Russell's

4.5
981 reviews
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Russell's is more than a steakhouse, it is a dining experience!

Serving certified Angus beef, fresh seafood, shrimp, scampi, weiner schnitzel and Alaskan king crab legs to name a few. A delightful bottle of wine will compliment your dining experience.

Enjoy a friendly, relaxing atmosphere with wonderful creekside dining. Come and join us and discover your own reason to visit us again and again.

Russell's combines a unique charm with great food that creates an incredible dining experience you will not forget.
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DH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous meal, Great service, and they seated us st the table we requested.

Always dependable

Absolute BEST martinis

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SM
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our restaurant selection for a special occasion while on vacation in Vail. The restaurant has a warm and cozy ambiance and the staff was friendly. The food was quite good and the service was outstanding. We highly recommend Russell’s.

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DG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good restaurant. Have visited many times while in Vail. Drinks were good and food was excellent. The grilled grouper was excellent. We will return again in February on our next visit to Vail.

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JS
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kent is a great waiter and did a wonderful job. The food was excellent and the best crab legs ever.

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BP
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice dinner that exceeded our expectations. Food was very good, particularly the crab legs. I would highly recommend them. Service was also very good. We had a waitress from Ireland, wish I could remember her name. She was terrific! She really couldn't have done a better job.

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D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scalloped Potatoes were amazing!

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OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a group.

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BD
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner. Seated us right away with reservations. Waiter was very helpful, very quick and consistently attentive.
The food was excellent.
The place was packed on a Thursday night.

Always try to go there when in Vail skiing.

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E
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

La ambientación de Russels nunca ha sido buena pero la comida era extraordinaria, este no fue el caso durante mi última
Visita, la comida, los baby back ribs no tan buenos como de costumbre. Algo paso con el
Chef

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. They took wonderful care of the birthday girl. One low was a cleanup staff member who repeatedly knocked into the backs of our chairs and never said anything. A small, but annoying thing.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

NYE was wonderful - the prefix menu was delicious and our waiter was very attentive and friendly.

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M
Mexico City
58 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

La comida bien el servicio bueno. El precio exagerado.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was really good - especially the prime rib. Filet mignon ordered medium rare had to be sent back (too rare) but everything else was great!

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J
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Great food and great service. Had a bottle of Brunello that was out of sight. We’ll go back.

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TC
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great restaurant but it s a shame they don’t have beer on tap, cheers

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k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent

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AH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great evening at Russells. Christmas Day the restaurant was full. It has an open kitchen concept. Service was friendly and efficient. The food was perfectly cooked.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was one of the best ever!! Apparently she is a legend there.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Steaks were good; hard to say how curry ever got involved in escargot... not a fan of that combination; was so loud we had to yell at each other to hear; we were ready to get out of there as soon as dinner was finished...

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E
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been going to Russell’s for a few years and have been happy in the past. However, this year we were disappointed. The steaks were clearly high quality and were cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. The sides were not adequate for a place of this type. It felt like the chefs knew very little about selecting and cooking vegetables. The potatoes were okay but not special. The desserts tasted cheap, again not what I would expect for an expensive meal.

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T
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak. A bit small on potato but all of the meal was very good. Not disappointed. Service was very friendly and attentive. Thank you.

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s
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here every time we are in Vail. This restaurant (including Dave the awesome bartender) has been here since before 1992! The food is consistent, with a variety of choices. We love the quality of the steaks and fish, including tuna sashimi. The bread is baked fresh. Desserts are wonderful too. You can't go wrong with this place. The views are wonderful too.

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R
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food always the best, service rushed this time, room decor a little tired

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

So for the record...I LOVE this place. Been going there periodically for 20 years.
On this visit, the weird thing was the starters were amazing (10 out of 10) but the steaks were unfortunately just awful (2 out of 10).

Hoping it was an off-night, because I want to go back.

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W
Houston
108 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a adult family gathering. Very accommodating regarding the location we wanted. Food was quite good, steaks done as promised, service was attentive and timely. Because we were a group of 7, 20% was added to the bill. We were fine with adding that for the food. To add 20% to already highly inflated wine was highway robbery.

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JW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Mixed feelings. They asked when I made reservations if special occasion. It was our 10th Anniversary. That was totally ignored. Otherwise, service was excellent and attentive. Food was good but not served hot. I had halibut and my son had trout. Both tasty but again served luke warm and rice and broccoli both cold. I did not send back because I felt they would microwave my entire plate and ruin the fish. The highlight of the meal was the tiramisu. Still mixed feelings and quite expensive.

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L
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Started off with the shrimp bisque. It was just warm, not hot. Should of sent it back but didn’t, I just past it along to someone else at the table. Ordered the filet and crab legs. This was excellent. Lately, I have not really suggested Russell’s because it was hit or miss. But when I have guest in town, they want to eat here. The potatoes were excellent, the crab legs and filet were yummy. It was a great choice. I always forget the filet is charred, not my favorite but the meal was delicious. Service was ok.

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PL
Denver
56 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed Thanksgiving at Russell’s. Food was good, especially the nice Thanksgiving plate that was not exorbitantly priced (compared to other Vail restaurants that were asking $40+ for the same meal). Server was attentive but not overbearing and they had our table ready on time. No doubt we’ll visit again!!

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful this is why we dine here every year while on vacation.

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Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente servio , amabilidad, rapidez , comida deliciosa y de calidad

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, Filet Mignon was great!

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S
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food, but if it hadn't of o half off I may have been disappointed with the value.

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JL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always look forward to dining at Russell’s. The entrees are outstanding. My husband looks forward to “healthy” drinks there. Everyone working there is super friendly & attentive. We’ve always had perfect dining experiences.

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VG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, and great people all around. 5 star restaurant!

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TG
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food at this restaurant was goo. Fortunately, there was a discount for Food Week where 20.18% was reduced from the bill , which made the total charge quite reasonable. Almost everyone at the table ordered stead. The filet was cooked appropriately, however the meat was not as tender as I would have hoped for. Service was OK, though server took a very long time trying to find the wine we ordered. Overall however a good experience and the food was pretty good as well.

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b
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good but trout was delivered warm not hot. Excellent view of Gore Creek but wait staff huddled around bar and were loud and boisterous as was the hostess as well. We were the only table in the room for the first half hour so we expected a nice quiet evening but staff spoiled that. Website presents as white linen upscale restaurant but tables were not covered and room is comfortable and casual not high end steakhouse as lead to believe. But all in all it is a good place for a good meal and view of the creek.

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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience at Russell’s. Our server, Julie, was exceptional. She guided us well on choices and quantities. She was delightful and made us feel most welcome. We enjoyed the vegetable soup, wings appetizer and stir-fry veggies with chicken and brown rice. They had some nice unusual European beers. We enjoyed ourselves so much we plan to return with more friends tomorrow.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

Absolutely the worst trout, steak and ribs my family ever had. For the money don’t go.

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steaks were perfectly prepared and service was wonderful

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was very busy and server was rude in answering questions. A disagreement insued and manager asked us to leave. We forgot our $230 expensive sunglasses and when we returned five minutes later they were gone. Hard to believe the staff would steal from their customers, but did. Very disappointing!!!

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