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1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546 (Between 15th and 16th)
+1 215-546-1521
17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The restaurant has a lovely ambience, decorated nicely with soothing colors. It is very close to the Kimmel Center, the Wilma, the Academy of Music among others. It's wonderful that its a BYOB. The salmon I had was positively delectable as was the squash soup. Each of our 4 entrees was a home run! There was not one morsel left... More 

Thank QuakerTruth
Ocean City, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Seriously, you pay way too much for the miniscule portions. I was truly offended. Will never return.

Thank Karen L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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486 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

How much you like this restaurant will depend a lot on what you order. It's a small menu and the offerings change frequently. So I can't say to you get this appetizer or that entree and you'll be fine. Every meal is a crapshoot. My app of an autumn lettuce salad was disappointing. The pears were flavorless, the walnut vinaigrette... More 

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San Francisco, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Decent restaurant. Good foot prepared in an upscale New American style. Not many choices. BYOB which is always great. Wait staff were professional and obtrusive, but down to earth. Nice lighting in the restaurant. Food was decent for the price

Thank 8maggie
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

In the location where Ernesto's served for years, I hoped for an equal experience. Russet delivered. We had the Sunday Supper--a four course meal that was interesting and stimulating to the tastebuds. Other than the chicken dish, which was slightly overcooked and a little dry, everything was excellent. I would go back.

Thank FemaleBizTraveller91
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Pretty disappointing. Waiter was a little off putting. $22 for a pepper dish which had no flavor and was not impressive at all. Really stinks to write a bad review and if there was one redeeming thing I wouldn't but, the price is ridiculous and the flavors really stink

Thank Megan G
Winston-Salem, NC
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167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

tonight during our most recent visit to Philly. This was one of the places we always visited when we came to town. Had the brisket, that was supposedly coked all night. It was the most tough, fatty piece of beef I have ever eaten in my life! 50% of it was a lump of fat, the rest of it was... More 

Thank whitehorsetravellers
Alameda, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This small restaurant was recommended by friends who are foodies and wine afficienados and are vegetarians. We are carnivores and all of us spent a delightful evening vegetarian and meat eaters together enjoying great food. It's BYOB, as it apparently doesn't have a liquor license. We brought 2 bottles of our choice but the BYOB aspect would probably have deterred... More 

Thank floydbro
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

One of the more flavorless and uncreative trout entrees ever. Misleading menu description and one of the ensemble components was left off No return trip for me

Thank edward p
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

I chose Russet for our last meal in Philly before heading home. Portions were tiny and not billed as small plates. I had super high expectations but overall Russet disappointed. We had smoked Salmon which was super great. Cheesy grits were tasty but a little hard and not so cheesy. Lamb was over cooked and shy for a decent portion.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
    (Between 15th and 16th)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-1521

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?