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Russet

4.5
1426 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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 1426 People Are Saying
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food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We loved Russet. Sat in the back room which was spacious, comfortable and relatively quiet. The food was amazing and I chose to take home leftovers so that I could save room for desserts--yep, plural. All four of us enjoyed the meal, hospitable service, and will be returning as well as recommending. Thanks, Russet Team - see you soon!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Beet salad

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food was awesome. Service was slow - taking the orders and bringing the check; however, the food arrived quickly from the kitchen. The dining room is tight and loud. But I would go back and see what the patio area is like in warmer weather.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

what a nice byob surprise. food was creative and a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We dine at Russet before theatre. The atmosphere is quiet and dignified. The servers are very accommodating and knowledgeable. I'm an excellent cook. There is nothing I have made that comes close to the items on their menu. The menu changes very often. The combination of ingredients is very imaginative. Last time, I had sea bass. It was wonderful. My guest had ravioli with beets and (?). She loved the dish. We didn't have dessert. I have, in the past. I can't say enough about the dessert menu. Coffee was wonderful and mellow. I am off dairy temporarily. For the first time in my life, I drank my coffee without dairy. It was wonderful!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Relaxed at-home atmosphere. We all had the mushroom goat cheese omelet with a lovely small lightly dressed salad on the plate. Sides were generous - the cheesy grits & bacon sides were amazing!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Delicious food attractively plated, friendly waitstaff, and a BYO. A winner!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

What a wonderful experience. Our dinner was delicious and our waitress was friendly and just attentive enough. We had a time constraint because we had tickets to a show and our waitress was very mindful of that and made sure we got each course quickly yet without feeling rushed. We can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Portions way too small!! Especially appetizers.
Bread delicious but servings very skimpy. Disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Quaint, little place with great food and perfect service. The lamb was fabulous, braised, slow cooked and so tender you could break it a part with a fork. The carrot soup was wonderful--creamy and tasty. I would definitely go back, but next time, I'd bring a good bottle of Cabernet. My only complaint was that we ate at Russet on the night of the big snow storm and all the liquor stores were closed. No chance to buy any wine. It would have made the meal perfect.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Lovely experience. We love a BYOB. Great service. Interesting and inventive dishes. Fresh flavors. Recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Very quiet, perfect decor and outstanding dining experience. I felt as if I was in someone's fancy living room with a private chef. Hidden gem

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Delightful !!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was exceptionally well prepared. I will always go back. I've only been twice but the service was outstanding not just because they were cool and calm but they were thorough with the menu. Great place five bells ya

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food, can tell everything's meticulously done from scratch and well thought out. Date night menu was awesome. Semifreddo dessert was excellent. Servuce was very good. Like it being BYOB.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

It was great food waiter kind of forgot us in the middle

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Too bright

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Had a lovely meal here. My wife and I shared the halibut main plus several appetizers. Felt perhaps a bit pricey for a BYOB, but the food was excellent and the service first-rate.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food & service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

This food was truly outstanding, and our waiter was perfect. We had one vegetarian, one pescatarian, one gluten-free person, and one omnivore--and we were all delighted with our choices. It was wonderful to have a lovely, quiet place to talk and enjoy each other at a birthday celebration. We'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Dinner was pre theatre. Waitstaff very cognizant of the time. Never felt rushed. Food was very fresh and imaginative. Beautifully presented. Two fish dishes were wonderful. Fish was cooked perfectly. We shared a beet salad that was a yellow soufflé that tasted like beets. Sounds weird? Tasted wonderful. Very tender. We also shared a dessert. It was a cheesecake that was wonderful. Don’t forget that this is a BYOB. The courses were not small but a large eater could probably eat three courses without Shari g. I love this place.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent snapper and halibut prepared perfectly. Service professional and seamless always like russet but this evening was the best in recent memory cant praise them enough

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Food was very good but menu is limited and pricey for the portion size. Would recommend however i recommend looking at the menu beforehand bc it changes daily.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Russet has consistently maintained high quality, rustic and creative Italian and Italian-inspired dishes for as long as I have known them. They even seem to have improved a bit in their side dishes. The place is as loud as ever, though - at peak hours a conversation is pretty impossible. The staff are very friendly.. even to the point of a lot more interaction than I'm used to - but I'd much rather have that than the anger and frustration and rage that Philly is known for.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We had a great time. The food was delicious and the server was very welcoming. BYOB policy is great for keeping the price down. Looking forward to going again.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

First time visit to this relatively small BYOB, local ingredient restaurant...close to the Academy of Music. Well worth it. Food was superb, service exceptional. A bit crowded with smallish tables, but the cuisine made up for it. I had the pork appetizer and the fresh bass, finishing with a homemade coffee ice cream dessert. Fairly priced for a higher end restaurant. Menu isn't extensive, but a lot of thought goes into the presentation and the taste. I'll be back with a bottle of wine next time.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent food; tables much too close for comfort

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Food was excellent, with some interesting presentations. Would highly recommend - great place before dinner or a concert.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Delicious dinner for all in your group of four. Small selection but inventive and wonderful dishes.
Great service even though busy...

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Dinner was delicious and our servers were great.

Dining room was pleasantly crowded and staff was aware of our timing for the concert. Decided to make a reservation for our next concert on the spot.

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