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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (81)
Neighborhood Gem (74)
Special Occasion (68)
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Good for Birthdays (62)
Good for Anniversaries (59)
Worth the Drive (55)
Casual (43)
Romantic (40)
Cozy (39)
Comfort Food (37)
Business Meals (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Fun (26)
Bar Seating (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Local Ingredients (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great Beer (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I had a terrific date night. We started with a drink, for dinner we both had the rib eye, it was fantastic! Cooked perfectly! I had the loaded baked potato and she had the Parmesan potatoes which were yummy! We finished by sharing a wonderful bourbon infused cream brûlée. Service was also spot on. Definitely a new favorite date spot.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants! Quality food and service every time! One of the best steaks in the city!!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined 5 days ago

Absolutely amazing. Food was off the charts. I love this place and would go everyday if I could.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great but a little over priced. $50 for a porter house is a little much especially since they do not feature higher quality like grass feed , no hormone, etc beef

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing Black eye pea spinach salad!
Rib eye cooked perfect and seasoned so tasty.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food and service are awesome at the Grill. Two things to note...a large party was sitting next to a table for two and they were extremely loud. May not be the fault of the restaurants, but a friendly reminder that other people are dining too may be in order.

Also the table for two we were sitting in is right by the front door and it's very cold when the door opens and closes.

Aside from that - I love this restaurant!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

We had a wonderful evening. Your staff is always friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Thank you all for making my Birthday very special. See you soon!

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Incredible steaks! Cooked, seasoned and aged to pure perfection. Staff was amazing! Lisa was our waiter and gave us the perfect amount of attention and our drinks were always full! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Never disappointed in Melrose. The steaks are delicious, the drinks are well made, and the service is always excellent. Make a reservation or else you'll most likely be waiting. Even with a wait, it's worth it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Never had a bite I didnt like! Excellent Filet Mignon! My favorite place to eat!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We tried the Delmonico and bison ribeye, I must say my delmonico was cooked to my perfection. I also ordered their pecan creme brulee and it was good too. This is worth the drive from Spanaway:) will definitely go more often with friends next to time. I tried their cranberry margarita and it too was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

My girlfriend and I came to celebrate a job change. The steaks were every bit as good as more expensive steak houses. Impressive bourbon list, they had Pappy Van Winkle 20 year, which was a nice surprise. Nice wait staff, quick service, nice restaurant but not over the top. Retains it's old charm. Definitely worth the time to dine here. Reservations can be tough to come by, keep in mind.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had reservations at 9:15pm and were seated promptly. Our server Vanessa was very pleasant and attentive. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The Balsamic vinaigrette was amazing on our salad. The steaks, Rib Eye and Delmonico were the best we had ever eaten! Even the simply grilled chicken was delicious! It was our first visit and definitely won’t be our last!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I like this restaurant but I wish that they would vary their menu. I have had everything there that appeals to me and they haven't changed the menu in years- its getting really boring. What they have is good but I would enjoy it more if they had some specials that weren't the specials they have put out for at least the last 8 years.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I had the best steak i have ever had in my life ! It was called the delmonico steak we eat out alot! Everything was perfect ! I see why it's hard to get into this place ! It's amazing

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Food was delicious! It’s kids friendly place so can be noisy but great place for family dinner. Staff are friendly too. This has become one of our fav restaurants!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Visited Melrose Grill to celebrate my friend's birthday. Staff were friendly and they were extremely helpful. The waitress who helped us was very knowledgeable, I was impressed (she knows all the preparation to the dishes on the Special Board!) I ordered a rib-eye steak and my friend ordered a Delmonico steak. We were thrilled at the flavor the meat brings us on our first bite! The flavor, juiciness and texture of the steak was PERFECT! I would give it a 10/10 stars if the steak was just as good as we ate. As the steaks cooled off, it became less juicy and the texture of the steak changed. Well, for the amount of money I am paying, Melrose Grill delivered more than I expected!! It was great experience and it is heavenly when I need a quick steak fix! We had a birthday cake so we did not order any dessert from them!
Overall, I enjoyed it :)

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I ordered ribeye steak and it was delicious, however, it had a lot of fat and gristle. My husband ordered the filet and his was excellent

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food is always wonderful and the servers are always great and professional. I always recommend this to people And they are never disappointed.

Tags: Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Melrose was great, the food was excellent and Cathy our server was great

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. On New Years Eve I had the best meal ever. The Delmonico was cooked perfectly, and the service was outstanding. Melrose gets better and better with every visit.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always awesome !!!! Our favorite steak house !!!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first experience at Melrose Grill. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and we felt that dowm home hospitality. Our waiter Lisa was awesome and made everything on the menu sound delicious. This was a perfect start for our New Year Eve 2018. Thank you so much:-)

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was delicious, but my wife order was served incorrectly. Although, we didn't complain about it.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love this place:):) we have been coming here for the last four years for birthdays and special occasions. It never disappoints!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Melrose never disappoints. I’ve been going since they opened and could sit down right away. now that they have become more wellknown it’s hard to get in. So make reservations well in advance.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and service above and beyond expectation

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

It was great as always!!! Food was good , a little slower than normal service .

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a fabulous experience Be sure to get reservations, as a walk-in wait is lengthy!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Melrose is always a great place to go!Food is always great and the service is always friendly and great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Its our first time at Melrose. We had a 4:pm reservation. I arrived at 3:50 pm. I approached the door and it was locked. I didnt know that the restaurant opens the doors exactly at 4:pm. I attempted to open the door. I peeked in and the waitresses saw me but didnt ackowledge me or came to the door to let me know they werent open yet. I felt ignored. But a few moments later the hostess came out from the back side and told us they would open soon. So we decided to stay. My wife and I sat and ordered. We were treated well by the waitress. The food was very good. My wife ate the entire plate which is a miracle. I tipped the waitress 25% for good service. I will be back on a more regular basis as long as they continue the good service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, People Watching, Cozy, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have visited the Melrose on many occasions, the last few have not been good to us!! As Melrose has become more popular, it seems to us Melrose had sacrificed their popularity into rushing patrons into quick meals and at times not very good service.... i.e. Meat not cooked to specific needs (Medium= Medium Rare almost rare) you hate to send any food back to be re-cooked?? Then the meat comes back as charcoal on the outside not really cooked any different on the inside? Slow bar service at times when you re-order your drinks the second time around!!
We had planned this dinner for a month with guest coming to town (We usually go to Daniel's Broiler) to allow our guest to try a new steak house? They seemed to come away disappointed!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The bread was really good, but the salad was tasteless. The crispy Parmesan potatoes should not be on the menu. The Mexi Fries at taco time are better. Definitely not what I would expect at a high end restaurant. It was too loud, couldn’t have a conversation. It was cold. The meat was really good, but it was a little rarer than what I expected. The server was very friendly and took good care of us

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Dining here is a favorite with our neighbors for the Holidays. Nice that they have kept a lot of the history in the building features. Cozy and nice hospitality. One of our best places in the area for both steak and seafood. I had my fav...the Prime Delmonico rib steak. Others raved about the stuffed pork chops! All of us enjoyed our green salads with their house blue cheese and warm rolls that come with the meals. A little noisy due to Christmas reveling.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food! Overall Amazing steak. Decent service. Waitress had a lot of tables and disappeared a few times. It was tremendously loud sitting in the back section next to a table of 6. We could barely hear our own table talk which made us eager to get our food and get out. Great steak!

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 20, 2017

What a consistently amazing restaurant with a historic vibe, great food and wonderful service. It is a great place for a special birthday celebration.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Best steaks on the west coast

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were very surprised at the service and food value at the Melrose for our first time visit. We would definitely recommend and go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love eating at the Melrose! We go there to celebrate our special occasions with a great meal. We highly recommend the rib eye steak.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We love the Melrose Grill. Great food. We come there on all special occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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