Russell's Restaurant

4.7
1256 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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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 16, 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 15, 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
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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 15, 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 14, 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
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Valentines Day

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AI
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 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 3, 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
28 reviews
Dined on January 31, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 19, 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 16, 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 13, 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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great but

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JW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we had to wait about 40 minutes beyond our reservation time for our table, it was worth it! Our server, Kristen , was very personable and made the experience even more fun. All four of us LOVED our entrees. And dessert was over the top. Excellent evening!

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R
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time dining, this time for birthday celebration. The Duck dish and double cut pork chop dishes both excellent, excellent service also

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B
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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b
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a family birthday dinner for our son, everyone came hungry and we were not disappointed. We had selected a bottle of wine and our waiter politely suggested an "alternate" choice which was perfect. We ordered the cheese & meat tray as an appetizer which was perfect for our group. He had overheard our 10 year old grandson get excited when bread was mentioned and quickly told the assistant to bring two baskets! Our meals consisted of lamb chops, filet mignon, pork chops and teriyaki beef for the little guy, everything was cooked perfectly and the vegetables were vibrant and nicely seasoned. The next day our son's girlfriend commented that she was still thinking of her filet mignon as it was the best she had ever had. We passed on dessert as everyone was stuffed but they did bring the birthday boy a decorated plate with a scoop of ice cream. The service was spot on as always and we will definitely be back!

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SE
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Great selection of dishes. Cooked to order and seasoned expertly. Server was friendly and attentive. Dessert was exceptional...a must even if just sharing. Going back!

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

I've been to Russell's countless times and it never fails to impress. The quality of food is simply incomprehensible until you try it. Don't let the "simple" menu options of chicken breast and pork chop fool you - these are next level dishes seasoned to perfection and cooked in a way you have never experienced. Similarly, the salmon is can only be described as cooked 'medium rare' resulting in a soft, incredibly flavorful and juicy fillet.

Don't forget any of the signature cocktails to pair with your entree.

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

Love this restaurant food is always delicious and the service is impeccable.

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

Great spot for our New Years Eve dinner. The food was great and the service was amazing.

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m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We will be back for another Date Night Dinner and plan on a ladies Brunch with Mom

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JG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Russell's was amazing. The salmon with gnocchi was SO GOOD! My husband loved the fettuccine with prawns, & our friend enjoyed the chicken very much. The cocktails were made well and the bread service was delicious. The atmosphere was warm and cozy, and the staff was friendly. Thank you for a great New Year's Eve celebration.

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M
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always delicious and always great service!

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CD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server and service was great for our group, on each occasion that we have eaten here.

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GQ
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food...Better service.
The surf and turf was Ok....lobster tail a little over cooked but the filet mignon was spot on perfect.
Our server Lara was professional and friendly but our bus boy, James, was the highlight of the night.
Friendly, outgoing and made you feel welcome.
Great job James!!!

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MN
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place. There is so much that goes into this great restaurant. Atmosphere, the people, the food, the wine, it all comes to together at Russell's. The staff is gracious & knowledgeable, they certainly go the extra mile, the food is..... well, you should experience it yourself. *order a steak & save room for dessert. We try to get to a winemaker dinners once a month, celebrate special dates & brought in 2019 with great friends. I am in sales & have met clients for dinner and colleagues for lunch. As a business venue you can't go wrong. Casual & elegant. For my Dad's 85th Birthday they let us arrive a bit early (early reservation too!) decorate the table with bday stuff & balloons, leave to pick up my Dad and come back. The server who I recognize by sight and name escapes me now, was so patient with my Dad, he spoke clearly and slowly so my Dad could understand him. THANKFUL!

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AP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the first time for my wife and I. We thought it would be nice to spend an early New Years dinner. Well, all I can say is "everything was perfect". Thank You Russell's.
Ambrose and Marilyn, Bothell.

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JT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early Dinner with a friend, great food and a wonderful server.

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RG
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's is hands-down our favorite. Special mention to the mussels appetizer- my SO had the fish special- clean, full flavored dish. I had the rack of lamb. Both were outstanding. We shared the dessert, a seasonal crisp, which was very good. I appreciated that the server was there, but not hovering; dishes appeared when they were supposed to and had not spent time in the kitchen waiting to be served. The server knew to decant our bottle that we brought. All in all, a dinner to be remembered.

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b
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service the scallops are great, the mussels and also the salmon. Great service.

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