2013

Dahlia Lounge Restaurant Review, Seattle

Posted by Foodnut.com

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Dahlia Lounge

2001 4th Ave

Seattle, WA 98121

(206) 682-4142

Dahlia Lounge Website

Dahlia Lounge Seattle exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Dahlia Lounge is a Tom Douglas Restaurant in Seattle. His empire includes 10 different businesses. The focus is on Pacific Northwest food including lots of seafood and top notch bakery items.

Insider Tip – Make reservation ahead of time. Sit at the bar and have an appetizer or visit the bakery next door.

Cuisine – Pacific Northwest
Location – Downtown Seattle
Opened – 1992

Dahlia Lounge Seattle interior decor

Service – Dahlia Lounge had very good service with an informed waitress and good pacing even though the place was full.
Verdict – Dahlia Lounge met our high expectations. We had never been to Tom Douglas restaurant, so we didn’t know what to expect. The food was excellent as was the decor. A no-brainer for foodies visiting Seattle.

Dahlia Lounge Signature Dishes – Crab cakes, Coconut Cream Pie

Dahlia Lounge’s Menu changes all the time. This reasonably sized menu includes a variety of seafood items, starters, and entrees. Emphasis is definitely on the seafood side.

Website Dahlia Lounge Menu

Dahlia Lounge Food Picks:

Dahlia Lounge Seattle Mojito

Mojito ($9) very good, strong, balanced.

Bread ($3) Dahlia bakery bread, ben jacobsen’s flake salt. With the bakery next door, the bread had to be good. This excellent bread was freshly made, and a must order. How about including it for free?

Dahlia Lounge Seattle bread salad

Bread Salad ($12) Tuscan grilled bread salad, pesto, olives, mozzarella, spicy coppacola. This looked like a mess but the combination of many different high quality ingredients worked well. The dressing was light and accented the bread and greens perfectly.

SD Oodles of Noodles ($7) Oodles of noodles, butter and parmesan. House made egg noodles that were very good.

Dahlia Lounge Seattle Peking Duck

Peking Duck ($29) Rotisserie roasted five spice peking duck, steamed bok choy with ginger, sake butter and orange marmalade. A very good entree with two large duck legs and a zesty, sweet sauce. Cooked just right, a must for duck fans.

Dahlia Lounge Seattle pork chop

Pork Chop ($28) Berkshire pork chop, savory bread pudding, sugared carrots, caraway~onion gravy. Not particularly big, excellent gravy, a bit on the smoky and chewy side. The other items were better.

Dahlia Lounge Seattle crab cakes

Crabcakes ($32) Dungeness crab cakes, furikake yam, spicy mayo, cucumber sunomono, scallion, ikura. A signature dish that we had to get. Crisp shell, interesting yams, very fresh crab.

Dahlia Lounge Seattle triple coconut cream pie

Coconut Pie ($9) Triple Coconut Cream Pie, white chocolate, roasted coconut. Another signature dish that is a must get. This multi-layer gem had an excellent crust as well as fresh coconut. One of those desserts that warrants all the calories it brings.

Basil Sorbet – mild basil flavors, refreshing without being too heavy.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None
Dahlia Lounge on Urbanspoon

Dahlia Lounge Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Very Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Very Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes
Posted on April 3rd, 2013
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