Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
Everyone needs to experience a quiet, romantic dinner at Russia House! The atmosphere, the gracious hosts, the attentive service, and the food all add up to a very special experience. The Borscht, trout, beef stroganoff and pistachio cheesecake were excellent. The cocktails and vodkas were interesting and delicious. Overall, a perfect evening. We will return.
As a treat, the full menu was available the day after Valentines Day so unlike in past years when there is a special menu we were able to try some different items off the menu. I had the duck breast with sour cherries and my wife had the beef stroganoff. Both were simply delicious and reminded us of the time we had these dishes prepared for us in St. Petersburg, Russia several years ago. Dessert consisted of hazelnut napoleon cake and apple strudel. Service was a little slow due to holiday but good and the atmosphere was relaxing and not rushed which allowed us to enjoy our Valentines Day experience.
Eat there...it's very good..best tenderloin steak with the 2 sauces in the DC area...been going there for 25 years
It has been many years since I've been to this restaurant and Valentine's Day was a poor choice to revisit it. Not only was there a prix fix meal, which was not advertised or even told to me when I confirmed the reservation, but it appeared that the owner & his wife were the wait staff. We literally had to grab someone passing by the table to get drinks & food. We gave up on my husband's order of a dessert coffee & just got a check. The appetizer was a ravioli, not exactly Russian fare as I had planned looking at their menu online. The entree was nothing to write home about, very mediocre for a $56 pre fix of appetizer, entree & desert. I regretted not cooking and left with a bitter taste in my mouth.
The Russia House is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. I highly recommend The Russia House.
Great experience for our first time dining there. The caviar and pate were excellent as was the beef stroganoff. For dessert I recommend the cream puffs.
Warm and classy with great food. What more could you ask for?
As always, it was a delightful experience.
The ambience is quiet, relaxed & elegant, with a lot of Russian artifacts about.
Even the iced tea had a special flavor that was really extra good.
The French onion soup was the best I think I’ve ever had! They told me they add port wine to the broth, and it does make all the difference!
We go here once a year for either one of our birthdays &/or Valentines Day. And usually get the beef stroganoff. The stroganoff wasn’t quite up to the usual excellence this time. The beef was over cooked and not a lot of flavor. But I am comparing it to their usual amazing dish! Anywhere else it would have been considered still very good. As always the vegetables were fresh and cooked perfectly.
They brought me a dessert with a candle in it because it was my birthday which was a nice touch. I had a cake with hazelnut in it that again, was very good.
Best restaurant in Northern Virginia! I come every time I'm in town.
The owners are a husband and wife who are always very gracious and grateful. The caviar and Russian Standard vodka is a special treat! We are from out of town and must come here whenever we are in town.
Amazing experience!! Great food and the owner’s were terrific!!!
Great place with wonderful hosts.
The food is excellent, as is the ambiance of Russia House. Be prepared if you go for New Year's Eve because the prices are considerably higher than indicated via their online menu. However, it's a once a year event, so worth it! I had the filet mignon, as did two of my friends with me, and we were all totally pleased with the meal and tenderness. Our other friend had the lamb casserole, and he loved it. If you're going to celebrate something special, this is a fantastic place to do so.
everything perfect--just a little slow getting the check at the end
Good food. Waited a while to get food. Good Vodka as per husband. The pasta dumplings were very small dish.
We had a great evening. Food was delicious, drink recommendations on point, & the staff made sure our special occasion was recognized. Very much appreciated their attentiveness.
A neighborhood gem. Will be back
The food, service and ambience were all excellent. We were there celebrating an anniversary and will definitely return.
Absolutely delightful lunch in a beautiful setting. The service was so personal—we felt like guests in an elegant home. The food was delicious and everyone was pleased with their choices. Will definitely return soon.
The owners are a really nice, polite, attentive couple who take great pride in their restaurant. However the food is only so-so for the high prices. There are a few items that are really good (the scallops app and beef stroganoff), other things (chicken kiev) had little taste and the creme puff dessert tasted like store bought with hersheys syrup (ick) drizzled on top. We go for the "russia theme/experience", but it's really not worth the high prices overall.
When you have six people, each loving the dish he/she ordered, you know the food was a winner. When each of the six people raved about the service and the overall restaurant, you know the experience was a winner. It was GREAT!!!
Meal was great...duck was well prepared but not dry, cherry sauce really good with duck. Polish beer great. This place is a hidden Herndon gem...do recommend it.
Our first time there and we both were very impressed and the food, service and environment was fantastic. We'll definitely be going back again.
This was first visit. We celebrated my wife birthday.
It was a surprise as she has never tried Russian cuisine. We were welcomed as if old friends retuning for a visit. The Beef Stroganov was well seasoned and excellent. The caviar was fresh. The wine list was just perfect with out overwhelming number of varieties. From appetizer to dessert the experience was outstanding and well worth the hour and a half drive.
The food was outstanding, the service impeccable, the owner delightful!
Can't wait to go back!
It was a wonderful evening. Borscht very good, snails superb, cornish hen and scallops excellent. Oh, and don't forget Russian martini!! First time there, and it won't be our last.
Great atmosphere. The unique menu had good and varied choices. Great wine list. The owner goes out of his way to ensure you enjoy your evening. The food was delicious.
Food was amazing, service was very slow both in acknowledging our presence as well as bringing out meals/drinks. Would recommend if you have the time to just enjoy the peacefulness.
Good food, very pleasant ambiance. Great date night restaurant!
An interesting menu of items that you might not find anywhere else. Game hen was prepared remarkably well. Scallops appetizer was also excellent. The menu of specialty drinks was extensive, and the martini I had (Katherine was Great) and mixed drink (the Russian Roulette) where both superb.
Excellent food and service! We have always enjoyed coming here to celebrate a special occasion.
Fantastic place. Authentic food, great service. Process is fantastic. The flavors match the atmosphere of the establishment.
The restaurant is in a lovely part of Chantilly, and the decor is charming. The concept of an Eastern European restaurant is good. But service was extremely slow. It took 45 minutes just to get bread rolls. This was baffling, given that the space was half-empty.
The drink cocktails are creative and tasty. I'll give them that. The servers are very sweet people, and I want to note that this seems like a family-owned and operated place. I don't want to be overly critical, Given that this seems to be the case, so I am giving what I feel is an honest review. But food is only adequate. The Chicken Kiev was dry, and I've definitely had better. Also the meal was quite expensive, considering the quality and amount that we ordered. Do I think the owners' hearts are in the right place? Yes. Would I go back? Probably not, unless I were in the town and other things were closed, or if they upgrade the meals and efficiency. This place has potential, but they just aren't there yet.
Won’t go back welcoming is very rude
Great Restaurant. We have been going there for years
A very enjoyable meal - well prepared and well presented - friendly hosts.
We are very glad we finally had dinner at The Russia House in Herndon! It brought back memories of our grandmother’s cooking ! The staff was very welcoming! We will definitely return, Thank You !
They treat us like family every time we go there. It is the first place we think of for special occasions.
A favorite of ours for a long time, the menu combines Russian and French cuisines. I have never had a bad thing to say about the food or service.
Good wine list and desserts