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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 - 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We have eaten there a number of times and have never been disappointed love the food! The service has always been superb. ( Great steaks and desserts )

Thank Lee W
Renton, Washington
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

That was easily one of the best meals I'd had in quite a while. Was more than I usually spend on dinner, but it was worth it. I just wish these guys were open for lunch, although I probably would not have the time.

Thank michael w
Kent, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great food and atmosphere. The waits for tables can be long, but worth the wait. Not your chain restaurant which makes it even more special. Service is toip notch as well. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Robert D
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Have gone numerous times to Melrose over the years, and while I love the old ambiance and great bar, seems like the food has gone slowly downhill. While years ago it could have been said that their steak was one of the best in Seattle, my last few times it has been a disappointment. I'm always hoping it'll get better.... More 

Thank Brian W
Kent, Washington
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Great local steak house. We've been customers on and off since it started and went back again recently to celebrate a birthday. Per past experience, we expected it to be pretty good but the last couple of visits indicates that they've upped their game. Meal was superb--great steak and very good sides, although a little salty for my wife. Their... More 

Thank Robert C
Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We have recently located to the Renton Area from Orlando FL and have been trying out all the the local spots. Melrose Grill was our selection for our 9th Anniversary. The location is over 100 years old but the restaurant is vibrant. The wait staff is lovely, the portions are well appointed for the price! I had the Caesar Salad,... More 

Thank Christina P
Roseburg, Oregon
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162 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

This restaurant doesn't take reservations; however, we called and asked if they could accommodate 7 people for a special birthday dinner. While they didn't actually reserve a table for us...they managed to have one available for us shortly after we arrived even though they were busy. We all enjoyed the steaks that were tasty and cooked to perfection. Our server... More 

Thank 93611
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Wonderfully warm and friendly environment. The ribeye steak was fabulous and my daughter had the seafood special with pasta that had wonderful seasoning. My husband loves german sausages and was less than enamored with that plate. We enjoyed their bread pudding for the soft texture and added coconut and pecans.

Thank RoadRunnerphx
Renton, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The Melrose Grill has an ardent and faithful following. Lots of atmosphere, tables always full, reservations recommended. Known for the meat entrees. Quality serving staff. Decibel level way too high for a romantic dinner but carnivores will be ecstatic.

Thank LillieAnna
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

A celebratory dinner was an over the top success! Quality lobster asnd prime steak cooked to perfection, and served by a thoughtful and competent wait staff. But don't be late for your needed reservation time. I have never been in the Melrose when the tables weren't full with many hungry people waiting. And if you enjoy Manhattans, they craft them... More 

Thank Claudia B

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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?