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Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe, Orlando, FL

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

4.5
4.5
705 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Located on the historic Lake Ivanhoe, Russell's offers an upscale casual dining restaurant and bar featuring an innovative and fresh menu, all with an amazing view and atmosphere.

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Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 601-3508

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Emanuel Clement

  • Area

    Downtown Orlando

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary valet available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 705 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Scenic View

  • Orlando

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time! Wonderful service and food. Will be back :)

  2. B

    Barbara

    Orlando

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I like the view at Russels. I love the beet snd buratta appetizer. It’s so good. We both had the chicken Kiev. It was very good but I’ve had better. I wish they offered a different potato besides mashed or fries. Service was attentive. I’d go back.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food at this restaurant was delicious (2 people in my party had the CRISPY CHICKEN KIEV and the other had BLACKENED WILD SALMON) The service we received from Danielle and Brandon was impeccable. The restaurant is on Lake Ivanhoe and has beautiful scenery. This place is a hidden gem in Winter Park. I would strongly recommend it.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyable evening. table side Caesar - something you never see anymore was great. Love the blackened Salmon.

  5. M

    johnMusa

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good spot, great view, good food, great service.

  6. j

    jrmoltz

    Savannah

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice restaurant for mothers' day celebration. A bot pricey for the entres, but good service and tasty meal choices.

  7. MR

    MsReese

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Took a little longer to receive food, but it was worth the wait. Brandon, our waiter was great.

  8. MC

    MariaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food choices. Three of us with different choices, all extremely happy. Attentive staff, starting with valet. A little bit noisy, but tolerable ! Will definitely return for brunch

  9. F

    Finediner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    Saturday night party of 3. Staff was amazing, but only one bar tender… Good burgers, but my $49 Ribeye was terrible quality and must have been frozen. Tasted good, but was full of tough chewy connective tissue. I had to spit out about five bite fulls. This restaurant has so much potential but was disappointed on my first visit.

  10. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Excellent food. Great service.

  11. KB

    KenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great experience at Russell's. Open, light bright and very clean. Our first time there, so staff found us a window table. Our server Anatasia was engaging and attentive.

  12. DA

    DANAM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was excellent

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was excellent! He was super friendly, knowledge about the menu, and made the dinner a great experience! Everything he recommended ordering was terrific (frog legs & rabbit). Will definitely return for dinner again!

  14. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful restaurant in a beautiful setting. Our server Anastasia was outstanding in her service and we enjoyed our meal and experience.

  15. B

    Butch

    Orlando

    357 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    357 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chicken Kiev was great! We are late diners, and while evening was winding down, Chef made us a great, off the menu ahi ceviche. Thanks Chef!

  16. HP

    HeatherP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was phenomenal. Kacey, our server was fantastic.

  17. KC

    KCGB

    Orlando

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    Server had no clue about menu. Tartar was not good. Ceaser had too much dressing. Wtf $16 martini? 3oz pour? Absolute nonsense!! Cristners is $18 for 4oz.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Cute location for an anniversary. The service was amazing. I was expecting the food to be a little better for the price but the food was great!

  19. N

    Nancy

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Brandon, our waiter, was wonderful.....not too intrusive, checked regularly, personable, did a nice demo of making our Cesar salad, and introducing us to wine down Wednesday. Had requested a table near window for birthday celebration and was obliged. Pretty view as sun went down.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to eat before the theater, concerts, either seating at the bar or a table . Love the beets and burata salad, and the salmon. Came back twice in one week.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good overall, server and maitre’ d very attentive. A little bit short staffed. Enjoyed the Wednesday 1/2 off full bottle of wine from their entire list. Food was good, confit of duck was good, I prefer duck l’orange. Table side Caesar salad was a bit light on the condiments, chopped head lettuce instead of Napa.

  22. A

    Alina

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 April 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    The way the place looks from the outside is promising, though when you get inside its dissapointing: old and the view sucks. So theres a complimentary valet, they took my keys, parked the car and left my car keys in some elses car which drove away. Not that theres something I could not stand but they didnt even offer free lunch or anything... The service was terrible: super slow, we had to wait for our waiter forever. The food was not good at all: the duck confit was overcooked, the duck gets really herd and untender when its overcooked, my daughters waffles were burned, she didnt even eat the. The server told us he would not charge for that but then he did. WE asked to split the check accordingly but he just split it into 2 the way he decided. WE were waiting to get the check forever. I have never in my life left zero tips, that was my first and hopefully last time doing that. WORST brunch experience I had in Orlando

  23. BS

    BrianS

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Cocktails were a disappointment (Old Fashioned with no fruit). Entree was served before the salads. Top tier pricing and mediocre food / service,

  24. RT

    RoyTheExperienceGuy

    Orlando

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Service was a bit slow but who isn’t short staffed. Excellent food. Chef was in the dining room greeting diners. All in all an excellent experience.

  25. HC

    HeatherC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Nice to see this venue have a new restaurant and concept as we enjoy the location immensely. The food was solid, well seasoned and came out beautifully from the kitchen. There is something for everyone on the menu, which is great when you have a large group. The meat choices that we ordered were cooked to temperature and more than enough in size. There was something off about the service, food was served by runners, which is appropriate for a Saturday, but it seemed we waited a long time for drinks and the bills. The restaurant had three hostesses, who seemed to congregate and the hostess station, even when the dining room was full. I think the front of the house needs more help in order to make service more smooth - and reflect the fine dining prices. Other than that it was great!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Restaurant has good ambiance but the food is lacking flavor. The tables at the end of the restaurant facing the water were so loud that we couldn’t hear each other. The acoustics are horrible. You can hear every single conversation without moving close to them. There was a musician playing and can’t be heard because it is not connected to their speakers system and the conversations were louder than him. Good place with a lot of potential. We went for lunch, can’t imagine how loud it is during the night.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone’s food was excellent and the entire experience was on point! No complaints at all!

  28. E

    Evga

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my friend to Russell’s for a birthday brunch and had a great experience there. The staff and management were attentive to our table, and we had mentioned it was for a birthday event. The owner came by to wish her a Happy Birthday and suggested their famous white chocolate bread pudding, which was heavenly, along with a celebratory Kir Royale cocktail, that was exactly what was needed to make our celebration brunch awesome! Along with the entertaining music, delicious food, and dessert by their amazing chefs, it rounded out the Birthday experience I had anticipated for my friend. We will return and definitely recommend Russell’s, that also has a fantastic view on the lake, to all our friends and family!

  29. RP

    RPP1

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food portions were very small ( which I understand given how food prices have Skyrocketed,however the quality of the food was just average.

  30. JB

    JamesB

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were excellent. Setting is awesome. Great cocktails

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter brunch with daughter and son-in-law. We were seated within minutes of our arrival. Friendly and professional staff. Menu was appealing and suited us all. Food was fresh and well prepared: omelet with salad, naked burger with fries, regular burger with fries, and breakfast club with fries. We all cleaned our plates. We did not order from the bar, but it was very popular. The bartender seemed to be enjoying doing his thing. There was a singer/guitarist who sang and strummed with enthusiasm, but we could hardly hear him because of all the lively conversations. We will definitely return.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brandon was awesome. The entire staff was very friendly and the brunch was delicious.

  33. JP

    JannelleP

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drink (bottomless mimosas and sangria and yes you can switch between the two! :) ) were deliciousness. Servers were all really friendly and attentive even though it was a very busy Easter Sunday. Awesome live music and they take requests, I asked for and got a very lovely rendition of Fast Car. New favorite brunch spot! And it's right on the lake so it's very pretty outside.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Russell’s was SO amazing! I went with my mom and there wasn’t one thing we tried that wasn’t on point. Definitely grab an espresso martini - whoever made them knows what they’re doing and it was possibly the best martini I’ve ever had. Our server, Anastasia was so sweet and attentive. Very knowledgeable about the menu as well when we asked. This is a definite must-try in orlando and I will for sure be back whenever I can! There’s complimentary valet which made parking a breeze, so make sure you bring some cash!

  35. p

    patzt

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service and good food. Not fond of alight potatoes which were gooey and not warm

  36. AC

    AnabelleC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3

    Nice place with a beautiful view. Good food and service! Would be good if all dinning tables can face to the lake

  37. a

    anthonyb

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, & great experience! I would recommend it to everyone.

  38. MD

    MoeD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    There were a few large tables that made the resturant pretty noisey. Our waitress was very strange. They didn’t ring our food in right so it took longer to get. The pork belly was too thin and lost a lot of flavor. Didn’t love the ambiance

  39. SS

    SashaS

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our dinner with friends at Russell’s. The highlight of our dinner was the Caesar’s salad (table side). Our entrees were good but not extraordinary and the portion size were on the smaller end. We ordered the braised rabbit, lamb chops , pork chop and burger. The ambiance and location of the restaurant are great.

  40. RB

    RhettB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best view in Orlando on Lake Ivanhoe, lots of boats and water sports to keep us amused. We were seated right at the lake's edge picture windows. Great guitarist entertaining in the background. Four of us with delicious meals - tender duck, New England style tasty lobster rolls, generous chicken wraps, and a full egg/bacon/potato breakfast. Really appreciate the menu variety for brunch. And the bottomless Mimosas are a special joy! It was a wonderful way to kick off our Orlando weekend! Thank you waiter Dillon for leading our service team, never an empty glass or a minute wasted. Top ratings for Russell's food, service, and ambience.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 601-3508.

Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe is rated 4.5 stars by 705 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Russell's on Lake Ivanhoe

1414 N Orange Ave Orlando, FL 32804

Additional information

  • Area

    Downtown Orlando

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:30 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Continental, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary valet available.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Emanuel Clement

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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