Very odd place, in a charming way. You order yourself (like a normal fast food restaurant), and pay as you go. The service was great. The food came out in under 5 minutes after I ordered it, which is probably the fastest I've ever seen. Everything tasted delicious, and the portions were impressively large. Would totally recommend this little hole in the wall to anyone in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Our baby enjoyed the food as well ?
This place is incredible and probably one of the best food values around. You walk in and you can smell the wood burning, and the delicious wood fired meats and veggies. The atmosphere is dark, cozy, and rustic. Sometimes you?ll see a worker carting around more wood from the piles around the restaurant to add to the fire. The burger is one of the best I?ve ever had. Everything on the menu I?ve tried has been absolutely delicious. Can?t go wrong with the Russell bowl either. I tell everyone who hasn?t heard of it that they need to go ASAP. Especially if you?re considering other fast casual restaurants, or something just a little nicer than fast food. Just go here instead and it will be money well spent.
My wife and I went here for the first time yesterday and were very impressed! The customer service was incredible, from all employees being welcoming, friendly, open in conversation and treating you like family, not just another customer. The food was prepared quickly, yet so delicious and fresh! This could easily become a new favorite in Kansas City and we can't wait to go back! (I highly recommend the Salmon bowl - so good!)
From the moment you walk in, you can tell this place is unique, warm and the food instantly smells great! We were welcomed by amazing staff who make you feel like you?ve known each other for a while and are ready to answer all your questions. The food was phenomenal, the hummus and baguette is a must try!!! A very special thank you to Peter and Brian who made our lunch experience unforgettable ! Also, the desserts!!!! One of the best brownies I?ve had!
Where do I begin? If you?re searching around for a new lunch spot in KC that?s inviting, full of warmth, has culture, has incredible food that doesn?t make you feel guilty, and has gluten-free option, then you might as well stop looking now because The Russell has it all. The staffing also played such a huge role in the experience that I had, informing me about the menu, my dietary options, and a recommendation for what wine to order based on my meal. Highly highly highly recommend, you guys are amazing! For anybody that is looking for lunch and drinks, the owners already cleared a table for you. Head over to Tailleur (Taylor) on Main for your mid-afternoon refreshment. If you loved The Russell, you love getting a drink at their cocktail lounge.
WOW! Went here for Valentine?s Day and 10/10 so impressed. I got the sumac bowl and it was DELICIOUS. When they say quality food they mean it. We also got a carrot cake cupcake with the perfect icing. The vibe was so comfortable, high class and casual at the same time. Cannot wait to come back here!
Super rustic looking, very unique, cool space. The decor is very unique. It feels like you?re in an old sail boat or something haha. ??You order at the front and then pick a table. They have huge comfy chairs. The food tasted great. ?Big portion. No complaints. Everything about this place is different than any other restaurant that so I liked that!
The Russell was very unexpected. It's not in an area of downtown that you think of as a destination spot. However, once you walk in you idea if that is completely changed. First let's start with the food. While the menu is small, all of the dishes looked delicious and inspired. We had the 1/2 chicken that was absolutely delicious, juicy, flavorful and severed with a half roasted avocado and handmade tortillas. We also had the Salmon Bowl. My wife said it was one of the most flavor filled bowls she had ever had. We finished with a few bakery items to take home. And let me tell you the Bourbon Brownie was superb. The process is simple. Order at the counter, find a seat, and they will bring your food to you. They have some small tables for an intimate setting as well as larger tables for large groups or community seating. The decor is rustic and comfortable with many cool things to look at and the staff are very kind, helpful and just genuinely pleasant. This is definitely a new destination spot for us in KC.
We're proud to be from Kansas City and our american is what makes The Russell so great. If you want to try appetizing chicken then our restaurant is the place for you. Call us at (816) 492-7557 for more info or make a reservation.
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