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 Service
Russell's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (120)fit for foodies (88)romantic (81)neighborhood gem (80)notable wine list (73)good for groups (53)hot spot (9)great for lunch (9)vibrant bar scene (9)scenic view (7)late-night find (7)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Exactly what we were looking for...
    KristinaEVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We are never disappointed when we go to Russell's although I have to admit that I almost ALWAYS get the ribeye -- EXCELLENT. If you are looking for a good quality meal with great preparation and great service, check them out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic as usual!
    Cynthia
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We had a great time! From our server, Daniel, who is THE VERY BEST, to the food... pure perfection. Thank you for such a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with Friends
    diningwithfriends
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We often go back to Russell's with my group of friends. It has a very pleasant dining atmosphere, lighting not too dark or too bright (you can see the food which is important to us), the staff is attentive and the food delicious. I recommend it to many people as an excellent restaurant to take your friends to or to have a celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday
    BarBreakers
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Went there for my wife's birthday. Service was fantastic. Food was very good. Never felt rushed or in need of attention. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie heaven
    frosty
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The menu and wine list at Russell's make it an exceptional place. Cassoulet was huge and the wild mushroom appetizer was stunning. The price fit the originality and freshness of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place!
    yummyseafood
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A great place to go for dinner, great service and ambiance, and the food was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    We went to Russell's to celebrate our 37th Anniversary. The Pork Chop or Lamb Shank is always our 1st choice delicious! We always have great time with Dan, he is a great server and always make's the evening a special event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Mike
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Would definitely recommend this place. The food was good, the steak was huge. It's dark and pretty quiet. A huge wine selection although I'm not a big wine drinker. A little on the pricey side but I'd go there again for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Food and service are great. Good atmosphere for date night or group dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Amazing
    kurt
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went with long time friends to celebrate our wedding anniversaries (29 years ea)--we were married one week apart. On-line reservations were seam-less. The service was excellent. The surroundings were excellent & the food was superb. The fillet was huge & melted in my mouth....sorry El Goucho; this place has you beat hands down. And, for 1/2 the cost. Thanks Russells!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice special occasion find
    Miss
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went to Russells for a birthday celebration with family (adult children, no little ones). We had an early reservation so enjoyed the quiet and calm before the true dinner rush. The food was enjoyable, the atmosphere pleasant and the service nice. A very pleasant evening. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had a great time!! Highly recommend the scallop appetizer and filet mignon ... and our waitress was educated about wine pairings/recommendations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A fun evening
    pegg
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first visit and we couldn't have enjoyed it more...a wonderful building and ambience, and the food was just amazing. We had a great waiter named Ran also, and he offered some great suggestions for food and wine ..can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experiance
    Sparky
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've dined at Russell's numerous times and always had a great meal with excellent service. The double cut pork chops are amazing, as is the daily special whatever it is. Great idea of no charge corkage fee for Washington wines.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give The Girl Some Help!!
    Foody
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Difficult evening. Food was great but service not so great. Very busy, ignored most of the time. Server seemed to be overworked and not happy.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night.
    snowflake
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Service was poor. We had to pour our own wine, wait way to long for dinner, beg for bread and then were served very hot vegetables and very cold scallops. Super disappointing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    What a wonderful restaurant in an out of the way place. Needed Google to help us find it. No problem, we'll be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Food was great!
    foodie123
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Started with a cheese, meat, fruit platter and it was amazing. Partner had the scallops for dinner and they were great as well. I had the pork chop and even my partner raved about it and said he will order that next time (he doesn't normally like pork chops). The bread they serve at the table is so good and obviously home made. The only disappointment was the dessert. We ordered the caramel chocolate ganache tart...sweet but dry and kind of crumbly. We thought it would be smooth. Wish we had tried one of the other desserts. Will try the crème burlee, or bread pudding next time. Will definitely go again. Very pleased with the food with the exception of the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Really enjoyed a group setting in the back area, just our conference team and then took my husband there for a dinner night out for his birthday. The food is excellent and the wait staff was very professional, caring and efficient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    Rlaw
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyed my first time at Russell's. Can't complain about anything. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a pleasure
    2onthego
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been to Russell's several times and try something different each time.....every dish is a wonderful treat. Friendly and attentive service - a great place to take friends or for a business meal. The chicken and rack of lamb are fabulous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    Tracy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've driven by this hidden gem SO many times and didn't realize it was there, so we decided to have dinner there to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary & the chef surprised us with an Happy Anniversary dessert :) The food was fabulous!! The only thing I wish is that we would have been able to dine in the loft, have seen many beautiful pictures.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love the Duck
    rhodabe
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We come here a few times a year and have settled into a happy routine: my friend has the double cut pork chop with garlic mashed potatoes, and I have the duck breast and risotto. There are other very pleasant things on the menu, but these always make us deeply happy and usually we don't get any further. Nor do we need to. Delicious. Their cocktails and wine list are also a pleasure, and their servers are attentive but not hovering. All in all, an enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Limited menu but food was above average. Very quite but excellent service. I tried the Prawn fettuccini which was in a very rich white sauce. A little to heave for me but tasty. Had to turn it into to meals as too rich. Also had the mushrooms which were fresh and season very nicely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food in a neat setting
    Dahoff
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I love that someone has taken a historic farm that is now in the middle of an industrial area and has turned it into a fine dining establishment. Service was superb and the food was great. Thanks for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful from the outside
    ilovebeernfood
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Pretty nice on the inside. I feel like the overall layout of the tables could have been different. The low divider walls could have been lower. We felt cramped in at a 2 top so the view of my girlfriend included the fire extinguisher and the thermostat; a constant reminder of being in a restaurant. The outside is a beautifully restored barn and it felt hotel-ish inside . Food was so good, service excellent they should have more than 2 beers on tap and should fill the pints all the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a great find!
    Judy
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    As folks who appreciate Seattle's great dining, we were first delighted to be able to bring our own favorite WA wines. Then the food started to come, beginning with some of the best bread with olive oil and balsamic dip we've ever tasted. Each course, whether it was salad, soup, entree or dessert, was delicious and beautifully presented. The scallops and salmon were perfection. And to top it off, the four of us shared two desserts--the creme brulee and the cheesecake with apples and cinnamon on top. OMG! Our server, Heather, was a jewel and even took the time at the end of dinner to take us upstairs to see the beautiful historic barn roof that tops the reception hall. Bothell is lucky to have Russell's and we can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    Jackmactastic
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our foursome all ordered the King Salmon - had to put it in caps because it was SO good. The room was filled with energetic guests, the weather was perfect and the food and service (as always) was top notch. Drinks from the bar were poured generously and were the perfect accompaniment to our meals. We were all stunned at the size of the entree portions - it made the meal a terrific value and we all finished with the peach cobbler a la mode. Located in a Bothell business park, Russell's is truly a diamond in the rough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Met up some friends from the recent past. Plenty of enjoyable talk over a very good meal. Some of the diners at our table are vegetarians. Russell's menu and the accommodating server were able to make their dining a pleasure as well. Just wish restaurants had a 'quiet room' for conversation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Johnnyb
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The only disappoint came with the Crab Cakes. They were blan and had almost no crab in them. However, on our previous visit about a month prior, they were so good that we ordered them as a dinner instead of just an appetizer. Go figure! Regardless, we will continue to support Russell's as all of our other meals have been excellent. We also really enjoyed our server, Laura as this was the second time she waited on us. We will continue to requested being seated at her table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a fine place
    Tank
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had the ribeye and it was great but the glaze was way to salty and overpowered the sides and steak if you dipped in it. Very friendly and attentive staff
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeatdiner101
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was quite slow in the beginning. It evened out during our stay and after a large table of people left the area. The wait person was pretty busy and I believe there are not enough waiters. I've been there before and had the steak, filet, both times. The first time it was superb, this last time the steak itself was wonderful but decidedly smaller. The vegies are always great. I certainly will come again and hope the service improves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    Foodjunkie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were greeted as we entered and gave the options to sit at the bar before dinner. No rush to eat. My wife drop her eye glasses on the floor and they were found and returned to the front desk. Can not say enough about the food and service. It was fabulous!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waaaay too noisy
    outnaboutVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Too noisy, too many tables for the kitchen to handle, apathetic service and average food. It took over an hour to get our meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Sailor1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Extremely noisy, food was mediocre but high priced, wine list limited and expensive and service was less than attentive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    As soon as the restaurant gets to 60% capacity, the noise levels make it somewhat difficult for normal dinner conversation, but the quality of the food is excellent, so worth putting up with. We tend to eat early to compensate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent food!
    turalura
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    No matter what I have ordered, the food has always been excellent! The employees are all friendly and helpful. The service we received was beyond what I usually get at high level restaurants. I'd recommend Russell's to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star Dining and Service
    fabulousfoodlovers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Russell's is a five star restaurant in our book. Food items are fresh, high quality, and wonderfully prepared. The service is great, the wine list is great, the menu is exceptionally great, and the ambiance is great! Russell's is an absolute favorite, and the best steak in King and Snohomish Counties to boot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Russell's
    Karen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We discovered Russell's several years ago & always enjoy dinner there. Now that they offer brunch we'll be back soon to try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NY Strip tough and dry
    dien2no
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I was surprised and disappointed with the quality of the NY Strip as it was tough and dry. The flavor was good but that was the only good thing about it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic