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Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, FL

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

4.6
4.6
768 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Located on the historic Lake Ivanhoe, Russell's offers an upscale casual dining restaurant and bar featuring an innovative and fresh menu, all with an amazing view and atmosphere.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 601-3508

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Emanuel Clement

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 768 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando

    Scenic View

  • Orlando

    Contemporary American

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  1. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First timer here my daughter enjoyed everything we ordered with the exception of the soup of the day (Bacon vegetable) too salty Our server Anastasia was very knowledgeable about the menu and also very attentive. We plan to visit again for brunch and counting on it to be just as amazing!
  2. m

    michelleb

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oerfect for date night
  3. s

    shelturn

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view of the lake. Nice ambiance. Great menus choice, and very good food. Fantastic service. Highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    It was good but indoor music was too loud and when we first seated the glasses were dirty with lipstick
  5. JM

    JanineM

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant. A real gem. So glad to find a place with great food, an enjoyable, quiet ambience and wonderful service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing time here! I’ve had my birthday here with over 30 people and they didn’t blink an eye! Always great service and they always check on you. Great brunch spot and they just added a live musician. Love this place for any and all types of occasions!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  8. SB

    ShirleyB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service was phenomenal! Will revisit when I return to Orlando.
  9. KD

    KeithD

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Russell’s is one of our top 3 restaurants for a truly exceptional dining experience! All the staff are very professional!! Highly recommend you visit soon!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Valet was very rude Server was not attentive with refilling water armor reordering cocktails
  11. c

    colleen

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, relaxing and nice view of the Lake. Service was prompt and courteous. Good food although a bit pricey for what it was. A "keeper"
  12. J

    Joan

    Orlando

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our visit to Russell’s. The shrimp cocktail was very good. The shrimp perfectly cooked. I prefer a cocktail sauce with more horseradish and pepper, but that minor detail would not deter my ordering it again. The avocado toast was custom made for our vegetarian diner. It was served with an interesting salad that included beautifully fresh radicchio. She enjoyed it. I had the lobster rolls. A bit too much mayo for my liking, but still enjoyed them. Yes, they toast the buns. Keep in mind I’m from New England, so my lobster roll standards are off the chart. The french fries are excellent!! Shoe string, crunchy, salty. You need a double order. Location: Lakeside. We watched a family of ducks while we were dining. There were people kayaking and paddle boarding. Very entertaining view. The reasons I am not rating Russell’s 5-star: - the music was loud enough to make conversations a little depending on where you were sitting - not enough vegetarian options on the brunch menu
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everything but the noise level was extreme and it was hard to hear what the server was saying. It was even hard to what the musician was playing.
  14. RQ

    RaoulQ

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Unusually bad tonight. Server Anastasia was incredibly attentive. Food that came out of the kitchen was a total disaster: Well done burger came BURNT to a crisp Well done salmon came undercooked Cesar salad was DRENCHED in dressing. Returned the entirety of the meal. Waited for 20 minutes for the replacement to come out. Still waiting for a proper meal. PS did I mention that not once but twice, the cheeseburger came out without cheese??? Very uncharacteristic for this restaurant to be so bad. Do not recommend them.
  15. JH

    JackHolt

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very loud in the downstairs area, — needs some sort of sound baffling maybe?— but delicious food and stellar service. Cocktails were excellent. The Zen lives up to its name. Subtle and sublime.
  16. M

    Mickey

    Orlando

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Anastasia was a great waitress and was on spot with her service.
  17. GI

    GlenI

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is very lovely and is nicely appointed. Also the views over lake Ivanhoe are great especially with the setting sun. But the true reason to eat here is because they absolutely know what they are doing in the kitchen. Even before I tasted the grilled octopus I could tell we were in for a treat as it was extraordinarily tender under the knife. It was grilled perfectly and the sauce was delicious. Both of our entrees were delicious and we both agreed that we wanted to return soon to try the ribeye and risotto. Parking is made easy with the complimentary valet and service was attentive. Definitely give this restaurant a try, you deserve it!
  18. SB

    SusanB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service good but not great. Nice ambiance for friends get together but gets pretty noisy for date. Wine selection mediocre but acceptable.
  19. K

    Katyrula

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was ok probably because I went during the brunch time I was expecting more. No bad.
  20. A

    Almaxwellhouse

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Russell’s! The food was wonderful, the staff was friendly, such a great atmosphere. We were there with our two little boys and everyone was accommodating and friendly. The boys loved their food as well. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will certainly be back the next time we’re in town.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owners are wonderful people and they somehow keep creating new incredible food and drinks every week!
  22. VS

    VeronicaS

    Orlando

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, food was hot and delicious. Love the frog legs
  23. MM

    MichaelM

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It is great being on the lake with a beautiful view. They have an acoustic musician which can be a plus for some, but was a little loud. To be clear they were by overwhelming but just not needed for our taste. Good was really good and good beer/wine price for brunch. Great service.
  24. SP

    SteveP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Russel's several times. This was the first time for Sunday brunch. Fantastic service! This was a special occasion celebrating a 60th birthday and also a recent wedding. Treated us with extra special. We recommend Russel's for everyday dinning or any special occasion. Oh and a great view of Lake Ivanho.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fun but chatter in the dining room is loud in the space. Our waitress was very nice and informed on the menu.
  26. KK

    KenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time…. Super innovative food and great service. Only wish I didn’t have to valet park.
  27. TF

    TechcentricFoodie

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific staff and delicious cuisine; will certainly return.
  28. MG

    MelanieG

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    No seasoning, over priced, nothing tasted good; food was cold
  29. JC

    JeanettaC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Waiter came by once never refilled waters. Ignored us till he brought check. Then we asked for coffees and dessert. Manager spoke to every table except us…the lesbian couple. Food was just ok.
  30. DG

    DianeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Enjoyed the special which was a ribeye and wild mushrooms with an alight potato; son enjoyed chicken Kiev; dessert had the signature pineapple foster and chocolate mousse. Service was attentive. Will be back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was again wonderful! Great food at this place
  32. G

    Grady

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our server was the best part of the experience, I wish I remembered her name... The food was good, a little basic for the price point. Sitting by the lake was a nice touch. A good brunch spot to take your mom, had a sophisticated ambiance about it.
  33. SO

    StuckinOrlando

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We thought the place was great, but they sat us at a tiny table against the wall with a very load speaker right above us. We couldn’t hear each other speak and that kind of ruined it for us. We’ll definitely go back, but will know to decline that table.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time, food and service outstanding!!!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Naked Cheesburger Perfect, perfect, perfect dining experience on Father's Day! I can not stress enough how on their game Russell's was. The service was fantastic, food incredible and we were made to feel so welcome. Our server Danielle was wonderful. The managers check in with us often as did the Executive Chef. Very impressed. Will definitely be back.
  36. RQ

    RaoulQ

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service. Food was awesome. Only take away that deters from a perfect afternoon was the noise level. I’m not sure the live music was good. Way too loud for a small place. Otherwise, a perfect place to have an amazing meal.
  37. M

    Malf02

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so nice. Food was good. Live music was good.
  38. KC

    KristyC

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was excellent. A little different but not too different. We had bad luck with a waiter who wasn't very good but the manager and other staff were good.
  39. G

    Gatorgal

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. We were there for brunch. There was a singer/guitar player which added to the ambience. Friendly staff always!
  40. J

    Jaimison

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    It was a great brunch! I love that they had live music that started at 11am because it changed the whole ambiance of the brunch. Our server seemed overwhelmed and drinks from the bar took awhile. The manager was very attentive to all tables and the kids.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 601-3508.

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe is rated 4.6 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

1414 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Orlando

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Emanuel Clement

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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