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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (61)
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Good for a Date (48)
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Scenic View (46)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Romantic (43)
Business Meals (32)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Notable Wine List (27)
Happy Hour (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Fun (10)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
People Watching (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Live Music (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
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Organic (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Best steak I ever had

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Very pleasurable experience for a large business meeting. The table layout and seating locations was ideal.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great Service and hospitality. The food was great.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Kacey Evans, in the piano bar, was fantastic. The most talented person I’ve heard. We had so much fun, all we could talk about on the way Home was how soon we can get back up there and what friends we want to bring with us next time.
Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

It was great, good service, and great food! We will be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a wonderful evening! We celebrated our 34th anniversary and our server was great! Delicious food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My second visit and the final. It an expensive place and the steak was not worth the price. On my first time there about a 2 years ago. I was surprise by how good the steak was. Took my wife this Time for her birthday.....Not worth it. If you don't want to spend $200 for a meal of 2. Don't do it

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

bartender was attentive and very friendly, all the waiters were top notch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We love going to Daniel's for special occasions and are always blown away by the high quality food and drinks. It's pricey but always worth it.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Exceptional as always none better for meat lovers in Seattle.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, People Watching, Waterfront, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing food and service on New Years Eve. Steaks were cooked to perfection. The lobster was huge and also amazing. The manager came over and personally greeted us and wished us a Happy New Year. We had a four person table right on the corner of the restaurant which was the perfect view and spot with the marina, water, and city lights behind us. I would recommend asking for a water view table because you can end up more in the dining room area.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We've been to Daniel's many times but this time was not the best experience, mostly due to our waitress who told us the Lobster did not come with a vegetable so we paid +$12 for a side only to have the Lobster come with broccolini and potato! They have a new 20% tip policy and it seemed our waitress really wanted to ramp up her tip by really pushing the extras including cocktails. She came to our table more to ask about ordering more beverages than she did to see how we were doing, and consequently our dinners came out luke warm; we think because she was holding out hoping we would order more while we waited. We'll definitely be back, and attribute this poor service strictly to her, but we will definitely make sure the manager knows next time if we sense the same thing is occurring again.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was our third or fourth time at Daniel's and besides the wonderful atmosphere and good company of my husband, I was for the first time, a little disappointed. The scallop appetizer is fantastic, the tuna appetizer pretty good, the bread is nice and I love that the butter is soft on arrival. What disappointed me was the steak - surprising considering our former visits. Delmonico ordered medium rare and looked so when delivered as it was cut in half right down the middle and looked nice and red. We each had a few good bites until we reached the thinner parts of the steak which were much overdone. I decided that I wanted to say something about it because for $75 I expect better. It was not the melt in my mouth experience that I expected. In fact, my steaks on the grill are better at home.
It was quite a while before we saw anyone because after our steaks were delivered by an unknown face there were no more visits. I purposely left several bites on my plate and traded a little of my overdone portion with my husband's medium-rare portion. He devoured his with a good attitude but when the server finally came around and I showed him the brown bites on my plate he briskly took it away. It was clear that he was irritated and then a manager came around and offered dessert as he explained that it was impossible to make the entire steak medium rare. I still felt unappeased especially since I never got my plate back. I could have at least given it to the dog! He knew I was disappointed and felt cheated and soon came back with $40 in gift cards which did make me feel better and also gave us a dessert. To be made to feel shame for speaking up cast a pall on our experience. After dessert I felt like our server was back with us and friendly but the moment I complained was so awkward.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Being the same restaurant that the one in Leschi lake Washington view...I was very disappoint about the food flavor and texture.Jumbo Steak Scampi prawns were definitely not jumbo,way overcook and refrigerated flavor same as the broccoli,rise was very wet and for sure wasn't brown, Oysters Rockefeller not so good as in the other location neither...nothing good for a big bill,rather to pay in the one at Leschi...service was more than great specially at the bar.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went to Daniel’s for my birthday. From the moment we stepped in, they took care of our every need. The manager stopped by our table and our waiter was attentive. The steaks are way better than the Met! Get the 30oz bone in ribeye!!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We dined for my wife's birthday, and the food and service was great. Atmosphere was enjoyable in both the lounge and seated for dining. Great view and added bonus on Lake Union is the dockside convenience! I am anxious to go back to order the rib eye that my wife had!

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Meat was overdone; waiter a bit too chatty; felt slightly rushed.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Was sat by a very loud party. Was able to be moved. Lamb was very fatty very little meat . Overall stay was ok. Atmosphere was more like a sports bar or group meeting setting.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Usual top notch food and service. My favorite place in Seattle for a nice meal.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

nice food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfect way to spend Christmas Eve dinner. Service and meal were both terrific.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Thank you to our wonderful server, Scott, for providing us with most exceptional customer service experience, to the chef and culinary team for preparing everything we ordered to perfection and to all in the Daniel's team who came by to give holiday wishes and check on our family. There is a reason Daniel's is and will remain the dining destination for all of our family's special occasions and holidays.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was fine, just incredibly expensive for what you get. I probably wouldn't recommend it to a friend just because of that. My prime rib was fatty, but overall our food was good. Our bill came to $111 A PERSON, and I just can't reconcile that to what we got. It was fine but not great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Was not expecting the level of food for a brunch. I ordered the chicken fried steak and, I have to say, the BEST CHICKET FRIED STEAK I HAVE EVER HAD!!! And I've had my fair share of them. They actually use prime cuts of steak for it... didn't even need the knife. I will be visiting for brunch again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tried the new brunch menu! Lots of regular favorites and yes, steak!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Highly disappointed! We are long time patrons of Daniels and returned for a special date after moving out of state 5yrs ago. Our rib eye was lackluster to say the least, full of grizzle and lacking flavor. For the premium price paid we were very disappointed and likely won't return.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

My sons $80.00 filet came out over cooked and it took them 20 minutes to replace it. Service was below par. In my opinion the charging of the service charge in place of allowing the customer tip the wait staff diminishes the dining experience and the wait staff doesn’t try as hard to satisfy their customers

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server Ryan provided outstanding service. The house manhattan was a special surprise. The touch of cinnamon made it very festive. I mainly go to Daniel's on special occasions. I have never been disappointed.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Stacy was our server and helped make my daughter’s 21st Birthday memorable. Thank you

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I didn't appreciate the parking options. Pay $8.00 for valet, or pay $6.00 at a pay station in the rain to self park in a gravel parking lot. Sad for a formal venue.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food was rich and tasty! The atmosphere and service was great. There is even a display case of steak in the front.

Tags: Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful service for what has become an annual family holiday tradition. Steak and lamb was outstanding - lobster so-so. My only complaint was the phone call we received the day of to tell us that there is a two hour limit to the table. That felt cheap and tacky- especially when there are factors outside of our control such as timing of the kitchen, etc.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food was great and so was the service.
Although, the cost of the dinner was on the high side, I would go back again, but probably for special occasions only.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Seated immediately. Attended to quickly and friendly. Never rushed. My beer was good. The appetizer we ordered was excellent. I thought the main course came out, curiously too fast.
My meal was cooked to order and was very good. The only compaint was that both the steak and side were luke warm. A well done filet (apologize) and two rib eyes were out to us within 10 minutes of the drop of the salad and appetizer.
Made it seem a little pre perpared. But still a great evening and great tasting food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our meal was delicious, though we did not like the Applewood cocktails that much. Wish we had selected a cocktail we were familiar with. The lobster bisque was wonderful. The filet mignon was excellent; so were the garlic mashed potatoes. I took some of my food with me, so I had room for dessert: delicious coconut ice cream. It was fun seeing the Christmas ships leaving the marina while we were there. The service was outstanding. Nice to have the manager stop by to stay hello.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Took my daughters Christmas shopping and we had a nice brunch first.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our favorite Food was great and Stacy was fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

We went to Daniels for our anniversary, we were a little early and ended up in the bar for a glass of wine before we were taken to our table. There were a number of large groups out for holiday dinners (I suspect) so it was a bit noisy when we were first seated, once the groups finished up their meals it was a cozy and inviting atmosphere. We order the scallops which are to die for and paired it with a high end half bottle of gran cuvee. Having been to the Daniels in Bellevue a number of times we were pretty familiar with the menu so we ordered our entrees my husband getting a bone in porterhouse and myself snagging the last piece of prime rib for the night. We paired it with a nice Pacific Northwest Syrah, I work in the wine industry and thoroughly enjoy their selection from not only old world wines but the local region as well. Our server was amazing, very attentive and knowledgeable. We have a very memorable anniversary and will continue to go to Daniels Broiler for future special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

We had a great time. It was our 42nd anniversary. We will be back during the summer.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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