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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 - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Reviewed 9 November 2016

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...More

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 6 November 2016 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...More

Thank scottandmaryg
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.

Thank RentalGuy204
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The previous reviews are all spot on. Very good food in a retro environment. The restaurant is in a building that is over 100 years old and has housed a restaurant since 1928. In fact the bar is original!! Now the food..... limited selection but...More

Thank sammymadison
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Must reserve because this place gets real crowded. They know how to prepare great steaks here. Great service. We have been here many times

Thank Grace E
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Our first trip to the Melrose grill. We choose to celebrate a special birthday here after Family and friends said " best ever, better than the..., just incredible ". We were not disappointed. We were seated immediately (highly recommend reservations), our server was very friendly,...More

Thank Scottslaird
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Historic as well as fabulous food! Little high end for casual night out, but so very very special and worth it!

Thank Sunny M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are very few places to eat in the Renton especially extraordinary steaks. If you want a steak that is memorable Melrose Grill is it. Better than Daniels Broiler, only in Renton.

Thank Marleen M
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Old historic bar owned by Boone Kirkman heavy weight boxer. Now Great steaks, great baked potatoes Rest. The service is excellent.

Thank Ted M
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Best steak west of Lolo Pass! Great service. Wonderful history. Was once owned by nicer Boone Kirkman. Enjoy!

Thank cowanls
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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 |
I think so
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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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