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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

Russia House Restaurant - Herndon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (11)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for a Date (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Cozy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Business Meals (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have been going to the Russia House for many years and have always been very pleased with the friendliness of the service and quality of the food. I highly recommend it, as even though it was packed, if did not seem crowded.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food and service. Warm atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

My filet was delicious, very tender (cut it with a butter knife!) and cooked perfectly. The rest of my food was also quite good, except the Bearnaise was mildly cold. The dessert likely came out of a box with a couple dollops of spray whipped cream. My problem with Russia House was mostly with the service and organization of the restaurant. Clearly family-run, would it be asking too much for the servers to dress up a little? Looks like they were working too hard, could have spent some time on grooming and attire! Also, the menu was a bit dirty and the bar area was a mess. Our table was crowded over in the corner. All of this very much took away from the (mostly) delicious food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Charming. Personal. Unpretentious. Small. Familial. All this puts you at ease. The food delicious. The music classical. Everything combines in the happiest manner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The restaurant has a lot of charm and the service was excellent. The food was good but nothing special. The Chicken Kiev tended to be dry and the salmon was okay but not outstanding. My friend and I shared an apple strudel and the crust was just too heavy and it lacked flavor. I doubt that we'll go back which is disappointing because I really liked the place itself and the people were very nice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

After a not-so-great day, we needed something comforting. We couldn't have done better. Right from the start, we were embraced both figuratively and literally. The owners welcomed us like we've never experienced in other restaurants. The service and food exceeded expectations. If you think you don't like Russian food, check out the menu on their website. There is something for everyone. If you like good food and good service, give it a try.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2018

WONDERFUL HUSBAND AND WIFE TEAM THAT TENDS TO EVERY NEED WOULD BE REASON ENOUGH TO VISIT BUT THE FOOD MAKES IT IMPERATIVE THIS IS OUR GO TO PLACE FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS LIKE OUR ANNIVERSARY CHUCK & TERRI TIMANUS, RESTON

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

What a lovely, quiet evening at the Russia House on a busy Friday Night in Northern VA. Accommodations; vodka choices; menu suggestions; wine list; service and knowledge all exceeded our expectations. We look forward to dining there again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent food and wonderful ambience. The owners are very kind and provided extraordinary service. We will be back next time we are nearby.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The Russia House maintains a romantic ambiance, great Russian and French food and a warm welcome by the knowledgeable owners and staff. An outstanding dining experience, perfect for our anniversary dinner.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant and owners are always terrific. Open table, however, did not send confirmation until today, days later.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Pro: the food is very good.
Con: the cost of the food is very high.
Service: good. However could be better given the high prices.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food but pricey. Prices were well above their everyday prices and the portions were very small.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner was a mixed bag. There was a special Christmas menu, which we didn’t care for all that much compared to the regular menu. Our party had vegetarians, and the Christmas menu was lacking. The pasta dish they did have was $45. In fact, all the prices were high - higher even their normally high prices. As for the food, the pasta was not liked, and the duck was horrible. The filet mignon was good, as was the beef stroganoff. The service was OK, if not spectacular. It’s family, not professional wait staff. The chocolate mousse dessert most of us had was average. For us, the food didn’t equal the cost.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband & I always enjoy the food, service & atmosphere at The Russia House restaurant. We’ve never been disappointed & we’re self-described foodies. All of their dishes are excellent, the servers are knowledgeable & attentive, and they have an excellent wine list + excellent flavored Vodka shots.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The owners are fabulous and the flavored vodka is out of this world!

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I always enjoy eating here when in town. It’s great to be welcomed as a regular. My only disappointment was that I did not have the appetite to eat an entire meal this time. The soup and appetizer I had were, of course, excellent. I cannot say enough good things about this place. Highly recommended.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Russia House serves my husband's favorite beef stroganoff. The Chicken Kiev was delightful. We hope to return soon to try the fruited vodkas, Georgian style chicken and others.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This is the second time we have dined at Russia House and it was great again! Excellent and friendly service, wonderful menu and food, and great atmosphere! Do not miss Russia House!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wonderful friendly hosts, intimate atmosphere, and reliably good food and drink. The duck with sour cherry sauce never disappoints.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Exceptionally attentive service. Food was good but not to my taste. If Russian or Eastern European food is to your liking you should definitely go to this restaurant.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Best restaurant meal we have had recently, and we live in a sea of good places. Russian food is authentic and excellent, but everything else is just as good. Worth a trip just to enjoy it all.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food is excellent. We have gone every year for our anniversary for 16 years and never one complaint.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We have been there a handful of times, and NEVER disappointed. They treat you like royalty, and the food is outstanding, as well as their drinks!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Mothers birthday

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We enjoyed the unique food, great service and ambiance in this well established local restaurant

Tags: Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Once again: wonderful. Thank you.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Very nice staff. Great setting, good attention to detail. Only concern is that on this particular evening they were out of the first 3 wines I selected and my first 2 entries I selected. I really like this restaurant for business dinners.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Attractive, quiet place. Congenial owner. Food is OK, but rich, with rich sauces dominating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was great, waitress helped us figure out what to order from the main course, to the appetizers, to the drinks.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 18, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful, quiet dinner here. The service was outstanding and the food was delicious. It was our first time here and we will plan on coming back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Wonderful meal with excellent service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Quiet ambiance, tasty Russian cuisine, excellent service, friendly staff. What more could one ask?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This is a very good restaurant. The food is very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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