Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

4.6
3344 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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What 3344 people are saying
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vipMyles
New England
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipEricY
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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 5 days ago

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
5 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 5 days ago

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
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night, very last minute

Only recommendation would be more vegetarian friendly options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A shot of milk goes a long way

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks for the five stars!

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JenniferB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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

Visiting Seattle for the first time.

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Rhonda
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.

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laws
Seattle
2 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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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.

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FamilyOfFour
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Spending just shy of $700 on dinner for 4, you have an expectation about service. While the service was “average” for this caliber of restaurant, it didn’t make the experience over the top. Food was good, view was good... but not $700 for dinner good.

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

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that the service wasn't up to the standard it should have been. We appreciate your feedback on that point and will be sure to pass that along to our team. Thank you for reaching out.

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michael
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Please leave out the intro that you have two hours to eat! We four looked at each others and felt it pretty tacky, otherwise great as usual

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

Hi Michael, we appreciate your feedback. We try to be as clear and communicative as possible during these trying times. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future! Thanks again, Michael.

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

Excellent food, drinks and service all around. Certainly a rare night out for the average person cost wise, but no complaints with high expectations met perfectly. Daniel's Broiler certainly delivers on their reputation.

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

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and drinks. Our team works so hard to create a memorable dining experience and are honored to hear we lived up to our expectations. Thank you!

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MariE
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out in a year what a great experience I felt safe, the food was fantastic , and the service was outstandingf

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

Hello Mari, thanks for the five-star review. We're happy to hear that the food and service were fantastic and that you had a great experience for your first time out in a year.

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vipGraceS
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have been going to Daniels for years. In the last 3 times we went there, the first time the steak was really bad (sinewy and could not be cut) and we sent it back and got another. Next time, it was fine. This time, we got steak, the Piedmont, for $80. Another fatty, sinewy steak that could not be cut and tasted gross. We have decided not to ever get steak at Daniels, just fish.

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

Hello Grace, we're so sorry to hear that the steak has been disappointing twice now. That's certainly not what we want for our guests and we appreciate you letting us know. We'd like to chat with you directly. Please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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MJ425
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff was greeted upon arrival. Had a lovely view of the water as requested to celebrate our birthdays.

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

We're glad to hear that our team did an excellent job and that you had a lovely view of the water to celebrate. Thanks for the review!

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Katie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a nurse, I am very covid conscious. For my 30th birthday, my husband and I went to Daniels to treat ourselves after not going out to eat for over a year. We sat on the patio and it was spectacular! It was warm with great cozy lighting, plenty of space and a beautiful view.

The food was excellent, as always. The La Poire cocktail was delicious and recommended by our server, Richard. Richard was personable and very accommodating. Thank you Daniels Broiler for making our night our comfortable and delicious.

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

Wow, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review, Katie. We truly appreciate it. Our team has worked so hard to ensure guests feel comfortable during these trying times while still enjoying their delicious meals. We are so glad to hear it. We truly appreciate it and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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CindyR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All of our food was cooked to perfection - steaks, prawns, AND all the veg sides. Only slight issue was the waiter forgot to bring my wedge salad until the meal was almost over, but it's okay. It was delicious!!

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

Hi Cindy, thank you so much for sharing. We are so sorry to hear about the mix up, but are delighted to hear our staff was able to make it right. And that you enjoyed our delicious steaks and prawns. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Thank you so much, Cindy!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are on a business trip but wanted to splurge a little and it was worth every penny

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

Hey there! Thank you so much for joining us and taking the time to share your feedback. We're delighted to know that your dining experience was worthy of five stars, and we hope you'll decide to join us again whenever you're in town! Have a wonderful day.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 8 year-old loved her birthday dinner. The deep dish cookie is absolutely delicious. I think our server's name was Jordan. He is fantastic.

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

So happy to hear that, Jane! Happy Belated Birthday to your little one! Thanks for celebrating with us. That cookie is one of our faves too ;-)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steakhouse in the area!!!!

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

Thank you very much! We definitely appreciate the compliment and we look forward to serving you more delicious steak in the future. Have an excellent day!

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MandiK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

While the food was good and the ambiance was nice. The prices are pretty high considering the company adds on an additional 20% (not a tip) to the bill with no advanced warning. And those additional funds are kept by the company to be "an employer of choice" not given to the workers as a tip. So my bill had an additional 40% once the fee and tip were added. I am not interested in making the owner's richer for an already wildly expensive meal and the wait staff sees none of it. Our server was nice in explaining it to us, but I will not be taking clients here anymore because this practice is disrespectful to the clientele (mandatory 20% fee that is not communicated). No thanks.

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Nora
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Molly made our Anniversary special and her service was great.

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

Hi Nora, so glad that you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us and kudos to Molly for making it extra special. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and have a wonderful weekend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Chicken was tough and dry but steaks was delicious!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. While we are delighted to hear you enjoyed the steak, we are so sorry to have disappointed you with the chicken. We'd like to talk with you directly. Can you send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and a way for us to contact you? Thank you so much!

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vipLorraineB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was very pleasant. The waiter was wonderful, attentive without being overbearing. Our meals were perfectly prepared and the portions were generous. The view of the lake was a nice touch.

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

Hello Lorraine, thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We're happy to hear that the waiter was wonderful and that the food was prepared perfectly. Hopefully, you can come enjoy the lake view again sometime.

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JerryB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the meals were pricey, “you get what you pay for”.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on March 25, 2021

Hi Jerry, thank you for the stars! We are glad you enjoyed the meal. 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. Thank you again for taking the time to visit us. Have a great day.

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JeanC
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Prices have gone up considerably since our last visit.
Thus, we will not be back.
Service was outstanding!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on March 25, 2021

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. If you have any additional comments or questions, we would be happy to hear from you. Thank you again for taking the time to visit us.

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Asiah
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my boyfriend there for his birthday. It was our first time and it did not disappoint us. We had the calamari and popcorn shrimp, which was so so good! For our main course I had the Alaskan king crab legs, it was so juicy and sweet, with a filet Mignon cooked perfectly. It also came with garlic mashed potatoes too. I loved how fluffy and creamy it was. my boyfriend had the lobster tail and filet mignon as well. He said the steak was nice but the lobster tail was a bit over cooked and didn’t really meet what he was expecting. It was a great experience overall and our server Austin was the best part. Very nice, attentive and gave us great recommendations. Will definitely be back soon!

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

Hello Asiah, thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We're thrilled to hear that your boyfriend's birthday celebration went well. It's especially great to know that Austin did such a good job and we appreciate you giving him a shout out. We'll look forward to seeing you again sometime. Have a good day!

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ZijadT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Did not get the table we requested ahead of time. Food was good, service good.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that our team didn't accommodate the table that you requested. We'll remind our team to check that in the future. It's good to hear that the food and service were excellent though.

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darneut
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ordering a prime cut rib eye steak rare should not be tough, service was amazing but the grade of beef was not accurate.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that the steak was disappointing. We certainly appreciate your feedback and will look into improving the steak experience in the future.

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JoshuaH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I hate leaving negative reviews, but hopefully this helps their management.

Party of (4) crammed into an extremely small booth. Service wasn’t as good as it always has been. Seemed slow on drink deliveries. Steak was under cooked, but was my fault for not thoroughly checking. I have never had to really check. Desert center “cookie” was under cooked couldn’t eat.

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

Hello Joshua, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that the service was disappointing and that the food wasn't up to the normal standard as well. We do appreciate you letting us know so we can make some improvements. We'd also like to chat with you directly. Can you send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and a way for us to contact you?

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ArneeF
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We almost left when the hostess was extremely unfriendly and rude, but our server was fantastic. He made the experience! The food was okay—nothing inspired. The view was lovely. We will come back.

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

Hello Arnee, we're sorry to hear that the hostess was unfriendly. We certainly never want that for our guests and we appreciate you letting us know. It's good to know that things got turned around with the server though. We'd like to chat with you directly about this experience. If you could, 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
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, quiet and romantic. Delicious meal.

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

Thanks for the five-star review. We're so glad you loved the meal. Hopefully, you can stop by again sometime.

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Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union is rated 4.6 stars by 3344 OpenTable diners.

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