Russet

4.6
1649 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
An ingredient-driven BYOB restaurant dedicated to serving seasonally available local products with a focused, but constantly evolving menu reflecting the best meats and produce from our region.
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 stars! Great restaurant in every way-atmosphere, service, and most delicious food!!

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal/birthday dinner in a comfortable space; food was excellent, service very good. Portions a tad small for the prices, but quality was excellent. BYOB

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Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Appetizers were delicious, especially the white asparagus and the spaghetti chitarra. The char was perfectly cooked. The quail was overdone and stringy. Service is quick, appreciated when one is off to a performance but a little too prompt for leisurely dining.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to go to a show and our dining experience was perfectly timed and paced!

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DN
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

second time there. last time was new year's eve and was spectacular. this time food also very good but more limited. our server this time did nothing xtra. on new years our waiter went out of his way to welcome us, to explain the menu and was just charming.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Asked for a dinner size pasta dish as a main course and was charged $30 (price not mentioned) which seemed a bit over the top in relation to the rest of menu. Fluke was dry. Coffee was weak with little flavor

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Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect on every level. This was our first time at Russet and it certainly won't be the last. Everything we had was incredible. We started with 2 pasta dishes, the stinging nettle lasagna & the fettuccine both were delicious. For the main course we had the artic char and the aged ribeye, both fab!! We ended with the cheese plate and a hazelnut dessert. In addition, the service was impeccable, attentive without being overbearing. 5 stars!!

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CL
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

All is good except the lighting makes it almost impossible to read the menu.
Turn up the lights.

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is wonderful. The wait staff was attentive and accommodating. The menu changes every day and is 'farm to table' with the food being very fresh and exciting. It's a BYOB so that makes an amazing meal even more affordable. Portion size was perfect. I can't say enough about Russett. It was my first time there and I'm already planning my next trip.

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g
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another fabulous meal -- winter greens (including a taste of spring with watercress), sublime nettle ravioli, and a wonderful chestnut crepe with boudin noir, greens and an organic egg--three appies--made for a delightful dinner. Shared the smooth, rich chevre cheesecake with friends to finish the meal. Candle included to celebrate a birthday.

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My new favorite place. Food was great, Service was great. Menu was very interesting. Loved it

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DD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russet has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. It's a very special place with tremendous food and a friendly feel.

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MK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love Russet . . . . . . . . Sadly, there weren't too many people there early on Tuesday, but that meant we got the very best service ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was ok, but not great. Everything could have used more seasoning. For the price and reputation, I expected much more. It's a cute space, and it's nice that it's a BYOB, but I don't see myself going back.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Flawless, from wonderful bread to delightful Black Forest cake. everything we ordered was delicious and service was efficient and friendly. Consistency is key and this restaurant delivers.

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G
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful presentation interesting ingredients. Excellent quality. Always a pleasure

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Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent Sunday supper at Russet--delicious green salad with amazing ricotta, followed by boudin noir ravioli [yum, yum,yum], perfectly cooked scallops with lovely complimenting sauces, mushrooms and greens and a nice sweet to finish things off--perfect!

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T
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. Looking forward to coming back.

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T
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A cute little place to stop for a delicious lunch before a show

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g
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The veal cut was somewhat fatty and portions were somewhat small. Good location. Overall, Russet is an acceptable spot for dinner albeit pricey for the quality.

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d
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely meal at Russet. It is one of our favorite spots pre-concert. The menu is small but always fresh and different from many other places. We both like to try different dishes and this restaurant does that.

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MN
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Having an early pre theater dinner is ideal at Russet without the hub bub of later dining. We both had the veal loin roast and enjoyed it very much. There were nice surprises in the way veggies were presented in this dish, showing the chef's creative style and attention to freshness of the food choices.

The waiter was personable and very respectful of our privacy though a bit scarce when needed. The ambiance is quite calming though a bit sparse in decor. These are of less importance to me than the menu offerings and preparations so I always have Russet high on my list and definitely have recommended it to others.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent- everyone loved their meal.

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T
Pittsburgh
59 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our meal. Spaghetti Chittarra was excellent as was the parsnip soup. Ambiance is perfect and noise level allows for conversation!

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless. I LOVE this restaurant. Local food in season, imaginative menu.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I went to Russet with my gf for Valentine's day. It was my second time there. I had a good experience when I went there for the first time, but if my most recent experience is any indication, quality has dropped significantly.

The Valentine's day menu sounded really good, but it was uninspired. Five dishes were served. I had a scallop tartate, guinea hen galantine, spaghetti alla chitarra, veal leg and a chevre cheesecake. The dessert was by far the best dish - it was very good, in fact. The spaghetti was also satisfying, but the other three dishes were subpar. The meal was certainly not worth the $85 pp it cost us.

I don't plan on coming back.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

All the food was good but we got the hen for our second course and it was one of the worst plates I have ever had. It tasted like cold spam and was confusing on how that was passed as an option

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Preshow dinner

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g
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russet is consistently good--very interesting, fresh, menu offerings that change virtually every day. Always enjoy the Sunday supper and the friendly and professional staff moved things along so that an early concert time could be accommodated.

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LC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We drove in from out of town and found this restaurant in philly magazine's top 50 restaurants. It was a quaint and lovely experience. It's BYOB and there is a state store just down the street.

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n
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative and healthy cuisine convenient to the Kimmel Center.

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Fresh ingredients and great combinations of flavors. Pasta dishes were amazing and vibrant. Main dishes were excellent as well. Small place which was very nice for conversation. Our waiter Tony was so kind and sweet. We stayed for about 3 hours and had a fantastic time.

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Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Russet never fails to disappoint. Warm inviting atmosphere, attentive staff and excellent food.

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BF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good dinner, can't wait to go back for a second meal

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JB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the sweet potato soup and fluke. Pasta dishes were excellent. Was a very cold night and every time the door opened we got a big blast of cold air. Concrete floors didn’t help. Service was informative and attentive. Dessert were just average nothing special. Will try again.

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TM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner at Russet before going to see the Philly Pops at the Kimmel Center. Awesome food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, delicious food

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G
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A joy as always. Unlike some places the restaurant week menu is not dumbed down. No skimping on portion size. While selections were limited the size and quality was equal to regular menu.
Fish (char) and beef mains were lovely. Soup delicious. Dessert tart wonderful with very crisp crust. Good robust coffee
Love this place

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful gourmet restaurant that has an elegant but homey atmosphere. The staff was very friend. The food was delicious. We appreciated the restaurant weak value, and we will return sometime.

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Noise level for table were at was fine. But elsewhere in restaurant it would be a problem

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