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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
People Watching (8)
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Special Occasion (7)
Casual (6)
Romantic (6)
Scenic View (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Authentic (2)
Fun (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Business Meals (2)
Waterfront (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Denver)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The spinach salad and trout were delicious. While some of the encores are pricey, this is a nice restaurant for a special occasion.

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great dinner. Service was outstanding. Set close to the windows and this made it special. The food was all well prepared and tasty. Location could not be beat next to the zGore creek.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent food!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very disappointed. We have eaten here before but tonight the food fell short. My husband had to send his steak back and my veal was over cooked and dry. This is a expensive restaurant and not pleased at all.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outstanding as usual! As a concierge, I simply tell guests to "can the Chop House. Can Elway's, and go the best steak and crab restaurant in the Valley". Steak Diane is to die for! Great Caesar, french onion soup and, og course, the scalloped potatoes.
Service unsurpassed. Maitre 'd top notch.
Need I say more.
Greg Caspers

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We love this place. We always make a point to eat here on every vacation. We have been here at least 6 or 7 times on vacay. Crab legs are always awesome, even though far away from the coast. Also, Steak Diane is my favorite. Great sauce.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have dined at this restaurant several times. Last night it didn't have the same appeal as usual. The food seemed really salty. The potatoes-au-gratin (one of our favorite parts of dining here) tasted reheated and the steaks were not as tender as I remember in the past. I suppose I only drank wine on my last visits and was disappointed to learn that they don't have a signature cocktail menu. I love the location of this restaurant and the open and airy feel with all the windows open. The stafd is always very friendly. I wish the dining experience was the same as it was a few years ago when we began dining here.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant. Delicious trout! Friendly helpful service.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was excellent with much different spices used than normal. Very nice. Steak Diane was good and the chocolate cake was awesome. Service was average to better but needs to step up a notch. I didn't feel like I was the only one there. A Plus: Extensive wine list and Great appetizers.

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Only 1 of 3 entrees was edible-small filet was delicious while sirloin was chewy and weinersnizel was overbreaded and unappetizing/tasteless. Certainly not worth the price. Server was civil but indifferent. I've eaten hear previously and was very disappointed.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Fantastic gluten free options. Something for everyone

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Our waiter, Wesley, was super! Be sure and request him.

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·Dined on August 7, 2017

We have dined numerous times at Russell's and the service and food have always been great...this particular time the food was only marginal at best (I had the Ribeye which I normally get) and it was not good. I had to order a second glass of wine three times to get it...do I need to say anymore about the service or lack of. My wife and I were very disappointed since this has always been one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Our dinner at Russell's was exceptional. It's one of our most favorite restaurants in Vail!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great steak restaurant but lots of other good things as well. The trout was wonderful.
I go here for the scalloped potatoes.

Tags: Quick Bite, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent.
Surpassed my previous best restaurant in Vail.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The best surf and turf in the valley! Maybe the world. It's really amazing.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Steaks were spot on but the salads and service really lacked in freshness, inspiration and attentiveness. A wider selection on vegetarian options would be nice too for the $$$$ menu.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This is a 6 plus out of 5! Best food in vail! The tables by the creek are very romantic , the menus is diverse, service perfect!

Tags: People Watching, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Good service, good menu, good food, nice traditional steakhouse

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Reunion of college friends

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and service. Asked for a table with creek view an got seated at completely opposite area and noise level made it hard to talk. That said would come again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful evening and delicious meal at Russell's! We sat by an open window and loved the cool breeze and beautiful sights of Vail. Our meal was cooked to perfection and our waiter was very attentive. This was our second time to eat at Russell's and both times were delightful experiences!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Russell's is a great place to dine for a good meal for the price. It is not fancy, has great window tables for people watching and a varied menu. My husband had the trout and I had the seafood stew and ahi tuna. It was more than enough food and delicious. Great wine selection and a nice place to eat.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 25, 2017

One of my Vail favorites. Russell's never disappoints.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Kristin was terrific! She was great all night even when we stayed longer and she was so personable. We had a great experience celebrating our 15th anniversary!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Russell's is the antidote to trendy, expensive, impressed with themselves Vail restaurants with menus full of unfamiliar ingredients you must humbly ask the hip waitstaff to identify, artisanal-this, farm-to-table that. The menu has rarely changed over many years, with a basic array of steaks, plus ribs, a chicken dish, and one or two fish choices; reliably decent, uncomplicated American food. It's quiet in the summer when not so busy, loud and slower in December like every resort restaurant. On our recent visit the ribs were nicely glazed and meaty, and the generously sized trout was very good with a tasty lemon butter sauce served on the side at our request. We resisted the cinnamon and coffee ice cream mud pie, but know from prior experience that it deliciously satisfies a table full of vacationing diet-breakers. Our waiter was friendly and responsive. The only thing needing a really serious upgrade is the insipid coffee.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Russell's is a long established restaurant serving consistently good fare.
we always enjoy it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We love your restaurant. We believe the fish is the best. This time we tried your steak. For the price it was not very good. I will not have steak here again. We love the fish, salmon or halibut

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food and service were excellent! The steaks were cooked to perfection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Always great. Best Crab Legs in Vail. You can't go wrong.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Have been going to restaurant for 30 years and this was the worse meal we have had. The trout was overlooked, green beans not tasty and rice just blah!!!!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Our experience was excellent. We requested and obtained a table by the river, which had a fabulous view. The service was very attentive and friendly. Kudos to Jennifer for a job well done. We enjoyed surf and turf. The steak was delicious and the crab legs outstanding. It was an ideal way to end our Vail vacation, and we will definitely return.

Tags: Scenic View
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