Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
*A 20% service charge is included. 100% of this service charge is retained by Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. We strive to be an employer of choice and our servers are paid a base wage and a separate commission based on their sales. Additional gratuity is not expected and purely optional. If you have any questions please ask to speak with a member of management.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Great atmosphere, good food and views of lake union
Was recommended to us and we want to come back. This was great for our date and we had a nice view.
John our waiter was amazing! The popcorn shrimp was the best we have ever had!
Hello Ellen, we're so glad to hear that John did a great job and that you loved the popcorn shrimp. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!
Service was excellent as was the food, the ambiance and the incredible view.
Thanks for the five-star review, Chris. We're thrilled you loved the service, food, and overall ambiance. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.
Unfortunately did not get asked for an opportunity to let our gracious host who paid for all our meals, who rarely complains, let them know of his disappointing cold thin steak :( Not even close to our previous amazing dinners. I feel awful
Hello, we're so sorry to hear that your gracious host had a disappointing steak. We never want that for our guests. We'd like to speak with you directly about this experience. Will you please send us your name, the name on the reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?
I've always counted on Daniel's Broiler to be one of the best dining experiences in Seattle. We were disappointed this time; apparently they no longer serve prime rib (we had an early reservation, so they hadn't run out...they just didn't have it at all) service was slower, the waiter forgot our bread, we waited over 20 minutes for dessert which we finally cancelled, the dessert menus were never picked up after we ordered, and we generally felt the waiter was inattentive. Although we were told during seating that we had a 2-hour time limit due to COVID restrictions, it seemed the waiter did everything he could to lengthen our stay. As always the food was outstanding and the ambiance was lovely. I'll probably go again but will ask for a different server.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that the service wasn't what it should have been on this visit. We'll check in with our team about your comments to make sure there are improvements. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.
It was our anniversary and they made sure that it was a great experience and the service was outstanding from the moment we arrived until the moment we left. Great food, service, accommodations, and courtesy!
Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you loved this anniversary celebration and that we were able to help make it a special occasion. We hope you have a great rest of your day.
The Lake Union location is fantastic and adds to a wonderful dining experience. The service was fantastic. The food was all very good. We have had more awesome meals - including at Daniel’s before - but it was still quite good. Wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.
Hi Nicki, we're thrilled to hear that you had great service and meals during your last visit. We were honored to help you celebrate your anniversary. Cheers to many more!
Wonderful service and view. Great steaks.
Thanks for letting us know, EliseE! Have a lovely rest of your day.
The waitress was very nice. My steaks were over cooked and too seared so they had a burnt taste. But the sides & drinks were great. The view was nice.
Hello Sara, thank you for the review. We're glad your server did an excellent job. We also appreciate the feedback about the steaks. We're also happy to correct those mistakes so feel free to let us know in the future and we'll get you a new steak. Have a good rest of your day!
Don’t skip the dungeness legs and Amazing ahi starters. Peyton and the staff were super. Steaks flavorful and cooked to Perfection. And the lakeside view… icing.
Thanks for the review. We're thrilled you loved the food and that Peyton did an excellent job. Come back to see us anytime :)
Steaks were ordered medium rare but cooked medium well. Food wasn’t worth the price. Wine list is very comprehensive and cocktails were great. You can get a better steak at Ruth’s Chris for about $10-$20 less per entree. Service was great. Ambiance was not anything special.
Hello Max, we're sorry to hear that the food was disappointing on this visit. We appreciate the feedback about will pass that along to our chef. We are glad you enjoyed the service and the ambiance though. Hopefully, you'll give us another chance to impress in the future. Have a good day!
Wonderful meal, and excellent service! We had a great recommendation from our waiter for a Cabernet Sauvignon that was local, and it was spectacular. This was my first time at the south lake union location, and I loved the view of the boats and the lake. We were so glad we got to celebrate at such a special place with some amazing food.
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a five-star review. We're happy to hear that your first trip to our Lake Union location was a positive one. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.
We're in Seattle for work and have never eaten here before. Our server was Luka (and Bob bussed) we found him very personable. We sat outside and enjoyed the view. Ally (the hostess) created a table for us after originally being told it was booked and we had inside reservations. I had the lamb chops and cream brulle for dessert. Very nice customer service. I highly recommend.
Thank you very much for joining us and sharing this lovely feedback, KenyaT. We sincerely appreciate your high remarks and we hope to have you join us again on your next Seattle trip. Have a wonderful day!
The food was really great and worth the money also I loved the service show they make there guest feel very welcome.
Thanks for the five-star review. We're thrilled you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope you have an excellent rest of your day!
My hubby’s birthday. Manhattans were exceptional. Dinner was fabulous. Our server was excellent
Thank you for choosing to share such a special occasion with us, JulieS. We sincerely appreciate the five stars and we hope to have you join us again soon! Have a great rest of your day.
My fiance and I went there for dinner and we were seated on the patio, it's a great place to watch the water. The drinks are good, the service is fantastic. I ordered a ribeye, it was fantastic. The only downer was my fiance ordered a filet and it was pretty over done, the quality of meat they serve is great but it can't compensate for leather.
Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review. We hope to have you join us again in the near future so that we can show you a better dining experience, with food that is exceptionally prepared. We appreciate your review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
We arrived at a not busy 5PM, and were rushed out so they could sit another round at 6, despite paying $189 for a dinner for 2. Also, chagrined by the automatic 20% markup for a gratuity. If more revenue is desired, why not just increase the menu costs, pay the staff 20% more, and allow customers to determine how much tip is deserved.
Great location and beautifully finished inside, but deceptive and expensive costs.
Hello Rocky, we're sorry to hear that this visit was disappointing. We understand the frustration with the service fee and will pass that along to our team. We'd also like to chat with you directly about your experience. If you could, please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.
Natalie was great! She took care of us like we were family. The bacon wrapped scallops were very delicious, and we had a great view of all the sail boats on Lake Union.
Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad that Natalie did an excellent job and that you enjoyed the food and the view. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.
Wife and I enjoyed really good food and great service. Overall we had a very enjoyable evening out.
Thanks for the five-star review, David. We're happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the food and the service.
Lovely as always.
Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad to hear that things were lovely.
Under stocked bar. Bar staff arrogant and dumb!
No draft larger, or Guinness no Bombay Sapphire gin.
Have to tip 20% for that!! Working on the precise of a previously good reputation. Get your act together!! No more excuses!
Hello Duncan, we're so sorry to hear that the service and the bar were disappointing on this visit. There's never an excuse for that and we appreciate you letting us know. We'd like to chat with you directly about your experience. Will you please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?
It was our 24th Anniversary and we wanted to enjoy a wonderful dinner near the water since it was such an Amazing evening weather wise. Our original seat was just a ways back from the window looking out at the boats etc., but I believe the manager recognized that we were celebrating and the spot near the window opened up and he asked us if we wanted to move. I had literally asked my wife if she wanted to move and before she could answer, he had already made the suggestion. Everyone was Super polite and the 12 oz steak and king crab leg was Unbelievable! From the Walker’s to all of the staff at Daniel’s Lake Union Thanks for making our evening so Special! From the front desk staff to our waiter (tattoos) we felt like we were treated as family!
Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your 24th anniversary with us. We're honored we could be a part of it. We hope you both have a great rest of your week and stop by again sometime.
What a disappointing experience tonight. The service was wonderful - our server Curtis was so polite and accommodating and my review in no way reflects him. I don’t drink alcohol, but I found myself wishing I still did so that I could at least wash the horrible taste of everything out of my mouth while I was there. I’ve been to Daniel’s many times in the past and have always been pleased so this was quite shocking to say the least. Artichokes appetizer was fine, nothing special. The hollandaise sauce was bland and thick, more of a paste than a dipping sauce. The calamari was a bit undercooked so tasted a bit like gritty flour. More bland dipping sauce. Salad and chowder were fine. My husband and I both ordered medium rare steaks and they came cold to the touch and blue, shell bits in the crab portion of the Oscar style and no seasoning on anything. My daughter had lobster, which was rubbery and tasted like sea water. I got my steak re-fired and it looked ok when it came back, but I was no longer hungry and got it boxed up. I ended up giving some to my dogs and tossing the rest when I got home because my stomach was turning at the idea of it after the icky taste. They were kind and took both my husband and daughters meals off, the bill was still almost $250 and we all left a little ill to the stomach, hungry and disappointed. We won’t be back again. :(
Hello Krista, we're so sorry to hear that the food was disappointing. That's certainly not the standard we want for our guests and we'll bring your feedback to our chef to discuss further. We'd also like to speak with you directly about you visit. Will you please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?
Our first time dining at Daniel's on Lake Union. One of us had Halibut which was the best he'd ever had and the other had Filet Mignon which had a great flavor and was so tender.
The asparagus side dish was a bit hard, but really not tough or stringy and the flavor was really good.
We totally enjoyed the wonderful view of the water and boats.
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, John. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food overall and will pass the feedback about the asparagus on to our chef. We hope you have an excellent rest of your day!
From appetizers to entrees (steaks, halibut and lobster tail) to dessert, all perfectly prepared - with attentive service - a wonderful birthday celebration!
Thanks so much for the five-star review. We're thrilled to hear that you loved the food and that our team did an excellent job making this a wonderful birthday celebration. We hope you have a good rest of your week!
Everything was incredible except the meat. Halibut was dry and the steak was burned. Cooked to the right level of doneness inside but burned black and acrid on the outside. Ruined. No seasoning and tough even though ordered and delivered rare. Seemed like it was taken from the cooler and right into the fire. Raw in the very center, rare surrounding the raw, then black on the outside. Very disappointed.
Hello, we're sorry to hear that the meat was disappointing on this visit. We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to let our chef know your thoughts so we can make some improvements. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope you have a good day.
We were seated by the door where you exit to the outside deck and it was extremely uncomfortable as we were wind blown every 2 minutes. Either remove that table from that spot altogether or limit access through that door only to guests.
Hello, thank you for the feedback about that particular table. We'll definitely pass that along to our team to see what adjustments we can make. We'd also like to speak with you directly. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.
Service was superb and the food exquisite. The restaurant has a great selection of seafood and meats for any taste. We ordered a seafood entree which was not only generous in portion, but also refined in preparation. The staff was cordial and attentive, yet unobtrusive. It was a great experience through and through.
Thanks for the five-star review! We're thrilled to hear that you loved the seafood and meat selection and that our staff hit the perfect balance of service. Hopefully, you can stop by again sometime. Have a good day.
Great experience, greeted promptly in a friendly/professional manner. Seated us at the time of our reservation. Our waiter (Peyton) was friendly, enthusiastic, had a great knowledge of the menu and offered get advice and options. Food was prepared to order and tasted fantastic. Waiter was attentive to our needs and even surprised us at the end of the meal with two macaroons to celebrate our anniversary. Would highly recommend!
Thanks for taking the time to leave us this excellent review. We're so glad to hear that your server did an excellent job and that your anniversary celebration went well. We hope you have an excellent rest of your week.
I was very disappointed in my dinner last Saturday evening. The Filet Mignon steak I paid $70.00 for was chewy and no flavor. The Bay Shrimp salad was soaking in salad dressing with maybe 4 little baby shrimps on the salad. The Burnt Cream dessert, was the worst I have ever had in Seattle, no flavor, the custard was runny and it tasted like the chef forgot the Vanilla. They do make a great Chocolate Chip Cookie dessert.
It use to fun to go to Daniels for their Happy Hour, but that is no more and all the food pricing looks like it's tripled in price. I know covid didn't help, but charging the prices they are, make it hard to visit Daniels often.
Hello Donna, we're so sorry to hear that this experience was a disappointing. We certainly never want our guests to feel like that and we'll be passing your feedback on to our chef so we can make some improvements. We'd also like to chat with you directly. Please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.
We had a great time last night celebrating our anniversary! The food (Filet Mignon with Baked Potato, Asparagus, and Brussels Sprouts)was ridiculously delicious and we loved our servers (John and Brennen, I think?) Hands down the best Skillet Cookie dessert we have ever had! And my Hotel Nacionale? Cocktail was so good. Thank you! Daniel’s never lets us down :)
Thanks for leaving us this 5-star review! We're glad you had such a great time and enjoyed your meal so much. We can't wait to see you again!
Worn out old restaurant with a view.
Food was just so so.
Hello, we're sorry to hear that the overall experience was disappointing. We appreciate the feedback though and would like to speak with you further. Will you please send us your name, the name on the reservation, and the best way for us to contact you?
Daniel's is reliable, but in no way innovative. We had 3 cocktails total, 1 app, 2 salads, 2 steaks. $299.
I'd say it was about a $200 dinner, not a $300 dinner. Everything tasted good enough, but wasn't memorable.
Hello Allison, we're sorry to hear that the food was disappointing. We do appreciate your feedback and will be passing it along to our crew. If you'd like to speak with us further, please feel free to send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you.
Disappointed overall, given the cost and hype for the restaurant. Food was good and prepared to our specifications. However, service was quite average and food was very over-priced. While visiting Seattle my wife and I ate at several very nice restaurants, and this one paled by comparison.
We were particularly disappointed in the property's policy of collecting a 20% service fee - and retaining it by the restaurant to be distributed back to staff as a "sales commission". This peculiar practice encourages the staff to "sell" more food/drink instead of offering added incentive for fine service. Predictably, our wait staff seemed more interested in selling us more food and drink, and less interested in providing us excellent service. This is pretty terrible for an establishment that purports to be among the finest in the area.
Overall, the food was well prepared, and the views are nice - but meals are extremely over-priced and the service is not what we expect from a truly fine restaurant. Too bad.
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that the experience overall was disappointing. We appreciate your feedback about the service and the food not matching up to the prices as well as your comments about the service fee. We'd like to speak with you further about your experience. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact.
Wonderful meal! Our servers were excellent and paid us just the right amount of attention. Beautiful views. We had asked for a table outside but the only one available was in the hot sun. We asked to change and they found us a table inside right away. Very accommodating.
Hi Susan, thanks so much for the five-star review. We're so glad to hear that your server did an excellent job and that you got to enjoy the views as well. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.
Food was fabulous as always. Service was excellent
Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you loved the food and the service.
Great setting, and server was very pleasant and attentive, even though he wasn’t super knowledgeable. Steaks were underwhelming and presentation was lackluster. Our party of 4 ordered the Delmonico, ribeye, filet mignon, American Wagyu filet… all brought out barely warm, and tasted the same, perhaps bc they all were served in a pool of Daniels sauce (which I don’t like). Mashed potatoes were awesome though, as were fried artichoke and chowder.
It’s really too bad the food wasn’t better. People are excited to eat out but for $100+/person, maybe better to take the excitement elsewhere.
Hello there, we appreciate the thoughtful feedback and will be sure to pass it all along to the Lake Union team. We're so sorry to hear that your meals were underwhelming on this occasion and we'd like to chat with you directly to see how we can improve. Please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you. Thank you very much. Have a great day!
Good food, excellent service.
Thanks for the review. We're so glad you loved the food and the service. Come back to see us anytime.
The steaks were okay, not very flavorful and it took them 3 times to get one of our guests steaks correct. The appetizers (bread and calamari) were delicious! Server was wonderful!
Hi Amanda, thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We'd like to apologize for the disappointing steaks. We appreciate your valuable feedback and will be passing that along to our team to see how we can improve. We'd like to chat directly, please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you. Thank you!
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Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union is rated 4.4 stars by 3479 OpenTable diners.
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