Russell's Restaurant
Russell's Restaurant

Russell's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.russelllowell.com/
  • Phone: 4254864072
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast and Lunch: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm (no reservations)
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Russell Lowell
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Russell Lowell is the cherished caterer of Puget Sound’s most discerning clients. Extraordinary food, professionalism, and polished service make Russell Lowell Catering one of the most successful catering companies.

    Our dedicated team is committed to making sure every event has the highest level of cuisine, professional service, and proper event management. Our event coordinators will assist with as much planning and theme creation for your event as you need.
  • Private Party Facilities: Tucked away in a beautifully restored barn, Russell’s offers private event spaces to fit any occasion. With Chef Russell Lowell at its helm, you will sample exquisite cuisine while our expert staff coordinates every detail of a flawless event.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8777856238
  • Entertainment: Monthly Winemaker Dinners with local wineries and notable winemakers. Weekly Wednesday Night Flights for happy hour in the bar. See our website for information on these favorites and other upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 39th Ave SE
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Russell's Restaurant
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Russell's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (108)fit for foodies (82)romantic (72)notable wine list (70)neighborhood gem (69)good for groups (47)great for lunch (11)hot spot (9)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)scenic view (7)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • disappointing
    Cathy
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    The halibut was over cooked and very bland. It needed a sauce with something to spice it up or even accent it. My husband had the bean dish which was also over cooked and not very good. The wine was very expensive and the service average. I would not reccomend it to a friend.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grea but Load
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Only complaint are the hard surfaces everywhere makes a loud dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the ambiance and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We've enjoyed Russell's on several occassions. Love the consistency of the food - though the double pork chop was off just a bit this evening. And they didn't have any rissotto! Great service as always and the ambiance...... love it! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Russell's
    SamJana
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Great food! Great staff! Truly a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Had the caesar, filet mignon, and the seasonal fruit crumble (strawberry?). Steak was cooked to perfection. Also tried the seasonal special halibut which was also terrific.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid choice in Bothell
    Hungrydiner
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    All the food was perfectly cooked when it comes to execution. We had the crabcakes and the scallops for appetizes and and the duck and the filet mignon for entrees. The bread they serve is warm and delicious (focaccia style, so a little heavy). The service was prompt and friendly (almost a little too prompt at the end when we were finishing our wine and they wanted to whip away everything else from the table). Overall I'd give it a 3.5 if I could. I just can't put my finger on what was lacking. The food, while solid, didn't have that extra yum to blow me away, the side dishes are the same for most of the dishes, so there isn't too much variety, the ambiance is ok. I'd happily go back, though, and give it another shot.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No Corkage on WA wine!
    muvablefeast
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We come here often after visiting a few tasting rooms specifically because they don't charge corkage on the first bottle of Washington wine. I think that is such a cool thing for them to do in support of the local wine industry. Cheers to that!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scallops are fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Best scallops with a reasonable price in Seattle. We had dinner 2 Sundays in a row mainly and loved the food & service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russell's in Bothell
    fussyinmillcreek
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you've been there once then you've probably been back. If you are thinking about it - do it - you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Mother's Day Dinner
    TimOC
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wanted to go out for Mother's Day, and Russell's seemed like a nice adventure for the Open Table description. Food was very good -- teen-age son loved his sea bass. (One exception, skip the teriaki beef appetizer: quite bland.) Service was quite nice, attentive but not clingy. All in all, a real find out in an area I would not have considered for a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite Place to Eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First of all the food is amazing, we have had everything scallops, steaks and even vegetarian, all of which were cooked to perfection. The first time we went we had just come from hiking and were kind of grubby and feeling very self conscious, our server Heather treated us as if we were dressed for a night at the opera. She was informative and witty and is always requested when we make reservations. No matter who your server is the food and cocktails at Russell's will impress that special person in your life or your best client. Enjoy
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food
    Veronica
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    It is a favorite place for me personally and to go on business dinners as well. The wine list is great and reasonably priced. The staff cannot be nicer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Service
    babs
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We hadn't been to Russell's in over a year and then the name came up and we remembered all the reasons why we need to have this as one of our "go-do" dining establishments. The wine list is well-rounded with something for everyone. The service is impeccable, attentive but not over-bearing. We started with the scallop appetizer which was perfectly cooked, and complimented with a yummy sauce. Hubby had the prime rib special and I had the surf & turf. Both were cooked exactly as ordered and fork tender. Yes, the prices are a little on the high end but for the service and atmosphere, it's well worth the treat.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • School Cafeteria
    Restaurateur
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This place has too many hard surfaces. It is very difficult to carry on a conversation across a table. The noise level reminds on of a grade school cafeteria at lunch. Not a bit romantic.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great but not so scenic
    NonicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Tables were extremely close and noisy once they were all filled. Service was terrific, spinach salad great, scallops were delish, my husbands steak was huge and perfectly cooked.. Deseret was just okay. Wine was overpriced as always. My only thing with it was a bit cold as in temp and decor and it didn't have much ambiance,chairs weren't that comfortable, and it's cement floors. Felt a bit like I was in a barn. But the food was great enough to say we'd return. Menu is very small don't expect a lot of choices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • allways a treat
    Poosh
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    never disappointed with a meal or service here, be sure to visit often!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • just ok....
    TimDWA
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wasn't looking for a romantic dinner, but was looking for a quiet dinner with my wife. Seated in the back area by two rather boisterous groups celebrating birthdays. The food was ok, but not great by any means. I had the Halibut special and my wife had the Filet Mignon as recommended by our server. We're by no means food critics, but for $200.00 with one drink and one glass of wine, I have higher expectations for ambiance and food quality. I'd go back as part of a group, but I don't think I would go back for a quiet dinner with my wife.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great environment, food and service
    Thomas
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    As always, Russel's delivers on excellent food. Our server was efficient with a great sense of humor. He made it a very special night for all of us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food!
    turalura
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Russell's food is excellent, service outstanding and the ambience of the restaurant is mostly quiet. It is a great place to go for a special celebration, a quiet romantic evening or just because it is Tuesday! The wine list features many great wineries from Woodinville and there is no corkage for Woodinville wines and maybe WA wines... I'm not sure on that one! I have been a fan of Russell Lowell's cuisine for over 20 years. His menus never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We arrived at 5:00 Easter evening, with reservations. It was early, so the dining room had only about 5 tables occupied. This was the best service we've enjoyed at Russells, for those reasons..... quiet, attentive service, relaxing. We may start eating early from now on!!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and friendly service
    bmwlightfoot
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We've looked for a great restaurant in South Snohomish or North King County. There are good places to eat and lots of chain restaurants but not many with excellent food using fresh ingredients. Snohomish County is a vast wasteland so we usually end up in Seattle or Bellevue. Russell's is the one place in this area with great food; food a foodie can appreciate with friendly service. We have visited twice now and both times were extremely impressed. Terrific.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Had crab cakes (ok), arugula salad (too few goat cheese), ny strip steak (amazing! peppercorns annoying though), white chocolate amaretto cheesecake (too many almonds, crust too thick and dry)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Glad We Went
    dksj4
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Russell's is about 10 minutes from our house, we have always heard good things about it, and decided to finally give it a try. We walked away understanding what all the positive reviews were all about. The food was excellent and the service matched the quality of the food. It's not an inexpensive restaurant, but it is one we would go to again for a special event. The $15 corkage fee (plus free corkage for the first bottle of Washington wine) is a real deal!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russell's Never Fails
    Tomboy1961
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Once again I had a wonderful meal at Russell's. I started with the crab cakes, which were prepared to perfection. My entreé was the rack of lamb with asparagus and mushroom risotto; the lamb melted in my mouth. For dessert I had the chocolate gateau; delicious! I shared both my appetizer and dessert and left satisfied. The service waitstaff was well informed and helpful in describing the dishes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent waiter - "Ran".
    lovinlife
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Excellent waiter - "Ran". Enjoyable evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Celebration
    Barb
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We took our daughter to Russell's for dinner on a Sunday night. Service was impeccable and the food was great. We were so stuffed we ordered one dessert to share just so we could sing Happy Birthday to our girl. They brought the Crème Brule she ordered with Happy Birthday written in chocolate along the edge of the dish and a sweet little candle. Such a nice touch. We don't go to Russell's often because of the distance, but whenever we go we always have a lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration
    50yrsmarried
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Our party of eight enjoyed fantastic service, wine and food as we celebrated our mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary. Our waitress went out of her way to make my parents feel special and celebrated. We all had a wonderful time and left very happy, very full and very pleased with the whole evening!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I started going to Russell's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I started going to Russell's because they support the local winery establishments by not charging a corking fee if you bring in a bottle of local wine. It was their food and service that have kept me coming back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hidden gem!
    RJW2001
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Hidden gem tucked away in a business park. Food was excellent but dishes go quickly & your options start to dwindle if you go too late. Original cocktails were tasty. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous at Russell's
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Russell's with mussels in a smoked salmon crean sauce. Delicious! For my entree I had fresh Halibut seared with a wild mushroom sauce which amazing. Our server Rand was exceptional! Lovely dinner all the way around!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We spoke to the restaurant
    diner
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We spoke to the restaurant manager stating that our meal was not up to the standards of Russell's. Our party of 7 had several issues: meals were lukewarm, steaks undercooked, halibut was very salty and the sauces on the plates were also salty. One person in our party asked to heat his plate since the plate was lukewarm at best, they lost his steak. Although the waitress did try to track it down (to no avail), she did bring him a new steak. We inquired whether a new chef was in the kitchen but did not receive a straight answer. I hope they resolve this issue, since this was one of our favorite places for steak.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Date Night
    masterdave
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We have been to Russell's before and have always enjoyed it. Their staff is awesome and the food is pretty darn good too! We started off with the mushroom appetizer, which was wild mushrooms in a reduction sauce. It was wonderful! She had the chicken breast, which was perfectly cooked, and I had the fillet which was perfectly cooked as well. Our server, Dan, was awesome too! We've had the pleasure of being in his section before and asked to be in his section this time. He did not disappoint. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday is Rib-Eye Nights
    KristinaEVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    My husband and I love to go to Russell's on Thursdays -- it is Rib-Eye night. Always cooked perfectly and the service is wonderful! My husband had the halibut (on special), and it was great too. Always a nice way to have dinner on Thursdays and roll into a perfect Friday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    It was my husband's birthday and this made is extra special. The restaurant worked with my husband's boss to set up a balloon and gift card upon arrival. It was quiet, warm and inviting. My husband said it was the best steak he'd ever had. The wine was awesome and the staff was very friendly. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Night?
    Reviewer
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Maybe we were there on a bad night but we would not return. The front desk was not friendly, it took over 30 minutes between our salad and our main dish to arrive and the food was just mediocre at best.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is pricey so only a special day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I came for my 78th birthday and had the same server from last year! I remembered Janis and I told her I'd see her next year. The food is so delicious and prepared artfully. We had the card (which I picked up at Molbaks) for a free appetizer and we chose the scallops which were outstanding. I had to have the petit filet and have several more meals which I love. Chose the red cheesecake for dessert and loved the artful designs on the plate so much as I have an art background. Had a nice quiet table and other diners were thoughtfully toned down, even the large group adjacent. Last time I was there, my table was by the bar and there was loud conversation in there which was not pleasant. SO, this year it was much nicer!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    Ruth
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    No wonder we keep coming back to Russell's ... it is perfect in every sense of the word.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Amazing as usual. Love the new added meat and cheese appitizer plate.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    LGP1
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We decided to try Russell's based on a neighbor's recommendation and were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and service was impeccable. Our server was very patient as our toddler was very active that evening and so it took us awhile to order drinks, apps and main courses, it was much appreciated! We'll definitely be recommending Russell's to others and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trade-offs
    rhodabe
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We live in Bothell and have been here several times over the last few years. The food is always excellent (our favorites are the pork chop and the duck breast) and the service is generally welcoming and efficient. The one downside is the noise. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived for our 5 pm reservation, but with the bar at one end and a 90th birthday party at the other, the place managed to be noisy. Overall, the sound level this time wasn't bad, but frequently it gets to the point where you and your dining companion cannot hear each other speak. Some deadening material in the ceiling might help this very good place take things to the next level.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic