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“Historic Bothell Barn, Great Food, Good Wine”
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Russell's
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Ranked #4 of 200 Restaurants in Bothell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 39th Ave SE
Description: Russell's Dining and Bar is located in the Restored Historic 1927 Monte Villa Farms Barn, just minutes away from the Woodinville Wineries. The restaurant is on the ground floor and there is over 4,000 square feet of event space in the second floor cathedral ceiling loft. Russell's is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Kitchen hours are Tuesday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Russell's is open for cafe style lunch Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef/Owner Russell Lowell also provides both on premise and off premise catering. Russell also offers cooking classes that have been very popular for both private parties and corporate events, call the restaurant to book one for yourself.
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Years ago this lovely white dairy barn dominated the landscape east of the 405 near Bothell, and is now tucked into a high tech business park. The restaurant is very noisy with many hard surfaces in the refurbished barn--on the plus side, the noise provides ambiance for private table conversation so parents who wish to bring little ones to this upscale restaurant could relax, no one would notice a crying child allowing parents to relax and enjoy dinner, lunch or breakfast. Outstanding, attentive service. For dinner we had Whidbey Island Penn Cove Mussels with House Smoked Salmon Cream Sauce, $13. It was an amazing starter--a unique, delightful pairing of mussels and salmon in a heavy cream sauce just inviting focaccia bread dipping. One entree of White Bean Cassoulet with Duck Confit, Smoked Pork Belly, Lamb Sausage & Seasonal Vegetables $26 was the best of French Country. The Seared Duck Breast with Roasted Shallot Glace, Mushroom Risotto & Seasonal Vegetables $28 was disappointing--the duck was a bit tough, the berry sauce fought with the risotto. A beautiful vegetarian dish served at a nearby table looked mouthwatering: Napoleon Layered Vegetables with Chèvre, Balsamic Glace, Red Pepper Coulis & Garlic Mashed Potatoes $18. This restaurant is a great find, less than 15 minutes from Woodinville wineries. We enjoyed varietals by the glass, yet noted that Russell's will waive corkage on the first bottle of locally purchased wine in support of their Woodinville winery neighbors. We will visit again. The taxidermy elk, deer antlers and big horn sheep keep the theme of carnivore but might be overwhelming for vegetarians or vegans. Desserts appeared sumptuous--no room to indulge, Maybe next time.

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Thank DogDaze55
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

we have been coming to Russel's for lunch almost 2-3 times a month and so far it has not disappointed us. Good burger, good salad and soup, not too big, just the right amount for the price we paid.

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Thank Patrick L
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

After a day of wine tasting, sitting down to dinner at Russell's was a wonderful finish. We all chose red wine friendly entrees (rack of lamb, beef), and paired it with a wonderful Alexandra Nicole Quarry Butte we had bought that day. The restaurant doesn't charge corkage on your first bottle if it is a Washington wine, which is a nice nod to the terrific wines produced in our state, We had great service, and a lovely dessert (molten chocolate cake, but with a more elegant name-it was wonderful!). The restaurant is housed in an old farm building, but is sadly surrounded by a huge corporate office park. The upside of that is few people and plentiful parking in the evening.

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Thank poetsrest
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

we never knew about Russell's restaurant before and we would have never known or guessed that there was a restaurant like this in that area. We found the food very delightful, perfect portion sizes, amazing desserts and a decent wine menu that is reasonable in price. It is great to find a restaurant in WA that promotes WA wines at a fair price that makes them affordable to drink. Even though it is out of the way, we found this new restaurant a place we might likely visit again.

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Thank MrPKI
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

I really wanted to like Russell's. The good TA reviews sucked me in. But the reality was that the food was bland and overcooked. Sorry Russell, for $140 for dinner for my wife and I I really need to be wowed to give you a better rating.

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