We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Melrose Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784 (Wells Ave. S.)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 250: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for steak or traditional home-style cooking. Very small, but they manage the space well. During peak periods, expect a bit of a wait, but well worth any wait you sign-up for. We have been back many times and always had a great meal.

1 Thank Brian C
Renton, Washington
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited there end of the year. Love this place, nice family style food, good on the price as well the portion.

Thank AlexLogan47
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Melrose is a hideaway in Renton Washington. Great place for steak dinners, they pay close attention to service and quality in food presentation. I enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere!

Thank javariaa2016
49th State
Level Contributor
122 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of 3 arrived 10 minutes b/4 opening (4:50 pm). We were the 2nd party. When we got in we were told by a rather abrupt hostess that we would have a 1.5 hr wait. Since we have a child with us we cannot wait at the bar. The hostess explained that the place is filled with reservations although... More 

Thank MPS3AMom
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect ambience, not too much hassle from the servers, Yet still great service. the prawns and rib-eye were to die for. Delicious. Unique wine menu. Exceeded my expectations. Good quality for the price. At other places, the total would have been much more expensive and the quality not as good. This was the kind of place where the food was... More 

Thank Kelly A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and the steak and potatoes are awesome. Service was exceptional and just the right level of attention.

Thank Diane W
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome little gem outside the big city. I like that they won't seat you until your entire world table arrives, first come first served ... and man do they serve. Great service, great food, lively atmosphere. I will be back.

Thank Jim G
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in after searching for a restaurant nearby our hotel. We read a couple of reviews and decided to check Melrose. What a wonderful surprise. So much that we came back the next day...

Thank Eduardo M
Monroe, Washington
Level Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on the recomendation of a bartender from another location. So glad we did, we started with a drink in the historic bar from 1901 and the very charming bartender told us about the beef stroganoff. Wr decided to go into the resturant and had the melrose cut filet a huge 14oz. It was grilled to pertfection awesome... More 

Thank Melissa N
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcoming steak house. Best steak in town. Weekly specials. Wonderful historical bar. Always busy so make reservations. Medium wine list. Friendly and knowledgable staff.


Travelers who viewed Melrose Grill also viewed


Been to Melrose Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Melrose Grill and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Parksville, Canada
10 months ago
Black Diamond, Washington
over a year ago
Seattle, Washington
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Melrose Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?