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Melrose Grill

819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Ranked #2 of 262 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
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was ok. We had reservations (highly recommended) so were seated quickly other wise the wait was an hour. Drinks were ok not super strong but the food was amazing. We both had the seafood pasta. spicy bus creamy and u yummy with lots of meat (fish and shrimp) It was packed which says something about the quality. It looks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food and reasonable prices. A very welcoming experience with knowledgeable and friendly staff. No reason to go to Daniel's or El Goucho when a steak house with character and great food exists close by.

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Melbourne, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Unbelievable steak, cozy small restaurant with fun environment. This was the best steak I've ever eaten and beats Ruth's Chris and many other high end steak places hands down. Quite a surprise and reasonably priced for the product delivered. Loved it!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

It's old, it's in a town that looks forgotten. Not modern, not fancy. The foods are good, which I had better before, but this place has a magical feeling about it that is hard to describe. Staffs are friendly, service with a great family kind of smile that are not put on. Portions are generous, steaks were cooked to perfection.... More

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Renton, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not exactly exotic here in downtown Renton, but this Restaurant always serves consistant quality steaks. The steaks are are comparable to Jak's, the environment is old school bar and steak house, warm dark atmosphere and very professional friendly service typically. A hidden gem of a steakhouse, who thinks of Renton for a great steak, the people that know about Melrose... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had the steak and salmon dinners. The salads had too much garlic, the vegetables too much pepper. My steak had too much garlic in the rub. My wife's salmon was good but we think overpriced at $30. The service was excellent.

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

Best steak house in Renton and beyond. Rivals Jacs. Better value for the buck. Be sure and add the crab legs to your meal.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A friend and I like to got to Melrose on Monday nights (half price bottles of wine!) We also love their pomegranate martini. For dinner I've had pasta, steak, lamb and seafood, and I've never been disappointed with my meal. My friend loves the stroganoff and orders that anytime its on the menu. They have a nice wine selection and... More

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Leavenworth, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went for our anniversary as it was recommended by some family members. The food was amazing and the portion size is huge. My husband and I could have shared an entree. We both had the Moscow Mule cocktail and it was fantastic! The service was a little slow and our table was right next to both restrooms making it... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Melrose Grill is the South Ends answer to El Goucho or John Howie. This tiny little hole in the wall is one of our family favorites. The steaks are perfectly prepared. The sides are hearty and delicious. They create seasonal delicacies that never disappoint. The service is top notch. The prices, while high, are not unreasonable for the quality that... More

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