Excellent food! Great martinis!
Excellent food! Great martinis! very friendly staff
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, oven fresh bread.
Great food, oven fresh bread. Love the flavored vodka. Not real busy and not sure why, would definately return
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
If this restaurant was in
If this restaurant was in DC, it would be packed. Thankfully, for the patrons, it is hidden away in Herndon. The food and the service were awesome!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Very romantic and great for special occasions. Will definately be back.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
The borscht is excellent,
The borscht is excellent, as is the Steak Alexander. They also have a good selection of vodka and vodka based drinks. We were a group of 9 with 5 kids. Although there isn't a specific kids menu, they accommodated our needs and split an adult meal for the youngest two. It was an enjoyable meal.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had an awsome time and everyone
Had an awsome time and everyone was very nice! He(birthday boy) will remember this being an enjoyable time for his 50th!!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Worth a visit!
Russia House pleases again! This was my 2nd time at this restaurant. The food was fabulous and again the service was extremely kind and attentive. Definitely worth a visit!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner and
We had a lovely dinner and outstanding service at Russia House starting with wonderful freshly baked rolls. Our Caeser salad made table side was everything it should have been starting with the anchovies...it was perfect. The owner and chef, along with his wife, were warm and welcoming. The duck breast was very tender although I would have liked the sour cherry sauce a little more sour then it was. Steak tartare, which my son-in-law ordered was also made table side and he said it was excellent and my daughter was very happy with her scallops. We finished with some delicious apple strudel---all in all, a very pleasant experience.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner, okay dessert
My husband and I had an excellent dinner. My only complaint was that the dessert that we had (cream puffs) were not of the same quality as our entrees. However, we would be willing to come back for another meal.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Having dinner a Russia House
Having dinner a Russia House is an event. The owners are warm and personable, the atmosphere is relaxing and unique, the menu is diverse, the food pops with incredible flavors, and the vodka is sublime. A wonderful break from chain restaurants. I'm a fan!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
In addition to the wonderful
In addition to the wonderful food and great service, there's an incredible vodka menu. It's no wonder this place has been around so long.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have eaten
My husband and I have eaten here several times and love it. The food is wonderful - made with care and almost everything we've had has been delicious. It's quiet, romantic, and the owners are so warm and welcoming. The house infused vodkas are something special - especially the pomegranate (we tried also the butterscotch and cherry and both were good too). The bacon wrapped scallops were very plump and fresh, but the sauce they were sitting on was the star - so good, I was forced to use my bread to get it all up. I had the filet and my husband ordered the duck with sour cherries. The filet was cooked perfectly and the vegetables were a nice touch - especially the braised cabbage. The duck was very tasty too. Highly recommend!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks for another great dinner!
The owners take great pride in everything they do and it shows. The Russia House is a great place for good food and good conversation with a classical european style of service.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Russia House has amazing food.
Russia House has amazing food. Though, I would steer clear of the appetizer plate. Not much food and overall bland. The rest of the meal rated 5+. The caesar salad made table side was flavorful. The homemade rolls are served hot. The duck on sauerkraut was out of this world. Prices are high, but, worth it.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Russia House is a terrific
The Russia House is a terrific place both for the food and for the service. Ali and Homeyra are attentive and made outstanding wine recommendations. They scour the small boutique wines and always have a special they recommend. Food is also outstanding...not an over the top for number of selections but they obviously know what they do best. For starters, the bacon wrapped scallops were phenomenal. The second time we went, we had the caviar based on Ali's recommendation and it was great. I'd recommend the traditional Stroganoff, the filet, and the butterflied filet flambe. The Creme Brulee is awesome!!!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect date night. Will
Perfect date night. Will definitely visit again. The attention to table details felt luxurious.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service at Russia
The food and service at Russia House was fantastic. We had a lovely, quiet dinner with friends. The bread was baked fresh, the beef stroganoff was amazing and the vodka was entertaining.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
authentic ethnic cusine, outstandin
authentic ethnic cusine, outstanding presentation, impeccable service. Ambiance of old Russia, even Russian composers music.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service!
A wonderful selection of great food, vodkas, and service on a personal level. A great selection of items that are prepared at tableside from appetizers to desert! You always feel as if they are taking care of you personally and not just serving you food.
5/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Meal and Service
Dined on May 5 to celebrate an early Mother's Day and two birthdays. The meals were wonderful and portions perfect. The flavored vodkas were delicious. All six of us were pelased with our experience at the Russia House, the four locals will return.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
When You're Here, You're Family...
How wonderful to walk into a restaurant and be greeted as family by the owners. They are so charming and generous and I love that they actually use real candles and not flickering bulbs at the table - nice to be treated like a grown up. The food is fantastic, the rolls are warm and the black currant vodka makes a sublime dessert. Check it out!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is great but the table service was lacking. It always seems to be slow and yet hurried. Had to ask for bread when we saw it at another table and yet the food is excellent. Maybe they were just short a waiter that day.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real gem
Our party of four loved Russia House. Excellent service, good vodka drinks, superb food. Chateaubriand for two was great. One person had duck which was wonderful. Our 4th went for the beef stroganoff, which is not a dish I like but I had a bite and this one was good. Scallops in champagne fish sauce for an appetizer were also great and even the non-fish eater in our party liked it.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The beauty of the Russia House is not just good food and an amazing array of home made vodkas - it is the pace of the service. They walk the delicate line between rushing you and not keeping you waiting. Dinner at the Russia House is a laid back blissful indulgence. I have never been to Russia, but being at the Russia House really feels like you are existing in a different place culturally. You relax and enjoy everything because you have time to appreciate every course. Everything they serve shows attention to detail with the 3 small sides on every plate being just as delicious as the main course. A great spot to bring someone special to SHOW them they are special.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique eating experience
So many restaurants serve the same basic type of food. At Russia House I am pleasantly surprised by the Russian food with the french influence. For instance we both had roasted vegetables that included a sweet and sour red cabbage that was gently seared so that the edges were a bit crisp without being burnt. It was an outstanding preparation for a vegetable you don't find on many menus. The meat - I had a filet and my husband had lamb - was cooked perfectly. The filet was a perfect size and the sauces that accompany were a wonderful companion to the dish. The server was attentive without appearing at our table too often giving us time to simply enjoy the food and have conversation. This place is a gem!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went for the beef stroganoff and was not disappointed. It was fantastic. The scallop appetizer was also quite good. The service was very friendly. We'll definitely be back.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Things Come In Small Towns
We were met by the nicest man, who seated us at our choice of cozy tables and made us feel like we were the most important patrons in the place. We started off with bread so fresh from the oven that we had to let it cool before we could eat it. To this we added scallops wrapped in bacon in a champaign sauce as an appetizer. Amazing! I will confess that it was so good that we used the bread to sop up the sauce when the scallops were gone. Within a reasonably short time our entrees arrived, both house specials, the duck with sour cherries and the beef stroganoff. They were both a bit pricey, but well worth it. The duck was melt-in-your-mouth, beautifully plated. The stroganoff was equally tasty. Overall a great experience!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friday night outing
The service here is excellent, neither rushed nor too laid back. Selecting our entrees was difficult given all the different options. Finally our group decided on and thoroughly enjoyed two different lamb dishes and one beef dish. The acoustics are wonderful. We could talk in a normal tone of voice and doubt that the other diners could hear us because we couldn't hear them.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem
A great restaurant with terrific food and servicet in Herndon! So glad to find it.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have patronized Russia House
Have patronized Russia House Restaurant in Herndon, VA, since it opened in 1992. Phenomenal food, incredible service, wonderful ambiance - all because the owners are on-site ALL the time. I can't think of a single other restaurant I've eaten at consistently over the past 60 years that I can say - "I have NEVER had a bad meal, or even close to a bad meal, at Russia House!" Just an incredible restaurant, with incredible food and incredible service.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food and Service
I brought a group of clients to Russia House on a Tuesday evening... The collection of food was amazing, and the service was just as attentive.
A thunderstorm had knocked out the sound system, but we improvised with an iPhone in a wine glass and Spotify.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best Caesar salad ever
This place doesn't change when it comes to their food and that's what we love! The table-side Caesar is the best Caesar salad I've ever had. Tried the flambeed shrimp for the first time. Spectacular. The beef stroganoff was very good too (according to my husband), and I had the Kulebiaka, as always. It is the best and most unique dish. So tasty and it never fails to disappoint. The best part was, that the staff and management recognized our anniversary we were celebrating. This place is a must try, and once you do, you'll return.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We revisited Russia House after many years to celebrate the birthday of my 93 year old father. Our group also included a young child who was restless, and the staff was very helpful and caring. We enjoyed our visit very much. We did miss the violin music of old!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special occasion perfect
This has been our go-to place for more than 15 years for our anniversary!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Very Special Experience!!!
I had been been tempted to try the restaurant for years, and finally got around to it for a business dinner. I wish now that I had made it here before. This is a superb restaurant. Everything was perfect from the warm greeting through dessert. Nice touches, like the offer to sample a special Russian vodka at the bar before dinner make the overall dining experience beyond outstanding. The fact that the restaurant maintains the old school approach of preparing several excellent dishes tableside also makes this what should be anyone's first choice for a special night out. The obviously talented and innovative kitchen guarantees that I will soon expand my menu choices, and the service is flawless. A very special experience, indeed.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Ever Dining Expeience
From the delicious hot rolls served early on through the main courses and the desserts, everything is just perfect. And the people that provide the service are magnificent professionals that really and genuinely care about their customers.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very special place
After "discovering" Russia House on a business dinner, I returned the following weekend with my wife. I wish I had tried this restaurant years ago. It is a beautiful place, perfectly situated in old Herndon. Parking is not a pr oblem. The kitchen here is superb, but the dining experience is seriously elevated by the service solution. Several excellent dishes are prepared table side; a very nice touch rarely seen these days. We had a flamed shrimp appetizer flamed at the table, and the steak tartare, also done skillfully at the table. The latter dish was probably the best presentation of the dish I have ever had in this country. This is a very well managed fine dining venue. I look forward to many, many more visits.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service at The Russia House are wonderful. Tables are spaced so that you can actually have a conversation. Highly recommend it!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just outstanding all around.
Just outstanding all around. Do not hesitate for a minute. The duck was excellent. Borscht...just fantastic. Shrimp Flambé Tableside a nice touch...get plenty of rolls to dip that sauce. I say go, go go!!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for Russian food!
Impressive menu selection of authentic Russian food. Had the bacon wrapped scallops and beef strogonoff. Scallops were great! Stroganoff was the best I've ever had but it is slightly too salty. I will visit again!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Culinary Experience
Dining at Russian House was a very satisfying culinary experience. My colleague and I were warmly greeted, and service was superb from start to finish. The food here is delicious. Starting with flavored vodkas, which are richly infused, we proceeded with a flavorful soup, followed by some excellent escargot. The chateaubriand was just perfect. Whether you appreciate good Russian food, or want to try it for the first time, Russia House won't disappoint. I visit Herndon often because of my job, and intend to make Russia House a must stop each time I visit. Strongly recommended.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Service!!
My wife & I had gone to The Russia House for our anniversary.This was the first time here and we had heard good things so we decided to try it. This was a great place for a nice dinner. The service was fantastic, very attentive and genuinely cared for our satisfaction. I had requested a quiet spot and that was no problem.The dining area was not filled but others came in while we dined but we were still not on top of everyone as some places like to group people together. The food was fantastic and cooked to our liking. We did not have to wait too long but with good food, takes time. The menu is pricey but for the service, environment & quality of the food, I would gladly pay that as it's well worth it! I highly recommend this place!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hadn't ever been to Russia House...assuming I guess, that it wasn't our style...too stodgy perhaps. What a surprise! Not only did we have some of our favorite dishes...served perfectly with the exact accoutrements that we wanted, but the service was great, the wine list very good, and there was a large group in the bar being served for a birthday party. Great caviar, wonderful pate, terrific service, a good wine list, and excellent décor. All in all, a keeper! We'll be back!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful meal, good selections of vodka and wine.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM