The Russian House

4.6
733 Reviews
$31 to $50
Russian
Welcome to The Russian House NaZdorovye! We are the only Russian restaurant in Austin, authentic in its cuisine and decor. Russian House is finally open for dine-in service after quarantine. However, we would still like to be very cautious to make our guests feel safe. For that reason, reservations will be limited. Please, reserve your table in advance. If you still prefer food to go, we continue accepting pick-up orders through our official website as well. Our operation hours are SUN-THU 1pm-9pm; FRI-SAT 1pm- 9pm.
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Dan11
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great new experience with traditional Russian cuisine. Staff was great and would recommend for anyone to try.

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DaisyM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place! Such a gem with authentic food and great service

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JMAustin
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Such a fun place. A little chaotic, in a good way. Food is solid.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in Austin!! It's a whole experience! The service there is of such high quality. They take the time to make recommendations and cater to your preferences. And the food is phenomenal. 10/10 recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service

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Vcko
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did NOT honor our reservation. We were rejected at the door, without any notice in advance, because they are overbooked. They even blamed me for making reservation in a short time ahead.

Me and my fiends then had to look for another restaurant in the new year eve, a time apparently all other restaurant have no availability.

This does harm the image of both the restaurant and OpenTable. A proper follow up on this issue is expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The at-home feeling is a nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We 5 went on New Years Eve and it was great. Russian ambiance throughout the place as well as the food and of course vodka!
This is our special “ go to “ place when we want something different and fun. We have NEVER been disappointed there. Now the noise was a bit more than normal (you usually can have a quiet dinner there) but it was New Years Eve and they had children there with a DJ and it was just great!

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vipCulinarian
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Kitchen timing, service, tv video game audio motif, all need work!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food great place! Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice little place with a good vibe. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone and try some different foods.

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fastone990
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Russian food. Felt like we were sitting in a Soviet Era dining room. Desserts were especially delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

An amazing and unique experience. Hands-down one of my favorite restaurants in Austin now! I can’t wait to come back, sure the environment and decor is definitely Soviet Russia but the food and drinks completely make up for that. It was such an interesting and cool experience to go somewhere so different and I really enjoyed myself

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CarinaB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely be back! Fabulous service, Sergei was amazing; food was different, but in all the best ways!

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vipJuan
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ambiance and the amazing food. One of the best dining experiences I've ever had. highly recommend the Russian House.

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JoeW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating birthday! Excellent overall experience, seated in private room, attentive service.

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vipLeighAnnR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Unique-100’s of infused vodka’s -different dining experience-authentic Russian food and people. Avoid the “rush”
Hour for best service/attention -by 8:30, all tables were full. Liked Mushroom Soup, Lamb shank, Ukrainians Sola, Russian Rabbit drink! Made with infused Jalapeño and carrot vodka (all vodkas are hand made by Chef Vladimir! Dining area is separate from bar area-dining area is made to feel like your sitting in Russian Grandmas house-fun experience, must try if your a vodka lover ($6 per shot) made with Russian Vodkas (which “felt” like a different drinking experience-the vodka is kinder to you-I wasn’t buzzed, just felt relaxed and absolutely no feelings of “geez what did I drink” in morning) hubby had porter Russian Beer-he liked a lot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Russian House is now a new favorite of mine. So many infused vodkas to choose from and the food is fantastic. The ambiance of the restaurant is perfect! Feels like you're in babushkas kitchen!

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vipChris
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Definitely a unique spot. Their claim to fame is definitely the 150+ infused vodkas, which are delicious. I recommend not venturing out too much with crazy dishes. The stuffed cabbage, meat soup, and beef dish were very good.

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vipAntho
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

No one came to serve us. Sat around for 15min. What a waste. I guess I might have try another time

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vipJamesS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good. Awful food.

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vipHauteCuisine
Dallas
623 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all fantastic. The services provided by the professional management and staff are the main reasons that we keep coming back. The old world elegance is a rare thing, and we value their focus to make sure that everything about the dining experience is excellent. I highly recomend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, vodka, and very unique dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic and delicious. Ambiance is full of antiques and music that transport you back in time.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food. If you are looking for a “Russian” experience as well as authentic cuisine; this is the place!

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vipRussian
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was amazing. Will visit again

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vipNo1Foodie
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, unique dining experience! We are foodies and truly enjoyed it.. the borscht is amazing, caviars and the chicken!!! It’s a must try and we can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Charming place and great ambiance. Russian tv and music, dimmed lightning, russian servers....

However, our server was not hospitable - wireless earbuds in one ear, very impatient, very short, interrupted my guest multiple time and did not listen to his concerns.

Came for a business lunch and I would not bring anyone back here for business. The server was rude and made the interaction awkward.

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ElGL
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was excruciatingly slow. Wrong drink and food was brought. Table was absolutely filthy. Reached out via FB and recieved no response.

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JulioO
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, great food, the vodka infusions are always amazing, highly recommended!

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vipAveryRanchFoodie
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tour de force of Russian and Eastern European specialties served in a very authentic environment. Literally made me feel like I was in a Russian grandma’s kitchen being served by her lovely granddaughter. The waitress clearly had love for the various dishes being served and pointed out both what to eat and how it was to be eaten in a way that made this one of my favorite meals ever. The interplay of comfortable and familiar elements with more unusual regional specialities from Georgia or Siberia really made the meal exciting and delicious.

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tinak
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try something different and were very glad we stopped by. Food and drinks were very good and we were seated almost immediately after arriving. We are looking forward to dinner there again soon

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LisaF
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valerie was fantastic. She gave us a very memorable family experience for my husband’s birthday???

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LoriB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Th food here is great! We tried 4 diff entrees, plus several appetizers. The vegetable borscht was amazing! The drinks are fun-my college kids loved trying diff flavored vodkas. The noise level is pretty loud. If u r hard of hearing that could b a problem. Unfortunately to cap off a great dinner, my husband was leaving the restroom & 1 of the young lady servers ran straight into him & spilled soup onto his shirt! Barely an apology, but thank goodness the shirt was not permanently stained!

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Puppyraiser
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Pleasant surroundings visually. Nice presentation of food. Very good server. But all of this was lost on the overcooked, dry food that all 3 of us experienced and the VERY long wait for our food. We asked for iced tea and they didn’t have any! They offered an overly sweet fruit drink instead which tasted like Kool-Aid. I wish this experience had been better because they have a nice menu.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Russian House in Austin, Texas is charming with authentic cuisine. We flew in from Arizona to visit my parents. I had been to the Russian House twice before and selected this restaurant to treat my Dad to a birthday dinner. We made a reservation in advance and had a phenomenal time.

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ScottNKatie
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Russian House always provides a wonderful atmosphere with top-notch service and amazing food. You will not find better cuisine in Austin.

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CHDak
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The valentines day dinner lives up to high standards that Russian House regularly defines. Despite there being a busy flow of people, I never felt like I was having to talk over anyone or struggle to hear my date. As always, the food was outstanding. I ordered a few things which I wasn't familiar with, but I trusted the chefs to deliver quality and they did not disappoint. Finally, the fruit/dessert bar cannot be understated. Just a constant, copious supply of fresh sweets.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Russian house was wonderful, the staff was very friendly and I walked away feeling like I got more than my monies for.

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The Russian House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 428-5442.

The Russian House is rated 4.6 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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