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Russia House Restaurant - Herndon

4.9
4.9
859 Reviews
$30 and under
Russian
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. PLEASE CALL RUSSIA HOUSE DIRECT- 703-787-8880 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS ON VALENTINE'S DAY.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Russian, French

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (703) 787-8880

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Catering For daytime & evening affairs

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Russia House Restaurant - Herndon” can accommodate all your special event needs; from 10-100 People.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (888) 982-3675

  • Neighborhood

    Herndon

  • Cross street

    Elden Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 859 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Special Occasion

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  1. JO

    JohnO

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were wonderful as usual. I was glad to see that the Pelmini was still on the menu.
  2. M

    Mick

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. One of our favorite restaurants!
  3. a

    albwas

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Russian/Continental restaurant in historic downtown area of Herndon. Well prepared food and professional but friendly service by owners. Great ambience. Not cheap for area but worth it. Free street or municipal parking nearby.
  4. D

    Damitjoe

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely room, welcoming and friendly proprietors, and a generous, well made martini. That is how the evening should start and it did. A hearty Borscht, expertly made and beautifully presented entrées, delicious Strudel, and espresso. Father Paul are and will continue to be monthly guests at Russia House.
  5. CC

    ChristineC

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday at Russia House was fantastic! They serve the best cocktails and food is very tasty and delicious. Service was excellent too!
  6. d

    db1234

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience as always. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere
  7. M

    Micachov

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, felt like royalty. Would dine again.
  8. PT

    PavelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistency of preparation, presentation and above all, taste keeps me returning. Once you get past the scrumptious stroganoff, do try the duck with sour cherries sauce!
  9. MK

    MarylinK

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there to celebrate my husband’s birthday. The food was good, service was great and the atmosphere was nice.
  10. JP

    JeffP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I shared the chateaubriand. It was amazing. The service was exceptional. Love this place. I would encourage other locals to support this family owned restaraunt. It is pricey but in this case worth the splurge.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and the gin and tonics were the best I have had. The owners were very nice and I only wish I had eaten there years ago when I traveled more frequently.
  12. TK

    TomK

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent, as usual. Like having dinner with friends who won't sit down.
  13. MW

    MamaWelsh

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal, with wonderfully warm and friendly staff. Was looking for a quiet meal with delicious food and they certainly delivered. The sauces and preparation elevated each dish for sure. Was great not having to worry about parking, and although it was pretty busy wasn’t overly loud and there was pleasant music in the background to set the tone of the evening. Looking forward to going back again.
  14. JB

    JBinVA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and the kind of gracious service that is fast becoming a lost art. This is the kind of place that makes you want to dress for dinner. I had NONE of the problems other reviews described. The food is absolutely top-notch and perfectly cooked. (Best chicken Kiev I’ve had in my life - and I’ve had it in Moscow.) The plates and tableware are exquisite and speak of days past. Service was gracious but not obtrusive. Not inexpensive, but it shouldn’t be for what you get. Highly recommend; I will be back, for sure.
  15. P

    Papa

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A all around fantastic dining experience
  16. TG

    ThomasG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food...incredible attention by the owners...highly recommend The Russia House.
  17. RR

    RanneR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely hosts and delicious food. Had salmon, duck with sour cherries, and chicken Kiev. All were tasty and plates were clean!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alex and Homeyra were excellent hosts, providing gracious service and friendly conversation. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. We will be returning frequently!
  19. D

    Dougington

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere of the restaurant is very pleasant and welcoming.The price is the only detring factor to this restaurant. It is fine dinner but without a coupon your look at a hefty bill for two appetizer.
  20. L

    Leandra

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We were super late for our reservation but were seated promptly upon arrival. Service was great and the staff was very friendly. The ambiance was very comfortable but still classy. Russian classical music played at a good level overhead throughout the evening. The food itself wasn't great. The borscht soup I ordered didn't have much in the way of beets (if any), but did have carrots and celery in it (I think what I actually was served may have been a generic vegetable soup?). The French onion soup my partner got was decent but the onions were not caramelized sufficiently. We both got the Chicken Kiev, which was supposed to come with red cabbage and potatoes and mixed vegetables, based off of the menu. Instead, it came with some grilled tomato, onion, and peppers, almost like it was a tex-mex fusion dish. The chicken itself was a little underseasoned and the rice was mushy. We had pistachio cheesecake for dessert and it was tasty, but missing part of its crust. For the price, nothing either of us ate was particularly satisfying. I've been here before, several years ago, and the food was definitely better then than it is now. I'd encourage the team to work on making sure that their menu is updated to reflect what is actually being served. This was a pretty disappointing meal, but I could have just shown up on an off Friday.
  21. BS

    BillS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the food and drinks...everyone was satisfied with the experience...would return.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Valentine’s Day dinner. Third year to celebrate at Russia House!
  23. AD

    AnnivDiner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentines Day
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolutely wonderful birthday dinner for my man. The service was top tier. From the moment we walked in the were polite, efficient, and I felt our experience was a high priority. The place itself is rather small and has cool Russian themed artwork all around. Even being small it never got too loud. The food was absolutely amazing. We got the beef stroganoff and the filet with Roquefort cheese sauce. The meals came out looking and tasting wonderful; I wouldn’t have changed anything about them. The drinks were phenomenal. Great wine selection and they have house infused Russian Standard vodka. So smooth and the flavor infusions were great. We also got a Black Russian, one of the best I’ve ever had. At the end they brought us a puff dessert with a candle in it for the birthday, which wasn’t expected and was greatly appreciated. Overall one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had.
  25. CS

    CarrieS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had not been here in years. Was excited to try it again but when we arrived found that the menu had been cut in half and simple entrees such a beef stroganoff was $39.99. Very steep for such a simple dish and it was nothing special. My husband’s beef tortellini was worse- it did not appear to be homemade and the cream sauce was very runny. Almost like a soup. Speaking of soup- the soup’s were tagged at $15 a cup. I was very disappointed by the overall experience and we will just head next door to Zeffirelli’s instead - their food is just as good as ever.
  26. m

    mich

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Russia House has things on the menu that you don't find in most places, like snails and borscht and stroganov. The cooking is workmanlike but not outstanding. The plates were hot which I really like: hot food served on cold plates spoils many a good meal. We were there on a very quiet night so we got all the service we could possibly want. Very friendly and anxious to please, but not obtrusive.
  27. S

    Scott

    Washington DC

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Russia House in Herndon. We always feel as if we are guests in the home of Russian aristocrats. The food is out of this world and the service is very friendly. Ask Ali for wine advice!
  28. BT

    BrookeT

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner team was great, they served us directly, made us comfortable and cozy as we celebrated a birthday for my mom.
  29. BL

    BethL

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delight from start to finish! Excellent decor, serve ware, ambiance. Charming hosts who treat you like royalty from your entrance to your exit. Delicious food cooked to perfection. My husband and I love the Russia House Restaurant and we will continue to come as often as we can. Bravo!!
  30. MR

    MarkR

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!
  31. EM

    ExploreMore

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had an enjoyable peaceful experience. The restaurant was a comfortable temperature. The decor was unique because of its Russian theme. The menu was different from what was online, apparently due to shortage created by COVID. I believe they were somewhat short staffed, assuming due to COVID. We had a difficult time getting the waitstaffs attention when we needed something, but they were apologetic. Overall we had a very enjoyable evening.
  32. GW

    GregorW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here. Great food! Great service! We'll be back.
  33. TC

    TomC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience from walking in until leaving.
  34. GG

    GsGramma

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole evening was wonderful. Russia House has always been a favorite of ours, service is always excellent and my rack of lamb was perfect. Just a special romantic evening.
  35. JK

    JudyK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Russia House has the best beef stroganoff and pelmeni! It also has an excellent wine list. The owners are warm and inviting and truly care about making your dining experience special.
  36. R

    Rob1

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine here several times a year and always come away delighted. The food is properly prepared as ordered, the service is gracious (if sometimes slow due to the widespread staffing shortages we see everywhere), and the ambiance is welcoming. My wife is a BIG fan of the beef stroganoff and I agree it's the best I've eaten anywhere. This time I ordered the duck breast and it, too, was delicious (and a very generous portion...not always the norm in other establishments). Wine list is short but adequate and cocktails, especially the vodka selections, are interesting and tasty. We will continue to support this local icon and encourage others to try it.
  37. M

    Mick

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. Russia House is our go to place for all special occasions.
  38. KH

    KarenH

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Chicken Kiev was fantastic and can’t wait to try one of their special monthly wine paring dinners!
  39. w

    wegimental

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the Beef Stroganov - absolutely perfect. Everything was just right! There was careful observation of social distancing. Music in the background was just at the correct level for enjoyment. Service was prompt and unobtrusive. Just a perfect evening out in spite of COVID!
  40. BH

    BillH

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience all around. Food was awesome. Service was outstanding!!

FAQs

Russia House Restaurant - Herndon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 787-8880.

Russia House Restaurant - Herndon is rated 4.9 stars by 859 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Russia House Restaurant - Herndon

724 Pine Street Herndon, VA 20170

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elden Street

  • Neighborhood

    Herndon

  • 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

  • Cuisines

    Russian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 787-8880

  • Catering

    Catering For daytime & evening affairs

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, “Russia House Restaurant - Herndon” can accommodate all your special event needs; from 10-100 People.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (888) 982-3675

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