We love Russell's for their food and they have very attentive service. However, the last few times we have been there it has been very loud. While there are partitions that would seem to give a little more privacy and perhaps keep the noise more compartmentalized, they don't do the trick. There were several large groups that were obnoxiously loud, both talking and laughing. Also, the event venue upstairs is very distracting. This time we couldn't hear any music from up there but we could still hear people walking across the floor, especially high heels.
We had a great evening at Russells, it was without a doubt the best service I have received from any restaurant in the state of Washington
Food was Delicious and our Server was Fantastic!!
We will definitely return.
Our 17th Anniversary. Made the reservations through Open Table. Easy, great service and food. We shared a 5 course meal. normally we don't spend that much on a meal, but we may have to do this again next year.
Our first time at this location was an experience worth having again. Both th menu and wine list were inviting and our choices were well prepared and excellently presented. If I have one negative is the increase in noise levels as the restaurant filled for the dinner service. However that aside the quality of the food and service will necessitate a follow on visit.
I cannot wait to go back!
Great Bar! (next time!)
We asked to be seated in the dining room - the menus, both food and wine, were excellent. Our meal with the service was perfectly timed.
Absolutely love Russell's. Although the ambience doesn't say fine dining, the food, the staff, the menu all are exquisite. Can't recommend enough. Well worth the price.
Seated 21minutes post reservation time About an hour to receive main course, salmon under cooked (raw) lobster bisque like water not cream based. Not temp hot.
Very good. Mother’s Day celebration
Consistently great food and the service is on point
Great food and service
The filet in the filet oscar was Great. The cold crab meat on top....not so much. Everything else was fantastic!! Great Service!!
Server was a real professional and very attentive. Food was great.
I love this place every time I visit for dinner! Even though the price is a little higher than most restaurants, it's worth it. The flavors from appetizers to desserts are incredible and fresh. I appreciate that Chef Russell changes the menu every so often too. Dessert this time was strawberry and rhubarb crisp/crumble (that was warm) with vanilla ice cream on top (that was melting) - Wow!
My favorite restaurant..and I recommend it to all my friends.
We were celebrating my daughters birthday. Our waitress was OUTSTANDING!! The service was excellent, the food very good. We will definately be back and we live in the south end.
Had the rack of lamb for the first time... a total success and I can't wait to go back for another!
Very accommodating to our gluten-free and dairy-free diet needs... kudos to the chef!
Been here a few times for work brunch parties but this was my first time with my wife for a dinner date. Was seated right away, waiters were prompt and polite. I took the special that was offered ( Halibut ) and my wife got the duck. Both were very tasty and drinks were good. Not watered down like some places do.
Amazing service. Every bite of our dinner was delicious. Portions felt perfect. Everything was cooked to perfection. The quality of the food was outstanding. Our waitress checked in not too often and not too much, and she knew about the food and gave us professional recommendations. Everything was amazing. Couldn't have asked for a better date experience for my wife's birthday.
The food was very good, both my wife and I had steak, and both cuts were done perfectly. The risotto was too stiff, but very tasty. Accompaniments were good, but not exceptional. The service was excellent, very attentive staff. But the noise level was literally painful at times. I could not converse with my wife and the server had to lean in to hear my raised voice. My wife had a sound meter on her phone and the level was at over 80db sustained with peaks of 86-87db. ...and then the wedding party in the space above started. It may have been an exceptional night, but the server commented that the staff talks about the noise level. Unless I go on a slow night or they add sound baffling, I am unlikely to return to what otherwise is a very fine restaurant.
Wonderful atmosphere and great food!
What a gem! The food was incredible!! Two of us had the Halibut special, one had salmon and the other pork chop. There was a lot of sharing; “you’ve got to try this”! My only disappointment was in the cocktails; I would have expected unusual and interesting cocktails, kind of boring. Good wine list! Our server Dan was engaging, hysterical and very efficient! I would return not only for the food but specifically to be served by him again!
Fabulous food and excellent, friendly service. The day's salad special, strawberry arugula with goat cheese and pecans, was superbly flavorful. Scallops burre blanc was prepared to absolute perfection. Enjoyed a good California chardonnay with the most delicious warm and flavorful fresh bread served with oil and balsamic for dipping. Can't wait to return and sample the rest of the menu at Russell's!
Excellent qourmey qualify food. By far the best Halibut I have ever had, moist and delicate. My wife's steak was perfect. The crab cakes appetizer and clam chowder were tops. The service was as good as the food. I highly recommend this restaurant for a memorable experience.
Russell's has always been a favorite. We have never been disappointed. 5 of us came to celebrate a birthday and a house sale closing. All 5 of our dinners were fantastic! The wine was wonderful, the appetizers great. We shared 2 desserts.... My friends that had never been here before will be coming back.
I have never had a bad meal here. I am not as close as I used to be, but I still make it a point up go for dinner.
As always another great meal. Crab cakes are killer to start. The salmon was done to perfection. The only “but” was I think they changed the way they make the bread pudding and while it still has the amazing caramel sauce, the bread was drier and not as melt in your mouth as in the past.
But still a wonderful experience.
I reserved the restaurant to celebrate the birthday. We ordered the crab cake and it was ice cold Inside. The special menu, halibut was overcooked, dry and The taste was not very good. For dessert, i asked
For the slice of cake with writing (HBD), there was no surprise. Of course, no compensation.
Consistency. Always seems to be cooked perfectly. Whatever seafood or beef.
The filet is the best ever. Everything was cooked to perfection. Birthday celebration would not be complete if we can't have dinner at Russell's. Thanks
Our, new to us, server, Rebecca, was wonderful.
We had a wonderful birthday experience. The food was excellent and the atmosphere great. The wait staff was attentive and went far beyond to make our dinner wonderful.
Eaten here several times and the last few times have been pretty lackluster. Food was just okay -- nothing special. Service was EXTREMELY slow. And the price didn't seem like it was worth it. Not sure if we will frequent this restaurant anymore.
Fabulous, as always. From the moment you’re greeted at the hostess stand until you say goodnight, you have a wonderful experience. I’ve been coming here for years & Russell’s never disappoints.
We love to go to Russells. Wonderful food, and lovely atmosphere! Our waitress was the
best! Her name is Laura, she was very attentive and made our Easter dinner very special!
We will certainly ask for Laura again.
Russell’s is our FAVORITE restaurant to go to!
Food is always AMAZING!
Lara our FAVORITE server!
Russell is the best!
Russell's is a hidden gem! The ambiance is upscale but casual and the food is amazing. Excellent service!
There was a little wait but the bar is right where you sit and wait. The food was absolutely fantastic. Our server was very nice great sense of humor. Very Romantic the restaurant itself is set up perfect.
Russell's never fails to satisfy. We we have a hankering for a perfect steak it's the first place on our list. Their whole menu is wonderful. Service was above and beyond. Dessert was divine. Can hardly wait to come back.
This was our third time for dinner here. It has always exceeded expectations!