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The Russian House

4.5
494 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Russian
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Russian, Eastern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: 4PM-12AM

Friday: 4PM-2AM

Saturday: 11AM-2AM

Sunday: 11AM-12AM
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Phone number
(512) 428-5442
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Vladimir Gribkov
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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.
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Private party contact
Varda Salkey: (512) 428-5442
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
between San Jacinto and Trinity
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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
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
What 494 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We go with regularity to the Russian House and have always loved being there. The food is not limited to Russian, but includes
various countries in the old Soviet Bloc. The food is extremely interesting and well prepared and the wait staff, which is also from Soviet Bloc countries, is fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We enjoyed tasty authentic Russian food which is a unique experience. Excellent service. It was a pleasure

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Had a great time! Super authentic food that reminded me of home and Julie was a very attentive waitress. Sunday buffet was a great way to get my friends to try everything.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

A great restaurant for those interested in experiencing Russian cuisine and Soviet-era Russian pop culture/kitsch. Friendly staff with fluent English and Russian speakers, excellent authentic cooking, and a great drink menu. Family friendly in terms of accommodating a 2 year old, but a place that serves alcohol, and a dining area adjoined to a bar area.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Yet another outstanding meal at the Russian House. I make sure it’s a part of all my Austin trips.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great restaurant and even better bar. Only complaint is that our reservation was at 8pm and we weren't seated until around 8:30, but that is because other people were sitting there. The bar is a great place to check out when you're waiting, though.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Our second time here. Russian food isn't my very favorite, but what is served here is well done and authentic. The best part about the Russian House is the ambiance that allows you to imagine you're in a Russian novel.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We loved our experience at The Russian House. Authentic atmosphere and menu. Our server was wonderful and we all enjoyed our dinner choices very much. We will be back!

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Four friends who love Sampling the appetizers, had a better than adequate dinner here. Standouts were the liver Pate and smoked fish platter. Unfortunately the happy hour menu with terrific prices is only available at the bar which is not conducive to conversation amongst 4 mature women. Nevertheless the bill was affordable and the environment nice and quiet. Interesting Russian arts and crafts to enjoy as well.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Loved the place. A bit of cold war mixed in with Austin culture. Most important, food is excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

It was great. Stuffed cabbage was terrific

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food at the Russian House was good, the service excellent and the ambiance typical of 6th street Austin. The cost was reasonable resulting in good value. Recommend a visit for a causal dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food and the House-infused vodkas are amazing. The pelmeni was amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Good authentic Russian food. No complaints about the quality and taste. The Gluten-Free menu needs some careful scrutiny.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

It was ok. Table Service was authentic and friendly. The menu offers a large selection of dishes and delicacies to choose from. My only complaint was that the food was served luke warm. Noticeably so, even after a few vodka shots. While I understand kitchens get busy and stuff happens, skewerd meat should be served hot. Still.. I would go back to try other dishes.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The lamb kabobs where like meatloaf on a stick. I guess I should have read the menu better. I really was not impressed with the food or price.

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

What a charming evening! The food, drinks and ambiance were incredible and the service was absolutely perfect! I will definitely be coming back!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

They cancelled my open table reservation when I arrived at the restaurant, so we had to sit in the bar area. There is no table service in the bar area, so I had to go back and forth picking up my food for my family. They also didn’t give me my open table points. I had to complain to open table to get those posted. Food was good, but i cancelled my valentines reservation with them.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The lighting is a bit too bright in my opinion, but everything else during dinner was fantastic!
Afterwards, we wanted to stay in the bar/lounge area, but after 20 minutes, we could not get a drink, so we left.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

We really enjoyed ourselves. The food and VODKA was AMAZING! The caviar and vodka combo was a personal favorite. Regarding service, out waitress was super helpful and gave a lot of personal attention. The restaurant itself was not very busy but it was definitely a gem of an experience. Definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I discovered the Russian House the weekend we moved our daughter into her dorm room at UT in 2014. We go back every time we come to Austin. We've celebrated our daughter's 21 birthday here with several of her friends gone with just another couple and even had a date night. This latest time we met the parents of our daughter's boyfriend. Every time we have had a wonderful time and so the people we have gone with. We like to order family style. The more people in the group the greater number of dishes you can try. I highly recommend The Russian House.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a great time and enjoyed the live klezmer music. Waitress was very friendly. Many members of waitstaff are native to Russia or Ukraine. Decorated to feel like a Russian home in the 60's or 70's. Cozy. Portions are small for the price. Great selection of vodka. Vegetarian friendly.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Awesome food, ambiance, drinks and live music! Very special combination that makes for a memorable and fun evening!

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3.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The menu is extensive. And perhaps russian food in general lacks flavor. The appetizers were flat. The entree was not satisfying. I have been there a few times. Not going back.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

Such a great little place! Delicious food, and even better as it is something different from the many variations on Tex-Mex and BBQ. The food is great, the atmosphere is fun and cozy, and the staff is very friendly. It is like being transported to a Slavic grandmother's lace and tchotchke filled dining room.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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1.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 11, 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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5.0Dined on January 9, 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!

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great experience. Exceptional service in a unique setting.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 30, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 27, 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on December 25, 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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5.0Dined on December 25, 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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