Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

4.4
402 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located on the historic Lake Ivanhoe, Russell's offers an upscale casual dining restaurant and bar featuring an innovative and fresh menu, all with an amazing view and atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 402 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipOrlandoGuy
Orlando
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for magical dining. They served full size portions of every course. So much food that we ended up not even eating one of the desserts but just having it packed up and brought home with us. Filet mignon was tender and delicious the Salmon was cooked perfectly. The mashed potatoes have fontina cheese and gruyere cheese in them and they are so rich and decadent. It was Friday night And just six pm but the place was full. The entire staff worked as a team helping serve, clear and check on each table. Our waiter’s name was Esteban and he did a terrific job. We will definitely be back.

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MarkL
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for magical dining and all elements were brilliant. From the bar service to the hostess providing a marvelous table to the excellent food. Everything was quite memorable.

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vipRoss
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

I thought Magical Dining was a great time to try this restaurant. I won't be going back.

The wedge salad was average. (The Tap Room has the best!)
The salmon didn't taste like salmon as it was so blackened.
The green beans weren't cooked enough
The mashed potatoes were gummy
My friends steak came over done and she had to wait forever to get it cooked to the correct temp.
The waiter, who I saw on his phone several times, either outside or texting in my view, brought the check before the desserts came.
It took far too long between the entrees and the desserts.
Very disappointing as I love the view of the lake.

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Acnewell
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

After enjoying a good dinner a couple of weeks ago we decided to try Russell's for brunch, bad choice. We waited 55 minutes after ordering for 2 omelets and avocado toast. To make things worse our omelets were over cooked, one was burned on the bottom. They didn't seem to have any seasoning on them, just bland. We would have informed the server however he didn't come by to ask about the food. Very disappointing experience. There are much better options in the area, we will not return.

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SuzanneT
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service were outstanding! Lacks ambience/atmosphere, which can easily be remedied with decor!

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vipBrigitteb
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for magical dining and liked it so much we’d like to go back

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RosieP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding

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MrDaddyRo
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was not good; had to wait a long time for salads and had to ask for bread. Server brought our checks before we even had our desserts.
Entrees all over $30 and small plus not great taste, kind of bland.
We do not recommend.

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AngieL
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have had in a while. Great food and service. They didn’t rush us through our meal and timed the courses perfectly. We will be back. Highly recommend!!

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vipCarlS
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is just delicious. This was our first time visiting so some of us opted for the Magical Dining Menu while some of our party ordered off the menu. Our service was amazing and we cannot wait to come back. The atmosphere was so relaxing and overall we found this place to be pretty awesome! Our waiter Christian was simply the best.

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JudyH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, the view of LakeIvanhoe was beautiful. As all restaurants now they need more waiters. Our waiter was very good but had a lot of tables so we had a lot of waiting. The waiters also had to reset the tables, no busser.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd time eating dinner and always good - chicken Kiev is not something you see on many menus and it was great. Service always friendly and fun

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DougP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On noise level-we had an almost 2 year old with us, so we constituted most of the noise level. :-)

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Acnewell
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food and drinks. Highly recommended.

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JohnF
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and atmosphere as well as peaceful view of Lake Ivanhoe

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YamanT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was excellent, the server could have been a bit more attending, we had a Sunday brunch and the place did not seem packed yet but it was filled while we were getting ready to leave. We will definitely visit again

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vipLindaS
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took advantage of Magical Dining and dined at Russell’s on Lk Ivanhoe. We had Impeccable service and food. We actually had to request to see the manager so we can compliment the staff and chef. We’ll be back for sure!

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MegG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Had a great Magical Dining night with friends. The only annoying thing was a server who kept calling us “honey” and “love.” Her service was great but I think she was channeling an older waitress at a diner, not a server at a high end restaurant.

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PaulaR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fine dining experience in Downtown Orlando!

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sushidate
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Magical Dining and everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and views.

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vipNICETOEATOUT
Orlando
38 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Overall, excellent meal. Tried it for the first time with the Magical Dining. Glad we did, as it was an excellent meal. Only issue was an "attitude" from the server. Without getting into details, he was somewhat condescending and did not offer us bread, which was delicious, when another employee brought it. He did get a lot nicer when the check was due to be paid. It was a fabulous steak, and a 5 star meal, if not for the snootiness of the server. Will return and ask for someone else.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Visited for the first time. Ate from Magical Dining menu and all was good. Enjoyed the restaurant. Will likely return again.

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jaymomma77
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a special date night arrange, and this restaurant met our expectations. It was beautiful and quaint but unfortunately it was raining that evening but the atmosphere in the restaurant was still very romantic. We had to bring our little one with us and the service was very accommodating to him, they brought his food out for us which I really appreciate it. The food was absolutely perfect, everything came out on time the desert was amazing. Our server happened to be the bartender that evening and she was on point, she definitely gave us a pretty great service to come back. The parking attendant was super nice and did a great job. We will definitely be back to this establishment.

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LindyLu
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent we were there for magical dining

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LorraineS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambience, Food and Service.
Sebastian was our wait staff and was attentive and not intrusive.

Located with a lovely location with view of Lake Ivanhoe. Complimentary valet parking.

Folks were seated with enough spacing so we felt comfortable dining inside without wearing face masks.

Would not hesitate recommending this restaurant to family and friends.

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Papa
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location on the water. Valet to assist with parking. Friendly greeting upon arrival. Nice Magical Dining Selection. Solid service. Good drinks, apps, entrees and desserts!

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Everything was great except the service was very slow. There weren’t many guests so guess they needed more servers or more kitchen help.

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SusanR
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was attentive, the manager visited. Food was awesome and great deal during Magical Dining!

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Brian
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service at Russell's has always been fantastic. Finally made it in for Brunch, the Cinnamon Roll Waffle is Fire!

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vipIntlfoodie
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had an 830pm reservation but we had to wait at the bar for 30 mins because they were so busy with magical dining. The food was extraordinary. It's a great restaurant and the cuisine is amazing. Cannot wait until they have outdoor seating again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical Dining menu was wonderful. Extra delicious.

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BruceS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great memories from Russell's. The terrific food was second only to the outstanding service. Also, top notch food options during Magical Dining

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LawrenceP
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food, service, view. We will be back!

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vipRtherrien
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt rushed. Pork chops were extremely good, although the pork believes were overdone.

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was lacking, cocktails were not delivered until we were practically done with our apps, steak as an entree but we had to ask for a steak knife. Long wait for dessert and check. This place is very noisy and our food was just ok, nothing special. There is no ambiance here at all. Orlando has so many great places to dine at that offer much better service, food and overall experience...don't waste your time here.

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LaurenR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Seems popular with the golf crowd. I thought the food was too salty but my dining partner liked it. The outdoor seating has all been enclosed and there are no longer tables outside.

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vipshearmadness
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For the price I was expecting a bit more creativity and quality. Too many items on the menu can be had at other restaurants that tend to do it better. I hope this was just an off night and not a sign of things to come.

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JasonS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Joe was great. Food was excellent. Nice view.

FAQs

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 601-3508.

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe is rated 4.4 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.