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Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
+1 512-428-5442
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef stroganoff” (20 reviews)
“blinis” (19 reviews)
“pelmeni” (10 reviews)
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European, Russian, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
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307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is dirty (linens, silverware, private areas). The food taste was below our expectations. After been in the NYC at the Russian Tea Room, this one is very disappointing.

Thank Mercedes U
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Food is good - no complaints here. But service... Such a disappointment! I came there to celebrate my birthday with my family, and I was so excited to eat my native food that I've been missing so much. I ordered "Manty" from the menu. The...More

1  Thank Olya S
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I’ve gone to Russian House since they first opened. I’ve never had borscht before. The flavor of this dish is amazing. I like the many infusions of vodka they have. My favorite is the ginger. Try the various Russian beers they offer. Their beef stroganoff...More

Thank S8760MAkevins
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We got shown to our table ... then nothing happened. The waitress left us and didn't come back. Waited over half an hour before we said to heck with this. Gave them one last chance on the way out the door, said we hadn't gotten...More

1  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Had planned to celebrate a birthday and made reservation based on the birthday boy's desire to try something new. After being seated, we waited and waited and waited. The restaurant wasn't crowded, in fact only four tables were in play, but we were enjoying our...More

1  Thank TripleLily
Reviewed 10 January 2018

My daughter has sung the praises of Russian House for over two years, yet I was never too intrigued because I pictured mounds of meat, tomato sauce, and sour cream. Couldn’t be too subtle or flavorful, right? Well, we took her there for her birthday...More

1  Thank Nytex1130
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Went for Christmas dinner and was concerned it would be one of those grim, limited menu holiday experiences. So, very much the opposite! We sampled our way through a full menu starting with a beautiful, silky pate and salmon blinis. The wild boar pelmeni were...More

Thank 2TravelWisely
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had brunch here on a quiet Saturday. I love the interior decor elegant and eclectic. Our waitress was friendly and made some great suggestions. We had Blini (one meat and one salmon) each delicious and very different , the meat was like a fried...More

Thank Jill V
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome restaurant in Austin downtown, it will bring the old Russia vibe to your imagination , from soviet outfit to small black and white TV, to babushka kitchen . About food, fantastic menu, grilled lamb, beef and chicken, famous soup and Olivier Salad and of...More

Thank Mozhdeh K
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Fun place to visit. Not very busy during the day. Wanted to see what it was about. Taste of Russian food but it's all really about the different kinds of mashed Vodkas they have on the wall. Go try a few yourselfs

Thank Zalster
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ruben j
28 April 2015|
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Response from Cristina L |
Street parking is available using a credit card or change. There are several nearby parking garages which can also be used (for a fee ) including a parking garage on Brazos between 4th and 3rd streets or Brazos and 7th... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
    (between San Jacinto and Trinity)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-428-5442
  • E-mail
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