About Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

Daniel's Broiler-Lake Union serves USDA Prime Beef exclusively.

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, benefits, or otherwise, in accord with employment agreements and understandings in place.

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

Cuisines:
Steak, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday 5:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm; Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm

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.
$1 off All Draft and Bottled Beer
$2 off Daniel’s Classic Martinis and Manhattans, Daniel’s Signature Cocktails and Specialty Cocktails
$3 off All Wines by the Glass

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving this year for a complete four-course dinner featuring your choice of Roast Turkey, Prime Rib, Pork Roast or Fresh Salmon with all the trimmings.
Adults $60 | Children, 6 to 12: $12 | Children, 5 and under: Free. We are serving our special menu from noon to 8pm.

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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (59)
Special Occasion (58)
Scenic View (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Romantic (42)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Happy Hour (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Casual (10)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
People Watching (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

We made a reservation only 4 days in advance for 7pm on Friday, and they were able to accommodate us. Celebrating my brother and sister in law's 39th wedding anniversary. We were treated wonderfully from the moment we entered the door. Cocktails were wonderful and our table was ready within minutes. Fabulous food and superb service. A little pricey, but had a great time. They brought the anniversary couple a complimentary dessert. Nice touch!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was in training, we had to ask for drinks, ask twice for bread, got the order side dish order wrong, so when they brought it back to fix, my steak went with it, which then came back cold. Had to ask for drink refills. Brought the espresso without sugar, had to ask twice, finally when it showed up it was cold. Spent over $250 for a mediocre service at best. Very disappointed!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had to wait about 30.minutes even with reservations. Great porterhouse steak! Loved it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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·Dined 6 days ago

Arrived within an hour of making reservation, restaurant closed without notice on their reservation line, open table, or even on their restaurant door. We drove a long way in rain for nothing on a special occasion. Complained, no apology, nothing. Dirtbag service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Daniel's is my favorite restaurant. It is consistently great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Horrible service and experience. Management did make it better with a full refund.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was our first visit to Daniel’s and, based on what we had heard from others, we expected to be wowed. Daniel’s did not disappoint! The ambiance was perfect, evening views were beautiful, and the staff was delightful! And the food was SO delicious! I asked our waiter for a recommendation, three of the four people at our table ended having the same thing that he recommended, and it was perfect! I would definitely recommend for a special occasion and we’ll definitely go back!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always the service, ambience and FOOD was spectacular. Stacy was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was able to make a great suggestion for a sub for the wine i wanted. Thus was the first time my family make the trip here and they were so happy with the experience and the food I won't take anyone anywhere else you guys are absolutely awesome and I thank you for what you do every day! See you soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food quality and exceptional service!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I met a friend to celebrate both of our birthdays at Daniels on Lake Union. Being hard of hearing i asked for a seat that was not in the center of the room. They gave us a booth that was so nice that i could catch up with a friend after a number of years and i could actually hear him!! Thank you so much!! The appetizers and dinners were delicious and we even got a surprise for it being our birthdays! Service was excellent. Although we really took our time to enjoy the time spent together and the ambiance we did not feel rushed by the waitstaff which was appreciated! I recommend Daniels on Lake Union for all occasions such a special place! Thank you so much to all the staff for a wonderful experience!

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Horrible customer service. Front desk and the store manager were very rude and unprofessional

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Filet flight was AMAZING and the service was excellent. We split the flight and they gave each of a choice of our own side. Definitely impressed our business associates from Texas and they know their steak. We had a party of 5 and all the food arrived hot and at the same time. It was a perfect presentation.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went to Daniel's to celebrate our anniversary. Our meal and experience was outstanding, from the craft cocktails to the perfectly prepared food (my Ora King Salmon melted in my mouth, and my husband's filet was spectacular) to the friendly, attentive service and the view of Lake Union. Highly recommended for a special occasion -- worth every penny!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Steaks were fantastic, as always. The seasonal vegetable side of butternut squash was just OK.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Special Family occasions come too rarely anymore so it is very important that the place we choose is special. Daniel's Broiler was a place none of us had ever been & I had heard so many great things about it, I figured we'd better go and I am so very happy we did!! It was so much better than I imagined, very comfortable with a fabulous view, impeccable service, imaginative dishes to tantalize your taste buds and the best steak(s) I've ever eaten. The awesome company topped it all off, with everyone raving. We will most definitely be back!
Thank you - the Strizics, Thomas's & Dewitt's.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Drinks were very good. Appetizers very well done. We had the bone in ribeye and the filet. Cooked to order. Skipped desert. Very good food!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was an overly expensive restaurant that starts out by showing you a case full of raw meat. I ordered 3 items on the menu. The lobster mac and cheese was very good but, they insisted on showing off the lobster shell by placing the lobster meet on top of it and then removing it at the table. I ordered the stuffed mushrooms. This should be a hot appritizer, unfortunately this was served with a cold marinara pored over it. The 3rd item was the filet mignon. This was cooked perfectly, unfortunately, this was drenched in a large amount of sickeningly sweet Costco Yoshida sauce. My companion got a salad and jumbo prawn coctail. We drank ice tea. For this we paid $108! The server came by so frequently that I felt anxious and wanted to leave. I understand why the restaurant was empty. ..

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

I have always loved Daniels on Lake Union and have NEVER experienced the experiences I had this week. I had two nights of business meetings and was dissapointed on each occassion. Our meals were slow in coming and when they were served they were warm and cold. My quest had to have potatoes replaced and stakes heated up which put a stop to the conversation. The waiter had NO apologies and No informastion about why it was slow. If I knew his name i would be sure not to be in section again.

How dissapointing after years of support and wonderful dinners and meetings with clients at this location.

It’ needs help - parking should be the only frustration.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We've been dining at Daniel's for 13 years and absolutely love it. Best steaks anywhere! And great servie too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Just recently relocated from the east coast and I normally order my beef at a medium rare heat. I ordered the prime rib and was reminded that it was being served at a medium rare heat at that time. Perfect, I thought, however it was more rare. This is actually the third time that I ordered meat at my preferred heat. What I have come to realize that medium rare on the east coast versus west coast is very different. Medium rare is state as being warm outer and cool center. Medium rare that I always have known is medium warm outer with a warm pink center. So that being said, the prime rib was delicious in the areas it was cooked properly to my expectations, however there was a lot that was served pretty rare.
I advise ordering your meat at medium.
All and all I will be back and trully enjoyed the vibe and service!

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Just great!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had 16 oz ribeye. It's fantastic. We also had onion soup, scallop wrapped in bacon, and pop corn shrimps. All are great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Attentive, knowledgeable service. Prime rib, salmon and desserts were excellent.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Good meal, service and wine. Greeted by the GM which was a nice touch. Will go back again when back in Seattle.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best lobster in town but the small filet with it was just so-so. The shrimp blue cheese salad was a bit disappointing as the shrimp were so small you could barely see them in the darkened restaurant and the blue cheese flavor not strong enough in my option. This is also a VERY expensive restaurant (which we knew before we went). After adding tax, $8 for parking (in their lot, mind you) and an automatic 20% tip whether you had good service or not (it was adequate), our meal - consisting of two salads, one steak entree and one $115 steak and lobster entree plus one cup of coffee (no extras, appetizers or desserts) - came to $285. It was a lovely evening but we're just not sure it was worth $285 ... $290 by the time you add the $5 tip to the valet to get the car. Go there again? Only if someone else is buying, LOL.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

58 years old and first time dining there, requested a window table to enjoy the view but were told they had no window seats but we could get close. Other then that it was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great meal. Fans filet and Australian lamb chops, yum! Had two princesses who enjoyed their kids meal. Wait staff was attentive. Pricey but great high-end location with fantastic view. Highly recommend.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very limited food choices. Food is very pricey. big plates. Gratituity is added as part of service at 20% which is emphasized everywhere. It's nice but not romantic quiet.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Took my girlfriend for an anniversary, and we've never had a better steak in our lives. Our waiter (Scott - s/o to him) was more than excellent. He gave us his suggestions on wine pairings, and even had some fun educating us on the basics of wine.

Very expensive, but it's absolutely worth it. Make sure it's a special occasion and put a reservation in, because they'll give a table with an amazing view!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Despite our server also having a birthday table of 10 in her section, service was fast and the right level of attentive and friendly. My date and I ordered the raw oysters, which were delicious, and the flight of filet mignon steaks, which were perfectly cooked and allowed us to compare excellent types of meat side by side. The wine list featured some great Washington options!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent from start to finish, it was my wife's birthday dinner and they made it perfect , thanks Daniels

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Better be hungry. Flavor is great but there's a lot!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our steaks were fantastic! The bacon wrapped scallops were awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious meal! Highly recommend for steaks, fish, and sea food. The sides are incredible as well (lobster mac 'n cheese, cajun shrimp, and creamed corn).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great experience overall, Molly was great. The cozy feel once the sunset wasn’t amazing.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Pianist was fantastic! Seafood platter delish and a lovely experience in the piano bar!

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

From the time we walked in it was great. They had the table ready. Great waiter with suggestions of food. Absolutely a wonderful night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waitperson was wonderful as was the rest of the staff. The food and drink was fantastic as was the atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Waterfront
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Hi , my name is Egle Cassimore and me and my family was , I totally say WAS , a loyal customers of Daniels Broiler. Yesterday, we had a company visiting from France and we decided to take them to the place we love. Big mistake. Here is the points of what we absorb:

1. In the beginning, our waiter ( do not remember the name) , was attentive, but after we ordered our food , looks like he didn’t care to refil our drinks, or fill our champagne ( we were serving our selfs) , couldn’t order another bottle, because we didn’t know where he was.

2. All our food came at once- along with the bread, appetizers, soups, few entries. Our table was so crowded, it was no place to put hands on. Lobster bisque was cold, my daughters French fries was also cold. We wanted to complain, but again, couldn’t see our waiter. We asked to add shrimp to Cesar salad and to wedge salad. He charged us 36$ extra for few bay !!!! Shrimp! Not even prawns!! That salad looked horrible- like eating in some getto dinner! Again , I didn’t want to start complaining, to ruin the dinner. So we ate. Desert - cream brûlée was fridge cold, never heated up. I wanted to talk to manager, but didn’t want to act up in front our guests.
This add on tip to bill doesn’t work well- waiters are lazy to please. We wanted coffee and more champagne, but he served us with the bill before asking.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had my son birthday party there and he never got birthday song or cupcake, so we couldn’t wait any longer and left. That was supposed to be really special for him

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