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Reviewed August 13, 2022

I rarely write negative reviews, but this is definitely one! We had reservations but were seated in a very busy spot while people without reservations were taken to quieter tables. One of the biggest complaints is that none of the entrees were very good. Two...were cold, one didn't have enough sauce, and one had no flavor. The scalloped potatoes that come with the entrees had a strange taste and were only about 2 inches square. The vegetable that came with the entrees were sauteed squash which for a pricey restaurant shows no menu imagination. The entire time, the waitress was very hurried. After dropping off the bill, she never returned to our table but had the busboy bring it back for signing. To top it off, it was quite expensive. We don't mind paying more for good food and good service, but this restaurant had neither!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Great service, great food! We loved the whole evening! Especially sitting at the bar with great people! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 17, 2022

Loved the atmosphere and friendly staff. Immediately, Megan and Bower made the night by their friendly and courteous attitudes. We enjoyed both an 8 oz filet and bone in ribeye. Steaks were exceptional!! Our table was by an open window facing the creek, this made...the night even more enjoyable. Will come back every time I am in Vail....thank you!!!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed December 15, 2021

Elegant setting overlooking Gore Creek. Have visited many times and always had great service and food. Accommodated our large group with ease.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 5, 2021 via mobile

The service and food were amazing. Our waiter was so attentive and hospitable, he made it an enjoyable experience. The food was absolutely delicious! We started with the bacon wrapped scallops, and the seasoning was incredible. For our meals, we got the grilled chicken dish...and the ribeye dish, and we split the potatoes au gratin side (it’s considered family style but we just had to try), and we were in LOVE! So far, it has been our favorite meal on our trip.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 7, 2021 via mobile

Wow! Had a fantastic experience here tonight. The service was great which is not the norm in Vail. We had the most charming table looking right out to Gore Creek. The food was fantastic! Our server was very helpful. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 9, 2021 via mobile

A classic ski chalet steak and chop house with personal service and wonderful attention to our entire experience. And without the pomp and pretension of many other VAIL places. Russels has been there for more than 30 years and acts like it. The place is...made especially nice by its accommodating staff and wonderful manager, Michelle, who made sure that our kids and us were both getting what we needed. Our salads were fresh and delicious and the onion soup is a 10/10. They also brought us hot, fresh bread. I had the NY strip with peppercorn sauce but the real star was the Steak Diane. My wife had the brook trout which was usually amazing. We barely had room for dessert but managed to still dominate the Tiramisu and BLackout cake. If you are looking for a cozy, space and great food with a nice vibe this is your place!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 7, 2021

We have been to Vail many times, but this was our first trip to Russell's. The atmosphere is comfortable and warm. The steaks were outstanding! Service was friendly too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2020 via mobile

We recommend the Surf and Turf! General Manager Michael was very friendly. It was a cool atmosphere despite COVID-19.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed March 4, 2020

We returned to Russells during a recent trip to Vail to find that the food was as good as ever. The portion sizes are reasonable and the food is all flavoursome; it is all well seasoned and clearly the meat is from a good source....I find the staff are attentive without being intrusive and just seem to be there when you need them.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

We were a party of six. When we arrived our reserved table was waiting for us. Our server was very friendly and helpful and did a good job explaining the different menu options. Personally I had the bone-in ribeye which was cooked perfectly. My wife...had the Diane steak which she thoroughly enjoyed. We had a couple of bottles of 2012 Overture which turned out to be the perfect accompaniment. All-in-all we had a great time and enjoyed our dinner immensely and I feel very comfortable recommending Russell's to anyone.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Grab a window table and People watch! Steak, Ribs and King Crab. All well prepared and reasonably priced. Right next to the covered bridge. Service was attentive and not obstructive.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We ate dinner after waiting for days for an opening. Make a reservation! The baby back ribs were the best I’ve eaten! The desserts, flan, hot fudge sundae were also great! Our table was next to the river, wonderful!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

The food was very slow to arrive. Not the fault of our waiter ... they seemed understaffed. The potatoe and veg was cold. the steak was very tender and cooked as ordered. Ambiance was cosy. Service felt impersonal.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 20, 2019

We had dinner last night at Russell’s the food was ok but when the bill arrived they tried to take advantage of us . Watch out ! The 18 per cent service was already charged and on top they charged it again .....when we complained...they put in 3 orders of extra king crab to try to arrive to the same amount. We ended up paying what we really consumed and asked them for a round of drinks and they said maybe next time . TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4