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Melrose Grill

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819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784 (Wells Ave. S.)
Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.
425-254-0759
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901! * Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA in...
Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901! * Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA in 2010 * Affordable high quality menu *Historic Landmark in Renton The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during Prohibition. Recently restored, Melrose Grill kept its historic roots with the original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was when it was built. The Food and Service at Melrose Grill will amaze and delight your senses. We work hard to provide our customers with the finest foods available, and prepare them in a way that will tame even most particular palate. Voted #1 Steakhouse in Western WA by King 5 & Evening Ma.
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hands down BEST place to eat in Renton!!!

Not only is it the best in Renton - they are one of the best around the Seattle area. Their steaks, seafood, and pork medallions are to die for...... this is a MUST! I promise you, you will not be disappointed. I cant forget their staff - they are so lovely and they will make your experience TOP... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Renton, Washington
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Renton, Washington
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not only is it the best in Renton - they are one of the best around the Seattle area. Their steaks, seafood, and pork medallions are to die for...... this is a MUST! I promise you, you will not be disappointed. I cant forget their staff - they are so lovely and they will make your experience TOP NOTCH!!!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you are in the South End of Seattle and want a steak this is the place. The steaks are and they know how to cook them. The meals starts with a nice salad and comes with some sauted veggies and your choice of potato so you've got a complete meal for the price. A high quality steak dinner is... More 

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Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Some of the best steak I've had, and delicious shrimp too. Highly recommend. The waitress was very knowledgeable, we had very good service.

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Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Melrose Grill looks deceiving from outside. Inside you will find great staff, nice ambience and delicious food. My favorite is the lobster. A great way to spend time with good friends.

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Renton, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have always had excellent food and service in a fun environment. Big complaint is they do not accept reservations so the wait is often just too long and go elsewhere.

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Sumner, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Melrose Grill was recommended to me by my son, so I had to try it or he would bug me mercilessly. I was beyond surprised. This is the best kept secret in the Seattle area. What an amazing steak house. You don't have to pay an arm and a leg or drive all the way into Seattle or Bellevue to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you're looking for a great steak, you don't have to go to Seattle to the Met. This place is just as good. And the seafood is also excellent. They also usually have something unique on the menu that changes from day to day.

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Oviedo, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Came here based on trip advisor reviews and open table reviews. Did not disappoint. Not many appetizers, but great steak choices. I had the pork medallions with mushrooms. They were very tasty and the Parmesan potatoes were great. The menus have the history of the location written. Restaurant is small and cozy.

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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Went there with my wife and son. The waitress was a little preoccupied but the bar tender picked up the slack and was great. Good basic food with a nice atmosphere.

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Black Diamond, Washington, United States
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a hidden GEM! First little hard to find and park. OLD building with such character inside and out. Now the food, this is the PLACE for a perfectly cooked steak. I had the Filet and my husband had the surf and turf with shrimp and sirloin on a skewer. He got 4 large shrimp and said his steak... More 

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Additional Information about Melrose Grill

Address: 819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
Phone Number: 425-254-0759
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Renton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
    (Wells Ave. S.)
  • Public Transportation: Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Renton
  • Phone Number: 425-254-0759

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901! * Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA in 2010 * Affordable high quality menu *Historic Landmark in Renton The building in which the Melrose Grill resides was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also operated as a pool hall, soda shop and card room during Prohibition. Recently restored, Melrose Grill kept its historic roots with the original mirror-backed bar with its rich, dark woods. The walls showcase vintage photos that highlight the transitions this grand building has gone through. With wainscoting on the walls, low-slung lamps and high ceilings the space feels as open as the West was when it was built. The Food and Service at Melrose Grill will amaze and delight your senses. We work hard to provide our customers with the finest foods available, and prepare them in a way that will tame even most particular palate. Voted #1 Steakhouse in Western WA by King 5 & Evening Ma.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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