Russet

4.5
1492 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Reviews from verified diners
1,492 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
65%
Very Good
28%
Good
5%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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R
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

In Philly for a weekend and wanted get something authentic, seasonal and real and this perfectly fit the bill. Love the fact that the menu changes daily to reflect available ingredients. We had a delicious meal from start to finish. Started with a pasta, then lamb and then fresh mint ice cream. Portions were perfectly sized so that even though I was full when it ended I was pleasantly full, not stuffed. Waiter was delightful, efficient and noninstrusive. Atmosphere was a perfect blend of casual and serious eats. If I lived in the area I would make this a restaurant I went back to time and again. So fresh!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Fantastic dining

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M
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

An intimate restaurant. New menu daily from locally sourced ingredients. Outstanding choices. Excellent service.

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t
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Quality food with pared down options to ensure everything is made well.

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DS
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Delicious food, pleasant staff, comfortable setting.

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FF
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great food, great service. A four-way tie for 1st place in our favorite Philly restaurant list.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

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.

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JM
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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.

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AA
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

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!

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BL
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Just awful.
Booked after looking online, which looked good.
Only us in restaurant.
What a BIG misteake

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d
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Only flaw was the service was a little leisurely—but very amiable. And the food was really tasty.

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P
3.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Expecting a bit more based on reviews. Food was good, not great. App was delicious, entrees ok.

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LB
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. We will be back.

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r
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

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.

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A
4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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.

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S
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

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.

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LA
4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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!

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SR
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

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

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BB
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

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.

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R
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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.

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MI
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food, great service and BYO.

What more can a restaurant offer!

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JN
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food and service was excellent. It was a real find in Philly. Will definitely visit again.

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MF
3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

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.

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SP
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

The service was fantastic. It’s BYOB, another postivie. All pastas are made in house. The food was really great.

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MW
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

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.

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m
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great food, as always...and a great value! Well presented, portions were perfect, different and delicious. Staff was attentive and friendly.

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CD
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

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.

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DC
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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.

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D
3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

It’s an okay neighborhood joint.

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FF
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

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!

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g
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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!

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M
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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!!!

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e
4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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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L
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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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FC
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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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SM
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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

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VP
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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ML
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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