Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

4.5
3406 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 3406 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
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4.5
ambience
3.9
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JimR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening on Lake Union at Daniel's Broiler. Great meal with some great friends. Took a nice long walk along the water after the great steaks.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Jim, we are just delighted to hear you were able to enjoy a wonderful meal overlooking Lake Union. The views truly do speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing this wonderful review. We truly appreciate it, Jim!

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Bojo
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We made a reservation for 4 people several weeks (2 weeks) ahead of time and were seated next to the kitchen. We came 15 minutes early and could not sit at the bar because there was no room. There were Plenty of tables available in the restaurant. They also repeated their policy of two
Hours max several times. Overall experience was poor to fair.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi There, thanks for taking the time to provide this honest feedback. We would like to gather more information about your disappointing dining experience. Can you please send us over the name on your reservation as well as your preferred method of contact? We'd truly appreciate it. Thank you.

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ElsaS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the salmon plate it was amazing except there were bones in every bite I took. Manager stopped by and was so kind to bring me another plate at no cost to me. The staff was very nice to me and my friends that were there in Seattle for a hiking vacation. I would still definitely come back to this restaurant to come eat.. Food was amazing

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Elsa, thank you for providing this honest feedback. We are so glad you notified our staff and they were able to be so accommodating. We strive to ensure that every guest is enjoying their meal. Thanks for sharing. We truly appreciate it, Elsa!

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Winston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and very good food. I would come back again

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Winston, we truly appreciate the stars! We're delighted to know your dining experience was so enjoyable and memorable. We're looking forward to serving you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I made a reservation 2 months in advance and I still had to wait 45 minutes for my table. The hostess and manager were rude and never offered us compensation. The Food was just ok. The price was definitely not worth what we paid for. The view was the best part of the evening. Would definitely NOT go back!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there. There's definitely no reason why you shouldn't have had a dining experience worthy of five stars when you joined us, and we'd like to apologize about that. Will you please share the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon so that we can look into this further and hopefully make this right.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Enjoyable and relaxing! Nice views and perfect setting for outside dining! Good list of cocktails along the backdrop of Lake Union! Loved watching the crew rowing along the water and looking at the seaplanes landing. Pricey so be prepared.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for joining us and sharing your feedback! We hope to have you join us again soon and we sincerely appreciate your review. Have a great day!

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JillM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniel's is the best example of "you get what you pay for" I've experienced in a long time. Everything was exceptional - our waitress was amazing and attentive, the service was fast, the food was delicious, and...the check was expensive. But so worth it!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the five-star review, Jill! We're so glad to hear that everything was exceptional. We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Have a good day!

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michael
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

not a review but please quit telling us we have 2 hours to eat and get out. Its happened about 4 times now and all at our table at every seating have thought, how rude. Does not set a good feeling. Maybe if they order drinks let them know i guess.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Michael, we're sorry that our team kept repeating the 2 hour time limit. We understand how that would be frustrating and we'll be sure to address that with our team. Thank you for the feedback.

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KellyB
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was great. I recommend it. The view of the water was lovely and the service and food were wonderful.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the five-star review, Kelly. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the view, service, and the food. Congratulations on 25 years!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mom’s day. Wonderful meal.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for joining us! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we hope to have you join us again soon. Have a great day!

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MayAnn
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Well, I noted we were celebrating Mother’s Day and my birthday and wanted a good view of the water... the seated us by the water view but right next to the outdoor patio so my two kids were getting cold every time the door opened and the wind blew in. They didn’t acknowledge it was my bday or even put a candle in the dessert we ordered. Server Corp got to give my drink I ordered and had to remind him after. We usually go to the one on Leschi or Bellevue but thought we’d try out this location. We prefer the other two location. Staff were all very welcoming though and friendly and food was great always so nothing to say about that. Would most likely go there again. I mean we love Daniel’s Broiler!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hi MayAnn, thank you so much for sharing this honest feedback. We are honored you chose to dine with us to celebrate such important days. Thank you! In the future, please be sure to ask our staff if there is another option and we'll be sure to accommodate if possible. We are so delighted to know that you had such a memorable dining experience with us. We look forward to serving you again in the future!

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vipMothersDayDiner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I don't think the food and service was worth the price. There are many other steakhouse options that have better steaks at this price point. We chose this place because we could reserve outdoor seating (with covid still spreading, we are not comfortable with indoor dining quite yet). The outdoor seating had great views and that along with the drinks were the highlight.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

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 so much!

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JamesH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food quality. Disappointing that there is limited parking and the pay lot gave me a ticket even thou I purchased parking.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hi James, thank you for providing this honest feedback. We will be sure to pass this feedback along to our team. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks again, James!

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vipWayne
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Wish they’d mentioned that they only had dinner available as it was Mother’s Day. Had hoped for brunch. Otherwise it was fine

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, we are so sorry to hear about the confusion. Can you please send over the name on your reservation as well as your preferred method of contact? We'd love to chat more. Thanks for the honest feedback!

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JackZ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was awesome. Table with a great view without even asking for it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have you ever been by one of those places a million times and never stopped in? Then when you do, you ask yourself "WHY have I never had dinner here before?" That was the question I posed to myself after having dinner at DANIEL'S BROILER on Mercer. Where do I start? The use of space is impressive as gigantic as it may seem, the positioning of the tables and booths still allow it to feel intimate. Other than the food itself, sitting on the water is a luxury that is included with the price. It was stupid pricey but, be prepared. On the upside, if you have a well behaved dog, they are allowed on the patio. I knew just from the pictures that I had to try the popcorn shrimp as an appetizer just because it's presented to you in a popcorn box lined with gold foil. My ribeye was cooked to a medium perfection and I enjoyed how the toppings were set to the side so you could add them as you please. I enjoyed a martini made with Aviation Gin that was spectacular. All in all, for a special occasion, I can highly recommend this spot or even just it's bar for fantastic drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

I had a $70 steak that was gristly. I've had better steak from Trader Joe's. We had to ask multiple times for things from our server. Both are unacceptable for the cost. This was not my first visit but will be my last.

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

Hello, we're so sorry to hear that the steak was disappointing and that the service wasn't to the standard that we normally expect for our guests. We appreciate you letting us know your experience and will be addressing it with our team as well. We'd like to chat with you directly. If you're willing, please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.

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CathyY
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is perfect

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

Hi Cathy, thank you so much for the high praise and five star review! We are truly honored. Thank you. We look forward to serving you again in the future, Cathy!

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LeslieC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our sons 21st birthday!!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for celebrating your son's 21st birthday with us! We hope he had a great time.

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CScottL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

8oz filet for the $80 price point was very average. BBQ shrimp appetizer and chicken were hits. Service was outstanding!

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

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest feedback. We are delighted to hear the service was so outstanding- our staff works hard to create memorable dining experiences. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future! Thanks again.

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RashonJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The restaurant was out of the only items my spouse and I wanted. We had the intention of getting the salmon and lobster tail, but those were the only items they no longer had.
It made the experience less than great but did enjoy the views of the water.

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

Hello Rashon, we're sorry to hear that our Lake Union location was out of what you and your spouse were most looking forward to. We're sure that was frustrating. We'll pass that along to our team so it hopefully doesn't happen again in the future. Have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great food and service.

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

Hi there, thank you for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear our staff consistently creates such memorable dining experiences. We truly appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Finally a night out with out the kiddos and we had fabulous time. The wait staff was awesome the food incredible can’t wait to go back!!!

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

Thank you so much for dining with us! We are thrilled to know our staff was able to create such a memorable dining experience for you all. We are looking forward to having you back. Thanks again!

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JennyP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous views and delicious food! The mashed potatoes were so good! Definitely coming back again.

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

Hello Jenny, we're so thrilled to hear that you loved the views and the food. We'll look forward to seeing you again sometime!

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vipfoodie90210
Seattle
80 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steak dinner is a treat. Daniel's has very high quality steaks cooked beautifully. It's quite expensive, but worth an occasional splurge. I usually don't have high expectations for wines by the glass, but since my dining partner doesn't drink wine, I thoroughly enjoyed the Abeja cab. Super expensive for a glass of wine, but a generous pour and really great wine for beef. I rate the experience a bit low for ambience. Our table was next to the kitchen and we heard (not trying to eavesdrop) a lot of chatter, co-workers visiting. It felt a little cave-like and I'm sure other tables closer to the view would be more enjoyable. I didn't ask to be re-seated, so that's perhaps on me. The consistently high-quality steak is what brings me back, coupled with professional, efficient service.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear that you loved the steak and the wine. We do appreciate your feedback about the ambiance and will do what we can to make some adjustments for that. We hope you have an excellent rest of your day!

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vipRtand
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Serving frozen Salmon from New Zealand when fresh local is available is not your style. Not serving Oysters seems ridiculous when Elliot’s serves 12 varieties! The restaurant felt dirty and the service was ok. The outdoor area looked poorly put together.

I’ve been a Daniels customer for 30 plus years! Seemed like a lazy attempt at reopening. It will be a while before I am back.

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

Hello, we're sorry to hear that things were a bit disappointing on this visit. We appreciate your feedback about the seafood options and will pass that along to our chef. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Will you please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?

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JohnW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The facility was tired looking, staff had no enthusiasm and while we selected some of the finest items on the menu the outcome was a very marginal dinner for two at a price of $400. A couple other things to note, reservations have a $25 per person cancellation.Fee and the place is at nowhere close to full, and there is an automatic 20% tip regardless of service or food quality. Go to the Met in Seattle, not Daniels!

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

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave this honest feedback. We'd like to gather a bit more information about this disappointing experience and are hoping you would send over the name on your reservation as well as preferred method of contact. Thank you John, we do appreciate it.

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DONALD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Comfortable, nice environment and friendly service. Overall a very good experience for a birthday celebration.

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

Hi Donald. Thank you for sharing this feedback. We are just delighted to know our guests are feeling comfortable and safe dining with us during these trying times. We truly appreciate it! Thanks Donald.

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Kingonlii
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had dinner here with a friend, we ordered the lobster tail meal. The sautéed shrimp and king crab legs appetizer. All of the food was good.

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

Thanks for the review. We're happy to hear that the food was good and that you enjoyed your dinner with your friend. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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

I took my wife to dinner for our anniversary and we had a really good time and the food was amazing. We actually got seated in the same spot that I proposed😊 We will definitely be back in the future. Our waitress was outstanding as well. She was very helpful and and very professional.

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

Wow! What a wonderful memory- we're delighted to hear it! So glad you were able to dine in that same, special spot. Thanks for sharing this. Our staff works hard to provide outstanding service- we'll be sure to let them know. Thanks again! We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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CarG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience they took care of us very well and the food was very worth the price while not being too pricy for what it was.

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

Hi Car, thank you so much for the five star review! Our staff works hard to create a memorable dining experience and are so glad to hear you enjoyed yours. Thank you for sharing. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future, Car!

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vipMuniraG
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We came to celebrate a milestone, sat outdoors, safe and clean.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 27, 2021

Thanks for the five-star review. We're glad you got to celebrate a milestone with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice evening. Food is big and expensive but very tasty!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 27, 2021

We're so happy to hear that you had a great evening. Thanks for the review!

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EileenM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time with a wonderful dinner for my birthday with my family. Thank you.

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

Thank you so much for joining us, EileenM! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your birthday dinner with your family at our restaurant. We appreciate you choosing to join us and your feedback means so much to us. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

There were a Beatles by the window

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on April 27, 2021

Hello, we're sorry to hear that there was an issue with beetles. We'd like to chat with you directly about this. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and then the best way to contact you so we can reach out.

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JohnG
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

What was advertised as wild king salmon, from Alaska according to our server, was actually farmed salmon. At $58 a plate we expected what was advertised. They apologized and compted one of the three plates ordered at our table. But this is inexcusable. We are fish folks and know our fish. They need to take what they advertise seriously. Our group has been coming to this restaurant for years. I doubt we will again.

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

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We're so sorry to have disappointed you. We'd like to gather some more information from you. Can you please send us over the name on your reservation as well as your preferred method of contact? We'd truly appreciate it, John. Thanks again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious. Price points were very high for what we received.

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

Thanks for the five-star review! We're glad you loved the food and service. We do appreciate the feedback about our prices as well. 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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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my birthday. The food was delicious, the service was amazing, and the drinks were perfect.

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

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your birthday with us. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.

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WadeW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

overlooking south lake union...lots of activity on the lake due to very nice weather.

Service was very good...dinner prices HIGH, and do not care for the automatic gratuity.

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

Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you liked the view and the service. We do appreciate the feedback about the prices and the service fee. We'll be sure to pass that along to our team. 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. Have a good day, Wade!

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You can order delivery directly from Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union using the Order Online button. Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 621-8262.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union is rated 4.5 stars by 3406 OpenTable diners.

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