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About 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.

724 Pine Street
Herndon, VA 20170
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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

Cross Street:
Elden Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 787-8880

Website:
http://www.russiahouserestaurant.com/

Catering:
Catering For daytime & evening affairs

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.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Join us at Russia House Restaurant for a memorable Christmas Eve.We offer a special Christmas Eve Menu.

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Join us for New Years Eve at Russia House Restaurant. We offer a special New Years Eve menu.

Russia House Restaurant - Herndon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2011

Rare to write a review where you can praise the superb cuisine, exemplary service, and have little to no critique or recommendations for improvement. Quiet atmosphere with standard reserved restaurant decor sports bright political and religious paintings. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The food is superb! Begin by enjoying one of specialty vodka's. Accompany it with the Zakuski Platter and its assortment of flavors from rich and salty, to soft and creamy or crispy, to sweet and mellow. The snails are a must have with extra bread for dipping. The filet mignon with Bearnaise Sauce done medium-well is flavorful and tender. The Myaso Po-tartarsky is spectacular with complexity of complimentary flavors. Deserving of its 5 stars!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Was disappointed that there was a special, pricey "Mother's Day" menu...and no entertainment. For those prices it would have been nice to hear the roaming violin.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Enjoyed the experience - first time there. Service was excellent, not intrusive. The meats (steak,filet mignon, duck) were excellent; salad was good, soup just okay. Wish the restaurant had a bit more old Russian ambiance.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Food was so, so (the chicken Kiev was definitively not home made). Way too expensive for the quality of the food. Overall, not a very good experience. Will not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2011

Absolutely amazing experience as always. Went for Mother's Day and had a great time. It was not overly busy, and the staff gave us a very warm, personal experience. In addition, the food was soooo tasty! I went with my family as a party of 5, and we all have varying taste, yet we all completely loved the food that we ordered. All of our plates were empty and our stomachs full. We can't wait to go back!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2011

The owners are very hands-on in terms of greeting customers and ensuring that your needs are met. They know the importance of providing a great eating experience and meet this expectation on a regular basis with their customers. A unique restaurant in Herndon, Va that provides the best of Russian dining and unique Russian cocktails. The price is very reasonable for the service and quality. My family looks forward to our visits to this great restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2011

This is a very nice restaurant. The staff/owners were friendly, the food was excellent. It is low key and very charming. We were not in a hurry, which was a good thing since they were busy and a bit understaffed. We will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2011

Absolutely love the Russia house. Went there for Lunch for a collegue a few years ago and took my wife and a couple of friends there. The Chicken Kiev was amazing. Everything was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2011

A unique dining experience. A great relief from the overly crowded and loud chain restaurants whose goal is to shuffle as many customers through their meals as fast as possible. We'll be back for another pleasant, relaxing dinner.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 24, 2011

I live in North Carolina as do my parents. We are all former residents of Northern Virginia. We traveled north this year to spend Easter Sunday with my son -- they offered to treat us to dinner at the Russia House because they had eaten there several times before. We were not disappointed at all. The service, food, ambiance and decor were great. I think it would be a nice place for small to medium reception.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2011

As always, great food and outstanding service. Juja kabob, alexander steak, rack of lamb, filet, steak nicholeina. All were prepared exactly as ordered. American sturgeon caviar was very good. And then desert...chocolate mousse, creme caramel, cream puffs with chocolate sauce. Couldn't have been better. Another thing I like is we never are rushed here. The owners are magnificent, gracious and always have good suggestions. Thanks!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 19, 2011

I have been visiting Russia House for over 15 years now and have ALWAYS had an excellent meal and service. We take special friends and out of town guests to Russia House and celebrate special occasions there as well. The only problem is the Beef Strogonoff - it's SO good it's difficult to sample the rest of the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2011

The service was amazing, the food was well prepared and delicious! This little jewel of a restaurant should be on your "must try" list! Once you do, you'll go back often!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 16, 2011

We especially love the excellently prepared Georgian Duck, the Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb and the fresh salads. The drink selection never fails to delight with many special vodka cocktails and nice wines to choose from. The elegantly furnished space with Russian art scenes on the walls completes the experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 15, 2011

Absolutely the best vegetables, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes I have tasted!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2011

You must try this place and you must try the raspberry vodka. It is unlike anything you have had before! A true must! It was our first - but will not be our last - dinner here and we were treated like long lost friends. It was wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 5, 2011

Food was awesome. Service was great. I had a late arrival due to a delayed flight. The staff accommodated my party and even stayed patiently after closing to ensure that I was able to join my dinner group and enjoy a great meal! Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2011

The food is excellent and the service warm and personable. Always a treat

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2011

The Russia House Restaurant has a warm atmosphere and extremely attentive serving staff. The food was very good and prepared the way we ordered. The entrees are bit pricey but you do get high quality service which makes it all worth it. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and hope to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 2011

FOOD WAS WONDERFUL!!! owners are very nice and helpful! i recommend the scallops, shrimp, juju kacob, and the filet mignon is AMAZING!!! definitely coming back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 21, 2011

Place has always been great. Has our 1.5 year old daughter with us and they took great care of all of us!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 16, 2011

Dining at Russia House was an amazing experience. From the staff to the ambience everything was done perfectly. I highly recommend Russia House for anyone looking for a great night with excellent food and people.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 14, 2011

I Highly recommend this restaurant! We were greeted upon walking in and did not have to wait a second to be seated. The atmosphere was great, the service was attentive, and the food was excellent! I cannot wait to go back and visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 11, 2011

We enjoyed everything Russia House offered us! Thanks to Russia House for a relaxing evening, great food, and wonderful service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2011

Have been to the Russia House on numerous occasions.
Whenever we visit an 'upscale steak house', we inevitably decide that Russia House is better.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2011

The food was decent, but extremely over priced. Very nice people

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Upon walking into the restaurant we were warmly greeted on this cold winter evening. My wife and I were out for the evening to celebrate my birthday. The food selection for the evening was excellent. I chose the venison which was covered an a brown gravy and was very tasty. My wife chose the duck which she shared with me and was perfectly cooked and delicious. The service was excellent. They carefully timed their appearance at our table giving us the appropriate amount of time to eat, drink and truly enjoy our meal. This is definitely a "Neighborhood Gem". If you are in or near Herndon and are celebrating a special occasion, this is a perfect spot for you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2011

The staff are ubiquitous, knowledgeable, and obliging. The food was superbly cooked and presented.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Food was outstanding - everything hot and fresh. Servers were incredibly friendly and polite, but it appeared that they needed more serving assistance. Atmosphere was inviting. Overall a wonderful experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Food was good but not as polished as prices would suggest. The salmon (Lososina Alexander) had a great sauce, and the fish was cooked OK. The chicken (Tsyplionok Satsivi) was similarly well-sauced and cooked OK. Salads and desserts were nothing special, even below average. Service as slow and disorganized, but pleasant and well meaning.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2011

Menu items revolve around traditional Russian dishes adapted to meet expectations of non-Russians with great success. Offered a variety of their own flavor-infused vodkas. Service was outstanding despite the appearance that they were shorthanded the evening we were there.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 12, 2011

This was an amazing dining experience start to finish. Whoever prepares the meals had passion for food and a love of flavor. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. You will not find a better chocolate mousse anywhere in the city. Excellence start to finish.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2011

The food and drinks were tasty, albeit a bit too salty; but, for the price point I don't feel it was worth it. I've enjoyed far better meals for far lower prices and/or more fabulous meals at the same cost. I'm not sure I will return now that I know what to expect but it was a nice place to try out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2011

We waited far too long to try this restaurant. Everything was wonderful, but the service was truly exceptional. Be sure to try the cocktails, they are excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 5, 2011

everything was excellent, food, ambiance & service--except for the noisy talkative person next table over. Not restauarant's fault though, and we could have always asked to be moved to a different table.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2011

Excellent food. The staff was very sweet and accomodating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2011

Very nice. Quiet Tuesday evening crowd. Pleasant and attentive service. Food was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2011

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Russia House! The cuisine is different and absolutely delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful in selecting our courses. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2011

This was our first time dining at the Russia House. We will definitely be back! It is a new favorite. We had an appetizer, salad, entree, and coffee -- without exception, everything was wonderful. The service was personal and very good. Unlike so many places, the noise level and room arrangements allow for good conversation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2011

Excellent service, wonderful menu. Very special experience.

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