Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

4.5
3444 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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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chlolani
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jeanette truly made our entire evening. Out of all experiences I’ve had amongst the Daniel’s locations, last night was exceptional. We’ve had a few poor customer service experiences lately but Jeanette reminded us exactly why we started going in the first place. We hope to have her as our server every time!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this five-star review. We're so thrilled that Jeanette did an excellent job. It's always nice to get those special shout outs and we'll be sure to pass it along to our team. Thanks again and we hope you have a excellent rest of your week!

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vipJeff57
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I've loved your steaks for 18 years, but not thrilled with the addition of gravy to the ribeye. Really took awayrom the natural great flavor of your meat and the seasoning and cooking process.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 14 hours ago

Hello Jeff, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate your feedback about the changes to the ribeye and will be sure to pass that along to our chef. We hope you have a good rest of your day!

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BradH
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view of course, attentive service. All our entrees were perfection

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for the five-star review, Brad. We're so glad you enjoyed the view as well as the service and the entrees. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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Sunlander
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our 45th Anniversary and our friend's 39th anniversary. Dinner was delicious and our waitress was fabulous!
Highly recommend!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

We are absolutely honored you chose to celebrate with us! Thank you for sharing. We are so thrilled to know our staff was able to make your special evenings so enjoyable. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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vipOTFood
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful seat by the window, refreshing drinks, calamari and lobster was great and baked chocolate chip cookie was amazing!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for leaving us some stars! We're glad you had such a lovely view and that you enjoyed your meal so much. We hope to see you again!

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Stephen
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie was wonderful. The best service I had during my stay in Seattle.

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MelG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! A true favorite! If you’re in Seattle or just visiting definitely make time for a reservation here!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, MelG! Thanks so much for making us your favorite. We truly appreciate the five stars and your recommendation! We hope to have you join us again very soon. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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vipDahlia
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Upon our arrival seeing we had someone who was unable to get around without her scooter, we were placed at a table with easy access snd a lot of room to move. Our server Jordan was top notch. Friendly and engaging. We had one guest who has celiac disease. Each time we had a question Jordan would go back to the kitchen to ask questions. His food suggestions were spot on. The Kurabota pork was tender with a delicious sauce, the bacon wrapped scallops were tasty, popcorn shrimp was a great way to start the meal and that lavender martini was heavenly.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hey there, Dahlia. We'd like to sincerely thank you for joining us and taking the time to share this detailed review about your dining experience. We're delighted to know that our staff was able to accommodate you and your party in such a fantastic way, and we hope to have you all join us again soon for more memorable experiences.

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MikeZ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was casual, knowledgeable, and fun. The all he tuna appetizer was to die for, as it was the coconut dessert. Everything in between was very tasty, although the steaks were not quite the wow experience I was hoping for.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for leaving us some stars! While we're glad to hear our staff took such good care of you and you enjoyed your meal in general, we're sorry you were a little disappointed by the steak. We hope to see you again soon and that we can really thrill you in the future!

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RoyH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great location. Great view. Lovely dining room. Good service. Somewhat limited menu (it is basically a high-end steak house). Extraordinarily expensive. Dinner for 4 -- expect tab to run $600+.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Roy, thank you for taking the time to leave this review. 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!

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Quality of meat was very disappointing. Very over priced.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Tina, we're sorry to hear that the quality of the meat was disappointing. We appreciate the feedback and will check in with our chef about that. We'd also like to speak 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate graduation. They were very accommodating and sat us by the windows when we requested. Our server answered all our questions about the menu, wine, etc. and we’re very knowledgeable and friendly. Great location for a special occasion meal.

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BryanC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a classic in Seattle. Nice to see some things haven't changed.
Great wine list (though this wasn't handed out--presumably COVID related). Great steaks, great views. Menu could maybe use a couple rotating specials for variety sake.

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

Hi Bryan, we are so honored to be considered a classic here in Seattle. Thanks for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are looking forward to serving you again in the future. We hope you have a wonderful day!

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ampeters
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Tiny booth that was super uncomfortable. No sommelier. And 80$ steaks. Enough said. Our server was sweet though.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on June 14, 2021

Hello, we're sorry to hear that the booth, steaks, and the lack of a sommelier were disappointing. We do appreciate the feedback and will be passing that along to our team. We'd also like to chat with you directly. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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brwydave
Portland
67 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Generous portions of meat & fish - well prepared. The are willing to split the salads into two plates. You definitely pay for what you get.

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

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review. We are so happy to know you enjoyed you meal. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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SteveK
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Server implied that filet mignons were rarer than most are usually rated, so we ordered medium well rather than medium. Turned out to be what I would call well done - very dry. Waste of $500 for family of four. Have had much better for half the price at Jaks. Not going back.

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

Hi there, SteveK. We'd like to sincerely apologize for letting you down during this visit. Will you please share the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear from you soon so that we can make this right.

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julieh
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server Austin was fantastic. Food was delicious and the outdoor dinning area was warm enough to not need a jacket,

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to have you join us again soon.

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CathyY
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is good

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Jmonty
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's 30th bday here and between the staff and the amazing view we had the best time!!!
The food was on point aswell, it's just after being at a different restaurant/steak house and the amount t of food we got there compared to the amount we got here for the same price that's the only reason we didn't not give it 5 stars.
But other than that we loved everything else about it.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on June 3, 2021

Hi there, thank you for choosing Daniel's Broiler to celebrate your husbands birthday! We are so delighted to hear our staff was able to make it such a memorable dining experience for you. The views truly do speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Used to be an amazing place, but did not recover. They need to hire more experienced servers. One of the folks in the party did not get a good steak. Took $5 for each coke refill.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that the service was disappointing and that one of the steaks was off. We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to check in with our team about those issues. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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Joanie
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, and great service from Curtis!
We’re sad the Alaska crab legs increased in price so much, but we drew a line and the lobster was delicious!
Waiting for lamb chops to come back for one of our party!👍

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

Thanks for the review, Joanie! We're so happy to hear that you loved the food and that Curtis did an excellent job. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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vipSasha
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was very excited to take my mother to Daniel’s Broiler for her birthday. She traveled from out of town and we don’t get a lot of time together, especially since COVID, so this was a big night out. I placed in the reservation notes that this was a special occasion. Not. One. Person. wished our table a happy birthday. There was no complementary recognition in any way. I asked at the beginning to course our dinner out and it was anything but short of rushed. We asked to split both a soup and a salad and both came out not split nor with additional plates or cups; so I had to request and the split myself at the table. Mis en place for a fine dinning restaurant was non existent. I shouldn’t have to ask for more silverware or my table to be cleared before my next course shows up. Overpriced, mediocre food. I wanted a white for a combo steak and lobster and told the server I thought a viognier might work but wanted to talk to a somm. The somm never came over and told the server my choice was fine. I would’ve spent money on the wine tonight but couldn’t even get anyone over to our table to discuss options. The best part of a steak and lobster dinner was the line cook’s vegetables. Those out shined the proteins. So disappointed. Charging almost $400 for a two top dinner with minimal service is a disappointment. This is not a fine dining experience nor is this adequate for special occasions.

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

Hello Sasha, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that our team dropped the ball on this special birthday celebration for your mother. Our team should have been more attentive and we're sorry that it put a spoil on the meal. We'd like to have our manager 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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jeffs
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

I do not like that not only was 20% added for gratuity but stated that it was kept by the company not my server and that my sever got a commission based on sales. I always leave much more than 20%.
I'm interested in being served not sold.
I will never go back to a Swartz Brothers restaurant as long as this policy is in effect

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

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 let us know. Thank you!

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Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Great place but very, very expensive. $75 for their Salmon entree.

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

Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed things overall and appreciate the feedback about our prices. 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. Have a good day!

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Johnny77
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! What an experience. I had the Steak in the bone and it was amazing! The fat just melted in your mouth. Although they were delicious, I wouldn't recommend getting the shrimp with it. It's only two pieces. My girlfriend had the lobster tail and that was amazing as well. The staff is very professional and gives great recommendations. I definitely recommend this place.

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

Hello Johnny, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We're thrilled to hear that you loved the steak and that your girlfriend enjoyed the lobster tail. We appreciate the feedback about the shrimp as well. Hopefully, we can see you both again soon. Have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food and service were very good, although straightforward with few surprises. Had a country club feel about it.

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

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future! Have a wonderful day.

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Ravensgirl
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful meal and great service.
The view was amazing.

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

Hi there, we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal and view. Our staff works hard to create a memorable dining experience. And the views speak for themselves! Thanks for sharing. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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RachelR
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother was in town and I wanted to treat her to a special dinner. This place hit all the spots that you would want to hit in a wonderful experience. The views of South Lake Union, the ambiance, the service and the food were exceptional. Great recommendations were made and the taste of food was even better.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on June 10, 2021

We're thrilled to hear that you and your mother enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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MichelleV
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with excellent service. Jordan is the best!

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

Hi there, MichelleV. Thanks for joining us! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and we hope to have you join us again soon. We appreciate your feedback--have a wonderful day!

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anonymous
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really hate these things that demand some sort of statement. I have answered the survey questions; I do not intend to make a statement.

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

Thanks for leaving us this 5-star review! We appreciate the feedback on OpenTable and we will absolutely keep it in mind. We do hope to see you again!

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Unsatisfied
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We hadn’t been there in 8 or 9 years. We have very nice memories from past visits but on this occasion for my wife’s birthday, it was fair at best. To start, I had notified the restaurant that we were celebrating a birthday. No big deal I guess, but they didn’t acknowledge why we were there despite asking ahead of time why were there. Then we hen we were seated, we were told that we had a time limit! It doesn’t make sense to me to start an evening like that; it made us feel pressured to “get in and get out.” Next, the menu was weak. Extremely pared down from the last time we were there. We both ordered steaks, expensive steaks, and both were over cooked. The atmosphere was loud and we had a family with a couple toddlers nearby that were unruly and out of control. It was not exactly the relaxing evening I thought it would be. Lastly, the restaurant has a mandatory 20% “service charge!” Essentially a forced gratuity. All said and done, meal, drinks, and the service charge, the bill was almost $400 for mediocre food, mediocre service, loud atmosphere, and the stress of running up to our time limit. This visit reminded me of why I like El Goucho so much. For $200 a plate, I expect a to more. Daniel’s has lost my business for good.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that our team didn't acknowledge the special occasion and that the time limit wasn't addressed properly. We do have a limited menu while we're operating under certain restrictions but we hope to have that come back in the future. We'd like to chat with you directly about your experience. Please send us a your name, the name on the reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Enjoyed the view, had a widow seat. server was OK nothing special. She took good care of us. Price of food did not meet quality of it, presentation look good but missing something. Had not been in a while. So I was a little disappointed.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that the service was disappointing and the price didn't meet the quality. We appreciate the feedback on that and will address it with our team. We'd also like to chat with you directly. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you and we'll be in touch.

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MartyW
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing we got to watch a seaplane take off. The food was amazing! My steak was perfect. The baked potato was hot this time. The lobster was succulent with the butter warmer staying on the whole time. Our server Molly was amazing. She knew when not to disturb our convo and perfect timing when we needed help. The plates were cleared promptly. Overall great night and restaurant to celebrate our 30th anniversary.

The only complaint is that we thought we were parked at their parking lot to find a $50 ticket. 😞

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

Wow! What perfect timing, Marty. Thanks for enjoying the view while enjoying our delicious food. Our team works so hard to create a memorable dining experience and we are honored you chose to celebrate your 30th anniversary with us. Thanks again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always!

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

We are delighted to hear it! Thanks for five stars. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

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CaseyD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jeanette was fabulous and the food was delightful.

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

Hello Casey, thanks for the five-star review. We're so happy to hear that Jeanette did a great job. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.

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Daniel
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Over priced. Food not great. tip option with service charge. Remove tip optional! 2 hour max? Very disappointed in quality. Salmon mushy. Who are you serving? You pocketbook.

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

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

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vipcarolj
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely dinner on the deck. Our server was wonderful. He really took care to make sure we enjoyed our night out!

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

Thanks for the love! We're glad you had such a wonderful evening and that our team took such good care of you. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipTrout
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The SLU view can’t be beat. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and I had one of the best glasses of cabsav I’ve ever had. This was my family’s first dining outing since the pandemic started. We were not disappointed.

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review! We're thrilled you loved the food, service, wine, and that view! We're also so honored you decided to come visit us for your first family dining outing since the pandemic hit. We hope you have a great rest of your week.

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Lollmao
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pricey, great for a special occasion. Would come back.

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

Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this five star review. We are truly delighted to know you enjoyed you memorable dining experience with us, and look forward to serving you again in the future. We hope you have a wonderful day.

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DougB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Automatic tip (20%) added to bill made totaling up easy.

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

Hi Doug, we are delighted to hear our team was able to create such a memorable dining experience for you. Thanks for your honest feedback, we truly appreciate it. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future!

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Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union is rated 4.5 stars by 3444 OpenTable diners.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.schwartzbros.com/gift-cards/.

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