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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
Russia House Restaurant - Herndon

Russia House Restaurant - Herndon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.russiahouserestaurant.com
  • Phone: (703) 787-8880
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering For daytime & evening affairs
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties for 10-100 People
  • Private Party Contact: Homeyra Darugar (703) 787-8880

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Elden Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking lot in front and side of the restaurant, also parking in the rear of the restaurant. Street parking is also available.
A word from Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
Set in historic Herndon, the Russia House Restaurant offers Russian hospitality and culinary excellence in all its details. The restaurant opened in July of 1992 by the friendly owners Ali and Homeyra Darugar, and together they created an atmosphere of aristocratic dining with classic cuisine, with the warm feeling that you are dining at your aristocratic grandmother’s table. Mrs. Darugar moved from Russia with her grandparents to Switzerland, where she learned to cook in her grandmother’s kitchen. She brought her great culinary talents here to the United States and created the exquisite menu and served as the head chef in the first few years the restaurant was opened. The restaurant features Russian, Continental and Georgian cuisine with a French flair.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We attended a Washington State wine dinner last week. It was very very good. Chef prepared an excellent menu that perfectly matched the wine, course by course. The service is alway professional and timely. Price was right and included tax and gratuity. The new location is light and bright. Check out this old Town Herndon classic."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal last week at Russia House. The service was absolutely wonderful. My husband ordered the bacon wrapped scallops as his appetizer. They were amazing he said. After our entrees we declined dessert, but as it was my husbands birthday we were given a profiterole each drizzled with a little chocolate sauce. My husband had a candle in his. A very nice touch by our server, who I think was the owner. Such a lovely man. Overall we had a lovely meal and would highly recommend to others."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This isthird year an first time at this site. Excellent drinks and food. Never leaves us wanting more!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I hosted my book club dinner for 7 at the NEW Russia House location. It was wonderful. Chef Homeyra created a menu that matched the theme of the book, German and French. I gave her a few perameters the week before and that was it. German Sausages with sauerkraut, tasty house salad, Salmon in a Champagne sauce, Chicken Cordon Bleu, with little cheese cake parfaits to finish. Ali and Homeyra ar attentive with the service. I will return with Spouse to enjoy our favorites seared scallops, Shrimp and filet flambé. Who doesn't like a little flare?"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Four of us enjoyed a very pleasant Saturday evening dinner at Russia House. The restaurant has just moved into new quarters and is still in the process of putting the finishing touches on the decor. The host/owner Ali Darugar made us all feel very welcome. The food was excellent, especially the Duck with Sour Cherries and the Filet Mignon with two sauces. We tried three different wines by the glass and all were first rate. Service was efficient without being obtrusive. All in all a delightful experience which we intend to repeat."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have been coming here for years, and every single time we walk out the door, we are raving about the food! And we are complete foodies. It's nice to know that we can always get a reliably tasty meal (with the friendliest and warm service) every single time."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Beef stroganoff, Siberian dumplings, Filet Minong, scallop dishes were had at our table. All uniquely prepared and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed our dinner. What I noticed was the interaction the staff had with the patrons. Service was formal but comfortable. We were relaxed and enjoyed a very well presented meal. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. This was our first visit and we will be back"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We tried three entrees (stroganoff, dumplings, and a pasta with scallops) and two desserts (cream puffs and apply strudel) - all of them delicious. The service was gracious and accommodating, and the décor is welcoming, with some interesting art and Russian collectibles. As others have noted, the pace can be slow. This makes it a great choice to catch up with friends and enjoy a relaxed dinner."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We have been dining at the Russia House for 22 years. It is our favorite place. The owners are very hospitable and the food is delicious! Their new location is lovely!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Having visited the RH for special occasions over the past 15 years, the new location (across the street from the old) is a wonderful step up! Bright, light, ambience now matches the quality of the service and selections. Congratulations to the owners!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The food was served in a timely manner and presentation was excellent. Host and servers were friendly but not intrusive. The new location and decor lends itself to a lighter and more pleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Now located just across the street Russia House is bright and light with loads of windows and a fresh feel. The service is personal and the menu items are classic making this a romantic option for couples. Shrimp with Brandy Sauce is delicious. My scallop entree with sliced mushrooms was inventive and tasty. Husband ordered filet flambé with extra scallop potatoes. Very good."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was great and the portions are large. The staff are very inviting and extremely courteous. We were hoping for less than DC prices but the prices were high. The food, ambiance, and experience were worth the price though, which isn't always the case in DC."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We really enjoy Russia House. They are extremely friendly. The food is excellent. Martinis with Russian vodka are dangerously good. A nice, quiet neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food and serve was fabulous! One of our favorite places. New location was a surprise was but was a pleasant change. Great wine list!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Wonderful ethnic cooking. The borsch is excellent! Caviar adds a special touch to the meal. Also, a nice selection of vodkas."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Only one small minor issue regarding the freshness of the walnuts. Everything else was outstanding. We WILL be coming back!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been to Russia House several times and always find it enjoyable. The new location was a bit of a surprise but it will be very nice. The food is great and the service is very friendly. We will be back many more times. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "People were nice and the food was good, but the ambience needs updating, and the wine list is limited with many options out of stock. Also, the prices were quite high for the quality of the food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous vodka! Would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had filet mignon - very tender. Great Vegetables on the side - not the ususal. Great martinins too!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I were regulars at Russia House until our son came along and quiet, elegant dining left our radar. This past weekend we found ourselves childless for a night and rewarded ourselves with Ali's rich menu. Forgot how good the food is. We'll be back."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Four of had a wonderful experience at Russia House in Herndon on Saturday evening, march 1. The owners, who took care of us, could not have been nicer, the food and drink were awesome, and we will be back! The duck was excellent, the noodles with caviar were excellent, the beef was excellent, well, you get the picture!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "There are few places in Northern VA that I would recommend for a date night with a romantic environment. They cater to exactly that and likely business meeting dinners as the wine selection is not only thorough, it covers all pallets. I would recommend only this and the Ice House Cafe as the ones to go to in Herndon for business or a date night."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have been going her since 2001. We go about once or twice a year. We have never had anything less than excellence. He usually gets the beef stroganov and I get the filet mignon. It is pricey. 30.95 for each dish but his is made with filet. It is well worth the money."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was very good, but we had to wait about 10 minutes to get water, and even then I had to ask. My husband ordered borscht but never received it. I ordered beef stroganoff and it didn't have any noodles with it. I asked the waitress where the noodles were and she told me I had to ask for them when I ordered. My husband ordered stuffed cabbage and was served some sort of casserole with noodles. We waited so long for dinner that he ate it and didn't say anything to the server. Again, the food was prepared well and tasted great. It just seems that they need more than 2 servers and a busboy to attend to a full restaurant (it was Valentine's week-end after all!)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Had a great experience for Valentine's day. The atmosphere was great and the food superb. They are severely under-staffed but that also gave us plenty of time without being interrupted. Still there was a lot of delay for taking our order and bringing us wine. Still overall a great place. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Russia House for Valentine’s Day dinner. It was a good experience. The food was great and the staff was very friendly. While our overall experience was great, I do feel like the food was very overpriced for what you received. While I will recommend the experience, I don’t know if I would go again due to the price."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've enjoyed going to Russia House but I have to agree with the previous raters---severely understaffed that night and prices were significantly increased without any forewarnng. Usually a restaurant will tell you that they have a special Valentines Day menu and then you can assume as much. But we've been many times before and waited way too long to be seated (20 minutes) without anyone as much as apologizing, and then went into shock over the prices. Perhaps a dessert on the house might have softened the blow?"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If they're going to double their price ($35 to $65 a plate) for Valentine's Day, the food needs to reflect that. My date and I had to wait nearly thirty minutes to be seated, although the restaurant was not very busy. Borscht soup tasted like minestrone, and French music was playing the whole time on the overhead speakers. Also, most things on the menu were distinctly American and French cuisine. This wasn't the best choice for someone looking to get some authentic Russian food. I definitely felt ripped off, we paid nearly $200 for a meal with small servings l that we could have gotten for $50 and for double the quality elsewhere. I'll be sticking to the best Russian restaurant in the DC area, Rus Uz in Arlington from on."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Each entrée is made to order just like chef Ramsay's kitchen. Personal service/attention by owner. A true gourmet Russian cuisine and award winning restaurant. $$$$$"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food, unique appetizers, pleasant atmosphere. We have come here for Valentine's day every few years and always enjoy the food. My wife's trout was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent service! Great range of food selections, some better than others. Duck is superb, beef pelini was too salty for my taste. Looking forward to returning and further exploring the menu. Plan on a leisurely dinner pace as minimally staffed by owners but personal service worth the wait."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I have been dining here for over 20 years. It is our favorite restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Manager and staff do their best to meet your every need, and do so in a very friendly manner."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Absolutely awful. My lamb with rice and vegetables was not edible as in the meat was actually spoiled. The sauteed shrimp appetizer was over cooked and had a fishy smell to it. Escargot was so salty and not what it used to be. Desserts was also dreadful. The chocolate mousse was grainy and the Russian hazelnut cake which is a specialty was not so special. They need a restaurant makeover or some sort of intervention of the food being served."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "First time there, although we'd wanted to go for some time. Wonderful experience. Personalized service, very attentive and very pleasant. Appetizers (shrimp in butter brandy sauce and borscht soup) were excellent. We had the trout and the beef stroganoff ... both were outstanding. Great service, great meal, and wonderful atmosphere. We'll go back again!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We went there as a group of 10 and to our surprise the place was completely empty. Everybody on the group enjoyed the food and the drinks."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We ate at the Russia House on Saturday night with friends. It was their first time at the restaurant while I have eaten there a couple of times before. After the meal my wife and I wondered why we do not go there more often. The food was excellent, the service outstanding and the atmosphere warm and friendly. I had a bowl of borscht which was superb."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Very warm and comfortable atmosphere on a cold night. Friendly and prompt staff, quiet setting where you can talk. Diverse selection of foods. Very good meals."
    Dined on 1/18/2014