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About Russell's Bistro
Welcome to Russell's Bistro. We invite you to join us for any one of our locally sourced dining services including, breakfast, lunch, dinner, or our legendary brunch. Our delicious & reliable culinary techniques set with our calming and cozy atmosphere, will create an experience second to none. Shop small, stay Texan.
Austin, TX 78731
American, Comfort Food, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday: 5:00pm-9:30pm
Brunch: Saturday- Sunday: 9:00am-3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A private parking lot is available for our customers.
Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Russell's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We ate several different appetizers and sides, and they were delicious. The salmon entree was good. The restaurant was quiet, so it was delightful that we could have a conversation easily without having to shout. We ate on the enclosed patio, so the chairs were outdoor chairs that were not especially comfortable, but that was fine (we had the option to eat inside where the chairs would have been different, but we preferred outside).
Although they serve wine, we instead chose to pay their corking fee and bring our own wine, which is always our preferred option (and not available at many restaurants). The service was excellent. Our preference was to linger over the meal (we spent 2.5 hours at our meal), and they were happy to accommodate us and let us order our next round of food slowly.
It was a very enjoyable meal, and we would definitely recommend this restaurant.
We started our Valentines meal off with cheese and meats (salami and pepperoni) but no crackers! We asked for some but they didn't have any. Next was a meh salad that was very forgettable. The star of the evening was the ribeye, which was cooked to perfection. However, the potatoes that it was resting on were bizarre. It looks like they took a baked potato and fried it. Whatever they did, it did not work. The cheesecake was decent. The chairs on their patio were very cheap and uncomfortable for a place that encourages reservations. We won't be back.
Very good brunch. Had the spinach benedict -- very well done. GF had the chicken salad, which was excellent.
We had a problem with an OpenTable gift cert, which was partially my fault for not doing due diligence, but the manager (black hair with beard/mustache -- didn't catch his name) was really gracious, giving us some coffee and pastries as a bit of compensation. Really appreciated that! (Russell's cinnamon bun/muffin thing is definitely the best around!)
I went there for their 10oz NEW YORK STRIP with grilled portabella demi glace that was on the website menu--except it wasn't available at 5:30pm on Saturday. (?).
The waitress was very busy--being the only one on the floor, it seemed.
She was not accurate about her wine, but overall was very pleasant. I highly recommend the Brussel sprouts with blue berries. Memorable, and I don't like Brussel spouts normally.
Another great visit to Russell's Bistro. We admit that we continue to frequent this establishment as much for the quality and value of the food as we go to have a quiet conversation while enjoying the outdoor patio or inside table. The owner strives to maintain a quality environment with choice ingredients and friendly staff who make you feel like you are home. Perfect!
We were seated outside, which normally wouldn't have been an issue except we had out 11 no old son and there was an exhaust vent from inside blowing right on our table. The server move the table about 5 inches. I would have preferred inside or another table altogether. But other than that the food was geeat.
My husband and I were disappointed in our date night here. We'd been once before for Sunday brunch and had a great experience. This time we felt that the food was bland and just so-so (I had the pasta of the day and he had the tiger shrimp) and we were agitated by flies throughout the meal. The condition of the restaurant is also a turnoff - I pointed out 2 broken chairs to our server (as we left we saw there were more), the paint needs to be touched up all around and it seemed like it was in need of a very deep clean (walls, window sills, floor). The staff were friendly and very attentive - that was the good part! We may be up to trying brunch there again in the future since we had such a great experience before, but we're in no rush to get back.
This was our first visit to Russell's, but won't be the last. All four of us in the part thought the food was very good, decent to large portions and moderately priced. We were surprised it was not crowded on a Friday evening, but I'll bet they draw more of a lunch crowd. People are missing out because Russell's is clearly a good place to dine in the evening.
This was our first time at Russell's Bistro, and we loved it! We went with our 7 year-old son. The service was great, Kent took good care of us. We had a nice wine for a good price. My salmon was outstanding, and my wife's filet was flavorful and perfectly prepared. With all of the choices available in Austin, this was a real gem!
We are regulars at Russell's Bistro, and look forward every weekend to having bunch there. The menu is extensive, the food is consistently excellent, and the service is outstanding and professional (attentive enough, but not hovering). Russell's serves the best eggs Benedict in Austin. My wife loves the sweet potato hash. One our top two or three restaurants!
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