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Melrose Grill

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819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784 (Wells Ave. S.)
+1 425-254-0759
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Issaquah, Washington
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Melrose! It's a small restaurant with a small bar and small menu but the food is incredible and the service is always great! Be sure to make reservations and all parties must be present before they will seat you! Otherwise get there right when they open! I wish they were open for lunch.

Thank JudellaVega
Kent, Washington
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here many times over the years and have been more than satisfied every time. I have tried most of the dinners but have settled in on the Rib Eye from now on. The deserts look fabulous but I have never had enough room left to try one. The service is great. The only problem is the food... More 

Thank Ken L
Kent, Washington
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to this restaurant for years and it's really good every time I go ! Very consistent! I love the ribeye and the filet melts in your mouth! Crisp salads, great sides and the desserts are delicious! Good wine list and great cocktails! Service is always great! I recommend a reservation because it's always packed! You won't... More 

Thank ckvarel
Redmond, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is good if you don't starve in the wait. We arrived at 5:50 PM and we're told 1-1/2 hr wait. So we put our name in and ran some errands. Well it was after 8:00 when we were seated, next to a large, drunk party. They were so loud we couldn't talk to one another. It was... More 

Thank Elizabeth O
Renton, Washington
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner here as one of our first adult nights out. Because it was a weekend there was a wait, but it was worth it. Our meal and drinks were very good, the atmosphere was nice and slightly dark for a more adult-like setting. Very enjoyable!

Thank TruckLoverMomma
Snohomish, Washington
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small little place that packs a big punch! Outstanding Ribeye and cooked how I asked for it, which can be tricky for a med-rare lover. Bartender, Mellissa, was informative and generally awesome. Mellissa makes an incredible Manhattan...btw.

Thank Allan C
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful for a special night out! The food and service were amazing, and I could eat their garlic mashed potatoes all day long!

Thank Claire Marie S
Renton, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten at Melrose Grill several times, the food is always delicious and a great value for the price. While high end steak restaurants serve their entrees a la carte, Melrose serves their entrees with a salad, vegetable and potato. You also receive delicious rolls before dinner. I highly recommend Melrose Grill - the meal for the price is worth... More 

Thank Kathy S
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Melrose remains a great place for a steak and a cocktail.... if you can stomach the mediocre service. We celebrated a family event at Melrose last night. It took 30 minutes from the time we ordered a bottle of wine until it showed up at our table. This, unfortunately, is par for the course at the Melrose. I ordered... More 

Thank scottandmaryg
Renton, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love this place. We used to go when I had the life of a man without children. Unlike many upscale'ish places, sides are included and the rub is fantastic here.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?