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The Russian House

3.7
3.7
768 Reviews
$31 to $50
Russian
Welcome to The Russian House NaZdorovye! We are the only Russian restaurant in Austin, authentic in its cuisine and decor. Russian House is finally open for dine-in service after quarantine. However, we would still like to be very cautious to make our guests feel safe. For that reason, reservations will be limited. Please, reserve your table in advance. If you still prefer food to go, we continue accepting pick-up orders through our official website as well. Our operation hours are SUN-THU 1pm-9pm; FRI-SAT 1pm- 9pm.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Russian, Eastern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am

  • Phone number

    (512) 428-5442

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Vladimir Gribkov

  • Catering

    Russian House of Austin event catering delivers the Russian cuisine wherever you and your guests gather. Our signature dishes arrive 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. <br /><br><br />For more information please call (512) 4285442 or email us at russianbistro@gmail.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

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    between San Jacinto and Trinity

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music 2 times a week. For details, please call us or view Upcoming Events on our website. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7PM, Dinners-daily 4PM-12AM, Free Tango nights every Tuesday at 8:30pm. Discotheque every Friday Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 768 people are saying

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Late Night Find

  • Austin

    Romantic

  • Austin

    Great for Brunch

  • Austin

    Late Night Find

  • Austin

    Romantic

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  1. CS

    CynthiaS

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    This restaurant is closed. It should be removed from OpenTable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this restaurant is not currently open, but we were still able to make a reservation which was kinda weird
  3. JS

    JohnfromSpring

    Houston

    14 reviews

    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Closed. I had a reservation, but they are permanently closed
  4. SO

    SORoss

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant is CLOSED. I was able to make a reservation and no one informed us that the restaurant is closed right now. We showed up and it looked abandoned.
  5. J

    James

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed closed. Not open. Closed. Showed up with party of 10 to closed restaurant. Why is it still listed?
  6. F

    Flipper

    Austin

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We made a reservation for our anniversary. We stood at the empty hostess stand for 6-7 minutes, with no one greeting us. We took a few steps forward towards the empty bar, again waiting another 6minutes. Nothing. Finally, a waiter passing by asked if we had been helped. When I told him we had a reservation, he looked suprised, and sat us at a table for two, brushing the crumbs on the floor. He swiftly left. And we sat. And sat. No one came by. No one got our drink order or food order, no one said ‘I’ll be right over’, NO ONE CAME!! For 18 minutes. We sat there!! Zero service. And it was SUPER loud. We were so disappointed, and were really anxious to try the food. We live 35 minutes away and never come downtown, and will most likely never be back. Awful. We had to quickly find another place to eat which wasn’t easy on a Fri night. Zero stars.
  7. TR

    TessR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Totally recommend to those who love Easter European cuisine.
  8. JS

    JonathanS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We have been going to The Russian House for several years. This visit marked a significant change in the quality of the food. Additionally, The Russian House no longer has a liquor license so we were not able to order drinks with our meal. We will not be returning in the foreseeable future.
  9. TA

    TankATX

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    ALWAYS a great experience. Great food, great service, great vodkas, and they are helping to send resources to Ukraine. I love this place!!!
  10. T

    Tony

    Denver

    103 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    There was no notification this was only a buffet until we arrived. The foods we had hoped for from the menu were not on buffett. The price for the buffett was really expensive compared to cost of their regular menu.
  11. S

    Scott

    San Antonio

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Went for Mother’s Day. There was nothing indicating there was a special buffet for Mother’s Day on the website. The food was set out at room temperature for hours. There is no way a food inspector wouldn’t have shut them down. For me, my wife and daughter is was $200. My daughter is 4 and barely eats anything. Such a waste of money.
  12. MS

    MissS

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was delicious and service was outstanding. I would definitely go back.
  13. CK

    ChefK

    Pittsburgh

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Ambiance: clever, but tired. Food: tasty, but did not align fully with the written description nor the photos in the QR-enabled menu. Unexpected bonus: Tango dancing on Monday!
  14. LA

    LaurenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an excellent experience! If I could give 6 stars for ambience, I would.
  15. TW

    TerriW

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We had visited a few years ago and the food was excellent. This visit the food had no flavor, felt like it had been heated up after sitting all day. Our waiter was wonderful but very sad to say the food was terrible. Not what it was in the past. I hope it will get better, fun place to enjoy dinner.
  16. AW

    AlyssaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this spot! Lots of different flavors of vodka and great food
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very nice folks. I loved the food portions.
  18. NT

    NickT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The complimentary vodka shots with the bread and sauerkraut is always a nice touch. We were a party of 9 and Igor was a great server. So happy the restaurant dropped "Russian" from its name in solidarity with the people of the Ukraine. This was my third visit to the House and I'll certainly be back.
  19. K

    Kathy

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made an 11 AM reservation for an important pre-panel brunch with my company during SXSW for 8 people. Arrived there, and it was locked. No answer on the phone. Scrambling to find a replacement- my party includes the head of my company and several c-level execs. Around 11:30, we can see someone is opening up the place. I walk in, and they ask me to wait while they seat another party without a reservation Minutes pass....so I walk out. There is zero sense of urgency shown by the staff. We go somewhere else. I hope they get their S*it together for the sake of their business.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sergei our server was fantastic!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Food and service were fantastic. Will definitely be going back.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Austin.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice live music. They had TV noise which conflicted with the live music, so it was slightly distracting and conflicting. My only gripe was the illusive menu with a set 75$ price per person for Valentines Day. OpenTable had no description of this: the only details for Valentines Day was that the kitchen and bar was going to be open through 2am. The food we had was great, however, the fixed price was very hidden. The free champagne and dessert made up for it.
  24. b

    bev4prez

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    Valentine’s Day service was terrible - our server was great and amicable, but the kitchen was a disaster. He did the best he could. The food didn’t come out in order, and my main entree was cold. I’ve eaten here before, but Valentine’s Day was a disaster and not worth $75 a plate. I did enjoy the bottomless mimosas, though!
  25. B

    Beth

    Austin

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Our server Yosef was unprepared for a busy evening and made us feel neglected If only we could have had one of the young enthusiastic servers that spoke well and had a smile
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was unseasoned/bland, service was very poor, ambiance was nonexistent with children of staff running around and throwing things, and it was immeasurably overpriced for the food you got.
  27. TT

    TanniT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Valentine's Day treat at Russian House. The food was fantastic. Our server was very knowledgeable, had a great accent, helped us order and was simply charming! The Khinkali was super yum!!! The lamb shank was terriffic!!! We will be back!
  28. CH

    CHRISR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! Go...just go :P You won't regret it
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    Good food. Service very slow. There are small dimly lit rooms good for parties of
  30. L

    Lindsey

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! The drinks are awesome (favorite bartender in Austin!) and the food is delicious! For large groups it’s awesome to get your own room to hang out together.
  31. AR

    AerielleR

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    It didn’t seem that the business had our reservation. The manager asked to confirm my name a couple times. He went to the back dining area to “check that our table was ready.” Then a server put some silverware down at a long table in the front, and led us there. It wasn’t the nice place-setting tables they have in back, where I’ve been sat every other time we came. In the past, they have offered a shot of vodka before the meal. This didn’t happen. There weren’t any paper menus for those on our party that didn’t have phones. The food was good, though the portions were smaller than expected.
  32. JS

    JacquelineS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful value with personal service and delicious unique food. We really enjoyed the elk dumplings, so we ordered 2 more dishes of it.
  33. VY

    VivianY

    Austin

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timers with Russian food. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. The ambiance was like at Grandma's house: warm and inviting. Loved the big selection of infused vodka's. Really fun and highly recommend the Holiday Duck Dinner, feels like a new tradition we need to incorporate for the festive season!
  34. N

    namelessNinja

    Denver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    this was our second visit to the Russian House. it was not near the experience we had the first time. They made us move table after making a reservation, then had extremely slow service, as if they didn't want our business at all. The restaurant wasn't even half full...Our food came out in twenty minute increments, and no one seemed to care. He just said, "eh, we have too many orders". wishing we could have our first experience again, which was great. this time, not so much
  35. AL

    AmyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for brunch, which was wonderful. Next time in the area, I will make it a point to book for dinner. My only disappointment, is that I was there on a Sunday and legally could not buy any of the infused vodka's to take home.
  36. CF

    ClaireF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the golubsty. It’s delicious. And make a reservation with 5+ people so you can have one of the private rooms. They are so cozy!
  37. CR

    CarolR

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Very disappointed with food quality. My dish was the last of the cabbage rolls and had zero sauce and was burned on the bottom. The fact the kitchen went that out and expected me to not notice is astounding. One person ordered schnitzel and it had no breading. Another ordered beef stroganoff and no egg noodles—instead it was rotini. The relish tray that they used to provide was slimmed down and had one green onion for six people. This place used to be one of our favorites but this trip was a disaster. Don’t know if it was an off night or if this is their new standard. The waiter felt bad but honestly the food situation isn’t the waitstaffs problem. Proceed with caution if you decide to go there.
  38. NT

    NickT

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food! Great ambiance! And, wonderful service. Vlad was super friendly and helpful … and also extremely attractive. Really rounded out the whole experience. 😉
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Honestly I love Russian House. We have gone a number of times and recommend it to all of our friends. But this recent visit was terrible. And I truly think it was all because of our server. The servers are hit or miss for the most part. Some are fantastic, others are just average. But the server we had last night was honestly so rude. From the very first words he spoke to us, I could tell the evening was not going to be that fun. He was incredibly inattentive and spoke down to us. He even made a mistake that nobody cares about but he was so harsh to my friend and couldn’t just say sorry and own up to it. Nobody was rude to him either. It was such an awkward and uncomfortable experience. All of us felt that way. You could tell he didn’t want to be serving us. You could also barely get an order in. He would rush away so quickly and only checked on us a handful of times. It got to the point where my table started going to the bar directly for drinks because this guy was forgetting things and taking forever. This whole experience really put me off of going for a while. I know it didn’t leave a good impression on my friends who had never been there before. We go because it’s an experience and the staff are typically super social and helpful. But this… honestly this review is not doing how bad the service was justice.
  40. W

    Weijiaofdeath

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Atmosphere is great! Service is excellent, very friendly staff. Food was hit or miss. The Dumplings were excellent ( lamb version and beef and pork version). The mains were mediocre ( we all had some sort of tandoori grill plate ). We had ice cream and 3 different type of cakes, with the honey cake as the standout. Would return

FAQs

The Russian House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 428-5442.

The Russian House is rated 3.7 stars by 768 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between San Jacinto and Trinity

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 5:00 am–5:15 am

  • Cuisines

    Russian, Eastern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Vladimir Gribkov

  • Entertainment

    Live music 2 times a week. For details, please call us or view Upcoming Events on our website. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7PM, Dinners-daily 4PM-12AM, Free Tango nights every Tuesday at 8:30pm. Discotheque every Friday Saturday

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 428-5442

  • Catering

    Russian House of Austin event catering delivers the Russian cuisine wherever you and your guests gather. Our signature dishes arrive 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. <br /><br><br />For more information please call (512) 4285442 or email us at russianbistro@gmail.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

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