2001 4th Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
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
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.
Dahlia Lounge Food Picks:
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)