Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union

4.4
2945 reviews
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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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CP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Congrats on job interview!

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LC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The only poor part was one of the espressos ordered had hair on the cup. A new one was brought to us and maybe it should have been comped. Otherwise the waiter was good and Liam was wonderful and we always had water and dishes removed promptly.

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KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

I was disappointed as I'd requested a view table because we were celebrating my husband's birthday, and we had never been there. The food was good, but nothing particularly stand-out. The service was a bit slow, and the cheesecake was "gritty" not creamy. For the money, I think we'll stick to The Metropolitan Grill when we want steak.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi there, KarenS. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. We sincerely apologize that your dining experience with us fell below your expectations, but we do hope you'll give us another chance in the near future. We'd like to show you the excellent service and food quality that all of our guests should receive when they dine with us. We will be using your feedback to improve and we hope to see you back again very soon!

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Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Minh was great!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for the review! We're glad you liked your food. :)

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NR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food & service are great, but they keep raising the prices, and have a mandatory 20% gratuity. My last bill was almost $500 for four people. Just getting too expensive to enjoy.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi there, NathanR. We really appreciate you taking the time to share this valuable feedback with us. We do our best to offer competitive wages to our employees, in order to attract top-tier industry talent. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will be using your feedback to help us improve.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Had to send my steak back as it was over cooked, wanted to enjoy a steak dinner as my brother was in town sadly we ended up eating at different times ☹️.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, we are sorry that our steaks were disappointing during your visit, especially, with your brother being in town. Thanks for letting us know. We hope we can make this up to you on your next visit.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Still our favorite place to eat, but the furniture is starting to show its age.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so much for sharing this valuable feedback with us. We truly appreciate your review and we will be using this information to help us improve. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best place to grab lunch when in the area.

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

Hi there! We're so glad you chose to leave us this five-star feedback. We hope you'll be grabbing lunch with us again very soon! :)

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San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service fantastic food

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there! Thank you so very much for your kind words. Both superior service and food are highly important to us, so we're very glad that this was your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and we hope you have a great day!

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CO
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I felt that our waiter was not very communicative with us, nor did he have rhythm with kitchen. There were many things that were disappointing. The prices have increased at this restaurant over the past 6 months and I do not feel it is worth the money at all especially because the tip is automatically added to the bill. ;o(

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Hi there, Conniel. First, we'd like to thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us. We'd also like to apologize that your experience this time around fell below your expectations. This is not the kind of impression we want to leave with any of our guests, and we really hope you'll give us another chance. Next time around, we'd like to show you the exceptional dining experience you should always receive when you dine with us.

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

Great place to go for special occasions. Prices high and mandatory 20% tip. I would have tipped 20% as service was so good.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 7 days ago

Hey there! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your service as well as your entire experience at our restaurant. Thank you so much for this kind feedback. We hope to see you back again soon!

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JB
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous dinner from start to finish!
Would recommend for a special night out to celebrate...

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

Hey there, JayB! We sincerely appreciate your kind words. We are thrilled to know that you had such an amazing time at our restaurant, and we'll definitely be looking forward to your next visit. Thanks so much for sharing your review with us!

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Our waiter was not the friendliest , I think the fact the gratuity is already added has to do with it . They don’t try as hard to go above and beyond . He did not check on us for refills, he did not get our order right , and got a attitude when we asked for bread . It was a beautiful view but for the price the food was mediocre.

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GM
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely food and very attentive service.

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

Thanks for the review, Gavin. We're glad to hear your enjoyed your visit. Come back anytime.

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LL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Average at best. Requested a window view w the understanding that may not happen however we were wedges in between 2 very large and loud parties while having a crappy view. For 3 of use the nil was over 400.00 and the food; especially the lobster; wasn’t anything special. Been to Daniels 3 other times w the same food and ambiencee experience and we won’t be back.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

I would recommend Daniel’s for its ambiance, perhaps for a special occasion or out of town guests. Food quality is good but overpriced. Service was acceptable, nothing exceptional.

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g
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

On vacation, we booked dinner in order to enjoy the July 4th fireworks at Lake Union, a 9:30 reservation. The food was good and perfectly made to order. We had crab cakes, king salmon and grass fed filet. The best was a Brussels sprouts side, because it was the only dish that came out hot, since they forgot it with the main course.

The craziness of trying to serve in a timely manner with the fireworks, and so busy, resulted in long wait times for courses and our main course was barely warm. Some other diners seemed to be served in a timely manner, but it was hit or miss. They even had expediters but it wasn't very effective, as the young ladies stood there, not very attentive. It was at least 50 minutes between the appetizers and main course. The restaurant did cut a bit off our bill and apologized for the delay and the not hot food. (There was also a need for a Heimlich for a choking patron, so we were understanding about that, but this happened after an already long wait.)

Fireworks view from south side of lake was good, but a bit far off. We’ve seen better: in Houston for example, we were closer, could hear the synchronized music, and the display was more dramatic especially at the end.

Transportation: easy to get there from University District with carshare, but the return was challenging. Although we left at least an hour after the fireworks were over, the traffic was still insane. Uber was $30; it took the driver 15 min to get to us and he was quite close.

Bottom line, this is probably a great restaurant, with very high prices, and normally worth it. Our kids recommended it, as it’s on their list of favorites in Seattle. But we won’t be returning on a holiday.

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

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We're sorry that the service was so slow during your visit. Even on a holiday, that shouldn't be the case. We always want our guests to have the best experience possible. Hopefully, we can make it up to you if you do have chance to come by again.

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LK
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent 4th of July dinner and fireworks!

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

Thanks for the review! We're glad you had a great 4th of July. :)

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M
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary

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

Thanks so much for choosing to spend your anniversary with us! We hope to see you again soon and we appreciate your review!

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R
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our goto restaurants in Seattle. Everything about our visit was excellent. Thanks All!!

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

Thank you, Russell! We're always glad to see you and really appreciate you leaving this review. Happy 4th of July!

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

It was a wonderful. No long wait really nice staff and very tasty food. I loved how they actually made sur that our steaks were cooked to desire. It was my gf's sisters first time to America and she had never had "real steak" you guys left a good impression on her. The oysters were great too. Thanks again.

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

Hey there, Azaryah! Wow, we are so pleased to hear that you had such a lovely and memorable experience at our restaurant. We truly look forward to creating more wonderful memories with you in the near future. Thanks for dining with us and we hope to see you back again very soon!

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DW
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice meal. Kevin our server was very attentive without being a bother. The only problem was the self righteous millennial woman with the foul mouth sitting behind me.

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

Hi there, DanielW! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We really appreciate the five stars and we hope to see you again very soon!

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R
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent restaurant, great service, and a nice view of Lake Union. We celebrated my wife's birthday by sharing our steak and salmon entrees with each other, and we finished by sharing a piece of delicious carrot cake. Great meal!

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

Hi there! We are so happy to know that you were able to enjoy your dining experience with us! We're delighted that you enjoyed your meal and your dessert, and we'll be looking forward to hopefully seeing you back again very soon!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and food!

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

Thank you for this wonderful feedback! We really appreciate your kind review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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b
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I found my steak to be a bit tough but probably my fault since I ordered medium-well. The flavor was good, though. Next time will back off one notch on how done I order my steak.

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

Hi there, bass. Thank you so very much for sharing these details with us about your experience. We're glad to hear that the flavor of your steak was good, but we hope to get it perfectly to your liking next time around. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon!

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ME
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Unfortunately, the food at Daniels was disappointing. Our appetizers and main entree were luke warm.
The restaurant was not overly busy. For the money paid for the meal, I expected the steak and potatoes to be hot when served.
As it was a special occasion we decided not to complain and ruin the mood at the restaurant. We choose Daniels based on the reputation, location and ambiance. Unfortunately the most expensive part of the evening, the food, was very disappointing.
Our server was pleasant, however, our plates remained on the table longer that they should have, again, given the restaurant was not that busy.

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

Hi there, MicheleE. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are quite disappointed to hear that your dining experience fell below our own standards, and we'd love a chance to look into this further, so that we can hopefully make this experience up to you. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation, so that we can reach out to you directly? We hope to hear from you soon and again, we truly value your feedback.

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A
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We went to Daniel’s for our anniversary. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive the best service. We felt like our waiter was inattentive and not interested in our experience. We planned to order wine with our meals but never received a chance. My husband’s steak was more well-done than he liked on recommendation by the waiter. On the other hand, my meal was quite delicious.
Overall, we were disappointed because we have enjoyed previous visits to Daniel’s but felt like it missed the mark for our anniversary celebration this year. Too be honest, we felt a bit out of place dining at Daniel’s and the experience was not my favorite. We think it may have been because we looked possibly “too young” and out of our element.

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N
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Three of us in the group had steak. It was arguably the best steak house in seattle, or at least in SLU area. The ambience is upscale, the view is breathtaking and the service is very professional and friendly. I would highly recommend this place for a romantic dinner, for a celebration, or a business dinner, etc.

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

Hi there, Nandi! We truly appreciate this excellent review! It feels so great to know that you enjoyed your steak so much and that you received top-notch service during your visit. This is exactly the kind of impression we want all of our guests to leave with. Thank you so much for your feedback and we hope to see you back again soon!

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CM
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great steaks1 Kevin was our server who provided great service.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there, CleveM! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know that you had a wonderful dining experience with Kevin as your server. We will be sure to pass this information along, and we do hope you'll return to dine with us again soon! Have a great day.

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T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stopped in for a late dinner. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. She had great suggestions to support a special diet that turned out perfectly. Timing, attention and preparation were spot on. Steak and Halibut were cooked perfectly. This was a much better experience than we had at Daniels downtown. Forced gratuity was earned with great service this time.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there! Thank you so much for this excellent feedback! We are quite pleased to know that you had such an amazing dining experience--this is the kind of service we aim to provide for each of our guests every single day. Thank you for taking the time to let us know, and we hope you'll return for more wonderful experiences in the future! Have a great rest of your day.

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SB
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location was fabulous and the food was 5-star top notch. I’m glad there was some prime rib available. The meat was so tender you could almost cut it with a fork. And So flavorful. We dined at 6PM on Saturday and didn’t have to wait. We sat at a table by the window overlooking Lake Union and it was gorgeous.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there, SnorkBeetle! We really appreciate this excellent feedback. We are so pleased to know that your prime rib was cooked exactly to your liking and that you enjoyed the gorgeous views at our restaurant. Thank you for your review and we'll definitely be looking forward to your next visit!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

We had a date night at Daniels Lake Union this past weekend and the food was terrible. The bread was really really dry and the food overall was just bleh!? Nothing that’s says Daniels. Pretty sad.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there. We sincerely apologize that the food quality you received during this visit was not up to par with what you've come to expect from us. We'd really appreciate the opportunity to make this experience up to you, if possible. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation, date of your visit and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear from you soon and we sincerely appreciate your feedback. Have a great day!

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HA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Pasta dish was not very warm and salad was nothing special.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there, HelenA. We sincerely appreciate this valuable feedback. We do apologize that the food quality fell below your expectations, and we really hope to see you back again soon so that we can show you the exceptional dining experience that all of our guests should always receive. Serving superior food is very important to us, so we hope for the chance to make this up to you during your next visit.

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G
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Extremely overpriced marginal food... waiter took my order Wrong but corrected it.
We valet car but waiter didn’t stamp our ticket so when we got out to the car the valet said we owed him more $.... waiter charged us the valet amt and didn’t stamp our claim ticket..
Better choices in Seattle...

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there, George. We are very saddened to know that your dining experience this time around fell below your expectations. We would really love the chance to change your mind about us, if possible. Will you please send us the name on your reservation, date of your visit and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear back from you soon so that we can make this experience up to you. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know!

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B
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The quality and presentation of the meal did not live up to the price.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there, Babs. We sincerely appreciate your valuable review, and we are quite disappointed to know that your dining experience with us fell below your expectations. We would love a second chance to prove to you that our service and food quality are of the utmost importance to us. We'd like to show you the exceptional experience that we want each of our guests to receive when they dine with us. We hope to see you again soon and thank you for letting us know.

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Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Late evening dining, not the best table when so many others were available......that were better.

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

We are sorry that we disappointed you with the table you were seated at during your visit. Thank you for letting us know. Hopefully, we can make it up to you next time.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 5

I didn't feel welcomed by my server. From him getting frustrated when I hesitated about the wine list (i wasn’t sure who was drinking other than me so it took me a minute) to bring the Pepsi bottles to the table and asked me if we needed a glass (?)
The manager came ask if everything was ok, but I didn’t dare to say anything, because I didn’t want to have a bad moment during my dad’s birthday.
Maria Ocampo

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 21 June 2019

Hello Maria, we are so sorry that you received sub par service during your visit. That should never have happened. Thank you for bring it to our attention though. I will pass your comments on to our team to make sure that we fix this type of issue for the future.

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1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

9 of us arrived at 8pm for our reservation. Took forever to order and waited until 9;20 to receive our meals. Diners who came In after us were served promptly. Very disappointed with the service especially for a Monday night with plenty of staff.

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

Hi there. Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We'd like to apologize that the service you received fell below your expectations. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We hope to hear from you soon for the chance to make this experience up to you, if possible. Again, we sincerely appreciate your review.

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PK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

The service was slow. It seems that since they now include the gratuity (20%) along with the bill, the incentive to provide timely service is no longer a factor.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 June 2019

Hi there, PeterK. We pride ourselves on both superior service and food, so we would like to sincerely apologize for the slow service you received during this visit. We really appreciate you letting us know, as we will use this feedback to help us improve. We really hope to see you again soon, for the chance to provide you with the top-notch service that each of our guests should always receive. Again, thank you very much for your feedback.

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DK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

We'd had an amazing experience here a month or two back trying the flight of filet mignons coming away with the realization that the piedmontese was by far the best.

We came back to celebrate my birthday and father's day and highly recommended the piedmontese to my mother, both of us got it as well. My father went with the prime rib. When the food came out my husband's was charred, overcooked and tough; my mother's was overcooked and barely warm and my father's prime rib was room temperature. The waitress was very nice about it and re-fired all of their entrees. While I was left to eat my meal before it too got cold (note it was also slightly overcooked, and tougher than I remembered from our prior experience) the rest of the party was brought out some mango/guava sorbet.

The manager came over once to gruffly tell us that our entrees would be out shortly. By the time the other entrees came out I was literally completely finished with my meal and got to sit there and watch while everyone else ate. The steaks my husband and mother received were still no where near the quality of the piedmontese filet we had tried a couple of months ago, so much tougher. Also one of our two ordered sides (asparagus) literally never made it to the table and the mushrooms were completely cold by the time the new entrees arrived.

To compensate for this 2-1/2 hour fiasco we were offered a free dessert ($12) for the table (when we said we already had cake at home) and complimentary valet ($8) which hardly seems commensurate with a $477.61 bill.

The server was nice and seemed like she was doing what she could, but blaming the change over from lunch to dinner service for a 5:45 seating is just not an acceptable excuse. Consistency is just about the most important thing for me. We will definitely not be returning to Daniel's any time soon if ever.

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

Hi there, DanielK. Thank you very much for taking the time to leave this detailed review about your dining experience. We sincerely apologize that you were not able to enjoy your experience from start to finish, and we'd love a chance to look into this further. Will you please respond with the name on your reservation and your preferred method of contact? We truly hope to hear from you soon for the chance to make this experience up to you, if possible. Again, thank you for letting us know.

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