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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.
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.
Steaks are unbelievably amazing, I could eat there everyday.
Great steak house, it's a total treat. Too bad parking is tough
My favorite steak in town. It is not much to look at from the outside but extremely cozy restaurant.
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!
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.
Good food, friendly knowledgeable waitstaff and proper bar drinks.
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!!
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic. Really helps to get reservations for sure.
Our favorite restaurant. Always enjoy our experience at the Melrose Grill.
Always so good! The Melrose is always my favorite restaurant!
Valentine dinner. Would have been nice to have special side menu for Valentines. Felt a little rushed but know stacked reservations.
They are the best in every way .
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.
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 :(
Dinner for six. All parties were extremely happy with both the food and the service.
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.
Great food great value and great service.
The food at the Melrose Grill is excellent best beef stroganoff I've had.
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!
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.
Excellent food here every time. Seasonal items are great but the Delmonico steak is flat out amazing!
Amazing food. Wonderful staff.
Great food and service!
Love this place! Excellent food, service and we come here 1x/week!
Excellent, as long as you don't stay past an hour. Staff will continue to ask "anything else " every 5-10min.
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.
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.
Excellent meal at good price for what's provided
Amazing service amazing food definitely coming back.
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.
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.
If you haven't been to Melrose, it's worth the trip!
A perfect place for a birthday and steak. I would highly recommend for any occasion.
OUR SERVER WAS KAREN. TABLE 53 SHE WAS FRIENDLY AND INFORMATIVE AND HAD A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. GIVE HER A RAISE. LOL
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.
Melrose Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1826 OpenTable diners.