Located in the historic Lake Ivanhoe district, Russell’s is a new casual fine dining restaurant & bar featuring an approachable yet high-end menu, all with a great lakeside view and atmosphere. They recently began serving an all-new Sunday brunch.
The restaurant’s theme was inspired by a business man named George Russell who moved to Florida in 1885 and made a living by selling pineapples off of Lake Ivanhoe’s shores.
Russell’s is currently complying to all CDC guidelines including daily temperature checks, extensive sanitation measures, and required face masks except when consuming food and beverages.
Brunch is every Sunday from 11am to 3pm and reservations are for 2 hours maximum. We were recently invited to experience their new phenomenal Sunday brunch.
The Sunday Brunch Menu at Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe
Here are Our Favorite Brunch Items at Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe:
1. New England Lobster Rolls – $28
An American classic – creamy, meaty, and delicious. These three warm rolls are full of seasoned chunky lobster salad, served with fries.
2. Filet Steak Tartare – $18
Hand cut beef tenderloin, crostini’s, tartare sauce – tender and flavorful, served with fries or side salad.
3. Seafood Platter – $65
Half Maine lobster, two stone crab claws, and pink gulf shrimps served on ice with a trio of sauces – Thousand Island, chipotle cocktail pineapple sauce, and melted butter.
Russell’s focuses on fresh, Florida and local sourcing so this plate was just brimming with succulent and mouth-watering seafood. Loved the stone crab claws – it is stone crab season by the way.
4. Roast of the Day – $28
The Roast of the Day on our visit was Roasted Pork & Chicken, a good hearty dish served with gravy, and vegetables – perfect for those cool fall temperatures that grace our region once in a while. Served with a side of creamy fondue-like aligot potato, from the L’Aubrac region in the southern Massif Central of France.
Of course, no Sunday Brunch is complete with out a few refreshments to enjoy, including the …
5. Watermelon Basil Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
6. House-made Sangria
Be sure to stop by the next time at Russell’s on Lake Ivanhoe the next time you are in the Lake Ivanhoe area, for some great food and drink in a relaxed vibe with a gorgeous waterfront view.