Firstly, beware of glowing 'local reviews' and read the comments below from genuine travelers who consistently rate this restaurant unfavourably and with the word 'disappointed' coming up a lot..
I booked a meal on the terrace for my wife's 50 birthday and it was without doubt the worst decision we made over an otherwise exceptional weekend in Venice.
They knew it was a special event but kept us waiting 20 minutes for the table I had booked a week earlier and there was no effort made at all, not even the basic courtesy of saying 'Happy Birthday'.
The hotel is stunningly beautiful (which is why staff man the entrance like bouncers to stop the 'poor people' seeing the interior.
The view from the terrace was nice ( but not a patch on the Gritti Palace) but the meal choice was limited and more pretentious than tasty.
The cover charge and mark-up on drinks and wine is offenssively high and unnecessary, the service is slow & poor and the food does not deserve the accoldes they get.
If you are impressed by the magnitude of the bill rather than the quality of service & product, then it will fill your shallow heart with joy.
If however you want to experience Venice at its best, head to a pretty restaurant on the canal side to experience genuinely good food with a better view, warmer service and a quarter of the bill even if you eat lobster and fresh sea bass cooked to perfection.
Hugely disappointing experience!GooglePlace - October 2017
Beautiful view and sumptuous buffet breakfast. Omelettes made to order and complete american breakfast. Steep price but you get million dollar views!GooglePlace - October 2017
Jad N. Baroudi
Great food, breathtaking views and okay service. In my humble opinion a must when visiting Venice. You can also take a gondola ride directly at the bottom of the restaurant. A perfect way to end a great meal (depending on how you handle water and right spaces)GooglePlace - September 2017
Chung Chi Leung
Fantastic lunch menu; the lobster gnocchi and coconut banana smoothie dessert were particularly good. All the good food, while taking in some of the best views in Venice. Prices were on the higher-end.GooglePlace - August 2017
Café da manhã apreciando a catedral é inesquecível!Foursquare - June 2017
9 days in Italy and was most disappointed with this place. Birthday dinner, excited to go, mediocre with very little flavor. Piano was nice. Service was great. Food was weak all around. With better food at a fraction of the price you have better options literally everywhere. We tried the octopus (one our favorites normally), the lamb with coconut and ginger, and also the ravioli with rabbit and cabbage. It all sounded great on the menu...and even as I type it...but was not. And vegetable soup tasted like water with veggies in it. We tried adding salt and pepper to no avail. Disappointed - your mileage may vary but be wary of good local guide reviews vs actual visitor reviews. GooglePlace - April 2017
Отличный вид сверху крыши на залив. Романтично. Народу мал, в основном релакс и попить. Из еды снэки, но за вил 5Foursquare - April 2017
Closed at 6p. Opens at 3.Foursquare - April 2017
Великолепное место. Вид с террасы просто захватывает (вся красота Венеции без суеты и толпы туристов). Хорошая кухня. Крайне рекомендуюFoursquare - August 2016
High level place. You pay the money mostly for the service and the view but it is worth it 😍 it was a good choice for a honeymoon drink 🍻Foursquare - June 2016
It's very expensive.Foursquare - November 2015
The atmosphere is excellent, servants are charming, view is gorgeous, however, the food does not meet the standards of the restaurant and the hotel Danieli as well.Foursquare - August 2015
Italy by limo - www.italyby.limo
In a romantic getaway? Don't miss dinner at the Danieli terrace, great food, wine and what a view!Foursquare - March 2015
Good pasta!Foursquare - November 2014
The best view in Venice.Foursquare - November 2014
The food is just OK, as is the service, the view is good IF you get a canal-side table, but the wine-pairings with the price fixe are a complete waste of money. Buy a bottle and save yourself value.Foursquare - September 2014
The place fills up for breakfast and hotel guests get preference for tables.Foursquare - August 2014
Лучший вид на Венецию. Дорого 140 евро с человека с вином.Foursquare - August 2014
Супер вид!Foursquare - July 2014
The most beautiful view on Venice!!!!Foursquare - June 2014