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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.

1800 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Eastern European, Russian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Florida

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 234-9433

Website:
http://www.russiahouselounge.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday Night-- Piano/Bass Duo
Thursday Night--- Electric Violin

Parking Details:
Directly across Connecticut Ave., behind Rite Aid Pharmacy off Florida Avenue.

Public Transit:
Dupont Metro

Executive Chef:
Andrew LaPorta

Additional:
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

Private Dining

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (7)
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Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Fun (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 5 days ago

Started with a vodka sampler. Pierogies and the boar sausage for apps. Followed by the Salmon in puff pastry, Stroganoff and lamb. All was excellent as was the very attentive waitress. Did I mention like a 100 vodkas on the menu?

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Dubai)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always,Russia House was great. Fine Russian cuisine and excellent vodka.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We went to Russia House before we went to a comedy club in DuPont. As always the food and service was absolutely wonderful.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Our server was very good and courteous but the hostess and the server at the upstairs bar section were not friendly
Food was ok, drink was very good

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I surprised my fiancé for his birthday with happy hour here, and we both loved it! The happy hour menu is really affordable, and the food is fantastic. The bartender even gave us two complementary birthday shots! We look forward to going again soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We enjoyed the ambiance in the private dining room and loved the very good service

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful ! Very warm atmosphere. Great for a cozy winter evening. Interesting menu. The food quality was excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.
Five stars

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very mediocre. A good bar, but poor food service. I will not return.

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vip
 (Northern MI)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was o.k. the restaurant was dirty. I can't believe how dirty the floor was!
I will never go back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Daniela was incredible, great recommendations and conversations.
The food was outstanding and service can not be beat.

Highly recommended

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Organized a birthday party. The room was nice, the server was attentive an professional, and the food and drinks were fantastic. It is a little pricey, but they also have good happy hour specials.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The vodka selection was amazing and the house infused speciality vodka sampler was perfect! The food was authentic and delicious. The staff was attentive and friendly. We will go back for sure.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

When ever I am in DC I eat here! I have recently become handicapped and they were very easy to arrange entrance without having to climb stairs.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This Russia House has an authentic feel and menu. Caviar, blinis and plov were amazing and we recommend it highly!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The only downfalls to the experience was that the crowd of millennials would not move so people could walk through, and our server could have been a little more friendly/enthusiastic. Maybe she was having a bad day.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Quiet night for a late dinner but excellent service (prompt and polite) and excellent food (borscht was delicious as always). On the pricier side but always worth a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

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!!

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 (Western NC)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I picked this restaurant secondary to the vicinity of our hotel. The menu was very impressive. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone interested in Russian food. The beef stroganoff was awesome!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Had a fine meal, interesting cuisine, perfectly served in a charming setting. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great service from super friendly and professional wait staff, good vodka, delicious blinis!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The food was tasty, as always. Did not handle my gluten allergy well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The huge portion borscht was tasty but was not heated to a temperature hot enough for my liking. The beef stroganoff tasted as if a huge pot of it were prepared many days well in advance and merely reheated. The molten chocolate dessert was quite nice.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great night out with friends. Food was wonderful, but not able to have private conversations. Wish that the music was available, we still had a great time and we will go back.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Our bartender was very friendly and introduced us to many vodka options that we were unaware of.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent food, terrific quiet atmosphere. I highly recommend Russia House.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 4, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The dining area and cocktail bar are separate which keeps the dining area nice.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The food was very delicious. The selection of Russian beers and vodka was impressive. Service excellent. Beautiful restaurant. Perfect experience.

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 8, 2017

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???

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The food was wonderful and our server was the best!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Outstanding

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Good for big events and for date-nights.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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 (México)·Dined on April 23, 2017

It's a gem in DC, a place we don't miss every time we go visit. We enjoyed the vodka flight and fell in love with the mushroom potato cocotte and creme brulee! I would totally take there someone I love.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

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.

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