Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

4.4
3482 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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered a steak well done came medium rare more rare!
The normal steak my husband gets was usually much thicker than what this one was and not much flavor to it.
Overall money spent wasn’t worth it.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 hours ago

Hi there, thank you for the feedback. Our sincere apologies for the disappointing steak. Will you please share the name on your reservation along with your preferred method of contact? We'd like to chat with you further and figure out where we went wrong so this doesn't happen again. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return from Deployment dinner

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 hours ago

We appreciate the five star love, thank you!

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MarshaT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food and service. Great place to celebrate together

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

Hi there, MarshaT. We're so glad you enjoyed your celebration at our restaurant! We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon, and we hope you have a wonderful rest of your day.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

20th anniversary dinner

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you celebrated your 20th anniversary with us.

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vipSteve
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall outstanding

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the five-star review. We're so glad things were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice and great service

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

We appreciate the kind words and stars, thank you neighbor!

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BradH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t decide what to order so I let the waiter decide for me. Ended up getting pork rib chop with garlic mashed potato. From now on I’ll always let the waiter decide for me. The staff were the most friendly and professional I’ve ever seen

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for the five-star review, Brad. We're so glad you enjoyed the food and that our team did an excellent job. It's always fun for us to pick our favorites so we're happy to do that for you in the future. Have a great day!

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JessicaC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Good ambiance. Very pricy but would go again.

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

We appreciate your genuine support and are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thanks for the stars, Jessica!

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MVTamDiner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice destination, arrive early and walk around to enjoy the bay prior to your meal.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi there! Thanks for sharing your review of our restaurant. We truly appreciate the stars, and we look forward to hopefully having the chance to show you a complete five-star experience during your next visit. Have a great day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were served moldy bread. That’s all I’ve got to say.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 18, 2021

Hi there. This review is highly concerning to us. Will you please share the name on your reservation along with your preferred method of contact? We'd like to look into this issue further.

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LuisM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The restaurant, view and service are all very good. The food is good. I'm not sure the Wagyu Filet is worth the price.

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

Thanks for the review, Luis. We're so glad you loved the food, service, and the view. We also appreciate your feedback about the Wagyu Filet. We hope you have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We overheard the server tell another table that their menu was paired down due to lack of personnel. The prices were considerably higher than our last visit with a much smaller menu, the wine we asked for they did not have even though it was on their wine list. It’s just not the same Daniels as we have known, it used to be a special place for our family. Doubtful it will be our choice in the future.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that this experience was a bit disappointing. We have made some adjustments since the pandemic and we appreciate your feedback about those. We'll be sure to pass that along to our team. We hope you'll reconsider and give us another chance to show the classic Daniel's Broiler experience in the future. Have a good day!

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JulieR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing.

Flavor of the food was mediocre at best.

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

Thanks for the review, Julie! We're so happy to hear that the service was amazing.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The steak could have been cut with a fork. I had the boneless rib eye and it was cooked perfectly but was rich in flavor. My wife had the salmon and said the salmon was incredible but the watermelon was not great.

Service was FAST and the waitress was attentive and helpful. We were in and out in less than an hour but we weren’t rushed by the staff at all. It was just how quick they were with the service.

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

Hello Alex, we're thrilled to hear that the salmon and the steak were delicious and that the service was as it should be. We appreciate the feedback about the watermelon as well and will pass that along to our chef. Hopefully, we'll see you and your wife again soon.

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DelE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Natalie was awesome. Very patient with us older generation. The food was also excellent.

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

We're thrilled to hear that Natalie did an excellent job and that you enjoyed the food. Thanks so much for the five-star review.

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thea
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us enjoyed a birthday celebration for our out of town friend. We had a lovely evening with excellent food and service.

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

We're so glad that this birthday celebration went well. Thanks for bringing your out of town guest to visit us and for the excellent five-star review.

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vipKristiS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was EXCEPTIONAL! My husband tried the pork chop.., I was jealous!!! It was amazing! I stuck with my staple here the lamb chops which were very good as usual. The Lavender Martini is also one of my favs!!!

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

Hi Kristi, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us your thoughtful five star feedback. Our team are committed to making sure you have a wonderful dining experience so we're always thrilled to hear when guests enjoy the food and beverages so much. We hope to see you both again soon. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

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SamG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food atmosphere and service. Definitely expensive which limits eating there to very special occasions. If it were more affordable - I'd be a regular ;)

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 11, 2021

Hi there, SamG. Thank you so much for sharing your review with us! We're delighted that you enjoyed your entire visit and we definitely look forward to your next visit. Have a lovely rest of your day!

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JMcL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I took out of town guests here on a Tuesday night. They landed late and arrived at 9pm. Around 945 our enjoyable conversation was interrupted by several staff members several times if we wanted the same plates cleared, was there anything else we needed etc. I could tell they wanted to wrap up (although when I asked earlier in the evening what time they closed…I wanted to be prepared…the server indicated whenever guests were through…I assumed guests decided when they were through). They interrupted a story I was trying to tell so many times I just stopped talking. My guest had to ask the server for space. $400 for one hour with my friends. We cleared out when they brought back the check; the Server didn’t even break up the check like I asked before guests arrived. This is not the level of service I expected. Even without the frequency of interruptions at the end, no one should ever interrupt when someone is speaking to others…not even servers. Etiquette is to wait until you’re acknowledged before speaking. And of course besides that, don’t ask the same question multiple times in 5 minutes. Too many other good restaurants in town to go back here.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that our team seemed to be rushing you out during this special occasion. We certainly understand why that would be frustrating and will be sure to address it with our team. We'd also like to chat with you directly about this visit. Will you 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
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We visited Daniel’s for a Saturday night dinner during Labor Day Weekend. The reviews were great and we liked the idea of a classy date night (four dollar signs). We were a little late but were seated pretty quickly. I was a little confused because the restaurant was labeled “classy,” but other patrons were in cutoff denim shorts and very casual attire. Another couple waiting with us was clearly inebriated before they were even seated. It didn’t feel classy at all.

The service was good, nothing spectacular. The outdoor seating was a pretty view but no candles, some very quiet music in the background, it wasn’t a very ambient setting. The prices were high for the quality of the food.

We had the Dungeness crab legs and fried calamari appetizers. They were good but again, nothing special. I had a cup of clam chowder and it wasn’t great. We shared a steak sampler with mashed potato and Brussels sprouts sides.

There truly wasn’t wrong with the service, location, food or anything. I was expecting “classy” and willing to splurge for that, but I couldn’t justify the menu prices.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that this experience was a disappointing one. We understand the feedback about the environment not living up to expectations and will let our chef know your thoughts about the food as well. Hopefully, you'll give us another chance in the future. Have a good rest of your day!

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katiew
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service Charge of 20% on every meal......not gratuity!!!! You have to pay gratuity on top of that service charge! 3 people produced a 57.00 service charge?????? I was like omg it's not gratuity?????I had no idea they are doing this to their wait staff, its like stealing their tips!!!!......
The food.....My steak was good, my moms fish was dry and and came with chopped veges but my husband's lambchops were wonderful. Beautiful place with wonderful service but they are way over priced for the amount and quality of food. You also have to pay for parking....for me it's not worth the money to go back. Over $400 for 3 people......

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

Hello Katie, we appreciate your feedback about the service fee and want to explain that a bit more. Our servers are paid a base wage and a separate commission based on their sales. Additional gratuity is not expected and purely optional. We're sorry to hear that the quality of the food was disappointing as well. We'd like to chat with you directly about your experience. Will you please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?

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Michael
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Old school atmosphere. Excellent service with experienced waiters who had do deal with high maintenance snobby customers next to us who couldn't be pleased with any wine bright to the table. Four shrimp for$28 though

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

Thanks for the five-star review, Michael! We're so glad you loved the atmosphere and the service. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime soon.

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vipNancyC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Of course the food was good, the waiter delightful , friendly, but not unduly so, empty plates swished away. Good service with all the other etc's. noted with high marks

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi Nancy, thank you so much for your thoughtful feedback. We also appreciate the additional private note! We'll be sure to pass this all along to our Lake Union team and are looking forward to another chance to serve you in future. Would you like to chat more with our management team about this? We'd be happy to connect you with them and they would love to hear from you!

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bigdeckenergy
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

y'all just get in here already and have bubbles on the deck before summer leaves seattle ✌️ so good I tipped on top of the auto tip

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thanks for the love! We're glad you had such a great time. We hope to see you again soon!

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JulieS
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Partnership celebration

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review! We're glad you enjoyed this partnership celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for friend. Outdoor concert was a little loud, but not Daniel’s fault. Food was good. Server tolerated us...felt like we were inconveniencing her - not a great feeling but she wasn’t a jerk about it

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit overall. We are sorry that the service wasn't what it should have been though. We'll check in with our team about that. Have a good day!

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EugeneW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The worst food I have ever had at a restaurant. Bread was stale, mushrooms were cold, steak was ill prepared and tasted funny, wine was poor, creme brule was seriously off. Was made with something else and tasted nasty.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Eugene, we're so sorry to hear that this meal was a disappointing one. That's certainly not what we want for our guests and we'll discuss your comments with our chef. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Will you please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to get in touch?

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Allyson
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

While the food and view is amazing it took almost 45 minutes to be seated from our reservation time of 730. Did not recieve our main courses until after 9pm. Otherwise good experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Allyson, we're sorry to hear that the wait was disappointing on this visit. We're sure that was frustrating and we'll check in with our team about it to make sure that doesn't happen in the future. We hope you have an excellent rest of your week!

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Sandy
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I am not submitting a great review because for the price we paid, I was expecting better food. We ordered 2 ribeye steaks that were cooked perfectly but didn’t have any taste, meat was too lean. Side of asparagus was half raw, mashed potatoes didn’t seem to be made out of real potatoes. Setting is potentially beautiful but quite dark and outdated.

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

Hi Sandy, we're sorry to hear that your meal was disappointing on this occasion. We want our valued guests to feel like the Daniel's Broiler experience exceeded expectations and we're very sorry for the disappointment. We'd like to speak with you directly. Will you please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you? Thank you!

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vipCAdams
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance were all wonderful!! I love this location by Lake Union too!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 28, 2021

Hi there, CAdams! Thank you so very much for joining us and taking the time to share this lovely review. We're delighted to know that you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to have you back again soon to enjoy our ambience. Have an awesome day!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert was the best!

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

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad to hear that Robert did an excellent job.

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vipJeffinMDR
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant experience as always! Best they can do during masked COVID times!

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

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad to hear that this was a great experience even during these strange times :)

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff, location and food are excellent. Daniel's is always a good time and hope live piano playing returns. It is a little pricey; however, the prices include a 20% service charge that is split between the service staff and the house.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 24, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review. We're so glad you enjoyed the service, location, and the food. We're hoping to have live piano music return soon as well. We also appreciate your feedback about the service fee. As you mentioned, our servers are paid a base wage and a separate commission based on their sales. Additional gratuity is not expected and purely optional.

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206sojourner
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A special spot for all occasions. Delicious steaks and wonderful service was had by ALL.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks for the review. We're so glad you enjoyed the steaks and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

First, the positives: our server was wonderful, friendly, and available, and the filet was cooked perfectly. The rest of the experience, however, was pretty disappointing and left me with a feeling of faded glory. Most of our dishes tasted/appeared mass produced and tired. Soups and sauces were goopy and by the time they were served they had a film congealed at the surface - something you just don’t want to see at finer restaurants. The panzanella salad served with the Halibut looked like it had been prepped a day or two ago. On the other hand the Spinach Salad was memorable but was more of a dessert than a salad as the dressing was sooo sweet and each leaf was heavily drenched.
Perhaps I could have overlooked these issues if I felt great about the ambiance, but our experience on the patio just wasn’t where it should be. The view of the lake was, of course, lovely. But the furnishings and flooring felt tired. The outdoor tables with their veneer tops just didn’t feel sophisticated enough to match a menu on which the average entree alone was priced between $50-$100. If I’m paying those prices, I would expect the finishings, furniture and/or linens to support the price point. It’s lakeside, so maybe some teak furniture or white linen tablecloths with candles? An insignificant detail, but one that captures the faded glory feeling was embodied by the 2 pepper grinders that visited our table which looked like they’d been used on a cruise ship for 20 years. Time to lay them to rest! I know Daniel’s can do better.

All in all, I think this location needs an overhaul in the outdoor area. I’ll be waiting until they refresh their decor outside before I head back again. Until then, I’ll likely choose Westward on the other side of the lake.

(For context: I love dining out at similarly priced restaurants in the Seattle area, so I’m comparing my experience to price peers of Daniel’s.)

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about the food and the ambiance being disappointing. That's never what we want for our guests and we'll be sure to pass your thoughts along to our team. We'd also like to speak with you directly about your experience. Would you please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you? Thank you for reaching out and we're sorry the experience wasn't up to standard.

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DennisL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Appetizers were great, my steak ( Boneless Ribeye) was horrible!! Others in the group were good, desert was good. Service was good.
The ribeye was tough and thin.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 24, 2021

Hello Dennis, thanks for the review. We're so glad you loved the appetizers and the service. We are really sorry to hear that the ribeye was disappointing though. We'll check in with our chef to make sure that doesn't happen again. Have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic!! We will be back

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ReneeY
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice view. Meal was a little pricey. Good service.

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JohnB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were looking forward to eating here on our last night in Seattle. The reviews were promising, and the photos looked good as well.

Although everything tasted fine, and the service was pleasant... my main concern is that the value-for-money just isn't here. There was nothing exceptional about the food, and very expensive compared to other steak houses. We had two drinks, split one artichoke appetizer, one wedge salad and one ribeye steak (again, split). Doesn't $220 seem high for that? It did to me.

As I said, the service was mostly pleasant, but when I noted to our server that my martini was noticeably short poured (spilled maybe?), she looked at me sideways, said "oh sir!" and walked away—as if she was disappointed in me for noticing.

Beware: Daniel's Broiler adds a mandatory 20% service charge to your total bill. While I like to tip generously, this practice of building a charge into my tab bugs me.

Oh, and the dinner roles were stale.

So nothing terrible, but this wasn't the special experience we were hoping for. We had a MUCH nicer meal at the Capital Grille.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hello John, we're sorry to hear that this experience wasn't what it should have been. We certainly want our guests to feel like the experience overall met or exceeded expectations. We'll pass your feedback about the food and the drinks on to our team. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Will you please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?

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ThomasH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, but the steaks, sides, and drinks are just not worth the prices charged. The Metropolitan has better seafood and steak combos; Ruth’s Chris has better steaks and sides.

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

Hi Thomas, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us your review. We appreciate you supporting our family business and will be sure to pass this feedback along to our management team for consideration. We hope you'll give us another chance to wow you soon in the future. Take care and have a wonderful weekend!

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