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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 1 week ago

When I asked my bride where she would like to have dinner for her birthday, it was no surprise at all when she quickly responded "why, the Melrose, of course!".. We arrived a bit early for our 6:30 reservation, and were seated within a few...More

Thank JKfedway
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is awesome, loved the old bar at the front. The steak and service are excellent. Would definitely go back.

Thank jjmoney25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Renton has never been known as a fine dining destination, but that is starting to change. The building in which the Melrose Grill is located was established in 1901 and has served as a tavern since the days of the horse and buggy. It also...More

Thank spiritman13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait an hour for a table but we could have made a reservation so they're not to blame for being popular! Well worth the wait as the bread and salad were tasty to start and the steaks we had were superb. They cooked...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Melrose for years. Well established restaurant that has an excellent reputation. We have always had excellent food and great service. Surprisingly people I work with in Seattle who live in Edmonds or as far south like Puyallup have mentioned that...More

Thank margaritaluver
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Arrived at 6:00 PM without a reservation. Was told it would be 45 minutes to an hour wait, bit it was closer to an hour and a half. The manager was very cordial and helpful after inquiring about a table. Once seated, we enjoyed a...More

Thank Jpburm
Reviewed 25 July 2017

It was our first Visit to Melrose , trust me it WONT be the last . Service was on point , Great Manners , knowledgeable of all the specials , Steaks , History . The steak ( Rib - Eye ) was sooo juicy and...More

Thank Willie H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

A tiny (82 seat capacity) and convivial (read that "a little noisy") fine dining spot in downtown Renton, the Melrose Grill serves consistently top-quality food at prices that are, when compared with those Big Names in Seattle, downright reasonable. The menu is, naturally, geared toward...More

Thank JKfedway
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Celebrated my husbands birthday here. We had a wonderful dinner filet mignon and copper river salmon their special. Both meals about the best we have had in past few years of dining. Place is an old bar in Renton, very interesting. Service was top notch...More

Thank jankentmeridian59
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The food was delicious and our steaks were cooked just the way we wanted them. The only reason why i choose 4 stars and not 5 is because the tables are so close together that when people next to us would walk in between the...More

Thank Aj101710
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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
19 October 2015|
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Response from Edmund1020 | Reviewed this property |
I think so
Francisco R
13 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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