Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday beginning at 5:30 PM
A large party was seated next to our table of 4. We asked if we or they could be moved to the private dining
room as the noise made it very difficult to hear the others at our table. After pushing we moved to a different part of the room but they refused to move the large party.
It’s just not fair to other diners who are seated near a large party especially when there is a second room. It’s not our fault that a restaurant doesn’t have enough servers.
Excellent food and it's a BOYB and farm to table. It's also close to everything on the Avenue of the Arts and the Drake theaters.
Russet always delivers with a creative, delicious, seasonal, and beautiful meal. Portions are appropriate to allow enjoyment of multiple courses, and you will want to save room for the delightful desserts. Unless there is a loud table, the room is setup to allow for conversation without shouting. Thank you, Russet, for creating this inviting spot in the neighborhood!
Booked after looking online, which looked good.
Only us in restaurant.
What a BIG misteake
Only flaw was the service was a little leisurely—but very amiable. And the food was really tasty.
Expecting a bit more based on reviews. Food was good, not great. App was delicious, entrees ok.
Excellent food and service. We will be back.
Russet is unassuming when you walk in. It looks like a funky local cafe, but it is so much more. The menu is farm to table and changes daily. The staff is attentive and friendly and it is BYOB. We shared two appetizers (mushroom crostini which was earthy and finished with wonderful goats' cheese & a strawberry ravioli that was savory and sweet). I had the black cod which was cooked perfectly. My companions had the chicken and the lamb which they both raved about. Dessert was shared and the goat cheese cheesecake was a special treat. This is what dining is supposed to be about. No too full of itself, but really good and creative.
Overall I thought it was good. Philly town home converted to a restaurant. Very good attempt at high end food. A little too home spun for the price. However its a BYOB. Will try it again.
A wonderful experience in a small cozy restaurant where tradition meets innovation (in terms of cuisine of course).
Everything is fresh as it comes from the farm to the table and each dish or dessert is creatively prepared to please the eyes and the palate.
The service was remarkable. Should we have another opportunity to visit Philadelphia, we would certainly dine here without hesitation.
As Russet is a BYOB restaurant, we brought a bottle of our choice to pair with our dinner.
Very good all around - the food was great, the service was very good, the fact that it is a BYOB limits drink options but makes it extremely cost effective if one is happy drinking what one brings (which my husband and I are). Will definitely be back!
The Arctic Char was excellent. I enjoyed the ambience. My only suggestion - make clear, verbally, to patrons that you charge for house made sparkling water
Food is fresh - farm to table - and delicious. Restaurant was very flexible about modifications. Only complaint is they gave a tiny basket of bread and had run out of bread so not everyone in our party of six got bread.
Russet has become my new favorite restaurant in the city. The food is spectacular and it’s always so exciting to see what they are cooking up with this week’s seasonal ingredients. The service an ambiance are perfect for a lovely date without the pretense of other equivalents. I certainly intend on returning with frequency.
Great food, great service and BYO.
What more can a restaurant offer!
The food and service was excellent. It was a real find in Philly. Will definitely visit again.
The lamb entree and the desserts were the hit of the meal. The vegetarian entrée was a small portion - more like a small plate vs. a dinner entrée. Interesting ingredients throughout the menu - nettles, sorrel, hakurei turnips, and purple kohlrabi.
The service was fantastic. It’s BYOB, another postivie. All pastas are made in house. The food was really great.
The artic char was delicious. I can still taste the sauce the next day. The house-made mortadella almost killed me it was so good.
Great food, as always...and a great value! Well presented, portions were perfect, different and delicious. Staff was attentive and friendly.
Went on a Sunday night and the whole table ended up getting the tasting menu. Food was very good and tasting menu was reasonably priced. Would go back again.
I thought the restaurant was good. The food was good but not outstanding. The service was very good. Limited menu options but they still had a decent choice. I think the portion size is sufficient but you need to order an appetizer, entree and dessert. Dessert was easily my favorite of the three courses (I had the mortadella appetizer, lamb entree and cheesecake for dessert). It is a small restaurant but the ambiance is nice and the wait staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. I am glad I went there but would prefer to try other dining options rather than returning there again.
It’s an okay neighborhood joint.
In addition to everything else, Russet is one of the few Philly restaurant's to offer creative vegetarian selections. Another big hit: the menu changes daily, not seasonal. So, you can go every week and still be impressed. These chefs are outstanding!
Returned to Russet and was very pleased with the experience. Service is friendly and professional, very welcoming (even on a very busy Friday night). Food, featuring fresh, local ingredients is very good--loved the asparagus fritters with a morel ragout and lovely sauteed greens. Delighted to bring my own wine. Excellent!
A wonderful evening, food was amazing, Claire our waiter was terrific, and loved the cozy atmosphere (we talked to the people next to us, and had fun)
Thanks Russet, will be back and back again!!!
The dinner was awesome, even though the menu was limited. I wouldn’t say it is for everyone but would definitely go back. The desserts were amazing.
We had an excellent meal at Russet. The branzino, scallops and pork chop were all delicious. The server was friendly and attentive. The noise level was low. A very enjoyable evening!
The food tasted fresh and delicious. It was prepared and presented with care. However, the portions are quite small and the prices are high. I don't think the portions need to be bigger; I just have trouble getting my head around paying $14 for what amounts to about four forkfuls of pasta.
Good food, convenient to Kimmel Center.
Wonderful mushroom lasagnette. Happy Valley Lamb would have been a tasty dish with fresh spinach and mushrooms, but meat was chewy. Service was very friendly and efficient until the end, when they got busy. Dining room is too noisy for conversation.
An excellent Farm-to-Table restaurant. Excellent service including having the Chef/Owner serving your meal. Very cool. Just a little noisy but there was a group of eight nearby celebrating something. Food was great. Definitely recommending this place to friends. Oh yeah, stop at the state store before you go if you want to imbibe!
Best meal I have had in a long time! Will be back.
Outstanding service and amazing food! My mom loved her meal and the ambiance is perfect for a special occasion. Can’t wait to come again soon.
Wonderful food!! Delicious and unique flavors. Great atmosphere and service. I will definitely be coming here again!
Food was great, service was excellent!
Veil is very good, pork was tasty as well. Both were very generous portions. Would recommend both as well as the cheese plate. Service was excellent. Nice that it is a BYOB. The down side, so noisy that we could not have a conversation. The server need to lean into the table to hear and be heard. I would try a week night but avoid the weekend. Realized they tried to reduce the sound level, but much more needs to be done.
This BYOB is close to the Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music, so good for pre-concert. The food is good with a focus on local ingredients. Tables are close but the noise level is reasonable and the place doesn't feel jammed even when full. Service is attentive but can be a bit on the slow side.
Very very NOISY. TOO LOUD to converse. After first course, We took our entrees to go and left the tedtaurant!
First visit to Russet and had a very good experience. The fresh, seasonal, farm to table fare was delicious (ramp pesto, nettle ravioli, line caught seafood--yum!). Always like the BYOB format. The service was excellent. Looking forward to a return visit. The only caveat was the noise level--very loud with a celebratory table nearby--difficult to have a conversation. Bottom line--well worth a visit.
Amazing food! Gorgeous space. Great service. We will most definitely be back!