Washington is home to so many tasty steakhouses, sometimes it’s hard to keep track. However, there’s no forgetting Russell’s in Bothell, Washington—it’s a converted dairy barn that sits in the middle of a suburban business park and is one of the best restaurants near Seattle. However, despite its humble beginnings, the atmosphere now is decidedly upscale—and the rustic details that remain fit in perfectly.

Here’s why you should enjoy your next seafood and steak in a former barn.

Have you ever enjoyed a meal at Russell’s in Bothell? Where do you go for the best steak in Washington? Let us know in the comments. While you’re in Bothell, stay at this hotel that was once a school.

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