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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Renton’s Finest Foods Since 1901! * Steakhouse voted #1 Western WA in 2010...
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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  • 128
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  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great Meal - Best stake South of Seattle

When I want to satisfy my craving for some quality juicy tender mouth watering steak and don't feel like a drive to Bellevue or Seattle. I head to downtown Renton. Underneath that old brothel rooftop is some of the best beef I have ever tried. A great historic building and cool bar makes for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Harshone
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Renton, Washington
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Renton, Washington
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I want to satisfy my craving for some quality juicy tender mouth watering steak and don't feel like a drive to Bellevue or Seattle. I head to downtown Renton. Underneath that old brothel rooftop is some of the best beef I have ever tried. A great historic building and cool bar makes for a fun atmosphere.

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Thank Harshone
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our go to place for great steaks, meet friends and family. Be sure to reserve your seats because this place is pack on the weekends.

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Thank Grace E
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me start by strongly suggesting you get reservations weeks before you plan to dine. We last ate there a few week ago, made reservations 3 weeks ahead and still had to wait about 20 minutes for a table to clear. Walks in had an hour and 45 minute wait. That should tell you about the food! The restaurant building... More 

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Thank Tom A
Seattle, Washington
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182 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this place with another couple and we were very satisfied with the product quality and the service. We ordered different type of steaks, chicken and the beef stroganoff. Everything was very delicious and prepared to order. Our server was amazing and he made it great suggestions for wine for our meals. We also try their cheesecake and it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had a 7:00 reservation and got there a bit early, but we were seated right away. Service was great. One small problem was that there was a large group of people who were seated close which made the noise level high and hard to carry on a conversation. It was much better after they left. The food was excellent,... More 

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Thank julesegge
Maple Valley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The specialty, stroganof, was wonderful with the noodles, mushrooms & tender beef. Others had: pork medallions, large portion and again reported to be very good; filet mignon & salmon, all very satisfying. A little noisy and close quarters but food more than makes up for it. Also a bit pricey, again the food wins us over.

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Thank Linda P
Kennydale, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Always a treat...this place is filled with a charming ambiance and the food and service is always outstanding!

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Thank Stephanie F
seattle
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Eat there several times a year, great service, quality product. Cost here is about 30% less than Ruth Chris and other high end steak houses but the quality is just as good.

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Thank vasirunion
Kent, Washington
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Excellent service. Festive atmosphere! Dark and small but that works for this restaurant. It's very popular because it promotes a friendly place to be with friends, relax and have fun. Please make reservations as people were being turned away because it was booked up...on a Wednesday night!!! Good wine and beer selections! A real jewel in downtown Renton!!!

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Thank Denise F
Auburn, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Many meals here for many occasions and I have never been disappointed! Steaks are my choice but all the menu items are wonderful.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?