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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.

*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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Mon - Fri 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

What 3208 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

In the best sense of the word, predictably awesome. Thank you Marie for enhancing experience, it was a pleasure dining with you guys tonight.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the five-star review! We're happy to hear that Marie did an excellent job. Come back to see us anytime :)

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Rmali
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The service was the bright spot of my visit. Everything else was average when compared to other steak restaurants in Seattle.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 hours ago

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that everything was just average aside from the service. That's certainly not what we want for our guests and we appreciate your feedback on that. We'll pass it along to our team. We hope you have a good rest of your week!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for the review. We're so happy to hear that you liked the food and the service. Have a good day!

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SandraL
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always! Great response to covid and great service

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks Sandra! We hope you stop by again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience5

The meat was great as usual and we had a wonderful evening. The waiter was absolutely wonderful. The mashed potatoes- meh, too fluffy for my taste. The side dish, brussel sprouts, was very good but a little undercooked and did not ‘knock my socks off’. What I really really did not like is the policy of automatically charging a 20% service charge which is not given directly to the server but retained by Schwarz Brothers, the owner. They do claim to pay their staff well. Still, the tip is part of an intimate relationship between the server and the customer and it should not be usurped by the management. I ended up leaving our waiter cash tip anyway. This policy may interfere with my choosing this restaurant again.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there - Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate the kind words about the service and food. We'll most definitely be taking your feedback into consideration and we are looking forward to your next visit. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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MIchelle98033
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love going to Daniels, the view is amazing the food is outstanding. I do have to say the price it a little over the top. Two dinners, two drinks each and we split desert and it was $400. Was a lobster tail "really worth" $125, not really. We love going there but maybe we'll knock it back to just drinks and apps next time. Not sure if prices went up due to Covid - we can get steak and lobster other places for a lot less. However, again, the view, wonderful, the staff, great.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience overall, and your review is very valuable to us. We'll most definitely be taking your thoughts into consideration and we are looking forward to your next visit. We hope you enjoy the rest of your day!

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Michelle
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been coming here for years and it's definitely my families go to restaurant. Everyone is always so nice, accommodating and attentive. The food is always great no matter how many times I've come here.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 4 days ago

Hi there, Michelle. This is the kind of feedback that we absolutely love to hear. We are honored to be your go-to restaurant. We are definitely looking forward to your next visit so that we can create more awesome memories together. Have a wonderful day!

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was excellent. It is a lovely setting on South Lake Union. I would recommend it. Noise level was not great considering the place was not full. One loud table. Somehow they messed up our bill and had to redo it. Not sure how that happened, it was basic math. So, left me wondering do they do that to try to make more money or was it truly a mistake. Bill was 309.14, I had 200.00 in gift cards, they charged my credit card $132.?? It should have been 109.14. They corrected it but it took time. I did not really like them saying we could only stay 2 hours also. It would be better in my opinion if they did not tell you that when you come in. I spent a lot of money, $150.00 per hour. We also left additional cash tip. So, food and atmosphere AWESOME, price--high but nice for a treat.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 21 September 2020

Hello Mary, thanks so much for the five-star review. We're so glad to hear that you loved the food and our Lake Union setting. We are sorry there was some confusion with the bill but we are glad to hear that everything was resolved. Thanks again for dining with us. We hope you have an excellent week.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 19 September 2020

Thanks so much for the five-star review. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipCoop
Seattle
73 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service as always - Easy parking even without valet currently open. Great view even with the current smoke situation.

Great steaks - Good wine list and specialty drinks. Root beer float ice cream should always be on the menu.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 17 September 2020

Thanks for leaving us this 5-star review! We're glad you had such a lovely time. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipBellevuediner
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have one of the best waterfront decks and views in Seattle. Always great food and service!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 17 September 2020

Thanks for the love! We're glad you always have such a lovely time. We can't wait to see you again!

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Tiffany
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Highly recommend the Calamari and Clam Chowder. Its been quite a few years since we've been there, great dinner!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hello Tiffany, thanks for the review. We're so glad you loved the Calamari and the Clam Chowder. Hopefully, you can stop by again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and amazing food.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 12 September 2020

Thanks so much for the five-star review! We're happy to hear the service and food were great.

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vipPeterH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service in a great setting. Enjoy the view from the deck.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 12 September 2020

Hello Peter, thanks for the five-star review. We're glad to hear that the food and the service were great. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was fabulous. The food , the ambience, everything. Austin our server made the visit extraordinary! He went above and beyond. We will definitely be back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hello there, we are so happy to hear it! We take pride in our team here at Daniel's Broiler, and it always puts a smile on our face when we hear about our servers going above and beyond. Thank you so much for sharing. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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BeionkaM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Daniel’s. One of the best restaurants to have a superb steak. Service is always on point ambience is spectacular one-of-a-kind treat.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 September 2020

That's wonderful to hear! We're so happy that you've had good experiences with us at Daniel's. Thanks for your support and we'll see you again soon!

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Great location with better views but bad experience with the service.
We were greeted by the hostess Jessica to confirm our reservation and requested to have a table on the patio which she said they were booked out for the evening and cannot accommodate. Another family had walked in about 5 minutes later asking about patio seating as well which she replied yes if they don’t mind waiting about 15 minutes. We came for the views and requested in our reservation to be not seated in a booth and by the window. We ended up in a booth with a view of the kitchen and back side of the harbor/restaurant. Seems like I would get better service if I was white rather than a person of color.

Food overall was good.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 8 September 2020

Hello John, this review is really concerning to us. We never want our guests to feel like out team is singling them out. We're sorry that this situation made it feel like that. We'd like to chat with you further about this visit. If you could, please send us your full name, the name on your reservation, and the best way for us to contact you. Thank you for bring this to our attention.

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vipjkseatle
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is great, wait staff great but they need to build a more welcoming and fun atmosphere. . .

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 8 September 2020

We're glad to hear that the food and the service we great. We do appreciate the feedback about needing a more welcoming atmosphere though and will pass that along to our team. Have a good day!

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AnabelleD
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience was great! Our server was great and very helpful and knowledgeable. Will be recommending this place to friends and family.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 9 September 2020

Hi there Anabelle, we’re so happy you enjoyed your food and experience. We appreciate the positive feedback and recommendation - our staff loves to hear it! Thanks so much :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to celebrate my husband’s birthday! George did a great job waiting on us. The food was delectable and the setting just lovely. Would enjoy going back again!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 7 September 2020

Thanks so much for celebrating your husband's birthday with us! It's great to hear that George did an excellent job and that you loved the food. We'll look forward to seeing you again sometime. Have a good day!

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vipKirklandFoodie
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This was our first time back during COVID-19. They did a great job spacing out the tables. We were on the patio so we had lots of room and fresh air. Food was wonderful as always. Our server took great care of us for a wonderful celebration.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 20 September 2020

We're truly thrilled to hear you had such an amazing experience with us! We will make sure to let our team here at Lake Union know. Thank you for the positive feedback. We hope to have you back soon.

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JBWA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

The food was tasty, but served a bit on the cold side.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 1 September 2020

Hello, we're sorry to hear that the food was a bit cold on this occasion. We'll be more mindful of that in the future. Have a good day!

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Blacktieracing
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for our 40th anniversary, food was excellent, Molly, our server, was attentive and pleasant; she took excellent be care of us!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 31 August 2020

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you enjoyed your 40th anniversary and that Molly did an excellent job.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 24 August 2020

Thanks for the five-star review! We're so glad you loved the food.

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ChetL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noticed a few items less that they use to be such as the calamari had no chickpeas but overall above average, Just the price increase will make it hard to visit over once a month. Like everyone else, I got not SSN benefit increase.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 August 2020

Hello Chet, thanks for the review. We do have a smaller menu at the moment to accommodate during the COVID-19 restrictions. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. Have a great day!

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WolffPack2
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved to see the active view of the harbor out the window! Such a delightful break from "COVID Isolation and empty streets"!
The food was perfect and portion size a good value.
It did seem strange to arrive with $150 in gift cards and find that didn't cover the beef entrees, let alone the accoutrement.
Recommended for friends with a lot of money.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 25 August 2020

Hello there, thanks for the review. We're so happy you enjoyed the view and being able to get outside and enjoy yourself a bit. It's also great to hear that the food was perfect as well. We hope you have a good rest of your week!

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience1

We had reservations for the dining room and when we arrived, we were told that we had to eat on the patio because we were not from the same household. This would have been nice to know when making our reservation because we would have chosen another restaurant. So, we went down to the patio and the loud music from the boats, and crying from a small child created a less than desirable ambiance. Also, it was pretty windy at this time of day 6:30pm. We had our appetizer and soup, and then the sun went down and it was really chilly. They do not have heaters so we asked to be moved inside. The waiter transferred our plates upstairs to the dining room, and by the time this all transpired the plates were cold. Despite this the filet was delicious, the halibut was cold, the lobster was under cooked and the porterhouse oscar was so-so. The price was what you would expect at a steak/seafood house. While the food totaled $500 be aware of a 20% service fee totaling $100 and taxes equaling $650 plus a tip for the waiter. Don't mind paying if you have a great experience-we have been here before and had a great time with excellent food! Disappointed!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 25 August 2020

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that the experience overall was disappointing. We understand your thoughts on having to sit outside and we'll speak to our team about making the clearer from the get-go. As for the food being only so-so, that's certainly not what we want for our guests and we appreciate you bring it to our attention. We'd like to chat with your further about this visit. If you could, please send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you.

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Frankie
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as in previous visits. Server was great and very attentive.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 25 August 2020

Hello Frankie, we're so thrilled that the food was great and the server was very attentive. Hopefully, you can stop by again sometime. Have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 26 August 2020

We're so glad you loved the food! Thanks so much for the review.

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vipMaureenB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! Beautiful setting and fabulous food and service!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 22 August 2020

Hello Maureen, we're so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service during your visit. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great server, great food. Will be back next month with my wife.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 20 August 2020

Thanks for leaving us this 5-star review! We're so happy to hear that your server took such good care of you. We can't wait to see you both!

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vipRtandCe
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I would get rid of the 20% gratuity added to the bill. I understand lesser establishments doing this but please...you’re Daniels Broiler. If you can’t generate an average of 20% or better at each table then you should look for a new business. It’s insulting to good, frequent customers. I typically tip more than 20% but will never if it’s added to the bill!
Just provide great service every time and you will never have to worry about it. Pretty simple.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 18 August 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We do appreciate your feedback about the service fee. 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. We will pass your feedback on to our team. Have a good day!

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SxxxKxxx
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The location can't be beat and the service is great. But, I felt the value of the food was uneven. We got a couple of appetizers, the teriyaki steak strips and the spicy prawns, which were very good. My wife got the lobster tail, again very good. I got the halibut, which was small, over cooked, and over priced.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 17 August 2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear that you loved the service and the location. We do appreciate your feedback about the value of the food, especially the halibut. We'll be sure to let the rest of our team know your thoughts. Have a good day!

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vipMegan69
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 17 August 2020

Thanks for the five-star review, Megan! We're so glad to hear that everything was great.

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LindyO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dined at Daniel’s on a Saturday night to celebrate our son and daughter-in-laws third wedding anniversary. I notified the restaurant in advance that it was a special occasion. We had the perfect table with a great view. Our server, John, was excellent. Friendly, fun and attentive. The cocktails, food and wine were all perfect! It is pricey, so not an every night dining spot, but great for a celebration. The only thing that was a little disappointing is there was no complimentary dessert or anything for the anniversary couple. In that we ordered cocktails, appetizers, wine and four of the most expensive steaks on the menu, I would have expected a little something. But, I would definitely recommend Daniel’s and will be back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 11 August 2020

Hello there, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you celebrated such a special occasion with us and that John provided excellent service. We do appreciate your feedback about wanting some special dessert to mark the celebration and will make sure we speak with our team about that for the future. Have a good day!

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vipBellevuediner
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite places in Seattle for outdoor dining!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 10 August 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a five-star review! We're honored to be one of your favorite places for outdoor dining. Hopefully, you can stop by again soon. Have a great day :)

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was wonderful! First time we've been out with the social distancing protocols and they made it seamless.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 9 August 2020

We're happy to hear everything was wonderful and that you felt safe and comfortable dining with us. Thanks for the five-star support!

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PatrickH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Went for wedding anniversary. Food was just ok. Overcooked the king salmon (dry, tasted burnt - couldn't finish - $58), but halibut was very good ($58). Small cup of clam chowder ($10) was average at best - lacked flavor/seasoning. Prices way too high to justify lower quality of cook. Outdoor seating wonderful. Service was excellent. Would probably only go again for drinks and the outdoor ambiance, but not the food.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 6 August 2020

Hi Patrick, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the food on this occasion. That is certainly not the experience we wish to provide. We really hope you'll give this location another chance in the future. Have a great day and take care!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fined during the COVID-19 pandemic. Good was delicious. Definitely get the bacon-wrapped scallop appetizer and the filet Mignon with lobster tail. This has been the largest lobster tail I’ve ever eaten! The only downside was they were not serving the creme brûlée during the limited dining menu due to COVID-19.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 4 August 2020

Hello there, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad to hear that you loved the scallops, filet mignon, and the lobster tail. Hopefully, we'll be able to get back to our full menu soon so you can enjoy that creme brûlée. Have a good day!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George was the best. Thank you!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 3 August 2020

We're glad to hear that George did a great job! Thanks for the five-star review.

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Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Toast. Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 621-8262.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union is rated 4.4 stars by 3208 OpenTable diners.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.schwartzbros.com/gift-cards/.

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