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Russian House

#99 of 3,067 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615 (between San Jacinto and Trinity)
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Lubbock, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am originally from Russia and I really enjoyed the food. We ordered a large plate with salo, dill pickles, cabbage with cranberries. My Solyanka soup was full of flavour. My husband ordered Tsar's Uha and pelmeni. Homemade pelmeni were fantastic! For a drink I had Kompot and it was made excatly as at home. Our bellies were full and... More 

Thank Tanya D
Long Beach, California
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181 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The (free) starter relish tray comes with a shot of vodka. Nice touch, huh? We split mushroom soup, a salad, beef stroganoff and grilled veggies and there was no room for dessert! Everything was excellent and highly recommended. The veggies were tasty, but more overcooked that "grilled", which is probably more the Russian style. The wait staff all seemed to... More 

1 Thank Carol C
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered in for lunch on a Saturday. The bar was hopping, and the restaurant (in the back room, walk on through past old soviet posters, memorabilia and military dress-up clothes) was reasonably busy. The atmosphere blew us away. We emigrated from the USSR in the early 90s and suddenly here it was like walking back into a chintzy, cute,... More 

1 Thank more_gelato
Phoenix, Arizona
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166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the service was outstanding and the folks very nice. It was a little slow, but we were in no hurry. The soup (Best 100 American Recipes) is AWESOME! ! ! The potato cakes were also very good.

1 Thank gordonlbsmithjr
Jersey City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Dozens of infused vodkas available as shots, flights, or cocktails. Found it on the way to dinner our last night in Austin.

Thank Janet M
New Braunfels, Texas
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

As some of the others who have left reviews were doing, we were waiting for antone's to open. We walked in to take a look around comma and the hostess was very friendly and allowed to still walk around and see the place. The atmosphere is unique and makes you feel like you're in Russia meeting with friends in a... More 

Thank Trent H
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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450 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Not a fancy place at all, but there must be 100 different infused vodkas here, all house made. I had two different shots, both were tasty. You could get them in drinks as well. If you like vodka at all, this is a can't miss place!

1 Thank Moosenearchicago0
Murrieta, California
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565 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped by the Russian House for a quick bite before seeing some live music at Antones. The crepe was average but the service was great!

Thank Alexandra T
Berkeley, California
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586 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

What Russian House does amazingly well is decor; a very impressive collection of Soviet propaganda and advertisements decorates the bar area and the restroom. It's played up for kitsch but it's really impressive and fun to peruse. The dining area is done up just as you would expect a small Russian kitchen to be...lots of lace, nesting dolls, cozy tables.... More 

Thank Retinol13
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I don't know Russian cuisine, but this restaurant was delightful, fun, the food was "different" but very enjoyable, and the atmosphere was what I imagine it would be in a small Russian city. The dining room is very warm and homey. The amuse-bouche was vodka with bread, salt, and cabbage. Vladimir's salad was cooked meat on a bed of salad.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Russian, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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: 512-428-5442

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?