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About Russell's Restaurant

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.

3305 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021-8972
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Northwest, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast and Lunch: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 2:30pm (no reservations)
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
39th Ave SE

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 486-4072

Website:
http://www.russelllowell.com/

Entertainment:
Monthly Winemaker Dinners with local wineries and notable winemakers. Weekly Wednesday Night Flights for happy hour in the bar. See our website for information on these favorites and other upcoming events.

Catering:
Russell Lowell is the cherished caterer of Puget Sound’s most discerning clients. Extraordinary food, professionalism, and polished service make Russell Lowell Catering one of the most successful catering companies.

Our dedicated team is committed to making sure every event has the highest level of cuisine, professional service, and proper event management. Our event coordinators will assist with as much planning and theme creation for your event as you need.

Executive Chef:
Russell Lowell

Private Party Facilities:
Tucked away in a beautifully restored barn, Russell’s offers private event spaces to fit any occasion. With Chef Russell Lowell at its helm, you will sample exquisite cuisine while our expert staff coordinates every detail of a flawless event.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (877) 785-6238

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Russell's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Cozy (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Fun (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 14 hours ago

A quality restaurant but way too noisy. To be fair, it was a busy night. My pork chop was overdone. Considering the price point, it was disappointing.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was fabulous overall. Service was professional and very friendly. Food was superb! Wines-by-the-glass are a touch overpriced for quality of offerings. A few menu items seem overpriced. Overall an excellent experience.

On a cold winter evening I was surprised that the fireplaces were not on, though interior temps were very comfortable. When we arrived after dark the parking lot lights were not on and it was VERY dark. The staff said they were on a timer which was set too late for this time of year.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

I normally don’t write reviews but the disappointment in this restaurant still is on my mind days later. I wanted to surprise my boyfriend with a nice dinner as his purchased his first home and got the keys. I put In the notes that I wanted a special dessert for him to celebrate. I called on the way to the restaurant to reconfirm about the dessert. Once we arrived at the restaurant he went to the bathroom and I re-confirmed on the dessert. We got our steaks (medium rare) and they were so over cooked we hardly touched them. After our table was cleared the waitress brought a dessert menu.... not what I asked for when I brought it up 3 different times. I just asked to bring out the dessert right after dinner. He was so disappointed in the steak being over cooked that he told the server not to worry about bringing a dessert menu. She then gave us the bill. Very disappointed a special night for him was completely changed by this.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food and service. Prices good compared to downtown restaurants.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We love Russell's and have celebrated many family birthdays and special occasions there over the years. The food is always incredible, great service and wonderful, inviting atmosphere. Hard to beat it!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We always have a great dinner here
And love your lemon drops.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Have been here multiple times and we love coming here. We enjoy the food and drinks. Only criticism is when there is a party upstairs and there is dancing, it sounds like people are clogging overhead. It's hard to have a conversation when there is dancing upstairs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

3rd time here and never an issue. Ribeye Thursday is the best. Only issue i have is the bar size. Doesn't take much to fill it up and they will not honor happy hour in the restaurant seating. Need to change that Russell's!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Another amazing dinner at Russell's! Had the salmon and it was cooked perfectly. One of our guests had the Chilean Sea Bass and said it was delicious. Husbands had the New York and Filet, always cooked to perfection. Our waitress, Rebecca made the evening and meal even more enjoyable. Russell's is always our go to place where we know the food and atmosphere will be very enjoyable.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We split the salad greens which made for a rather small serving. Our fillets were excellent, cooked to order with a Cabernet sauce. Our waiter recommended a reasonably priced Cabernet by Barrage which was excellent. Wonderful service. We return to Russell’s each time we are in the area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 20, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful experience at Russell’s. The ambiance was so great and our server was lovely. We will definitely go back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was perfect. Great ambiance, excellent service that was perfectly paced. Food was just amazing!

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Russels was hopping on a Friday night the bar was packed but the service was great while we waited for our table.The appetizers were delicious . Our water glasses were kept full and the timing of our wonderful yummy meal was brilliant. It was our daughters birthday and I told by the host they would bring her a birthday dessert on the house but that did not happen. We did order sorbet and they did write a very fancy HAPPY BIRTHDAY , that was sweet.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service and the food was really good. Definitely recommend this place.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Went with our family for my husband's birthday and everyone loved it! The service was prenominal. The food was delicious. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was our first visit. It was a Thursday evening around 5:30. It was quite noisy in the bar which is to be expected,for the most part. Then after drinks we were seated for dinner. It was cold and noisy. The food was delicious. Service was adequate but not exemplary. I would recommend for a large group but not an intimate romantic evening.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The fillets are heavenly! We also had the butternut squash soup that was so yummy! Wish I could eat there every night. The service was excellent. Thank you Lara.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our food was amazing, service fantastic and atmosphere was lovely. We had toured Russell's as a potential wedding venue and even though we did not chose the space we knew we had to come back for dinner. Staff is amazing!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great venue for many get togethers. old friends, business meetings, anniversary, let the wedding bells ring, I saw all the people enjoying Russell's while I was there, my occasion was an anniversary and meet with an old friend. Great food, Great wine. Thank you Russell for your personal attention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Consistently excellent! Have been to Russell's many times and always have a great experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

My wife and I came to Russell's on 11/07/17. I had picked this location at random to move from the normal restaurant and date night outings we have become accustom to. I have to say, Russell's did not disappoint in any way. To be honest, Russell's changed the way I feel food should taste. My wife had ordered a Halibut dish that is not normally on the menu but was being prepared that day. I had ordered the double-cut pork chop. The pork chop was extremely flavorful including the potatoes and veggies that came with it. We also shared the scallops as our appetizer which both my wife and I have never had and were curious about. They were extremely delicious and have lived up to what others have said scallops should taste like. Lastly, my wife and I each had our own dessert. I had tried crème Brule and my wife had their cheesecake. Both of them were extremely amazing. I have never had crème Brule before but I have seen videos on it before on how it should be made/be once made. It completely blew my mind. Our server, Kristin, was also a delight as well. She was very informative with her knowledge of each dish and extremely courteous to my wife and I. As I said to her, this is definitely the restaurant that my wife and I will continue to come to. I am already planning what dish I should try next!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

as usual an excellent dinner at russelll's dan is the man

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Who is one of our favorites. Been here several times for date night and occasions. Love that they have a corking fee for local wines. Just an all-around great restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food is great. Happy to have a local steak place and don’t have to drive downtown.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was great. Pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my husband at Russell's. The service and food were outstanding. The one and only complaint we had was the noise level. In addition to the noise level on the main floor, there was an event upstairs; when they moved the tables, it was extremely loud. Given the great ambiance of the restaurant, it is a shame they haven't addressed the noise problem. One of our guests visited for the first time and was quite impressed, EXCEPT that it was so noisy she probably will not return.
Again, terrific food and service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent food as always. The filet is always amazing, so tender. The chocolate gateau is my husbands "must have".

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went to Russell's for our anniversary. Did not know it existed but I searched for nearby steakhouses and it showed up. Being close to us, I thought I'd give it a chance. The place is pretty cool, an old barn (one of two old barns) converted into a restaurant with a huge beautiful room upstairs (the entire top of the barn) for gatherings. The building is cool, the food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. The barn sits at the edge of an office park within view of I405 with the North Creek just on the other side. They have pictures upstairs of the barns back when this used to be a farm which were pretty cool to look at.
Strongly recommend this place.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service and food were amazing! Can't wait to return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Russell's came highly recommended to us... lived up to the hype 100%. Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Cozy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was ok, but the service was substandard. We had the scallops and a clam chowder for a starter and while the scallops were good the server forgot to bring out my friend's soup until I was almost done with the scallops. I watched her give the same meh level of attention to her other tables.
We ordered the specials; ribeye for me and halibut for her. The ribeye was not seared and the fat was just gooey not crispy at all, very underwhelming. I have had better steak at The Keg.

The halibut on the other hand was delightfully seared. It was a very lovely piece, perfectly cooked, but very under seasoned once you got past that initial top crust.

The one highlight was the drink I ordered. The server had no idea what non alcoholic drinks were offered so I gave her the non specific description of something with grapefruit. The drink that came was delightful. Unfortunately my server never asked me how I liked it, never asked me if I would like another, nothing.

The ambiance throughout this disappointing experience was more like a sports bar with a seahawks game on than a restaurant due to an overly loud wedding party in the semi private dining room. They were so obnoxiously loud that elderly diners near us were wincing in pain at the noise and my friend and I were having to stop talking at frequent intervals because we simply could not hear each other talk even though we were only a few inches from each other. It got so bad that we passed up dessert. I NEVER pass up dessert and coffee, but there was no way that I could hear myself think let alone savor coffee and creme brulee in that environment.

I felt neither appreciated nor cared for as a guest. Russell's reputation is not holding up and we won't be returning. I could be happy with poor service if the food was excellent, but it wasn't . I could also be happy with poor food if the hospitality was there, but it was soulless. I left feeling unfulfilled and sad.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We decided to treat my Dad to a special meal for his birthday and he absolutely loved Russell's. The food was delicious and the service was great. Everything was top draw from our appetizers to our deserts. We will be back for our next special occasion.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food and ambience at Russell's is always spot on. Service is impeccable!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Best steak ever, even compared to over-priced Daniels and others in Bellevue and Seattle.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very impressed. Great service, ambiance and food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Russell's is always consistently good. Excellent food, great service. Only downside is that it is a little noisy.
We love this place!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love Russell's for special occasions and just to pop in for happy hour in the bar.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 8, 2017

All the food was fabulous and service wonderful. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Dinner with guests from out of town. Ambiance and service flawless. Our dinners were beautifully presented and the salmon and halibut perfectly...really, perfectly...prepared. We were all very pleased with the whole experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Can't wait to go back! Wonderful service and food. Hope they still have some of that fresh halibut. Delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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