10500 NE 8th St Ste 2100, Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: (425) 451-4312
Fax: (425) 451-4312
Daniel's Broiler - Bellevue
Parking: Garage, Street, Validated
Bike Parking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Caterers, American, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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04/22/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Daniel's was one of the first real steaks I had a in a long time. The meat was tender, fresh, and cooked to our order correctly the 1st time.
The services from the hostess to the waiter was just wonderful! Everyone made us feel welcome from the time we arrived until we left hours later.
We really enjoyed ourselves. The atmosphere was romantic, with the dim lighting and noise level was very nice. We could hear each other talking without shouting or others conversations. No interference of other noises from waiters or kitchen. The temperature were a little cool. The view from our table was worth the trip alone!
01/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Got a twenty five dollar coupon from a colleague and went into the cigar bar to have dessert. I asked if I could use the coupon in there and she said yes. I ordered a drink and dessert and after she brought the dessert she said oh you can't use that for dessert only dinner. Well the coupon doesn't say that its for dinner only. The manager came over and said you can't use that coupon in here and I said she told me I could then he said not for dessert. THE COUPON DOESN'T SAY NO DESSERT. Manager was new and rude same with the waitress. I paid my tab with cash and had to retrieve my coupon from the manager. He gave me two new ones but so what if I come in with four people and we all want dessert and wine? Really your gonna say no? Just bad, bad customer service guys, this isn't the Daniels I know and loved back in the day!
12/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Summary: Go for the drinks and snacks at the bar, go somewhere else for dinner.
Daniel's used to be one of my favorite local area restaurants. If I don't have anything pre-planned, I'd be out at Daniel's whether it's with friends, colleagues or visitors. This covers both the Bellevue and Seattle locations. Unfortunately, my dining experience with them over the past 2 years have been mostly disappointing. For a restaurant that claims to define steakhouse excellence, it fall far, far short.
Don't get me wrong, they can still serve up a great steak and provide great service. However, it is the inconsistency that I find unacceptable. In the last 2 years, more often than not, our steaks were poorly cooked - charred cardboard texture in one part, very rare in another or just plain medium well all round when we (always) ask for medium rare. Service is also a hit & miss. Sometimes it's great. Many times, the hostess and/or wait staff made it seem like we were lucky to even be noticed.
This is not a single poor experience. As mentioned, it's been my experience for the past 2+ years (was really great before that) and I've not seen signs of change.
For the prices they charge and the standards they claim to set, I find Daniel's is no longer an acceptable place to bring my guests or even dine with my GF. I was told by an event manager that the group had some internal falling out a few years back and that may have contributed to some of the problems but as much as that may be difficult for them, I don't think it's fair that paying customers have to suffer from it. Places like El Gaucho (both sides of the pond) and Tosoni's (Bellevue) are in the same price levels but their service and food have been consistently excellent for me.
08/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went to Daniel's broiler last night to listen to some good music. I've been going there for about the last 6 years or so to see the piano guy named Jim sing and play. He always plays my favorite song (by Coldplay) as soon as he sees me walk in. I'm always amazed at the fact that he remembers my name AND remembers my song. I feel very special walking in there, but then I realize that he knows everyone's favorites! I brought some of my friends from the eastside up there last night. It was surprising to me that they didn't even know that there was an eastside piano bar. I think they will become ""regulars"" there now because Jim knew all of the songs they wanted to hear. Last night Jim told me that he's been playing at the Bellevue Daniel's for 20 years in October. I was shocked to see how much energy he could have after doing the same thing for 20 years. But, every time I'm up there, he seems to keep it fresh by learning a few new tunes. And the other good news is that they just started a late night happy hour in the lounge to go along with the great entertainment. I think I may be visiting even more often!
06/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is so much fun! I was up in the piano bar last weekend and I had the best time. The piano guy played all my favorites (like ""Piano Man"", ""Sweet Caroline"", etc...) and even knew many newer songs like Coldplay, David Gray, and Matchbox. My whole group had a blast hearing all of the guest singers sit in and sing. I felt like we got to hear such a variety of singers from blues, to jazz, to pop rock. We met so many fun people up there that night while singing along to our favorites. I would highly recommend this place if you want to go out, meet new people, be entertained, and have an all around great time!
10/16/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Let's begin with the good. The view is outstanding; wonderful view of the Seattle skyline from many tables. Tonight was our second visit and once again the service (from the server - more on that shortly) was outstanding. The lobster bisque is out of this world and most of the entrees are very good although a bit pricey. The desert (especially the coconut sundae and the ""celebration cake"" are over the top great) Overall, I would give Daniel's Broiler a 4.5 (close to a 5) on this side of the ledger.
Now for the not-so-good. First off, when I'm enjoying an expensive meal, I don't like being bothered every few minutes about what cutlery I'm no longer using, whether I'm finished with the bread, whether I want the butter on my table any longer, etc. It felt as though they were running low on utensils and needed to get as many from the tables as they could! Several times while conversing with my wife, I had a person reaching across me to retrieve dishes. If I'm through with them, I'll put them on the edge of the table!
Second, with all due respect, the people raving about the steaks must be from Washington state or other states where good steak houses are a rarity. Growing up in Texas, I've eaten the best steaks in the world (III Forks, Humperdinks, Ruth's Chris, etc.) and Daniel's isn't close. It's good and maybe even great for Seattle (and the Eastside) but doesn't measure up to my admittedly high standards.
As a result of these two (big) negatives and the price ($200+ for two people), I have to give Daniel's a 3.5 (I gave it a generous 4). If you want to drop $100 per person, Palisades (Seattle) is much better as is Becks (Redmond). Beck's has better steak and they both have much better lobster.
Overall, I'm not unhappy that I went, but for the price and reputation, it could be much better.
10/12/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Being new to the area my husband and I were not sure where we should spend our anniversary night out.
After asking around everyone seemed to agree that for a beautiful view and meal in Bellevue not many places can beat Daniels. We were so pleased with our table it wasgreat for our romantic night out. Service from the wait staff was unbelievable. They were attentive yet not hovering or obnoxious. The lamb and pork chops that we had were as closeto a perfect meal as either of us have ever had. The wine list was more than agreeable and our waiter made great recommendations. Thank you Daniels for making our first dinner out in anew town and our anniversary wonderful!
10/01/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I thought that this resturant was extremely over priced for the quality of the food. As well did my friend that was joining me. I will however say that the sevice was good, and fast. But I would have waited much longer if that meant my food would have been edible. I will never dine here again or recommend it to friends or to you.
06/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We chose Daniels to go for our 24th Wedding Anniversay with old friends, First, the place was really, really noisy. So trying to chat and visit with friends we hadn't seen for a while , was near impossible. The service was good and friendly and knowledgeable. We didn't have to wait too long for the food.
The lobster bisque was outstanding.
The spinach salad had way too much oily dressing and was much too 'greasy', but the mushrooms, tomatoes and pecans in it were plentiful.
The steaks, both of them were atrocious. Charred, charred, over charred, blackened so much there was no flavor to the meat inside as it was over powered by char. After taking a bite, my husband said, ""now I wonder which wine I should order with this?""
Our friend (whose steak was even more charred, said quickly ""Why, Chardonney of course"".
The bread was delicious, the mashed potatoes were good, as was the asparagus. BUT we went there for a good steak. The OutBack Steak House has better steaks for $7.95. rather than $40+.
We realised as we left and agreed well that was about the worst steak we've ever had at a restuarant; we should have gone to Ruth's Chris. Do yourselves a favor and avoid this noisy place. Unless charred is your favorite flavor. What a waste indeed.
10/14/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to Daniel's twice. The first, I was atrociously under-dressed (yet not treated any less of a human being) and the second time at Bellevue. Both times were sensational. The steaks are full of flavor and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly, although sometimes a little pretentious. One night, instead of going to Daniel's, I suggested that we try something different, the Metropolitan, and it was atrocious and far inferior to Daniels. I would suggest Daniel's to anybody looking for a succulent piece of beef. The mashed potatoes were not my favorite.
08/09/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Two people, two drinks a piece, one appetizer, starter salad, small (9oz) filet each, one side of spinach, and coffee for desert = $250. What a joke. The steak was good, but the price is absurd for mediocre service, atmosphere, view, etc. For that price, you could be eating at Canlis, where you are assured a memorable experience. Never again would I return to Daniels...rediculously expensive for what you get!
06/30/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been going to Daniel's broiler in bellevue for 13 years now. I thought it was time that I finally write a review on City Search. There is only one reason I go and this is to hear the piano man, Jim Washburn, singing and playing just about anything the crowd requests. Looking around on a busy Friday night last weekend, I thought how obvious it is why this bar has had this kind of success for so long. Jim is always there, night after night. I asked him how long he has been at Daniels, and he said ""almost 18 years....can you believe it?"" It is amazing that a musician has this much stamina! I've brought everyone to this bar, for all different types of occasions....birthdays, girls night out, anniversaries, bachelorette parties....you name it. Every person I drag up with me to the 21st floor, wants to keep going back. The great thing about Jim is that he plays songs that you can enjoy AND talk with your company. While he is definitely the ""star"" of the show up there, he makes everyone else feel like they are the stars! Keep it up Jim....and thanks for almost two decades of entertainment.
06/13/2007Provided by Citysearch -
went back recently and was reminded how much I like this place. great food and great service. they've been inconsistent in the past, and my steak was overdone the first time around this last visit, but when they get it right it's hard to beat for great steak. seafood can be good also, but I prefer O/8 for seafood. ice cream sunday is my favorite dessert anywhere. lot's more competition in Bellevue now, so it's not as crowded as it use to be, which is a plus.
03/29/2007Provided by Citysearch -
At an upscale restaurant excellent service should be a requirement. The service at Daniel's (Bellevue) was excellent, but not sensational. That Sunday night was my parent's and my first time dining at Daniel's; my sister had been there before. We ordered the Bacon Wrapped Scallops, which apparently comes in three. Our waiter informed us of this after we were served with the appetizer. What he did not mention was that he charged me ($3) for the extra scallop without asking whether I had wanted another one. (I don't particularly like eating scallops, so I may have passed on the offer.) Being that it is an upscale restaurant, one could argue that it may seem to be impolite to ask the guest such a question; however, I would have appreciated it if he had mentioned it to me before hand, as being the guest, I should be the one in charge of what goes on my bill. All in all he was very attentive, and met my expectations.
The food was excellent as it should be at that price. The baked potato was enormous, and deliciously moist, soft, and at the perfect temperature! It came with a combination of sour cream, butter, chives, and bacon bits of my choice, added right in front of me. Their serving of mashed potatoes was also enormous. Each type of potatoes were enough for two people. My sister and I shared the Porterhouse (24oz), which was excellent as well--tender, cooked to my liking, and flavorful. No sauce was given nor really needed; however, I love creamy horseradish with all my steaks and prime ribs, and upon request it was handed to me instantly by our waiter.
Reservations can be made online and over the phone, which is great. I do recommend making reservations a day ahead, because you may be stuck with really late times if making them on the day.
I enjoy dining at different restaurants, and intend on writing more reviews. I also have high expectations when it comes to service. The service at Daniel's met my expectations, and I will definitely dine there again.