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Melrose Grill

1440 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1440 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The food is incredible! The menu is very small but definitely worth it. Plan on spending at least $150 for 2. We were so full that we could not even get desert.

The staff was kind but they seems to be bumping into each other all the time and they were almost running around us. It was a busy night with all the tables full.

They don't open until 4pm for dinner only.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We absolutely loved this restaurant! Fresh food, great wine and friendly service!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and staff! Only been there twice and each time had a wonderful time...

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Best steak I've ever had. Service is amazing. Friendly environment.

DustinW (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great food, great service, alright price. I've ate at steakhouses that are comparable for less.

MBuchan (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

I made reservations, but ended up waiting 15 mins to be seated. Was not happy with the wait.

AnnivDinner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to the Melrose for our anniversary and enjoyed one of the best steaks I've ever had! My wife had the salmon and she said it was perfect. I would highly recommend the Melrose but make a reservation as it is small and seating is limited.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Steak was great. Rack of Lamb tasted great, but was tough. Even the steak knife had a hard time cutting the meat. /Service was spot-on.

TylerP (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Our experience this time was not very nice. The first complaint I had was the noise level. Insane. A large group (from comcast) next to us was treating the place like they were the only ones the. Basically yelling at eachother. Their server was encouraging it. I couldn't hear my wife speaking. I couldn't hear our server. I cost even hear my own voice at times. It was ridiculous.

The second complaint I have is that I ordered king crab legs with my steak. 18 dollars for two legs...seems pricey but whatever. But what isn't okay is that when I got them and I creaked open the biggest piece, I found the meat inside just wrecked. They cut the shell for me...but I'm guessing that when they did that, the blade of the saw or whatever went inside and ruined it. There was almost none left. I told the waitress. Her response "let me go see if I can do something" I'm thinking you better be able to get me a new one. She eventually got me a new plate, but it was all chopped up. I saw 4 different tips. They clearly had the same problem with the new crab legs they were bringing me and "solved" the pproblem by giving me the ends of four separate legs. Obviously that is not ideal. They should have said, sorry all our legs are like this, we will take that off your bill.

All in all, it was not what I was hoping for at all. I would have enjoyed myself at outback or something way more.

The steak was good though.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Our first time to Melrose and we will definitely be back. We had Vanessa our server. Very personable, an asset to Melrose. We asked for recommendations and her thoughts on different items and she was spot on!!!!