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Melrose Grill

819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
+1 425-254-0759
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My dad was a butcher his whole life....I grew up eating great steak. This place is amazing! No frills...just good food. We were sat promptly, the server was friendly & knowledgeable about the way the food was prepared AND the wine selection. Service was on...More

Thank Dijah17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When people come to Seattle, they visit a steakhouse like Metropolitan Grill. Certainly, Met offers great atmosphere, along with great steaks and service. Melrose Grill, on the other hand, is a hole in the wall kind of place. But its steaks are one of the...More

Thank K T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great simple steak house for any occasion. Food service is excellent. Great steaks for reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

Thank lorne g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love Melrose Grill! It's my go-to for a delicious steak. I don't know how many restaurants I've gone to and left in complete disappointment from an overcooked steak, or one that is so rare that it's still mooing. My favorite is the Delmonico....More

Thank dawnlj206
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have never had a bad meal at the Melrose. Sometimes difficult to get in but worth the wait. Top grade steaks and fresh vegetables cooked to perfection! Don't expect fancy.

Thank debbiesblendorio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is embarrassing to say we live about 4 miles from this gem of a restaurant but last night was our first stop here. I know for certain it will not be our last visit.It was just on impulse to stop here so we arrived...More

Thank pcwalton1
Reviewed 16 September 2017

When I asked my bride where she would like to have dinner for her birthday, it was no surprise at all when she quickly responded "why, the Melrose, of course!".. We arrived a bit early for our 6:30 reservation, and were seated within a few...More

Thank JKfedway
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The atmosphere is awesome, loved the old bar at the front. The steak and service are excellent. Would definitely go back.

Thank jjmoney25
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Renton has never been known as a fine dining destination, but that is starting to change. The building in which the Melrose Grill is located was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also...More

Thank spiritman13
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Had to wait an hour for a table but we could have made a reservation so they're not to blame for being popular! Well worth the wait as the bread and salad were tasty to start and the steaks we had were superb. They cooked...More

Thank Lisa W
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17 January 2016|
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Response from Tom A | Reviewed this property |
I'm just a customer. Have no way of helping secure a table. Check the website for the reservation number.
Diane R
19 October 2015|
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Response from Edmund1020 | Reviewed this property |
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Francisco R
13 July 2015|
Response from Edmund1020 | Reviewed this property |
does not hurt to ask
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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