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

Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.6

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4.6

value

4.4

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Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Went here to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and it was a great experience! Very authentic and the food was amazing! Definitely will come back again!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

We had such a lovely dinner in a rather private alcove. The wait staff was attentive and the food was delicious.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Worst service I’ve ever had. We had to negotiate our bill when the server brought the wrong order. Super weird experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The menu has many choices and the waiter was very helpful in explaining the many unfamiliar dishes. Everything we tried was excellent.

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fantastic and very authentic food! The decor was akin to an old Russian home. I loved the infused vodkas. The service was wonderful. Best dining experience I’ve had in Austin!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We were surprised that only buffet was available for Sunday brunch/lunch. However, it turned out to be a great value as we got to sample a variety of great dishes all for one price!

Tags: Tapas, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Delicious food and very friendly staff! I always bring friends here to try the food since it’s a unique menu!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience. Exceptional service in a unique setting.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 31, 2017

NEW YEAR'S EVE 2017 WAS A GREAT EXPEREINCE AT THE RUSSIAN HOUSE. GREAT FOOD, WONDERFUL SERVICE AND OUTSTANDING VODKAS.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was great! Reservation is required, which makes it so efficient. Our waitress was very prompt with our drinks and food and was very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This is our go to place downtown. A fun place with Eclectic Eats. If you want something totally different this is the place for you

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A genuine atmosphere! The servers were attentive and friendly. And the food was quite tasty. We tried a lot of things that we'd not had before: herring, tongue, boar, caviar. All of it was beyond expectation. Such a fun, funky place appropriately in the heart of Austin.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This is a great little restaurant with good ambiance and a pleasant staff. This was our second time eating there. The appetizers (Blini and Herring with Potatoes) were very good. However they were out of the Golubitsky and I opted for the Lula Kebab which was a little overcooked. My wife had the Ukrainian Borsch which was very good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great Beer, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have enjoyed holiday dinners here for several years but not this year. Four items we ordered we were told they were out of...the excuse...it was a busy nite. They are a reservation based restaurant; they know in advance their numbers. How do you run out of vegetables, mainstay appetizers, baked apples, etc., poor planning is my guess. Service was slow, some hot food arrived cold...by the time we ordered coffee, they had only 3 clean cups, we were a party of 5; 2 hot coffees were brought in glasses without holders...not up to their usual standards. We were very disappointed.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Russian House is annual Christmas dinner for my friends and I. They always have consistent good food and good service! I love this place!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmas. I appreciate them being open on the holiday. Glad I made reservations as they were busy. Had the Mushrooms in wine and garlic sauce are very good. They have an extensive selection of vodka. Would return.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Xmas lunch, wanted some memorable ethic food, got it at Russian House, unique experience, great value, worth a try for something different

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful! Highly recommended

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was hoping for more of a brunch menu, being Christmas morning; but alas no. It did give me a chance to try elk pelmini (dumplings), which were much better than I expected. Russian House is a must for more adventurous diners looking to try unfamiliar and exotic foods.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Exclente food and service, we are coming back! Autenthic food, the deserts are to die for and please try the Russian coffee!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Unique cuisine with something for everyone. Extensive vodka menu. Homelike atmosphere, but can get quite noisy with diners in close proximity. Service was excellent. Will definitely return and try some new dishes.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The wait staff is always charmingly friendly, and the manager on duty always stops by my table to ask if everything is up to standard. The food is excellent, and an excellent place to try new, possibly unfamiliar foods. While the tables are somewhat close together, your neighbors don't intrude on your dining experience -- and it's interesting to see what other people select from the menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Last Saturday we had a group of ten friends going to a local concert and needed a great place to eat. I suggested Russian House since my wife and I had visited before and had a great time there. The service was perfect and the food was awesome! I look forward tot the next time I can introduce another friend to Russian House!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've been to Russian House several times, and every time it's amazing! This time we went because they were offering bear on their menu for a limited time. Bear! We ordered the "full bear menu" which included, a soup, some dumpling type dish, and a full dinner dish with a cut, an infused vodka shot, and a dessert! Everything tasted great, and the staff is always amazing! The chef even came out to ask how the meal was. Definitely worth every cent, and the drive/walk being that it's in downtown Austin. We will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Menu is mostly hits with a couple of misses, but always a fascinating adventure!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food and excellent service! Will visit again soon.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great authentic experience, felt like dining in a Russian apartment. Food was incredible! Highly recommend to step aside from the Texas norm.

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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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