Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More

4.8
4235 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Come see for yourself what 60 years of hard work has created. Russ Salvatore continues to work every night insuring perfection. While completing his finest vision yet, Russ has created a Steak House that continues to impress. While In Buffalo experience his genuine hospitality and delicious cuisine all under one roof at the new Salvatore’s Grand Hotel and his signature restaurant… Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More.

Start your evening with something special from our vibrant menu. With service and quality above the rest, we have pulled out all the stops to create an intimate atmosphere for your dining experience with modern décor and hand-crafted finishing touches

Enjoy!
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(716) 636-4900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Nick Coleman
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Private party facilities
We have banquet space that can accommodate up to 75 people. Give us a call for further information and menus.
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Private party contact
Robert Bingel: (716) 636-4900
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Freeman Rd
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Entertainment
Step back in time or groove to the top 40 as Russell's presents "Cocktails and Concerts" each night in our lounge. A Blue Ray DVD collection of 200 concerts will sure to include your favorites, all shown life size and in surround sound on our 4 103" T.V.s.

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 4235 People Are Saying
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L
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I like this restaurant, but it has gone down hill. The food quality and service are not as in the past.
Rather than critique all facets of the dinner, just stay away from the pork chop and be prepared for slow service. The rest of the food was acceptable, not outstanding.

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MC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the music food was great service out standing fast service attentive service clean plates cleared quickly menu explained

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RH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Russell's. It was everything we heard it was and more. We expected it to be very expensive, but our selection from the dinner for two was surprisingly reasonable. We did not expect to get a soup to dessert dinner for $45. The dinners were superb. The filet was "melt in your mouth" good. Can't to go again on our next trip to Buffalo.

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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway great service & food. More than willing to splurge at bit to dine here. Russell was there, as usual, to offer a thank you and big smile!

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to spend a special evening with our daughter for her birthday. She suggested Russell's. Everything was perfect including the service, the pace of the meal, the delicious food, and the desserts (with a sparkler for the birthday girl)!

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never ever had a bad meal here. Food is always excellant

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MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, we could rely on Russell's to provide a fantastic meal. The service was great, the waiter was friendly and professional.

The was only one disappointing element. I know that life has turned to casual for all occasions - however we always appreciated that Russell's has a dress code. I don't consider myself a snob, but this is a 5 star restaurant and its guests should be attired appropriately. There were some customers that ignored it and showed up in cargo shorts and flip-flops. This was not Russell's fault, but it did dampen the ambience a bit. If people are going to ignore the dress code, then maybe the Russell's should have a "back room" for them so the rest of us don't need to see them.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

There was some confusion with my selection for my main course, though. I ordered a strip steak, but was given a filet that was two levels more "done" than it should've been; it was medium-well/almost well done. The waiter was more than happy to correct the issue, so it wasn't a big deal.

This was my third or fourth time at Russell's and the steak has never been satisfactory for me. It is unfortunate because it is something I look forward to and I have been

Something I noticed and disliked was the fact that the strip steak comes with the fat removed. This takes away from the steak and is unnecessary in my opinion. There is a lot of flavor the fat adds.

Otherwise, the service was excellent and the stuffed banana pepper appetizer was great.

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JI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything at the restaurant was great! The hotel not so much!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always outstanding

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DG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fanomimal and the service we received was outstanding. We paid $210 (including 20% tip) for two entrees, 3 cocktails and a glass of wine. It was slightly more expensive than I thought it would be (by about $50) but it was definitely worth it.

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SK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the special treatment because it was our anniversary was great. The wait staff was professional and helpful. Can't wait to do it again.

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RL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russell's Steaks is one of our area's most consistent fine dining restaurants without being overly expensive. Excellent quality steaks and seafood served in a very pleasant, if slightly formal, dining experience. Always have had great food and excellent service. The staff is very attentive and friendly. This is my local "go to" restaurant for any occasion when I want excellent food and top shelf service.

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M
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was perfect up to the point at which we waited twenty plus minutes for the check

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DP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here many, many times and we are NEVER disappointed. Food is great, ambiance is fabulous.

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GE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first time at Russell’s and everything about it was as high quality as I’ve come to expect. My mother-in-law was in town and wanted a good steak, and I could not think of a better place. The dinner for two deal is affordable and gives you a variety of delicious options. Of course, you will have to take home a doggy bag, so that you can try everything! Our servers were professional and kind, and in particular, our waiter was funny, knowledgeable, and charming. A perfect meal!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner for two. The filets were perfect, the service was excellent. When we go to other places and have a filet, it is automatically compared to how close it can get to Russell’s

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DV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for an anniversary dinner.

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C
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love the dinner for 2. It’s just the right amount of food for us and the meals are delicious! Thanks Russell for everything you do for the community.

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RH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Had the dinner for two, petite filet was very good, along with potato, however there wasn't a vegetable. Service was slow and business like. Overall value was good and I would return and recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Birthday celebration

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic as always.
Lamb chops were good, but I did not like the sauce that it came with.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every time we are in Buffalo for a special occasion this is our restaurant of choice. We have been going here for years. Although this a noted steak place, the seafood lover can also find great dishes.

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G
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, class place for dining, friendly staff

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DM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've eaten at steak houses all over the country and Russells is right up there with the best of them. The service is next to none.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place! Russell greeted us like long lost friends! We traveled all over Central New York and found this local gem and were delighted by the great service, impeccable meal and wonderful atmosphere.
Would travel to Buffalo again just for the meal!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our daughter chose Russell's for her 15th birthday dinner. Our service and meal were excellent!!! We will definitely be back. To top our evening off Mr. Salvatore took a picture with our daughter and that was awesome!

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LB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We recently celebrated our 34th wedding Anniversary here, and Russell's made it very special. From our name on the marquee, to the dessert with an awesome & surprising presentation. The food was delicious (filet & strip steaks done to perfection, salads, mashed sweet potatoes, creamed spinach, & brussels sprouts were all delicious). Warm and inviting atmosphere. Our server, Andrew, was "top-notch". Very personable, attentive, made wonderful recommendations, and was very helpful with my husband's dietary requirements. Looking forward to our next visit to Russell's.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Russell's. Our favorite dining spot in the Buffalo area.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was great, steak and baked potato were perfect. Would have liked extras on salad to be cut a bit bigger pieces, hard to get onto fork. Always great service.

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NB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, as always. Our go-to spot for celebrations. We’ll be back for sure.

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MD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Honestly the best piece of beef I have ever eaten. I ordered the 10 oz filet mignon and it was so flavorful and tender. Our salad was molded and contained delicious ingredients, Russell’s chopped salad. Amazing. We went for our anniversary and they wished us happy anniversary when we arrived and wrote it on our dessert plate. My husband had key lime pudding and I had pistachio gelato, loaded with pistachio nuts and fresh whipped cream. It took us 10 years to try this restaurant and we positively will return. 5 star rating!

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JS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great as always, my wife's lamb was perfect, my fillet was good not great.

Desert and coffee were very good.

We were in a side booth sitting side by side, will ask for a rounded booth next time as it was a bit awkward and our view was directly looking at the waiters station, which didn't add a lot visually.

Still a fine night out and will return again.

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V
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Russell's and I was really impressed. Usually I am pretty skeptical of steakhouses as far as value-for-what-you-get is concerned. Here I was blown away by the quality and relative value.

Atmosphere-wise, Russell's was great for my occasion (2nd anniversary dinner) and the staff was incredibly attentive. We were seated at a table out in the open but it felt private because the tables are not arranged on top of each other.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. An experience my wife and I won’t forget. Everything was perfect.

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! We waited for nothing, water kept filled, cocktail was superb. Food course came out in a timely manner. Waitir was professional and with a great sense of humor. First time going and will be going back. Dinner for two special recommended !

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W
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great celebratory anniversary dinner at Russell's tonight. Food, wine, and service? All were extraordinary! Ryan, our server, did an EXCEPTIONAL job. It has been one month since our last visit. The quality of ingredients were once again second to none, and it showed with each course. Great surf and turf. You’ve heard people say “my filet was so tender, I didn’t need a knife”? Boy, tonight’s meal sure fit that description! Constructive criticism? None! While all of the servers are very well trained, Ryan’s near ten years of experience shines; he is extremely pleasant and genuinely focused on providing a positive dining experience for all of his customers. Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Most definitely. The surroundings are exceedingly well maintained. Russ Salvatore’s passion for his business is evident and his loyal customer following is well deserved. Keep up the good work; we will be back again soon!

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W
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice table.
Took our waiter quite a while to come to our table.
Brought the wrong bottle of wine and it was on the bill with the correct one we ordered.
Had to bring it to his attention for him to remove it.
Took French onion soup off the dinner for 2 menu. Now a $4 upcharge.
Overall not what we have experienced in the past.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The service was slow and they forgot about our bread. Also, my pasta was undercooked as to I could not even chew a portion of it. A loud large party dressed in jeans with a baby was seated right in front of us which made our intimate anniversary dinner a little annoying. All in all everything was good but at that level of price and type of restaurant you expect a higher level of overall experience.

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