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Melrose Grill

4.6
4.6
1736 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • 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.

  • Phone number

    (425) 254-0759

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Scott Jameson

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Franco Phillips: (877) 516-8806

  • Neighborhood

    Renton

  • Cross street

    Wells Ave. S.

  • 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.

  • Public transit

    Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Shared Entree - $2.50. Parties of 10 or more.

Salads

  • Baby Spinach Salad$10.00

    Peanut vinaigrette, black-eyed peas & roasted corn relish.

    • Beefsteak Tomatoes and Danish Blue Cheese$13.00

      Onion relish and balsamic syrup.

      • Classic Caesar Salad*$10.00

        Crispy garlic croutons and parmesan cheese.

        Steaks

        Our steaks come from the highest quality corn-fed midwest beef. Hand selection and 28 day custom aging ensures simply the very best flavor and tenderness. Steak is served with garlic mashed potatoes, baked potato, crispy parmesan potatoes, or basmati rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.

        • Filet Mignon*

          • 9oz$36.00
        • New York Strip*

          • 9oz$29.00
        • Prime Top Sirloin*

          • 12oz$30.00
        • Delmonico*

          • 16oz$38.00
        • Porterhouse*

          • 21oz$48.00
        • Rib-Eye*

          • 16oz$37.00

        Entrees

        All entrees come with a fresh green salad with your choice of blue cheese dressing or balsamic vinaigrette. You may substitute a small caesar or spinach salad for $3, or tomato & blue cheese for $5.

        • Grilled Prawns$29.00

          Jumbo prawns grilled with garlic butter, served with basmati rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.

          • Salmon Filet$27.00

            8oz salmon filet, pan seared and topped with vodka dill cremé fraiche, served with basmati rice pilaf and fresh vegetables.

            • Pork Medallions$26.00

              Pork tenderloin medallions sautéed with a wild mushroom and peppercorn cream sauce, served with crispy parmesan potatoes and fresh vegetables.

              • Stuffed Pork Chop$25.00

                A center cut chop filled with candied pecan stuffing, topped with apple cranberry relish, served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.

                • Roasted Chicken Breast$26.00

                  10 oz. chicken breast stuffed with goat cheese, spinach, roasted garlic, kalamata olives and toasted almonds. Served with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh vegetables and balsamic cream sauce.

                  • Bavarian Sausage Plate$22.00

                    An assortment of locally made sausage grilled and served with sauerkraut, stone ground mustard sauce, garlic mashed potatoes, and fresh vegetables.

                    Entree Additions

                    • Grilled Salmon$8.00

                      • Grilled Chicken$8.00

                        • Grilled Prawns$14.00

                          • Sautéed Onions$3.50

                            • Grilled Asparagus$7.00

                              • Steak Brochette*$14.00

                                • Prime Top Sirloin*$14.00

                                  • King Crab Legs$18.00

                                    • Sautéed Mushrooms$5.00

                                      • Sautéed Spinach$4.00

                                        Dessert

                                        • New York Cheesecake

                                          • Chocolate Torte

                                            • Seasonal Crisp

                                              • Bread Pudding

                                                • Crème Brulee

                                                  • Strawberry Shortcake

                                                    What 1,736 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    4.6
                                                    4.6 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4.7Food
                                                    • 4.7Service
                                                    • 4.3Ambience
                                                    • 4.5Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. I

                                                      Islandblvd

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Reviewed on December 27, 2019

                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                      Melrose is my favorite steak house, hands down. It is a treat to dine in their boutique style neighborhood restaurant. Its my first choice for a special occasion.

                                                    2. DW

                                                      DeniseW

                                                      Seattle

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Reviewed on November 25, 2019

                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                      Steaks are unbelievably amazing, I could eat there everyday.

                                                    3. TA

                                                      TrishA

                                                      Seattle

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Reviewed on November 3, 2019

                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                      Great steak house, it's a total treat. Too bad parking is tough

                                                    4. RK

                                                      RobbK

                                                      New England

                                                      23 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      23 reviews

                                                      Reviewed on October 16, 2019

                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                      My favorite steak in town. It is not much to look at from the outside but extremely cozy restaurant.

                                                    5. FF

                                                      FauxFoody

                                                      Seattle

                                                      30 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      30 reviews

                                                      Reviewed on September 7, 2019

                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                      Shhhh, don't tell anyone, it's already hard to get a seat, must have a reservation days in advance. This is the best steakhouse in the city! Add in the value of a Filet perfectly cooked with potatos and veggies for 2/3 the price of anywhere else, and a Manhattan that always satisfies and you will see why this is 5 stars!

                                                    6. f

                                                      fergy2002

                                                      Seattle

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Reviewed on July 19, 2019

                                                      overall5foodserviceambience

                                                      I love this place, it is definitely a hidden gem in Renton. I would agree that it is not quite as good as the Met, but I would put it above Daniel's and Ruth's Chris for steak in Seattle. Keep in mind that the places listed for comparison are at least double the price.

                                                    7. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Reviewed on June 16, 2019

                                                      overall4foodserviceambience

                                                      Good food, friendly knowledgeable waitstaff and proper bar drinks.

                                                    8. C

                                                      Cheryl

                                                      Seattle

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 24, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      If you want a great steak at a great price, this is the place to come!! Not only do you get the steak. But you get salad, potato, vegetables, and a roll all for one price!! And just as good of not better than the Seattle steakhouses! Plan ahead. And make reservations!!

                                                    9. BM

                                                      BillyM

                                                      Seattle

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 22, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      It is such an enjoyable place to dine. The staff is always friendly and the servers make it so interesting. Discovered Melrose about six years ago, and never get tired of going there.

                                                    10. RK

                                                      RhondaK

                                                      Seattle

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 19, 2019

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                      The food and service were excellent. I had made a reservation was 45 minutes to get seated I wondered if walk in parties got seated sooner. Seemed a lot of large parties when we were just a party of two. Once seated everything was amazing.

                                                    11. s

                                                      sueb

                                                      Raleigh

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 18, 2019

                                                      overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                      I have been several times here for dinner and have always loved their food. Tonight was a completely different experience. My steak was over cooked, the sautéed mushrooms were shriveled and so dry. My salad was the only thing good. I don’t know what has changed but I was Very disappointed.

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 17, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fantastic. Really helps to get reservations for sure.

                                                    13. AS

                                                      AndrewS

                                                      Seattle

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 17, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Our favorite restaurant. Always enjoy our experience at the Melrose Grill.

                                                    14. CB

                                                      CraigB

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Always so good! The Melrose is always my favorite restaurant!

                                                    15. M

                                                      Mullin

                                                      Seattle

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      34 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                      overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                      Valentine dinner. Would have been nice to have special side menu for Valentines. Felt a little rushed but know stacked reservations.

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      They are the best in every way .

                                                    17. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      10 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great place to go on a date and have a steak for a reasonable price. My husband and I go here when we don’t want to dress up for The Met or El Gaucho. The steaks are comparable at a fraction of the price. Make a reservation or you could be waiting for awhile.

                                                    18. D

                                                      Dhara

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 14, 2019

                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                      I’ve been to the Melrose many times before but this time was the worst. I made a reservation for February 13th at 7:30pm a month in advance. I got to the Melrose at 7:15 and checked in. It was very busy and me and my date who is on crutches at the moment, had to wait outside. They told me they would text me when our table was ready. At 7:45 we left because we got tired of waiting. I made the reservation for 7:30 because i wanted to be seated at 7:30. I finally got a text and call from the Melrose at 8:05 letting me know my table was finally ready. I’m very disappointed. I knew it was going to be busy so i made a reservation but it doesn’t seem like they cared about my reservation. Waste of my time. I know they have great food though and I’ve never had service like this before. I’m sad :(

                                                    19. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 14, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Valentine’s

                                                    20. BM

                                                      BillyM

                                                      Seattle

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      19 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 13, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Dinner for six. All parties were extremely happy with both the food and the service.

                                                    21. RM

                                                      RichardM

                                                      Seattle

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 12, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Have eaten at the Melrose Grill the past on numerous occasions. This review is based those dinning experiences. I have reservations for dinner for two on 2/11/19. I would like to let your followers to know that a major snow storm hit the greater Seattle area dumping over a foot of snow in the area. I received an E-Mail notification (As I am sure other diners did) from the Melrose advising that out of concern for the safety of their staff and guests they would not be open that evening for diner. I greatly appreciate the notification from the restaurant as I think many other are also. To me it shows that the management is professional and puts the safety of others before their business. I will be rescheduling my reservations, and will continue to dine at the Melrose Grill in Renton.

                                                    22. S

                                                      Seattletokirkland

                                                      Seattle

                                                      20 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      20 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 29, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Great food great value and great service.

                                                    23. LO

                                                      LisaO

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 28, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience2

                                                      The food at the Melrose Grill is excellent best beef stroganoff I've had.

                                                    24. JD

                                                      JacqueD

                                                      Seattle

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 28, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We love this place, and had the pleasure of introducing another couple to it! They are "John Howie" type so, we were worried they would be comparing it. Visit was successful, and they loved it!

                                                    25. S

                                                      Slawed

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 27, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Best porterhouse around and at a fair price. We come once or twice a year for the porterhouse as a special meal and it has become our tradition. Great staff also. You do need to make reservations well in advance so plan you next visit ahead of time.

                                                    26. t

                                                      thanman

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 27, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      Excellent food here every time. Seasonal items are great but the Delmonico steak is flat out amazing!

                                                    27. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 26, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Amazing food. Wonderful staff.

                                                    28. RC

                                                      RCHL

                                                      Baltimore

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 25, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Great food and service!

                                                    29. AC

                                                      AngelaC

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 23, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Love this place! Excellent food, service and we come here 1x/week!

                                                    30. HC

                                                      HCMC18

                                                      Los Angeles

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 22, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent, as long as you don't stay past an hour. Staff will continue to ask "anything else " every 5-10min. Otherwise, awesome!!

                                                    31. M

                                                      Matty

                                                      Seattle

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 22, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Our server was great as was the service. The meals and cocktails were both delicious - I do have one negative critique...we sat close to the area where the servers pack leftovers and I noticed that they were re-using the dinner rolls....meaning that when the diners did not eat them from the basket, they would put them back in the warmer drawer, I suppose to serve them to other diners? If that is the case, I find the practice unacceptable because we don't know if the other diners touched the rolls with unwashed hands with the intent to eat them but did not...if they are placing uneaten rolls in the bread warmer for other reasons (which I hope that is the case) than to serve them to other diners then I have no issue.

                                                    32. MB

                                                      MattB

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 21, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      My wife and I have been coming here throughout our whole marriage. It is always delicious and the service is the perfect amount of table time. Great place for a special dinner out with someone you love.

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 21, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent meal at good price for what's provided

                                                    34. DR

                                                      DesireeR

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 21, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Amazing service amazing food definitely coming back.

                                                    35. N

                                                      Nona

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 21, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had reservations and were seated immediately. I decided to try something different and opted for the starter spinach salad and the scallops which was one of the specials for that night. My friend had the filet mignon and crispy potatoes and couldn't stop raving about the dinner. Everything was delicious.

                                                    36. NE

                                                      NobleExperiments

                                                      San Francisco

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 21, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Friends had recommended this place - and said reservations are a must - and it did not disappoint. The steak was perfect and the service was outstanding. I mentioned in the reservation that it was a party member's birthday, and the server brought his desert with a lit candle, which was a special touch. This'll definitely be my special occasion place in the future.

                                                    37. D

                                                      Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 20, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      If you haven't been to Melrose, it's worth the trip!

                                                    38. KM

                                                      KellyM

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 19, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A perfect place for a birthday and steak. I would highly recommend for any occasion.

                                                    39. KP

                                                      KarenP

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 18, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      OUR SERVER WAS KAREN. TABLE 53 SHE WAS FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE AND HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. GIVE HER A RAISE. LOL

                                                    40. KK

                                                      KK70

                                                      Seattle

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 17, 2019

                                                      overall2food4service3ambience1

                                                      TOO loud and cold sitting by door. When we made the reservation we told them it was for a birthday. As we walked out the door the hostess said Happy Birthday. Little late don’t you think.

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                                                    Melrose Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1736 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Wells Ave. S.

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Renton

                                                    • 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.

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Business Casual

                                                    • 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.

                                                    • Public transit

                                                      Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Executive chef

                                                      Chef Scott Jameson

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (425) 254-0759

                                                    • 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.

                                                    • Private party contact

                                                      Franco Phillips: (877) 516-8806

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