Melrose Grill

4.7
1825 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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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.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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BM
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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.

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s
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

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.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Really helps to get reservations for sure.

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AS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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M
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They are the best in every way .

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D
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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 :(

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BM
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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S
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food great value and great service.

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LO
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

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

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JD
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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t
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food. Wonderful staff.

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RC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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AC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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HC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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M
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal at good price for what's provided

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DR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service amazing food definitely coming back.

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NE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

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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C
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My most favorite place to bring out of town guests!

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a
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lisa was our server again! Moved away and always return! It’s great to have your expectations met! Lisa was with us for our last 3 visits (over2 years) and remembered the crew! She was excellent!
Thanks for making our trip great!

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RJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I have been to the Melrose several times and it was excellent. I went recently for my birthday. The steak was absolutley perfect like usual the service was fantastic. However this time I tried the lobster and ut was horrible. It was cheey and way to salty. I will go back but I eill never order the lobster again.

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W
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was well prepared and very savory
Potato was just right sized and salad was tasty as we usually expect and we were satisfied

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OO
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

My husband and I have heard nothing but good things so we decided to have my birthday dinner there. Just he two of us. From the moment we walked in it was a mess. We had a reservation and when they sat us at our table it was the only (worse) table that was not a booth, we asked for a booth and they moved us. The food was not worth the value, once our server finally come to our table we were ready to order. Orr server was nice but not as nice as he was to other people around us. Once our food arrived my food was cold and the steak was over cooked it was burnt. Being the only people of color in the entire establishment I didn't want to make a scene because our server seem to care less. Also my vegetables and mashed potatoes were cold. My steak was more tender than my husbands filet. I was very disappointed and will not return unless someone calls me from this establishment so we can discuss my experience. #birthdaydinnersucked #wefeltlikewedidntbelong #burntsteak

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EJ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here 3 times in the last 6 months. Every time was great! The food was great! The service was great! The Melrose has quite a few delicious meal choices, but I come for the steak. It's perfectly delicious every time.

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BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Porterhouse with a loaded baked potato & ceasar salad... It doesn't get better imo. 🤘😎

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LN
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Melrose is great! The steaks are the best we’ve ever had and lots of great side options! Recommend having a reservation and give yourself plenty of time to find parking!

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N
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except being seated without our entire party present. We had reservations and half of us arrived early and the other half was going to be about ten minutes late and weren’t allowed to be seated. I understand if we didn’t have reservations but after working all week getting started with a drink would have been nice.

Otherwise, good was fantastic!

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