Russell's Restaurant

4.6
1275 reviews
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Northwest
Tucked away in a beautifully restored barn, Russell’s Dining Room offers a dining experience that is like no other. Every taste is a celebration of Northwest traditions, perfectly crafted by Chef Russell Lowell’s unparalleled panache and his use of simple, fresh ingredients.

Located just minutes from the Woodinville Wineries, Russell’s Dining Room has a wonderful partnership with a variety of local wineries. Russell himself is known by many in the community as a prominent supporter of local businesses, keeping with his dedication to the Pacific Northwest.

Russell’s Dining Room… a food lover’s delight, a winemaker’s favorite and a warm, friendly setting.
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Seattle
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Russell's quite frequently. There was a facebook post of a lushious piece of Halibut. We were hooked. Option of panchetta wrap or not. My wife chose non-wrap and I chose wrapped. Great food. Service is always attentive and helpful. It is one of our go to places.

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

For the price paid for a NY strip dinner I could have gotten two excellent meals else where. When I order a steak medium from a high priced restaurant like Russels, it can well better be perfect. It was over cooked and dry, instead of nice and pink and juicy and really tender. The wine was overpriced at $70. I had a much better wine last night that I got at costco for $15.the saladdwas good as well as the sides. The wait staff was excellent.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate our daughter’s 25th birthday... amazing food, excellent service. Will always go back for these kind of occasions.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great anniversary dinner. Cocktails, apps awesome dinner and bottle of wine. We had steak and fresh Ahi Tuna. All cooked perfectly and perfect service. A little pricey but for special occasion or date night go for it.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's never fails to preform at the highest level. From the understated, casual elegance, to the food and service. It is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. Scallops at their finest!!

I love taking my parents to Russell's. My mom (having grown up in Bothell) remembers going on a field trip as a young girl to the dairy farm that is now a fine restaurant :)

an appreciative patron,

September Clouse

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The wine was the highlight of the meal. Thanks to Matt’s (sommelier) recommendation. We had a super Tuscan bottle of Saggi :) Our server James was also very good. The food was overall “meh” not what we expected. Duck & pork chop were both flavorful. Garlic mashed & mushroom risotto were flat. Dessert was just ok.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We met some good friends for dinner Saturday. We met in the bar before being seated and had a cocktail. We were shown or table about 15 min after our reservation and ordered appetizers. We had the scallops, which is one our favorites. We then ordered another round of drinks and our entree’s. Two of us had the Filet, one had the scallops and the other had the pork chop. When my friends wife ordered the scallops, she requested that they be cooked medium, not the usual preparation. When our food came, all the entrees were cold and the scallops were not cooked like requested. The server, who was great, said he would take care of it. About 10 min later or food came and was hot as it should have been. This is a place that I’ve gone to off and on for years, but this isn’t the first time I’ve had issues with food here. The ambiance is great except for the noise, the bartenders and wait staff were excellent the whole evening. The problem with having an experience like this is there are a lot of choices for amazing food at this price point within 5 miles. Hopefully this gets resolved as I really like the place in general

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Celebrating house sale

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KS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect of this dining experience was superb!

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A
Seattle
56 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks Dan! As always, you brighten our day. Service was great. The meal was outstanding. Yum yum yum, ... now if it will just stop snowing, we can get out more often! thanks

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SP
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's was amazing. The location is beautiful. The service was impeccable from the moment we walked in the door and the food was absolutely delicious! I HIGHLY recommend Russell's.

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RC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Had been fans of Russels. This time the dining experience was disappointing. Server was in-experienced. Appetizer arrived at the same time as dinner. Dinners were just barely warm. Kitchen was having organizational issues.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love russels!!! Have gone there maybe 4 times and can’t say enough great things about it!! I work at Safeway and see a lot of people, always first on my list for a great recommendation!!

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RS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's is always great. From the minute you walk in the door, until you leave, you are treated well by all of the staff. The food is always great.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Birthday dinner with my wife! Excellent dining!

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MS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food, service, and ambiance. They also have great cocktails, good wine list and a very reasonable corkage fee if you want to bring your own.

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PZ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hands down the best scallop dish I have ever eaten! My husband had the pork chop which he also loved! We finished off the dinner with a bread pudding dessert which they decorated the plate “happy anniversary”. Very nice touch!

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l
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great birthday dinner, as always!

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m
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another excellent dinner at Russell s as always Dan is the man

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was okay, but not comparable to other options in this price range. Entrees were over sauced. Risotto was underdone and steaks were tough not tender. Main issue was that wait staff was slow. We sat for almost 25 minutes before our waiter came to the table. Food service was quick once our order was placed, but then we had to wait again to order dessert and get our bill. We may give them another try at lunch because the prices look more reasonable for the level of service and the quality of food.

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MB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous birthday dinner at Russell’s. My salmon was perfect, the boys filet delicious and my daughters pasta and shrimp -amazing! Dan is a fun and very attentive waiter who takes very good care of us! We love coming to Russell’s not only for special occasions, but for any reason for a wonderful meal! Thank you Russell!

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would 100% recommend. The food was indescribably fantastic, and the people were sweet as can be. Russell is a great human!

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This dinner was for a belated valentines and general night out. Reservations and seated promptly. Server was magnificent as well as busser and the rest of the staff. Drinks brought out right away and just an overall pleasant time. Oh and the food? She had the filet and I the pork chop. Both ordered well and presented perfectly.

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JR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, service and ambiance. Felt like a special guest.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Horrible service and the waitress treated us poorly! Ignored our table for 40 minutes without apologizing or giving us any reasoning, no discount or dessert.

Never going back!

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LS
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We spent a delicious Valentines Dinner with you . We were seated in the small back room which we would totally reserve again. It was lovely and quiet. Our server, Lucy T (509) was terrific as were the table servers.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. The food was excellent. The wine and the drinks were excellent. The bathroom was atrocious. It really doesn’t fit with the rest of the restaurant. It was the only thing that gave me pause the whole night. Russell, your restroom does not measure with the rest of your restaurant.

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A
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal. Great food. Dan and his trainee James were wonderful. All good.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is amazing because it is in a barn like environment.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Valentines Day

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AI
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely mean with friends. Will definitely return.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The waiter was fine and the restaurant was very loud. The food varied from over cooked to really good. Overall it was fine but I wouldn’t go back.

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G
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our daughter’s birthday. The service was great! The kitchen wasn’t able to accommodate our food issues. However, our meals were delicious! We will return again and recommend Russell’s.

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B
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, Russell is the consummate host each time we've met him. The food is excellent. We went there for my fiances birthday and had all of our culinary desires met.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We were excited to go to Russle’s for our anniversary as it has great reviews and is close to home. Our waitress took our order and we didn’t see her again until she asked if wanted dessert and brought the bill. The salads were good. The steak was cooked as requested, but the sauce was bland. Had our waitress come by I would have asked for some seasoning. The risotto was super undercooked. Not edible. My husbands scallops were gritty with sand. The other sides were just okay. I’m not sure if this was an off night for them, but it’s hard to give them a second chance with the high price of the meals.

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JC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service staff were warm and friendly, but let my wife's ice tea stay empty for most of the meal. Crab cakes were cold inside and tasted "fishy". Entrees were delicious. Noise level started out lovely for a date but became extremely loud, couldn't hear each other anymore. Dessert (sorbet and a tart) took nearly 30 minutes to arrive.

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and friendly staff. Wonderful setting for a special meal.

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JV
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Russell's is great for business dinners and I have done this a few times over the past year. I recently started going to Russell's with just my wife. I enjoy it more now. I would like to see the menu change more than it has over the past year.

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L
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Had one issue with one steak cooked well, instead of med rare, but they took back and perfect steak delivered fast. Salads we're delicious too. Bread really good. Would add a small spoon to the oil vinegar dish, but good as was served too. We loved the evening and will return. Much thanks!

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PT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We booked but still made to wait 50 min before we were seated. To top it off,the dront desk girl told us we are welcome to leave if waiting was a problem.

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