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Russell's Restaurant
Russell's Restaurant

Russell's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.russelllowell.com
  • Email: customerservice@russelllowell.com
  • Phone: (425) 486-4072
  • 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: Northwest, Steak, Seafood
  • 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 (877) 785-6238
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Excellent waiter - "Ran". Enjoyable evening with friends."
    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."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "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...."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "No wonder we keep coming back to Russell's ... it is perfect in every sense of the word."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Amazing as usual. Love the new added meat and cheese appitizer plate."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "FINALLY we have found a good restaurant that we dont have to drive to seattle for. From the appetizer (which would have fed 4 people) to dessert, it was excellent. The wait staff are fantastic, professional but not stuffy and very attentive. I had the duck breast, sooo good and my husband had the halibut which was pretty pricey at $42 but fresh halibut is expensive no matter where u go it was delicious and perfectly cooked. AND it wasn't noisy. We could actually have a conversation without yelling."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was our second time at Russell's. Went because we had a gift certificate and had pretty much the same experience as the first time. Dining room is quite loud. Service is sufficient, but nothing special. Food was consistently under-seasoned (and no salt and pepper on the table). The mushroom appetizer just seemed like store-bought mushroom varieties sautéed and then mixed with store-bought beef stock. Duck breast was cooked well but bland. Accompanied by bland risotto and bland veggies. So food was okay if you don't like any seasoning, but otherwise skip this restaurant. Very easy to get an outstanding meal at any number of other places in and around Seattle for the same price (or less)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our service was wonderful and Laura was great. Her sense of humor was right in line with ours. The scallop appetizer was cooked to perfection and there as a generous serving of steak. Plus I always love the risotto!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "A friend suggested Russell's for my wife's birthday. It was worth the time and effort to find it. The food was amazing. The service was exceptional. Take the time to go there!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "A good selection of fish and meat on the menu. Wonderful wine list. Excellent service."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Until I searched the web, I never heard of this place. We live within 15 miles. We loved the food and the free corkage fee for Washington wines...excellent concept to support Woodinville wine country."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had heard about Russell's from a friend but never bothered to find it. Went at 6 on a Saturday and had a wonderful meal, great service, and a lovely time. The whole experience was far better than our expectations and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Rarely do I leave a restruant of this quality so full of stunning food. Everything we had was done to perfection and all served with a lovely and helpful smile."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "If your heart is set on a filet mignon look no further...Wow!! four inch thick massive filets cooked to perfection with a perfect herb/salt char. I'm just saying out of this world."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We ate at Russell's on Sat., Mar. 1 for my birthday. It was our first time at the restaurant. We arrrived about 30 min before our reservation. We found seats in the small bar area for the wait. Hubby and I had wine and son had a cocktail. The wine (Barrage Cellars Merlot) was delicious and the pour was very generous. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. All the courses were delicious. My son pronounced the NY steak was the best he had ever had. Entrees are pricey, but the portions are very generous. I took half of my filet home for another meal. I would recommend dinner at Russell's for any occasion."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our first visit to this restaurant. Our server was pleasant, but just not very good. She spoke way too softly so she was hard to hear (we do not have any hearing problems). She also wasn't very helpful in explaining the menu items. The menu was nice, but delivery not on the mark. Our crab cake appetizer was over-cooked, so much so that the chef apparently put the "burned" side down to cover up the char. As a result, it was rather dry. When we asked about the chocolate sauce on the desert, the server could not provide any info (like homemade, or dark chocolate, or milk, or fudge sauce, etc.). After we asked, she said it's "chocolate sauce." Not very helpful."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We made reservations for 8:00pm and arrived on time to be told we would have a ten minute wait. The restaurant and bar were full so we had to stand in the lobby. We were finally seated with an appology at 8:30. Service was slow and the restaurant was very noisy. The food was very good, but very expensive. I asked the waiter to suggest a wine to go with my order and was told to just get whatever wine I like. We wanted to try this restaurant since it is in the area where we live and is rated as one of the best. I feel I have had meals of equal quality that are less expensive with a view of the water, and probably will not return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always have a lovely time there. The food is excellent, the wine list is very good, and our waiter took good care of us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation and I had to ask what the delay was. The hostess said there was a large party before us and they were just clearing the tables. This was something I felt she should have told us when we checked in or shortly thereafter. The food was good but not great. Our waitress was great half way through then I think she forgot about us and no one cleared the table of our appitizer/plates until dinner came. We were not asked if we wanted more wine either. The dining area is very open, it's not romatic at all. It was so loud in the dining area it was hard to hear each other and we couldn't wait to get out of there. Sadly we won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food seemed to be inconsisent. The chicken that I had was good - as well as the vegies. The mashed potatoes seemed to be a litte thin. The clam chowder my husband had, was not very good - pretty thin and not big on flavor. The mussels we shared were amazing, probably the best item we had. The ceasar salad was ok and when my husband asked for anchovies, they brought a plate with 3 very small anchovies on it. The service was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great to have a top notch restaurant in So Snohomish. What really sets this place apart is zwe now have a place to drink our wine inventory without a cork fee (one bottle). Have you seen the traffic and parking situation lately in Seattle? FU'GET ABOUT IT!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was first introduced to this place through a real estate connection I had made, celebratory dinner. Quickly became my most favorite dining establishment in the region. I've been to countless places downtown, paying for countless $200 dinners. Steak is a standard for me at places like this, however, I haven't been able to find a place that beats Russels Fillet. I've searched all over washington, I always go back to Russels for the steak, charcuterie plate, and wine. With an excellent plus: The money you spend at Russels, which isn't very much in comparison for the quality of the food, stretches three courses. I sneak out of the place spending maybe 55$-60$ a person feeling like I got away like a very gluttonous bandit. - Kyle"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The over all feel of the restaurant was excellent. The food was absolutely AMAZING! The people were kind and friendly."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My New York strip was cooked to perfection but even more notable was the mushroom risotto that came on the side. My husband enjoyed his duck breast as well. This place has a great feel and the service was also great. Not to mention they had a wonderful wine list with a wide range of prices. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had been to Russells before, but this time the service was very slow. We had two young kids (3 and 6) and our dinner was 2 1/2 hours long. Too long for kids, even though they were troopers for the whole evening. We got there for an early dinner, but it shouldn't have taken this long for dinner."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The amibiance was outstanding. The food was excellent, however a little too salty for my taste. I had the spinach salad and fillet mignon. I think the glaze or sauce on the meat and the bacon bits in the salad is what made dinner so salty.The waitress was nice but a little odd which made communicating our order uncomfortable at moments. The other severs were excellent. My drink a vodka sods double was a little weak. The dessert a piece of lemon cheesecake was amazing! For the price I would expect a little better service from the waitress and a stronger drink. I will defitnately come again and try some other items from the menu."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Russell's is a cozy and beautiful place for a special occassion meal. The spinach salad, white bean cassoulet, and the special of the day - a pork tenderloin dish were all excellent. The service was exceptionally good by the wait staff and hostess. We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "From the time we were seated to the time we left it took 1.5 hours. Way too long since we only ordered two entrees. The food was just ok and not worth the price. Also any chef that doesn't feel salt and pepper should be included on the table and isn't in a five star internationally acclaimed restaurant is a fool and thinks their cooking is better than it is. The one thing they did semi-good was keep our water glasses full. After I took a drink they would be right there to top it off. I will not be going back and will not recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We made last minute reservations at Russell's for a date night and I'm so glad we did! The service, ambience and food were all very good. We started with tomato soup which was super delicious! My husband had the rib eye special and I had sea scallops. The meat/seafood were cooked perfectly and both came with mashed potatoes and veggies. We ended by sharing a creme brulee which was good too. Great service and white tablecloth covered tables. Odd location but worth the drive!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014