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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Happy Hour Seven Days a Week (In the lounge only)

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 6 November 2019

Ends: 7 November 2118

Availability: Daily 16:00-18:30

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Friday, 14 February, 2020

What 3112 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Decent food but heard different servers telling different customers about the 20 %
service charge automatically charged to bills. Some said the restaurant didn’t share a portion with the server. Some said a portion went to them And the balance went to restaurant so not sure how I feel about the inconsistency.

F
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience for a special occasion! The value though... $13 for a glass of Rosé, $83 for steak and mashed potatoes, $6 for SAUCE! It was all delicious but dang, it's expensive. We will likely be back for our next big celebrations (milestone birthday or anniversaries).

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi there - We appreciate your lovely five-star review of your recent visit with us. We are pleased to see it was delicious and we are happy to be a part of your big celebrations! We hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Slow service and felt nickel and dimed. Party of 4 we were charged a 20% service fee including on the $8 valet charge which we were asked if we wanted our parking “validated”. My husband has been unhappy with the value/service at Daniels our previous couple visits. This was his last straw.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 8 hours ago

Hi there - Thank you for your review of your experience at our Lake Union location. We are sorry to hear that you were not wowed during your visit. We'd like a chance to make things right. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will reach out.

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SE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about the evening at Daniels Broiler was lovely. The view across Lake Union reflecting so many lights added a hint of magic. Our steaks were perfect, the wait staff attentive and pleasant. A truly FINE experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

Hi Seannad - Thank you for a wonderful five-star review of your recent visit with us. We are pleased to see you enjoyed the view, the food and the service. We hope to see you again very soon.

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S
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had my taste buds set on lobster for this trip to Daniels...did NOT disappoint! It was fresh and prepared well. Had the bread pudding for dessert...what a treat that was! Plan on sharing; actually enough for 4 after a big meal. The only disappointment was the sparkling water; they have replaced Pellagrino with a Mexican brand...not nearly as good and they took it off of our bill. Hope they change back. Service was excellent. Looking forward to another visit soon.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

Hi there - Thank you for your lovely five-star review and your feedback as well. We absolutely take our guest feedback into account. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and that the service was excellent. Please come dine with us again soon!

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PC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

My business guest had NY Strip and enjoyed it very much. I had a ribeye MR and it was tough - I have never had a tough ribeye before! Especially at Daniel's prices. We were seated between 2 large parties and could barely hear one another. All things considered - I will pick a different Seattle restaurant next time I am in town entertaining customers.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded a day ago

Hi Patricia - We're disheartened to hear that the Ribeye was disappointing on this visit. We always aim for the highest quality and it sounds like we missed the mark with that meal. Hopefully, we can make it up to you in the future. We hope you'll try us again in the future.

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CH
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Other than my steak came to the table under cooked (which they immediately took back and got right) it was a very pleasant experience.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Our apologies that your steak wasn't cooked perfectly the first time around but we appreciate you letting us fix it for you. We can't wait to have you back again. Have a great day!

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OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite spot to take people from out of town as it has a nice atmosphere and good variety of steak and seafood options

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

Hi there - Thank you for the five star review! We appreciate our guests and love to provide a wonderful dining experience.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

The wine and company was nice, but most everything else was disappointing.

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

Hi there - We are so sorry your experience was not enjoyable. It's important to us to wow our guests and we would like to make it up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will reach out. Thank you.

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j
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

We had a drink in the bar while we waited for our table and the glass was dirty on the outside . the steak was a bit over cooked .( I never send anything back.)It took 68 minutes from the time we ordered to finally get our Entrée.I only know this because I called the sitter right after and I checked to see how long we waited. We payed the bill and was waiting for my change and the waiter kept it thinking I guess it was his .I have no problem tipping the 20% but I would of expected the waiter to leave it up to me if I was giving more .Wasn't a good night here . I prefer the Leschi location better.

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

Hi James - Thank you for leaving us a four-star review from your recent visit. We apologize that your experience was not enjoyable. We strive to wow our guests and we are so sorry that we did not on this visit and at this location. We do hope you'll return in the future.

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PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

crying babies. Upset stomach on the salmon. Constant pressure to add to the menu. Did I say constant pressure to add to the menu. Awful asparagus. Pressure to add drinks. Unwanted pressure to have a dessert. Pressure to add to the 20% tip which was more than I would have given. Will never go back!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 13 January 2020

Hi there - We're sorry to hear that your experience with us was all around disappointing. We aim to exceed expectations for our guests. We'd also like to make things up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch. Have a good day!

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d
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

The service was very good. However for the price range of the food it was really not much better than an average steak house. Their prices are extremely high in relationship to the quality of the food. Better to go to Metropolitan Grill.

The salads were ok, the steak good, the onion soup marginal, and the desserts below average. Much better desserts and salads at Chinooks.

Great view, nice ambiance but you can see why the restaurant is not full and is easy to get reservations. They need to either bring down their prices or significantly bring up the quality of the food

And when yelp states Daniels price range is $31-$50 that is highly misleading. The salads are $14, the steaks are $80, and the sides are $10 so an average dinner would run over $100 without dessert or drinks. Add in the $8 valet which is the only way you can park there and it is a significant amount of money which should represent an over the top fabulous meal.

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

Hello there, we're sorry to hear that our food was disappointing. We certainly want to wow our guests with every visit and we apologize that we didn't on this occasion. We'll take your feedback about our onion soup and our desserts to heart. We'd also like to make things up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch. Have a good day!

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G
Seattle
149 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

On par with other Seattle Steak restaurants like El Guacho but service is sub par as had to wait 15 minutes after salad for steak. And then the server requested that I leave an extra tip before the 20%!!!! Excuse me?

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 13 January 2020

Hi Greg - We're disheartened to hear that the service was disappointing on this visit. We always aim for the remarkable service and it sounds like we missed the mark. Hopefully, we can make it up to you in the future. Have a good day.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Overall a nice dinner.
Do not appreciate being asked to cut steak and check if cooked correctly immediately after it is brought to table. My husband and I have dined at many fine steak houses. First time being asked to cut steak and check it. Tacky.

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

Thank you so much for leaving us a review of your recent visit. We certainly don't want any of our locations to let our guests down and we appreciate your feedback on the steak cutting at your table. We hope to see you again soon!

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B
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is such a unique spot. It has one of the best views in the city in a warm atmosphere with excellent food and service. My family has gone for celebrations for the past 20 years!

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

We're so honored to be your family's celebration spot for the last 20 years! Thanks for the great review. We're looking forward to seeing you again sometime.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a party of 10. All close friends that aren’t able to get together very often and Daniel’s took great care of us. Great steaks and great service. What you would/should expect.

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

Thanks for the five-star review. We're so glad that you and your friends decided to dine with us and that it was such a positive experience. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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g
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & delicious steaks, Salmon! Seated at the window table, for a view of Lake Union!

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

Hello there, thanks so much for the great review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and the view.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a very good meal. Prices seem to have gone up since our last visit though.

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

Hello there, thanks for the review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the meal. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime.

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KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best place for the price in Seattle. Why go somewhere more fancy and risk a bad night? If you're celebrating a big event or holiday, go to Daniel's. They'll treat you right.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thanks for the fantastic review! We're so glad you enjoy dining with us. Hopefully, you'll come visit us again soon.

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c
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

For the cost... not great.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 2 January 2020

We're sorry to hear that. Hopefully, we can wow you in the future. Have a good day.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The only bad thing about Daniel 's Broilers is they charged 20% gratuity no matter the party size

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

Hello there, thanks for the review. We're glad you liked your visit overall and apologize that the service fee was disappointing. We retain the full-service charge and distributes funds to our team members in the form of wages, commissions, and benefits. This pricing model allows us to offer competitive compensation and benefits to our outstanding team members. Thank you for your feedback. We hope you have a great day!

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m
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was well prepared and delicious and the service was good but the menu was overpriced.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 2 January 2020

Hello, we're glad to hear that the food and service were good. We apologize that the prices were disappointing and we appreciate your feedback. We are committed to serving memorable meals with world-class hospitality and have made it our primary effort to see to it that we use the highest quality ingredients possible. 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. Have a good day!

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SK
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adam and Savannah did a great job taking care of our family party of 10! Thank you very much!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 2 January 2020

Hello Steve, we're so glad to hear that Adam and Savannah did a great job for you and your family. Thanks for stopping by and for the great review!

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IC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Food is way overpriced, taste definitely not worth the cost. Service and ambiance were great.

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

Hello, we're disheartened to hear that the prices and food were disappointing on this visit. We always aim for the highest quality and it sounds like we missed the mark. Hopefully, we can make it up to you in the future. Have a good day.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was with my 5 year old son. The service was impeccable.

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

Thank you for the five-star review! We're so glad to hear that the service was impeccable. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you and your son again soon.

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K
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spendy but oh! OH so good..
Hubby had lobster
I had steak
Waiter was fantastic! Really enjoyed having him.
Not a place you would go every week or every other week... but amazing for something special!

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

Hello Keri, we're so glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your special night out with us. Hopefully, we'll see you again sometime. Have a great day!

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C
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

I am not sure I would recommend Daniels to a friend. This is the first time we were very disappointed in our service and leaving a 20% gratuity was not fair. We tip accordingly and have no problem leaving a good tip if deserving. After we sat water was poured but no menus were given. We waited for our server, he finally comes and I have a question on a liquor in a drink, he takes sometime to find out the answer and takes our drink order, but never ask if we want appetizers.
We wait quite awhile for our drinks, he comes back saying the bartender couldn't see the ticket for the order he pointed it out to the bartender so we will have to wait again. Now he sees we still don't have menus, so he goes to get them. After awhile the table next to us is seated and they get bread immediately, we still haven't gotten bread. The server serves our drinks finally and tells me if I don't like the drink I didn't have to keep it. He never comes back to check if I liked it. It was OK and I just drank it since he never showed. At this point he realizes we have no bread, it is coming he says. We continue to wait for the bread and yes it does show finally, but not for awhile. I ask for a glass of wine with my meal and I am told the same-thing about the wine. He does come back to check this time but I have dranke most of the wine by this time. Fortunately I really liked the wine.
We just seemed to wait forever for everything. we were there for almost 2.5 hours, there were 2 of us. I had to put my gift cards at the edge of the table, so that would signify us wanting the bill.
It seemed you were very short staffed.
We had a 6pM reservation and weren't seated for 15 minutes. There were families that walked in after us and got seated before us. I asked about this, but was told they had an earlier reservation but came late.
Not pleased with the service at all.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 27 December 2019

Hello there, we really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. It sounds like we dropped the ball on service and we want to apologize for that. There's never an excuse to be disorganized like that and make our guests wait so long for small things. We'd like a chance to make things up to you and your guest. If you could send us the name on your reservation, your name, and the best way to contact you, we will reach out to try to make things right. Have a good day.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience4

Our visit was less than disappointing. We very much looked forward to visiting Daniel’s for Christmas Eve. The dining experience lasted a little over a 3 hours which most of that time was waiting. Daniel’s was nice enough to fill our water glasses and provide us with bread during our wait time.

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

Hello Dean, we are so sorry to hear that the wait times during your Christmas Eve visit were so long. That must have been frustrating and we never want our guests to experience that. We'd love a chance to make things up to you. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch directly.

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l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

Christmas dinner with family

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

Hello there, we're so sorry if this Christmas dinner with your family was disappointing. We'd love a chance to learn from any mistakes and make things right. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and a way to contact you, we will be in touch. We hope you have a good day!

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I’ve had way better food for cheaper. I do t mind paying good money for good food but this food was average for the ridiculous prices. I won’t be back.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 29 December 2019

Hello, we're sorry to hear that our food was disappointing. We certainly want each meal to impress but it sounds like this one dropped the ball. We'd be happy to do what we can to make things up to you. If you'd like to respond to this review with the name on your reservation, your name, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch. Have a good day.

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LS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I hate the 20% service charge and to add insult to injury the put sales tax on top of the service charge. Pay your staff more and add it to the price.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 23 December 2019

Hello Larry, thank you for the review. We apologize that the service charge is disappointing and will consider your feedback on that. It sounds like you're aware of this already but we retains the full-service charge and distributes funds to our team members in the form of wages, commissions, and benefits. If you have any questions about the service charge, please feel free to contact Lindsey Schwartz, President /CEO at 425.460.4565.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Annual holiday dinner out with our in-laws, typically dine at Bellevue Daniels but didn’t schedule soon enough so was forced to go to S. Lake Union.
Absolutely the worst experience I have ever had at Daniels, slow service, forgetful service, bad food - part under cooked then charged beyond belief, food incorrectly prepared then took forever to get replaced.
If I can help it, I will never go back to South Lake Union location.
The bill was adjusted but I would rather have paid $1,000 for a good meal than the crappy experience we had.
I spend about $15,000 a year at Daniels and this was a huge let down!!!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 23 December 2019

Hello, we want to apologize for the disappointing service and food during this visit. It sounds like we really dropped the ball this time around and we appreciate you letting us know. It sounds like things were taken care of but we'd still love to try to make things up to you. If you'd like to send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch. Again, we apologize for this experience and hope we can make things right.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Automatic 20% tip was added to bill and it was taxed. Food was good but not great and it was expensive. Service was excellent and plenty of free close parking.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 23 December 2019

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're glad to hear that the service was great during this visit and apologize that the food was not quite up to standard. Hopefully, we can make that up to you in the future. As for the service fee, it has always been our goal to attract and retain the very best people in our industry so we include the full-service charge and distributes funds to our team members in the form of wages, commissions, and benefits. Have a good day!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

We had a gift card that covered about half the bill, but I didn’t feel the meal we got was worth the half I paid. The prime rib was excessively gristly, and one side dish was not hot when it arrived- hence it was cold by the time I tried it.

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

Hello, we are so sorry to hear that this meal was disappointing. We certainly never want our prime rib to be a let down and for a side dish to be cold on arrival. If you could send us your name, the name on your reservation, and the best way to contact you, we'd love a chance to make it up to you. Have a good day.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great birthday!

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 23 December 2019

Thanks for celebrating your birthday with us and for the five-star review!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My family and I have always loved this Daniel’s location. Close to the ballet and the view off of the lake is top notch. Food is always spot on.

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 18 December 2019

Thank you for the review. We're so happy to hear that you and your family enjoy your visits to our Lake Union location. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again soon. Have a great day!

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PA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle, in terms of food, ambiance, and service. Sorry to know the beautiful interior will soon be closed for Vulcan pier redevelopment. Fortunately, I understand Daniel’s will be relocating nearby, although the current place is etched with charm and nostalgia. Still, a great time!

BF
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I felt the food was ok small portions though. I spent 280.00 and left feeling hungry...

Daniel's Broiler - Lake Union
Responded on 18 December 2019

Hello Bill, we're so sorry to hear that our portion sizes were disappointing. We certainly don't want our guests to leave feeling hungry so we will take your feedback to heart to see what we can adjust in the future. We'd love a chance to make things up to you as well. If you could send us your first and last name, the name on the reservation, and the best way to contact you, we will be in touch.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great setting excellent menu including a well balanced plant based menu for someone within our party

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

Thanks for the review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and that your guest was able to find something enjoyable on our plant-based menu as well. Have a good day.

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S
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had spinach salad and prime filet; deeeeelisious!

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

This is wonderful to hear! Thanks very much for leaving us your five-star review. Hopefully, we'll see you again soon. Have a great day!

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