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“Mediocre for a Diner, Subpar for Fine Dining”
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Russell's
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Ranked #4 of 210 Restaurants in Bothell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 39th Ave SE
Description: Russell's Dining and Bar is located in the Restored Historic 1927 Monte Villa Farms Barn, just minutes away from the Woodinville Wineries. The restaurant is on the ground floor and there is over 4,000 square feet of event space in the second floor cathedral ceiling loft. Russell's is open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Kitchen hours are Tuesday through Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Russell's is open for cafe style lunch Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Chef/Owner Russell Lowell also provides both on premise and off premise catering. Russell also offers cooking classes that have been very popular for both private parties and corporate events, call the restaurant to book one for yourself.
Reviewed 10 June 2018

If this was a review for a diner I'd write they'd tried, but overshot their capacity. As this was supposed to be a fine dining experience I'm writing that I could have spent half the money and reproduced better results at home. First impressions; the wine was excellent, the lemonade unrecognizable as such and the underside of my bread plate had goo on it. Introductions; the caprese salad's sweetness overpowered any other flavors - saw the capers, but couldn't taste them. The greens were soggy, 'heirloom' tomatoes had no taste and mozzarella was dried out. Small talk; my dinner companion returned the lobster bisque due to milky consistency/taste and rubbery lobster. The Interview; NY Strip was good, but the demi glace was not and the risotto seemed to have been made with water. The cassoulet's white beans were tasteless, lamb chop fatty, duck confit bland, lamb sausage like an overcooked puck, but the pork belly shined. Awkward Goodbye; our waitress took each disaster with a kind listening ear and was not surprised when we declined dessert and explained we'd not be returning.

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Nice tomato bisque and excellent BLT. The bread was grilled rather than toasted and there was an excellent aoili instead of mayo.

Thank Douglas M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I have been here a few times and each time the food has been remarkable. Appetizers do not disappoint nor did our entrees.

Thank Jenn G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I am beyond picky when it come to restaurants but this place was awesome. The experience we had at Russell's was amazing. The food was so good and the staff was great. We will defintely be back.

Thank Angel W
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This is such a tucked away gem in Bothell! The food is fantastic. My 7yr old is a huge fan of the duck there. The steaks are always perfect and the specials are always amazing!

Thank MariannaR44
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