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Melrose Grill

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819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784 (Wells Ave. S.)
+1 425-254-0759
17:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Renton, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 another incredible tasting dish. We went with two other couples and had a great time.... More 

Thank gonzales101
Bellevue, WA
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 potatoes, with an emphasis on steak, the food is done well. The wait staff is... More 

Thank jml66
Seattle, WA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 too!

Thank WineLVR011
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank jcagruber
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 cook them till they are limp. We once and a while get asparagus, that's done... More 

Thank Craig C
Kirkwood, MO
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 was fantastic. She had great recommendations and everything we had was fantastic. I had the... More 

Thank wteare
Seattle, Washington
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, with great dressing that's not too tart or fishy for the caesar. But the drinks!... More 

Thank Xcited4Sunshine
Maple Valley, Washington
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves the best steaks in the Pacific Northwest. Great Manhattans and attentive service. Excellent restaurant but you do need to make reservations.

Thank drkathleen2
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time we visited. Long wait, but definitely worth it!!! The strip steak was cooked perfectly, and was very flavorful. They have a excellent wine list, beers too. Service was knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect place for a business or romantic dinner. Take the time to have the best deserts possible!!!

Thank jmrau01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?