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Russell's Restaurant

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228 Bridge St, Ste 200, Vail, CO 81657-4584
+1 970-476-6700
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Russell's was recommended by all of our Vail friends. Very homey feel. We were seated at the window table looking out on the street. Great fun people watching without totally giving up our privacy. The steaks were cooked perfectly as ordered and seasoned very well. This was a wonderful restaurant to experience Vail dining.

Thank RMLipari
Madrid, Spain
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Classic Vail, great menu, fabulous specials. Appeals to the local crowd too. Just over the covered bridge, it's an iconic fixture woth the stop!

Thank Keating349
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A restaurant where you can talk and eat the best food in Vail. While the crab leg and steak is pricey, it will be the best you ever had. Steak prices are reasonable and served by a wait staff that cares. Don't save it for a special occasion - try it now.

Thank Joel N
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Great food. Service was excellent. Sit in bar area where the creek flows behind it. Nice view and very relaxing. Was there to celebrate boyfriends birthday and they made it very special.

Thank beachqueen925
Toledo, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

The food was good, but pricey. However, what caused us to rate this restaurant poorly is the following: Apparently a service dog comes in each evening with its keeper as indicated by the Manager. Service dog not a problem! Having the service staff, waitresses and bar tender playing with the dog is the problem. After watching for an hour and... More 

Thank jtimken
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Met up with my nephew and his girlfriend while driving through the Rocky Mountains with Vail as one of our stops. This mean was very nice. We were seated immediately which probably owed to our later than normal arrival. The restaurant is well placed in the village and the ambiance was great for the evening. The service was excellent. I... More 

Thank Jennifer C
Denver, Colorado
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524 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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 --

Thank HonestMcHonest
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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 

Thank Lynn M
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73 reviews
50 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!

Thank JunctionGirl
New York City, New York
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87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
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.

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