Seattle >Food & Dining > Daniel's Broiler
809 Fairview Pl N, Seattle, WA | Directions 9810947.627148 -122.335015
Neighborhoods: South-Lake Union, Lake Union
Beef is king here, but the kitchen also does a dandy job with surf. No matter what the weather, the patio is the place to hang during happy hours.
Worst Steak in Seattle – I have been to Morton's, El Goucho, The Metropolitan Grill, the Union Grill, and I have to say that Daniels was not even close to touching any of them for the quality of food. The maitre d', as well as Alex our waiter were outstanding. My steak was overcooked and my friends steak didn't even look like a steak. Not sure why they charge for parking either.
Yum! – I absolutely love this place. My boyfriend and I take each other there for every birthday and every once in a while treat our parents to dinner at Daniel's. We only wish it was closer and a bit less expensive but if it was, we might just live there. I recommend it to everyone I know.
A top-notch steakhouse on the south end of Lake Union that attracts tourists and locals. – The Scene
Known for a gorgeous view of the water, the large windows and spacious interior are warmed up with a copper-hooded fireplace and lush draperies. A roomy bar caters to the happy-hour, cigar-and-scotch crowd. In both areas, the bustling servers do their best to keep up with a crowd, and mistakes are patched up with a smile.
Steaks can be dynamite: The rib eye is charred to the deliciously rare side of medium rare--as is the enormous 24-ounce porterhouse that arrives at the table sizzling. But steak isn't the only way to go. Four double-cut lamb chops are grilled to red-centered perfection and served with hot pepper jelly. Health-conscious diners may be left out in the cold--even salads, such as a spinach version in a warm bacon dressing, can be indulgent artery enemies.
pompous,over priced, amatuer service staff – Well, we had a gift certificate and were looking forward to visiting this "famous steakhouse". I'm REALLY happy I didn't spend any of my money there...Costco ribeye's on a Weber eclipse the steaks here and cost 90% less.
Like Morton's, and Ruth's Chris this place feels like a chain and is, I guess, designed for soul-less drones with expense accounts to take other soul-less drones who need to be impressed with the prices on the menu.
If you want good steak, there are many, many better choices.
A little overpriced for the food – The ambiance and service were great, but I was dissappointed with the food quality for the price I paid.
Good food, overpriced wine – I am encouraged to see some other reviews mention half-priced wine - I know that Sundays they do that for the lower-priced bottles. Selling wine as they have, at 4x retail, is something that will alone drive me to other places that don't. At least they now use appropriate stemware for it, which is another 2005 change.
Having said that, the food has always been very good, and the view from either Lake Union or Bellevue is very nice.
All Bottles of Wine were discounted by 50% – We celebrate all our special occasions at Daniels, we love the special attention we get.The food and service are great. The Lobster Tempura appetizer is so tasty and 1/2 price during Happy Hour. I was surprised on our last visit that all bottles of wine were half price, such a deal. We will keep going back to Daniels.
Daniel's Deck – A place that has one of the best views on Union, and probably in Seattle allows smokers to ruin the experience for the 75% that don't smoke. In a progressive city like Seattle, this restaurant seems to be stuck in the past. Until they move into today's realities concerning second hand smoke, this place is rated by me to be a NO-GO!
Mmmm mmmm mmmmm – I beg to differ with the last review. Yes, there is cigar smoking in the lounge. But, if you eat in the dining room - you will not even notice the smoke. The lounge was very well ventilated and I was sitting with three cigar smokers.
The food is wonderful - by far the best steak I've had in Seattle. It truly melted in my mouth. The service was great (except our waiter was not very well versed on the wine list) and everything from the appetizers to dessert were phenomenal.
Great Steak in Room Full of Cigar Smoke – First, the good news. The steaks here are terrific. The lobster is very good (but at $80 it should be better) and the service is better than average. However, when your are spending over $200 on dinner for two, you shouldn't have to put up with cigar smoke from the bar. Even worse, it was smoke from cheap cigars. Neither I nor my date will ever return. If you want a great steak, try one of Seattle's many steakhouses. The view may be much better and you won't have someone puffing on a stogie just a few feet away. If you want lobster, try any of Seattle's great seafood restaurants. Few things ruin the taste of a lobster more than cigar smoke. If your date doesn't like stogies, don't even think about trying Daniel's for a romantic dinner!
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