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Russell's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.russellsvail.com
  • Phone: (970) 476-6700
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Russell's
Russell's is more than a steakhouse, it is a dining experience!

Serving certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, scampi, weiner schnitzel and Alaskan king crab legs to name a few. A delightful bottle of wine will compliment your dining experience.

Enjoy a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with wonderful creekside dining. Come and join us and discover your own reason to visit us again and again.

Russell's combines a unique charm with great food that creates an incredible dining experience you will not forget.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went with friends after a concert. We were seated promptly, nice table. Server was friendly and obviously trying hard but failed in 2 respects -- mixed up the steak orders and never offered dessert. The thing that detracted most for us was charging for refilling soft drinks. The steaks and caesar salad were good, the onion soup great. Overpriced in our opinion compared to others in the area. A return is doubtful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I love Russels for their dependable entres ie, Steak Diane. However, ( and I keep saying this) Chef should try to incorporate more local ingredients ie Palisade peaches, into more remarkable desserts. The dessert menu is always lack luster to me. And it could be superb. Please try."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Ambiance spectacular, food superb, service was exceptional. Kent, our waiter for the evening was professional, courteous and very very attentive. David, behind the bar, is the most knowledgeable and personable bar tender we have ever encountered. This team rocks the house 10+. AND we dined here 4 out of 7 nites while in Vail....each experience equally spectacular and exceptional A MUST stop while in Vail"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Russell's is always our go-to place for great steaks and escargot! Love Wes as our waiter! Beautiful setting by the windows!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The best spot over looking onto the stream, Great food, Great service, Enjoyed a great evening with friends and never felt rushed. The table was ours for the night."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great steak, this place is a must if you are in Vail area"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The best restaurant location in Vail! It's quietly tucked away next to the covered bridge. The view from the river tables is incredible no matter which direction you face. The food is excellent, although this visit the signature scallop potatoe dish was a little mushy. Steaks are always excellent and service is very attentive. We have been visiting Russells for 20 years, and will continue to do so!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Restaurant was closed despite confirmed reservation. Poor management. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "My parents came to town on the closing weekend of Vail. We could not have had a better dining experience at Russell's. They sat us in a spot that looked out to the beautiful flowing creek. My husband and I had a soup and salad to start, then split the enormous portion of Alaskan King crab legs. It was outstanding! My mom went with the steak, and my Dad had the rainbow trout. Our waiter was outstanding - personable but left us alone to enjoy each other's company as well. He was prompt in getting the drinks and accurate on all the substitutes my mom requested. I highly recommend Russell's for the seafood, steak, and amazing ambience. It was truly a pleasure to dine there, and we will be sure to bring more guests."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This dining experience was given to us as a gift certificate. The reservation was made for us through OpenTable. The request for a creek side table was honored. We appreciated the convenience of the gift certificate and the reservation being provided for us. The food was very good. It was an intimate setting, personable service, and convenient location in Vail Village near the Transportation Center. We would go back again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I usually get to Vail once per winter, and we have always enjoyed Russell's. This year our steaks were excellent - my NY strip was as tender as a filet, and it was cooked perfectly. I really like the scalloped potatoes and broccoli, and they are included with the entree. The had a good selection of wines by the glass, and the prices are reasonable. I look forward to my next dinner there. "
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "They did a great job with a large group. The worst part was that they only had one bottle of Leonetti left! Great job, great food, great time! Thank you Russell's!!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Dependable quality of food and a nice ambiance ensures Russell's is always a safe bet for a good evening meal. It features regularly in our Vail holidays - we have been coming here for over 20 years."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Steaks and ribs were fabulous. We had a table overlooking Gore Creek and the covered bridge which happened to be across from the bar but the noise level was fine. Able to order kids portions for our youngsters which turned out perfect. One of our highlight dinners while visiting Vail for the first time. Would definitely return."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I went into to Russell's to celebrate a friend's birthday. We were greeted warmly, service and food were exceptional. We were so comfortable and did not feel rushed at all. Would go back anytime."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to Russell's before and it is always a great time with best prepared foods. The atmosphere is easy going and the service is superb. We had a very relaxed time enjoying the appetizer, wine, fish plates, and a bit more wine. Thanks for a great time with great food/wine."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and great service. We ordered family style some basil and tomatoe salads, Alaskan king crab legs and BBQ ribs ann we all loved everything"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Travel to Vail every winter. In an area with many excellent choices, in the heart of Vail Village, Russell's is always at the top of our list. While it may not have a name with 'celebrity status', it is well worth our time & money. The kitchen & staff is solid, the menu diverse yet not overwhelming, and always delicious. This is the only restaurant we return to each & every year."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Family had fun best thing on menu is the Alaskan king crab claws"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We love Russell's-from the food to the service-it's all great! They are happy to accommodate any special requests. The quality of the food is top notch. Salads always fresh. Service with a smile. We're always saying we need to come more often!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We dined at Russel's on March 23,2014 at 8:47 PM. All three of us had delicious dinners. Our server was very professional,very helpful and gave us above first class attention."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Consistently one of the best meals in the valley--and great price point as well. Service always professional and friendly. Great if you can catch the Prime Rib but the blackened salmon and the trout are great as well."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was good however the vegetable of the evening was asparagus, my boyfriend does not like asparagus so he asked if he could have the spinach (which was listed as a regular side dish) instead. He was told there were no substitutions, then the waitress said "so shall I order the side spinach?". Which by the way cost an additional $9 dollars!!! I find it amazing that something as simple as substituting one vegetable for another would not be accommodated. Not sure I would rush back there with all the other options in Vail."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Noisy, rib eye steak was well when medium requested and thin cut and tasted lower grade. Service was slow and in attentive as well. Can't be one of Vail's better steak houses. Try another one. Or better yet, go to Sweet Basil."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Decided to just to appetizers with my friend. Loved them all, and had very attentive service. Had a perfect corner booth to catch up with my long distance friend. Always consistent. Everyone was so friendly."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We had dined there last year but a couple recent negative reviews were disconcerting. No worries, Russell's was in excellent form for a ski trip dinner. The New York strip was tasty and the filet superb. Medium was a little done for me but fine for my wife: I would choose medium rare next time. If you're in the mood for crab, the Alaskan King crab is as good as you will find anywhere including Alaska! They serve a full pound--awesome. Our waiter was Kent and he did a fantastic job. Entertaining and knowledgable, he anticipated our every need. I have since recommended Russell's to several others and I recommend it to you. It's not as fancy as the ChopHouse, but the food is better."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This is a great local restaurant with a friendly staff that have all been in the valley for a long time. The food is constantly good and their steak are always top notch. One of my favorite Vail Restaurants."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 35th anniversary of meeting. I had the crab legs - they were the best I ever had! Expensive but defiitely worth it. Great waiter."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had a nice NY strip properly served hot and medium rare. Staff were friendly and accommodating from hello to goodby."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "We ordered steaks and all food was prepared as expected and was very good! For the area, the price was inline as well!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "For this kind of money I would expect better service, but overall was good. the steaks are great, the sides cold use some work. again because of the price you expect more but don't always get it. then again it is in Vail."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The service was good. the food was ok overall we liked the place"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The Alaskan King Crab are really the best in the world!!!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We are regulars and highly recommend Russell's.love their Tomato Basil salad, Trout, all their steaks and the scallop potatoes are awesome!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Good place for the basics - comfortable place for steak and conversation."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Love Love Love Rusell's !!!!! My favorite restaurant in the Vail Valley. Will always return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The most dependable restaurant in the valley. The pricing, service and quality of food is unbeatable. We have been eating at Russell's for many years, and remarkably, it only seems to get better. With all of the choices in the Vail valley including Avon and Edwards, this remains our "go to" place for dinner. While not fancy or pretentious it is always good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Staff is always excellent. Food is outstanding. Best in Vail!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Perched up over the river and the Covered bridge this spot is so pretty and romantic yet ideal for a large group or family. The service was A+ and the waiters upbeat and positive attitude only added to the quality of the food and experience. Would definitely go back! Delicious and fun!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Perhaps our 20th dinner at Russell's and never a disappointment."
    Dined on 2/19/2014