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1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
+1 215-546-1521
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“apple cake” (3 reviews)
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American, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here a week an a half ago when in town for a quick weekend trip. The idea of a BYOB appealed to me in order to keep costs down. The restaurant is lovely, in an older home, though it did...More

Thank krissalee
Reviewed 11 May 2017

After the incredible meal I had Tuesday night, I was truly shocked to find ANY negative reviews for Russet. This is a place that puts obvious thought, care and effort into every single component of every dish. My friend and I shared 3 first courses,...More

Thank 0101TravelBug0101
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were scheduled for an 8pm concert at Kimmel Center and our 5:30 reservation gave us time for a leisurely dinner. The lamb, the scallops, the asparagus starter, and the panna cotta were all cooked perfectly and served graciously. It's BYOB, so the price stays...More

Thank LindyLou1021
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This is a farm to table place that does not serve alcohol. It is BYOB. Small place that serves decent food. I did not enjoy the meal as much - the dishes were not great. The ambience was ok at best. For the price that...More

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Visited this pleasant small BYOB eatery on a Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed several small plates split between two of us, which were quite delicious but very much on the high end for pricing. If you BYO, expect to pay about $20 per plate on average. The...More

Thank JimdagOG
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience at this restaurant. Nothing fancy on the inside, but still respectable. Service was quite good and we never felt rushed or forgotten. The menu changes frequently so it's kind of a surprise as to what you might discover. We shared two...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We had a fabulous evening Friday! The venue is small, intimate and warm . The staff is extremely lovely and accommodating. The menu is all farm to table so changes daily. There are about 6 starters and maybe 7 entrees including fish, chicken, perhaps lamb...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There were 4 of us for dinner on Saturday night. I had read reviews that claimed Russet had very slow service. Well - they've gone the other way now. I felt like we were having a speed-eating contest. It was BYOB, and we hadn't had...More

Thank Sheila W
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner at Russet this evening with friends. We enjoyed our meals. Interesting menu and lots of good local ingredients. Very reasonable bill for the quality of food.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 18 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....More

Thank QuakerTruth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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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