Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

4.5
3385 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
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.

*A 20% service charge is included. 100% of this service charge is retained by Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. We strive to be an employer of choice and our servers are paid a base wage and a separate commission based on their sales. Additional gratuity is not expected and purely optional. If you have any questions please ask to speak with a member of management.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I had a $70 steak that was gristly. I've had better steak from Trader Joe's. We had to ask multiple times for things from our server. Both are unacceptable for the cost. This was not my first visit but will be my last.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, we're so sorry to hear that the steak was disappointing and that the service wasn't to the standard that we normally expect for our guests. We appreciate you letting us know your experience and will be addressing it with our team as well. We'd like to chat with you directly. If you're willing, please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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CathyY
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Cathy, thank you so much for the high praise and five star review! We are truly honored. Thank you. We look forward to serving you again in the future, Cathy!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food and service.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded an hour ago

Hi there, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear our staff consistently creates such memorable dining experiences. We truly appreciate it!

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vipfoodie90210
Seattle
79 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steak dinner is a treat. Daniel's has very high quality steaks cooked beautifully. It's quite expensive, but worth an occasional splurge. I usually don't have high expectations for wines by the glass, but since my dining partner doesn't drink wine, I thoroughly enjoyed the Abeja cab. Super expensive for a glass of wine, but a generous pour and really great wine for beef. I rate the experience a bit low for ambience. Our table was next to the kitchen and we heard (not trying to eavesdrop) a lot of chatter, co-workers visiting. It felt a little cave-like and I'm sure other tables closer to the view would be more enjoyable. I didn't ask to be re-seated, so that's perhaps on me. The consistently high-quality steak is what brings me back, coupled with professional, efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally a night out with out the kiddos and we had fabulous time. The wait staff was awesome the food incredible can’t wait to go back!!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are thrilled to know our staff was able to create such a memorable dining experience for you all. We are looking forward to having you back. Thanks again!

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vipRtandCe
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Serving frozen Salmon from New Zealand when fresh local is available is not your style. Not serving Oysters seems ridiculous when Elliot’s serves 12 varieties! The restaurant felt dirty and the service was ok. The outdoor area looked poorly put together.

I’ve been a Daniels customer for 30 plus years! Seemed like a lazy attempt at reopening. It will be a while before I am back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 5 days ago

Hello, we're sorry to hear that things were a bit disappointing on this visit. We appreciate your feedback about the seafood options and will pass that along to our chef. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Will you please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?

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JohnW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The facility was tired looking, staff had no enthusiasm and while we selected some of the finest items on the menu the outcome was a very marginal dinner for two at a price of $400. A couple other things to note, reservations have a $25 per person cancellation.Fee and the place is at nowhere close to full, and there is an automatic 20% tip regardless of service or food quality. Go to the Met in Seattle, not Daniels!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest feedback. We'd like to gather a bit more information about this disappointing experience and are hoping you would send over the name on your reservation as well as preferred method of contact. Thank you John, we do appreciate it.

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DONALD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Comfortable, nice environment and friendly service. Overall a very good experience for a birthday celebration.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Donald. Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are just delighted to know our guests are feeling comfortable and safe dining with us during these trying times. We truly appreciate it! Thanks Donald.

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Kingonlii
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had dinner here with a friend, we ordered the lobster tail meal. The sautéed shrimp and king crab legs appetizer. All of the food was good.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 29, 2021

Thanks for the review. We're happy to hear that the food was good and that you enjoyed your dinner with your friend. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my wife to dinner for our anniversary and we had a really good time and the food was amazing. We actually got seated in the same spot that I proposed😊 We will definitely be back in the future. Our waitress was outstanding as well. She was very helpful and and very professional.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 29, 2021

Wow! What a wonderful memory- we're delighted to hear it! So glad you were able to dine in that same, special spot. Thanks for sharing this. Our staff works hard to provide outstanding service- we'll be sure to let them know. Thanks again! We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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CarG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience they took care of us very well and the food was very worth the price while not being too pricy for what it was.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 29, 2021

Hi Car, thank you so much for the five star review! Our staff works hard to create a memorable dining experience and are so glad to hear you enjoyed yours. Thank you for sharing. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future, Car!

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vipMuniraG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We came to celebrate a milestone, sat outdoors, safe and clean.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review. We're glad you got to celebrate a milestone with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice evening. Food is big and expensive but very tasty!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 27, 2021

We're so happy to hear that you had a great evening. Thanks for the review!

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EileenM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time with a wonderful dinner for my birthday with my family. Thank you.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on May 1, 2021

Thank you so much for joining us, EileenM! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your birthday dinner with your family at our restaurant. We appreciate you choosing to join us and your feedback means so much to us. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

There were a Beatles by the window

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hello, we're sorry to hear that there was an issue with beetles. We'd like to chat with you directly about this. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and then the best way to contact you so we can reach out.

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JohnG
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

What was advertised as wild king salmon, from Alaska according to our server, was actually farmed salmon. At $58 a plate we expected what was advertised. They apologized and compted one of the three plates ordered at our table. But this is inexcusable. We are fish folks and know our fish. They need to take what they advertise seriously. Our group has been coming to this restaurant for years. I doubt we will again.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 26, 2021

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're so sorry to have disappointed you. We'd like to gather some more information from you. Can you please send us over the name on your reservation as well as your preferred method of contact? We'd truly appreciate it, John. Thanks again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious. Price points were very high for what we received.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 22, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review! We're glad you loved the food and service. We do appreciate the feedback about our prices as well. 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. Have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday. The food was delicious, the service was amazing, and the drinks were perfect.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday with us. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.

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WadeW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

overlooking south lake union...lots of activity on the lake due to very nice weather.

Service was very good...dinner prices HIGH, and do not care for the automatic gratuity.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 20, 2021

Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you liked the view and the service. We do appreciate the feedback about the prices and the service fee. We'll be sure to pass that along to our team. We strive to be an employer of choice and our servers are paid a base wage and a separate commission based on their sales. Additional gratuity is not expected and purely optional. Have a good day, Wade!

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RobertQ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Gregory, was super attentive yet respectful, quite knowledgeable with the menu, and made us feel quite comfortable from the moment we were seated.
We had reservations so we didn’t wait long. The host was friendly.
Really good clam chowder. Our ribeye entree was cooked to perfection. First great experience overall.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hello Robert, we're so thrilled to hear that Gregory did an excellent job. It's also great that you loved the clam chowder and the ribeye. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.

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jonh
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Overpriced and underwhelmed. Those are two words that come to mind when I think of Daniel’s broiler. Buyers beware. I ordered the lobster tail and filet mignon, was not impressed. Honestly nothing discernible between this establishment and a Long horn steak house. All I tasted was butter. I would save your money and go elsewhere. The service was fine no complaints there. There’s also a 20% service charge on top of the already overpriced menu items. The food is not worth your money. Ambiance is also very poor. For such an expensive place I would’ve at least expected table clothes. The patio is not cozy by any means. Ugly and dirty tiles.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 19, 2021

Hi Jonathan, we appreciate the honest feedback. We are so sorry to hear about to hear we have disappointed you on so many aspects. We'd like to gather some further information from you. Can you please send us over the name on your reservation as well as your preferred method of contact? We'd truly appreciate it, Jonathan. Thank you.

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RichardL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Server was excellent. Wish I would have had a window seat.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 19, 2021

We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal, Richard! In the future, be sure to ask a member of our staff and they may be able to accommodate. Thank you so much for the five stars. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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vipMyles
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service- great view- comfortable seating.
Food is pricey and good but not great.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 19, 2021

Thank you so much for sharing, Myles. We appreciate your feedback. We are committed to serving memorable meals with world-class hospitality and have made it our primary effort to see to it that we use the highest quality ingredients possible. 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 do hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon! Thanks Myles.

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vipPNWTechLawyer
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We ordered a few appetizers and a couple of drinks. I paid over $200 which included gratuity. The food was average , at best. I don’t mind paying for an extraordinary meal; or even an ordinary meal. This was just blah.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 22, 2021

Hi there, thank you for providing this honest feedback. 100% of this service charge is retained by Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. We strive to be an employer of choice and our servers are paid a base wage and a separate commission based on their sales. Additional gratuity is not expected and purely optional. We are sorry to hear we disappointed you and would like to chat more. Can you please provide the name on your reservation as well as preferred contact method? We'd truly appreciate it.

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vipEricY
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We went here for the food and the view, which were both very good. As good as the food was, it didn’t merit the prices compared to many other fine restaurants we’ve tried.
Our waiter was not good. At this type of establishment you expect the waiter to know enough about the wine list to make a recommendation. Ours did not even know anything about the house wines. It was my wife’s birthday so he brought her a complimentary dessert, which was nice, and expected. But even though i was having dessert right there, he brought hers in a little box and stuck a birthday candle in the seam of the box. That was ridiculous to say the least. We probably wont go back here and i cant really recommend it as there are better option to have great food with a view.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 17, 2021

Hi Eric, we truly appreciate your providing this feedback. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing experience with us and we'd like to chat more. If you wouldn't mind, please send us over the name on your reservation as well as your preferred method of contact. Thank you so much, Eric. We hope you have a great day.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Always my first choice for a birthday. Was great to be back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 15, 2021

We're so honored to be your first choice for a birthday! Thanks for the five-star review.

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HaydenR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel's Broiler is my new favorite restaurant in Seattle. The New York strip was the best steak I have ever had before (as was my fiancés salmon). The service was outstanding (we had an outdoor reservation and due to the high winds it was miserable. Our server was able to get us a table inside even after the hostess stand told us they were booked for the night and we would be stuck outside). The dessert was also phenomenal. Prices reflect the quality of the food but hey, you pay for what you get! Cannot wait to spend future special occasions at the Daniel's.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hello Hayden, thanks so much for the five-star review. We're thrilled to hear that the service was outstanding and that you got to enjoy this special occasion with us. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!

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jacki
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union left me unsatisfied and underwhelmed. For the price I expect all aspects of the evening to be great. The host was blah and not excited or happy to see us. They had us waiting for a table despite having a reservation. Sat us at a booth near the door where it constantly opened and the cold air hitting us all night (they really should fix this). Waited quite a while for our server once seated. Our server George once he did get to us was great. I think there are other great steak houses for less price where you can get the same great food but with better experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 13, 2021

Hello Jacki, we're sorry to hear that things were a bit disappointing on this visit. We certainly want the entire experience to be to the highest standards and we apologize that it fell below that. We'd like to chat with you directly about this visit. Please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night, very last minute

Only recommendation would be more vegetarian friendly options

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 12, 2021

We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed you evening dining with us! Thank you for sharing. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A shot of milk goes a long way

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 12, 2021

Thanks for the five stars!

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JenniferB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Doing a pretty good job given covid restrictions. Weak dessert selection

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 12, 2021

Hi Jennifer, we truly appreciate the stars! We are so thrilled to hear you felt safe and comfortable during these trying times. Thanks for your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon, Jennifer.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The Ahi dish needs much more sides and a better selection at that. It came on a bed of wet, oily French fries and was all mushy. It was an imbalanced meal considering the size of the Ahi; I would have loved to see it with fresh greens/vegetables or mashed potatoes. If fries are the way to go, they should have been separated or deep fried crispy instead of soaked in oil.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that the ahi's sides were disappointing. We do appreciate the feedback and will pass that along to our chef as well to improve that. We hope you have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Daniels is always great and I've never had a bad experience here. Its probably due to covid regulations but the service felt very impersonal during this visit.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 9, 2021

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that this experience was a bit disappointing. We appreciate your feedback about the service and the steak though. We'll make sure our team is more mindful in the future. We hope you have a good rest of your day.

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vipKARPEG
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Service, food and atmosphere. We love the steaks here. Unfortunately the menu is not complete right now due to the limited occupancy. But all will be back soon enough.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the review. We're so glad to hear that you liked the food, service, and atmosphere. We're looking forward to being able to expand our menu again too. Have a great day!

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Christian
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Probably the top Daniels location and fantastic service.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 8, 2021

Wow! We are just thrilled to hear about this five star experience, Christian. We are honored. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the near future! Thanks again, Christian.

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MichelleS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visit to Daniels. Our waiter, John, was so helpful. Great paced meal, never felt rushed. Food was so good!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad to hear that John did a great job. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again sometime. Have a good day, Michelle.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting Seattle for the first time.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks for the review. We hope your first visit to Seattle was a good one!

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laws
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of everything for dining out in the Seattle metropolitan area

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thanks so much for the five-star review. We're happy to hear that you loved everything!

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Rhonda
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was overpriced for what you received. It was good but should have been exceptional for the price.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 6, 2021

Hello Rhonda, we're sorry to hear that the food was disappointing. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure we pass that along to our chef. Have a good day!

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JudiE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 of us. All loved it! Ordered 3 appetizers to please all pallets. My favorite was the artichoke one. Our entrees were fantastic! I don’t eat steak often. I only want the best when I do. Having been to Daniel’s before, I knew what I was getting. Filet Mignon. Makes me want to make satisfied noises like I did as a child. Great safety. Great service.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 8, 2021

Hi Judi, thank you so much for sharing! We are just thrilled to hear you and all of your guests enjoyed your meals so. Our team works so hard to create a memorable dining experience for our guests and are so glad to know they came through for you. Thanks so much for sharing. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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