Russia House Restaurant - Herndon
Beef Stroganov Beef Stroganoff
Sliced Beef Tenderloin & Mushrooms in a Creamy Sauce
French Onion Soup
Grilled Filet Mignon
Shallot, Brandy, Roquefort Cheese Sauce, or Bearnaise Sauce
A truly unique dining experience, from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. The food was fantastic and the flavor infused vodkas are indeed one of a kind.
As always we can count on Russia House for a wonderful meal with lovely service and pleasant ambiance. It's our go-to place recognizing that we drive out to Herndon from downtown Washington DC...... that should tell you something about our love for the food and the owners.
The food is amazing and the service is attentive. The perfect blend of fine dining and quiet neighborhood spot!
Great place to bring clients.
Excellent, friendly service. Very good food slightly spoiled by being over salted.
The owners, Ali and Homerya Darugar, are ever-present hosts with exceptional hospitality skills that make their patrons feel like family. The ambiance is inviting, warm and cozy. The important part, the food, is very creative and amazing. French-influenced Russian cuisine is culinary art. Everything on the menu is the highest quality and cooked and seasoned to perfection. With so many interesting choices, it’s difficult to choose so asking Ali to recommend one is always a good suggestion. You can’t go wrong with whatever you choose. Last but not least, their prices are very reasonable considering the quality and quantity of the food, the service, ambiance, and overall experience. I can’t give them higher praise and strongly recommend that you give the Russia House in Herndon a try if you haven’t been there. You will be glad that you did.
Three of us dining. Every dish was excellent, nicely presented and Served hot. Host and hostess were friendly and attentive. All around great evening that everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Looking forward to the next opportunity to further explore the menu.
The Russia House has been in Herndon for some years now, and has continued to be excellent. The Russian specialities are delicious, the service excellent.
My only very mild criticism would be that the menu has contracted a bit during the age of covid. But I can understand that this could happen because of fewer customers.
Anyway, it's a great place for a night out.
This Russia House is such a special place. The food especially is so unique and good.
Small little restaurant in the town of Herndon. Food was delicious. If you like vodka, this is the place! Can't wait to return!!
We have been returning to Russia House for over 20 years for special occasions. We drive from Alexandria so cannot visit as often as we'd like. The owners, Ali and Homeyra, are like family. Everyone is greeted cordially and treated as if you are the only guest. We are fans of the flavored vodkas and always start with one. The menu has some go-to regular dishes, but occasionally something new pops up. The pasta with cream sauce and caviar is gone (too bad). The online menu is a little outdated, so have several options if you use that to plan in advance. A new appetizer is Russia House Shrimp, in a very spicy butter brandy sauce. I liked it, but it is not for everyone (had to chase with lots of water and vodka). Husband had French Onion Soup, which he said had to be the best ever--lots of crusty, melted cheese. I ordered the Chicken Kiev as my entrée--not quite as I remembered it--a little too much breading, but the rice and vegetables were delicious. Husband's entrée was sea scallops--again he thought the dish was terrific. Desserts: cream puffs (husband said he would have licked the plate if no one was around) and apple strudel. Although a lunch menu is on the website, the website lists only dinner hours.
Ali and Homera are delightful hosts and the food is outstanding.
Our favorite of all places. Ali and Homerya make it feel like you are a guest in their home for dinner. The food and drinks are always outstanding. You can’t go wrong!
It’s always a wonderful experience to enjoy a family-owned restaurant, and even more so a local one offering a unique cuisine. The food at Russia House was authentic and delicious, and the service was attentive and friendly as well. A Herndon gem!
A nice meal.
Folks who took care of us did a nice job.
Very attentive and kind service. The food was good (not amazing as the price would suggest). Suspect the pandemic was hard on this business. The menu seemed a little limited and the local seemed a little tired. The owning couple make this a very pleasant experience but otherwise overpriced.
Great food and atmosphere. Owners are terrific hosts
Food is consistently superb here. The dining experience is quiet, relaxing, and personable. One of our absolute favorite restaurants!
Wonderful food and proprietors
We celebrated my Mother’s 86th birthday. The Russia House hold’s a special place in our hearts, as it was one of my late father’s and mother’s favorite place. The owner’s were so kind and soliciting to our family. The food was absolutely fantastic! We enjoyed the Filet of Mignon, the Beef Ravioli, the Duck with sour cherries, and the Shrimp skewers. All of it was fabulous! The warm baked rolls and pâté began our meal on a superb note, accompanied by the a very nice bottle of red wine. I love a restaurant that has Bernaise Sauce!
Just exceptional in all ways! We enjoyed it so much!
Haven't been there in a while and it was excellent. Service was classic without being overbearing. Food was great. Very reasonable corkage.
The prices have gone up considerably and it is not mentioned on website. The menu is limited due to Covid. The grilled shrimp dish is overly salted. My daughters shrimp was very salty. The stuffed cabbage was sweet and sour which I was told after ordering. I didn’t mind sweet and sour but it was so pungently sour. My mouth tasted like vinegar after I finished. The price for two stuffed cabbage was ridiculous. The service was very slow. This is the only restaurant I’ve been to since Covid that has used the pandemic for inadequate service and food quality.
Great food and service. One of the best restaurant that me and my wife have been to in a while. Highly recommend.
Dining at Russia House is like being a guest in the gracious home of Ali and Homerya Darugar who own and operate the restaurant. Every detail from the Russian antiques to the to the art on the walls, to the chandeliers, to the crisp table clothes reminds one of a grander time.
The food is simply wonderful. Everything we have tried there has been good, but we love the beef stroganoff so much that we rarely stray. Homerya is a skilled bartender and Ali is always their to recommend the perfect wine.
Stop whatever you are doing and make a reservation at this gem in charming, historic downtown Herndon. Perhaps try one of their famous wine dinners as an introduction, but do not miss the regular menu!
Loved the food- osetra caviar, onion soup, house martini, chocolate martini, chocolate moose, stroganoff and more. Service was excellent!!
Wonderful French Onion soup as a starter followed by perfectly cooked scallops. My husband looked like a cave man devouring his lamb chops.
Celebrated a birthday, and it was a wonderful time! The food was amazing as always (have the lamb chops if they are the special when you visit). The service is top notch, and if you don't feel like family when you arrive, you will when you leave.
A favorite of the whole family.
This is the first time we have been to the Russia House restaurant since they moved from their fancier place across the street. We were a bit disappointed in the down market venue and very disappointed that there was no convenient wheelchair access. The food, however, was still very good although they didn't have the rather special Caesar salad that they used to prepare at your table.
Great place overall but noticeably undermanned, likely due to COVID-19, resulting in slow service. Food and spirits on the pricey side for the type of restaurant.
Superb food and service!
They have the best Beef Stroganoff and Chicken Kiev!!
The owners are an absolute delight.
The Russia House is a wonderful restaurant with great cocktails an the best filet ever. It will melt in your mouth. I highly recommend this restaurant for date night, a party or a get together with friends.
Best Filet in DC. Ali and Homeyra are the best. Go there and enjoy.
Everything was delicious and amazing staff. This really gave me a great experience on Russian cuisine since I am in my second year of studying Russian language. Cocktails were amazing but doesn't beat the delicious and warm borscht.
We always enjoy The Russian House. It is our go to place for all special occasions.
Wonderful evening and felt very safe with all Covid protections in place. Everyone LOVED their meals and service was impeccable! Would definitely go back!
Great high quality restaurant with very good food and service.
The food was great and the service was wonderful. I loved the decor, very traditional Russian. We will go again!!
Fantastic service. Everyone was very attentive. We had the duck breast and Russian dumplings. Both made your mouth sing with delight. Beautiful setting. Highly recommend going there. One will not be disappointed. We have been there many many times and they are able to maintain a very high standard in providing an amazing experience.
Russia House Restaurant - Herndon offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 787-8880.
Russia House Restaurant - Herndon is rated 4.8 stars by 867 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.