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1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
+1 215-546-1521
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“apple cake” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (7 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 6 did a tasting menu at Russet and it was one of the best meals we've ever enjoyed! I think we tried just about everything on the menu and each dish was wonderfully made and delicious (I recommend any of the housemade...More

Thank love2cook827
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Russet is a charming townhouse BYO just around the corner from the Kimmel Center. Service is exceptionally good, the room is pretty, and the atmosphere romantic. The food is very good but falls short in some ways. The cauliflower soup was delicious as was most...More

Thank BrynMawrBK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we had was delicious. Food was well flavored and perfectly cooked. Vegetables were super fresh and as well prepared as I've ever had. Dishes were creative and unique. The only thing I did not like was that it was very loud. Seriously, what is...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu is Ltd. Svc. was V. Good. Food was fresh & flavorful. Downside: the portion sizes from appetizer thru dessert was miniscule especially since the prices were far from inexpensive.

Thank HonestPhilReviewer
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were looking for a quiet restaurant, and Russet was quiet, at least until the main dining room filled up at about 8:30 on a Saturday night. But who cares? We didn't once the food began coming. Actually, things started out great with our waiter...More

1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My husband and I dined here a week an a half ago when in town for a quick weekend trip. The idea of a BYOB appealed to me in order to keep costs down. The restaurant is lovely, in an older home, though it did...More

Thank krissalee
Reviewed 11 May 2017

After the incredible meal I had Tuesday night, I was truly shocked to find ANY negative reviews for Russet. This is a place that puts obvious thought, care and effort into every single component of every dish. My friend and I shared 3 first courses,...More

Thank 0101TravelBug0101
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were scheduled for an 8pm concert at Kimmel Center and our 5:30 reservation gave us time for a leisurely dinner. The lamb, the scallops, the asparagus starter, and the panna cotta were all cooked perfectly and served graciously. It's BYOB, so the price stays...More

Thank LindyLou1021
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a farm to table place that does not serve alcohol. It is BYOB. Small place that serves decent food. I did not enjoy the meal as much - the dishes were not great. The ambience was ok at best. For the price that...More

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited this pleasant small BYOB eatery on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed several small plates split between two of us, which were quite delicious but very much on the high end for pricing. If you BYO, expect to pay about $20 per plate on average. The...More

Thank JimdagOG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
    (Between 15th and 16th)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-1521
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