Russell's Restaurant

4.6
1302 reviews
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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
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a lovely place. The service is great, and the food just blows us away every time. It is a bit pricey for us to attend very regularly, but it is our favorite place in the area for a date.

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service! I would highly recommend

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B
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! I had the filet mignon and my husband the rack of lamb.. I could not have been more pleased with the food or the service..

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MJ
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's has never failed to please. The dining room is attractive and service attentive. The menu offers enough options to please our family which includes a vegetarian. The food is well-prepared, cocktails tasty, and the wine list has options to meet all our food pairings.

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BE
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always pretty good. Bench seat is very uncomfortable

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband’s birthday. Glad other reviews mentioned that it was in an industrial park, because I would have been thrown off when arriving. But once inside, it didn’t matter. It was elegant and fun with a heavy wine theme. We got the crab cakes for an appetizer and they were amazing! Light and crispy on the outside, heavy crab with little filler. We both got the scallops for dinner and were very happy. The garlic mashed potatoes were amazing too. Pleasant surprise for a suburban restaurant that compares to many city restaurants we’ve been to around the world. Would definitely come back!

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h
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Russell’s is alway delicious and we have a great dinner. The scallops were perfect and their homemade bread is very unique and a family favorite. We had cocktails and creme brûlée — a very good local dining experience.

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so amazing and the ambience was perfect for a quiet dinner.

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HS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great! The food was well crafted and delicious. The serving portions were not identical which was a bit weird. Portions were also on the small side but still satisfying. Altogether we all had a wonderful meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop was spectacular. The New York was flavorful, although a little tough, but I did not mention that to server.

We will be back...

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food over salted. I like the location, but I can get better food for the same money.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell’s has the most amazing staff and dining is incredible! His scallops and lamb chops are too die for! Chef Lowell creates magic! This is our favorite date spot!

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VU
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love our waiter John. We have had him several times and he is always delightful and entertaining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Not fond of broccoli with my salmon entree. I was told that one never should pair brocolli with a seafood dish. Very odd.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's is always a treat. They were out of our favorite (mussles).....we will be back soon for those.....they are absolutely to die for! Our waiter Dan was to notch!

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r
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only the best here - service and food couldn’t be better. Russell knows what people want and he delivers.

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LG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good - the grilled salmon was fresh - but a bit over seasoned with salt - and I like salt. Staff was wonderful - very nice and attentive. Food was good portions.

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l
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place!

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Z
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Generally good food, although most dishes came with a touch of smokiness that didn’t appeal to our table. Good service.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a real gem tucked away in an office park in the Bothell/Woodinville area. This is a great restaurant if you are looking for a leisurely dinner (we were there for over 2 hours enjoying 3 courses). It was difficult to decide which menu item I wanted to try from the choices of fillet mignon, rack of lamb, duck breast, scallops, and market fish. I eventually chose the market fish (Halibut wrapped in prosciutto) and my husband chose the fillet mignon. Both pieces of meat were very generously sized and cooked perfectly. The only negative for me was the loudness of the dining room. However, the food, service and leisurely pace of the meal definitely warrants a return visit.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Generous portion but all the food, from focaccia bread. Appetizer, man entre which was halibut was overly seasoned with salt. This was the general comments from everyone on my table.

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, service, and food! I would highly recommend to anyone.

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KH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

What a great find. Fantastic food and ambiance. Great date night treat.

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ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was top notch!

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LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Even though we mad e a reservation for 7pm, we did not get seated until after 7:30pm. The reason we were given was that they didn't have any tables available. They did offer us a free appetizer.

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JF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Rebecca, made the evening very enjoyable and Chef Russel was on the grill. Our food was tasty as always.

We also love the $10 corkage fee if you bring a WA wine.

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PM
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
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 on March 17, 2019
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 on March 16, 2019
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
58 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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M
Seattle
74 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always amazing here. The staff and service was awesome. You can't go wrong at Russell's

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