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Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, FL

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

4.6
4.6
1160 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.

Chef Emmanual Clement has created a varied and exciting menu based on his international experience.
Some of our favorite suggestions include:
Artisan Charcuterie Board, Roasted Beets & Burrata Napoleon & Octopus Escabeche (we cure our own meats)
Entrees: Grilled Swordfish with Sorrel Sauce, Crispy Duck Confit & Tenderloin Au Poivre (all sauces made fresh in house)
Desserts: White Chocolate Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce & Cranberry Crème Brulée (all our desserts are made in house)

Awards:
Top Tables 2020
Best Burger 2021 Orlando Sentinel Foodie Award
Best Ambiance; Editor's Choice Orlando, The City's Magazine
Best Brunch: Readers' Choice Orlando, The City's Magazine

If you any dietary requirements just let us know ahead of time and we will try and accommodate you.

See you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (407) 601-3508
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Emanuel Clement
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can open at any time for semi-private, private events, buyouts and intimate weddings.Entire Restaurant - 150 GuestsMain Dining Area - 95 GuestsBar - 45 GuestsContact our sales Manager at: sales@russellsorlando.com
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Orlando
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet available.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Great for scenic views

  • Orlando

    Great for scenic views

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

1,160 Reviews
  1. PamW

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Good menu. Food took a little too long to come .

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  2. RobertK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
     We were a party at six and had a variety of different items from the menu, including the extra thick pork chops, which were absolutely amazing. Tried the octopus on the appetizer side of the menu and it was phenomenal. We enjoyed the Caesar salad for two which is actually big enough for four people. iI was very good. The Parmesan encrusted linguine was wonderful. The service was spot on and the attention to detail was terrific! Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe will see our repeat business often.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the hostess greeting to our parting goodbye, the experience was delightful. We requested Esteban as our waiter, and he, as always, made for a memorable evening. The scallops pappardelle and beautiful pork chop were delicious. A great place to dine, relax, and enjoy the water view.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Reserved window seat But had no view because they couldn’t raise the blinds

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food & service were excellent. Beautiful view of the water! We all loved our food & our very attentive and friendly server. The only small issue was the menu was slightly different than on open table app & a dish was no longer available that a guest wanted.

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  6. BrittanyZ

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Russell's never fails to impress! Although my husband and I are frequent guests, we recently brought my parents in to experience one of the quaintest, most delicious restaurants in Central Florida. To be expected, they were blown away by the hospitality of the entire team, the gorgeous view, and the amazing food. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or just having a drink and an appetizer out after a long day, you will never have a bad time here.

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  7. jernet

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Service Food and most of All BRANDON is AWESOME!

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  8. LORRAINEV

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service food and view. Highly recommend

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was seated by lake. Nice view inside. Sword fish prepared blackened and I enjoyed it. Chicken Kiev also was also exvellent.

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  10. VeronicaS

    Orlando

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Had a large table and the food was served hot and timely. Really enjoyed the atmosphere.

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  11. pickydiner

    Orlando

    86 reviews

    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious but something went wrong with our server. He started out good then became very inattentive. Never came by to offwr desert menu and things like clearing the table were very slow. But the food and drinks very excellent. Maybe just a bad day for him - I wondered if we did something offensive but I think were we friendly and very well behaved.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a brunch for friends and family from out town, young and old enjoyed. The food and service was good.

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  13. Year

    Orlando

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for the second time in the restaurant. I invited my boss and wife, and they were very pleased. The dishes we ordered were outstanding and service phenomenal. Thank you

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  14. jonl

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always amazing but Christian and Esteban create the experience that keeps us coming back. Great work fellas.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slow this time, but the servers and workers were all nice. I just wish you’d get more refills when buying bottomless mimosas. I got 3 refills over 2 hours and it doesn’t seem like the value is worth it.

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  16. DoreenP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Russel’s on the Ivanhoe and we absolutely loved it! Our waitress was attentive, sweet, & funny. She’s an Eagles fan, so of course we liked her since we are originally from Philadelphia. We started with some freshly baked - straight out of the oven french bread with lightly salted butter….Yum!! We also had the tuna tartare which was very fresh & light for our appetizer. And as for our dinners we had the scallop & asparagus risotto & the sword fish steak. The food was very flavorful & delicious. We will definitely be back!

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  17. Greatexperience

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly delightful experience with live music and amazing food!!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Great brunch menu!!

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  19. Mike

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, excellent vibe -- the way a Sunday morning should be

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  20. YPDConsulting

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The burger and Chicken Kiev were delicious. The bar staff were helpful and great to chat with!

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  21. BenAroundDiner

    Orlando

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location esp. at sunset. The menu was old standards; burger, lamb chop, pork chop, steak, salmon. I had chicken Kiev which you don’t see often. Good flavor, moist chicken but fried too long as it was quite hard on the exterior. My husband had pork chop which was very generous cut, moist. He recommends it.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place to brunch and have dinner. One of my favorite restaurants in Orlando.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super good for brunch. We love this place every time we go there

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  24. Kurt

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service thank you! Great views of the lake as well!

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  25. TGOrlando

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire meal was perfectly cooked and served (by Brandon). But Meagan upon our arrival set the tone for a perfect evening by her responsiveness to our seating needs. Octopus is always a treat here for one of our appetizers. The scallops and risotto was the entrée of the night but all the meals were very very well made.

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  26. Curler1

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our fist dining at Russel's. First the valet parking was a nice feature as parking in this neighborhood comes at a premium. The wait staff was attentive and informative. The food was very good and cooked to order. The prices were very good for the quality of the food. As the restaurant became busy the noise level was high but not unacceptable. We felt comfortable and had a great evening. I would highly recommend it.

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  27. Gins

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dinner at the bar; the bartender Patrick was very knowledgeable about the restaurant's history and the menu. Enjoyable dinner and visit!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, and the cocktails were great! It is a great location on the lake for a sunset dinner.

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  29. SteveT

    Orlando

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dishes, excellent service and location are paramount here. Tuna and avocado tartare, duck confit and swordfish with a sorrel sauce stand out. The Lake Ivanhoe location set the stage for a beautiful sun set. Staff was spot on. A keeper!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service Great food Great location particularly at sunset. I would definitely visit again.

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  31. Gerry

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food at reasonable prices. Wine and cocktails likewise.

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  32. RobertS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a meal at Russell's before seeing Andrea Bocelli in the Kia Center. This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. The entire experience - food, service, atmosphere - was excellent in this small but well run place.

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  33. Suef

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good atmosphere. Restaurant was very busy but the staff kept up with everything. Very nice service and food was great

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  34. PhilipD

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Russells is always a treat. The food and ambiance are top notch. However we had 2 dissapointing issues on Sunday the 18th. The first was the vallet service. There was a car club that had the line backed into Orange Ave. The second issue was the music - it was too loud. Our table was right in front of the artists. If music is a part of the brunch menu, we will pass on future visits.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great! Our waitress was knowledgeable, kind, and overall did a great job. Our food was delicious. We got the Salmon, and chicken Kiev. Our drinks were also amazing. Definitely try the spicy raspberry margarita!

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  36. SGC3

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, start to finish! The parking is a bit rough, but valet helps with that.

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  37. JohnB

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed another outstanding meal at Russell's. We ordered all the appetizers on the menu for the four of us, and finished by sharing an order of the duck confit. The food was delicious, and the ambiance was dim and soothing. I highly recommend Russell's to everybody.

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  38. AndreaK

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most of the food was good but unfortunately over priced.

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  39. Annalee

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and customer service…warm and welcoming

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  40. DaveM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service was probably the best I’ve had in years at a restaurant from the valet to the server his name was Brandon B … excellent skills as a server friendly knowledgeable and attentive. The food .. wow as soon as my tongue touched that piece of pork chop I knew it was going to be amazing and it was! Would be going back and bring my family.

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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 4.6 stars by 1160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

1414 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Orlando
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary valet available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Emanuel Clement
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (407) 601-3508
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant can open at any time for semi-private, private events, buyouts and intimate weddings.Entire Restaurant - 150 GuestsMain Dining Area - 95 GuestsBar - 45 GuestsContact our sales Manager at: sales@russellsorlando.com
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