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Melrose Grill

4.7
1517 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901! * Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA 2010 & 2014 * Historic Landmark in Renton
The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during Prohibition. Recently restored, Melrose Grill kept its historic roots with the original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was when it was built. The Food and Service at Melrose Grill will amaze and delight your senses. We work hard to provide our customers with the finest foods available, and prepare them in a way that will tame even most particular palate. Voted #1 Steakhouse in Western WA by King 5 & Evening Ma.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday - 5:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(425) 254-0759
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Scott Jameson
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Private party facilities
The back of the restaurant holds a maximum of 32 people. It consists of 2, 6 top booths and 3 other tables that can be moved around to accommodate the party.
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Private party contact
Franco Phillips: (877) 516-8806
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Wells Ave. S.
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Parking details
You can park in our private lot on the west side of the Melrose or there is a public lot on the east side of Wells Ave S. Also street parking available.
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Public transit
Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.
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Special events & promotions
Monday nights we offer a 1/2 price wine menu.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1517 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Always awesome. Emily is the bomb. Yum!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Melrose Grill was recommended by several friends for a great steak restaurant. So for our 51 wedding anniversary we decided to try it. Had reservations and loved the professional service and knowledge from our server about Melrose Grill history and food preparation. The filet my wife and I had was out standing. I have never had a steak that melted in my mouth. Heard people say they had, but never been to a restaurant where the steak was that good until Melrose Grill. Vegetables, salad, bread, and desert where out standing. You received a lot of food for the value from a professional staff. Melrose is our new standard for great restaurants and will go back in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Great food and service. If you have not been, you should go. The wait staff is excellent. Ambience is of old Renton. The Melrose has been there in one form or another for many many years.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Its a little bit pricey but worth it. We like it for special occasions and we've never been disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Always a delicious meal. We love their steaks and rarely try anything else, but the steaks are truly wonderful. And the staff does a great job of working around our dietary restrictions.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We didn't get to order dinner, because half of our party was a no-show. However, those of us that DID show up had lovely drinks at the bar with very knowlegeable and skilled bartender. We would definitely go back for actual food!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Favorite neighborhood steakhouse and best deal in the area for a good steak meal. Specials have yet to disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Melrose Grill has become one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The ribeye steak and the mouth watering lobster are amazing, the garlic mashed potatoes are like none other that I have tasted. Love the food and the customer service is always on point. Reservations are necessary to ensure you are quickly seated at this always busy heavenly restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The menu is short, rarely changes but every dish on it is done right! OUTSTANDING food and some of the best steaks around.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to the Melrose Grill, and once again, absolutely enjoyed everything.
Besides the food and service, it has a spectacular wooden bar that must be seen.
They also have a nice whisky and bourbon menu.
It was full at 5:00 and packed by 6:00, on a Tuesday!
There will be a 3rd visit.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Consistently solid local steak restaurant in downtown Renton. Great meats and seafood selection with amble selection of beers and wines. Wonderful bar.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Excellent as always!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always a great experience. Food, service and friendly staff make for fantastic combination. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We went for our anniversary but didn’t tell the restaurant. It was wonderful. Our waitress,Lisa, was friendly, very attentive and just wonderful. The food was phenomenal. Melted in your mouth and cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Steaks are superb!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The best valued steak in the Seattle area. The ribeye was especially excellent. The place is always busy, so show up right at 5pm if you don't have a reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Quaint historic building from early 1900s with lots of local history which houses some of the best steak dinner choices around. Also offers a great wine selection with lots of Washington wine. Our sever was fun, attentive and well informed on all dishes and even drink and spirit selections. Our steaks were phenomenal as were the sides and bread pudding for dessert. Next time we’ll definitely try s seafood option!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Good food. Good food. Good food. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxccccccxxxxxxxxxcc

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Went in for a date night with my husband. Made reservation early as it is hard to get into last minute. Was worth the few days wait. Service was good. Table ready when we arrived. Drinks were tasty and food was amazing. Dessert of warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream was a great end to the meal. More things to try on the menu so we will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Everything’s good but I didn’t expect that the Passport discount doesn’t apply on holidays.. too expensive then

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Every time we eat at Melrose, we have had a great meal. The steak is always cooked to perfection. The salmon's flavor was outstanding. It was the perfect location for a family Easter dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Good service and good food
We ordered the New York steak and Sirloin steak

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our first visit to Melrose was a very pleasant surprise. Tucked in downtown Renton (and we have lived in Renton for more than 40 years) it wasn't a location we considered until very good friends gave us a Christmas giftcard. Food was excellent, service extremely friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend for great steak cooked just the way you like it. Lobster was huge...making leftovers into Beechers mac 'n cheese, thank you very much...

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I would definitely recommend making a reservation because the wait can be awhile. But it’s worth the wait, the food is amazing & service is outstanding, we came to celebrate a birthday and were not disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Everyday dining,date special occasion it's covers all the bases

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

It is our happy place to celebrate any and all special occasions in our family. We have been going to the Melrose for many years and the food is always delicious & service is always the best. It is our Favorite place!

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Mom’s birthday

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Waitress got drinks all wrong. Never apologized or gave us any credit on our bill.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Everything was outstanding except for the roasted vegetables. They were cold. If there to be hot, please serve them hot.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

As usual, this restaurant is the best! The food is outstanding, service is impeccable. Thank you for such a great steakhouse in Renton!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Simply outstanding

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Eat here as a "regular" and favorite go to spot for out of town visitors not looking for pretense, just great food at reasonable prices. Had a reservation and seated immediately, wait staff was attentive and very friendly. Will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Amazing as always
Lisa is great!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As always the food was fabulous as was our server. Lisa is very entertaining and attentive. My friend had an issue with her steak which is usually perfect and Lisa took care of it. Even though my friend always uses her Passport card we tip according to the pre-passport total as it should be but mostly because the food, servers and experience is the best!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Great food.
Great prices.

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2.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I was very disappointed. I had heard rave reviews from several friends. The good: Our service was good and we were seated on time. My husband enjoyed his beer and his steak.
The not so good: Melrose is very loud with no escape. The food was disappointing from the soggy, warm lettuce to my dry salmon and soggy, over cooked vegetables. The “New York” cheesecake is more like a fluffy French style.
We will not be back.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

As always, the Melrose was wonderful. There was a problem this time, and they fixed it immediately. Food and service are incomparable!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was our 1st visit to this restaurant but had heard from friends how fabalous the food is. I had the Giant Prawns & King Crab legs and they were Absoulty Delicious!!!!!!!!
Will definitely go back again & refer our family & friends!😘😘😘😳

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

First time and the Melrose Grill will be on my list of great steakhouses

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The Melrose Grill is my go-to place when I want a great steak (or many other dishes) and a great martini.

The service is exceptional, and the Manager is incredibly attentive.

not as spendy as anywhere in downtown Seattle, but consistently better - I know, I've entertained clients and friends/family at most of them - now I only go to Melrose.

Unless you are a party of 2, plan ahead as the bar is awesome, but small and without a reservation the wait can be lengthy.

Until next time ~

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