Renton >Restaurants > Melrose Grill
819 Houser Way S, Renton, WA | Directions 9805547.501788 -122.198104
Great experience and a great steak – I had heard some good things about Melrose Grill but only went for the first time this past Saturday. The place was packed and there was a 40 minute wait. There was also no place to sit even in the bar. So they let us go to a different bar across the street to wait and they called us when our table was ready. Very accomodating!
In just shy of 40 minutes our table was ready and we were immediately greated by a pleasant friendly server. Even though the place was packed, she was very calm and took her time with us.
I'm used to eating at some of the Bellevue steak restaurants so I was a bit skeptical of how this might turn out. A review of the menu showed many promising items but only one steak was prime grade. However, the prices were about $10.00 lower than the Bellevue steakhouses AND included starter salad and vegetable.
When the steak arrived it was very nicely seasoned, a quality piece of meat, and cooked just as I had asked. Throughout the meal, the server continued to be just the right balance of attentiveness and unobtrusiveness.
Even though we were pretty full we decided to split a creme brulee for desert. Good move! It was one of the best I had every had!
So, in summary the interior and exterior ambiance is nowhere as fancy as the Bellevue places but the food is terrific, the prices much lower, and the service just right. I'll definitely be back!
Worst Steak Ever – Well I went into the " Melrose Grill " for a nice steak dinner and ended paying $80 dollars for a lump of fat........it was the nastiest piece of meat I have ever seen. This coming from a butchers son-in-law. This nasty steak not only costed me $80 but they refused to replace it since I had already cut into it. I was digging myself a hole trying to find a single portion of actual meat on this thing. I will never go back to this place again......the worst customer service ever. I was actually told " well you shouldnt have cut into then ". Ive worked in the resturant business and that is no way to talk to any customer. They do not deserve and five stars for anything......
Best Steak Place at Reasonable Price! – I've been a customer for the last five years spending birthday celebrations w/ my family. They are very
consistent w/ their steak and always cooked to perfection. I've been to Jak's in West Seattle, Issaquah, and on 45th Ave area in Seattle. Melrose Grill is so much better, and their steaks have more flavor. Service is attentive and the price is just right.. They don't have appetizers and you will not leave this place hungry . Forget about Metropolitan Grill, Daniel's Broiler, Ruth's Chris. Melrose Grill will not disappoint you.
A Great Steak House in Renton?....YES! – I've been hearing all the great reviews and wanting to check out Melrose Grill. I finally got the opportunity last night. We arrived Tuesday, 6pm, and got a parking spot just outside the door. We were surprised to be the first guests for the evening, but tables started filling up quickly. The service was top-notch with a very friendly waitress and very attentive supporting staff. I'm not going to say that Delmonico was the best ever, as I love Ruth's Chris & the Metropolitan Grill, but for the price the steak was very good. But I was more impressed with the vegetables & potatoes, as they were all cooked perfectly and presented very nicely. I had the cheese cake for dessert and I have to say I feel it is better than the Cheesecake Factory. Very Good! We'll definitely be back as this is going to turn into a new favorite!
best steak! – hands down - best steak in seattle and all at a reasonable price! if you're looking to try something other than the cheesecake factory (boring chain places bore us) then you have found it!
Great Steakhouse! – Visiting from Mass and all I can say is 10! I have been to the big boys east and west Ruth, Mort, Capital Grill, etc. and this one ranks right up there. In addition great wine selection. Highly recommended don't hesitate.
My favorite steak restaurant. – I go to Melrose Grill all the time with my co-workers or just friends. It's great for groups or for a nice small dinner with a friend or two. The service is always wonderful and the steak is delicious!
Renton Family Owned Gem – I can't figure out the review whining about the prices. If you go to the Melrose website and do a side by side comparison with the outback steak house the prices are about the same. And if you have ever been to Il Gaucho which this loser contemplates is better priced, then you know, that this person has no idea what he was talking about and was obviously having a bad day when he wrote his review. Melrose grill in a gem of a restaurant. It is family owned and operated; the family actually offers cooking lessons for those wanting to learn how to make a great steak. The service is great, our waitress was very upbeat and friendly, but also very professional. And the food was out of this world. I had the tenderloin and prawn 'surf and turf' but I got to sample my friend?s dinners which were also amazing. I went with another reviewer?s recommendation of the parmesan potatoes and thought that they were also very good. In the event that you can't get in due to a long wait, this same family owns Armondos across the street, an excellent Italian restaurant which is also very much worth trying.
Interesting history + wonderful food! – My husband and I just returned from the Melrose Grill, and it was fantastic! Our server was friendly and attentive, but not overbearing. He made us feel immediately welcome even though it was our first time there. My husband had a filet mignon that was perfectly seasoned and very tender, although the baked potato was just a touch underdone. The local beer was good enough that I even drank a bit, and I am not a beer drinker. I had the cosmopolitan recommended by the waiter and it was delicious. I ordered the Bavarian sausage platter consisting of locally made sausage, sourkraut, garlic mashed potatoes, veggies and stone ground mustard. The sausage was melt in your mouth perfect, and was even better when using the provided condiments. We had a chocolate torte for dessert that was exceptionally decadent.
Great 1930's Steak House – Step back in time at the Melrose Grill in Renton for dinner. The Melrose is located one block south of the main street in Renton in a nicely renovated old building that would remind anyone of an old tavern or roadhouse with it's long bar, wooden booths, beadboard walls, and dim lights. Melrose shouldn't always be remembered for it's steaks, although they are great and cooked to perfection, but for all their selections. I've had Ahi Tuna and *ack of Lamb in addition to their steaks and they were also great. They don't take reservations so be prepared to spend a little time in the bar with a great martini and really cute bartender. The prices aren't rolled back to the 30's but they are fair. If you live in the south end or "ahead of the curve' there really isn't much reason to go to the Met or "El Goucho".
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