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Russell's Steaks

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6675 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7212 (Freeman Rd)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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College Grove
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a point to stay in the hotel and eat in the restaurant! We had 7:00 reservations. We arrived early and Cody assisted us in the bar with a bottle of wine. When our table was ready, he transferred the bottle to the table. Our server (Randy, I believe) had been with Russell for almost eleven years. I had... More 

Thank DrB99
Hornell, New York
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This has to be the best restaurant for fine dining in Buffalo. The service, food, and overall ambiance is 5-star, from the moment you enter to the moment you leave. Russell greeted us as we entered the restaurant, and personally thanked us for dining at his restaurant (side note: Russell appreciates when his guests dress up to come to dinner).... More 

Thank apple1293
Buffalo, New York
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service! The way all restaurants should be! We had the sausage bread which my husband loves, but was a little spicier than the last time we had it. The plate of spreads and bread and raisin crisps with honey butter is delightful. I saw someone ordered the shrimp cocktail and the ice under it was lit up so cool!... More 

Thank Donna N
Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt one of the best steaks/meals around. Food is always excellent and our server (Mike) was awesome. Food is hot and delicious.

Thank Lisa D
Amherst, NY
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No one runs a restaurant like Mr. Salvatore. Dress well - he appreciates it. Service, delicious food (Steak a la Russell is my favorite, medium rare), the B.R. Cohn Cabernet goes so well with the beef - you cannot go wrong. My company has done employee dinners here as well, and everyone is pleased. Don't deny yourself - you will... More 

Thank jm1530
North Tonawanda, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Russell's a short while ago. It was wonderful. The atmosphere is awesome and my husband states his steak was the best he ever had. We could cut it with a butter knife and it was very tasty. The food is excellent and served with elegance! We felt like royalty as there are many servers... More 

Thank Constance F
Cheektowaga, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Russ is always there always wanting everyone to enjoy a perfect meal. He hand pics the steaks, and they are second to none. Try the Tuesday special in the lobby area, they set up tables and have great prices for this starts at 4:30 p.m.

Thank Michael A
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667 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I have been to Russell's a couple times before and never really understood what all the hype was about except the excellent service. That was before our most recent dinner at Russell's. We met a couple friends there and we started by ordering a bottle of wine. The prices were very reasonable for the wine. We decided to order Crab... More 

1 Thank sket101
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We stayed the night at Salvatores Grand Hotel, received the Dinner for 2 and Breakfast as part of the deal. Dinner at Russell's was second to none. Phenomenal service, class, quality and care. Every detail was looked after. My wife and I both had Filet Mignon, one well done, one medium rare...both cooked to perfection!!!! Best steak I've had. You... More 

Thank Dave W
Cairns, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Had an awesome breakfast here definitely would recommend the Garbage dish it was fantastic. Staff were very friendly and the place was clean and tidy and easy to get to

Thank Glenys468

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $70
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6675 Transit Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221-7212
    (Freeman Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Williamsville
  • Phone Number: 716-636-4900
60 years of experience has all come together for owner Russell Salvatore, the consumate Dining Room Host. Specializing in steaks and a vibrant bar scene, Russ is always present to greet his guests and make sure everything is perfect. If its not? It will be by the time you leave, He guarantees it. Russ together with Mark Jerge, & Robert Bingel assures you will not find a more dedicated team to creating the perfect night for you.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?