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Melrose Grill

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819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
+1 425-254-0759
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A tiny (82 seat capacity) and convivial (read that "a little noisy") fine dining spot in downtown Renton, the Melrose Grill serves consistently top-quality food at prices that are, when compared with those Big Names in Seattle, downright reasonable. The menu is, naturally, geared toward...More

Thank JKfedway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated my husbands birthday here. We had a wonderful dinner filet mignon and copper river salmon their special. Both meals about the best we have had in past few years of dining. Place is an old bar in Renton, very interesting. Service was top notch...More

Thank jankentmeridian59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and our steaks were cooked just the way we wanted them. The only reason why i choose 4 stars and not 5 is because the tables are so close together that when people next to us would walk in between the...More

Thank Aj101710
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you go to the Melrose Grill, expect excellent service and what I can only describe as 'good grub'. The stakes are cooked just the way they are ordered. The baked potato is just right to sop up the juices from the steak. Bread is...More

Thank rd3cornish
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Consistently great food. Portions have reduced but that is ok. The only issue now is that word is out and you need to make reservations weeks in advance. Use OpenTable or plan to wait, a long time. Restaurant across street, Italian, is...More

Thank EatDrinkEnjoy
Reviewed June 1, 2017

Wow best steak ever , travelled from uk ,reviewed restaurants before arriving and this looked OK . It was beautiful the server Karoline knew her stuff and was attentive but not pushy , a nice salas entree before the best steak ever deffinatly go again...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed May 27, 2017

After hearing for years about how great this restaurant is and how they had the best steaks in town, I went in with high expectations. When the server heard it was my first visit she told me I had to have a steak as they...More

1  Thank TroySea
Reviewed May 26, 2017

High expectation for our group of 7, received average experience in food quality, service. I would go again, but it is a bit overrated.

Thank Jeffery A
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I don't know why we haven't gone here before, but now we'll be going back often. If summer had a taste, it would be the strawberry salsa on the halibut I had last night. OMG, it was fantastic. The Filet Mignon melted in my mouth,...More

2  Thank Tim B
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Not really a bad restaurant. The steaks we ordered were ok, nothing fabulous. I dont mind paying for good food. I just think its over rated and therefore a little over priced.

Thank jasymd
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January 17, 2016|
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Response from Tom A | Reviewed this property |
I'm just a customer. Have no way of helping secure a table. Check the website for the reservation number.
Diane R
October 18, 2015|
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Response from Edmund1020 | Reviewed this property |
I think so
Francisco R
July 12, 2015|
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does not hurt to ask
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +1 425-254-0759
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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