Russell's Restaurant

4.6
1321 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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g
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
66 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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
8 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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A
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a lovely place. The service is great, and the food just blows us away every time. It is a bit pricey for us to attend very regularly, but it is our favorite place in the area for a date.

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MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and awesome service! I would highly recommend

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W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Good food. Appetizers came out the right time but main Entrée took a very very long time and we were there early with only a handful of tables with customers. Disappointed since we were there for special celebration.

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B
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! I had the filet mignon and my husband the rack of lamb.. I could not have been more pleased with the food or the service..

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MJ
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's has never failed to please. The dining room is attractive and service attentive. The menu offers enough options to please our family which includes a vegetarian. The food is well-prepared, cocktails tasty, and the wine list has options to meet all our food pairings.

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BE
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always pretty good. Bench seat is very uncomfortable

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my husband’s birthday. Glad other reviews mentioned that it was in an industrial park, because I would have been thrown off when arriving. But once inside, it didn’t matter. It was elegant and fun with a heavy wine theme. We got the crab cakes for an appetizer and they were amazing! Light and crispy on the outside, heavy crab with little filler. We both got the scallops for dinner and were very happy. The garlic mashed potatoes were amazing too. Pleasant surprise for a suburban restaurant that compares to many city restaurants we’ve been to around the world. Would definitely come back!

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h
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Russell’s is alway delicious and we have a great dinner. The scallops were perfect and their homemade bread is very unique and a family favorite. We had cocktails and creme brûlée — a very good local dining experience.

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EM
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so amazing and the ambience was perfect for a quiet dinner.

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HS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great! The food was well crafted and delicious. The serving portions were not identical which was a bit weird. Portions were also on the small side but still satisfying. Altogether we all had a wonderful meal.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chop was spectacular. The New York was flavorful, although a little tough, but I did not mention that to server.

We will be back...

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, food over salted. I like the location, but I can get better food for the same money.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell’s has the most amazing staff and dining is incredible! His scallops and lamb chops are too die for! Chef Lowell creates magic! This is our favorite date spot!

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VU
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love our waiter John. We have had him several times and he is always delightful and entertaining.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Not fond of broccoli with my salmon entree. I was told that one never should pair brocolli with a seafood dish. Very odd.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's is always a treat. They were out of our favorite (mussles).....we will be back soon for those.....they are absolutely to die for! Our waiter Dan was to notch!

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r
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only the best here - service and food couldn’t be better. Russell knows what people want and he delivers.

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LG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good - the grilled salmon was fresh - but a bit over seasoned with salt - and I like salt. Staff was wonderful - very nice and attentive. Food was good portions.

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l
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place!

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Z
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Generally good food, although most dishes came with a touch of smokiness that didn’t appeal to our table. Good service.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a real gem tucked away in an office park in the Bothell/Woodinville area. This is a great restaurant if you are looking for a leisurely dinner (we were there for over 2 hours enjoying 3 courses). It was difficult to decide which menu item I wanted to try from the choices of fillet mignon, rack of lamb, duck breast, scallops, and market fish. I eventually chose the market fish (Halibut wrapped in prosciutto) and my husband chose the fillet mignon. Both pieces of meat were very generously sized and cooked perfectly. The only negative for me was the loudness of the dining room. However, the food, service and leisurely pace of the meal definitely warrants a return visit.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Generous portion but all the food, from focaccia bread. Appetizer, man entre which was halibut was overly seasoned with salt. This was the general comments from everyone on my table.

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