Russell's Restaurant

4.6
1345 reviews
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Tucked away in a beautifully restored barn, Russell’s Dining Room offers a dining experience that is like no other. Every taste is a celebration of Northwest traditions, perfectly crafted by Chef Russell Lowell’s unparalleled panache and his use of simple, fresh ingredients.

Located just minutes from the Woodinville Wineries, Russell’s Dining Room has a wonderful partnership with a variety of local wineries. Russell himself is known by many in the community as a prominent supporter of local businesses, keeping with his dedication to the Pacific Northwest.

Russell’s Dining Room… a food lover’s delight, a winemaker’s favorite and a warm, friendly setting.
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KA
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We went here on a recent evening. The building is full of character and the service was incredibly attentive, but the food was lackluster (except the crab cakes). In particular, both the main dishes (salmon and fettuccine) lacked sauces to make them great. For those high prices, I expect greatness. We will not be back.

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MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a nice time, a bit pricey for what it was but food was tasty. Restaurant was a bit loud and service was a bit slow. Portions were small and side vegetables were not very good. Crab cakes were nice and lamb was good. My halibut was over cooked.

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HN
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Perfect. Russell’s is our go to for date night, also a good lunch spot.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Reason for the event - Our son and family are moving out of state and we wanted to treat them to a fine dining meal at your lovely Barn Restaurant location.

First off we arrived early for our reservation (easily made through OpenTable) & so headed to the bar to enjoy a libation. That being said..the drinks are delicious, esp (Aviation) 👍 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Appetizers - Teriyaki Steak bites & Seared Mushrooms. 1 ran late and had to be asked for 2x arriving 'after' we all were 1/2 way (or) done with the meal. 👎🌟🌟 But still delicious, no compensation.

Dinner was awesome! Salmon, Scallops, Filet Minion, Lamb and Duck, Risotto, Grilled Vegies all prepared perfectly! Tender, Juicy, Flavorful! 👍🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Special Attention - Great lengths were taken to prepare some foods (as requested) without dairy. Perfect. Even the table bread!

Dessert - We didn't order much because we were so full but did enjoy the Creme Brulè 👍🌟🌟🌟 & two hot Totti's (pass tho, too watery!)👎🌟

Waitstaff, Cleanliness & Ambiance - Excellent. Very! Thank you!
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Recommendations - Absolutely! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 Note: However a bit salty for my taste, I'm certain if you ask, that can be taken care of.

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B
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is very good, excellent selection, great service!

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MH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's is one of our favorite restaurants to go to, I've loved every meal I've ever gotten there!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food.

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WL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's continues to be a hidden gem in the Bothell/Woodinville area. The service was out of this world amazing and the food was top notch, as usual.

The only sour note I had on our experience was a wedding in the barn upstairs caused a lot of noise - kids running & jumping, jenga wood squares falling, etc.

We'll always be back.

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m
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell’s is always an outstanding experience. We celebrate most of our family and friends’ special occasions there.

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted and seated with efficiency and courtesy; James, our server, was friendly and helpful; our food was excellent; our bill was reasonable. A great birthday experience - we hope to be back to Russell's on occasion.

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PR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always! Food and service is always the best.

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K
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrate most of our birthdays and anniversaries at Russell's Restaurant and always enjoy our time here. The food is to die for good and the service is always outstanding. The New York Steak is my favorite and never disappoints. I appreciate their attention to food sensitivities/allergies and I feel safe eating here. All the food is fresh and I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Everything is a perfect 10!

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SD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We had been in the area for many years but never before tried Russels. We were very excited to celebrate our anniversary at a new place. There was something about the ambiance that was not appealing to me. Unfortunately, i can’t put my finger on it. The staff was professional and attentive but not overly friendly. The food was good and prepared/presented well. Perhaps my expectations were of a different kind of place. It seems to want to be fancy dining but the atmosphere and facility are not to they level.
I’ll give it another try sometime.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious meal from the crab cakes appetizer to both my husband and I’s dinner. Service was perfection and so was the wine.

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D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

They couldn't seem to find our reservations. We waited about 20 minutes for a table while others who came after us got seated. Service was slow starting, and never really got better ... close to an hour for the food, dinner took close to two hours.
I know I have a hearing problem, but even with my hearing aides, I could not hear the waitress. Not really her fault but I had to keep asking my wife what was said. I knew ahead of time, this restaurant was a difficult place for hearing, and I asked to be away from the bar. This was done and I was seated about the middle of the facility. But this place is still too loud, too much ambient noise!
By the way, the food was quite good, but the experience was difficult to enjoy.

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MW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was tremendous. A little loud for a table of six which made it hard to hear all conversations. The staff was very accommodating.

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A
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening. Dan treated us royally, as did the helper. Great experience and delicious filet mignonette and rack of lamb.

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JM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Scallops were AMAZING! Mom order the white bean dish but it came with pinto beans instead... it was returned for a different dish. Food is amazing!

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was delicious, as tasty as we've been hearing about. Service was phenomenal as well. The only down side was the wedding going on upstairs was noisy and took away from the feel and experience unfortunately.

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the appetizers. My steak was more medium than medium rare, but tender enough that I didn’t mind.

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r
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food was good and the service friendly, it seemed that the prices were markedly higher than one would find in other similar establishments. Many of the entree's were in excess of $40 where other places charge under $35. The drinks were also quite expensive - a shot of Japanese whiskey was listed for between $18 and $22. An entire bottle of the $18 variety sells for $37 at Total Wines. That seems like a top-shelf price for a decidedly non-top-shelf product...

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DD
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Russels - the food is alway first class. Service is amazing. But the noise level is terrible. This night they were having a wedding upstairs and we were getting the introduction of couple. It was worse than normal.

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g
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Russell’s and this time was no exception. Delicious halibut and the desserts never disappoint.

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C
Seattle
67 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal for our guests from Ohio. Food exceptional and server, Dan, fabulous!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a treat to find this place!
Exceeded our expectations and we can't wait to go back!!

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MF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers were delicious, and surprisingly large.
Salad was fresh and tasty.
Main course was excellent even as leftovers the next day.

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Off day on timing and service, still fabulous food.

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c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a consistently good food, and service. Staff bring their personalities to work and are enjoyable. Great place in a strange location, just goes to show... you don't have to have the prime location if you nail the rest.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots. Food & service is always amazing. Love this place!

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BV
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We like Russell's in Bothell very much, the ambiance and the food. We really are always getting spoiled by Dan (the waiter) who is so much fun and very professional. He alone is worth a visit.

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MN
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our carrots were raw otherwise everything was great.

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The Restaurant was very loud but, as usual, great food.

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was the best halibut I have ever had! If you are tired of mediocre restaurants try Russell's, you won't be disappointed!

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SM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem. Very well kept converted barn in an area you would least expect. Rustic yet elegant dining areas, excellent service and superb food. Our new favorite place. Also, save room for dessert because they are to die for! Highly recommend the bread pudding.

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L
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived only to be greeted by Russel himself who proceeded to give us all one of his cookbooks, signed them and took pictures with all four of us. We were then seated to have wonderful appetizers..would highly recommend the crab cakes and scallops! Had the spinach and house salad which were great as well. I just don't know what to say about the bread that is a butter focacia that is addictive. Dinner was wonderful and perfectly cooked. Fresh Halibut...yum. Dessert was over the top. Great wine list. We had a 2015 Obilesco that was fantastic. Great experience, would highly recommend.

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g
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 40 years in the NW!

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RP
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is always spot on for food and service and that’s why we frequent it. The food is delicious and service is always friendly and helpful. One of our favorite places to go!

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w
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. We got the early on a Friday, by the time we left around Eight all tables and the bar were full.
With the low ceilings combined with adult beverages it was loud.
But not so much that we wouldn’t go back.

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J
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was DELICIOUS, the dressing on the spinach salad was wonderful, not heavy just nice light flavor. Salmon was sooooo good!!!! We liked it so much going back tonight. With all the tables full noise level was high but service was great. Definitely recommend. Nice find in the middle of no where

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TH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Relaxed atmosphere, quiet. Easy to have a conversation. Service is great and of course the food is delicious.

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