Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More
Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More

Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.salvatoresgrand.com/
  • Phone: 7166364900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Vegan
  • Executive Chef: Joe Chambers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have banquet space that can accommodate up to 75 people. Give us a call for further information and menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Robert Bingel 716-636-4900
  • Entertainment: Step back in time or groove to the top 40 as Russell's presents "Cocktails and Concerts" each night in our lounge. A Blue Ray DVD collection of 200 concerts will sure to include your favorites, all shown life size and in surround sound on our 4 103" T.V.s.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Freeman Rd
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More
Come see for yourself what 60 years of hard work has created. Russ Salvatore continues to work every night insuring perfection. While completing his finest vision yet, Russ has created a Steak House that continues to impress. While In Buffalo experience his genuine hospitality and delicious cuisine all under one roof at the new Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and his signature restaurant… Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More. Start your evening with something special from our vibrant menu. With service and quality above the rest, we have pulled out all the stops to create an intimate atmosphere for your dining experience with modern décor and hand-crafted finishing touches Enjoy!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More reviews from OpenTable diners
315 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.8
  • Food4.7
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (282)romantic (241)notable wine list (96)good for groups (80)fit for foodies (78)neighborhood gem (59)vibrant bar scene (57)hot spot (43)late-night find (23)scenic view (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • BEST STAY YET!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We did the room and dinner package for our 6th year anniversary and were not disappointed. A 14 ounce filet that just melted in your mouth is always a crowd pleaser, the service was impeccable, always nice to have the proprietor say hello and inquire how everything was. This was our 2nd stay and third dinner, just keeps getting better and better!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was outstanding, and our waiter, Allen, was so personable. He made our evening so much nicer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Atmosphere
    prettypicki
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Very enjoyable ambience and excellent service. I am extremely disappointed that a table for two cannot be reserved on a Friday or Saturday evening from 7:00 pm on. If you're looking for a romantic dinner with your spouse after 7:00 pm, you're out of luck at this venue.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Fabulous customer service! Russ we assisting at the hostess station. It shows he has pride and love for his establishment. Staff was friendly. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection all the way.
    Happycustomers
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    My lady and I went there to celebrate her birthday and the whole experience was a textbook example of a perfect evening. The ambience was subdued and romantic, with just the right level of sounds and lighting. The wait crew was very attentive and efficient without being intrusive. Russ Salvatore trains them well. He was there and greeted us warmly. We had the Brazed Pork loin, and a divine filet mignon. I had the Seafood bisque which frankly should come with a warning label it is so addicting. My only complaint was they would not let me buy a 5 gallon pail of it to take home with me. The coffee they served was better than, please forgive me WNY and southern Ontario, Tim Horton's. Guys, do yourself a huge favor and take your ladies there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over Priced & a Bit Creepy
    HonestReviewer
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The ambiance is nice. The service is exceptional. The quality of the food compared with the price charged is shall we say -- a bit of a push. This restaurant is named after its eccentric owner who is always on premise to mingle with his guests. Unfortunately, his staff runs scared under his watchful eye. Does any other restaurant guest find it just a bit creepy that the entire restaurant is under video survalence with big video boards at the host station? Your personal dining experience on display for all to see.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Buffalo's Best
    fish
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Russell's Steaks, Chops and More is my favorite restaurant. The minute you enter the dining room there is a feel of comfort and an atmosphere of well trained staff. I know, whenever I dine at Russell's, there won't be any disappointment with my meal. Cooked to perfection are the steaks. The service is top-notch. The dining guests are refined individuals who also appreciate fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terriffic Experience!
    unclebuck2828
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was a memorable night. It was my wife's birthday. Mr. Salvatore greeted us when we checked in and everything else was fit for royalty. The people who served us were super.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • over priced
    anniversarynight
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Main menu went to Ala cart-- have been going there since they opened, and was disappointed with the service, 1st time ever that the waiter did not cater to us and we had to wait extra for him, and the prices. Not sure if it was due to us not sitting in the "main" restaurant, we were in the front smaller room
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hats off to Russell
    food4thought
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I went to Russell's for our anniversary. We had an eight thirty reservation. We arrived at 8:20 and were seated right away. The service was fantastic,the food was great. This was our third visit to Russell's and each time we have been very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What you expect
    Otter
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I went there for her birthday and we got stuck in traffic. We were about 30 minutes late and they still honored our reservations. The food was excellent as always. Filet Oscar is my go to meal. It's a great place for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Outstanding Steak One of the best I have had Every Part of Meal ,Excellent Waiter Only negative Rush to remove drinks and food Not finished Sometimes Did not ask if finished with drink or food Not alarming Just a point to note My lady friend and I saw no females employed in restaurant except bar tender Curious Saw Russell/ Approached only 1 table ! But his presence is positive Good to see owner there Definitely will come back and be positive with friends Food/Professionalism/ Service worth the price Like atmosphere not as over done in relation to Salvatore's Great Job Be Back
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carnivore99
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The best steak for miles around, the presentation,taste, and service are a 11 out of 10. Not my first time and it won't be my last time, great job Russ
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best dinnet ever!
    anniversarypair
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed out "dinnet for two" meal. Steak ala Russel was cooked to perfection and the lobster mac and cheese was sooooo delicious. Our crab cake appetuzers were to die for and we still cant decide which sauce we preferred over the other. Amazing desserts to choose from and loved the coffee service with whipped cream and shaved chocolate for toppings along with the standard cream and sugar. Wait staff was on their A game the entire evening. Bruce was amazing!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Special Place for a Special Time
    ceriagold
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My wife and I have been going to Russell's every year since he opened for our special occasion's. Great food and service topped with a Happy and Romantic Atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magical
    knranniversary
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My Husband and I went to Russell's for our Anniversary. We did the overnight package. The room was just amazing and the Hotel itself breath taking. Our meal was Wonderful. We actually got to meet Mr. Russell Salvatore which was an honor. He was kind and warm and genuine. We will be going back and am looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This was our first visit to Russell's but will definitely not be our last! Everything was "first class". Everyone we came in contact with was professional, yet courteous and friendly. Our server, Paul Z, was very attentive and a pleasure to talk to. We had the fresh shellfish tower for an appetizer and I have never tasted seafood so fresh. Our entree was the Filet Oscar which was absolutely delicious!! The filet melted in your mouth. The menu has such a nice variety of different appetizers and entrees that it's hard to decide, but I'm sure no one would be disappointed in their selection. This is definitely a restaurant that we will come back to!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We love Russell's. The food and service is always excellent. Truly a fine dining restaurant! We go back as often as we can. Coming in from Canada we try to make the trip once every 2-3 months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Russell's Steaks, Chops & More
    lovegreatservice
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food was excellent! The service was outstanding! A special thanks to are waiter Roberto on a superb job! It made our 18th wedding anniversary a memorable one and an enjoyable one! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our First Time
    maryann4605
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first time at Russell's. We were celebrating our anniversary and my birthday. Russell himself seated us at a sweetheart table for two. We ordered the Steak a'la Russell for two and it was perfection! Definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    lovesurfnturf
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    greatfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The filet au poivre was melt in your mouth. the bone in rib eye was just as delicious. The ceasar salad was good I would have liked a few more delicious croutons. We really enjoyed our experience. Russell runs a very tight ship and deserves all of his success. Reservations are definitely recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Rustic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Russell's is a must for me every time that I am in the area. The menu is extensive, but some of the more notable options are the Lobster Mac And Cheese, the Lobster Tail, the Mahi Mahi and the Steak A La Russell. The dinner for two, is a great option, and I have discovered that the title is misleading since a single person can also order from it. The French Onion Soup is another must, and I have never had a bad desert. The appetizers, I find can be hit or miss, and with the amount of food you get I find appetizers a bit too much for me. Almost everyone leaves with a doggie bag, so don't feel bad if you can't finish. Russell's is not an inexpensive restaurant, but it is well worth the price. An amazing meal every single time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    luvthisplace
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Everything was perfect right down to the service and ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    Cris
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food and service was top notch. My steak was perfectly cooked and the truffle mashed potatoes were to die for. Cannot wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pepper
    Pepper
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great service and food. Come hungry!! Hard to decide what to have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious as usual!
    Queen1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have eaten at Russell's several times. We have always had amazing food and wonderful service!!! We love to go there for special occasions because you are always treated like royalty!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Russell as always, was walking the restaurant greeting guest and making sure service was acceptable. Nice Job!!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always the best!!!
    Corey
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Overall a great dining experience! The most Professional wait staff and fantastic entree's = GREAT NITE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • biscotti
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I enjoyed our evening however the noise level was beyond anything I would like to experience again. This was a Tuesday evening, very loud groups, I tried to change the table, unable. Would I return, not sure because of the noise level.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 25th Anniversary
    house
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at Russell's, had an excellent experience again as this is the second time we've been here, next time I'm getting the Australian Lobster, our waiter said it is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Came in for my boyfriends birthday. Everything was amazing. We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing....again!
    Glcklsmith
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My wife and I always choose Russell's for special occasions. Celebrating my wife's birthday this time and we realized how truly special it is at Russell's. The filet mignon is always perfect...and the service is always fantastic. We will be back...for more than special occasions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Johnnyf
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Beautiful restaurant, quiet not crammed. However a $42 Veal chop that was 50% fat not not a bargain. Also our wait person never mentioned any specials sso we assumed there were none until a while later she was describing them to another nearby table. We drove 55 minutes for a special dinner to celebrate my wifes birthday and needless to say we were a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Wonderful...
    Fortheloveofood
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Dinner was superb! Our server, Kathleen, was spot on. She knew the menu, had great suggestions and made the experience the best! She always knew when to stop by! The atmosphere is not quiet formal (which we like) and has a certain ease and comfort. We found this quite appealing. Of course, the food was the star of the evening. From the rib-eye to the lobster to the scallops, all were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Of course, being a purist, we requested no rub on the steak! Even the leftovers the next day tasted great! Should be experienced by all!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Outstanding Experience
    Mike7
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Whenever we celebrate milestones, we select Russell's Steaks Chops & More. Russ Salvatore and his staff are so well trained that excellent customer service is the norm, as is the outstanding quality of food. Upon arrival, General Mark Jerge and Robert greeted us by name. We pre-ordered flowers and I gave them a gift and card to place on the table. My wife was ecstatic. Paul, our server, had an excellent understanding of the menu and he was quite engaging. We always order the Seafood Tower and it was exceptional. My Sea Bass was the best I had ever had and Deb's Free Range chicken was so tender. They knew exactly when to fill the water and drink glasses and they also had a surprise anniversary dessert dish for us. We love the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FABULOUS!
    Diningfan4life
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our first experience here was hands down the best! Everything from the host/hostess, wait staff, to the food was spot on. Unbelievable steak and sides, perfectly cooked. Our only regret was that we didn't save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • POOR PRESENTATION
    NOTHAPPYANNIV
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We ordered off the dinner for two menu. I ordered the Steak ala Russell with a baked potato. When my plate arrived, the potato was split on the side of the plate, no garnish, just a plain potato cut in half (even and X on top and a little scrunch would have looked better). On the side of the meat was a very slight serving of vegetables - 2 green beans, 1 yellow bean and one red pepper. My husband also ordered Steak ala Russell but he ordered the mashed potato side (no garlic mashed potatoes offered that night :( ). Again, it was a plop of potatoes next to the meat with the tiny serving of veggies - no garnish, nothing special. The steak was great but presentation was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best In Western NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Russell's is the most consistent fine dining experience in WNY. My wife and I have been patronizing this restaurant since it opened. The Hotel/dinner special for 189.00 which includes a 5 course meal for 2 and a Jacuzzi suite is the best money you will ever spend as a couple.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ferg
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Standard steakhouse menu prepared to high standards and presented professionally. They have a tried and true formula that works. Staff and service are excellent right down to the personal attention of the owner greeting you at the desk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate