Melrose Grill

4.8
1748 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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 1748 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CK
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Did not care for stogenoff. Two couples at table with passport and two separate checkes. Took lowest amout at entire table. Never had this happen and made it uncomfortable with other couple. They ordered nekeose cut filet and we ordered strogenoff. So only took strogenoff amount off their check.
RAINA was exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I am a regular and appreciate the food. There was a delay between ordering drinks and ordering our food that usually doesn’t happen. Also This time there was a challenge with getting my meal well done (no pink) as requested. I had to leave some on my plate which is usually never the case. I hate leaving any because it is so expensive.

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BM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What does a person say? There has never been any disappointments in all the times we have dined there.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best from start to finish! 💞💞💞

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food for the price. Much rather come here than drive all the way to Seattle to go to the Met or El Gaucho

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j
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to wine and dine! Went here a couple times for special occasions. But be sure you make reservations or you'll be waiting a while. This place is always full of people from the time they open to close!

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KL
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was phenomenal. The food was amazing and the wait staff was kind, friendly and very helpful

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K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 11th Anniversary with friends, everything about our evening was perfect.

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MH
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, we go every anniversary and now took our small business there for the holidays. We'll be back!

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AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to this place many times. Never have been disappointed. Great service, great food and the best steak around. We would rather go to Melrose Grill than go out to Seattle steakhouses.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious. Where else could a person get a 28 day aged Ribeye, potato, veggies, salad and bread for under $40. Steaks are delicious. People that work here are always happy and very good at what they do.

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Supper was wonderful with excellent food!

Everytime we go it is outstanding. The atmosphere is casual but upbeat.

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

A local eatery that has average food but a little high priced for what you get. Great customer service! Great bar drinks.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place.

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CS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought our friends here to thank them for their role in our daughter's wedding. We came on the recommendation of a relative. It certainly did not disappoint! The service was attentive, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was quiet enough to have a conversation without feeling like others were eavesdropping.

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P
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The very best steak I have had in 15 years! The servicer, Karen is charming. It is wonderful that they keep help for years! Do love this place.

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was very friendly and wished us a happy Anniversary which was nice. I was surprised we were not offered a free dessert to share as a remembrance of our anniversary. Many restaurants do that and it has always been special.

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D
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, had a ribeye that melts in your mouth. Service was attentive. Delicious, wonderful dinner!

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We are transplants from Minneapolis Mn...actually Excelsior. My husband is here for Medical treatment. Intimate friendly venue with history. Reminds us of home. Feel good spot. Family and business friendly.

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MW
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was fantastic ... wish i could remember her name

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the Service was outstanding!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Be prepared to wait even if you’ve made reservations.

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N
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We have eaten at this place quite a few times over the last 3-4 years and this place never disappoints. Their specialty is steak but they do offer some seafood and a few other meal options. The service is always good and you are NEVER disappointed with the food. For Seattle being a more expensive area, this restaurant is very reasonable for all of the food you receive. Love this place and we will be back soon. This restaurant
is known now by many, so you need to plan ahead and make a reservation as soon as possible.

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B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took friends for an early birthday celebration and were extremely pleased with our choice. Really the only thing that I would change would be the noise level but even that was doable. Great food and fantastic service!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised my husband with dinner at Melrose, never disappoints!

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DT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great steaks in a casual environment.

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RA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Recommend for any occasion. Favorite steakhouse in the Seattle area.

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a
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been to Melrose for awhile and it is just as I remember. Excellent filet mignon, friendly service and nice wine menu. Can’t wait for the next time!

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BA
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered my steak rare and it came medium to medium rare, requested light on their special seasonings but it came with salt and loaded with black pepper. Wine tasted like it had been open for a while, sour tart. Very disappointed with the food and wine. Most of the time the food, wine and service is good. It must have been a off day for the chef and wine.

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MN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice food. Knew it was pricy but sometimes you have to treat yourself.

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TB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a true gem of Renton! Tender steaks delicious vegetables you will definitely be licking the plate following your last bite.

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TS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual, we go at least every few months. Again, great

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JJ
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the Delmonico Steak and my colleagues had the Filet Mignon and the NY Strip, respectively. All the steaks were prepared well and the side potatoes were really good as well. The dinner came with a full garden salad which was also fulfilling.
One of the best steak houses I have been to for the $.

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M
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Enjoy eating at the bar. Great value for the meal. Please don't charge for blue cheese olives in our martini's....

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MI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. we are never disappointed when dining here!!!

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I checked this restaurant out because we wanted good steak, but didn't want to drive too far. It was an excellent choice! They make a mean Manhattan and a great steak. Recommended!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Melrose Grill never disappoints! Food is always so yummy and service is over the top!! I look forward to going there again soon!!

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SC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Melrose has become our go-to for special occasions. Its a little on the loud side but their food makes up for it. Their filet mignon is a-mazing. And, if available, I always get a slice if raspberry cheesecake to go.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Steaks! I come here for the filet. Comparable to Daniels Broiler at half the price

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