Situated on the Gore Creek
Situated on the Gore Creek at the Covered Bridge at Vail has been Russell's location for the past 18 years. Their Steak Diane is the best in Vail, and the wine list is quite impressive.
3/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful location next to
Beautiful location next to Gore creek. Ask for creek side table.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great steaks, great food and
Great steaks, great food and great service one of my favorite places to eat in vail.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
delicious food!! The steaks
delicious food!! The steaks and crab legs are the best I've had in the Valley.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
We regularly include Russell's
We regularly include Russell's in our dining plans and have never been disappointed. Excellent food at a reasonable price.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Have been going for years
Have been going for years when in Vail. We always enjoy our food and evening there. Good food and friendly attentive service.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have always enjoyed Russell's
We have always enjoyed Russell's but this was perhaps the best meal we have had in Vail in 20 years. The Steak Diana was absolutely fabulous as were the potatoes. Service was excellent as well.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Russell's once again proved
Russell's once again proved to be a great value right in the heart of downtown Vail. Great steakhouse kind of ambience with nice twists on traditional dishes. Steak and seafood was outstanding, not to mention the Wiener Schnitzel! I would choosethis place again and again. A great way to celebrate the end of a well enjoyed family vacation. Russell's, and Vail, we will be back!
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff from the front door to the back were great. A very comfortable place to eat. Our server Emily did a great job for us.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
A nice and wonderful dinner!
We had a wonderful dinner. The food was excellent! We had several items from de menu which I recommend very much. The steak is awesome!
We only would expect with a reservation to had a good table on the front of the restaurant and not the back of the place. I think they should look this for good. We look forward to visit again in our next trip.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and great price
The food is fabulous and always consistent. The sauces are great. Great sashimi!! Great steaks, seafood, and Wiener schnitzel . Always great service! My favorite place in Vail.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Meal at Russell's
There are many fine restaurants in the Vail area, and some that are more "trendy" but none that are as consistently excellent. On this visit, we enjoyed the off-season pricing, which makes for a tremendous value. Service was excellent. Our server was very knowledgeable, and was attentive without being intrusive. My french onion soup was the best that I have had in years. My wife and I both chose the filet for our entree, and they were perfect. The portions were large enough that we didn't have room for desert. We prefer seating with a view of the creek, which is a bit noisy due to the bar, but the view is worth it. This is our favorite restaurant in the Vail area, with good reason.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our go-to restaurant in Vail!
Overall, Russell's is hard to beat. They continue to have the best food and service anywhere. We both had the trout and it was fabulous. The servers are never pretentious and know the fine line between hovering too much and disappearing too long. The restaurant has always honored our request for a window table and both the stream side or street views are great.
Wine list offers a range from high end to moderate priced selections. Good pours too. Don't pass this gem up when in Vail.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Scenic Dining in Vail, CO
Overall, Russell's lived up to its reputation in quality of service, food and ambience. Our table overlooked Gore Creek and the famous Vail covered bridge. Get there early to ask for one of 3 tabes by the window for a great nature view.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Russell is a must go to restaurant.
Russell is a must go to restaurant. We come to Vail every summer and never miss an occasion to eat there several times. The food is consistently outstanding. We have never been disappointed with any selection we have chosen. The dessert is equally delicious.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always get the trout - yum. It was a little salty, but still excellent, fresh. It's so consistent. Also discovered the ribs were terrific. Smoked salmon appetizer was good to split among three of us and it was well cleaned. This is a good value, fun spot.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite place in Vail
We had a great dinner with wonderful food and service. We were seated by the river as we requested and the views were awesome. Some of the best onion soup I have ever had! We all enjoyed our steaks and the potatoes au gratin are delish. They even made our young daughter some pasta which was not on the Manu. All in all a perfect evening and Russell's continues to be our favorite place in Vail!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food-What's Left of It
We visit Russell's every visit to Vail and without fail, they are "out" of several items on the menu. This time they were out of prime rib (always out of prime rib within minutes of opening), scallops and of all things, baked potatoes. I can understand the prime rib which is slow roasted and takes hours but some metric tracking how often the waiters reject requests for the dish would inform better planning. Scallops come frozen to the restaurant so are easily stored. Baked potatoes? Cooking a potato can be started in the mike then finished in a hot oven-15-20 minutes. How much does a wasted baked potato cost compared to disappointing clients for this staple item? Call ahead, reserve your prime rib and bring your own baked potato.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Creekside View
Enjoyed the food and the wine. The steaks were excellent. Service was friendly and helpful.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite restaurants in Vail...love the bacon wrapped scallops. Always great service and a beautiful summer time setting!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary a day late
Could not get in on our anniversary at a time which worked for us so we went the next day. Excellent food, service and special accomodation on the table and for my wife's wheel chair. Not really a foodie type place but excellent preparation of our steak and salmon.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Table by the window
Russell's is one of our favorite places to eat in Vail. The view and sounds of Gore Creek are soothing and our dinners have always been fabulous!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing experience for our Anniversary dinner. Filet and the crab legs were melt in your mouth delicious and the salads were the perfect size and full of flavor. Typical steakhouse pricing but well worth it. Staff was helpful but not pushy, overall a very good experience and highly recommended for a romantic delicious meal.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Vail's Finest
I didn't think a dinner at Russell's in Vail could get any better until they offered an early diners special. 2 for 1 entrees with the purchase of a bottle of wine. Doesn't matter what you order, you will not be disappointed.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We called the restaurant to
We called the restaurant to change our reservations from 6:30 to 7:00, and the up front message stated that if you have reservations prior to 7:00 and order a bottle of wine, you receive a free entree. We kept our reservation and enjoyed a meal we would have otherwise ordered, for less!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've never had king crab legs
I've never had king crab legs as good as Russell's!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Russell's is wonderful. I
Russell's is wonderful. I definitely would recommend it, especially the escargot and steak Diane.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is absolutely outstanding. Loved the buy the wine by the bottle and get one meal for free.!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Vail Village treat
The location is right by the covered bridge but does not jump out at you but do yourself a favor and check it out.
We have dined there three times and always had a fine dining experience. We like the tables by the creek and in the summer they open the windows and my wife and I just marvel at the creek view and being able to watch people walking into the village.
The ribs and teriyaki steak have been incredible.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
love the crab
One of my most favorite restaurants. I always have to come to Russell's every time I come out to my Vail home. Would NOT miss the crab legs. Better than what I ate in Alaska this past summer.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience
The steak Diane is fabulous!!
We dined with our friends for a birthday and anniversary celebration. We had a great experience. The waitress was attentive and very pleasant . Service was well timed and allowed for a relaxed dinner. Strip steak was flavorful, scalloped potatoes (a specialty) outstanding. The food was delicious and portions generous.
Our favorite . Dee
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent service and crab legs!
We had the escargot to start. I really liked their variation with some unique spices. My wife wasn't as enamored. I couldn't decide between filet or king crab so our waiter suggested we split a surf and turf. Excellent idea. The filet was done perfectly and was flavorful with abernaise sauce on the side. The king crab is their specialty and desreved so. From oneyou leg came thebefore biggest single pieceman of crabyou i haveand ever experienced. And the fkavor was luxurious. Their famous potatoes are indeed tasty but we fosused on the main dishes and thre was plenty to content us. The server we had was really good. Skilled friendly and just rightly attentive. Another reason we really enjoyed our night there.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in Vail. When in town make sure you have a great streak here!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
long time favorite
We visit Vail 1-2 times a year and have been doing so for many years. We always eat at Russell's (sometimes twice) when we visit.
The food is excellent (the potato cakes are awesome) - the location and view of the creek is unmatched and service is always attentive.
We would highly recommend this restaurant - we always make reservations and dine early to increase our chances of getting a creek side table and for the early dining offers.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best steaks that we have ever had. Would highly recommend
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was great food and great
It was great food and great service. No complaints at all.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a quiet pre thanksgiving night, and service was very attentive and friendly. 25% off entrees was a nice surprise. Had the usual trout, which is always good, grilled, fresh. Could use less cooked vegetables, but it really is good. Ribs were also delicious. The tuna appetizer was switched and very different Fromm a year or so ago. Nice change. Russell's was very accommodating to be of our diners who wasn't feeling great. Thanks for another great dinner
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM