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The Russian House
The Russian House

The Russian House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://russianhouseofaustin.com
  • Phone: (512) 428-5442
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 2:00am
    Dinner: Friday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Russian, Eastern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Vladimir Gribkov
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Russian House of Austin event catering delivers the Russian cuisine wherever you and your guests gather. Our signature dishes and infused vodka arrives at your location with an on-site Private Event Manager and a dedicated team of executive chefs, certified bartenders and Russian House of Austin trained servers. From choosing your menu to overseeing the smallest details, Russian House of Austin event catering staff looks forward to helping create your perfect occasion.

    For more information please call (347) 840-0093 or email us at catering@russianhouseofaustin.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Unforgettable.

    Experience the sensation of private dining at Russian House of Austin where we treat you and your special guests to unforgettable dining for your next business gathering, family celebration, dinner club or anything in between.

    Please contact our Private Dining manager at event@russianhouseofaustin.com for details and availability for your special events.
  • Private Party Contact: Varda Salkey (512) 428-5442
  • Entertainment: Live music 3 times a week. For details, please call 512.428.5442 or view Upcoming Events on our website. Free Russian classes every Wednesday at 630pm, free Tango nights every Tuesday at 8pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between San Jacinto and Trinity
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Russian House
Welcome to The Russian House NaZdorovye! We are the only Russian restaurant in Austin, authentic in its cuisine and decor. We offer lunch Friday, Brunch on Saturdays, and an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet every Sunday 11 AM to 4 PM. We entertain our guests with live music 3 times a week, free Tango nights every Tuesday starting at 8pm, and a free Russian class every Wednesday at 6:30pm. If you're not familiar with Russian food, we will provide you with a picture menu. We have a variety of gluten-free and vegan options. The restaurant features a full serving bar with one-of-a-kind selection of organic house-infused vodkas (almost 100), private dining rooms, and a beautiful patio. For questions and dinner reservations please call 512.428.5442Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Food good. Tables close together so dishes not "served" correctly."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The Russian House is one of my favorite places in Austin. The ambiance is straight from St. Petersburg, and the food and service are great. I will come back again and again."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We were looking for something different and we found it. It was my husbands birthday and the succulent elk pelmeni and the decadent Napoleon made him very happy. Our friends split the hunters plate and said it was delish"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "what a fun & funky place-a mashup of Russian Ukrainian Czech Polish Lithuanian Uzbekistanian food & culture. literally dozens of freshly infused vodkas to choose from; very modest meals (peasant rolls) to very extravagant (champagne & Beluga caviar). Great live music after 8:30-private rooms for large parties and a large dining room for quaint cozy intimate seating. the food was quite good but the atmosphere was the best. there are "loaner" coats & hats for each customer to feel like they are back in old USSR... in a good, nostalgic way. service so good & everyone so nice & accommodating. staff very eager to explain each dish and very patiently answer all questions. parking an issue but Eddie Vs @ the corner allows valet until 12a"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We happened to book the Russian House for dinner during a party night (Black & White Hollywood night), expecting it would be quite noisy, but didn't find it that bad (on the noise aspect), quite the opposite, nice piano music and attentive service. The food was overall very good (we had 4 different dishes and the blinis to start, excellent, must try!), the only little problem being that the waitress waited too long to let us know they were out of one of the orders...too late to choose another one (as the other orders were almost ready), so we we're "pushed" towards the chef special, which was our least favorite dish...and it came a little cold. Despite of that, the service compensates for the mishaps and we will most likely be back!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great authentic food from former Soviet Union at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "But when I do, I will go to this restaurant! Really neat building, cool bar up front with a ton of infused vodkas, live music. Free shot of vodka and appetizer was nice. The owner came by and gave some good recommendations for first-time guests. We had never eaten caviar so we had the egg with red caviar. It was different, fishy, but we like trying new foods. I recommend squeezing the lime over it with a little dill (included). The Pelmeni was described to us as a type of soup but came in a bowl with a lid and only had the meat dumplings in them. We chose the veal which was a little gamy but good. The Golubtsy was fantastic. Great sauce, fresh herbs, I highly recommend it! Kiev cake was delicious. Worth a visit, real homey atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was good, great service, nice ambiance. I would suggest it if you want to try something different"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Wait staff was very helpful, dinner was delicious, vodka selection which they are known for was very fun, and the place had a great decor. I don't know if this is 'authentic' Russian food but it is very good. A bit pricey but worth it. The restaurant portion was also quiet which I loved! It connects to a fun bar but there is a door that separates them so while eating I could actually talk quietly with my dinner companion."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Vodka is wonderful and the food well prepared and interesting in flavour. Service needs a little polishing, but the overall experience was very good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Cool experience but food was not great. Would try again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Russian House was a good find for a quirky place to try and expand horizons. The bar in the front, restaraunt in the back had a very Eastern European feel. The service was good. The food we had was pretty good, the appetizer came with vodka shots always a good choice. The main courses were tasty but not necessarily an oh my thats awesome plate. The menu in my opinion had too many choices versus here are a few great Russian dishes one must try. Same for the cavair and vodka selections. Russian house has potential and overall would recommend to others. Go try it, good prices for a lot of food."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very good ethnic food accompanied by good service. With 100 different vodkas, we had a great evening"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you want to try something different this is the place to go. My boyfriend & I had a blast from the huge list of infused vodkas to the main dishes. This is a great place to take visitors. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This place is a gem! I don't know how it escaped my notice for so long. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We went for a birthday celebration for something unique and all three were surprised that we loved each dish. Had the Julliene Classic mushroom dish, borscht soup, beef stroganoff, stuffed cabbage and of course the infused vodkas. Each one was perfect! The service was also excellent and it was quiet on a Sunday evening with no band. We had read in reviews that sometimes it's loud with the bar noise or band. All in all, I will not wait for another 'special occasion' so go back for more."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I was very pleasantly surprised at how much i enjoyed The Russian House during a Girls Night Out with a friend. It was different from the other fine restaurants in Austin. The evening starts out with a complimentary vodka shot on the house! I was initially skeptical as I was a vegetarian. I thought I might have very few food options. Our waitress pulled out a full vegetarian menu for me!! I plan to go back there with my entire family soon for a unique, delicious dining experience. The cocktails, wine and vodka selections were off the charts too! There was a Russian musician playing the piano and singing outside the dining area at the Bar. Oh and patient, polite service all night! It makes for a fantastic night out!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Russian House is a completely unique experience.... from the front it doesn't look like much until you walk through the large wooden door in the back and you are transported to cosy Russian "home" setting. The food is simple and delicious in a kitsch environment. The hand infused vodkas are a fun addition to any meal. They offer a wide variety of gluten free options as well. Wait staff was engaged and made the night even more memorable. Great experience! Eggplant rolls are a must!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "A very neat social scene, worth the trip. Where else can you get your fill of vodka from what seemed to be 50+ jars of infussed drinks."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Our first time trying Russian food- will absolutely be back! Traditional and more modern Russian dishes, very wide variety. We had the borscht, vinaigrette salad, stroganoff, homemade dumplings, blinis and the classic julienne. We ended up sharing everything, because it was all delicious. The classic julienne was my favorite...wild mushrooms in a baked sour cream sauce. The food was rather heavy though, you definitely won't leave hungry!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • " Our meal on Sunday was truly awful. Something was seriously wrong in the kitchen that night. My chicken tabaka with marinated vegetables was so shot through with salt that it was inedible and had to be sent back. Another's sturgeon shaslik, the same thing and the fish itself had such a strong, unpleasant fishy taste and was so undercooked as to be worrisome. He should have sent it back but felt bad doing that as we'd just had to send back my chicken dish. The cold borscht which I've had before and loved was not good that night, the predominant taste being that of horseradish, which really did not work in a beet borscht. The only thing that was good of all the things we tried was the eggplant caviar. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Brought my Ukraine born wife for Mother's Day. What better compliment can a Russian restaurant have than her feeling that she had been transported back in time at least 30 years to her small town of Lenin with her late mother and all of her friends cooking for a holiday meal!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "'To Your Health': The service, food and ambiance at this Russian Jewel on 6t street in Austin was amazing. Definitely a change of pace from your routine restaurant. Well worth the drive!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "In town for a conference I was looking for something a bit different, yet delicious. My hotel room looked down into the roof of this place, which is painted with the name if the restaurant, so I checked it out. I'm glad that I did! Ambiance made me feel I was in an 80's spy movie. Meal started with a complimentary vodka shot with some fresh veggies. I had the beet & tomato salad, the potatoes and onions, and the halva for dessert. My waitress helped me to decide on all an said that they would all go well together. It was all delicious. Being vegan there were plenty of options for me to choose from, which was pretty great and a welcome change to so many other joints in Austin. The honey ginger infused vodka was awesome as well! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • " My husband and I had a blast trying out new foods at the Easter brunch. We're obviously not Russian, and we've never experienced a cultural experience quite like it since we've never been to Russia either. The Russian decor and atmosphere was welcoming and comfortable. Everyone was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The food was fantastic and I enjoyed hearing the other patrons speaking Russian. I would love to visit again someday! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "An original. You don't have to be familiar with Russian to love this place and recognize great food when you've been served it. There are so many infused vodkas and signature cocktails you could easily come back 50 times and try something different. I love that diversity. We also had the borsch and the beef roll - both fantastic. Can't wait to come back. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We have Russian heritage and went to Russia house for a birthday celebration. Great food and very nice hostess, waitress. They do not rush you and it's fun to kick off the meal with traditional vodka and russian appetizers. the only complaint is that they need to have the door to the bar swing shut automatically. People kept leaving the door open and the noise from the band made it difficult to talk and enjoy our meal. Our poor waitress kept running back to shut the door so she did the best she could but simply putting a spring on the door to keep it shut would be the best answer. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My family and I are always on the lookout for new types of cuisines to try, and the Russian House was right up our alley. The employees were all very friendly. The Russian House was kind enough to swap our table to accomodate an extra person that came with us to dinner. I really love that as soon as you enter they have sets of typical Russian outfits that individuals can put on and take pictures with. That just extends the whole Russian dining experience. They also introduced us to the typical tradition of starting a meal with a shot of vodka. The food was excellent and we did not wait extremely long to receive our meals. I definetely recommend this restaurant for anyone who is looking for something different. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch, which offers a sampling of many of my childhood favorites. The peirogis and crock pickles were stellar. Will return to experience the regular menu. Thinking we would enjoy that even more. Looking forward to sampling one of the many many infused vodkas. Lace table cloths, samovars and pictures of what could have been anyone's grandparents made the experience authentic. Was a birthday meal and I was suprised by a song and piece of cake. Lovely, but even as a youth, Eastern European desserts were never a stong suit. (Perhaps I was always too full from the meal). Our servers, even during the buffet, were attentive and helpful."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "very authentic Russian - not Americanized at all - so be prepared!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was my first experience at a Russian restaurant and everything about it was great - from the art in the bar area to the tchockes in the dining area, to the infused vodkas, to the food. It didn't feel like a 'theme' restaurant either - something a corporation pulled together to give diners a Russian 'experience.' No, this felt like a family-run restaurant with decorations from someone's grandparents. Food servers were knowledgeable and seemed to be from Russia or Eastern Europe themselves. I was a little worried about limited food selection as someone who doesn't eat meat - fortunately there were several veggie and fish options that were quite good. The complementary vodka at the start of the meal got things off to a great start!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We went to the Sunday lunch buffet, $25 a head. Selections included four hot dishes several salads and appetizers, 2 soups, and a variety of breads. All were very good and authentic as far as we remember from our time in various former Soviet Republics and Russia. (Though the borscht was unlike any we had ever had anywhere Ukraine included. Had chicken and no cabbage.) The dining room is quite nice and Russian knick knacks are all over the place. Service was excellent even though it was a buffet. It's pricey especially considering the selection, but buffet price is in line with their regular menu prices, and it's the only place to get authentic Russian food in the city. For a family 5 we'll only be able to go on special occasions."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We took a chance and went here to celebrate, instead of typical steak dinner. And it was such a fun experience!! We sampled some vodkas, ate lots of yummy food, and had a really fun and unique time. I love the miss matched dinning room. It feels very warm and homey. We also went outside of peak hours and had the dining room to ourselves. This will be a special place for my husband and me. We came here one other time during free tango lesson night and had a good time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Never disappointing. The food is always wonderful and the staff is always so great! Service is a little slow but that is because they make everything from scratch so it takes way longer to do everything, come in and plan on sitting back for a while. Enjoy many infused vodka's and enjoy the ambiance."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was the third attempt to go to Russian House and it was a little slice of Russia. The food was amazing and very much worth the price."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We went to the Russian House with a small group of friends on a Saturday nite. We found the food to be excellent and authentic. The wait staff was very charming, knowledgeable and attentive. The music was SO LOUD that we literally had to yell to hear each other. The music-- rock--detracted from the ambiance of the meal and was not at all what you would expect in this type of restaurant. We did stay till 11:15! We would love to sample more of the menu, but we would go only if we were sure there was to be NO music."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The loud music from bar area overwhelmed our dining experience. We had trouble having a conversation. Otherwise, a fun time - food and service excellent."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Having been to Russia, I felt the restaurant was very authentic, as was the food. We tried several dishes and thought the borsch most tasty. The rest of the food was ok, but very unusual mixtures - but, that is how it is likely served in Russia. My advice is that you can get a good Russian experience here (the waiter even had a heavy accent & wore Russian style clothing). Just don't expect the food to taste like we eat in America."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We went the Saturday after Valentines Day. The place was pretty cool and they had a bunch of Russian costumes that you could try on and take your picture next to a pretty large stuffed bear. This gave us something to do while we waited for quite a while to be seated even though we had a reservation, which was frustrating. The bar area was neat but there wasn't enough seating. Our server was attentive and the food was pretty good. I had the eggplant roll app which was awesome and the mixed meat kabob skewer. Lots of seasoning and a spicy dipping sauce. My husband had the hand made Pelimi and all it is , is a tiny clay pot with small dumplings stuffed with a meat of your choice. Not enough to feed a 6 ft, 265 pound man."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "This restaurant provides everything I look for when dining out at an establishment with a cultural theme. I make eating out a habit in this city and others, and I rarely am so pleased with every aspect of a place. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. The cocktail I had was one of the best I had in Austin. The important thing to remember is to make reservations!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014