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About Russia House
Nestled on the corner of Connecticut and Florida Avenues, this inspired Russian restaurant and lounge is evocatively reminiscent of the era of the Tsars. The Russian-European elegance of the Russia House offers a uniquely warm and comfortable meeting place for anyone appreciative of its friendly and intimate coziness. It is the perfect meeting place for the true Washington socialite. The Russian-infused intercontinental cuisine pleases the most refined palate with such nouveau-traditional entrees as the Beef Stroganoff and the Chicken Kiev. Further true to tradition, the Russia House features an impressive selection of caviars and one of the largest vodka collections in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC 20009
Russian, Continental, Eastern European
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Wednesday Night-- Piano/Bass Duo
Thursday Night--- Electric Violin
Directly across Connecticut Ave., behind Rite Aid Pharmacy off Florida Avenue.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Russia House is a uniquely warm and authentic dining experience located on the corner of Connecticut and Florida in the DuPont Circle neighborhood. Reminiscent of the era of the Tsars, our Russian-European elegance is the perfect place for a meeting of 10 or a reception of 400.
Russia House Ratings and Reviews
My wife and were in town on a combination of business and pleasure. We chose Russia House for dinner because it was close to our hotel. We were not disappointed: excellent good and service, with a nice romantic ambience, and quiet enough for us to converse normally. We highly recommend Russia House for dinner.
The Russia house certainly is a superb find in DC.
Excellent menu representing the best of Russian cuisine. Unmatched cocktails and excellent ambiance make for a memorable evening.
We celebrated my wife’s birthday here and she thoroughly enjoyed herself as did I.
Food is priced somewhat high but the presentation and ingredients to warrant the cost. Appetizers are excellent but portions are on the smaller side in my opinion.
Entrees are similar but ingredients are hearty and rich so the food is filling.
Service was impeccable as was the timing of the food. Cocktails and vodka menu are unmatched in the area trust me on this.
Overall it’s well worth the cost and the elegant decor makes you feel like you’re truly in a regal setting.
The restaurant did not have a working A/C in the dining area (windows were not allowed to be opened), and the bar was way to noisy for a business meeting. I wish the restaurant could have reached out to me prior the visit to alert about technical issues they were facing at that time.
Wonderful food; great wines from a part of the world with which most people wouldn't be familiar. Very quiet for those who want to be able to hear what their dinner partners are saying! The service is very attentive without smothering the diner. We felt as though we could have had the table all evening without being pushed out the door.
Will dine here again!
Air conditioning wasn't working, which is pretty tragic when it's August in DC, and they tried to seat us downstairs where it was muggiest, but eventually agreed to let us sit at a table upstairs where they had a window unit A/C running and it was much cooler. No idea why they were forcing people into the hot basement. I'm sure the A/C was just a fluke, but just puzzling that they weren't seating people where it was actually cool.
Food and drink were great though, and our waitress was outstanding!!
We chose Russia House because Mari Vanna had no reservations left, but it had very good reviews so we were hopeful for fun celebratory birthday dinner. First impression was not great because -- at 7:45 pm on a Friday night -- we walked in and it seemed that No One was there. Not a good sign. We liked our semi-private little room, and the waitperson was superb and took wonderful care of us. We felt the prices were a smidge high (maybe 10%) but otherwise had a nice evening and the food was good. But it feels dated and out of favor -- the ambiance was lacking. It needs to retain a Russian sense of warmth but in an updated way. We much prefer Mari Vanna and will go back there.
Every time we have eaten at Russia House, the meal has been wonderful. It's a great place to go for dinner with friends, birthday dinners or business dinners. It's also very close to DuPont Circle Metro so easily accessible. We had 3 appetizers, 3 entrees and 2 non-alcoholic drinks for under $135.
My vodka martini was large, delicious, and well priced. But the Chicken Kiev had no butter and was borderline dry; I'm sure it was not prepared fresh. Partner's Moscow Mule was "too sweet" and stroganoff was "OK." Pierogi starters were meh. So we covered all the Russian "classics" and were disappointed, except for the martini. Overall price, even with the Sunday night 3-course prix-fixe, was high for the experience.
This was not a pleasant experience. Russian Disco Music blaring, only "flavored" vodka available during happy Hour? Ordered gravlax for 1st course which arrived with main course long after the vodka was gone and the wine was less than stellar!!! Yikes, where's a good Russian Restaurant when you need it???
Was very very disappointed. The food was tasteless. On the top the main course was cold. Even my favorite pelmeni were prepared so bad topped with a souse that does not even goes with them. And the price for the meal was completely unreasonable. So sorry I even considered to go there. And I am Russian and know how Russian food should taste.
We were staying at Washington Hilton and stopped in for dinner. Used open table for reservations and were seated immediately. Daniela was our server and she was very helpful with offering recommendations on menu items and helping pick out different vodka options for drinks.
We tried both the pierogis ($12) and the wild boar sausage ($15) apps and both were excellent. Pierogis were much lighter than I would have thought. Wife's father is a butcher and sausage maker and she loved the boar. Would happily order either again. For main course wife had the filet of beef ($34) which was cooked perfectly and very good. I had Duck Two Ways ($30) which was outstanding. The duck breast was cooked to perfection. We ended up splitting the creme brulee ($8) for dessert and it was also excellent. Certainly large enough to share and very creamy.
The vodka list is ENORMOUS! Vodka is served neat, on rocks or in martini. We were a little worried as we had no idea on prices when ordering. An Imperia martini was $15 which seemed steep but it was outstanding. 3 other options we tried ranged between $9-$12. All vodkas were really excellent.
Was a little apprehensive after looking at some other reviews but we had a fantastic meal in all aspects. Not the most diverse menu but everything we tried was really great. Definitely not good if you can't do stairs as you have a flight up to the entry and then flight down to the dining area (although some seating on main level too), but we enjoyed the overall ambiance. You could people watch seated right next to the street. We were in a smaller room, with one large (and loud) party and one other couple.
We would absolutely dine here again. Our favorite meal in DC.
Fantastic experience! Had a delicious dinner of pierogies, duck, and some potato-mushroom appetizer with fresh bread and very nice Baltika beer. Our server, Daniela, was fantastic - she was welcoming and very knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend this restaurant and will be sure to be back soon!
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