Russet

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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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Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I am a huge fan of Russet and will be sorry to see this neighborhood gem close. Decided to take advantage of Chef/Owner Andrew's talents as a culinary master by taking his pasta making class which was great fun. Andrew was informative and entertaining, my only criticism was: too much pasta for the meal. The pasta and sauces were all delicious, but three pasta helpings for the entree was too much (could have used a protein dish or more salad). Well worth taking this class to learn from the master, to enjoy the camaraderie of the family table setting in the courtyard and of course good food. Thanks to the whole team at Russet for many great meals and experiences.

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Father's Day gift for Tony. He loved it. The ambiance, the food and the service were absolutely fabulous. He said that the blend of the ingredients and the sauces was so well balanced that it was beyond compare. He shared that we will be returning. Imagine my reaction when we received the check and saw the farewell event card. We were so disappointed. It is unfortunate that such a wonderful establishment will be closing this month. Well, I guess we have to get back there ASAP.

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BJ
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Sorry to see such a good restaurant closing. Hope they open again after taking time off.

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LB
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finally got to try this great restaurant only to find out they are closing in a couple weeks!!!

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite in Philly. I’ll miss you much.

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JN
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice BYOB for pre-theater dinner. We enjoyed the zucchini ravioli, halibut, and snapper. The chèvre cheesecake was outstanding (if a bit petite).

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Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad to have a few more chances to enjoy Russet. The guest/alumni chef provided a delicious five course meal with wonderful treats. Particularly liked the pasta dish and the halibut, but all good. Service was excellent. Russet is finishing with a flourish--thank you!

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had one night to visit when on a vacation in Philly and we made a great choice. Pity we heard the place is closing down soon, we don't know why.

Food and drinks were carefully created and presented, we enjoyed our evening.

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AO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inventive, fresh cuisine. Unfortunately, it's closing end of this month!

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a
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at Russet. From the food to the service, it was a great time out.

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New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Russet was really wonderful. The food was delicious and our server was really sweet. The ambiance was very romantic and made for a great night. We ordered the spaghetti alla chitarra to start and it was very good. I ordered the sea bass and my boyfriend got the pork chop.

Everything was beyond perfect but then my boyfriend's pork chop came out and when he cut into it, it was completely raw. Inedible. A gentleman at the table next to us also had a raw pork chop. We quietly let them know, and the waitress was very gracious about it. About 15 minutes later a new piece came out and it was lovely.

We were a little surprised to see there was no offer of a discount or complimentary dessert or anything like that given being served raw meat is a big of a shock, but it didn't ruin the experience. We still loved Russet and are sad that it is closing, but wish the owners the best on their next chapter! If you can go before it closes at the end of June, I highly recommend it!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and delicious!

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food. And a very friendly staff. The salmon was excellent as a main course, and we sampled a couple of the pastas as a first course. All excellent.

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D
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Sorry that this was our last visit to Russet before it closes at the end of June. But it was an excellent meal and I hope the owners and chef will relocate somewhere else in the not too distant future

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SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly my favorite dining room in Philly, among my favorites anywhere.

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russet has been one of my favorite dining spots since they opened. I find an excuse to travel to the city just to dine there. My choice for special occasions. I am going to miss Russet!!!!

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G
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Stunning pork chop, delicious bass...

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SD
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding farm-to-table restaurant, close to Kimmel and Performing Arts area. Very fresh food, prepared exceptionally well. Best pork chop!! Scallops, Sea Bass were also excellent. No wine uncorking fee. Server was also very attentive and helpful. Would Certainly go back again.

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TK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I met a friend here for dinner. I'm so surprised that this restaurant is on the Philly Mag top 50. It's not that great. The food was good enough, but there wasn't anything outstanding about it. We ordered the lasagnette (sp?), beet soup with arctic char crudo, tile fish, and scallops. They were all good. But I wouldn't come back here again. Oh and we ordered the brown butter tart (I think it was), and I didn't care for that.

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LM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the most excellent meals I've ever had. Mushroom lasagnette was beyond heavenly and the scallops over fennel/onion slaw was orgasmic. I heard they're closing and that's a shame as I'd want to return many times. Go now before that happens!

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RL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful evening with wonderful food and impeccable service! Thank you!

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TK
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite dining establishment in Philly and, for that matter, anywhere that we've dined on this planet. To be greeted by Rory at the door is quire enough to guarantee a delightful evening or, in this case, exquisite brunch. Our server, Bethany, so skilled, professional, delightful,outgoing, and engaging in conversation, made us feel so much at home. The food, the artistry in preparation, always the best anywhere in our estimation. We always return with our taste buds prepared.

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was wonderful. The food was delicious. Three in the party had the tilefish and were very happy. I had the lamb and it was terrific. We shared apps and desserts. All excellent.

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R
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although the menu is not huge, the diverse menu and use of in season ingredients resulted in a fantastic meal!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Even though farm to table they were creative with preparations

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RN
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Russet and so sorry to see it closing in June. It has been our long time favorite place to dine when in the city for the Philly Pops shows, of which we are season ticket holders. All the best to the owners and their employees.

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MD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. This place will be missed.

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P
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I shall miss this wonderful restaurant. Food, service and ambiance are always first-rate.

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MF
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Innovative food using fresh local items. White asparagus crostini and tuna tartare appetizers were perfect amounts, well presented with good flavor combinations. Grilled sea bass and lamb entrees had nice balance of vegetables, texture and flavor. Black Forest cake was perfection. Service efficient and friendly. We’ll be back!

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FF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic-- this place never disappoints. Creative, innovative, and incredibly delicious. I will be very sorry to see Russet's close, having very fond memories with friends and family at this restaurant. I wish the owners and staff all the best in their new pursuits!

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for many wonderful meals. Good luck in your new ventures!

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D
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner. Wonderful atmosphere. My friend had the seared sea bass and i had the spring lettuces and asparagus crostini. Delicious.

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are truly saddened that we won’t be able to repeat our experiences. We have enjoyed every meal we have had with you. The lamb was superb, the tuna tartar freshly interesting, both fish dishes delictible. We wish Kristin & Andrew success in your next venture. If it is local please put us on your contact list. It would be lovely if it was as convenient to the Kimmel.

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

Russet is consistently excellent in every aspect. A gem of a restaurant in Center City.

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

Another wonderful dining experience at Russet. Pre-theater, friendly and professional service moved along multi-courses so we were out in time. Delicious seasonal offerings enjoyed by all: spring lettuces, aspargus crostini, spring lamb, ramps, an amazing pasta with seafood--yum, yum, yum.

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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Loved everything about it. The pasta dishes were great, don't miss them.

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e
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeply sorry Russet is closing! a Philadelphia gem.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great! Food was delicious and pretty unique. Great service and fun evening with family and friends!

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were saddened to find out that Russet is closing its doors on June 30, 2019. After moving to Philadelphia almost two years ago, this has become our favorite restaurant in town -- excellent food, nice wait staff, and love the BYOB aspect. We will miss it.

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JK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service both excellent. Highly recommend.

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