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$49 - $49
CUISINES
Russian, Eastern European, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

This is a quaint and cozy restaurant. The food and service was excellent. We had the shrimp with vegetables over rice, and the beef stroganoff.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2023 via mobile

The service and food were outstanding. I had a better filet here than at expensive steak houses. Everything was excellent.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 March 2023

A Great Wine Pairing Dinner! This past week I attended one of those wine pairing dinners at the Russia House restaurant in Herndon at 724 Pine Street, Herndon, VA. The Russia House opened in 1992 and is family owned. The dinner included advice from a...wine expert from the Stags Leap Winery. 1st Course - Cavier & Blini/Viognier, Napa Valley (NV), 2019; 2d - French Onion Soup/Merlot, NV, 2019; 3d - Grilled Filet Mignon wrapped in BACON (my favorite!) with garlic butter sauce/Investor Red Blend, NV, 2019; and 4th - Black Forest Cake/Petite Sirah, NV, 2019 Bottom line: best meal in years and every dish prepared perfectly. The regular menu is superb and the decor is very old school. It's a very relaxing restaurant and well worth it every penny spent. I look forward to my visit. Cheers!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 3 August 2022

I first noticed a musty odd smell when entering. You get used to it and soon don't notice it. The service and friendliness of the host/servers were very good for us, we were a group of four. The ambience is truly lovely. Beautifully decorated! Not...to be picky, but for the lovely décor and price of meals, I'd iron the white tablecloths. However this is sort of an indication of the short comings in general. As mentioned, the prices are very high. But if the meal is awesome, then worth it. For us, the portions are small. I had the salmon. WAY over cooked!! Geez!! Over $38 I believe and overcooked!!! My husband filet was OVERCOOKED! And small for $41!!! TINY bits of truly delicious vegetables. Literally ONE piece of broccoli. It's laughable. Due to the overcooked food, small portions, and high prices, we won't go back.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 April 2022

The menu is fantastic, there is nothing on it that is not excellent. The service is impeccable, with the husband/wife owners personally attending to all our needs. They see to it all. Food and presentation is second to none. It is pricey, but is a...great night out with friends/family. We were not rushed at all and felt like we could stay all evening if we wanted to. Highly recommend this restaurant when in the Herndon community.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

We had an enjoyable, peaceful experience. The restaurant was a comfortable temperature. The decor was unique because of its Russian theme. The menu was different from what was online, apparently due to shortages created by COVID. I believe they were somewhat short staffed, assuming due...to COVID. We had a difficult time getting the waitstaffs attention when we needed something, but they were apologetic. Overall we had a very enjoyable evening.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 10 July 2021

This place had some interesting decor but not everything was interesting in a good way. We were greeted with the statue of Lenin, the first communist dictator of Russia. People running the restaurant didn’t speak any Russian. Service was courteous. Though be aware: the list...of food items on the menu in the restaurant was much shorter and more expensive than on the website. So if you are going there for the first time, make sure to call and find out if it suits your expectations. Food we ordered was not bad, it had a nice flavor, but it was terribly overpriced. It came out on extremely hot plates and after a couple of bites my chicken got overcooked and became little dry. The best thing in my dish was the red cabbage; it was really delicious. Overall, it really did not seem to be a true Russian restaurant. I am being generous by giving them 3 stars. Considering the prices for the quality and amount of Russian menu items, I would have given two and a half stars instead.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021

I would recommend for other travelers.Service staff mr. take care us always and do our needs .I will be visit again.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 December 2020

We are real appreciate with services and we have enjoyed a lot,thanks for valued our money. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

Wonderful dining experience, Food expertly prepared, service and ambiance perfect. Make it a destination.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Two things make this place stand out. The first is the service and the second is the atmosphere. Everyone at this small restaurant is exceptionally courteous, professional and well trained. The ambiance is warm, the design is quaint and elegant. Perfect for a romantic dinner...or a weekend get together. The menu is not expansive but well varied with good vegetarian options. I would give the food a 3.5 out of 5. It is certainly not high cuisine. More homey than what we’d expected, but not in a bad way. In short, our dishes were well made yet not sophisticated. We will definitely come again to try other dishes, and because we felt welcome and at home.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Anything I ever ordered here was masterfully done, and the service was pleasant and professional. For those of you....including myself....who occasionally bring a discount coupon, no problem, and sometimes she will actually give it back to you to use again! HIghly recommended.,

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Always looking for somewhere unique as I travel solo. Food was great and vodka selection was even better. Great find!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

My wife and I have been frequenting the Russia House for over 10 years now. Located in downtown Herndon, you can generally do a walk in and find seating although they also take reservations. They have an extensive vodka drink menu with various flavored vodkas....And, the food is fantastic with features such as beef stroganoff, borsht, and some more exotic fare such as boar on occasion. The couple that run the place are always friendly and eager to serve. Stop by and you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

I had an excellent meal with friends and colleagues. Truly delicious (and excellent caviar). However twice during the meal we had to change wines because they had run out! The first wine we asked for 2 bottles but when we questioned where the 2nd was...they had sold it to another customer as they wanted 3 bottles of that wine. Then ... the same thing happened again. A real let down as the ambiance is great, food lovely, BUTMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Recommended but not required it’s best to have reservations as they may have a group come in. They can normally accommodate you on a walk-in basis though.
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RUSSIA HOUSE RESTAURANT, Herndon - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Russia House Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4