Russet

4.6
1671 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deeply sorry Russet is closing! a Philadelphia gem.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service both excellent. Highly recommend.

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EW
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food and wonderful flavors. The sea bass was excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russet is one of the best restaurants in the city

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e
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere was lovely. The food itself was truly outstanding. Have already recommended to others and will definitely be back

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, amazing service, perfect setting. It was so good that we ended up canceling our reservations at another place for the day after and coming back.

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S
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sorry you are closing. We've enjoyed dining with you. Good luck and good health.

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j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a weeknight dinner, and it was delicious. Between the three of us, we had the white asparagus salad, mushroom ravioli, arctic char, lamb leg, and a black forest cake dessert -- all fresh, creative, and yummy. Service was great, too. I already recommended to a friend who will be in Philly soon for her son's graduation!

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WR
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent menu choices and deliciously prepared. Perhaps a little expensive but since it is a BYOB the total bill was reasonable

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RN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never had beet gazpacho befere... it was wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful season products used to create delicious food!

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f
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A gem of a restaurant. It is so good to go and have a quiet meal with beautifully prepared food. Small menu but seasonal well chosen.

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JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

True perfection! I love going in the early spring when they have nettles and foraged ramps.

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BT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russet remains our favorite restaurant when attending an event at the Kimmel Center. The food is always interesting, wonderful and well portioned. My wife and I also appreciate Russet's bio-regional efforts when constructing the menu. Service is always great and the BYOB option helps keep costs down.

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MS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was solid! Menu was creative and everyone in my party enjoyed everything they ordered. Love the BYO aspect.

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S
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Despite being a special occasion, and an empty restaurant staff were not accommodating and placed us in a cramped table in a corner. Food was excellent barring a few awkward combinations including the tart. Overall still above average food but sub par service and experience

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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PR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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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D
Philadelphia
132 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
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
110 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
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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S
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine at Russet before Kimmel Broadway package. Never disappointed. Menu changes daily. All innovative combinations of ingredients. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. always get us out in time to get to theatre. I love this restaurant.

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T
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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PG
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
17 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
Philadelphia
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
9 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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M
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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g
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
48 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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