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

83% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (63)
Special Occasion (56)
Scenic View (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Good for a Date (45)
Romantic (44)
Business Meals (33)
Notable Wine List (28)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Worth the Drive (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Authentic (9)
Comfort Food (8)
People Watching (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Live Music (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Vegan (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 10 hours ago

Such a great venue with incredible food! This was a very special date night.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Meats and sides were wonderfully cooked - but slightly over salted. If they have apple or blackberry tart for dessert - order it. If they only have pear tarts - skip it. Service was excellent. I’m always ticked when I have to pay for parking after spending several hundred on dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Really couldn’t ask for more. Great experience. Noise level was rated a little high because we had a big group (10) of boisterous guys next to us.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great evening as always, food was delicious & service was attentive. You know going there that the cost is a little expensive but I feel it is well worth it, the steaks & lobster are prepared excellent. Great for date night or special occassions.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

I have been here many times, this time my steak was more expensive and sadly not so good. It had an overwhelming taste of Charcoal and lack of seasoning. Which was disappointing considering this is the only reason I go here.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a double date here last weekend. Daniels never disappoints! We have compared the steaks at other high end steakhouses and we always go back to Daniels. The steaks are exceptional and melt in your mouth. My boyfriend doesn’t even like seafood but we always order the popcorn shrimp and calamari appetizers because they are amazing! We haven’t tried anything we don’t like and they always make us feel special. Daniels is the best!

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Fun, Waterfront
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good. Service felt a bit rushed. When spending 3to400 on dinner for two you want to spend time enjoying, not experiencing the service of outback.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is the most awesome dining experience I've had in many years!!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Overall good but had to send back undercooked meals then it was really dry. Not as good as usual.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We were a little disappointed because they brought one of our group the wrong lunch item. He said he would eat it and not send back, so the table was not waiting for him. That said, I thought they should have comped his sandwich or at least offered a free dessert. They made a mistake and did not seem very concerned about it. I also noticed that the quality of the lobster club salad has changed. Not as good as it used to be.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Birthday. Treated like royalty! Always one of my favorite restaurants when I’m in town from Orlando Florida

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Foods are excellent!
I hope that the front desk people are more friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Waterfront, Romantic, Great Beer, Live Music, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Wehad not been to Daniels in a while and it was excellent. We showed up for a 7PM reservation and were seated promptly. The server was good, gave us the run down of the menu and things to consider. I had the rib eye, cooked medium rare. Nice touch that the waiter has you cut into it and inspect to ensure it is cooked to your satisfaction. Overall great experience and look forward to another date!

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

It was our friend's 24th wedding anniversary- it was lovely

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had an excellent experience. Great food. Great waiter! Great atmosphere. This is a very expensive restaurant and we could never do this on a regular (even semi-regular) basis. But we knew that going in. We were able to use gift cards we had purchased on a promotion. If you can afford it- I highly recommend Daniel’s Broiler!

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

A get together with friends from out of town.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

$65 Ribeye was just ok, chocolate cake was flaky and dry. Server was professional but lacked any character and was just going through the motions.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent food and ambiance! Waiters are knowledgeable and helpful. Had a wonderful time.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I have been to this restaurant a lot and its has slipped from a year ago. One of the biggest challenges they have is adjusting to the minimum wage issues in Washington, and unlike a lot of restaurants, they have chosen to include a 20% service charge on the entire bill for all size parties. This includes wine and a huge oenophile, that spent and spends a fair bit on wine - at least $100+ per meal and usually a lot more, tipping 20% as mandatory rubs me the wrong way. When asked the Manager said there was a form on the table explaining this policy - At Friday's I guess you read the stuff on the table, at a first class steakhouse I think this cheapens them and assumes their clients faster food eaters. Also this should be clear on their wine list - which is fantastic. The manager made it clear I was in the wrong and the restaurant had to maintain its margins with the new minimum wage law - I hat minimum wages because it drives bad behavior for all. Its clear that is happening here. We also had an overcooked steak which we chose to keep just given the continuity of the meal. Bottom line - there are better places for grilled seafood and steak in Seattle that I's sure have more customer aligned onsite management and better service and at least as good if not better food. As for the wines - they will sell a lost less high end wine given this situation - my days of spending 500-700 for wine for a party of four are over at this restaurant - come to think of it - my days going to this restaurant are over all together. And in looking at the expense reports for myself and my employees that used the restaurant, that is about $10,000 that will spent elsewhere this year in Seattle. Thank goodness we have such a great evolving restaurant scene in Seattle for better options.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 29, 2018

A fantastic experience, as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Exceptional customer service from the time you walk in all the way to the end. Very welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and the food are excellent. Compliments to the Chef. Our experience here for our anniversary is way better than our experience at Ray’s Boathouse.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I've dined at Daniel's South Lake Union many times, and have never been disappointed until I went for brunch. The food was so-so, meaning the entire table, aside from 1 in the group, ordered some form of eggs benedict. The eggs were all overcooked. Clearly the chef(s) do not know how to poach an egg. The other issue we had, which was not a big deal, is that one dish had to go back as it was not as ordered. The server was apologetic and very nice - however we were not approached by the manager to check in - as normally would be the case - nor was that meal comped, which again, is pretty standard in restaurants. We certainly had no issue paying for the mistake, however they also have started adding a 20% gratuity to every check - and this was not the case due to part size. We were only 5 people. I am a good tipper, if the service and experience warrants a good tip - but when food needs to be sent back, they should not force a tip so high. 20% is for stellar service. That was not the case. I will continue to go to Daniels for dinner on occasion, but never will be back for brunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I would definitely recommend Daniels Broiler. It was an exceptional experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We have been to this location multiple times - this visit the food was average, but charged a premium price — $62 for filet mignon, $55 for prime rib etc.. they now charge a 20% gratuity automatically - unfortunately we did not receive service that would be expected for a 20% automatic gratuity - our server had an attitude and was quite condescending, my filet was okay but my husband’s prime rib was tough. Overall experience was med to low and mainly because of the service and the price for two with a drink, bottle of wine and 2 dinners was $285 - definitely not worth the price and even though we have come here for many visits - will not come back again

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service was excellent. As we know our wines, we felt the markup was pretty high on some bottles, but we suppose you can charge whatever the market will bare.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Celebrated 4 years cancer free!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We each ordered steak for lunch. One was over cooked and the other under cooked. The under cooked one continued to cook on the plate while the over cooked one was replaced. Not ideal when paying Daniel's prices. Or even Denny's prices honestly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We went to this restaurant for a very important business meal with a high level VP. They started out by bringing him out the wrong soup, then there was a hair in my manager's food, and my Crab Louie came with dressing on it even though I asked for it on the side. I have been there before this and it was good but yesterday was quite embarrassing with these food malfunctions.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food is overpriced. I went there for the lobster salad and was very disappointed. It use to have large pieces of lobster. THis time it was minuscule pieces. Will not go again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Visited Daniel's Broiler for brunch, frequent diner for dinner. The portion was small for the premium breakfast price, the service was fair, and the food took about 45 mins for eggs to come out of the kitchen. It was not busy at all. I would recommend passing on their brunch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great experience, will go back. The only nitpick was the value. $125 for Lobster(13oz) and Filet Mignon(8oz) wasn't quite worth it. It tasted fine and they did a great job of preparation but something closer to $75-80 would've been more realistic. Maybe I'm off target...

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I must not have a sophisticated enough palate to enjoy such a high end steakhouse because I can’t tell the difference between a $70 rib eye and the same steak I grill at home for $15.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was poor. I asked what comes with the grilled salmon and server told me it comes with what's written on the menu. I ordered the grilled salmon with no onion even though onion was not listed as one of the ingredients in the sides. I get my food and before the server put it on my table, I smelled the onion. The server argued there's no no onion until I scooped out a few pieces and showed them to him.
When we were done, server brought us the bill without even asking if we wanted dessert!
All in all, we did not feel welcome and well attended.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We we're not thrilled by Daniel's Broiler. The food was just ok, compared to other places. And the price you pay is too high for what you get. We move on to other places. We recommend you to do the same...

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Ordered a $75 bone in ribeye medium rare and they over cooked it. They made another one, but it took forever.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We live up on Camano Island so driving to the city is a excursion and you all didn't disappoint with our group, the food was really good nd we all enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food but woefully overpriced. Other high end restaurants deliver the same quality of product and are less expensive. Service gets a guaranteed 20% tip which does remove some motivation.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wait staff is excellent, food is definitely on the pricier side but comparable to most other high-end steak houses. Meals were well prepared and presented.

If you are considering Bellevue Daniels, take the extra few minutes and travel to S. Lake Union the service is way better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Best steak I ever had

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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