Russia House

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$31 to $50
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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.
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DN
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friend had a great time at the Russia House. The food and drinks were great, the service was amazing, waiting time wasn't bad at all. Im really glad we went to try it out as we only stayed in Washington for one evening.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived a little late and they graciously seated us anyway. The food was hot, freshly made and delicious!

LF
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

One of the worst meals we had all week. It was sad since Russia House was routinely one of our favorite stops when we are in town. However, this trip included being out of caviar. A Russian restaurant with no caviar?! The beef in the stroganoff was tough and grisly. The chicken Kiev squirted with fat when I cut into it. It was mediocre, at best. Not all the wines were available and unfortunately, there are way too many excellent restaurants in DC to make a return visit.

HD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, perfect for a date or a business meeting or a date. Highly recommended

RP
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great introduction to traditional Russian cuisine, especially from the appetizer offerings. The Georgian white was crisp and invigorating.

D
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Awesome server staff. Really quiet but we went on a Sunday evening. We didn't want to eat big portions so the dining staff accommodated us with splitting dishes.

EC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vodka options are interesting and very good. We ordered a variety of dishes and enjoyed every one. This was our second visit, and we were not disappointed as it was just as good as the first time.

KB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was wonderful, food was fantastic! We will be back! Thank you!

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Quality dining with very friendly service, but don't come if you're in a rush as the food preparation time is long (European versus American speed).

JD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Perfect place to eat and drink

VB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best prepared authentic Russian dinner ever enjoyed by my wife and me. Our server was genuinely charming and efficient. While the decision on where to sit was a bit of a conflict, with every space as enticing as the next, we opted to park upstairs and were not disappointed. Doing so brought us closer to the bar where bottles of "real" Vodka graced the shelves and Russian pop music emanated at just the right volume, flawlessly transporting us from our capital to another. Hats off to management and the owners for making sure their narrow niche in a city flooded with international cuisine, remains appropriately occupied by Russia House!

KP
Denver
59 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An enjoyable evening with great service. The borscht and blinis were excellent. The beef filet good but ordinary. The verenigue were good but the black truffle sparse in flavor

PV
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Good vodka selection, the flights were nice. Food was average at best. Service was good

ND
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. For a special birthday celebration our group of ten has the small private room downstairs. It’s perfect.

LM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service, it's one of my favorites when visiting the area.

d
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was slow.. Ordered champagne.. I had to go Downstairs to ask the wine list because there was no staff on the second floor. After some time server finally came and got the order. it took half an hour to get it and then it was not what we ordered.. they didn’t have a bottle we wanted.. so we just asked the check and left. Food was ok, I guess service could make the experience better but definitely didn’t. Won’t come back.

RF
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The restaurant was pleasant but the food was ordinary. The gravelax was however excellent and the service also good. But the main courses were not good enough for the price.

BH
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

JH
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russia House is a regular on our trips to D.C. We enjoy the food, staff and relaxed atmosphere. If your a Vodka fan, I highly recommend trying yourself a flight of Vodka.

BN
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The food is great. The duck is very tasty and the beef stroganoff is yummy.

Service ok and the inside of the restaurant needs a major refresh. Ripped fabric on the seats. Very disappointing.

BF
London
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, atmosphere was lovely. Great service and terrific vodka.

B
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a birthday

ND
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place!

W
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good night

CB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my go-to restaurants in DC. Excellent everything.

MS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress offered great suggestions which led to quite an authentic Russian dining experience. The vodka sampler was awesome!!

b
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had a fine time with vodkas at the bar, so much so that we had our dinner there too
all very good
best pierogies ever
fine staff/service

SE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russia House is a unique experience that brings the food of the Tsars to your table. The Vodka flight was so much fun and the freshly made perogies were absolutely amazing. We are going to bring our friends to Russia House when they visit from Germany.

HB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My partner and I enjoyed the Valentine’s Day dinner menu & drinks just last week. The selection was limited but still gave you plenty of options (vegetarian too). The portions & prices were comensurate. Will be back soon!

LM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Waitress was gracious. Food was delicious

G
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daniela the hostess is wonderful and accommodated every detail. The service throughout Russia House is outstanding!

RN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Russia House is always a wonderful experience with attentive service and EXCELLENT cuisine. A wonderful place to try wines from Moldova, as well!

PM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Wanted the 3 course special. No pierogis available (which is why we came). No acceptable substitute offered. Blinis were cold. Chicken Kiev was under cooked, not flowing wit butter.

OP
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and service! We would definitely come back!

MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is alway tasty and authentic to Russian cuisine.

DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Russia house and we will continue to go there. We we were disappointed that on New Year’s Eve they only served the New Year’s Eve menu...that’s completely understandable but I wish we had been told that other menu items were not available. We went there for specific dishes. We still had an enjoyable time :)

HP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

What?! No Hammer and Sickle vodka again?? Docking 2 stars.

Russia House
Responded on December 27, 2018

Thanks for the feedback, Hong! Unfortunately, Hammer & Sickle Vodka has been difficult to locate over the past year -- their brand was dropped by their former distributor, so we've been unable to get H&S back in stock until another licensed distributor picks up the brand. I've been in contact with the H&S importer to try and resolve this issue, but with no luck (yet). If you'd like any info regarding the availability of H&S, feel free to give us a call! -Russia House Management

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T
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service. Good food. Right sized portions. Great presentation

MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience5

My wife and daughter are from Russia, and wondered what was so “Russian” about Russia House. The food selection was Russian based but a very limited selection. There was little creativity to make the restaurant more authentically Russian, such as authentic ethnic costumes for the staff, live musicians, or even a MUCH larger menu selection that is the norm in Russia itself. Also the building was in no way designed or decorated in a Russian motif, other than the flag in the front, but at least they played a good selection of traditional and modern Russian music.
The food was very good, but the prices were very high. If your looking for good food and don’t mind paying through the nose, this is a good choice. If you want an authentic Russian cultural experience, keep looking.