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: September 24, 2019

Ends: September 25, 2118

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to celebrate Thanksgiving at Daniel's Broiler. In honor of the holiday, we will be serving a 4 course Pre-Fixe menu priced at $60 per person. Please contact us at (206) 621-8262 if you have any questions.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Thank you for choosing to celebrate Christmas Eve at Daniel's Broiler. Please note that reservations on this day require a credit card to secure the reservation.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 3034 People Are Saying
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RE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was really good, but our server (Jeannette) was awesome!!

AP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food.. crab cake was to die for. Loved the sorbet too

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

Hey Amita, thanks for leaving us your 5-stars! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your food and the service. We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great Birthday celebration with me wife.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

That's great to hear. Happy birthday to your wife! Thanks for celebrating with us.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go for special family occasions. Tonight was for our anniversary. Excellent service and food. Thank you!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Happy anniversary and thanks for leaving us this 5-star review! We're so happy you had such a lovely time here and that our staff took such good care of you. We hope to see you again soon and that you have a lovely day.

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HG
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view, food and service.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Helen! We really appreciate this excellent feedback. Thank you for your review and we'll definitely be looking forward to your next visit!

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food, great view, wonderful service! We brought family in to celebrate... allowed us to enjoy our evening without being rushed.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 15, 2019

Hi there, Lisa! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you had a wonderful dining experience at our beautiful Lake Union location. We will be sure to pass this information along, and we do hope you'll return to dine with us again soon! Have a great day.

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CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice location and easy parking. Food always high quality.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 11, 2019

Thank you, Craig for this five-star review. We're glad to hear that the food, parking, and location were all exactly what you hoped. You're welcome back anytime. :)

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D
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Poorly cooked steak. Asked for Medium and it came blue rare. Recooked and came back medium well. Terrible for any restaurant but especially for a higher end such as Daniels .

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 12, 2019

Hello there, we are so sorry to hear that we let you down, especially with the steak. That's never what we want our guests to experience at Daniel's Broiler. We hope you'll give us a chance to make it up to you in the future. Have a great day!

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SF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful view of the lake. Excellent wine menu.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hello, thank you for sharing this 5-star feedback with us. We hope you'll be back again soon for more beautiful views of the lake and more top-notch food and wine. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy your day!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

I have been to DB several times in this and other locations. Will not go back. There on a business lunch, arrived on time, waited for a table and finally sat in the bar area. No one was interested in being proactive. Ordered soup and sandwich , my guest ordered Lobster Cobb Salad and soup. Entree showed up, no soup. Waitstaff reminded, came back with two cups of soup - more on the sides of the cups than in it. Tepid and chalk like - no one ever checked to see if things were good with the meal - in house automatic gratuity normally gets more from me - not this time. Seriously, will never go back. Disappointed at best.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hi there, we're so sorry to hear that we disappointed you on this occasion. We would like a chance to make things right and show you the true Daniel's Broiler experience. If you are able, could you please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you? Thanks again for your feedback and we're looking forward to making this up to you soon. Have a great day!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my birthday dinner. Overall my experience was excellent. The staff was gracious and the food was great!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 10, 2019

Hello, thank you for sharing this positive feedback with us. We do appreciate the perfect score, and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your birthday dinner, as well as your service. We hope you'll be back again soon for more phenomenal views of the lake and more amazing food. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy your day!

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TF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The manager and his team are true professionals.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thanks for leaving us this 5-star review! We're so happy you had such a lovely time here and that our staff took such good care of you. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our Lake Union team. We hope to see you again soon and that you have a lovely day. Thanks again!

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B
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were very disappointed as this is not the Daniel’s we grew to love the years we lived in Seattle. From the beginning, it was not the same. Water didn’t come to our table until 20 minutes, our drinks came late. The food, except for the steak was mediocre.

I am not sure if it wAs the server or if Daniel’s is no longer THE steakhouse to dine.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi there, Bunny. We sincerely appreciate this valuable feedback. We do apologize that the food quality fell below your expectations, and we really hope to see you back again soon so that we can show you the exceptional dining experience that all of our guests should always receive. If you'd like to connect with our management team about this, please send us the name & date on your reservation and your preferred contact information. Thanks again and have a great day!

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A
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I have been a customer of Daniel's Broiler for many years (mostly the Bellevue location) and used to impeccable service and amazing meals. This visit to the South Lake Union location was unfortunately not up par. Our waiter was very nice but not present for most of the meal. We had definite down time and waited longer than normal to order drinks, appetizers, dinner, dessert and anything else needed. Most of the food was great but the prime rib surprisingly was bland. I hate to complain but this was a special occasion for a party of six that sadly was just not that special.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hi there, Annette. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are quite disappointed to hear that your dining experience fell below our usual high standards, and we'd love a chance to look into this further so that we can hopefully make this experience up to you. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and contact info, so that we can reach out to you directly? We hope to hear from you soon. Have a great day!

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OC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We don't go there very often. We don't live nearby and it is a little pricey, but for special occasions it should definitely be considered. The food is reliably excellent.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 8, 2019

Hello Otto, thank you for sharing this positive feedback with us. We do appreciate the perfect score, and we're very pleased that always enjoy the food here at our Lake Union location. We hope you'll be back again soon for more phenomenal views of the lake and more amazing food. Thanks again and we hope you enjoy your day!

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RU
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Dinner wonderful people who are very friendly nice front lake views its fantastic!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you so much for the five-star review! We're really glad to hear that you had a great dinner with us. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again sometime.

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OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniels is always wonderful for family event. The service is great and food was fantastic

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for this lovely 5-star review. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed the service and food - it makes our day around here! We hope you're having a great day and that you'll come to visit us again soon :)

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely amazing time at Daniel’s South Lake Union. This was not our first time dining with them, and as usual the experience exceeded expectations. Our waitress, Tracy, made the entire night special, and our food was perfect.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello Autumn, thank you so much for taking the time to leave our Lake Union location your wonderful 5-star review :) We'll be sure to pass along your kind words and love to Tracy and the rest of the team. We're so glad you enjoyed the exceptional food and service and we'd love to see you again soon!

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B
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

Disappointing...in comparison to Daniels Bellevue and Leshi.
The convenient parking in front of the restaurant is valet for $8. The valet people know nothing about free options; you have to call the restaurant to ask.
Our "RARE" steak was cooked unevenly. It was mostly Medium Rare, and Medium --no RARE at all. I'm wondering if the grill itself is the same equipment as the other Daniels. (or whether they just kept the one from when this restaurant was Benjamin's) The wait for the steak was so long we didn't want to wait for a redo, which was thankfully offered.
When the bill came there was a MANDATORY 20% service fee added to the after tax TOTAL bill, not before tax. There are many restaurants in Seattle which now charge a "service fee" but not all.
The manager said this was because they only pay their staff $11.oo per hour. Hmm. I thought the minimum was $15.oo. Someone should tell them. We did have good service. But overall, it it wasn't worth it. The steak was almost as good as the steak we make ourselves when we buy "Prime" at Costco. For a wonderful experience, I would recommend you reserve at Daniel's Broiler in Bellevue...or Leshi if at all possible.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hello there, we're so sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We certainly want your experience with us to be as exceptional as at any Daniel's Broiler and we're sorry we dropped the ball at so many stages. We'd love a chance to make things up to you and we will make sure we speak with our team about these pitfalls. Would you be willing to send us your name and the name on your reservation so we can make things right? Thanks for letting us know.

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TR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food & wonderful service. I done there frequently.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thanks for the review, Timothy! We're so glad you enjoyed the food and service. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Have a great day.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Our server (waitress) was extremely professional and friendly.
Thank you for a fun night out at Daniel's.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 30, 2019

Hello Serena, thank you for the review. We're so glad to hear that your serve made the experience a positive one. Hopefully, you can come by for another fun night out soon!

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m
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a business lunch. The food is consistently good. The popcorn shrimp appetizer is always a hit!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thanks for the review! We're so glad you decided to do business at our restaurant. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again sometime.

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RC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Need to review my itemized bill. I was shocked at the amount of the total bill.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 29, 2019

Hello Rich, we're sorry to hear that our prices were disappointing. We serve only USDA Prime beef, fresh seasonal seafood, and use local ingredients whenever possible. These are a few factors that help to define our prices. We would love to make things up to you though. If you could send us your name, the name on the reservation, and the best way to contact you, we'll be in touch.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a shame that the first time out food came out the steaks were over cooked but they quickly corrected it and made sure our food came out in a timely matter and that we were satisfied in the end.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi there, thanks very much for the 5-star review! We're glad that you enjoyed yourselves but apologize for the cook on your steaks. Please don't hesitate to let us know that any item isn't to your liking and our chefs are always happy to fix it right away. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon in the future!

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G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maria was wonderful! Honestly the whole staff was amazing (thank you for saving our reservation Jessica!)
Salmon special superb, husband’s filet melted in his mouth!
They even helped us celebrate our anniversary!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there, we really appreciate your glowing review and choosing us to celebrate your anniversary! Also, thank you for complimenting our food. We're so glad you both enjoyed everything and will be sure to pass along your kind compliments to our Chef. We hope to have you both back soon again in the future. Have a great day!

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MH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I order my steak cooked rare+, medium rare at the very most, but that is pretty much overdone for me. Mine was medium, at best, which is destruction of any steak in my opinion, but we didn’t have time to wait for a new one, and I don’t trust restaurants that are new to me for re-doing an order. I had heard great things and was shocked that they couldn’t get a steak right, and lunch for two with a glass of wine and a cocktail (one of each) was $160, despite the poor attention to proper preparation, so I would recommend going pretty much anywhere else. Oh...the mashed potatoes were good.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 27, 2019

Hi there M, we're so sorry to hear that we disappointed you on this occasion. We would like a chance to make things right and show you the true Daniel's Broiler experience. If you are able, could you please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you? Thanks again for your feedback and we're looking forward to making this up to you soon. Have a great day!

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k
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak salad was perfect! Great cut of steak.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so very much for complimenting our steak! We're glad you enjoyed it. We hope to have you back for more in the near future! Have a great rest of your day.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and incredible good all with a view.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 19, 2019

Hi there. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share this five-star review with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed such an exceptional dining experience at our restaurant, and we look forward to having you join us again soon.

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LK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely stellar experience! We were thrilled with the service, the atmosphere, the food. It was all glorious and we will be back!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for this absolutely stellar review! We love hearing that our guests enjoyed their meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. :)

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SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was ok for the price and long wait for everything. Surprised with already added tip on bill. Would not go back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 14, 2019

Hello there, we're so sorry to hear that we disappointed you during your visit. We would like a chance to make things right and show you the real Daniel's Broiler experience. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will do what we can to make it up to you. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you have a great day.

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J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great wait staff!!! They do an awesome job getting you food perfect

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thanks so much for the review, Jordan! We're glad to hear that our wait staff was able to get your meal just how you wanted it. Have a good day!

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RF
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This is not my first time eating at Daniel's Broiler, nor is it my first time in a nice restaurant or steakhouse here in Seattle. I am comfortable saying that I understand the customer's expectations, as well as the experience Daniel's or any other nice restaurant wants the guest to walk away with after a night dining. Unfortunately, this visit was not one of the best. I will say, though, I have had great service at Daniel's before and everyone has a bad night.
I had a friend in town from Florida. I live close to Daniel's, so I thought it would be great to visit something close to home (South Lake Union). He loved the dinner. The ambience was spectacular for a fall in Seattle. We were sitting at the window with a great view of South Lake Union. He got to watch a few planes land and takeoff from the lake. He ordered the filet...medium-rare. It was cooked to his liking and was well seasoned. He also had a Caesar salad and garlic mashed potatoes...no complaints. I ordered the ribeye...medium-rare, along with a Caesar and mash potatoes. My ribeye was slightly overcooked...no pink. It was obvious, the waiter asked if it was too done. Because it is overcooked, sending it back means the flow of dinner is off. I get it, which is why I was fine eating my steak a little overcooked.
My biggest complaint about the night had to do with the 15 year-old Cabernet I brought in for the meal. The waiter handled the wine decanting. The cork broke while opening it...it happens with older wines. But, he poured the wine into the decanter and dumped all the sediment in as well. I was shocked and disappointed. You could see there was a bunch of sediment in the bottle. Daniel's is one of those places here in Seattle where this should not happen. I think he should have filtered or double-decanted it to remove the sediment or had a sommelier handle the decanting entirely.
So, I brought in a nice wine, paid a $25 corkage fee, and left a bit disappointed this time from Daniel's.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 12, 2019

Hi there, RFisher. We are so disappointed to know that your dining experience fell so far below your expectations, and we truly hope to have the chance to make this up to you, if possible. We'd love to be able to make this right. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon so that we can show you a much more exceptional experience next time around. Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thanks for the five-star love! Have an excellent rest of your day.

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JC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant staff, beautiful decor. Food was delicious but pretty expensive thus will probably not dine there again.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi there, JeanC. We sincerely appreciate your honest review. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and we hope you have a great rest of your day.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Food was poor this time. Service was absolutely terrible!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hi there, thanks for leaving us your feedback and we're so sorry to hear that we let you down you on this occasion. We would love the chance to make this disappointing experience up to you . If you could please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and your preferred contact information, our management team will reach out to you directly. Thanks again and have a great week!

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LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time - the server was great and the food is always amazing.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi there! Thank you so very much for this excellent feedback! We're so delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience, and we hope to have you join us again soon!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A little pricey for the occasion

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We sincerely appreciate your review, and we hope to have you back with us again in the near future.

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M
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got our table promptly, with a view as requested which was fantastic. Food was absolutely delicious, even better service. Only downside was an exceptionally rowdy table behind us for the first half of our meal. Once they left the ambiance really set in, had a fantastic evening

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 11, 2019

Hi there, Matt! We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how well everything went during your visit, and we're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your evening. Thanks again for your feedback and have a great rest of your day!

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BA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Did not appreciate the extra $30 service charge on top of the tip. ended up with over $60.00 for tip!
should have been told or read in the menu this would happen. awkward to pull it back.
also parking $8 is steep and no validation. We have come here for our anniversary past few years and will not be returning as being nickle and dimed is not fun. Food was good but not super outstanding

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 5, 2019

Hello Bonnie, we're sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We do try to put a card at every table that explains the service charge but it sounds like that might not have been on your table. We appreciate your feedback though and will see if there's anything we can do about the parking situation. Thank you for letting us know and have a good day.

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V
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Daniel's on South Lake Union has a great view of the lake. It can be a very calm and leisure meal or quicker if a person is having a business lunch, for example. Kind, efficient servers and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on September 4, 2019

Thanks for the high marks, Victoria! We really appreciate your valuable feedback. Thanks for recommending us and we hope you have an awesome rest of your day!

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