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Melrose Grill

819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
+1 425-254-0759
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA 98057-2784
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great steaks and sea food in an historic Renton landmark. Check out the original bar! Dinner (open for dinner only) reservations are advised.

Thank John S
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have been there a few times, always excellent food, some of the best steaks we have ever eaten in our lives! Can be very hard to get a table though, might have to wait a couple hours!

Thank O4660NZcarlm
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My hubby and I called ahead and made a reservation. We were very hungry from traveling all day and were not disappointed. He had the ceasar salad and sausage dinner with mashed potatoes which he enjoyed very much. I had the Delicious Ribeye steak. I...More

Thank DebC09
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This was a small grill, easy to miss. We have lived in Renton 6 years, and my regret is not having found it sooner! It was simply fabulous. Save room for dessert!

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place for steak or traditional home-style cooking. Very small, but they manage the space well. During peak periods, expect a bit of a wait, but well worth any wait you sign-up for. We have been back many times and always had a great meal.

1  Thank Brian C
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Melrose is a hideaway in Renton Washington. Great place for steak dinners, they pay close attention to service and quality in food presentation. I enjoyed the food as well as the atmosphere!

Thank javariaa2016
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Our party of 3 arrived 10 minutes b/4 opening (4:50 pm). We were the 2nd party. When we got in we were told by a rather abrupt hostess that we would have a 1.5 hr wait. Since we have a child with us we cannot...More

1  Thank MPS3AMom
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Perfect ambience, not too much hassle from the servers, Yet still great service. the prawns and rib-eye were to die for. Delicious. Unique wine menu. Exceeded my expectations. Good quality for the price. At other places, the total would have been much more expensive and...More

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and the steak and potatoes are awesome. Service was exceptional and just the right level of attention.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome little gem outside the big city. I like that they won't seat you until your entire world table arrives, first come first served ... and man do they serve. Great service, great food, lively atmosphere. I will be back.

Thank Jim G
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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 |
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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