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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
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Renton, Washington
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually hit the Melrose to celebrate something special. Anniversary, Birthday, but we have also met friends there for a great steak dinner. When you want a complete dinner, (salad, veggie and entrée) you can have one for $20-30 per person, try to do that at restaurants where everything is ala cart. Wine list is good, with a range for... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a few steak houses in the greater seattle area that hit everything just right...and this gem is one of them. We came right at 5pm without reservations but hoped we could get a seat without a long wait on a Monday. We were seating and the waitress was just a pleasure to have. Polite, attentiative, upbeat, and knowledgeable... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for a much needed date night. We made the reservation last minute and the only time available was 8:30. It worked for us but it's good to plan a head a bit if you want choices of eating time. The waitstaff was super friendly and we got our orders taken quickly. The food was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been patronizing this restaurant for years. Intimate space, perfect lighting, nice ambiance. Servers are attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly. Quality of food is on par with pricey Seattle steakhouses, without the pricey price! Last time we were in Lake Tahoe, we looked at various menus that wanted $75-$100 for one steak dinner, and decided to save the money for... More 

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Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went on my own and grabbed a spot at the bar. Great fast service. Everything was really fresh and well prepared. The filet mignon is easily one of the best in the entire NW!!

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Thank Miles R
Issaquah, Washington
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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.

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Kent, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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 

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Thank Ken L
Kent, Washington
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 

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Redmond, Washington
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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 

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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