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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.
Herndon, VA 20170
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering For daytime & evening affairs
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Russia House Restaurant - Herndon Ratings and Reviews
Our first time here although it's not far from our home. The dining room is quaint & quite charming. We don't like noisy restaurants--too hard to comfortably converse, but there were so few tables occupied it was almost too quiet. :) I imagine on a Friday or Saturday it'd be very different! It was a Sunday night so that is perhaps to be expected. The Owner attended all the tables. She's very friendly & very helpful--we enjoyed talking to her. The food was good although more pricey than we expected & not quite as exceptional as anticipated. My husband also had the seasonal pumpkin soup & that was outstanding! Despite some hesitancy, we'll likely return again.
We had not been to the new location just across the street from the old place. It is warm and inviting. The staff treat you as if you are a welcome guest in their home. They feature an excellent wine list. Everything we ate from appetizer to salad to entree to dessert was not just good, but extraordinary. Our host mentioned their regular wine dinners and we can’t wait to go back to try one.
My wife and I went to Russia House for our anniversary and had a great experience. The owner and his wife served us personally and the food and drinks were exceptional. Each item we ordered, from appetizers to entrees were expertly prepared and delicious. Considering the quality of the food, the prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended!
We were a group of seven for a business related dinner at the Russia House. We were seated in a quiet downstairs room. The server was very good. The infused vodka was quite interesting, and all of the party enjoyed their menu selections. We would do another dinner there.
We've been going to the Russia House for over 15 years and it is always a pleasure. The owners manage the restaurant and also serve as the servers and bring a distinctively old world charm and level of attention to your dining experience. And the food is simply delicious. I'd recommend them a hundred times over.
Additionally, downtown Herndon has been making a very nice transformation and itself has garnered nice ambiance.
Great evening at Russia House in Herndon. From the opening cocktails to desert everything was cooked to order, looked fantastic, and tasted great. I had a rack of lamb and my wife had scallops. Both were wonderful. The staff is wonderful and very helpful with the menu and service. Very nice meal.
We love the Russia house, it always feels like we are welcome guests into the owners home, and it is so nice to have someo e else do the cooking. The food is excellent and a cut above the others. We will return many times.
We travel to the Dulles area several times a year. We found this restaurant on open table our last trip and now it is a regular visit when we are in town. The husband and wife owners greet everyone personally and make us feel like a VIP. They sincerely appreciate every guest. We always start with caviar and Russian Standard Vodka! They prepare a table side Caesar salad which is excellent. For desert I always get the butterscotch flavored vodka which I have never seen before. We look forward to returning on our next trip!
The food was good - not great. That is all I can say about it. The service was outstanding and staff friendly. Pricing was way out of sight. Everything is Ala cart. Two people with identical appetizer, soup and entree' was over $99.00 for lunch - no drinks or desert. That, for a small restaurant in Herndon is outrageous.
The proprietors, Alex and Homira, make you feel like family. The food is always prepared fresh. Root vegetables and cabbage tend to accompany most dishes and are very good. The main course is a perfectly cooked meat/fish accompanied by a unique sauce that is to die for. I have never been disappointed and return every time I am in town.
The second time was as good as the first. We'd first visited Russia House last December and found it excellent. This time, visiting for my wife's birthday, we found it just as nice. It was an off night, during Spring Break, so it was very quiet, but the food was wonderful. We upgraded our caviar selection and were glad we did. We ordered salmon and trout and though the sauce was delicious, I think we'll remember to order it on the side next time. All in all, a lovely way to finish our celebration and give us a chance to dress up just a bit.
We enjoy this place so much, that we enjoy it even more when we can introduce others to it. The food is amazing. Favorites include the scallops, French onion soup, table-side Caesar salad, chicken Kiev, beef stroganoff, the pork chop, and ...ok, it's all great! If you've not tried Russia House, do so. If you have, return for a wonderful treat.
Decided to return for my husband's birthday. Hostess pleasant and gracious in nature. She even remembered us! Food services very hospitable, food server conscientious and accommodating. Food excellent! We were not disappointed! My complements to the chef!!!
What an amazing experience! Never have been to a Russian restaurant before, the menu alone was a treat to read. I had the beef stroganoff and it was spectacular! Service made us feel right at home and very much appreciated. You will not be disappointed at this restaurant!
Russia House never disappoints. We had filet, Beef Stroganoff, bacon wrapped scallops, and grilled vegetables. Raves all around. While the snails were yummy, I would have preferred them solo (without the mushrooms). The service and attention were perfect. We had three special occasions and they fussed over us.
The food was fantastic, as the ambiance was quite nice. The service was slow at times, however they were very nice. I highly recommend this place!
I recommend the lamb pasta casserole, the beef dumplings, and the goose, veal and duck pate
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