Russell's sits in a most unusal place; the old Monte Villa farmhouse in the midst of an industrial park in greater Bothell. Don't let that fool you, the food and atmosphere are a fabulous surprise. My husband and I have dined here three times, for three different occasions. We had heard that the food was amazing, that Chef Russell knows his business. And that much has always been true and consistent. The fettucini with prawns, salmon, chicken, salads, and desserts that we've sampled have been perfect. Our friend said that his steak was the best steak he had ever eaten, having had steak and many reputable restaurants. Another perk to this restaurant is if you choose to bring your own bottle of Washington wine with you, there is no corkage fee for the first bottle. We always take advantage of this great value. Likewise, because the restaurant partners with local wineries, you can find advertisements with 50% off a second entree at many of the Woodinville tasting rooms. The old, converted barn has a very comfortable and casual NW feel. The downside to the giant space with tile floor is that we always hear at least one dish or glass break while we are there. The sound really reverberates. The only part of the experience that needs improving at Russell's is the service. It is not nearly as friendly or consistent as I would like to see considering the fine quality of the food. More attentive service and a more personal experience would greatly improve the overall experience. Of the three servers who we've had, two of them made no effort to connect with us or acknowledge our wedding anniversary (which I heard my husband mention when he made the reservation). The service two of our visits was brisk, perhaps efficiently simple. This was in contrast with our first visiti where we lingered and visited with our friends while being in no hurry to surrender our table. The server had the perfect balance of being attentive and friendly, but not overly so. Overall, Russell's is a great restaurant for couples, well-mannered kids (our 7 year old loves their kids' menu), and celebrations. It is a good value for the quality of the food and is certainly much easier than a drive into Seattle. It is a little gem in Bothell, despite the service that doesn't meet the quality of the food.