About Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

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.

809 Fairview Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steak, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
Weekend Brunch: 10:00am-2:00pm

Cross Street:
Valley Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 621-8262

Website:
http://www.schwartzbros.com/daniels-broiler/daniels-lake-union/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour Seven Nights a Week from 4:00pm-6:30pm.
HALF OFF Daniel's Select Classics and Bar Specialties
$8 Glass of House Red or House White Wine
$10 Martini or Manhattan
$5 Featured Beer

Parking Details:
Daniel's offers valet parking seven days a week for $8.00, and is suggested as the easiest and most cost efficient parking option. Public parking is also available.

Executive Chef:
Ayhan Barlas

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

Elegant, spacious private dining rooms are available at Daniel's, on the south shore of Lake Union with great views of the marina.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Waterfront (57)
Good for a Date (49)
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Romantic (47)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Scenic View (44)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (26)
Cozy (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Happy Hour (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Fun (11)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Live Music (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We reserved a table for two to celebrate my husband's birthday during our weekend trip to Seattle! Our server was Molly and she was phenomenal. She not only took care of each of our request she made us feel at home. I don't know when I'll make it back but when I do, I'll definitely be back!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We love Daniels but, this dinner wasn't as great. Right from the beginning, I felt that our servers impatience for us to get the order in. I wanted plain fingerling potatoes which were offered with the special salmon and was told no, they were portioned out. That's fine but he didn't want to work with me at all. One person's steak came our too rare and we all waited and waited for it to return cooked to his liking. My lamb chops were a bit tough and covered in butter, the fish special - black cod portion very small. This is "old-school" steak house but there wasn't anything very special about the experience except our dining partners and friends. I missed the piano bar that night too!
I'll be back though. I love the setting on Lake Union and maybe this was an "off" Saturday night.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

What a great night! Got to the restaurant with ease, valet parking available for $8. Arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation so went to the bar for a drink. Spendy drinks but it's Daniel's!

Requested a view table when we made the reservation and got one. Food of course was delicious, recommend the bacon wrapped scallops and filet mignon. Service was spot on. Can't come here often because of the expense but for special occasions would definitely return.

The only negative thing was that the service charge is automatically charged to your bill at 20%. But in our case it didn't matter because we would have tipped the 20% anyway.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have been going to Daniels forever. Always a good meal. This time service was slow - there over 3 hours. Our steaks where over cooked & Lamb was under cooked. If you ask for extra anchovies on your caesar salad they charge you and the spinach salad is getting smaller & smaller.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went here for our anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint. The service is fantastic and the food is very good. The Oysters Rockefeller were amazing! Now you will spend quite a bit here but between the service and food its a great place for a special dinner!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I like this place. It was my first place where I tasted a steak. It was delicious!

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 14, 2017

I hosted a birthday. In general Daniel's was unprepared for the crowd that showed up since it was VIP night of the Seattle Boat show. The place was overrun despite our having a reservation for 630PM. Having gone to Daniel's since it opened I chose them over their equally priced locally owned steakhouses as they advertise often on TV they 'make it right'. Not this night! Bar service? dismal. Manhattan's ordered -one with lemon twist, one with a cherry, both up. Our lemon twist arrived as cherry on the rocks. We reordered - awkward - it took forever to begin with - the new drink never came - instead we got handed a slice of lemon - for our now melted Manhattan on the rocks - with a cherry still in it, left for us to deal with. Crafted cocktail? NOT.
We ordered lobster & french fries for $65.00. Filet - Oscar style- medium rare with baked potato, vegetables and a filet medium rare with vegetables, equally pricey.
The lobster arrived nearly raw & undercooked with unbelievably FROZEN french fires. Back to the kitchen. On re -arrival lobster now so overcooked it was inedible. The fries, stone cold. Didn't eat either. The Filet Oscar came with no Oscar. Back to the kitchen - another long pause - the Filet returned cold with the baked potato MIA. Meanwhile our third dining companion ate his steak before it got cold. Sensing our displeasure, our waiter sheepishly offered us free birthday dessert.
We asked for the manager who was solicitous and honest they were not 'on their game'.
Now 3+ hours in, and nearly $400 later, he offered to have our dinner re- prepared. Our companion had to go - after all HE'D eaten - but myself and our birthday guest decided to leave. No birthday candle this year! Solution? a reduced check for $100 + arrived. We paid it + generous tip most wouldn't, left hungry to stop at Dick's hamburgers. A competitor with an equal unrecoverable misfire night comp'd our group's entire tab AND gave me an equivalent $ gift card to reset our view.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Waterfront
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. Service and food outstanding.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We really enjoyed it I had the lamb chops and quite honestly they were the best I ever had. The manager was so nice to us and let us use the small room with the big screen TV to watch the New Orleans saints this past Monday night. They usually do a piano bar on Sunday and Monday night. When he found out we were saints fans and came there to watch the game he offered the room to us. I loved it and if I ever get back to Seattle I would definitely go

Tags: Live Sports, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Bethany was our server and she was FANTASTIC! Could not have asked for a better dining experience for celebrating our late father's life. Everyone loved their food and we felt very pampered and well taken care of. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Paid prime meat prices. Steak was inedible. Asked to leave after we paid the bill. Would NEVER recommend this to anyone!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a wonderful date night meal at Daniel's. The food and wine were delicious, and our server, Tom was just outstanding! He offered suggestions and was very knowledgeable about the restaurant, menu and surrounding area. We had a delightful evening and enjoyed walking on the docks after dinner. Perfect!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The service in Seattle has really gone downhill with the mandatory 20% service charge. Our Daniels' waiter was surly. Like he had better things to do. I'm sure he did. Not sure I'll be going back. If I'm spending $300 for dinner, I'd kinda like to be taken care of.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We had a great table overlooking the marina and the food was excellent as well as the service.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The best filet I have ever had. Personal service from the waitress. Beautiful spot right on Lake Union.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Went out to Daniel's broiler for a date night with my lovely wife. The food and the flavors were fantastic great cocktails and wonderful ambience, view , and service. Highly recommend this

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It was good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food quality was excellent. I had the Filet Mignon Flight and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. The service was excellent. Our server was patient and very cooperative with my wife who is lactose intolerant, the food came out at a perfect pace and the drinks were excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Nice view, Very overpriced for quaity of food & service. Expected much more from the Daniel;'s group of restaurants.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Thank you, food was amazing and service was great too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our get together with good friends that we don't see enough of! The service was wonderful and attentive yet gave us plenty of space to chat and socialize.

We were seated as soon as we arrived and we were very pleased with the location of our table.

The food was good and the selection was plentiful. I ordered the stuffed salmon and it was a little overdone - I should have gone with my first instinct of the filet mignon. The rest of my meal and everyone else's was very good.

We all commented upon arrival how nice it was that Daniel's was still there after all these years! It would be nice if valet parking was free and the valets were tipped - like my favorite restaurant, Canlis'.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The server seemed new. She did not seem aware of what we needed just what she was trying to accomplish. Good effort, She just missed.

I was bummed that you were out of prime rib on a Friday??? Really.. Maybe you saved a few $$ by not having enough. How many customers did you disappoint?

I was also surprised that you added a 20% tip. That is usually what i leave. Just not for our server.... Just saying!! To be forewarned would have disarmed me..

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was a birthday dinner for my wife attended by ten family members. The food atmosphere and service were outstanding. We had a cruise on lake Union scheduled for after dinner and the wait staff insured we arrived on time. As always, Daniels is pricey, but the combination of this wonderful dinner and the boat cruise with family made for as most memorable birthday for my wife.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 25, 2017

In the past we have always had a wonderful experience; however, this time the food and the staff were not up to par. Had this been our first visit we would not return. Hopefully it was just an off night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

Nice place, steak was amazing, lobster was good too. Ryan is a great server. Will definitely be back again

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 22, 2017

First, the service at Daniel's Broiler is exceptional. The entire staff was friendly, responsive, and made us feel very welcome. We've been to Daniel's several times, and each time we have been treated very well.

Unfortunately, the food was just okay, and the entire experience felt overpriced, from the parking to the menu to the forced 20% gratuity.

Although we had an enjoyable evening, it was not a truly special dining experience. And for the price we expected more. We'll most likely use our dining-out budget elsewhere in the future.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 21, 2017

First time at Daniels. Took my wife there for our 1 year anniversary. I had high expectations for this restaurant, knowing their prices. I expected stellar service and the best steak I've ever eaten. This place lived up to my high expectations, I really enjoyed it. The price does seem a bit excessively high, but the 30oz rib-eye steak was absolutely perfect to split.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

There a few minor unpleasantries such the tip of my steak knife was bent, the filling of my water glass was overly frequent, and neighboring tables were bordering on obnoxiously loud. Otherwise it was a fantastic experience. The food was phenomenal, while price it's nothing more expensive than your normal upscale restaurant, our server came by to check on us just enough and was incredibly friendly, portions were well sized and the meats were cooked quite well.

Would return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Amazing food and service - it was just a bit chilly with the AC.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Not up to past meals and experience

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This is my second time at Daniels Broiler, I went to the Bellevue location first. The quality of service and food is exceptional at both. I like the clientele at the Lake Union location as far as dress up or dress elevated casual, not to the "nines" only, like how I feel at the Bellevue location, which I appreciate. I also like the convienece of the Lake Union location. Like I was saying the food and service was impeccable and I will definitely be retearning with more ambassadors for your brand.

Tags: Business Meals, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 14, 2017

20% gratuity included in your bill. Small print states this on the menu, don't expect your waiter/bar tender to remind you. They are hoping you will not notice and tip.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 14, 2017

This would have been a 5 star BUT . . . We made an early reservation on a Sunday night to ensure a great view seat for a special occasion . . . there were MANY tables with a great view available when we were seated at 5:15, But even though it was specified on the reservation that this was a special occasion AND even though I am a VIP Open Table customer, we were stuck at a table with NO VIEW . . . Throughout our dinner, those view tables sat empty, I am sorry to say that we will not be going back to this Daniels Restaurant anytime soon . . I complained privately to several people, but I did not want a fuss made in front of my party so that the event was further brought down!
The wait staff and the food was excellent, such a shame regarding this Daniel's front desk policy brought everyone else down

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We went an hour early to enjoy happy hour drinks in the bar. The waitress left my drink empty for 20 minutes and only came back when my table was ready. I asked if they could bring the new drink to my table and they refused, quite rudely. I was pretty disappointed considering the level of courtesy and service you expect at this type of restaurant. The waitress at dinner was the only thing that turned our experience around - we would have left MUCH lower ratings otherwise.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The food is absolutely amazing. My two most favorite meals have been here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great time. And great food

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is a first class operation! Best steak I ever had - fabulous!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Been quite a few times in the past. Still very reliable, very nice restaurant and still very expensive, but seems even more this time around! I wonder if Schwartz Bros. is pricing this establishment too expensive for the average Seattle dining type to afford? Bar scene is vibrant as always but dining area wasn't very crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The service in the bar was excellent but the service in the dining room was not. We had to ask for water to be refilled and requested a bread refill but was not received. I complained to our waiter that we felt neglected! The filet I had was just ok and was $60! MY friend had the pork chop that was excellent. What had previously been our go-to special occasion ( we were celebrating 3 birthdays) restaurant was a big disappointment for a $350 bill!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

My wife and I had a very wonderful time there. Nice staff and especially our server John who is by far the BEST!! Server we had, we look forward to coming back to the restaurant.

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