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Russet

4.5
1457 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm;

Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday beginning at 5:30 PM
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Phone number
(215) 546-1521
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Andrew Wood
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 15th and 16th
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1457 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

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!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Best meal I have had in a long time! Will be back.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Wonderful food!! Delicious and unique flavors. Great atmosphere and service. I will definitely be coming here again!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Food was great, service was excellent!

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very very NOISY. TOO LOUD to converse. After first course, We took our entrees to go and left the tedtaurant!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Mediocre all around... they try too hard and fall short on just about everything

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Russet is our "go to" dining destination in Philadelphia. When I moved from Portland, OR to Lancaster, PA in 2012, my new wife was determined to research and choose a restaurant that would exceed all my expectations. She chose well and, since that time, we have dined at Russet on each and every visit to Philly. The spectacular and artistically crafted dining creations have continued to excite us more than ever. And the delightful front of house staff have become friends. It would now be quite impossible to visit Philly without spending at least one evening at this gem on Spruce Street.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Russet gave you the atmosphere of wandering into a cottage after a day of hiking. The lighting was perfect -- not too dim and not too bright, and really set the mood for our romantic date. The farm-to-table is done perfectly. You can just taste how fresh the ingredients are, not to mention the servers are incredibly kind and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Russet is by far one of the best restaurants in Center City. The food is fresh and prepared perfectly with interesting ingredients. There is always an appealing vegetarian and/or vegan option. The staff are all delightful and attentive. The fact this is BYOB makes it a tremendous value. It is tough to get a reservation and you need to book well in advance. The food is the reason!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The inherent purity of the produce is evident in its simple yet delicious preparation . The presentation of each dish is a work of art in and of it self, delighting the visual as much as the taste buds. This an experience that transcends the culinary! We loved brunch so much that we came back for dinner for an equally amazing experience .

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Outstanding Yankee hospitality to Southerners one generation from the land

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food was nothing short of amazing!

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Neighborhood gem - great food, byob

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Creative dishes from local sources that instill the joy of dining in the city where meals go beyond the ordinary and leave one's palate yearning for more visits in the future. A great find that has lasted for over 5 years in a very competitive field.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was my first time to Russet, and I was thoroughly pleased. I had heard great things online, but wanted to try it myself. We booked a reservation about a month in advance for a special dinner occasion. We had the Sunday Dinner, which was a four course meal (salad, pasta course, main, and desert). It wasn't listed on their website, but ended up being the best way to try multiple dishes. Everything was excellent, fresh, and locally sourced. The ambiance is relaxed, yet upscale. We felt comfortable and taken care of. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful with questions.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

When we went there for a recent dinner, Russet delivered on all counts - great food, service and atmosphere. They have a limited menu that is always changing but seems to always include vegetarian, fish and meat options. That might be part of the reason that the service was so speedy, but it was also clear that the servers were friendly and efficient. I started my meal with a wonderful salad and my dining partner had a very creative gazpacho. We both ordered fish, which was delicious. The ingredients are fresh and everything is light and tasty. The server recommended the semifreddo for dessert, which was an excellent choice. The restaurant itself is small and cozy, and very tastefully decorated. It was just a little noisy, but not enough to detract from a meal that was one of the best I have had in Philadelphia.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

It was our first time dining at Russet and we would not hesitate to return. The service was very good and they were willing to try and accommodate any special requests. Two of us ordered from the regular menu and two ordered the set price Sunday Supper. No one was disappointed. Each course in the Sunday supper was absolutely delicious. One of the best meals I’ve had in a while. Great meal !

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Consistently good food and slow service... Great place when you need a little more quiet than in some of the more typical brunch locations. BYOB. On the pricey side for brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We enjoyed Russet's relaxing atmosphere and BYOB, neighborhood style walking distance to Kimmel Center. The lamb main coarse dish was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Flavors and prep were fantastic,

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Had a great dinner! Really enjoyed the byob as well

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Saturday brunch - while the menu is very limited the chef has options that will suit almost anyone’s needs. Due to the shallow menu - all food is expertly prepared.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Surprised a nice place like this doesn't award points for dining there. Server was attentive, and knowledgeable. Would be nice if they got a wine license.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Farm to table, very good, imaginative menu, very good service and quiet enough to hold conversations. We have eaten here several times, often with friends, and always have had a very good experience.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Always an interesting seasonal menu. Very attentive staff. Dining in the back courtyard was a treat on a lovely evening.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fantastic food and the servers were friendly and enthusiastic. They really believe in the product that is being created by the husband and wife team that run the place - with good reason. We were told that they use locally sourced ingredients and a their creative menu varies based on what is available. The food was absolutely delicious. It's BYOB and they were able to decant our favorite wine for us. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is my go to place for bringing other couples. Its upscale BYOB. The menu changes everyday. Its a gem

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Last minute brunch. Absolutely delicious. Sweet pea flan was spectacular. Filling in mushroom omelette was yummy, but the eggs were flat and more crepe-like. Had to wait a very long time for oj to be fresh-squeezed, but worth the wait. Asked for home-fried potatoes to be well done, and request was ignored, but they cheerfully took them back and fried to my liking. Wait staff was very friendly if a bit inattentive. Kitchen was very slow given the fact that we were the only patrons in downstairs. There may have been a private party upstairs which was getting all the attention. That being said, we didn’t mind, as we were enjoying our mimosas.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We like liked the Atlantic Char.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The meal was very good, but thought it lacked creativity for the price point. Everything about Russet is very 'comforting' - warm decor, hearty food - but it's comforting in the way you want to feel when you have a nice dinner at your parents house. It lacked creativity and the fanfare that should accompany going out for a nice dinner. We didn't walk away feeling like the meal was worth the amount of money spent. Also, be aware that the menu is very sparse - I've never seen such few options offered on a menu. It's seasonal and reflects what's fresh and in-season, but even still it wasn't much fun looking at the menus because there's about 4 options to choose from.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food and service were very good. Menu is somewhat limited and portions are small.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Pleasantly pleased with my party of 5's experience at Russet. A gem of a restaurant with unique, creative, and local ingredients featured. Every dish we ordered was full of flavor!! To be honest, I had to google what some of the listed ingredients were to understand what flavor combinations the dishes were before ordering, but I trusted that the chef knew what he was doing and boy, he sure did!! The lamb was melt in your mouth tender. The veal was divine. The char was perfectly cooked. The scallops were sensational. Our party also had the several first course meals and desserts and absolutely everything was fantastic. I truly enjoyed how the chef paired all the flavor combinations together with each component enhancing the overall dish. This made the whole dinner that much more special as it was dishes that you couldn't have anywhere else. Other positives was that the server was attentive and it is BYOB. Only down side was that it was a tad on the noisy side and I really had to raise my voice to speak to my 4 table mates. However, once several of the other tables left, it was quieter. I wouldn't let this deter you from going by any means because the food is worth it, but something to consider based on your party's needs. 10/10 recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent service, convenient to Kimmel, good food. Noisy, but bearable.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Russet is one of those neighborhood gems in Philadelphia, where the kitchen is excellent and you can bring your own wine to accompany Andrew's delicious cooking. Worth the trip, and a nice place for a date or an event where everyone appreciates good food done very well.

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