Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
Beef stroganoff!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 AMUnique eating experienceSo 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!5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLeisurely EleganceThe 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.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA real gemOur 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.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodThe 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 AMWhen 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!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Meal and ServiceDined 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.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful 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 AMauthentic ethnic cusine, outstandinauthentic ethnic cusine, outstanding presentation, impeccable service. Ambiance of old Russia, even Russian composers music.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service at RussiaThe 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.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect date night. WillPerfect date night. Will definitely visit again. The attention to table details felt luxurious.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Russia House is a terrificThe 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!!!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks 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.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMRussia 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.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have eatenMy 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!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMIn addition to the wonderfulIn 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.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMHaving dinner a Russia HouseHaving 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!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner, okay dessertMy 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.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a lovely dinner andWe 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.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth 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!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an awsome time and everyoneHad an awsome time and everyone was very nice! He(birthday boy) will remember this being an enjoyable time for his 50th!!
Tina3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 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.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Very romantic and great for special occasions. Will definately be back.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIf this restaurant was inIf 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!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, oven fresh bread.Great food, oven fresh bread. Love the flavored vodka. Not real busy and not sure why, would definately return3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food! Great martinis!Excellent food! Great martinis! very friendly staff3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Second time diningGreat food. Second time dining here. The staff was very accommodating & attentive.12/4/2012 12:00:00 AM