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Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, FL

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

4.7
4.7
841 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 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

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Emanuel Clement

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 841 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando

    Scenic View

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for the magical dining experience and it was all great! The food and the drinks were all delicious! We will be back to try more things. Our server, Max was friendly, helpful and took great care of our party. Very happy we picked this spot and we will be back.
  2. CD

    CarolD

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! The food is wonderful. Fresh and house-made. Some unusual signature dishes to select from. the service was perfect...attentive but not annoying. The view of the lake and sunset is relaxin and beautiful. We were there on a Tuesday night and it was wonderfully calm and not too noisy. I highly recommend Russell's!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter had to come back a couple of times for details on our order, but it came out correctly. Excellent food (our steaks were cooked perfectly), and the bread service was sourdough (we both love sourdough). Our drinks were well made and strong. Only note would be that the potatoes, while very tasty, were a bit thick, and could’ve used a touch more moisture, like perhaps some cream. We will be back!
  4. AW

    AdamW

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First. I'd like to say... I want to really like this place - been here a couple times but never am dying to come back when I leave. I like the idea of it being on the water and having a nice view. I went for brunch. The duck skillet bowl ($21) was a little bowl lots of oil and fat fried potatoes, a soft cooked sunny side up egg on top - and little to no duck meat. Anything that resembled duck meat looked like it was overcooked scrapings of the bottom of the pan mixed in the with fat/oil. Felt weighed down and sluggish afterwards. Friend had the crab and avocado toast ($26) but this is one piece of brioche toast, with exactly one half coated in egg salad, the other half covered in smashed avocado with a about a heaping teaspoon of lump crab on top. Not bad, and I had this before but I completely forgot that you are only getting half a slice of avocado toast and the other half is egg salad. Fine, but nothing wow'd me on this plate for $26. Had a couple espresso drinks plus tip and tax and was over about $85 for 2, and this was without alcohol. Music was so-so as well, but good for him as a one-man-band playing diverse set of tunes from TSwift to Fleetwood Mac. One family of 6 let their child of maybe 5-6 yo go out back and throw sticks and rocks into the lake unattended and we wondered if there were alligators in there. After about 5 minutes someone went out and brought her back in. I hope they make some changes to the food - I like the ambiance but it was easily forgettable.
  5. PD

    PaulD

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck confit hash was incredible.
  6. RN

    RayN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting Russell's and I am glad we did everyone from the valet guys to the hostess to the waiter were very friendly and acted like they were glad we came and the food was fantastic.
  7. F

    Florida

    Orlando

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Trying a new restaurant to us during Magical Dining. The selections were quite nice. We starter with a generous shrimp cocktail and ended with cheesecake. We were thinking our server may have been inexperienced. He was pleasant, however slew on service. Would return if we were around the Lake Ivanhoe area.
  8. T

    Theresa

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ranch chicken is incredible-a must try. The Parmesan crusted shrimp linguini was delicious-love the location
  9. JS

    JosanneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anastasia was an absolute delight and the food was incredible. It was my first time and it did not disappoint. I will definitely be back.
  10. DC

    DwainC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good with nice ambiance for our romantic dinner. Nice, relaxing location. Staff was quite pleasant and welcoming. Parking staff were quite favorable!
  11. KM

    KathrynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!! Our waiter was amazing..friendly, very attentive.
  12. l

    lindaochsc

    Orlando

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent and the magical dining month menu was varied and delicious!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Russell’s for magical dining as we’d been wanting to try this restaurant. Some of us had magical dining, and others did not. Everyone loved their food and the picturesque lake view at sunset was beautiful.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dine at this particular restaurant at least 3 to 4 times a month and I have never been disappointed. I highly recommend it. They also have an amazing happy hour and Wednesdays, Half off of bottles of wine.
  15. SD

    SusanD

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday at Russell’s & ordered from The Magical Dining Menu!!! Everything was ABSOLUTELY SCRUMPTIOUS & the view of Lake Ivanhoe divine!!! The chef even delivered our stacked beet salads, which was so sweet!!! It was an unforgettable evening & we will definitely be returning!!! Thank you!!!
  16. JM

    JimM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous evening, superb service!
  17. KC

    KevinC

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here for my Mom’s birthday dinner. Service was good and the food was great.
  18. T

    Twub1

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fresh and delicious. Service was attentive.
  19. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great and the food was amazing! Very happy!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Understaffed, but the team was working hard to keep up and very gracious. Food was amazing, as were the cocktails. We had the duck and the rabbit, would recommend both. Glad we went and worth the wait!
  21. JF

    JonF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are long time patrons and we enjoy the food and ambiance. Saturday night we had an enjoyable dinner for the Magical Dining and watched a lovely sunset while sipping on some nice wine.
  22. DA

    DebbieA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was told when I called you can't reserve window table yet when we arrived, were told the empty tables along window were reserved Then, we ordered martinis at table before dinner. Excellent drink. We were served food. We had to ask for refills of water and ask for cheese to be shaved on pasta. Then bill placed when plate removed. We were in middle of a conversation, and were asked to leave because people were waiting. The tall lady who seemed like a manager was blunt. Our food was good and beautifully presented but was tainted . We left table and waited outside for valet to bring car . Lovely meal but awkward evening.
  23. BZ

    BrianZ

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great magical dining experience. Excellent services. Loved the salmon, bread pudding and beet appetizer.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We went to try the Magic Dining Menu. This was our second visit and we weren’t disappointed. We love the location and the restaurant as a whole. Overall it was good but the shrimp with Alfred was a tad bland, and thus the 4 star. Cocktails were very good and the service was good. Overall we have a lovely evening and will definitely be back.
  25. KL

    KristenL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing. He knew the menu well and gave great recommendations.
  26. JV

    JoseV

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a date night and had a great time. We ate The rabbit and the shrimp linguini. Cool staff , valet guys , server, and the manager that approached to us making sure everything was alright
  27. BM

    BillM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent! Service was terrific! Would definitely go again.
  28. GI

    GlenI

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second five-star review of Russell”s and again we couldn’t have been more pleased. Our party of seven gathered for a birthday celebration and we enjoyed the lovely sunset over Lake Ivanhoe. The food was genuine and extremely well received. Since our party was larger it took a little while to be prepared but definitely well worth the wait. The menu is terrific with welcome but out of the ordinary options such as octopus, rabbit, roasted beets together with more familiar options like shrimp linguine and blacked salmon. Everything was delicious!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe was on the magical dining list so I decided to try it for dinner. The restaurant, the food, the view was all amazing. Enjoy my server Max and his recommendations and will definitely come again. I recommend the salmon, shrimp cocktail and chocolate mousse.
  30. CD

    CindyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for asking. It was our 30th wedding anniversary and this was the best place to celebrate. Great food and atmosphere. We had never dined at Russell's and found it quite nice. The service from Max our waiter was superb. Thanks again, Greg and Cindy D.
  31. F

    Frank

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an enjoyable dining experience. Our server was very attentive, the meals excellent and the atmosphere pleasant.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meals, outstanding selection. Brandon , our server, did a fantastic job.
  33. FC

    FreddyClayton

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had heard good comments about Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe, so we ate brunch there last weekend. It was delightful. All the staff were friendly and helpful, and the service was attentive and responsive yet unobtrusive. We had the lobster roll and the omelette with spinach, cheese, and mushrooms, and all the food was delicious. We can recommend Russell’s enthusiastically.
  34. F

    Ferg19

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great birthday dinner date night! Food is always amazing with beau full sunset views
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was absolutely amazing! We ordered the shrimp encrusted linguine and the pork chop along with the pineapple old fashion. Our server's name was Anastasia was the best server I've had in a long time. Very sweet, attentive, and prescriptive during our visit. I highly recommend requesting to sit with her if you are able to!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Russell’s. We did magical dining and everything was delicious. We both agreed we’re looking forward to returning. The staff was polite and attentive. Great environment.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt provided very professional service…… the table side Caesar was beautifully prepared and delicious! What a classic treat! Wonderful experience overall!
  38. S

    Sync

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the perfect table for the Caesar salad -- the end of the common table, tall enough to see everything the staff did to make that great dressing! The duck confit was great, dark, moist and flavorful. The mahi was very good as well. If I wasn't driving I definitely would have had another cocktail.
  39. MM

    MMonroe

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to Russell’s a few time and have always had a great experience. From the complimentary Valet parking to the tasty drinks! Each time has been a great experience with great food great service and great friends.
  40. C

    Carla

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was great, the only reason I didn’t give a five star all the way was because I made reservations for my husband birthday and they assigned a new new server to our table. He wasn’t bad, but not totally ready for special occasions, food was amazing and very nice setting

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4.7 stars by 841 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 6 times today
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 Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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