Get the Butter Braised Spinach
The smoked chicken and mac & cheese were superb, and the butter braised spinach was amazing.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Russell's Smokehouse has excellent
Russell's Smokehouse has excellent food, I would recommend this place!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed our experience and agree with all the recent 4 and 5 star reviews. You can't go wrong with good food and drinks and attentive service. I recommend trying a few items and sharing them, portions are good size but not too much. Cocktails are very well-made and also recommend trying at least one or two.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
For the BBQ lover
We had the sampler, and everything was wonderful. I especially liked the chicken, but the brisket was equally tender and flavorful. Interesting cocktail menu, as well.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, very good service.
Great food, very good service. its all around very godd place to dine
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Honest BBQ with a fun ambiance
Russell's is a find in LoDo. Who'd guess you could find restaurant-smoked food in the middle of all these restaurants? We enjoyed the happy hour specials as well as multiple entrees. The restaurant has utilized an unusual space below grade with an interesting layout in the space. The homemade pie and the smoked meats were great with interesting sides. We'll be back!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
glad we decided to finally come
food - beyond words amazing. i eat slow and generally end up taking at least half my food home and on that note i ordered the combo plate, when it showed up i expected to take most of it home. i was unable to leave more then the bones on the plate. well done.
atmosphere - elegant and relaxed feel, with a very unique style for a steakhouse. which makes since as it is also a speak easy. i was very pleased.
service - our server was a very nice and friendly gentleman. he was there for anything we needed and definitly waiting on us as the term states. my only drawback is that we could tell that we were one of the only tables our server had as he was up to our table every few minutes. a little is nice but every few minutes is too much.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Birthday dinner was so good...
My wife and I went to Russell's for my birthday, because my name is Russell, and I love smoked food. It was so good that we went back again for our anniversary. We were very pleased with both the service and the food. Everything on the table was scratch made and amazing. Flavors, combinations, textures, smells, and appearance were all spot on. I have difficulty enjoying dining out after going to culinary school and knowing how to do restaurant service/food the right way. Russell's was amazingly accurate with everything, from the greeting as we walked in to the gratitude as we left. Both the manager and the Exec Chef came by our table to say hello and ensure that we were satisfied with everything, very rare these days.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Late night ribs!
hungry before hitting the town? They sell single ribs as their late night happy hour, and they're amazing.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
BBQ to rival
We have our favs for BBQ, and we definitely add Russell's to them. The downstairs hideaway is intimate, friendly, and every bite was worth the next one, right to the strawberry cream pie!
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is great and the food is different, but out of this world. Have been there a couple times now, and finally got the famous fried chicken. It was everything is was talked up to be and then some.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great!
The food was excellent and so was the service. It was a Saturday night before father's day but it wasn't particularly crowded. We had a variety of meats: scallops (yum), roasted chicken, baby back ribs, beef ribs. The meat was flavorful and tender without tasting purely of smoke. The sides were unique and very tasty. I will definitely go again.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Two minor suggestions
My husband is follower of Budweiser beer, you do not offer this on your menu. Also the baked beans were too smoked, prefer a little sweeter like good old fashioned style baked beans. Other than this the menu and food was exceptional!! Loved the baby backs and brisket, coleslaw was best Ive had!
I recommended to several friends. Thank you!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just Do It!
We found Russell's on Tripadvisor when searching for a good spot to grab lunch and we could not have been happier we did. The location is odd and you will need your GPS as it is on Larimer but you actually need to walk downstairs to get to the restaurant. We went first for lunch and had barbeque sandwiches and this was by far the best barbeque pork I have ever had...really. You need to check it out. The apps are great also and all the sodas are just a little bit different. The wine is to be skipped. We ended up going back another day as we had found a great spot so why try somewhere else!! Go here, no other questions need to be asked.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love it. Love the food. Loved
Love it. Love the food. Loved the drinks. Loved the throw back atmosphere.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is linked to other wonderful eateries in Denver. If you like fried goodness and BBQ, this is the place to be. Pricing is average for Larimer Square, so its a nice treat or a good/fun date spot.
Get the ribs or fried chicken, both are amazing!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good 'q for us!
We had a group of 6, including a 5 year old and a 79 year old, and I thought our server did a good job of taking care of us. I've seen other reviews dissing the food, and they're certainly welcome to their opinions. But I've lived in the South, and my brother has lived in the South all his adult life, and we both thought it was very good barbecue. I had a sampler platter, and so tasted the brisket, chicken and pork. I thought it was all very good; tender, with very good flavor. My wife had the ribs, and she thought they were very good as well. We will certainly go back. Ambience borders on fair, but you can only do so much with an underground space.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
High end BBQ? It works! I've been to Russell's twice now. Their BBQ is excellent. I had ribs both times as I am a big fan and they are the best I have had. This is more proof that Bananno can do no wrong!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty good que
The brisket sandwiches were good today, the service was a bit hit or miss.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Happy Hour
Arriving right at 3 we settling in for a quiet dinner at great prices. We will definitely be returning as the BBQ is some of the best Ive had west of the Mississippi. The pulled pork could be a bit less fatty but some like it that way i guess. If not for that I would have given them a 5 star.
8/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was great and the servers were professional yet funny. Ordered calamari for appetizer, it was delicious, but I wish there were more pieces of calamari than greens. When we first got it I thought it was a salad! There were about roughly 10 itty bitty rings, even though it tasted amazing. So that was kinda disappointing. My fiance ordered the combo ribs which is supposed to have beef, country pork and baby back ribs, there was only 1 beef rib in the entree!! I ordered the baby back ribs and it was the perfect portion. Their ribs are dry rubbed and every table has bbq sauces for your dipping needs: vinegar, spicy and sweet. The sweet was my favorite. Sides were plain and portions were small. Nothing special there. Overall, good.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little gem
This smokehouse was a great gem. The happy hour deals are amazing!! The service is great and they velvet parking.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best BBQ in Denver
Every time I have been to Russell's has been outstanding. Delicious smoked meats. Great sides. Creative, responsive bar tender and wait staff. I love coming here and am never let down.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must love meat!
Really great smoked meats and great cocktails. Everything we had was tasty and good sized portions, we ordered 2 entrees between the three of us and still couldn't finish everything (we were saving room for pie too). I would recommend this place if you're in the mood for meat - not a lot of veggies on the menu and the food is on the heavier side. Service we great - our server was fun and attentive. Be sure you check out the crazy wall paper in the women's rest room.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Work Dinner @ Russell's = Success
I had a networking dinner with someone in a like industry and picked Russell's since it was close to being a middle meeting ground for both of us. The food was outstanding and the service was very helpful and present.
I went home and told my girlfriend and another friend that night that we would have to go back for a fun night as opposed to a work dinner, though eating at Russell's made the night fun and relaxing for a work/networking meeting.
The service was outstanding, the staff knowledgeable and present. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a new place to eat with a unique menu and fun new dishes to try. They also had several local beer selections and their own cola for those wanting a non-alcohol alternative.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Service was so-so.
Good food. Service was so-so. Not overly busy the night we were there. Server seemed detached. Forgot we hadn't even ordered drinks befor asking us to a food order. Hosts left the door open and everyone in the first 4 tables inside the entry were freezing, including us. Food was phenomenal.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum Yum Yum!
Food was amazing! Everything was fresh and cooked perfectly. The meat was delicious!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for our group
We were looking for an easy, tasty, experience before theater. The price was right. The service excellent- fast, attentive, friendly. The check was broken down by patron. The food was great. Good sized portions. Didn't try the original art drinks this time but typically the drinks are the best. Will return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our experience
We really enjoyed our experience at Russell's Smokehouse. It was great that everything is made in house. Service was great as well.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
All I can say is, YUM!
Great ribs, fried chicken, greens, and Smoke & Oak
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love the food and service here! I eat here once or twice a week! Amazing
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Smokehouse food done right
Best chicken I have ever tasted. I have ever tasted.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really fun place, great food
Really fun place, great food and service. Will be back
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
My folks were in town from Minnesota. They always live trying new places with me, so I thought the Smoke House would be a fun choice. The food was awesome, we fell in love with our server Jordan, the drinks were delicious, and the even had the Nuggets/Timberwolves game on! Although they live out of state I will absolutely be back, and hopefully Jordan can help me find more amazing things to enjoy.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonder food at a reasonalble price.
This is the third time that my husband and I have eaten here. Every time we have delicious food that makes us want to go back. The staff have always been super nice to us. Their mulled blueberry pie was the best pie I have ever tasted.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great smoked meat!
I confess I am not much of a meat eater, but every morsel at our table was delicious, perfectly seasoned and full of smoked flavor. I had the 1/2 chicken which was brined and then smoked. The various styles of BBQ sauce on the table were also very good and fun to sample. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who likes BBQ and/or smoke meats!
Only negative was very limited dessert options (3 types of pies). Would be fun to have more choices that would also fit with the vibe of the place.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great date night!
My husband and I received a gift card here and decided to grab some food before seeing a show downtown. The service was exceptional! Our server was attentive but never in our face. The food was also delicious. Our favorites were the ribs, grits, and cornbread.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been searching for good BBQ and theirs is pretty good. Didn't love the sauce but the meat was tender and good. Prices seem a bit high for BBQ. Overall I would go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the food and the atmosphere.
Loved the food and the atmosphere. Being in the basement gave it a speakeasy type of feel for it. It was a great time.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Baked beans a little bland but everything else was excellent!! The Lobster roll was very good and the cornbread was a surprise as it was excellent!!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner here that helped make our Nutcracker experience at DCPA perfect. The food was delicious with helpful suggestions coming from the very attentive wait staff. Would definitely go again.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM