About The Russian House

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.

307 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Russian, Eastern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday: 4PM-12AM

Friday: 4PM-2AM

Saturday: 10AM-2AM

Sunday: 10AM-12AM

Cross Street:
between San Jacinto and Trinity

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 428-5442

Website:
http://russianhouseofaustin.com/

Entertainment:
Live music 2 times a week. For details, please call us or view Upcoming Events on our website. Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-7PM, Dinners-daily 4PM-12AM, Free Tango nights every Tuesday at 8:30pm. Discotheque every Friday Saturday

Catering:
Russian House of Austin event catering delivers the Russian cuisine wherever you and your guests gather. Our signature dishes arrive at your location with an on-site Private Event Manager and a dedicated team of executive chefs, certified bartenders and Russian House of Austin trained servers. From choosing your menu to overseeing the smallest details, Russian House of Austin event catering staff looks forward to helping create your perfect occasion.


For more information please call (512) 4285442 or email us at russianbistro@gmail.com

Executive Chef:
Vladimir Gribkov

Private Party Facilities:
Unforgettable.



Experience the sensation of private dining at Russian House of Austin where we treat you and your special guests to unforgettable dining for your next business gathering, family celebration, dinner club or anything in between.

Please contact our Private Dining manager at event@russianhouseofaustin.com for details and availability for your special events.

Private Party Contact:
Varda Salkey: (512) 428-5442

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Russian House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.6

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4.4

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great Beer (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
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Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

On the menu, there is no wrong answer. Do yourself a favor and order 2 appetizers and 2 dinner dishes because the next time is not soon enough.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Live Music, Fun, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Casual, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was a real surprise, excellent food and drink in a completely authentic setting. We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I enjoyed eating there last March as well. I had the blini for appetizers and dessert, then the homemade sauerkraut and pelmini.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Wasn't sure what to expect, but the food was delicious and something I'd never tried before. Service was excellent and I was surprised how decently priced the menu was.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The Russian house is great! Very ethnic and delicious dishes. The soup is high priced, small portioned but worth it! Everything we had was delicious. They give you complimentary shots of vodka when you dine in. I can recommend the chicken dishes, blinis, soups, and dumplings.

The atmosphere is like being in an old Sovuet apartment. I went with my fiancé who was born in the Soviet Union, so I know this. Ethnic decor, the staff speak fluent English and Russian and the drinks are awesome and reasonably priced. Try Chef Vladimir's special drinks, over 25 spices and herbs in each one, totally awesome and unique.

Free parking in this area is scant. The only downfall, if you are driving, is the $10 an hour lot next to the restaurant. If you're contemplating, just do it, you won't regret it! The food is great! We are definitely returning.

John

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This place used to be 5 star and very authentic. End of 2017 and it’s gone down hill. Not sure if they changed chefs, but they definitely changed recipes and for the worse. Many of the Russian standard Zakuski are now Americanized. They are skimping on caviar and at the same time the prices seem to have gone up just slightly.

5 years ago when it opened it was an awesome place with super authentic food and a huge selection of flavored vodka nastoika. Now, it seems to be more of a Russian light. Hopefully Austin gets some competition in the Russian food department because regardless of what culture you grew up with, Real Russian food is awesome!

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Really fun restaurant with delicious food. A great change of pace!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 7, 2017

A really fun night.
A picture of Lenin.
A large stuffed bear.
Waitresses in semi-period Russian peasant garb who act like they are having a great time working there.
Mismatched china.
A welcoming amouse-bouche of housemade sauerkraut served with a shot of vodka.
Excellent stroganoff.
The best Latvian sparkling wine ever. And maybe the only one too.
An enormous vodka list.
What's not to like?
We'll be back.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was great. Very attentive and patient to describe menu items.

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Really excellent food with nice portion sizes. My servers accent was a little hard to understand, but we did OK and she was excellent ( my first time). The menu is pretty extensive and she let me take my time ordering. I took some food carry out and it could have been packaged better - standard styrofoam containers and one leaked all over. However the food was still excellent reheated. Will definitely dine here again when I come back to Austin

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

We arrived with more people than we'd reserved a table for, but Russian House made it work for us in a cozy private room. I haven't had a bad meal there and I would recommend it to anyone looking for something a little out of the ordinary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 17, 2017

very pleasant experience. Our 3rd time and we keep going back because the staff is exceptionally friendly, the food is interesting and very good.
We had Salmon roe , followed by a shared rice/lamb dish and ended with a shared cake. We had 3 small glasses of vodka with the meal and we didi not miss the wine. we drank some water as well.... :) The bill was moderate so we shall be back

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The ambience was very unique and cool. The waitresses were dressed in what seemed like Russian attire. They gave complimentary vodka shots with some bread and veggies, which was a nice touch. My husband ordered the cabbages which he enjoyed. I ordered the Georgian chicken and was disappointed. My dish literally had 3 small pieces of chicken. For $17, it was disappointing. I would expect a breast of chicken at least for that price. We also ordered crepes which had meat inside, and came with a side of sour cream. Husband enjoyed the crepes. While I was highly disappointed with my chicken dish, we would give it another try and try something else, in hopes that other dishes are a little better.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fun experience with very good authentic Russian atmosphere and food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food here is amazing . I had forgotten how many great foods are from Russia- beef stroganoff , chicken Kiev , goulosh , stuffed cabbage etc.
The dining room is like stepping back in time and dining at your Granny's . The vodka and selections rival any in USA. This place is a spotless gem!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food is good, the service is excellent

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food and an excellent place for conversation. Amazing vodka selection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This place is worth experiencing. Everything there was pleasant and fun. Detail to food and ambiance. Great value also.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Great food! The waitress we had was fantastic. She was from Russia, very personable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Take the journey 6,000 miles across the world and several decades back in time, to the Soviet Union! Dishes from most of the 15 former Soviet republics are on the menu. My favorite is the Georgian Chicken Chakhokhbili, with a tasty tomato-based sauce. Enjoy your evening, comrades, at the Russian House. NaZdoroviye!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. Hit on all marks. Already planning the next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

A group of us were in Austin for the weekend and happened to see your restaurant when we were walking from our hotel, the Hilton, to see the bats one evening. We made a late night, 9:15PM, reservation and were not disappointed. We loved the cozy dining room and the food was delicious and presented very artistically. Thanks for the experience :)

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The Russian House never disappoints. The food is amazing, the wait staff are quick and friendly, and it has become one of our favorite places in Austin.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Authentic, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Minor complaint is the table we were at the music speakers were right above us, a bit loud for my taste and for hearing a waitress who speaks softly. Food and drinks were exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Excellent food with great traditions and very friendly staff. Highly recommend

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great meal, service could use a little help but I'll be back

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Very authentic. The service was fantastic. Our server was new to the US and she was great and she added a great realism to the restaurant. Her recommendations were spot on.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Excellent experience! Food was overpriced...but very yummy :)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 8, 2017

The Russian House offered the expected dishes of Russian cuisine. The Pelmeni were excellent, as was the complimentary starter of vodka with sauerkraut and bread.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Have always had a wonderful time here and the best servers! Thank you for a wonderful evening and great dish recommendations!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Interesting place -- great alcohol options. Food not too bad but not over the top incredible. We had a good time

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Fun
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Had a wonderful dinner and our server was polite and attentive. Before dinner we had two of their many infused vodka varieties and had fun playing the piano before being seated!
Food was delicious, try the lamb, and our dessert was the perfect cap to a quiet and tasty experience.
A must visit for anyone looking for a reasonably priced dinner for two. Well under $100 (with drinks)!!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Love, love, love!!! Always so good!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Terrific time! Sweet ambiance. Wonderful food! Not the usual Italian, Chinese, seafood, burgers, steakhouse. Authentic Russian dishes. A lot of fun to taste the different offerings with infused Vodkas! Great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Anastasyia (not sure of spelling) was wonderful. Very attentive and so friendly and helpful. We've had her as our waitress before and she was great!
My daughter and I were there for the Mothers Day buffet and I was so happy that they had so many delicious choices, plus juices and coffee were included. Only problem: eating so much!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 13, 2017

When you first walk in, you feel like you're in the favorite room in the house for the neighborhood. For dinner, we were escorted to a private room where we could even close the door for conversation and not be over taken by all the cheers of what seemed, many locals watching a tv show. The atmosphere is fun and the staff are pleasant. It's unique and the cuisine felt mostly authentic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Best food, best service. Favorite restaurant in Austin for dinner and happy hour

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 (Austin)·Dined on May 5, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere. It was well decorated. It reminded me of being in grandma's house for a semi-formal dinner. The food was top notch. The service was very fast and friendly. Most of the staff are Eastern European or Russian that adds authentic flair. I will be back.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner experience! As soon as we walked in we were greeted by the hostess who took us into the dining room that very well could have been someone's Russian grandmothers. It was very cozy and clean. Our server Alex was perfect. Since this was our first Russian outing he was extremely helpful by explaining the different dishes and giving us great recommendations. The Shashlik with elk was well seasoned with dill and spices, our favourite so far. The manty dumplings were large, filling and hearty. We will definitely be back again to try the other fabulous dishes!

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Not just the best Russian food I have had but honestly one of the best dining and food experiences I have had. Great food, great drinks, great service, great atmosphere. A bit pricey but, all things considered, worth the cost.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour
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