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The most important moments in our lives are about change – a marriage, a birthday, a coming of age. But as we commemorate these key occasions of change with our loved ones, we also embrace age-honored traditions and rituals, celebrating them in ways that move them forward and make them more relevant than ever. This essential mix of change and timeless values informs everything we do at Russo’s On The Bay, and it has helped us create an events venue with a spirit, a setting and a standard that is absolutely in a league of its own. 

Since 1987, we have built our business on the core values I learned from my father: impeccable service, attention to detail, a passion to excel, and a sincere desire to make everyone who enters through our doors feel completely at home and welcome. We established ourselves as a leader in the field by always thinking ahead, and – like any good host – always anticipating our guests’ needs. From the time we first opened our doors, Russo’s has done just that, continually setting new standards for innovative cuisine, personalized service and uncompromising attention to detail. 

Now, as Russo’s On The Bay moves into our fourth decade, we continue to grow and change, and most of all, to celebrate family. Carrying on my father’s traditions, and with all of my children now working with me to shape the Russo’s tradition for a new generation, I am privileged to experience people's most important family celebrations every day. 

Frank Russo, Jr


The Russo family tradition of hospitality started over 50 years ago, when the Villa Russo in Richmond Hill opened its doors. Frank Russo Sr. believed that exemplary service and exquisite cuisine combined with professional attention to detail was the best way to achieve customer satisfaction. His son, Frank Russo Jr., took to heart the lessons he learned from his father, and they have been the guiding beliefs behind Russo’s On The Bay since we first opened our doors in 1987. In the decades since, this remarkable family-owned enterprise has had the honor of hosting events spanning some of our customer’s lifetimes, from baptisms and Communions to bar mitzvahs, Sweet Sixteens, Quinceañeras and Weddings.

Today, a third generation of Russos is following the family tradition. Sons Frank Russo III and Robert, and daughter Toni Ann Russo have joined their father as members of a senior management team that has over 200 years of combined experience producing thousands upon thousands of the most lavish events and parties, all made memorable occasions thanks to our exemplary standards and uncompromising personalized service. At Russo’s On The Bay, we take pride in offering you the most elegant of surroundings, the finest cuisine and an absolutely customized outlook on every aspect of your event. We have an award-winning, highly skilled staff, proficient in all aspects of the hospitality industry. You will find our staff to be courteous, prepared and genuinely concerned with the success of your affair.