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About Russell's

Russell's is more than a steakhouse, it is a dining experience!

Serving certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, scampi, 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.

228 Bridge Street
Vail, CO 81567
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(970) 476-6700

Website:
http://www.russellsvail.com/

Russell's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Good for a Date (9)
Cozy (8)
Business Meals (8)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Waterfront (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Vail - down home steaks, etc... in a cozy setting.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall good restaurant. Food was good quality with reasonably good taste and a good price point (for Vail). Had the filet mignon, and it was well prepared, but really needed the accompanying Bernaise sauce to bring out the flavor. Vegetables and gratin potatoes were delicious. Cheesecake with raspberry sauce was yummi. Service was fast and friendly, and the atmosphere was casual and energetic; just sit down, eat, and have a good time. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

IT has been the best steaks and seafood in the Valley for over 20 years I believe and still remains the best!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

The lamb was amazing

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Been coming here for my birthday celebration for many years. I can pick to go anywhere in town and this, hands down is always my pick. Great food and service👍

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Been returning here for years great place and will keep coming back

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was just average. We waiting 15 for our server to take our drink order. Once all food orders were placed after 25 min of waiting, then the food came quickly.
Onion soup is below average, but the blackened Grouper fish was fantastic.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Loved the casual but nice feeling ambiance. The waiter was very knowledgeable, polite and efficient.
Best steaks in town

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was amazing!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great service! Cozy atmosphere and really good food! Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic, Cozy, People Watching
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Yummy as always!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointed that the Escargot appetizer came toward the end of our entree & it wasn't worth the wait.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

My husband and I had a reservation at 6 PM and were seated at a table by the window . The service was prompt and the hostess suggested bison meat which I ordered and it was utterly delicious cooked to exactly the specification requested. My husband had the back ribs also excellent. We had a Matanzas Merlot that was perfect. All in all a very enjoyable experience . The restaurant was packed by 6:30 with the kind of atmosphere you expect to see in a mountain resort.. Highly recommendable,

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was as expected. We are repeat customers and will keep coming back. Service was attentive and fast. Steaks, burgers etc are good. Escargot has a different take than traditionally served-
more of a bay or curried flavor. This is a fun, relaxed place to dine.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Always fantastic. Iconic Vail restaurant for decades in downtown Vail Village

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Best king crab of my life!! Im here every year just for this.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food, excellent service, nice wine list. Try the Wienerschnitzel. The rate tuna is excellent.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

This was not worth the price that they charge.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wine and escargot appetizer were great. Only reason I gave it 3 Stars. No tablecloths, which is sort of strange for a steakhouse. They claim they dry-age all of their steak 35 days, I wouldn't believe it from the taste if I had sat there and watched it the entire time it was aging. My steak was good, but not 35 days good. My wife's steak was slightly overcooked, but not enough to deal with the hassle of sending it back. Hers also didn't taste dry-aged. The standard potatoes that come with steaks was just that, standard. Not much flavor. It was very loud as well. Don't know if they can control this or not, but we were sat in an area that had 3 large tables that sat 6 or more, sprinkled in with the 2-toppers. I felt like I could hear everyone around me and not hear my wife. It was actually a relief on our ears when we left. Now on to the most disappointing part, the service. I have never had to pour my own glasses of wine so much at a restaurant before. I know this sounds snobby, but when you're buying an $80 bottle, you expect the entire experience. I would have someone top off my glass at Olive Garden when I would go there in my college days (not a big city or nice restaurant), and they can't do it at a steakhouse in Vail? Not to mention we were celebrating our anniversary with no acknowledgement from the hostess or the waitstaff. Not expecting anything (free dessert on a $200+ meal maybe?), but not even a congratulatory remark was simply disappointing. For the money, you can do much better in the valley.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good location, great food, good value, will dine there again.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

El servicio y la atención poco amble la comida muy promedio y la atención mala

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I brought some friends (their first time) as a thank you for helping me through a difficult time. The staff at Russell’s was so wonderful and friendly. The food was incredibly delicious!! Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

From the moment we walked in, we felt welcome into this cozy steak house. Our waiter was outstanding, the smoked salmon app and filet were delicious. The grouper special as grilled to perfection. Wine list is reasonably priced. Great meal, great service. Highly recommended.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our favorite Vail restaurant for steaks. Lively. Great service. Perfect location on Gore Creek by the covered bridge. Expensive, but worth the price for special occasions.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Love this resturant, great food, terrific staff, perfect location, cozy spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Tradition at least one night per week while in town! Always fun- always consistently delicious!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

There’s a reason this place has been in Vail as long as it has. The steaks were fantastic, especially the teriyaki sirloin. The service was efficient and the staff very friendly. Finally, the location is next to the covered bridge and Gore Creek. Love it!

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 (México)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We celebrate Thanksgiving and the food and service was expectacular. It's a really nice place!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Steaks and wine were amazing! Great service as well.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food. Okay service on Day 1 of the ski season.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good but could have been warmer. It seemed as if it may have been sitting ready in the window and the server didn’t deliver the food quick enough. Our server was mediocre. There is definitely potential but needs a little tweaking in the service department.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We have dined here several years in a row. Food is great, but the bar is in the dining area as you enter. Several people came in, to sit at bar, and the noice level escalated, which ruined the dining experience. My suggestion is to have dinner guests seated in the 2nd dining room, to leave bar patrons to stay in the entry bar. That way they can laugh enjoy the bar, without the noise etc affecting the dinner guests in this area.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

First course mediocre. Crab legs extraordinary service very attentive

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Always a great place - Best Steaks in Vail, nothing else even close

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Wedding anniversary

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 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had high expectations. The place was very busy but the service was very good and food arrived promptly. For a highly regarded place, the food was pretty ordinary although the steak was good quality. Scallop starter overcooked and wrapped in fatty bacon with creole spices shaken over the scallops - did not really work. Wine list was extensive but very overpriced.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We loved Russell's. Our waitress was great, the food was absolutely delicious, Steak Diane was perfection, ribeye was delicious, fresh green beans were terrific, but one drawback were the scallop potatoes. They were dry and flavorless. You could tell they made a large baking dish earlier and as they sat there was no coming g back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food as always.

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