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Melrose Grill
Melrose Grill

Melrose Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://melrosegrill.com
  • Email: melrosegrill@gmail.com
  • Phone: (425) 254-0759
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Chef Ian MacOnie
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The back of the restaurant holds a maximum of 32 people. It consists of 2, 6 top booths and 3 other tables that can be moved around to accommodate the party.
  • Private Party Contact: Franco Phillips (877) 516-8806
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday nights we offer a 1/2 price wine menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wells Ave. S.
  • Public Transit: Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: You can park in our private lot on the west side of the Melrose or there is a public lot on the east side of Wells Ave S. Also street parking available.
A word from Melrose Grill
Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901!

* Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA in 2010

* Affordable high quality menu

*Historic Landmark in Renton

The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during Prohibition. Recently restored, Melrose Grill kept its historic roots with the original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was when it was built. The Food and Service at Melrose Grill will amaze and delight your senses. We work hard to provide our customers with the finest foods available, and prepare them in a way that will tame even most particular palate. Voted #1 Steakhouse in Western WA by King 5 & Evening Ma.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • " Quite possibly the best steak we have ever had. Very succulent. I like mine rare so you can't hide inferior beef under a medium or well done label. When we like it red and cool, we carnivore's know when we are having a superior cut of beef cooked by experts. Here is a suggestion: I had a baked potato because I always have a baked potato with steak. Your servers need to insist on bringing out a sample of your parmesan red bliss potatoes before allowing the customer to order just a baked potato. My husband ordered the parmesan potatoes and there was a little marital discord when I wanted to swap him my baked potato for his little gems from heaven. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "As usual the Melrose out did themselves. The stroganoff is not always on the menu but when it is don't miss it. Meat so tender I don't know why they give you a knife. Sauce superb. The lamb portion was huge but it took a little too long to get to us. We had an unusually long wait for our meal other who ordered after were served before must have been the lamb. Though no one told us why."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Over two hours for a below average steak and the worst stroganoff imaginable. Almost half an hour for the first, subpar cocktail, another twenty for bread? We will never go back. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "A friend recommended this place - said it was the best steak he's ever had for a great deal. Yes, their prices are very reasonable, but I've had better steak. It lacked flavor, that's all. Not steak related, but they gave my bf a 3 month old beer (from the Super Bowl). Our server was very dull, seemed like she hated her job. She didn't even check up on us after we got our food or even refill our water. We tried to call for reservations, but they seem to not know how to pick up a phone - we called ~5 times. Thank god for OpenTable app. I may give this another try, maybe it was just an off day. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Recommended By Friends. And we're glad we listened! Do you like a good steak? Do you like good seafood? Are you interested in a good deal? Of course you are! Me too! We live in Bothell, heard about this place from friends at work. We were looking for a nice place to spend our 40th Anniversary. Found it! Nice people, not to far, and very reasonable. Our Waitress and Bartender Stephanie, as it was quite busy Sunday Evening is amazing. If you like to experiment a bit, try something new, listen to the specials. And use Opentable and make a reservation you won't go wrong I promise."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I love everything about the restaurant. Great food, great service."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I've been going here for literally decades. Simply the best steak in Seattle. I live up in Edmonds and think nothing of driving here just because of the food and "colorful" atmosphere. Recently had a visitor from Chicago who, after eating the filet, said "this is better than anything I've had in Chicago". Never fails to impress."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Took my Husband here for his birthday. The food was absolutely fantastic! Great Martini's and Steaks - the perfect birthday night!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I love Melrose. Amazing food done perfect and awesome service! Fantastic birthday dinner! Porterhouse done to perfection."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is our favorite place to go. Top 3 steak houses in all of Seattle"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were impressed with everything from the greeting, seating, service,food. I have been a waitress(as so many of us have)and appreciate the training of your personnel. Thank you, we will be back. The one thing I can't understand is why we can not qualify the meal for points but that's fine as I don't understand it anyway."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We had a great dinner and all 6 of us went home with a full stomach of wonderful food."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Every time I dine at the Melrose, I leaving having had a great meal and an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My favorite steakhouse. Never been on a weeknight until now. Nice to know bottles of wine are 1/2 price on Mondays..."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Best value steakhouse in the Puget Sound. Excellent steaks and other entrees, and a great wine list that features Washington reds as well as some good California ones. Nothing fancy here, just great food and a friendly wait staff, and of course lots of free parking."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Outstanding steak house without having to travel to Seattle. It's nice to have a local restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "The Melrose is our favorite place to go for steak. The filet melts in your mouth. I have been to many other steak houses & none compare."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good taste but so thin I thought is was at sizzler . I've been there before usually have filet which are great."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Comparable to Morton's in flavor, but not on the pocket book. We went here for our 5th Anniversary and I think it will be our anniversary destination from now on.... I can't wait til we go back...."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We love dinning at the Melrose! It's a great little place, with a good vibe and wonderful food. The wine list is eclectic with bottles from $30 - $200. Quite the spread for a small 'tavern' . I always order a steak and have never been disappointed. Pick the parmasan crusted potatoes as your starch. My husband mixes it up and this time had a Pork Chop with wild rice and mushrooms. He almost licked the plate clean it was so good. Everyone else at the table ordered steaks and all raved about how good they were. Our wait person seems a little overbooked, so we didn't get the normal good service we have experienced in the past, but that won't stop us from going back."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Excellent cuisine. Wonderful and attentive staff. Fun ambience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The steaks were outstanding. Everybody in our party was very impressed with their meals. There were no complaints all compliments about We will definetly return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dining experience at the Melrose Grill. Had heard about it from friends so it came highly recommended. Had the ribeye, it was cooked to perfection. Would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Made a very special occasion very special! Enjoyed our wonderful meal and will definitely be recommending and coming back soon in future."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Best steak in the Northwest (period). Their filet mignon is out of this world and would win the Pepsi challenge vs Daniel's Broilers, John Howie Steak House, Metropolitan Grill and all the other notable steakhouses in the region. All in a humble cozy environment in downtown Renton. NO scene, just high quality food in a local atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Delicious, tender filet. Best filet I have eaten! Great value too!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Try the beefalo if they have it. It was amazing! Friendly service and no rushing us out the door, even when the place started filling up. This was the second time I've been there, and it was just as good as the first time."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We all had steaks, which were cooked perfectly, and were very tasty. Service was just fair. Our waitress seemed to disappear for long periods. We had to ask another waitress for bread, which was never offered to us, and had to request refills on water."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We go to the Melrose as often as we can. (Although not as often as we would like...) Definitely recommend the Melrose for anyone who enjoys great food. This time had a Beefalo Steak, Filet, Salmon and Prawns. All excellent as usual. This is a busy place, so be prepared for a bit of a wait - But well worth it! rb"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We are lucky to have a place like this in Renton. Other places charge much more for a steak dinner of this quality, but the Melrose Grill offers as good quality for a more reasonable price. Their bar and wine selection is fantastic, and the food is exceptional. Great for celebrations and any special location."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Our family has long enjoyed the Melrose Grill - the food is awesome, the menu is simple yet many choices available. The tomato bleu cheese salad is my favorite. It is also nice that entrees include salad, potato and vegies. The restaurant is always busy but never have we felt rushed. The service is also superb."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The Melrose Grill is a wonderful find. Just be aware that they only take reservations for early in the evening and the wait can be substantial, but I believe it is worth it. This is a fairly small establishment. They said they don't take reservations, because they don't want to be tempted to hurry the customers along. I had planned to order a steak, but got distracted by the stuffed pork chop and ended up getting that instead. Although the menu isn't huge, there is sufficient variety to please most meat eating palates. (There are a number of salads available, but I wasn't specifically looking for vegetarian fare.) The service was excellent. It seemed that every time I thought I wanted something, somebody was in the process of delivering."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "we had reservations and were seated right away. Our waiter Ted was awesome and very helpful. The food was outstanding and so was the service"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "It used to be a neighborhood gem, a great place to go for a martini and steak, and have a nice romantic date night with my husband. Food is still pretty good, but the noise level the last 3 times was over the top. There have been relatively loud groups seated in the front, and the noise is impossible to get away from in such a small space. We have been going to Melrose for over 10 years and until recently never noticed groups there. Friday night we were seated in the back of the restaurant, which is not the desirable place to be seated but at least we were away from the worst of the crowd. Food comments: Garden salad used to have vegetables on it but now simply lettuce with shredded carrots, steaks are excellent. Service is usually good."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Melrose Grill is our number one place to go eat especially if you like steak. We were introduced to Melrose nearly 3 years ago and have been going there ever since.. You are the best steakhouse in Seattle!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I invited my daughter and 18 year old grand daughter to dinner to celebrate the grand daughter's recent birthday and acceptance to the university of her choice. We each enjoyed a fine steak and discussing her plans for the upcoming year. As usual it was a fine meal and early evening. The Melrose is my favorite local dining facility for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great restaurant. EXCELLENT steaks! Great wine list. Will be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everyone we introduce this restaurant to LOVES it and goes back on their own. You will not be disappointed!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The Melrose is a great place to go for those special times--birthdays, Valentine's, anniverseries, guests from out of town. We love to come here because the service and food are always very good and often outstanding. The menu is updated but has a few standbys that are good to fall back on. The desserts are to die for, yum!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went there for Valentine's day with my husband on a friend's recommendation and I loved the food. It was abundant and very tasty."
    Dined on 2/15/2014