My wife and I have been thinking about going to Russell’s for some time. We enjoy fine dining and are always looking to try new places. When I received a gift certificate it seemed the perfect time to try Russell’s, I will say it was the first and last. It took us two weeks to secure a reservation, upon arriving we were told that we had a 20 minute wait before our table was ready. The owner is standing next to the reservations desk and tends to welcome questions. Be careful when asking questions as you will be directed to another area with a very condescending tone from the owner. My suggestion to the Owner would be not to stand in an area that invites the questions he clearly does not want to answer. At the reservation desk they did not know how many people were in our party, why did we make the reservation? The wait staff and bar tender were top rate; they were willing to please in any way. Our dinner was less than desirable. For appetizers we had parmesan oysters and the Alaska King Crab dip, both disappointing. The oysters were over powered by the cheese and the crab dip was lacking flavor. For Diner my wife had the poached salmon that she enjoyed but not outstanding. I had the filet with goat cheese. This was over powered by the goat cheese and the steak had no taste other than the cheese. The waiter as well as advertisement state Russell’s is known for steak while the filet is tender is has no flavor, something one would expect from a “Steak House”. The menu is ala carte and pricey. If you are looking for a good Steak dinner I would suggest the Black and Blue in Amherst, Red Osier in Stafford, or Alex’s Place in Batavia to name a few.