Russet

4.6
1693 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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D
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
21 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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g
Los Angeles
28 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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EW
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russet is one of the best restaurants in the city

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e
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
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
101 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
36 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
124 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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