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About Melrose Grill

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.

819 Houser Way South
Renton, WA 98057
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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.

Cross Street:
Wells Ave. S.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 254-0759

Website:
http://melrosegrill.com/

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.

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Monday nights we offer a 1/2 price wine menu.

Melrose Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (74)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Special Occasion (63)
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Good for Anniversaries (61)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Worth the Drive (54)
Casual (41)
Cozy (35)
Romantic (33)
Business Meals (31)
Comfort Food (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Fun (22)
Notable Wine List (20)
Hot Spot (17)
Bar Seating (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Authentic (10)
Great Beer (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 14 hours ago

This place never disappoints. First off they have to be doing something right, it is a hard place to get a reservation at. It just is. The reason is clear when you get there. Good food, great service. This evening I had the brochette & prawns. So delicious. Dessert we had the coconut bread pudding. Amazing. Eat here. You will not be disappointed.

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·Dined 5 days ago

One of the best rib eye steaks I have had in the 20 years I have been in Seattle, Melrose grill has great service, friendly atmosphere, perfect place for businesss dinner or special occasion. You won't be disappointed, my only regret as I did not find this place sooner!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loved our dinner here as always. We were able to make last minute reservations and we were so glad that we did!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best steaks around and always great service. A memorable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great place with lots of history. The steaks were perfect, so was the wait staff. I suggest reservations

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first time, but have had many friends rave about the Melrose. My only complaint is that we didn't come sooner!
Amazing service and food!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary the food and service was excellent. At times I felt it was a bit noisy but nothing that I wouldn’t expect in a busy restaurant. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I have been to Melrose Grill many times but less and less as the price has gone up. My steak was quite good but the vegetables, Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Cauliflower and Broccoli were quite uninspiring and overcooked. I love the Parmesan roasted potatoes. Salad was good but not enough dressing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ok we have been going to Melrose for years. However we normally get the steak or salmon - both are excellent. But this time I tried the chicken dish. Normally chicken is a bit boring but the presentation and sauce at Melrose will make me add chicken to my meal rotation. Great value with bread/salad and the service is always friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of our favorite places for a delicious meal. One of our favorites....filet Oscar! Plenty to Eat, great service, and save room for their homemade desserts!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

As usual, the food was outstanding. The fare is basic, but everything from the steak to the pastas is very well done. The wine list is limited, but most selections are very good. Great place for a dinner date or with small group of friends.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything about this place is amazing! Was even seated 15 minutes before my reservation

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great as always!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food and great service and the restaurant was clean

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Food quality average. Expensive. Too noisy. First and last visit there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Brought out of town Business guests....great food and service....response to the business meeting was “great meeting and excellent choice for dinner!”

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Still best steaks in South King County by far. Highly recommend this place always

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The rib eye is the best steak I've ever had. I eat here several times a year and it's always fantastic.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

It was very tasteful.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is, by far, my favorite special occasion restaurant. I love the steaks and I especially love the tomato and blue cheese salad!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always a great meal at Melrose Grill!! Steaks were delicious and service was friendly!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Absolutely fabulous in all aspects - service, quality & quantity of food, ambiance!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food is always very good ! Mash potatoes are always to die for . Rib Eye is alway the best !

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had the porterhouse. It was fabulous. Seasonal veggies were good and the baked potato was great, although perhaps on the small side.. The steak was really really good.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had reservations at 8:45 p.m. checked in at 8:35 p.m. and did not get seated till well after 9 p.m.
The confirmation from Melrose Grill stated that if we weren't there with our entire party within 10 minutes from the time of reservation that we would lose our place and have to wait for the next available table. So what I don't understand is why it's okay for them to make people with reservations wait. Not happy with this process at all and probably will not soon go back.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

El Gaucho prices with less ambiance and slightly less value

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. Great location. Perfect steak very much the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

What a fantastic gem of a steakhouse in downtown Renton. They have great cocktails, a wonderful Washington centric wine list, fish and vegetarian options, and complete meals. Meaning salad and sides are included. But the steaks were simy amazing. Perfect, lean, cooked just so, divine. Dessert was delicious, and our server, Michael, was fantastic. Every time I go, it reminds me why I love this place!! (my phone was acting up, so all I have is the cocktail specials!)

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Always a big fan of this place. Excellent food, great service. My only complaint is it gets SO LOUD inside. It’s exhausting to try and yell over everybody in order to have a conversation. Nothing they can do about it though. I eat here about 5-8 times a year give or take. Never had a bad meal or bad service. My favorite steakhouse in south King county by far.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Wife took me to Melrose Grill for Veteran's Day dinner - one day later. opted to sit at bar where our service is always good (we had open table reservation for table) and we have a chance to chat with great staff. Wife had brochette of shrimp/beef and I - Cajun seafood pasta...both outstanding and combined with large salad, enough food for dinner at home last night. Corkage wine - $15. No dessert...will return often.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love Melrose Grill! It’s our go-to spot for dining when we want to take out friends or family for a delicious meal!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious! We enjoyed the scallops and porterhouse. The chef seared the scallops in bacon, so delightful and melt in your mouth. Glass was always full and table clean. Service great.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We dine at the bar and always enjoy the bar scene and friendly staff.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We come to Melrose’s for every special occasion. We love it here and the steaks are amazing!! The best steakhouse we have in the area! We always make a reservation and have never had a problem getting a table.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Third time there in 8 months and spectacular each time. If you are a fan of dry aged steaks, this is s must. Already have reservations for December.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food as always

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Dinner with my brother

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent! The staff are wonderful and the food is incredible. The Melrose Grill is a great restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants and my ‘go to’ place for steak in Renton.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

What an awesome meal! The best steak dinner I have EVER had!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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