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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Russell's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
228 Bridge St, Ste 200, Vail, CO 81657-4584
+1 970-476-6700
Website
Today
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 216: English reviews
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
414 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Maybe not the best joint in town but probably the most consistent -- good food -- not cheap but not crazy expensive -- solid wine list --

Helpful?
Thank HonestMcHonest
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I have been visiting Vail for the past week and had yet discovered a good place to get a steak. The steak was extremely well seasoned and very tender. Our salads were also very tasty and the food was timed perfectly. Drinks were good as well. Our server could have been a bit more attentive but overall did a good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynn M
Colorado
Level Contributor
68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Our dinner was fabulous...started with bacon wrapped scallops, then shared half and half salad. Husband had steak Diane and I had the Halibut special, both wete cooked perfectly and tasty. Waiter was Kent, he was great and manager Michael was very friendly. Sat at table by the window and enjoyed Gore Creek as we ate!

Helpful?
Thank JunctionGirl
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Vail is wonderful. The absolute only thing wrong with Vail is that you can’t get a good meal anywhere. When we pondered why on the way home we figured it’s because of the remote location and everything is shipped in. So vegetables, and prices, suffer. But shouldn’t steak in Colorado be good? Aren’t the steaks just standing around in fields... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AnalogGurl
Little Rock, Arkansas
Level Contributor
185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant sits directly on Gore Creek with dining room windows open to the cool breeze and sounds of rustling water. The food was very good - we had the steak (Bearnaise sauce was delicious) and the trout. Both were good and well prepared. Service was excellent. Prices are about average for Vail - do not expect cheap meals in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Phillip P
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The tables by the stream are the best! This is a great place for a special occasion. Menu is fit for foodies. Book in advance, this p,ace fills up.

Helpful?
Thank Jan B
Skippack, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have been patrons of this fine restaurant during each of our visits to Vail. The location is perfect, with a view of Gore Creek. On our last visit, the river was running fast and it was mesmerizing to watch. Of course, the food is great and the service is quick and efficient. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank 794georgew
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was suggested by the hotel where we were staying. He was correct the food is terrific here. Staff was friendly and we were sat next to this large open window and got to watch people walk by the whole time, very nice! I'd definitely recommend and I will go again. Only reason not a 5 rating was because... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gabrielle L
Jackson, Mississippi
Level Contributor
44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We celebrated my spouses birthday at Russell's. Our waitress was awesome, the hostess made sure we had a Gore Creek window table, and the food was delicious. We will be back when in Vail.

Helpful?
Thank wheels13
Holte
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This must be one of the best places to get a steak in town. Especially the "blackened" versions are highly recommended. We brought our 5 year old son and they were very accommodating even though they didn't have a kids menu. We just asked for things he liked we could see they had on the regular menu and they served... More 

Helpful?
Thank SophieHendriksen

Travellers who viewed Russell's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Russell's Restaurant? 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 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Bridge St, Ste 200, Vail, CO 81657-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-6700
Description
Just across the Covered Bridge in Vail Village is Bridge Street's warm, cozy and oldest steak house - Russell's. We have a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with wonderful Creekside dining. Russell's features dry aged Certified Angus beef, along with delightful fish entrees and world-renowned Alaskan King Crab Legs. One side dish that you can't pass up is our scalloped potatoes - baked with onions, bacon and cheese with a golden brown top. A lot of our staff members have been with us for 20 years or more. Come by and see for yourself why the locals and staff love Russell's. We take great pride in serving premier steaks and seafood in the most enjoyable and accommodating restaurant in Vail. Reservations recommended.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Russell's Restaurant 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?