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1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
+1 215-546-1521
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1521 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4546
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think if I lived in Philly I would be a regular here. The food is delicious, service is attentive and because of the BYOB policy, it's affordable. I wish NYC had more BYOB restaurants! We all loved our entrees and the desserts were unusual...More

Thank conciergeinnewyork
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu differed from what was seen on the website. The selections are limited. We had gnocchi, which was served with a clear sauce - it was acceptable, but the crepe, which one of us tolerated and the other considered poor. We both had the...More

Thank larryderm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday night dinner , the restaurant was full and as memory served me very, very loud. The last time we ate here was when it was Ernesto's. The cost of our meal was $125 for two inclusive of tax and tip. That was for two...More

Thank Bob E
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Our group of 6 did a tasting menu at Russet and it was one of the best meals we've ever enjoyed! I think we tried just about everything on the menu and each dish was wonderfully made and delicious (I recommend any of the housemade...More

Thank love2cook827
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Russet is a charming townhouse BYO just around the corner from the Kimmel Center. Service is exceptionally good, the room is pretty, and the atmosphere romantic. The food is very good but falls short in some ways. The cauliflower soup was delicious as was most...More

Thank BrynMawrBK
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Everything we had was delicious. Food was well flavored and perfectly cooked. Vegetables were super fresh and as well prepared as I've ever had. Dishes were creative and unique. The only thing I did not like was that it was very loud. Seriously, what is...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Menu is Ltd. Svc. was V. Good. Food was fresh & flavorful. Downside: the portion sizes from appetizer thru dessert was miniscule especially since the prices were far from inexpensive.

Thank HonestPhilReviewer
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were looking for a quiet restaurant, and Russet was quiet, at least until the main dining room filled up at about 8:30 on a Saturday night. But who cares? We didn't once the food began coming. Actually, things started out great with our waiter...More

1  Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 27 June 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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