The Russian House

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Welcome to The Russian House NaZdorovye! We are the only Russian restaurant in Austin, authentic in its cuisine and decor. We offer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 10AM - 4PM, Dinner-daily 4PM - 12AM (late night menu after the kitchen closes). We entertain our guests with live music and DJs every Friday & Saturday. Free Tango nights every Tuesday starting at 8:30PM. We have a variety of gluten-free and vegan options. The restaurant features a full serving bar with one-of-a-kind selection of organic house-infused vodkas (100+), private dining rooms, and a beautiful sun room. For questions and dinner reservations please call us.
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MJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place having lived in Moscow for 12 years . Food was authentic to Russian cuisine. And what can be found in restaurants in the city of Moscow. Great time . Thank you Russian House . Would happily return next time in Austin. Great Find .

CP
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

When I made the reservation I stated we were celebrating a birthday & to our surprise, we were seated in one of the private rooms! Service was very attentive. Our server helpfully answered our questions about menu items. Food was mostly tasty & resonably priced. Nice touches are the complimentary appetizer plate including vodka shots & the various Russian hats, jackets, etc. available at the door if you want to really get into the whole Russian experience!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy authentic food, Russian nationals, Russian ambiance

CG
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent meal - well prepared !

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved the complimentary shots of vodka.

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Most of the issues we had were with the service. We dined on Christmas Eve and it seemed as though our server had never waited on a table before. My dad ordered a 7&7 but he was brought a sprite, my father in law ordered a drink off the cocktail menu and the server had no clue what he was asking for until we showed him the drink on the menu. A few minutes later we were told we would have to be out within an hour because they had other reservations (we also had a reservation), but the service was taking FOREVER so it was really out of our control. Once the food came the server dropped my moms trout all over the floor, it took over 20 minutes to get her a new one and everyone else had finished eating. The food was bland, my schnitzel was burnt and it took way to long to come out. By the time the meal was finally over we didn’t even look at a dessert menu, just wanted to get out of there. We won’t be back.

TL
Poconos
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, authentic cuisine. The perfect destination post Nutcracker. We had our 4 year old grandson and our server went out of her way to make him tasty snacks while we were enjoying g their fantastic caviar presentation.
The restaurant is more like eating a great family meal in your granny’s parlor.

G
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I was just a little disappointed that our waitress was not Russian. I had heard from everybody I talked to that all the waiters were Russia and my friend that I took spoke a little Russian and I was hoping she might get an opportunity to speak a word or two so really that was my only disappointment. The food was good. Vodka was good our waitress did get a large party shortly after we got there so we did get a little left out after that.

FG
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ran across the Russian house by mistake last week and knew we just had to try it. I asked my Russian-born friend if he had ever been here and he said he goes all the time. It has very authentic/home-cooked Russian/Ukrainian meals. We tried everything suggested and loved it all! A great value, too! Really cool ambience — almost like you are in some Russian family’s home from the 1950s. Definitely will go back again, soon!

j
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Who knew? In the very center of downtown Austin is located this amazing, authentic Russian Restaurant. The environment submerges one into Russian culture, memorabilia, music, movies and of course unreal selection of Russian food. Love it!!!!

CF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our server completely ruined our experience and we will not be back again.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Just a great place to dine.

PF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and evening at The Russian House was very enjoyable. The young woman who served our table was attentive and helpful. The room itself was clean, attractive and quiet. The food was outstanding -- there were four of us and we all ordered something different. Each person loved their selection! I look forward to eating there again!

LJ
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Chicken Kiev was over cooked. The Cheburek appetizer was fine, service was attentive.

JS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Authentic Russian food. We loved the Vodka and the meal! Best Beef Stroganoff ever!

MJ
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Some menu items did not match the presentation. IE mushroom soup was actually vegetable soup with mushrooms.
But, it tasted wonderful. Another item was a stuffed dumpling. The menu description was 16/4. But only 3 arrived. They said that it had changed but menus hadn't been updated. Well you could have told me ahead of time. Taste was great.
The assorted smoked fish platter was absolutely delicious. Try it with cream cheese and a slice of onion

DP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a warm place with excellent authentic foods. Hundreds of different vodka infusions make the atmosphere interesting and vibrant. Great to make a tasting party. Highly recommend !!!

T
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really fun experience. Ambiance was so-so, too bright and a big screen TV. Get a private dining room if possible. Be sure to try the house infused vodka! Cayenne & Cherry was my favorite!

RG
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful experience.

ST
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, very accommodating. Our waiter Sergei was wonderful!

RW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and a great atmosphere. You will not be disappointed.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Chicken was burned. BURNED! I complained and the waitress offered us complementary vodka shots. Not worth the $24 I paid for the chicken...

OT
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was wonderful and the restaurant is very cute and quaint. Had some issues but it was a busy night with their anniversary and probably out of the norm. I would return!

GC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will be back for sure! Loved the ambiance and the cute Halloween decorations.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Old World experience full of delicious flavors!

AD
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was my first time for brunch at the Russian House. I have always enjoyed dinner here and was hoping for a similar experience at brunch. The brunch menu was very limited and not very interesting. Most of us ended up ordering off the dinner menu. Those that had food from the brunch menu were disappointed in the choice. The service was slow but the server did her best to accommodate a large group. I will go back, but for dinner not brunch.

OT
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday and had a wonderful time. We had the Caviar Blini, country potatoes, Pelmeni, Manty and Chicken Kiev. All dishes were delicious and well presented but the Chicken Kiev was the definite masterpiece. Our server was helpful and a delightful person. Highly recommended.

OT
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Pros: Very authentic. Enjoyed feeling like I was transported to another country and trying new food. The food was ok...if I had to imagine Russian authentic food it’s exactly what I would picture.

Cons: The AC was broken or not working properly and it was HOT! Hard to enjoy. Our waiter was scattered. Forgot things, seemed way too rushed and there wasn’t many people in there.

The free shots of Vodka were a nice touch.

I think I’m glad I experienced it...but wouldn’t want to go back.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great waiter/bartender!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and ambiance!! The service was ok... we asked for coffees for the table and never got it- just the bill. But it was a great experience.

DZ
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very authentic. Wife grew up in former Soviet Union and said it brought back childhood memories.wood was very very good.

i
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I would recommend to someone who has never experienced Russian food before. There was no greeting from our waiter asking us if it was our first time or any recommendations and or specials. The meat platter was dry. The Cherry dumplings were under cooked. Water was not refilled and the waiter kept forgetting to bring our ordered appetizers. Maybe they were short staffed on a Saturday night. The desserts were all good.

AP
Central Texas
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic Russian cuisine. Perfect for a diverse dining experience.

I
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Great service and staff. The food isn’t very good but the atmosphere is fantastic. Food seems like they’ve cut a lot of corners to save funds and it shows with the low quality proteins.

The vodka has been and still is great. Seems like they are always out of the popular flavors but have enough variety to satisfy.

Great for large groups to enjoy but I wouldn’t go there for the food

v
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very unique experience. Russian waite staff adds authenticity.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!! Loved all the dishes! Russian coffee was delicious!

G
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some friends and I drove from Burnet to savor some “European Cuisine” for my birthday. What a pleasant surprise! The ambience is truly “European” and the cozy, well arranged dining areas were quite comfortable. The “shots” appetizer and then the following entrees were totally amazing! Our server was so helpful and attentive. We will definitely be back, and can’t wait! Thank you for the perfect birthday dinner.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I very much enjoyed my experience at The Russian House. The food was delicious, the service was fast and my server was amazing. The setting is unique and fun. I will definitely visit again next time im in town.

V
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the relaxed feel of this place like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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