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Melrose Grill

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819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784 (Wells Ave. S.)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Pleasanton CA
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a little looking steakhouse that was once a hotel and tavern. The atmosphere inside is really comfortable and the food was spectacular. Make sure to make reservations on Open Table because it's not very big and you may have to wait a while.

Thank Mariacorn
Renton, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here only two times within the past couple of years. Each time we had very friendly wait staff who made us feel at home. The first time I had ordered the salmon (I know. My wife just shook her head at me for not ordering beef) which was done to perfection. The second time I did order... More 

Thank Chuck M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Melrose has the best steaks around at a reasonable price! Tender, juicy, tasty & cooked perfectly! The service is A-1. The wine list is great. The berry crisp and strawberry shortcake desserts are heavenly!

Thank Glenn N
Renton, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everybody I've taken to this place or told about it LOVES it!!! Atmosphere, food quality, service and value.

Thank Kevin I
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an wondrrful place to celebrate all life's big events with amazing steaks. While this long time establishment focus on steak, it features equally exquisite specials and options accompanied by amazing cocktails, unusual beers and great wine. And don't forget the fabulous desserts and after dinner drinks. Always make a reservation as the place is small and extremely popular!

Thank Claudia B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite Renton restaurants. The bar has so much history and is wonderful to sit and have dinner if restaurant is full. Cocktails are delicious and although menu is limited the evening specials never disappoint. This restaurant does not take reservations but is well worth the wait! One of my favorites when offered is the lamb!... More 

Thank KatieBelle07
Vancouver, WA
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a meal that was clearly in line with the accolades from other diners. But there were two interesting footnotes, curious really, that put me back on my heels. First, we ordered a special cocktail that contained, according to the posting, a special vermouth. The menu cost was $10. However, the bill indicated that while we were charged $10,... More 

Thank bobrosie
Renton, Washington
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is a reason this little steak house in Renton consistently beats out the big Seattle steak spots in in regional ratings - it's fantastic! You might wait for a table, but it's worth it. You can sip on a cocktail, beer or wine in their bar while you wait for your table. Definitely Renton's best restaurant.

Thank MP425
Renton, Washington
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

They have a great Porterhouse steak. What a meal, it was over 20 oz so took home enough for another meal. We went in @ 5:00 and it was already full (Sat) as they now open the doors @ 4:00.

Thank garymj13
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Warmly greeted as I entered by the hostess. There was a wait, but since I was traveling alone, I sat at the bar. Jamie at the bar immediately greeted me with a pleasant greeting and smile. Her personality really makes you feel at ease. Never pushy, checked on the food as it was brought out to make sure it was... More 

Thank Kurt J

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?