Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

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Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union features USDA Prime Beef.

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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Happy Hour Seven Days a Week (In the lounge only)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:30PM

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Seattle
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was poor- it took over an hour between being served an appetizer and main course. Numerous excuses about a mistake in the kitchen but no explanation. Steak was overpriced an unremarkable in seasoning and flavor.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello there, we want to apologize for the poor service and mistakes that were made on this occasion. We'll speak to our team about this but we'd also like a chance to discuss things with you further. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will reach out. Thank you for letting us know.

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TP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal at an excellent location. The views were especially good since the rains stopped. My wife enjoyed the king crab and she thoroughly enjoyed it. My filet (Piedmontese) was one of the most tender I have ever enjoyed, and, I normally have 2 a week at various places. Highly recommend.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 10 hours ago

Hello Ted, thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear that service was great and that you and your wife enjoyed the food. Hopefully, we'll see you both again sometime.

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ND
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Came here for a belated Valentine’s Day dinner. Pretty much what you would expect from a high end steak house. Ambience was a bit old fashioned and stuffy, not really our style, but my partner wanted a good steak, which she got. Service was great, lovely views of the boats on the lake and all the food was very good. But expensive. Cocktails were so-so, wine was very good.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there - Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback and detail regarding your Valentines Day dinner. We hope you will return again in the future!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Service was great but we were placed one foot away from the other tables beside us. It was so close I could not talk to my husband because it felt like everyone could hear our conversation and I didn’t want to disturb other customers.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there - Thank you for leaving us this review as we take our guest comments seriously and use them to consistently improve. We appreciate you letting us know this. We'd love a chance to discuss this further with you. If you'd like to send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will reach out. Have a good day!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a date here for Valentine's Day, and food and service was amazing! A little pricey, but well worth it in the end. Highly recommend!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the amazing five-star review! We're so glad you decided to celebrate Valentine's Day with us and that you enjoyed both the food and the service. Have a great weekend :)

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Honestly as a seattle native this is sad.
I grew up with Daniels as a staple but the overall cost for what you get was shocking!
Beyond over priced for what you get.
Not to mention they sat us at a table that our legs were unable to fit under. No joke I’m 5’10” slender female and I’m the one that asked to be moved. We then watched them sit countless couples at these short tables - all also struggling.
Two steaks and a bottle of wine 400 dollars. Nothing that QFC wine dept and Costco steak couldn’t solve for 50 dollars. On top of that our reservation was 30 mins late.
That being said the service staff was kind and great. Clearly over extended...

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 5 days ago

Hello there, we want to apologize for the disappointing evening. We're glad to hear that our team was kind but we're sorry to hear that the tables and overall value were an issue. We're always looking to improve and we'd like to discuss things further with you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will reach out.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Service was good, steaks and mashed potatoes were delicious. There was no background music like some other steak houses have. Live piano music goes a long way with ambiance.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there - Thanks so much for leaving us a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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LD
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great for Valentine’s Day. The parking situation is much to be improved upon. There is paid parking lot but the parking app doesn’t work for the lot and there isn’t any other way to pay, which results in being forced to use valet or park far away. The table we received was very small in size and in height.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Lee - Thank you for leaving us a three-star review. We appreciate the feedback about the parking and will pass onto our team for further review. We are glad to hear that your food and service were very enjoyable for Valentine's Day, and hope you'll celebrate with us again soon.

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RB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful view ialways enhances the experience of a nice restaurant and Daniel's Broiler on Lake Union does not disappoint in that category, or any other. The food was exceptional quality, perfectly prepared and exquisitely displayed. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find we could carry on a conversation without having to raise our voice at any time. From appetizer to desert the staff showed attention to details without interfering in the romantic experience we had hoped for on Valentine's Day.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Ron - Thank you for an amazing five-star review. We are thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional Valentines Day celebration with your wife. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ran out of prime rib and rib eye.....

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Hello there, we're sorry that the prime rib and rib eye ran out during this occasion. Hopefully, we'll have some available for you next time. Have a great day!

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NS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was not especially impressed with my meal of sea bass. The Caesar salad was good and my husband liked his lamb chops. Overall overpriced.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that this meal was disappointing. We always want our guests to be impressed and we apologize that we dropped the ball. We'll pass your comments about the sea bass on to our chef. Have a good day!

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Daniel's Broiler but have heard advertising of how special the food and service are. The service we experienced was as good as advertised. We were greeted warmly at the start including an explanation of the meat and seafood choices. Our server Savannah was friendly and did an outstanding job with our menu selections and making our anniversary celebration special.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hello Kathleen, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for deciding to come check us out. We're so glad to hear that Savannah did an excellent job and that we were able to help make your anniversary special. Have a great day!

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k
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for a birthday or anniversary celebration. Food is high quality and service is good.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hi there - Thank you so much for leaving us a five-star review of your recent meal with us! We are so pleased you enjoyed it and hope you'll return again soon!

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K
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

OVERPRICED food, nothing special or superior, usual taste for double price

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hi there - We are so sorry that you were not pleased with your experience with us. We aim to provide a five-star experience and exquisite food and it is clear we missed the mark. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, the added 20% and I felt I was expected to tip more ($20) plus $12 parking and $5 tip to the valet, the experience was overpriced.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi there - Thank you for leaving us a four-star review from your recent visit at our Lake Union location. We appreciate the feedback and we're sorry you felt let down. We do hope you'll consider coming back in the future.

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JM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to go to Daniel's for special occasions and we always to ask for Maria if she is working, she takes great care of us.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 6, 2020

Thanks for the review, Jane. It's great to hear that you love coming to see us for special occasions and that Maria has made a lasting impression. We look forward to seeing you again sometime.

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N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We enjoyed Daniel's and we go quite often for drinks/happy hour. This is a review of dinner. We ended up each having a martini in the bar while waiting for our table. Once seated, we each had a glass of sparkling rosé. We ordered oysters on the half shell to start, which were small but good. For dinner, we decided to split the New York steak (ordered medium rare) Oscar style. We also got 2 glasses of cab. Throughout the whole ordering process, we felt as though we were trying to be overly up-sold, even confirming a different, more expensive steak than we asked for. Once the steak came, it was ok, but definitely did not live up to our standards. It wasn't as tender as you would expect and my fiancé had a couple shells in her crab. When it was all said and done, the total bill was almost $300, including the automatic 20%. We don't have a problem spending that much, but felt that it was not a good value. I recently went to Butcher's Table and felt the quality was far superior for a similar cost. We will return to Daniel's for drinks in the bar, but we will not be going back for dinner.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hello Nathan, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that the experience was disappointing overall. We certainly want our steaks to wow and don't want our guests to feel like they are being pushed to order a certain way. We'll be sure to speak with our team about that. We'd also like to speak with you further. If you'd like to send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will reach out. Thanks again and have a good day.

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JS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered the Daniels cut filet mignon and it was quite the disappointment. Lacked flavor and my medium rare was near medium well around the edges. Our waitress was outstanding!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hello John, we're so sorry to hear that the filet mignon was a disappointment. We'll pass that along to our chef to make sure that doesn't happen in the future. We're so glad that your waitress was outstanding though. Thanks for stopping by and for the review.

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CB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, awesome food! Definitely expensive but totally worth it on a special occasion.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 5, 2020

Hi Christopher, we're so happy to hear that you loved the service and the food! Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully, we'll see you again for your next special occasion.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The amazing service made the delicious food taste even better.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 6, 2020

That makes us so happy! We're really glad you enjoyed the service and the food. Come back to see us anytime.

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SF
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service wasn’t great considering they automatically charge 20% to your check.

FR
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from start to finish. Delicious food, best scallops I’ve ever had and the wagyu steak absolutely perfect.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review, Ricky! We hope to see you again very soon.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, outstanding service, great food, the staff really make you feel like a VIP.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 3, 2020

Thank you for the kind words. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. Have a great day!

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S
Seattle
104 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I love Daniel’s and have gone many times over the years. We went on Sunday night 1-26-2020 to the South Lake Union location to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and sadly for whatever reasons things were not good. The service was extremely slow, and our server was good and did her best When things are mediocre and there is an automatic 20 percent tip, you are tipping for poor execution and that is not the way it should be. We ordered appetizers and they came quickly. We waited about 10 minutes after the appetizer plates were cleared to place out dinner order. It was another 35-40 minutes before the dinner arrive. During the wait, the man at the next table called the hostess over and I heard him tell her (as did everyone in the restaurant) that they had waited 45 minutes for a Salad and a piece of chicken. I ordered my steak Medium Rare and when I was asked to check it, it was medium and I did not want to wait again to get the steak properly cooked, so I said it was fine. The steak had sat in the window as it was not sizzling hot. Food to me was not up to Daniels’s standards it left me disappointed. It will probably be a while before I return.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 30, 2020

Hello there, we're so sorry to hear about this disappointing experience. That's certainly not what we want for our guests. There's never an excuse for delayed service like that and for the food to also be below standard. We appreciate you letting us know about this night. We'd love a chance to make things right. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will be in touch. Have a good day.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wonderful evening with spent with good friends.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 30, 2020

We're so glad to hear that. Thanks for the five-star review!

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e
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our evening at Daniels on Lake Union was marvelous. Though it is pricey, we indulge ourselves for any special occasion.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 30, 2020

We're so happy to hear that you decided to indulge a little. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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BW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Decent food but heard different servers telling different customers about the 20 %
service charge automatically charged to bills. Some said the restaurant didn’t share a portion with the server. Some said a portion went to them And the balance went to restaurant so not sure how I feel about the inconsistency.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 29, 2020

Hello Brenda, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear that there was some confusion about our service fee. We retain the full-service charge and distributes funds to our team members in the form of wages, commissions, and benefits. We hope that helps clarify things but if you have any questions, feel free to reach out. You can speak with any of our managers or contact contact Lindsey Schwartz, President /CEO at 425.460.4565.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for a special occasion! The value though... $13 for a glass of Rosé, $83 for steak and mashed potatoes, $6 for SAUCE! It was all delicious but dang, it's expensive. We will likely be back for our next big celebrations (milestone birthday or anniversaries).

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hi there - We appreciate your lovely five-star review of your recent visit with us. We are pleased to see it was delicious and we are happy to be a part of your big celebrations! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Slow service and felt nickel and dimed. Party of 4 we were charged a 20% service fee including on the $8 valet charge which we were asked if we wanted our parking “validated”. My husband has been unhappy with the value/service at Daniels our previous couple visits. This was his last straw.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 27, 2020

Hi there - Thank you for your review of your experience at our Lake Union location. We are sorry to hear that you were not wowed during your visit. We'd like a chance to make things right. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will reach out.

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SE
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the evening at Daniels Broiler was lovely. The view across Lake Union reflecting so many lights added a hint of magic. Our steaks were perfect, the wait staff attentive and pleasant. A truly FINE experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 26, 2020

Hi Seannad - Thank you for a wonderful five-star review of your recent visit with us. We are pleased to see you enjoyed the view, the food and the service. We hope to see you again very soon.

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S
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my taste buds set on lobster for this trip to Daniels...did NOT disappoint! It was fresh and prepared well. Had the bread pudding for dessert...what a treat that was! Plan on sharing; actually enough for 4 after a big meal. The only disappointment was the sparkling water; they have replaced Pellagrino with a Mexican brand...not nearly as good and they took it off of our bill. Hope they change back. Service was excellent. Looking forward to another visit soon.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 26, 2020

Hi there - Thank you for your lovely five-star review and your feedback as well. We absolutely take our guest feedback into account. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and that the service was excellent. Please come dine with us again soon!

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PC
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

My business guest had NY Strip and enjoyed it very much. I had a ribeye MR and it was tough - I have never had a tough ribeye before! Especially at Daniel's prices. We were seated between 2 large parties and could barely hear one another. All things considered - I will pick a different Seattle restaurant next time I am in town entertaining customers.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 26, 2020

Hi Patricia - We're disheartened to hear that the Ribeye was disappointing on this visit. We always aim for the highest quality and it sounds like we missed the mark with that meal. Hopefully, we can make it up to you in the future. We hope you'll try us again in the future.

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CH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than my steak came to the table under cooked (which they immediately took back and got right) it was a very pleasant experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Our apologies that your steak wasn't cooked perfectly the first time around but we appreciate you letting us fix it for you. We can't wait to have you back again. Have a great day!

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite spot to take people from out of town as it has a nice atmosphere and good variety of steak and seafood options

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hi there - Thank you for the five star review! We appreciate our guests and love to provide a wonderful dining experience.

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JA
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The wine and company was nice, but most everything else was disappointing.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hi there - We are so sorry your experience was not enjoyable. It's important to us to wow our guests and we would like to make it up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will reach out. Thank you.

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j
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

We had a drink in the bar while we waited for our table and the glass was dirty on the outside . the steak was a bit over cooked .( I never send anything back.)It took 68 minutes from the time we ordered to finally get our Entrée.I only know this because I called the sitter right after and I checked to see how long we waited. We payed the bill and was waiting for my change and the waiter kept it thinking I guess it was his .I have no problem tipping the 20% but I would of expected the waiter to leave it up to me if I was giving more .Wasn't a good night here . I prefer the Leschi location better.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 17, 2020

Hi James - Thank you for leaving us a four-star review from your recent visit. We apologize that your experience was not enjoyable. We strive to wow our guests and we are so sorry that we did not on this visit and at this location. We do hope you'll return in the future.

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PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

crying babies. Upset stomach on the salmon. Constant pressure to add to the menu. Did I say constant pressure to add to the menu. Awful asparagus. Pressure to add drinks. Unwanted pressure to have a dessert. Pressure to add to the 20% tip which was more than I would have given. Will never go back!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi there - We're sorry to hear that your experience with us was all around disappointing. We aim to exceed expectations for our guests. We'd also like to make things up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch. Have a good day!

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d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food3service5ambience3

The service was very good. However for the price range of the food it was really not much better than an average steak house. Their prices are extremely high in relationship to the quality of the food. Better to go to Metropolitan Grill.

The salads were ok, the steak good, the onion soup marginal, and the desserts below average. Much better desserts and salads at Chinooks.

Great view, nice ambiance but you can see why the restaurant is not full and is easy to get reservations. They need to either bring down their prices or significantly bring up the quality of the food

And when yelp states Daniels price range is $31-$50 that is highly misleading. The salads are $14, the steaks are $80, and the sides are $10 so an average dinner would run over $100 without dessert or drinks. Add in the $8 valet which is the only way you can park there and it is a significant amount of money which should represent an over the top fabulous meal.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 12, 2020

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that our food was disappointing. We certainly want to wow our guests with every visit and we apologize that we didn't on this occasion. We'll take your feedback about our onion soup and our desserts to heart. We'd also like to make things up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch. Have a good day!

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G
Seattle
150 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

On par with other Seattle Steak restaurants like El Guacho but service is sub par as had to wait 15 minutes after salad for steak. And then the server requested that I leave an extra tip before the 20%!!!! Excuse me?

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 13, 2020

Hi Greg - We're disheartened to hear that the service was disappointing on this visit. We always aim for the remarkable service and it sounds like we missed the mark. Hopefully, we can make it up to you in the future. Have a good day.

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PM
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a nice dinner.
Do not appreciate being asked to cut steak and check if cooked correctly immediately after it is brought to table. My husband and I have dined at many fine steak houses. First time being asked to cut steak and check it. Tacky.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you so much for leaving us a review of your recent visit. We certainly don't want any of our locations to let our guests down and we appreciate your feedback on the steak cutting at your table. We hope to see you again soon!

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