Russell's on Macklind

4.8
386 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Russells on Macklind is a neighborhood restaurant that serves seasonal farm to table dinner and weekend brunch. We are well known for our extensive bakery offerings as well as a bar that features seasonal cocktails, local craft beers, and wine. Russells is located in a renovated 100 year old building at the corner of Murdoch and Macklind in the Southampton neighborhood of St. Louis. We pride ourselves on serving exceptional food in a warm and inviting neighborhood atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 386 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BrendaD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a wonderful dinner outside at Russell's on a perfect evening. Great to feel "normal" after months of not going out with friends!

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JoeG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting for dinner and already looking forward to going back. Nice bar selections, and curated list of suggested drinks. Great appetizers and dinner selection. Did not feel like it was the same menu you see everywhere else. Sat on the patio and atmosphere was fantastic. Shared a dessert with the table, next time will get my own!

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MTTETT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time dining out in over a year & Russell’s did not disappoint. Just as delightful & delicious as they always have been (our last visit to Russell’s was in Dec. 2019!). Thank you for keeping the health & safety of your employees & customers in mind. We’re SO glad y’all are still open & doing such great business! While we don’t live in St. Louis, we try to visit Russell’s as often as we can when we visit “The Lou!” Keep up the great work! (& Clayton, our server, was fabulous, as was the entire staff).

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LindaR
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russell's on Macklind never disappoints! If you want a beautiful patio experience or you are just trying to stay "safe" during these times... Russell's is your place! Although you can't reserve a patio table going early enough will ensure a spot! Part of the patio is covered but you still feel like you are outside in nature with the birds. Thank you Clint for the lovely evening! (Oh, and ask for Clint :) )

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HelenW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn't one thing I don't love about this restaurant except it is so far away from Wentzville. It is definitely my favorite or at least tied for top 3.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Thought the hamburger was overpriced. It came with no sides. The fries we ordered were very greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence as usual! Love everything about Russells!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lived our server and the food. It was our friends birthday and the other guests joined us in singing him happy birthday. The food and drinks were perfect! :)

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LindseyN
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delightful - the service, food and setting! It’s the reason I visit this restaurant several times a month! Wouldn’t change a thing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Huge cinnamon rolls, good coffee, and great service! Patio was toasty warm :)

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vipSarah
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Had a great burger and tasty pasta carbonara. The patio was very warm on a chilly evening. There is no social distancing with tables though.

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LJRT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going to Russell’s on Macklind! The food and service are always good:-)

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal with friends and enjoyed the entire experience. Our waiter Bill (a favorite of ours) gave excellent service as he always does. Fabulous cocktails and great food.

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vipMabel
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first restaurant we’ve been to since the pandemic where we actually enjoyed the total experience and felt normal. Felt very safe. Staff was very attentive and the food was delicious. Ordered a special that was off the menu and it would have been nice to have known the price.....my fault for not asking. Will definitely return.

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vipPaulF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to go for switch from the chain breakfast places in town. We really enjoyed the breakfast burrito and the quiche of the day. Russell's also have fantastic bakery items. Our favorites were the blueberry muffin and the croissant with fruit. We highly recommend this place!

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vipJayPeaEm
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Beware OpenTable rating/review inflation. This is not a 5 star experience. As much as I want to pull for the "little" guy, I just cannot see this place hitting on all cyclinders in the foreseeable future.

It is not so big that the head manager - or whatever he is - can't slow down and perhaps engage in a friendly and cordial manner with the clientele. I mean, there are what - 5 tables in the main dining room? Or maybe this is just customary in St Louis?

Steak was served cold, the 2" thick porch chop was served in a bowl that was so small you could not cut the thing.

The ambiance of the physical surrounding is pleasant enough. But this is just not a happy place. From the top down, nobody seems happy.

It's too bad. I hope they get it together.

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Cara
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always a slam-dunk in my opinion. The food is great. The service is impeccable. I just think you can't go wrong here.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Brunch in St. Louis! The food is delicious and the service is fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was Fri so we had their fish/seafood specials. The foid was very good. I had the bbq shrimp & grits. Very tasty but too much bbq sauce-it made the soupy grits more so. FishnChips great. Kinda loud (1 table) couldnt hear waitress very well. She was fantastic but had too many tables. Overall very lovely experience.

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Sonny
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delicious. I'm not really a burger person but thought I'd give the one they had on the menu a try, absolutely delicious. They were very considerate because we were on the heated deck and it started to rain and the wind picked up so we asked if we could move inside and they were very helpful to do that. We always enjoy our experiences there. Of course one of their fabulous desserts had to go home with me for later. Highly recommend.

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LouisL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Was there for Sunday Brunch. I felt it was crowded for pandemic dining. Menu did not include any drinks (even coffee, tea, or any of the bar selections). Not many options for vegetarians. Biscuits were particularly good and all ordered items were presented promptly and presented well with no issues. Used a gift card and there was no way to include a tip on a gift card (even pre-emptively) so we had to scrounge up cash.

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KellyE
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Good safety protocols. We'll go back.

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StlNelson
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was so loud we could not hear our server. I realize this is not the restaurant's fault but it was not as good of an experience as usual.

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JimL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We first came to Russell's shortly after they opened. The owner said that we would love the food and would never go away hungry. That has been the case on every visit.

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stlgirl87
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must try the giant cinnamon roll! Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russell’s is my favorite place to eat!

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KELLMC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russell's is always fabulous! We had the cinnamon roll, breakfast flatbread and French toast, all were good and we took some home along with carrot cake 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE!!!!!! If you have not been to this establishment, you should go!!!!

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vipSteff28jee
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This visit was less impressive than most

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jaredh
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Tons of wonderful options

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorite restaurants that never disappoints. The food is delicious and the service is so friendly and attentive. Also, those desserts...

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EllenM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for a birthday celebration. The food was delicious and the dessert was heavenly. Portions are large. Our server met all our needs.

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MatthewF
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around! Our waitress was great, and both specials we ordered were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very limited seating, but the place was hopping!, The food and the ambience was amazing, so good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience for dinner. We have gone for brunch a couple times before and it’s equally as wonderful.

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AnnH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Brunch was really bad!!! Bloody Mary’s were watery and tasteless. Breakfast burrito was again totally tasteless and bland. My husband got biscuits and gravy. “Biscuits” were hard square rocks and gravy was pasty. Stunned that they served a meal that was so pitifully awful.

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seans
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love russell’s. Sitting outside was amazing, the food is always spot on, cocktails are amazing and the staff is 5 star!!!

FAQs

Russell's on Macklind is rated 4.8 stars by 386 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.