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Russell's - Vail, Vail, CO

Russell's - Vail

4.7
4.7
1371 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Russell's is more than a steakhouse, it is a dining experience!

Serving certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, weiner schnitzel and Alaskan King Crab legs to name a few. A delightful bottle of wine will compliment your dining experience.

Enjoy a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with wonderful creekside dining. Come and join us and discover your own reason to visit us again and again.

Russell's combines a unique charm with great food that creates an incredible dining experience you will not forget.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (970) 476-6700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Luis Garcia

  • Catering

    We do not offer any catering but if you are very interested, please reach out and we might be able to accomodate you.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events. We do not have a private room but our restaurant is great for booking half of the restaurant. Please contact info@russellsvail.com to inquire about private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Cross street

    Bridge Street

  • Parking details

    There is the main Vail Village parking garage located right below the Vail Transportation Center. Parking is free after 3:00. After you park, walk up Bridge Street and we are located right past the Covered Bridge on your left.

  • Public transit

    Get off at the transportation center located in Vail Village. Start walking towards the mountain up Bridge Street. We are located on the left after you cross the Covered Bridge.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve

    $200.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Russell's New Years Eve celebration 2023 is a prefixed 4 course menu featuring some of your favorite Russell's selections. The price is $200 per person. The guest will receive a choice of appetizer, a choice of soup or salad, a choice of Entree and a choice of dessert. These choices include many of Russell's classic dishes like Steak, King Crab and Baby Back Ribs. The $200 per person price does not include beverages, alcohol or gratuity. We will not be offering an A la carte menu.

Popular dishes

What 1,371 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mountains

    Steakhouse

  • Mountains

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Sjones04

    Kansas City

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful birthday dinner at Russell’s, with my husband! The view, the atmosphere and the service were phenomenal! Had the escargot which was wonderful! I had the French onion soup, my husband had the soup special, lobster bisque. Both were superb! We both had filets, I had mine prepared steak diane style. Both had great flavor, could have been cooked a little less, were more medium than medium rare. We have been going to Russels for 21 years and they never let us down!!
  2. KG

    KGman

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, great value, even better food. Highly recommend.
  3. SA

    SydA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best bread, French onion soup, and more. Fantastic service and food. Life changing
  4. D

    Dusty

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Seated with a view and was very noisy. Could not talk, dark and the food was poor. Would recommend anywhere else that we have ever been in Vail. By far the worst dining experience I have ever had in Vail.
  5. JB

    JenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Would 1000% come back every time I’m in Vail. Staff was amazing food was phenomenal!!
  6. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Russells never disappoints! Just me and my grandson for Thanksgiving dinner and it was very charming and intimate.
  7. JD

    JasonD

    Denver

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    One of the worst dining experiences in recent memory. We waited one hour and fifteen minutes to receive our food. Once we received our food, the New York Strip Steak was cold and inedible. The pork chop was cooked medium rare at best, and the server did not ask what temperature we preferred the pork chop to be cooked to. Nobody was apologetic or even showed an ounce of empathy. Once the manager came to the table she pretty much said, “What do you want we just came off restaurant week, and tomorrow is Thanksgiving?” She eventually gave discounts off some of the entrees. I hate chain restaurants, but I rather have taken my family to an Applebee’s or Chili’s and consumed their food than making them endure Russell’s.
  8. KM

    KimM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal. We went for restaurant week and it was so good we we t back. Even better the second time.
  9. PB

    PhilipB

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. It was difficult to have a cross the table conversation at a round table for 6 bucause of the ambient noise.
  10. C

    Char

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delicious meal and Wesley our service what amazing and make our dining experience very special.
  11. s

    sef01

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special was very well done
  12. C

    Cass

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I are visiting the area and we’re recommended to try this establishment, and boy was it well worth the endorsement! We partook in the restaurant week three course option so we could sample a wide range of the cuisine and nothing disappointed! The tuna sashimi was incredible and we practically liked our plates with every course. The staff was so friendly and made it the best experience and we hope to return in the future!
  13. PD

    PattyD

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there, loved it. Only disappointment was that they were out of several things they had advertised for restaurant week including wine.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Request a table overlooking the creek! The food was great— we got Filet, Caesar salad, & bread & would recommend it all. Our waitress was so friendly. Restaurant is small & quaint. We will be back!
  15. KE

    KentE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good. Great. Good time. Xxxxxxxxxxxxcxcxcccccccccccccccccc
  16. KM

    KimM

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went during restaurant week as they were introducing their new chef. Excellent beef and well cooked potatoes and parsnips. Waiter was very good as we had a group of 6 and he was just the right amount of attention. Very enjoyable Evening.
  17. SA

    SandyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Vail Restaurant week special! Hope to come again!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    They accommodated our large party of 11 people, The food was outstanding, it all came out together, surpassed everyone’s expectations! The steak and ribs were a crowd favorite!
  19. L

    Langs

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love our Russell's - been coming for years, and now living here as a local - great job on Restaurant Week special! Enjoyed it as always!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    Birthday Call my love Jenny
  21. J

    Jani

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was fantastic! Food was delicious
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was amazing. Highly recommend the trout!
  23. B

    Buddy

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Steak was over cooked and tough. However the two other steaks were fine
  24. MH

    MarkH

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    We were really disappointed in with our evening at Russell's. First off we noted it was our anniversary and they placed us right in the bar area where it was obnoxiously noisy and really busy so people were constantly bumping into us, we were hoping to be placed in the back are where it was much most private and quiet. We almost had to yell at each other to have a conversation so that was not how we wanted our special evening to go. Our server however was great and while she was not very knowledgeable on the wine list she asked for some recommendations from the bar which turned out to be a great choice. We ordered the scallops as an appetizer along with the beet salad and 8oz filet as our entree's. The scallops were great but the salad and steak however were not great at all. The salad was just odd tasting and steak was tender but just bland, it's like they forgot to season it or something. I've had better steaks at Applebee's to be honest and for a quarter of the price. The au gratin potatoes were tasteless and hard to finish. Maybe the issues were because this was their fist night back open after being closed during the mud season but for a place like this there shouldn't be an excuse for the food quality at this price. It will be hard for us to return here with other steak options in the Vail Village but who know's maybe we'll give them another shot.
  25. M

    Mountainref

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Abby, was very cordial, attentive, and excellent waitress.
  26. SI

    SIB9999

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent crab legs and Russell’s au gratin potatoes! Service is always good. Staff is personable! Love the creek view.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , very tasty, excellent service!!!!!
  29. TK

    TonyK

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service- look forward to going back!
  30. BD

    BobDonna

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best filet in Vail! Wonderful service.
  31. LE

    LindaE

    Seattle

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Tonight Russell’s was very good! Service was excellent and quick. Burger was excellent. French onion soup was good. Tomato basil salad was okay but lacked any basil flavor. Wines by the glass were excellent but pricey. And we love sitting by the window overlooking the creek!
  32. JO

    JOEL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we only get to Vail for a few days a year and Russel's is one of the places we always trys to get together with some friends. We are always pleased with the food and service. they have one of the best filet mignon's you will fine any where.
  33. S

    Sjones04

    Kansas City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Never lets us down’. Service was outstanding! Highly recommend!
  34. RP

    RayP

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I gave an honest review of my experience, which was great, however, they reported me to Opentable for being a no show on my reservation. I had to submit a copy of my statement showing I spent $214.00 there on 9/12/22 to get me out of Opentable purgatory. I have never been a no show without cancelling. For this, I will NEVER go back to Russell's.
  35. p

    paulaf

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent from reception, service to food! it's our go-to from fine eating
  36. M

    Martin

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and service. Never disappointed
  37. MB

    MichaelB

    Dallas

    62 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    Food was good - service was average - not great for a high end restaurant -
  38. o

    osto

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant experience
  39. C

    Cardioruss

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Not a great meal. My wife ordered the crab legs and the portion was very small. The crab legs tasted salty for $112!!
  40. KG

    KevinG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Russell's is simply the best steak house in Vail. Outstanding dinner!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

FAQs

Russell's - Vail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 476-6700.

Russell's - Vail is rated 4.7 stars by 1371 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 37 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Russell's - Vail

228 Bridge Street, Vail, CO 81657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bridge Street

  • Neighborhood

    Vail

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    There is the main Vail Village parking garage located right below the Vail Transportation Center. Parking is free after 3:00. After you park, walk up Bridge Street and we are located right past the Covered Bridge on your left.

  • Public transit

    Get off at the transportation center located in Vail Village. Start walking towards the mountain up Bridge Street. We are located on the left after you cross the Covered Bridge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Luis Garcia

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (970) 476-6700

  • Catering

    We do not offer any catering but if you are very interested, please reach out and we might be able to accomodate you.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events. We do not have a private room but our restaurant is great for booking half of the restaurant. Please contact info@russellsvail.com to inquire about private events.

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