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Melrose Grill

819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
+1 425-254-0759
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 20 min
All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

My son found this place on the internet---what a great find!! Reservations got confused (my son's fault I'm sure!), but they went out of their way on a VERY busy night to accommodate us. Excellent food and great wine!!

Thank AuntZibba
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

They take reservations now but you can still walk in. There steaks are awesome and the salmon is done perfectly. And the Martinis are perfect! We sometimes just sit at the bar to eat so we can chat with the bartender. They are attentive and...More

Thank grininnow
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Have eaten here for years and they never disappoint. Service is excellent and meals are perfect. Easy atmosphere no stuffieness from a place that could afford to be and still be popular.

Thank Flower996
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I was really impressed with this restaurants food and wait staff. To start...the filet mignon i ordered was one of the best I've had in a long time. Cooked exactly how I ordered and tasted incredible. My wife had the halibut and crispy parmesan potatoes...also...More

Thank gonzales101
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Melrose Grill is an unpretentious American steakhouse. It almost feels like something unchanged from the 70s, in a good way, with patrons and wait staff to match. Don't come here looking for the latest foodie fad, or gluten-free fare. But for solid meat and...More

Thank jml66
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy our time at Melrose Grill. The steaks are high end, always tender. The atmosphere is so warm and friendly. The owner, Franco always takes the time to walk around and welcome people as well as serve food. This is amazing! Great wine list...More

Thank WineLVR011
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great steaks in south end. Have gone many times and have never been disappointed Reservations highly recommended

Thank jcagruber
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Best steaks south of downtown, friendly service, get drinks, cool building. The only thing between them and the top steak houses is in my view the simplest thing to fix. The side vegetables. Sure you don't have to buy them ala carte, but don't over...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I visited Melrose Grill with three co-workers and had an absolutely amazing meal. We did have to wait a little while for a table, but there's a great pinball place just up the road where we had no trouble filling time. Once seated, our server...More

Thank wteare
Reviewed 7 April 2017

So clearly it's a steakhouse, and it does that well. What surprised me, is how delicious most everything else is. We've been here 3-4 times in the last few months. Our steaks are always cooked to perfection and seasoned beautifully. The salad options are good,...More

Thank Xcited4Sunshine
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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
18 October 2015|
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Response from Edmund1020 | Reviewed this property |
I think so
Francisco R
12 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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