Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

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Steak
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.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 24 September 2019

Ends: 25 September 2118

Availability: Daily 16:00-18:30

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Thank you for choosing to celebrate Christmas Eve at Daniel's Broiler. Please note that reservations on this day require a credit card to secure the reservation.

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019

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Seattle
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Steak salad was perfect! Great cut of steak.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so very much for complimenting our steak! We're glad you enjoyed it. We hope to have you back for more in the near future! Have a great rest of your day.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and incredible good all with a view.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share this five-star review with us. We're thrilled that you enjoyed such an exceptional dining experience at our restaurant, and we look forward to having you join us again soon.

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LK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely stellar experience! We were thrilled with the service, the atmosphere, the food. It was all glorious and we will be back!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

Thank you for this absolutely stellar review! We love hearing that our guests enjoyed their meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again sometime. :)

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SF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was ok for the price and long wait for everything. Surprised with already added tip on bill. Would not go back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 September 2019

Hello there, we're so sorry to hear that we disappointed you during your visit. We would like a chance to make things right and show you the real Daniel's Broiler experience. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will do what we can to make it up to you. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you have a great day.

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J
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great wait staff!!! They do an awesome job getting you food perfect

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 13 September 2019

Thanks so much for the review, Jordan! We're glad to hear that our wait staff was able to get your meal just how you wanted it. Have a good day!

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RF
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

This is not my first time eating at Daniel's Broiler, nor is it my first time in a nice restaurant or steakhouse here in Seattle. I am comfortable saying that I understand the customer's expectations, as well as the experience Daniel's or any other nice restaurant wants the guest to walk away with after a night dining. Unfortunately, this visit was not one of the best. I will say, though, I have had great service at Daniel's before and everyone has a bad night.
I had a friend in town from Florida. I live close to Daniel's, so I thought it would be great to visit something close to home (South Lake Union). He loved the dinner. The ambience was spectacular for a fall in Seattle. We were sitting at the window with a great view of South Lake Union. He got to watch a few planes land and takeoff from the lake. He ordered the filet...medium-rare. It was cooked to his liking and was well seasoned. He also had a Caesar salad and garlic mashed potatoes...no complaints. I ordered the ribeye...medium-rare, along with a Caesar and mash potatoes. My ribeye was slightly overcooked...no pink. It was obvious, the waiter asked if it was too done. Because it is overcooked, sending it back means the flow of dinner is off. I get it, which is why I was fine eating my steak a little overcooked.
My biggest complaint about the night had to do with the 15 year-old Cabernet I brought in for the meal. The waiter handled the wine decanting. The cork broke while opening it...it happens with older wines. But, he poured the wine into the decanter and dumped all the sediment in as well. I was shocked and disappointed. You could see there was a bunch of sediment in the bottle. Daniel's is one of those places here in Seattle where this should not happen. I think he should have filtered or double-decanted it to remove the sediment or had a sommelier handle the decanting entirely.
So, I brought in a nice wine, paid a $25 corkage fee, and left a bit disappointed this time from Daniel's.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi there, RFisher. We are so disappointed to know that your dining experience fell so far below your expectations, and we truly hope to have the chance to make this up to you, if possible. We'd love to be able to make this right. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon so that we can show you a much more exceptional experience next time around. Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 September 2019

Thanks for the five-star love! Have an excellent rest of your day.

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JC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant staff, beautiful decor. Food was delicious but pretty expensive thus will probably not dine there again.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi there, JeanC. We sincerely appreciate your honest review. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and we hope you have a great rest of your day.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Food was poor this time. Service was absolutely terrible!

LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time - the server was great and the food is always amazing.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi there! Thank you so very much for this excellent feedback! We're so delighted to know that you had an enjoyable experience, and we hope to have you join us again soon!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

A little pricey for the occasion

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback with us. We sincerely appreciate your review, and we hope to have you back with us again in the near future.

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M
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Got our table promptly, with a view as requested which was fantastic. Food was absolutely delicious, even better service. Only downside was an exceptionally rowdy table behind us for the first half of our meal. Once they left the ambiance really set in, had a fantastic evening

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 September 2019

Hi there, Matt! We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how well everything went during your visit, and we're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your evening. Thanks again for your feedback and have a great rest of your day!

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BA
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Did not appreciate the extra $30 service charge on top of the tip. ended up with over $60.00 for tip!
should have been told or read in the menu this would happen. awkward to pull it back.
also parking $8 is steep and no validation. We have come here for our anniversary past few years and will not be returning as being nickle and dimed is not fun. Food was good but not super outstanding

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 5 September 2019

Hello Bonnie, we're sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We do try to put a card at every table that explains the service charge but it sounds like that might not have been on your table. We appreciate your feedback though and will see if there's anything we can do about the parking situation. Thank you for letting us know and have a good day.

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V
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Daniel's on South Lake Union has a great view of the lake. It can be a very calm and leisure meal or quicker if a person is having a business lunch, for example. Kind, efficient servers and delicious food. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thanks for the high marks, Victoria! We really appreciate your valuable feedback. Thanks for recommending us and we hope you have an awesome rest of your day!

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TK
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Daniel's on south Lake Union is a unique restaurant. Excellent service and high quality food and presentations. A good choice for special occasions and regular visits. The view is a big bonus.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 31 August 2019

Thanks for your kind words, Tom. We're so glad that you enjoy your visits with us. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon!

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p
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

This was an outdoor lunch, and you can't beat the venue. beautiful views of the water and boats make up for mediocre food in my opinion. I've had several bad experiences with steaks at Daniel's for some reason so I may be in anomaly, discount my thoughts accordingly :-)

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 7 September 2019

Hello Peter, we are sorry to hear that our steaks have been disappointing. That's certainly not a place we want to fail so we will do what we can to improve that for the future. Thank you for letting us know. Have a good day.

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JN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my pleasure to take my wife and grown children plus a grandson to Daniel's Broiler for my wife's birthday. My 15 year old grandson said it was the best dinner he had ever eaten. There were beautiful views, amazing service and fabulous food. We walked on the pier after dinner and took photos. Lovely evening. Our waiter surprised my wife with a birthday dessert.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi, JoyceN. We are just thrilled to hear that you and your family had such an excellent time when you all joined us for your wife's birthday. Thank you so much for choosing to spend this special occasion with us, and we're delighted to know that we were able to show you a five-star experience. Thanks for sharing your feedback and we hope you have a wonderful day!

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SS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was delicious and ambiance great. Steak was done perfectly and waiter suggested a gravy for the mashed potatoes that was delicious. Went there on a date and She loved it, especially the dessert!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi there, StanleyS. We are so happy to hear that you were able to enjoy such a wonderful time at our restaurant. We're delighted to know that Richard offered you such exceptional service, and we hope to have you join us again very soon.

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HJ
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Staff is amazing. Surprised but, disappointed with the quality of the food tbh. Given the price point we expected better quality, taste and presentation.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi there, HeatherJ. We are disappointed to hear that you did not thoroughly enjoy your dining experience with us this time around. We'd really appreciate the chance to look into this further, so that we can hopefully make this right. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We look forward to hearing from you soon and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

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LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, a perfect meal in a perfect setting overlooking Lake Union. The staff couldn't have been any more professional and the food was the best!!! - I can't wait to go back again.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi there, LeonB! We're so glad to hear that your dining experience was such an amazing one. This is exactly how we want all of our guests to feel when they leave our restaurant. Thank you for sharing this wonderful review and we'll definitely be looking forward to your next visit! Have a great day.

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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always request Richard! Always a great experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 28 August 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this awesome five-star feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying Richard's service and we'll be looking forward to hopefully seeing you back again very soon!

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T
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great choice when in Seattle. Great views, too. Service was outstanding- our table was perfect. The food was delicious.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 22 August 2019

Thanks so much for the five-star review. We're thrilled you had such a great time with us and we hope that you'll come by to see us again soon. Have a good day!

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L
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

It was my wife's and I anniversary dinner. We wanted to go somewhere nice and elegant. I chose Daniels Broiler. Made my reservation a week in advance or so. Made a request to get a table by the window with a view. Got to the restaurant and they sat us on a table meant for 4 people inbetween other couples. Not what I asked for in my request. I requested to wait for a table to open up by the window. We waited about 10 minutes. Not bad considering how busy it was. I just found it strange that they knew about my reservation and my request to have a table by the window and one wasn't available when we arrived. But not a huge deal. Just was a special occasion and I wanted it to be great experience for my wife.

We ordered the porterhouse steak and Bone-in Rib-eye. Both steaks were ordered medium but they were closer to medium-well and both were charred a bit more than normal. The taste was ok but not great.

The Brussel sprouts were great. I recommend them.

Our waiter was awesome. Older gentleman man. Forgot his name. Great service and professionalism.

I would go back. 4 star.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 19 August 2019

Congratulations on your anniversary and thanks very much for sharing your valuable feedback with us. We're really glad to know that you both enjoyed the superior food and service you received during your evening with us, and hopefully next time around, we can accommodate your seating request before your arrival. Thank you for your patience while we fixed this and thanks again for letting us know. We hope to see you back again soon. Have a great day!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Perfect place overlooking the water with the clients

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 16 August 2019

Thanks for the review! We're always happy to host you and your clients. Come back again soon.

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LA
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First of all, the food is very good, however, extremely overpriced. $48 for a piece of Salmon is high! We ordered the shrimp appetizer, but the scallops came out. We decided to go with those and they were very good! I think the restaurant is very nice but very overpriced.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there, LaurieA. We really appreciate your honest feedback and we're glad to hear that you were able to enjoy your food. Thanks for joining us and for taking the time to share your review!

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SB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent, and the service was top notch. Richard was extremely pleasant and served us very well. Our only comment was we noticed many open tables near the window, yet we were sat in a booth with not much of a view. Still a wonderful dinner date.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there, SteveB. Thanks for sharing your review with us! We're really glad to know that you enjoyed both your food and the service you received during your visit, and hopefully next time around, we can provide seating that is much more satisfactory. Thanks again for letting us know and we hope to see you back again in the near future!

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SB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating our parent’s 40th wedding anniversary. Everything was great! Service was excellent as was the food. I do think that 20% addition to the bill to pay for higher wages for the staff and benefits was ridiculous. Is the intent to not tip the server?? There was no line for tipping. The wait staff had to explain it which puts everyone in an uncomfortable position. So, we left $122 in tips and your add on fees which now equal 40% of the bill. What you pay your people in $$ and benefits is between you and the employee. I think the 20% was steep. Just increase your price and I can decide for myself if it’s worth it... before the check comes. Thank you.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there, ShannonB. We really appreciate your genuine feedback! Your thoughts on this issue are very important to us, and we will definitely take your review into consideration. Thanks for letting us know and we hope you have a great day!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

THe bill was confusing, including service charge but waiters state they don't get much money. Some restaurants do this in Seattle but most do not. It is uncomfortable for the customer.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there, ScottK. We apologize for the confusion you experienced during your visit. We will be taking this feedback into consideration to help us improve. Thank you for letting us know and we do hope you'll be joining us again in the near future. Have a great rest of your day!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

We’ve dined at all of the Daniels (except the newest one in the Hyatt downtown) and every outing was virtually perfect until this one.We were there to celebrate my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary this past Friday at 6:30. Everything was perfect until about 7:15 when a group of about 12 came in and the noise level was so loud that we couldn’t carry on a conversation and our waitress (Marie) had trouble hearing us. This fine group looked like the Seattle version of The Jersey Shore cast. We asked the waitress several times to say something. We were in the NE corner of the restaurant which I guess can be used for private dining. It was this group plus 4 other tables of 4. The Jersey Shore cast was having a great time, the rest of us not so much. I don’t care about dropping $600 on dinner, I don’t care that we have to pay a 20% service charge due to the wage issues in Seattle. What I care about is going to a restaurant where you expect a certain level of service and atmosphere to have it ruined by a bunch of low class drunks and the waitstaff feeling they can’t do anything. As a lark I downloaded a Decibel Meter which hit a high of 106 decibels which is equivalent to a concert. Maybe if it wasn’t such a special occasion 60 years married I wouldn’t be so angry and disappointed. This wasn’t a failure of Marie, it was a failure of management at the restaurant.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi there. First, we'd like to thank you very much for taking the time to share these details with us about your dining experience. We are disappointed that you weren't able to thoroughly enjoy your visit at our restaurant this time around, and we'd really appreciate a chance to look into this further, so that we can hopefully make this up to you. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon.

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AC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is always excellent. Staff makes you feel liked a truly valued customer from the time you enter the front door until you walk out. Food is also excellent, a bit over priced but the atmosphere and dining experience somewhat justify the price. An excellent special occasion dining experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hi, AlbertC. We sincerely appreciate your valuable feedback! We're very happy to hear that you received superior service from start to finish, and we definitely look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for this five-star review and we hope you have an amazing day!

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I enjoyed the filet tasting very much. It was excellent.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 August 2019

Hey there! Thank you so much for letting us know that you had such an enjoyable experience at our restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great rest of your day.

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T
Tokyo
11 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

滞在ホテルに近く、家族4人で利用。料理すべて、4名でシェア。カラマリフライ、シュリンプサラダ(食べやすく小分けに)、骨つきリブアイ(30oz)とポーターハウス(28oz)。ステーキにはサイドがつくので、4名でもたっぷり。すべて美味しく、ベイの景色もとても良かった。

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 9 August 2019

ありがとう

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AS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Minh, our server, was literally the star of the night. Great service, great food, great whisky.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 10 August 2019

Thanks so much for the review, Ardelle! It's great to hear that Minh made your experience so memorable. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. :)

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JA
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

For the excessive price the food was good, not great. Service was also good but the kitchen was apparently backed up, two rare steaks took nearly a half hour from ordering to arrival.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 10 August 2019

Hello John, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to hear that we didn't quite live up to our normal expectations. We're sure it was frustrating to wait so long for your steaks. We hope you will give us another chance in the future. Have a good weekend!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife’s birthday

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thanks for the five-star review! Happy birthday to your wife. :)

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LS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service! Server John provided excellent service and recommendations. The Ribeye steak was cooked to perfection, King Salmon was delicious and the Peach Butter Cake was magnificent!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thanks so much for the review, LaShona! We're so thrilled you enjoyed our food and the service that John provided. Hopefully, we see you again soon. :)

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We live in Wichita, KS and come to Seattle 4 times a year. This is our favorite spot to come when it just the two of us. You never disappoint. Thank you!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 7 August 2019

Hey there! We are just thrilled to know that you've always been able to thoroughly enjoy your dining experiences with us! This means a lot, and we definitely look forward to seeing you back again soon. Thanks for sharing your feedback and have a wonderful rest of your day!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 6 August 2019

That's great to know! Thank you very much for this awesome feedback. Have a great day!

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MM
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

The food was overpriced significantly across the board, and we frequent "fine dining" establishments a lot. We had better food at other scenically located restaurants for a fraction of the cost, with better, less pretentious service.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 9 August 2019

Hello Marta, we are so sorry to hear that we disappointed you. We appreciate your feedback. We serve only USDA Prime beef, fresh seasonal seafood, and use local ingredients whenever possible. These are a few factors that help to define our prices. We would really a love a chance to make things up to you. Would you be willing to send us your name, the name on the reservation, and an email address or phone number that we can reach you at? Thanks for letting us know.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it! Food was excellent and service just as great!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 3 August 2019

Thanks so much for the review! We're thrilled you enjoyed the food and the service.

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