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Russian House

307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
512-428-5442
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Russian, Eastern European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
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LOCATION
307 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701-3615
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Reviews (142)
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1 - 10 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Tanya D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Carol C
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank more_gelato
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
Reviewed 23 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
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...More

Thank Trent H
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...More

1  Thank Moosenearchicago0
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
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...More

Thank Retinol13
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...More

Thank Ott0
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
ruben j
where is parking?
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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