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Melrose Grill

819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Ranked #2 of 281 Restaurants in Renton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wells Ave. S.
Transit: Renton Transit Center is 5 blocks away.
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.
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English first
49th State
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

While traveling to Renton, we took a couple of opportunities to eat here. For years I have seen the lobster special & have watched customers eat with delight. I broke down & ordered the lobster special. It was a huge tail, cooked exactly as it should be. My partner had the stroganoff which he's enjoyed many times. Our service was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After a lukewarm greeting and a 45 minute wait on a Thursday evening, we enjoyed a delicious meal and excellent service. First, the weirdness: the "Do you have reservations?" greeting impressed me as a bit snobbish. Start with a smile and "Hello" - it goes a long way. Melrose is a neighborhood steakhouse in a not-so-great part of a working... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've always wanted to try Melrose and have heard great things, especially the beef steaks. Definitely make reservations. Wait staff, Emily was awesome. Nightly specials were many, but I vowed I was going to have a steak. The Prime sirloin was done perfectly. Soooo not disappointed with the entire meal; salad, roll, veggies, starch & entree. There was no room... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Local historic eatery with melt in your mouth steaks. Location is in downtown Renton near the post office and train tracks. Service was good; food was awesome. Our party of 8 was seated promptly; each of us ordered something different. We all left fully satisfied and with leftovers for the next day. All entrees include salad, fresh vegetables, potato or... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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174 reviews 174 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

My first visit and I will return. Great steaks at a reasonable price. A fun atmosphere in the historic Renton downtown. Service was great. Don't show up without a reservation or you will likely be turned away.

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Renton, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For a restaurant that began as a hotel and tavern this has got to be one of the best steak houses in South King County. The food, especially the steaks, are the best to be found in the south end. If you get there with they have the special Melrose Stroganoff be sure to get it. The Melrose's prices are... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was delicious, the atmosphere okay, but the prices are way too high for this type of restaurant. They do not do anything special for peoples birthdays, anniversaries etc. etc. at these prices they should.

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Renton, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

wonderful experience had dinner with my Husband and 2 friends, everything was exceptional,service, food, and ambience, I thought the prices were quite reasonable also. A "Go to" place for special occasions!!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes, they do serve steak and potatoes but with a taste ad quality above most. The New York cut with the parmesan crusted potatoes are absolutely the "bomb"! But then all the other steaks there are great as well! Wait staff is always attentive and friendly. Benches may be a little hard on the posterior but the meal was worth... More 

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Top Contributor
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488 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Located in old skool downtown Renton. Parking can be a challenge, be prepared. Always super busy, get there early if you wanna be seated without waiting 45 minutes. Great service and food, especially the steaks. Recommend.

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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

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