Seattle >Dahlia Lounge
Home of the deservedly famous triple coconut pie.
T.D's first restaurant and still has it going on! I'm a fan of their brunch in particular. It may be a simple menu but perfect execution trumps complexity any day in my book! Homemade jam and biscuits replace conventional toast, yes please!
Nice place. Good food. Filling.. Dahlia is one of my favorite places to eat, on dates and with groups. The service is excellent. The food is yummy. I've had a couple of dishes I didn't absolutely love, but for the most part the food is great. It's a bit expensive, but filling. Split something and order and ap.
Overpriced, overrated. First time at this 'old' establishment, a supposed staple of Seattle seafood, and it was frankly disappointing. We had ordered 2 orders of Hamachi poke, for $4.50 apiece, and received two small (small!) "soy-sauce dipping saucers" of diced Hamachi fish, similar in size & consistency of relish. Then ordered entrees of crab cakes (which was good), and seared sturgeon (OK...). Ended with dinner of 1 coconut cream pie (OK, that was good...) and 3 Pellegrino Aranciatas for drinks, and the total tab (with tax +tip) ~$100. Jeez, with prices like this, who can afford to eat out more than once a month? Overrated, over priced, overall a disappointment, much like Mr. Douglas' other restaurants...
It's all about the chef name.
My Seattle dinner club had dinner here about 8 weeks ago. We found the service to be fairly diffident and seemed to have the attitude that they were doing us a favor by serving us.
Food is fine but overpriced. They strive for artistic and unusual presentation instead of striving for amazing flavor.
I wouldn't go again unless someone else was dying to try it and picking up the bill. I'd rather spend my money at El Gaucho, Al Boccalino, Sazerac or the Brooklyn.
the best!. What a great experince nice folks on the phone and at the door. Service was professional and friendly. Food was AWESOME - best meal I have had in a long time. No wonder they are always so busy!
Consistently Good. Each bite is full of flavor, the crab cakes are outstanding along with the Somosa appertizers. The coconut cream pie is a great signature dessert. On the flip side the Halibut was dissapointing (bland), but that seemed to be the exception. The service varies-all are professional yet some make you feel more welcome than others.
Where's the flavor?. Food was bland and flavorless or bad on three visits. Waitress shouted our drink order across the room to th bartender. Tried the potstickers which don't hold a candle to the average teriyaki place around here. Lamb was too gamey. White bean soup was tepid and tasted like it had been poured our of a can. Crab cakes tasted like they'd had an unfortunate drowning incident in some anise. Dinner the first time cost over $100 without a bottle of wine!
Dahlia Delish. The dahlia Lounge has been one of my favorites in Seattle for years. The food is inventive, delicious and dependable. When I crave my favorites they never fail to be as good as hoped for.
Good Food. It was better before they moved. The bread salad is normally really great, was a little oily when we had it this last time. (first time since the move). Potstickers had a spicier sauce I think than another reviewer had. My crispy duck w/ 5 Spice BBQ was to die for- my boyfriend's beef was pretty good, but not very inspired, and the mushrooms as a side dish didn't cut it. Wine list is small, but comprehensive. Service has always had a little bit of a superior attitude. Drinks were great, lighting was good. Perhaps a little pricey.
It's Tom..... Another Tom Douglas restaurant, what can you expect but to have a wonderful dining experience & great food. Seattle owes Tom alot!
Best Coconut Cream Pie!!. The Dahlia Lounge is a quick walk from our favorite hotel, The Mayflower Park, and for a light meal, complete with dessert, we enjoy the crabcakes followed by the coconut cream pie.
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