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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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: November 6, 2019

Ends: November 7, 2118

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

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Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted at the front door and seated promptly at a lovely window table.

Maria was our waitstaff and performed wonderfully by first offering a starter and drink. She was knowledgeable about the options available in the wine and drinks - we started with the 10 year old Whistling Pig Rye in a Manhattan. My husband had the classic Caesar salad while I had the beet, arugula with goat cheese salad - Yum! Dinner was the grass fed filet mignon with broccolini followed by the peach slices with a cupcake size butter cake and just the right amount of vanilla ice cream to share.

Our water was replenished frequently with dishes whisked away as needed.

Jen stopped by our table to check on our dining experience. We chatted. We found her delightful, warm and friendly. Enjoy the Dervish in concert!

For our date night, the dining at Daniel’s was perfect! We will come back another time.

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

Hi Connie - Thank you for such a lovely, detailed review of your evening with us. We appreciate when our guests leave such interesting and helpful reviews, not only for us but for other reviewers as well! We hope to serve you again very soon!

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BG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too expensive for the food quality offered. Staff shows a not so welcoming attitude towards foreign people who speak with an accent, who don’t dress stylish.

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

Hi Bernardo - Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback and apologize that you felt that way while dining with us. That is certainly not the experience we wish to provide. We will pass your feedback on for further review and hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The only issue we had was how long it took for our check to be rung, otherwise everything was outstanding. Very impressed with the waiters menu knowledge and recommendations. The drinks were a perfect combination of sweet and tart. I loved the view from the windows as well.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hello Jenn, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize that the check process wasn't as timely as it should have been, but we're happy to hear that the overall experience was a positive one. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again sometime. Have a great day!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was very expensive. My 8oz Filet mignon wasn’t very flavorful or tender. My son had the Delmonico & it was good but not worth the amount paid. The last time we came 3 Yrs ago it was better. I wish for the amount it had been phenomenal. The upside I had a great evening & conversation with my son.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 28, 2020

Hello, we're sorry to hear that the steaks were disappointing on this visit. We'll speak with our chef about your and your son's experience to make sure things are improved for the future. We are happy to hear that you had a great evening with your son though. It's always nice to find special moments like that. Have a great day!

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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome!

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

Hi there - We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed a wonderful experience with us. We appreciate you leaving a review and hope you'll return again soon.

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

after arriving 10 minutes early we were seated 15 minutes later then our reservation. and then we were seated in a heavy traffic area for the wait staff.

For the price, I could have been made happier with better seating location, and more punctual seating.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Jeffrey - Thank you for leaving us a four-star review. We are sorry for the delay and the lack of satisfaction in regard to your seating. We take our guest feedback seriously and use it to improve future experiences. We do hope you'll return!

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EB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to sit by the fireside, table wasn’t ready even though I made reservations through here, but was able to get photos taken with my daughters. Didn’t like the fact all parking was Vallet.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi there - Thank you for leaving us a five-star review! We appreciate the kind words and feedback. We hope you'll return again soon!

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BL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for fantastic food and great atmosphere>

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Ben - Thank you for leaving us a five-star review! We are pleased you enjoyed your recent meal with us. Have a lovely day!

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MK
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We had the filet mignon, lobster, and prime rib. The filet mignon had a little burnt flavor but was raw in the middle. The lobster tasted good and was quite large. The prime rib was also too rare but had a good flavor.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Mina - Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry that your experience wasn't five-star. If you could please send us a message referencing this review of our Lake Union location and include your name, name on the reservation and a method of contact, we'd like to get a few more details so that we can be sure this doesn't occur again. Thank you.

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MW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The mandatory 20% on top of their hiked prices made a minimal meal expense of $120 per person seems quite overpriced. Service was fine. Value has gone down for the prices they charge +20%. Won't be going back where I don't have a say in the tip and$60 for a piece of salmon and $75 for a small steak.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 22, 2020

Hello Mike, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that the prices and the service fee were disappointing and we really appreciate your feedback on that. We use the service fee to distributes funds to our team members in the form of wages, commissions, and benefits. This pricing model allows us to offer competitive compensation and benefits to our outstanding team members, who take pride in providing excellent guest experiences. We hope you have a good day.

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R
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
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 on February 20, 2020

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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AO
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and quality of food. Servers were super attentive without being intrusive. It was a great experience, and we highly recommend Daniel's Broiler!

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

Hi Anthony - Thank you for leaving us a five-star review. We are so pleased you had a superb evening. We hope to serve you again soon.

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 20, 2020

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
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 15, 2020
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 on February 17, 2020

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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020

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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020

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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 17, 2020

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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 14, 2020
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 on February 18, 2020

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 on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on February 14, 2020

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 on February 13, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020

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
2 reviews
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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