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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (48)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Romantic (45)
Business Meals (33)
Notable Wine List (30)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Worth the Drive (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Authentic (10)
Casual (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Seasonal (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Live Music (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Healthy (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2012

Most outstanding service from our top-notch server, Kermit! I would return with my family just because of him and the excellent steaks!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2012

My husband and I came here for our annual Christmas dinner date. He was very excited, this was his second time at the restaurant, my first. Our server was very attentive in the beginning, then disappeared at the end when we wanted to leave. His steak was good, however I was not impressed. Disappointed actually...my cut of meat was awful. Also, there were loud children there, which I don't think is the right restaurant for loud children. People do not come to pay that much money to listen to someone else's children.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2012

First time to Daniels. WOW! Server was helpful and pleasant. Food was top notch. New favorite for special occasions.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2012

My opinion overpriced for the product. My steak was perfectly cooked but the quality of the beef was way below expectations for a $62 piece of meat. Would not be my first choice for a premium steak in the future. Also the mashed potatoes were sub par and almost cold. Overall food quality was low and way below expectations for the price.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2012

We had a very enjoyable dinner celebrating a special event. We look forward to our next visit.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 20, 2012

My husband and I have only been to this restaurant twice. We were in town on business and some hometown friends took us there the first time about 5 years ago. This time we met the same friends again. The view of the lake is very nice. Expect to spend at least $75 -$100 per person if you are having cocktails. The steaks were fabulous as well as the soups and salads. Even the lounge was nice and the piano player was very entertaining.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2012

I've eaten here before, but this was by far one of the best meals I've had at Daniel's. I would imagine that this is the busiest time of the year for Daniel's. However, the food was excellent (we had the seafood specials), and our server, Sara, had great recommendations. I requested a gluten-free meal, and it was perfect. We will be back soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2012

Overall good experience. Server good at first, not intuitive, became too slow. Didn't get hot tea ordered.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2012

Excellent service! Missed more fish options on the menu. Beautiful setting indoors and out. Expensive, once every few years type of evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2012

We were enjoying 30 years of life together and even though we walked in the rain and
construction in the area to get there, once we entered Daniel's we were welcomed and we felt the warmth and friendly atmosphere there.They didn't know we were there for a special occasion until later but we were treated like royalty from the first moment.I would recommend Daniels Broiler to our friends and I will be back, and not just for special days.Thanks to the staff,they were great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2012

Great as always------just a problem with the Mercer mess!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 14, 2012

We had the best dining experience we've had in years. Everything was fabulous...food, service, view. Our server, Ryan, was outstanding. Very personalized service from all the staff, from the water filler to the manager. Nice variety of menu items. Our visit could not have been better. We will be back, for sure.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Wifes birthday and we were treated very well. Every need was filled in a very timly way. Customer service was super !!!! I will return soon......Thank You

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2012

Fabulous meal in celebration of our son's 29th birthday. It's the second time we have gone to Daniel's to celebrate his birthday and he wants to make it a family tradition.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2012

I don't exactly like to cooking style of my steak. It's a bit over-burnt on the surfaces and with some sauce applied that slightly steal away the original taste of the beef.

Except for the steak, everything else is outstanding including the sides and salads. Service is nice and the venue us absolutely irreplaceable.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2012

Another great dining experience at Daniel's. A must stop when I travel to Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2012

This was a return to Daniel's Broiler with clients from out of town that remembered the steak as one of the best ever.

We had a group of eight and the service was excellent. By all accounts the food was outstanding as well...most of the group had steak, but a couple had seafood and commentent on good the preparation and presentation was.

Great service, food, view...well done!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2012

I only get a chance to eat at Dan's Broiler about once a year when I am visiting Seattle. The food has always been of excellent quality and freshly prepared. And I think they have the best steaks ever. My favorite is the small fillet mignon, medium-rare - perfect.

My first visit was due to a gift card I received from ABODA (housing, apartments for visitors of Seattle). My husband, family and friends I introduced to the restaurant all think it is excellent.

Besides, they make a really good raspberry vodka martini... which I like as a dessert.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2012

Love Daniel's Broiler! Always make it my wife and my go-to spot when we want to spark things up and fall in love all over again. The food is outstanding to say the least and the service never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 24, 2012

This restaurant is known for their steaks, so I decided to order one, although, I've had the lobster salad on a previous visit and it wss calling my name. My steak was grilled exactly how I like it. I upgraded to the twice-baked potato and enjoyed it as well and the crab leg appetizer (already extracted from the shell) were as delicious as I remembered. We were seated on the other side of the lounge where the wall was fairly open with a fireplace between. It was a bit noisy as the evening progressed, so I'd recommend that if you want a more intimate evening, request not to sit there. All in all, it was a pleasant evening out, but be prepared to pay for the prime beef that you order (my 12 oz rib steak was $48 with one side).

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Our server/waiter was friendly and efficient

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Everything was perfect. Everyone loved their food. The waiter was especially good, handled everything perfectly, with the right touch of friendliness and humor.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2012

We tried Daniel's for the first time as a family on Thanksgiving Day 2012. Could not have made a better choice! The menu options were very good, the food was outstanding and we had some of the best service I can recall ever having - anywhere! I waited tables for many years so I am very cognizant about serving - I know good service when I see it! Our waiter was outstanding. My son and I have gluten issues, so the waiter very patiently helped us understand what was in each dish.

Three of us had the prime rib (the best I have ever had) and my wife ordered the salmon. No one left disappointed! And of course the Olympic Mountain ice cream for dessert topped things off perfectly. This may be the start of a new family tradition!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Food and service were excellent! seemed to be extra noisy.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2012

Had Thanksgiving dinner with friends at Daniels Broiler at Lake Union
The food was amazing as well as the ambiance

I would highly recommend to anyone

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2012

Daniel's exceeded my expectations. As I have been to a Ruth Chris (noisy and overpriced) and Union Square Grill (just ok). I thought this would be more of the same, but the attention to detail was great. It was my father's 89th birthday and he was spoiled by the staff and my 9 year old daughter was well attended. The wine list was better than I expected and I think it may have been the most flavorful filet I've ever had. Atmosphere was nicer and quieter than I expected to. The restaurant is set up nicely for a delicious quiet dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2012

Daniel's Broiler is my all time favorite restaurant in Seattle. When I'm entertaining guests, or just looking for a perfect meal, Daniel's is the only place I'll consider. I've been to all the rest, and Daniel's is perfect every time!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2012

We came before a show downtown, and the staff did a wonderful job, making sure we were finished in time to make it to the show. They also made excellent recommendations for everything we needed. A really great evening!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2012

This is my all-time favorite steakhouse in Seattle, with outstanding food and awesome views over Union Lake marina and bay.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2012

The best steak EVER. Fabulous service. Loved it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2012

It's nice that the restaurant, though probably known for its meat, has a really creative and good looking vegetarian menu. Unfortunately, I don't think they do as good a job on the vegetarian food; I got the sweet pea and mint ravioli and the fried artichoke hearts. It was all good, but not the calibre I would expect from such a nice restaurant (with such steep prices). My boyfriend thought his steak was great, though.

The ambience is nice with low lighting, the dress is business casual, and there is a waterfront view if you can score a window table.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2012

We hadn't been to the Daniel's Broiler on Lake Union for a couple of years, and I have to say, while the location is still fabulous, we were disappointed in the food. Both our meals were OK, but won't stick in our minds as standout dinners. Of particular note, my twice baked potato had such a hard crust on the top I can only imagine is sat under a warmer or in an oven at least three times as long as it should have. It was inedible. My Filet was cooked perfectly to temperature, as ordered, but the butter garnish on top was heavily salted, which hid the taste of the meat. My husband was similarly unimpressed with his meal. I'm not sure we'll be going back based on the quality of the meal and the accompanying $182 bill!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2012

As always great food and great service!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 8, 2012

Such a wonderful restaurant. The food is always impeccable - the service spot on. We spent our anniversary dinner here and brought our 5 year old along (why? last minute decision). But we were seated at a beautiful table near the fireplace. Our meals were great and my little one appreciated being able to order a hamburger. There is plenty of space and you don't feel like you are crowded in with other tables. They also provided us with a complimentary chocolate molten cake for our anniversary. Another great dining experience at Daniel's.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2012

My wife nad I had a wonderful experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2012

We really enjoyed our food and wine. The steaks we had were by far better than a recent outing at a high-end steak place in Vegas last month. Outstanding quality and flavor. Only critic is something slipped up on being taken care of timely upon arrival for our reservation. We were 15 min. early for an 8:00 reservation, we went to the bar, but we had to go check on our table at 8:35. It was not that busy and no one followed up as with us on the delay.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 3, 2012

Excellent service and every request was fulfilled. Extremely satisfied and will be back many times to come.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2012

Very nice restaurant but unusally expensive. Parking was horrible and I was required to pay for it. Getting to the restaurant was also a big problem with the road construction in the area. We had a good time for a special occasion, but I could have found as good a restaurant on the eastside for less $ and much easier parking. Would I return? - Probably not.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2012

A beautiful establishment. Very well run operation. I was well received upon entrance, hostess was prepared and aware of my prior reservation. Food was very good and well prepared. I was out on a first date with a lovely woman. I do feel a made a great in having dinner there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2012

On the night I was there the food was just OK. Considering the high price for their Steak and Lobster I assumed it would be gourmet quality and cooked perfectly. It wasn't. Lobster overcooked and tough, the Prime Tenderloin had a fair amount of gristle, I would not have rated it Prime. I've had better Choice steaks from Costco. About the same food quality as a Black Angus steakhouse, just served fancier. Not nearly as good as Jaks cooking. But, the service is outstanding.

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