on bill. Would not go back.
Hello there, we're so sorry to hear that we disappointed you during your visit. We would like a chance to make things right and show you the real Daniel's Broiler experience. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will do what we can to make it up to you. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you have a great day.
Great wait staff!!! They do an awesome job getting you food perfect
Thanks so much for the review, Jordan! We're glad to hear that our wait staff was able to get your meal just how you wanted it. Have a good day!
This is not my first time eating at Daniel's Broiler, nor is it my first time in a nice restaurant or steakhouse here in Seattle. I am comfortable saying that I understand the customer's expectations, as well as the experience Daniel's or any other nice restaurant wants the guest to walk away with after a night dining. Unfortunately, this visit was not one of the best. I will say, though, I have had great service at Daniel's before and everyone has a bad night.
I had a friend in town from Florida. I live close to Daniel's, so I thought it would be great to visit something close to home (South Lake Union). He loved the dinner. The ambience was spectacular for a fall in Seattle. We were sitting at the window with a great view of South Lake Union. He got to watch a few planes land and takeoff from the lake. He ordered the filet...medium-rare. It was cooked to his liking and was well seasoned. He also had a Caesar salad and garlic mashed potatoes...no complaints. I ordered the ribeye...medium-rare, along with a Caesar and mash potatoes. My ribeye was slightly overcooked...no pink. It was obvious, the waiter asked if it was too done. Because it is overcooked, sending it back means the flow of dinner is off. I get it, which is why I was fine eating my steak a little overcooked.
My biggest complaint about the night had to do with the 15 year-old Cabernet I brought in for the meal. The waiter handled the wine decanting. The cork broke while opening it...it happens with older wines. But, he poured the wine into the decanter and dumped all the sediment in as well. I was shocked and disappointed. You could see there was a bunch of sediment in the bottle. Daniel's is one of those places here in Seattle where this should not happen. I think he should have filtered or double-decanted it to remove the sediment or had a sommelier handle the decanting entirely.
So, I brought in a nice wine, paid a $25 corkage fee, and left a bit disappointed this time from Daniel's.
Hi there, RFisher. We are so disappointed to know that your dining experience fell so far below your expectations, and we truly hope to have the chance to make this up to you, if possible. We'd love to be able to make this right. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon so that we can show you a much more exceptional experience next time around. Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know.
Thanks for the five-star love! Have an excellent rest of your day.
Very pleasant staff, beautiful decor. Food was delicious but pretty expensive thus will probably not dine there again.
Hi there, JeanC. We sincerely appreciate your honest review. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and we hope you have a great rest of your day.
Great time - the server was great and the food is always amazing.
Hi there! Thank you so very much for this excellent feedback! We're so delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience, and we hope to have you join us again soon!
A little pricey for the occasion
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We sincerely appreciate your review, and we hope to have you back with us again in the near future.
Got our table promptly, with a view as requested which was fantastic. Food was absolutely delicious, even better service. Only downside was an exceptionally rowdy table behind us for the first half of our meal. Once they left the ambiance really set in, had a fantastic evening
Hi there, Matt! We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how well everything went during your visit, and we're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your evening. Thanks again for your feedback and have a great rest of your day!
Did not appreciate the extra $30 service charge on top of the tip. ended up with over $60.00 for tip!
should have been told or read in the menu this would happen. awkward to pull it back.
also parking $8 is steep and no validation. We have come here for our anniversary past few years and will not be returning as being nickle and dimed is not fun. Food was good but not super outstanding
Hello Bonnie, we're sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We do try to put a card at every table that explains the service charge but it sounds like that might not have been on your table. We appreciate your feedback though and will see if there's anything we can do about the parking situation. Thank you for letting us know and have a good day.
Daniel's on South Lake Union has a great view of the lake. It can be a very calm and leisure meal or quicker if a person is having a business lunch, for example. Kind, efficient servers and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant!
Thanks for the high marks, Victoria! We really appreciate your valuable feedback. Thanks for recommending us and we hope you have an awesome rest of your day!
Daniel's on south Lake Union is a unique restaurant. Excellent service and high quality food and presentations. A good choice for special occasions and regular visits. The view is a big bonus.
Thanks for your kind words, Tom. We're so glad that you enjoy your visits with us. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!
This was an outdoor lunch, and you can't beat the venue. beautiful views of the water and boats make up for mediocre food in my opinion. I've had several bad experiences with steaks at Daniel's for some reason so I may be in anomaly, discount my thoughts accordingly :-)
Hello Peter, we are sorry to hear that our steaks have been disappointing. That's certainly not a place we want to fail so we will do what we can to improve that for the future. Thank you for letting us know. Have a good day.
It was my pleasure to take my wife and grown children plus a grandson to Daniel's Broiler for my wife's birthday. My 15 year old grandson said it was the best dinner he had ever eaten. There were beautiful views, amazing service and fabulous food. We walked on the pier after dinner and took photos. Lovely evening. Our waiter surprised my wife with a birthday dessert.
Hi, JoyceN. We are just thrilled to hear that you and your family had such an excellent time when you all joined us for your wife's birthday. Thank you so much for choosing to spend this special occasion with us, and we're delighted to know that we were able to show you a five-star experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we hope you have a wonderful day!
Food was delicious and ambiance great. Steak was done perfectly and waiter suggested a gravy for the mashed potatoes that was delicious. Went there on a date and She loved it, especially the dessert!
Hi there, StanleyS. We are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy such a wonderful time at our restaurant. We're delighted to know that Richard offered you such exceptional service, and we hope to have you join us again very soon.
Staff is amazing. Surprised but, disappointed with the quality of the food tbh. Given the price point we expected better quality, taste and presentation.
Hi there, HeatherJ. We are disappointed to hear that you did not thoroughly enjoy your dining experience with us this time around. We'd really appreciate the chance to look into this further, so that we can hopefully make this right. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We look forward to hearing from you soon and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
As usual, a perfect meal in a perfect setting overlooking Lake Union. The staff couldn't have been any more professional and the food was the best!!! - I can't wait to go back again.
Hi there, LeonB! We're so glad to hear that your dining experience was such an amazing one. This is exactly how we want all of our guests to feel when they leave our restaurant. Thank you for sharing this wonderful review and we'll definitely be looking forward to your next visit! Have a great day.
We always request Richard! Always a great experience.
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this awesome five-star feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying Richard's service and we'll be looking forward to hopefully seeing you back again very soon!
Always a great choice when in Seattle. Great views, too. Service was outstanding- our table was perfect. The food was delicious.
Thanks so much for the five-star review. We're thrilled you had such a great time with us and we hope that you'll come by to see us again soon. Have a good day!
It was my wife's and I anniversary dinner. We wanted to go somewhere nice and elegant. I chose Daniels Broiler. Made my reservation a week in advance or so. Made a request to get a table by the window with a view. Got to the restaurant and they sat us on a table meant for 4 people inbetween other couples. Not what I asked for in my request. I requested to wait for a table to open up by the window. We waited about 10 minutes. Not bad considering how busy it was. I just found it strange that they knew about my reservation and my request to have a table by the window and one wasn't available when we arrived. But not a huge deal. Just was a special occasion and I wanted it to be great experience for my wife.
We ordered the porterhouse steak and Bone-in Rib-eye. Both steaks were ordered medium but they were closer to medium-well and both were charred a bit more than normal. The taste was ok but not great.
The Brussel sprouts were great. I recommend them.
Our waiter was awesome. Older gentleman man. Forgot his name. Great service and professionalism.
I would go back. 4 star.
Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks very much for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We're really glad to know that you both enjoyed the superior food and service you received during your evening with us, and hopefully next time around, we can accommodate your seating request before your arrival. Thank you for your patience while we fixed this and thanks again for letting us know. We hope to see you back again soon. Have a great day!
Perfect place overlooking the water with the clients
Thanks for the review! We're always happy to host you and your clients. Come back again soon.
First of all, the food is very good, however, extremely overpriced. $48 for a piece of Salmon is high! We ordered the shrimp appetizer, but the scallops came out. We decided to go with those and they were very good! I think the restaurant is very nice but very overpriced.
Hi there, LaurieA. We really appreciate your honest feedback and we're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your food. Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to share your review!
The food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Richard was extremely pleasant and served us very well. Our only comment was we noticed many open tables near the window, yet we were sat in a booth with not much of a view. Still a wonderful dinner date.
Hi there, SteveB. Thanks for sharing your review with us! We're really glad to know that you enjoyed both your food and the service you received during your visit, and hopefully next time around, we can provide seating that is much more satisfactory. Thanks again for letting us know and we hope to see you back again in the near future!
We were celebrating our parent’s 40th wedding anniversary. Everything was great! Service was excellent as was the food. I do think that 20% addition to the bill to pay for higher wages for the staff and benefits was ridiculous. Is the intent to not tip the server?? There was no line for tipping. The wait staff had to explain it which puts everyone in an uncomfortable position. So, we left $122 in tips and your add on fees which now equal 40% of the bill. What you pay your people in $$ and benefits is between you and the employee. I think the 20% was steep. Just increase your price and I can decide for myself if it’s worth it... before the check comes. Thank you.
Hi there, ShannonB. We really appreciate your genuine feedback! Your thoughts on this issue are very important to us, and we will definitely take your review into consideration. Thanks for letting us know and we hope you have a great day!
THe bill was confusing, including service charge but waiters state they don't get much money. Some restaurants do this in Seattle but most do not. It is uncomfortable for the customer.
Hi there, ScottK. We apologize for the confusion you experienced during your visit. We will be taking this feedback into consideration to help us improve. Thank you for letting us know and we do hope you'll be joining us again in the near future. Have a great rest of your day!
We’ve dined at all of the Daniels (except the newest one in the Hyatt downtown) and every outing was virtually perfect until this one.We were there to celebrate my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary this past Friday at 6:30. Everything was perfect until about 7:15 when a group of about 12 came in and the noise level was so loud that we couldn’t carry on a conversation and our waitress (Marie) had trouble hearing us. This fine group looked like the Seattle version of The Jersey Shore cast. We asked the waitress several times to say something. We were in the NE corner of the restaurant which I guess can be used for private dining. It was this group plus 4 other tables of 4. The Jersey Shore cast was having a great time, the rest of us not so much. I don’t care about dropping $600 on dinner, I don’t care that we have to pay a 20% service charge due to the wage issues in Seattle. What I care about is going to a restaurant where you expect a certain level of service and atmosphere to have it ruined by a bunch of low class drunks and the waitstaff feeling they can’t do anything. As a lark I downloaded a Decibel Meter which hit a high of 106 decibels which is equivalent to a concert. Maybe if it wasn’t such a special occasion 60 years married I wouldn’t be so angry and disappointed. This wasn’t a failure of Marie, it was a failure of management at the restaurant.
Hi there. First, we'd like to thank you very much for taking the time to share these details with us about your dining experience. We are disappointed that you weren't able to thoroughly enjoy your visit at our restaurant this time around, and we'd really appreciate a chance to look into this further, so that we can hopefully make this up to you. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon.
Service is always excellent. Staff makes you feel liked a truly valued customer from the time you enter the front door until you walk out. Food is also excellent, a bit over priced but the atmosphere and dining experience somewhat justify the price. An excellent special occasion dining experience.
Hi, AlbertC. We sincerely appreciate your valuable feedback! We're very happy to hear that you received superior service from start to finish, and we definitely look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for this five-star review and we hope you have an amazing day!
I enjoyed the filet tasting very much. It was excellent.
Hey there! Thank you so much for letting us know that you had such an enjoyable experience at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great rest of your day.
Minh, our server, was literally the star of the night. Great service, great food, great whisky.
Thanks so much for the review, Ardelle! It's great to hear that Minh made your experience so memorable. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. :)
For the excessive price the food was good, not great. Service was also good but the kitchen was apparently backed up, two rare steaks took nearly a half hour from ordering to arrival.
Hello John, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that we didn't quite live up to our normal expectations. We're sure it was frustrating to wait so long for your steaks. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Have a good weekend!
My wife’s birthday
Thanks for the five-star review! Happy birthday to your wife. :)
Great food and great service! Server John provided excellent service and recommendations. The Ribeye steak was cooked to perfection, King Salmon was delicious and the Peach Butter Cake was magnificent!
Thanks so much for the review, LaShona! We're so thrilled you enjoyed our food and the service that John provided. Hopefully, we see you again soon. :)
We live in Wichita, KS and come to Seattle 4 times a year. This is our favorite spot to come when it just the two of us. You never disappoint. Thank you!
Hey there! We are just thrilled to know that you've always been able to thoroughly enjoy your dining experiences with us! This means a lot, and we definitely look forward to seeing you back again soon. Thanks for sharing your feedback and have a wonderful rest of your day!
It was a wonderful experience
That's great to know! Thank you very much for this awesome feedback. Have a great day!
The food was overpriced significantly across the board, and we frequent "fine dining" establishments a lot. We had better food at other scenically located restaurants for a fraction of the cost, with better, less pretentious service.
Hello Marta, we are so sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We appreciate your feedback. We serve only USDA Prime beef, fresh seasonal seafood, and use local ingredients whenever possible. These are a few factors that help to define our prices. We would really a love a chance to make things up to you. Would you be willing to send us your name, the name on the reservation, and an email address or phone number that we can reach you at? Thanks for letting us know.
Loved it! Food was excellent and service just as great!
Thanks so much for the review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the food and the service.
We had another great experiance . Molly was our waitress and was fantastic. Ribeye was excellent and the special ice cream the best ever. Can't wait to return.
Thanks so much for the five-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed our food and that Molly was able to make it a pleasant visit. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!
Wonderful food. Our steaks are done to perfection and we were touched by the personal service. Wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review and are so thrilled that your steaks and the service were exceptional. Have a great day!
I felt rushed. The server's shift was over just before we were ready to leave. So I guess that was why I felt rushed.
Hi there, Colette. We're sorry that the service you received this time around left you feeling a little rushed, but we do appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Hopefully, next time around we will have the chance to really wow you with the exceptional service that we aim to show each of our guests. Thank you and have a great rest of your day!
Food was incredible. Our server could’ve been a little better.
Hi there! While we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your food, we would like to apologize that the service you received fell below your expectations. We do hope to see you back again soon so that we can show you the exceptional service you should always receive when dining with us!