Great food and good service! Though it was a bit slow while we were there (customer-wise).
Food was ok and service wasn’t the best. Probably wouldn’t go back.
Nothing spectacular at all about the food. Not sure why the rating is so high. Slow service, high prices, mediocre food, at best.
We enjoyed our visit prior to an event in the area. Nice staff, good food, fun atmosphere.
The food and service are always great. The lower level is a little noisy for a business lunch
The wait staff was great.
The food was good, maybe even very good, but not outstanding, or brilliantly creative/imaginative.
Most of the dining is on the lower level, which is mercifully quieter, if not quiet, but lacks much of a vibe. The lower level decor is not especially imaginative.
They have an outstanding location in Harvard Square.
The outdoor dining in nice weather is a real plus.
We will go back. But I haven't developed a sense of passion about Russell House Tavern, yet. Maybe on my/our next try.
Wonderful location. My husband and I met a friend we haven't seen in 11 years! It was a great reunion and the perfect place for a meal. Will highly recommend this restaurant.
Had a wonderful time. We arrived early for our reservation but they still managed to seat us even though they were very busy. Food was very good, cocktails were fantastic.
excellent food, excellent service, deafening noise level, rickety tables, huge bar
The wait staff weren’t very attentive but the food and drinks were top notch, as usual.
Had a really nice birthday meal for my girlfriend. Only problem was we made a dinner reservation for 8PM and at about 8:15 they tried to seat us in the bar. I explained I had made a dinner reservation and wanted to sit in the dining room. We were eventually given a table in the dining room after a bit more of a wait. After that, everything went very well.
Oysters! Seafood Tower, Mussels, Lobsters, and more Oysters! Great food and service!
The place is good, but they used to be much better in the past in terms of seasoning and service.
We went here for Brunch while running an errand to Harvard Yard area. Always love the food here and just the right kind of energy. The waitress who took our order was quite nice and cheerful. My wife ordered bacon extra crispy and eggs. Another lady brought us our entrees and my wife asked for salt and pepper and asked very nicely that the bacon (not crispy) be sent back to the kitchen. this waitress actually scowled at my wife!!! Really!! needs to be retrained.
Loved the environment. Walking distance from my hotel and Harvard. Food was good. My entree was just ok. I would go back.